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First Android Actress Stars in a Play

 

Professional actors beware! The Androids are coming to take your jobs! Geminoid-F, an ultra-realistic human-looking android is starring in a play that opened in a Tokyo theater in February. It is an intriguing fusion of theater arts and modern science.

 

6 Actors Who Simply Ruled 2011

Some actors have greatness from the beginning, while some develop greatness overtime. Whatever the case may be, these six actors featured below delivered star performances in a great many films, and were forever in the public eye in this past year. And in my eyes, that is a great achievement worthy of praise. I wouldn't exactly call this a list of the best actors of the year; more like the most popular, most relevant in the public eye. From veterans to newcomers, these are the six actors who established a foothold on their popularity in the year of 2011.

Predicting the 83rd Annual Academy Awards Nomiations - Part 1

Tis the season to give people tiny gold statues.  Whether you have realized it or not, Oscar season is upon us all.  It's one of the biggest events in the movie industry because, regardless of the worth that these trophies have on swaying the average moviegoer to watch a film, it certainly does wonders to ones resume.  So stand up and prepare your acceptance speech; we're going on a journey.  We will explore the best and brightest that this year had to offer, from Oscar bait to crowdpleasing blockbusters, we got em' all.  And, if we're lucky, we may just be able pluck up the noble few who will be lucky enough to grace the historic Kodak Theater.  From Best Picture to Best SFX, we're running down who we think may find themselves with Oscar gold come February 27.  Without furthur ado, here's TMP's predictions of the 83rd Annual Academy Award nominees and winners!

Is Natalie Portman Oscar Worthy?

With the Golden Globes right around the corner, there is a lot of talk about Natalie Portman and her performance in Black Swan. Her film is up for 4 Golden Globe nominations, and the talented actress herself is up for a best actress nomination. There is much speculation that she may win a Globe, and since the Globes can sometimes act as a precursor for an Oscar win, the industry is a buzz with talk and anticipation that she just may walk away an Oscar winner as well. Oscar noms have yet to be announced, but with nominations already made for Golden Globes I am wondering, is Natalie Portman the best working actress of today? Is Natalie Portman Oscar worthy?

Is it whitewashing or just good casting?

This Summer movie season has seen one word spread around more than we've heard it in recent years; 'whitewashing'.  If you're not familiar with the term or the heat certain films have been getting because of it, I'll take a moment to explain.

Sci-Fi...It's Dead Jim

Unlimited Human Imagining Proves Quite Limiting

Many of us contributors at THEMOVIEPOOL can be classified as die-hard fans of specific genres.  Jordan is a Monster Action movie follower.  I myself am a die-hard Horror aficionado.   And I’m pretty certain Gabriel will never quench his inhuman thirst for Children’s Animation, most notably The Care Bears Movie (1985).

The Importance of Headshots

The primary objective of the Actor's Headshot is to secure an image of oneself that capitalizes on the strengths of one's face.  All things must be considered when working towards finalizing a headshot, which in truth, will be the business card of the actor.

Acting: Training vs Instinct

"Ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've all been waiting for!  Here tonight we have the ultimate battle in the actors mind!  A 12-round slobberknocker to decide who the ultimate champion is and who will decide the next course of action in a character!  In one corner, we have years of training and process study, ability hones through reading, practice, and determination!  In the other corner, we have the pure and simple raw need to react, the human condition itself!  Survival of the fittest and hope against hope, he drives the character to succeed and to survive!  Who will top out in this magnum opus of contention?  Who will reign supreme and finally decide the best course of action for the character portrayed?  The suspense is killing me!  *DING*"

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