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September 12, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before deciding whether to pick the Jets or Patriots.   The Skinny: I love the Saul Goodman character on "Breaking Bad," but anytime I hear the words "spinoff," "prequel" or "sequel," I get very nervous as visions of "Joey" start flashing through my head. We've got a busy Morning Fix for you today as Warner Bros. is back in business with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Also, NBC has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to profits.  Daily Dose: Since putting its shows on Netflix, Cartoon Network has seen its ratings take a hit. The same thing has happened in the past with Nickelodeon and Disney.
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September 12, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Warner Bros. and "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling are going to try to catch lightning in a bottle again. The Hollywood movie studio and best-selling writer have unveiled a new agreement to make movies based on Rowling's work. While Harry Potter may be over, the witches and wizards that can be found in Potter's Hogwarts textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," along with the adventures of fictitious author Newt Scamander will live on. "'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world,” Rowling said in a statement.  “The laws and customs of the hidden magical society will be familiar to anyone who has read the Harry Potter books or seen the films, but Newt's story will start in New York, 70 years before Harry's gets underway.”  PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times Rowling will write the screenplay for “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which Warner Bros.
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September 12, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Muggles, rejoice: Warner Bros. is getting back into business with "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling. More than two years after the last film in the eight-picture series about the iconic boy wizard hit theaters, Warner Bros. announced Thursday that it will release a "Harry Potter" spinoff of sorts. Rowling is set to pen her first screenplay, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” based on a 42-page book the author wrote in 2001 to accompany her "Harry Potter" series. In the first "Harry Potter" novel, the protagonist studied a textbook called "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" while at his Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
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August 26, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
A trio of action films took the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray spots last week as the explosion-packed blockbusters from the spring started to hit retail shelves.  In its first week in release, the White House-set thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" was the No. 1 DVD and Blu-ray title. The movie, which stars Gerard Butler as a disgraced Secret Service agent who has to save the White House from a terrorist takeover, got a lukewarm critical reception but performed well at the box office .  PHOTOS: Summer Sneaks 2013 The Tom Cruise sci-fi vehicle "Oblivion" slipped to second place for the week, and "G.I.
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August 12, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, is dominating in home entertainment. The big-budget action film from Paramount is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc title, as well as the top rental.  The Jackie Robinson biopic "42" was second-bestselling DVD in its third week in release, while the raunchy comedy "Identity Thief" held strong, taking the No. 2 spot in rentals in its ninth week.  Here are...
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August 7, 2013 | By Joe Flint
Thanks to a strong performance from its cable networks including TNT and TBS, media giant Time Warner Inc. posted strong revenue and profit gains and beat the estimates of Wall Street analysts. Revenue at Time Warner grew 10% to $7.4 billion and the company had net income of $771 million, or 81 cents a share, up from $413 million, or 42 cents a share, for the same period in 2012. Besides the Turner networks, Warner Bros., thanks to "Man of Steel," also helped drive results.  "This was a really successful quarter for us," Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes told analysts.  PHOTOS: Cable versus broadcast ratings Time Warner also raised its full-year forecast, projecting that adjusted earnings a share growth would be in the "mid-teens" off a 2012 adjusted EPS base of $3.24 a share.
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July 29, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
The Jackie Robinson biopic "42" scored the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in its first week in release. The film, starring Chadwick Boseman and Nicole Beharie, outpaced "Evil Dead," this year's remake of the tongue-in-cheek horror classic from 1981.  "Identity Thief," the raunchy comedy with Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, was the No. 1 rental in its seventh week in release.    Here are the top titles for the week that ended July 20 for sales and July 21 for rentals, according to Rentrak.
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July 20, 2013 | By Chris Lee
This post has been updated. See below for details.   The spirit of compromise prevailed late Friday in the drawn-out legal battle over the title of director Lee Daniels' upcoming historical drama “The Butler.” The MPAA overturned its original ruling from earlier this month that would have forced the Weinstein Co.-distributed film - which stars Forrest Whitaker as a domestic servant who worked for eight sitting presidents in...
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July 19, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before sending a check to Detroit. The Skinny: Although I consider D.C. home, I was actually born and spent my early youth drinking pop (what you folks call soda) in Detroit and am saddened by Motor City's filing for bankruptcy. At least according to Google Maps, my childhood home is still standing. Friday's headlines include the weekend box office preview, reality guru Mike Darnell finds a new home, and CBS and Time Warner Cable take shots at each other.
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July 18, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before avoiding the onslaught of Comic-Con tweets. The Skinny: Really hard getting motivated this morning. I keep getting distracted by all the Emmy coverage and being amused by reporters trying to top each other with arcane tweets and alleged snubs. Anyway, Thursday's stories include early Emmy coverage and analysis, a shake-up at Turner Broadcasting and a preview of Comic-Con. Daily Dose: While ESPN and Fox prepare to duke it out for sports supremacy in the U.S., Discovery Communications is looking to become a player overseas.
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