After the coffee. Before seeing how "Sharknado 2" did.
The Skinny: I caught Episode 3 of FX's "The Strain" last night and think I'm hooked now. Give it a shot. Today's headlines include
Daily Dose: Former Turner Broadcasting Chairman Phil Kent is going back to school. Kent was named a resident fellow at Harvard's Institute of Politics at the
If we have lunch, you're buying.
Struck out. Time Warner Cable reported second-quarter earnings of $499 million but didn't beat analyst estimates. Also, the company's new channel, SportsNet LA, which is home to the Dodgers, took a bite out of profits. Details on the numbers from Bloomberg. Time Warner Cable also lowered its revenue projections for 2014 because of the problems it is having distributing SportsNet LA.
Indies to the rescue. While the big-tent movies of 2014 have for the most part failed to deliver as promised, indie films are doing well this year. Movies such as "Chef" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel" have delivered strong results. USA Today takes a look at the indie-movie box office for 2014.
Will he get the tattoo? Normally we steer clear of movie casting news in the Morning Fix, but hey, this is my last week doing this column and it is a slow day. Variety says
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Cinéma-vérité filmmaker Robert Drew died at the age of 90. He was best known for the documentary "Primary" about John F. Kennedy's presidential run.