Who could possibly take down The Guardians of the Galaxy, Superman, Batman, Iron Man and the heroes of "Star Wars"? Why, a youthful billionaire with BDSM tendencies of course. The anticipated big screen adaptation of E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" has finally found its Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam will don that silky grey tie as the dominant businessman, while "Ben and Kate's" Dakota Johnson will offer her services as the story's seemingly innocent college girl. What do you think of the announcement?
September 4, 2013
1."Fifty Shades of Grey" (Last week: Not ranked)
The decision has been made. You have no say in the matter. You must submit to the producers' choices, or be disciplined.
2. "Star Wars" (Last week: Not ranked)
Will Khan turn his wrath to Skywalker clan? Director J.J. Abrams is rumored to be casting his "Star Trek Into Darkness" star Benedict Cumberbatch in the new trilogy. Nerd overload.
3. Telluride Film Festival (Last week: Not ranked)
We're in the middle of Film Festival Season, which will soon give way to Award Season. The Telluride Festival featured warm receptions for "Gravity," "12 Years a Slave," "Labor Day," and others.
4. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (Last week: No. 4)
James Spader IS Ultron.
5. "Guardians of the Galaxy" (Last week: Not ranked)
Bradley Cooper IS Rocket Raccoon.
6. "Fast & Furious 7" (Last week: Not ranked)
Kurt Russell will bring his patented brand of awesomeness to the franchise. Will he bring his death proof car?
7. "Gravity" (Last week: Not ranked)
Alfonso Cuaron's sci-fi film starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock is getting great reviews out of Venice and Telluride. Will it make contact with Oscar?
8. "Man of Steel 2" (Last week: No. 1)
Shooting is officially scheduled to begin in Detroit in early 2014.
9. "Iron Man 3" (Last week: Not ranked)
The Marvel threequel is officially the biggest grosser of the summer. Are they sure there won't be a fourth one?
10. "Rosewater" (Last week: Not ranked)
Jon Stewart's directorial debut is being shown to buyers at Toronto Film Fest this week.
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1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
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