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Hero Complex Film Festival Has Surprises In Store

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 10, 2011 at 5:27AM

While I remain skeptical that Warren Beatty will fulfill his intention to produce a Dick Tracy sequel--as announced at Thursday's opening night of the second annual Hero Complex Film Festival -- there will be more surprises in store at LAT writer/blogger Geoff Boucher's geekfest. Sunday I will turn up for the Iron Man double feature at Mann's Chinese not only to check out the Q & A with the always amusing Jon Favreau, but to see if his surprise guest is who I think it is: Robert Downey, Jr. Those two, as anyone who has attended Comic-Con knows, are damned funny.
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Thompson on Hollywood

While I remain skeptical that Warren Beatty will fulfill his intention to produce a Dick Tracy sequel--as announced at Thursday's opening night of the second annual Hero Complex Film Festival -- there will be more surprises in store at LAT writer/blogger Geoff Boucher's geekfest. Sunday I will turn up for the Iron Man double feature at Mann's Chinese not only to check out the Q & A with the always amusing Jon Favreau, but to see if his surprise guest is who I think it is: Robert Downey, Jr. Those two, as anyone who has attended Comic-Con knows, are damned funny.


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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.