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Weekly Wrap: Holiday Box Office, Oscar Watch, First Looks, The Year in TV in 3 Minutes

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood December 30, 2011 at 6:25PM

Five Reasons "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Isn't Kicking Ass at the Box Office; Now and Then: Two Docs Test the Limits of What We Know about Who We Love; Holiday Box Office Caps Disappointing Year: Only "Mission Impossible" Scores.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Five Reasons "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Isn't Kicking Ass at the Box Office

Now and Then: Two Docs Test the Limits of What We Know about Who We Love

Holiday Box Office Caps Disappointing Year: Only "Mission Impossible" Scores

New Yorker Films Back in Action with Norwegian "Turn Me On, Dammit"


"War Horse" Production Designer Rick Carter Talks Spielberg, War, "Gone with the Wind"


Will Nasty Reviews for "The Iron Lady" Hurt Streep at the Oscars?

SAG Nominee Demian Bichir Landed "A Better Life" by Playing Castro for Soderbergh

Academy Unveils Dull New Oscar Poster

Zaillian's Adaptation Streamlines, Improves "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

"The Descendants" Challenges "The Artist" for Best Pic Oscar

Branagh Asks, Would Marilyn Tweet?


First Look: Images from Pixar's "Brave" and Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie"

Genre-Bending "Cloud Atlas" Adaptation Shows Future Seoul

Depardieu May Play Dominique Strauss-Khan for Ferrara

Watch: Jackson's "Hobbit" Production Diary, Trailer


The Year in TV in 3 Minutes

Taylor Lautner Didn't Come Out, Despite Fake People Cover


From the Archive: A Christmas Card from Terry Gilliam

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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.