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This Weekend: Head to 'The Heat' and 'Laurence Anyways,' Skip Emmerich's Latest Disaster 'White House Down'

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio | Thompson on Hollywood June 27, 2013 at 3:44PM

This weekend, the movie to see is Paul Feig's buddy cop comedy "The Heat" starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, but you may want to skip Roland Emmerich's latest blow-em-up spectacle "White House Down."

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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.