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Russell Crowe 'surprised' by extent of Noah controversy

Russell Crowe 'surprised' by extent of Noah controversy

Apr 1 2014, 4:12am CDT | by

Russell Crowe was ''surprised'' by the ''volume'' of controversy surrounding 'Noah'. The Hollywood star hits the big screen as the titular character in the forthcoming film and although he...

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Russell Crowe 'surprised' by extent of Noah controversy

Apr 1 2014, 4:12am CDT | by

Russell Crowe was ''surprised'' by the ''volume'' of controversy surrounding 'Noah'.

The Hollywood star hits the big screen as the titular character in the forthcoming film and although he anticipated criticism he didn't expect it would go as far as it has.

The film has been banned in numerous countries, including Pakistan, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and the Middle East, among other places, because the governments of those countries believe it contradicts the teachings of Islam and some religious groups claim the story has been inaccurately portrayed.

Talking at the film's premiere in London's Leicester Square on Monday (31.03.14), he told BANG Showbiz: ''I think when you go to a movie like this you understand that there is going to be a lot of ... controversy.

''I was surprised by the volume of it. Because you are talking about people, who by and large, are making comments based on their imagination of what it might be in a movie that they haven't seen. So it's like, 'what'?!''

The 49-year-old actor shot scenes on an Icelandic beach and kept finding small stones in unwanted places days after filming.

Crowe previously said: ''That was pretty much all day lying around naked and they have these little stones, right, it's kind of as the lava meets the sea and they get smoothed off and what have you... these stones get really round.

''It was like four days (after shooting the scene), you're still getting dressed in the morning and these little stones are falling out and it's like, 'Where has that been for four days?'''

Director Darren Aronofsky, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone and

Logan Lerman all attended the film's London premiere.

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Writer Ari Handel Tells Us What Movie Was Harder to Get Made, 'Noah' or 'The Fountain'

Jul 28 2014 6:03pm CDT | Source: movies.com

Ari Handel was studying to become a neuroscientist when he met a young man named Darren Aronofsky at college. Fast-forward a decade or so, and now Handel is Aronofsky's most frequent collaborator, having coproduced The Wrestler and Black Swan, as well as having cowritten The Fountain. Their latest film together is Noah, starring Russell Crowe as a man tasked by visions from his God to build an ark before mankind is swept off the pl ...
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4 days ago

THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN LIVES; WHAT HAPPENED? Trailer Offers Amazing Glimpse Into What Could Have Been

Jul 25 2014 1:46pm CDT | Source: Collider

Superman Lives is one of the great (or not-so-great) lost movies of Hollywood.  Back in the mid-90’s Tim Burton came onboard the project alongside star Nicolas Cage and screenwriter Kevin Smith.  They actually got pretty far along in development (you’ve no doubt seen Cage’s infamous photo in the costume) before the whole thing fell apart.  Now, filmmaker Jon Schnepp is attempting to brave the waters and figure out what happened with his upcoming documentary, The ...
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1 week ago

Hellboy 3: Epic Movie Sequels That Never Happened

Jul 21 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: movie pilot

Hellboy 3 isn't happening. It's sad, I know, but both actors and the director have confirmed that we won't get to see Big Red in action again. Hopefully a publicity stunt like the Aquaman deal but right now, it seems very, very unlikely. Anyway, we might as well get on with the post-mortem. What follows is Guillermo del Toro's idea for the movie. Hellboy was to finally come to terms with the fact that his destiny, his inevitable destin ...
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L.A.CONFIDENTIAL: The best neo-noir crime drama ever.

Jul 21 2014 9:08am CDT | Source: movie pilot

I had the good fortune of seeing L.A.Confidential for the fourth time last night, and I remain with my opinion that this is one of the finest American movies of the last fifty years. If nothing else, director and co-writer Curtis Hanson has turned an dense James Ellroy novel (who's enjambing attempts to make his fiction seem to the reader that they're actually in the mind of problematic crime fighters makes him unreadab ...
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2 weeks ago

Movie News: See Another 'Star Wars Rebels' Villain; First Trailer for Reese Witherspoon's 'Wild'

Jul 11 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: movies.com

Star Wars Rebels: We got our first look at The Inquisitor, the primary Star Wars Rebels villain, last year, and now Agent Kallus, his "right-hand man," has finally been revealed. David Oyelowo (Lincoln) will voice the character on the series, which debuts this fall on the Disney Channel and then will air regularly on the Disney XD channel. [Los Angeles Times]   Nice Guys: Confirming a ...
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2 weeks ago

Rumor: Doomsday One of the Five Villains in BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Jul 10 2014 10:52am CDT | Source: Collider

It's getting hard to keep up with all of the villains (and heroes) rumored to be participating in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Heck, it's hard enough keeping up with the rumors abut who wrote which version of a fake script that all of this info may or may not be coming from.  And now there are fresh rumors that Doomsday will be making an appearance in the film, perhaps as one of the five villains people claim are on tap for th ...
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6 weeks ago

Movie News Wrap Up: ‘Hitman: Agent 47′, ‘Insidious 3′ & More

Jun 16 2014 6:42am CDT | Source: Screen Rant

This Week: Josh Brolin joins Hail Caesar!; Kirsten Wiig sets her directorial debut; Insidious 3 casts its star; Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling may join The Nice Guys; and Fox sets release dates for a slew of upcoming features.  - Josh Brolin is set to re-team with Joel and Ethan Coen for Hail Caesar!. The Coens, of course, directed Brolin in the 2007 hit No Country for Old Men, for which they won a best directing ...
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8 weeks ago

Akiva Goldsman Signs With WME After Parting Company With CAA

Jun 2 2014 2:52pm CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Over the weekend, Oscar winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and aents at CAA reached loggerheads and made a mutual decision to part company. Today, he has signed with WME Entertainment. The move will come as a surprise to some, because Goldsman had been a CAA client for so long and because he is a close friend of agency head Richard Lovett but the way it was described to me, the relationship ran its course. Goldsman most recently did a rewrite of Insurgent, ...
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