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Oscar-Winner Diablo Cody Mounting Zombie Movie!!

I am – Hercules!!
Superscreenwriter Diablo Cody, currently batting 1000 with back to back hits “Juno” and Showtime’s “The United States of Tara,” is now venturing into George Romero territory. The new project is based on S.G. Browne’s novel “Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament,” a zomromcom about a newly undead fellow who joins a support group. Geoff LaTulippe, the longtime New Line script reader who wrote that studio’s upcoming “Going The Distance,” is aboard to script. This marks Cody’s third collaboration with Fox Searchlight; they earlier teamed on “Juno” and the Sept. 18 possessed-cheerleader comedy “Jennifer’s Body.” I love Diablo Cody and I love zombie movies and I am keen to see what comes of this. Find all of Variety’s Tuesday story on the matter here.

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  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    This movie should star Seth Rogen and Shia

    by terry1978

    That little trifecta alone will cause mass AICN suicides.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I'm excited..

    by Thoreau

    This sounds cool

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:14 p.m. CST

    and threatened man-boy talkbackers cringe yet again!

    by BadMrWonka

    they HATE Diablo Cody!

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST

    The Headline I would Prefer...

    by cutest_of_borg

    Oscar-Winner Diablo Cody Mounting Cutest_of_Borg

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody can mount my johnson.

    by blackmantis

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    I never thought I'd get tired of zombies

    by Beezbo

    but I'm getting tired of zombies

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Nobody cares about zombie feelings...

    by Lord John Whorfin

    nor do they care about their own feelings. Cutesy bullshit.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    OMG it's a stripper who can write in full sentences!

    by YackBacker

    Wow, let's apply a lower standard in evaluating Cody's work because she used to get paid to show off her jugs. Seriously, JUNO was an over-written wet-fart. This fanboy hysteria over her projects is typical and dumb. What's Kerry Conran up to lately? Or Gil Kenan? Cody is joining that list...

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Hate her or love her but you can't deny...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...that there should be more Oscar winners brave enough to handle any kind of horror movies as follow up to their award winning work. Who else does that?

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:21 p.m. CST

    This whole zombie genre is getting a little tired.

    by LoneGun

    Whether it's a serious take on the zombie genre or a comical one, it seems like there's a new entry or two every month. Still, I'm sure Cody will put her own spin on it.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:22 p.m. CST

    Talkback World!

    by Hercules

    The place where Seth Rogen is talentless, "Juno" is unwatchable and Anne Hathaway is hideous!

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Seth Rogen isn't talentless.

    by DerLanghaarige

    He is just not funny. I'm sure he has a talent or two.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Kerry Conran?

    by im_a_lead_farmer_muthafucker

    that dude should get more work. Seriously, I understand Sky Captain bombed, but he should get a job in television or something. Oh well...

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:24 p.m. CST

    ALSO...

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    Where editors have the opportunity to tell the people who butter their bread to go pound sand.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:26 p.m. CST

    US of Tara

    by karmakitten13

    ... has shaped up to be a good show. Everyone needs to stop hating things or people just for the sake of hating. Talkback world is getting quite annoying.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Well Juno *is* crap

    by Harrow

    United States of Tara is rather good though.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Producing

    by enderandrew

    She isn't scripting this, nor writing it. And she doesn't know how to be a producer. In essence, they are putting her name on the project and AICN isn't smart enough to notice that.<p>Fantastic reporting there, Herc.

  • Doing Genre movies as a follow up to her oscar award. Amazing.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Ohhhhhhh goooooooooooood

    by D.Vader

    This glut of zombie flicks is going to make it very hard to pitch my zombie project.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    "AICN isn't smart enough to notice that."

    by Hercules

    Where did we say Diablo Cody was writing this?

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Arnold may be in this or he may not be in this

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    meanwhile, enjoy this obnoxious video advert.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Juno Is Over-Written

    by enderandrew

    It is over-written in precisely the same manner that Tarantino writes. Nobody actually talks like that. QT doesn't talk like that, nor does Cody. You can't praise QT for his dialogue and then knock Cody for hers when they do have extremely similar writing styles.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:36 p.m. CST

    Pilot

    by conniebrean1

    US of Tara pilot was so terrible. Just embarrassingly bad for everyone involved. *Shudder*

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Herc

    by enderandrew

    You said that this is a Cody project. It is a fairly common Hollywood practice to attach a name who has nothing to do with the movie. QT's name has been attached to several projects well after a movie was completed, just to attach his name. If a person is simply credited as being a producer when they aren't actually doing production work, then the name is simply being attached.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Night of the Living ReTarded

    by ThePilgrim

    I'm waiting for you to become a reality. Bunch of disabled and mentally challenged people living in a community home face off the undead when a worldwide zombie invasion takes place. Also a movie adaption of the book Ladies Night. Sadly, I think it's too late for that... The plot synap for the remake of The Crazies sounds like the plot for Ladies night. A Father trying to get back home to save his son amist the madness after a Givorment Plane crashes releasing the Crazie juice that turns everyone nuts. Jack Kecthum should sue...

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Givorment

    by ThePilgrim

    Hahahah fuck, I'm uneducated as hell, and yes I proud of it.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    "where did we say DC was writing this..."

    by Arcadian Del Sol

    You didn't say ANTHING about what Diablo Cody was doing. At all. You completely UNREPORTED Cody's role, because you were so obsessed with shoehorning a double entendre like 'mounting' into the subject line, that you failed miserably at telling us anything at all.<p> ps: she's producing. Was that so hard to say? REALLY WAS IT??

