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'Gone Girl' weekend box office: Biggest David Fincher opening weekend ever? (Photo: David Fincher directs Ben Affleck in 'Gone Girl') Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl is expected to top the North American box office this weekend, October 3-5, 2014, while boasting Fincher's biggest domestic opening ever. Or maybe not — if the demonic doll Annabelle has her say and if one takes into account one pesky but, would you believe it, quite important detail. More on that further below. The $61 million-budgeted mystery thriller Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck — not to be confused with the mystery thriller Gone Baby Gone, directed by Ben Affleck — collected a healthy $1.25 million from Thursday night screenings at 2,370 sites. For comparison's sake: the Tom Hanks PG-13-rated sociopolitical thriller Captain Phillips debuted with $600,000 on Thursday night in early October 2013, eventually grossing $25.71 million on its first weekend out. Now, unlike Captain Phillips, the R-rated Gone Girl is a "family movie, »
- Zac Gille
2008. That's when we first reviewed the Dowdle Brothers' found footage film The Poughkeepsie Tapes (review). Years have passed, and no one has since seen hide nor hair of the movie... until now, that is.
John Erick Dowdle directs the film from a story he wrote with his brother, Drew Dowdle. Stacy Chbosky, Ben Messmer, Samantha Robson, and Ivar Brogger star in the faux documentary, which is available Now on DirectTV VOD.
Who knows why this one has sat in limbo so long while a throng of other far worse films have been allowed to saturate the market? If you are a DirectTV subscriber, check it out and let us know what you thought.
When hundreds of videotapes showing torture, murder, and dismemberment are found in an abandoned house, they reveal a serial killer's decade-long reign of terror and become the most disturbing collection of evidence homicide detectives have ever seen. »
- Steve Barton
Recently, CBS released the new,official,synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "NCIS: Los Angeles" episode 23 of season 5. The episode is entitled, "Exposure," and it sounds like things will get quite intense and intriguing as the NCIS L.A. peeps look into a deadly explosion at a military event, and more. In the new, 23rd episode press release: The team is going to get called in for a weekend case, following a deadly explosion at a military-sponsored charity event. Press release number 2: When a news reporter announces the group responsible for the deadly explosion at a military-sponsored charity event, the team will have to investigate her claims and search for the attacker. Tiffany Dupont (“Greek”) guest stars as Znn Reporter Dana Steele ,and Tony Okungbowa (Guest DJ on “Ellen”) guest stars as Bakri Deng. Other guest stars will feature: Eric Allan Kramer (Homeland Security Special Agent Tom Panetti), Ivar Brogger »
3 items from 2014
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