Last year, Natalie was unable to attend the Boston Calling Festival, where she was going to present a “cinematographic experience” curated by her. Well, it looks like she is going to be in the Boston Calling next May, serving as a host and curator for a “series of special programming” at the fest. More info on the Festival page:
DAY Three of PORTMANIA!
Let’s do the Charlie Awards first!
The first Category for today is Best Wallpaper and the winner is from Celina!
EXTRAORDINARY, Celina! you must be a professional! AND you can schedule for last December!
the next category is for the BEST DRAWING and it’s a big win for Andrew and his drawing…
EXCELLENT, Andrew! You must be an artist!
and that’s the only two for today! More Tomorrow of course!!!
now let’s talk about a common problem among people of the world currently…
So you really want to PORTMANIA but your dad says “No.” what should you do?
HOW TO CONVINCE YOUR DAD TO PORTMANIA
Step 1: show him Natalie Portman Movies. There’s like 30 of them. Start with The Professional. This will help him realize that she is the BEST ACTRESS EVER.
Step 2: Show him the various Natalie Portman interviews from the many years of her being a celebrity. This will help him realize that she is the BEST PERSON EVER!!
Step 3: Sing him a PORTMANIA song. you can do this by making one up or by singing one of the many official PORTMANIA songs. there are no official PORTMANIA SONGS.
Step 4: Put a cow in his bathroom. This will show him that all animals are equals and they have a right to be everywhere you as a human being are allowed.
Step 5: Show him NataliePortman.Com This will show him many people agree with your philosophies and he’s an idiot for not agreeing.
Step 6: Remove the cow from the bathroom. You’re dad is going to be really upset with this. and he has a right to be. i was way off on the “cows are human beings” thing.
Follow these simple steps and your Father will lose all respect for you! that’s what we were going for right?
now we can all get on with our days. let’s make this a good day by smiling and laughing at everyone you see! pointing is encouraged. Tomorrow will be the final FOUR categories of the Charlie Awards and NATALIE’S 36TH BIRTHDAY. let’s prepare for something amazing!!
PORTMANIA is the one that you want!!
It’s PORTMANIA 19 in 2017 that takes over 4 days when Natalie turns 36!
it’s true natalie will be 36 on friday and so to celebrate we’ll do PORTMANIA!
I know that the page has some bugs so some people will just have a blank page. But that should be worked out soon so I’ll just assume you can see me!!
Last year I tried to convince everyone to elect Natalie President. That didn’t happen. so this year won’t be so elaborate. I’ll give you the results to the Charlie Awards!!
and that’s it? yeah. that’s kind of it. What? you’re not happy with that?! we’re all on a slow ride to hell anyway. what can you do?
sorry to get you down. It’s PORTMANIA. Which is a time to celebrate! we all have to give up meat for a week but i think we can still eat fish sticks, right? is that how it works? i hope so cause i’m eating fish sticks RIGHT NOW!!!
ok that’ll be it for today. TOMORROW the first results to the Charlie Awards and MORE SURPRISES. (surprises usually turn out to be me forgetting my pants.)
PORTMANIA is here to STAY!!
It’s a bit later this year, in part due to wanting the awards season drama to end, but mostly due to laziness. Nevertheless, the annual Charlie Awards are where Natalie’s fans get to vote on the year in Natland.
We’re starting off with Best Editorial Photo. As always, please click the thumbnails to take in the full picture before casting your vote.
Best Editorial Photo
Total Voters: 288
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! To celebrate, here’s a round of “sunday tidbits” for all you guys.
-The big news of the week was undoubtedly Natalie incorporating the cast of the latest film by Xavier Dolan. Delving a bit on the news, we have a brief statement of the Director concerning it:
“From ‘Crash’ to ‘Closer’, Besson’s ‘Professional’, ‘About a Boy’, ‘Skins’ and more recently ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, Natalie, Thandie and Nicholas have always inspired me, and helped define what I like and find exciting in acting, so there is an almost karmic peculiarity to knowing I’ll be working with them next.”
“They’re completing a list of talents whom I believe are very rare, and even rarer together. I’m excited to tell this story with them. Never has a film been so important to me, especially because its subject, diversity and identity in film, has never felt so real, and dire”
It is still uncertain when they start filming; Some reports speak of this spring, and others of a shooting along this year. In between, we remember that Natalie also will shoot “Annihilation”, with Alex Garland.
-Meanwhile, Natalie will finish filming Jackie soon. According to Juan de Dios Larrain, brother of Pablo and co-producer of the movie, they will begin a second phase of filming in March, this time on location in USA
-In another vein, and talking about past releases, There are a couple of new cool stuff about “Knight of Cups”…
A new (and great) still of the movie:
… and this short video of KoC Berlin Premiere, recorded inside the theatre, which is really nice:
JANE GOT A GUN: A really good Western. Made me think of HOMBRE, with Paul Newman.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 5, 2016
Hi guys. I am Belerofonte. Many of you know me from my participations in the forum.