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Come On, Herc

    by Stabby

    You are just baiting a flame war by referring to Diablo as a Superscreenwriter. Even if you like her screenplays there is no justification for that hyperbole. There isn't even the body of work yet to support such a claim.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Also this movie was sorta already made

    by ThePilgrim

    My Boyfriends Back (1993)

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST

    I was once attached...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    to a stray kitty that kept showing up at my door. One day, kitty wasn't there. Never came back. I cried. Being attached is sometimes sad.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Herc you forgot to add...Talkback World!

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Where the few people on Earth dwell who watch Joss Whedon tv shows. My take, Seth Rogen isn't talentless, he just needs to be told that not every one of his improv bits is a gold nugget, Juno is a very good movie even if the dialogue maybe a little unrealistic for some (i.e. too witty for it's own good at times, and Anne Hathaway looks like a female Mr. Potato Head.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Hathaway is pretty if...

    by rainbowtrout1265

    Anne Hathaway is pretty if you like extremely pale skin. I saw her in person and she is as white as a ghost. Her face is beautiful, though.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    by rainbowtrout1265

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody and zombies....honest to blog?

    by rainbowtrout1265

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:45 p.m. CST

    BTW-Andy Richter to the Tonight Show

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Just Announced...he's reuniting with Conan.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Anne Hathaway

    by enderandrew

    She is very pretty, but I wouldn't call her sexy. I'd say the same with gals like Keira Knightly and Natalie Portman.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Diablo wrote Juno in a Joss/Bendis kind of way

    by terry1978

    I recently saw the movie and basically the characters all speak as if Joss Whedon and Brian Michael Bendis sired a kid, and that kid grew up to be Diablo Cody. Not saying it was bad, because I enjoy wordplay like that, but that was my impression upon seeing it for the first time.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:48 p.m. CST

    BadMRwonka

    by wookie1972

    I don't hate DIablo Cody, I just think she's extremely overrated, and I think it's ridiculous how she is lauded for her dialogue. Like Kevin Smith, Tarantino, and many others, she does not write dialogue per se. She writes lines that she hopes will be repeated breathlessly and listed in the "memorable quotes" section of IMDB. Face it, the "hate" is a product of the ridiculous gushing about her.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:50 p.m. CST

    Good call on the "Superscreenwriter", Stabby

    by wookie1972

    Chris McQuarrie won an Oscar for his second script Usual Suspects. I suppose you could have called him a "superscreenwriter" after that, but you'd look pretty stupid considering everything he's done after that has pretty much bit.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Terry1978

    by wookie1972

    Yeah, that's pretty much why I hated Juno. The irony is that an indie comedy with the same plot and more realistic dialogue would have probably done a lot less business.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:57 p.m. CST

    i want nothing to do w/ this women. This isn't

    by GQtaste

    her demo on here anyway so it's bound to piss folks off on here. This is a Sex and the City type thing going.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Chris McQuarrie's WAY OF THE GUN is highlyunderrated

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    I LOVE that flick - every bit as good as Usual Suspects

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    I didn't hate Juno

    by Stabby

    I actually kind of enjoyed it. I thought it was a cute little movie. But, it definitely did not deserve to be nominated for Best Screenplay, let alone Best Picture. Anyone who says otherwise is lying to themselves. And I think the Juno hate is derived from the miscarriage of overratedness. At least I never have to watch Juno again, because it will remind me of the girl I was seeing at the time.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4 p.m. CST

    Wow...

    by Darth Macchio

    hit the ground runnin on this one eh? Awesome possum! Seriously, after finally watching Juno I must say that the screenplay gets in the way of a decent little movie only a couple times. Jennifer Garner has a freaky looking giant head that is remarkably shaped like a lightbulb (she should never ever pull her hair back again). Jason Bateman should get lots of more work along with JK Simmons (and probably Cera too). Paige is great, should get more work, but some of the dialogue was cringe inducing-ly distracting (not Paige's fault of course). But yet there are lots of kewl little nuance (one and only vice of orange flavored tic-tacs, etc). And from the pictures I've seen, Cody is quite easy on the eyes and I love any hint of goth/riotgrrl in a woman. But having a line where someone says "shenanigans" or "homeskillet" in a very self-conscious manner when you're not supposed to be acting in a self-conscious manner, is just distractingly stupid.<p>Does this mean I'm a fanboy Diablo Cody lovin jackass or a Diablo Cody hater?<p>You guys seem to have your finger right up the butt and on the inner ass-pulse of what is ok to hate and what is ok to love so what is it?<p>And yes, Herc, calling Cody a "superscreenwriter" right at the start is somewhat bait-worthy yes? But game on! You set em up! Frothing TB'ers knock em down! On and ON and ON, in da BABYLON!!!<p>The Bale TB has popped over 10,000 fucking posts! Historical!

