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Rachel Weisz loves working with Daniel Craig

April 9th, 2014 2:20am EDT
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Rachel Weisz thinks working with husband Daniel Craig is "really lovely".
The couple - who rarely appear in public together - were honoured at the Night of Opportunity gala at Cipriani Wall Street in New York on Monday (04.07.14) for their work with The Opportunity Network (OppNet), which aims to help underprivileged teens get into education, which they fund, and launch successful careers, and the 44-year-old actress loved having the opportunity to collaborate on the project with her spouse.
She said: "It's really lovely. It's something that was incredibly natural and obvious to us."
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Indonesia Is Latest Nation To Ban Biblical Epic 'Noah'

March 25th, 2014 1:33pm EDT
Indonesia Is Latest Nation To Ban Biblical Epic 'Noah'
Indonesia is the latest country to ban Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic "Noah," which stars Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly.

The nation is the latest in a growing list of Muslim countries refusing to show the film on the grounds that Noah was a prophet, and Islamic culture forbids the depiction of prophets in film and imagery.

Numerous Middle Eastern countries have already banned the film, including Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Indonesia's censorship board voted unanimously to ban the film, which tells the story of the Great Flood and hits theaters on Friday.

"We rej...
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Darren Aronofsky honoured by Human Society of the United States

March 25th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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Director Darren Aronofsky has been honoured by officials at the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) for choosing not to use real animals for his new religious epic Noah.

The movie, starring Russell Crowe as the Biblical hero, instead features computer-generated imagery (CGI) to recreate the pairs of creatures on Noah's Ark, and his decision not to use animal actors has won him high praise from HSUS activists, who have named him the recipient of their inaugural Humane Filmmaker Award.

The organisation's bosses have also teamed up with Aronofsky and studio chiefs at Paramount Picture...
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Russell Crowe and Darren Aronofsky Visit The Vatican

March 19th, 2014 7:03pm EDT
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Russell Crowe and Darren Aronofsky, from the upcoming Noah, headed to The Vatican to meet with Pope Francis and receive his blessing for the Biblical epic.

Crowe took to Twitter to share photos from his visit to the holy site, writing, "What a privilege, attended the Udienza with the holy father @Pontifex."

What a privilege , attended the Udienza with the holy father @Pontifex . St.Joesephs day & Fathers Day. pic.twitter.com/X7lCfQxfGv

— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) March 19, 2014

It had been previously reported The Vatican cancelled the meeting between the filmmakers and the head ...
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Studio executives dismiss rumours of cancelled Pope Francis meeting with Russell Crowe

March 18th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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Studio executives have dismissed rumours that Catholic leader Pope Francis cancelled an upcoming meeting with Noah star Russell Crowe, insisting they were never scheduled to get together in the first place.

The Oscar winner plays the title role of the ark-building biblical hero in the upcoming epic, and reports surfaced on Monday (17Mar14) suggesting Pope Francis pulled out of a scheduled meeting with Crowe in Italy on Wednesday (19Mar14).

However, a spokesperson for Paramount studios has denied that Pope Francis and Crowe were slated to meet, telling The Hollywood Reporter, "A meeting wa...
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Darren Aronofsky casts his former English teacher in movie

February 13th, 2014 3:10am EST
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Moviemaker Darren Aronofsky invited the English teacher who inspired him to become a writer to film a cameo role in his upcoming Biblical epic Noah.

When the director/screenwriter was 13 years old, he was given an assignment from his English teacher, Mrs. Fried, to write about peace.

Aronofsky penned a poem about the story of Noah and the dove that made its way to the Biblical character following the Great Flood.

His piece won a United Nations contest, and Aronofsky tells The Hollywood Reporter that it gave him "the courage and spirit to be a writer."

More than three decades later, whil...
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The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

January 1st, 2014 9:03am EST
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No more new films will be released in 2013 - but there's no need to fret! Check out why we're hyped (and why we're worried) for these highly-anticipated 2014 films:

Dumb And Dumber To

Why We’re Hyped: The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carey, and Jeff Daniels would only do the film if everyone was involved.

Why We’re Worried: When’s the last time the Farrelly Brothers made a good movie? Will Jim Carrey alienate half of his audience on Twitter – again?

The Expendables 3

Why We’re Hyped: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer join the ridiculous cast for another go at...
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The First Trailer For Darren Aronofsky's Biblical Epic 'Noah' Has Arrived

November 14th, 2013 10:31pm EST
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The first trailer for Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic Noah has arrived.

