Thompson on Hollywood


- Tree of Life: It will Not Open in the U.K. Before Cannes After All, Gets New Poster, plus: Summit Takes Icon UK to a Los Angeles Arbitration Tribunal Over Tree of Life.

- Hanna Early Reviews: “Futuristic Fairy Tale, Arthouse Action Movie, Chase Thriller”.

- Sony Pictures Classics Officially Releasing Van Sant’s Cannes-Bound Restless, Starring Wasikowska.


- Paramount’s Super 8 and China Hopes Buoy Depressed Exhibs; DreamWorks and Disney/Pixar Previews, Fithian Pins B.O. Recovery Hopes on 3-D & Summer; Real Stuff Hits the Fan as Theater Owners Protest Studio VOD Plans; and James Cameron, George Lucas, Jeff Katzenberg Talk Cinema’s Digital Future.


- Superman News: Amy Adams Lands Lois Lane Opposite Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel.

- Animation Update: Sony Pictures Animation’s Muncle Trogg; Animation $20 Million P & A Equity Fund.

- Production Watch: It’s Young Saoirse Ronan for Snow White & Hobbit; Hanna Clips.

- Writer-Director Update: Sheldon Turner and Jason Reitman; Adam McKay Likes Crowe for The Boys.

MAD MEN & AMC Negotiations:

- Part One: Mad Men Tug-of-War Delays Show to 2012: Who Should Give In?; Part Two: Mad Men vs. Advertising: Weiner, AdAge and the Greatest Movie Ever Sold; Part Three: Weiner and AMC Make Mad Men Pact; Plus: Video Watch: Mad Men’s Jon Hamm.


- Elizabeth Taylor: Obits, Video Clips, Photo Galleries, Memories; plus Elizabeth Taylor Massed a Fortune Via Most Successful Perfume Line Ever.

- Academy Tribute To Italian Screen Legend Sophia Loren: Tickets, Photos, Clips.

- Cannes 2011: Jean-Paul Belmondo To Be Honored at Gala Screening of “Belmondo, The Career,” Clips.


- Good Advice on Changing from Print to Digital Model; plus New York Times Goes Behind Paywall: Media Reaction.


- SXSW Fest Breaks Out Talent: Evan Glodell Talks Bellflower; plus AFI Fest and AFM Announce November 2011 Dates.