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Darren Aronofsky Defends Natalie Portman's Dancing

Darren Aronofsky Defends Natalie Portman's Dancing

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It’s understandable that Sarah Lane wants more people to know about her contribution to Black Swan. I hope she was prepared for the swift reciprocation. Darren Aronofsky has the facts to categorically refute everything Lane’s been saying and the Huffington Post is happy to help whip the controversy to a froth. Darren Aronofsky has put his foot down in the “Black Swan” ballet dancing controversy. The film’s director released an…

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?…

Black Swan Martini and Your Recipes

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Courtesy of People Mag: Black Swan Martini Makes two drinks ‚Ä¢ ¬Ω cup half and half ‚Ä¢ 4 oz. white chocolate, roughly chopped ‚Ä¢ 2 oz. vodka ‚Ä¢ 2 oz. simple syrup ‚Ä¢ 2 tsp. chocolate syrup ‚Ä¢ 1 tbs. black sugar crystals 1. In a small saucepan, gently heat half and half. Off heat, gradually whisk in white chocolate until melted. Transfer mixture to a bowl and refrigerate until…

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…

The King’s Speech, True Grit and Black Swan – Box Office Stories of 2010

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The King’s Speech is making a boatload of cash at the box office. According to Pete Hammond, the film is so gangbusters in the UK it is as big as Avatar was last year. It is hitting big not just with the Brits but over here as well. It’s already up to $77 mil and shows no sign of slowing down. Meanwhile, True Grit is up to $150 million. Black…

Jim Carrey Sends up Black Swan

Jim Carrey Sends up Black Swan

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One True Thing: Inception, Black Swan, True Grit, The Social Network

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2010 may come down to four great films for me. After all is said and done, I think these four films are the ones I will watch over and over again. We will still be counting down the year’s ten best. But for now, I’ll offer up what I consider to be my personal favorites of the year. Inception – The most memorable and remarkable thing about Inception is the…

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MSN Movies Ranks Top Ten Films of 2010

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A variety of critics were called upon to write up the best movies of the year. Here are three of them: 1. The Social Network – by Jim Emerson “We lived on farms. We lived in cities. And now we live on the Internet!” Technology has long served as an extension of our bodies and minds, from basic tools and weapons (think “2001: A Space Odyssey”) to eyeglasses, musical instruments,…

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Shattering Black Swan poster

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Black Swan adds yet another memorable image to its impressive gallery. Full-size after the cut. (thanks again to Marshall & andrep)