Peter Kafka

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No Netflix for Sony, Which Stays With Starz

Sony’s movie studio has renewed a deal to show its first-run films on the Starz pay-TV service; the new pact now keeps the two companies tied up until 2021. Many industry observers thought that Netflix, after signing Disney to a landmark deal in December, would make a run at Sony, as well.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”