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August Brings Dog Days, Celebs on Vacation

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood August 5, 2009 at 8:29AM

The dog days of August are upon us. Will any of the month’s upcoming movies kick ass, like The Fugitive or Pineapple Express? Or are they studio also-rans? It can go either way, writes the NYT.
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The dog days of August are upon us. Will any of the month’s upcoming movies kick ass, like The Fugitive or Pineapple Express? Or are they studio also-rans? It can go either way, writes the NYT.

The stars are heading on vacation as August starts to slow things down.Leonardo DiCaprio is in Ibiza, Spain.

Time's Richard Corliss bewails the impact of Netflix on moviegoing. I cancelled my subscription, because I still go out to the movies and have many screeners to watch, to ever keep up with my Netflix queue. But my daughter does.

Here's why the newsweeklies can't hope to emulate the success of The Economist.

This article is related to: Headliners, Web/Tech, Daily Read, Media, Leonardo DiCaprio, Netflix


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.