Portman Day

By December 30, 2010Nat-news

The Large Association of Movie Bloggers (LAMB) has asked bloggers to contribute Natalie articles, as she is the subject of their featured Acting School 101 segment.

Our own Void wrote up a career summary, so if you’re sitting around wondering what to do, go check out his piece (Calm down, ladies, that’s not what I meant) and some of the other articles.

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  • thevoid99 says:

    Why thank you Dazza. Although I’m afraid will be very disappointed by what I’ve got in my pants.

  • revrezner says:

    access holly wood is advertising talking about nat tonight.

  • spoonbat says:

    Your call on the ban dazzles.

    I’m trying to help you out and sober people up. You’re going to have zip shit for news after late summer 2012 my brother.

    And it’s kinda sad I’ve never seen you one to ban somebody for having a differing opinion, no matter how contrary as long its backed up by logic, which it more than certainly is.

    Once celia, the same idiot I realized who cooked up those stories about Winona Ryder being her mother’s friend and about visiting her store and all bullcrap and those types stop gushing about how cute Ben’s ass is you’re going to see I was right.

    I’m trying to sober you up man. You will have no sight in another 2 years it’s going to be so dead.

    Also, you need to read the comments section of various news sites abc/cbs/etc. and the people in the comments section ALL have the same conclusion — the pregnancy is a total disaster for her career and for you especially as a fan as you will have nothing to cover or be a fan about as there will be no movies.

    Other sites have called it as it is — he’s a shameless golddigger who’s going to clean Natalie out and who just ruined her career for at least most of the coming decade, if not longer.

    Other predictions on those other discussion forums, and I’m just reading them, I’m not prodding these people to say this stuff, but it’s that they’ll be done within a year or 2. He’ll make her move to a place she doesn’t want to go or sell her production company.

    Make her cash out her investments etc.

    Wait and see man. I hate to say this to you man but keep sticking your head in the gushy sand and see how fast her lack of news passes the site by.

    Need another measuring stick? Go to the forums and look at the date when ‘the most people ever were on’ and it says 2007. 4 years ago brother. We average the single digits now, even with this news and the Oscar bait talk.

    You want a site with no visitors and a few people who all say the same thing? Be my guest man.

  • revrezner says:

    ET just announced that they believe Natalie will be married very soon. Before she starts to show at all.

  • omgzrachel says:

    Hey, Spoonbat – quit your crying and

    jfc, I have never heard such whining.

  • spoonbat says:

    Rachel, the reason why I didn’t respond to you in the forums is because I respect you and what you did on the site.

    And you actually go along with that story-teller celia?

    I’m sorry my friend but you’re in for a rude awakening. I’ve said my peace.

    Come back in a year and we’ll see who’s right.

  • revrezner says:

    holly crap none of that was on here when i posted lol. But i think there will be some effect on her carrier but not a dead stop. i think some negative things of bens intentions but i hope all goes well but im sure she wont be making any of those movies that she was rummer to get in the next year or so. But im sure shell still work on and off. lets hope she makes it through it. i visit the site 20 or 30 times a day its my home page actually.

  • Jenski says:

    Spoonbat, a question: those sites you visit, what did they have to say about what supporting Polanski would do to her career? Dead in the water, is what most of them said if I recall correctly. Now we’re looking at an Oscar nom for a commercially and critically successful film and a highly-anticipated comedy next year.

    Why would her having a baby and getting married negatively affect her career? Plenty of actresses continue working after having children and many of them are NOT in their prime. Unless you’re implying “the public” will turn on her because of her getting knocked up? The public is baby-crazy. Or perhaps you mean because of Benjamin? Getting swindled didn’t hurt Anne Hathaway.

    Stop drinking the kool-aid.

  • rockla says:

    I don’t get what all this arguing is about…

  • jesslv74 says:

    I was SO not going to address this directly as I kept hoping that if we ignored it enough it would go away…that’s usually the case with most things. I’ve been speaking in generalities and observations about what’s been said as a whole, but I’ve gotta get a bit specific here b/c this is driving me nuts.

