Someone tell me: What happened to David Fincher? When the director who brought us uber-dark, smart films such as Se7en, Fight Club and even The Game makes a sap-filled movie the likes of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, you have to ask yourself that question. And the only answer I've been able to come up with is that he must have grown a heart. And, for Fincher, this is not a good thing.
French comedies are already fairly quirky and precious. So when you pass one through a Wes Anderson-shaped filter, what's the end result? Quirky, precious awesome. Anderson will be writing an adaptation of the French comedy Mon Meilleur Ami ("My Best Friend") for Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, according to Variety. He's also considering directing it, which would make it the first remake he's ever done. And if he doesn't take the reigns as director, it stands to be the first script he's written that he didn't direct. Either way, quelle surprise!
Over the next few weeks, you may be lucky enough to spend time with a hardcore Indiana Jones fan, one who will tell you endlessly, over and over, that the new Indy movie, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, is terrible. Do not listen to them. It is an incredibly entertaining movie, with many exciting action sequences and plenty of footage of that dreamy Shia LaBoeuf combing his hair. But is it an Indiana Jones movie? Because despite the presence of Harrison Ford, the involvement of John Williams and the use of a prepositional phrase in the title, it sure as hell doesn't feel like one. Let's break the movie down into its component elements and see where the disconnect lies.