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!
NB: As part of our site overhaul, all of our content is moving over to a new system. While these changes take place many of the pages within this site will not work/give errors - please be patient as I work to fix them as quickly as I can!
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..."
While this main site is now only focussing on Nicole's career up to 2006, you can still keep up-to-date with her current activities on our forum. Visit Nicole's Bulletin for the latest news and photos, and be sure to register to be able to post your own messages, and get access to even more Nicole chat and interaction.
Nicole Kidman calls from France to revisit ‘The Paperboy,’ reflect on ‘Grace of Monaco’ and proclaim her love for ‘Amour’
And yeah, ‘The Others’ is pretty good too
When Lee Daniels’ “The Paperboy” debuted at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival last May, the reviews were hardly glowing. The Twitterverse was full of salacious tweets of crude acts by an Oscar winning actress and snarked about over-the-top Southern campiness – all out of context, of course. Even In Contention’s own Guy Lodge seemed torn over the film seemingly want to like it, but only rewarding it with a B- (and that was one of the more initial positive reviews). In fact, so few of my peers seemed to champion it (and those who didn’t like it hated it), that I tossed it in the back of my mind as a disappointing misfire for Daniels. Financier Millennium Entertainment decision to distribute the picture themselves seemed to be the final nail in the coffin. If no mini-major was going to take the time to acquire a “sexy melodrama” starring a mostly shirtless Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack and Matthew McConaughey it wasn’t worth rushing to see, right?
In the months that followed “The Paperboy” made the cut at the Toronto and New York Film Festivals, but by September this pundit was distracted by awards season and Daniels’ latest wasn’t seriously on anyone’s radar. Press screenings were missed and before you knew it, “The Paperboy” wasn’t even in theaters anymore (at least in the LA area). This was just going to be a film I’d have to catch on a long flight across the Atlantic or on a premium cable channel next year. So, when a screener for the picture arrived before Thanksgiving weekend it piqued my curiosity. Millennium must believe in this picture more than I thought. A few hours over the holiday break were reserved to view the now infamous “Paperboy.” And ever so humbly I’ll admit I made a huge mistake in not watching it earlier.
Oscar winner Nicole Kidman on making “The Paperboy”: “I wanted to go to a place that was dangerous”
Okay, kids, listen up: Best Supporting Actress is a hot category this year. We’ve got Sally Field in “Lincoln,” Jennifer Ehle in “Zero Dark Thirty,” Anne Hathaway singing her guts out in “Les Miz,” and Amy Adams in “The Master.” Jacki Weaver is sensational in “Silver Linings Playbook.” But wait there’s one more: Nicole Kidman’s sexy, incendiary performance as hot hot hot Charlotte Bless from “The Paperboy.”
Millennium dropped the ball on this film, which Lee Daniels directed specifically to look like a freaky Southern gothic circa 1968 with zoom in closeups and a kind of muddy patina to the film. But there is an Oscar DVD, and it’s gone out to Critics Choice voters and everyone else. If you’ve got it, watch it for Kidman’s work. It would be a shame to let it fall through the cracks.
Charlotte is one of Kidman’s best characters. She’s completely out there, wild, uninhibited, afraid of nothing. She looks like a young Ann-Margret. Charlotte is in keeping with Kidman characters from her many forays into indie filmmaking, like “Fur” or “Birth” or “Dogville” or “Rabbit Hole,” for which she was Oscar nominated. And let’s not forget her back-to-back home runs in “The Others” and “The Hours.” No other “movie star” takes so many risks doing small budget, edgy character work as Kidman.
So let’s get this new site plan going, with a small update. I recently came across a really old and rare poster for Nicole’s first movie, Bush Christmas – it’s a scanned version because it has creases through it, but it features a previously unseen (yet very small) still of Nicole in the film.
I’ve also replaced one of the stills from the film with a beautiful high quality (HQ) version – yay! It’s the one with the file title of ‘hq001′ in the Stills album.
Hello again! Once again, apologies for being so absent here. Yet again it’s the same issue of me not having motivation for the site. As hard as I try I cannot keep myself interested in following new news, photos, work etc. of Nicole’s these days. I mentioned last year about focussing the site on a particular time period of Nicole’s career, and again my plans are going back to that. I feel like it’s that way, or just closing the site. I will do my best to catch up and keep up with everything til the end of 2012, and from 2013 my plan at the moment is to focus this site on Nicole’s career up til about 2005/6. This probably won’t be permanent, ie til the end of time, but it will be long-term.
I keep wracking my brains to figure out a way to keep this site alive to keep you and me happy, and this is the best I can come up with. Just thinking about Nicole in Cold Mountain or Birthday Girl, for example, reignites my love for her work, and my plans for the site will allow me to focus on that, and provide a really in depth, high quality resource for her. I have thousands of high quality photos waiting to be added, I plan to re-capture as many of Nicole’s films as possible in higher quality, I intend to get myself a new scanner and start scanning my oh-too-large Nicole magazine collection, and more …. there is the potential for lots of updates and new things, they will just be made up of older things. This will also take the ‘pressure’ off of having to update with new news etc. when I may not have the time due to ‘real-life’ changes.
I know most of you will also still want to keep up with new news, and I am considering various options to do this through the forum and our exceptionally loyal members there. Stay tuned for news on that in the next few months.
There will also be ways for you to contribute and get involved in the site more, in terms of both new things and the older things, if you’re interested.
You know how much I like hearing your opinions on the site, so don’t hesitate to reply to this post or email me if you have anything to say.