    Spoonbat, I appreciate the fact that you have freedom of speech and therefore have the right to say anything you want. But please try to stop pushing it on us over and over. You’re saying the same thing every time you write. Why do you want to sway us so much? We have minds of our own, we are not sheep, but I feel like you are trying to be our shepherd. Whatever any of us thinks, let us think it. Some of us may agree with you and either not want to speak up or already have in a lesser form. Most totally disagree with you. Many are hating on you. But stop wasting your time. You’re really not wasting ours b/c those who don’t want to read what you write don’t and move on, and if we choose to read what you write and feel it’s a waste of time, that’s our loss. But you’re sitting there at your computer for hours writing about something that has no bearing on your own life.

    I really am amazed (and quite disturbed) at how obsessed you’ve become with this. I feel like you just want ONE person to validate or legitimize what you’re saying and you’ll be content, but for the most part no one is willing to agree with the most extreme parts of your views and that upsets you. You really need to take a step back and realize that this should by no means be such an important part of your life that you spend a great deal of time preaching to us about how we should feel, that we should go along with everything you say, and that your words are so prophetic. You obviously have spent a lot of time thinking about it as is evidenced in your elaborate posts. What good is it doing? Is it helping you feel good in some way? I know we all need to get our feeling out from time to time but to this extent? It’s just not healthy.

    I don’t even know if you’ll be able to read this or what you’re going to write back (if you’re allowed to) but all I’m trying to do is interject some rationality and reality into your situation. It seems like you feel that Natalie wronged you in some way. I can understand the disappointment in the career aspect (disappointment perhaps, not outright anger as you’ve shown) but the whole concern over her money is just bizarre. This is not your life, it is Natalie’s. You are not responsible for taking care of her, she is. Whatever happened happened, no matter what the circumstances. It is what it is and there’s nothing anyone but she and Ben can do about it now. And whatever happens in the future happens…no one can predict that. We were all shocked and first and have begun to settle into our feelings, or maybe we’re still trying to decide how we feel. But in the end, this should be the least important thing in your life and if it’s consuming you this much, it sounds like you’re in trouble. You sound like you have so much rage in you about something that is so insignificant in the grand scheme of things. I say this in all sincerity and without any malice or ill will…go do something important, something meaningful, something fun, something…real.

  • nephi says:

    I think it’s sad that all some people can think of is how Natalie’s pregnancy and engagement is going to affect her popularity.

  • dazza says:

    Spoon, your 2 day ban is now a one week ban. After your miscarriage comment I warned you (not for the first time either) and you said you’d take the warning seriously. But hours later you were back trolling and coming up with this contender for stupidest insight of 2010:

    She did the light bulb plugs and bought those uber-expensive metal water bottles that are ‘green’ so I don’t think she understands just what having a kid will do to her carbon footprint.

    Her carbon footprint is about to go way the hell up.

    The world is already way the hell over-populated but I guess she either doesn’t care and gave up her green beliefs or doesn’t understand the concept well enough.

    She’s carefully crafted this image of being this eco/enviroment super soldier over the last couple of years and it’s about to all come burning down.

    Every documentary I’ve ever seen on climate change says the world is way the hell overpopulated. She’s only adding to the problem.

    If that is not trolling then I don’t know what is. People complained and you carried on. You got an official warning. And you carried on. You got a light 2 day ban. And now you’re carrying on again. But keep spewing bullshit. I’ll happily extend that ban as long and as far as it needs to go.

    Everyone knows that debate and contrary opinions are welcome on this site. Always have been and always will be. But I will not accept someone who is so fragrantly crossing the line of decency and flat out becoming as big a troll as we’ve ever had. When I banned Clone for awhile there were some people who defended him. Nobody is defending you, because your positions are defenseless. As Jess mentioned, your obsessive tendencies crop up from time to time in really ugly ways and this is a new low even for you.

    You’re not as bad as Clone. Right now you’re worse.

    Someone please remember these Spoonbat predictions.

    In 2 years np.com will be non existent or online but featuring nothing but rolling tumbleweeds.

    Handsomecharlie films will be sold within a year or two.

    Natalie will move somewhere she doesn’t want to. This one will be hard to work out, but we do know she loves NY and Paris so if she moves there we know that its very likely that she’d be excited by the move.

    The relationship will be over within 2 years.

    Benjamin will take a huge fortune with him.

    Natalie’s career will be in the gutter for AT LEAST the rest of the decade. MAYBE MORE!

    So sayeth Spoonbat.

    A few replies.

