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Weekly Wrap: Sundance Kicks-Off, Awards Impact, More Remakes In The Works

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood January 21, 2011 at 7:17AM

Thompson on Hollywood


- Sundance: Jury Members Are Susanne Bier, Matt Groening, Jason Reitman, America Ferrara, Kim Peirce.

- Sundance Preview: Cedar Rapids Is Hilarious, Sundance Pre-Buys, Hot Tickets, Surprise Attendees.

- Sundance: Take Shelter Goes to SPC Before Competing at Fest.

- Sundance Trailer and Poster EXCLUSIVE: The Nine Muses.

- Sundance Trailer and Poster EXCLUSIVE: Buck, True Horse Whisperer Documentary.

- Relativity Hits Sundance with Ex-Paramount Star Acquisition Exec Matukewicz in Tow.


- Golden Globe Wins Impact Box Office and DVDs.

- Golden Globe-Winning Actors: What’s Next for Portman, Firth, Leo, Bale, Bening, Giamatti.

- Oscar Watch: Foreign Branch Narrows Contenders to Nine, Cuts France’s Of Gods and Men.

- BAFTA Nominations Analysis: The King’s Speech Reigns.

- Oscar Watch Exclusive: Tom Hooper Talks Directing Style in The King’s Speech.

- Behind the Visual Effects on Black Swan.


- Jacki Weaver Talks Career, Animal Kingdom’s Evil Matriarch, Voicing Toy Story 4.

- Jim Sturgess Talks The Way Back, Heartless, Singing the Beatles.


- Anne Hathaway Rises as Catwoman in Nolan’s Next Dark Knight: Right Pick?.

- Sacha Baron Cohen Follows Up Borat and Bruno with Saddam Hussein Adaptation The Dictator.

- Willow Smith & Jay-Z’s Annie Remake, Pattinson & Knightley for Cosmopolis, Cusack “Bad-Ass” Poe.

- Casting Watch: Duplass Joins Pine, Banks, Wilde in Welcome To The People; Odd Life of Timothy Green.


- SnagFilms Raises $10 Million from Comcast, NEA.

- Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Series May See a Fourth Book.

- Women and Hollywood Joins IndieWIRE Blog Network.

- No Strings Attached Reviews: “Shockingly Good,” “Zero Charisma,” “Reversal of Gender Roles”.

This article is related to: Awards, Box Office, Directors, Festivals, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Hollywood, Independents, Media, Production , TOH: Best of the Week, Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTA, Sundance, Remake

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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.