Topic: M. Night Shyamalan

Movie Etiquette: When Is It OK to Laugh/Cry/Scream/Clap in the Theater?

Movie Etiquette: When Is It OK to Laugh/Cry/Scream/Clap in the Theater?

While writing up the Avengers teaser leak earlier today, I came across a great comment on YouTube complaining about audiences who go apeshit during a movie. The commenter asked, Why the hell do people in other countries cheer and clap during films? Yeah this was cool but how about trying to watch it? Is it an American thing? Having never seen a movie in a foreign country, I can’t answer the nationality part, but I can respond to the first part: Because it’s so much fun to share in the experience with everyone else. That said, not every movie warrants us to play Mystery Science Theater and talk back to the screen. Here’s a guide for when to cheer and when to shut yer trap. More »

When Did Paul Bettany Get Typecast as Controversial Religious Figures?

When Did Paul Bettany Get Typecast as Controversial Religious Figures?

What’s the last major role of Paul Bettany‘s that you can remember where he didn’t play a warrior priest with a sick cross forehead tattoo; a fallen angel who cuts off his wings and straps on some firepower to protect the next Jesus Christ; or an ardent (albino) Opus Dei assassin who flogs himself for his mistakes? Bettany’s been pigeonholed as the token religious character in a string of underwhelming movies — I’m surprised he didn’t find his way into M. Night Shyamalan‘s Devil — and we miss the sweet guy we first met in A Knight’s Tale. More »

Interview: ‘M. Night School’ Creator Discusses Trailers, Twists, and Whether He Expects Shyamalan to Actually Go Back to Film School

Interview: 'M. Night School' Creator Discusses Trailers, Twists, and Whether He Expects Shyamalan to Actually Go Back to Film School

This past Monday, M. Night School launched: The cheeky website is trying to raise $150,000 through crowdsourcing — asking just a dollar a person — to send M. Night Shyamalan back to film school at NYU. We spoke with the site’s creator, BBDO copywriter Chris Baker (@funkmastabaker), about what he and the other creators will do if they fail to raise the money, what could be responsible for Shyamalan’s creative downslide, and the negative backlash they’ve already received. More »

‘M. Night School’ Website Is Raising Money to Send M. Night Shyamalan Back to Film School

'M. Night School' Website Is Raising Money to Send M. Night Shyamalan Back to Film School

Tired of M. Night Shyamalan‘s recent cinematic failures like Devil and Razzie Worst Picture winner The Last Airbender? Do you yearn for the days of such masterful suspense thrillers as Signs? If you’ve got a dollar to spare, you could help M. Night School in sending the director back to his alma mater, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. More »

25 Crushable Guys Under 25 – 2010

25 Crushable Guys Under 25 - 2010

What does it mean to be “Crushable”? We’ll be looking to these guys, who we’ve deemed the MOST crushable young men making their mark on Hollywood and beyond, the set the bar high for those who come into fame after them.

We’ve watched many of them mature from Disney darlings into grown men with pecs and — gasp! — facial hair (we’re looking at you, Zac Efron and Corbin Bleu). Others, like Taylor Lautner and Aaron Johnson, are still baby-faced, but their upcoming work this year (and their recently revealed six packs) will shoot them into sex symbol status before year’s end.

Some of the names and faces on this list might be unfamiliar to you, but trust us, by this time next year, you will be more than familiar with quite a few of these cuties — and probably have crushes on them, too. If you don’t already. More »