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  • Ben Affleck 'Real Time' flap: Liability for 'Gone Girl' or nonissue?

    Ben Affleck had a busy weekend, to say the least. The "Gone Girl" star saw his marital murder mystery open in a pitched box-office battle, while critics and cultural commentators debated the film's artistic merits and the Internet buzzed over whether...
  • Political correctness police should give Joe Biden a break

    Isn’t it a bitch? Before anyone accuses me of offending women or dogs, please know that I am referring to a question Joe Biden asked last week at Harvard. It was a supposedly humorous response to a student identifying himself as a vice president....
  • Box office: What kind of a success is Ben Affleck's 'Gone Girl?'

    After plenty of mid-production and pre-opening hoopla, "Gone Girl’s" box office was undoubtedly solid upon opening this weekend. The David Fincher thriller surpassed some forecasts that had it opening below $30 million to land at $38 million,...
  • Fincher, Affleck and Pike take 'Gone Girl' to new heights

    "PUT YOUR ear down close to your soul and listen hard." -- Anne Sexton WELL, I went to see the movie "Gone Girl," based on Gillian Flynn's hot novel that blasted onto best seller lists several years back. I turned a lot of my friends on to this book....
  • Shriver raises $1 million, Kuehl only half that in supervisors race

    Shriver raises $1 million, Kuehl only half that in supervisors race
    Former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver has raised nearly twice as much money -- a little more than $1 million -- than former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl in the Nov. 4 election campaign to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky....
  • Oscar voters greet 'Gone Girl' with a shrug

    David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” the murder-mystery about a missing wife that doubles (for some) as a bleakly funny portrait of modern marriage at its worst, packed the 1,012-seat Samuel Goldwyn Theater on Saturday night as motion picture...
  • 'Gone Girl' powers up with formidable women taking lead

    'Gone Girl' powers up with formidable women taking lead
    There was one line Ben Affleck didn't want to deliver in the new movie "Gone Girl," according to director David Fincher: "I'm so sick and tired of being picked apart by women." In the scene a woman is, in fact, filleting Affleck's character, weary...
  • Shocking thriller 'Gone Girl' has perfect combo of actors, director and writer

    The most shocking thing about the dramatic thriller "Gone Girl" is how well it delivers on both the style and twists of the best-selling novel. It likely helped that author Gillian Flynn adapted the story herself, and teamed with director David Fincher...
  • Box Office: 'Gone Girl,' 'Annabelle' Stun With Big Debuts

    "Gone Girl" and "Annabelle" enjoyed sizzling debut weekends, as David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-seller racked up $38 million and "The Conjuring" spin-off scared up $37.2 million. It was a neck-and-neck race for first place and it's...
  • Film Review: The turns are better left unsaid in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

    Film Review: The turns are better left unsaid in David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'
    In reference to “Gone Girl” director David Fincher, Gillian Flynn — the novel’s author (and now the film’s screenwriter) — has asserted that “...even as I was writing the novel, there were certain scenes I...
  • 'Gone Girl' Headed for $38 Mil Weekend Win, 'Annabelle' Tops Friday Box Office

    Ben Affleck's star power is clearly here to stay. "Gone Girl" opened to $13.2 million Stateside on Friday, on its way to a higher-than-anticipated $38 million this weekend. Although the thriller stands to come out on top this weekend, it was overtaken...