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This image released by RADiUS shows Jeremy Jordan, left, and Anna Kendrick on the set  of "The Last 5 Years," a 95-minute film, which has been adapted and directed by Richard LaGravenese and hits theaters and video on demand Friday. It’s the five-year love affair _ told almost entirely in song _ of aspiring an actress and a budding novelist Jamie, one on the rise and the other finding the going frustrating in mid-1990s New York. (AP Photo/RADiUS, Thomas Concordia)

Only here’s the twist: The woman’s journey starts at its somber conclusion — a Dear Jane letter — and moves backward in time to its sunny early days. The man travels forward in time, and the two meet, chronologically speaking, only in the middle, for a marriage proposal amid the majesty of Manhattan’s Central Park.

In this image released by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from the film, "Fifty Shades of Grey."  (AP Photo/Universal Pictures and Focus Features)

“Our fondest wishes were realized,” said Universal’s President of Domestic Distribution Nick Carpou. “This is one of those moments where I can speak for the entire studio and say we’re celebrating.”

In this image released by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, Dakota Johnson, left, and Jamie Dornan appear in a scene from "Fifty Shades of Grey." (AP Photo/Universal Pictures and Focus Features)

For the uninitiated, “Fifty Shades of Grey” is about lit student Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and her torrid affair with 27-year-old billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). They meet on a lark, when her aspiring journalist roommate gets ill and Anastasia agrees to help out by subbing in to interview the handsome mogul.

FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2014 file photo, Brian Williams speaks at the 8th Annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York. Williams is backing out of scheduled appearance on David Letterman’s “Late Show” on Thursday.That news from NBC came Sunday, a day after Williams said he was stepping away from NBC’s “Nightly News” as the network looks into the anchor’s admission that he had told a false story about being on helicopter hit by a grenade while reporting on the Iraq war. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

“This is one of the toughest calls that I’ve ever seen,” said Paul Levinson, professor of communications and media studies at Fordham University. “On the one hand, the public is right to expect nothing but the truth from our reporters and our news anchors.”

In this image released by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, Jamie Dornan, left, and Dakota Johnson appear in a scene from "Fifty Shades of Grey." The ticket-buying site Fandango said pre-sales have propelled the movie into the 15-year-old company's Top 5 for R-rated selections. Several hundred screenings have already sold out from Tupelo, Mississippi, to Chattanooga, Tennessee, the company said. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures and Focus Features)

“Feb. 14 is actually his birthday. He’ll go out with his guy friends and I’ll see FSOG with my friends. Later that evening we’ll all meet up to party. We’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day on Sunday as a couple,” said Brown, a 22-year-old public relations intern in Silver Spring, Maryland.

FILE - This file image provided by Mars shows a portion of the company's Snickers television ad, featuring Danny Trejo, scheduled to run during Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Mars, File)

NEW YORK | If you’re talking about Super Bowl ads with co-workers on Monday, you’re not alone. Advertisers tried to win over Americans during the game — some tried serious themes, while others went with humor. With 30-second ads costing $4.5 million for the chance to market their brand to 110-plus million Americans, advertisers were making […]

This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows, Jonny Weston as David Raskin, in a scene from the film, "Project Almanac," from Insurge Pictures, in association with Michael Bay. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Guy D'Alema)

The only thing noteworthy about its use in “Project Almanac,” which follows a group of high school misfits who invent a time travel apparatus, is that this particular found footage film isn’t really a horror film, but a sci-fi thriller.

This image released by Cohen Media Group shows a scene from "Timbuktu." The film was nominated for an Oscar Award for best foreign language  film on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015. The 87th Annual Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Cohen Media Group)

“Timbuktu,” the Oscar-nominated foreign-langue film from Mauritania, is set outside Timbuktu, a place long associated with exotic adventure. But here it’s occupied by Islamist forces, as it was from early 2012 until 2013 before French and Malian troops pushed them out.

This photo released by Lionsgate shows, Jason Statham, center, as Nick Wild in a scene from the film, "Wild Card." (AP Photo/Lionsgate)

The pedigree of Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman notwithstanding, “Wild Card,” a remake of the writer’s 1986 “Heat” based on his novel of the same name, is an unsatisfying mishmash of action movie, unlikely-buddy flick and meditation on the scourge of gambling. At times, it recalls “The Gambler” (another recent disappointment, and also a remake); at others, “The Equalizer,” and at others, any number of moody, seedy Vegas-themed films.

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