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Weekly Wrap: Taylor/Burton Poll, Foxx is Tarantino's Django, Dennis Murren Talks Super 8 VFX, & More

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 24, 2011 at 6:50AM

Thompson on Hollywood


Weekend Preview: Bad Teacher, Cars 2, Leap Year’s Graphic Sex, Conan O’Brien, Better Life & More.

Exclusive Clip: Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times, David Carr vs. Media, Reviews.

Super 8 ILM VFX Master Dennis Muren Talks Spielberg, Going Back to 70s.

Shocker: Cars 2 Early Reviews Trend Rotten as Pixar’s Magic Carpet Ride Touches Down.

Last Weekend's Box Office: Green Lantern Opens Soft, Will Lose Money.


The Muppets New Trailer, plus Seven Things Joel Stein Learned on Set, Muppets Last by “Not Being Cynical”; plus Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method; Almodovar's Crazy, Sexy, Scary The Skin I Live In; and Footloose in need of More Kevin Bacon.

Also: Wild Ducks Review: Davis Guggenheim’s IBM Short Reveals Genius


Debbie Reynolds Auction Breaks Up Historic Hollywood Collection.

Winklevoss Twins Can’t Stop

News Wraps: Green Lantern’s Campbell Badmouths Solace, Entourage Chases Weiner, Patti Smith Acts; and Clooney Opens Venice, NYT Cuts Comments, Howard/Grazer Talk 25 Years in Hollywood; plus Comcast Flushes Exec Perks at 30 Rock, Advertisers Love Facebook.

Media Watch: Gannett Cuts Jobs, Film Threat Returns as Magazine; plus Facebook Feedback Council, Hulu to Sell, Tablet Users Double by 2012, Salon Chief Out.


Consider: Top Ten Actors, Actresses for Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton in Scorsese’s Furious Love.

Ten-Year-Old Cult Classic Wet Hot American Summer May See Sequel.

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris Follow-Up, The Bop Decameron, Adds Cast, Starts July 11 in Rome.

Quentin Tarantino: If Smith and Elba Are Out, Foxx is Right for Django Unchained.

Romeo and Juliet: Steinfeld’s Romeo is Douglas Booth; Holding a Candle to Zeffirelli & Luhrmann

Elba’s Star Rises with Pacific Rim; Del Toro Wants To Direct Jolie in Maleficent.

Could Spielberg’s Jurassic 4 Save 3-D?

Formula 1 Race Car Movies: One Is Non-Fiction, The Other Isn’t.

Mike Newell Casts The Borgia’s Holliday Grainger in Great Expectations.


Oscar Watch: New Voting Method Hurts Marginal Academy Ballots.

Emmy Watch: Mad Men’s Jon Hamm Feels Comedy vs. Drama Divide.

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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.