“Fifty Shades of Grey” movie trilogy – Dare Daniel Podcast review

Fifty Shades pairs Dakota Fanning with Jamie Dornan

Fifty Shades of Grey film trilogy – Dare Daniel Podcast Rerun 1

Two men, three movies, four beers, one hundred fifty shades.

It’s a New Year, but an old episode.  Daniel Barnes and Corky McDonnell are still recovering from the holidays, so please enjoy this repeat of our popular Fifty Shades trilogy episode.  Back in June, Daniel and Corky reviewed all three of these erotic tales of spousal abuse and revolting consumerism, featuring one of the least likable couples in the history of visual media, in a single session.  The hosts drank so much craft beer over the course of the episode that by the end, their sex jeans didn’t fit anymore.


Theatrical release dates:

Fifty Shades of Grey: February 13, 2015

Fifty Shades Darker: February 10, 2017

Fifty Shades Freed:  February 9, 2018

This week’s Darer: Heather Smith

Why did Heather dare Daniel and Corky to watch these terrible, terrible movies?  “Because what better way to spend an awkward afternoon with your friend than watching a badly acted, poor quality plot/storyline, Red Shoe Diaries knockoff?  Make sure to drink lots of alcohol to wash away the bad taste.  I’m so sorry.”

Critics scores: 

Fifty Shades of Grey: 25 Rotten Tomatoes; 46 Metacritic

Fifty Shades Darker: 11 Rotten Tomatoes; 33 Metacritic

Fifty Shades Freed: 12 Rotten Tomatoes; 31 Metacritic

Box office performances: 

Fifty Shades of Grey: $571 million worldwide gross ($40 million production budget)

Fifty Shades Darker: $377 million worldwide gross ($55 million production budget)

Fifty Shades Freed: $371 million worldwide gross ($55 million production budget)

This week’s beers: Revision Reno as F*** (8% ABV); Fieldwork Lilith (8% ABV); Alvarado Street (collaboration w/ Burgeon) Root Bound (8.1% ABV); New Glory Only the Clouds (8% ABV)

This week’s referenced movies: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyBlade RunnerLord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingGlengarry Glen RossAfter Dark, My SweetAt Close RangeThe SnowmanDon’t Look NowEyes Wide ShutThe Silence of the LambsCrocodile DundeeTie Me Up! Tie Me Down!; The GodfatherAlohaHard Ticket to HawaiiThe GraduateThe Identical

Ratings for Fifty Shades of GreyDaniel – Dare; Corky – Double Dare

Ratings for Fifty Shades Darker: Daniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare

Ratings for Fifty Shades FreedDaniel – Double Dare; Corky – Double Dare


Original theatrical trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey

Theatrical trailer for Fifty Shades Darker

Theatrical trailer for Fifty Shades Freed

Christian and Anastasia’s helicopter ride

Christian and Anastasia’s sex contract negotiation

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