The only thing to kick the Monday morning blues right in the face is here, the latest episode of the Mouth Off podcast hits the internet.

Up for discussion this week is the Harald Zwart’s remake of the classic (?) 80s film The Karate Kid, this time starring Jaden Smith and the Jackie Chan. Bleeding Cool’s Movie Man Brendon Connelly, Craig Skinner and I take off the rose tints and stare deeply into the abyss of the latest remake to hit our screens.

Craig returns triumphant from Montreal to bring us all the news from Fantasia Fest and we also look ahead to FrightFest, so plenty to pleasure you aurally this week, as well as our resident Ripped from the Crypt section which this week takes as a theme films which mix animation with live action.

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Ripped from the Crypt time…

Brendon’s choice was The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb,

Craig chose Jan Svankmajer’s Alice, and as there wasn’t a trailer I’ve included a scene from the film.

I broke the rules a touch and chose two. First up is the Chuck Jones adaptation of Norton Juster’s The Phantom Tollbooth – here’s a scene.

And I couldn’t let this theme pass without Lionel Jefferies’ dark version of The Water Babies,