Screen Junkies » darren arnofsky http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Test Audiences Aren’t Loving Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’, Which Is Probably A Good Thing http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/test-audiences-arent-loving-darren-aronofskys-noah-which-is-probably-a-good-thing/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/test-audiences-arent-loving-darren-aronofskys-noah-which-is-probably-a-good-thing/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:22:40 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=257563 This marks the first time in history that people have objected to a work of religious-based art.

The post Test Audiences Aren’t Loving Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’, Which Is Probably A Good Thing appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Struck with collective amnesia when it comes to the last Noah-centered summer film, Evan Almighty, Paramount handed esteemed director the keys to the castle for Noah, a $125 million film about a guy and a boat.

Though it’s not quite done, three hilariously stereotypical test audiences have voiced criticisms of the film. Seriously, a New York focus group represented the Jewish swath, Arizona, the Christians, and Orange County, the “general” audiences. That is to say, Godless and secular.

Maybe they were upset that Noah is being portrayed by a man who once beat a hotel worker with a phone (Mr. Russell Crowe) or maybe they don’t like that some of the angels are portrayed with no wings and six arms when the Bible clearly states that they have two arms, two wings, non-oily skin, and good, but not great, teeth.

In any event, the film is more or less shot, so the studio is left with the decision of giving Aronofsky the final cut or if they want to take it from him and give the angels little halos and rabbit friends.

 

The post Test Audiences Aren’t Loving Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’, Which Is Probably A Good Thing appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/test-audiences-arent-loving-darren-aronofskys-noah-which-is-probably-a-good-thing/feed/ 0
Hulk Hogan Says Hulk Hogan Was Offered A Starring Role In ‘The Wrestler’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hulk-hogan-says-hulk-hogan-was-offered-a-starring-role-in-the-wrestler/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hulk-hogan-says-hulk-hogan-was-offered-a-starring-role-in-the-wrestler/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:56:09 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=243904 The studio decided to go in a different direction, citing the rising costs of bandanas and mustache bleach.

The post Hulk Hogan Says Hulk Hogan Was Offered A Starring Role In ‘The Wrestler’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Sure, you knew Hulk Hogan was a great actor from his roles in No Holds Barred and Suburban Commando, but did you know that he’s willing to put acting glory aside for the good of his films?

You didn’t? Let me tell you a story that will prove that to you.

In speaking to Digital Spy, Hogan finally got around to telling the world that he had been offered the role of Randy “The Ram” Robinson in Darren Arnofsky’s The Wrestler, but he turned it down. Why?

“When the script for The Wrestler kept coming to me, I said, ‘This movie is so good,” Hogan claims. “If you put me in the film as a wrestler, people are going to say, ‘No credibility, Hulk Hogan isn’t a good actor’—whatever Hollywood thinks of me.”

Hulk puts the good of the film ahead of himself, like a real American.

Of course, Arnofsky has only gone on record as having considered Mickey Rourke, who got the role, and Nicolas Cage for the lead in The Wrestler. He must have his reasons for courting the Hulkster in secret. My money is on “he didn’t want to raise the ire of Hulk-a-maniacs everywhere, because when they hulk out, he could be in for a world of pain.”

This is Screen Junkies’ third Hulk Hogan article in forty days. 2012 is shaping up to be a tremendous year. 

The post Hulk Hogan Says Hulk Hogan Was Offered A Starring Role In ‘The Wrestler’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hulk-hogan-says-hulk-hogan-was-offered-a-starring-role-in-the-wrestler/feed/ 0