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Forever My Girl – Review

Though the day of cupid’s arrow is still a month away, that doesn’t stop the studios from trying to heat up these frigid Winter nights (and matinees). And, for at least this February 14, the holiday is claimed by Christian Gray and company (add joke about restraining cherubs). As foretold by its PG rating, this romance is pretty gentle, though it’s also based on a literary “heart-tugger”. Plus it’s got a “mighty strong” country kick with its locale and music (soundtrack and setting). so Hollywood’s hoping for a “long term relationship” rather than a one night (or single viewing) stand with Forever My Girl.

The little town of St. Augustine, Louisiana is all abuzz on this sunny warm afternoon. Home town boy Liam Page’s first CD is climbing the charts (everyone’s heard his hit song on the radio). And today he’s marrying his
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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan Rekindle Their Steamy Love Affair

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan Rekindle Their Steamy Love Affair
This Valentine’s Day, Christian Gray (Jamie Dornan) will try everything to rekindle his wild romance with Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson), pulling out all the stops to once again seduce her.

Set to Miguel’s sensual cover of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love,” the latest “Fifty Shades Darker” trailer features new scenes of the twosome arousing one another in titillating ways while at dinner and in an elevator. The clip also includes scenes from the novel’s masquerade ball, the helicopter crash and Anastasia being haunted by Grey’s ex-lover, portrayed by an unrecognizable Bella Heathcote.

Read More: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer: Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan Are Back To Seduce You

Adapted from E. L. James’ best-selling book series, the second film is directed by “Perfect Stranger” helmer James Foley, who will also direct the third followup, “Fifty Shades Freed.” Additional co-stars include Kim Basinger, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden,
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Christian Grey's Rival Set for 'Fifty Shades' Sequels

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As we endured a lonely Valentine's Day without a new Fifty Shades movie, we can at least take comfort in the knowledge that the sequels will be forthcoming next year and the year after. The sequels will be shot back to back under the direction of James Foley. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan (top, left) will return as Anastasia Steele and Christian Gray, respectively. Casting is well underway for new characters in Fifty Shades Darker, led by Kim Basinger, who will portray Elena...

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Christian Grey's Rival Set for 'Fifty Shades' Sequels

As we endure a lonely Valentine's Day without a new Fifty Shades movie, we can at least take comfort in the knowledge that the sequels will be forthcoming next year and the year after. The sequels will be shot back to back under the direction of James Foley. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan (top, left) will return as Anastasia Steele and Christian Gray, respectively. Casting is well underway for new characters in Fifty Shades Darker, led by Kim Basinger, who will portray Elena Lincoln, a former lover of Christian who introduced him to the world of Bdsm. Next came news that Bella Heatchcote would be joining the cast as another one of Christian's former lovers and that Arielle Kebbel would play Gia Matteo, an architect Christian hires to design a new home, though her...

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Movie Review – Fifty Shades of Black (2016)

Fifty Shades of Black, 2016.

Directed by Michael Tiddes.

Starring Marlon Wayans, Kali Hawk, Affion Crockett, Jane Seymour, Florence Henderson, Jenny Zigrino, Fred Willard, and Mike Epps.

Synopsis:

An inexperienced college student meets a wealthy businessman whose sexual practices put a strain on their relationship.

Normally, whenever I’m about to watch a modern-day Marlon Wayans comedy (I use that term loosely as to not insult actual comedies) I am mentally crying inside, trying to prepare myself for the next 90 minutes that will inexplicably feel as long as some epic Christopher Nolan movie. This time though, I had some hope coming in. After all, this time around it is Fifty Shades of Grey being parodied and roasted; a movie so unintentionally hilarious and plagued with both despicable and idiotic characters, it feels as if the spoof material would write itself.

The answer to that inquiry is both yes and no, as
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‘Once Upon a Time': Now We Know Why Maleficent Hates Snow and Charming – What’s Next?

Spoiler Warning: Do not read on unless you’ve seen “Once Upon a Time” season 4, episode 14, titled “Unforgiven.”

Snow White (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Prince Charming (Josh Dallas) have had their share of ups and downs on “Once Upon a Time” thus far, but the events of this week’s episode threaten to destroy everything they’ve built — especially their relationship with daughter Emma (Jennifer Morrison). We now know that the perfect couple is somehow responsible for Maleficent (Kristin Bauer van Straten) losing her child, and according to executive producer Adam Horowitz, “that’s the tip of the iceberg of the secret that you saw. Our hope is that by the time everything is revealed, you’ll see it really informs who they were in season one, when you met them for the first time.”

