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  • Watch: ‘Noah’ Super Bowl trailer

    Scarlett Johansson’s SodaStream Super Bowl ad and the controversy surrounding it has garnered an exhausting amount of attention over the last couple of weeks. Why not take a break from it all with another Jewish-ish spot that will debut during the Big Game? We are talking, of course, about the new trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s… More ▸

  • Watch: Russell Crowe in ‘Noah’ trailer

    And now, after a tidal wave of buzz, something that will really float your boat (and provide us with the opportunity to make lots of terrible puns): the trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah.” The biblical film looks exactly as epic as you’d expect, sort of like “Braveheart” but wetter. There’s a ginormous ark, rainy battle… More ▸

  • Darren Aronofsky in talks to direct spy movie

    If you like your spy films dark and surreal, you just might have something to look forward to soon. According to Deadline, Darren Aronofsky (“Requiem for a Dream,” “The Wrestler,” “Black Swan”) is in talks to direct “Red Sparrow,” an adaptation of an espionage novel. The book is about an intelligence officer in modern-day Russia,… More ▸

  • Darren Aronofsky wants you to say ‘No’ to meth

    Meth is experiencing a pop culture moment thanks to the success of the AMC show “Breaking Bad,” about a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin, played by Bryan Cranston.
    While the series occasionally demonstrates the destructiveness of meth use –in one memorable scene a female addict flattens her boyfriend’s head with an ATM — it mostly focuses on the risks and rewards of being a manufacturer of the drug.
    So how does one properly scare teens and keep them from trying meth?
    Cue director Darren Aronofsky, author of several nightmares I had in college (due to late night viewings of “Requiem for a Dream”). He has put together several 30-second spots illustrating the destructiveness of meth use, which can lead to suicide attempts, gay male prostitution, and stealing from your family. The ads feature his signature dark and twisted style. More ▸