A Look At Natalie Portman in 'The Other Woman'

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We have a running joke in the office about actors who follow up Oscar-worthy performances with trash and risk losing votes in the process. We call it "Norbit-ing" yourself out of an Oscar, in honor of Eddie Murphy losing the Oscar for "Dreamgirls" after billboards of him dressed as a fat woman started popping up around town at voting time. I don't think Natalie Portman, poised to win Best Actress for "Black Swan," is in any danger with the two new films she has coming out in January, even though one ("No Strings Attached") pairs her with Ashton Kutcher. The second film, "The Other Woman," gets a VOD release from IFC on January 1 before going to theaters on February 4, and it looks like an interesting project. The movie is written and directed by the great Don Roos, based on the novel "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits" by Ayelet Waldman--I assumed they changed the title for the film thanks to the recent release "Love and Other Drugs." The film premiered at Sundance earlier this year to generally positive reviews. But there were a few things I couldn't help thinking while watching the trailer...

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