September 14, 2009

Jennifer eats Meatballs, if you know what I mean - Movies Opening This Week

Some apt innuendo may be in store for a movie that somewhat reminds me of the premise for a certain horror movie Teeth. If you still don't know what I'm talking about, then you probably have not heard of...

Jennifer's Body
Megan Fox plays a high-school girl who gets possessed by a flesh-eating demon. And yes, she's Jennifer.

She's friends with Amanda Seyfried, a geek, who later discovers that she's not only "high school evil", but "evil evil".

The thing about Jennifer is that she lures boys into a little intimate room and, well, sucks the meatballs out of 'em. Seyfried's character finds out that she's going for his boyfriend, so she must now stop her.

Something of note is the fact that Diablo Cody, Oscar-winning writer of Juno, is penning the screenplay for this one as well so expect a lot of pop-culture references and some preggo eggo's. This isn't exactly a full-fledged horror movie, but more of a horror comedy.

So how about something to eat that's not human?

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
An intriguing title with an intriguing premise, this CGI movie is an adaptation of a children's book that's about a scientist/inventor who wants to be celebrated and known throughout the world. He's had inventions that have gone wrong, but when the city undergoes a drought, the scientist figures out a way to make water into food. It launches into the air, and it actually works.

There must be a catch though, and that's too much food. Now, the inventor is on a quest to stop the machine, to purportedly hilarious results. It looks like a decent movie to watch with kids, but it's not as funny as it could've been, at least from the trailer.

Enough talk about food though, let's talk business.

The Informant!
Sporting a distinct exclamation point at the end, this Soderbergh-ian film stars Matt Damon as a bumbling fool who somehow becomes a corporate whistleblower.

Damon seems to know how to balance his stupidity well, as he doesn't go to the point of annoying. The script looks well-written, and the aesthetic is quite gorgeous. Could be a must-watch.

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