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The 6 Best Performances In The Films Of Darren Aronofsky

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 24, 2014 3:06 PM
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There are few filmmakers whose work is as instantly recognizable as Darren Aronofsky's. His subject matter has differed wildly, from Kabbalistic mathematical conspiracies to drug addiction to high-class ballet to Biblical apocalypse in this weekend's "Noah." But his heart-on-its-sleeve, unsubtle (that's not a knock, necessarily), highly cinematic, uniquely stylized films couldn't possibly be mistaken for anyone else's, even as their content proves ever-surprising.

Watch: New Clip From 'Noah' Plus 7-Minute Featurette Explores Film's Approach To The Biblical Tale

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2014 12:37 PM
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Noah, Russell Crowe,
It might not be the size of the ark, but Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is his biggest undertaking to date, a big-budget studio movie telling the story of the man who rode out the destruction of humanity of God's command. And that sounds like a darker way to summarize the story of Noah's ark, that's just the starting point on this take of the Bible story, which is rolling into theatres soon and already proving somewhat divisive.

Early Buzz: First Reviews For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' Are Decidedly Soggy & Mixed

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2014 9:00 AM
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Noah, Russell Crowe
The floodgates have opened. Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" has started rolling out internationally before it bows stateside next week, and the first reviews of the movie have arrived two by two online, and it's not a shock that the troubled film has had decided mixed results with critics. Some have been bowled over by his epic take on the story of the ark, while most others find his movie messy and ill-conceived, with the result not quite coming together like it should.

Watch: Climb Aboard Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah' With Featurette About The Ark And Lots Of New Images

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 20, 2014 9:39 AM
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Noah
Great visionaries and the studio system don't always see eye to eye, so perhaps it wasn't a surprise that reports surfaced in the past few months that Darren Aronofsky and Paramount weren't on the same page when it came to "Noah." But ultimately, it's Aronofsky's movie we'll be seeing, and his intended cut, and next week it rains down in theaters. And that means the marketing department is doing their best to get people on the ark (so to speak).

Watch: Animals Flock To The Ark In New Clip From 'Noah' Plus Listen To Patti Smith's "Mercy Is"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 19, 2014 12:49 PM
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Noah, Logan Lerman
Nothing about the forthcoming "Noah" will remind you of Sunday School except that it rains and there's an ark. With Darren Aronofsky spinning an environmental tale with fantasy elements, he brings a new but still Biblically-sound take on the story, one that forgoes the sunnier version you might have heard. So when it was announced that rock icon Patti Smith was working on a song for the tune, it kind of made sense.

Full 'Noah' Soundtrack Details Plus 4 TV Spots For Darren Aronofsky's Biblical Epic

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 14, 2014 12:08 PM
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Noah
A storm is coming. We’ve known this day would come for a couple of years now and have been bracing ourselves ever since. Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah” finally makes its way to theaters worldwide on March 28th, and if there’s already some controversy surrounding the director’s interpretation of the Biblical story, you know those dissenters will only get louder in the coming weeks.

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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Noah
"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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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.

13 Films To See In March

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • March 3, 2014 4:46 PM
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12 Films To See In March
The dolorous effects of winter are slowly, ever so slowly, making way for the bright world of spring. Until then, and especially if you’re in one of the regions still covered in snow, you’re probably spending quite a bit of time at the local multiplex. Since February was so short we’re adding an additional two movies to tide you over this month, so hopefully you’ll have a backlog of entertainment for when you can come out of hibernation.

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