Gone Girl – a review

I’ve not yet read the book. But the film is excellent.

Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her 2012 novel of the same name. It stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. …

Affleck can only play Affleck. He’s OK. But there’s not much acting there.

Rosamund Pike is fantastic.

… she received nominations for an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress. …

What a freak.

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube.

The Silkworm – J. K. Rowling

The Silkworm is a 2014 crime fiction novel written by J. K. Rowling, published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. It is the second novel in the series of private investigator Cormoran Strike, and is a sequel to The Cuckoo’s Calling (2013). …

Much like The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm was met with critical acclaim but, since Rowling’s identity as the series’ author was revealed in early 2013, managed to sell more copies than its predecessor in its opening weeks. …

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Both books are good. But Silkworm even better than Cuckoo’s. Strike and his sidekick get more interesting. Rowling does an impressive job of writing from an old, gruff male perspective. Strike is believable.

I’ll certainly continue to read the Strike series. I’m suddenly a crime fiction buff. 

Amazon – The Silkworm (A Cormoran Strike Novel)

rich getting richer, the poor poorer

Why is that?

Many of the rich (Cheap-Labor Conservatives) like “cheap labour”.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Though former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich overstates a bit, his key points are true.

Click PLAY or watch a trailer for Robert Reich’s documentary on YouTube. Inequality for All.

I can’t see why any poor or under-employed person should vote for the Republican Party. The American Tea Party hates the poor. Despises any program that gives one dollar to the poor. Yet wants to waste hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars in the Middle East.

I’m still trying to find a national American politician who’s a true fiscal conservative.

Films for Action – The Cheap-Labor Conservatives’ “Dirty Secret”: They Don’t Really Like Prosperity

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything is a 2014 British biographical romantic drama … from the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen by Jane Wilde Hawking, which deals with her relationship with her ex-husband, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, his diagnosis of motor neuron disease, and his success in physics. …

Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 79% of critics gave the film a positive rating, based on 214 reviews with an average score of 7.3/10. …

At the 87th Academy Awards, it has been nominated in the categories of Best Picture, Best Actor for Redmayne, Best Actress for Jones, …

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube.

Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) would be a far more worthy winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor than is Michael Keaton (“Birdman”)

Redmayne spent six months researching Hawking’s life, watching every interview footage he could find on him. …

… Hawking gave him his blessing and also revealed that, “[Hawking’s] response was very positive, so much so that he offered to lend his voice, the real voice that he uses. The voice you hear in the latter part of the story is in fact Stephen’s actual electronic voice as he uses it” …