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'Split' Review: This Multiple-Personality Thriller May Scare You to Death

48 minutes ago | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

James McAvoy acts the hell out of 23 roles in Split, the story of Kevin, a psychiatric patient afflicted with dissociative identity disorder (Did). Actually, the actor introduces us to only a handful of these personalities. Too many "alters," as they're called, might spoil the brew cooked up by writer-director M. Night Shyamalan in one of his best psychological thrillers. In trying to repeat the success of his landmark 1999 scarefest The Sixth Sense, the director has backed himself into a lot of corners involving the mystical beings and surprise endings. Critical reaction has been cruel, »

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Exclusive: The Honor and Pressure of Being M. Night Shyamalan

1 hour ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

“I see dead people.”

It was the plot twist heard around the world when writer-director-producer M. Night Shyamalan’s The Sixth Sense hit theaters in 1999 and surprised everyone with one of the most shocking reveals in cinematic history. The film, starring Bruce Willis and newcomer Haley Joel Osment, earned six Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Shyamalan. It was also a monster success at the box office, grossing over $672 million worldwide on a $40 million budget, and turned Shyamalan into a household name.

Born in India, raised in Pennsylvania and a graduate of New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts, Shyamalan followed the success of The Sixth Sense with even more twists and turns over the next two decades. 2000’s Unbreakable -- also starring Willis -- 2002’s Signs with Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix and 2004’s The Village -- also with Phoenix -- saw the director reach new heights »

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M. Night Shyamalan Wants In On Stranger Things Season 2

12 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Despite two back to back hits during his early years in the form of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, director M. Night Shyamalan hasn’t exactly had a successful career. After those two films, it was mostly one flop after another for over a decade, turning the once great filmmaker into something of a joke. Lately, however, he’s been taking some serious steps to turn things around.

His television series Wayward Pines had an exciting first season, even if it did show its cards too soon and delivered an underwhelming second outing. Then there’s Split, which hits theatres this month and has James McAvoy playing a man with 24 different personalities. Reviews aren’t in just yet, but it certainly seems promising and will hopefully signal a return to form for the director.

Casting his eye towards the future, Shyamalan recently sat down with Digital Spy to discuss his »

- Mark Cassidy

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More ‘Split’ Personalities Show Themselves in These Clips

16 hours ago | bloody-disgusting.com | See recent Bloody-Disgusting.com news »

Meet Barry, Dennis and Patricia, three of the personalities James McAvoy (X-Men’s First Class, Days of the Future Past, and Age of Apocalypse) puts on display in  M. Night Shyamalan’s psychological thriller Split (read our review), in theaters January 20th. The first clip has a psychiatrist trying to figure out who she is talking with, while the second offers the kidnapped […] »

- Brad Miska

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‘Split’ And ‘xXx’ Merge Into Market While ‘The Founder’ May Get Lost In Heavy Traffic – Box Office Preview

17 hours ago | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Coming off of a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend that was jammed with adult-targeted films, three more pictures merge into heavy box office traffic this coming weekend with the Universal/Blumhouse psychological thriller Split from M. Night Shyamalan and Paramount Pictures’ xXx: Return of Xander Cage, which stars an international cast led by social media superstar Vin Diesel. Both go wide as TWC’s The Founder, starring Michael Keaton as McDonald’s mogul Ray Kroc… »

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Review: In Split, M. Night Channels His Best Uncanny Work Through James McAvoy

21 hours ago | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Split has it both ways; it is a film that creatively capitalizes on the thriller genre, and an excellent example of the quality and innovation the much-maligned director was initially lauded for. Through directing epic-scale flops (The Last Airbender), smaller passion project horrors (The Visit), and whatever the hell Lady in the Water was, M. Night Shyamalan has definitely sharpened up for its latest effort. Much criticism and analysis has been put forward regarding Shyamalan's declining trajectory of directorial features. He arguably peaked after alien thriller Signs (2002), and despite his involvement in the excellent recent first season of Wayward Pines, his other films have been intensely ridiculed. Although Split can easily be picked apart, it is one of his best films. The director even...

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Wayward Pines could return to Fox, but not this year

21 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox’s sci-fi mystery series Wayward Pines has been in limbo since its season two finale this past summer, with the network yet to make an official announcement on its future, leading many to assume that the plug had been pulled on the M. Night Shyamalan-produced show.

Well, it seems that Wayward Pines may have a future after all, with Fox entertainment president David Madden revealing at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that the series has not been cancelled, but won’t be returning this year.

