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Review: Gone Girl

Posted by Ali Gray at 00:30 on 05 Oct 2014
Gone Girl
I read Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. I read Zodiac by Robert Graysmith. I read The Accidental Billionaires by Ben Mezrich. I read The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. All were at some point translated to the screen by David Fincher; only the latter felt undermined by its source material.

Here's that amazing Gone Girl poster easter egg you didn't notice

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:15 on 28 Sep 2014
Here's that amazing Gone Girl poster easter egg you didn't notice
The first time I laid eyes on the poster for David Fincher's Gone Girl, adapted from Gillian Flynn's excellent book, I didn't think much of it. Futura? Yawn. Ben Affleck looking sad? Tell it to Batman. A giant floating head? Probably the most overused poster cliché there is. Then I noticed the whopping great easter egg for fans who have already read the book. Then it clicked. And now I think it's genius. Read on if you want to see it (spoiler).

Top 10 films of our lifetime #4: Zodiac

Posted by Ed Williamson at 07:00 on 23 Sep 2014
Top 10 films of our lifetime #4: Zodiac
Possibly the most underrated movie on this list, Zodiac was nominated for a big fat ZERO Academy Awards, which is insane, because it's by far the best film David Fincher has made this century, and it's teeming with quality: flawless cinematography, invisible CG magic, and a cast groaning with talent. Testament to its thrilling three-hour running time is the fact that only after I had finished watching it recently did I realise it marked the first meeting of Avengers 'Science Bros' Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo - Ali.

Ben Affleck runs like a (gone) girl

Posted by Ali Gray at 23:00 on 15 Apr 2014


In related news, the trailer for Gone Girl is very interesting indeed, although the Fincher/Reznor/Ross trademark of cutting it to a cover is hardly original (see also: Radiohead's 'Creep' sung by the Vega Choir for The Social Network, Led Zeppelin's 'Immigrant Song' sung by Karen O for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo). I'm not angry, David. Just pretentious.

TheShiznit.co.uk presents: Fight Club

Posted by Ali at 07:00 on 02 Feb 2012
TheShiznit.co.uk presents: Fight Club
Ditch any plans you have for Thursday March 15th, because you're coming to the Stratford East Picturehouse cinema to see our special screening of Fight Club. Tyler Durden politely requests your attendance.

The most exhilarating 154 seconds of film in 2011 is now online

Posted by Ali at 21:25 on 11 Jan 2012
The most exhilarating 154 seconds of film in 2011 is now online
If you've seen The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, you'll know what I'm talking about. If you missed the first few minutes, you won't.

Review: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Posted by Matt at 22:45 on 20 Dec 2011
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011)
By now you are probably one of the bazillion commuters that have already familiarised yourself with the first novel in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, and/or one of the many world cinema boasters that have watched the original Swedish film adaptation. If not, you've really been missing out on one of the greatest thrillers of the 21st century. Although, lucky for you, you'll also get to see Fincher's fantastic version without ever knowing what's coming next. I am, as they say, well jel.

Yes please, now please, thank you

Posted by Ali at 22:25 on 25 Oct 2011
Yes please, now please, thank you
New poster for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is all kinds of wonderful. Feels like David Fincher's just rubbing his excellent in our faces now. Jerk.

122 HD stills from the new Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trailer

Posted by Ali at 22:20 on 26 Sep 2011
122 HD stills from the new Girl With The Dragon Tattoo trailer
If you saw the latest trailer for David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, you may want to appreciate it in a more exhaustive fashion. With that in mind, I present to you 122 HD stills taken from the trailer, showcasing David Fincher's absolute mastery of the frame. Enjoy.
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