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Golden Globe Round Up 2011

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In 2009 The Golden Globe ceremony didn't have a host. The actors/actresses just came out to present and announce the winner. I don't remember what they did for an opening, but a joke monologue isn't the only way to open the show with energy. I don't want to be a Pollyanna or someone who only accepts niceties and tact, but I felt some of host Ricky Gervais', blunt, roast type humor may have been unnecessary. Do I feel this way because we're talking about Hollywood Royalty, like J...

Director Darren Aronofsky discusses his latest film Black Swan with Film Independent.

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  For more than 15 years, director Darren Aronofsky mulled over an idea for a film set in the world of ballet.  But it turned out that Aronofsky's Black Swan benefited from the wait. Aronofsky sees the film, which stars Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, as a companion piece to his award winning 2008 film, The Wrestler.  Both films are set in highly competitive, brutalizing sports and both lead characters find themselves in an uncontrollable path to ...

Black Swan Darren Aronfosky Q & A at Philly Film Fest

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Darren Aronfosky Q & A and Day Two of Philly Film Fest I made it to The Philadelphia Film Festival “Making Film in Philly” Panel Discussion (Four Points by Sheraton), in time to enjoy coffee and TastyKakes. The panel was amazing! Bob Lowerly & Andy Williams- Dive Shooter (Visual effects and Post Production), Justin Weinberg, Entertainment Lawyer, Thomas Ashley, President of Philadelphia Soundstage, Wendy Cox Hollywood Production Manager, Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director of Greater Phi...

Darren Aronfosky Q & A and Day Two of Philly Film Fest

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To view with images read post on Tinsel & Tine I made it to The Philadelphia Film Festival “Making Film in Philly” Panel Discussion (Four Points by Sheraton), in time to enjoy coffee and TastyKakes.  The panel was amazing!  Bob Lowerly & Andy Williams- Dive Shooter (Visual effects and Post Production), Justin Weinberg, Entertainment Lawyer, Thomas Ashley, President of Philadelphia Soundstage,  Wendy Cox Hollywood Production Manager, Sharon Pinkenson, Executive Director of Gre...

The Ladies Take Toronto

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  Nicole KidmanEllen Page           Catherine KeenerMarion CotillardUma ThurmanHelen MirrenHilary SwankNatalie Portman ...

Stars Shine Brightly In Toronto

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  Natalie Portman in BLACK SWAN  While film professionals are here at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) to buy and sell films in a still soft market, for the Toronto public the big attraction are the movie stars who will be walking the red carpet in the coming 10 days. Toronto is a bit star-crazy, with all the local television stations highlighting their TIFF coverage and promising viewers up-close-and-personal access with the movie stars who are huddling here. Ever...

Venice Film Festival and Opening Night

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Natalie Portman in Black Swan (2010) Fabulous BBC news report on opening night at La Biennale 2010 with reporter Kaleem Aftab.  SEE REPORT HERE: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11161596     STAY TUNED with much more, upcoming interviews from filmmakers and more Venice Film Festival news in the next few days!     Posted by Vanessa McMahon September 04, 2010 ...

‘Black Swan’ all set to open Venice Film Festival

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  AP Final preparations are underway on the eve of the opening of the 67th edition of the International Venice Film Festival. 'Black Swan’, a dark thriller set against the backdrop of the world of ballet, was set later Wednesday to open the Venice Film Festival, the world’s oldest cinema competition which this year marks its 67th edition. Starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Winona Ryder, Black Swan is one of 24 films vying for the festival’s...

Newmarket Films aquires Sundance favorite "Hesher"

Yesterday Newmarket films acquired the dramatic competition film, Hesher, during the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.  The seven figure deal was agreed to early in the morning after negotiations took place with Chris Ball (Co-Chairman of EMG) and John Crye (Head of Acquisitions for Newmarket). Synopsis:  Hesher is the story of a twenty-something long-haired tattooed metal-head who one day unexpectedly

Movie For Humanity Award to Natalie Portman in Venice

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From the agreement of S. Pellegrino and the 65. Venice Film Festival, the project of the first ever award dedicated to social commitment has been established. It is a sort of “Nobel Prize” assigned to movie artists who devote themselves to humanitarian causes. The first edition of “Movie For Humanity Award” will be assigned to Natalie Portman, Sunday, August 31st during Kinéo Italian Movie Award (the yearly Audience Award) Night at the Hotel Des Bains, Visconti Hall.Natalie will recei...

