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6 Unintentionally Funny Moments in Fifty Shades Darker

17 February 2017 11:35 AM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Ana (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) are back for Fifty Shades Darker, and moviegoers are certainly in for an interesting ride. Even though the film is categorized as a sexy drama, there are funny moments here and there - whether they were intended or not. While some scenes are meant to make you chuckle - like Johnson's nod to her mother's movie Working Girl - others aren't necessarily intended to make you laugh. But with so much melodrama, how can you not? If you haven't caught the movie yet, there are some spoilers in here, but these are the moments that made us and our fellow audience members crack up. 1. When Ana Draws Christian's "Boundaries" With Red Lipstick Christian has a rule of not letting people touch him, but when his relationship with Ana becomes more serious, he starts to let down his walls. As the two talk about »

- Kelsie Gibson

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Lego Batman Movie Beats Fifty Shades, John Wick at the Box Office

12 February 2017 11:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before The Hunger Games set box office records in March 2012, that month wasn't normally considered one to launch a franchise. Lately, February has been a go-to month to launch some unconventional blockbusters, following the success of Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie ($69 million opening, $469.1 million worldwide). Fifty Shades of Grey ($85.1 million opening weekend, $571 million worldwide), Kingsman: The Secret Service ($36.2 million opening weekend, $414.3 million worldwide) and the R-rated Deadpool ($132.4 million debut, $783.1 million worldwide). This year, three highly-anticipated movies square off, with The Lego Movie spin-off The Lego Batman movie facing a pair of R-rated sequels, Universal's sexually-charged erotic drama Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate's action-packed John Wick: Chapter 2. As expected, all three newcomers fared quite well, but The Lego Batman Movie came out on top with $55.6 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that The Lego Batman Movie debuted in 4,088 theaters, with this animated spin-off earning an impressive $13,609. Fifty Shades Darker opened in second place with $46.7 million, »

- MovieWeb

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Film Review: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ is More Silly Than Sexy

10 February 2017 7:24 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – While offering a veritable sex scene smorgasboard, “Fifty Shades Darker” fails to offer much in the way of anything that is actually sexy. As the mousy Anastasia Steele and the billionaire Mr. Grey, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are slightly more comfortable in their roles than they were the first time around.

..but they continue to have all the sexual chemistry of a couple on a first date that isn’t going particularly well. And that’s a problem, since sexual chemistry and S&M is what this housewife fantasy series is all about.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

As we begin the second installment of the Fifty Shades trilogy, Anastasia has left her dominating lover and is starting a new life in that favorite industry of screenwriters everywhere, publishing. But Mr. Grey has not gone quietly into the good night. He follows her, has private detectives create a dossier on her, gets her bank account information, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Fifty Shades Darker Review

9 February 2017 7:02 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Emily Breen

This Valentine’s weekend our favourite brooding, hard-bodied billionaire returns to the big screen with a brand new adventure. You may read our 4 star Batman review here. Unfortunately we need to speak of Fifty Shades Darker.

The last time we saw Anastasia Steele she was walking away from her abuser. Escaping with tear stains on her cheeks but a new resolve in her heart to never let that mercurial Christian Grey close enough to hurt her again. HeyUGuys had the same reaction when we read the Fifty Shades novels. Never again would we endure such pain. Yet here we are.

Sam Taylor-Johnson did an impressive job of helming Fifty Shades of Grey. Taking E L James’ preposterous and childish source material and (together with screenwriter Kelly Marcel) crafting something pleasing on the eye and inoffensive to the soul. When her Anastasia said goodbye there was a triumphant »

- Emily Breen

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Premiere Interviews: Fifty Shades Darker with Dakota Johnson, E. L. James & more

9 February 2017 1:57 PM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Jon Lyus

This evening a chilly capital was warmed by the tangible excitement for the London premiere of Fifty Shades Darker, the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey. E. L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy were an outsized hit for the author, who has also completed another book in the series, Grey, which retold the story from the viewpoint of Christian Grey. The series is an unstoppable one, and the second film in the trilogy is due in cinemas tomorrow.

