Trailer Fix: Jennifer’s Body

The trailer for Jennifer’s Body, which stars Transformers‘ Megan Fox and Mamma Mia‘s Amanda Seyfried, has been released. While I was initially skeptical of a movie starring Megan Fox (I mean, can you blame me?), the trailer has convinced me that I will absolutely love Jennifer’s Body.

For starters, Jennifer’s Body was written by Juno scribe Diablo Cody. Say what you want about Juno, Cody knows how to write a smart, edgy and funny script that audiences will love. Also, not only is Adam Brody an agent of Satan with a really awesome haircut one of the stars, but Amy Sedaris is listed in the credits – win.

Here is the trailer:

The film’s plot line about a possessed high school cheerleader on a male killing spree reminds me of one of my favorite guilty pleasures, Ginger Snaps.

The comparison to Ginger Snaps, which is about a female teenager turned werewolf on a male killing sprees – it’s a metaphor for puberty! – gives me one more reason to see and love this movie. I am even willing to ignore the fact that many people will be tuning in to see Fox strip, that is how awesome Jennifer’s Body will be.


Premiering Tonight: United States of Tara

United States of Tara premieres tonight at 10 on Showtime. I caught the first episode online a few days ago and it is a pretty incredible show. Created by Steven Spielberg and developed by Diablo Cody, the show follows a seemingly typical suburban housewife that Tara (played by Toni Collette)suffers from dissociative identity disorder. After deciding to take a break from her medication, her three alternate personalities emerge causing interesting scenarios and some problems for her husband Max (John Corbett), teenage daughter Kate (Brie Larson), son Marshall (Keir Gilchrist) and her skeptical sister Charmaine (Rosemarie DeWitt).

Toni Collette is awesome as Tara. Would you expect anything less? And the supporting cast is equally impressive – my favorite character (aside from Tara) is Marshall, whose sexuality isn’t a punchline and is instead a source of good humor. I’m interested to see how the next 12 episodes pan out. The pilot was written by Diablo Cody. While at some moments I felt as though I watching Juno again, United States of Tara is like the grown up version of Juno. Its humor is less forced and the plot is more acceptable.

Here is the trailer:

The pilot episode is still available online so you should check it out sometime.