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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.

Watch: New International Trailer For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' Rides The Waves

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2013 9:25 AM
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While variations of the Noah myth can be found in a handful of faiths, we'd reckon that over in Japan it might not be as familiar as it might be in the West. But no matter, a movie about the end of the world is still a movie about the end of the world, and the waters still rise in this new international spot for "Noah."

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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"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.

Watch: First Footage & Poster For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah,' Test Screenings Still Underway

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 13, 2013 8:03 AM
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The last time we talked about Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic "Noah," the conversation was all about the battle that was/is going on behind the scenes over the final cut. The issues seem to surround the third act, with it being described as "a major challenge" and the studio worried about the reception from Christian audiences after a series of test screenings. And unlike the brouhaha surrounding "World War Z," Paramount and the filmmaker have both remained mum about whatever troubles are going on this time around. Why? Well, there's a $125 million movie to market.

Watch: Extensive Behind-The-Scenes Docs About The Making Of Darren Aronofsky’s ‘The Fountain’ & 'The Wrestler'

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 8, 2013 11:48 AM
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“It was the film I wanted to make. Of all my movies, to the people that are fans, it’s almost like a cult religion, they get tattoos and I’m constantly getting long letters from people saying it helped them come to terms with something.” Seven years after the lukewarm theatrical release of “The Fountain,” director Darren Aronofsky looks upon his passion project starring Hugh Jackman as a fulfilling endeavor, but no doubt remains that its path to existence was enormously difficult. Surviving cast and budget changes over many years before it began production, the sci-fi drama retains a backstory to match its ambitious scope—one that filmmaker/photographer Niko Tavernise has put online for interested parties.

15 Weird & Disturbing Sex Scenes That Have Scarred Your Memory

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • October 23, 2013 4:19 PM
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15 Weird & Disturbing Sex Scenes
Let’s get this out of the way, right off the bat: there will be mild spoilers here—but these spoilers have already been posted online and not by us. Got that? I mean, we all read the Internetz, so… Anyhow, Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” opens in theaters this weekend. Written by venerable American author Cormac McCarthy, “The Counselor” stars Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt as its principal cast. The picture is a morality drama about a greedy lawyer (Fassbender), who finds himself in over his head when he decides to delve into the dark world of drug trafficking. Shit backfires and things go way south for said attorney.

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