Deadpool! It succeeded! It was R-rated! Studios are baffled for no real reason! Get ready for copycat syndrome and shoehorned violence. Today on the show we welcome on Forbes box office pundit Scott Mendelson to help us roll our eyes...Show More Summary
David, Devindra, and Jeff try to predict how much money Avatar 2 will make, discuss the new Cloverfield film, and talk with Dominic Lewis about his score for Amazon’s Man in the High Castle. Be sure to read Scott Mendelson’s articleShow More Summary
Image courtesy of Scott Mendelson's cell phone I was lucky enough to attend the opening night gala of the new Studio Movie Grill yesterday evening. The large multiplex, located in the Simi Valley Town Center, has been a work-in-progress for at least as long as I've lived in Moorpark. It taunted [...]
This week, Warner Bros. announced a July 21, 2017 release date for director Christopher Nolan's next feature film. So far, details of the movie are a closely guarded secret. As my colleague Scott Mendelson noted earlier this week, the film is positioned as a major release in a spot traditionally reserved for [...]
VideoOn Thursday, Disney took to Instagram to release a 12-second teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. As has been widely reported (check out the analysis by Forbes' Scott Mendelson), this allowed the studio to generate a ton of attention (as if a new Star Wars movie has an trouble getting attention), while [...]
Is Star Wars: The Force Awakens being set up for disappointment? You may have seen Deadline’s report claiming the film will obliterate box office records. Exciting stuff, but Scott Mendelson over at Forbes breaks down just how unlikely that is, and why such predictions might make success look like failure. Read more...
Contributor Scott Mendelson outlined six reasons why Terminator Genisys has been a huge flop in the United States. Explore the graphics below to further understand Terminator Genisys' domestic freefall.
Terminator: Genisys, the latest, and, according to Forbes box office contributor Scott Mendelson, the far-from-the-greatest installment of Arnold Schwarzeneger's signature film franchise debuts July 1, a long way from where it began. In 1984, James Cameron's first film was done for peanuts, a triumph of shoestring sci-fi that went on to [...]
In the aftermath of this week's news that director Michelle MacLaren had departed production of the Warner Bros. superhero film Wonder Woman (read Scott Mendelson's full report of those events here), fans and pundits were left wondering who would pick up the film's reins and how long it would take [...]
On the latest podcast, we discuss: -Scott's history as a writer and box-office analyst, and how Ariel came to be a film archivist and scholar. -How movie marketing today differs - or not - fro...
Ariel Schudson is a professional media archivist and film preservation, serving as the Nancy Mysel Legacy Project recipient for the Film Noir Foundation, assisting them with their film restorati...
There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the Oscars and the film "Selma," with many folks complaining that it was snubbed by the Academy. Scott Mendelson writes this in Forbes: Why Ava DuVernay's 'Selma' Oscar Snub Matters. AmyShow More Summary
Scott Mendelson gives his list. No argument here.
1. "'Nightcrawler' and the new face of entitlement": A top-drawer essay from The Washington Post's Alyssa Rosenberg. Related: Scott Mendelson of Forbes calls "Nightcrawler" star Jake Gyllenhaal "the new George Clooney." “Comparing ‘Nightcrawler’...Show More Summary
1. "This is why you shouldn't click on the naked photos of Jennifer Lawrence": Clementine Ford of Daily Life reports on the repercussions of the much-publicized hacking of nude celebrity photos. Related: Scott Mendelson of Forbes affirms...Show More Summary
In his take today on the hacking of naked celebrity cloud photo materials by perpetrator or perpetrators unknown, Forbes contributor Scott Mendelson makes an astute observation. From his blog post: Outlets as mainstream as People and CNN are referring to the photo leak as a “scandal.” All due respect, it’s not a scandal. Show More Summary
The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Why Disney’s Frozen Debuted Today on a Single Screen” — Scott Mendelson at Forbes breaks down The Mouse’s antique recipe for success and why their newest movie is out without you knowing. Show More Summary
The best movie culture writing from around the internet-o-sphere. Just leave a tab open for us, will ya? “Batfleck, Fifty Shades of Grey and Fan Entitlement Syndrome” — Scott Mendelson groans at the weight of the hardest core making demands, then groans harder at the danger of studios listening. Show More Summary
It would be imprudent to ignore Stephen Hawking's words of caution. However, I believe we have little to fear. In all likelihood, the aspirations, longings, griefs, joys, anxieties, fears, failures, and foibles of the aliens from space...Show More Summary
Henry Cavill plays Superman in the MAN OF STEEL movie reboot. And the movie seems off to a roaring start. See Friday Box Office: ‘Man Of Steel’ Grosses Super $56 Million. As Scott Mendelson noted there, “Man Of Steel now has the second-biggest opening day for a non-sequel, behind the $67 million Friday of The [...]