Fifty Shades Darker Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

Far more RAUNCHY then the first and that is saying something! 

NOTE: This is OF COURSE the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey, so if you haven’t seen it then there will be some confusion as to why certain things happen and whose who. But if you don’t give a shit and watch it either way, you’ll enjoy it just the same. But seriously, why haven’t you watched it?

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Anastasia broke up with Christian in the last movie and it pretty much starts from there. They’re trying to forget and move on with life, and failing miserably. Christian shows up and asks to give me another chance. This movie did add more to why Christian is the way that he is and his very dark and sad past.

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“No rules. No punishments. No secrets.” Shit was getting real. Anastasia knows he keeps a lot of himself closed off and that is a major part of any relationship. When he does open up, she finds that he’s entire mind set is changing as well. A character that fucks it all up is Mrs. Robinson aka Elena (Kim Basinger). This was a character in the book that had introduced Christian into the BDSM lifestyle. Anastasia knowing that what she had done was nothing more than child abuse. Christian still defending her, and claiming she’s nothing more than a friend, causes her to distances herself once again.

Kim Basinger played Mrs. Robinson so well! Someone had to play a woman of elegance, confidence and a total bitch. Well done Basinger, well done!

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Anastasia gets her dream job and we went another new character. Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) played the very hot, creepy, horny boss. Jack takes an interest on Anastasia and while she’s oblivious Christian is not. Eric Johnson did a great job playing this character and one I pictured while reading the books. He was in a cool, attractive and confident guy, a guy that got his way. The douche that when he heard the word no they would throw a hissy fit, you know that guy.

The scenes between Jack and Anastasia, along with Elena, proved just how strong willed she is and I loved that! She had a kick ass moment, two really, that made me love her even more!

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Just as Christian begins to open up to Anastasia, someone from his past returns. Now, when I read the book there was a scene with Leila (Bella Heathcote) that was so fucked up that I didn’t think a book was capable of. During the movie I wondered how they were going to add that particular scene. I won’t say what scene it was but either way it didn’t make it into the movie and I don’t know how to feel about it. One, pretty glad because I don’t think I would be able to get through it without feel the same way I felt when I read it. Two, I wanted to see because it would show how mentally unstable Leila really was. All things considered what made more of an impression was Dakota Johnson’s performance and because of that the scene wouldn’t have worked.

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OKAY SEX SCENES TALKY TIME!!

The movie might have had a bit more sex scenes HOWEVER the scenes were STEAMIER, SEXIER, AND HOTTER in this movie! Far more than Fifty Shades of Grey, which is odd considering they had the red room but they managed to make it worth the wait. There were moments, MORE THAN ONE, that I asked, “can they do that?” I know this is fake, clearly, but they way they acted didn’t seem fake. Yes, I’ve heard it all before, “no one acts this way.” Yeah, why do you think we watch this movie? Christian and Anastasia’s relationship is so unrealistic which makes it all the more appealing.

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Talking about fake sex about fictional characters I have to acknowledge the actors who have a very difficult job in bring those characters to life. In Fifty Shades of Grey I enjoyed Jamie Dornan as Christian and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia. They did a good job and the chemistry, although steamy scenes were shown, was very plain but a good introduction for the upcoming films. In this movie the chemistry was undeniable and definitely improved from the first which made they’re scenes, not just “realistic” but more invested in the characters and their love story. Jamie and Dakota have a very difficult job in not just trying to please a hella of a lot of fans but the awkwardness of doing these very intimate scenes in front of a whole crew team watching then knowing millions of people.

Fifty Shades Darker wasn’t just a better film than the first but you see how much they improved as actors since them. Dakota and Jamie are incredible actors and for them to work in a film franchise of this magnitude proves strength in the industry. I, now can not see anyone else playing this roles other than them and that says a lot.

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SPECIAL NOTE!!!!

Stay during the credits because you get a special look into Fifty Shades Freed which will be released February 9th of 2018!

