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Weekly Wrap: Awards Season Climax, Oscar Parties & Video, Box Office, Oscar Contenders at Work

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 4, 2011 at 7:20AM

- Oscar Talk: Final Edition, Oscar Wrap.
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Thompson on Hollywood


- Oscar Talk: Final Edition, Oscar Wrap.

- Things I Learned On the Awards Party Circuit.

- Oscar Box Office Bump for King’s Speech and Black Swan.

- Live on the Oscar Red Carpet, Photos and Sound Bites, from Bullock to Bonham Carter.

- Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Videos: Melissa Leo, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Williams, John Hawkes & More.

- Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Videos: Directors Hooper, Ferguson, Fox, Junger, Granik, Walker.

- Oscars 2011: Red Carpet Videos: Inception’s Pfister, Zimmer, Network’s Sorkin, Brand & More.

- Oscars 2011: Best of Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party Photos.

- Oscar-Winner Portman “Proud to be Jewish,” Speaks Against Galliano’s Rant, Gitai’s Free Zone Screens.

BOX OFFICE & REVIEWS

- Weekend Preview: Rango, Adjustment Bureau, Beastly, Take Me Home Tonight, I Saw the Devil: Blockbuster Weekend?

- Rango Early Reviews: “One Spectacular-Looking Movie,” “Chaotic,” “Wildly Imaginative.”

- Meek’s Cutoff Early Reviews: “Beckettian Harshness,” Williams Is “Show-Stealingly Brilliant.”

- I Saw the Devil Early Reviews, Kim Jee-woon and Lee Byung-hun Interview: Vengeance is Mine.

- The Adjustment Bureau Early Reviews: Damon & Blunt Own It With Heart-Fluttering Chemistry.

DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION WATCH

- Development Watch: Oscar Contenders at Work: Eisenberg & Leo, Brolin & Burton, Tarantino & Waltz.

- Casting Watch: Hunger Games Eyes Oscar Nominees Lawrence, Steinfeld, Breslin; Diane Lane is Supermom.

- In Development: Hoult’s Giant Killer and Warm Bodies; Bardem in Dark Tower; Yet Another Fairy Tale.

- Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy: Brother Says There Won’t Be A Fourth Book.

FESTIVALS

- Tribeca 2011: Opens with Crowe’s The Union, Elton John and Leon Russell’s Musical Collaboration.

- SXSW 2011: Billy Bob Thornton’s Willie Nelson Doc King of Luck To Close Fest, New Titles.

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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.