FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (Image Credit: Universal Pictures and Focus Features)

First official ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ trailer promises plenty of steam!

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (Image Credit: Universal Pictures and Focus Features)

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (Image Credit: Universal Pictures and Focus Features)

I just watched the trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey and I’m already a little inappropriately excited to see this film and I hate the books! I know, you’re all balking at me for disliking the books but that’s why my recommendation to watch this trailer (and eventually patron the film) means even more. I genuinely thought I’d be relatively underwhelmed by the teaser but I was definitely mistaken. Here are a couple reasons why I found it so tantalizing: Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Jamie Dornan in THE FALL (Image Credit: BBC)

Jamie Dornan to play Christian Grey in ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie

Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Jamie Dornan in THE FALL (Image Credit: BBC)

Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Jamie Dornan in THE FALL (Image Credit: BBC)

It’s official, the shoes of the S&M loving billionaire Christian Grey have been filled by Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan! The casting for the film adaptation of the best-selling adult erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey was all set with Charlie Hunnam as Christian Grey, the dominating billionaire tortured by his own demons, and Dakota Johnson as the submissive literature student Anastasia Steel, when all of a sudden Charlie Hunnam decided to drop out of film due to “scheduling conflicts.” The search for the new Mr. Grey was on! Fans filled forums, and petitions, with their suggestions for who should bring their fantasies to life on the big screen; throwing out names like Matt Bomer, Ian Somerhalder and Alexander Skarsgaad, as well as a few lesser known actors, including Christian Cooke and Billy Magnussen. There was even a recent report in The Hollywood Reporter that Billy Magnussen and Dornan both read opposite Dakota Johnson in a screen test, in which Dornan came out on top (pun intended)! Continue reading

Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Charlie Hunnam (Image Credit : FX) / Dakota Johnson (Image Credit: FOX)

How ‘Fifty Shades’ is similar to ‘Batman’ (and why everyone needs to calm down and trust the filmmakers)!

Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Charlie Hunnam (Image Credit : FX) / Dakota Johnson (Image Credit: FOX)

Fifty Shades of Grey (Image Credit: EL James) / Charlie Hunnam (Image Credit : FX) / Dakota Johnson (Image Credit: FOX)

“Are you kidding? Is he serious?? How dare he say that?!” I know, it’s a pretty bold title, but just wait a sec…since the wheels have officially started to roll on the Fifty Shades of Grey movie with the recent casting of Dakota Johnson (The Social Network, 21 Jump Street) and Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy) as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the long-awaited film adaptation of the erotic novel by E.L. James, there’s been backlash. Like a lot backlash – to the point of an online petition rallying against the lead actors, demanding the filmmakers change the roles, preferably to the much-chatted about Matthew Bomer (Magic Mike, White Collar) and Alexis Bledel (Mad Men, Gilmore Girls). But like the recent casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, naturally there is going to be an outcry among fans when a certain actor or actress takes on a coveted fictional character within pop culture. So, also like the recent casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, let’s take a second to step back and look at the upcoming adaptation and five reasons Fifty Shades of Grey could work. Continue reading

Is the Crossfire Series luring fans away from Fifty Shades of Grey?

Fifty Shades of Grey Cover (Image Credit: EL James) / Bard to You Cover (Image Credit: Slyvia Day)

Fifty Shades of Grey Cover (Image Credit: EL James) / Bard to You Cover (Image Credit: Slyvia Day)

As Fifty Shades of Grey fans become more and more frustrated with the lack of information and updates on the film adaptation of the book, it looks like interest is beginning to shift to other steamy written works out there such as, the Crossfire series by Sylvia Day. Bared to You, Reflected in You, and the upcoming third installment Entwined With You (releasing May 7, 2013), have been known to be a good replacement for those who are having “Fifty Shades of Grey withdrawals. Even though the Crossfire series bares a similar style, not to mention a few similar circumstances to Fifty Shades of Grey, it has its own unique twist that has the women pining over the charming Gideon Cross. Continue reading