Back in the Enchanted Forest, Snow and Charming learned that their unborn baby had the potential
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Behold the Insanely Weird, Wackiest Looks Ever to Hit the Runway—See & Try to Believe!

Behold the Insanely Weird, Wackiest Looks Ever to Hit the Runway—See & Try to Believe!
… Consider us utterly speechless. In fact, the only response to the following photos has to go something like: ?!?!?!?!??!?! There are plenty of gorgeous gowns and couture confections that float down the runways during fashion week, but these are not them. These outlandish designs aren't just bad, they're bizarre. Some are quirky and others are just flat out mental. In fact, they're just so insane we don't even understand how these models got into many of the ensembles. We're talking elephant head suits, dinner-tables-turned-dress, even a Kermit the Frog coat. And it only gets better from there— there're Legos glued to faces, S&M wear that might make Christian Gray blush and,...
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Dakota Johnson: Without Makeup Playing Anastasia Steele

Dakota Johnson went au naturel for her role as Anastasia Steele in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ which was filming in Vancouver on Jan. 16. Looks like Anastasia doesn’t need makeup to look good! What do you think of Dakota’s innocent looking bare-face?

Dakota Johnson, 24, appeared very natural while filming Fifty Shades of Grey on Thursday, Jan. 16 in Vancouver, Canada. She looked beautiful in her blue dress, with brown bangs, and a bare-face. She is a great Anastasia because the character is suppose to not try too hard on her appearance — and naturally look amazing! In this scene, Jamie Dornan aka “Christian Gray” surprises Anastasia with a red Audi to replace her unsafe old Vw bug named “Wanda.” Do you think Dakota’s makeup free face is perfect for her role as Anastasia?

Dakota Johnson Without Makeup — Playing Anastasia Steele

Prior to the car scene, Dakota was still makeup-free. She
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Silent Linking

Variety glorious piece gently berating Disney for their self-loathing Frozen marketing ('no, this isn't about girls and it's not a musical, either!')

Towleroad James Franco's '50 Shades of Batman & Robin'. Ha! I know a lot of people hate Franco's absurdities and his ubiquity but I love that he has turned the boredom of professional acting (all that time not acting on film sets or between jobs) into performance art.

EW Marcia Gay Harden will play Christian Gray's mother in 50 Shades of Gray. Can the movie just be about her instead?

Mnpp which is hotter retro reminder: American Hustle's JLaw or... 

Vanity Fair Katey wonder whether Lena Dunham or Kristen Stewart have the Sundanceiest Sundance movie

Time Wispy beautiful Gal Gadot from Fast and Furious 6 will play the world's most famous Amazon warrior, Wonder Woman. Or at least Diana Prince in that likely-to-be-terrible Man of Steel 2 Men of Steel?
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Charlie Hunnam Drops Out Of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’

Looks like the search for Christian Grey is back on! Universal Pictures announced on Oct. 12 that Charlie, who had originally been cast, would not be taking on the male lead role in the movie adaptation of ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey.’

The casting for the movie version of Fifty Shades of Grey is still not set in stone, after Universal Pictures dropped the huge bombshell that Charlie Hunnam, the actor who had originally been set to play Christian Grey, was dropping out of the movie. So who do you think should replace him?

Charlie Hunnam No Longer Starring In ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey

The studio behind the Fifty Shades movie released a statement breaking the news on Oct. 12:

The filmmakers of Fifty Shades of Grey and Charlie Hunnam have agreed to find another male lead given Hunnam’s immersive TV schedule which is not allowing him time to adequately prepare
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'50 Shades of Grey' movie cast revealed: The internet reacts

'50 Shades of Grey' movie cast revealed: The internet reacts
In what were the most eagerly-awaited casting announcements to have come out of Hollywood for years, the couple to play Christian and Ana in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie were finally revealed on Monday (September 2).

After months and months of speculation, author El James took merely a few minutes to confirm that Charlie Hunnam is Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson is Anastasia Steele.

Now we've only got a one-year wait till release day! But first, Digital Spy rounds up a selection of the online reactions below...

> 50 Shades: Are Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam good choices?

