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TOH Weekly Wrap: Festival Updates, In the Works, Trailer Watch, Weekend Preview, and 'Avengers' Buzz

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood May 5, 2012 at 10:08AM

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WEEKEND PREVIEW

Weekend Preview: 'Marvel's The Avengers,' 'First Position' and 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Are Best Bets for New Arrivals

EXCLUSIVE CLIPS: 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' Sets Brit Seniors in India

Immersed in Movies: It's All About the Hulk in 'The Avengers'

'Hero Whisperer' Joss Whedon and The Tension Within Him and His 'Avengers'

BOX OFFICE

'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel': From Pleasant Surprise to Box Office Phenomenon UPDATED

'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' Producers Release Swedish 'Wallander' In Theaters

FESTIVALS

Cannes 2012: Fortissimo Films Acquires Foreign Rights to Bollywood-Set 'Miss Lovely' (Video)


Cannes Market 2012: Pattinson's 'Mission'; Brosnan & Wilson's 'Coup'; Colfer's 'Lightning'; Cooper's 'Out of the Furnace'; SXSW's 'Frankie Go Boom'

San Francisco International Film Festival 55: 'Abramovic,' 'Neighboring Sounds,' and Kenneth Branagh

Tribeca 2012 Wrap, Must-Sees and Avoids: 'War Witch,' 'Una Noche,' 'Francophrenia' Come Out on Top; 'Lola' on Bottom


Seattle Int'l Film Festival: Complete 2012 Lineup Includes Anderson, Shelton, Winterbottom, Meireilles, Polley


Tribeca Fest: Controversial Art Doc 'Portrait of Wally,' Audience Award Winners


Cannes 65: Seven New Titles Added to Lineup; Master Classes to include Kaufman, Desplat, Lloyd


TRAILER WATCH / IN THE WORKS

EXCLUSIVE: 'Winter's Bone' Director Debra Granik's Next Projects: HBO Series, Doc, Another 'Bone' Movie with Russell Banks


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Magnolia Pictures Buys US Rights to "Steve Jobs: The Last Interview"

Trailer Watch: Sony Targets Adults with 'Hope Springs' and Streep, Carell, and Jones

Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight Rises' Trailer

TELEVISION

HBO Renews for Second Seasons Two Half-Hour Comedies Targeted at Women: Lena Dunham's 'Girls' and Armando Iannucci's 'Veep'

WEB AND NEW MEDIA

Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia Launch Web Series and Shorts to Explore 'Female Characters'

AWARDS

Watch the Trailers for the U.S. Finalists for 2012 Student Academy Awards

OBITS

Oscilloscope Founder and Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Dies of Cancer: David Fenkel to Stay On 

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Thompson on Hollywood

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.