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DreamWorks and Netflix Chase Kids with Streaming Partnership

In a landmark deal, DreamWorks presents a new animated series, "Turbo FAST," now available to stream on Netflix. The children's series will be the first of 300 hours of programming the studio will create for the streaming service.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 26, 2013 12:36 PM
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Weekend Top Ten: 'The Conjuring' Triumphs While Box Office Slumps, R.I.P.D. Is D.O.A.

Warner Bros.' low-budget "The Conjuring" easily topped the weekend, with Fox/DreamWorks' "Turbo" placing only number three as the best of the rest. Lionsgate's "Red 2" struggled to keep pace with its predecessor, while Universal's "R.I.P.D." is lining up to be one of the summer's biggest flops. Altogether, four new openers with production budgets totaling around $400 million grossed less than $100 million this weekend, compared to the $161 million that one film, "The Dark Knight Rises," took in exactly one year ago. That led to an overall top 10 shortfall of about $50 million, as 2013 continues to struggle to catch up.
  • By Tom Brueggemann
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  • July 21, 2013 1:30 PM
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This Weekend: See Harrowing 'The Act of Killing,' 'Blackfish,' 'Only God Forgives,' Skip 'RED 2'

This is a very strong weekend for indies. Joshua Oppenheimer's "The Act of Killing" is an artful examination of genocide in Indonesia; Gabriela Cowperthwaite's "Blackfish" centers on the lethal consequences of SeaWorld's captivity of orca whales; and Andrew Bujalski's latest, "Computer Chess," is a 1980s-set period piece following a group of awkward nerds at a chess convention.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 19, 2013 1:03 PM
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