By R. Kurt Osenlund, The Good Life film critic
Megan Fox ("Transformers") plays a high school cheerleader from hell in Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody's teenage horror-comedy. Amanda Seyfried ("Mamma Mia!") co-stars as Fox's character's good-hearted BFF. I'm curious, but undoubtedly less curious than the legion of testosterone-pumped fellas who can't wait to see a bit more of Fox's "body" on the big screen.
Stocky comedian Patton Oswalt reportedly gives a winning performance in this indie drama about a parking garage attendant whose obsession with the New York Giants leads to severe, life-changing events. A festival favorite, this sports-movie-with-a-twist may just become a sleeper hit.
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After a string of disappointments, Philly-born filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is finally adapting someone else's material instead of forcing us to withstand another self-serving trifle born from his increasingly uninspired mind. This time out, Shyamalan is adding his strong visual talents to a story that originated as an animated Manga series on Nickelodeon. Here's hoping this change of pace breaks Shyamalan's losing streak.