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”.
Jenni Rivera, Mexcan American Music Star, Feared Dead In Plane Crash
Around The World: ‘Guardians’ Grabs Top Spot, ‘Skyfall’ Nears $1 Billion
‘Playing for Keeps’ DOA With $6 Million, ‘Skyfall’ Reclaims Top Spot
CinemaScore Flunkees: Brad Pitt’s ‘Killing Them Softly’ and 7 Other Movies That Earned an F With Audiences
L.A. Film Critics name ‘Amour’ 2012’s best, praise ‘The Master’
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 Grammy.com
Recording Academy Adds Three New Grammy Categories
Schumer Urges Ticket Sites to Halt Scalping for Benefit Concert
12/12/12 Ticket Fiasco
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.”
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
Dodgers Meet With Time Warner Cable
Netflix Buys Exclusive Rights To Disney Movies
Netflix’s Ted Sarandos: Disney Deal A ‘Game Changer’
Netflix’s Disney Deal: What It Could Mean for Starz