Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Odette Yustman in GQ Magazine

GQ Magazine has an interview with Odette Yustman (and sexy photos!), who plays Beth in Cloverfield. She reveals yet another codename for the movie - Monkey.

Cloverfield Beth Odette Yustman Photo 1J.J.'s New Thriller - Sexy photos of 22-year-old actress Odette Yustman

Though Odette Yustman stars in J. J. Abrams’s new top-secret screamer, for a while there, even she didn’t know the movie’s title. Abrams printed call sheets tagging the film Cheese, Slusho, Monkey, even Chocolate Outrage. All smoke screens. “I was sworn to secrecy,” says Yustman, “but things kept getting leaked on the Internet. I think there was a mole. It’s called Cloverfield now.” Not exactly bone-chilling. “It’s the name of the street off the freeway where you exit for J.J.’s office.” The 22-year-old Cuban- Californian can’t say much else about the project, except that it features “intimate, terrifying footage of an attack on New York City” and “a monster” or “monsters” she’s never seen. (But she promises the film is scary.) This woman knows gore on an experiential level—and loves it. “I grew up on a farm,” she says. “I’d watch my grandfather shoot our pigs in the head. It was horrifying—until we’d eat them.”

Cloverfield Beth Odette Yustman Photo 2Cloverfield Beth Odette Yustman Photo 2Cloverfield Beth Odette Yustman Photo 3

* Thanks to Nick and Eddie for finding this!


  1. Somebody get this woman some food.

  2. Hey, I have never posted here before but I was just reading a while back about the listing on craigslist. It was in regards to the job promoting a monster movie. Well today I was at the mall and some lady came up to me and gave me a bunch of free Cloverfield swag. There was a small poster, a postcard, and a sticker. I could see she was holding plastic cups too..but she didn't give me any of those.

    A little bit off topic I know, but I just thought I would mention it in case anyone was wondering about it.

  3. Brief article for sure; other than "monkey", thanks for nothing Odette. As if we'd expect the gal to mention the monster is a mutated human being in combination with a mutated turtle. (Hypothesis)

  4. good...
    I was starting to thing that the only eye-candy in this movie would be Jessica... but Odette's really attractive, too.

    At least Rob's eye isnt bad!


    Blueberry Blast?

    Editorial Review for The Chocolate Monkey – by Lisa Marie Rovito
    The Scene
    From the people behind Muddy Waters Tea & Espresso in Prospect Heights comes a minimalist espresso bar and lounge with a bit of Flatbush Avenue flavor. The name comes from the milkshake-like signature drink of bananas and Italian mocha, just one of a list that includes a Blueberry Blast and Breakfast Shake with fruit, juice and organic granola. An all-glass storefront with lively yellow walls makes the tall room feel sunny and spacious.

  6. Tom, please don't post political stuff here. You can post the rest of the story, if you want. Thank you

  7. ok, there is a folk story about
    the clever monkey...if anyone
    wants to read about it.

    For what it's worth.

  8. Ok, I know its sorta off topic here, but I've been watching this site and the final video that was posted not too long ago has the initials 1-18-08 at the end. They've been talking about a cause since the first video, which was filmed a long while back, just about the time that the trailers appeared. Take a look at the video's and tell me what ya think.

  9. there was talk about that site a few weeks back. general thought is its a game jack

  10. New posting on Tagruato Corp...

    A Day In The Life of a YMR Doctor

    By Dr. Hiro Takahashi

    Hello! In the morning I wake up and I go to work!

    At work, samples excavated from the ocean floor are brought back to the lab and spread out on a Petri dish containing some 'media': Nutrients for growth that are combined with agar to form a solid surface! Bacteria that were present in the samples will then grow on the dish, forming a 'colony': Generally a small circle of billions of cells that all started from a single cell/spore in the sample! Each individual colony is then transferred to its own plate and grown so that you have a pure isolate: A pure strain of one bacterial type! Once we have those, they are transferred to a liquid media (also contains nutrients, but no agar, so it stays liquid) and grown in an incubator (keeps bacteria warm and shakes them to aerate the media). This is called liquid fermentation! Whatever chemical compounds the bacteria might produce are often secreted from the inside of the cells into the surrounding liquid media. Afterwards we extract these compounds from the liquid media using a resin that broadly absorbs most compounds that would be interesting! This resin is then washed with organic solvents which transfers all these interesting compounds from the resin into the organic solvents. Organic solvents are things like ethanol, or acetone (in nail polish remover), dichloromethane (in paint thinner), etc.! These solvent washes, which now contain the compounds produced by the bacteria during fermentation, can then be concentrated and this produces a "crude extract": It contains a whole lot of compounds that were either produced by the bacteria or were present in the liquid media to begin with!

