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

December 10, 2012

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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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Jenni Rivera, Mexcan American Music Star, Feared Dead In Plane Crash
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-jenni-rivera-plane-crash-20121209,0,7164923.story

Around The World: ‘Guardians’ Grabs Top Spot, ‘Skyfall’ Nears $1 Billion
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=3584&p=.htm

‘Playing for Keeps’ DOA With $6 Million, ‘Skyfall’ Reclaims Top Spot
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-report-playing-keeps-399660

CinemaScore Flunkees: Brad Pitt’s ‘Killing Them Softly’ and 7 Other Movies That Earned an F With Audiences
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/gallery/brad-pitt-killing-them-softly-f-cinemascore-397731

L.A. Film Critics name ‘Amour’ 2012′s best, praise ‘The Master’
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/moviesnow/la-et-mn-la-film-critics-awards-20121209,0,1586293.story

Boston Critics Name ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Best Film
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/boston-critics-name-zero-dark-399667

Academy Unveils Documentary Shortlist
http://carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/03/academy-unveils-documentary-shortlist/

71 Countries In Race For The Foreign Language Film Oscar
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/71-countries-race-foreign-language-377116

Rad: Foursquare Highlights After Credits App
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/08/16/rad-foursquare-highlights-after-credits-app-ensures-youll-never-miss-end-of-movie-teasers/

Are There Any clips After The Credits? New Connected App Tells You
http://aboutfoursquare.com/are-there-any-clips-after-the-credits-new-connected-app-tells-you/

Grammy Nominations Revealed: 6-Way Tie at the Top
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/grammy-nominations-black-keys-fun-398595

Full List Of Nominees at Grammy.com
http://www.grammy.com/nominees

Recording Academy Adds Three New Grammy Categories
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-grammy-noms-urban-20121204,0,385154.story

Top 50 Albums Of The Year
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/50-best-albums-of-2012-20121205/frank-ocean-channel-orange-19691231

Schumer Urges Ticket Sites to Halt Scalping for Benefit Concert
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/schumer-urges-ticket-sites-to-halt-scalping-for-benefit-concert/

12/12/12 Ticket Fiasco
http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/index.php/archives/2012/12/08/121212-ticket-fiasco/

Oprah Picks Ayana Mathis
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/55010-oprah-picks-ayana-mathis.html

BBC to Adapt JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/dec/03/rowling-casual-vacancy-bbc-adaptation

Walking Dead On Track to Beat Every Single Fall Show On Broadcast
http://www.adweek.com/news/television/walking-dead-track-beat-every-single-fall-show-broadcast-145672

USA Orders WWII Sci-Fi Pilot From “Walking Dead’s” Gale Anne Hurd
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/usa-walking-dead-gale-anne-hurd-pilot-horizon-398964

“Homeland” Creators Howard Gordon, Gideon Raff Sell Middle East Drama To FX
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/homeland-creators-howard-gordon-gideon-399694

Apple Launches iTunes in Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa, 52 Additional Countries
http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/digital-and-mobile/apple-launches-itunes-in-russia-turkey-india-1008036532.story

Psy Apologizes for Anti-US Statement: “I’m Deeply Sorry For How These Lyrics Could Be Interpreted.”
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/psy-apologizes-399397

Gangnam-Buster Profits
http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/topic/gangnam-style-profits-2012-12/

E-Books via Kindle FreeTime Unlimited: Game-Changer or Non-Starter?
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/55043-e-books-via-kindle-freetime-unlimited-game-changer-or-non-starter.html

Whoops: Movie Atudios Ask Google To Censor Links To Legal Copies of Their Films and Related Content
http://thenextweb.com/media/2012/12/03/whoops-movie-studios-ask-google-to-censor-links-to-legal-copies-of-their-films-and-related-content/?fromcat=all

New York Times Reviews Self-Published Book
http://www.forbes.com/sites/suwcharmananderson/2012/12/06/new-york-times-reviews-self-published-book/

Antitrust Challenge to TV Sports Deals Allowed to Move Forward
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/antitrust-challenge-tv-sports-deals-398548

Dodgers Meet With Time Warner Cable
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-dodgers-twcable-20121207,0,2463887.story

Netflix Buys Exclusive Rights To Disney Movies
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-fi-ct-disney-netflix-20121205,0,689847.story

Netflix’s Ted Sarandos: Disney Deal A ‘Game Changer’
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-netflix-disney-ted-sarandos-20121205,0,5013585.story

Netflix’s Disney Deal: What It Could Mean for Starz
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/netflixs-disney-deal-what-could-398575

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