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The March 13 theatrical and VOD release is rapidly approaching for Lionsgate's Cymbeline, which was briefly known as Anarchy when the new trailer debuted in January. To get fans ready for the release, we have a character card for Penn Badgley's Posthumus. While this is based on William Shakespeare's classic play, this modern-day retelling is far more gritty and explosive than the source material.
Academy Award nominees Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor, Boyhood, 2014) and Ed Harris (Best Actor, Pollock, 2000) lead a powerhouse cast including Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin, with Bill Pullman and Delroy Lindo in a gritty story of a take-no-prisoners war between dirty cops and an outlaw biker gang. When extortion, betrayal, and fiery passions threaten his criminal empire, a drug kingpin (Harris) is driven to desperate measures in this explosive, modern retelling of Shakespeare's timeless play.
“Fifty Shades of Grey” has crossed a milestone, earning $500 million at the worldwide box office. The Jamie Dornan-Dakota Johnson R-rated romance has collected $150 million in the Us and raked in $352 million internationally. Also Read: TheWrap’s 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015: From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Star Wars’ and ‘Spectre’ The steamy blockbuster features Dornan and Johnson as Bdsm enthusiasts Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, respectively, and has broken a number of records since its impressive Valentine’s Day weekend debut, when it opened at No. 1 in 54 territories. A $55 million international gross on Saturday alone made it the highest-grossing Valentine’s Day release. »
- Linda Ge
The erotic drama about a mysterious billionaire (Jamie Dornan) who introduces a college student (Dakota Johnson) to the world of bondage, riding crops, belts and the occasional pregnant stare, has been an even bigger success overseas than in the United States. More than $350 million of its box office total comes from foreign markets, and while the film opened to record-breaking numbers domestically, it faded fast.
The worldwide results represent an impressive return on the $40 million that Universal spent to bring E.L. James’ novel to the big screen. Given the success, it’s surprising that the studio has yet to announce when it will release a sequel — although reports of conflicts between James and the first film’s director Sam Taylor-Johnson could be partly to blame.
Internationally, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is Universal’s highest grossing R-rated film ever. »
- Brent Lang
Leave it to Dakota Johnson to give us a throwback moment to The Hills that just makes us melt. The Fifty Shades of Grey actress was filmed by none other than model-of-the-moment, Cara Delevingne, during a girls' day out and was caught singing the theme song of the MTV reality show on camera. Johnson, who hid behind a curtain at first, then burst through belting the Natasha Bedingfield track "Unwritten." Naturally, Johnson quickly realized the ridiculousness of the Instagram clip and began laughing at herself almost immediately after singing along to the super catchy chorus. You can even hear Delevingne giggling from behind the iPhone camera! And it looks like Johnson is just another famous face »
Of course, when "SNL" is hosted by the star of a box office smash, said box office smash is going to figure into the late night proceedings. And sure enough, in this sketch cut for time from last week's episode, "SNL" imagines a future for the reunited Ms. Steele and Mr. Grey, where they explore their kinkiest desire yet: interior decoration. Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam feature as two nosy contractors hard at work renovating the infamous Playroom, much to Steele's (Dakota Johnson, naturally) discomfort and Grey's (Kyle Mooney) pleasure. Put a face to the measurements in the video below. Read More: What Matters Most About The 'Saturday Night Live' 40th Anniversary Special »
- David Ballard
Dakota Johnson’s erotic sex scenes with Jamie Dornan in “50 Shades of Grey,” are too steamy for movie goers in India, the nation’s government censors said today (Mar. 4) Bans are likely in other conservative countries, following the move. India, with 1.25 billion people is huge market for films; the nation even has its own thriving industry known as Bollywood. In all, it’s the sixth largest film market in the world, based on gross box office receipts. ...Read More »
The film, a modern reimagining of the classic Shakespeare play, tells the story of a war that breaks out between a deadly biker gang and a group of corrupt cops.
In ETonline's exclusive clip from the film, Iachimo sneaks into Imogen's room -- in an uncomfortably small pair of underwear -- and secretly snaps incriminating cell-phone pics of the sleeping woman as false proof that he won the bet.
