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Float on – Noah review

By Simon Miraudo March 28, 2014 If anyone could rival the fire-and-brimstone-spewing judgement of the Old Testament’s God, it’d be the modern movie-watcher. Though they can’t incite a world-ending deluge, they can – and will – let their disappointment be known by flooding Twitter with their rulings, or, even more devastatingly, by staying away from […]

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Sorry ‘Nymphomaniac’, ‘Noah’ might be 2014′s most banned film

If any film is likely to find itself banned in more nations than Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, it’s surely Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. According to THR, Paramount Pictures has already been informed by the censorship boards in Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates that they will block the release of the film. Egypt, Jordan, and […]

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Whine club – Red Obsession review

By Simon Miraudo December 16, 2013 Imagine a world without alcohol; where wine barrels decay and the French are forced to choke down carbonated pop with their cheese platters. No, this is not the premise of the latest dystopian sci-fi flick, but the very real future posited by directors Warwick Ross and David Roach in […]

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Trailer Debut: ‘Noah’

Darren Aronofsky’s long-awaited Biblical drama Noah was always going to be an epic undertaking, and the newly released trailer is evidence of that. What we are surprised about in the new trailer is how, well, conventional it seems. The choral, inspirational score; speechifying from Russell Crowe’s Noah and Anthony Hopkins’ Methuselah; Ray Winstone’s villain going all fire and brimstone. All great […]

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Trailer Debut: Man of Steel

A lengthy new trailer for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel has debuted ahead of the film’s June release, giving us a greater glimpse of Kal-El’s escape from the exploding planet Krypton, as well as Michael Shannon as the villainous General Zod. Though still an origin story for Superman (Henry Cavill), the trailer does promise a whole heap […]

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Vote or die – Broken City review

By Simon Miraudo March 5, 2013 Broken City may break new ground when it comes to pioneering cinematic scowls, but that’s the only area where the cast is able to elevate the banal material. Director Allen Hughes (his first time working without brother Albert) and screenwriter Brian Tucker have crafted a truly ho-hum political thriller; […]

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Dream on – Les Misérables review

Les Misérables – Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway. Directed by Tom Hooper. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Tom Hooper‘s cinematic adaptation of Les Misérables touches greatness more often than most of the movies released in the past calendar year, which is why it’s so disappointing whenever the film returns to its more […]

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See Russell Crowe as Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

The first image of Russell Crowe as iconic Biblical character Noah has been released by USA Today. Director Darren Aronofsky has been Tweeting numerous production photos from the set of his gargantuan epic (we particularly like this one of a puffin!), but this is the first picture of Crowe as the eponymous ark-builder. And he sure looks grizzled! […]

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Russell Crowe to direct Bill Hicks biopic

Russell Crowe is said to make his feature directorial debut with a biopic on the late comedian Bill Hicks, The Sydney Telegraph reports. Many had thought the star would tackle the role himself but it seems Crowe will instead reside behind the camera for the first creative retelling of Hicks’ life. The documentary American: The […]

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Teaser Debut: Man of Steel

With one DC saga coming to an end, Warner Bros would like to point your attention towards their next big great hope: Zack Snyder‘s gritty Superman reboot Man of Steel. Christopher Nolan’s producer credit is given equal weight to Snyder’s status as director, but the visuals here seem to evoke Terrence Malick more than either of […]

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Eli Roth might direct Russell Crowe as Dracula

Russell Crowe has long been attached to play Dracula in Harker, a reimagining of Bram Stoker’s classic tale. The film might finally be taking shape now that a director is ready to come on board. According to Deadline, Eli Roth (Hostel) is in talks to direct Lee Shipman and Brian McGreevy’s screenplay. Jaume Collet-Serra was […]

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Anthony Hopkins joins Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Writer and director Darren Aronofsky has taken to Twitter to announce the addition of Anthony Hopkins to his star studded Noah cast. Currently filming in Iceland, the Black Swan director is bringing the epic biblical story of Noah’s Ark to the big screen with Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, and […]

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Trailer Debut: The Man with the Iron Fists

We’ve gotten used to reporting on films that will likely never eventuate; wild fantasies, vanity projects, or vaunted sequels that just never get off the ground. Somehow, one of the crazier projects of the last few years actually got made, and we now have the trailerific proof. Wu Tang’s RZA directs the $20 million kung-fu throwback […]

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Jennifer Connelly in talks for Aronofsky’s Noah

Deadline reports Jennifer Connelly is in talks to reteam with Russell Crowe in Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Connelly and Crowe last worked together on Ron Howard’s A Beautiful Mind back in 2001, and are now said to play husband and wife once again in Aronofsky’s biblical epic. Connelly has also worked with Aronofsky in the past; in […]

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Emma Watson might board the ark for Darren Aronofsky

Emma Watson is in talks to join Darren Aronofsky‘s biblical epic Noah, Deadline reports. The long-gestating pic will feature Russell Crowe as the man behind the ark. The Harry Potter star would play Ila, a young lady who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son Shem (Douglas Booth). Here’s the kicker: according to Genesis, Shem was 99 […]

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Teaser Debut: Les Misérables

Canted camera angles abound in the teaser trailer for Tom Hooper‘s Les Misérables. The short clip focuses primarily on Anne Hathaway as Fantine and her sterling rendition of the musical’s signature song, “I Dreamed a Dream.” We also get short glimpses of Hugh Jackman as ex-prisoner Valjean, Russell Crowe‘s policemen Javert, Amanda Seyfried as Fantine’s daughter Cosette, and Samantha Barks as Éponine. Soak it […]