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    shiftyeyeddog2

    by wookie1972

    I haven't seen it - just clips of Sarah SIlverman ragging on some guy. Maybe it's' a good movie, my point was that he kind of fell off the radar after a big splash... So it's a little premature to call Cody a "superscreenwriter," especially when so many people disliked the dialogue in Juno.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    15 minutes of fame up in 5..4..3..2.......................

    by Stuntcock Mike

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Darth Macchio

    by wookie1972

    ALl I know is I wanted to smack Rainn WIlson after the homeskillet line. Also, her columns for EW are pretty wack.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST

    NO! Will this hack go away finally.

    by Roketopunch

    Diablows Cody is a fucking horrible writer. Juno, United States of Tara and now this shit. Fuck her.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody is THE NEW KEVIN WILLIAMSON...

    by thecomedian

    All the irony and snappy dialogue with a soft spot for horror and sci-fi. Plus she used to be stripper.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    MORE NEWS FROM TWO WEEKS AGO

    by kgerm

    For real.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Samuel Fulmer

    by toshiro-solo

    Really? REALLY? Don't be fucking with me please... <p> Really?

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Diablo haters

    by kgerm

    Diablo Cody is the goods. No one creates more three dimensional characters on the page these days.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    kgerm, get real

    by wookie1972

    three dimensional characters? was the asian girl who was protesing the abortion clinic in a broken english that would be embarrassing to Charlie Chan a three dimensional character? the aforementioned idiot played by Rainn WIlson? Any of the teenagers other than Juno and her best friend and Michael Cera? I'm not a "hater," I just think there's nothing to her.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Personally

    by Handiana Jolo

    I love the fact that I've seen a few talkbacks in the last few days where Harry and the boys come in and lay the smack down on the growing "i hate everything" group, mostly Harry and the boys are right. Some of you people are insufferable.<br><Br>Oh yeah, and if it's really that important to you to have all the movie news first, and AICN doesn't have it first on a consistent basis, why do you bother reading the site? Keep in mind that many of us come here, and only here, for this type of news, and they'd be more remiss for just saying nothing than they are for being late. As if two extra weeks of knowing about this news that you cannot stand would somehow have made your life more palatable.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by enderandrew

    In all fairness, when a character appears in a movie for all of two minutes, you can't expect much from them. The Asian protester knew Juno. She was conflicted about wanting to express her beliefs and yet act friendly to the person she was calling out as a dirty sinner. She seemed to be a decent human being, albeit a bit naive. That is more depth than most characters would get in such a short appearance.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Over written...

    by Mr.FTW

    Every time Diablo Cody comes up you see the same argument. People complain about the dialog being ridiculous then other people step up to defend it by citing Tarantino, Whedon and Smith. There is a huge difference in the subject matter though. <p> Tarantino write for extreme characters in unrealistic situations. <p> Whedon wrote about vampires and space cowboys. <p> Smith self endulges in nerd musings filling the gaps with dick and fart jokes. <p> Cody wrote about teenage pregnacy. <p> The suspension of disbelief is higher and more acceptble when dealing with the fantastic or absurd. When you have an overly hipster pregnant teen it just doesn't jive for a lot of people. <p> If you love Cody or hate Cody, whatever just use a better argument when attacking/defending her work. <p> All that being said a romantic zombie comedy sounds like a horrible idea. The whole premis sounds like an off off off broadway play.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Juno was overrated.

    by rev_skarekroe

    As was There Will Be Blood. And No Country For Old Men. 2007 was a good year for overrated films.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    further proof that I am Diablo Cody

    by Spandau Belly

    my friends all tell me I am, but up until now I just haven't believed them.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:22 p.m. CST

    Both of her projects have sucked ass

    by alienindisguise

    pretentious writing and sorry acting. She's not batting 1000, more like striking out.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by wookie1972

    yeah, but she didnt have to say "all babies want to get borned" I mean, what, is she a fricking exchange student? It seemed like a cheap shot. the problem was that EVERYBODY talked in this heightened ironic fashion. I couldn't stand it.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Acting

    by enderandrew

    I don't see how Cody can be blamed for acting when she didn't act, nor direct.<p>As for Kevin Smith's writing, my friends and I actually do talk like that.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by wookie1972

    So, you're saying that she *didn't* write the pidgin english for the girl? Everything else in the script was hers but Reitman decided "fuck it, I'm going to make this girl a racist stereotype just for shits and giggles?" bullshit, that line was written by Cody, therefore she's responsible.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:28 p.m. CST

    Harold - Anne Hathaway IS funny looking.

    by vic twenty

    Ostrich girl. That ain't hate, either. Her appearance simply does not work FOR ME.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    "All babies want to be borned" makes fun of Asians?

    by rev_skarekroe

    That's just silly-talk, not Asian-stereotype-silly-talk. If she'd wanted to use an Asian stereotype she'd have had the chick say "You no kirr baby! You baby want rive!"

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Acting

    by enderandrew

    If you're upset with the dialogue, then say so. But saying the acting is bad, and then blaming the writer for the acting doesn't make sense.<p>As for the Asian girl, stupid is stupid. A Charlie Chan type character doesn't know English because it isn't their first language. She didn't speak with an accent. I think she was just meant to be a stupid individual, and I think it was political posturing on the part of Cody to suggest that Pro-Life people are idiots. I don't think it was racist subtext.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Where's Mr. Dinosaur?

    by jarjarmessiah

    Why isn't he here defending his woman?

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    rev_skarekroe

    by wookie1972

    Yeah, I'm sure abortion protestors don't know how to speak proper english.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Script

    by enderandrew

    Does the script even call for that character to be Asian, or was that Reitman's casting?

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:35 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by wookie1972

    the character's name is su-chin, seems pretty obvious to me. In any case, why would Reitman insert a cheap racist shot on his own? Seriously, why defend something like that?