News: Watch Dakota Johnson's 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Sketch that Didn't Make It on 'SNL'
After tangling with vampires and lawyers, True Blood alumna (and current Good Wife fan favorite) Carrie Preston is set to conquer the ups and downs of family life as the star of NBC’s untitled Suzanne Martin comedy pilot, our sister site Deadline reports.
RelatedPilot Season ’15: Scoop on This Fall’s (Possible) New Shows, Who’s In Them
The multi-cam project chronicles how things backfire for recent empty-nesters Mike (Rules of Engagement‘s Patrick Warburton) and Martina Gunn (Preston) when their children and their parents move back home.
iCarly‘s Miranda Cosgrove co-stars as one of Mike and Martina’s children, »
Lorne Michaels‘ long-running NBC sketch comedy show “Saturday Night Live” is being adapted for China through parent company Broadway Video Entertainment’s (Bve) partnership with Sohu.com Inc., the operator of an online search engine and video streaming sites. “This groundbreaking show will have international appeal while still being tailored for Chinese audiences,” Sohu said on Tuesday. Also Read: Dakota Johnson’s ‘SNL’ Isis Spoof Draws Some Fire (Video) “Several notable factual entertainment formats have already been brought into the country, but Chinese audiences expect something different and exciting from variety shows,” the company continued. “‘SNL,’ which combines the best »
- Tony Maglio
The "Red Room of Pain" wasn't built overnight! While it was cut for time, Dakota Johnson reprised her role as Anastasia Steele during her hosting stint on "Saturday Night Live" ... and took us behind the scenes for the making of Christian Grey's infamous playroom. In the un-aired sketch, Anastasia and Christian return in the sequel to the successful erotic film, "Fifty Shades Darker," where she meets the masterminds behind the the pleasure palace. The only problem: It's still undergoing renovations. The contractors are thrilled to finally put a "face to the measurements" and assure Ms. Steele that they're building her a "real nice sex room." The playroom takes a very un-sexy turn as all of the workers test out the "toys" and features. "Hey lady don't worry our lips are zipped, just like that mask over there," one of the contractors laughs. Anastasia even finds one worker testing out her »
- tooFab Staff
The sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey is currently being held up by negotiations with the source material's author E.L. James, who wants to write the screenplay to Fifty Shades Darker herself. However, that didn't stop "Saturday Night Live" from hypothesizing what might happen with Christian Grey's playroom in the sequel. The film's star Dakota Johnson hosted the late night sketch show over the weekend, but this sketch ended up getting cut for time. But thankfully, it's been posted online for us to enjoy. It's actually better than most of the sketches that aired for that episode, so I'm wondering why it ended up cut. Watch! Here's the unaired "Saturday Night Live" sketch for Fifty Shades Darker from YouTube: Fifty Shades of Grey is being directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) and written by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks), based on E.L. James' very popular, best-selling novel. The story »
- Ethan Anderton
Dakota Johnson's Saturday Night Live hosting gig obviously included nods to Fifty Shades of Grey, like with the press junket spoof and her cute monologue. But it turns out, there was another Fifty Shades skit that was cut for time, and it tackled the sequel Fifty Shades Darker. In it, Anastasia (Johnson) and Christian (Kyle Mooney) meet the contractors working on the playroom, a few blue-collar guys who make the whole sex-dungeon thing sound downright ridiculous. Just try to keep a straight face when they start talking about "12 wiener holes" and Ana's "shame blanket." »
Ever since seeing Fifty Shades of Grey, first-time Bdsm voyeurs moviegoers were plagued with loads of questions. What did Christian Grey.s former dominant do to him to make him such a freak in the boudoir? Why can.t he ever talk about this fetish to anyone outside of a non-disclosure agreement? And, most important, who the hell actually built his notorious playroom? SNL attempts to answer that question in a hilarious sketch that got cut from Dakota Johnson.s episode. If you.ve seen James Franco.s SNL documentary on Hulu, or are well-read in the show.s behind-the-scenes process, then you know the writers and actors come up with a ton of sketches. Unfortunately, due to time constraints and last-minute edits, the final rundown is not set in stone until the sketches are actually performed live on camera. "New Playroom" was one that was cut from Johnson.s »
Dakota Johnson reprised her role as Anastasia Steele during her hosting stint on SNL, and imagined what the opening scene might look like in the erotic book-turned-movie's sequel, Fifty Shades Darker.
