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This Weekend: Head to Disney's Big-Budget Western 'The Lone Ranger,' Sundance Hit 'The Way, Way Back' and 'Despicable Me 2'

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio | Thompson on Hollywood July 3, 2013 at 2:19PM

This holiday weekend, two family-oriented tentpoles will be vying for American eyeballs: Disney's cinematic "The Lone Ranger" and Universal's "Despicable Me 2." We recommend both.

This article is related to: The Lone Ranger, The Way, Way Back, Despicable Me 2, The Look of Love

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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.