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Watch: New Trailer For 'Noah' As Darren Aronofsky Talks Final Cut

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2014 12:47 PM
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"They won't connect emotionally with the main character because it betrays the essence of the biblical character, and the payoff just isn't good enough," radio critic Mario P. Szekely said following the Mexico City premiere of Darren Aronofsky's "Noah." Indeed, early word on the movie coming from a select group of folks allowed to see the movie early, is that it's like "The Fountain," in that it's not going to be one easily embraced by the mainstream. That's probably not what Paramount wants to hear as they get set to launch the Biblical epic worldwide, so they're putting a different face on it.

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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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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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.

Darren Aronofsky Says His Cut Of 'Noah' Is Hitting Theaters And Wasn't Screen Tested

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 12:32 PM
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For a brief moment there, it looked like "Noah" was headed into some choppy waters. Reports surfaced last fall that Paramount and director Darren Aronofsky were clashing over the cut of the movie, with the studio concerned that the faith-based audiences they're aiming to bring out to the multiplex weren't responding at test screenings. But the waters have calmed, and with the movie washing ashore next month, Aronofsky's vision has won out.

New Character Posters For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah,' Patti Smith Contributing Song To The Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2014 12:34 PM
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"Noah" is coming with all of God's watery fury next month, and we presume the floodgates of images and clips will soon be opening up too. But until then, it's still small servings as Darren Aronofsky puts the finishing touches on the film.

Watch: 2 International TV Spots, New Pics & Poster For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' As It Goes 3D Overseas

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 6, 2014 11:09 AM
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The one-two punch of the 3D juggernauts that were “Avatar” and “Alice in Wonderland” convinced Hollywood to go all in on the 3D craze. 2011 saw a record number of 39 films released in (mostly post-converted) 3D, but by then many speculated that the public’s appetite for 3D had already reached its maximum potential, with the late Roger Ebert even declaring the stereoscopic format dead. Three years later and while not exactly dead, 3D’s best times appear to be behind it.

25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • January 21, 2014 12:05 PM
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25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival
As you might have noticed from the wall-to-wall level of coverage over the last week or so, the Sundance Film Festival has grown considerably from its humble beginnings back in 1978, when it was inaugurated as the Utah/US Film Festival and had a remit to showcase exclusively American-made independent films, and to promote filmmaking in the region. Robert Redford's involvement as a guiding patron led to its name change in 1981, from which point on it expanded gradually, until a kind of Cambrian explosion occurred with the arrival of "sex lies & videotape " 25 years ago this, a film that, with only a touch of hyperbole, could be said to have remade the festival into the modern titan it is today.

Darren Aronofsky Won't Fly To 'Red Sparrow,' 'Attenberg' Director Athina Rachel Tsangari Lines Up 'Chevalier' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 17, 2014 1:29 PM
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If there’s anything to be learned from his filmography, it’s that Darren Aronofsky marches to the beat of his own drum. It seems we might have jinxed the “Noah” filmmaker last August when we reported that he finally lined up a gig—an adaptation of the bona-fide spy novel “Red Sparrow”—instead of dropping one, which has seemed to be his m.o. over the past couple of years, the biblical epic aside. THR reports Aronofsky has moved on from the project after negotiating with 20th Century Fox since last fall. The studio still intends to move forward with the project and Aronofsky is still on the hunt for his follow-up to “Noah.”

HBO Planning Sequel To 'The Normal Heart' & Inks Deal With Darren Aronofsky

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 14, 2014 9:41 AM
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This time last year we were all writing articles about the impending death of cinema at the hands of TV, with modern masters like Steven Soderbergh running off to HBO and the like to make “adventurous” work like “Behind the Candelabra” (which did well at the Golden Globes last night) that film producers apparently wouldn't touch (Soderbergh had previously said major studios considered the material "too gay"). Then 2013 happened, a bunch of great movies came out (including “Dallas Buyers Club,” which also did well last night and which kind of spiked the argument that movie studios wouldn't touch the gay stuff) and everyone calmed down.

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.

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