The film, based on the story of the Great Flood from the Book of Genesis in the Old Testament, stars Russell Crowe in the lead role. Noah is told by God to build an Ark big enough to hold two of each animal in the world -- even snakes as co-star Jennifer Connelly points out in the trailer. But some locals aren't too happy with what Noah is doing, and a confrontation ensues.

Ironically, the Oyster Bay, Long Island, set, which includes a full size Ark measuring 450 feet long, 45 feet wide and 75 feet tall and took thre...
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Scarlett Johansson thought film dreams were over after talent agent rejection

September 30th, 2013 3:10am EDT
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Scarlett Johansson was convinced her movie career was over before it had even begun after a talent agent refused to take her on as a child.

The Avengers beauty was introduced to the agent through one of her brother's classmates, but the representative failed to recognise the extent of Johansson's talents and quickly dismissed her, leaving her crushed.

Speaking to director Darren Aronofsky for Interview magazine, she says, "My brother did Little League (baseball), and I took acting and singing and tap and all that. There was someone in my older brother's class who was doing some commercial...
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Q&A: 'Flying Lessons' Director Derek Magyar

December 2nd, 2011 11:15am EST
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Many actors aspire to direct; great directors like Ron Howard and Jon Favreau were actors first. That's the same career path that Derek Magyar is on. Still a working actor, he directed and produced the film Flying Lessons, which arrives in select theaters today.

The film has an intriguing cast - near-legend Hal Holbrook, Academy Award winner Christine Lahti, Cary Elwes (Glory, The Princess Bride, The X-Files), and Maggie Grace (Lost, Taken) at the top - that brings to life the story of Sophie (Grace)'s return home to the messy relationships of her past. As she tries to put the pieces ...
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Interns Sue 'Black Swan' For Being Treated As Interns

September 29th, 2011 12:36pm EDT
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No, making coffee and taking out the trash don't necessarily qualify as "educational" activities.

Apparently unpaid interns are no longer willing to do the often agonizing tasks that unpaid interns are usually called upon to do, as two of them are suing the producers of "Black Swan" for their tedious intern experience whilst working on the Oscar-winning hit, according to The New York Times.

The lawsuit filed by Alex Footman and Eric Glatt claims that Fox Searchlight Pictures had the interns do menial work that should have been done by paid employees and did not provide them with the type...
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Daniel Craig And Rachel Weisz Secretly Marry

June 26th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
James Bond star Daniel Craig has married British actress Rachel Weisz in a secret ceremony in New York.

The couple, who reportedly began dating after meeting on the set of upcoming movie Dream House, exchanged vows on Wednesday in an intimate ceremony only attended by Craig's teenage daughter Ella, Weisz's five-year-old son Henry, and two family friends, according to Sky News.

Craig's publicist Robin Baun, of Slate PR, confirmed the news to the Associated Press, but didn't reveal any more details.

The Mummy star Weisz split from her long term partner and father of her son, Darren Aronofs...
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Stuart Brazell Sits Down With 'Black Swan's' Sarah Lane (Video)

June 21st, 2011 9:59am EDT
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Sarah Lane became a name that just about everyone who follows movies and pop culture became familiar with right around the time Natalie Portman won her Oscar for Best Actress for playing the role of Nina Sayers in Black Swan.

Miss Lane spoke out to share with the world that actually she did most of the dancing in the film, not Natalie Portman. Then a big backlash erupted with different parties taking sides and the director Darren Aronofosky and the choreographer (and Natalie Portman's fiance) Benjamin Millepied standing strong behind Natalie claiming she did 85% of the dancing. We'll n...
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Darren Aronofsky Finds Next Project: Noah's Ark Movie

June 11th, 2011 3:27pm EDT
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Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky has found his next project. He’ll channel his inner Cecil B. DeMille and take on a story of Biblical proportions with his new film Noah.

After his huge success with Black Swan, Darren Aronofsky was attached to direct the X-Men prequel/sequel The Wolverine. It would have been his first major studio film and it could have proven to the world that he was more than just an "art house" guy. But back in March, he had a change of heart.

Aronofsky dropped out of The Wolverine and started weighing his options. He wrote the first draft for Noah then passe...
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Dancer Feels 'Degraded' Over 'Black Swan' Controversy

April 18th, 2011 8:46am EDT
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Ballet star Sarah Lane's allegations that she, not Natalie Portman, was the star of hit film "Black Swan" appear to ring true if new face replacement footage on the DVD is to be believed.

