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‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Trailer React

It’s official, the wait is over. Yesterday morning, the Today show premiered the trailer for the erotic romance Fifty Shades of Grey. Slated for release on Valentine’s Day 2015, the trailer offers the first look at the delicious Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and so so much more. Let’s not waste another minute,  Elizabeth Bond and Ashley Foster allow their inner goddesses to react to the long awaited glimpse into the Red Room of Pain.

 

Elizabeth:  So is it sad that I’m already assuming that for Valentine’s Day I’m driving down to Charlotte and we are going to see Fifty?

Ashley:  YESSS!! I was going to ask you the other day what we should do for Valentines day but I was like, “maybe it’s too early?”

E: Okay let’s talk about this trailer. The first meeting…

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Anastasia describes him as “He was polite, intense, smart, really intimidating.”
Grey asks, “I’d like to know more about you.” Anastasia replies, “There’s really not much to know about me, I mean look at me…” “I am,” he replies, and with that we get our first look at Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey.

E: Can we just talk about how perfect he is?

A: I…I…I just wanna bite that bottom lip.

E: YESSSSS! Gah, where can I get me one of those?!

A: But seriously though. American accents aren’t sexy…somehow he manages to make his sexy?

E: One of the things that I always found attractive about Jamie Dornan after watching him in The Fall and Once Upon a Time was that British accent but his certainty when he looks at Dakota Johnson’s Anastasia makes me weak in the knees.

E: Let’s talk about Anastasia for a second. She’s much “frumpier” than I thought she would be in her mismatched outfit and shyness, but it works.

A: Yeah, I almost expected a little more “Joey Potter-esque” fashion. A little more girl next door…with a side of frump.

E: Definitely! Speaking of fashion, how about that grey suit and THE TIE!?

A: Yes! Loved the incorporation of the grey tie…but one thing missing from the scene was Anastasia tripping through the door….what’s up with that?

E: Is that gone? Or do we have to wait for the movie to see Grey catch her and the physical repercussions of their first touch?

A: I certainly hope not. I feel like some of the key scenes are definitely being saved for us to enjoy during the movie. I mean, they can’t give it all away in the preview. (Even though I wish they would)

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E: The scene where she gets on the elevator, in the book, is plagued with sexual tension and I definitely felt it here. As I watched, I was like “oh man, he’s got her.”

A: I certainly enjoyed this. It’s just like you knew the OTHER elevator scene was just around the corner. I think my favorite part about this was the gleam in her eye. It was like, “OH…SHIT….”

E: Exactly! The only thing missing here for me was “Anastasia,” he says as a farewell. “Christian.” I reply. GOD THE FIRST TIME THEY SAY THEIR FIRST NAMES SPEAKS VOLUMES.

A: OH MAN. It really does, it’s almost like their names were code for, “Yep, this is about to get REAL in about two chapters.”

E: LIKE FOREPLAY.

A: I’ve got to say, I was a little skeptical about Dakota Johnson playing the role, but by this point she had convinced she could definitely fill the shoes of Anastasia.

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E: Gah, he’s gorgeous. That brooding stare.

A: Aw! Jose! He’s like the Jacob of Fifty Shades! Honestly…I wasn’t paying attention to him. Talk about a man that can wear fitted suit! Ow owwww!

E: mmmhmmm!

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A: Taylor! I’m so excited they showed his face in the preview. He was probably one of my favorite characters in the books.

E:  He’s like Anastasia’s confidant and sidekick almost. And I love this actor (Max Martini). He’s so good in these types of silent but strong background roles.

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Anastasia asks “To what to you owe your success?” and Christian replies, “I exercise control in all things Miss Steele.” “That must be really boring,” says Anastasia while Christian smirks.

E: At this point she’s still totally unaware of how much control he “exercises.” Girl, it’s hardly boring. Mwahahahaha.

A: Yadda, Yadda…Coffee…Tea…Okay enough of this. ONWARD! THE ELEVATOR SCENE!

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E: This is about the time that my brain just stopped working and I started thinking with other parts of my body…

A: Beside the fact my brain shut down as well…I loved that even early on he was like, “No, no, you can’t touch me. Don’t mind if I do…just going to pin you to this elevator wall.”

E: RIGHT! Like the second she reaches for the back of his neck, out of reflex, he swoops in and takes control. Their chemistry is incredible here.

