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 [...]
There is a possibility that the fear of being labeled as mentally ill and subsequently losing their right to own a firearm will prevent both veterans and non-veterans with mental health issues from seeking the help they need and deserve.
G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 100 minutes rated PG-13 by Scott Mendelson It's no secret that I'm a fan of G.I. Joe: The Rise of...
There is a moment at around the twenty minute mark of Olympus Has Fallen (review) where a giant airplane piloted by evil North Koreans shoot...
Olympus Has Fallen offers a level of jingoistic fear-mongering the likes of which are more commonly associated with a 1980s Chuck Norris vehicle. It isn't terribly smart and it peaks in the first act, but damned if I didn't enjoy the picture nonetheless.
The rescheduled, heavily cut, and seemingly dumped January release may look and feel like both a punchline and a 'why they hate us' representation of everything wrong with popcorn filmmaking. But unlike certain re-imagined fairy-tales, it didn't cost $200 million. It cost just $50 million.
Changing one's mind about an issue and coming into the proverbial light is seen as a sign of seriousness and credibility. And it certainly should be celebrated and commended. But these converts are often treated with more respect than those who were right from the very beginning.
30,000 people donated an average of $64 during a several hour period last week, and thus we will be getting a Veronica Mars movie...
I think it's terrific that Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio has come out in support of gay marriage. I think it's notable that he came...