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Scott Mendelson

Increase In Diabetes Will Fuel Explosion Of Alzheimer's Dementia

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

Diabetes adversely affects the functions of virtually every organ in the body. Consequently, it is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and other illness, like various forms of dementia.

Just in Time for Halloween: The 10 Best Modern 'Direct-to-DVD' Horror Films

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The Children isn't the most violent film, nor the goriest or showiest. It haunts because it boils itself down to an unanswerable question: would you kill your own sick children to prevent them from killing you?

HuffPost Weekend Box Office in Review: Avatar Crosses $400 Million U.S.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

With $1.33 billion in the worldwide bank, Avatar is just over $500 million away from breaking Titanic's seemingly unsinkable $1.8 billion record.

Huff Post Review: Avatar: The 3D IMAX Experience

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The 3D work is truly immersive, creating the kind of 'you are there' effect that was before only achieved in cartoons like Coraline and The Polar Express.

I'll Analyze It... With Science!

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Scott Mendelson

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HuffPost Review: Paranormal Activity (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Horror films work best when you realize that you cannot trust the filmmakers. But writer/director Oren Peli crafts a low-tech chiller that almost plays too fair with the audience.

Huff Post Review: Whip It (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Whip It is one of the most enjoyable film experiences of 2009. It's a formula picture through and through, but it is a truly entertaining one.

A Nightmare on Elm Street Remake Gets a Trailer

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While everyone seems to be trying harder than the gang behind Friday the 13th, this feels like a fancier redo of something that held up pretty well in the first place.

Huff Post Review - Scooby-Doo: The Mystery Begins (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I'm not a particularly die-hard fan of the Scooby Doo franchise, but I have a passing interest. I was shocked at how enjoyable this movie is. It just plain works on every level.

HuffPost Review - Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

For the first time that I can remember, a Michael Moore documentary/propaganda piece is less about the subject at hand and more about Michael Moore himself.

IMAX Releases Study on Multiplex vs. Classic Auditoriums

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The somewhat predictable result: "There was no meaningful difference in satisfaction levels between classic design and multiplex design IMAX locations."

The Surprising and Unfair Cinematic Demise of Orlando Bloom

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

He was one of People's 'Sexiest Men Alive' in 2006. Yet Orlando Bloom is nowhere to be seen in today's film-making landscape.

"Batman: Arkham Asylum" is a Great Video Game, Except...

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It's not impossible, but it's genuinely challenging. And at my age and with the limited amount of free time I have, I no longer want to be challenged by video games.

The House of Mouse Buys the House of Ideas...

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The acquisition of 5,000 often violent, occasionally sexualized comic book characters just makes Disney an even easier target for Focus on the Family. We'll see if Disney reacts to inevitable cheap shots.

The Final Destination 3D Defeats Halloween II in the Year's Dumbest Showdown: Huff Post Weekend Box Office in Review

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Yup, summer is officially over. Now we can get to what's really important -- trying to keep up with the dozen or so new Oscar-bait releases and overestimating James Cameron's Avatar.

Delayed Huff Post Weekend Box Office in Review (08/23/09)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As everyone and their sister already knows, Inglourious Basterds scored a genuinely impressive $38 million over its debut weekend.

The Second Trailer for The Twilight Saga: New Moon (With Helpful Narration)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I love the fact that someone in the studio chain thought that Taylor Lautner had to literally explain the character arcs in the trailer for the the second Twilight picture, New Moon.

Huff Post Review - GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The film resembles what adventures you might create if you took your action figure playsets and gave them a $175 million budget to work with. And yes, I mean that as a compliment.

Harry Potter and the Future of Day-and-Date Simultaneous IMAX/35mm Releases

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If Harry Potter sees a substantial bump in box office this weekend, could this be the end of same day 35mm/IMAX releases?

Huff Post Review: Green Lantern: First Flight (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The newest DC Animated Universe feature, Green Lantern: First Flight, is a well-acted and crisply directed science fiction action adventure.

Huff Post Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

By any normal standard, this is a wonderfully involving and entertaining tent pole popcorn entertainment. But this is still the weakest Harry Potter film of the series.

Transformers 2 barely beats Ice Age 3 while Public Enemies opens strong. The 4th of July, 2009 weekend box office in review.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Due to the fact that the top two films (Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) are literally tied at $42.5 million, I'm ignoring the rankings and just concentrating on the numbers.

HuffPost Weekend Box Office in Review

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It's close, but no cigar: Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen ended up $2 million behind The Dark Knight for that much-desired five-day box office record.

Friday Box Office - Transformers grosses $36.7 million

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

In just three days (Wed-Fri), the truly terrible robot sequel has amassed a whopping $125.9 million. This will sadly place the movie at number four for the biggest three-days in history.

Huff Post Review: Transformers Revenge of the Fallen: The IMAX Experience(2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen represents a shocking amount of effort and skill going into a product of little entertainment value and even less significance.