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'Misogynist' Movie Review

5 hours ago | MoreHorror | See recent MoreHorror news »

Reviewed by Shannon Hilson

You’d have to be living under a rock not to have experienced the ubiquitous hype surrounding the recent Valentine’s Day release of Fifty Shades of Grey, the film adaptation of E.L. James’s erotic novel of the same name.

Maybe you’re of the camp that sees Christian Grey as a brooding, romantic figure to fantasize about. Maybe you see Fifty Shades as disgusting, misogynistic trash that glorifies troublesome (but all too relevant) horrors like domestic abuse, stalking, and brainwashing. Whichever camp you hail from, it’s more than a little likely that you have strong opinions about the film, the characters, and the way the storyline addresses certain themes.

That’s exactly why I was intrigued when I first caught wind of Michael Matteo Rossi’s Misogynist.

Misogynist has been described by writer/director Rossi as “the antidote to Fifty Shades of Grey »

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Box Office: Will Smith and Margot Robbie are in 'Focus' for no. 1 Friday

17 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Will Smith was back on top of the box office on Friday, but snowy weather in a good part of the country may make it a not so happy return.   Smith's new thriller "Focus" pulled in just $6.4 million on its first day which should amount to a  $17-19 million debut.  Pre-release polling indicated the Warner Bros. thriller would earn around a financially friendlier $23-24 million over the three-day span.  The film also earned just a B cinemascore and mixed reviews which aren't good signs for its long term prospects. Relativity's horror flick "The Lazarus Effect" earned $3.8 million which could amount to a $9-10 million opening weekend. The film was originally going to be distributed by Lionsgate, but Relativity stepped in instead and should eventually break even based on its $3.3 million production budget. Dropping to third, but likely finishing in second by Sunday was "Fifty Shades of Grey." Universal Pictures' »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Shailene Woodley Poses Topless for 'Glamour UK,' Talks ‘Fifty Shades of Grey'

26 February 2015 2:07 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Shailene Woodley is definitely comfortable in her own skin.

The Insurgent star poses topless for the April 2015 issue of Glamour UK, sporting nothing but a loose pair of bellbottoms, and reveals what she loves about Europe -- their attitude towards sexuality.

"Part of the reason I love Europe is that sexuality is no big deal there," she says. "You go to a topless beach and the dudes aren't checking out your t*ts, because they're just boobs. [In America] sex is something that's not talked about -- yet it's in our faces more than anything else."

Glamour Magazine

And the always outspoken 23-year-old doesn't stop there, "In school, rather than teach you about sex, they tell you about abstinence, which doesn't work."

News: Shailene Woodley Slams 'Twilight': It's 'Unhealthy, Toxic'

As for her own nudity on-screen, not surprisingly, Shailene is unaffected. She went nude in last year's White Bird in a Blizzard, in which she »

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Jamie Dornan: 10 Previous Roles You May Have Missed

26 February 2015 1:55 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Thanks to Fifty Shades Of Grey, E.L. James’ controversial erotic fanfic novel made flesh by director Sam Taylor-Johnson, the film’s male lead Jamie Dornan has successfully gone supernova. Seeing as the picture is set to take over half a billion dollars at the world box office at the end of just two weeks on release, Dornan, evidently, backed a good horse.

Now it’s being reported that Dornan has declined to return as brutal horndog Christian Grey for the film’s sequels, it looks like the Northern Irish actor has ridden the wave of success and bailed before times got tough (production on the sequels has already been, to say the least, troubled) with the astute forethought of a pro Hollywood player.

Dornan has the co-lead in a couple of other upcoming 2015 movies (supernatural thriller The 9th Life Of Louis Drax and an as-yet untitled comedy-drama about a »

- Brogan Morris

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Jamie Dornan Committed To Reprising His Role As Christian Grey In Fifty Shades Of Grey Sequel

25 February 2015 9:51 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Contrary to previous reports, it appears as though Northern Irish star Jamie Dornan is committed to reprising his role as conflicted billionaire Christian Grey in the upcoming sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey.

