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Rumor: Is This the 'Justice League' Villain?

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by Britt Hayes October 10, 2014 @ 6:20 PM
Warner Bros.
We found out a while back that 'Batman v Superman' writer and Ben Affleck pal Chris Terrio would be penning the screenplay for Warner Bros.' upcoming 'Justice League' film, and today comes some potential news about that project and its central villain. Who might DC's superhero super-team be facing off with in Zack Snyder's 'Justice League'?

Reel Women: How 'Gone Girl' Defies the Strong Female Character

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by Britt Hayes October 3, 2014 @ 12:58 PM
20th Century Fox
Gillian Flynn's 'Gone Girl' was a divisive novel upon release in 2012, analyzed and picked apart, often scrutinized and questioned for its depiction of central character Amy Dunne -- was she a "strong female character" or a strong enough female character, and just what the hell does that phrase even mean anymore? It's almost derogatory now. There was perhaps no one better to adapt Flynn's pulpy work than David Fincher, whose film version hits theaters this week and faithfully adapts Flynn's story, serving as an indictment of media vultures and the toxicity of marriage. But it goes one (and even more) further than that, hitting on something imperative to Flynn's novel: how we want to perceive Amy, and how we feel about her as a character when that perception is challenged.

Leonardo DiCaprio Leaves Steve Jobs Biopic, Replacements Already Being Eyed

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by Britt Hayes October 2, 2014 @ 5:29 PM
It looks like director Danny Boyle will have to find a new Steve Jobs for his upcoming biopic, as Leonardo DiCaprio has formally exited the project. The actor has backed out to star in another film instead, and now the studio has their eyes on a few replacements, including original choice Christian Bale.

Trophy Talk: On the Oscar Potential of 'Gone Girl'

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by Mike Ryan October 2, 2014 @ 10:56 AM
Getty
People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post’s Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush’s Mike Ryan will speculate about these trophies and which famous person might win one. It will be fun. Let’s talk some trophies! Today, we pick up where we left off last week and continue to discuss why 10 Best Picture nominees isn't working and we discuss the Oscar potential of 'Gone Girl' (which premiered last Friday at the New York Film Festival)

'Gone Girl' and the War Against Ambiguity

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by Nick Schager September 29, 2014 @ 1:45 PM
Fox
Don’t believe the pre-release speculation – when 'Gone Girl' arrives in theaters this Friday, its original ending is (in spirit, if not exact detail) intact. That’s sure to rankle some of the countless readers who originally objected to Gillian Flynn’s 2012 best-seller on the basis of its conclusion.

'Gone Girl': 14 Differences Between the Book and the Movie

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by Kate Erbland September 27, 2014 @ 2:10 PM
20th Century Fox/Crown Publishing
Bestselling author Gillian Flynn may have penned the script for the very first film based on one of her novels -- David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' -- but that doesn't mean that the writer balked at slicing and dicing her own work. We've known for a quite some time (since January, when Fincher's film was the cover story on Entertainment Weekly, to be precise) that Flynn had changed her own story for the big screen, with a big emphasis placed on mixing around the feature's third act.

'Gone Girl' Cast at New York Film Festival: The Only Stable Character Is the Cat

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by Nick Romano September 27, 2014 @ 12:21 PM
20th Century Fox
"The only really stable character in this house is the cat," remarked a reporter at the press conference following the screening of 'Gone Girl' that kicked off the New York Film Festival. But as Tyler Perry said, "You haven't met the cat."

'Gone Girl' Review: David Fincher's Sleazy Prestige Film

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by Mike Ryan September 26, 2014 @ 10:15 PM
Fox
Throughout David Fincher’s adaptation of ‘Gone Girl,’ it was almost as if my subconscious was telling me that this movie shouldn’t be as good as what I was watching. That’s not a slam on Gillian Flynn’s novel (obviously; I haven’t read it), it’s just that the book is presented in such a unique way, which would at least seem almost impossible to pull off – just in a basic book vs. movie sort of way. Look, I understand that this following statement can be said about most movies, but in a less capable director’s hands – and with a less capable cast -- this movie could have easily have been garbage. Actually, this movie should have been garbage.

New 'Gone Girl' TV Spots Mess With Your Head as First Reviews Land

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by Nick Romano September 22, 2014 @ 12:43 PM
20th Century Fox
'Gone Girl,' the sweeping sensation that swept numerous lists of best-selling novels, is getting ready to hit the big screen with David Fincher's highly anticipated adaptation. Ahead of the film's debut at this year's New York Film Festival, a few TV spots have landed to reveal some new footage and mess with our heads a little bit.

Trophy Talk, With Chris and Mike

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by Mike Ryan September 18, 2014 @ 1:11 PM
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People love watching famous people accept trophies. So, every so often, The Huffington Post's Chris Rosen and ScreenCrush's Mike Ryan will speculate about these trophies and which famous person might win one. It will be fun. Let's talk some trophies!