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Best Stories of the Week: 'Titanic' Returns, TV Slate Gets Competitive, Cannes Update, Fernandez Joins Indiewire

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood April 7, 2012 at 1:43PM

This week at TOH, Indiewire made an excellent new hire, the spring TV lineup is dividing our attention, Kate and Leo are back in 3D, and more!
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Best Stories of the Week, 4/6/2012

This week at TOH, Indiewire made an excellent new hire, the spring TV lineup is dividing our attention, Kate and Leo are back in 3-D, and more!

Festivals:

After an April Fool's Day fake Cannes lineup hoax, Anne Thompson looks at what we really know will be going to Cannes 2012.

Indiewire hires:

Anne Thompson welcomes THR's Jay Fernandez as Indiewire's New York News Editor and Senior Writer.

Television:

David Chute's "Game of Thrones" season 2 premiere review catches you up on everything you need to know.

Anne Thompson intros "The Killing" Season 2 premiere and rounds up reviews.

Beth Hanna's review and recap of "Mad Men" episode 3 looks at the return of Betty.

Box office:

"The Hunger Games" killed off the box office competition over its second weekend, and raced past $250 million. Brian Fuson reports.

Social problem doc "Bully" didn't get pushed around at the box office last weekend. Tom Brueggeman reports on how the new Oscar rule for required theatrical runs is giving indies a boost.

Interviews:

Top Italian writer-actor-director Nanni Moretti talks Vatican send-up comedy "We Have a Pope" with Anne Thompson.

Features:

Anne Thompson looks at James Cameron's 1997 game-changing blockbuster "Titanic," re-released in 3-D for the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking.

Aljean Harmetz looks at the wide appeal of "The Hunger Games."

Bill Desowitz previews "Brave," a likely Oscar contender for Pixar.

Reviews:

Anne Thompson reviews Annette Insdorf's new book, "Philip Kaufman."

Matt Brennan's Now and Then column compares two adaptations of Jonathan Safran Foer.

In the works:

Sophia Savage looks at Nicole Kidman's recent casting coup as Grace Kelly in "Grace of Monaco."

Amazon Studios director Roy Price talks to Anne Thompson about second-year changes and the company's slate of 15 in-the-works films.

This article is related to: Box Office, Television, Festivals, Interviews, James Cameron, Cannes


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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.