Just in time for December, Rachel has whipped up the final desktop wallpaper for the year using one of the great new InStyle photos.
Natalie’s appearance in InStyle was a bit of head scratcher, considering Jane Got A Gun is still a few months away from release. The interview has now arrived and it’s Natalie’s Kenyan visit for the Me To We campaign that is the subject. She talks about her role as ambassador for Free The Children and its well worth a read. Below is a brief excerpt.
“My problem with wanting to get involved with various organizations is that there are so many groups doing meaningful work that I care about, but I wanted to focus my energy on one thing rather than 20 so that I could really commit.”
The day where we can all witness the evasive Malick film Knight of Cups is finally almost here. The film has opened in France, and the new reviews are kind of what you’d expect for a newer film of Terrence Malick’s. With a 47% on Rotten Tomatoes, you shouldn’t have any fear just yet. The reviews have been split on either loving the artistry of the film or finding it pretentious and overly stuffed. If you’ve liked Malick films before, you may like this latest addition.
As the reviews keep coming, we also have a slightly different trailer. Nothing that really sets this one apart from the other trailer, but it’s good to keep the fire burning since we are so close to finally seeing a film we have heard so much about for years.
Do you think the film will score higher the wider it gets released? Are you excited to see it still? Let us know!
Natalie was in attendance at Make-A-Wish France’s 10th anniversary gala last Thursday in Paris, and we’ve updated the gallery with a few photos from the event from PurePeople.
An Instagram snap and video of Natalie, a sponsor of the Make-A-Wish foundation, speaking at the soirée are after the jump. Thanks to Belerofonte for the finds.
A few days ago we learned about Natalie’s trip to Kenya earlier in the year, in her role as an ambassador for Free The Children. We have some great new additions to the photo album and now we have the first two videos. One is short but super cute, while the other goes more in depth with a Natalie interview. Thanks to Belerofonte.
Natalie Portman visits Me to We Kenya
When Natalie Portman visited Kenya with us earlier this year, she had the chance to sit and bead with the Mamas who hand make each Rafiki and Artisans piece. Shopping with Me to We creates impact in communities around the world: http://bit.ly/1LgOe8h
Posted by Me to We on Monday, 16 November 2015
We’re missing out on what would have been a lot of great Natalie content this week, but here are some tasty tidbits to make up for it.
– Natalie’s next film, the biopic Jackie, is officially in pre-production.
– Further explanation on the French release date shift for Jane Got A Gun, including a possible new release date of January 27, 2016.
– Finally, another review to suggest that the long wait for the film might almost be worth it. Another French review but the most positive yet – 4 stars.
Jane got a gun for all these reasons is one of the great surprises of year-end marking not only the return of Natalie Portman in a leading role, but also confirming all the good we think of the director Gavin O’Connor.
Thanks to Belerofonte and Nina.
Natalie took a ME to WE trip to Kenya earlier this year as an ambassador for Free The Children. The social enterprise’s website has a great article about her work with the organization (including an interview) and some new photos of Natalie meeting with the young women she supported at the Kisaruni All-Girls Secondary School.
A big thanks to Belerofonte for the find.
I’ve heard from several French friends that the release of Jane Got A Gun, which was due later this month, will be pushed back to early 2016. There are obvious jokes to be made about the film, which has already gone through several release date changes in North America due to a troubled distribution, but given the mindset in France now you can completely understand why this had to occur.
UPDATE – It’s now official
The German trailer for Jane Got A Gun has arrived and despite it being in, you know, German, I think I actually liked it a hell of a lot more than the English trailer. What say you?
So the film Annihilation, directed by Alex Garland (who was the man behind the stellar film Ex Machina, which was released earlier this year) has more names being attached to it. The film will be produced by Scott Rudin, whose stellar resume (including films like No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, The Social Network and more) has helped him with being one of the few EGOT winners in history (someone who has been awarded an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony). So far, the names behind the camera are highly promising.
On screen, we still are seeing Natalie’s name being included with the film. She is due to play a biologist in the film. This character will apparently use her expertise in the field to find her missing husband, of whom has mysteriously vanished. If that isn’t exciting enough, just wait for the role call. Other stars in contention to be in the film are fellow Oscar winners Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby) and Frances McDormand (Fargo). Just to add to the growing list is a newly familiar name: Gina Rodriguez, who has made her overnight claim to fame as the titular star in the smash television comedy Jane the Virgin. Names are simply being tossed around at this point, but things are looking good for Natalie’s involvement, as she appears to be the central character.
No word yet on when the U.S. will get a chance to see Natalie’s feature directing and writing debut, A Tale Of Love And Darkness, but it looks like Finland has lucked out and will be trudging through the snow to enjoy the film on December 11. A warm and gentle new poster has arrived for the release. Thanks to Belerofonte.
A second French review for Jane Got A Gun has arrived and while the first was lukewarm at best, this is definitely more positive.
If one is not totally convinced by the narrative twists and a little easier, shape, it imposes the tone. That of a thoroughbred western, sometimes intimate, sometimes thundering, in any case, more than attractive.
The full review in English, courtesy of Google translate and Belerofonte, is after the jump.
Natalie, Benjamin, and Aleph (not pictured) made an appearance at Disneyland Paris today, where they celebrated the start of the park’s Christmas season. More details can be found at Gala (French) and The Daily Mail (English). Thanks to Belerofonte for the finds.
It’s about time for a new poll and I decided that you guys should get to finally weigh in on the Jane Got A Gun trailer.
As for the results of our previous poll, you guys thought the TIFF premiere look was the better of the two ATOLAD premiere looks. Not sure I agree with that one…
It’s that time where we are blessed with a sprinkle of Natalie news and goodies! Let’s dive right in, shall we?
Firstly, we have a video compilation of Natalie’s films beautifully put together by Clipknot. This ten minute video features Natalie’s filmography from when she was young to now, and each film is accompanied with a quick scene from each respective film and a variety of photographs of various shoots Natalie has done over the years. It is a great piece, and it was found for us by OklahomaBlows. Enjoy!
Something a bit fun – EdenLiao spotted that Natalie’s Weightless co-star, Rooney Mara, dressed up as Mathilda for Halloween with her boyfriend donning the familiar Leon look. I really hope they share some screen time in the Terrence Malick film.