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Copycat Culture: Adapting to a World of Adaptations

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 11.18.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

When it comes to fiction -- which today includes television, movies, video games, and other narrative media -- copying someone else's ideas is nothing new.

Matt Damon Jokes About Seeing Ben Affleck Naked Before 'Gone Girl'

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 11.10.2014 | Entertainment

While the whole world may have been shocked to see Ben Affleck in the buff in "Gone Girl," there was one person who wasn't too fazed. Affleck's fri...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of November 1

Digital Book World | Posted 11.05.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Gillian Flynn's hit Gone Girl trades places with Gray Mountain by John Grisham, ending its six-week run at the top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 25

Digital Book World | Posted 10.29.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Self-published titles make a strong showing on this week's Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List. Penelope Ward's Stepbrother Dearest remains inside the top ten, scooting up a couple of places into the No. 4 spot this week.

Don't Knock Thrillers

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.28.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

A thriller is not a cozy mystery or a whodunit. It's a novel or play in which a threat to the life or well-being of the protagonist and/or other significant characters is paramount. Catastrophe will occur if the hero doesn't act decisively, and if necessary, with violence.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 18

Digital Book World | Posted 10.22.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Gone Girl rounds out its fifth week at the top of the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List as Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time debuts at No. 2.

Apps for Addictions

David Sable | Posted 10.20.2014 | Technology
David Sable

This is not a screed against technology, nor is it a Luddite rant. Au contraire. But we can't let it control us. We must remain in control so our world doesn't become a cheap B movie.

'Fury' Holds Its Ground At The Box Office

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 10.20.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bloody World War II drama "Fury" blew past "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. "Gone Girl" was tops at the box office for ...

Gone Girl: Fact In Fiction

Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw | Posted 10.16.2014 | Weddings
Drs. Bill and Ginger Bercaw

"We weren't ourselves when we fell in love, and when we became ourselves - surprise! We were poison. We complete each other in the nastiest, ugliest...

The State Of The Oscar Race So Far

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.16.2014 | Entertainment

Now that the New York Film Festival has come to a close, Oscar prognosticators have finally seen a fresh batch of the fall's most anticipated movies. ...

5 Books To Read This Semester

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 10.16.2014 | College
Alexis Jane Torre

Read a book that's not assigned, even though it can be a struggle to just read what was assigned, to take a mental break, find inspiration, or even remember feelings that you may have forgotten. So, curl up, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready to get lost in a good book.

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks: Week of October 11

Digital Book World | Posted 10.15.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

This week sees an uptick in the number of titles with price tags higher than $10 on the Digital Book World Ebook Best-Seller List.

Ben Affleck Lent His Porsche To The 'Gone Girl' Cast

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 10.14.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

"Gone Girl" has quickly become one of this fall's biggest crowd-pleasers, but it sounds like shooting the film in small-town Missouri was a lot less e...

Pixar's Lava Uses Massive Characters and Settings to Tell Sweet Little Love Story

Jim Hill | Posted 10.14.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

While the artists at Pixar obviously found a way to make a volcano look personable and appealing, there was still the matter of selling the audience on the size of this character and the overall scale of this short.

'Gone Girl' Continues Box Office Reign

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 10.12.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four new films couldn't catch "Gone Girl" at theaters this weekend. The Fox thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife go...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Gone Girl, Star Wars Rebels, and David Dobkin on The Judge

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

In this week's show, the guys make plans to leave Gotham, discuss whether Robert Downey Jr. will/should make another Iron Man movie, and the news that Paul Feig has signed on to direct an all-female Ghostbusters cast.

Is 'Gone Girl' Misogynistic?

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment

Middlebrow is a recap of the week in entertainment, celebrity and television news that provides a comprehensive look at the state of pop culture. From...

Top Ten Best-Selling Ebooks -- Week of October 4

Digital Book World | Posted 10.08.2014 | Books
Digital Book World

Even though Donna Tartt's novel drops off the list this week, Hachette makes a somewhat stronger showing than they have in some time, with two titles of its titles landing within the top ten.

'Gone Girl' Has A Rape Problem

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

It's hard to tell if Gillian Flynn, who wrote the book and now the screenplay, is trafficking in stereotypes or trying to subvert them. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Contrary to what popular culture and men's rights activists would have you believe, women do not routinely run around making up rape claims.

Christopher Rosen

Our Favorite 'Gone Girl' Breakout Star | Christopher Rosen | Posted 10.07.2014 | Entertainment

It's hard to pick just one performance in "Gone Girl" as a favorite. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike have gotten the deserved share of praise and attent...

Amy Dunne and the Two Lauras: A Consideration of Gone Girl

Jon Eig | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Eig

Most of the supporting roles were quite good. I especially liked the casting of Tyler Perry as the celebrity defense attorney. The movie suggests that everything in our modern world -- from the news to the law to the identity of your spouse -- is one big show.

Your Burning 'Gone Girl' Questions, Answered

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.18.2014 | Entertainment

"Gone Girl" is something different to everyone. To many, it's one of the decade's defining literary hits. Others find it a "trashy airport novel." Mos...

'Gone Girl' Barely Edges 'Annabelle' At The Box Office

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Annabelle" couldn't scare off "Gone Girl" at the weekend box office. The Fox thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife ...

The Onion's Review Of 'Gone Girl' Will Make You Think Twice Before Seeing It

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment

On this week's Film Standard from The Onion, movie critic Peter K. Rosenthal (played by actor Ron E. Rains) reviews "Gone Girl." "Look, when I walk...

Why That Character Is Missing From 'Gone Girl' (Spoiler)

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 10.04.2014 | Entertainment

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Gillian Flynn spoke about how she cut down on "Gone Girl" to make the book work on film. She discussed "The ...