The 25 year old actress has opened up about the reactions she's received since the release of the racy film.
Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson may have become a household name thanks to her role as Anastasia Steele, but it hasn't helped her love life. The 25 year old has told Ellen DeGeneres that she’s currently single after splitting from boyfriend Matthew Hitt, but that men are too scared to approach her.
Dakota Johnson has said she’s currently single.
"I guess they're scared of me," Johnson told the talk show host, when asked about her love life post- Fifty Shades of Grey. "They either love me or they're running for the hills .. I guess they're running for the hills.”
Get ready for the likes of 'Everest', 'The Danish Girl' and 'Black Mass'.
With the Venice Film Festival kicking off this week, awards season is officially underway. Venice has been the launchpad for a number of films that have gone on to Oscar glory. Last year, the opening night film was Birdman, and the year before it was Gravity. So there are big hopes for this year's opener, the true-life thriller Everest, directed by Icelandic filmmaker Baltasar Kormakur with an ensemble cast including Jake Gyllenhaal, Robin Wright, Emily Watson and Jason Clarke.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in true story disaster thriller 'Everest'
And anticipation is running even higher for a number of other movies. Venice is hosting the premiere of The Danish Girl, the true story of one of the world's first-known transgender women, played by Eddie Redmayne. Can he win back-to-back Oscars? This week's new poster and trailer are very promising.
Continue reading: Awards Season Kicks Off With Venice Film Festival 2015
Whitey Bulger has had the FBI under his thumb for too long, and now people are starting to notice. How can a criminal mastermind responsible for every major offence in the city pass by seemingly unnoticed for an entire lifetime? It's true he landed in Alcatrez at a young age, but the older the more dangerous he becomes; a kingpin of the South Boston criminal underworld who escaped justice by informing authorities of all movements of the rival gang, the Italian Mafia, as suggested by his most useful contact and friend John Connolly. But the Irish Winter Hill Gang is growing ever more powerful, and Bulger's feelings of invincibility lead to more and more murders and destruction. It's time he was stopped, but finding him is not going to be easy.
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Irish-American criminal mastermind Whitey Bulger was arguably one of the most dangerous men in America before his arrest in 2011 at the age of 81. He'd already spent time in Alcatrez as a much younger man, having spent a lot of time on the streets of South Boston. However, by the 70s he proved to be the FBI's best tool in controlling organised crime within the country, and he was eventually persuaded by his friend John Connolly to be their informant in all workings of the rival Italian Mafia. However, it's not safe business being both a highly respected gangster and a police informant, and while much of his activity is being largely ignored as he rises to become top of the Irish Winter Hill Gang, it seems he is gaining too many killings and dodgy dealings under his belt to go unnoticed.
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E.L. James invited the Twitterverse to ask her anything on Monday and you can probably guess how this one turned out.
Yesterday Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James took part in a Twitter Q&A session that managed to go downhill so fast, it made Robin Thicke’s experience last year look like a total love-in. Sitting in Twitter’s UK headquarters, the author invited fans (and everyone else) to ask her anything, using the hashtag AskELJames.
Author E.L. James has taken part in a twitter Q &A.
But the Q &A session quickly descended in to chaos as the hashtag was taken over by users who weren’t exactly interested in asking the author about her creative process. Some took the chance to call out the author on her writing skills, with one user tweeting, ‘No question: Just, as a fellow author, thank you for proving to me that you can get anything published, no matter how awful.’
Continue reading: E.L. James Did A Twitter Q&A And Things Got Fifty Shades Of Shady Fast
At the stroke of midnight, ‘Grey’ hits bookshelves and fans can’t wait.
Fifty Shades of Grey fans might need some help restraining themselves tonight, as E.L. James’ latest book Grey hits shelves at midnight. The spin-off book is a retelling of Christian and Anastasia Steele’s early story, but this time we're hearing it from the point of view of Mr. Grey himself.
Get ready to hear the story of Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian’s perspective.
"The book is written from Christian's point of view, need I say more?” Paul Bogaards, a spokesman for publisher Penguin Random House told the New York Daily News. Bogaards added that he had ‘no concerns’ over wether retelling the story from Christian’s perspective might prove to be too raunchy even for Fifty Shades fans.
The new novel is released next Thursday (June 18th), but a copy of it has gone missing, leading to fears of leaks.
A copy of the eagerly awaited new Fifty Shades of Grey book by E.L. James has been stolen, a little over a week before its scheduled publication date.
Publishers Random House discovered on Monday (June 8th) that one copy of the new book, entitled Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey As Told by Christian, had gone missing from its warehouse. Kent Police has launched an investigation into the incident, as it is feared that thieves may leak the novel or sell extracts to the media.
Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey - the new novel tells the same story from his point of view
Continue reading: Copy Of 'Fifty Shades' Spin Off Novel Goes Missing - Everyone Panics
Rasuk, who played Anastasia's friend Jose Rodriguez in the first movie, is hopeful of being asked to play his role again in the sequels even though Sam Taylor-Johnson won't be directing them.
Fifty Shades of Grey cast member Victor Rasuk thinks it will “suck” that Sam Taylor-Johnson is not staying on to direct the sequels, but is nevertheless “excited” that somebody new is coming to take over behind the camera.
In the run-up to its release, a number of stories emerged from the set of disagreements between Taylor-Johnson and the book’s author E.L. James over the direction of the movie, and it was reported soon afterwards she would not return to direct the follow-ups despite the lucrative gains to be had.
Victor Rasuk from 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
Continue reading: 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Cast Member Victor Rasuk Discusses Sequels
Matthias Schoenaerts has released three period films this year, and been in an Oscar-nominated movie - is he finally accepted as a leading man?
This week's release of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' is the third period film this year with Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts in the romantic leading-man role. Before starring opposite Carey Mulligan in the 1870s, he wooed Michelle Williams in the 1930s in 'Suite Francaise' and Kate Winslet in the 17th century in 'A Little Chaos'. For an actor who got his start in the Oscar-nominated 'Bullhead', then played a street fighter in 'Rust & Bone', these costume dramas must feel like a big change of pace.
Matthias Schoenaerts and Carey Mulligan in 'Far From The Madding Crowd'
There's also the fact that his character in 'Far From the Madding Crowd' is a sheep farmer, so there was a lot to learn. "I had to go to boot camp," he laughs. "Shaving, washing, everything, just so I can pretend, make it look like I know what I'm doing."
The GoodFellas reunite at Tribeca's closing night, while Carey Mulligan and Jack Black lead the red carpet charge in New York and Los Angeles. There's one last insane trailer for Mad Max, plus the first glimpses at Tom Hardy as the Krays, Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger and Nicole Kidman in small-town Australia...
The Tribeca Film Festival in New York wrapped up at the weekend with a 25th anniversary screening of Martin Scorsese's 'GoodFellas', which featured a reunion of the film's actors including Robert DeNiro, Ray Liotta, Paul Sorvino, Debbie Mazar, Lorraine Bracco, Kevin Corrigan and Mike Starr. Take a look at pictures from the closing of The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival here.
Paul Sorvino, Debi Mazar, Robert De Niro, Lorraine Bracco and Kevin Corrigan
Also in New York, the US premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' brought out stars Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple and director Thomas Vinterberg, plus other celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Sarah Silverman. The film opens this weekend in both the UK and US. Check out pictures from the premiere of 'Far From the Madding Crowd' here.
Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Tribeca Wraps In New York, 'Madding Crowd' And 'D Train' Hold US Premieres, A New Trailer Drops For 'Mad Max', And There Are First Looks At 'Legend', 'Black Mass' And 'Strangerland'
Jamie Dornan is back as Christian Grey in the (very) short teaser for 'Fifty Shades Darker', not due out until February 2017.
It’s only been a couple of months since the first Fifty Shades of Grey movie hit cinemas, but we’ve already got a sneak peek at the second. The first teaser for Fifty Shades Darker debuts on the Blu-Ray edition of the first movie, which is being released on May 8th.
The 30-second clip features a suited-up Christian Grey dressing himself in a mirror and putting on a creepy masquerade-style face mask, while the text flashing up on the screen reads ‘Are You Ready For Something Darker?’
Jamie Dornan appears in a teaser trailer for the second 'Fifty Shades' movie
Continue reading: Teaser Trailer For 'Fifty Shades Darker' Revealed
Sometimes, the greatest hiding place is in plain sight. For twelve years from the mid-1990s, he was the FBI's second most wanted fugitive, behind Osama Bin Laden. Throughout the 1970s, he was an FBI informant, revealing information to bring down an Italian American crime family, and he was the brother of a US senator. But really, his informant years were to stop another family from invading his own turf. Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp) was one of the most brutal and violent criminals in Boston, being the secret puppet master behind one of the most dangerous crime families in history.
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The 'Black Mass' trailer has been released and Johnny Depp is absolutely terrifying as criminal, Whitey Bulger.
