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Glenn Beck Ramping Up A Film Studio, Planning Three Original Features
Beck has his audience, for sure. The bigger question will be whether he can connect with an audience outside of his core – and become a hit as big as, ironically, Aronofsky’s Noah, which has grossed $248 million worldwide to date.
Jon Stewart And Glenn Beck Argue Over Noah
The most vocal of Noah's detractors have been conservatives on television. So, on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the titular host called out these critics, pointing out how flawed and flat-out misinformed some of their arguments are. You can watch his argument in full above.Surprisingly, the matter of rock monster angels never comes up.
Noah Screening Rain-Checked When Theater Floods
A couple of weekends ago, Darren Aronofsky's unique biblical epic Noah took theaters by storm in the U.S., brewing up an impressive $43 million to top the box office. Then, this past weekend Noah was unleashed on the United Kingdom, where one theater unexpectedly offered a splash zone of its own.
Weekend Box Office: Noah Rides Out Flood To Number One
Audiences didn't exactly flood into theaters to see Darren Aronofsky's latest offering, Noah, but the much discussed Biblical adaptation made a solid opening, snagging a clear number on with $44 million. That's by far the largest opening for an Aronofsky film, but Noah also represents his biggest budget to date.
Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Divergent, Nymphomaniac and Noah
Looking to Divergent, Nymphomaniac and Noah for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of female-fronted YA dramas, steamy tales of love and sex, and inventive interpretations of bible stories.
This Rotten Week: Predicting Noah and Sabotage Reviews
Just when I’m overdoing it a bit with my t-shirt out on the deck this past weekend because the temperature had finally climbed above 55 degrees, I hear it’s going to snow this week! Come on world. At least there are some decent flicks starting to pop up to offer some relief. This week we’ve got floods and drug cartels.
The Pope And Darren Aronofsky's Noah Aren't On The Same Biblical Page
It all started with Variety running a story with the now-changed headline “Pope Cancels Noah Meeting With Russell Crowe” - with the magic word “Tentatively” put in later. Feeling slighted, Paramount voiced their concern by saying this wasn’t exactly true, as their initial request for a meeting was cancelled immediately, not “tentatively on the calendar for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday” as Variety claimed.
Noah Has Already Been Banned In A Bunch Of Countries
A certain segment of Christians might be upset about Noah’s message allegedly straying a bit from the holy source material, but that outrage is apparently nothing compared to the pushback so far in the Middle East. Prior to its release date, the movie has already been banned in several countries and analysts are predicting it will suffer the same censored fate in much of the region.
The VFX Company Behind Noah Lost A Flood Of Money On The Project
Noah might be full of rain, but the Paramount Pictures project didn't make it rain for Look Effects, the VFX company behind the movie's epic flood scenes. The ambitious project pushed Look Effects into so much more work than anticipated, that they are now struggling to stay afloat!
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.
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.
10 Movies That Will Contend For Best Picture Next Year
There's a barrage of high-profile projects coming out in the next 10 months that can qualify for the Academy Awards, but which 10 features do we feel are fighting fit for Oscar?
Russell Crowe Begs The Pope To Watch Darren Aronofsky's Noah
Russell Crowe made an unexpected request to someone who curries even more favor than an A-lister. He reached out to the Pope, asking him to see Crowe's upcoming epic Noah.
Paramount Strikes Back Against The Biased Survey That Attacked Noah
"The survey question that had the 98% response rate did not contain any reference to the film Noah, despite the fact that the Variety reporting implied that it did, and research from industry leading firms about the upcoming epic paints a very different picture," the studio says in a release.
This Hilariously Biased Poll Claims A Stupid Number Of Christians Are Mad At Hollywood
We’re a little more than a month away from Noah hitting theaters, and at this point, no one has any idea whether it’ll be a massive flop, a massive hit or something in between. The truth is it probably depends on how many of the 100 million or so Evangelicals who live in the United States show up, and a new poll would have you believe they want no part of Noah.