Jim Henson’s bizarro fantasy film “Labyrinth” came out when Jennifer Connelly was 16. The actress’ audition, likely from early 1985, has been on YouTube for a few years, but Vanity Fair dug it up over the weekend to remind us of a young Connelly’s third starring role, after “Phenomena” and “Seven Minutes in Heaven.” The clip is cute because you can see the actress converse with imaginary fairies, but it’s especially interesting because the final moments find Connelly discussing the character with Henson.
As noted in Henson’s “Red Book,” we now know that Connelly was up against the likes of Helena Bonham Carter, Jane Krakowski, Yasmine Bleeth, Sarah Jessica Parker, Marisa Tomei, Laura Dern and Ally Sheedy for the part. Maybe it was her inquisitive nature at the audition that won over the director. No matter. It brought her face to face with David Bowie, a.k.a. the crotchety Goblin King, and for that we are forever grateful.

Source: HuffingtonPost.com

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While I’m still working on a new look for this site, I updated the gallery with several new pictures from Noah and Aloft. Previews below:

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Winter’s Tale is a supernatural drama based on the 1983 novel by Mark Helprin, that marks Akiva Goldsman’s directorial debut, who won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay in 2001, with the film A Beautiful Mind.
Goldsman’s first feature as director is set in mythic New York City and spans more than a century, exploring themes such as miracles, crossed destinies, the power of love and the battle between good and evil. Winter’s Tale is the story of Peter Lake, a master thief who never expected to have his heart stolen by the graceful Beverly Penn, who is dying of a deadly form of consumption. Peter tries to desperately save his one true love, across time and the forces of darkness, embodied by his-one time mentor, the demonic Pearly Soames. A miracle is needed and will take a century to find.
The film stars actors Colin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly, Jessica Brown Findlay (who has become known to the public through TV’s Downton Abbey), Eva Marie Saint (legendary Broadway and screen actress), who have joined Akiva Goldsman in telling us about the making of the film. Continue reading…

Source: ShockYa.com

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I’m very sorry for the lack of updates within the last few weeks. My laptop stopped working and it took me some time to get it all fixed again. Anyway, I updated the gallery with more than 2.100 new pictures. Happy watching! ;)

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Jennifer Connelly is proud of her “Noah” character’s ‘extraordinary strength’. The actress claims her character Naameh is seen from a different perspective in the film – which sees Noah build an ark for his wife and the world’s animals after God destroys the earth with a flood – as the bible does not reveal much about her.
Jennifer, 43, told Vogue.com: “If you read Genesis, she doesn’t even have a name. “But, in the context of the story, I do think that she has extraordinary strength. She’s physically capable, she’s industrious, I think that she changes the outcome of the story. I think she’s enterprising, she has great reserves of strength – and that the source of that strength, really, is love. “I think that’s what really makes her powerful: that she embodies a very profound love.”
Jennifer also insists Naameh’s dependence on her husband Noah, who is played by Russell Crowe, should not be seen as a weakness. She added: “I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with being supportive, and devoted, and having faith. I mean, it’s a very particular circumstance – the creator has been communicating with Noah – so one understands her faith and following him.”

Source: Contactmusic.com

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Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky has experimented with most genres over the course of his career, from brainy freak-out (“Pi”) to gritty self-discovery (“The Wrestler”) by way of intense drama (“Requiem for a Dream”), personal sci-fi odyssey (“The Fountain”) and psychological horror (“Black Swan”). We’ve learned long ago to stop expecting what he’d tackle next, but no one saw the biblical epic on his to-do list.
Indeed, “Noah” isn’t the usual biblical epic. Aronofsky has completely jettisoned the style of more reverential films for something much darker and more complex. It has understandably divided critics; some find it bloated and uneven, while others see something deep and provocative. But the one group that seems unsure what to make of it is America’s notoriously powerful religious subculture.
This is the group that propelled films like Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” and Sandra Bullock’s Oscar-winning “The Blind Side” to huge box office success. And yet this time they aren’t taking quite such a united approach. Some admire Aronofsky’s intelligent approach to a timeless story of faith, while others are horrified at the way he has expanded the brief account in Genesis into a two-hour 20-minute blockbuster, complete with a creation sequence that shows evolution theory in time-lapse.
The film topped the box office in America last weekend and expands around the world this week, so moviegoing fans will get the last word.

Source: Contactmusic.com

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“Noah” has swept to success in its debut weekend, having opened in the USA. Darren Aronofsky’s controversial new biblical epic took a massive $44 million over the weekend, which sent the film sailing past last week’s number one movie, Divergent, according to Box Office Mojo. Russell Crowe takes the titular lead in this big budget hard-hitter, starring alongside Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly and Douglas Booth.
It hasn’t all been plain sailing for the latest movie from the “Black Swan” director. Noah has faced religious opposition and subsequent bans in certain Middle Eastern countries due to the fear of religious provocation. What’s more, early reviewers simply weren’t fussed by Aronofsky’s lengthy epic, yet this negativity seems to have been turned around since more Noah reviews have flooded in, sending the movie’s Rotten Tomatoes rating skywards.
The challenge for “Noah” now will be to maintain its peak position so that it can at least earn back its ginormous budget of $125 million. Rivalled only by the surprisingly pricey “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”, the film is at a disadvantage and needs to prove the longeivity of its appeal to make a profit. However, with opening in more than half of the film’s planned territories still to come, “Noah” should be on a course for a repeat of its debut box office appeal worldwide. Released in the USA now, Noah will be out in the UK on the 4th April.

Source: Contactmusic.com

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“Noah” star Jennifer Connelly insists religious leaders are beginning to soften their criticism of the film after studio bosses agreed to make changes to the biblical epic’s marketing campaign. The actress, who plays ark-builder Noah’s wife Naameh opposite Russell Crowe in the movie, confirms reports suggesting the film drew early criticism for straying too far from the Bible’s account of the Great Flood.
Keen to get support from religious leaders in the U.S., Paramount bosses made cuts of the movie to screen test them for various Christian conferences, and then agreed to make changes when the priests and pastors offered their thoughts. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the executives agreed to alter the marketing materials to state that the film was a creative rather than a literal adaptation of the story.
Now Connelly says, “What you’ll find is that the controversy that was generated (was) by people who were speculating (and) hadn’t seen the film yet, for the most part. We’re now getting feedback from religious leaders, who have seen the film and are really embracing it and supporting it. “While it is very creative and very bold and very complex, really, it’s true to the spirit of the story in the Bible.”
The actress also explains she sought out archaeologists and experts to make sure her portrayal of an ancient woman was accurate.

Source: Contactmusic.com

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Shelter
In post-prodcution
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Shelter tells the story of Hannah & Tahir and how they fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York.


Noah
In theaters on March 28, 2014
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The Biblical Noah suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge, and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.


Aloft
Release in February 2014 (BIFF)
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A mother is seperated from her ill daughter. Twenty years later she goes missing and her son starts searching for her.


Winter's Tale
In theaters on February 14, 2014
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A story set in 19th Century and present-day Manhattan and revolves around a thief, a dying girl, and a flying white horse.


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