    This crude extract (we generate thousands of extracts each year) is then tested in a screen to see if it has any interesting bioactivity! For example, somebody might develop a screen to see if a compound kills cancer cells. A simplified method might involve something like putting cancer cells into a dish, adding this crude extract, and then observing whether or not the cancer cells survive. In a real setting this would be very high throughput...each "dish" would be a tiny 'well' (about the volume of a few drops of water) arrayed in a 'plate'...a rectangular piece of plastic that contains a grid of these wells (usually plates contain 96, 384, or 1536 wells). So then each well of each plate would contain a few drops of a suspension of cancer cells. We add a different extract to each well and see if cancer cells live or die! This way you can screen thousands of compounds very quickly. You could also do this to look for new antibiotics! Instead of putting cancer cells into each well, you'd put some sort of pathogenic bacteria that you want a new antibiotic against. In reality these screens often end up being a lot more complicated because people don't just want to kill cancer or bacteria cells outright (often these compounds would be toxic to regular human cells too), so they develop a screen that targets something really specific, like a particular protein involved in cancer pathways or something!

    If one of these crude extracts turns up as a 'hit' on a screen, we then go about finding out what the specific compound is in the extract that's responsible for this interesting bioactivity! Remember that the crude extract contained everything the bacteria made, which can be hundreds to thousands of compounds. To do this, we perform a fractionation of the crude extract, in which these hundreds of compounds in a single extract are separated based on their chemical properties. This generates a series of fractions, so let’s say I had an extract with a thousand compounds that I separated into 100 fractions. Now each fraction contains maybe 10 compounds. Each of these fractions is then rescreened, and hopefully we find that the bioactivity is in a particular fraction. Now we know the active compound is one of 10! We then repeat this fractionation process on these 10 compounds, rescreen them and find the active one, and then identify what that compound is. If it's a new compound, somebody would go about studying whether or not it could be a useful drug. So for example, using the screen, we might know that the compound kills pathogenic bacteria, but it wouldn't be a useful drug if it's too toxic to people, or gets broken down in the body too quickly, things like that! This might involve a “clinical trial”: Trying the drug on real people after it's been through plenty of tests and development!

    After work, I go home and dine with my wife Akemi! Then I go to bed!

  11. Hey Dennis,
    I got some slusho merchandise for christmas, and along with the tagruato memo other found, I also found something interesting in the newspaper, which is different from the horseracing paper others found.

    anyway, heres a link to the photobucket. check it out and see what u think.
    Id appreciate it if u tried to get some unfiction ppl interested enough to trasnlate it.

  12. forgot the link, sry:

  13. anyone seen the "we are not alone"
    tv trailer? can someone post it here?

    I can't sit on the 'net all the damn time. i can't access youtube, myspace,
    facebook blah blah blah

  14. is related to I Am Legend as far as I know.

  15. I've been following for a while...never heard about I looked into it and it might be connected to Ethan Haas and the ARG for a video game called Alpha Omega (which has already been confirmed to not be related to Cloverfield)...but is directly connected to Christian Group called Generation Surge, promoting a soon to take place conference in February called the Immersed Conference. If you go to there is a direct link to the everthingisgoingtochange website.

    Cool Marketing scheme similar to Cloverfield...yet slightly cultish and unimportant. And definately not related to I Am Legend, weak guess being that the movie has already been out for quiet some time.

  16. More importantly to me are the alternate names for the movie. We have seen the cheese in the slusho commercial on the flag. How does cheese matter to the movie so much that they were thinking about naming it "Cheese"? If it was in contention with Slusho it must be important. As well Monkey? and Chocolate Outrage? Granted this is speculation but could the Monkey with the Cheese flag from the slusho commercial be a new flavor logo for a flavor only introduced in the U.S.?? Maybe this is what causes the internal explosions??

  17. Ummm, I Am Legend wasn't my guess...I remember that site being discussed weeks ago and someone noting it was related to that movie. I have a feeling the alternate names were just for secrecy when shooting and have nothing to do with the plot.

  18. Odette is one beautiful woman, but I do have to agree with Kevin, she should add on a little weight, she's too much on the thin side for my taste.

    Well, maybe it's her natural body type, some stay skinny regardless of what they do (lucky bastards).

    Regardless, she's beautiful and I can't wait to see what happen's to her in the movie. From the promotional shot's I've seen, it won't be pretty.

  19. I know its not related to "I am legend". I saw the movie the day it came out. Plus, the viral ad's on is still going on. As for the christian thing, I was kinda thinking the same thing, but I thought it was rather interesting that they've been talking about a certain "cause", and the date at the end of the newest video being 1-18-08. It's not related to Alpha Omega either, due to that's a pencil and paper RPG, which I am getting the books for. As for the christian thing, that's the closest possibility I've heard anyone say so far, because I've looked a little more into it. Thanks for the looking into it for me everyone, and take care.

  20. Two words about her pics: Sex-y :)

    2 more words!!: Very nice!

  21. I'm thinking that "Cheese" And "Monkey" were definitely fake titles, and they play on these titles on the Slusho website. There's the thought bubbles with the cheese, and then there's that random monkey, and I think they were just poking fun at it, the same way they made the bag with all of the crossed out names, and the same way they made fun of the stupid people who thought that he said "It's a lion" I think we over think stupid stuff and they make fun of us BECAUSE we over think it.

    That, my friends, is hilarious