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Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Sundance Reviews and Buys, Interviews, Oscar Predictions, In the Works

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood January 28, 2012 at 9:00AM

Weekly Wrap: Box Office, Sundance Reviews and Buys, Interviews, Oscar Predictions, In the Works
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BOX OFFICE, REVIEWS, TRAILERS

First Look: "No Room for Rockstars""The Artist" Bloopers Reel Stumbles onto the Internet

"Mirror Mirror" Pushes Back to March 30

Review: HBO, Milch, Mann's "Luck" Pilot Promises More than It Delivers

Box Office: Oscar Contenders Capitalize on Globe Wins, "The Artist" Stumbles

Now and Then: In Political Films, Reality Trumps Fiction

Weekend Box Office: "Underworld: Awakening" Sizzles, "Haywire" Fizzles

INTERVIEWS, Q&As

Jackson, Walsh, Berg, Echols Talk "West of Memphis" at Sundance

Sundance: Behind the Making of "Arbitrage" and Sale to Lionsgate/Roadside

Sundance Talk: What to See

FESTIVALS

Obit: Indie Veteran Bingham Ray DiesSundance, Indiewire, Facebook Remembers HimSan Francisco Film Society Hosts Memorial

Sundance Reviews:

Lean Mean "Bachelorette" Shocks Festival

Big Sundance Buys:

Fox Searchlight Picks Up Sundance Breakout "Beasts of the Southern Wild"Also Acquires Oscar-Bound "The Surrogate"

Magnolia Gets Doc "Queen of Versailles"

Focus Acquires "For a Good Time, Call..."

Sony Pictures Classics Gets "Celeste & Jesse Forever"

Millenium Gets "Red Lights", Sony Worldwide and Goldwyn Take "Robot & Frank"

IFC Grabs "Liberal Arts", Sundance Selects Nabs "How to Survive a Plague"

Entertainment One Acquires "Wish You Were Here"

Sundance's Smaller Deals: "Simon Killer," "Chasing Ice," "The Pact"

Sundance Deal Wrap

Sundance: Chefdance Hits Nine

Sundance First Look: "Short Films, Big Ideas"

Producer Stephanie Allain to Helm LA Film Festival

AWARDS

Oscar Predictions Chart Updated

Watch: A Clip from the Oscar-Nominated Football Doc "Undefeated"

EW's Annual Oscar Issue

First Listen: Interscope Releases Original Soundtrack for Madonna's "W.E."

Oscar-nominated Shorts to Screen Theatrically on February 10

Academy Partners with Everyone Counts for 2013 Electronic Oscar Ballots

Indie Films Receive 60+ Oscar Nods

Oscar Stats: Keeping Score

Oscar Talk Post-Nominations

Oscar Noms Bring Surprises in Animation/VFX

Oscar Noms Analysis: "Hugo," "The Artist" in the Lead

TOH Oscar Nom Predictions

"The Artist" Wins PGA's Top Prize

John Hurt to Receive BAFTA's Outstanding Contribution to Cinema Award

Academy Launches Digital Exhibition of 84 Iconic Films

IN THE WORKS

Kaufman Adds Winslet, Keener to "Frank or Francis"

"Hunger Games" Liam Hemsworth to Star in "Timeless"

Vincent Gallo to Star in "Don't Shoot the Piano Player" For Alexandre Nahon

Soderbergh/Annapurna Deal for "Side Effects" Snags

MEDIA

Cinedigm and New Video Partner to Buy/Release Indie Films

GLAAD Announces Media Awards Nominees

PLUS

DVD Review: "Belle de Jour" Gets Criterion Treatment

IMDb Releases Top 10 of the Last 10 Years Lists


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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.