Young Adult (2011)

Young Adult (2011) – As I have mentioned before, the films of Jason Reitman tend to take character would be unsympathetic (a tobacco lobbyist, a pregnant hipster teen, and a corporate hatchet man) and gets you almost root for them. Young Adult doesn’t quite follow that formula. Charlize Theron definitely plays an unlikable character but … Continue reading

Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Jennifer’s Body (2009) — So this is a horror comedy written by Oscar-winning former stripper Diablo Cody and starring Mega[n] Fox.  But it’s never scary and only inconsistently funny.  Cody’s Juno-speak doesn’t really work in genres other than “quirky indie flick” and just a word to deflect most people who want to see this movie’s … Continue reading