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Movie Review: 'Fifty Shades Freed' (2018)

Fifty Shades Freed Jamie Dornan Christian Grey Dakota Johnson Anastasia Steele Grey
The life of Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) only gets more complicated in “Fifty Shades Freed,” and the movie is kind enough to bring viewers along for the exotic, erotic ride. The third installment in the sexy trilogy brings the story of Anastasia Steele and her devoted beau Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) to a surprisingly sweet and wistful finish.

2018 Entertainment Preview -- Plus, 2017 In Review

Happy New Year from Eclectic Pop! Hopefully, your 2018 has already gotten off to a wonderful start. For those of you wondering, the next bit of coverage Eclectic Pop will be publishing is its review of 2017. Expect the unveiling of 2017's most-read content and Eclectic Pop's picks for the Best of 2017 TV and movies.

Before all of that, let's reflect back on some of pop culture's milestones. For starters, 2017 was the year mainstream media finally showed Nicole Kidman, the respect she has long-deserved.

Movie Review: 'Fifty Shades Darker' (2017)

Bolder, sexier, and loaded with eroticism, “Fifty Shades Darker” is everything a sequel should be, greater than the sum of its original. “Fifty Shades Darker” fully realizes the potential of its source material, in a movie that dares to be free with its sensuality, and contemplative with its story. To state the matter plainly, “Fifty Shades Darker” is the first movie to snap this film enthusiast out of their 6-month, movie-viewing slumber.

Top 30 Romantic Songs From Movies + TV

Promo poster art for Ron Howard's 1992 film 'Far and Away' starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Soundtracks have long been a bastion of romantic songs. Can you imagine your favorite screen romance, without the perfect song playing in the background? A score is the quintessential ingredient to creating the sweeping ambiance that catapults an on-screen love story to the next level. So when it came to compiling a list of the best romantic songs from movies, and TV, the choices felt obvious.

Why Figure Skaters Should Consider Music from 'Game of Thrones,' 'Fifty Shades of Grey' And More

A new season of figure skating is upon us and with that, a slew of new programs. If you are a fan of figure skating, be it singles, pairs or ice dance, then you know that music selection can oftentimes be the make or break difference between a good program and a great one.

Entertainment Inquiry #7: Fall Movies, 'Fifty Shades Darker', 'Narcos' And more!

Since there is only so much time in the day to read 750+word reviews, it seemed right to boil down all of the sentiments expressed on Eclectic Pop into a simple question and answer format; getting to the point in a concise and clear manner that transforms those broader analyses into a bite-size re…

Best Music of 2015: From the Pop Waves to Indie Raves

Pop Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

Whether she was assuring a paramour their coupling would never go out “Style”, reeling over the betrayal of a close friend in “Bad Blood” or experiencing her “Wildest Dreams”, Taylor Swift was reigning supreme as the hits off her 2014 smash record ‘1989’, kept rolling in. Swift’s chart topping singles each gleamed with a distinct sonic luster, demonstrating her knack for trying on different genres with equal success.

Best Movies of 2015: 'Far from the Madding Crowd', 'Water Diviner', 'Southpaw' & more!

2015 was an interesting year for movies and when it came to selecting the best and brightest, most of the top choices made themselves known pretty early in the year. There are just over 25 titles mentioned below, each categorized to hone in on exactly what they succeeded at.

So without further ado, these are Eclectic Pop's picks for the best movies of 2015. We begin with the #1 movie of the year...

Best Movie: Far from the Madding Crowd

This sensational adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel of the same name is a sweeping example of phenomenal film-making at every level. Released in late April, “Far from the Madding Crowd” fought off all of the year’s subsequent contenders to remain the perennial favorite.

Movie Review: 'Fifty Shades of Grey' (2015)

For all the fan fare surrounding its highly publicized source material, the adaptation of E.L. James’ worldwide best-seller offers a sedate spin on a subversive modern romance. “Fifty Shades of Grey” has its good points and its bad ones, somehow offering a film which lands somewhere in between. It’s a movie that knows what it is, what it is not, and what it is trying to be.

Let's Discuss: 'Fifty Shades' of Success?

This week the internet was shaken with the hotly anticipated trailer and first glimpse of “Fifty Shades of Grey”, the film adaptation of the first book in E.L. James’ best-selling series. So many questions continue to surround the film.  Whether it will stay true to the nature of the book and how much, if any, explicit material will actually make it to the silver screen.