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Weekly Wrap: Oscar Talk, Box Office, Festivals, TV & Film Projects in the Works

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood October 15, 2011 at 11:28AM

Thompson on Hollywood


Weekend Preview: Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In is Best Bet of Disappointing Openings.

First Look: Director Sarah Smith Talks Aardman’s Arthur Christmas: Exclusive Photos.

Exclusive: Tran Anh Hung’s Norwegian Wood Lands U.S. Release.

Last Weekend's Box Office: Real Steel Clobbers Ides of March; Dolphin Tale, Moneyball and 50/50 Show Legs.

Trailer Watch: Shame, the UK Version, Latest Searchlight Oscar Contender.

Trailer Watch: This Means War Means Potential Career Low for Hardy, Pine, Witherspoon?

Trailer Watch: Marriage, Sex & Pregnancy in Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 TV Spots.

Is Andrew Stanton’s John Carter the Next Avatar?

Trailer Watch: The Avengers Teaser Features Explosions and Egotistical Superheroes.

Universal Abandons Tower Heist VOD Plan, NATO’s Fithian Debates Magnolia’s Wagner


Oscar Talk: Spielberg’s War Horse, My Week with Marilyn’s Michelle Williams, Scorsese’s Hugo.

Sundance May Not Be Big Factor in This Year’s Oscar Race.

BAFTA Renames Britannia Award for James Bond Producer Cubby Broccoli; John Lasseter First Recipient.

Shirley MacLaine to Receive AFI Lifetime Achievement Award; Clips from Apartment, Steel Magnolias

Tim Hetherington Among Finalists for Cinema Eye’s Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking Award.

Academy Shortlists Eight Doc Shorts.

Sixty-three Films Eligible for Foreign Language Oscar, Leading Contenders.


Bringing Burton’s World to Life: LACMA Hosts Collaborators, Screens 70mm Scissorhands.

Sixth Rome Film Festival’s Competition Films: Woman in the Fifth, Hysteria, Eye of the Storm.

London Fest Opening Night: 360 is “Love Actually… without the laughs,” Saatchi Fete Ends Early.

NYFF Vito Poster Exclusive, Jeffrey Schwarz Talks Gay Activist Vito Russo.

Film Independent’s November LACMA Film Series Lineup Adds Clooney, Fassbender.


Soderbergh’s Liberace Goes to HBO with Douglas and Damon

Tarantino’s Django Unchained Cast Shaping Up for Fall Shoot; Don Johnson Joins Foxx, DiCaprio, Waltz.

Monster Director Patty Jenkins to Helm Thor 2 For Marvel; Where Has She Been?.

Fassbender and McQueen Set for Third Collaboration: 12 Years A Slave, Based on True Story

Brothers Grimm: Snow White Stills Diminish Hope in Relativity’s Family Flick.

Woody Allen Ditches Decameron Title for Nero Fiddled.


My Week with Marilyn Reviews: Well-Mounted Period Fantasy Earning Mostly Raves for Michelle Williams.

My Week in New York: Hugo, War Horse, Turin Horse, Parties, Marilyn, Book of Mormon.

NYFF Early Reviews for 3-D Hugo: Cinephiles Are Delighted by Scorsese’s Love Letter to Film.

And the Nobel Prize for Film Goes To…


Netflix, Under Fire, Ditches Plans to Split Company, Kills Qwikster.

Steve Jobs: The Story of His Adoption, Search for His Biological Parents, Sister Mona Simpson.


TV Projects In The Works: Kids Are All Right, Underground Gambling, Diamond Trading, Nuclear Bomb.

Boardwalk Empire 2.3 – The Noose Tightens.

Behind The Scenes on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Season 2: Zombies, Blood and Gore.

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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.