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January: The Month of Not-A-Lot-Of-Options. This week, we have an Ashton Kutcher romantic comedy as our primary choice. God, help us all. But will Peter Weir's wartime epic be a January silver lining to a fairly mucky month? And which one's worth your time and, more importantly, money this weekend? That's right, everyone: It's time for another Cinema Showdown!
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?
Haunting and beautiful, Black Swan soars. The pursuit of perfection can be a perilous thing. We’re taught to strive to be the best. We can’t be complete until we rid ourselves of all faults. Perfection isn’t just a goal: it’s a moral mandate. Of course, the obvious problem with this message is that we are all defined by our imperfections. None of us are perfect. We’re all flawed.
Count this as your big nerdy news scoop for the week, because it probably won't get much better than this. Vulture reported on this earlier today and it's a whopper of a story. Apparently Damon Lindelof (Lost writer) turned in his latest draft for Ridley Scott's Alien prequel this past Saturday, and the movie studio absolutely fell in love with it.
According to reports, 20th Century Fox liked Lindelhof's script because it was engaging, and best of all featured no massive (read expensive) set pieces or production heavy FX shots. Which means the script can be shot on a cheaper budget. It's great news because so far Scott and Fox have been arguing about the budget, so hopefully this new script will help resolve that issue.