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    Abortion Protestors

    by enderandrew

    I just want to say that I'm Pro-Life. Despite that, I want to punch all the protesters I see in front of Planned Parenthood. In some states they do abortions in PP, but in most they don't. That is where girls go to get birth control, or STD tests. You're harassing girls who want go get birth control, which might in turn lead to them getting an abortion later down the road instead.<p>And frankly, showing off pictures of babies killed via abortions isn't going to change strong political opinions, but it will annoy the fuck out of people.<p>As for people who are the middle of the road whose opinions you might actually sway, you actually convince them of the opposite by annoying them. People lose sympathy for annoying protesters and tend to side against their views.<p>Stop harassing girls trying to get birth control. Stop with the disgusting pictures. Stop bombing clinics in the name of "life".<p>You really aren't helping your cause.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Cody

    by Alientoast

    Cody's script got Megan Fox virtually naked for Jennifer's Body. For that, she should be off limits to critisism for the near future.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    that tv show is boring

    by punto

    TV is the place where character development happens, if you want to write a bunch of stereotypes (a teenager, and redneck and a 50s housewife was it?), write a movie, where you only have 3 hours at the most.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Anne looks like.....Jesus, I don't know.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Warped mirror or something. Of course I would.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:42 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by enderandrew

    If one Asian character is stupid, that isn't racist. That is just one character who is stupid.<p>This reminds me of the protesters who railed against the Lion King because Scar had a lisp, and they said the message of the movie was to convince kids that all gays are evil (is that entire theory based off the assumption that Jeremy Irons is gay?). And the two hyenas that could talk were played by minorities, so all minorities were evil!<p>That is backwards, asinine logic. Next you are going to suggest that the point of Basic Instinct is that all lesbians are secretly pickax-wielding murderers.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST

    enderandrew, dont change the subject

    by wookie1972

    someone made the decision to have the character talk in broad pidgin english. I remember checking before and noticing that the actress was born in raised in Canada, so I seirously doubt she talks like that normally. Why do that, other than as a cheap joke.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    enderandrew, youre reaching

    by wookie1972

    there was no reason for having the girl speak like that other than to make a cheap joke and have another cute line for IMDB. Either COdy wrote it or Reitman changed it to be funny, which I doubt. No, I don't think Cody thinks all Asian characters are stupid. I just don't know why she included such a cheap joke other than to be clever.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by enderandrew

    I'm not changing the subject. It isn't racist to have an Asian who happens to be stupid. It is racist to use racist stereotypes for comedy.<p>By your logic, then any movie that has a stupid character is racist against whichever race the stupid character comes from.<p>Wait, that logic makes you sound stupid! Clearly, this is actually a racist ruse where you are trying to make your race look bad.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:48 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by enderandrew

    I already explained why she was meant to look stupid. The author was taking a shot at Pro-Lifers. She wanted to portray protesters who stand in front of clinics as stupid. That isn't racism.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Anne Hathaway...

    by thecomedian

    Sometimes looks hot when she shows off her 'girls' but other times she looks to mannequin-like. She still prettier than most of the actresses in her age group and a hell of a lot more talented.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:53 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by wookie1972

    bullshit. you think that Cody meant to have a white girl (from Minnesota) speaking in broken english? It was a cheap shot, period. (and actually, she isn't meant to be stupid. After all, Juno ends up listening to her). I'm pro-choice, have no truck with anti-abortion protestors, but that was just plain offensive.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Ah, forget it enderandrew

    by rev_skarekroe

    wookie1972 clearly WANTS to be offended by this character. By the way, if you read the actual dialogue http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0055655/quotes "all babies want to get borned" is the only poor English the character speaks. It's not like she's the chick from MadTV or something.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:54 p.m. CST

    I f*cking love Diablo Cody.

    by Archive

    I love Script Girl too! Give me a woman who loves what she does and has a great time doing it over someone who will watch TV and get old with me, anyday. I've got a life to live myself, and anyone passionate and talented enough to interest me in what she's up to is bringing something into my life. I'm crushin' on you, Diablo! Damn your man for being so goddamn awesome! How can you guys not be inspired and excited by these women? Are you f*cking dead? Are you Beavis and Butthead, or what? Are your television and your couch that important?

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:56 p.m. CST

    While I'm at it,

    by Archive

    I love Anne Hathaway too! She's creating a new breed of actress, and other women starting in the lap of family entertainment had best pay mind.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    AICNews World

    by SomaShine

    Where film reviewers post their review in big red unreadable fonts or talk about their entire day leading up to the film

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 4:58 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by enderandrew

    Yes, I think that Cody intended for the character to use broken English to convey that she was stupid. That is precisely my point. It only took me explaining it something like seven times until you got it. Meanwhile, you insist that a writer is not allowed to make a character stupid unless they are racist. I've come to the conclusion that you are an idiot.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Enderandrew

    by wookie1972

    Sorry, buddy, but it don't make sense. A kid who goes to school with Juno would probably not be speaking in broken english (and I would think that someone who is protesting at a clinic would probably know how to say the word "born"). There is no reason for having her talk that way unless it was to make a rather cheap joke. It was just a stupid, pointless line that drew attention to the script, like most of the rest of the script.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by enderandrew

