Friday, October 16, 2009

Jennifer's Body (Kusama 2009)




'Jennifer's Body' was fantastic! I haven't watched the same movie three times in theaters in one week since, "The Descent". It's not scary, it's just a brilliant script (no surprise) from Diablo Cody, and brilliantly performed by Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried. I expected a simple skin piece given the Megan Fox hype, but she was really funny, and needs to be taken seriously. Visually glorious panoramic shots coupled with a spicy, witty take on pop culture with a strong feminist message. I didn't forget you gore-hounds, either- there's plenty of that here, too. Well done to everyone involved on this project. I look forward to the director's cut and devouring the commentary by Diablo Cody and cast.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

MLB 2009 Playoffs

Well, it's been a hectic summer, with the past few weeks being particularly chaotic. I still managed to come in first place in 3 out of 4 ESPN fantasy baseball leagues. Not bad for my first year. NFBC next year. That being said, here are my 2009 MLB playoff predictions:

ALCS-LAA vs NYY

I'm taking NYY in 7.

NLCS-LAD vs PHI

If you would have asked me a month ago I would have said hands down Philly, but with the recent woes of Brad Lidge, and the upsurge of LA, this series is the easier of the two to predict. LA in 5.