Here begins a new period in my journey within the site. From now on I will take care to keep you abreast of important news as they occur throughout the week about Natalie. A small extension of what I do in the forum at this time.
Do not expect long speeches, just good and timely information about what is happening in Natland.
After years of little movement, it begins an interesting time in the career of Natalie, and we will try to be there to report everything that goes happening …
Greetings to everyone 🙂
DAZZA’S NOTE – I’ve been trying to get Belero to do updates for years. So glad he finally agreed to give it a go and it will allow us to get important Natalie news up much quicker. He’s basically been the 4th Beatle for the last few years anyway.
It’s time for a new batch of mini news items, starting with some casting news for one of Natalie’s upcoming films…
– First some big news, Jennifer Jason Leigh looks to be joining the cast of Alex Garland’s Annihilation. After being beaten up by every man in The Hateful Eight, maybe she’s looking forward to this all female sci-fi film.
– Here is another new clip from Jane Got A Gun and once again…it’s pretty good.
– Speaking of Jane, here are a couple interesting video interviews with her co-stars. Joel Edgerton talks for over half an hour and gives good background info on the production. Strangely, he never mentions Natalie (or if he did I missed it). Then there’s a shorter video interview with Ewan Mcgregor from Jimmy Kimmel.
There is tons of Jane Got A Gun related news, which we’ll be trying to catch up with for days, so here is another collection of news items.
– Box Office Mojo indicates that the theatre count plans have essentially doubled for this weekend from 550 theatres to 1,210 offerings.
Weinstein originally estimated it would only be arriving in 550 theaters, but that count rose to 1,210 theaters today making it a little more possible it could find a spot in the top ten, but it has a tough road ahead of it.
Not only did it have a troubled production, but the marketing campaign appears to be almost non-existent. A target figure for the weekend would seem to be $3 million, but the fact this is a Western with little juice behind it doesn’t seem to be working in its favor.
– A positive JGAG review has emerged from Screen Daily, which has an interesting take on the feminism of the film.
Portman’s Jane is strong and self-sufficient with a lucid take on survival — she’s not afraid to help herself and she knows when she requires help from others. Some very bad things have happened to her but she’s nobody’s punching bag. And not unlike Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road, one might be tempted to think that Portman is just too much of a natural beauty for this role, but any such objection quickly subsides.
– That feminist take is completely contradicted by a piece that calls the film “unbelievably sexist”
The past year was a great one for women on the big screen. We had Mad Max: Fury Road, Spy, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens — movies that championed tough, smart, independent female characters.
And now, kicking off 2016 is Jane Got a Gun, a movie that runs screaming in the opposite direction.
Yesterday, we got some lovely shots from the Planetarium set in Paris, which can be found here. Luckily, user Aurore actually got a first hand experience on this new shoot. Here is a look at what went down. Congratulations on the awesome experience!
Here is an instagram shot of the event found at the user accroaupopcorn:
34 years in the making….PORTMANIA 17
and it ends next Tuesday – Natalie Portman’s BIRTHDAY!
and PORTMANIA is the week long celebration where KINDNESS, EQUALITY and RATIONALITY rule.
EVERYONE KNOWS ALL OF THAT!
but what you may not know is that thousands of Natalie Portman fans go each year without PORTMANIA. because their internet SUCKS. What can you do to help these poor people?
…. click more to find out.
Thanks to Belerofonte, who found two more new-old Black Swan production stills featuring Natalie. Hit the preview to see a never-before-seen photo of Natalie waiting on set with Darren Aronofsky and Matthew Libatique, and a larger version of the White Swan’s entrance over at still photographer Niko Tavernise’s Flickr.
Now it’s time for the worst news of 2014. I suspect I’m forgetting one or two things and fully admit to stretching to find 5 choices. 2014 was so quiet even bad news was scarce.
Worst News Of The Year
Total Voters: 226
I was going to make a tumbleweed joke, but that would do a disservice to this drawing from Reika. While the Natalie news has been excessively thin this year, the Natalie art work has been outstanding. Much respect to all the talented artists out there.
Crazy day. Don’t have much time. So here is a video with a lot of interviews from the British premiere of The Phantom Menace. A fresh faced Natalie appears at the 8:50 mark. Thanks to Belerofonte for the trip down memory lane.
Two pieces of film news in one week? What is this witchcraft? Below is a new article/interview feature from Grazia magazine. Dior is the main subject, but Natalie talks about film, family, food and France. In particular, she mentions that she has a French film in the works, but it’s a secret. Consider my curiosity well and truly piqued.
Thanks to Eden and Kitten.
We’ve updated the gallery with some new candid photos of Natalie celebrating husband Benjamin Millepied’s Paris Opera premiere of Daphnis et Chloé with their friends at Lapérouse restaurant last Saturday in Paris. Thanks to Belerofonte for the finds.