    Whether Natalie’s career slows down or not is mostly in her hands. I’m not going to say she will be as prolific, although it certainly is possible and there are plenty of examples, examples that you brush away with half assed excuses, of actresses doing just as well or even better after having children.

    And if she isn’t as prolific, so what? Life goes on. You’re being such a drama queen about it all. If you think she’s just going to cease to exist as a name, I think you’re wrong and look forward to shoving it in your face in 2 years when this site is still here and still healthy.

    But if things go incredibly quiet, you know what, we’ll be okay. The Star Wars period was when the site got its most traffic, but I personally didn’t enjoy that period more than I’m enjoying things currently.

    But you know, the site is actually doing pretty damn well. The forum is one portion of the site and if memory serves, that record was soon after we launched the forum. And many of those may have been bots anyway as we didn’t have good spam bot protection.

    The site (not counting images, video, forum, articles etc.) has had 230 000 visits this month and over 1 million page views. So, yeah, we’re really struggling, you idiot. That’s your method in a nutshell. Stupid reasoning backed up by half assed facts.

    Finally, on the topic of Celia, who shouldn’t even be a topic because it has nothing to do with the issue at hand and is purely your way of going “okay, so my argument is shit but hey look, the sky is blue!”, I’ve known her for 10 years. She’s a smart and accomplished woman and I see no reason why she would lie, but I still mentioned that people can choose to believe or not believe what she said (or whether Winona wasn’t telling the truth).

    But again, that has NOTHING to do with ANYTHING that we’re discussing.

    It’s nice how you have a kind word about Rachel but she is furious with you at the moment and she’s not the only one and it’s not even the first time. Lest we remember that she left the forums for months because of you. There is now a very long line of particularly women who are you upsetting. Shantih, Celia, Rachel, Awise…you’d think that might make you want to look in the mirror, but I’m not holding my breath.

    My final word. I will respond to you in this comment section and this comment section only. I will continue to visit this update to see if there are new messages and others who want to follow may do the same. But I will not let you drag your petty BS into other sections of the site. While you’re banned, any other comments in other news items will not be approved.

  • spoonbat says:

    I still say I’m being ‘persecuted'(no, not srsly, this is a stupid celebrity fan board, I understand that but in the way we participate here)for my beliefs and just because they’re not popular.

    Also, another unpopular prediction I made several months ago, that the lesbian sex scene in Swan will be the main selling point of the movie, has been confirmed by Natalie herself:

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hollywood/news-interviews/Lesbian-sex-scene-is-the-USP-Portman/articleshow/7195763.cms

    I work my ass off for the site dazza and it’s a hobby I enjoy. The reason why I’m ‘obsessed'(I’m not) to use somebody’s phrase with this event is because it’s out of real concern for Nat and her career, and also to a certain degree, my hobby, as I’m probably going to have to find a new one later in the year.

    http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/113004-natalie-portman-denies-superman-a-dark-knight-rumors

    Above, Nat just shot down the Superman rumors(good, imo) and the Batman rumors.(bad)

    Like I told you before man, no roles equals no movies and no movies equals no interviews, no magazines, no photoops, no press conferences, no nothing.

    Remember last year when all I could find while scouring google and other sites for days were stupid little blurb mentions?

    It’s gonna be like that OR WORSE for some time to come if she doesn’t work.

    I said she’s done until at least 2015, which will be when her next movie will come out, at the most optimistic, as it takes ~2 years to film a movie and get it out there.

    @Jenski — her performance wasn’t the only thing behind Black Swan’s success. In her own words, it was mainly the lesbian scene.

    And let’s be frank here, YES I know it made its money back and is a PROFITABLE film several times over, but it’s not that *big* of a success, don’t know where you live but they’ve almost DOUBLED ticket prices in the last 5 years where I live. So a lot of that gross is coming from higher ticket prices.

    So adjusted for inflation, it’s probably not that big.

    People are waiting for the download button.

    But dazza, back at this, I still think you’re underestimating what this is going to do — all those site visits you mentioned are coming because of Black Swan but how long is this and NSA/Thor/YH going to last?

    The movie hype and the pregnancy/marriage news ends in 2012 at the latest and then to use your term, you have tumbleweeds.

