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Best of TOH Week That Was: In the Works, Fests, Interviews, Tarantino Updates, and Woody Allen Comes Home

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood April 14, 2012 at 1:42PM

Weekend movie guide: We recommend "The Cabin in the Woods" (our review here) and "The Lady" (Weekend Preview). For something more retro, Immersed in Movies reviews the restored "Two for the Road" (which will debut at TCM Classic Film Fest). For a thoughtful Foreign Oscar nominee, try "Monsieur Lazhar" (director Falardeau talks here).
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Weekend movie guide: We recommend "The Cabin in the Woods" (our review here) and "The Lady" (Weekend Preview).  For something more retro, Immersed in Movies reviews the restored "Two for the Road" (which will debut at TCM Classic Film Fest). For a thoughtful Foreign Oscar nominee, try "Monsieur Lazhar" (director Falardeau talks here).

Summer blockbuster status: Here's  8 Things You Want to Know from EW's Summer Preview: 'Dark Knight Rises,' 'Avengers,' 'Huntsman,' and 'Magic Mike.'"  Speaking of "Dark Knight Rises," Nolan speaks candidly in an interview on his filming preferences (hint: he's a traditionalist). If you were looking forward to "Battleship," critics' early reviews unleashed brickbats.  CinemaCon's Awards hint at potential summer breakouts: They go to Renner, Theron, Pfeiffer, Kitsch, Johnson, Katzenberg, and Apatow.  Speaking of summer tentpoles, Matt Mueller covers the first ever release of 3-D footage from Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" in London, followed by a Q&A with Scott and the cast.

Auteur updates: Martin Scorsese outlines Sinatra biopic possibilites; the latest on Tarantino's "Django Unchained": a new poster, final casting, and release plans. We also break down a character guide and synopsis. Woody Allen returns stateside for his next feature and he's opening the LA Film Fest with To Rome with Love."  We debuted the new French trailer for Jacques Audiard's "Rust & Bone," showcasing Cotillard and Schoenaerts, which should debut at Cannes.

Industry news: Anne Thompson analyses the Liongsate/Ross breakup over "The Hunger Games,"  the Liongsate and Summit merger and the effect of moving back the release of "Ender's Game," Lionsgate's International Overhaul Before Cannes and FilmDistrict's hiring of studio-exec Orr to run distribution.

Feminist debate: Sophia Savage addresses Ashley Judd, Kate WInslet, and Jennifer Lawrence vs. our toxic misogynistic culture.

On the small screen: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson will team up for Fukunaga's "True Detective." HBO renews the acclaimed "Game of Thrones" - we answer whether you have to know what's going on to join in. Now & Then takes on the "mad-as-hell" women of "Mad Men and Beth Hanna does a Review and Recap.

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IN THE WORKS

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FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

Tribeca exclusive: first clip of Kat Coire's "While We Were Here."

Cannes Watch: Tim Roth To Lead Un Certain Regard Jury

Academy Screens Universal's Gorgeous Remastered 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Followed by Awkward Q&A

Cannes: Director's Fortnight to Give Golden Coach Award to Turkey's Ceylan

Brit Week Takes Over Los Angeles, Because Somehow They Need More Attention

Santa Barbara Film Festival Sets Dates for January/February 2013

MEDIA WATCH

'Marley' Doc First-Ever to Stream Simultaneously on Facebook with Theatrical Premiere April 20

Media Watch: Brian Brooks Returns To New York as Managing Editor, But Not at Deadline

OBITS

Mike Wallace Obits (Video)

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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.