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Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Summer Trailers, Academy, Next for Coens, Bale, Russell, Affleck, Crowe

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 17, 2011 at 9:23AM

Thompson on Hollywood


- Weekend Preview: Green Lantern and Mr. Popper’s Penguins Could Disappoint, Buck, Page One, Art of Getting By.

- Green Lantern Reviews: “Inert, Underwhelming,” Reynolds “Little More than a Torso and a Smirk.”

- Summer’s Nine Worst Movie Trailers include Green Lantern, Three Musketeers, Change-Up, Mr. Popper's Penguins.

- Has Hollywood Stopped Trying? The Smurfs vs. Mr. Popper’s Penguins.

- Trailer Watch: Brad Pitt Stars in Moneyball, Could Be Oscar Contender.

- John Carter Early Poster Teases, Does Not Inform.

- Hero Complex Fest: Captain America, Favreau, Downey, Iron Man, Cowboys & Aliens, Avengers, Comic-Con.

- Fox Searchlight Uses Director Cred to Sell The Tree of Life.


- Coens Go Musical, Pacino’s Humbling, Rushdie’s Working Tltle/Showtime Sci-Fi TV Series.

- Bale for Aronofsky’s Noah, Cruise for One Shot, Gatsby, Dark Knight, 21 Jump Get New Cast Members

- Scorsese Does George Harrison, Citizen Kane Goes Blu-Ray, Chastain’s Tree of Life Secrets.

- Dueling Snow Whites: Relativity Shoots First with No Title, Universal’s Huntsman Gets Rewrite.

- David O. Russell Loves Jolie, Eyes her for Silver Lining, in the Running to Direct Maleficent.

- Ben Affleck To Direct Tell No One Remake, Holds Actors Hostage for Argo.

- Brando vs. Crowe as Superman Franchise’s Jor-El.

- Hamm & McCarthy for Feig/Apatow Comedy, Thornton Casts Jayne Mansfield’s Car, Casting Misfires.

- Hooper’s Les Mis Wants Hugh Jackman; Winslet, Brolin, Reitman Triple Threat.


- Academy Backs Off Ten Best Picture Nominations.

- Laura Ziskin, Who Produced More Than Spider-Man, is Dead at 61.

- News Wrap: Hamm Talks Mad Men, Hanks Releases New Larry Crowne Trailer, In Talks with Zemeckis.

- News Wrap: Abrams Opens Up on Super 8 Secrets, Apple Threatens Cable, Boondock Saints Web Sequel.

- Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Hit Hollywood July 9 for BAFTA’s First Brits to Watch Event.

- Relativity Will Release Soderbergh’s Haywire After All.

- News Wrap: Fincher, Aronofsky In Creative 50, Vudu Adds Mad Men, WB Demands China.

- Sony Pictures Classics Nabs Cronenberg’s Dangerous Method.


- Webby Awards Highlight: Dan Savage Acceptance Speech: “Tracy Morgan Can Suck My…”

- Elvis Mitchell is New Film Independent/LACMA Film Curator.

- Lynne Segall Ditches Deadline to Return to Hollywood Reporter.

- Conan O’Brien’s Brilliant Commencement Speech: “Disappointment Stings”

- Jen Grisanti Talks Story Line: Finding Gold in Your Life Story, Emotional Truth.

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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.