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Best of the Week: Splashy 'Noah,' Sexy Scarlett, Shifting Media Landscape and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood March 29, 2014 at 2:21PM

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Scarlett Johansson in 'Under the Skin'
Scarlett Johansson in 'Under the Skin'

The top stories of the week from TOH!

Box Office:

Arthouse Audit: "Nymphomaniac Volume I" and "Jodorowsky's Dune" Top New Openers; Bad Words Seeks Wider Audience

Friday Box Office: "Noah" an Easy Number One, Hasta La Vista to Arnold's "Sabotage"

As CinemaCon Wraps, Hollywood Needs to Learn Popcorn Time

Features:

Career Watch: Does "Divergent"'s Shailene Woodley Have the Right Stuff to Be a Movie Star?

Four Directors Who Torture Their Actors, from Hitch to Trier

Festivals:

CAAMFest Week Two Yields Ang Lee Tribute, Great Docs, an Oscar Contender and More

News:

Linklater's "Boyhood" Gets an IFC Summer Release; Will That Hurt Its Oscar Chances?

Interviews:

Errol Morris Stands Up for Unapologetic Donald Rumsfeld Doc "The Unknown Known"

How "Divergent" Became Franchise Before It Opened and Lost Its Director

Matthew Libatique Talks Ark and Arcs in "Noah"

News:

Media Watch: The Changing Landscape for Movie Coverage

Media Watch: ScreenCrush Adds Departed HuffPo Scribe Mike Ryan (EXCLUSIVE)

Reviews:

Can Sexy Scarlett Turn "Under the Skin" Into an Arthouse Hit?

Comedy, Tragedy and Squeamishness in Iceland's Delightful "Of Horses and Men"

"Noah" Reveals Why Darren Aronofsky Is an Indie Filmmaker

"The Raid 2": A Fight Between So Cool and Way Too Long

Ranking the Top Action Stars, from McQueen to Neeson

Review: Drake Doremus's "Breathe In," Starring Guy Pearce and Felicity Jones

This Weekend, See Aronofsky's Splashy Epic "Noah," and Dry Off with a Few Indies

Television:

Get Ready for HBO's Tech Comedy "Silicon Valley" -- It's One of the Best New Series of 2014

Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan Talk "Masters of Sex," Plus What's Coming Up in Season Two

Video:

Juliette Binoche Talks "Worlds and Pictures" (Exclusive Video)

Stormy Weather Flicks, from "Twister" to "Noah" and "Into the Storm"

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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.