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

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood May 6, 2011 at 8:29AM

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

This article is related to: Awards, Box Office, Directors, Festivals, Franchises, Genres, Headliners, Video, Media, Production , TOH: Best of the Week, Trailers


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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.