Flicks, flops, and flying machines will decorate the week that lies ahead.

You know it's earnings season when even an otherwise sleepy Monday is loaded with quarterly reports. Traditional toymaker Hasbro (NYSE:HAS) and high-tech toymaker Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) kick off the new trading week.

Analysts expect both companies to post improving bottom-line results. It would be mildly disappointing if Hasbro doesn't live up its projected profitability, but it will probably rain chocolate-covered frogs if Apple falls short -- Steve Jobs' company has exceeded quarterly guesstimates for several years running now.

Tuesday brings us news on DuPont (NYSE:DD). Will there be a chemicals spill? The pros are looking for a profit of $0.33 a share, well short of the $0.56 a share DuPont posted a year ago.

Boeing (NYSE:BA) lands with its third-quarter report on Wednesday. That is, of course, if the aerospace giant's financials aren't delayed like its 747-8 aircraft and its 787 Dreamliners. Fans of Boeing's rocket science may also want to check out iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT). The company behind the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaners and PackBot military automatons also reports on Wednesday.

Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) checks in on Thursday. Earnings are targeted to grow by 39% in its latest quarter, but that's not a surprise. The DVD rental giant has grown nicely during the recession, force feeding flicks to couch potatoes. Why shouldn't it do even better as the economy turns?

The trading week closes out with a bang as Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) does its quarterly numbers dance. Windows 7 will have hit the market a day earlier, so expect Mr. Softy to have plenty to say about its new operating system.

Until next week, I remain,
Rick Munarriz

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