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post Sep 28 2014, 11:27 PM
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The second of Gillian Flynn's novels to be adapted to the big screen will be another all-star production, starring Charlize Theron as a woman whose family is massacred when she is seven and 24 years later attempts to find the truth behind the murders.

I can't find any trailers for the film anywhere and no official release dates have been given either (IMDB states a Norwegian release is stated for 14 November)... I imagine it'll be held back until next year after awards season, especially with the imminent success of Gone Girl.

I didn't find the book as enjoyable as Gone Girl, but that's mainly down to it being far more gruesome than I can handle. It's a great, tense story though that had me gripped pretty much throughout.
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post Jan 19 2015, 03:51 PM
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I wonder when we're getting the trailer? If it's really coming out on March 20th in Sweden, as imdb claims, we should've seen something by now!
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Anything with Chloe Moretz I'll be on board with tongue.gif I bought the book a while back so hopefully I'll get to reading it before the film is out!
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post Mar 4 2015, 11:16 AM
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We finally got something, even if it's just a poster.



Premieres in Paris on March 30th and opens in France on April 8th.
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post Mar 4 2015, 08:30 PM
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Charlize is my all time favourite so I am very very excited for this. Hoping for something special.
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post Mar 6 2015, 05:04 PM
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We finally have a trailer now too



I love what I've read of the book (don't have too much left now) so I'm very excited for the movie but I'm disappointed at how low-key the release is looking to be after the massive success of Gone Girl. sad.gif The books themselves are a very similar standard.
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post Mar 6 2015, 05:39 PM
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Aah, it looks so good! Odd how the campaign is very France-oriented at the moment, I assume it will be released here too?
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post Mar 10 2015, 02:12 PM
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Okay so I met Nicholas Hoult last night in a pub (how British!) and I told him that I'm really looking forward to the film and asked when it was coming out here... He didn't know...Encouraging!
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post Mar 10 2015, 02:31 PM
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Theo you bloody celebrity hobnobber, I hate you.

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post Mar 10 2015, 02:33 PM
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QUOTE(jark @ Mar 10 2015, 02:31 PM) *
Theo you bloody celebrity hobnobber, I hate you.

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Come back to LDN we'll hobnob together 💚
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post Jun 19 2015, 02:27 AM
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New trailer (not seen the one above, so I dunno if it's the same yet)



Looks so good. Do you think they were holding it back to get some awards hype around it?
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post Jun 19 2015, 01:56 PM
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The clips look mostly new to me! I have no idea what's going on with the release but IMDB does have a start of August date for the USA, so hopefully that sticks and a UK release follows shortly after..
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I didn't love the book, but I think it will make an even better film. I'm definitely seeing it. The character ChloŽ Grace Moretz plays is my favourite by far.
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"Dark Places" was released in my country four months ago! It is based on the homonymous novel by Gillian Flynn, which became globally famous with "Gone Girl". The protagonist of the film is Charlize Theron. While up and coming Hollywood stars participate in the cast such as Nicholas Hoult and ChloŽ Grace Moretz. I had read the plot of the movie on a movie site before I went to watch it but I had not seen the official trailer.
The main heroine of the story is Libby, who is 8, who sees her mother, along with her sisters, get murdered in their own home. Believing that a satanic sect consisting of people of the area are responsible for the massacre, Libby would testify against her brother, who is one of its members. After 28 years, Libby will review the case after the urging of a peculiar club, consisting of amateur detectives who spend their free time investigating horrendous crimes. Some members of the club are convinced that her brother is innocent and is unjustly in prison. So, Libby has to face her past and she will have to recall the events of that night who mercilessly stigmatized her. Anyone who has read the book will be waiting to see a movie with evocative atmosphere of mystery and plenty of suspense regarding the events of that fateful night. However, "Dark Places" proceeded very slowly and it did not have the tension and suspense that a story like this should have had. The interpretations of the actors were subdued while their characters were indifferent and meaningless. The director of the film is the Frenchman Gilles Paquet-Brenner, whose filmography does not show anything special, but according to his own words, "Dark Places" was the movie that he wanted to turn into a movie long ago. So, I guess that he gave it his best. However, I cannot say that I was impressed by his work, since "Dark Places" did not have anything special about its content. Let alone, the directing looked more like a TV movie than a film adaptation. Nevertheless, Charlize Theron was quite good although several readers of the novel were disappointed with her pick in this specific role. Personally, I think that a good actor can perform any role and Charlize has amply proved it over the years. Additionally, the script was well-written and there was a twist at the end, something that happened in another novel by Gillian Flynn, "Gone Girl". With the difference, however, that "Gone Girl" started very strongly but it has a disappointing finale. While "Dark Places" was very warm until the middle, but towards the end, it gained some interest.
Unfortunately, "Dark Places" was not as good as expected. I was confident that I would see a tight thriller with scary scenes, but it was a drama with strong social elements. When I watched it in July, it hadnít been released in the USA yet. However, I was sure that it wouldnít be successful in the Box Office. The average score that it has gathered in "IMDb" is quite modest (6.3) while it didnít receive the best reviews by experts in the film industry. If it had more tension and suspense, it would pique my interest, but based on what I saw, it wasnít random that at some point I fell asleep in the comfortable red armchairs of the multiplex.
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post Dec 30 2015, 11:33 PM
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Finally seems to have a UK release date after about a million years!

22nd January limited release
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post Dec 30 2015, 11:40 PM
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About time!!! (Just as I'd removed it from my hype chart because I'd given up hope laugh.gif)
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post Dec 31 2015, 07:35 AM
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I enjoyed the book but not so much the movie...one of the weakest from Charlize Theron.
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I managed to see this tonight, wasn't expecting much given the limited release and poor reviews but I thoroughly enjoyed it! Was very engaging and all three leads gave great performances, mostly Chloe I thought.

The twist wasn't as shocking as Gone Girl's and I saw it coming but it was an enjoyable and at times tense viewing. Baffled why they didn't promote it further given the names leading the movie and the fact it had come off the back off Gone Girl, it could've been huge here and in the US! So strange.

A solid 8/10 for me.
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post May 8 2016, 11:18 PM
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I just watched this. It was OK. I liked it, I just didn't think it translated on to screen as well as 'Gone Girl' did. I found it quite drawn out in most places, but towards the end I found it pretty griping and tense. A 6.5/10 for me. Nothing to get TOO excited about, but definitely worth a watch.
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