The Playlist

Watch: First Trailer For Darren Aronofsky's Biblical Epic 'Noah' Starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • November 14, 2013 10:48 AM
  • |
  • 22 Comments
Noah, trailer
"In the Bible the story is only a couple of pages, and the perception we have of it in the West is more as a children’s toy—an old man with a long beard and animals two by two on the boat. And there’s so much more to the story than that…there’s a lot of clues there about what the story means. So it was about trying to create a world where the story of Noah could be truthful and could take place, and make it something that could connect to a modern audience," director Darren Aronofsky told us last year, just two weeks after he had wrapped filming. With the time since spent working on the extensive special effects and whatever issues might be happening behind-the-scenes, reportedly battling the studio over final cut (it's still test screening), it looks like everyone involved is satisfied that all will be resolved as the first trailer has washed ashore.

Review: 'Thor: The Dark World' The Most Deeply Flawed Marvel Movie Since 'Iron Man 2'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • November 8, 2013 12:08 PM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
Thor: The Dark World
The first "Thor" movie was something of a risk for Marvel. Wisecracking Robert Downey Jr. in a (relatively) grounded real world setting was one thing, but a Viking god from space, played by a complete unknown and directed by a man best known for Shakespeare adaptations was quite another. But the 2011 film, while flawed in many ways, proved surprisingly entertaining and teed up both its title character and his villainous brother Loki for a return appearance in the team-up movie "The Avengers," which turned out to be an absolute megahit. As such, the studio must be feeling on surer ground with "Thor: The Dark World."

Review: Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World,' With Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman & Tom Hiddleston

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • October 22, 2013 4:00 PM
  • |
  • 36 Comments
The first "Thor" movie was something of a risk for Marvel. Wisecracking Robert Downey Jr. in a (relatively) grounded real world setting was one thing, but a Viking god from space, played by a complete unknown and directed by a man best known for Shakespeare adaptations was quite another. But the 2011 film, while flawed in many ways, proved surprisingly entertaining and teed up both its title character and his villainous brother Loki for a return appearance in the team-up movie "The Avengers," which turned out to be an absolute megahit. As such, the studio must be feeling on surer ground with "Thor: The Dark World."

Kate Mara & David Oyelowo Are 'Captive'; Jim Sturgess & Anthony Hopkins Drink Up 'Heineken' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 16, 2013 10:36 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
wo rising young stars are getting the chance to shine in lead roles, by starring in a true life thriller. Kate Mara ("House Of Cards") and David Oyelowo ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes") will feature in "Captive," for helmer Jerry Jameson.

'Thor' Becomes King In New Pics & Featurette For 'Thor: The Dark World'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • August 23, 2013 10:01 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Don't worry, comic nerds. While the next few months may be filled with movies that lean more heavily on themes and characters and awards season-type subject matter, you'll still have your comic book panel-driven kicks catered to. Marvel will be swinging hard in a few months with "Thor: The Dark World" and a batch of new pics and a new featurette have arrived for the film.

New Images Of Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins & More From Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • June 27, 2013 10:49 AM
  • |
  • 19 Comments
A flood is coming, but not to worry, because Darren Aronofsky is building the boat, cinematically speaking. Next spring, the director brings his snake-filled, crazy demon angel version of "Noah" to the big screen, and now a few more images have arrived to hold us over, as we buy supplies for the trip.

Zac Efron Is A 'Narc,' Zach Braff Adds Kate Hudson To 'Wish I Was Here'

  • By Ken Guidry
  • |
  • May 22, 2013 6:39 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
Even if we wouldn't say he's quite cracked it yet, we've got a lot of respect for the way that Zac Efron is trying to establish himself as a proper grown-up adult actor. After all, the "High School Musical" series would be an albatross for many, but Efron's quietly been banging out a diverse mix of parts, and while things like "The Paperboy" and "At Any Price" haven't quite paid off yet, he's heading in the right direction. The actor's got several promising projects in the can already, including rom-com "Are We Officially Dating?," JFK ensemble drama "Parkland" and Seth Rogen/Nick Stoller comedy "Townies," and now, hot on the back of signing on to Eran Creevy's "Autobahn," the actor's just lined up thriller "Narc." Sounding a bit like a laugh-free "21 Jump Street," the project's being described as a based-in-fact, college-set version of "Donnie Brasco," and will see the actor play a fratboy who's busted for cocaine possession, and who agrees to become an informant to avoid jail time. The film's set up at Fox

Summit Already Planning 'Red 3' Before 'Red 2' Even Opens, Because Old People With Guns Is Always Funny

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • May 20, 2013 1:15 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
While the sequel to "Red," the 2010 action comedy that starred Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Morgan Freeman as over-the-hill assassins, doesn't open until the middle of July, Lionsgate and producers Lorenzo Di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian are already plotting a third film, with screenwriting siblings Jon and Erich Hoeber back for a third go-around (according to the Hollywood Reporter). "Thank god!" said nobody.

Colin Farrell Joins Anthony Hopkins In Serial Killer Thriller 'Solace'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
  • |
  • February 4, 2013 1:18 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
As the solid ratings for the dumber-than-a-bag-of-especially-stupid-rocks Kevin Bacon-starring procedural "The Following" have proven, serial killers are enduring draws in popular culture. But while you can barely change the channel on TV without glimpsing some one-time big-screen star wading through a bloody crime scene, they're not what they once were at the movies. There have been great serial killer movies of late ("Zodiac," "The Snowtown Murders"), but their bleak take on the subject matter saw them draw small audiences, while more mainstream fare like "Alex Cross" and "The Raven" were, well, dreadful.

A Good Day To Sequel Hard: First Trailer For 'Red 2' Pits Bruce Willis Against Helen Mirren

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • January 17, 2013 8:52 PM
  • |
  • 5 Comments
Okay, we get why there's a sequel to "Red" -- it made just under $200 million worldwide. But seriously, do you remember anything about that movie? Have you been itching for a sequel? In what might be the most unnecessary sequel of 2013 (and yes, that includes "300: Rise Of An Empire"), "Red 2" is coming.

Email Updates

Recent Comments