Jul 20, 2012

Issue #1216

Cover Story

'The Dark Knight Rises': Bring on the 'Knight'

by Jeff Jensen | Jul 18, 2012
The best superhero movie franchise of all time is about to end [MDASH] and not with a whimper but a hell of a bang. We talked to director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale about inspirations, Oscar snubs, and why nobody in ''The Dark Knight Rises'' ever mentions the Joker Read it
Magazine Cover (Jul 20, 2012)

Features

Sneak peek Anna Karenina

by Sara Vilkomerson | Jul 18, 2012
Keira Knightley reteams with director Joe Wright for an ambitious new take on the beloved Russian novel, due in theaters this fall Read it

'Breaking Bad' boys, bad boys ... whatcha gonna do?

by Dan Snierson | Jul 18, 2012
With only 16 episodes left, AMC's magnificent meth drama ''Breaking Bad'' returns with its hero now a villain whose passion for the thug life is downright scary Read it

Feedback

Feedback: July 20, 2012

Jul 13, 2012
Your praise for Louis C.K.'s brand of comedy, additions to our list of ''the 50 best movies you've never seen,'' and more Read it

Monitor

Ron Howard remembers TV icon Andy Griffith

Jul 13, 2012
Andy Griffith, America's favorite sheriff, died on July 3. He was 86. Read it

Farewell to endearing star Ernest Borgnine

by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 13, 2012
Ernest Borgnine died on July 8. He was 95. Read it

Monitor: July 20, 2012

by Grady Smith | Jul 13, 2012
Claire Danes is expecting her first child, ''The Social Network'' producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti will film an adaptation of ''Fifty Shades of Grey,'' and more Read it

Book Article

Chris Colfer: From 'Glee' star to kids' author

by Stephan Lee | Jul 13, 2012
Chris Colfer, 22, has dazzled millions with his voice. Now he hopes to enchant you with his children's fantasy novel, ''The Land of Stories'' (out July 17). Read it

That name sounds familiar...

by Stephan Lee | Jul 13, 2012
Lately we've been noticing fictional characters who share names with celebrities. Whether you consider this device a fun distraction or a total annoyance, here are some famous monikers that have invaded novelists' imaginations. Read it

Book Review

The Sandcastle Girls

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 13, 2012

Are We Nearly There Yet?

by Ray Rahman | Jul 13, 2012

Year Zero

by Anthony Breznican | Jul 18, 2012

The Collective

by Stephan Lee | Jul 18, 2012

Cover Story

'The Dark Knight Rises': Bring on the 'Knight'

by Jeff Jensen | Jul 18, 2012
The best superhero movie franchise of all time is about to end — and not with a whimper but a hell of a bang. We talked to director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale about inspirations, Oscar snubs, and why nobody in ''The Dark Knight Rises'' ever mentions the Joker Read it

DVD Article

DVDs: July 20, 2012

Jul 13, 2012
Reviews of the latest movies in stores, including ''Friends with Kids,'' ''Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,'' and more Read it

DVD Review

Olympic bests

by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 13, 2012
Get psyched for the Summer Games with these enduring five-ring classics Read it

Down by Law

by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 13, 2012
How Jim Jarmusch's odd fable, now on Blu-ray, sparked a lifelong affair with indie film Read it

Get the Gringo

by Chris Nashawaty | Jul 13, 2012

EW Looks Back

Quirkiest TV towns

by Tanner Stransky | Jul 13, 2012
The funky, funny TV hamlet, populated by equally funky, funny citizens, has become something of a cliché by now, but such a setting captivated viewers when ''Northern Exposure'' debuted on CBS July 12, 1990. EW writers weigh in on five of their favorite fictional communities. Read it

Editor's Note

The truth about TomKat

by Jess Cagle | Jul 13, 2012
Our managing editor Jess Cagle puts to rest the tabloid rumors about Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Read it

Hollywood Insider

Michelle Williams takes flight as Glinda in Sam Raimi's 'Oz'

by Keith Staskiewicz | Jul 13, 2012
Here's a first look at Sam Raimi's prequel to ''Oz the Great and Powerful'' Read it

'Expendables'' Terry Crews heads to 'Newsroom'

by Lynette Rice | Jul 13, 2012
Terry Crews will play a bodyguard on ''The Newsroom'' later this month Read it

Movie Article

Coming soon ... for one night only!

by Kyle Anderson | Jul 13, 2012
The LCD Soundsystem concert doc ''Shut Up and Play the Hits'' pulls back the curtain on the band's James Murphy and hops on a growing trend in distribution: the one-night wonder Read it

