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Weekly Wrap: Healthy Box Office, X-Men Reviews & Interview, Rethinking 3D, Burton, Hobbit, Scorsese

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 3, 2011 at 5:29AM

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BOX OFFICE

Weekend Preview: X-Men Lands with Naked Mystique, Indies Beginners and Submarine Are Must-Sees.

Rethinking 3-D: Audiences Rebel at Crap Movies, Ebert Protests, Sony Explains, 2-D Loses Luster.

X-Men Writer Kinberg Talks First Class Secrets, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Blomkamp’s Elysium

Early Reviews: X-Men: First Class Earns Top Grades.

Super 8 Early Reviews: “Genuinely Frightening, Not Perfect, Mindblowing Nostalgic Experience”.

Tree of Life Update: Staying Power, Malick’s Next Moves.

Cannes Restless Reaction: Managing Expectations for Van Sant Tweener, Silent Version on DVD

Interview: Lynn Hershman Leeson Talks !Women Art Revolution, Feminism, Outtakes of History.

Box Office Breaks Memorial Day Weekend Record, Hangover Part II Leads Holiday Surge.

PRODUCTION & UPCOMING

Scorsese’s Furious Love for Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton: The Impossible Casting, Love Letters, Video.

In the Works: Jackie Robinson, J. Edgar, Girlfriend Equation, Master, Baumbach, Great Expectations.

Paul Greengrass May Commandeer Hanks in Somali Pirates Adaptation, Caribbean #5 Considers Next Director.

Dark Shadows Update: Tim Burton Confirms “Weird Tone,” Not in 3-D; Director’s Exhibit Opens at LACMA.

Watch: A Letter to Elia, Martin Scorsese’s Portrait of Kazan: “There’s nothing but the movie.”

The Hobbit Pics Get Official Titles and Release Dates.

Red Band Trailer for Girl with Dragon Tattoo: Feel Bad Movie of Christmas, plus: Official Green Band Version, French Poster.

FESTIVALS

Rome Film Festival Announces Dates, Ennio Morricone Heads Jury, Clips.

38th Telluride Film Festival: Maira Kalman’s Poster Art Revealed.

New York Asian Film Fest: Final 2011 Lineup.

PLUS

Janice Min’s Revamped THR: Is it Working?

Academy Presents 30th Anniversary Digital Screening of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

This article is related to: Box Office, Directors, Festivals, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Hollywood, Independents, Reviews, Production , TOH: Best of the Week


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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.