Please excuse the lack of updates recently—I’ve started a new fulltime look, and it’s been busy-season at the workplace. All for good reason, but still, you know….I feel like I’ve been neglecting this side of my game. It’ll take some adjusting and conditioning to keep this blog updated and fresh-to-death on a daily click, but that’s an objective that I choose to embrace.
Earlier today, while shoulders-deep in Michael Jackson-related writing anarachy from morning ’til sun-fall, I made my regular rounds within the film site circuit. Not much of interest went down on this quiet Monday, only one story really soothed my cinephile itch—–that being, new stills from Jennifer’s Body surfaced this morning. Jennifer’s Body, for those unaware, is the next screenplay-turned-into-a-feature-flick from Diablo Cody, the overnight celeb responsible for all of the snappy diction heard in 2007’s awards season darling Juno. The fellas will be intrigued by Jennifer’s Body’s casting, led by Transformers eye candy-bar Megan Fox and hottie-on-the-come-up Amanda Seyfried (Mean Girls, Alpha Dog, Mamma Mia!).
As for myself, I’m more enticed by Seyfried than Fox. Sure, Fox is hot and all, but she’s verging on overkill, and her actual body frame is way thinner than those Esquire and GQ photo spreads, with their tactical angles, will lead you to believe. Seyfriend, on the other hand, is all sparkly-eyed cuteness, the rare blond that gives me the butterflies within.
I’m not just some shallow chauvinist, though; Jennifer’s Body’s most compelling characteristic is its tongue-in-mouth horror aesthetic. Cody, coming off of an Oscar victory, could’ve gone a more conventional, stone-faced route with her Juno follow-up; instead, though, much to the respect of weirdos such as myself, she moved ahead with an alleged “1980s horror homage” that centers on a demon-possessed high school hottie (Fox) who eats her male classmates in order to keep breathing. Gore, laughs, and sexiness are all but promised.
Jennifer’s Body is either going to be a Night of the Demons-caliber funfest, or one of the worst sophomore fall-offs in recent cinematic history. Yes, Cody’s Showtime series The United States of Tara was received well, but that was the small screen; Jennifer’s Body is her true big screen litmus test for durability. Staying power femme, or one-hit wonder woman. The answer won’t come until September 18, but, for now, allow the above-posted images to either entice or repel you. I, for one, am ready for more. [Bigger, hi-res versions of these pics after the jump]
Pics initially spotted over at: /Film
Pics officially attributed to: Empire Online