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Best of the Week: Oscar Predictions, The Female Superhero Strikes Back, Duplass' New Indie Paradigm & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood August 9, 2014 at 1:46PM

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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The top stories of the week from TOH!

Awards:

Oscar Predictions

Can 'Get On Up' Star Chad Boseman Land a Best Actor Oscar Nomination?

How to Pick a Foreign Oscar Entry?

Box Office:

Box Office Top Ten: What Marvel's 'Guardians' of the Galaxy' Opening Means, Can 'Get On Up' Cross Over?

'Inbetweeners 2' Beats 'Guardians of the Galaxy' at UK Box Office; Why Can't the Comedy Get a US Release?

Specialty Box Office: 'Calvary' Opens Soft, 'Boyhood' and 'A Most Wanted Man' Expand Well, 'Wish I Was Here' Another Focus Flop

Features:

The Female Superhero Finally Strikes Back

'Palo Alto,' Now on iTunes/VOD, Plants First-Timer Gia Coppola Firmly in the Family Business

Interviews:

Director John Bruno Talks the Stormy Waters of 'Deepsea Challenge 3D' & "The Ultimate Stress Test" of James Cameron (TRAILER)

How Lasse Hallstrom Spiced Up 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' with Sexy Food, 35 mm, and A.R. Rahman

'The One I Love' Multi-Tasker Mark Duplass Explains His New Indie Paradigm

News:

SCREEN TALK: Soderbergh's 'The Knick,' Why Filmmakers Are Heading for TV, Locarno Film Fest & More

Sight & Sound Picks 50 Best Docs of All Time

Studio Ghibli Speaks Up About Future Plans: Will We See More from Miyazaki? (UPDATED)

Television:

Career Watch: Will Soderbergh's ‘The Knick’ Cure Clive Owen's Slump? (ABC VIDEO)

Emmy Watch: The Decline and Fall of 'Downton Abbey'

Video:

Guillermo del Toro Talks Animated Ode to Mexico 'Book of Life' (NEW TRAILER)

WATCH: What's Ahead for Rising 'Whiplash' Star Miles Teller? Awards? A Marvel Franchise? (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW)

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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.