Weekly Wrap: Cannes Interviews, Winners & Losers, Tree of Life, Bridesmaids, Hangover & Box Office

Weekly Wrap: Cannes Interviews, Winners & Losers, Tree of Life, Bridesmaids, Hangover & Box Office

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BOX OFFICE

Weekend Preview: Avoid The Hangover Part II For Something Unforgettable: The Tree of Life | What Comparing Bridesmaids and The Hangover Reveals About Hollywood’s Gender Problem | Todd Phillips Trash Talking David Poland Is More Entertaining Than The Hangover Part II | Will Hangover Part II Break Records? | Entertainment Weekly’s Best of Summer: Bateman, Galifianakis, Aniston, Carell, Gosling, Abrams, More.

INTERVIEWS

Cannes Video: Lars von Trier’s Last Cannes Q & A: “Stupid” Statements, Melancholia, “I Am Not a Nazi,” Dunst, Cruz.

– Cannes Video: Ryan Gosling Talks “Werewolf” Role in Nic Winding Refn’s Cannes Hit Drive; Reviews.

– Cannes Video: Banderas Talks The Skin I Live In, Haywire, Career: “I Probably Made Some Mistakes,” Reviews.

– Cannes Video: Nanni Moretti Takes On The Vatican and Woody Allen

– Cannes Video: Famke Janssen Talks Bringing Up Bobby and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

– Jon Favreau Talks Genre-Mash Cowboys & Aliens: The Science of Sincerity.

– Interview: Indie Producer Gary Gilbert Talks Mark Ruffalo, Margaret, Kids Are All Right, New Pics

MORE CANNES

– Closing Night: Poliss Wins Jury Prize, Screenplay to Footnote, Dunst Actress, Refn Director.

Tree of Life Wins Palme d’Or, Jean Dujardin Actor, Dardennes and Ceylan Share Grand Prix.

– Winners and Losers: Malick, Pitt, Von Trier, Dunst, Dujardin, Gosling, Refn, Kaurismaki.

– Oscilloscope Buys We Need to Talk About Kevin, Swinton Gets Oscar Push.

– Sundance Selects Takes Cannes Critics’ Week Opener, The “Live Affirming” Declaration of War.

– Euro-American Mash-Up This Must Be the Place Stars Sean Penn, Misfires.

Le Havre Reviews: “Endearing, Enchanted Port in the Storm, Best Film to Date.”

OTHER FESTIVALS

– SIFF: Weekend One: The Whistleblower, First Grader, Happy Happy, Ex; Day Three: A Quiet Life, Another Earth, Love, Pipe & Beautiful Seattle Weather; Day Four: Must-See Submarine, Four More Years, Jess + Moss, Beginners’ McGregor and Plummer.

– LAFF Opens with Linklater’s Bernie, Lineup Includes Remembering Sidney Lumet, Gosling’s Drive Gala

– Silverdocs Fest 2011 Slate Opener is Swell Season, Closes with Revenge of Electric Car.

PRODUCTION NEWS & MORE

– Emmy Watch: Greed Gets the Blame in HBO’s Too Big To Fail, Bill Pullman Talks.

– Dueling Snow Whites: Relativity’s Grimm vs. Universal’s Huntsman, The Casts So Far.

– Production Watch: Dark Tower, Bigelow’s Bin Laden, Reeves, Fukunaga.

– Sony Launches Dragon Tattoo Red Band Teaser Trailers, Review, Plummer Talks Mara as Salander.

– Academy’s Move Toward Electronic Balloting: Target for Hackers?

– Academy Unspools Summer of Silents, Starring Keaton, Chaplin, Oliver & Hardy.

– Ex-Universal Co-Chief David Linde Closes Deal for Reliance-Backed Company with Global Output Pacts.

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