Posts Tagged ‘Natalie Portman’

Natalie Portman wants to work closer to home

Natalie Portman wants to work closer to home

Natalie Portman envies British actors who get to work close to home. The actress who is currently promoting Thor: The Dark World, lives in Hollywood but says she feels like a 'gypsy' because she's constantly on the move from project to project. Portman reprises her role as Jane Foster, the mortal lover of Chris Hemsworth's Thor, in...

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Eccleston to be Thor villain

Eccleston to be Thor villain

When you want a top villain in a Hollywood blockbuster, get a Brit to do it. Rumour has it Christopher Eccleston is close to signing on the dotted line to play the villain in Thor: The Dark World. The Hollywood Reporter says the British actor is "in final negotiations" to play the villain in the superhero sequel. I guess there's only so...

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Interview: David and Stéphane Foenkinos talk Audrey Tautou and Delicacy

Interview: David and Stéphane Foenkinos talk Audrey Tautou and Delicacy

Audrey Tautou is arguably this one of the biggest names within French film, despite the fact that she only stars in one film a year, and has not appeared in a directorial début in ten years. This year, however, she has made an exception. Tautou takes on the lead role in upcoming romantic comedy, Delicacy, the directorial début from esteemed...

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Meanies Season comes to Sky Movies

Meanies Season comes to Sky Movies

Are you a fan of all things catty and sassy? If so, then get ready for a fantastic week when Sky Movies Drama & Romance show some 'meanie' classics over six consecutive nights. We've all seen them, laughed at their jokes or been disturbed by their sinister undercurrents. However you look at it, we love the idea of watching a film that...

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Star Wars 3D posters: no Jar Jar in sight!

Star Wars 3D posters: no Jar Jar in sight!

Star Wars fans rejoice! The wait for the upcoming 3D releases of the franchise are nearly upon us. And the new posters for Episode One: The Phantom Menace have been revealed. Last year it was announced that George Lucas has been a busy man, digitally enhancing all six films in the franchise, ready to bring them back to theatres next...

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Natalie Portman angry at change of Thor 2 director

Natalie Portman angry at change of Thor 2 director

Marvel Studios are reportedly doing all they can to appease an angry Natalie Portman, after firing the director of Thor 2, which the actress is set to appear in. Patty Jenkins, who is perhaps best known for directing the award-winning crime-drama, Monster, has been officially dropped from the upcoming sequel to this year's superhero...

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Darren Aronofsky launches Noah’s Ark project

Darren Aronofsky launches Noah’s Ark project

Darren Aronofsky is planning his biggest project yet, a £79 million retelling of the story of Noah's Ark. The director, who is still on a high from his Oscar success with Black Swan, has apparently been eyeing up the project based on the biblical story for a number of years. But now it looks like it's going to happen as several studios are...

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Your Highness – a review

Your Highness – a review

Your Highness looked so promising. The trailer was amusing, it's a mock medieval romp (which are usually enjoyable) and it has Americans pretending to be English, perfect. On top of that, there's the cast. Man of the moment James Franco, and recent Oscar winner Natalie Portman. It all sounded so good, so where did it go so wrong? It is...

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New images for Your Highness have arrived

New images for Your Highness have arrived

We first saw the trailer for Your Highness back in November and we loved what we saw. The official character posters have been released today and we have to say a lot has changed for the film's stars since back in November. Natalie Portman, a metal thong wearing warrior princess, is now an Oscar winning mum-to-be. And James Franco who...

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Snubbed talents presumably miffed at last night’s Oscars?

Snubbed talents presumably miffed at last night’s Oscars?

If I was one of the many actors, directors and other film-industry talents who wasn't even considered for an Academy Award this year despite my film being all over the rest of the list, I'd be upset. But who are they? There's a lot of debate on the topic at present, so soon after the awards ceremony itself, even in The Guardian - in the Friday...

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Oscars – the awards that got ignored

Oscars – the awards that got ignored

The awards season finally came to a close last night at the 83rd Oscars. After weeks of speculation, there were no surprises, in fact if we hear The King's Speech mentioned one more time we'll scream. So, instead of boring you all with what you already know and who looked good on the red carpet (quickly though - yay! Natalie Portman), we thought...

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The TFR 2011 Oscars Round-Table

The TFR 2011 Oscars Round-Table

This year's Oscars are, as always, hotly contested, so we find out what predictions our TFR staffers are making for this weekend's big reveal. Jon: Winter's Bone Possibly the least likely to win, but this movie has some special Ozark magic and myth. Besides if Mark Kermode reckons we should all go and see it, who are we to argue. El:...

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Hesher trailer, starring Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Hesher trailer, starring Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The trailer has been released for Hesher, starring Natalie Portman and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Hesher is a project which has been in development for over four years now and, despite still being without a UK release date, the trailer has finally been released! The film stars none other than Hollywood's current award-winning darling, ...

