Hollywood gets Biblical with Darren Aronofsky's upcoming Russell Crowe vehicle Noah, and all I can say is that they seem to have gone overboard with the CGI.
From the looks of the trailer - which sees Crowe sporting a lumberjack beard and an ark that looks more like a wooden shipping container than an actual ship - Aronofsky has basically made a Passion of the Christ version of The Day After Tomorrow. Perhaps this is why Christian and Jewish audiences haven't received the film well at early test screenings - one Christian writer, Brian Godawa, got a hold of the script and went so far as to brand it dissapointing, "manipulative narcissistic nonsense." The director - whose last film Black Swan earned one Oscar and four other Oscar nods - has been unsurprisingly dismissive of the studio's concerns over the test screenings.
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We've seen what Henry Cavill looks as Superman, but now we finally have a chance to see Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
Warner Bros. released a new trailer that sees Superman reflecting on his childhood on Earth. We also catch glimpses of Russell Crowe's Jor-El and Kevin Costner as Superman's adoptive father, Jonathan Kent. The film, directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan, is set for a June 14 release next year.
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Tom Hooper's film adaptation of the beloved musical Les Misérables comes out Christmas Day, and Universal has just shelled out the posters for the film, offering us a first look at Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfriend, Russell Crowe, and Hugh Jackman in character.
Everyone brings their A-game, Oscar-worthy, intense expressions while newcomer Isabelle Allen does her own impression of the musical's classic poster. Check out the rest of the photos after the jump!
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Russell Crowe is refusing to wash on the set of his new movie.
The Oscar-winning actor is playing the title role in Darren Aronofsky's new movie Noah, and sources say he is shunning many of the modern world's inventions in order to get into character from the biblical times. This includes not showering and or using deodorant, which has not gone down well with the other members of the cast and crew.
"He's been experimenting with skipping showers, which is something he did on Gladiator as well, to get an appropriately gritty look. He has to look like a very old, very weather man for this movie but you don't want to be inhaling when he walks past. He reeks!" one source said.
Russell has also gained 15lbs for the role, but sources say it is not helping his personal hygiene. "All of this is combining to make a pot pourri of foulness, and everyone is counting down the days until the project is done!" the source added.
You can’t keep a good woman with long locks down.
Despite initially debuting in second place, Tangled reached new heights this week. The Disney feature climbed out of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow’s shadow to take the box office crown.
Tangled is now the second film this year to move up the ladder to the #1 spot. Another animated featured, How to Train Your Dragon, was the first.
The chart’s only new wide release, The Warrior’s Way, will likely fall out of the Top Ten by Week 2. The actioner starring Jang Dong-gun, Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush started its run in ninth place.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Family, Musicals, Romance, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
Tangled's tresses weren't quite long enough to get past the Deathly Hallows last weekend.
Despite a $48.8 million debut ($68.7 million since Wednesday), Disney's latest animated feature found itself in a tight race. The film starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi landed firmly into second place -- approximately $300,000 shy of two-time winner Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Burlesque, featuring Christina Aguilera and Cher, rang up $11.9 million in ticket sales and a fourth-place finish. Although that figure isn't exactly something to brag about, it does represent Cher's biggest opening to date.
Promises of nudity couldn't get Love and Other Drugs into the Top 5. The Anne Hathaway/Jake Gyllenhaal movie earned less than $10 million and a sixth place debut. Meanwhile, Faster -- starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Billy Bob Thornton -- grossed $8.5 million for seventh place.
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Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks, Lionsgate, Paramount, Universal, Warner Bros, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Animation, Biopics, Drama, Family, Romance, Science Fiction, Sequels, Comedy, Thrillers, Box Office, Lists
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 set a new record for the franchise this weekend – without the help of any 3-D prices.
The penultimate film in the series took in a magical $125 million, beating the previous mark set by 2005’s Goblet of Fire (which debuted to $102.7 million). The movie, which more than doubled what the other Top 10 entries did combined, also found itself ranked sixth on the all-time openers list.
In comparison, Paul Haggis’ The Next Three Days did about 5% of what Harry Potter accomplished. That’s the smallest open for Russell Crowe since 2006’s A Good Year.
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Here are a few selections in theaters this weekend:
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (PG-13): starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint (directed by David Yates)
- The Next Three Days (PG-13): starring Russell Crowe, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks (directed by Paul Haggis)
- Guzaarish* (NR): starring Aishwarya Rai Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Nafisa Ali (directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali)
- Heartless* (NR): starring Jim Sturgess, Noel Clarke, Clemence Poesy (directed by Philip Ridley)
Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: DreamWorks, Magnolia, Sony, Universal, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Foreign, Foreign Language, Remakes, Sequels, Sports, Thrillers, Home Entertainment, Lists, New Releases
Here are some of the DVD and Blu-ray options available this Tuesday:
- American Beauty: Blu-ray
- Calvin Marshall: DVD, Blu-ray
- Charade: DVD
- The Experiment: DVD, Blu-ray
- Ondine: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Peacemaker: Blu-ray
- Robin Hood: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Secret in Their Eyes: DVD, Blu-ray
- The Secret of Moonacre: DVD, Blu-ray
- Stomp the Yard: Homecoming: DVD, Blu-ray
- (Untitled): DVD, Blu-ray
Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.
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The tumultuous, romantic relationship between film icons Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton (who were wed twice) will be the subject of a new film based on the book Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and the Marriage of the Century.
Some of the material for the book was offered by Elizabeth Taylor herself, who provided love letters written to her by Burton and an unpublished first draft of Taylor’s 1965 autobiography.
The part of Taylor is one of the best movie roles to come along in a long, long time - and all of Hollywood is chomping at the bit to get involved. Sources say that Angelina Jolie and Catherine Zeta-Jones are both interested in the role. Clive Owen, Colin Farrell and Russell Crowe are all eager to play the part of Richard Burton.
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