The 'Cool Girl' Is Not Fiction, But a Phase

Recently a friend ran into a woman we all knew in our twenties as a so-called "Cool Girl." She braced herself for the typical performance-art femininity—"dude in a hot girl's body" ready to party with suspicious, irritating gusto—and was startled to find herself speaking to a grownup who seemed pretty together. Down… » 10/08/14 11:50am 10/08/14 11:50am

Gone Girl’s Biggest Villain Is Marriage Itself

"We resent each other, control each other, cause each other pain." This is the nasty, white-hot core of a toxic relationship. Gone Girl is about many things: revenge, infidelity, the wounds inflicted by bad parenting, the media, an angry wife, her douchebag husband. It is also about a marriage taken to its most… » 10/06/14 4:45pm 10/06/14 4:45pm

New Gone Girl Trailer: Even More 'Ben Affleck Is Confused' Face

After a sort-of artistic first trailer and some other sort-of artistic posters, a new trailer for Gone Girl has been released. I would normally comment here that I have a hard time getting stoked for this movie because of how much I wanted to throw my phone which holds my Kindle app across the room when I finished the… » 7/07/14 2:00pm 7/07/14 2:00pm

​Check Out These Eerie New Gone Girl Evidence Bag Posters

Yesterday, four new posters for Gone Girl were released and they all feature evidence bags with clues from the film. It's a bit strange because the posters are actually advertising a trailer that's set to come out tomorrow, but as Drew McWeeny at HitFix points out, the July 5 release of the posters is a nod to Nick… » 7/06/14 2:30pm 7/06/14 2:30pm

The Creepy-Ass Gone Girl Trailer Is Finally Here

The first full trailer for Gone Girl has finally dropped—not that it shows much, besides Ben Affleck looking maybe-slimy-maybe-misunderstood as Nick Dunne and lots of conflict between characters you'll maybe remember from the book. Throw in a cover of "She" by the Psychedelic Furs' Richard Butler and boom, you've got… » 4/15/14 10:20am 4/15/14 10:20am

Rosamund Pike Will Star Opposite Ben Affleck in the Gone Girl Movie

I wasn't the biggest fan of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel Gone Girl, but I did love [SPOILER] [SPOILER] [DON'T LEAVE OUTRAGED COMMENTS SAYING I DIDN'T WARN YOU ABOUT A SPOILER] psychotic "Cool Girl" Amy, and now we know who'll play the coveted role in David Fincher's upcoming movie: British actress Rosamund Pike. » 7/26/13 10:00am 7/26/13 10:00am