    Yes, a kid going to public school couldn't possibly use broken English for one line. It is beyond all reason. You have validated your initial stated opinion that the script is racist.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    I said JUNO was an overwritten wet-fart, Herc

    by YackBacker

    I didn't say it was unwatchable. I mean, I've watched a lot of wet farts in my time, more than I'm glad to admit. Don't go running away with that Herc-hyperbole now.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:08 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by enderandrew

    I await your next nugget of wisdom. I seek further enlightenment.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    By the way, Herc- you're a GILMORE GIRLS fan right?

    by YackBacker

    See, Cody plays to that sort of demographic. Chatty, overwritten characters making automatic-fire pop-culture references that would make Dennis Miller want to vomit.<p> Everybody likes their own brand of crap- but let's not go and call something "great" when it is uneven and mediocre at best.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:11 p.m. CST

    enderandrew, i didnt mean the entire script was racist

    by wookie1972

    I meant that the line was in there for no other reason that to put up the person for ridicule, and the way Cody did it was with a pidgin english stereotype. It called attention to itself, as does nearly every other line Cody writes, both onscreen and in print.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:15 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by enderandrew

    In summation:<p>* Any time a character is portrayed as stupid, it is racist.<p> * A kid in public school is not allowed to be stupid.<p> * Jokes serve no purpose in a comedy. The writer should be ashamed of making jokes.<p> * Even though borned has never once been used as a stereotype of pidgin English, you insist it is. And we can't question your vast knowledge.<p> * You have decided that English is no longer a proper noun, and thusly should never be capitalized. Man, I feel like an idiot.<p>I look forward to my continued education.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Mr.FTW, you're making a false argument

    by YackBacker

    Nobody is saying Cody isn't allowed to over-write her stuff whereas others (Tarantino, etc.) get a free pass. Bad writing is bad writing, no matter the genre. It appears more obvious when you have a supposed teenage girl running around pregnant making way too many cool references to be believable. Sure, I've not spent a lot of time with pregnant teens to confirm they don't sound like Juno, but have you? No, because we don't need that experience to say it doesn't work onscreen. <p> For the record, I don't think Cody is terrible- she's just not *that* awesome, people. Those who jump to her defense so quickly are the same people who have glorified her work as something it is far from being.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Pidgin Borned

    by enderandrew

    Returns 0 results. Clearly that is a stereotype.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:46 p.m. CST

    So-Crates

    by Carl XVI Gustaf

    I've never complained on a talkback about late movie news, but I start to see the complainers point. Cause now I'm getting movie news in a Swedish evening newspaper. News that days, sometimes weeks later end up here on AICN as just NEWS. Still, I come here for the talkbacks, which are hiii-larious!

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Herc herc herc

    by Dmann

    I love her too... even if she is a smelly Hawkeye! more proof you are my brother from another mother.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Cody and Tarantino

    by RowdyRoddyStriper

    The only difference between Cody and Tarantino, is that Tarantino wrote a couple of good scripts to make a name for himself, Cody has never written anything. It is well known that Juno was MASSIVELY REWRITTEN by a hired studio hack. Right now, Tarantino is just as bad as Cody, if not worse. He has not written a decent original script since Reservoir Dogs, that's sad. He co-wrote Pulp, adapted Jackie Brown, rest after that is shite.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Wow. Looks like I'm the exception.

    by Sithtastic

    Despite (not because of) it's pretentious hipster nonconformity, I really enjoyed Juno and could tell the cast a lot of fun with it as well. I tend to think writers like QT and even Bendis are considered "fun to work with" precisely because they're not writing realism. I can dig that and Juno still holds up, in multiple viewings for me.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST

    I'd like to mount...

    by MaxTheSilent

    ...that thick, juicy dumper of hers.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody? Oh yeah that bitch sucked my dick for a quarter

    by Stengah

    fucking whore turned screen writer.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    wookie1972

    by kgerm

    Everything, EVERYTHING that happens in Juno was scripted right down to the goddamn hamburger phone and, yes, even the Asian girl saying "borned" instead of "born". That doesn't make her a racist. The fact that you even remember that Asian girl who was on screen for all of two seconds is a testament to someone who can create detailed characters and not just shells for actors to inhabit.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    RowdyRoddyStriper

    by enderandrew

    I think you are confused. The WGA is usually pretty protective of giving credit to every writer who adds two lines to a movie. It isn't uncommon for others to polish or rewrite a script, but they get credit for it. I'm not sure where you get this notion that other people wrote Juno, given that Reitman insists he fell in love with it from the first draft, as does every single actor who first read the script.<p>QT however plagiarized Leonard. When he was caught later, he said he put his own spin on the work, which is fine, except you can't claim a screenplay is original if you're adapting someone's book.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Juno was overated shit. Cody should go back to pole dancing.

    by Stalkeye

    And who gives a fuck what Herc/Necray says?I wouldn't even torrent this pretentous upcoming garbage.And yes, I too love Zombie films.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:11 p.m. CST

    EVERYTHING WAS SCRIPTED

    by enderandrew

    A script shouldn't say what is in a movie! The movie should all be improv!<p>Read the Pulp Fiction script, which many praised as the best script in a decade. It also includes tons of specific details, specific songs playing in the background, and even how the dialogue should be delivered.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:22 p.m. CST

    enderandrew

    by kgerm

    A script depends on its writer. It's up to them how much detail they want to include. It's up to a director to decide how much of that detail makes it into the film. The film you saw is the film she wrote. You want all improv? Watch a Judd Apatow movie. You want a writer who can create that world on the page and have it exist on the page just as three-dimensional as the film, Diablo's the goods.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Definitely NOT Romero territory...

    by Eyegore

    Any movie that features zombies that talk or chill out or get depressed or whatever is at best a parody of real zombie movies, and almost without exception these deviant zombie movies suck balls. This movie will be dead on arrival. With such a stupid premise nothing can save it.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:26 p.m. CST

    Cody

    by Toonol

    I wonder if all the nutjobs who are just OUTRAGED that scriptgirl's videos show up on this site, are the same ones that are OUTRAGED that Diablo Cody is getting films made (with accolades).