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Darren Aronofsky plots George Washington biopic

Darren Aronofsky is set to produce and direct a biopic about the first President of the American States, George Washington, says Variety. The director who gave us Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler, and Black Swan is already in pre production on Noah, his epic retelling of the biblical story starring Russell Crowe. Reports suggest […]

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See Hugh Jackman as Valjean in Les Misérables

Hugh Jackman has revealed, via his Twitter account, the first official image of Jean Valjean in Tom Hooper‘s upcoming Les Misérables adaptation. Beardy! Jackman stars as ex-prisoner Valjean, opposite Russell Crowe‘s policemen Javert, Anne Hathaway‘s factory worker Fantine, and Amanda Seyfried as her daughter Cosette. Samantha Banks, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Helena Bonham Carter also […]

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Downton Abbey star joins Winter’s Tale

Downton Abbey star Jessica Brown Findlay (rebellious Lady Sybil!) is set to star in Akiva Goldsman’s upcoming adaptation of Winter’s Tale, Deadline reports. The film marks Oscar winning screenwriter Goldsman’s first effort behind the camera. Based on the novel by Mark Helprin, it tells of a dying woman who falls for a thief. Warner Bros […]

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Tom Cruise in talks for A Star is Born

Tom Cruise might play an ageing superstar opposite Beyoncé Knowles‘ up-and-comer in Clint Eastwood‘s remake (of a remake of a remake) of A Star is Born. According to Deadline, Cruise is in talks with Eastwood and Warner Bros about taking on the part. Will Smith, Christian Bale, Eminem, Russell Crowe, and even Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z have all been rumoured at one time […]

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Joel Kinnaman is your new Robocop

Despite director Jose Padilha’s desire to see “The Fassbender” star in his Robocop remake, Deadline reports The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman has nabbed the lead role. Kinnaman will star as a loyal police officer whose bullet-ridden body is scrapped in favour of an advanced robotic frame. Russell Crowe was - very loosely - rumoured to be in contention for the part too. Peter […]

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Dracula: Year One is back from the dead

Universal has revived Dracula: Year One from the studio’s graveyard, Deadline reports. The news comes in the wake of rumours Warner Brothers could be looking at Russell Crowe to star in their take on Dracula, entitled Harker. Universal shelved their plans to revisit Dracula – with Alex Proyas directing and Sam Worthington in the lead […]

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Might Russell Crowe play Noah and Robocop?

Russell Crowe: still very popular! The Oscar-winning actor is reportedly being courted by Darren Aronofsky to star in his epic retelling of the Biblical tale of Noah’s Ark, titled Noah. According to Deadline, there is no deal in place, but things are looking good for the pairing. Liam Neeson is also said to be in […]

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Johansson, Swift, Michele and Wood rumoured for Les Mis

A quartet of young ladies are rumoured to be competing for the role of Eponine in Tom Hooper’s upcoming musical adaptation of Les Misérables, the New York Post reports. Though the Post is hardly the most reliable font of information, their suggested contenders aren’t so unlikely. Supposedly in contention for the role are Scarlett Johansson, Taylor […]

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Hathaway to star alongside Jackman and Crowe in Les Misérables

Anne Hathaway will join Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe in Tom Hooper’s upcoming musical adaptation of Les Misérables, Deadline reports. Hathaway – who showed off her singing skills (as well as her Rachel Berry-esque theater-geek enthusiasm) when she hosted the Oscars earlier this year – will play Fantine, opposite Jackman’s Jean Valjean and Crowe’s Inspector Javert. […]

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Russell Crowe joins Hugh Jackman in Les Misérables

Russell Crowe has been added to the cast of Tom Hooper’s upcoming take on Les Misérables, joining the previously rumoured lead Hugh Jackman. Deadline confirms Jackman and Crowe’s casting as protagonists Jean Valjean and Javert respectively. A release date has been set for December 7, 2012. Based on the classic story by Victor Hugo, Les Misérables was last seen […]

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Bowman begins – Robin Hood review

Robin Hood – Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Mark Strong. Directed by Ridley Scott. Rated M. Originally published May 11, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. Whenever I think of Robin Hood, one story comes to mind. No, it’s not Kevin Costner’s take on the legendary folk hero, nor is it Mel Brooks’ depiction of his […]

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Russell Crowe to star in RZA’s kung fu flick?

UPDATE: Hold your horses RZA! Russell Crowe has confirmed via Twitter that he is not quite attached to this project. Previously:  Russell Crowe has reportedly signed on to star in RZA‘s upcoming kung-fu flick The Man With The Iron Fist. RZA told E! Online that Crowe will play “the baddest man alive”. It is unknown […]

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Bowman begins – Robin Hood review

Robin Hood – Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett and Mark Strong. Directed by Ridley Scott. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Whenever I think of Robin Hood, one story comes to mind. No, it’s not Kevin Costner’s take on the legendary folk hero, nor is it Mel Brooks’ depiction of his merry men in tights. I’m […]

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Robin Hood feature trailer debut

A brand new trailer for Ridley Scott‘s Robin Hood has debuted online. For anyone who has ever wanted to see Cate Blanchett threaten to “sever” Russell Crowe‘s “manhood”, your time has come. Crowe stars as Robin Hood (obviously) while Blanchett plays Maid Marion. They are joined by AFI winner Oscar Isaac (Balibo) as King John […]

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