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Best of the Week: Comic-Con, Magical Russian Mystery Tour, Moscow, Karlovy Vary & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood July 13, 2012 at 5:15PM

This week on TOH, we head to Comic-Con for genre/fanboy-fangirl/pop culture madness, consider Salma Hayek's career before and after "Savages," look at the return of "Ice Age," plus feature Anne's Magical Russian Mystery tour (including the Moscow Film Festival) and check in with Meredith Brody at Karlovy Vary...
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This week on TOH, we head to Comic-Con for genre/fanboy-fangirl/pop culture madness, consider Salma Hayek's career before and after "Savages," look at the return of "Ice Age," plus feature Anne's Magical Russian Mystery tour (including the Moscow Film Festival) and check in with Meredith Brody at Karlovy Vary...

Comic-Con:

FIRST LOOK: "The Expendables 2" Stars Stallone and Schwarzenegger Charm the Con, Bring Back Male Pattern Baldness [Video]

Disney Teases "Oz: The Great and Powerful" 3-D Footage with Sam Raimi, Michelle Williams & Mila Kunis [First Trailer]

Even Without Fox, "Dark Knight," or "Star Trek," Plenty to See, from Burton and Jackson to "Game of Thrones"

Box Office:

Weekend Preview: "Trishna," "Farewell My Queen," "Alps" & "The Imposter" Join "Ice Age" at the Box Office

Features:

Immersed in Movies: Cracking the "Ice Age" Success on its 10th Anniversary

Career Watch: Salma Hayek - Does "Savages" Signal a Comeback?

Now and Then: The Extraordinary Kenneth Lonergan, "Margaret" & "You Can Count on Me"

Interviews:

Nolan & Bale Talk "Dark Knight Rises," Joker Off Limits, Peter Jackson Envy & More with EW

Schwarz Talks Gay Activist Doc "Vito"

Anne's Trip to Russia:

Exclusive First Look: On the Set of Fedor Bondarchuk's "Stalingrad"

My Magical Russian Mystery Tour

Reviews:

"The Newsroom" Episode 3 Review and Recap: The Morning After "The 112th Congress," a Silent Waiting Game Erupts

Festivals:

47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Day 5, Days 6 & 7

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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.