Showbiz Sandbox 173: Spoiler Alert! Your Movie Has A Kicker

December 10, 2012


Frustrated at not knowing if the movie he was watching would have any special scenes during or after the credits Chris Ramey did something about it. Ramey is the founder of What’s After The Credits? a website that details kickers, as they are often called, to popular movies, television shows and video games. He tells how what inspired him to create the site and how its grown in popularity.

Speaking of popular, “Skyfall” is not only the most successful James Bond film of all time, it has also become the highest grossing movie of all time for Sony Pictures and the United Kingdom. Yet despite positive reviews, the film hasn’t been appearing in any of the recent year end critic polls.

Grammy nominations were announced last week and with acts like the Black Keys racking up five nominations, including Album of the Year, they had a rock and roll vibe. It is nice to see the Grammys include a lot of fresh faces in some of their top categories and refrain from knee-jerk nominations for veteran performers. We’ll provide a rundown of the nominations.

Of course we also cover the week’s top entertainment headlines including the expansion of iTunes to 56 new countries, Netflix signs an exclusive content deal with Disney and how much Psy is making off of his hit song “Gangnam Style”.


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L.A. Film Critics name ‘Amour’ 2012’s best, praise ‘The Master’,0,1586293.story

Boston Critics Name ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Best Film

Academy Unveils Documentary Shortlist

71 Countries In Race For The Foreign Language Film Oscar

Rad: Foursquare Highlights After Credits App

Are There Any clips After The Credits? New Connected App Tells You

Grammy Nominations Revealed: 6-Way Tie at the Top

Full List Of Nominees at

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Top 50 Albums Of The Year

Schumer Urges Ticket Sites to Halt Scalping for Benefit Concert

12/12/12 Ticket Fiasco

Oprah Picks Ayana Mathis

BBC to Adapt JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy

Walking Dead On Track to Beat Every Single Fall Show On Broadcast

USA Orders WWII Sci-Fi Pilot From “Walking Dead’s” Gale Anne Hurd

“Homeland” Creators Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff Sell Middle East Drama To FX

Apple Launches iTunes in Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa, 52 Additional Countries

Psy Apologizes for Anti-US Statement: “I’m Deeply Sorry For How These Lyrics Could Be Interpreted.”

Gangnam-Buster Profits

E-Books via Kindle FreeTime Unlimited: Game-Changer or Non-Starter?

Whoops: Movie Atudios Ask Google To Censor Links To Legal Copies of Their Films and Related Content

New York Times Reviews Self-Published Book

Antitrust Challenge to TV Sports Deals Allowed to Move Forward

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Netflix Buys Exclusive Rights To Disney Movies,0,689847.story

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos: Disney Deal A ‘Game Changer’,0,5013585.story

Netflix’s Disney Deal: What It Could Mean for Starz