"They did not know what to make of me in Tampa," Aasif Mandvi says. Small wonder. Mandvi, the cowriter and star of Today's Special, moved to Florida with his family from India when he was a teen. "Talk about being an outsider."
I just saw that whole "army of the dead" in a movie. Well, actually, a couple of movies. If you want a demonstration of the studios' imagination deficit problem, just screen-hop at your local multiplex.
I had a run-in with writer/director/notorious egomaniac M. Night Shyamalan. Suffice it to say, I'm not crying in my beer over the fact that his new movie, The Last Airbender, is pulling down a dismal 8% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.