"I'm a woman and can't be taken for granted. Life's a bitch, now so am I."
Robert Rodriguez made us wait an agonizingly long seven years before he felt that the script for the follow-up to Sin City was good enough to go into production, but the extra three months it took for him to choose the actress to play the femme fatale in the movie were almost unbearable. It was recently revealed that Eva Green has been selected to play Ava Lord in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, inspired casting that already has fans of the original movie and of the comic books created by Frank Miller salivating for opening day.
You can't have a great hero without a great villain. After all, it's the dastardly actions of the villains that provide the necessary obstacles for the heroes to overcome to achieve their greatness. But, just because a villain is evil to the core, that doesn't mean that she can't also be incredibly sexy. Help us choose the movies that have the hottest, the sexiest, the deadliest female villains.
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Adam Brody is more familiar to audiences for his performances in 2007's In the Land of Women and the TV show The O.C., but the actor's been making appearances in horror movies lately, first with last year's Jennifer's Body and now with the upcoming Scream 4. Brody spoke to Movieline about both movies and admitted that working on Scream 4, where he will play a deputy to David Arquette's now Sheriff Dewey, was a "surreal experience" considering he was a fan of the original. Find out who Brody thinks deserved a Razzie for jennifer's body >> Posted 09.11.10 by Ryan
The movie may be called The Last Exorcism, but it certainly won't be the final chapter in demonic possession on the big screen. In this latest offering, a priest (Patrick Fabian) who's made a lucrative career from sham demon fighting invites a documentary crew to record his final "exorcism." No surprise, things turn diabolical. We look back at the movie The Last Exorcism will inevitably be compared with, along with the other high and low points in the "possession" genre.
view the Possession Timeline >> Posted 08.27.10 by reelz
Undaunted by the disappointing performance of her first venture into the horror genre, screenwriter Diablo Cody has set her sights on the zombie rom-com Breathers: A Zombie's Lament. Describing the project to iF Magazine, Cody says,
We have a script and I am thrilled with it and hope we can go into production with it soon. It's a zombie love story. Zombies are so hot now, but I like to think it's about the personal side of being a zombie and being ostracized.
The movie is based on a novel of the same name by S.G. Browne, a sometimes "gruesome farce" which picked up a pretty positive review over at io9 a while back.
As for her last horror project, Cody tells iF that even now she isn't quite ready to give up on Jennifer's Body, despite its lackluster reception so far, hoping that its recent release on DVD will help bring it back to life:
The marketing was a little messed up. It was marketed mostly to boys and I think we could have had a large female audience that was ignored. I have faith. I'm on Twitter and I get a lot of feedback from people all day. The DVD came out and I've heard from an avalanche of people saying "I didn't think I would like this movie, and I've watched the DVD five times." Now I'm thinking, you missed it the first time around and you're getting your opportunity to enjoy it. Posted 01.11.10 by reelz
Bomb of the Week: Jennifer's Body appeared to have a lot going for it: a big marketing push, a strong concept and script (by Juno darling Diablo Cody), and Hollywood's hottest actress (Megan Fox) in the lead. Yet reviews were mixed at best and it averaged just $2500/screen compared with Meatballs' nearly $10K. Posted 09.20.09 by reelz
Despite a strong premise, Megan Fox, and a screenplay by Juno darling Diablo Cody, it appears Jennifer's Body is more than a little bit of a letdown.
"Jennifer's Body represents a cornucopia of ideas, both comedy and horror, and the determination of the filmmakers to simply play the odds of getting more elements right than wrong instead of pursuing a purer vision makes it a mixed viewing experience, though often a very strange and funny one."
— Ryan Stewart, Slant Magazine
"An unoriginal and mostly unscary horror-comedy from, surprisingly, the pen of Diablo Cody."
— Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"A premeditated cult classic..."
— Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice
"...this high school horror romp tackles its bad-girl-gone-really-bad premise with eye-rolling obviousness and, fatally, a near-total absence of real scares."
— Justin Chang, Variety Posted 09.16.09 by reelz
With Jennifer's Body headed into theaters this Friday, the studio has released a huge new batch of clips highlighting ... the dialogue. An unusual choice for a horror flick, but in this case not so surprising because the script was written by Diablo Cody, the pen behind Juno.
The clips don't disappoint. We start off with a longer look at the botched sacrifice that made Jennifer (Megan Fox) the demon she is for the rest of the film. As the band explains to a terrified Jennifer exactly why they have to sacrifice her to the devil, it becomes painfully obvious that they are very much amateur Satanists. When you pick up your recipe for human sacrifice off the Internet, you really should expect things to go terribly wrong.
The other clips mostly flesh out scenes that were teased in the trailers or in earlier clips. Again the emphasis is not so much on the gross-out horror, but on the often humorous interchanges between Jennifer and Needy (Amanda Seyfried), whose relationship is the real heart of the movie. See a few of our favorites below. Posted 09.15.09 by reelz
Puzzling over the newfound box-office success of horror flicks with female audiences, the New York Times looks into what's happening with Jennifer's Body. With its theme of demon-assisted vengeance of a woman done wrong, the movie is making a fairly obvious play for the women in the audience. It allows women, as the paper puts it, to "take back the knife."
Beyond that, the movie's creators tell the Times that they set out from the beginning to insert some feminist themes without sabotaging the movie's appeal for 15-year-old boys. By sticking to the tried-and-true genre formula of "screams, skin and death" — and having Megan Fox play Jennifer — an audience of young boys seems pretty much guaranteed. As for the feminists, writer Diablo Cody explains:
The tricky thing is if you're going to subvert [the sex and violence], they have to be there.... We were constantly bobbing and weaving. [Director Karyn Kusama] and I talk about the film as a kind of Trojan horse. We wanted to package our beliefs in a way that's appealing to a mainstream audience.
They were, she says, under a lot of pressure to give up the feminist subtext and just make a straight horror film, but ultimately her original script survived more or less intact, Trojan horse and all. Posted 09.07.09 by reelz
Candles can be romantic ... or they can be satanic. In a new two-minute clip from Jennifer's Body, there's a play of ambiguity until events definitely finish off on the more devilish side for Jennifer's playmate du jour (Kyle Gallner).
It's an extended version of the "playing mommy and daddy" sequence that was included in ET's kiss-and-tell featurette. A little less staccato and more atmospheric in context, the clip shows off the way the movie builds up the tension, and then delivers the inevitable bloody release. Posted 09.05.09 by reelz
Jennifer's Body isn't just about a demon-possessed girl gobbling up the high school boys. As Jennifer (Megan Fox) informs her friend Needy (Amanda Seyfried) at one point in the movie, "I go both ways." At that point it's a real threat. Earlier it's a bit more playful, as Jennifer and Needy play boyfriend-girlfriend and kiss in a scene that has already attracted quite a bit of voyeuristic attention.
ET includes footage of the notorious kiss as part of its behind-the-scenes look at Jennifer's Body. Also included are a few more short scenes, such as Jennifer offering to play mommy and daddy with one ill-fated young boy. We definitely get the sense that Jennifer is a girl who likes to play with her food — and mix a bit of menace into her seductions.
Oh, and one more thing about that kiss: Fox says she was totally comfortable with it, but Seyfried was most definitely not. Posted 09.03.09 by reelz