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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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Darren Aronofsky on Stormy Battle with Paramount Over 'Noah': "I Was Upset... There Was a Rough Patch"

Word got out back in October that Darren Aronofsky and Paramount were suffering stormy seas in terms of getting $125 million Biblical epic "Noah" to a final cut. Now, Aronofksy has opened up to the Hollywood Reporter about his battles with the studio on the film. Highlights below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • February 12, 2014 1:13 PM
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Seven TV Spots to Watch for This Super Bowl Sunday (CLIPS)

During Sunday's Superbowl XLVIII on FOX, major studios will be unveiling new trailers and exclusive first-looks at some of 2014's biggest movies. Celebrity appearances also abound in the evening's commercials, including a Ford spot starring James Franco. Teaser for that ad, clips and a heads-up for must-watch spots here.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • January 30, 2014 2:54 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 Trailer for Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah,' Starring Russell Crowe

A gorgeous first trailer for Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" has arrived. The biblical epic, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson and Logan Lerman, hits theaters March 28, 2014. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 14, 2013 2:29 PM
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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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Darren Aronofsky Grappling with Studio Is a Familiar Pattern

Darren Aronofsky and Paramount are reportedly fighting over biblical epic "Noah," set to hit theaters March 28, after numerous test screenings have produced "worrisome" results. These screenings have been aimed at specific audiences: one in New York was shown to a largely Jewish audience, one in Arizona to a Christian audience, and one in Orange County to the general public. Let's remember that indie-minded Aronofsky is adopting his own graphic novel--albeit at a $125 million studio level--and has never been one to toe the line on anything he's made.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • October 16, 2013 2:42 PM
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Tribeca: Eastwood and Aronofsky Talk First Takes and Failing on Your Own Terms at World Premiere of 'Eastwood Directs' (VIDEO)

In a scene from 1995's "The Bridges of Madison County," Meryl Streep's farmwife gazes over one of the bridges as Clint Eastwood, playing a lanky photographer passing through, catches her off guard with a candid snapshot. He's delighted that he has captured her in a natural moment. One of many sequences highlighted in "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story," it underscores what the director is always chasing.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 27, 2013 9:12 PM
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