Gone Girl: Only 3 More Months


Twentieth Century Fox has released four new posters and another trailer for the highly anticipated movie, GONE GIRL. Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) disappears on her fifth wedding anniversary to Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), quickly causing Nick to become the prime suspect – but as readers know, there’s more to the story than just that.

I’ll be honest. I was hesitant to read Gone Girl after going on vacation with my friend last summer and hearing her sister scream through the second half of the book. Curiosity finally got the best of me (I’ve cried, but never yelled, while reading) and I tore through it in two days (THAT TWIST, THOUGH).

I became even more curious when I heard David Fincher was turning the book into a movie and Ben Affleck was set to star. Without revealing too much, there are shifts in character narrative that could cause the movie to get choppy/confusing, but Fincher has already proven to be a master of adaptations (he directed The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo). The new trailer includes Amy’s diary, Neil Patrick Harris as Amy’s sketchy ex-boyfriend (AH!), and a much guiltier Nick.

The Big Move

So I did it.

I moved from the east coast to the west.

Things I’ve learned so far?

1. Beeping – drivers are quick to remind me with one quick HONK that I don’t know where I’m going.

2. Juice Bars – this is a known fact, but I still find it fascinating. I tried a sip of my sister’s greenish blend and….eh. I’ll stick with a smoothie or heck, just give me a chewable meal.

3. Shopping, Shopping Everywhere – big spenders in big places, places I’ve never even heard of. Cotton On? Brandy Melville? I need to find a job.

4. It’s orrrrrrganiccc – everything that is.

5. Movie Theaters – every street, every block, every page in the newspaper. Some even just play two movies – racy drama next to a family fun film. One ticket for Don Jon, please.

6. The Industry – the name given to those “enslaved” to the entertainment business (as described by a lovely neighbor I met today). He also told me to get a sharper knife.

7. THERE’S A 9% SALES TAX? 9%???????

8. There is traffic at all hours. And the crosswalks aren’t any better.

9. You can charge your “electric” car in the parking garage?

10. The pizza is….eh.