Initially there was a scene in the movie in which she walks topless out of a lake (pictures had surfaced of the scene being filmed, and have since been removed at the request of 20th Century Fox). According to some people who have seen an early screening, the scene is no longer in the movie. What’s worse is that they’re saying the movie is awful anyway.
I wasn’t too psyched about watching Megan Fox try to act (running in tight jeans in Transformers, which may be a talent, is not acting), I was excited to see writer Diablo Cody’s follow-up to Juno.
Jennifer’s Body will be in theaters sometime in 2009, boobies or no boobies.
Unfortunately, I didn’t even watch this year’s Oscars (neither did many other people, according to The Wall Street Journal) because I was too busy catching up on Veronica Mars on DVD.
I was pleased, however, to see that the only award I had any interest in went to the right person. Diablo Cody won Best Screenplay for Juno.
Other winners include No Country For Old Men for just about everything (Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Directing, Best Screenplay based on Material Previously Published or Produced), There Will Be Blood, and Michael Clayton.
Not only has the movie Juno been gaining praise from critics and moviegoers alike, but the Juno Soundtrack has hit the number one spot on the Billboard charts ahead of stars like Alicia Keys and Radiohead. It’s a very folky-sounding soundtrack – not exactly my speed since I’m more of a death metal kinda girl (Ok, not really, but I much prefer Tool over Buddy Holly). It makes pretty decent background music though, since it’s mostly melodic guitars and soft vocals. It’s easy to listen to and remember the scenes from the movie, since the music plays so prominently in the movie.
The Kimya Dawson song lyrics sound like something Phoebe Buffay would have played at Central Perk, although they definitely do sound like something Juno MacGuff would listen to. I’m really annoyed by the out-of-synch chorus singing – it honestly hurts my brain. They were cute in small doses during the movie, but I definitely don’t need to listen to this stream of consciousness kind of lyric-writing for an entire CD worth of tunes. The Belle & Sebastian songs don’t annoy me, but I can honestly say I’ll probably never listen to this CD again – it’s not that it’s bad music, it’s just not my kinda thing.
Sonic Youth’s cover of The Carpenters’ “Superstar” is just creepy and dark enough for me to like it, even though I’ve never heard a Sonic Youth song before.
The whole movie world seems to have gone crazy over Juno – it’s nominated for Oscars, the soundtrack is topping the charts, and Ellen Page is on the cover of this week’s Entertainment Weekly.
If you’re scrambling for your Juno fix, you can buy the Juno Shooting Script on Amazon. It contains the entire script, a forward by director Jason Reitman, an introduction by writer Diablo Cody (whose couple of ET pieces I’ve loved), and a section of color photos. That should hold you over until the DVD is released.