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Gone Girl (2014) – Review

2 Stars

An astute master craftsman’s befuddled love letter to the two directors he loves most: Alfred Hitchcock and David Fincher. The resulting movie, taken from the book by Gillian Flynn and interwoven with the director’s almost trademark nihilism, is watchable for the first 45 minutes or so, until ludicrous plot turns and genuinely unlikable characters cave the story in on itself. It’s tempting to dismiss Gone Girl as topical sensationalism. But Fincher’s film is too meticulously crafted to write off as mere exploitation. Unfortunately, it’s also incredibly boring.
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Podcast EP237: 300: Rise of an Empire, Mr. Peabody Predictions, 86th Academy Awards, David Fincher does Jobs, New Matrix Trilogy, Mindcraft at Warners, Yeezus Trailer

Episode two-hundred and thirty-seven. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the latest in movie news, box office numbers and trailers.

Box Office Ace Predictions: 300: Rise of An Empire, Mr. Peabody & Sherman

News:
86th Annual Oscar round-up
The Razzies Go Out on a Limb, Slam ‘Movie 43′ and ‘After Earth’
Sony Wants to Release a Spider-Man Movie Every Year
Rumor: New ‘Matrix’ Trilogy Being Prepped by Wachowskis
Note Added to ‘Noah’ Marketing Explaining the Film is Not Faithful to the Bible
‘Minecraft’ Movie Rights Land at Warner Bros.
‘Jurassic World’ Adds Vincent D’Onofrio as Villain
‘The Birds’ Remake Gets Its Director
‘Bond 24′ Starts Filming in October
‘Fast & Furious 7′ to Resume Shooting in April
David Fincher Could Direct Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Biopic [Updated]
Adam Sandler Casts Himself in ‘Pixels’; Kevin James and Josh Gad Also in Talks
Pixar Artist Disneyfies R-Rated Classics in New Book

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Open Windows
Yeezus

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Riddick
Pompeii
Rush
In the Name of the King 3

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Podcast EP215: The Conjuring, Red 2, R.I.P.D, Turbo Predictions, Old Boy Trailer, News, Box Office

Episode two-hundred and fifteen. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the latest in movie news, box office numbers and trailers.

Box Office Ace Predictions: Turbo, The Conjuring, Red 2, R.I.P.D

News:
Johnny Depp Nears ‘Alice in Wonderland 2′ Deal, Moves Production Company to Disney
David Fincher Offers ‘Gone Girl’ Lead to Ben Affleck
Fox Teases New ‘Predator’ Project Announcement at Comic Con
Nick Cave Wanted to Call His ‘Gladiator 2′ Script ‘Christ Killer’
Sharanado causes a wave of press
‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Will Explain Coulson’s Return… Eventually

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Old Boy
Hell Baby
Enemies Closer

Box Office Delorean:
Looking forward to 2015

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Podcast EP162: Paranormal Activity 4 And Alex Cross Predictions, Hitchcock And News

Episode one-hundred and sixty-two. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the latest in movie news, box office numbers and trailers.

Box Office Predictions: Alex Cross
Paranormal Activity 4

News: Millennium Films Planning Its Own All-Female ExpendaBelles
David Fincher Takes The Goon to Kickstarter
Redbox’s Ten Most Rented Titles Ever
Grudge Match Starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro, Is A Go
Ted #1 Biggest R-Rated Original Comedy

TrailerAddict: Hitchcock

Box Office Weekend Breakdown: October 12-14, 2012

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Podcast EP145: Weinstein Extortion, Scorsese Sued, Hunger Games DVD Sales, Hobbit

Episode one-hundred and forty-five. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the latest in movie news, box office numbers and trailers.

News: Weinstein Extortion Attempt Thwarted by the FBI
Scorsese Being Sued for Breach of Contract
David Fincher Leaves Cleopatra Project Possibly Replaced by Ang Lee
Cowabunga! USPS Has 682 Million Unsold Simpsons Stamps
Hunger Games DVD/Blu-ray Sales
Eli Roth and Co-Writers Have Cracked the Feature Version of Thanksgiving
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Tickets Will Cost The Same For 48 FPS And 24 FPS

Box Office DeLorean: April 15-17, 1983

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Official Girl With the Dragon Tattoo Trailer #2 – 4 Mins

This is the movie I’ve been anticipating all year. After an amazing teaser trailer for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, this true trailer is even more intriguing. The things most showcased in this trailer are the cast, David Fincher’s perfectly matched style to the material and, of course, Trent Reznor’s score. Wow is this thing cast perfectly. Not only above the par acting and deliveries, but these people look exactly as I imagined them while reading the book. Not only that but scenes are so well directed that even just a flash and I know exactly where we are in the original source material. It’s also nice to see Daniel Craig in something that won’t stink. What do you think?

Ticking Clock (2011) – Review

2 Stars

Cuba Gooding Jr. returns again in yet another direct-to-DVD thriller this time reuniting with frequent collaborator director Ernie Barbarash (Hardwired). Would you kill a little boy if you knew that he would one day grow up to be a serial killer? That is the intriguing premise for Ticking Clock an odd, well made thriller with a sci-fi angle that pulls the rug out from unsuspecting viewers. Gooding is Lewis Hicks an investigative reporter not much liked by the police force nor his own family. After his mistress is murdered for her involvement in freeing a child molester; Hicks becomes engulfed in finding the serial killer also responsible for several other heinous murders. That the fugitive seemingly vanishes into thin air is one of the many troubling aspects for Hicks as he tries to present a logical explanation to police.
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Scream: A Great American Institution

scream posterWhen a full and thorough history of the popular culture of post war America comes to be written, the Scream films should have a special mention, because Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson have achieved through them something quite remarkable.

The films are a referential and post-modern nod towards the impact that the teen slasher genre has had on US society since the 1960s, and it is also a nod towards something deeply American, that curious and sometimes dangerous crossover between filmic fantasy and reality.

The fear of the random killer, the anonymous stranger, the predator picking up naïve hitchhikers on darkened country roads, was really a product of the late 1960s. A period of unparalleled affluence, relative social harmony and cohesion and national self confidence was starting to unravel. The counter culture of the 1960s, that whilst confined to a bohemian fringe, made great TV during the troubled year of 1968, representing a frightening challenge to the orderliness of US suburbia. The dark side of that culture was personified by Charles Manson in 1969 with the Tate and La Bianca murders in Los Angeles. Continue reading

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011) – Teaser Trailer

Finally the red-band european only trailer is available online thanks to this poorly done, but watchable cam job. Not sure if the music really fits the movie, but it does pull it together in the end. The most exciting thing about this is David Fincher directing, especially after what he accomplished with The Social Network. Strangely cut to me, seems like they’re trying to sell it as more of a horror movie, but it does work, and for those who are familiar with the book you’ll recognize many of the scenes from the flashes. In my opinion this looks to be better than the Swedish made film and captures more of the mood and images I got from reading the novel. What do you think?

(The red-band was pulled from the net by Sony after this story was posted, the official green-band trailer is below, which is pretty much the same idea. I actually think this green-band one plays better than the red-band.)

The Social Network – Trailer

David Fincher’s highly anticipated film about the creation of Facebook. This trailer is the best of the year. A harrowing choir version of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ is absolutely pitch perfect. Jessie Eisenberg looks to be stepping away from comedy and into a serious actor. Buzz is strong coming from film fetival screenings and boxoffice prospects look good. Opens 10/1/10