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Weekly Wrap: In the Works, Trailer Watch, Reviews, and Cannes Market

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood May 12, 2012 at 12:05AM

The Best of TOH! this week starts off with the Weekend Preview from Steve Jobs and Paul Simon to France, Lebanon, and Japan. In you're in a retro mood this weekend, we have a review round-up for "Dark Shadows" on the latest collaboration between Depp and Burton. We also give a review round-up for "The Dictator" with Sacha Baron Cohen, in case you're up for some uncomfortable hilary. Interested in the box office last week? We give a thorough look to "The Avengers" effect: who comes out ahead? (Hint, it's nearly everyone). In our Weekend Box Office, we write how "Avengers" shattered North American Box Office Records with $200-million haul. In the Arthouse Box Office, we note 'Marigold' Is 'Avengers' for Seniors, 'First Position' and 'Bernie' Score. To prep yourself for a great Cannes release, check out our exclusive clip from Maiwenn's gripping Cannes winner, "Polisse." Another Cannes debut, 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' also debuts on HBO: Kidman & Owen talk sex and Hemingway's boots.
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The Best of TOH! this week starts off with the Weekend Preview from Steve Jobs and Paul Simon to France, Lebanon, and Japan.

In you're in a retro mood this weekend, we have a review round-up for "Dark Shadows" on the latest collaboration between Depp and Burton.  We also give a review round-up for "The Dictator" with Sacha Baron Cohen, in case you're up for some uncomfortable hilary.

Interested in the box office last week?  We give a thorough look to "The Avengers" effect: who comes out ahead? (Hint, it's nearly everyone).  In our Weekend Box Office, we write how "Avengers" shattered North American Box Office Records with $200-million haul.  In the Arthouse Box Office, we note 'Marigold' Is 'Avengers' for Seniors, 'First Position' and 'Bernie' Score. 

To prep yourself for a great Cannes release, check out our exclusive clip from Maiwenn's gripping Cannes winner, "Polisse."   Another Cannes debut, 'Hemingway & Gellhorn' also debuts on HBO: Kidman & Owen talk sex and Hemingway's boots.

The Cannes Market Watch: Roadside Attractions sci-fi thriller "Branded" debuts in Cannes market. Radiant Films snags "Madame Bovary" with Mia Wasikowska, Paul Giamatti, and Ezra Miller.   Solution takes "Grand Piano" with Elijah Wood, High Point Media Groupt gets John Boorman documentaryIFC and Sundance Selects acquire 'On the Road" for fall release.  Cassavetes goes gritty for Kristen Stewart's "Cali", and more in the works at the festival, Polanski to direct period thriller "D."  Cornish and Gleeson form an unlikely pair in "An Ordinary Man."

In other festival coverage, we highlight the opening night, celebrating 25 Year's of Columbia's film festival at Tully Hall.  Next ask De Niro vs. Redford: after Sundance London, Tribeca launches rival Tribeca Firenze at Tuscan Sun Festival.

Columns this week:  Immersed in Movies talks "The Hobbit," higher frame rates and virtual production at FMX.  Now and Then: compares 'Haywire,' 'Bourne' Trilogy, proving that style is substance.


Other curiosities of the week?  We cover some reality TV lunacy as Oscar-Winner Clint Eastwood contends with 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company.'

More Best of TOH! Below:

TRAILER WATCH

Trailer Watch: 'Ruby Sparks' is Hipster Pygmalion with Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan

Trailer Watch: 'Gangster Squad' Stars Penn, Gosling and Brolin as Cops and Mobsters

IN THE WORKS

Pressman to Produce Adaptation of Graphic Novel 'Feeding Ground'

'Red 2' Reunites Old Gang, Adds Catherine Zeta-Jones to the Mix

Del Toro Will Co-Direct 'Pinocchio' After 'Pacific Rim'; Then What?

Principal Photography Begins on Erotic Thriller 'Therese' with Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Oscar Isaac, and Jessica Lange

EXTRAS

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase, New Participants

Career Watch: Scarlett Johansson, Beyond the Black Bodysuit

 

This article is related to: Cannes Film Festival


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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.