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Natalie Portman

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Who Wants to See Anne Hathaway Sing Broadway Versions of Rap Songs? [VIDEO]

You do? Well you’re in luck, ’cause that’s just what she did on Jimmy Fallon‘s Tonight Show recently. Now seems like a good time to rewatch that rap Natalie Portman did on Saturday Night Live a few years back. No reason. It’s behind the jump for your viewing pleasure.

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Review

Lightning, Thunderclouds, Thor 2

These are dark times. Dark and gritty times. Or so it would seem from our choices at the box office, where trends kicked up (but hardly established) by the Nolanverse Batman films continue to cloud every superhero franchise for miles around. This is a land where wonderment is traded for plot expedience, story pacing replaced by gorgeous, if rampant, CGI. Thor: The Dark World is no exception, being as dark as its title suggests. Fun to watch, but ultimately only slightly more substantial than its predecessor, T:TDW suffers from being the middle chapter of its series, if not a smaller piece in the giant puzzle that is the MCU. Its visual clout may be mighty, but its story lacks punch.

Engage at your peril, for through this ethereal portal lie SPOILERS.

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This Makes Sense

Natalie Portman Explains The Ramp She Needed To Act With Chris Hemsworth In Thor [VIDEO]

This video clip from the Graham Norton Show is magical.

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Supergirly

Natalie Portman Lays Down A Truth Bomb About Female Characters

“I want [female characters] to be allowed to be weak and strong and happy and sad – human, basically. The fallacy in Hollywood is that if you’re making a ‘feminist’ story, the woman kicks ass and wins. That’s not feminist, that’s macho. A movie about a weak, vulnerable woman can be feminist if it shows a real person that we can empathize with.”Natalie Portman makes a spot-on observation in Elle magazine about a hurdle female characters often face—namely, that if you’re not an ass-kicking, fearless warrior princess then you get some of your feminist points taken away.

Remember, folks, the “strong” in “strong female character” doesn’t—or shouldn’t, anyway—mean “strong” in a physical or emotional sense. A strong female character is one who’s strongly written, with her own personality, agency, motivations, fears, and goals, whatever those happen to be. Because female characters, like all characters, should be written as complex human beings (except when they’re not human). Imagine that.

(via: Digital Spy)

Previously in the women of Marvel know what’s up

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old gods do new jobs

Asgard, Tom Hiddleston Look Gorgeous In New Images From Thor: The Dark World

These new images from Thor: The Dark World confirm what we knew from the trailers: that things are really dire this time around and everybody’s hair has gotten longer. Also, Asgard is really, really pretty.

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she blinded me with science

Marvel and Natalie Portman Announce Mentoring Program for Girls Interested in STEM Fields

Marvel has announced the Ultimate Mentor Adventure, part mentor program, part contest, that gives American girls in grades 9-12 the resources to find and interview professional women in science, technology, engineering, and math, and then rewards them for doing it.

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Natalie Portman Might Know Something We Don’t Know About a Female-Led Marvel Movie

Let’s play a game of “Does this actress have insider knowledge or is she working off the same rumors as the rest of us?”

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Excelsior!

Natalie Portman Reveals She Actually Punched Tom Hiddleston

Comic Book Movie’s recent interview with Natalie Portman contains a number of hopeful tidbits about Thor: The Dark World for folks who like their ladies in superhero films. And who like seeing villains get their comeuppance.

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Excelsior!

A New Thor: The Dark World Trailer Has Arrived From Asgard (Okay, From YouTube)

The new trailer for Thor: The Dark World is packed with action, magical prison cells, Idris Elba, Frigga battling the Dark Elf Malekith, and the expected number of threatening voice overs. Based on descriptions we heard last month it seems to be the same trailer that aired at Comic-Con, but for those of us who weren’t there it’s certainly worth a watch. The new trailer provides more insight into the battles and major conflict of the movie, while the last trailer focused a bit more on the state of Thor and Jane Foster’s relationship, and, of course, Loki’s hair. Thor: The Dark World is set to release on November 8th of this year.

(via ComingSoon.net)

Previously in Thor: The Dark World

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i swear by my pretty floral bonnet i will end you

Natalie Portman’s Audition Tape for Léon: The Professional

Start your morning with a teeny tiny Natalie Portman auditioning to be a teeny tiny hitwoman. And don’t forget to drink your milk and put the plant in the window.

(via Movies.com.)

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