Out and about in Beverly Hills

… and more candid photos. This time Natalie was seen yesterday, walking in Beverly Hills. Looking at the pictures, pregnant belly is becoming apparent. Daily Mail has the photos:



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Remember when Natalie dated musician, Devendra Banhart? What fun we had. And what fun they had too.

Well, the rocker was asked about the relationship in El Pais, and his answer, translated below, is incredibly sweet.

Being a very spiritual person, I was curious to know how you feel when you have a relationship with Hollywood star Natalie Portman and everything that entails. It is as if did not fit with what you are.

Of course not, that world does not correspond at all with what has value for me. That relationship had to do with the person. And the person was very, very, very intelligent, very beautiful, very sweet, very wise and very responsible. The only thing she cared about was her art, her work. And she shared the money saved with schools in Africa. It’s just … I almost start to mourn, [he shed tears]. Always affected me so much inspired me so much … I give you an example, so you see how amazing she is. In Hollywood, when someone is nominated for a major award, the tradition is to send gifts. expensive watches, jewelry, even cars. And she, even before I meet her and probably until today, was the rule that instead of giving gifts, they donate the money to charity. She makes it totally heart, not to be known. My relationship had to do with the person, everything that came with it not only did not mind, but I did not like at all. It was totally surreal and comical. When that relationship ended I did not feel I had lost access to an incredible world. All that universe did not matter at all.


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Out in Century City

Natalie was spotted yesterday, leaving an office building in Century City, California. This time GotCeleb has the pictures:



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Planetarium tidbits

While Jackie had an excellent reception in Toronto and Venice, Planetarium, the other Natalie film premiered there, has not enjoyed the same fate. The film directed by Rebecca Zlotowski be released in France on November 16. Until then, here we have an interview with Natalie and Lily-Rose Depp, held at the TIFF by Variety:

And here, a couple of nice moments, immortalized in instagram, during its exhibition at both festivals:



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Back to LA

Natalie was spotted at the LAX airport yesterday, back to the city. Zimbio has the photos:



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Vanity Fair Italia

Forgotten in the festival shuffle earlier this month was Natalie’s spread in the September 2016 issue of Vanity Fair Italia, which features a gorgeous new photo from her shoot with Alique for Dior:



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New 'Jackie' Stills

Although La La Land was the film that won the desired Audience Prize, Jackie also won another major award in TIFF: the Platform Prize. Along the best screenplay award in Venice, this represents an excellent beginning for the film at the upcoming awards season, where it’s assumed that the Natalie’s performance will have the recognition it deserves.


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Xavier Dolan film tidbits


With the maelstrom of the latest releases in Venice and Toronto, we had forgotten a bit the next film by Xavier Dolan: The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. According to the young Canadian director, the movie is not presented in Cannes next year because the filming will continue in the spring and will not end until June 2017:

The Playlist: Xavier Dolan Says He Won’t Be Taking ‘John F. Donovan’ To Cannes

“I don’t think I’d present a film like this at Cannes,” the director told the Montreal Gazette. “It’s a film about an American TV star who is framed by the American media system. There are bits in it that are so much like what I lived in Cannes, and I’m afraid that people would think it’s my revenge project. Except that I wrote it five years ago (with Jacob Tierney).”

In addition to Dolan’s concerns about going to Cannes with the movie, it’s an open question as to whether or not ‘Donovan’ will be ready for next year. Filming was originally scheduled to wrap in November, but instead, the production (which the director has called “stressful”) that started this summer will go on hiatus and resume next spring.



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Jackie fan art posters

While waiting to see a oficial trailer or more promotional material of the movie, here we can see three great fan art posters, made by SG Posters:


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New fanart

We’ve got a new fanart contributor, Tiziana, to thank for today’s Black Swan sketch. As always, new fanart is highly encouraged.



