Film review: GONE GIRL, from Built For Speed

David Fincher is one of the finest filmmakers of recent times and his movies are now major events.  Not surprisingly his adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling 2012 novel Gone Girl has been one of the year’s mostly hotly anticipated movies.  While this film is not an immediate masterpiece like Seven, Zodiac, Fight Club and The Social Network, it is still

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Film review: THE WORLD’S END, from Built For Speed

In the noble tradition of Old Dogs, Grown Ups and Hot Tub Time Machine comes The Worlds End, another low-brow comedy about a group of middle aged guys desperately trying to relive the glory days of their wayward youth. Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, The World’s End is the last in a loosely connected comic trilogy that also includes

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Film review: JACK REACHER, from Built For Speed

The lengthy right-wing revenge fantasy Jack Reacher brings to the screen the violent antics of a character who has appeared in 17 novels by author Lee Child. In the title role, Tom Cruise plays a former soldier now drifter who goes from town to town having adventures just like Bill Bixby in The Incredible Hulk.  In this film he’s called

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