Gone Girl

The Best Movies of 2014 (According to Mike Sampson)

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by Mike Sampson 2 days ago
Open Road/Sony Pictures Classics/Marvel
I’m gonna let you in on a little secret: No one likes putting together a Top 10 list. Oh, don’t get me wrong; it’s fun at a party if someone asks you, “What were your favorite movies this year?” and you can just rattle off a list of titles in no particular order, not overly concerned if you accidentally left something off. But this list is formal. Published on the Internet. This will be my legacy. And that’s not something to take lightly.

President Obama Says ‘Boyhood’ is His Favorite Movie of 2014 (and the First Lady Disses ‘Gone Girl’)

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by Jacob Hall 3 days ago
IFC Films
It’s no secret that President Barack Obama is a film and TV buff. You may recall him organizing a private White House screening of ‘Lincoln’ back in 2012 or asking HBO for screeners of ‘True Detective’ last year. He may be tasked with keeping the country from descending into total chaos, but the man still finds time to catch up pop culture. And he seems to have good taste! In a recent interview, he revealed that Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ is his favorite film of 2014.

The Top 10 Movies and TV Shows of 2014, According to Facebook

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by Britt Hayes December 9, 2014 @ 5:06 PM
Marvel
It’s that time of the year, when pop culture websites and critics publish their annual Best Of lists and we heap praise on the best and most beloved movies and TV shows of the year. But what about the average moviegoer and TV-viewer? That’s where Facebook comes in. The social media site has released their top 10 movies and top 10 TV shows of the year, based on the most discussed titled of 2014. While some are fairly obvious, the lists might surprise you and inspire you to contemplate the overlap between what’s popular and what’s actually good.

From ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to Scarlett Johansson: What We’re Thankful For This Year

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by Britt Hayes November 25, 2014 @ 9:43 PM
Universal/Warner Bros./Marvel/Comedy Central
Another Thanksgiving is upon us, which means we'll gather around tables with friends and family and be asked to share what we're thankful for. Here at ScreenCrush, we think now is a good time to reflect on the wonderful bounty that has been delivered to us from the benevolent creators of film and television throughout 2014. This year has given us much to be grateful for, and so now we say thanks as we prepare to stuff our faces and fall into meat and pie comas (and ready ourselves for that 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer).

Watch Neil Patrick Harris Get Revealing About His Many Nude Scenes

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by Kate Erbland October 24, 2014 @ 3:48 PM
TBS
Perhaps you didn't hear the news that 'Gone Girl' contains nudity. Male nudity. Double male nudity, really, with various, ahem, appearances coming care of both Ben Affleck and Neil Patrick Harris. Affleck's appendages have already been the subject of some exhaustive essays, and far less attention has been paid to NPH's contributions. He's here to right that wrong.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Gone Girl' Vanquishes the Competition

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by Jacob Hall October 12, 2014 @ 11:10 PM
20th Century Fox
'Gone Girl' may have barely won its first weekend at the box office over 'Annabelle,' but in its second week of release, it emerged as the real victor. Fighting off tons of new competition, David Fincher's thriller held onto the number one spot and made it look easy.

The 7 Oddest 'Gone Girl' River of Secrets Posts

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by Mike Ryan October 3, 2014 @ 3:33 PM
20th Century Fox
On Thursday, Fox launched a new website called The River of Secrets in which people are encouraged to submit personal information about his or her loved one all in an effort to help promote the movie ‘Gone Girl.’ Sites like this already exist, but there is something hypnotizing about watching a human being’s greatest fears and concerns (or a public relations staffer’s best guess what someone’s greatest fear or concern might be) floating upstream into Internet oblivion.

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.

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)