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

Thompson on Hollywood By TOH! | Thompson on Hollywood July 21, 2012 at 8:11PM

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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Anne Hathaway as Catwoman
Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

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, look at the HBO-dominated Emmy nominations and more.

Tragedy:

"Dark Knight Rises" Opening Clouded by Brutal Theater-Shooting Spree; Ignites Larger Debate

Box Office:

"The Dark Knight Rises" Racks Up $30 Million, Second-Highest Midnight Show Gross Ever Marred by Colorado Tragedy

Comic-Con:

Stewart Talks Becoming a Vampire and Getting Sexy in "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2"; Preview of "The Host"

Studios Go Gigantor: "Pacific Rim," "Godzilla," "Man of Steel," "The Hobbit"

Touring the Art of "Frankenweenie," Tim Burton Shares 3-D Footage

"End of Watch": Ayer, Pena and Gyllenhaal Intro Footage of Gritty Cop Drama

Gordon-Levitt, Johnson Talk Time Travel and Willis in "Looper" (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Interviews:

Greenfield Talks Sundance Hit "Queen of Versailles": A Microcosm of the 1%

McGurk Talks Cinedigm Expansion, Scordino, Rothschild and Harris Head Acquisitions

Features:

Immersed in Movies: "The Dark Knight Rises" from Inception

"Beasts of the Southern Wild": The View from New Orleans

Television:

HBO Dominates Emmy Nominations with 81 Led by "Hemingway & Gellhorn" with 15; "Killing" Shut Out UPDATED

"The Newsroom" Episode 4 Review and Recap: "I'll Try to Fix You" or Take You  Down

News:

China Rejects Court Appeal for Artist and Doc Subject Ai Weiwei; No-Travel Ban Continues

Filmmaker Magazine Names "25 New Faces" of Indie Film; Patrick Wang Joins 36 Others, Including 14 Women

Why the Weinsteins Want Their Lost Library Back

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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.