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Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, Trailer Watch, Pre-Awards Interviews, Oscar Watch, Critics Controversy

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood December 10, 2011 at 2:23AM

BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS Weekend Preview Must-Sees: "Tinker, Tailor," "Young Adult"

Weekend Preview Dec.9

Weekend Preview Must-Sees: "Tinker, Tailor," "Young Adult"

Box Office: "Muppets" Make Comeback, "Happy Feet 2" Stumbles

Review: "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol"

Jennifer Yuh Lifts "Kung Fu Panda 2"

Trailer Watch: "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

Concrete Jungles: Doc Short Reimagines the High Rise

"Young Adult": Early Reviews, Theron's Delicious Anti-Hero

Watch: "War Horse" Clips Show Tear-Jerking Oscar Contender

Weekend Box Office: "Twilight" and "Muppets" Stay Strong, "Hugo" Takes Third

Sony Tries to Keep Review Lid on "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", Rudin Fights Back Against New Yorker

Maybe Critics Actually Do Matter?


Cinematographer Bob Richardson Goes Blue for "Hugo" in 3-D

Nolan Talks "Dark Knight Rises" Prologue

Kenneth Branagh Talks Making "My Week with Marilyn"

Fincher Talks Critics, Expectations, "Dragon Tattoo"

Streep, Lloyd Talk "The Iron Lady"

Jolie's "In the Land of Blood and Money" Passes Muster with Newsweek

Jason Reitman Talks Unmakeable "Young Adult," Made for $12 Million


Annual Film Market to Stay Put in Santa Monica

Sundance Short Films 2012: "Outrageously Distinctive with Uncompromised Spirit"

Sundance Premieres: Features and Documentaries, Actors Behind Camera


Oscar Talk: 2011 Best Ten Lists

Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams to Music Supervise Ocars

Oscar Updates: "Extremely Loud" Screens Under Embargo, "War Horse" Q & A, Albert Brooks, Gurus Vote

EW Names Radcliffe Performer of the Year

"The Tree of Life" Likely to Snag Oscar Noms

NYT's Touch of Evil Gallery

Awards Circuit Roundup

Scorsese To Receive Music+Film Award at Critics' Choice Awards

Annie Noms Led By "Kung Fu Panda 2," "Puss in Boots," "Rango"

"Tyrannosaur," Fassbender Win at British Independent Film Awards

Melancholia Wins European Film Award


Casting: Ramirez for "Star Trek," Hopkins and Mirren for "Making of Psycho," Lovelace goes Blonder

Jenkins Out as Thor 2 Director; Sequelities Spreads to "Lincoln Lawyer," "Grown Ups," "Hangover" (Again)

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin, Christ the Lord, Shyamalan's 1000 A.E., Kravitz and Okonedo

Bejo Goes Brit, Coppola's Burger Brunch


Lady Gaga, Will Smith Go to Costa Rica

Bob Iger to Chair Academy Museum Fundraising Campaign

"In the Land of Blood" ... and Lawsuits

Warner Bros. Theater to Open at Smithsonian in February

1927 Best Picture Winner "Wings" to Screen in January

New Hollywood Graffiti from Hanksy

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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.