Categories Black Swan

Five reasons why ‘Black Swan’ is more than Natalie Portman

Winona Ryder hasn’t been this ‘bad’ since ‘Heathers’

Ryder has been making a long and difficult comeback with supporting roles in films such as “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” and “Star Trek.” As the company’s fading and emotionally diva, the two-time Oscar nominee finally has a character to really let it all hang out. It was a chancy calculation by Aronofsky that could have gone horribly wrong, but luckily it works.

Source: HitFix.

Categories Black Swan

Black Swan clip!

Finally a Winona scene was released!
Vulture‘s got an exclusive clip of Ryder’s most heated confrontation with Portman, where she implies that the fragile young ballerina has slept with Cassel for her plum lead role in Swan Lake. It’s a scene so intense, Ryder says she had to send her co-star a note of apology afterwards.

I can’t embed the video, so you’ll need to go here in order to watch it.

Categories The Dilemma

The Dilemma: Japanese Poster

After the HUGE disappointment that was the USA “The Dilemma” poster released, we got a really better one from Japan.

Check the full size, plus the american one, in our gallery. Thanks, as always, Chris for the heads up.

Categories Press

Magazine Alert: Total Film, January 2011

Winona is featured in a 6 pages interview in Total Film magazine, January 2011 issue. Thanks to our visitor Jon for the heads up!

Edit: Scans needed to be taken down, but you still can find your own copy in the stands.

Categories Black Swan

SAG Ballots out today!

Today, the 2,100 randomly selected Screen Actors Guild nominating committee members are getting their ballots. They will then have a few weeks to see everything before jotting down their choices.

Votes for nominees may be cast online or via mailed paper ballot. Votes must be received by the Guild’s official teller, Integrity Voting Systems, by Monday, Dec. 13, 2010 at 5 p.m (PT). Nominations for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be announced at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 at 6 a.m. (PT)/9 a.m. (ET), telecast live on TNT and webcast live on tnt.tv and tbs.com.

The site Awards Daily did a list with the year’s strongest performances, and the supporting players, with ‘Black Swan’ as the first choice.

Natalie Portman in Black Swan. While it’s true that this is Natalie’s show, almost entirely, she needed something to play off to connect to the various emotions that flood over her. Barbara Hershey giving one of the scariest performances of the year as her mother is vital to prompting neurosis from Portman.
Mila Kunis provides the match that lights a fire that won’t be put out until the end of the film. Winona Ryder presents a whole new dimension to what she’s been capable of on screen throughout her career — she plays a self-pitying ex-prima ballerina here and also provides a motivating force for Portman. Finally, Vince Cassel as the all-seeing dance teacher, the thrusting male presence causing all of the females to flurry like nervous pigeons is great. Most likely to get a supporting nod: Barbara Hershey.

Categories The Dilemma

More visits to ‘The Dilemma’ set

5 Things We Enjoyed Seeing on the Set of ‘The Dilemma’Moviefone

Highlight #4: Winona Ryder Getting Some Action
‘Beetlejuice’ and ‘Heathers’ were my favorite movies in grade school and high school, respectively, so I was really stoked to see Winona Ryder in person — and in a big role, at that. Shoplifting scandal be damned, she’s an appealing actress deserving of a comeback. To be honest, ‘The Dilemma’ might not be the right vehicle, as her dialogue in the scene I witnessed was pretty stilted and her chemistry with James a bit flat. But I’m willing to grant a day pass to the actress who recently played Spock’s mother.

Plus, SheKnows.com has another on set visit, and you can read about it here