Tag: M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night's Back, Baby! And You Need to See SPLIT Immediately

M. Night's Back, Baby! And You Need to See SPLIT Immediately
SPLIT Genre: Thriller Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 117 mins. Premise: Three high school girls are kidnapped by a mysterious man with multiple personalities (James McAvoy). He has 23 different personalities, but the 24th is about to be unleashed. Behind-the-Scenes: After a string of hits (Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs), M. Night released one bad movie after another resulting... Read more »

The Visit and 7 Other Found Footage Movies That Succeed Despite The Gimmick

The Visit and 7 Other Found Footage Movies That Succeed Despite The Gimmick
M. Night Shyamalan’s name has been so synonymous with crap over the last decade that it’s almost easy to forget that the guy once directed The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, two genre-bending classics that revealed a true visionary behind the camera.  After Lady in the Water, The Last Airbender, The Happening, and After Earth, I’d... Read more »

Movie Review: After Earth

Movie Review: After Earth
AFTER EARTH Genre: Sci-Fi Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 100 mins. Premise: When a routine space mission goes awry, father and son (Will and Jaden Smith) crash land on Earth, which is no longer inhabited by humans.  With dad injured, the son, Kitai, must face his fears and travel across hostile terrain in order to send out a... Read more »
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Movie Review - Devil (**)

Devil.  80 minutes.  PG-13.  Directed by John Erick Dowdle.  Written by Brian Nelson.  Starring Chris Messina, Geoffrey Arend, Logan Marshall-Green, Bojana Novakovic, Jenny O’Hara, and Bokeem Woodbine. Bearing the imprint of producer M. Night Shyamalan (for better or for worse), Devil is the first of a planned series of films called “The Night Chronicles” –... Read more »

New Movie Reviews: Cyrus, The Last Airbender

Cyrus (***) Cyrus plays like a smaller-budgeted, more independent-minded, and less funny sequel to the 2008 Will Ferrell-John C. Reilly comedy Step Brothers.  Maybe it’s because Reilly stars in both, but I think it also has to do with the fact that in both movies, he plays a dysfunctional (less so here than in Step... Read more »