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Guys Fifty Shades Darker was so much better than the first and we get one more…in a year but we get one more!!

(OFFICIAL TITLE) Star Wars: The Last Jedi 

What’s a better was to wake up on a Monday morning than the official title for the upcoming episode 8!

There has been many theories of what episode 8 would be. That being said the anticipation has been killing fanboys, fangirls and me for the big reveal. Star Wars: The Last Jedi. How can a title being chills to the spin?

First of… PLEASE DON’T KILL LUKE!

That’s that theory circling around right now and frankly I’m on edge too. We know that episode 8 will start off where The Force Awakens ended, which is Rey finally meeting Luke Skywalker. It was also revealed that episode 8 will be a lot darker than episode 7. With the tone being darker I loved how they revealed the title with red letters instead of the yellow.

Although the rumor is Rey will become the last Jedi meaning Luke is going to die, BUT Jedi is also plural which can mean Luke and Rey are the last Jedi. Might be fails hope but hope just the same.

My theory is if it continues the path of the original, The Force Awakens is A New Hope, than The Last Jedi is Emperor Strikes Back. Luke is definitely going to train Rey and teach her the ways of the force, which means Luke will become Yoda! I can’t wait to see that!!

Another question comes to mind is Carrie Fisher’s Leia. December 2016 the world lost our Princess and although she had finished filming her scenes of episode 8, I do wonder what her role will be. That being said would they kill two major characters in one movie? I mean it’s done in Game of Thrones, but that’s completely different!

There’s about a million more questions and ones that won’t be answered until December and it couldn’t come sooner! Can the trailer come out now please!!

 

The Legend of Tarzan Movie Review

Yes this movie come out in 2016 and I just saw it. I’m ashamed I’m behind on my movies and I’m trying to catch up! Making this my TBT (Throw back Thursday) movie review. 

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Watching this I found it difficult in not trying to compare the Disney version, but I the Disney version flew out the window the second Alexander Skarsgard took off his shirt. The Legend of Tarzan takes place about ten years after the story we all know, or at least think we know. Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgard) is now married to Jane (Margot Robbie) and they live in a comfortable and rich life in London.

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Tarzan, who is now called by his real name which is John Clayton, gets an invitation to return to his home in Africa and report the progress they have made. This was one of the Disney flashback I had when Tarzan was suddenly Clayton. Clayton was the villain from what I remember and I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact that Tarzan was actually a Clayton. Yes, it just bothered more than it should have. Tarzan or John, wants to live a normal life with Jane and try to ultimately forget the stories that are told about them.

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I found that Margot Robbie as Jane a great choice. She plays the character well and made me like the character of Jane even more. Another one that was a shocker and I completely forgot was in this movie was Samuel L. Jackson. When he come on the screen I thought he would play a small role but that wasn’t the case. He brought humor and I loved seeing him along side John aka Tarzan.

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When John, Jane and Samuel L. Jackson’s character George Washington Williams, arrive in Africa they learn that made of the tribes have been overrun and taken as slaves. Trying to be very vague on this and try not to spoil anything (if you haven’t seen already). Jane is taken and John along side George try to help the villagers as well as get his Jane back. You have you movie. There were moments where it like they didn’t know which direction they wanted to go and it seemed off.

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I enjoyed seeing the apes and trying to figure out which one was Tark, as well as when the elephants arrived and wondered which one was Tantor. Seriously, I can’t be the only one who thought of Disney’s Tarzan while watching this? I really enjoyed the flashbacks but wanted to see more of how Tarzan and Jane met as well as how their relationship got started. Towards the end it seemed a bit dragged on but there was a cool fight side in the jungle and I wished there were more like that throughout the film.

