Weekly Wrap: Festivals, Box Office, Cannes, Pixar, Jolie, Tarantino, Oprah, Thor, Bin Laden

by Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson
May 6, 2011 8:29 AM
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Thompson on Hollywood

- Will Thor Be Latest Jewel in Marvel Crown? Marvel Talks Recipe for Success.

- Weekend Preview: Thor Will Molest Your Eye Sockets, Plus: Something Borrowed, The Beaver, Last Night, Passion Play.

- Something Borrowed Reviews: “Lame, Misjudged, Plastic, Obnoxious”.

- Tomb Raider Reboot: Who In the Name of Lara Croft Could Replace Angelina Jolie?

- Osama bin Laden is Dead Tweets, New Yorker Covers, Newspaper Boost, Bigelow/Boal Rewrite.

- Pixar’s La Luna, A Timeless Coming of Age Fable from Director Enrico Casarosa.

- EXCLUSIVE Clips, Interview: Chang-dong Lee Talks Beauty & Pain in His South Korean Stunner, Poetry.

- Oprah’s OWN Mother’s Day Programs: Judds, Extraordinary Moms, No Woman, No Cry, Shania Twain.

- The Tree of Life: Glorious New Clip, Salt in the Wound for Those Not Going to Cannes Premiere.FESTIVALS

- SFIFF 54 Day Nine, Day Ten, Day Eleven, Day Twelve.

- LA Film Fest 2011: Programmers Talk Lineup for Downtown Festival, June 16-26.

- LATimes Festival of Books: Patti Smith and Dave Eggers Talk the Art of the Memoir.

- Cannes 2011: Méliès’s Fully Restored A Trip To The Moon in Color To Screen Fest’s Opening Night, plus Janet Jackson Will Play Cannes AmFAR Cinema Against AIDS Fundraiser.

- Israel Film Festival Presents Awards to Schreiber, Donen, Opening Premiere is Intimate Grammar.

- Classics Lure Young and Old to L.A.‘s TCM Classic Film Festival.

- Hero Complex Screening Series Goes IMAX: Fanboy Festival Opens with Dick Tracy and Warren Beatty.

- Diane Baker Talks “Best-Kept Secret”: San Francisco’s Expanding Academy of Art.

- ShortsHD Launches on DIRECTV: Like A Mini Short Film Festival Each Night.

CASTING & PRODUCTION

- Tarantino Speaks on Django Unchained.

- The Hobbit Update: The Cast So Far, Adding Lee Pace, Dean O’Gorman, Hugo Weaving?.

- Actress Watch: Rachel Weisz’s Slate Might Include Oz, Roberts & Clinton Talk, Kidman’s Next Biopic?

- Armie Hammer to Star in Psychological Thriller Love Story, 2:22, To Be Shopped At Cannes.

AWARDS

- Emmy Watch: Episodes Creators Talk No-Holds Barred Skewering of Network TV Biz.

- Venice Fest 2011 To Give Pacino Glory to the Filmmaker Award, Premiere Wilde Salome with Chastain.

- Robert Downey, Jr. Lands American Cinematheque Award: Should Be Fun Fete.

- Tony Award Nominations: Book of Mormon Leads with 14, Acting Nods for Pacino, McDormand, Redgrave.

- MTV Movie Awards Nominates Twilight and Harry Potter Stars, Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Portman.

- 2011 Webby Award Winners: Arcade Fire, Twitter, Bieber, Funny Or Die, Jim Carrey and More.

PLUS

- Trade Wars: Deadline vs. THR vs. The Wrap.

- Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group Buys Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes.

- Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Edition Event: In Theaters and On Blu-Ray in June.

- Shoe Drops as Mark Gill’s Film Department Closes, Victim of Recession, Bad Movies.

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