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Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Interviews, Final Pre-Oscar Round-Up, Festivals, In the Works and More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood February 25, 2012 at 12:11PM

Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Interviews, Final Pre-Oscar Round-Up, Festivals, In the Works and More
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BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS

Weekend Preview: "Act of Valor," "Wanderlust," "Hell and Back Again," "Forgiveness of Blood"

Trailer Watch: "Bully," Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" MTV SpecialAbel Ferrara's Apocalyptic "4:44 Last Day on Earth"

Presidents' Day Weekend Box Office: "Safe House" Scorches "Ghost Rider"

"The Artist" Makes Headway at Box Office

TV Reviews: "Luck" Episode Four: Where's Bernstein?"The Walking Dead" Triggerfinger

Spurlock's "Comic-Con Episode IV" Goes on Tour to Support Theatrical/VOD Release

Indies React to Tugg, Which Lets You Choose What Will Play at Your Movie Theater

Betty is Back with a Vengeance in New "Mad Man" Trailer

INTERVIEWS, Q&As

HBO Docs President Sheila Nevins Talks West Memphis Three, New Oscar Rules

Ren Klyce Talks Sound for "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Oscar's Retro Vibe, from "The Artist," "Hugo" and "Midnight in Paris" to Animated Shorts

FESTIVALS

SXSW First Look: "Prince of Broadway" Director Sean Baker Debuts Poster for "Starlet"

New Directors/New Films 2012 Opens with "Where Do We Go Now?"

Berlin Fest Review & Prize Round-Up

Sundance Institute Names Producing Fellowship in Honor of Bingham Ray

AWARDS

TOH! Oscars Poll: Pick Your Winners!

Oscar Pre-Show Final Calls

Oscars 2012: The PartiesThe Presenters (Updated)Tony Bennett to Perform at Governors Ball

Oscar Roundup: Dawn Hudson and Billy Crystal Talk, Why Deadline Ran Sacha Baron Cohen Story, People Mag Cashes in on Red Carpet

Oscar Etiquette, with Mike Meyers and Kevin Kline

Oscar Watch: Parsing the Best Actor Race

Oscar Predictions Chart 2012 Updated

Before the Oscars, "The Artist" Faces the Cesars

Woman and Hollywood Cites Women Directors Missing from the Oscars

Weekend Awards Wrap, Writers Guild Winners, and Impact on Oscars

Inside the ACE Eddie Awards

Saturday Night at the CAS and USC Scripter Awards

Oscar Video: Oprah Winfrey Interviews Viola Davis

McQueen on Fassbender's "Shame" Snub

Watch: Oscar Nominee Max Von Sydow on CBS

Mondo Debuts Academy Awards Posters

Keeping Hope--and Magic--Alive as the Curtain Falls on Awards Season

Watch: The Best Kisses From Best Picture Winners

IN THE WORKS

"Skyfall" Heading to IMAX

Sam Mendes' Ho-Hum Blog Debuts on 007 "Skyfall" Website

Cinema Guild Takes "Planet of Sail," Doc about World without Sound and Sight

Paramount and Bad Robot Extend First-Look Deal to Late 2015

Sundance and SXSW Thriller "The Imposter" Goes to Indomnia

Sundance Selects Takes "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry"

Guillermo del Toro to Produce CG "Day of the Dead" with Reel FX

China's New Deal; Christian Bale Rebuked by Chinese Authorizes for Attempted Visit to Human Rights Activist

MEDIA

Comcast Launches "Streampix" to Challenge Netflix

Netflix and Weinsteins Strike First Streaming Deal

PLUS

Steven Spielberg: Sports Writer

Film Independent Fast Track Applications Due This Monday

VisitBritain Says, "Come See the UK Like You've Seen It in the Movies"

Focus Features Celebrates Ten Years of Great Performances

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DiCaprio and Spielberg Convince Academy to Buy "Oz" Ruby Slippers for Museum of Motion Pictures

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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.