New movies in theaters this week include the super-steamy “Fifty Shades of Grey,” starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in the movie adaptation of E.L. James’ popular book, and “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” about a super-secret spy organization. Both are rated R, but still in theaters for kids and teens is the “SpongeBob” movie, “Paddington,” “Jupiter Ascending,” “Strange Magic” and more.
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
R for sequences of strong violence, language and some sexual content | In Theaters 2/13 | Ok for Kids 17+ | 20th Century Fox | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels | Kingsman Movie | Facebook | Twitter | Google+
Based on the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (“Kick-Ass,” “X-Men: First Class”), “Kingsman: The Secret Service” tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.
Taron Egerton, Michael Caine, Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong and Mark Hamill star in this fun action adventure.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
R for strong sexual content, including dialogue, some unusual behavior and graphic nudity, and for language | In Theaters 2/13 | Ok for Kids 18+ | Focus Features | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels | Fifty Shades Movie | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | GreyEnterprisesHoldings.com
Ready for some steamy sex? With whips and handcuffs? Then “Fifty Shades of Grey” is for you! Based on E.L. James’ book trilogy that’s sold more than 70 million copies worldwide, this movie follows the relationship of billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and college student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson). When Anastasia interviews Christian as a favor to her roommate, she encounters a beautiful, brilliant and intimidating man.
The innocent and naive Ana starts to realize she wants him, but despite his success, Christian is consumed by the need to control everything. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, this movie also stars Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle, Rita Ora, Eloise Mumford and Marcia Gay Harden. Only the box office will reveal whether the other two novels, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” will also get their own movies.
JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM
One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.
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