Gone Girl: Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike Hold Top Spot at US Box Office

Gone Girl: Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike Hold Top Spot at US Box Office

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in Gone Girl hold the top spot at the U.S. box office for two weeks running and considering the competition it should come as no real surprise, although it has to be pointed out that the crime thriller did just squeak past Dracula Untold. The Gillian Flynn adaptation of his own novel by the same name pulled in $26.8 million on its second weekend at the cinema and the reworking of the Vlad Tepes legend grossed $23.5 million so certainly it was a very big squeak at a difference of $3.5 million in the box office receipts race.

The Judge Robert Downey Jr Tries to Play a Grown Up

The Judge Robert Downey Jr Tries to Play a Grown Up

The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga is meant to be a drama, and the Iron Man star tries to play a grown up instead of his usual glib Tony Stark persona. He succeeds despite an audience who found his every utterance devastatingly funny. Listed as a drama, and it is, The Judge has some lovely light comic touches to alleviate the heaviness of the plot, some moments work better than others. For the disturbing comic touch, reference the making out scene in the bar and its later significance. Despite the focus on the dramatic, it seems that the screening crowd thought the film was a comedy or a very funny dramedy.

The Judge Robert Downey Jr Tries to Play a Grown Up

The Judge Robert Downey Jr Tries to Play a Grown Up

The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr, Robert Duvall and Vera Farmiga is meant to be a drama, and the Iron Man star tries to play a grown up instead of his usual glib Tony Stark persona. He succeeds despite an audience who found his every utterance devastatingly funny. Listed as a drama, and it is, The Judge has some lovely light comic touches to alleviate the heaviness of the plot, some moments work better than others. For the disturbing comic touch, reference the making out scene in the bar and its later significance. Despite the focus on the dramatic, it seems that the screening crowd thought the film was a comedy or a very funny dramedy.

Taylor Swift Icy Challenge For the Money (Video)

Taylor Swift Icy Challenge For the Money (Video)

While some folks have been complaining that this whole icy bucket challenge is a trend that takes away from the real issue, Taylor Swift proved that wrong by taking the “plunge” for the money. Both she and another of her BFFs, Jaime King, held up wads of 100 dollar bills to show that they were giving a load of dough for the cause.