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Chasing Amy: My Reviews of David Fincher’s “Gone Girl”


If you follow me on Tumbr or Twitter, or like the Facebook page, you’ve probably seen my video review series that I started earlier in September. In that series, I reviewed Gone Girl right after I saw it on Thursday night, trying to be as spoiler free as possible, since I figured many people probably hadn’t seen it yet. You can watch that review here:

My friend Ryan from The Matinee asked me to be on his podcast about the film on Sunday. This was a very spoiler-filled discussion and let me really say how I felt about the film. You can listen to that podcast here. This is definitely a divisive film and one that everyone will be talking about. I didn’t like it, but I’m glad I saw it.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Panic Room, 2002 (dir. David Fincher)


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Meg: [on loudspeaker] Get out of my house!
Sarah: Say fuck!
Meg: [on loudspeaker] FUCK!
Sarah: Mom! “Get the fuck out of my house”!
Meg: [on loudspeaker] Get the FUCK out of my house!

Movie Quote of the Day – The Game, 1997 (dir. David Fincher)


Nicholas: What are you saying?
Conrad: I’m so fucked. They just fuck you and they fuck you and they fuck you, and then just when you think it’s all over, that’s when the real fucking starts!

Director’s Guild of America Nominations Announced


  • Woody Allen – Midnight In Paris
  • David Fincher – The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
  • Michel Hazanavicius – The Artist
  • Alexander Payne – The Descendants
  • Martin Scorsese – Hugo
The winner in the Feature Film category will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards dinner and ceremony on Saturday evening, January 28, 2012, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.  The DGA Awards will be hosted by director/actor/producer Kelsey Grammer. [source]

Movie Quote of the Day – The Social Network, 2010 (dir. David Fincher)


Cameron Winklevoss: What, do you want to hire an IP lawyer and sue him?
Divya Narendra: No, I want to hire the Sopranos to beat the shit out of him with a hammer!
Tyler Winklevoss: We don’t even have to do that.
Cameron Winklevoss: That’s right.
Tyler Winklevoss: We can do that ourselves. I’m 6’5″, 220, and there’s two of me.

Trailer and Poster for Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo


This looks…interesting. I love Fincher so I’ll put aside my dislike of Daniel Craig and see this in theaters for sure.

 

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Movie Quote of the Day – Zodiac, 2007 (dir. David Fincher)


Templeton Peck: Paul, you wrote the Justice Department asking to be put in charge of the Zodiac investigation?
Paul Avery: I merely suggested–
Templeton Peck: On our letterhead?
Paul Avery: –that those with knowledge of the case create an information clearinghouse to promote an exchange and free flow of ideas.
Templeton Peck: And that you run it.
Paul Avery: Well, who better than me? [beat] The marked man.

Updated Precursors Chart, A Look At Best Supporting Actress


I’ve added a few more winners to the precursors chart. The Social Network, Fincher and Sorkin still lead their categories. Colin Firth leads Best Actor, Natalie Portman leads Best Actress and Christian Bale leads Best Supporting Actor.

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What has recently become interesting is the Best Supporting Actress category. At first Jacki Weaver for Animal Kingdom seemed to be primed for the award, with a win at the National Board of Review and a Golden Globe nomination. But she failed to receive a SAG nomination and that could hurt her chances. Melissa Leo in The Fighter has been picking up steam, with five critic awards wins, a Golden Globe and SAG nomination. Recently joining the race and picking up major momentum is Hailee Steinfeld from True Grit. Although she didn’t receive a Golden Globe nomination, she also have five critic award wins and a SAG nomination. With all the other acting fields relatively predictable (as well as most of the tech categories), Supporting Actress seems to be the most interesting race of the year.

State of the Race, Updated Precursors Chart


Still seeing several frontrunners – The Social Network for Best Picture, David Fincher for Best Director and Christian Bale for Best Supporting Actor in The Fighter. Best Actress seems to be split between Natalie Portman in Black Swan and Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone. Toy Story 3 seems to be the one to beat for Best Animated Film (no surprise there). A lot of the critics groups only have one screenplay category and Aaron Sorkin continues to dominate there. The SAG and Golden Globe nominations really help us get a shortlist of what actors will compromise the nominees for the Oscars, though they sometimes throw us a curveball. Once the PGA, WGA and DGA release their nominees we’ll have a better idea of what we might see Oscar nomination-wise.

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Precursors Chart Updated (Yet Again)


I’ve added three more critics groups since yesterday’s update. The Social Network/David Fincher/Aaron Sorkin continue to dominate. Several more critics groups are announcing their winners this week. Also if you missed it, the Golden Globe nominations came out today. The Screen Actors Guild will be announcing their nominees on Thursday.


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