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Netflix gets 4 Adam Sandler movies exclusively

Media | 10/02/2014 4:11 pm EDT

Netflix Inc. said Thursday it has reached a deal to premiere four movies that will star and be produced by comedic actor Adam Sandler. The announcement comes just days after Netflix revealed plans to release its first original movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, which is to premiere next August on Netflix as it's also shown in Imax theatres around the world. At least once Canadian company that operates Imax theatres, Cineplex Inc., has said it will not show movies that are available in home-entertainment formats at the same time. On Thursday, Netflix said in a news...

Cineplex refuses to show movies in conjunction with Netflix

Media | 10/01/2014 7:40 pm EDT

Cineplex Inc. says it will not show movies at the same time they are made available by Netflix Inc. This comes after Netflix said it is releasing its first original movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, on Aug. 28 for streaming on Netflix and public showings in Imax theatres. Cineplex' website lists 20 locations across Canada where it operates Imax theatres. In a statement emailed to The Wire Report Wednesday, Cineplex spokesman Mike Langdon said: "We believe the theatrical window is an important component of the overall movie sales cycle.  "Playing...