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Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, Box Office, Interviews, Awards, Reviews, In the Works

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood December 17, 2011 at 1:20PM

BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS Weekend Preview: Star-Packed "Carnage," "Mission: Impossible," "Sherlock Holmes"; Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises" Preview Screens in IMAX; Tsui Hark's "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" Opens on 5000 3-D Screens in China; Review and Round-Up: Fincher's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Paramount Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Weekend Preview: Star-Packed "Carnage," "Mission: Impossible," "Sherlock Holmes"

Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises" Preview Screens in IMAX

Tsui Hark's "Flying Swords of Dragon Gate" Opens on 5000 3-D Screens in China

Review and Round-Up: Fincher's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Kino Classics to Release Keaton's "Seven Chances"

Trailer Watch: Whedon's "Cabin in the Woods"

Weekend Box Office Hits Lowest Point Since 2008

Mondo Celebrates Studio Ghibli Series with Poster for "My Neighbor Totoro"


Immersed in Movies: Spielberg Talks "Tintin" and "War Horse"

Dark Horse Woody Harrelson Goes Daniel Day Lewis in "Rampart"

Video: In "Tinker, Tailor," Oldman Performed Smiley in One or Two Takes

Time Magazine Article Boosts Tilda Swinton's Oscar Profile

Damon Talks Bourne, Gilroy's Career-Ender and Hurt Feelings

In Newsweek, Spielberg Talks His Two Holiday Films


Oscar Talk: Where Are We Now?

Variety Editor Steve Gaydos's Protest on "Road to Nowhere" LAFCA Shutout Was an Inside Joke

Oscar Race Analysis: "The Artist" Is the One to Beat

Analysis: Golden Globe Noms Led by "Artist," "Descendants," "Help"

Oscar Watch: Do Critics' Groups Votes Have an Impact?

Immersed in Movies: Saldanha Gets Animated Over "Rio"

Herzog Chases New Movie, Wins Dubai's Life Achievement Award

Voting Begins for Cinema Eye Honors' Audience Choice Prize

Watch: Academy's Top Ten Shorts

SAG Surprises: Close, Bichir, McCarthy In, Theron, Redgrave, Woodley, Fassbender Out

"In the Land of Blood and Honey" Wins PGA's Stanley Kramer Award

Seth Rogen to Host Indie Spirit Awards

"Hugo," "The Artist" Lead Critics Choice Awards

Santa Barbara's American Riviera Award Goes to Scorsese

TOH! Top Tens of 2011

LA Film Critics' Awards Go to Yun, Fassbender, Malick, "Descendants"

AFI Lists Top Ten Movies, TV Shows


Sundance Selects Twelve Screenwriters for January Lab

Focus Sets 2012 Slate, Including Anderson, De Niro, Carell, Knightley

John Carter's IMAX Poster Flexes Its $250 Million Muscles

De Palma's "Passion" Heading for March Start in Berlin

First Look: Spielberg and Day Lewis on "Lincoln" Set

Liddell, Dinerstein Partner on LD Distribution


Christopher Hitchens Dies

Philadelphia Inquirer Critic Desmond Ryan Passes Away


Paramount Has a New 100th Anniversary Logo

Hollywood's Most Expensive Pieces of History

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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.