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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

5 months 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

5 months 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

11 months 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

‘Man Of Steel’ Wins Big, But So Does IRS

  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 [...]

Scott Mendelson, M.D.: Mental Health and Second Amendment Fears

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.

Scott Mendelson: Huff Post review: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

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...

Scott Mendelson: On the "morality" of cinematic action-movie massacres...

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...

Scott Mendelson: Review: Olympus Has Fallen

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.

Scott Mendelson: Why Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters May Represent the Future of Big-scale Studio Movies

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.

Scott Mendelson: On the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq Invasion, Why Do We Praise the Converted Over the Initially Right?

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.

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