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Film Review: Daring Vision of Darren Aronofsky’s Epic ‘Noah’

27 March 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Darren Aronofsky’s controversial “Noah” exists somewhere between the sentimental, straight-faced versions of biblical tales that Hollywood has been producing for decades and more auteur-driven fare like Martin Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ”.

The result is often the best of both worlds, a film that feels remarkably ambitious and definably of a fabric with the themes this director has explored before but also stunningly emotional and adherent to the lessons of sacrifice intended by the original authors of this tale. Far more than just the two-by-two animal story that most of us learned in school, “Noah” not only has something to say about a search for meaning in the modern world but is vibrant, powerful filmmaking at the same time.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

From the very beginning, a discerning viewer knows this is not your standard biblical epic. The tone, the scope, the very design of the massive, stone-covered fallen »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘Lord Of The Rings:’ Lost Footage Shows Gandalf Battling the Balrog in Ralph Bakshi’s Film

25 March 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Lost footage from Ralph Bakshi‘s animated film, The Lord of the Rings, finally expands on a scene fans know all too well from Peter Jackson’s trilogy. Bakshi’s film, released in 1978, tells the story of two J.R.R. Tolkien books, The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers. In the live-action versions by Jackson, those […]

The post ‘Lord Of The Rings:’ Lost Footage Shows Gandalf Battling the Balrog in Ralph Bakshi’s Film appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Noah Review

20 March 2014 10:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Given that his past works include Requiem for a Dream and The Wrestler, it’s understandable why most of us were skeptical and concerned when director Darren Aronofsky announced that he would be adapting the Biblical tale of Noah’s Ark for the big screen. For one, Aronofsky is known for his smaller and more intimate pictures, and even when he has tried to branch out a bit (The Fountain), he’s always kept that personal, more independent feeling in his films.

Right off the bat, we knew that Noah would not be just another straightforward retelling of a classic story. No, if you wanted that you’re better off checking out the recently released Son of God. Instead, Aronofsky’s Biblical epic is an ambitious, brave and visually stunning adaptation that offers a grandiose reinterpretation of Noah’s fabled salvation- not your typical scripture reading. Check any expectations at »

- Matt Joseph

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Noah Soundtrack Detailed, 4 New TV Spots And IMAX Poster Released

14 March 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The marketing campaign for Darren Aronofsky’s Noah is continuing today with four new TV spots, an IMAX poster and full details on Mr. Clint Mansell’s soundtrack. It’s a lot, but Paramount wants to make sure that they get people into theatres for this one. The film isn’t an easy sell, and given that it’s sure to cause quite a bit of controversy, the studio is doing everything in their power to get people on board with Aronofsky’s latest before it arrives.

Having seen Noah, I can tell you two things. And that’s pretty much all I can tell you since I’m under embargo. One, is that Mansell delivers another excellent score here. Intense, powerful and moving, it fits the film beautifully and is absolutely a highlight.

The other thing I can tell you is that the marketing for this movie is a bit, »

- Matt Joseph

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James Bond & Best of Warner Bros. Blu-ray Collections on Sale

19 February 2014 6:58 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Amazon has two great deals going on right now for a couple of impressive Blu-ray collections. The first is the Bond 50: The Complete 23 Film Collection, which also includes Skyfall along with over 120 hours of extras, including "World of Bond", "Being Bond", "Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style" and "Skyfall Videoblogs" for only $119.99, which is 60% off the $300 list price. This week's deal also includes three HD digital copies of past Bond movies. If you're interested, click here to buy it. Next is the Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection, which includes the following 50 titles along with Ultraviolet digital copies of each with the * noting Best Picture winners. Grand Hotel* (1932) Mutiny on the Bounty* (1935) Wizard of Oz (1939) Gone with The Wind* (1939) Maltese Falcon, The (1941) Mrs. Miniver* (1942) Casablanca* (1942) Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948) Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) American in Paris, An* (1951) Singin' in the Rain (1952) Gigi* (1958) North By Northwest (1959) Ben-Hur »

- Brad Brevet

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Iron Man 3 - Plus the #1 Movies from the Past 25 Years

9 January 2014 3:00 PM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

There is so much written about awards every year, especially the Oscars. But the fact of the matter is… movies are meant to be seen. Movies are meant to make money. Movies are meant to entertain around the world.

All that press on who is going to win Best Picture… and yet not enough is written about what is the biggest movie of the year. The one movie that makes more money around the world than any other. The one movie that sells more tickets than any other.

In 2013, that movie was Iron Man 3.

No matter what happens at the Golden Globes or the Oscars, the most successful movie of the year – when it comes to cash – was Marvel and Disney’s third Iron Man movie. Period. If you look at ticket buying around the world, it was basically seen as a sequel to last years biggest global hit, »

- Dave Wylde

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