Best Drawing

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The Charlies switches to Best Drawing. There wasn’t a ton of Natalie drawings in 2016 (2015 was a bumper year) but there was still some fine work to fill out the category. Happy voting!

Best Drawing

Total Voters: 200

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Annihilation: First footage revealed

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Finally we hear from Annihilation, Alex Garland’s next film as director after his acclaimed Ex Machina. Paramount has revealed the first images of the movie in the CinemaCon today. The Wrap and The Tracking Board have a description of the footage:

Writer-director Alex Garland’s follow-up to Ex Machina looked absolutely dynamite, highlighted by a sequence in which Portman’s husband (Oscar Isaac) returns home from a covert mission, only to begin coughing up blood. En route to the hospital, the ambulance is pulled over by military officials and the couple are separated again, with Portman waking up to find a psychiatrist played by Jennifer Jason Leigh doing her best to explain what’s going on.

Based on the novel by Jeff VanderMeer, Annihilation looks like a chilling, highly original sci-fi movie bolstered by a fantastic female cast that also includes Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson and Swedish actress Tuva Novotny. Giving audiences a nice taste of the story while still retaining an air of mystery, this trailer is going to set the internet on fire upon release.

Unfortunately, it seems to confirm that the film pushed back its release from 2017 to 2018, so we will have to wait until next year to see the movie. We hope, however, that we can see some photos or a trailer to make more bearable the wait…

Let’s get social

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So, last week we hit 150k followers on our Facebook page.

And I just launched our Instagram account.

We have slightly less followers on there. Let’s fix that.

And a newsletter is coming.

And maybe some vids and designs and comics.

Belero is rocking the news and I’m hoping to carve out the time to rock some extra fun content. Let’s see where this goes.

Another possible project

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In the last two weeks, Natalie has been linked to several projects. First it was a film directed by Ridley Scott (and apparently, detached a few days later). Then there were rumors on a film about the Lisbeth Salander´s franchise … and now it´s a new movie called Bronco Belle.

According to Deadline, Natalie would be attached to this project as a bull rider in a Rocky-esque female empowerment tale as she tries to not allow chauvinists in a male-dominated sport to buck her dreams. Anna Rose Holmer, who has directed Natalie in the recent music video by James Blake, is attached to direct a script by Khurram Longi. It seems that it isn´t a new project precisely: Emily Blunt was linked to this film in 2015, but at the time it was the scriptwriter who was to direct it.

We will see how events happen. CinemaCon begins in Las Vegas today and we may know something else about it….

Weekly Tidbits

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It’s been a month since Natalie gave birth to Amalia, and there have not been any public appearances or candid photos yet. Waiting for some relevant news, here are a few tidbits:

-There’s nothing official yet, but according to Jeff Sneider, film reporter and regular writer on The Tracking Board, Natalie (and Jennifer Lawrence), would have passed on the project about Getty kidnapping, directed by Ridley Scott:

Considering that the movie would start shooting in May, and that Natalie should also shoot her scenes for Xavier Dolan’s film this spring, it seems pretty credible. We will see if there is any news about it in the coming weeks…

-Song to Song will expand to more theaters next weekend, and Natalie has given a couple more interviews on the film. Here they are:

The Daily Beast: Natalie Portman Talks ‘Song to Song,’ Tupac, and the ‘Absurdity’ of the Trump Administration

Yahoo Movies: Natalie Portman on Terrence Malick’s ‘Wild and Free’ Improvisatory Groove for ‘Song to Song’

-Finally, here we have a new instagram still from Terrence Malick´s film, with Natalie and Michael Fassbender:

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Best Wallpaper

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The Charlie Awards continues today with one of my favourite categories: Best Wallpaper. It’s always great to see those who contribute to the site (some for years and years) get their recognition. Take a closer look at the full wallpapers and then vote away!

Best Wallpaper

Total Voters: 170

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New Natalie Still

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So far, most official photos we’ve seen of the Terrence Malick’s film are from the rest of the main cast (Mara, Gosling and Fassbender), but here we finally have a third photo of Natalie in the movie, dressing a nice wedding dress, which we had already seen in shooting photos four years ago:

Song to Song interviews

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Terrence Malick’s latest film has a limited release in Los Angeles and New York today, and as a result, Natalie has given a couple of interviews about the movie. Here they are:

Vulture: Natalie Portman on Working With Terrence Malick and Watching Michael Fassbender Get Tackled by the Red Hot Chili Peppers

What do you think it is that Malick brings that makes actors love working with him?

He really breaks down the ritual of filmmaking that we’re all used to. It frees you, in a way, when you go on to something else afterwards. You feel freer because he reminds you that all the rituals aren’t there for a reason, and that you can kind of break them whenever you want, whenever you feel like it. Because you’re always creating these moments in his films, you’re not just following a script and making what’s happening on the page. You have to invent more, and you take that into other projects, too. When you are going into a film that does have a script, you bring that spirit with you.

Metro: Natalie Portman gushes about the unusual Terrence Malick

Were there other kinds of material he gave you to get you into your character?

He provided me with a lot of information — incredible books and films. It was kind of an education as well. A lot of great Italian films, like [Federico Fellini’s] “Juliet of the Spirits” and “La Strada.” He gave me “Middlemarch,” which I’d never read before, and “Daniel Deronda.” So a lot of Italian films and a lot of Eliot.

So your character here is basically a Fellini character crossed with an Eliot hero?

Yeah. [chuckles] She thinks marrying can help her get out of this bad situation, sort of in a 19th century way. And then, of course, that gets her into a much more tragic situation.