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

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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 the dancing in Black Swan. I guess my question is, did anyone think she did more than that?…

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Best Actress Predictions

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Natalie Portman's training for Black Swan

Natalie Portman's training for Black Swan

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Annette Bening and Natalie Portman, One More Time

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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 2011 go down – they’ll either be the most predictable Oscars ever or the least predictable. ¬†Will there be winners that come out…

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The State of the Race: Hand Covers Bruise

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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‚Äôs shadow and his own lack of self worth, Nina needs to rid herself of her repressed, infantilized vision of herself to become a perfect dancer. Cobb needs to overcome the guilt he feels in planting the…

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

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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. Perfect timing since SAG’s final ballots are mailed out to membership today. First up, AO Scott dissecting the brilliant Black Swan herself, Natalie Portman: Is ‚ÄúBlack Swan‚Äù…

A Kidman Upset?

A Kidman Upset?

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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 Bening, then it was Portman, then Portman got pregnant and then it was Bening, and now it’s Kidman, but then…

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It’s Still Bening and Portman

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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 Christmas time cinema going. While I no longer believe this idea that the Academy voters are either…

Scott Pilgrim wins Best Song from Houston Critics

Scott Pilgrim wins Best Song from Houston Critics

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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 Screenplay. Inception picked up two awards, Cinematography and Original Score. Best Picture – The Social Network Best Director – David Fincher, The Social Network Best Actor –…

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The Women: Unhinged

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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 coming apart. Many of them, anyway. There are a few strong oaks in the mix – Ree from Winter’s Bone and Nic from The Kids Are…