James Foley takes over from Sam Taylor-Johnson in the director’s chair for this sequel and the next – Fifty Shades Freed, which is due for release this time next year. Though reaction to the films may follow the books’ critical appraisal there is a huge fanbase eager to enjoy this new rendition of the relationship. We’ll have our review of the film up as soon as possible.

The film stars Jamie Dornan, »

- Jon Lyus

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Fifty Shades Darker Review

9 February 2017 12:20 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Oh, Fifty Shades Darker. It’s impossible to fantasize about what could have been. Foundations for an erotic trashterpiece are laid, but director James Foley doesn’t understand camp sensibilities. With someone like Rob Cohen in charge (The Boy Next Door, anyone?), all those flatlining dramatics and misplaced jokes would gel together. Fluid sensuality with spanking, oils and cuffs, dictated by a sadist who gets off on punishing mommy lookalikes (hawt). Instead, Foley’s tonal jerkiness kills the mood like an awkward boner, shocking this dominating system with unexpected diversions.

Oh, but this is the relationshippy Fifty Shades entry. Right. Christian Grey (A Bucket Of Dry Cement Jamie Dornan) cannot live another day with Anastasia (Dakota Johnson), so he opens contract negotiations. No punishments, no rules, and no secrets. Ana doesn’t take much convincing, and their relationship blossoms under the new respectful boundaries. Sexual desires become less whippy, but something still isn’t right. »

- Matt Donato

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Movie Review – Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

9 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fifty Shades Darker, 2017.

Directed by James Foley

Starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Bella Heathcote, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Bruce Altman, Marcia Gay Harden, and Kim Basinger.

Synopsis:

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.

There is absolutely potential to tell a compelling narrative following a person battling squashing inner sadistic sexual desires in an effort to successfully maintain a normal, healthy relationship. Fifty Shades Darker (and the entire franchise for that matter based on novels written by E.L James) is not that movie. The jigsaw puzzle that is Christian Grey’s (Jamie Dornan) traumatic past and abnormal personality are shoved to the side far too often when that theme should be front and center. I’m all for equal opportunity nudity and certainly won’t complain about »

- Robert Kojder

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Fifty Shades Darker Review: Love Is Still a Pain for Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson

9 February 2017 6:28 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Early on in Fifty Shades Darker, the second installment in America’s most popular S&M movie franchise, Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) presents an intriguing little erotic thingamabob — silver balls on a chain — to Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). She’s the guileless young woman he loves and, from time to time, instructs in unusual sexual practices.

Because Ana just looks at the balls blankly, as if wondering whether this might be something you tie around your cat’s neck, Christian quietly hints what he would like her to do with them.

“I’m not putting those in my butt,” Ana says. »

- Tom Gliatto

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The Weekend Warrior 2/10/17: The Lego Batman Movie, 50 Shades Darker, John Wick 2

8 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.   

This Past Weekend:                                                                

Bomb, bomb bomb bomb, Boooooomb!  Things just kept getting worse and worse at the box office as this past weekend saw more new releases not meeting up to their potential. The horribly-reviewed horror movie Rings (Paramount) ended up around where I predicted with $13 million, taking second place to M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. The sci-fi romance The Space Between Us (Stx Entertainment) didn’t make much of a mark, opening in ninth place with just $3.8 million with about $1,300 per theater. Robert De Niro’s The Comedian (Sony Classics) tanked worse than many recent movies, making less than a million in 848 theaters or about $1,000 per theater. By comparison, the doc I Am Not Your Negro made about 78% of that amount in 800 less theaters. »

- Edward Douglas

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Film Review: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’

