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Review: Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' Starring Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly & More

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 27, 2014 11:09 AM
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Noah, Russell Crowe
Only a few pages long and with the barest of details, the Genesis tale of Noah’s Ark is one the original peaks of brevity. A succinct story of an apocalypse and its aftermath, one can easily see why the themes of death and rebirth attracted Darren Aronofsky to a film adaptation. But “Noah” is no mere second attempt at “The Fountain." It is instead a grounded journey outwards on ideas of regret, mercy, and revenge, and at 139 minutes the film makes every attempt, coherent or not, to thoroughly address each one.

Watch: First Clip & New Featurette For 'Noah,' Darren Aronofsky Talks Controversy And Final Cut

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 1:05 PM
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Noah
Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is riding a rough sea to the box office, with Paramount trying to court and not offend religious audiences, all while Qatar, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have banned the film, with Egypt taking that move under consideration (per THR). But despite the grabby headline that makes, Paramount knew those countries—generally more sensitive to religious films—might pose a problem, and the director himself is not worried about any talk about "controversy" surrounding his picture.

New Images, Motion Poster, TV Spot & More For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 4, 2014 9:05 AM
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Noah
As Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" prepares to ride the multiplex seas in a few short weeks, Paramount is still figuring out how to market the movie, in particular to religious groups. They want the all important Christian audiences to spend their money on the Biblical tale, but they also don't want to offend them with Aronofsky's take that doesn't stick to the scrubbed clean Sunday School version. And all of this has to led to rather curious amendment to the trailers for the the upcoming movie.

Emma Watson Joins Alejandro Amenábar's Thriller 'Regression' With Ethan Hawke

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 5, 2014 3:29 PM
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Emma Watson hasn't rushed into making any really big moves post-"Harry Potter," instead seemingly careful in considering each choice. Indeed, she's mostly decided to go in for supporting roles or for very tiny turns in stuff varying from "My Week With Marilyn" or even "The Bling Ring," to a great performance in "The Perks Of Being A Wallflower" and a memorable cameo in "This Is The End." This spring she'll have a bigger part in the water-ready "Noah," and it seems Watson is sticking with auteurs for the moment.

J.K. Rowling Says Hermione Should've Ended Up With Harry Potter, Not Ron Weasley

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2014 9:24 AM
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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2
Even though the saga is over, and J.K. Rowling has long determined that the adventures of Harry Potter is over, she can't perhaps help but tinker and wonder. After all, she is writing a movie series based on the Hogwarts textbook, "Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them," and now she's openly speculating as to whether or not she was true enough to her "Harry Potter" characters.

New Images From Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' Float To The Surface

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 4, 2013 10:20 AM
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The waters will rise, and God will unleash his furious vengeance next spring....at least at a multiplex near you. Darren Aronofsky is bringing "Noah" to the big screen and numerous (slightly varying) international trailers have surfaced in the past few weeks. And today, a few more images have washed ashore for the Biblical epic.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 14, 2013 10:48 AM
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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.

Emma Watson Reteams With 'Wallflower' Director For 'While We're Young' (Not The Noah Baumbach Movie)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 10, 2013 5:15 PM
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Emma Watson While We're Young
While we're still awaiting our Slut & The Falcon spinoff, we're just glad that Emma Watson and director Stephen Chbosky aren't waiting too long to work together and delivering last year's hugely enjoyable and somewhat underrated "Perks Of Being A Wallflower." It was the rare teen movie that got those years right, with lots of humor and heart as well, and now the pair are going to try something both youthful and a bit different.

Casting: Emma Watson Rejoins 'Voice,' Daniel Bruhl Replaces Colin Firth, Ellen Page Goes 'Queen & Country'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • September 9, 2013 2:48 PM
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As the Toronto International Film Festival chugs along, there's a huge volume of news that comes along with it, mostly casting and project announcements. Today is no different, with word coming down regarding new projects and a handful of resurrected ones as well. Read on for news on projects from Emma Watson, Jennifer Lopez, Christopher Nolan and Michael Winterbottom. Exciting stuff, indeed.

Bella Heathcote And Emma Watson In Running For 'Secret Service' Female Lead, Unknown Taron Egerton Set For Lead

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • July 25, 2013 6:45 PM
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Well, it looks like "The Secret Service," the next Matthew Vaughn-directed adaptation of a Mark Millar comic book, is almost fully staffed with secret agents. According to a Variety report, newcomer Taron Egerton has landed the lead role of a young street tough who is turned into a super spy, in a story Millar has described as "My Fair Lady" meets James Bond. Meanwhile, the hunt for a female lead is still on, with Bella Heathcote and Emma Watson looking like frontrunners.

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