The Gone Girl movie has a completely different ending than the book


One problem when one of your favorite books get adapted into a movie is that you already know how it’s going to end. Another problem is that 99% of the time, the book was better, but it’s always hard to cram the complexities of a novel into a 2-hour acted-out narrative. David Fincher and Gillian Flynn have circumvented the first problem by changing the ending of Gone Girl for the big screen. How much did they change?

Ellar Coltrane then and now: The Boyhood star filmed a movie over the course of 12 years


Director Richard Linklater’s Boyhood has been a 12-year labor of love that’s mostly a study in the passage of time and how delicate life really is. With Linklater’s Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight we’ve watched Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy age over the span of 20 years, but watching a child grow up in a single film is a different thing altogether. “It almost isn’t even like a film at all,” Linklater told The Guardian. “It’s somewhere between summer camp and an art project. It’s like a time sculpture.”

Is HBO’s The Leftovers about The Rapture?


Tonight HBO debuts a new series, The Leftovers, based on the Tom Perrotta novel of the same name. The basic idea is that some people have vanished off the face of the earth, but others are still here, much like the premise of the “end of days” Christian book series Left Behind. Is The Leftovers about this idea, often referred to as The Rapture, or is something else going on?

Natasha Lyonne’s personal drug battles were an inspiration for her OITNB character Nicky


34-year-old Natasha Lyonne is making a big comeback with Orange is the New Black after a Lindsay Lohan/Amanda Bynes/Amy Winehouse-type descent into drug addiction and arrest records. She’s now sober, successful, and seems to generally be in a really good place, but her descent into heroin addiction, health problems, and the seedy side of life has helped inform her role of Nicky in the Netflix original series.