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Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, News from AFM, Festivals, Awards Buzz, Media Watch & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood November 5, 2011 at 6:27PM

Weekly Wrap: Weekend Preview, News from AFM, Festivals, Awards Buzz, Media Watch & More

Tower Heist
Tower Heist

Weekend Preview: Ratner’s Tower Heist Will Steal Indie Films’ Thunder

Watch: Reynolds, Washington and Farmiga in Safe House Trailer

Spielberg’s Adventures of Tintin Triumphs Overseas Before US Opening

Weekend Box Office: Puss In Boots Overshadows In Time, Rum Diary


Theron, Reitman, Cody Talk Young Adult

NPR Interviews Mindy Kaling

James Cameron Previews Titanic 3-D


AFM News: Howard Pumps Rush, Weinsteins Chase Song for Marion, Europa in NY

Drafthouse Films Expands, Acquires Bullhead and Clown for US Distribution

Sony Acquires Right to Bel Ami

AFI Fest Conversations and Presentations

LA Film Festival Accepting Submissions for 2012

Updates from Doha Tribeca Film Fest

Adventures of Tintin to Close AFI FEST Next Week

Sundance Announces Lineup for 2012 New Frontier

Glenn Close Wins Best Actress at Tokyo International Film Festival


Oscar Talk: DiCaprio vs. Clooney, J. Edgar, Muppets, Young Adult, War Horse

Cinema Eye Honors Paradise Lost Filmmakers’s for Role in for Freeing West Memphis Three

Five Star Day Premieres on Facebook

Film Independent’s Spirit Awards Seeks Submissions for Jameson FIND Your Audience Award

War Horse Takes to the Road

Weinsteins Will Rerelease Sarah’s Key for Award’s Season

Video: John Lasseter Gets Star on Walk of Fame

PGA to Honor Don Mischer for TV Work

How British Awards Color the Oscar Race

LA Film Critics Pick Award Date, Honor Doris Day


New Nook Debuts, Glamour Teams Up with Facebook, A Very Gaga Thanksgiving

Timberlake Buys in to Myspace, Kindle’s Lending Library, News Crop.‘s Profits Dip

Freestyle Digital Media to Focus on Digital, Cable, VOD Distribution

Anti-Facebook Site Unthink Expands

HuffPost’s Worth More than AOL, Google YouTube, Madoffs on 60 Minutes

Amazon Prime Instant vs. Netflix


Mendes’s Skyfall Bond Flick Starts Shooting, with Finney, Bardem, Fiennes and Craig, Bond Expert Deciphers Recent Rumors

Cooper, Edgerton to Board Soderbergh’s Man from U.N.C.L.E.?

Endgame Launches Venture to Fill Service Deal Gap

AFM In the Works

Lovelace, Violent Spree and Lautner + Van Sant at AFM

AFM to Include Two Malick Films

Lionsgate’s Busy AFM Lineup, Railway Man, Corey Stoll’s Next Move

Redmayne to Joins Jackman, Crowe and Hathaway in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables

Del Toro to Exec Produce DreamWorks Feature of Animated Short Alma

Wilde, Buscemi, Gandolfini Join Carell and Carrey in Burt Wonderstone


Laemmle Closes Sunset 5

Watch: Pitt, Chastain in Tree of Life Featurettes

Lincoln Center, TCM Exhibit Mike Kaplan’s Poster Collection

Steve Jobs Bio Flying Off the Shelves

Oscar Producer Gil Cates Dies at 77

Collector’s Edition DVD of The Town Includes Affleck’s Alternate Ending

Matt Brennan Compares Sky 1/Hulu’s Spy and Abrams’s Alias

Classics: 1947 Tintin Stop-Motion Clip, 1925 Phantom of the Opera Trailer

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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.