Davis: New Fincher flick generating Oscar buzz

Fincher might be headed for another nomination with Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck.

David Fincher is probably the best movie director not to win an Academy Award.

After a less than successful start, both critically and commercially, with Alien 3, he rebounded with the hugely successful Seven.

Following that, he has had a non-stop series of critical and/or commercial successes with The Game, Fight Club, Panic Room, Zodiac, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, The Social Club and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

He received previous Oscar nominations as best director for both Benjamin Button and The Social Network.

But Fincher might be headed for another nomination with Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry.

Gone Girl

Affleck plays a man dealing with the disappearance of his wife and what appeared to be a blissful marriage that starts unraveling under the scrutiny of the police and the growing media frenzy. His lies, deceit and strange behaviour have everyone wondering if he killed his own wife.

Based upon the book of the same name, author Gillian Flynn (who also wrote the screenplay) promises a new twist that will surprise even those who read the novel.

Fans of the horror film The Conjuring will have reason to be frightened again with a prequel called Annabelle, which tells the origin of the evil doll. Originally a beautiful and rare vintage doll in a pure white wedding dress, Annabelle seems to be the perfect gift for a man’s pregnant wife and their unborn child, until on one horrific night, their home is invaded by members of a satanic cult and they are violently attacked. During the attack, the cultists conjure a malevolent entity that uses Annabelle to perform other sinister acts.

 

Just Posted

Westbank Opry announces Christmas show

West Kelowna music fans are encouraged to bring a food donation to help the less fortunate

Giants ground Rockets in WHL action

Vancouver builds early lead, never looks back in 6-1 win at Langley Events Centre

Kelowna author promoting life-changing book

Book signing event at Chapters Sunday of long-awaited Runaway Trilogy of life-changing maxims

Pedestrian hit at ‘dangerous’ Kelowna cross walk

Emergency officials responded to a cross walk that neighbours say is unsafe Saturday evening

Permitted burns in Okanagan mountains

Kelowna Fire Department says please don’t call 911

Drones used in search for clues about missing women

A volunteer search party was supported by professional drone operators

Giants stop Rockets’ 4-game winning streak

Vancouver scored four first-period goals to down Kelowna in WHL action.

Letter: In support of proportional representation

Kelowna letter writer says Liberal comments on voting are off base

Letter: Avoiding unsubstantiated opinions

Letter writer takes exception to the tone of previous letter to the Kelowna Capital News

Start on time: Canucks looking to shake first-period struggles

Canucks centre Bo Horvat said the formula for getting a leg up is there for everyone to see

COMMUTER ALERT: Snowfall warnings in effect across B.C.

Travelling this weekend? Check the forecasts before hitting the road

Tips for keeping your personal data safe, from the experts

It’s important to keep your ‘online footprint’ safe

Lights to turn blue ahead of funeral for fallen Abbotsford police officer

Buildings across B.C. are going blue Saturday night in honour of Const. John Davidson

Ride-share pioneer drives up quietly to B.C. battleground

Lyft approaches B.C. without Uber bombast, eyes small towns

Most Read