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Natalie Portman

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  • Talking Shop: Jewelers start a new tradition

    Talking Shop: Jewelers start a new tradition
    Bill Peters held an Art Deco diamond and sapphire bracelet and gazed at its sparkle radiating from glistening chandeliers in the new Traditional Jewelers at Fashion Island. "This is in a setting relative to its value," Peters, general manager of the...
  • Reel Critics: Strong acting sells 'Buyers Club'

    Reel Critics: Strong acting sells 'Buyers Club'
    "Dallas Buyers Club" is a hardscrabble look at a real-life character who helped transform the nation's attitude toward AIDS. Ron Woodroof was a Texas roughneck working the oil fields, riding bulls in the rodeo and partying way too much for his own good....
  • The 'short' story of the Oscars

     The 'short' story of the Oscars
    By the time Kief Davidson got his Oscar nomination last week, he had gone through all the highs and lows of a Hollywood career: heartbreak, success, hopelessness and out-of-the-blue comebacks. And that was just between 3 and 5 a.m. The director, whose...
  • Mesa Musings: Who were those good-looking men?

    I'm a dolt. Pure and simple. My wife brings up pop-culture names that I should recognize — like Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman and Rihanna — and, I confess, I have no idea who they are. Wait! Wasn't Anne Hathaway William Shakespeare's wife?...
  • Comments & Curiosities: The 'King' of all award shows

    "Hooray for Holly." Come on, everybody, "Hooray for Hollywood, that screwy bally-hooey Hollywood, where any office boy or young mechanic, can be a panic." No, wait, stop, please. That was awful. We try that every year and it never gets any better....
  • Reel Critics: Power of 'Thor' effects will strike audience

    Kenneth Branagh comes from a Shakespearean background in acting. He is now the unlikely director of "Thor," a big-budget superhero movie. To his credit, he successfully blends his classical training with the more mundane demands of a comic book action...
  • Reel Critics: 'Narnia' sequel succeeds in special effects

    Reel Critics: 'Narnia' sequel succeeds in special effects
    The third installment of the "Narnia" films seeks to revive the series as a continuing movie franchise. The producers made a real effort to restore the magical qualities of this fantasy adventure tale. They definitely succeed on a technical level. The...
  • Reel Critics: A movie well-themed for today's times

    How was your day, dear? Few movies are as timely as "The Company Men," which follows the lives of three corporate masters of the universe (Ben Affleck, Chris Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones) after they are abruptly downsized by the same company. After years...
  • Singing for the Stars

    As I walk onstage, lights shine in my eyes, blacking out my view of the audience listening intently. Billy Crystal recites words flashing across flat screens that are cleverly hidden behind the audience. Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, Owen...