With the blockbusters of summer a distant memory and the doldrums of the fall movie season gone by, we can turn our attention, wallets, and excitement towards the main event- award show season. While not every movie released over the next few months will take home gold in February and March, they all have one thing in common: prestige. This is when the heavy hitters enter the ring.

Opening in theaters nationwide this weekend is Gone Girl. Starring Ben Affleck and directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl is the story of a woman who goes missing and the community that slowly discovers the only likely suspect behind the crime; her husband.

I know what you’re thinking. “I’ve seen it. Lifetime is based on this exact story. How come Dean Cain and Meredith Baxter Birney aren’t starring in it?” Well let me assure you- this movie is going to be way more screwed up than even the screwest of Lifetime’s made for tv projects.

A few months ago, I like many other cinefiles saw the trailer for Gone Girl and immediately ran out to read the book. I have audibly said, “HOLY $%&!” reading a book twice in my life, and I read A LOT. The first time was the reveal at the end of the graphic novel Watchmen, and the second was during Gone Girl. This is going to be big. It may enrage audiences, it may dazzle the critics, and it may cause men and women both to be extra weary of each other for months to come, and it will be one you will not be able to avoid.  See it before it gets spoiled for you by someone at the office on Monday.

What’s It About: With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

Should You See It: Yes. I whiffed big time on This Is Where I Leave You, but I nailed my prediction on The Equalizer. Ya boy is back and my hit prediction game is strong. Gone Girl is going to be good. Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, directed by David Fincher, and soundtrack by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The pedigree on Gone Girl is more than enough reason to see this movie.

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