So Natalie Portman only did 5% of the Dancing…This is supposed to be important why?

I wouldn’t have even commented on this story but since it seems to be making the rounds on Twitter, and a few of you have written in, I figure why not. Okay so apparently some are “upset” that the news has come to light that Natalie Portman only did about 5% of...
Posted On 26 Mar 2011

Annette Bening and Natalie Portman, One More Time

On Twitter, both Anne Thompson and Kris Tapley have been talking about the possibility for an Annette Bening upset over Natalie Portman on Oscar night. ¬†It’s really been down to these two actresses since the start of Oscar season. ¬†It will be interesting to see how Oscars...
Posted On 11 Feb 2011

The State of the Race: Hand Covers Bruise

In each of the five films nominated for Best Director by the Directors Guild yesterday, overcoming an obstacle to become a winner drives the main characters. Micky needs to rid himself of his brother’s shadow and his own lack of self worth, Nina needs to rid herself of her...
Posted On 11 Jan 2011

AO Scott’s Piece on Portman, Dargis on Bale – NY Times Talks Oscar

It’s Oscar season. We know this because we look outside and we see that “it’s raining.” But we also know because the New York Times critics, in addition to their already wonderful Oscar coverage by the Carpetbagger, are rolling out their Oscar series....
Posted On 30 Dec 2010

A Kidman Upset?

Tom O’Neil and Pete Hammond dish it up about Best Actress, wondering if Nicole Kidman might not come in and steal the Oscar away from Natalie Portman or Annette Bening (of Jennifer Lawrence, for that matter). Every day it feels like one or the other will win. First it was...
Posted On 29 Dec 2010

It’s Still Bening and Portman

It always happens every year a unique film like Black Swan starts hitting the mainstream. There is bound to be some sort of freak out as people see the film that is creating such a stir. There is never any guarantee that it will be a movie they respond to. I’m thinking of...
Posted On 20 Dec 2010

Scott Pilgrim wins Best Song from Houston Critics

Beck’s “We Are Sex Bob-Omb!” from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World took home the Best Original Song prize at the Houston Film Critics Awards today. In more expected news, The Social Network continued its winning ways with trophies for Picture, Director, Actor and...

The Women: Unhinged

While the men characters are doing things like cutting off their arms to survive, creating a social networking revolution, learning to give speeches and becoming king of England while doing so, winning boxing matches, robbing banks and getting the girl – the women are...
Posted On 15 Dec 2010