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Best of the Week: The East-Meets-West Canon, Top 10 Box Office Takeaways, Mel Gibson Opens Up at Karlovy Vary & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood July 12, 2014 at 1:33PM

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The top stories of the week from TOH!

Box office:

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" Dominates Weak Friday Box Office, While "Boyhood" Tops Limited Openers

Top 10 Box Office Takeaways

Features:

Career Watch: Superhot Melissa McCarthy Needs to Improve on "Tammy"

"The Hundred-Foot Journey" Is the Latest Entry in the East-Meets-West Canon

17 Minutes of Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy" Previewed with a Cherry Bomb on Top

Festivals:

Karlovy Vary Lures Hollywood, Inspires Wes Anderson

Mel Gibson Talks Return to Directing, Shia LaBeouf, Vikings at Karlovy Vary (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Witty Outfest Entry "BFFs" Turns Female Buddy Comedy on Its Head

Interviews:

Mike Cahill on Crazy Sidetrack to "I Origins," Working with Michael Pitt and Opening Karlovy Vary

Serkis and Weta Talk Photo-Real Performance Capture for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes"

Reviews:

Is Linklater's "Boyhood" the Most Radically Inventive Film Experience of the Year?

Television:

Emmy Nomination Snubs and Surprises, Early Picks to Win

From "Broad City" to "Game of Thrones," an Emmy Nominations Wish List

Steven Soderbergh, Frances McDormand and Mike Nichols Spearhead HBO Projects and TCA Summer Session

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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.