M. Night Shyamalan turned 43 today (and I’m strangely attracted to him), which means he’s be making movies that creep me out for quite a long time now. More
Topic: M. Night Shyamalan
Check out the viral teaser for After Earth, which uses Facebook Timeline to give us an alternate history of human space travel. The biggest mystery of this movie, however, seems to be how Will and Jaden Smith‘s characters are descendants of a white Polish guy. More
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
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
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
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
Apparently the “Twist” Of The Last Airbender Is That It Sucks – Gabe Delahaye has done a good round-up of all the bad reviews for the new film, but our favorite is from The Chicago Reader‘s Cliff Doerksen, “The current national priorities should be as follows: reduce carbon emissions and stop funding the films of M. Night Shyamalan.” (via Videogum)
Welcome to Crush This, your weekly guide to what’s new in movies, music and TV. We’ve navigated the inner reaches of our entertainment-obsessed brains in search of all the pop culture landscape has to offer. It’s the week before a … More
What’s that line about high school freshman that Matthew McConaughey says in Dazed And Confused (his truest role to date)? “I get older, they stay the same age.” Gross, Matthew McConaughey. But that’s sort of how we feel about these … More
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