Showbiz Sandbox 159: Raiders of the Lost Email

August 20, 2012


We are incredibly proud of our audience here at Showbiz Sandbox and believe our dedicated listeners are the most important members of our team. Imagine how upset we were upon discovering some listener email hadn’t been making it to our inbox for the past few months. We rectify that situation on this episode, revisiting a few of the popular topics from past shows.

We debate the merits of bringing “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to the big screen again… the incredibly big screen. In fact, it’s been restored for presentation in Imax theatres.

Turns out the Olympics was the most watched television event in U.S. history, but even with that success NBC confirmed that they were lowering the salary of popular late-night talk show host Jay Leno, and laying off two dozen staff members from his show.

We also cover the week’s top entertainment headlines including saying goodbye to “The Closer” , the untimely death of filmmaker Tony Scott, a Nordic expansion for Netflix and why YouTube is where all the cool kids discover new music.


‘Top Gun’ Director Tony Scott Jumps to His Death From Bridge

Tony Scott’s Death Prompts Deep Hollywood Mourning

Foreign Box Office: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Narrowly Emerges No. 1 for Fifth Consecutive Round

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ to Get Imax Rerelease

DVDs: Is “Jaws” The Most Influential Film of All Time?….

London Olympics: NBC coverage most-watched TV event in U.S. history,0,2197654.story

‘Tonight Show’ and Jay Leno get hit with budget cuts,0,1772989.story

Apple’s New Front in Battle for TV….

New Details on Apple’s TV Vision….

Copper Off To Good Start As BBC America Courts US Market

‘Smash’ Schedule Prompts Jeremy Jordan To Depart ‘Newsies’ on Sept. 4

‘Kinky Boots’ Sets April 4 Broadway Opening

‘The Closer’ Series Finale Brings in 9.1 Million Viewers, ‘Major Crimes’ Premieres Huge

‘Avengers 2’ Release Date: Sequel Slated For May 1, 2015 Release

A Media Personality, Suffering a Blow to His Image, Ponders a Lesson

‘Good Morning America’ Reclaims Ratings Advantage Over Post-Olympics ‘Today’

Tom Morello & Paul Ryan At Odds As Rage Against The Machine Guitarist Rejects His Appreciation

Netflix to Launch Streaming Service in Nordic Countries by Year’s End

Kristen Stewart Dropped from ‘Snow White’ Sequel Plans (Exclusive)

Shia LaBeouf: Sex Scenes in Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ Will Be Real

Russian Band Given 2-Year Term for Stunt Deriding Putin

Nielsen Music 360 Report: Radio = Discovery, YouTube = Listening, Friends = Buying

The Kids Think YouTube Is a Music Service — and They’re Right

3D Quality On Silver Screens


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