“Gone Girl” Gets the Weekend Going

Two very different types of getaways figure in this week’s theatrical debuts, while a new DVD set invites you to warm up to some mighty cold characters. Gone Girl Hotly anticipated by fans of Gillian Flynn’s 2012 novel, the film version of Gone Girl (adapted by the author) is a crackerjack mystery. It makes you wonder (in the following order) who’s dead, who killed them, whether anyone’s dead at all, and who might be next. Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, …

Oscar Night Was Great for Grownups

Movies for Grownups winner Dustin Hoffman said on the Oscar red carpet Sunday that the award ceremony hadn’t changed even a “titch” over all the years he’s been part of the Hollywood scene – and that’s going back to 1967 when he was nominated for The Graduate. He was certainly right about that. The inconsistent show was, as usual, overlong and, unfortunately, uninspired. However mixed the reviews are for the show – some tweeters suggested Seth MacFarlane include himself in …