A: Yep. My innards hurt.

E: And Beyonce didn’t help.

A: Can we just talk about the choice for Beyonce to be on the soundtrack? #NAILEDIT Her latest album is just SEX.

E: Evidently, this is quite the scandal. Several publications have expressed their disdain for Beyonce’s involvement but her brand just fits here. And the new recording of Crazy in Love is perfect. The crescendo of the chorus happening as he pins her to the wall of the elevator, my god.

A: Disdain? Girl is laughing all the way to the bank….Plus I’d just like to think Beyonce is putting her foot down and just relating to women everywhere like, “Yeah, this stuff turned me on too…”

E: I find it personally satisfying then that I have something in common with Queen Bey.

A: It’s like we are all besties with Queen Bey.

E: Gah, if only.

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“I’m incapable of leaving you alone,” Christian says. “Then don’t,” replies Anastasia.

E: This is hands down one of my favorite parts of the trailer (as well as the book). You may remember, they are leaving the coffee shop and she almost gets hit by a car only to get pulled back onto the sidewalk by Christian at the last minute. In the book, she is in his arms briefly but her thoughts are pleading for him to kiss her. (“Kiss me damnit!” I implore him, but I can’t move. I’m paralyzed with a strange, unfamiliar need.) I love how in this scene, you see that Christian is struggling with the same damn unfamiliar need.

A: It definitely written ALL over his face. Side note: They never showed the hardware store scene! What a classic tale of duct tape and rope….

E: That’s gotta still be there, right?

A: I think some of the first photos that leaked from the set were scenes from the hardware store. Here’s hoping!

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“I had a rough start in life, you should steer clear of me.”

E: Tortured Christian, this is what I knew Jamie Dornan would be able to pull off well. He’s not afraid of complex characters and they don’t get much more complex than Christian Grey.

A: This is one of those things I didn’t catch until I went back and watched it the second time.

E: Well again, I left my brain back there in the elevator.

A: #realtalk

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E: This is a pivotal sequence featured in the trailer. First, Christian shows up only after knowing Anastasia a few hours and pushes Jose away as he tries to kiss Anastasia. A very public proclamation of his intentions. Then, the damsel in distress that she is, he takes her to his hotel and tucks her into bed. He lightly kisses her goodnight and leaves. When she wakes up there is a glass of orange juice and two Advil but no Christian. It’s the first time she experiences how tender he can be, but also how cold.

A: I love how instantly protective he is over her. They really do a great job of showcasing that in preview.

E: Exactly, moving on…

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Over a series of scandalous shots we hear Christian tell Anastasia “I don’t do romance, my tastes are very singular. You wouldn’t understand.”

E: Now the good stuff!

A: Did you see how she squeezed her legs together and gave him that look! Hot damn!

E: All during a Grey family dinner too, my goodness! I think I started to blush. Side note, there should have been more Marcia Gay Harden in the preview. There should always be more Marcia Gay Harden.

A: I know! I can’t believe they only showed the back of her perfectly tamed coiffe! This scene get’s me really excited (ha-ha) for the benefit party in the second book….now that…is scandalous.

E: Elena hasn’t been cast yet right? I’m still holding out for Sharon Stone.

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E: I was too distracted by his shirt off and those beautiful lowrise jeans to notice that he’s in the Red Room of Pain.

A: Just found my new desktop background. Man, let’s just talk about how that is EXACTLY what I pictured when reading the book. HOT DAMN. I salute you Levi’s!

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E: Speaking of low rise…

A: Praises be….

E: Gah, that look he’s giving her, it’s like he’s begging her ‘please love me.’ God, my heart just melted. Leave me alone and give me chocolate.

A: Where are they during this scene by the way?!

E: My guess is his bedroom.

A: I just imagined it to be more white…and airy…but it matches his broodiness. Also, did you notice the sweat?

E: Also also, I love the intimacy that’s hinted at here. She’s in a big t-shirt, he’s in sweats.

A: So very sexy…lets be honest.

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E: “Enlighten me then.” Ask and you shall receive Miss Steele! Here we go…

A: Dakota nailed the reaction…sort of, “wtf” mixed with “hmmmmmm….?”

E: “Ohh great, this is your hobby…”

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E: OH. MY. GOD.

