Algorithm-driven Consumerism

If you desire to remain immaculately unspoilered DO NOT READ THIS. Not any of this. If, on the other hand, you are already either hardened, numbed or entirely desensitized to spoilers or are familiar with the British original, this review-slash-commentary coming from the Quietus on the potential meaning and status of UTOPIA may provoke yet a few more insights as to why Fincher made sure to snap the series' remake rights.

"[Could] Utopia be the emblematic TV drama of the decade? Quite possibly. We live in the age of algorithm-driven consumerism, of capitalist realism, of state surveillance that's no longer hidden but seems almost entirely accepted anyway. We live in a world which has just reacted to an unprecedented crisis of capitalism by destroying essential public services in order to restore almost exactly the same system that caused the collapse."

Yup. Sounds more than a little crazy if you spell it out like that, doesn't it. And along with the fact that the show sneaks in the occasional laugh-out-loud subversive humour coupled with excessive on-screen violence and not-so-laugh-out-loud political, social and ethical subject matters... hm, doesn't all of that sound like a quite logical or possibly mandatory pick for a director who has both tackled FIGHT CLUB and HOUSE OF CARDS?

Enough with the rhetorical questions? Let's see what Fincher and screenwriteress Flynn do with this...

The Bitch Is Back

This must be worse than any recurring nightmare: The way his directorial debut will haunt Fincher forever. "I had to work on it for two years, got fired off it three times and I had to fight for every single thing. No one hated it more than me; to this day, no one hates it more than me." And I am pretty certain, no one ever will...

So it's obviously easier for some of us to find a measure of enjoyment in the movie, and now Cinephilia and Beyond has just posted a massive article on the hellish mess that was Alien³ — and that definitively is wildly enjoyable, packed with set photos, interview snippets, creatures, alien and domestic, and open wounds (so, uhm, these could probably retraumatize Fincher all over again).

Thanks, Gould, for dropping this in the inbox.


Fincher & Palahniuk @ Comic-Con 2014

Anything DvH is posting is worth noting, obviously, everyone should have that figured out by now. But this item you simply must not miss: An event titled "Fight Club: From Page to Screen and Beyond" would be worth attending anywhere in the world. But it's happening at this year's Comic Con, and I'd say they tapped, uhm, just the right guests...

© Chuck Palahniuk /

"Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Choke, Haunted), director David Fincher (Fight Club, Seven, The Social Network, and Gone Girl), Gerald Howard (Doubleday executive editor), and special guests discuss the seminal novel's journey from book to film and beyond. Moderated by Rick Kleffel (" 7 p.m. to 8 p.m, Room 25ABC.

That's right, cancel everything else and go there! If anyone will be able to attend, make sure to take some snaps and report here for the rest of us hungry brains. Thanks Daryl, this sounds fantastic!

Gone Girl: Full Trailer

This one is a brilliant, brilliant beast, all the way up to its last line. Fanboy speaking no doubt, but come on — this looks amazing! Hurry up, October!

Explore The Crime Scene: Gone Girl Official Site

Do remember, it is, not just gonegirl, cough. So for best results do use the link below, and you will find the brilliant official website for David Fincher's upcoming "Gone Girl" movie. This, combined with a new batch of posters released these days and a trailer coming later in the day — marketing for the new Fincher flick is definitely kicking off now... with only 88 days to go.

P.S. If you just checked out that "other" gonegirl site, you are official a perv with impulse control issues. Just saying. ;)