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Vin Diesel’s xXx: Return of Xander Cage comes home May 2

  HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Hailed as “a crazy, stunt-filled action spectacular” (Scott Mendelson, Forbes) and “a shot of pure adrenaline” (Joey Nolfi, Entertainment Weekly), xXx: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE x-plodes on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand May 16, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  X-cited fans can be […]

Broken Projector: Right Up Main Street

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

/Filmcast Ep. 350 – Anomalisa (GUEST: Dominic Lewis, Composer for Man in the High Castle)

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

Studio Movie Grill And The Changing Nature Of The Theatrical Experience

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 [...]

Why 'Akira' Could Be Christopher Nolan's Next Film

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 [...]

The Real Reason Disney Released That 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Trailer Over Instagram

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?

2 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Visualizing Terminator Genisys' Poor Performance

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.

The Terminator Returns: A Box Office History

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 [...]

Patty Jenkins To Direct 'Wonder Woman'

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 [...]

TOPLESS ROBOT LIVE! "Sexism or Slander?" Feat. Ariel Schudson and Scott Mendelson

3 years agoHumor : Topless Robot

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...

Next Podcast Guests: Scott Mendelson and Ariel Schudson

3 years agoHumor : Topless Robot

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...

Bill Moyers Explains His Feelings About The Film 'Selma'

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

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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

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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

Media Scandalized by Non-Scandal

3 years agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

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 Morning Read: One Screen Genius, Viral Problems and a Super Madman’s Diary

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 Morning Read: Fan Entitlement, Lucille Ball’s ‘Star Trek’ and More

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

Scott Mendelson, M.D.: Need We Fear the Minds of Space Aliens?

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

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