8 February 2017 5:59 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“I was reading Austen and Brontë and no one ever measured up to that,” says Anastasia Steele of her romantic history near the beginning of “Fifty Shades Darker.” Had she only been reading E.L. James, she might have been less disappointed in life — though in her first film outing, 2015’s slinky schlockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey,” director Sam Taylor-Johnson and screenwriter Kelly Marcel also aspired to a higher standard. Smartly gutting James’s viscous purple prose for something more curt and witty, it was one of the great pleasant surprises in recent studio moviemaking. So it’s perhaps unfair to knock James Foley’s serviceable, lip-glossed sequel merely for delivering what might have reasonably been expected in the first place: an expensively scented two-hour soapdown, interspersed with some light erotic frisking, all administered very much with the original author’s sticky-fingered touch. Sure to make Grey at the Valentine’s Day box office, »

- Guy Lodge

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Will Fifty Shades Destroy John Wick and Batman at the Box Office?

7 February 2017 9:41 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While February hasn't traditionally been a hotbed for box office blockbusters, that started to change three years ago. Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie became an instant hit in February 2014, opening with $69 million en route to $469.1 million worldwide. In 2015, Fifty Shades of Grey ($85.1 million opening weekend, $571 million worldwide) and Kingsman: The Secret Service ($36.2 million opening weekend, $414.3 million worldwide) went toe-to-toe, and last year, the R-rated Deadpool ($132.4 million debut, $783.1 million worldwide) set box office records. This year, three highly-anticipated movies square off, with The Lego Movie spin-off The Lego Batman movie facing a pair of R-rated sequels, Universal's sexually-charged erotic drama Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate's action-packed John Wick: Chapter 2. While all three should have no trouble drumming up business this weekend, we're predicting that The Lego Batman Movie will come away with the easy win, debuting with $58.7 million.

While that tally is a bit less than The Lego Movie »

- MovieWeb

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Meet the new Fifty Shades Darker cast, Prison Break gets a new promo, John Wick Chapter 2 gets a spoof poster and more – News Roundup

7 February 2017 12:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rounding up yesterday’s big news stories…

Fifty Shades Darker Cast

With Fifty Shades Darker set to arrived in cinemas this Friday, Universal Pictures released a featurette for the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel which focuses on ‘Mrs. Robinson’ (Kim Basinger), Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson), and Leila (Bella Heathcote) and the threats they bring to Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian’s (Jamie Dornan) relationship. Check out the video here.

Prison Break Is Back!

With a little under two months to go until Prison Break returns, Fox released a new promo for the highly-anticipated fifth season of the action drama series. Check it out here.

Logan Clip And Classic Wolverine

Following the Super Bowl TV spot [watch those here], 20th Century Fox released the first clip from next month’s hotly-anticipated X-Men spinoff Logan. Watch the clip here. Hugh Jackman also teased an appearance of the classic Wolverine costume; read more about that here. »

- Luke Owen

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Fifty Shades Darker featurette introduces the new cast

6 February 2017 12:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Fifty Shades Darker set to arrived in cinemas this Friday, Universal Pictures has released a featurette for the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel which focuses on ‘Mrs. Robinson’ (Kim Basinger), Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson), and Leila (Bella Heathcote) and the threats they bring to Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) and Christian’s (Jamie Dornan) relationship; watch it below after the official synopsis…

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

Fifty Shades Darker is set for release on February 10th 2017, with a cast that includes Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Hugh Dancy, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, »

- Amie Cranswick

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ With Dakota Johnson

6 February 2017 9:01 AM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new film “Fifty Shades Darker” starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan!

Fifty Shades Darker,” which opens on Feb. 10, 2017 and is rated “R,” also stars Kim Basinger, Marcia Gay Harden, Jennifer Ehle, Rita Ora, Tyler Hoechlin, Bella Heathcote, Eric Johnson, Max Martini and Luke Grimes from director James Foley and writer Niall Leonard based on the novel by E.L. James. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “Fifty Shades Darker” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Go Inside Fifty Shades Darker’s Masquerade Ball with Christian and Ana in This Virtual-Reality Exclusive!

3 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

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Mr. Grey will see you now.

Enter the world of Fifty Shades Darker in this exclusive virtual-reality experience that takes you inside the highly anticipated sequel, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.