Johnny Depp is almost unrecognisable in the trailer for Black Mass. The 51-year actor plays the notorious American gangster, Whitey Bulger, in the upcoming film. The first official trailer was released on Thursday (23rd April). It shows Depp, with a receding hairline and incredibly piercing blue eyes, intimidating a colleague over dinner. Depp's intimidating voice becomes a voice over as other scenes from the movie, including Depp wielding a gun and dumping a dead body, cut in.
Johnny Depp and his wife, Amber Heard.
Continue reading: Johnny Depp Terrifies As Whitey Bulger In The Trailer For 'Black Mass'
The controversial film has already been banned in Indonesia, Malaysia and Kenya, and a refusal was also expected from the mainly conservative India.
Despite conquering box offices wherever it goes, it seems that Indian fans of E.L. James’ erotic novel won’t get the chance to enjoy the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey after the country’s government censors banned it.
According a report by Reuters, India’s Central Board of Film Certification decided that the film was unsuitable for theatrical release in the largely conservative country, a verdict that most onlookers had anticipated.
The Board’s chief executive Shravan Kumar has not stated the precise reasons why they have taken the decision to prevent the film from being screened, but said the distributor Universal Pictures would be allowed to appeal.
Continue reading: India Bans 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' From Theatrical Release
This couple just couldn’t help themselves during their night at the museum.
It was probably inevitable, but a couple have been caught having sex during a Fifty Shades of Grey themed event which was being held at an erotic museum in Las Vegas on Valentines Day. CCTV video footage obtained by TMZ shows the unidentified couple looking for a secluded spot in the venue in order to do the deed at the Erotic Heritage Museum, which was hosting an event celebrating the hit film.
Fifty Shades of Grey has been a hit at the box office
The video also shows the woman topless, while things get even more heated between her and her male companion. The gossip site reports that first, the couple found a hiding spot and waited for the museum staff to clear out and for the house lights to go down.
In a dark and corrupt world, the rich and powerful are the bad guys, while those who strive to bring them down are destined to fail. With sin and vice running wild, the dirty police force are pushed into a war with the criminals they have spent so long supporting. Cymbeline (Ed Harris) is a powerful drug lord that one day decides he no longer wants to pay the police for their protection, pushing both sides to put their financial goals aside and embark in a bitter and desperate battle to rid the world of one-another.
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The internet is divided over SNL's Isis sketch.
Despite her racy Fifty Shades of Grey role, Dakota Johnson isn't really known for being particularly controversial. Saturday Night Live on the other hand, has never shied away from the more controversial topics like, say, ISIS. On Saturday, the show aired a pre-filmed sketch with Johnson, which used the extremist faction as a punch line.
Dakota Johnson stirred yet more controversy on SNL this weekend.
The story was pretty familiar - a proud dad (Taran Killam) drops off his Army-bound daughter (Johnson). They say their goodbyes, it's all appropriately soppy and emotional, etc. Then Killam as the dad looks up at the sound of a car horn and tells Johnson: "Your ride is here."
Continue reading: The Internet Is Divided Over Dakota Johnson's Isis Sketch
Right then, how did Johnson do?
Dakota Johnson made her Saturday Night Live debut this week, a week into the release of her BDSM-tinged movie Fifty Shades of Grey.
Dakota Johnson made her SNL debut this week - it was not what we expected at all.
Johnson read her opening monologue, addressing with her parents, actress Melanie Griffith and actor Don Johnson and talking discussing the movie at length. Her appearance also included several skits and one in particular, which drew the ire of the online crowd.
Continue reading: Dakota Johnson Hosts Forgettable SNL Episode
Despite a huge dive in attendance numbers, the much talked-about movie stays at the top of the box offices for a second week.
Erotic blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey held on to its spot at the top of the box office, despite seeing a massive drop in ticket sales. Receipts of $23.3 million were reported by the L.A. Times, down a whopping 73% from its first weekend.
A decline was of course expected, but the figure is at least 30% less than most projections for its second weekend. When it opened in time for the extended Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day weekend last Friday (February 13th), it took a mammoth $94.4 million.
With Sam Taylor-Johnson reportedly wanting out of directing the upcoming sequels, is author E.L. James set to write the screenplays?
Fifty Shades of Grey might be continuing its domination of the box office this weekend, but it seems that announcing the film’s sequels has become a much trickier business for studio Universal.
Earlier this week, The Sun reported that director Sam Taylor-Johnson had pulled out of doing any more Fifty Shades movies, due to her tempestuous relationship with the book's author E.L. James. But while reports of Taylor-Johnson’s departure remains unconfirmed, Variety now writes that the author is gearing up to pen the screenplay for sequel Fifty Shades Darker herself.
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