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American audiences sometimes aren't the most discerning when it comes to appreciating quality movie-making. The promise of titillating sex or mid-school grade fart jokes tends to go a lot farther than great acting and enjoyable plots. The two new movies this weekend served to solidify the point.
Following are the 14 biggest changes I noticed in my screening of Universalís Fifty Shades Of Grey. There are many spoilers in the Fifty Shades of Grey book to movie comparison. Do not delve in if you want the film to be a surprise.
Fifty Shades Of Grey has made many a headline in recent months, mostly built around its controversial content, box office potential and associated merchandise. Well, we can now officially say the lattermost includes a very ridiculous life-size Christian Grey cake. Watch as Jamie Dornan does his best to not look awkward while eating his own abs.
With its release into theaters, Fifty Shades of Grey has once again stirred up controversy for the nature of the lead characters' romantic and sexual relationship, which involves S&M and in general, the rougher side of sex. Some have compared the situation to domestic violence. Celebrated author Anne Rice is not among that group.
Jamie Dornan's wife hasn't see Fifty Shades Of Grey, and the actor doesn't think she'll be rushing to do so.
Given the buzz leading up to the feature adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey, it should come as little surprise that the film performed very well at the box office for its Thursday night preview, racking up a cool $8.6 million. That makes it the second-highest Thursday night preview ever.
In the run-up to the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, we've heard a great deal of controversy surrounding what is said to be an in-depth look at the world of taboo sexuality and BDSM play - but going by the numbers it seems that idea has been blown way out of proportion.
Having seen Fifty Shades of Grey, Iíd have to say that I side with the Brits and the Malaysians. As we reported earlier, the film contains a ridiculous amount of sex, and thereís so much nudity on screen that Iím stunned it avoided the NC-17 rating in the States.
The closer Fifty Shades Of Grey gets to opening weekend, the more records it seems to break. Take a look at the next three benchmarks about to get a paddling by Christian Grey himself.
By now, it sounds like a broken record talking about the big event this weekend. And Iím not referencing that one day of the year that we buy expensive chocolates in heart-shaped boxes and pretend that romance isnít dead. Iím talking about the event that has been talked about far more than St. Valentine this year, and now itís getting even bigger treatment.
Just when you may have thought you'd seen enough advertising and promotional material for the upcoming Sam Taylor-Johnson-directed erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey, a little gem like this crosses your screen. Watch the trailer for the upcoming film now with the welcome addition of everybody's favorite character actor.
Fifty Shades of Grey is expected to be a big boon for the 2015 box office - but the movie industry may not be the only one that the feature winds up benefiting. It turns out that hardware stores are getting prepared for an influx of customers as a result of the erotic novel adaptation as well.
Do you want 3 reasons to hate Fifty Shades Of Grey before it's even been released? Then the American Family Association has got them for you.
Audi is trying to get in on the Fifty Shades of Grey fun. The story of how two people found love in a hopeless place (i.e. a BDSM sex dungeon) hits theaters at the end of this week, and everything weíve seen so far has been either gloriously suggestive or super duper inappropriate. For their latest commercial, the car manufacturer went with the latter.
There are only two movies coming out in wide release this week, but there is most definitely plenty to talk about here. A certain subset of our culture is getting Harry Potter/Star Wars fanboy/girl-style prepare to see Julian Gray get his freak on, and others will be recruited to join a Secret Service.
Yesterday may have been the best day of E.L. James' life since she first learned her book Fifty Shades of Grey was going to be turned into a film. Actually it may even be appropriate to say it was twice as good as her best day because word is Hollywood is now officially moving forward with both Fifty Shades sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.
When it comes to who has the last say on the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, it seems like author E.L. James refuses to back down. This proved to be a detriment to director Sam Taylor-Johnson, as the two fought over how the final scene of the film should play out. Guess who came out on top?
The Fifty Shades of Grey movie has been causing one helluva spider-web controversy that keeps on spinning off into multiples. Now, the entire country of Malaysia has banned the film from screening in their theaters.
In the weeks leading up to its theatrical release, Fifty Shades of Grey has generated plenty of controversy. Reports have said that as much as 20% of the film is characters making the beast with two backs, which is quite a lot by normal blockbuster standards - but apparently it may have just not been enough for Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James.
The Fifty Shades of Grey movie has caused a lot of people to stick up their noses and scowl, mainly over the provocative content. Whatís unexpected, however, is the latest protest one particular organization is making over the film, as it doesnít seem to take much issue with its sexual atmosphere in the story.
Fifty Shades Of Grey, one of the most highly-anticipated adaptations in recent years, is set to hit theaters later this month. Now, with the film enjoying huge advance ticket sales in unexpected Midwestern and Southern states, it looks like it may even surpass its expected results and become a bigger hit than people thought.
To say that January isn't the best month for movies would probably be a pretty big understatement, and yet two major movie ticket outlets are reporting sizable bumps in January ticket sales, thanks in large part to two movies, one of which hasn't even hit theaters yet.
Fifty Shades Of Grey will have 20 minutes worth of sex scenes, which comes to around 1/5 of the film.
Poor Jamie Dornan. Heís trying so hard to make sure people understand that Fifty Shades of Grey is more than just two hours of sex, but people canít stop talking about its risquť elements. This is becoming increasingly more difficult to argue in the UK, as the country recently revealed the rating it gave the film.
Fifty Shades of Grey arrives in theaters later this month, so the timing was perfect for the steamy romance to drop a new TV spot during the Super Bowl. Check it out ahead...