The 'Versailles' controversy

by Stephan Lee | Jul 13, 2012
Billionaire David Siegel doesn't like ''The Queen of Versailles'' one bit. So he's suing, well, everyone. Read it

'The Imposter': A story so weird it must be true

by Keith Staskiewicz | Jul 13, 2012
A new documentary about a missing boy and the man who claimed to be him is too incredible to be true. Except it is. Read it

Movie Review

The Amazing Spider-Man

by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 04, 2012

The Queen of Versailles

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 18, 2012

Ice Age: Continental Drift

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 29, 2012

Red Lights

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 16, 2012

Trishna

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 17, 2012

The Imposter

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 18, 2012

Farewell, My Queen

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 18, 2012

Easy Money

by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 13, 2012

Music Article

On My iPod: Rose Byrne

by Ray Rahman | Jul 13, 2012
After a busy year on the big screen (''Bridesmaids,'' ''X-Men: First Class''), the Aussie actress, 32, returns to ''Damages'' (Wednesdays, 9 p.m., DirecTV) Read it

Movie trailers: What's that Song?

by Melissa Maerz, Kyle Anderson, Ray Rahman | Jul 13, 2012
All that blissful air-conditioning isn't the only reason to get to the cineplex on time; the music in the latest batch of trailers is pretty cool too Read it

Singles: July 20, 2012

by Melissa Maerz | Jul 13, 2012
Reviews of the latest songs from Pink, Kanye West, and more Read it

Disco balls out, show tunes in

by Thom Geier | Jul 13, 2012
Studio 54 has transformed into 54 Below, a nightclub celebrating Broadway's biggest names Read it

The Mumford effect: A band roundup

by Grady Smith | Jul 13, 2012
Marcus Mumford & Co. ushered in a new era of folksy-rootsy rock with their stealth-smash 2010 debut ''Sigh No More,'' and spawned a cottage genre — call it Mumford & Sons (& Sons) Read it

Nicki Minaj on her first movie role

by Ray Rahman | Jul 13, 2012
She's a mammoth movie star! Or at least, she voices a woolly mammoth named Steffie in ''Ice Age: Continental Drift.'' Minaj talks to EW about her animated debut. Read it

Albums: July 20, 2012

Jul 13, 2012
Reviews of the latest releases from Matisyahu and Stevie Jackson Read it

Music Review

Life is Good

by Ray Rahman | Aug 01, 2012

Home Again

by Melissa Maerz | Aug 01, 2012

MTMTMK

by Melissa Maerz | Jul 25, 2012
The Very Best Read it

Channel Orange

by Melissa Maerz | Dec 04, 2012

News Article

Behind the scenes of the ''Final Rose Tonight''

Jul 13, 2012
''Bachelorette'' host and EW.com blogger Chris Harrison talks about Emily's painful penultimate rose ceremony — and reveals his soft spot for ''You've Got Mail'' Read it

News and Notes

London looks: Fashion designers go for the gold

by Bronwyn Barnes | Jul 13, 2012
In a bid to boost global brand recognition, some big names in fashion are getting in on the Summer Olympics. Here's a sneak peek at a few of the designer labels outfitting athletes for everything from the opening ceremonies to the medal presentations. Read it

The totally true tale of TomKat's demise

by Keith Staskiewicz | Jul 13, 2012
Why did Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes break up? Who knows?!? But dubious ''facts'' haven't stopped everyone in the media from wildly speculating. Read it

Frank Ocean: The bravest man in hip-hop

by Melissa Maerz | Jul 13, 2012
Frank Ocean is earning praise for opening up about his sexuality. But what does it mean for his career? Read it

A viral video 20 years in the making

by Tanner Stransky | Jul 13, 2012
McDonald created a video with his 12-year-old self asking questions to his future self, and his current self answering them Read it

The week in Pitt news

by Tanner Stransky | Jul 13, 2012
Brad Pitt's mother and brother stole the spotlight from him this week Read it

Hit List: July 20, 2012

by Dan Snierson | Jul 13, 2012
Justin Bieber was cited for reckless driving, ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' broke the box office record for the highest grossing Tuesday opening, and more Read it

TV Article

You Know Who's Cool?: James Wolk

by Sandra Gonzalez | Jul 13, 2012
Wolk talks about his roles on ''Happy Endings'' and ''Political Animals'' Read it

Broadway stars take on TV

by Tanner Stransky | Jul 13, 2012
You may not have realized, but your television is being invaded by the singing and dancing multihyphenates of Broadway. EW investigates the phenomenon. Read it

Sound Bites: July 20, 2012

Jul 13, 2012
Memorable lines from ''Episodes,'' ''Awkward,'' and more Read it

TV Review

Political Animals

by Rob Brunner | Jul 13, 2012
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