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02.24.2009

Diablo Cody will produce (but not write) a big-screen adaptation of the upcoming novel BREATHERS. The story revolves around a recently deceased everyman who has difficulty making the adjustment to his new existence before he goes to an undead anonymous meeting and falls in love.

It's obviously good news because just like there aren't enough Barack Obama poster parodies, there really aren't enough zombie movies. What would make this even better was if it transpired the zombie thing was really a metaphor for lost and kindred souls. Because there is nothing I appreciate and respect more than when Romero makes a movie about zombies eating people that is actually about the war. Because you watch it and you think it's just about zombies, but actually it's about the war. It's actually really smart.
Extra Tidbit: Diablo Cody, real name: Brook Busey.
Source: Variety

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8:26PM on 02/24/2009
This idea sounds so dreadful , it just may be ... horrendous , and not in a good way .

First , it's high time to stop with the deconstructing zombie angle . Okay , there's really only been 3 of this type , I Zombie , Fido , and Zom Honeymoon , but those were enough to make me hate the idea of zombies are only human too fiction .

I want to see a bunch of puss bags walking around eating things , hopefully people , i don;t want to see them playing scrabble or pining for the affections of
This idea sounds so dreadful , it just may be ... horrendous , and not in a good way .

First , it's high time to stop with the deconstructing zombie angle . Okay , there's really only been 3 of this type , I Zombie , Fido , and Zom Honeymoon , but those were enough to make me hate the idea of zombies are only human too fiction .

I want to see a bunch of puss bags walking around eating things , hopefully people , i don;t want to see them playing scrabble or pining for the affections of some person they worship from afar ( i'll give the sushi zombie in Bio Zombie a pass because he wasn't the central focus of the narrative ), the intellectuals may enjoy that nonsense , but it does not make a good zombie film .


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5:43PM on 02/24/2009
Juno was pretty bad, but US of Tara is very good and with it she's already showing a lot of improvement as a writer, and I expect her to only get better.

And Fire Deuce, I've seen that a thousand times and it is no more valid now than it has ever been. Nobody has to go out and buy a canvas and paint and go to a gallery and find acclaim to not like Pollock. That's a fallacy.

Also a fallacy: To everyone else: Diablo Cody is a really stupid name, but I'll use it just as I'll use: Lauren
Juno was pretty bad, but US of Tara is very good and with it she's already showing a lot of improvement as a writer, and I expect her to only get better.

And Fire Deuce, I've seen that a thousand times and it is no more valid now than it has ever been. Nobody has to go out and buy a canvas and paint and go to a gallery and find acclaim to not like Pollock. That's a fallacy.

Also a fallacy: To everyone else: Diablo Cody is a really stupid name, but I'll use it just as I'll use: Lauren Bacall, Lucille Ball, Bono, Michael Caine, Lewis Carroll, Alice Cooper, Elvis Costello, Joan Crawford, Rodney Dangerfield, Snoop Dogg, Kirk Douglas, Bob Dylan, Judy Garland, Whoopi Goldberg, Renny Harlin, Werner Herzog, Charlton Heston, Hulk Hogan, Harry Houdini, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Elton John, Spike Jonze, Boris Karloff, Ben Kingsley, Bruce Lee, Marilyn Manson, Meat Loaf, Freddie Mercury, Moby, Goerge Orwell, Iggy Pop, Anne Rice, Mickey Rooney, Omar Sharif, Gene Simmons, Cat Stevens, Mark Twain, and Oscar Wilde.

However an artist presents themselves to the public is how they should be judged by the public. I'm not going to refuse to call somebody by what they wish to be called just because I don't like them, or I'd be saying Paul Hewson a lot more.

It's childish to dismiss someone's chosen name, as if your spite from a thousand miles away somehow effects them. It's totally masturbatory, and if that's all you aspire to, then go ahead and continue.

Go Diablo, I'll support you as long as US of Tara doesn't start sucking.
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5:03PM on 02/24/2009

Nope.

Not on the bandwagon for this one. Never understood the hype. I wonder if she would have that Oscar had the Korean film "Jenny, Juno" never existed?
Not on the bandwagon for this one. Never understood the hype. I wonder if she would have that Oscar had the Korean film "Jenny, Juno" never existed?
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5:03PM on 02/24/2009

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2:53PM on 02/24/2009
Here's the thing about having an Oscar. It more often than not gives everyone the impression that that person with said Oscar is exceptionally good, above average you might say, but that is far from the truth. Having an Oscar (just one) means that you did one thing (i.e. a performance, directing, editing, writing, etc.) exceptionally well and were recognized for it. Think of it as the movie business equivalent of Employee of The Month. But if you have multiple Oscars then it's probably safe
Here's the thing about having an Oscar. It more often than not gives everyone the impression that that person with said Oscar is exceptionally good, above average you might say, but that is far from the truth. Having an Oscar (just one) means that you did one thing (i.e. a performance, directing, editing, writing, etc.) exceptionally well and were recognized for it. Think of it as the movie business equivalent of Employee of The Month. But if you have multiple Oscars then it's probably safe to say that person is exceptionally good at what they do. That is, for the sake of argument, if you leave out all the bullshit political wins.

That said, Cody has a nice success story, but Hollywood is full of people like her. Hilary Swank came from a trailer park, James Cameron used to live in his car; most people in Hollywood have "rags-to-riches" success stories. Get in line.

Now with that said, I'm not a fan of Cody's. I can recognize that JUNO was a good movie, but certainly not as amazingly awesome as a lot of folk make it out to be and I don't think it was exceptionally well written. "Honest to blog"?---what the hell does that even mean? But, since she's sort of still paving her way, I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. For now.
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1:50PM on 02/24/2009

Brooke Busey it is..

Does this mean we can stop circulating this woman's silly-ass pseudonym now?
Does this mean we can stop circulating this woman's silly-ass pseudonym now?
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1:41PM on 02/24/2009
I often wondered about her real name.

Guess I coulda checked Wikipedia.
I often wondered about her real name.

Guess I coulda checked Wikipedia.
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1:03PM on 02/24/2009
This sounds like it could be fun. I love Zombies. Whats going on with WORLD WAR Z???

Also, i respect Diablo Cody. A stripper who makes it big in hollywood and wins an oscar. To anyone that says she sucks: "Yes, i respect your opinion, but where is your script that you sold and won an oscar for?"
This sounds like it could be fun. I love Zombies. Whats going on with WORLD WAR Z???

Also, i respect Diablo Cody. A stripper who makes it big in hollywood and wins an oscar. To anyone that says she sucks: "Yes, i respect your opinion, but where is your script that you sold and won an oscar for?"
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12:34PM on 02/24/2009
great... more from the walking gimmick that is Cody
great... more from the walking gimmick that is Cody
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