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Entries by Scott Mendelson from 05/2010

Weekend Box Office Review: Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Easily Takes Box Office Crown

| Posted 05.03.2010 | Entertainment

Letters to Juliet opens on May 14th. Ironically, May 14th also is the opening day of Universal's Robin Hood, which puts the two studios with the absolute worst marketing teams head to head.

HuffPost Review - Iron Man 2: The IMAX Experience (2010)

| Posted 05.05.2010 | Entertainment

Iron Man 2 has abandoned all pretenses of social relevance, as it strips its characters and its world of all real-world resonance for the sake of crowd-pleasing gee-whiz adventure.

Iron Man 2 Grosses $128.1 Million in Debut Weekend

| Posted 05.09.2010 | Entertainment

Iron Man 2 has grossed $133.6 million, currently the fourth-largest opening weekend on record.

As Betty White Leads Classic SNL Episode, the Absence of Funny Females Is Apparent

| Posted 05.11.2010 | Entertainment

Seeing past leading ladies such as Tina Fey, Molly Shannon, Rachel Dratch, and Maya Rudolph return and dominate the Mother's Day edition was just a cold reminder of how underutilized the current female cast really is.

Weekend Box Office Review: Iron Man 2 Retains Top Spot

| Posted 05.16.2010 | Entertainment
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If studios budget a film so that said film basically has to set records in some capacity, they are always setting themselves up for disaster.

RIP, Law & Order (1990-2010): A Eulogy to a National Treasure

| Posted 05.18.2010 | Entertainment

I honestly thought that Law & Order would live forever, joining the immortal likes of 60 Minutes and Sesame Street. At least NBC had the good sense to put Heroes out of its misery in the bargain.

Rejoice! The Looney Tunes Return!

| Posted 05.20.2010 | Entertainment

What most excites me is the production of brand-new 3D Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote shorts that will air before selected Warner Bros. pictures. Yes, they will be rendered in CGI, but we're getting new Road Runner/Wile E. Coyote cartoons!

Why Do We Care About, Let Alone Hate, Megan Fox?

| Posted 05.21.2010 | Entertainment

Why has Fox earned such hatred that millions of people are so pleased at the mere idea that an actress got fired for speaking her mind to the press and criticizing the filmmaker of a movie that most people didn't care for?

Shrek 4 Opens With $70 Million, While MacGruber Implodes

| Posted 05.23.2010 | Entertainment

By any normal standards, a movie opening with $71.2 million in three days would be a pretty big success. But unless overseas numbers explode, Shrek: The Final Chapter will live up to its name.

What They Died For? Not Much. How the Lost Finale Negates the Series as a Whole

| Posted 05.25.2010 | Entertainment

The Lost finale was a tragedy, a genuinely uninvolving and downright dull botch that not only fails as a stand-alone episode and fails as a finale, but lessens the dramatic impact of the last six years.

Can Sex & the City 2 Overcome the TV Sequels Curse? Is it The Wrath of Khan or I Want to Believe?

| Posted 05.26.2010 | Entertainment

Sex & the City 2 opens worldwide on Thursday. Expectations are running high, with the general consensus that it will perform in a similar fashion to the first picture. But the odds are indeed stacked against it.

Sex and the City and the Misunderstandings Concerning Female Escapist Fantasy

| Posted 05.27.2010 | Entertainment

This is not about whether the films are good or not, but whether critics properly understand the genre that said franchise represents.

Shrek 4 Wins Memorial Day Box Office Derby, While Sex and the City 2 and Prince of Persia Crash

| Posted 05.30.2010 | Entertainment

As expected, Shrek: The Final Chapter was able to easily surpass Sex and the City 2 to take the weekend crown over Memorial Day weekend.