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New on VOD: Joyous THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING, Shattered GLASS

Plus: Keanu Reeves brings 'Replicas' to life.

Review: GLASS, Shattered and Otherwise

James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star in M. Night Shyamalan's would-be dramatic conclusion to a comic-book movie trilogy.

Review: In SPLIT, M. Night Channels His Best Uncanny Work Through James McAvoy

Split has it both ways; it is a film that creatively capitalizes on the thriller genre, and an excellent example of the quality and innovation the much-maligned director was initially lauded for. Through directing epic-scale flops (The Last Airbender), smaller...

M. Night Gets SPLIT: Ridiculous First Trailer

M. Night Shyamalan gives good trailer. The first trailer for Split, his next movie, is out and starts with the kidnapping of three girls -- including Anya Taylor-Joy, from The Witch -- by a man who looks suspiciously like James...

TALES FROM THE CRYPT To Rise From The Dead, Shyamalan To Exec. Produce

One of the horror world's favorite anthology TV series is set to be remade by one of mainstream cinema's most beleaguered directors, and I'm not sure how to react.According to Deadline, M. Night Shyamalan, the director of The Sixth Sense...

Review: THE VISIT, A Fleeting Resemblance To A Funhouse Joy Ride

The set-up for the first horror movie by M. Night Shyamalan since The Happening (2008) is explained clearly in its opening scene, which is an early sign that the movie itself is almost an afterthought. Since The Sixth Sense put...

Review: WAYWARD PINES, The Show That Is Not What It Seems To Be

Halfway through the series Wayward Pines, episode five lands a serious twist, a bold move that might have arrived too soon, yet performs as a mighty cliffhanger and game-changer for the whole show. Wayward Pines is currently running on the...

China Box Office: FAST & FURIOUS 6 Speeds Into Pole Position

Justin Lin's Fast & Furious 6 races to the top of the Chinese box office this week, despite giving Roland Emmerich's White House Down a 4-day head start, while M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth plummets to fifth place. Rank Title...

China Box Office: AFTER EARTH Ghosts Its Way To The Top

Will Smith's domestic turkey, After Earth, enters the Chinese charts in pole position, but only just ahead of Johnnie To's still-strong Blind Detective. Rank Title Origin 8/7-14/7 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 After Earth USA $13.89 $13.89 3 2...

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: On Shyamalan, SHE'S ALL THAT and a Preponderance for Pigeonholing

Part of the (heated) discussion about my take on After Earth surrounded the dicey proposition, popularized by the "Cahiers du Cinema" crowd in the 50s, that a director's work is to be considered part of a continuous process of development,...

Destroy All Monsters: Leave M. Night Alone

Something entertaining happened on Thursday as the reviews of After Earth began to hit. Right here on our site, Jason Gorber's review (very negative, read it here) was lambasted all day long by the commenting community - deemed "unprofessional," "fannish,"...

AnarchyVision: Talking AFTER EARTH, NOW YOU SEE ME, and More!

You may already have joined in the massive conversation about the film (at least by ScreenAnarchy standards), but here's a nice, digestible version of my view on the abysmal After Earth.A not so good week for me, really ended up...

Counterpoint Review: AFTER EARTH May Not Be So Apocalyptically Bad After All

In a previous world, M. Night Shyamalan used to be on magazine covers. He was "Hollywood's Hottest New Storyteller." Back in 2002, in anticipation of his next great film, Signs (an unconventionally family-intimate alien invasion yarn starring Mel Gibson), he...

Review: AFTER EARTH Is Apocalyptically Bad

Once upon a time, there was a director who made a film about a kid who saw dead people. I kind of despised this film at the time, and figured that nobody would fall for the silly farce. Alas, The Sixth...

Like Father, Like Son. Will And Jaden Smith Carry The First Trailer For Shyamalan's AFTER EARTH

It's a father-son tag team with Will and Jaden Smith taking the leads in M Night Shyamalan's upcoming scifi adventure After Earth. Shyamalan, at this point, has long since burned through any residual goodwill left over from The Sixth Sense...

Cue The Cavalcade Of Hate! AFTER EARTH Teaser Combines Will Smith, Jaden Smith, M. Night Shyamalan And Facebook.

There are certain things in the world that people love to hate. And upcoming science fiction film After Earth combines an awful lot of them.There's director M. Night Shyamalan, for one, and while I actually quite like his output up...

K. Bellette's Devil review

M.Night's reputation as of late has been ruined with the slew of mediocre to awful films he has been releasing after his more interesting days of Unbreakable and of course The Sixth Sense. Unfortunately he creates another wasted opportunity with...

Can Shyamalan Redeem Himself With DEVIL?

Can Shyamalan the writer-producer win a little more love than Shyamalan the director? After he took a critical hammering for The Last Airbender it seemed a good number of people were quick to declare the career of M Night Shyamalan...