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Weekly Wrap: Emmys Snub Genre, Nominees in Movies, Scorsese on Harrison, Potter Mania, Trailers

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood July 15, 2011 at 2:30AM

Thompson on Hollywood


Emmy Voters Too Snobby for Genre Fare: The Borgias, Treme, Justified, The Killing, Walking Dead.

Emmy Watch: Seven Nominees with Promising Film Futures.

Bridesmaids Star Melissa McCarthy Trains with Joel McHale for Emmy Nominations Announcement.

HBO Picks Up Scorsese’s Spiritual Doc: George Harrison: Living in the Material World.


Vera and Taissa Farmiga Talk Higher Ground: Strength, Vulnerability, Self-Discovery, Courage.

Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish Keeps VFX Practical for His Super 8 Mile.


Weekend Preview: Harry Potter Will Dominate; Indies Tabloid, The Tree, Life, Above All & Snow Flower.

Last Weekend's Box Office: Transformers 3D Holds at Number One; Horrible Bosses Strong at Two.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: Satisfying and Glorious Finale; plus It All Ends at the Box Office (Analysis), and our Media Round-Up.

Robot Builders Doc Bots High: Mad Hot Ballroom with Nerds

Trailer Watch: The Interrupters, Sherlock Holmes 2, Tintin, Contagion, John Carter.


The Hobbit Production Video 2 Hits Facebook: Jackson Scouts New Zealand Locations.

Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes Reportedly Join Bond 23: Too Good To Be True?

Comic-Con Preview: The New (Amazing) Spider-Man, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Masters of the Web


Google+ Update: 20 Million Users Projected by This Weekend, User Tips, Will It Survive?

Media Watch: True Confessions on News of the World, plus Hugh Grant Helped to Push Murdoch’s News of the World’s Demise by Bugging Reporter, and Steve Coogan vs. Paul McMullan and Tabloids, News of the World.


Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Early Reviews: Clumsy Mistranslation.

Current Vigilante Movie vs. Classic: Hauer as Hobo with a Shotgun vs. Eastwood as Dirty Harry.

Page Eight Review: Weisz and Fiennes Give David Hare’s Directing Comeback a Boost.


The Sell-Out Failures of Oscar Winners.

Helena Bonham Carter Honored by BAFTA.


EXCLUSIVE: Coolidge Corner Theatre and Alfred P. Sloan’s Science on Screen Picks Eight Cinemas

Oh The (Female) Horror! Viscera Film Festival Launches in LA.

Sundance Announces Creative Producing Lab & Summit Participants.

Athena Film Festival, 2012: Call for Submissions.

Academy to Archive Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo’s Original Movie Posters.

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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.