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    On the other hand - World War Z

    by Eyegore

    Is going to be fucking epic on an epic scale. I can't wait to see it. It's going to be the big-budget epic zombie story that Romero never got the chance to make. It's going to start a new golden age of horror films.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Remove the gaps and read all about Juno's inherently flawed stru

    by dogstardude

    http://archive.sensesofcinema.com/contents/08/47/juno.html

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 6:58 p.m. CST

    dogstardude

    by enderandrew

    Wow. The best possible reaction to that article would be http://xkcd.com/451/ <p> First off, Garden State is a fantastic movie that is entirely about ennui, and so is I Heart Huckabees. Juno is not. Juno suggests it was boredom that led her to sex, but I doubt that was the case. The resolution of the film is the resolution of her relationship with Paulie. The movie is actually a fairly typical rom-com, except for two major differences. The first is the dialogue. The second is the romantic angle, but most rom-coms try to put some type on spin on this.<p>Ennui films don't have resolution because there is no real answer for a person who can't answer the questions introspection has left them with.<p>It is absurd to assume this is a film about ennui when Juno is fairly unique in cinema as a strong female character who makes decisions for herself.<p>Females in movies are either window dressing, or the now cliched anti-cliche, of a kick-ass woman who doesn't need rescuing (like Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Juno has moments of doubt, such as initially heading down to the abortion clinic, but the entirety of the movie is predicated on her taking action and accountability for her decisions. She instigates sex. She pushes her relationship. She decides to keep the baby. She find a family. She makes the adoption work, even with that couple gets divorced.<p>That article goes farther in depth in bullshit posturing, saying that specific jokes are misdirection about the real message that it provides none. First off, that author completely missed what messages do exist in the film, and the supposed opposing jokes aren't opposing themes in the movie, nor are they really oppositional at all.<p>In depth analysis is predicated on contrasting and comparing, so the author of that essay was looking for contrast where there was none.<p>The article tries to make sense of her parents minor role in her life, which not only is completely outside the realm of the movie, but also complete BS. Juno has an extremely open relationship with her parents. She is very forthcoming with them. Her parents attempt to offer her advice and guideance (which the author insists they don't) which she somewhat ignores, because Juno makes her own decisions. Some work out, and some are naive (such as trusting Bateman's character not to hit on her, but the fact that they show her putting on lipstick before visiting him reflects her fickle female nature, to want him to be attracted to her, even if she doesn't want him to actually seduce her).<p>In summation, the XKCD comic says it better than I can.<p>Oh, and dogstardude, that article isn't about structure. The article is about theme.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Can't she just go away, please?

    by unfaithfullyyours

    Please?

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody

    by micturatingbenjamin

    Showed her tits for money? Won an Oscar? Likes Zombies?! She's like Orson Welles.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    wtf

    by slkboxrman

    Why this site continues to give plaigiarist diablo cody press boggles my mind. I'm still waiting for her to americanize another korean movie and get it called "original" at the oscars again... everytime I hear her name I wanna vomit... scriptgirl has more credibility than that hack whore cody...

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    QT was a plaigiarist

    by enderandrew

    So it's all cool.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Cody a plaigiarist?

    by enderandrew

    There is one website, with fans putting subtitles over a trailer, except the comments say the subtitles are fake. I'm pretty sure with the internet being what it is, shit like this tends to blow up huge if there is any validity to it at all. However, QT was caught plagiarizing, though he claims it is original because he shuffled the material out of order.

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    great

    by frank cotton

    in addition to attempting to ruin the zombie genre (after apparently having run entirely out of ideas for 'romcoms' (thank god for that)), they are so bereft of ideas for titles that they are using a HOLE song. what next? NOTE: there is nothing wrong with strippers (unless they are crackheads, junkies, psychos, or some combination thereof). oh, they're OK for a lapdance, but let's not have them getting uppity (sarcasm, in case you can't recognize it)

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Whoops

    by dogstardude

    Thanks for cutting off my title aintitcool. The rest read: "...structure from the perspective of a giant wanker"

  • Feb. 24, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Wheres the zombie haiku movie?

    by blacklightning

    Diablo Cody is fun.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 12:09 a.m. CST

    AICN

    by enderandrew

    Like I said in another thread, AICN offers 1996 web technology in 2009. They seriously need to rewrite the site.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 12:44 a.m. CST

    WHO THE HELL NAMES THEIR KID DIABLO?

    by J-Dizzle

    Fucking hippies.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Juno SUCKED!

    by Citizen Sane

    USoT is LAME!!! Just take off your clothes again and SHUT UP Diablo!

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    All of you pro-Cody are unbelievably gullible

    by Citizen Sane

    Her half-baked writing is ham-fisted and manipulative. Three dimensional?.. more like "Three sheets to the wind".