A: *Gulps*

Laters, baby.

 

 

From your resident experts in all things sexyElizabeth Bond and Ashley Foster, thanks for reading!


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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Releases Official Trailer

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The Fault in Our Stars” follows the story of Hazel Lancaster, a teenage girl living with thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs.  Because of this, Hazel lives her life knowing her time is limited, “Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.”  In a support group for cancer kids in Indianapolis, Hazel meets and eventually falls in love with August Waters, a former basketball player who lost his leg to osteosarcoma. “The Fault in Our Stars” tells their “One sick love story.” The movie debuts in theaters June 6th, check out the trailer below.

Click here for Rock Paper Watch’s review of the novel.


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‘House of Cards’ Season 2 Trailer Analysis – Frank vs. the world

Let the binge watching commence! Starting February 14th, ‘House of Cards’ sophomore season will be available for streaming on Netflix. Forget the chocolates, what more could you want for Valentine’s Day? The season two trailer premiered today, so let’s dive in!

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The season starts with Frank Underwood taking his oath as Vice President with Claire and Doug proudly at his side. Mirroring the President’s inauguration in season 1, Frank breaks the third wall saying, “One heartbeat away from the Presidency and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated.”

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“Let’s start this new chapter with a clean slate,” Frank says to Claire.  Do they really think that’s going to happen?

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Our first glimpse at a new ‘House of Cards’ character!  She shows up a few times in the trailer leading me to believe she’s going to a big deal, any guesses?

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“The Vice President just took office, I can’t have this conspiracy stuff going mainstream,” says Doug.  Conspiracy? Uh oh, does someone know how Frank really won the Vice Presidency.

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Can’t have it going mainstream? Too late. “The connections are troubling, especially Underwood,” says a television correspondent. It looks like Frank’s first fight will be with the media and their conspiracy theories.

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“So this goes all the way to the White House,” replies the anchor. “It might,” confirms the correspondent. It seems like it’s time for Frank to cover his tracks, enter Zoe.

House of Cards Season 2“I need for you to delete all of our phone history,” says Frank. “You want me to just walk away? Act as if I don’t know anything.” Clearly, Zoe is against him too.

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With Tusk (Major Dad) orchestrating the President’s moves from behind the scenes, confrontation with Frank is inevitable. “He’s convincing the President to change his mind,” says Frank. “You would be making a disastrous mistake,” declares Tusk.

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“I feel like I’m losing control of my own goddamn administration,” says the President, obviously caught in the crossfire between Tusk and Frank.  It’s important to note that Michael Gill, who plays President Garrett Walker was promoted to series regular for season 2.

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In probably the most chilling scene of the trailer, Frank and Claire stand casually in their kitchen discussing (most likely) Tusk. “He’s a dangerous man,” says Claire. “I want him obliterated,” replies Frank. “More than that, let’s make him suffer,” Claire says calmly.  At this, Frank speaks to the audience, “I don’t know whether to be proud or terrified.” They really are the best couple on TV, like the new Coach and Mrs. Taylor.

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Now Claire sits in an interview, “Some people think that your marriage may be a bit more calculated than you let on.” Ya think?

In these quickly moving scenes, we see a few more cast members that have been promoted to recurring:

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Remy Danton, lobbyist for SanCorp and Frank’s former protege, played by Mahershala Ali.

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Adam Galloway, Claire’s once lover and a consistent supporter of her nonprofit, played by Ben Daniels.

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Freddy, barbecue genius, played by Reg E. Cathey also seems to be playing a much bigger role this season. “They done stepped on the wrong motherf***ing rattle snake,” he growls in the trailer as Frank declares “We have to strike back hard and fast.”

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“I told you to stop back channeling,” says the President. “I can turn this around sir,” replies Frank. Here’s where things get interesting as the cover-up conspiracy thickens.

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“I think he’s setting her up,” says Lucas. My theory here is that Lucas believes Frank is setting up Zoe to take the fall for something. Perhaps, for what happened to ill-fated Peter Russo. “I know how to handle him,” insists Zoe.  But do you really?

We then see Frank teaming up with Remy.”You trying to send a message?,” asks Remy. “Stubbornness is far more costly than obedience,” replies Frank. This could be directed towards Zoe, Janine, and Lucas.

