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Weekly Wrap: 'Dark Knight Rises' Arrives Marred by Tragedy, Comic-Con Coverage, Emmy Nominations & More

This week on TOH, "The Dark Knight Rises" is taking the box office by storm even as a horrific tragedy in Colorado sets a somber mood for the film's opening, we supply Comic-Con coverage and interviews a-plenty, we look at the HBO-dominated Emmy nominations and more.
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  • July 21, 2012 8:11 PM
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Amazon Prime Instant Adds 'Fringe' & 'West Wing' to Library for a Supernatural-FBI-Clinton-Administration Summer

Fans of showrunner-creators Aaron Sorkin and J.J. Abrams will find this exciting: Amazon announces today a licensing agreement with Warner Bros. to add both "Fringe" and "The West Wing" to its Prime Instant Video library this summer. Both titles were previously unavailable.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 20, 2012 2:01 PM
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HBO Dominates Emmy Nominations with 81, Led by 'Hemingway & Gelhorn' with 15; 'Killing' Shut Out UPDATED

As expected, HBO, which is challenging the Hollywood studios with its smart programming, luring away both talent and audiences from the big screen, dominated the 64th Emmy nominations, for the 12th year in a row. This time they nabbed 81, led by movie star two-hander "Hemingway & Gelhorn," starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman (15 nominations).
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • July 19, 2012 12:04 PM
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'The Newsroom' Episode 4 Review and Recap: 'I'll Try to Fix You' or Take You Down

In Sunday's all-new episode of "The Newsroom," defamation is the vicious, attractive stranger at the party, waiting for someone to take the bait.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 15, 2012 11:00 PM
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Comic-Con: 'Game of Thrones' Takes Hall H, Talks Sex, Boobies & Violence; Intros New Cast [Video]

They returned to Hall H, but novelist George R.R. Martin and his HBO "Game of Thrones" panel lacked the ebullience of last's year's panel in the smaller Ballroom 20. That one included eventual Emmy winner Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jason Momoa (who made the fans go gaga).
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  • July 14, 2012 12:32 AM
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AMC Offers Dish Subscribers 'Breaking Bad' Premiere Live Stream in Wake of Contract Expiration

Dish recently dropped AMC, and the cable network wants satellite subscribers to know what they're missing: On July 15, the highly anticipated "Breaking Bad" 5th season premiere will stream for Dish customers on AMC's website.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 12, 2012 2:41 PM
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'The Newsroom' Episode 3 Review and Recap: The Morning After 'The 112th Congress,' a Silent Waiting Game Erupts

In a canny bit of Sorkin script engineering, the "News Night" team tackles Tea Party politics for six straight months with nary a peep from the 44th floor. But as with Jane Fonda's silent lioness Leona Lansing, a period of quiet comes before the roar.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 8, 2012 8:00 PM
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Best of the Week: 'Amazing' Box Office, Comic-Con Preview, Karlovy Vary, Mark Wahlberg's Career & More

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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  • July 6, 2012 3:24 PM
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YouTube Continues Original Programming Foray with Debut of Bryan Singer's 'H+' on August 8

Produced by Bryan Singer and directed by Stewart Hendler ("Sorority Row"), "H+" looks at a dystopian future society where "technology has gone horrifically wrong... Consumers are rapidly installing a chip called 'HPlus' into their nervous systems that allows them to access the Internet 24 hours a day - by just thinking it...
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 5, 2012 1:47 PM
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Netflix Reports 1 Billion Hours of Viewership in June

Netflix had its best month ever this past June, with subscriber viewership reaching a billion hours of content. This breaks down to 33 million hours of video for each day of the month, and 1.4 million hours per hour.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • July 5, 2012 12:18 PM
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