Natalie Portman


As the son of Odin (Anthony Hopkins), king of the Norse gods, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) will soon inherit the throne of Asgard from his aging father. However, on the day that he is to be crowned, Thor reacts with brutality when the gods' enemies, the Frost Giants, enter the palace in violation of their treaty. As punishment, Odin banishes Thor to Earth. While Loki (Tom Hiddleston), Thor's brother, pl...[Read More]

Thor Theatrical Review

If Thor becomes the bottom line marker for superhero movies this summer, this will be a very good summer for movies indeed. Watching this immediately after X-Men: First Class was a good test for Thor.  And for the most part Thor meets the test.  The movie is a solid, and occasionally, thrilling debut for the Norse God of Thunder.  The merging of the realm of Asgard with Earth is accomplished for t...[Read More]

Black Swan Theatrical Review

Black Swan has a lot going for it: Natalie Portman, Darren Aronofsky, dope early Soviet era inspired posters, Tchaikovsky. But like someone on a blind date I went in with restrained expectations, hoping for the best but worried about being let down. Where to begin? It’s as if Aronofsky sat me down and said: “What terrifies you the most? Doppelgängers? Hitchcockian fixations on buns? A ...[Read More]