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There wasn’t enough Jane and Tarzan and I found that weird considering it’s they’re movie. When they did have a scene I found it too short to see if there was chemistry between the two as you would expect from the love struck characters. Christoph Waltz who plays the villain in this as he does in everything is, it what you would expect. He’s a great actor and a better villain. A calm and collected guy and there wasn’t a shock when he had a scene. I will say the way he killed a guy was a shocker and I wasn’t expecting that, but it was in the beginning of the movie and there wasn’t much else.

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Overall, the movie wasn’t horrible and it had more flaws than expected but watchable, so at least it has that. CGI was done very well, and the scenery was beautiful and if they decide to make another Tarzan I would sure watch it. At least the movie didn’t make me hate Tarzan.

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My Top 10 Movies I’m looking forward to seeing in 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2016 is now a year we will not speak off…like Voldemort! To say I’m looking forward to 2017 is an understatement! So many awesome things are coming out this year, and thought I should list just some of the ones I’m most excited for!

Now, there are more movies that I’m interested in but these are the ones that are the top and definitely overshadow the rest.

The other is when they’re going to get released.

FEBRUARY

Fifty Shade Darker

Sequel to the successful book adaption Fifty Shades of Grey. Ready to see where they take this story.

MARCH

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast. I have been waiting for this movie for a few years now and the fact that it’s just around the corner, well let’s just say that I’m about two second from seeing my heart jump out of my chest!

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Power Rangers. I’m intrigued and I’m looking forward to seeing how they reinvent my childhood with this one.

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APRIL

The Circle. I mean Tom Hanks with Emma Watson, along side Karen Gillan and John Boyega, you bet your ass I’m excited!

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MAY

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The team is back and it looks awesome!!!

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JUNE

DC’s Wonder Woman. I’m surprised to say that BVS did something right and that was Wonder Woman. I’m looking forward to knowing more about her and seeing her kick ass!

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JULY

Spider-man: Homecoming. Again when he come on screen during Captain America: Civil War I wanted more and this year we’re getting it!

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War for the Planet of the Apes. Hopefully they end it here and it be a trilogy and a damn good one too! Eager to see Caesar…and I just love Andy Serkis!

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NOVEMBER

Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok. I’m already invested in Marvel movies and they just added my interest when they confirmed that Doctor Strange will be in Ragnarok! Getting closer and closer to Infinity war people!!!

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DECEMBER

You knew, come on now that Star War will always be on my list! Episode 8, continuing the story of Rey, Finn, Poe, Kylo and Luke Skywalker. My heart races just thinking about it! Waiting for them to release the title for episode 8 and other than trailers I stay far way from any news regrading the movie.

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I’m still in shock over the lost of our beloved Princess/General, Carrie Fisher. I’m heart broken as well that her mother, Debbie Reynolds passed a day later. Debbie Reynolds was someone I knew from my childhood as Aggie Cromwell in Halloweentown. The only comfort is that a mother and daughter are together again and we hold the memories of them forever. May the rest in peace.

Princess Leia is now with R2-D2 (Kenny Baker) who also passed in 2016.

 

The Woman in Cabin 10 Book Review

This book took me a lot longer than what it should have but it kept me guessing until the end. That’s something at least.

Lo is travel journalist and is about to write a piece on a cruise line named the Aurora. While on board Lo is among photographers, investors, other journalist and business men and women. Lo suffers from anxiety attacks and it doesn’t help when on the trip something goes horribly wrong.

Next to her cabin Lo has a quick encounter with the woman next to her. Lo hears a scream and a splash, as if someone has fallen or has been pushed off the boat, at night. When she investigates she learns that everyone is accounted for. To add to the mystery the woman she meet has never been seen on the boat and the cabin was registered as empty.

The first half started off slow and I found it hard to continue. What did keep me invested was that I still had no idea who was behind the whole incident. That saying a lot considering most stories you can kind of figure out the perpetrator before the ending.

The ending was a surprise, it had twist and turns and the mystery keeps you guessing until the end. It was definitely better than A Dark, Dark Wood and I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a mystery book.