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Best of the Week: 'Amazing' Box Office, Comic-Con Preview, Karlovy Vary, Mark Wahlberg's Career & More

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood July 6, 2012 at 3:24PM

This week on TOH, Spidey proves his staying power even as general tentpole malaise sets in, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival offers a cinephile's dream lineup, Comic-Con's on the horizon and more!
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Amazing Spidey

This week on TOH, Spidey proves his staying power even as general tentpole malaise sets in, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival offers a cinephile's dream lineup, Comic-Con's on the horizon and more!

Box Office:

"Amazing Spider-Man" Off to Strong Start

Arthouse Audit: "Beasts of the Southern Wild" Starts Off Strong

Weekend Preview: 'Amazing Spider-Man,' 'Savages,' 'Do-Deca,' 'Collaborator' & More

Interviews:

Immersed in Movies: Director Marc Webb Slings an "Amazing Spider-Man" Storytelling Web

Features:

Adults Crave Original Content while Tentpole Enthusiasm Wanes

Career Watch: Marky Mark Wahlberg - A Big, Bright, Shining Star

Now and Then: "360," Another of Fernando Meirelles' Beautiful Disappointments

Reviews:

"The Newsroom" Episode 2 Review and Recap: "News Night 2.0," One Strange Step for Womankind

Comic-Con:

EW Previews Comic-Con: Peter Jackson Talks "The Hobbit," Plus "Breaking Dawn," "Oz" and "Iron Man 3"

Festivals:

The 7th Annual Rome Film Festival: Marco Muller's Changes for November

47th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4

Obits:

Andy Griffiths, Star of "The Andy Griffith Show" and Kazan's Brilliant "A Face in the Crowd," Dies at 86

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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.