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Diablo Cody Calls Adolescence Horrifying

Diablo Cody says she drew inspiration for her latest movie Jennifer’s Body - about a dead cheerleader who returns to kill and eat her classmates - on the struggles and fears of growing up.

“When I started the script, I was thinking about what’s scary to me and I decided, girls are scary! One of the first lines of the movie is ‘Hell is teenagers.’ If you think about all the subgenres of horror - vampires, werewolves, zombies - none of these transformations are as profound as puberty. The experience of becoming an adolescent is horrifying,” the screenwriter said.

Diablo also admitted she drew inspiration from people she knew at school when coming up with her lead character, who is played in the film by .

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: December 29, 2009

9 DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 9: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Carriers: DVD
  • Facing Ali: DVD
  • Home Front: Blu-ray
  • Jennifer’s Body: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Marine 2: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Paranormal Activity: DVD, Blu-ray
  • A Perfect Getaway: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Princess of Mars: DVD
  • Vampire Killers: DVD
  • Weather Girl: DVD

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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Box Office Breakdown: Meatballs Rolls to Another Victory

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

was no substitute for meatballs.

Despite competition from a Bruce Willis film, a music-based remake and a sci-fi horror entry, remained the theatergoers’ order of choice for the second week in a row. The children’s book adaptation had Sony dining to the tune of $25 million—over $10 million more than the second place finisher.

Many thought Willis, who hasn’t had a major role since 2007’s Live Free or Die Hard, was on track to take first this weekend. Unfortunately, his

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movie was considered a big letdown given its $15 million gross and $80 million budget. Meanwhile, , a remake of the 1980 hit, had no one feeling like they wanted to live forever. The MGM feature only rung up $10 million for third place.

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Box Office Breakdown: Chance of Meatballs is Winning Recipe

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

While it may not have had a Damon, an Aniston or a Fox, had something no other film did this weekend: a win. The animated adaptation raked in $30.3 million over the weekend easily pushing it to the top of the charts. The PG-rated entry towered over the box office and nearly tripled its nearest competitor (The Informant). The 3-D film also gave Sony Pictures Animation its biggest debut to date.

Elsewhere, two Hollywood beauties were struggling to make a respectable showing. Despite (or because of) a number of notable quotes, Megan Fox failed to muster any interest in her first starring vehicle. Jennifer’s Body, a horror film penned by Diablo Cody, raised a whopping $6.9 million for a fifth-place finish. (I’m not even sure that would be enough to fund one day of a Transformers production.) Megan Fox might not be a fan of Michael Bay, but she better be grateful she met him.

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In Theaters This Weekend: September 18, 2009

Matt Damon in The Informant

Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG): starring Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Andy Samberg (directed by Chris Miller, Phil Lord)
  • The Informant! (R): starring Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale (directed by Steven Soderbergh)
  • Jennifer’s Body (R): starring Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody (directed by Karyn Kusama)
  • Love Happens (PG-13): starring Aaron Eckhart, Jennifer Aniston, Dan Fogler (directed by Brandon Camp)

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First Look: Megan Fox Attacks in Jennifer’s Body


If you like seeing run away from killer robots, it might also excite you to see the beauty as a killer herself.

In Jennifer’s Body, the actress stars as a possessed cheerleader who likes to tear apart high school boys. Mamma Mia‘s plays Needy Lesnicky, Jennifer Check’s best friend, while Adam Brody (The O.C.) sports eyeliner as the lead singer of a rock band.

The dark comedy, written by Juno‘s , opens on September 18.


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