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Weekly Wrap: Super 8, X-Men, Django, Nipple Rings, Man Beards, Angelina Jolie, Hangover and Wangover

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage and Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood June 10, 2011 at 8:15AM

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Weekend Preview: Can the Fab Super 8 Beat Holdovers X-Men & The Hangover?

Super 8: Opening Projections Are Irrelevant; Word-of-Mouth Will Sell This Critics’ Darling | Spielberg and Abrams Q & A on Growing Up, Obsessions, Their Inner Child | Reviews: “Early Spielberg Classic,” Spielberg & Abrams “Spiritually Clash On-Screen” | Spielberg & Abrams: What’s Next | Super 8 Inspires Cinephile Debate.

X-Men: First Class: Tops Field with Prequel-Size $56 Million | Winners and Losers.

The Hangover Part II: Bradley Cooper Parle Tres Bien le Francais | Part III Might Have a New Plot, Galifianakis & Cooper Slap Each Other Between Two Ferns.

Midnight in Paris Will Be Woody Allen’s Biggest Hit Since 1986.

Trailer Watch: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn- Part 1; Bella and Edward Get Married.

Full Poster: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’s Lisbeth Salander Shows Her Nipple Ring

IN THE WORKS

Angelina Jolie Chooses Wisely: Salt Sequel Moves Forward.

Sequelitis: Jim Carrey Getting Even Dumber, Mightier? Harvey Weinstein Still Wants Another Rounders

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained: Casting is Key; DiCaprio In, Smith Out? Who Will Play Django?

In the Works: Eisenberg’s Magician Heist Pic, Liman Meets Cooper for Luna, McCarthy’s Home Movies.

Possibilities: Witherspoon’s Wedding Rom-Com, Aronofsky’s Noah Epic, Poltergeist Eyes Lindsay-Abaire.

Sacha Baron Cohen as The Dictator, and the Great Man Beards That Came Before Him.

Anna Karenina Update: Joe Wright Casts Knightley, Law, MacFadyen, Macdonald, Ronan, Johnson">Knightley, Law, MacFadyen, Macdonald, Ronan, Johnson.

Columbia, Moritz to Remake Japanese Hit Big Man Japan.

PLUS

Manhattan Film Fans Should Flock to Film Society of Lincoln Center’s New Theater Complex; Will They?

Picton Picturefest’s Inaugural Event: Lineup Opens with Swinton Curated Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday.

New AMC/Regal Distrib Open Road to Release Killer Elite September 23.

New York Times Changes Editors as It Transitions to Digital Age.

MTV Movie Awards Show Pushes Raunch with Pattinson/Lautner Kiss, F-Bombs, Sex Tape Advice.

The Wangover: Jon Stewart On Weiner, Clinton, Sexting: Kimmel asks Paris Hilton: “Hot or Huge?”

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