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'Split' Tops Box Office For Third Weekend In A Row

Reuters | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 02.05.2017 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES ( - It was a squeaker, but Universal’s “Split” has edged past Paramount’s “Rings” to narrowly claim victory at the...

'A Dog's Purpose' Debuts At No. 2 At Box Office Despite Controversy

Reuters | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 01.29.2017 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Jan 29 ( - Despite the TMZ videos and boycott threats, “A Dog’s Purpose” still managed to pull in family audiences, who...

Trump Stars In Terrifying Spoof Trailer For 'Split 2'

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.25.2017 | Comedy

As if M. Night Shyamalan’s new horror movie “Split” wasn’t scary enough. Jimmy Kimmel gave the film a terrifying twist on Tuesday by airing a...

'Split' Defeats 'Return of Xander Cage' At The Weekend Box Office

Reuters | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 01.22.2017 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES, Jan 22 ( - M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” has turned into a horror hit with a surprisingly strong $40.2 million in its op...

M. Night Shyamalan Wishes Trump's Win Was A Twist In One Of His Movies

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 01.15.2017 | Entertainment

If you wish the election results were just a fictional, scary ending to one of M. Night Shyamalan dark thrillers, you’re not alone. “On that nigh...

The Insidious Ugliness of M. Night Shyamalan's Split and the Questionable History of Mental Illness in Horror

Michael Darer | Posted 12.03.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Darer

It’s no secret that media loves to misrepresent mental illness. It’s a frustrating ever-present truth. It’s also an issue that, in recent months...

The MovieFilm Podcast: Scaling Everest and Revisiting The Visit

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.22.2016 | 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 the ...

Zaki's Review: The Visit

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.11.2016 | 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 09.10.2016 | 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?

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...

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...