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Monday Movie Memo: Is Gone Girl An Oscar Contender?

One week before it is due to open in theaters, David Fincher’s Gone Girl opened to critical acclaim as part of the New York Film Festival line up. Every time a prestige picture like Gone Girl opens from now until the end of the year, we’re likely going to spend some time dissecting the movie’s Oscar chances, and for Gone Girl, they’re pretty great. Join the conversation in this week’s Monday Movie Memo, featured above.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl adapts Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel about Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), a self-absorbed, unemployed writer who becomes the center of a murder investigation when his picture-perfect wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), goes missing. As much of a whodunit as it is a biting critique on the media, Gone Girl sizzles with mesmerizing performances, and once again shows Fincher at the top of his game.

Our full review will be on the site shortly. Until then, read about:

- The moment in Gone Girl that showcases Ben Affleck’s Batman skills.

- The one David Fincher movie Ben Affleck HAS to screen before he begins a directing gig.

- And the possible changes Fincher made to the ending of Gillian Flynn’s novel.

Gone Girl opens everywhere on October 3.

Sean O'Connell
Sean O'Connell

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.