Tag Archive: gone girl


SteveCarellFoxcatcher1

Here are the nominees for Best Actress:

Marion Cotillard – Two Days, One Night

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Who Should Win: While I normally feel meh about ‘career achievement’ awards, Julianne Moore is a respectable choice, with no shame given to Amazing Amy and Reese Witherspoon.

Who I’m Cheering For: As a man, I’m still too terrified to vote for Rosamund Pike.  I’m kidding.  I’m cheering for Julianne Moore. (looking over my shoulder…)

Who Will Win: Julianne should provide one of Sunday’s feel good moments.

Here are the nominees for Best Actor:

Benedict Cumberbatch – the Imitation Game

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Eddie Redmayne – the Theory of Everything

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

Bradley Cooper – American Sniper

Who Should Win: One last time, this is one of those years were a strong case could be made for all five of these guys.  Carell for going so far outside of his known wheelhouse, Redmayne for his physical commitment, Cooper just for being nominated three years in a row (as Josh Lucas puts more pins in his Bradley Cooper voodoo doll).  This feels like the extremely rare year where a ‘comic actor’ will be respected for giving the best performance.

Who I’m Cheering For: Umm…really?

Who Will Win: Hate to say it, but my gut says Bradley Cooper…

‘Gone Girl’

 

Gone-Girl-Movie-Rosamund-Pike-Amy-Dunne

Yikes…

That’s a pretty good one word reaction to Gone Girl, right?  Trading notes with my male friends, it’s definitely up there with Fatal Attraction and Unfaithful on that ‘Married Man Worst Fear’ list.

What can I say without spoiling the film?  If you’re a David Fincher fan, I can’t imagine you will be disappointed.  I’m reminded again he’s on that short list of directors who, if they want you for a part, you probably say yes, script unseen.  Speaking of, Tyler Perry!  I’m not as surprised as some, but yeah.  He wasn’t distracting, or pulling you out of the story with his appearance, was he?

And Affleck (clearly carrying the extra Prince of Gotham weight) was appropriately douchey and sympathetic as the story played out.  The star and certain lock for a Best Actress nomination Rosemund Pike, well what can I say?  I’m aware this is an adaptation of a popular book (so there’s a lot on the page) but you still need committed actors to play the parts.  And I believed her in that role.  Completely.  Too much.

So if you haven’t gotten around to seeing Gone Girl yet, well worth your time.