Mr. Movie

Vampires have never been so vampy

Forget Jennifer's body. This is all about Megan's body. That's Megan as in Fox, tabloid charmer and former Transformers leading lady. She now has a movie of her own and shows off her—uh—considerable skills. None of them are acting.

Fox's Jennifer is a vampire. It's not her fault. Things happen. Everybody should just understand. Her best friend is Needy in name and nature. Needy wants to save Jennifer from Jennifer but that's not possible. Tragic teen horror movie death and angst follow. So does the much-publicized uncomfortable mouth-to-mouth, tongue-to-tongue make out scene with co-star Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia).

Fox's assets—being honest—are physical. That makes the casting rather canny. Hollywood's new favorite vamp as a vamp and a vampire is the perfect pick. And Fox, whose prospects for movie star longevity is within a decimal point or two of zero, makes the most of it. She preens and prances, slinks and sashays and does “I'm so hot and I know it” better than anybody and shows almost everything to her second love: the camera.

She leaves no doubt her first is a full-length mirror.

Mr. Movie rating: 3 1/2 stars

Rated R for language, gore, sex. It opens Friday, September 18 at Regal's Columbia Mall 8 and at the Fairchild Cinemas 12.

5 stars/4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen4 stars / 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie. 3 stars / 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on video. 2 stars / 1 star: Don't bother.0 stars: Speaks for itself