    Look, I’ve said my peace and made my points known. Either people agree with them or they don’t. *shrugs*

    If you wanna think we can keep cranking out the numbers we’re getting now go ahead and believe it. We WERE going to keep that up had she done Cloud Atlas and the other movies that were lined up that she has now declined due to this event…..

    But I’ll be back in a week or w/e it is and stick to off-topic and let you guys have the news side of the forum.

    I won’t be on the news side and you need to ask whoever else to find the news I would have found.

    I studied datamining a little in college so I know how to search for obscure crap and pictures and such. Have celia look for those or maybe other people will figure it out, idk, good luck to them.

    You just said you’re happy with a slower site with next to no news. So be it. You’re the boss and you’ve made your decision and I respect it. If that’s what you want, it’s what you want.

    I won’t comment further on this topic and leave celia and whoever else who wants to talk about it to talk about it. If you believe her stories, that’s on you man.

    I’m out.

    See you in a week or 2.

  • Chauster says:

    ESSAY TIME

  • dazza says:

    Also, another unpopular prediction I made several months ago, that the lesbian sex scene in Swan will be the main selling point of the movie, has been confirmed by Natalie herself:

    It is not and nowhere near the main selling point of the movie. Natalie’s comment was A JOKE. I knew that when the quote first appeared on the site a few days ago and now that we have the full text, its blatantly obvious.

    “I remember them being like, ‘How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?’ And the answer is a lesbian scene.” Portman holds a straight face for a beat before she cracks up. “Everyone wants to see that.”

    I’m not suggesting that the scene has zero importance in creating buzz, but it’s a long way down the list compared to the reviews and word of mouth, the ballet, the thriller aspects, the story of Natalie’s commitment to the role, the new movie from Darren Aronofsky etc.

    I work my ass off for the site dazza and it’s a hobby I enjoy. The reason why I’m ‘obsessed'(I’m not) to use somebody’s phrase with this event is because it’s out of real concern for Nat and her career, and also to a certain degree, my hobby, as I’m probably going to have to find a new one later in the year.

    The fact that you do help with the site is the only reason you haven’t been banned ages ago, because nobody in the history of the forum has offended and pissed off more people than you.

    Maybe its a good thing to find a new hobby if this is the reaction it elicits.

    I said she’s done until at least 2015, which will be when her next movie will come out, at the most optimistic, as it takes ~2 years to film a movie and get it out there.

    2 years is your optimistic guess? Black Swan was released 13 months after filming began, and was ready months earlier. No Strings Attached is more like 9 months. Even big films with lots of effects work, Thor and Your Highness, aren’t releasing 2 years after filming began.

    her performance wasn’t the only thing behind Black Swan’s success. In her own words, it was mainly the lesbian scene.

    Dude, seriously, nobody is going to take you seriously when you come up with that crap.

    And let’s be frank here, YES I know it made its money back and is a PROFITABLE film several times over, but it’s not that *big* of a success, don’t know where you live but they’ve almost DOUBLED ticket prices in the last 5 years where I live. So a lot of that gross is coming from higher ticket prices.

    So adjusted for inflation, it’s probably not that big.

    It is not a success compared to movies 5 or 10 or 50 years ago. One doesn’t have to make that argument. It’s a success compared to small challenging films released TODAY, with the SAME ticket prices.

    My brain hurts, Jesus.

    But dazza, back at this, I still think you’re underestimating what this is going to do — all those site visits you mentioned are coming because of Black Swan but how long is this and NSA/Thor/YH going to last?

    I posted those figures because you said that right NOW traffic was bad. It’s not. That’s the only reason I posted them.

    If no movies come out for a year or 2 after Thor, then NO KIDDING traffic will die down a lot. Nobody is denying that. The point is, and please read this carefully…

    a) We do not know for sure (AND NEITHER DO YOU) that Natalie will take several years off, let alone your predictions of the total apocalypse of her career. Maybe she will take a lot of time off. Maybe she won’t. We don’t know and when you make as though you do know and you put together all these “inevitable” scenarios, you come off as a silly douche.

    b) IF things do slow down dramatically, it’s okay. Busy is more fun, for sure. But life goes on. It’s okay. Breathe easy. Go do something else. Stop freaking out like a drama queen. It’s my damn site and I’m not 1% as bothered by that possible scenario as you.

  • spoonbat says:

    My week ban lifted yet daz?