all i know is i wanna be here with you from now on - a reddie playlist
aquaman - walk the moon | head over feet - alanis morrisette | lovesong - the cure | can’t help falling in love - elvis presley | somethin stupid - frank and nancy sinatra | all of my love - led zeppelin | fast car - tracy chapman | sleeping with a friend - neon trees | heroes - david bowie | hey ho - the lumineers | lovebug - jonas brothers | boyfriend - walk the moon | friday im in love - the cure | power of love - huey lewis and the news | happy together - weezer
Mike Hanlon’s parents were wonderful and smart and caring and vital to his characterization and I will never get over that they just erased them from the most recent adaptations
Mike is so important and so wonderful and why would you murder his parents in a fire AND have them called crackheads?? Why not just have the actual, upfront issues with racism that they had in the book? The personal history with Henry Bowers and his dad? Bill Hanlon telling Mike about the Black Spot?
On top of taking away his parents, he didn’t get to be a librarian, he had almost no characterization at all in chapter one (and it throws the viewer off when they try to make up for it all at once in chapter two), and they had him steal from Indigenous people, use their medicines and ritual without oversight from them, and drug Bill?????? Why!
james ransone is an alien and i will prove it
“Though critical reevaluation and appreciation for Jennifer’s Body has been gaining momentum in the near 10 years since theatrical release, the film is still often referred to as a “guilty pleasure.” There’s nothing wrong with liking Jennifer’s Body; it’s a legitimately great horror comedy with pitch-black humor, clever themes, a loving deconstruction of horror tropes, and brilliant subtext. It’s long past time we embrace it.” - Bloody Disgusting
“Had it been released a decade later, possibly through a streaming service, Cody told Variety that it would have “definitely” found its audience and the themes of queer representation and sexual assault would have been clear.” - Variety
“The idea of a woman’s body being used for men’s gain (even if it’s a prize as lame as indie rock fame), and her coping with this violation by using her sexuality to entrap and feed on those who once objectified her, feels like something to be celebrated, not mocked. Had this film been made a decade later, it’s possible Fox could have been heralded as the feminist revenge hero of our time. In fact, the reason Jennifer becomes a demon in the first place, rather than just dying from the violent stab wounds inflicted on her by emo Seth Cohen and his band while sacrificing her to the devil, is because they wrongly believed her to be a virgin. In complete opposition to tired horror tropes, a woman is, in a way, saved by her sexual experience, rising anew to wreak revenge on those who’ve wronged her.” - Refinery29
“The internet is suddenly full of critics reclaiming the movie and naming it a forgotten feminist classic. Jennifer’s Body is good now. More precisely, Jennifer’s Body was always good, and everyone is just now starting to get on its level.” - Vox
“Now, I think what’s happening is that people are seeing that the movie really did have a distinctly female perspective and that we need those movies, like we find those movies even after the fact, even after they’re dismissed because we need proof that we exist. And that was one of those movies for me. I was like, ‘If I was in high school I would love this movie. I would see this movie 10 times.’ I wanted to make a movie for young women that they can feel themselves being represented in even in a crazy outlandish story. And so I’m glad to know that the movie is getting rediscovered because there’s something pleasantly bonkers about it for me.” - Karyn Kusama, SyfyWire
10 Years of Jennifer’s Body
Writer: Diablo Cody, Director: Karyn Kusama
Theatrically released September 18, 2009