SCARLET JO AND NATALIE PO, A FETCHING BUT MISPLACED PAIR IN "THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL” - Part 1

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The final class production of the fest, "The Other Boleyn Girl", (Non competition) an opulent costume drama set at the court of the most famous of all British Kings, Henry VIII, (who reigned from 1509 – 1547) has echoes reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood when the likes of eminently upper crust Englishmen such as George Sanders played sneering Nazi officers, and flamboyant Australians like Errol Flynn portrayed gunslingers in Dodge City --and never mind the displaced accents...

Scarlet Jo and Natalie Po, a fetching but misplaced pair in The Other Boleyn Girl

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The final class production of the fest, "The Other Boleyn Girl", (Non competition) an opulent costume drama set at the court of the most famous of all British Kings, Henry VIII, (who reigned from 1509 - 1547) has echoes reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood when the likes of eminently upper crust Englishmen such as George Sanders played sneering Nazi officers, and flamboyant Australians like Errol Flynn portrayed gunslingers in Dodge City --and never mind the displaced accents!...

Scarlet Jo and Natalie Po a fectching but misplaced pair in the other Boleyn Girl

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The final class production of the fest, "The Other Boleyn Girl", (Non competition) an opulent costume drama set at the court of the most famous of all British Kings, Henry VIII, (who reigned from 1509 – 1547) has echoes reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood when the likes of eminently upper crust Englishmen such as George Sanders played sneering Nazi officers, and flamboyant Australians like Errol Flynn portrayed gunslingers in Dodge City --and never mind the displaced accents! In this g...

"My Blueberry Nights" by Wong Kar Wai

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With the presentation of My Blueberry Nights as the opening film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival, director Wong Kar Wai, a red-carpet veteran, has the honor of launching the Competition. Winner of the Best Director Prize in 1997 for Happy Together, and after having returned to Cannes with In The Mood For Love and 2046, this year the Asian filmmaker unveils his first film made in English. My Blueberry Nights, a dramatic journey hinting at the distance between a broken heart and a new departure, ...

Cannes opener by Wong Kar Wai My Blueberry Nights

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Studio Canal is proud to announce the selection of Wong Kar Wai’s first English language feature MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS as the Opening Night Film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival on May 16th. The screening will be the World Premiere of the romantic drama starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. The selection marks the first time in Cannes’ history that a film by a Chinese director has kicked off the Festival.  Jeremy (Jude Law) runs a small café in N...

My Blueberry Nights to open Cannes

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Studio Canal is proud to announce the selection of Wong Kar Wai’s first English language feature MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS as the Opening Night Film of the 60th Cannes Film Festival on May 16th. The screening will be the World Premiere of the romantic drama starring Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz and Natalie Portman. The selection marks the first time in Cannes’ history that a film by a Chinese director has kicked off the Festival.Jeremy (Jude Law) runs a small café in New ...

Chicago warming up with spicy line up

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41st Chicago International Film Festival: October 6-20, 2005 An overview of the film line up.Film titles reveal a sexy edge with bits of romance, kiss, addictions, sex addictions, housewarming, The Courage to Love in the Buried Forest at Bee Season and a hidden blade to finish with 2 aurora...Addictions and SubtractionIn Addictions and Subtractions (Columbia/Spain), director Victor Gaviria probes a hot-topic issue that few Latin American filmmakers dare to explore: drugs. This is the stunning ch...

"Fandom" Wins Top Honor at DiY Film Festival

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The mockumentary "Fandom," the study of a young man's obsession with actress Natalie Portman, is the grand prize winner of the 2004 DIY Film Festival."Fandom" depicts the passionate celebrity worship of Gordon Coleman, a nerdish yarn shop worker who sets out to meet the celebrity of his dreams. The examination of his Portman-fueled lifestyle is hilarious, at times heartbreaking and always disturbing as the film crew follows him to an attempted meet-up with his idol. Director Nick Turner and othe...
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