Gone_GirlI was not in a rush to go out and see Gone Girl because not only had I read the book and would know every twist that was coming, but I hadn’t bought into some of those surprises or liked the ending. The film directed by David Fincher stays true to the book with some minor alterations necessary in order to keep the movie from running ridiculously long.

Like most book to film adaptations, there is quite a bit of nuance that is lost. I won’t give specific examples so as not to give anything away. This much you already know from the title–Gone Girl delves into the disappearance of Amy Dunne, the beautiful wife of the equally attractive Nick Dunne. The book explores in much more detail and more effectively, the arc of Nick and Amy’s relationship. Continue reading »

If you’d like to see a preposterous, movie about cops and robbers that glamorizes violent criminals then by all means run out and go see The Town. Otherwise, save your money.

Ben Affleck is Doug MacRay, the head of a bank robbery crew in Charlestown, Boston, which at the beginning of the film we’re told has the distinction of having produced the most bank robbers in the U.S. During one of these robberies, Doug and his gang take a hostage, Claire Keesey played by Rebecca Hall and later release her unharmed. As it turns out, Claire lives in the neighborhood and Doug decides to follow her and find out how much she knows or remembers about the incident. Of course, he becomes involved with her and complications ensue. One of them being that there is absolutely no chemistry between the two actors. Continue reading »

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