4 items from 2015
Hooray for a story about a woman, but boo for how retrograde it is. This is a movie about literally nothing except her romantic desperation.
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- MaryAnn Johanson
This Tuesday on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC, 9/8c), as “the real S.H.I.E.L.D.” makes life difficult for Coulson & Co., flashbacks will reveal to us the experience that first bonded Mack, Bobbi, Isabelle Hartley and Robert Gonzales — circa Captain America: The Winter Soldier, when the organization first was brought to its knees.
Here, Henry Simmons previews for TVLine the illuminating hour, makes a compelling argument to unseat Phil Coulson as S.H.I.E.L.D. director and teases the “return” of Lucy Lawless’ incredibly able agent.
RelatedMatt’s Inside Line: Scoop on S.H. »
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Am I the only one who’s pissed that Fifty Shades of Grey has officially been rated R? That stuff should be Nc-17 and you know it. If you remember correctly, producers said there would be two versions of the film, one rated R and one rated Nc-17, but now they’re chickening out and bringing my morale way down. You would, Universal.
E.L. James had some freaky action in her books, which is obviously why they are so wildly popular. Shamelessly, we were ready to see it all play out in theaters. In an interview earlier this year, Dornan insinuated that he wouldn’t be shooting full-frontal, and recently compared his junk to “a little bag of grapes” that he tucked away on set. But on some level, I still felt a sliver of hope that we would see something. Anything. Even a millisecond side-peak, Ben Affleck style.
- Taylor Ferber
4 items from 2015
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