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Ashton Kutcher Was Paid Three Times More Than Oscar-Winner Natalie Portman in No Strings Attached

In a Marie Claire interview, Portman revealed her co-star was paid 3 times more for the 2011 romantic comedy No Strings Attached.

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Review: Jackie Succeeds With Poise, Despite Shudders in Narrative Control

In Pablo Larrain’s portrait of Jackie Kennedy, Jackie, the wife—now widow—commands the spotlight, the foreground, of the narrative even as her power wanes in the aftermath of her husband’s death.

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Things We Saw Today: New Legend of Korra Comic Picks Up Where TV Series Left Off

The Legend of Korra: Turf Wars will be the official continuation of the series, and it begins with Korra and Asami returning to Republic City after their visit in the spirit world.

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Natalie Portman Is Done With Marvel Movies (as Far as She Knows)

Jane Foster's absence in Thor: Ragnarok and the introduction of Tessa Thompson as the female lead has fans wondering whether or not Natalie Portman will be returning to the franchise.

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Natalie Portman “Can’t Wait” for More Female Directors

Natalie Portman recently made her directorial feature debut with her adaptation of Amos Oz's A Tale of Love and Darkness, and spoke to Business Insider about how she sees the roles for women in Hollywood changing.

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Reason for Jane Foster’s Absence From Thor: Ragnarok Makes a Lot of Sense

Jane Foster will continue to be MIA, as Kevin Feige confirmed that Natalie Portman would not be returning to the franchise's next installment.

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Heck Yeah: Tessa Thompson Joins the Cast of Thor 3

This cast, uh, Ragnarocks.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tessa Thompson has joined the cast of Thor: Ragnarok in a "key role."

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Your Boyfriend, Oscar Isaac, to Play Natalie Portman’s Husband in Female-Led Sci-Fi Movie, Annihilation

It's a trilogy known for its dearth (heh heh) of male characters.

The internet's boyfriend, Oscar Isaac, will be taking on the archetypal "ghost wife" role in Annihilation, Alex Garland's (Ex Machina) next project.

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Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, and Gina Rodriguez to Star in Female-Led Sci-Fi Film by Ex Machina‘s Alex Garland

Stop me if you've heard this one before: a Jewish actress, a Latina actress, and a black actress star in a mainstream sci-fi film... Wait. It's not a joke? This is real? OMG, THIS IS REAL. *has heart attack* *dies* *resurrects herself using various magic stuff so that she can live to SEE THIS MOVIE.*

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Trailer for Jane Got a Gun Showcases a Female Story of the Wild West. Or Does It?

We've been keeping tabs on the Natalie Portman western, Jane Got a Gun, since back in 2012, when we first heard that she'd be starring in and producing the film. Back then, it had a female director attached. After several years of tumult and changes in the creative team, the film is now directed by Gavin O'Connor, and the trailer has finally been released. Check it out above!

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Natalie Portman Gets Real About Broad City and Those Manic Pixie Dream Girls

While speaking at an event at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, Natalie Portman revealed that she's been rethinking her stance on Garden State after watching an episode of Broad City where the film is lightly bashed.

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The Mary Sue at TIFF: Dégradé and A Tale of Love and Darkness

Politically, A Tale Love and Darkness, an Israeli historical drama, and Dégradé, a Palestinian black comedy, will certainly be divisive, but thematically, the social commentary make these two films compliment each other surprisingly well.

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Natalie Portman Insists on Female Director for On the Basis of Sex

Marielle Heller to direct Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic?

Natalie Portman, who will portray Ginsburg in the upcoming film, On the Basis of Sex, was adamant about a woman directing the film.

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Natalie Portman Is: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka Notorious RBG) In On The Basis Of Sex

Doubt there's any rapping in the movie, but... one can hope. NOTORIOUS!

In a neat bit of casting news for you, Natalie Portman is now slated to don the robe and will be playing Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a new movie, On The Basis Of Sex.

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

This Makes Sense

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Natalie Portman Has Serious Science Cred Going into Partnership With Disney to Get Girls Involved With STEM

Lest you foolishly doubt her science cred, we have the two papers she coauthored.

Natalie Portman and Marvel have teamed up to offer girls a chance to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with the Ultimate Mentor Adventure. Portman is more than just a face on the campaign, she has a legitimate science background and was the coauthor on two papers. We tracked them down. Take a look.

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

old gods do new jobs

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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