In Fifty Shades Darker: The Masquerade Ball, you’ll be part of one of the movie’s most memorable scenes – the elegant masked ball that takes place at the Grey family’s mansion. You will be immersed in the celebration and the spectacle »

- Ale Russian

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Fifty Shades Darker gets four character posters

3 February 2017 8:35 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With just a week to go until Fifty Shades Darker arrives in cinemas, four new character posters have arrived online for the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey sequel which you can check out below…

See Also: Watch the extended trailer for Fifty Shades Darker here

When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.

Fifty Shades Darker is set for release on February 10th 2017, with a cast that includes Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan,  Hugh Dancy, Eric Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Bella Heathcote, Kim Basinger and Marcia Gay Harden. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Official Character Posters For Fifty Shades Darker Promise Passion, Mystery And Danger

3 February 2017 8:14 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Passion, mystery, envy, deception, danger – five fiery ingredients that will be tossed into the mix for Fifty Shades Darker, if the sequel’s character posters are any indication.

Embedded below, you’ll find the likes of Dakota Johnson (Ana Steele) and Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) joined by some of the film’s new recruits. Behind the scenes, it’s a similar story. After steering Fifty Shades of Grey into a worldwide phenomenon two years ago, Sam Taylor-Johnson bowed out of directing duties – a fallout with series author E.L. James and a generally horrid experience at the helm are reportedly to blame for that one – opening the door to franchise newcomer James Foley. Perhaps in an effort to steady the ship, Universal has gone one step further to ensure Foley will return to direct Fifty Shades Freed, which will close the book on Christian and Ana’s wildly over-the-top saga in 2018.

Circling back to Darker, »

- Michael Briers

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1 Fifty Shades Darker Detail That Will Make the Ending Seem Kind of Hilarious

2 February 2017 9:38 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

When it comes to a movie like Fifty Shades Darker, the devil's in the details. For instance, according to our interview with Bella Heathcote, the key to figuring out just how crazy Christian Grey's ex is is noticing the one small prop she wears for the entirety of the film. When we attended Fifty Shades Darker's premiere in La, we couldn't help but wonder what other fun might be hiding in between all the sexiness and danger of the highly and anticipated sequel. Luckily for us, Eloise Mumford, who plays Anastasia's best friend, Kate, had one fun fact for us that makes the ending seem so much funnier. When we asked the actress what the audience might miss during a preliminary viewing of the film, she shared a fun piece of behind-the-scenes trivia: "The fireworks scene at the very end, we shot it in the middle of the night. »

- Ryan Roschke

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Bella Heathcote Teases Her Mysterious Character in Fifty Shades Darker

2 February 2017 9:24 PM, PST | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

When it comes to the intensity of Fifty Shades Darker, the second movie in the Fifty Shades trilogy, the title tells you everything you need to know. The new film has everything the first one had, except it's sexier, more dangerous, more action-packed, and, well, darker. As the trailers for the film have rolled out over the course of the past handful of months, the heightened nature has come across in spades. And when it comes to the danger, nothing seems more threatening than the unraveling girl who seems to be haunting Christian and Anastasia. Her name is Leila, and she's actually an ex of Christian Grey. But what exactly can we expect when it comes to the mysterious figure from Christian's past? We talked to actress Bella Heathcote at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, and she gave us all the insight we need. Who, exactly, is this crazy young woman? »

- Ryan Roschke

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Everything You Need to Know Before Strapping In for Fifty Shades Darker

2 February 2017 12:18 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Mr. Grey will see you now — er, well, next Friday.

Seattle’s sexiest (and fictional) are-they-or-aren’t-they couple will return to the big screen on Feb. 10 in Fifty Shades Darker, the second installment in the big-screen adaptation of the popular erotic-novel franchise.

It’s been two years since we last saw Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) though, and nearly five since Darker‘s source material was published.

Here’s a brief refresher on everything that went down in the film adaption of Fifty Shades of Grey, and what you can expect from round two.

Fifty Shades of Grey »

- Lindsay Kimble

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