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Clash of the Titans Breaks Easter Weekend Record; Tyler Perry, Miley Cyrus Score

Clash of the Titans smashes Easter weekend records, while Tyler Perry and Miley Cyrus also delivered strong holiday grosses, reports TOH box office analyst Anthony D'Alessandro:
  • By Anthony D'Alessandro
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  • April 4, 2010 3:36 AM
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Clash of the Titans Trashes Greek Myths in Eye-Rolling 3-D

Clash of the Titans Trashes Greek Myths in Eye-Rolling 3-D
I've already weighed in on why Clash of the Titans is a must-to-avoid in 3-D, and why I detest retrofitted 3-D in general.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 3, 2010 7:23 AM
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My Fair Lady: Mulligan vs. Knightley

But can she sing?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 26, 2010 6:15 AM
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#SXSW: Austin Regular Rodriquez First-Looks Predators

#SXSW: Austin Regular Rodriquez First-Looks Predators
The SXSW attractions are mounting up. Now Austin-local producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal will unveil footage from their upcoming remake of the Schwarzennegger flick Predators on March 12 at the Alamo Ritz at 10 pm. SXSW will also host the world premiere of Géla Babluani’s 13 as part of the SX Fantastic midnight section. The 2010 SXSW takes place March 12 – March 20.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 3, 2010 11:59 AM
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NBC/Universal on Roof, Downey Likely Harvey Star, Movie Sound Cliches

It looks like GE is in serious talks with Comcast to buy NBC Universal, reports Sharon Waxman. As Vivendi looks to sell its 20 % stake in the company, which has suffered a tough year, Comacast may step into the breach. UPDATE: Here's the LAT.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 30, 2009 12:17 PM
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Telluride Update: Last Day

Telluride Update: Last Day
I've been running around seeing movies, doing interviews, attending the terrific Viggo Mortensen tribute and going to various social events with filmmakers. IFC and SPC held back-to-back dinners Saturday night, while Sunday night the Steinbergs hosted their annual closing night bash.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • September 7, 2009 4:34 AM
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Who Should Star in Harvey?

Now that Tom Hanks is no longer in the running for Steven Spielberg's remake of the Universal classic Harvey--because he was understandably leery, I hear, of the inevitable comparisons with James Stewart in the original role--who could pull this off? Hanks is probably too close to Stewart on some level--people have been comparing them his entire career. The role should be played by a warm and likable man who can convince us that he is talking to a six-foot rabbit. That means a top-notch actor who can hold the screen and pull in audiences. Here's my list: vote! And write in anyone you think I've overlooked.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 17, 2009 11:28 AM
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Daily Links: Public Enemies, My Fair Lady, Women in Film

The recession is hitting the movie studios in the pocket books; they are trimming their budgets going forward, according to this Reuters report.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 4, 2009 5:50 AM
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My Fair Lady: Thompson Wants Laurie as Higgins

Emma Thompson has won Oscars for both acting (Howard's End) and writing (Sense and Sensibility). And she is coming to accept how satisfying both can be. "I always thought acting was my compulsion," she says," but that writing was a different form of creativity because it is so back to the knuckle. Acting is a natural thing because you are using your body, it's like singing. I was wrong about that. Both can answer the same need. I feel better after writing for two hours."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 16, 2008 9:39 AM
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Knightley Starring in My Fair Lady Remake?

As far as I'm concerned, the 1938 Pygmalion starring Wendy Hiller and Leslie Howard is far better than the terrible 1964 My Fair Lady movie adaptation of the Lerner and Loewe Broadway smash musical. The movie got by on Rex Harrison and the great music, barely. It was one of those cases where Hollywood insisted on casting a star--Audrey Hepburn, who was voiced by Marnie Nixon--instead of Broadway sensation Julie Andrews, who went on to score in the blockbuster movie musicals Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music instead!
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • June 6, 2008 7:32 AM
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