Film Review: The Water Diviner (★★½)

Film Review: The Water Diviner (★★½)

Russell Crowe’s directing debut with this anti-war film shows plenty of room for growth, but is a solid first effort

Interview: Patti Smith on her Original Song Contender from Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’

Interview: Patti Smith on her Original Song Contender from Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’

Known for her gritty vocals and head-thrashing stage presence, you wouldn’t expect someone like punk rock legend Patti Smith to collaborate on a song based on a biblical tale. But that’s exactly what Smith did on the film Noah. Her song “Mercy Is,” featured in Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky and released earlier this year, […]

First Trailer for Russell Crowe’s directorial debut ‘The Water Diviner’

First Trailer for Russell Crowe’s directorial debut ‘The Water Diviner’

I’m always interested in films that are made by actors. Whenever an actor or an actress decides to step behind the camera and actually make a movie, you rarely wind up with something boring. They aren’t always terrific bits of cinema, but actors who direct always fascinate me. Well, you can add another one to […]

Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’ starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe gets a 2016 release date

Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’ starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe gets a 2016 release date

We’ve reported on this one for a little bit now, but Shane Black‘s next directorial project The Nice Guys is officially coming together. Rumored leads Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe are now on board to star, and Black’s script, which he co-wrote with Anthony Bagarozzi, will go in front of his cameras with an eye […]

Oscars 2014: New Faces, Few Spaces

Oscars 2014: New Faces, Few Spaces

OSCAR CIRCUIT: A few changes have occurred in the 2014 Oscar Predictions.  Rumors of Saul Dibb‘s Suite Francaise, Todd Haynes’ Carol, and Justin Kurzel‘s MacBeth moving to 2015 have floated around so I jumped the gun and removed them from the predictions.  Sadly on the surface, with those three big films moving, I’m beginning to […]

Warner Bros. to distribute Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’ starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe

Warner Bros. to distribute Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’ starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe

An incredibly fun sounding project seems to be gaining steam in Hollywood. A few weeks or a month ago (my memory isn’t what it used to be in my old age) word spread that Shane Black had co-written a script with Anthony Bagarozzi that was making the rounds as potentially Black’s next flick. The film […]

Ryan Gosling could co-star with Russell Crowe in Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’

Ryan Gosling could co-star with Russell Crowe in Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’

All of a sudden, I have a new film that I need to be put into production immediately. It’s a new film noir project from Shane Black (who notably aced the genre while giving it his own spin with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) called The Nice Guys. Moreover, Black is looking to have Russell Crowe […]

‘NOAH’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack on July 29th and Digital HD on July 15th

‘NOAH’ comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack on July 29th and Digital HD on July 15th

Read the Press Release: HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – “One of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times), the thrilling story of courage, sacrifice and hope, NOAH debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD July 29, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD […]

Writer’s Block: Out of Biblical Proportion

Writer’s Block: Out of Biblical Proportion

For those of you who may not remember, Writer’s Block was started by Nicole Melkonian to examine and celebrate the writing talents of cinema’s most famous auteurs. She has since bid us farewell to pursue greener pastures, and we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors. Not wanting to see a good […]

Community Reactions: What did you think of ‘Noah’?

Community Reactions: What did you think of ‘Noah’?

Director: Darren Aronofsky Writers: Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Douglas Booth, Nick Nolte and a lot of animals. Synopsis: A man is chosen by God to undertake a momentous mission of rescue before an apocalyptic flood destroys the world (IMDb). Twitter Reactions: […]

Noah (★★★)

Noah (★★★)

If there’s two things out there that I really don’t enjoy, it’s stories from the bible and fantasy epics in the vein of The Lord of the Rings franchise. So, it’s with some manner of surprise that I can report that Darren Aronofsky has been able to capture my appreciation with Noah, a presumably very […]

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: L.A. Confidential

Hit Me With Your Best Shot: L.A. Confidential

There comes a moment for each of the three detectives caught up in Curtis Hanson’s L.A. Confidential, right after the Night Owl case is first “solved,” where they all reveal their dependence on the L.A.P.D. for their own sense of security and identity before discovering just how much that institution betrayed and turned those psychological […]

Watch the Super Bowl Trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Starring Russell Crowe

Watch the Super Bowl Trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ Starring Russell Crowe

One of the big movie trailers that will be playing during the Super Bowl on Sunday will be Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming Noah starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Emma Watson. We have the preview down below. Noah opens in theaters March 28, 2014 and is being distributed by Paramount Pictures. TRAILER:

New ‘Noah’ Poster along with Planned Super Bowl Trailer

New ‘Noah’ Poster along with Planned Super Bowl Trailer

Along with the release of a brand new poster for Darren Aronofsky‘s film, Paramount has announced that they’ll be showing off their tent pole Noah during the Super Bowl. Yes, they’ve purchased an ad, so while the Broncos and the Seahawks potentially duke it out in the snow, you can see Russell Crowe in the […]

Oscar’s Best Actor – Tightest Race Outside of Best Picture

Oscar’s Best Actor – Tightest Race Outside of Best Picture

We are talking a lot of the Oscars on a daily basis with some very interesting perspectives on how the race will shape up over the next five weeks or so.  Many are anticipating for the second year in a row, a split between Best Picture and Best Director, and some have a foregone conclusion […]

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