Welcome to Nicole's Magic, a fansite for the spectacular spectacular Academy Award winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman. Nicole is one of the most sought-after actresses of her generation, and is known for her roles in Moulin Rouge, The Hours and To Die For, and has recently been seen in the controversial thrillers Stoker and The Paperboy.
Nicole's Magic is the largest and most comprehensive fansite for Nicole, and is dedicated to supporting her and her career. As of March 2013, Nicole's Magic is entering a new phase of its fansite life, now focussing on paying tribute to Nicole's career up to and including 2006. Read more about what this entails here, and how you can keep up to date with her current career here. Nicole is our favourite actress, and we feel that this way we can provide a highly extensive and worthy tribute to this incredible woman. Comments, suggestions, sparkling diamonds, elephant love medleys and contributions are always more than welcomed so please contact me if you have anything to say. Enjoy your visit, add us to your Favourites and come back again soon!
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Movie Of The Month
As part of a bi-monthly feature here at Nicole's Magic, each month we will be taking a look back at one of Nicole's films or acting projects. Nicole has an immense body of work behind her, and there's no better way to be reminded of her talent and how much we love her than immersing ourselves and taking an in depth look at those works.
"Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself..."
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I just came across these particularly nice reviews that I wanted to share with you. Remember, if you want to read more than just head on over to Google News and do a search – there are lots to read, and most of them seem to be good!!
Movie review: Kidman, Eckhart pull you into ‘Rabbit Hole’
There’s nothing worse than losing a child. It deadens you to the point where you feel like you can’t go on. The sadness is just too unbearable to allow it. Yet, somehow you do move forward, just like the grief-stricken couple at the heart of the beautifully rendered “Rabbit Hole.”
Even though they are played by actors as striking as Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, the Corbetts of Westchester County are as resolutely human as any couple scrambling to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
It is a remarkable shame that when this awards season is all said and done, only ten actresses will be left standing with Oscar nominations, and only two with actual Oscars. Because while last year at this time Kathryn Bigelow’s potential directing Oscar had the blogosphere declaring 2009 “the year of the female director,” it seems that 2010 has subsequently become the “year of the actress.” Just take a look at indieWIRE‘s year-end critic’s poll, where 10 of the top 13 “lead performances” come care of women.
If this year in cinema should be remembered for any one thing, it’s the incredible wealth of roles that have been bestowed upon actresses. It’s unfortunate that despite this, the year’s Oscar race seems heading for a mano-a-mano type showdown between two films that at their core are about the inter-personal relationships between men: “The Social Network” and “The King’s Speech.” And while it’s great that female-centric films like “Black Swan,” “The Kids Are All Right” and “Winter’s Bone” seem headed for best picture nominations, and that the wildly deserving likes of “Swan”‘s Natalie Portman, “Kids”‘s Annette Bening, and “Bone”‘s Jennifer Lawrence are all very likely Oscar nominees, as are similarly worthy Nicole Kidman (“Rabbit Hole”), Michelle Williams (“Blue Valentine”), Hailee Steinfeld (“True Grit”) and Jacki Weaver (“Animal Kingdom”), that still is a far cry from a full representation of how substantial 2010 was for the female actor – not just in America, but around the world. Though clearly it’s never going to happen, a one-year-only extension of the best actress category to ten nominees is not as silly an idea as one might think.
NICOLE Kidman sent Aaron Eckhart a text message to ask him if he wanted to star in her new movie Rabbit Hole.
The Batman star admits he was initially surprised to hear from the Aussie actress — but was delighted to take on the role.
“I’m not sure how that happens,” he said. “I’m still pretty naïve about that stuff. I don’t mean to be cynical about this, but I know that in most cases, a lot of names get discussed before they wind up at your name.
“In this case, I got a text that said that Nicole Kidman wanted to talk to me. I sent a text back: What did I do wrong?’
Nicole made her annual Christmas visit to the Sydney Children’s Hospital yesterday, to try to bring some joy to the kids staying there over the holidays. Nicole is a big supporter of the SCH, and has been visiting them at Christmas for many years now.
GOLDEN Globe nominee Nicole Kidman made a quiet visit to Sydney’s Children Hospital at Randwick yesterday.
The actress – tipped for an Oscar nod for soon-to-be-released drama Rabbit Hole – spent almost two hours with more than 30 sick kids.
“She is just so easy with the children and their parents … a real natural,” said Professor Les White from the hospital.
“She has done the same thing for seven years.”
Kidman, husband Keith Urban and daughter Sunday will spend Christmas at their US home.
Thanks to our forum member Emma, we have HQ photos from this semi-official appearance in our Gallery.
Now that Nicole Kidman has nabbed Best Actress nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild Awards and Golden Globes, it’s clear that she’s got an Oscar bid locked up next. It’s also very possible that she can win — that’s what both Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood) and I believe. Watch our video chat on the topic that will appear here at Gold Derby in the next few days.
Part of the reason Kidman is such a strong contender is because it’s a fireworks role that’s already a proven winner. Cynthia Nixon won the Tony Award for assuming the part on Broadway as a woman whose marriage is falling apart as she struggles to cope with the horror of her young son’s death.
“When you are in a place of grief there are things you cannot explain,” Kidman tells Gold Derby. “You do things and behave in ways that are illogical and come from some primal-based emotions …. It’s a small story but a huge film in terms of the emotions you’re dealing with. I think it’s a film that provides hope.”
When I read the Rabbit Hole screenplay I dropped everything and reached out to the producers, Nicole Kidman and her partner Per Saari. They simply listened as I blabbered on about how the story knocked me out. I found it so true, so gimmick-free, so moving, so funny. And I told them not only that I wanted to direct the film but that I had to.
My brother Samuel was born with a heart problem but it was still unexpected when at four years old his heart stopped beating on February 22, 1977 in Fort Riley, Kansas. My mother woke me in the middle of the night. I remember my father giving him mouth-to-mouth on my parents’ bed. I remember the ambulance taking him away. I remember waking my two other brothers and each of us in our separate rooms praying to God for him to be spared. Then the front door opened and my mother said Samuel was in heaven. I don’t remember crying though I must’ve. I do remember that it was the moment that I, a devout young man, stopped believing in God. That was the 70’s: there were no therapists, no support groups. It was considered indulgent to talk about your feelings. Each member of our family moved away from each other—towards whatever could comfort us. My mother towards the church, my father towards his Army command, my brothers towards sports, drugs, deliquency and me towards my books. Sci Fi and fantasy became my new gospels. Authors who could twist science and poetry into exotic rope-bridges across the abyss, comic book writers who could make death necessary and meaningful. Later, I discovered Pinter, Beckett, Bowie, Waits, Cassavetes, Altman, Bergman. More storytellers that helped to explain what happened to me.
After scoring its lead actress, Nicole Kidman, Golden Globe and SAG nominations this week, the drama “Rabbit Hole” arrives in theaters on Friday. Adapted by David Lindsey-Abaire from his Pulitzer-Prize winning play, the film centers on a couple who must cope with the loss of their young child.
In this scene, the couple have an argument over a video of their son that may have been erased and the director, John Cameron Mitchell, discusses some of the techniques he used to shoot it.