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One to Represent All? How The Help Is Being Punished for a Lack of Minority-Driven Films, Rather Than Its Own Merits as a Movie

Scott Mendelson | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Scott Mendelson

It is not the responsibility of The Help to be the be-all, end-all big-studio movie involving the Civil Rights Movement. It does not concern itself with those who actively fought for freedom because that is not the story being told.

Is 3D Dying or Just Leveling Off?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.03.2011 | Technology
Scott Mendelson

About 18 months after Avatar turned everyone into a 3D fanatic, the 'cool' factor is wearing off, as audiences are realizing that most 3D isn't going to blow their minds or take them to another world of immersion.

The Shot Heard Round the Industry... Studios' doomed plan for pre-DVD Video On Demand.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Scott Mendelson

Fox, Warner Bros, Sony, and Universal have announced this week that they will begin offering 'first-run' theatrical features on Video On Demand through DirectTV just sixty days after their theatrical release.

Summit Commissions a Script for a Red Sequel. Who Should Be Added to the Cast?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The best thing a sequel can accomplish is to bring another set of beloved vets a chance to play in the action-comedy sandbox. A few random picks for the new Red.

Why I Won't Be Seeing Little Fockers in Theaters...

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

What do The Wolfman, Salt, Knight and Day, The A-Team and The Town all have in common? They're glorified B-movie thrillers mocking theatrical audiences by unleashing more substantial versions on home video just months after release.

Weinstein Company, Miramax team up to pillage their past glories.

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It's not a little sad and a lot ironic. Say what you will about Bob and Harvey Weinsten and Miramax, but they made their fortune and glory in the 199...

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

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

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