Escape to the Movies: Gone Girl - Fantastically Suspenseful Thiller

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Gone Girl - Fantastically Suspenseful Thiller

MovieBob takes a look at a mystery thriller that just may be one of the best movies this year.

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Remus

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Haven't you heard? Mario is a psycho-killer, responsible for the deaths of millions of toads over the course of his relationship with their princess, all while having 2 girls on the side, one of which is his brother's girlfriend. So yea, you got a problem.
 

Evonisia

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Yes you do have a problem. Why get a 20 inch Mario when a 30 inch Luigi would be far superior?

As for the film, well I'll try to check it out (though I'm not sure if the UK has to wait a bit to watch it yet).
 

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Loved the movie, and I'm pretty much on the same wavelength as Bob when it comes to appreciating it. Really dug the way it deconstructed the notion of ''normalcy''. That said, I'm actually surprised that Bob enjoyed it as much as he did, I actually thought he'd have issues with the movie's big twist:

Namely, Amy actually being a sociopath. The whole, ''She fakes being an abused wife as part of her criminal masterplan'' thing could easily be construed as misogynistic given the many real instances of people being abused by their spouses
 

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A perfect companion video to this week's review would be Every Frame a Painting.

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Man I wish I didn't watch the whole video, those twists sound pretty awesome.

Also, No Bob, you don't have a problem when your toys start reaching 21 inches then you have a problem :p
 

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daxterx2005 said:
Man I wish I didn't watch the whole video, those twists sound pretty awesome.

Also, No Bob, you don't have a problem when your toys start reaching 21 inches then you have a problem :p
The real problem is if the toy started at 20 inches and STARTED GROWING ON ITS OWN! DUHN DUHN DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHNNNNNNN!!!

OT: Oh boy. Nihilism. The philosophy saying everything in life sucks and will continue sucking forever. Sounds like the worst college roommate I ever had. Well, I suppose a film like this one is rather timely. What's weird is earlier this morning on The Today Show, they had an experiment showing people will go nuts if a man is a busing a woman, but not the other way around. Lines up with that midpoint reveal Bob showed, IMO.
 

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Braveheart is a quasi-historical movie about Bill, a man whose father was killed by the evil Brits (one of the many groups Mel Gibson hates, but the exceptional case where he can still cast them as the big baddies in his movies!). Bill is raised by his uncle and then returns to him homeland only to discover that Brits are still evil, especially King Patrick . . . h . . . O'Goohan.

Bill gathers his cl- his friends together, and tells them that he's ready kick ass and chew bubblegum, just like the legendary Rowdy R- er, Duke Nukem. The king sends his French daughter-in-law Isabella to talk to Bill because his son is too gay to do it himself, and Mel Gibson would like to note that that's perfectly historic so you can't blame him. Bill and Isabella hookup because films like this need a romantic interest and the first one was killed off.

Several impressive battles later, one of which probably should have had a bridge in it, Bill has the Brits on the run. Then he gets captured, and is drawn and quartered. But he isn't killed before showing the king just how defiant his people can be!
 

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Uriel_Hayabusa said:
Loved the movie, and I'm pretty much on the same wavelength as Bob when it comes to appreciating it. Really dug the way it deconstructed the notion of ''normalcy''. That said, I'm actually surprised that Bob enjoyed it as much as he did, I actually thought he'd have issues with the movie's big twist:

Namely, Amy actually being a sociopath. The whole, ''She fakes being an abused wife as part of her criminal masterplan'' thing could easily be construed as misogynistic given the many real instances of people being abused by their spouses
The other side of that is that the thing you had in quotes is actually a thing that actually happens to some, though not generally in the sort of way as in the movie. Note that I'm not saying that that last thing in the spoiler doesn't also happen, because it certainly does. Basically, people are capable of being terrible to each other on literally every side of every situation and it should never be underestimated.
 

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Huh. That does sound pretty good. Not my cup of tea, but I guess I have a few friends that would really like to see this.

Also, :D don't worry Bob. Many adults have 20 inch toys.

Most of them are porn stars or Jim Sterling, but it isn't that uncommon. ;p
Uriel_Hayabusa said:
Loved the movie, and I'm pretty much on the same wavelength as Bob when it comes to appreciating it. Really dug the way it deconstructed the notion of ''normalcy''. That said, I'm actually surprised that Bob enjoyed it as much as he did, I actually thought he'd have issues with the movie's big twist:

Namely, Amy actually being a sociopath. The whole, ''She fakes being an abused wife as part of her criminal masterplan'' thing could easily be construed as misogynistic given the many real instances of people being abused by their spouses
Eh, I don't think I'd call that misogynistic. Maybe offensive to some.

The only way I think you could get some misogyny out of it, is if people see the movie/read the book, and go all "Pfft. Are you really being abused, or are you faking it like Any did?" whenever actual spousal abuse comes up.

Which wouldn't be so much on the film/book, as it would be on the person who took that away as the "lesson".
 

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Uriel_Hayabusa said:
Loved the movie, and I'm pretty much on the same wavelength as Bob when it comes to appreciating it. Really dug the way it deconstructed the notion of ''normalcy''. That said, I'm actually surprised that Bob enjoyed it as much as he did, I actually thought he'd have issues with the movie's big twist:

Namely, Amy actually being a sociopath. The whole, ''She fakes being an abused wife as part of her criminal masterplan'' thing could easily be construed as misogynistic given the many real instances of people being abused by their spouses
Its also a reminder that men can also be the abused and while Nick was definitly an idiot and a shit husband, what Amy did in revenge was disgusting and the fact that Bob's review seems to suggest that this is ok if not expected really worries me. The 2 areas that spring out are:

In one of the Pike's best moments in the film, a longform soliloquy detailing the insane lengths she's gone to to stage her murder segues seamlessly into a breakdown of the lengths she and other women go through in terms of grooming "public face" performance in order to be catch the eyes of even just a decent-looking lunkhead like Nick in a way that makes the two feel about equal in their respective absurdities
The film repeatedly shows that she was more interested in getting people to be the way she wanted them to be and her face was a part of that.

Amy is nuts, but is she really "that" nuts? In the context of the grim, nihilistic image the film paints of present-day upscale middle-American existence, does being psychotic necessarily make her that much of an "aberration?"
Yes. Yes it does.

Overall, I pitied Amy by the end because all I could see was a sad, pathetic little girl desperate to be more famous then her fictional counterpart.
 

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Not much to say about the review, but...

Yes, Bob, you do have a problem. That problem is you have the giant Mario doll, and not me. ;)
 

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The fact that you are trying to defend Amy's actions is the most terrifying part of this review. It speaks volumes of who you really are as a person.
 

Strazdas

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so basically
a psychopath is manipulating public by pretending to be a victim trying to blame the other side for things they havent done when in reality she is a real monster we should be looking out for

and noone saw the simmilarity to current shitstorm? I mean, Bob is your subconciuos acting up like that or is it truly just a coincidence?
 

talideon

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I have to say, I kinda guessed most of the spoilery stuff from the trailer anyway. Still plan on seeing it to find out how it ultimately ends.