> 50 Shades of Grey: Everything you need to know

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"Dakota doesn't look young and innocent enough for me especially as her features are so emphasised in the books, as for Christian I think Robert pattinson would have been better in my view. The guy they picked looks how I imagine Elliot to look like not Christian.
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'The Canyons' Writer Bret Easton Ellis on Why Casting Lindsay Lohan Wasn't a 'Stunt'

Writer Bret Easton Ellis is known for a coldly cynical, disaffected view of humanity in his novels "American Psycho," "Less Than Zero," and "Rules of Attraction," all of which have been made into films that helped define their era.

But the first story Ellis has written directly for the screen, "The Canyons," about a young actress trying to hide an affair from her movie producer boyfriend, isn't meant to be about today's beautiful people in L.A. Instead, he wanted to write a contemporary film noir -- a love triangle about a girl torn between a rich boy and a poor boy.

"When I decided to set it in Los Angeles, it became apparent that these people would be on the fringes of the industry, this kind of trust-fund douchey guy and this failed actress and the aspiring actor she used to be in love with," Ellis told Moviefone.

Normally,
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First Dibs: Is Vin Diesel Going To Become A Marvel Superhero?

Are Kristen Bell and Dax Sheperd engaged? Who might play Anastasia Steel in Fifty Shades of Gray (and who definitely isn’t playing Christian Gray)? Is Cameron Diaz about to star in a big screen musical?

Marvel has requested a meeting with actor Vin Diesel. However, since Diesel posted this intel publicly on his Facebook feed, there’s a good chance the super secretive film studio might not cast him in a film after all. [Vulture] After the Supreme Court voted against Doma, Kristen Bell proposed to long-time love Dax Shepard over twitter. The two have been waiting for gay marriage to be legal before getting hitched. [ABC News] Now that Fifty Shades of Grey has its director (Sam Taylor-Johnson), rumors are flying that Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander are up for the part of Anastasia Steele. However, the rumor that Taylor-Johnson’s husband, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, would be playing Christian Gray has already
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Fifty Shades Of Grey Film: Alex Pettyfer Stars As Christian Grey In Sex Scenes Filmed By Gus Van Sant

Director Gus Van Sant has reportedly filmed a sex scene for the planned adaptation of novel 50 Shades of Grey, despite not yet (or maybe not ever) being given the job, according to Digital Spy.

Van Sant, who directed Last Days, the semi-biographical drama film about the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, filmed a steamy sex sequence for the upcoming movie starring actor Alex Pettyfer as a surreal way of bidding to direct the upcoming adaptation of E. L. James’ erotic novel trilogy.

According to The Wrap, Vam Sant cast Alex Pettyfer as the lead male character of Christian Gray in his short feature, while the identity of the actress playing Anastasia Steele is unknown.

The scene filmed was reportedly the moment when Ana loses her virginity to Christian.

Universal, the studio which has acquired the rights to film the movie, is not believed to have commissioned any test reels for the film.

Is Emma Watson Starring in Fifty Shades of Grey? Universal Says No!

Is Emma Watson Starring in Fifty Shades of Grey? Universal Says No!
Universal Pictures has quickly responded to a story that claims documents stolen by online hackers prove Emma Watson is set to play the lead character Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey.

The studio shot down the rumor with this very brief statement.

"No one has been cast yet."

The documents were stolen from the offices of German studio Constantin Film by the notorious hacker group Anonymous. Constantin did acknowledge that they were hacked, but also said those documents were out of date and widely accessible to several employees. Does this mean Emma Watson was cast at one point? Is she still cast, and the studio doesn't want to confirm that just yet? Emma Watson did recently turn down the lead role in Cinderella. Is this the reason why?

Actress Mila Kunis revealed last month that she "isn't disinterested" in the lead role, but that's the most we've heard about
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Angelina Jolie Will Not Direct Fifty Shades of Grey

Back in March, Universal Pictures acquired the rights to the publishing sensation Fifty Shades of Grey, author E L James' hugely-popular erotica novel about a young woman's sexual awakening. Kelly Marcel signed on in October to write the screenplay, but there hasn't been much movement on the project since then.

Universal Studios chairman Adam Fogelson recently spoke about the development process, revealing they aren't in any rush to get this adaptation to the big screen.

"I certainly understand why some people might take that point of view. But I don't believe that [author E L James] had any interest in going to a studio where rushing it into production was the vision. I don't believe that the second or third film would have benefited from that strategy. And I think that there are totally legitimate questions about what this book is as a movie. I will tell you that it is an absolute priority for us.
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