Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

By Livia Peterson

The fifty shades translates into too many mood swings.

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. James, Anastasia ‘Ana’ Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) reunite the relationship and eventually engage in the marriage.

“Fifty Shades Darker” is cheap porn – less narrative, more sexual encounters – punishment, kiss, punishment, kiss, rinse, and repeat. The darker equals the almost unbearable movie – but the women (i.e. this lady) discover Mr. Grey is surprisingly tolerable. Sure, invite me to witness “Fifty Shades Freed” (2018). And why didn’t I see “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015) in the first place?! See ya later, Ms. Steele and Mr. Grey. C-

The 2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films: Live Action and Animation

The Lego Batman Movie (2017)