| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:15 AM
How unfortunate that, in presenting the award for best director during the Academy Awards ceremony, Ben Affleck chose to quote Frank Capra's observation that "the cardinal sin is dullness."
None of the directors nominated, he added, could be accused...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:42 PM
Shirley MacLaine will present at the Oscars, and that makes her the most veteran performer announced so far for the Feb. 22 event.
The other latest presenters announced are Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Kevin Hart, Chris Pine, Miles Teller...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 8:15 AM
The life of an Oscar nominee is a busy one, indeed. Veteran actor J.K. Simmons had just flown in from Atlanta, where he's filming "The Accountant" with Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick, and was having a quick breakfast on a January late morning near his...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 4:45 AM
The day after Oscar nominations, while clearing away the "Lego" rubble, award season consultants began calling, repeating the same fear-soaked refrain: Beware the Phase Two Harvey.
For the uninitiated: Phase One of the Oscar campaign is earning...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:59 AM
Is Gillian Flynn pondering a sequel to “Gone Girl”? Maybe, she tells the New York Daily News—if stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, and director David Fincher were on board. “We could pick it up and see...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The cast of AMC's spinoff of "The Walking Dead" is slowly taking shape. Now it has a female lead in Kim Dickens.
Dickens, who most recently appeared with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in David Fincher's film, "Gone Girl" will star alongside Cliff Curtis...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 6:00 AM
She played Ben Affleck's wife in the Academy Award-winning film "Argo" and the object of Zac Efron's affection in the film adaptation of "The Lucky One." But Taylor Schilling did not find fame until she put on an orange prison jumpsuit to star in the...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 10:00 PM
For the big-screen adaptation of Chicago writer Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel “Gone Girl,” a filmmaker might have hired any random hottie to play Andie, the college-student girlfriend of murder suspect Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck).
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Gillian Flynn's thriller "Gone Girl" rose to the top of the bestseller charts on the strength of its page-turning depiction of an ideal suburban marriage turned bad.
For his big-screen adaptation, starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck as embattled...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 1:58 PM
The big movie titles start rolling out in October, and one of the biggest comes early: "Gone Girl," the widely anticipated version of Gillian Flynn's best seller.
Release date: Oct. 3
Premise: David Fincher ("The Social Network") directs...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 10:55 PM
The roster was impressive: Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Ben Affleck, Kristen Stewart. Those were just some of the big stars to walk the red carpet at the Hollywood Film Awards, which had its national television debut Friday night.
But after posing for...