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Noah Set Visit: Building An Ark With Russell Crowe and Darren Aronofsky
Many of the exteriors in Noah were filmed in Iceland, which gives the film the unmistakable look immediately familiar in all of the trailers. But in September of 2012-- just a few weeks before Hurricane Sandy blew through--Aronofsky had come home, erecting a giant version of the ark in a park in Long Island, an hour outside New York City.
Latest Grace Of Monaco Trailer Finally Reveals Nicole Kidman And Key Conflict
Grace of Monaco has had some serious highs and lows, just like its central figure Grace Kelly. But as it approaches its world premiere at the illustrious Cannes Film Festival, the biopic about the movie star turned princess has finally unveiled a meaty trailer that gives a sense of its scale as well as its central drama.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Screening Weeks Earlier In Selected Cities
A contest was set up to get early screenings of Captain America: The Winter Soldier in certain cities, and the winners were Austin, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Raleigh, San Diego and Washington D.C. Good for you, major media markets and Raleigh, you get your Cap-sized sequel on March 20th.
Apparently BatKid Didn't Appear At The Oscars And It Might Be Andrew Garfield's Fault
More details are starting to emerge about why the segment featuring Andrew Garfield and Batkid was cut from the Academy Awards, and if true, they paint a pretty ugly picture of Spider-Man. Apparently, the bit wasn’t cut for time or because it was awkward. It was cut because the actor stormed out of rehearsals and refused to be apart of it after producers told him he wasn’t allowed to write his own lines.
Michael B. Jordan Addresses Controversy Over Fantastic Four Casting
In case you missed it, the new Human Torch is black. Michael B. Jordan of Friday Night Lights, Chronicle and Fruitvale Station has been cast in Josh Trank’s version of the story, and, while protected from internet anonymity, voices online have been vociferous about the lack of fidelity towards the character’s skin color.
Paramount Significantly Alters Noah's Marketing Without Consulting Darren Aronofsky
Early on, Paramount and Aronofsky agreed to market to those of Christian faith without pandering or making excuses, urging them to open their minds to an unusual interpretation to a beloved story. Instead, Paramount did not consult with the director and honored the wishes of the National Religious Broadcasters by labeling ads and promotional material with this message.
Captain Phillips Writer Penning The Ballad Of Richard Jewell For Jonah Hill, Leonardo DiCaprio
Ray is one of the industry’s most respected veterans, having recent received an Oscar nomination for Captain Phillips. This is probably a tidy paycheck for him, as he’s experienced an upswing in work lately thanks to that Hanks thriller, a credit on The Hunger Games and the troubled drama State Of Play, with an upcoming credit on The Mummy.
Meryl Streep's Suffragette Drama Will Be First To Film In Houses Of Parliament
British Parliament members have made the unprecedented decision to allow the Meryl Streep-boasting narrative to shoot on its hallowed and instantly recognizable grounds, meaning Suffragette will be the first film production to have ever shot there.
BatKid Was Bumped From The Oscars And His Family Wants To Know Why
“I don’t know if they ran out of time, of if there was something about the segment they didn’t like. It got pulled so quickly that we didn’t have a lot of insight into what was going on," said Natalie Scott. "We had gone all the way down there, and he went through the rehearsal and he had a fancy tux and was all ready for it.”
MTV Movie Awards Bet Big On American Hustle, Wolf Of Wall Street
And because the MTV Movie Awards are a show for the people, the smash-comedy hit We’re the Millers racked up 6 nominations, including Best Shirtless Performance for Jennifer Aniston. Who says this isn’t the Golden Age of Cinema?
The 24 Hour Action Sequel Marathon
This week’s marathon is twenty four (and a half!) straight hours of ass-kicking repeat performances. Part one was great, but wait until you see the follow-up! There are kicks and punches, car chases and gunfights, all in this 24 hour salute to following a tough opening act.
Two Oscar Voters Admit They Didn't Watch 12 Years A Slave, Voted For It Anyway
Personally, I think that’s disgusting. And I don’t want to put words in McQueen’s mouth, but I’m fairly confident he’d reject the votes of an Academy member who didn’t even bother to WATCH his film before casting a ballot.
The Simpsons, LEGO And More Spoof Ellen's Oscar Selfie
While many have decried The Simpsons for dated storylines hampered by the amount of time it takes between writing an episode and having it air, no one can say they were late to the game parodying the star-studded Oscar selfie that host Ellen DeGeneres took at Sunday’s Oscars ceremony - which will go down in short-attention-span history as the Tweet that temporarily broke Twitter.
Divergent Drives A Stake In Twilight's First Day Advance Ticket Sales On Fandango
If this kind of sell-out behavior continues over the next couple of weeks prior to its March 21 premiere, there is indeed a good chance the lofty predictions of a $65 million opening weekend will come true. Plus, it could become one of Fandango’s biggest presales in the company’s history. Regardless of my disinterest in Divergent, I’m perfectly happy with anything knocking Twilight’s successes down a couple of notches.
RoboCop Gets Another Remake... This One Created By Fans
The crowd-sourced film was created by a mix of 50 amateur and professional filmmakers from Los Angeles and New York who agreed to split the 1987 action classic into parts to be remade. Rather than being an exact shot-for-shot remake, it is instead the various interpretations of the movie in the hands of the different teams.