Friday, February 13, 2015
Now Playing: Fifty Shades Of Grey, Kingsman: The Secret Service
Fifty Shades Of Grey
E.L. James' kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy pen from secrets in his past.
If you haven't at least heard of "Fifty Shades Of Grey", I must assume that you live off the grid.
Once the series of novels took off, the first question became:
How will they make this movie?
Hollywood has shied away from the "sex scene" in recent years.
The days of extended, steamy montages like the one in Top Gun are long gone.
What was once commonplace, is now often one of the first things to be cut out of the script.
So can Fifty Shades revive a once proud Hollywood tradition?
Audiences hope so, as the pre-sale ticket numbers were huge enough to greenlight the next two films.
And don't forget to add the extra couple of million dollars to Shades total for theater-jumpers.
This will be the number one movie of the week, so don't get left out of the conversation on Monday.
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
I've been excited for this release since I saw the first trailer months ago.
Kingsman looks like an action packed cross between a James Bond film and 21 Jumpstreet.
With crazy fight sequences, cool gadgets and an updated spy world, this could be great one.
It is helmed by talented director Matthew Vaughn (if you haven't seen Layer Cake, do so directly).
It also features the consistently great Samuel L. Jackson and Academy Award winner Colin Firth.
Basically, it should be tons of cinemaplex fun and could become a series of films if it succeeds.
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Posted by Dan at 8:11 AM