Since the erotic drama debuted in theaters – making a killing at the box office in the process – speculation that Dornan’s wife was unhappy with the nature of the film cast doubt over the chances of the actor returning for the next chapter. However, in a statement provided to ABC News, Dornan’s representatives assured fans that this is simply not the case, and that he is looking forward to exploring the character further on screen.

“Jamie is delighted that the film is breaking box office records worldwide and whilst the studio has not made any formal announcements about sequels, he is looking forward to making the next film,” his rep told ABC News.

At the time of writing, »

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Jamie Dornan 'Is Looking Forward to Making' Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel

25 February 2015 7:20 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Fifty Shades of Grey will not be losing its original Christian Grey, despite recent rumors that Jamie Dornan would be leaving the blockbuster franchise. "Jamie is delighted that the film is breaking box office records worldwide and whilst the studio has not made any formal announcements about sequels, he is looking forward to making the next film," Dornan's rep confirmed to People Wednesday, adding that the actor will not be making further statements for the time being. The Australian magazine Nw had reported that the 32-year-old actor and model was walking away from future films because Dornan's wife, Amelia Warner, »

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Jamie Dornan has apparently quit Fifty Shades of Grey sequels because his wife was “uncomfortable”

25 February 2015 6:01 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It may be the biggest grossing 18-rating movie as of this week, but it looks like the Fifty Shades of Grey sequels are set to lose one half of its leading duo.

According to an Australian newspaper, Jamie Dornan is set to quit the franchise due to his wife being “uncomfortable” with the raunchy sex scenes with co-star Dakota Johnson. Dornan had said previously that he would be back for Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, but these new reports suggest otherwise.

However, a representative of Dornan has said, “all press reports are pure conjecture as the studio has not committed to a sequel as yet.”

This comes in the wake of the news that director Sam Taylor-Johnson has also left the sequels following her on-set bust ups with the book’s author E.L. James. Taylor-Johnson has said publicly that they had issues during the movie’s production as »

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Fifty Shades of Grey retains UK box-office crown, becomes highest-grossing 18 certificate of all time

25 February 2015 2:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd February 2015…

In just two weekends, Universal’s adaptation of the E.L. James bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey has become the highest-grossing 18 certificate film ever here in the UK, with a second weekend haul of £4,597,092 pushing its total to £25,242,636. The previous record was held by Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, which pulled in £22.7 million.

With an unchanged top four, the highest newcomer of the week was the Kevin Hart / Josh Gad / Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting comedy The Wedding Ringer with £990,445, followed by found footage sci-fi Project Almanac in sixth with £868,030.

Number one this time last year: The Lego Movie

1. Fifty Shades of Grey, £4,597,092 weekend; £25,242,636 total (2 weeks)

2. Big Hero 6, £2,581,806 weekend; £16,178,232 total (4 weeks)

3. Shaun the Sheep Movie, £2,429,181 weekend; £10,352,125 total (3 weeks)

4. Kingsman: The Secret Service, £1,216,457 weekend; £13,385,637 total (4 weeks)

5. The Wedding Ringer, £990,445 weekend (New)

6. Project Almanac, £868,030 weekend »

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Jamie Dornan Isn't Leaving the 'Fifty Shades' Franchise

25 February 2015 1:36 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After less than two weeks in theaters, Fifty Shades of Grey has already grossed $411 million worldwide, which could put it well on its way to being 2015's first $1 billion movie. Of course, the sequel Fifty Shades Darker is already in the works, and, last week, we reported that author E.L. James is demanding to write the screenplay, with the author and studio still reportedly arguing over who should write the script. While we wait to see how this scenario plays out, thankfully, a rumor which could have proved devastating to fans of the franchise has been put to rest. Gossip Cop is reporting that star Jamie Dornan is not planning on leaving the franchise, contrary to recent reports.

