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Career Watch: Will ‘Noah’ Prove a Blessing for Russell Crowe?

Russell Crowe has often proved his own worst enemy over the years, but "Noah" proves that he's still a major movie star. Can he get out of his own way?
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • March 31, 2014 1:48 PM
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Box Office Top Ten: 'Noah' Floats High All Over the World, Challenged by Mighty 'Captain America'

Darren Aronofsky's $125-million Bible epic "Noah" easily took #1 this weekend. The $44 million gross was solid but not sensational. With international territories performing even better, the picture appears on its way to modest profits.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • March 30, 2014 1:54 PM
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Review: 'Noah' Reveals Why Darren Aronofsky Is an Indie Filmmaker

"Noah" is an example of what's wrong with the studios today, and why Darren Aronofsky remains a defiant indie filmmaker.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 24, 2014 3:41 PM
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'Noah' Roundup: First Reviews Rain Down for Darren Aronofsky's Epic (TRAILER)

Early reviews are trickling in for Aronofsky's "Noah," and they're all over the map. The Biblical epic floods US theaters on March 28, with an international rollout kicking off this weekend.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 21, 2014 11:20 AM
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Darren Aronofsky Opens Up About 'Noah' Controversy, Plus First Clip & International TV Spot Rain Down

Darren Aronofsky is no stranger to controversy. In the latest issue of The New Yorker, the director opens up about his struggles to wrest final cut of "Noah" from Paramount. Highlights here, plus watch the first official clip from the film starring Russell Crowe, and an international TV spot.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 10, 2014 4:16 PM
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How Did Darren Aronofsky Build 'Noah''s Ark? Watch and Find Out (VIDEO)

A new featurette has arrived for Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah," wherein the director takes us through the process of building a key set piece: the ark. In the video, Aronofsky and his production designer Mark Friedberg discuss how the dimensions of the ark are laid out in the Bible. As opposed to a ship-like structure with a bow (the conventional image of Noah's ark), the structure is actually described as a giant box, which is exactly what the "Noah" team have made.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 6, 2014 12:58 PM
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Review: Adaptation 'Winter's Tale' Is Ruined by Writer-Director Akiva Goldsman

That thud you just heard was “Winter’s Tale” landing in the theaters today, and poised to become a touchstone in the history of misbegotten literary adaptations. It’s been 30 years since Mark Helprin published his enchanting and enchanted novel about time travel, Old New York, beautiful consumptives, a gang called the Short Tails, and a Marc Chagall-meets-steam-punk aesthetic. But given what Akiva Goldsman has chosen to do with it, well, there was really no hurry.
  • By John Anderson
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  • February 14, 2014 3:16 PM
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WATCH: Stormy Super Bowl Ad for Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

A Super Bowl spot for Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah," starring Russell Crowe in the eponymous role, has been released. Check it out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 30, 2014 11:55 AM
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WATCH: First Footage and Poster Arrive for Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'

A poster and first official footage have arrived for Darren Aronofsky's "Noah," starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure. Check it all out, below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 13, 2013 11:40 AM
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'Les Miserables' Director Hooper Digs Into His Musical Audacity, It's Like 'Avatar' or Shakespeare

Tom Hooper sounds sniffly. He calls it "flying related." He's calling me from Japan, where he's about to attend yet another premiere of "Les Miserables." "I have not managed to show the movie to our own Royal family," he says. "Now I'm showing it to the Crown Prince of Japan."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 29, 2012 6:25 AM
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