Upon returning to Christian Grey's home in the sketch, Anastasia finds that the playroom is undergoing renovations. The workers -- who are excited to "put a face to the measurements" -- promise Miss Steele that they're building her a "real nice sex room."
Anastasia also comes to find that one of the workers is using her "shame blanket as a napkin."
Needless to say, it's not sexy.
Do you think this sketch should have made »
Jamie Dornan has secured a massive pay rise to star in the 'Fifty Shades' sequels. The 32-year-old hunk - who starred opposite Dakota Johnson in the raunchy film based on the novels by author E.L. James - was rumored to want out of the franchise following the negative reaction to the first movie, but he's now agreed to remain in the role and is set to pocket £4.5 million for appearing in the last two films. A friend shared: ''Jamie has signed the deal and he's thrilled. The money on offer was just too good. ''He's been really worried that he will get typecast as Christian Grey and it will do his long-term career ambitions damage. So he was about to walk away and leave it all behind. Then bosses of the movie franchise came back with the jaw-dropping offer.'' It has been reported that Jamie's wife, Amelia Warner, was »
The duo sang their hearts out – and tickled many funny bones – on such beloved numbers as Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” (complete with hair-flips), Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers’ “Islands in the Stream” and Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville’s “Don’t Know Much.” Dumb and Dumber fans, meanwhile, »
Taking pride in his work. Taran Killam took to his Twitter on Sunday, Mar. 1, to defend his controversial Saturday Night Live sketch, which portrayed Dakota Johnson as an Isis recruit and him as her sad father. In her debut SNL hosting gig, Johnson made fun of Fifty Shades of Grey and her famous mom and dad, but the "father daughter ad" — a spoof on Toyota Camry's "My Bold Dad" 2015 Super Bowl spot — attracted criticism from viewers. Proud of this. Freedom to mock is our [...] »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture honoring Leonard Nimoy: Billboards around Atlanta have sprung up with the following image (via That Neil Guy on Twitter): Saturday Night Live honored Nimoy after an otherwise unrelated Star Trek sketch -- and host Dakota Johnson's dad, actor Don Johnson, gave his own Vulcan salute during the show's end credits. About 1,000 players of the video game Star Trek Online gathered on the virtual Vulcan for a memorial service: Leonard Nimoy honored in pancake form. Why? Why not (via Slashfilm): In Canada, where it's long been a meme to "Spock" your $5 bills anyway, the idea became almost compulsory with Nimoy's...
- Christopher Campbell
With his tight black suit, mask and nocturnal proclivities, Batman could very well have a slew of sexual fetishes hidden away at Wayne Manor. That’s the premise of a new trailer mashup, which blends footage from “Batman” and “Fifty Shades of Grey” to provide unique insight into the Dark Knight’s Bdsm tendencies. See photos: 15 Times the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer Made You Shift in Your Seat (Photos) Instead of her first interview with Christian Grey, Dakota Johnson‘s meek and mild Anastasia Steele arrives at Bruce Wayne’s office to interview the billionaire, starting with the simple question, »
- Debbie Emery
Ever wish The Voice‘s Blind Auditions were shown in strict chronological order?
Ok, sure, a straightforward just-the-facts edit might rob producers of the ability to create narrative ebb and flow over the course of two-hour episodes, but there’d be undeniable advantages, too.
RelatedAmerican Idol Ep Talks Season 14: Powerhouse Mentoring, New Song Mix and Battle-Tested Contestants
Take tonight’s installment, in which soul-stirring blues rocker Kimberly Nichole managed to turn only two chairs, while significantly less-promising vocalists got three or four coaches vying for their affections.
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