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More Jackie Tidbits


Jackie, after passing through Venice and Toronto, continues to receive rave reviews (it has 95/100 on Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes right now). Many specialized media include the film as one of the best seen in the TIFF, and Natalie´s perfomance as one of the best seen in the festival:

Variety: 9 Standout Performances From Natalie Portman to Emma Stone

Toronto Sun: From Natalie Portman to Casey Affleck, 10 performances we loved

The Hollywood Reporter: Critics’ Picks: 10 Best Films of the Major Fall Festivals (So Far)

-In another vein, here we have another interesting video interview with Natalie and Pablo Larraín to Deadline, in which they talk about the challenges of the film in general and especially playing Jackie:

Deadline: Natalie Portman On ‘Jackie’: “She Took This Real Control Over Her Family’s Story”

-And finally, a new batch of rave, interesting reviews:

Film Book: JACKIE: A Triumph of Storytelling & Captured History

Boston Globe: Among Toronto’s thrills: a superb Natalie Portman in ‘Jackie’

Boise Weekly: Natalie Portman as Jackie, the Most Iconic, Mysterious Woman of Our Time

Joblo: Jackie review


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New Poll + HBO Results

We’re well overdue a new poll…hang on, I said that last time didn’t I? More polls! There are obviously a lot of potential topics but I’ve decided to go with the big picture.

As for the last poll, if you can cast your minds back that far, you guys are generally amped about her forthcoming HBO project. Although, one wonders if that is still on the cards with Natalie, given recent events…



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Planetarium Tiff Review

Here’s another TIFF review! Critics have been a bit hard on this French-Belgium production, and after viewing the film, I can unfortunately see why.

Rebecca Zlotowski is known for pushing boundaries, especially with 2013’s Grand Central. At 36, she has a future ahead of her. With the premise of Planetarium being leaked earlier this year, that film seemed like her future. Two sisters who are mediums being channeled by an early film maker? Sign us up! However, it isn’t once you watch the film that reality sets in. If anything, the first half an hour or so is actually spectacular and even magical. It is, instead, after this segment of the film that you find out how it really is. Planetarium has imaginative concepts, but you would have to lunge yourself to reach where the potential sits from where the film takes you. Planetarium had such promise, but it gets lost amidst its own ambitions.


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Even More TIFF Portraits

The last round (though I’m sure there are a few more stragglers) of portraits of Natalie taken during the Toronto International Film Festival, starting with these two shots taken by Caitlin Cronenberg at W‘s on-site studio:

A behind-the-scenes ‘Gram and more after the jump! (more…)


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Jackie Film Review

Hey everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve written for this site. I attended both Jackie and Planetarium at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I am going to review both of these releases. First, here’s Jackie!


When Billy Crudup’s journalist character asks Jackie Onassis what it sounded like when the bullet went through her late husband’s head, you know you’re getting a grizzly depiction of how the John F. Kennedy assassination went down. Jackie is co-produced by Darren Aronofsky, who was originally slated to direct this film and have his ex parter Rachel Weisz star as the titular former First Lady. Aronofsky and Weisz abandoned their posts, but the former stayed with the project while Chilean director Pablo Larrain got put in charge. Aronofsky’s dismal filmmaking definitely can be felt here, as Larrain’s perception of the tragic event is almost unsettlingly real. Natalie Portman, also an Aronofsky affiliate, was selected for the main role, and the rest is history.


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Release date for Jackie

Jackie finally has distributor and release date. After raced negotiations, Fox Searchlight get the film rights in the United States, and set a release date on December 9, according to Deadline:

It took two festivals for it to happen, but Fox Searchlight has finally closed a deal with LD Entertainment for U.S. rights to Jackie, the Pablo Larrain-directed drama that stars Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy. The film covers the days following JFK’s assassination in Dallas in 1963, as the grieving widow with two young and suddenly fatherless children tried to cement her slain husband’s historical legacy. FSL quickly set the film for a December 9 release. This adds another lauded movie to the Oscar race, and it is the first major studio deal for an acquisitions title since Toronto began last week.


I think they are going to be some exciting months for all Natalie fans…


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More TIFF Portraits

The next round of TIFF portraits is here, starting with this striking shot taken at the Deadline photo studio yesterday:

More to follow after the jump! (more…)


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TIFF videos

The premieres of Jackie and Planetarium in Toronto is giving us abundant graphic and video material. Here a couple of examples: two short videos by THR and LA Times, with Natalie talking about Larrain´s film…


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Just celebrated the premiere of Jackie in Toronto, and a new wave of amazing reactions is taking place:



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Jackie TIFF Premiere

Natalie joined Pablo Larraín and Darren Aronofsky at the Toronto International Film Festival to present Jackie at the Winter Garden Theatre earlier this evening. Hit the preview below to view the first few photos from the red carpet in our gallery.


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