Thompson on Hollywood


- Weekend Boxoffice Looks Up as Family Toon Rio Faces Horror Comedy Scream 4; plus Indie & Foreign Films to See: Princess of Montpensier, Screaming Man, Armadillo

- EW Movie Preview Shares Soundbites from Hollywood’s Summer Stars.


- Emmy Watch: HBO Dominates TV Movie Race with Cinema Verite, Mildred Pierce.


- Anna Faris and Women at the Movies: Not a Pretty Picture; plus the Gender Imbalance in Media, Geena Davis, Broken Models of Masculinity & Femininity.


- Official Selection: Winds of Change, Rookies, Four Women in Competition, Plus Jodie Foster.
- Trailers & Images: Tree of Life, Midnight in Paris, Restless, Melancholia & More.
- Adds Kung Fu Panda 2, Pirates 4; Allen Controls Opener, Adds Baldwin to Rome Film.
- Van Sant’s Restless Opens Un Certain Regard, Pirates 4 Gets Slot.

- Ashland Independent Film Festival Winners.

- Put Down Your Flip Cam! UCLA’s First Barbie Video Girl Film Festival.


- Harry Shearer Talks Expose The Big Uneasy, Media Coverage of Katrina, Spike Lee’s “Canards”.

- Morgan Spurlock Talks Funding, Making, Selling The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.


- Director Watch: Jackson on The Hobbit’s 48 FPS, Cooper’s Out of the Furnace, Jones Eyes Wolverine; plus Jackson Posts First The Hobbit Report, Complete with Maori Ceremony and Andy Serkis in Dots.

- Tom Hanks To Star in Tykwer and Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas, Selling at Cannes.

- Michael Shannon Joins Superman: Man of Steel as Supervillain Zod.

- Jeff Buckley Biopic On Its Way: A Selection of His Music and Interview.

- The Dark Knight Rises Casting: What The Cast Looks Like So Far.

- MGM Partners with Sony on Releasing James Bond 23 Worldwide.

- Drew Barrymore’s How To Be Single Is Not A Rom-Com: “A Little Bit Ageless And Not Gender Specific”.


- EXCLUSIVE Clip: Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, Premieres at Tribeca April 23.

- Sidney Poitier To Be Honored by Film Society of Lincoln Center, Star Presenters.

- Cleopatra’s Infamous Original Poster Art Featuring Elizabeth Taylor Hits Auction Block.

- Appreciating Sidney Lumet; Obits, Spike Lee Tweets, Photos and Clips.


- Roger Ebert’s TED Talk 2011: Finding His Voice Through The Internet.