The rumor originated from an Australian website, which claimed that Jamie Dornan was backing out of the planned sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed because his wife, actress/musician Amelia Warner, »

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Giveaway – Win Fifty Shades Of Grey Soundtrack

24 February 2015 7:59 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Who would like to win a copy of the Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from Republic Records?

It includes 16 tracks from legends and superstars such as The Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra, Beyoncé, and Annie Lennox as well as new and previously unreleased material from The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Skylar Grey, Jessie Ware, and more.

The Universal Pictures and Focus Features’ film, was released in theaters February 13, 2015.

You can order the soundtrack now from any of the digital partners and receive an immediate download of “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” from The Weeknd and Sia’s “Salted Wound.”  Fifty Shades of Grey Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released in stores and on all digital partners on February 10th.

Order the soundtrack Here.

“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” from The Weeknd has already neared 5 million YouTube/Vevo views since premiering at the end of December.  You can »

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9 Potential Reasons Why No One Went to See 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Last Weekend

24 February 2015 4:14 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Looks like Fifty Shades of Grey might be a one-pump chump.

Though the movie made a record $80-something million during its first weekend, The Hollywood Reporter reports that its box office saw a “massive” 73 percent decline in the U.S. the second weekend. (Though it’s still made over $400 globally, so really, who cares?)

To be honest, we’re surprised: We assumed fans of the book and the plus ones they dragged with them would see it the first weekend, then word would spread that it wasn’t as bad as expected and everyone else would see it the next weekend. Here are nine possible reasons that proved untrue:

Watch: Dakota Johnson argues with her mom about ‘Fifty Shades’ at Oscars

1. Everyone Who Wanted to See It Already Saw It: As evidenced by that massive haul the first weekend. Fifty Shades is the fastest-selling R-rated movie in history, but maybe anyone who had any interest in ever »

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Break a Sweat with This Fifty Shades of Grey, Bdsm-Based Fitness Class

24 February 2015 3:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A new workout routine promises to whip your booty into shape - literally. Los Angeles native Snow Mercy offers a fitness class that will feed into your wildest Fifty Shades of Grey fantasies while helping you burn 300-500 calories in just one hour. "There's a scene where Anastasia is blindfolded and they put earbuds on her so she can't hear, and that's called sensory deprivation," says Mercy, comparing the methods in her playroom to the experiences of Anastasia Steele played by Dakota Johnson. "I teach all of that and incorporate it into my play." During her Bdsm-based classes, participants combine sit-ups, »

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Break a Sweat with This Fifty Shades of Grey, Bdsm-Based Fitness Class

24 February 2015 3:30 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A new workout routine promises to whip your booty into shape - literally. Los Angeles native Snow Mercy offers a fitness class that will feed into your wildest Fifty Shades of Grey fantasies while helping you burn 300-500 calories in just one hour. "There's a scene where Anastasia is blindfolded and they put earbuds on her so she can't hear, and that's called sensory deprivation," says Mercy, comparing the methods in her playroom to the experiences of Anastasia Steele played by Dakota Johnson. "I teach all of that and incorporate it into my play." During her Bdsm-based classes, participants combine sit-ups, »

- Nicole Sands, @nicolesands901

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Sequel: Dakota Johnson Says It’s Not Definite; Jamie Dornan & Sam Taylor-Johnson Reportedly Not Interested

24 February 2015 2:51 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Dakota Johnson was inevitably asked about a Fifty Shades of Grey sequel while walking the red carpet at the Oscars Sunday night, where she admitted that more movies weren’t a certainty. Fifty Shades of Grey Sequel In Jeopardy E.L. James penned a trilogy of erotic romance novels starring Johnson’s character Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, […]

The post Fifty Shades Of Grey Sequel: Dakota Johnson Says It’s Not Definite; Jamie Dornan & Sam Taylor-Johnson Reportedly Not Interested appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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What Dakota Johnson Can Learn From 6 Actresses Defined by Sexy Roles