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We’ve got another new character for season 2 played by Jimmi Simpson.

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What are our journalists after? “I’m looking for Rachel Posner,” says Zoe, as in the hooker used to set up Russo last year. Yes, it does seem that the journalists are close to unraveling Frank’s web of lies. Also, is that Janine and Rachel hooking up? Innnntersesting.  I guess Zoe isn’t the only one that can sleep with her source.

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“You let me know if anyone contacts you,” Doug tells Rachel.  Then we see the FBI showing up at Janine’s front door, obviously there to shut her investigation down at Frank’s bidding.

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“You cannot run away from this,” says Lucas. “He’s got power. He’s got a lot to lose. And he’s winning,” says Janine emotionally, as Frank extinguishes a birthday candle with his fingers.

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Zoe and Frank meet in the middle of the night, and Frank is in costume! “I need to know that I wasn’t a part of someone’s…” “Finish your thought,” says Frank. “…a part of someone’s murder,” says Zoe. Again, does Zoe know how to handle Frank? I don’t think anyone really does, except for Claire of course.

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Janine must have gotten to Rachel, here she is holding a knife to Doug’s throat. It seems that everyone is cracking under the pressure of what happened to Russo.

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Then we begin a series of powerful one-liners from Frank, Claire, and Zoe about exposure, enemies, and trust with their title cards before the trailer quickly wraps up in these scenes:

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Who is this guy?! And why does he have a bag over his head and appear to be tied up? Is ‘House of Cards’ about to get real kinky?

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Anthrax, never a good time.

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And probably my favorite part, Frank is eating dinner at Tusk’s home.  He angrily picks up his steak and throws it into the pool for the dog. Have you ever seen a dog with that much glee?

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The trailer ends with one last reminder from Frank, “There is but one rule, hunt or be hunted. Welcome back.”

And it is good to be back indeed! In the trailer we see Frank going after the media, Tusk, Zoe, Janine, Lucas, Rachel, and the President.  I can’t wait to watch this all go down.  Sign into Netflix February 14th and don’t make plans to leave your couch, it’s going to be a good weekend. See below for he full trailer.


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‘The Spectacular Now’ New Trailer and It Is Spectacular

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The Spectacular Now established itself during last year’s Sundance Film Festival.  After it created a fair amount of buzz, we finally have a trailer.  The movie is based on the young adult novel by the same name written by Tim Tharp.  It stars Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.  The plot follows popular, teenage alcoholic Sutter (Teller), and his obsession with living in the now.  After getting dumped by his girlfriend, he goes on a bender and wakes up on the front lawn of Aimee Finicky’s (Woodley) house.  Right away, she’s different.  She’s a dreamer and her motivation for life shakes up Sutter’s delusion of a spectacular now.

Shailene Woodley is killing it lately, y’all.  In addition to The Spectacular Now, she’s also starring The Fault of Our Stars and Divergent (both young adult book adaptions).  Recently, she has been filming opposite Andrew Garfield for the upcoming Spiderman film in which she portrays Mary Jane Watson.  Even though rumor has it, Mary Jane’s part has been  cut from the film.

With all of these fantastic roles coming up, is it too early to start placing Oscar bets?


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“This is the End” & Hermione Just Stole All Our Sh*t!

A brand new Red Band trailer for “This is the End” starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and Jay Baruchel was released yesterday. I must admit, the trailer gives off that “You Just Saw the Entire Movie in 2 Minutes” feel, but it still looks hilarious. We see Rihanna fall in a pit, Michael Cera die, and Hermione steal all of their sh*t! While this movie is no Pineapple Express, it still looks like it will be a really, really good time.

And for those of you who, like me, don’t know what Red Band means, here is a little Movie Trailer 101. Movie trailers must adhere to the Motion Picture Association of America’s guidlines. These guidelines include restrictions like a trailer length maximum of 2:30, and the trailer must be approved for all audiences so it is viewable by both children and adults. Trailers that adhere to the guidelines can show a Green Band at the start of the trailer. This band includes the rating and other legal jargon about the audience. For trailers that don’t follow the guidelines, they must display a Red Band. The Red Band includes the rating (usually R, NC-17, or no rating) and includes the sentence – RESTRICTED AUDIENCES ONLY.

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So there you have it. Here at Rock Paper Watch, you learn something new every day!