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 1:33 a.m. CST

    Just another gullible Diablo fan

    by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl

    Tara is fantastic and I tend to agree that most of the people ripping on it haven't watched more than one episode, if even that. <p> Of course I'm probably the only person on talkback who actually still likes Juno. Did it get a little overhyped? Yes, but I don't think it's fair to hold that against the film itself.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 2:02 a.m. CST

    Diablo Cody is not her name.

    by MaxTheSilent

    It's Brooke Something-or-other.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 2:50 a.m. CST

    BOLLOCKS - Just give us World War Z please

    by Ray Gamma

    Who gives a fuck about another cheap "rom zom com"? Shawn of the Dead was already done and it was lame and only mildly funny. </P> <P>Nobody cares about these low-budget pointless wastes of celluloid/videotape.</P> <P> Just give us World War Z, or some other, better, bigger, more epic, more bleak, realistic, horrific apocalyptic movie. Nobody has done it yet.</P> <P> There isn't one movie ever made yet in the history of movies, that has really truly delivered the apocalypse. Not one.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 3:58 a.m. CST

    wasn't there already a zombie stripper movie??

    by Potatino

    it has been done before has it not?

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Ray Gamma

    by Shan

    I always felt films like the Dawn of the Dead remake started off interesting with everything suddenly and chaotically going to hell but unfortunately they never show enough of it before going to a bunch of people stuck in a room or somewhere where they can't see what's going on. <p> There is a British series called "Dead Set" which used this to its advantage though, by having everyone in a Big Brother Series not realising (at first) that zombie armageddon was going on outside.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Seth Rogen should be limited only to

    by thegreatwhatzit

    cameos on 30 ROCK, where absolutely nobody will notice neither the annoying actor or the sitcom (30 ROCK needs "provocative" p.r. where the head writer is portrayed as a bullet-ridden chimp. The show may crack the Nielsen 101+ level of visibility).

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 7:16 a.m. CST

    As much as I extremely hate Diablo Cody...

    by DanielKurland

    I can respect her doing a zombie movie.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Ray Gamma

    by spud mcspud

    "Who gives a fuck about another cheap "rom zom com"? Shawn of the Dead was already done and it was lame and only mildly funny."<P> LOWLY DOG! BOW YOUR HEAD!<p> SHAUN OF THE DEAD was a bona fide classic. If you want to see a misfire, wait until LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS comes out, it's going to be truly shite.<P> That said... There is a movie that truly delivered an apocalypse. It's called THREADS, was made in the UK in the early 1980s, written by Barry Hines (who wrote KES) and was properly, gut-wrenchingly, terrifyingly REAL. It also followed the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust through to fifteen years later, and it is the single most depressing and horrifying movie you'll ever see. I watched REQUIEM FOR A DREAM for light relief after THREADS. Then I went and rang the Samaritans, and had to watch FAMILY GUY for 24 hrs straight just to convince myself life was worth living again.<P> Seriously, THREADS is one authentic apocalypse movie. It's not filmed on a global scale, but there's no more final end-of-the-world movie out there. It's grim.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST

    WORLD WAR Z

    by spud mcspud

    Can't wait to see that though - done properly, with the requisite amount of respect for the material. Especially the Battle of Yonkers...

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 9:33 a.m. CST

    To be fair...

    by WhinyNegativeBitch

    ...Anne Hathaway is hideous in the real world too. I got some fucking sick fetishes, but I'm not gonna write anyone up as crazy for not indulging them with me. Its cool that you like your bitches looking like a Mr Ed in drag, but most functioning penii don't go that way.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    brooke busey

    by Fat Lenny

    cody wouldn't be so fucking ridiculous if she hadn't come up with such a fucking ridiculous name. juno, like little miss sunshine, was all hype and no substance. mediocre movies marketed as great indie efforts. sorry, not buying it. juno was marketing. "juno, written by former stripper diablo cody" sounds a lot more catchy than what it should have been marketd as, "juno, written by former secretary brooke busey." because seriously, people. she worked IN a strip club part time for less than a few months. she was never a "stripper" in the sense that you could take a lunch break and head out to the strip joint and see her juggs. bs, bs, bs. when people stop falling for it, i'll stop hating on the fuckers who perpetuate it.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 10:01 a.m. CST

    and for the record

    by Fat Lenny

    i would bang the shit out of anne hathaway. that girl is a piece of ass. who cares if she's got a big mouth. the better to fit my fat lenny in.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 10:21 a.m. CST

    comical sad little haters

    by omarthesnake

    Oh, the fat pimply shit in his mom's basement is the judge of whether Anne Hathaway is a lovely young woman or not? (for the record, she is, to more people than not, so really, what makes you think you're the final arbiter? You're a joke.) As for Diablo Cody's writing skills, if people enjoy what she writes then she's a good writer. if you don't you can go promote who you DO like, not try to tear down what you don't, you sad, pathetic, weak-souled little twitburgers.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    "zomromcom"

    by HoboCode

    LOL.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    You know what's funny?

    by OBSD

    People that get pissed when others express an opinion on something. Boo-hoo. I don't like the flims (sorry. 1 film) of Diablo Cody. But beyond that? I don't like the fact that she used the fact that she was a stripper for a month to sell herself to the public like she was New Coke or something. I understand that everything in Hollywood comes down to marketing these days, but the Diablo Cody "brand name" and the blatant crass cynicism behind it makes me wanna puke.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 11:28 a.m. CST

    So Who Has She Blown To Get Where She Is?