The American Ballet Theater star was hired to perform the most complex Swan Lake dance scenes in the film, but whereas Portman has claimed she performed 75 percent of what is seen in the movie, Lane insists all the dancing in the film was her, and the actress only featured in five per cent of the ballet sequences..

The dancer caused controversy when she first came forward with her claims and she's not ba...
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Natalie Portman Breaks Her Silence Over 'Black Swan' Controversy

April 7th, 2011 2:31pm EDT
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Natalie Portman has broken her silence over the Black Swan ballet double controversy, insisting she won't "give in" to the gossip that is threatening to ruin the magic of the film.

The actress' role as a troubled dancer has come under increasing scrutiny since she won the 2011 Best Actress Academy Award in February, with critics claiming her dancing double, American Ballet Theatre star Sarah Lane - and not Portman - deserves the credit for the film's most breathtaking sequences.

In a Wall Street Journal essay on her movie experience, Lane insists Portman only performed five per cent of ...
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Mila Kunis: Natalie Portman Did 'Every Ounce Of Every One Of Her Dances' In Black Swan

March 29th, 2011 11:29am EDT
Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman | Photo Credits: Fox Searchlight
Mila Kunis is the latest to come to Natalie Portman's defense against her dance double's claims that the Oscar winner only did a small portion of the dancing in Black Swan.

"Natalie danced her a-- off," Kunis tells Entertainment Weekly. "I think it's unfortunate that this is coming out and taking attention ...

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'Black Swan' Director Darren Aronofsky Defends Natalie Portman

March 29th, 2011 9:46am EDT
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Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky has waded in to defend Natalie Portman amid allegations she relied on a dance double to perform most of her complex ballet moves in the Oscar-winning film.

The star, who won a Best Actress Academy Award for her role as a troubled dancer, has faced growing criticism following claims a stand-in was used to complete most of the film's spectacular sequences.

The body double - American Ballet Theatre star Sarah Lane - boosted the speculation by insisting only "five per cent" of the ballet scenes were acted out by Portman. Portman's fiance - and the film's...
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Director Darren Aronofsky Quits 'Wolverine' Sequel

March 17th, 2011 1:52pm EDT
Wolverine
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Darren Aronofsky is bowing out of directing 20th Century Fox’s sequel The Wolverine, saying the project would keep him out of the country for too long.

Fox and Hugh Jackman - who is set to return in the title role - said they remain fully committed to making Wolverine and will move aggressively to find a new director.

Fox hadn’t yet greenlit the sequel. A significant portion of the movie will be shot overseas (there had been plans to shoot in Japan).

"As I talked more about the film with my collaborators at Fox, it became clear that the production of ...
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Natalie Portman: 'It's Really Soft To Kiss A Girl'

March 8th, 2011 9:04am EST
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Natalie Portman is pals with her Black Swan co-star Mila Kunis after they shared an onscreen kiss in the ballet thriller.

She explained, "She is such a great girl and a great friend, too. We had such fun working together and now I call her Sweet Lips. It is really soft to kiss a girl."

New York City ballet dancer Nina (Portman) enters into an intense battle of wills with a talented and ambitious new arrival (Kunis) who seems intent on edging her out of the spotlight in the supernatural-flavored psychological thriller from director Darren Aronofsky.

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Happy 40th Birthday, Rachel Weisz!

March 7th, 2011 8:19am EST
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Rachel Weisz proves she's still a yummy mummy after four decades - the British beauty turns 40 on Monday.

Starting her career in the drama department of Britain's posh Cambridge university, Weisz soon caught the eyes of casting directors around the world and has become one of the U.K. most glamorous exports.

From action queen to indie dream, Weisz has fought ancient enemies in "The Mummy" films, proved her comic timing in Fred Claus and provided an Oscar-winning turn in "The Constant Gardner."

And as the actress moves into her forties, we have come up with 10 terrific facts to quench you...
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2011 Oscars: Candid Backstage and Governors Ball Photos

February 28th, 2011 2:00pm EST
Natalie Portman backstage 83rd Annual Academy Awards Awards
For those of you that still haven't gotten your fill of the Oscars, here is one last look at the 83rd Academy Awards from backstage and at the after party from the Governors Ball where some 1500 guests attended. We would like to thank the Academy for supplying such great candid photos. Enjoy.

Natalie Portman, Oscar® winner for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in “Black Swan” backstage during the live ABC Television Network broadcast of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Awards® from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Iain Canning (2nd f...
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'The King's Speech' Takes Best Picture at Oscars (Full List Of Winners)

February 28th, 2011 12:30am EST
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The King's Speech ruled over the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, taking home four honors including Best Picture and Best Actor for the movie's star, Colin Firth.

