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M Night Shyamalan

The MovieFilm Podcast: Scaling Everest and Revisiting The Visit

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For this week's show we start by offering quick takes on M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit and the new IMAX-3D spectacle Everest, before diving into th...

Zaki's Review: The Visit

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.11.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Unfortunately, The Visit isn't so much a bold reconquest of his home turf as it is a sad marker of just how far those glory days are.

Movie Review: The Visit... Yawn!

Carole Mallory | Posted 09.10.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

I had wanted to like The Visit as it was filmed where I live and that is the beauteous surroundings of suburban Philadelphia and its Chestnut Hill area, but The Visit is one big narcissistic flop. Waiting to be scared is boring.

You Might Be Surprised Why Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan Visited Harvard

Matt Weber | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Matt Weber

You know famed film director M. Night Shyamalan from his blockbuster movies like The Sixth Sense, Signs, and The Village -- but here's the surprise twist: He just wrote a book about education reform and presented on his findings at Harvard.

The Dishonorable Andrew Cuomo Meets the Hedge Fund / Charter School Zombies *

Alan Singer | Posted 06.18.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

For $1,000 each, participants in an upcoming Lake Placid retreat "Embark on three spring days of fun, fellowship and strategy with the nation's thought leaders on education reform." Those who are special, or especially rich, can get VIP treatment for $2,500.

M. Night Shyamalan: Education Reform Is NOT All About Class Size And Funding

Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents

M. Night Shyamalan, director of "Sixth Sense," has taken a new turn in his career, shifting his focus from blockbuster thrillers to education reform. ...

M. Night Shyamalan Wants To Downsize

Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment

He's known for big-budget thrillers, but director M. Night Shyamalan says he would rather make small, character-driven work than $200 million epics. ...

A Recipe For A Failed Blockbuster

Posted 07.09.2013 | Comedy

Folks at parody collective Cinema Sins have really found their niche at creating "meals" that taste exactly like your favorite and not so favorite ci...

Did M. Night Shyamalan Lie About 'She's All That'?

Posted 06.17.2013 | Entertainment

It wouldn't be a story about M. Night Shyamalan without a bit of mystery: After the director told in an interview on May 29 that he helped ...

Church Of Scientology Slams 'After Earth' Connections

Posted 06.13.2013 | Entertainment

In addition to being derided by critics as one of the worst movies of the year, "After Earth" was also called out for how its plot mirrors many Church...

M. Night Shyamalan Ghost-Wrote This '90s Teen Comedy

Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment

Proof the internet isn't as fast as you think: An interview with M. Night Shyamalan that was published by on May 29 has begun making the ro...

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: After Earth

Dan Persons | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

M. Night Shyamalan continues to be a very good director doing not-very-good movies. In the futuristic adventure After Earth, Will Smith plays a literally fearless warrior who crash-lands with his son on an abandoned Earth grown wild and dangerous in the interim.

Will Smith's Bad Weekend

Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment
Christopher Rosen

There's another way to look at the disappointing $27 million that "After Earth" earned during its opening weekend: What would this film have grossed without Will Smith on the poster?

The Scientific Reason Why 'After Earth' Is Different

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Sony Corp. is taking a deeper dive into ultrahigh-definition video as it comes out Friday with "After Earth," the first of Sony's ...

Zaki's Review: After Earth

Zaki Hasan | Posted 07.31.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

It's become a popular pastime of late to pile on poor M. Night Shyamalan. I certainly did my share of it three years ago with his last misfire. But wh...

Big Mystery About 'After Earth'

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.31.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- It's a twist worthy of an M. Night Shyamalan film: Where is the prolific writer-director in the marketing of his latest work? "The Sixt...

Will & Jaden Smith Come Up Short

AP | JOHN DeFORE | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- Humanity's home planet hardly merits the name-check in "After Earth," M. Night Shyamalan's sci-fi survival tale whose shipwreck action ...

Mike Ryan

M. Night Shyamalan Responds To Critics | Mike Ryan | Posted 05.30.2013 | Entertainment

M. Night Shyamalan is the director of the new Will Smith movie, "After Earth." This is a fact that you might not be aware of, because Shyamalan is not...

M. Night Shyamalan Event Headed For Fox

Posted 05.13.2013 | TV

M. Night Shyamalan's miniseries event "Wayward Pines" is on its way to Fox. The network announced today that "Wayward Pines," based on Blake Crouch...

17 Directors Who Owe Us Apologies For Their Movies

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment

Michael Bay isn't shy about admitting a mistake. Well, sort of. Back in 2011, the blockbuster director told Empire magazine that the 2007-2008 writ...

Matthew Perry's Drunken Night

Posted 04.02.2013 | Entertainment

It's rare for celebrities to get starstruck, but for Matthew Perry, a chance meeting with a famed director made his night. Until it didn't. Perry w...

WATCH: Will Smith Teams With Son For New Film

Posted 03.07.2013 | Entertainment

M. Night Shyamalan's last film, "The Last Airbender," was so reviled that even Shyamalan wasn't prepared for the vitriol. "I don't know what to say...

Samuel L. Jackson: M. Night Shyamalan 'Hasn't Made A Really Good Movie' Since 'Unbreakable'

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment

Samuel L. Jackson does not mince his words. At all. After spending 20 minutes in a room with the actor, who reunites with "Pulp Fiction" director Quen...

WATCH: Will Smith Gets Welcomed To Earth In 'After Earth'

Posted 12.10.2012 | Entertainment

In the 1996 film "Independence Day," Will Smith acted as welcoming committee for aliens hellbent on destroying Earth. In the 2013 film "After Earth," ...

M. Night Shyamalan TV Project Coming To Syfy

Posted 08.03.2012 | TV

M. Night Shyamalan and Marti Noxon are teaming for a new Syfy pilot, "Proof." Noxon and Shyamalan will co-write and executive produce the project ...