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The BAFTAs – who won what

The BAFTAs – who won what

Awards season is now really in full swing but we have to say it's all rather predictable isn't it? Last night the Bafta's took place at London's Royal Opera House and surprise surprise The King's Speech came out on top. The film scooped seven awards in total, including Leading Actor for Colin Firth, Supporting Actor for Geoffrey Rush...

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Super Bowl movie trailers 2011

Super Bowl movie trailers 2011

Last night was the Super Bowl, which to most of us doesn't mean much but in the US is the sun around which everything else televisual orbits. And the planets with the most life are the adverts - which are the most expensive of the year. Without a doubt, this year it was movie trailers which dominated the ads. A total of 16 trailers were...

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Firth and Portman take the gold at the SAG awards

Firth and Portman take the gold at the SAG awards

The 2011 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards last night marked another step on the road to the Academy Awards - but shone their spotlight on the films we're used to seeing awards for by now - Black Swan, The King's Speech, et. al. For those of you who can't physically sit still until the 83rd Academy Awards get here (though here at TFR we're...

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Golden Globes 2011 winners

Golden Globes 2011 winners

One of the industry's  biggest award ceremonies - The Golden Globes - took place last night and Colin Firth and Natalie Portman went away with the top honours. Portman, who is both newly engaged and pregnant, was named best actress for her role in Black Swan. Firth received best actor for his portrayal of King George VI in The King's...

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The Best Films of 2010

The Best Films of 2010

As the year comes to a close, we look back at the year in films. There have been some amazing films (Black Swan) and then some really terrible ones (Skyline). One thing is for sure, it has been a great year for Brit actors such as Carey Mulligan and Colin Firth. We've picked our favourite films of 2010. Let us know what you think and tell us if...

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Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Awards season is nearly upon us and yesterday the 2011 Golden Globe nominations were announced. Actors Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood had the job of announcing who was up for what. The King's Speech, which has already won awards at BIFA, left as a clear front runner, along with The Social Network and Black Swan. Rather...

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Mila Kunis might reunite with Seth McFarlane for Ted

Mila Kunis might reunite with Seth McFarlane for Ted

Rumour has it that Mila Kunis may be reuniting with Seth McFarlane for his upcoming film, Ted. Kunis worked with McFarlane on the animated TV series Family Guy, which he created and provided the voice for the characters of Peter, Stewie and Brian Griffin, amongst others. Kunis provided the voice of the Griffin's daughter, Meg. However,...

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Natalie Portman writes raunchy comedy script, BYO

Natalie Portman writes raunchy comedy script, BYO

Natalie Portman has reportedly been shopping a raunchy comedy script she's co-written with a college friend to various Hollywood studios. She may have only recently finished attending premières for her upcoming psychological thriller, Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, but it looks like Portman is heading back to more light-hearted films...

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Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are Friends with Benefits

Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis are Friends with Benefits

The trailer has been released for Will Gluck's latest film, Friends with Benefits, starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. This film is a less-than-conventional love story of two friends who find they are far too busy to date, but agree to have a casual sexual relationship together. However, rather predictably, things get...

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LFF Review: Black Swan

LFF Review: Black Swan

Darren Aronofsky once again proves himself as one of the leading American independent film directors with his gloriously manic fifth feature, Black Swan. After its premiere at Venice in September, no other film arrived at this year's BFI London Film Festival with quite as much hype as Black Swan. Advanced word had already propelled...

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Vue’s BFI London Film Festival Tweeters announced

Vue’s BFI London Film Festival Tweeters announced

You may remember a while back we mentioned that Vue Cinemas were giving three lucky film fans the opportunity to tweet for them at this year's London Film Festival - and the winners have now been announced! After receiving over 300 entries, the three 'ultimate film tweeters' have been revealed to be Sol Harris, a film production student...

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Opening night of Venice Film Festival

Last night Natalie Portman opened the Venice Film Festival with her movie Black Swan and stole the show. Wearing a traditional red ball gown, with a split up the thigh, she walked the red carpet with the film's male lead Vincent Cassel. The film is directed by Darren Aronofsky, who in 2008 won the festival's top prize, the Golden Lion, for The...

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Teaser trailer for Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman

The poster and trailer for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan have appeared online, successfully stirring up much intrigue for the director's latest haunting endeavour. The film stars Natalie Portman as Nina, an obsessive ballerina in a New York company's production of Swan Lake. She takes on the part of the White Swan, replacing former prima...

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Natalie Portman launches online film school

Natalie Portman is playing teacher - and nor just for a film role. The 27-year-old has already ticked off acting and directing on her resume (she multitasks with both in upcoming flick New York, I Love You) and now she's ready to share her skills with others via an online film school.Portman has launched www.makingof.com to give film fans and...

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