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Entries by Scott Mendelson from 10/2010

Oh No! Billionaire Tyrant George Lucas To Offer Us the Choice To Watch the Star Wars Series in 3D?!

| Posted 10.01.2010 | Entertainment

As usual, this is less about Lucas' greed and more about him using his Star Wars films to play around with new technology, in this case perfecting the much-maligned art of 3D conversion.

Wonder Woman Returns to Television, Courtesy of the Man Who Created Ally McBeal

| Posted 10.02.2010 | Entertainment

Well, I did not see this one coming at all. David E. Kelly has inked a deal with Warner Bros. Television to create a new Wonder Woman television show. This is a fascinating move for the one-time king of television.

The Social Network Scores, Four Horror Films Crumble, and Holdovers Remain Steady: Weekend Box Office 10/03/10

| Posted 10.04.2010 | Entertainment

The much hyped and critically-acclaimed 'founding of Facebook' drama The Social Network debuted in number one this weekend with a strong $23 million three-day take.

HuffPost Review: My Soul to Take (2010)

| Posted 10.08.2010 | Entertainment
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My Soul To Take is not so much a cataclysmic whiff as just 'the miss' that can occasionally proceed greatness.

Quality Over Commerce: Warner Bros. Declines to Release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I in 3D. Will Release Part 7 on Nov 19th in 2D Only

| Posted 10.09.2010 | Entertainment

The decision is a promising sign that Warner Bros. believes that the seventh Harry Potter is darn-well good enough not to need a 3D presentation to ensure massive box office success.

Weekend Box Office Review: Social Network Tops, Heigl Underperforms and Craven Crashes

| Posted 10.11.2010 | Entertainment
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A handful of new releases were not enough to dethrone the buzzy and generally terrific 'founding of Facebook' drama The Social Network from the top spot this weekend.

Review: Red (2010)

| Posted 10.13.2010 | Entertainment
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Red eventually delivers on what it promises: an action-comedy starring a bunch of 'serious' actors who are more than willing to goof off for our amusement.

Jackass 3-D Opens With $50m, Setting October/Documentary records, While Red Scores $21m: Weekend Box Office (10/17/10)

| Posted 10.17.2010 | Entertainment

2010-10-18-jackass.jpg Jackass 3-D grossed a whopping $50 million in its debut weekend, setting several records and setting punditry tongues wagging in the process.

Why Did Paramount Sell off Distribution Rights for Avengers and Iron Man 3 to Disney for a Mere $115 Million?

| Posted 10.20.2010 | Entertainment

2010-10-20-ironman.jpg How much money trouble is Paramount in these days? Or, just how bad is Thor?

The Obvious Gender Double-Standard of GQ's Glee Photo Shoot

| Posted 10.20.2010 | Media
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Why is it that the women must be photographed with imagery out of a pornographic fantasy, while the male lead (and in fact most male actors in glossy photo shoots) get away with not doing so much as unbuttoning their top buttons?

Paranormal Activity 2 Scores Record $40.6 Million; Hereafter Nets $12 Million; Holdovers Hold Strong -- Weekend Box Office Review

| Posted 10.24.2010 | Entertainment

Costing just $3 million, the Paramount sequel to Paranormal Activity capitalized on the much-buzzed about original, which had a stunningly successful platform release over last September and October.

Just in Time for Halloween: 10 of the Scariest Horror Films of the Last 20 Years (VIDEOS)

| Posted 10.26.2010 | Entertainment

2010-10-26-halloween.jpgI'm sure we're all sick and tired of seeing countless "scariest movies of all time" lists every Halloween. By limiting the list to the last twenty years, we automatically discount most of the staples that usually fill up such lists.

Goodbye John: A Farewell to Saw, as Jigsaw Lays His Last Trap

| Posted 10.28.2010 | Entertainment

For six long years, we have amused ourselves watching John Kramer and his cohorts strive to teach random citizens to value their lives. If this is to be the end, then it is the end of something worth remembering.

HuffPost Review: Saw VII 3D (2010)

| Posted 10.29.2010 | Entertainment

Saw VII is an atrociously bad film. But more importantly, it is just the sort of film that people complain about when trashing the series sight-unseen.

Saw 7 3D Rules Over One Last Halloween Weekend: Weekend Box Office

| Posted 10.31.2010 | Entertainment
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Saw VII 3D opened with $24.2 million over its first weekend, which includes $1.7 million worth of advance-night screenings. Over 90% of the tickets were sold for the 3D version.