The royal drama, about stuttering British monarch George VI, led the competition with 12 nominations going into this year's Oscars, and edged out the likes of Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception and The Social Network to claim the most coveted title of the night.

Firth was crowned Best Actor in a Leading Role, emerging triumphant over Javier Bardem (Biutiful), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and James...
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'Black Swan,' Natalie Portman Win Big at Independent Spirit Awards

February 27th, 2011 6:45pm EST
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Black Swan continued to dance all over its competition at Saturday's 26th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards after picking up four top honors.

Oscar favorite Natalie Portman, whose portrayal of a troubled and dedicated ballet dancer in the film has won her global acclaim, was named Best Actress, while Black Swan also picked up Best Feature, Best Director for Darren Aronofsky and Best Cinematography.

James Franco's performance in 127 Hours made him the surprise winner of the Best Actor prize, beating the seemingly unstoppable Colin Firth, who has swept the board for his role in The King...
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Hugh Jackman Is Bulking Up Like Mike Tyson For New 'X-Men' Film

February 4th, 2011 11:00am EST
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Hugh Jackman is guzzling down over 6,000 calories a day in a bid to bulk up to play "X-Men" mutant Wolverine again.

"Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky has called on the Aussie to look big for his new movie - and Jackman admits his new diet is "rough."

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "I don't know how much I want to give away about it, but Darren said with the last one (film), 'Hey, you looked great, but you're so tall that in those long shots you looked kind of like Clint Eastwood, and that's not Wolverine...' (I have to be) powerful, stocky... short and thick."

And Jackman insists h...
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2011 SAG Awards List Of Winners

January 31st, 2011 8:15am EST
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Natalie Portman, Colin Firth and the cast of The King's Speech took the top prizes at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.

Firth won Best Actor for his role in the British monarchy drama, which also took the prize for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Meanwhile Portman claimed the Best Actress award for her performance in Darren Aronofsky's ballet drama Black Swan. The Fighter was also a big winner, with cast mates Christian Bale and Melissa Leo earning honors for Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively.

Elsewhere, Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Em...
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'Black Swan,' Black Dress - Natalie Portman Was Radiant At The DGA Awards

January 30th, 2011 9:10pm EST
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Natalie Portman showed up to the 63rd Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards at the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Saturday night looking radiant in a long black dress.

The star's latest film, Black Swan, was nominated for an award for director Darren Aronofsky but was beat out by Tom Hooper, who helmed heavy Oscar favorite The King's Speech for the ceremony's top honor.

Hooper was presented with the outstanding directorial achievement by his peers for his story of stuttering British monarch King George VI.

The DGA Awards are thought to be the best indicato...
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'The King's Speech' Gets Massive 14 Nominations For BAFTA Awards

January 18th, 2011 9:51am EST
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Critically-acclaimed "The King's Speech" is set to dominate the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards next month, after scoring a massive 14 nominations.

The Tom Hooper movie, about stammering British monarch King George VI, has picked up nods in the Best Film and Best Director categories, while Colin Firth is tipped for Best Actor and his co-star Helena Bonham Carter will compete for the Best Supporting Actress prize.

The picture is facing a challenge from Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, which has picked up 12 nominations, including nods for its star Natalie Portman, ...
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'Green Hornet' Takes Top Spot At Box Office

January 17th, 2011 9:16am EST
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Seth Rogen's superhero film "The Green Hornet" stung competition at the box office this weekend after taking profits of $34 million.

Director Michel Gondry's big-screen adaptation about a richboy-turned-masked vigilante opened at the top spot, according to studio estimates released on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Ron Howard's new comedy "The Dilemma," starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James, opened at number two with $17.4 million in earnings.

The Coen brothers' western "True Grit" slipped from one to three with $11.2 million.

Rounding out the top five are "The King's Speech" and Darren Aronofsky's...
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'Black Swan' Dancer Left Thumbprint Scars On Mila Kunis' Back

January 13th, 2011 12:43pm EST
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Mila Kunis has a lasting reminder of her gruelling ballerina training for acclaimed new thriller "Black Swan," she still has her dance partner's thumb marks imprinted on her skin.

The actress plays a professional ballet star opposite Natalie Portman in the Darren Aronofsky movie, which tells the story of a gifted dancer who cracks under pressure after landing a leading role.

Kunis and Portman trained for months before they began shooting, and both dropped a huge amount of weight to look like real ballerinas.

The "Family Guy" star has now revealed the tough preparation has left her facing...
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