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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

Thompson on Hollywood


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


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.


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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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.