Snapshots, smokes, and software will color in the week that lies ahead.

A new week of financial snapshots kicks off with Kodak (NYSE:EK). Yes, that Kodak. The company that defined 20th-century photography. The one that's had a tough run in the digital age as film has yielded to flash memory and as photofinishing gets done at home with PC printers. Kodak paper is still the golden brand in digital prints, though, and the company's medical imaging business is respectable. But what will the company do to make sure that its stock -- like its photographs -- will last for future generations? Let's see what the company has to say on Monday about that.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) will be the bellwether worth watching on Tuesday. But old-school investors may also be checking in on Altria (NYSE:MO). That's "Philip Morris" to investors who still consider it the world's leading tobacco company. After all, when it's not skirting lawsuits or stirring up ethical debates, Altria is writing up some pretty fat checks for its investors. Despite its recent gains, Altria is still yielding an impressive 4.3%. Even with money market funds inching up their yields along with the Fed rate hikes, that's a pretty healthy payout.

You've got earnings! Yes, Wednesday morning brings Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) up to the earnings stage to present its fourth-quarter results. The Stock Advisor recommendation has been in the news lately. From the haggling war for a stake in its suddenly popular AOL subsidiary to the boardroom battle over splitting up the company to unlock shareholder value, next week will shed a little more light on the entertainment empire that was once the toast of the town after Time Warner merged with America Online but is now valued for less than what either entity had been fetching as a standalone company.

Another day, another Stock Advisor pick at the plate. This time, it will be (NASDAQ:AMZN). We already know that the leading online retailer had a great holiday season. It sold 108 million items, as well as 600,000 gift certificates over the critical selling period. And those gift certificates will come in handy in the current quarter, since retailers account for gift certificate sales as they are redeemed, not when they are sold. Amazon has excelled at moving wares online, and it's done so in consistently profitable fashion over the past few quarters.

Want to play a game? THQ Interactive (NASDAQ:THQI) will wrap up the week with its Friday morning glimpse into its fiscal third-quarter financials. The software publisher is toiling in a sector where many of its peers have warned of sluggish sales lately. The next-generation video game systems are on the way -- and the Xbox 360 is off to a strong start -- but this transitory period has been rough on the game makers as consumers refuse to load up on titles for the older systems. They're instead saving up their pennies for games on the upcoming platforms. Here's hoping that short-term pain leads to long-term gains.

Until next week, I remain,

Rick Munarriz

Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz recommends windshield wiper fluid when trying to look forward. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. The Fool has a disclosure policy. Rick is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.