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This Spring's Movie Selections Offer Fresh Surprises

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 04.12.2014 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Sandwiched between the chest-thumping ambition of awards season and the swaggering spectacle of summer, spring movie-going is usuall...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Plus Nick Frost Talks Cuban Fury

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

This week, we get into a fun- (and spoiler-) filled discussion of Marvel Studios' latest (and greatest?) superhero adventure, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Ethics of 'Noah': Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Aronofsky

Chris Sosa | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Chris Sosa

If you march into a theater to see Noah and expect a pleasant Bible story for the whole family, you obviously don't realize how deadly serious Darren Aronofsky takes this fable.

'Noah' Banned In Malaysia, Indonesia

AP | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia and Indonesia have banned the biblical epic "Noah," joining other Muslim nations that forbid the Hollywood mo...

Hijacking the Ark: Do Creationists Own the "Noah" Story?

Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Peter M. J. Hess, Ph.D.

As you can see, the story of Noah was already borrowed and given a new purpose by Hebrew scribes. It has been retold countless times, and the theme is now being used by filmmaker Darren Aronofsky to tell his own idiosyncratic tale of environmental retribution and redemption.

Noah: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review

Dan Persons | Posted 04.03.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

This mix of visionary filmmaking and insightful drama, courtesy of Aronofsky's iconoclastic instincts, takes mainstream film to places where most big-budget releases fear to tread.

Zaki's Review: Noah

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.01.2014 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

One thing you can't say about Noah, the big budget reimagining of the biblical flood fable (starring Russell Crowe as the titular boat builder) is that it lacks in ambition.

Where Aronofsky's Noah Misses the Boat

Rabbi Berel Lerman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Berel Lerman

While I laud Darren Aronofsky for aggressively looking into the Bible for a modern-day message, I think educating people about Noah's spiritual code will inspire mankind to be good stewards of the human divine consciousness and the environment too.

How This Movie Director's Middle-School Assignment Inspired A Blockbuster

Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion

Darren Aronofky's film 'Noah' is on its way to box office success with $44 million in box office sales in its first weekend. The road to the movie's o...

Bashers of the Noah Film Should Re-Read Their Bibles

James D. Tabor | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
James D. Tabor

Darren Aronofsky's new $100 million blockbuster film Noah opened on Friday, but the film is being blasted, damned and condemned in many conservative Christian circles.

Noah: It's a Miracle!

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

It could have been a disaster. An implausible story from a book of often improbable events written 2,000 years ago. Making a plausible, entertaining movie about the story seems challenging even for Hollywood.

National Coalition Against Noah's No Single Animals on the Ark Policy

Carin Davis | Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion
Carin Davis

The fate of the planet lies in jeopardy, and the only animals worth saving are the coupled-off ones? What's up with that, God?

The Many Times Darren Aronofsky Mocked The 'Noah' Criticism

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment

It doesn't take Mel Gibson to make a contentious religious epic. Martin Scorsese did it before him, and now we can add Darren Aronofsky to the list. A...

Week in Film: The Raid 2, Noah and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Darren Aronofsky is one of the most visionary directors of his generation, a filmmaker who isn't afraid to challenge an audience or to entertain it. I may not always like his films but they always give me a lot to think about.

Noah: A Midrash by Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel (Interview)

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The apocalyptic story of Noah that Ari Handel and Darren Aronofsky have rendered will disturb some people -- not because it is unbiblical, but because it is a biblical vision to which they object.

Pope Francis Blesses Russell Crowe But Still Won't Watch His 'Noah' Movie

Religion News Service | Eric J. Lyman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Russell Crowe, who plays the title character in the new Hollywood blockbuster “Noah,” lobbied hard for a personal audience with...

What Happened To Pope Francis' 'Noah' Screening?

Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment

Paramount Pictures is going the extra mile to assure religious audiences that Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" isn't abject blasphemy. For a short while, tha...

'Noah' Director Says It's 'The Least Biblical Film Ever Made'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment

"Noah" director Darren Aronofsky and the movie's distributor, Paramount Pictures, have run a fierce campaign trying to convince Christian audiences th...

A New Swan Lake in Black, White and Intriguing Shades of Gray

Meghan Feeks | Posted 03.06.2014 | Arts
Meghan Feeks

Directed and choreographed by Jean-Christophe Maillot, Lac is a pithy remix of Swan Lake that keeps the central story intact, but dares to rethink many of the ballet's sacrosanct conventions.

'Noah' Flooded With Controversy From Religious Moviegoers

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 02.21.2014 | Entertainment

More than one month away from flooding into theaters, "Noah" looks like it's poised to become the next polarizing religious epic. Paramount Pictur...

Watch The Super Bowl Trailer For 'Noah'

Posted 01.29.2014 | Entertainment

Super Bowl XLVIII doesn't happen until Sunday, but don't tell Paramount. The studio released its "Big Game TV Spot" for Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" on W...

2014 Could Be The Year Of The Auteur

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

So much was written about how strong 2013 was for films that it almost feels like 2014 has gotten the short shrift. While famed directors Martin Scors...

ReThink Review: Blue Is the Warmest Color - Get Over the Sex Scene

Jonathan Kim | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Despite the fact that it's an over three-hour-long intimate epic based on a graphic novel that features one of the year's most mesmerizing performances (by a 19-year-old, to boot), all the media wants to talk about is the film's minutes-long, explicit love scene between the film's two stars.

Trouble Brewing For Darren Aronofsky's 'Noah'?

Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment

On the first day, Darren Aronofsky said, "Let there be light." By the seventh day, Paramount Pictures said, "Dim the light. We're not so sure about th...

12 Wild Directors To Watch

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.09.2013 | Entertainment

For a wild movie-watching experience, look no further than these 12 directors. Each is part of iTunes' list of "rebel and renegade" filmmakers. The ro...