24 February 2015 10:12 AM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

With “Fifty Shades of Grey” still dominating the box office -- albeit with a much softer grip -- and details about the inevitable sequels still up in the air, there are two things we know for certain following the record-breaking opening of the film based on the erotic literary sensation. Home Depot is likely to experience an uptick in sales of rope, cable ties and masking tape. And the world is now Dakota Johnson’s aphrodisiacal oyster. If anyone has benefited from the success of the big-screen version of the steamy best seller besides author E.L. James, who seems determined to not let her S&M baby out of her control as the trilogy continues its cinematic journey, it is the 25-year-old daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. (She attended the Oscars Sunday with her mother.) The movie might have taken a flogging from critics, as reflected by its 24% Rotten Tomatoes score. »

- Susan Wloszczyna

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Fifty Shades-Inspired Encounter Results in Assault Charges Against Illinois Student

24 February 2015 8:25 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As Fifty Shades of Grey continues to rope in audiences at the box office, an Illinois student is facing charges for an assault he claims was a re-enactment of the film's Bdsm scenes. Statements made in court by Mohammad Hossain's public defender Sandra Bennewitz, who said the University of Illinois at Chicago freshman was involved in several campus leadership programs, brought a disbelieving response from Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr., reports the Chicago Tribune. "Sandra, how can someone involved in all that let a movie persuade him to do something like this?" asked the judge. "He would say that it was consensual, »

- Jeff Truesdell, @jhtruesdell

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Rumor Alert: Could Jamie Dornan Exit 'Fifty Shades' Franchise?

24 February 2015 8:15 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Rumors about behind-the-scenes tumult surrounding the "Fifty Shades of Grey" films have been running rampant in recent weeks, with director Sam Taylor-Johnson reportedly ready to bolt from the franchise. Allegedly close behind her? Star Jamie Dornan.

Dornan, who plays titular billionaire -- and S&M enthusiast -- Christian Grey in "Fifty Shades of Grey," has reportedly made it clear that he'd rather not reprise his role in the two planned sequels, "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed." According to Australian gossip magazine Nw (via Yahoo! Movies UK), Dornan's desire to leave is fueled by the uncomfortable nature of the film's graphic sex scenes, his lack of chemistry with co-star Dakota Johnson, and the tension the steamy flick is causing in his marriage to actress Amelia Warner.

Here's what an "insider" told Nw about Dornan's concerns:

Jamie said the movie would skyrocket his career.

He tried to assure Amelia nothing »

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Fifty Shades Of Grey: 10 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Love Mr Grey

24 February 2015 7:09 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Universal Pictures

Despite it being his “big chance” (to ruin his career, probably), Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey is no more. According to reports, the former model pulled out of the sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey because his wife doesn’t want him acting out raunchy sex scenes, and he wasn’t exactly impressed with the inevitable critical response to the movie. Unluckily for him, he will still forever be branded as the S&M god just as Daniel Radcliffe will always be seen as The Boy Who Lived, so his decision to leave seems like locking the stable long after the horse has bolted.

There’s a good chance that the entire female population knows who Christian Grey is by now and what he is capable of, regardless of whether you’ve actually read the poorly written novels of E.L. James or not. Yet for some bizarre reason, »

- Sara Weir

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‘Fifty Shades’ Lower With $22.26M; ‘Hot Tub 2’s Tracking Off – Monday B.O. Update

23 February 2015 3:45 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Update, Monday 3-day Actuals: Fifty Shades of Grey recorded a second weekend in B.O. actuals of $22.26M, 4% off from its projected Fss estimate yesterday.  That lower figure for the E.L. James Bdsm story is now 74% down from its opening weekend with a 10-day running stateside total of $129.16M. As Nancy Tartaglione detailed,  Fifty Shades’ testosterone continues to rage abroad with a global total to date of $405.1M. Both 20th Century Fox’s Kingsman: The Secret… »

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Fifty Shades of Grey: How A Sequel Script by E.L. James Would Doom the Entire Franchise

23 February 2015 2:00 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

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