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Weekly Wrap: Previews, Cronenberg's Menage A Trois, Scorsese's George Harrison Doc, Marilyn Trailer

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 8, 2011 at 1:36AM

Weekend Preview: Ides of March, Real Steel, The Way, Dirty Girl, War Doc Hell and Back Again
Thompson on Hollywood

Weekend Preview: Ides of March, Real Steel, The Way, Dirty Girl, War Doc Hell and Back Again


Timely Eco Doc Island President Debuts at DOC NYC: President Nasheed Warns, “It’s Not Just Us”

Cronenberg’s Menage A Trois, Kendrick’s Wet Dream, Woody Allen Talks Unsatisfying Situation of Life

Herzog Talks Into the Abyss, Opens DOC NYC, Looks “deep into the heart of ourselves”

Lars Von Trier Will NEVER Give Another Interview

; Retires from Public Speaking


Sundance Institute Announces Recipients of Indian Paintbrush Fellowship; New Frontier Story Lab

Oscar Doc Race Does Not Favor Lookalikes

Stars Line Up to Fete Robert Downey 25th American Cinematheque Awards on October 14

Focus Features’ Africa First ProgramAnnounces Winners of $10,000 Grants

London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Moves to January, Aims to Stand Out from The Crowd

Agnieszka Holland’s In Darkness Gets Oscar Qualifying Run in December

Queue Up the Oscar Wannabes: Sally Kirkland Strikes Again

Stephen Frears Gets EFA’s Lifetime Achievement Award: “It’s Nice to be Complimented by Europe”


Strike Back Episode 7: Expect the Unexpected

Boardwalk Empire 2/2 - Ourselves Alone – The Good Parts Version

George Harrison: Living in the Material World Reviews: Still Hidden, Enigmatic, Quiet

In the Works

Depp Developing Live Action Dr. Seuss, Thin Man Remake Finds New Scribe in Billy Ray

Poster Watch: Eastwood’s J. Edgar Features Angry Multi-Colored DiCaprio

New Stills from My Week With Marilyn: Seduction of the Media Begins with Gorgeous Michelle Williams

Oscar Talk: Clooney Leads Best Actor Field, Davis Leads Best Actress, Carnage Non-Contender

Trailer Watch: The Raven Lands on Anniversary of Poe’s Death; Film Claims Edginess, But Is It?

Trailer Watch: Reitman’s Young Adult Stars Charlize Theron as A Soulless Bitch You’ll Love to Hate

Trailer Watch: Michelle Williams Wows in My Week with Marilyn Trailer

Blumberg Sex Addiction Dramedy Thank You for Sharing: Cast includes Paltrow, Pink, Ruffalo, Robbins

Kaufman’s Meta Frank or Francis, Craig and Mara Pose in Empire

EXCLUSIVE: Rookie Levin Starts Filming Indie Farm Drama Land of Tomorrow in Kentucky October 11

Johnny Depp Will Take The Stupid Money, Thanks—And Will Promo Rum Diary at Columbia, LACMA

Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina Begins Shooting for Working Title: Knightley Leads Strong Cast

Trailer Watch: Second War Horse Trailer is More Oscar Bait, “Be Brave, Be Brave, Be Brave”

Spielberg and Jackson Talk Tintin, Trailer on Real Steel, Opens in Europe First, Plays Rome Festival

Aronofsky’s Noah Goes Ahead with Paramount & New Regency: Will It Sail With Bale?

Inspired Casting: Werner Herzog will Play Villain Across Tom Cruise in McQuarrie’s One Shot

Robert Downey Jr. Developing Perry Mason for the Big Screen Listen & Watch Past Incarnations

Mike Newell’s Great Expectations Shoots October 10 with Bonham Carter, Fiennes, Irvine, Grainger

Media Watch

Remembering Steve Jobs, VES Summit and Bill of Rights, Geeking out with John Gaeta

RIP Steve Jobs, Who Deserves the Word Visionary: Obits, Links, Clips

Media Watch: Hulu Lets You Choose Your Ads, Amazon Splits Streaming, Transformers Streamed Directly

Media Watch: Relativity Launches First Movie Sector Marketing Partnership with Spotify

Yahoo News & ABC Team Up for Content Sharing, Relaunches Caught in the Act

Oscar Powers Netflix’s Top Ten Most-Rented List

Tribeca Film Institute Names Non-Fiction Recipients of New Media Fund: Interrupters, Tillman Story

Apple’s Tim Cook Unveils iPhone 4S, Fails To Live Up to Steve Jobs

Career Watch

Now and Then: The Transformation of Michael Bay to Sunday Hangover Auteur

Indie Release Mojo: Margaret, Dream House, Machine Gun Preacher, Drive

EW Reunites Ten Casts: Weaver on Aliens, Allen on Home Improvement, Elwes on Princess Bride


Forbes Top Earning Women In Entertainment 2011: Oprah, Lady Gaga, Gisele, Frankel, Swift, DeGeneres

Clooney’s Favorite Films Inspire Mini Movie Trailer Marathon: From President’s Men to The Sting


When Bad Perfume Ads Happen to Good Actors: Melanie Laurent the Latest (Well Paid) Victim

More Super-Star Celebrity Auctions: Taylor’s Diamonds, Wayne’s Patch, Reynolds II, Ruby Slippers


RIP Steve Jobs, Who Deserves the Word Visionary: Obits, Links, Clips

Obit: Rob Remley Dies of Cancer


Academy Passes Hollywood Museum To LACMA: UPDATED


Coen Brothers Join TV Migration with Detective Comedy

Spielberg vs. Spielberg: Vulture Tracks How His Fave Themes Go Wrong on Small Screen

TV Watch: Playboy Club Cancelled, Fox Could Make Money On Simpsons Demise

Box Office

Weekend Box Office: Dolphin Tale Overtakes Moneyball in Second Inning


A Shaded View on Fashion and Film: Festival in Paris October 7-9


Amanda Knox at the Movies

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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.