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China blocks release of Russell Crowe’s ‘Noah’

Chinese authorities have refused to allow the release there of biblical epic Noah, starring Russell Crowe, which has already been banned in a string of Muslim countries, a source said. Paramount Pictures tried to secure a release slot for the vast Chinese mainland market by stressing its “environmental message” and…

Actor Russell Crowe: Noah movie criticism ‘bordering on absolute stupidity’

Russell Crowe has hit out at critics of controversial biblical epic Noah, many of whom he says have attacked the film before even seeing it. The New Zealand-born actor praised the pope for agreeing earlier this month to meet a delegation from the film, including himself and director Darren Aronofsky, despite the…