    by LaserPants

    JUNO was AWFUL. Absolutely awful. Forced, fake, crypto-conservative bullshit with some of the WORST dialogue I have ever heard in a movie. NOBODY talks like that in real life, and nothing in the film smacked of insight or reality. An abysmal film. How it was nominated for anything other than the cut-out bin at Wal-Mart I have no idea.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Laster pants

    by Quin the Eskimo

    Your right, Juno would have been much better if she waited 'till she was 8 1-2 months, then aborted the shit out of that mass of cells. <pP I would give a year off my life to buy Anne Hathaway a cup of coffee, she's that classy and beautiful.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Also

    by Quin the Eskimo

    I would give up a year of my life to buy Anne Hathaway a cup of coffee, she's that classy and beautiful. <p> Not that that could happen.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Juno was sorta okay...

    by Kid Z

    ...but Cody is a creature of pure marketing. "I'll get some tattos, dye my hair black and comb it into Bettie Page bangs, work in a strip club for a month, then write about it & use it to break into the biz." Hipster-poser with halfway decent writing skills. *Yawn* She could at lest do better than produce a zombie flick.. Zombies are this year's vampires... played out and terminally boring an lame. True blog!

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    And Brooke Busey...

    by Kid Z

    ...is almost a better stripper name than "Diablo Cody" ever was (sounds like what a writer for an afternoon soap would think is an appropriate name for a pole dancer). No imagination.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Heck, I thought Juno was a zombie movie.

    by mrfan

    The way the actors portrayed the characters.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    Oscar winning Diablo Cody mounting my 7 inch mushroom tip

    by iwasredempted

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 2:36 p.m. CST

    by iwasredempted

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Juno was better than the Godfather..

    by iwasredempted

    part 3. search your feelings. you know this to be true.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    iwasredempted, 7" tip, really?

    by Stabby

    The shaft must be humongous!

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    I'm getting tired of zombies...

    by The_joker

    I'm actually changing the direction of my zombie webcomic, just because all of these stupid hack zombie movies coming out. Not that my idea is some great serious piece of art, but still... Zombies with feelings. Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose. If anyone's interested in my take on the zombieverse, just Google "Bear Versus Zombies" and you will be bestowed with Over the top zombie webcomic stupidity.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 3:35 p.m. CST

    I'm sure Cody can handle it tho, no prob

    by Stabby

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Oh man, this talkback should be good.

    by most excellent ninja

    "Oscar winning Diablo Cody mounting my 7 inch mushroom tip" ha, only took a few seconds.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 3:55 p.m. CST

    terry1978 - are you kidding?

    by most excellent ninja

    the dialogue of teens is way more realistic in Ultimate Spider-Man than Juno.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 4:13 p.m. CST

    The thing that is wrong with Juno is the critics who called it

    by most excellent ninja

    "hilarious". Now hilarious is a word I would put next to movies like "Naked Gun" or at least "Superbad". So I go in there expecting to laugh my ass off. A chuckle doesn't make a movie hilarious. It just proved that so many critics are old cunts with no sense of humor.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 4:18 p.m. CST

    It's o.k. Cody fucking hates us anyway.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    And we hate her.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    stabby

    by iwasredempted

    yeah the shaft takes up the rest of the 12 inches. strange i know but the ladies enjoy it.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 6:27 p.m. CST

    I Love Zombies

    by RaRoMo

    Why all the hate towards Cody? She was a stripper. She has tattoos. That means she's sub-human? Jesus, how judgmental are you guys? I thought Juno was okay, but just barely. Not one of my favorite movies. But US of Tara? I really like it. Now this Oscar-winning writer wants to do a zombie flick? What's not to like? Is all the hate based on the fact she's a girl, rather than a guy? Are you giving too much weight to the Star Wars action figures talking into your ears?

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    i had the good fortune of meeting miss cody

    by iwasredempted

    very sweet girl. of course she was going under the name sister slipstream at the time. i tucked a fiver under her g-string and asked her to marry me. she always did have talent.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 7:08 p.m. CST

    how bout the fact that Wes Anderson has been

    by GQtaste

    doing this kind of thing better and for longer?

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Wes Anderson

    by enderandrew

    Normally I don't like all the hate on AICN forums, but I'm about to do some hating of my own. I truly loathed Bottle Rocket. Rushmore kept me interested, but there was no ending and not once did I remotely laugh. I don't think it was funny. I've skipped most of his work since, though I did see the Hotel Chevalier short, which I really didn't like either. The writing was terrible, and the Natalie Portman nudity was disturbing given how skinny she was then. It was like seeing a naked Skeletor.

  • Feb. 25, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    In Defense of the Cody Haters

    by enderandrew

    It is entirely possible that many of you are like the Kevin Smith haters, and just extremely jealous that a geek managed to become popular and successful while you're just hating on the internet.<p>However, in your defense, I'm sitting here really trying to digest what Juno so great, and a big part of it could be attributed to Ellen Paige's performance. Cody could be getting some credit for Paige here, but I happen to dig the dialogue and the performance actually.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Thanks for defending us

    by OBSD

    That "defense" was right up there with being in prison and getting ass-raped by a member of the Aryan Nation instead of getting shived by a Crip. Douche.

  • Feb. 26, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST

    I don't hate the girl at all.

    by MaxTheSilent

    I LOVE her, and want to put my pee-pee into her poo-hole. JUNO was a'ight.