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Netflix sees weaker-than-expected new subscriptions in the second quarter

Netflix attracted fewer new subscribers than expected for the second quarter, causing shares of the streaming entertainment giant to tumble as much as 14% in after-hours trading Monday.

The Los Gatos, Calif., company said it ended the quarter with 130.1 million subscribers worldwide, falling short of analysts’ expectations of 130.8 million subscribers for the period.

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According to the teenage experts, 'Eighth Grade' gets it right

There were valet attendants where the school buses should have been. Instead of an attendance roster, hip comedy types — Nick Kroll, Alia Shawkat, Gillian Jacobs — had their names checked off a VIP list. Hollywood had taken over Joseph Le Conte Middle School for the premiere of the new movie “Eighth Grade,” and there were barely any actual eighth-graders in sight.

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'Skyscraper' collapses as 'Hotel Transylvania 3' lures family audiences to summer box office

Dwayne Johnson’s burly action hero was no match for a computer-animated Count Dracula at the box office this weekend.

Sony's "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" debuted in first place with $44.1 million, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore.

The latest in the animated "Hotel Transylvania" series, the cartoon comedy came in above analysts' predictions of $35 million in the U.S.

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Indie Focus: Transitions in 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot,' 'Eighth Grade' and 'Custody'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

The American Cinematheque will soon be running a series in tribute to the enigmatic German-born model, singer and actress known as Nico.

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L.A. movie openings, July 20

July 16

Araby

A Brazilian factory worker's journal inspires a teenager to seek a better life. With Aristides de Sousa, Murilo Caliari, Glaucia Vandeveld, Renato Novaes. Directed by Affonso Uchôa, João Dumans. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (1:37) NR. One-night, 8 p.m., Downtown Independent, Los Angeles.

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Superheroes are thriving in movies and on TV — but comic books lag behind

There is no hotter commodity in pop culture than Marvel Comics superheroes. They're the powerhouse behind four hit films this year (including the top two in global box office, Disney's $3.6 billion tandem of "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War") and on television they're featured in 10 live-action series spread across ABC, Fox, Netflix, FX, Hulu and Freeform as well as five more animated franchises.

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