“Wayward is not canceled, but it will not be on this summer,” said Madden. “Wayward didn’t come together quickly enough for us to have it this summer; there have been discussions about casting. We’re still talking about it, it’s possible you’ll see Wayward at some point back on Fox. But we are focusing a little bit more heavily on unscripted this summer. »

- Gary Collinson

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Split Review – M. Night Shyamalan | James McAvoy

22 hours ago | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Stefan Pape

Though not a film being spoken about on awards terms, James McAvoy’s remarkable, nuanced performance in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is likely to be as good as any those nominated for an Academy Award. The actor’s finest turn since Filth, is enough to turn this inane, absurd piece of cinema, into a rather good one.

McAvoy plays, well, several different characters – though for the sake of this review, we’ll stick with his birth name Kevin. Kevin isn’t a very nice chap either, and he abducts three teenage girls, Claire (Haley Lu Richardson), Marcia (Jessica Sula) and the introverted Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) from the formers birthday gathering. Locking them up in his basement, he frequents the girls on a regular basis, though when the doors open, they’re never quite sure who it will be visiting, as Kevin has a split-personality disorder, with 24 different personas. »

- Stefan Pape

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Interview: M. Night Shyamalan on turning domestic worries into supernatural fears

22 hours ago | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

It was his third feature, the hit supernatural thriller The Sixth Sense, that turned M. Night Shyamalan into a household name. Since then, the writer-director has seen his share of ups and downs, from the highly regarded Unbreakable to the widely derided The Last Airbender. After a couple of back-to-back big-budget flops, Shyamalan decided to effectively reset his career with The Visit, his take on the found-footage horror movie. Now he’s returned with another low-budget genre film: the macabre, deviously pulpy, and very entertaining Split, an unapologetic B-movie that simultaneously finds Shyamalan returning to the territory of his most acclaimed and popular work. Explaining just how Split gets there would spoil the fun.

The Witch’s Anya Taylor-Joy stars as Casey, one of three young women kidnapped by Kevin (a superbly committed James McAvoy), a working-class Philadelphian with an unusually elaborate case of dissociative identity disorder. Though previously able »

- Ignatiy Vishnevetsky

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Will xXx 3 Be the First Big Box Office Hit of 2017?

22 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 2017 calendar year has gotten off to an interesting start at the box office, with the inspirational drama Hidden Figures pulling off surprise wins over the past two weekends, while La La Land continues to expand and climb up the charts after its impressive sweep at the Golden Globes. This weekend, four new releases will hit theaters, Paramount's XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage, Universal's Split, The Weinstein Company's The Founder and High Top Releasing's The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, with A24's 20th Century Women also expanding nationwide. When all the dust is settled, we're predicting that XXX: The Return of Xander Cage will come out on top at the box office.

Box Office Mojo reports that, while those aforementioned films will all be released wide, there will be quite the large discrepancy between their theater counts. Both XXX 3 and Split are expected to open in roughly 3,000 theaters apiece, »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive: M. Night Shyamalan & Anya Taylor-Joy talk Split

17 January 2017 3:01 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: David Sztypuljak

Split hits UK cinemas this Friday and we had the pleasure of sitting down with prolific writer / director M. Night Shyamalan & one of his actors Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) for their movie Split.

Split tells the story of a man (Kevin played by James McAvoy) with multiple personalities – 23 of which he has shared with his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley) but there is one more lurking in the mind of Kevin, one that will dominate all the others. This personality ends up kidnapping three young women and they have to try and utilise some of his personalities to attempt their escape.

During the interview M. Night Shyamalan (probably best known for his movie The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs) talks about how he’s had the idea for this character sat in his notepad for around 16 years and how he’s almost passed the project off »

- David Sztypuljak

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Watch a new featurette for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’

17 January 2017 12:13 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

M. Night Shyamalan‘s latest film Split arrives in UK cinemas this Friday, and ramping up to that big release we have a brand new featurette to share with you featuring an interview with the director, and a chat with lead James McAvoy.

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being.

Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others.  Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-JoyThe Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as the walls between his compartments shatter apart. »

- Paul Heath

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James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan discuss Split in new featurette

16 January 2017 4:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this Friday, Universal Pictures has debuted a new featurette for Split, which sees writer-director-producer M. Night Shyamalan and star James McAvoy discussing the themes and variety of genres explored in the film and how McAvoy’s ever changing character has been brought to life. Take a look here…

See Also: Read our review of Split here

While the mental divisions of those with dissociative identity disorder have long fascinated and eluded science, it is believed that some can also manifest unique physical attributes for each personality, a cognitive and physiological prism within a single being. 

Though Kevin (James McAvoy) has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others.  Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant Casey (Anya Taylor-JoyThe Witch), Kevin reaches a war for »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Dominates Social Media Buzz

16 January 2017 12:13 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker” topped social media buzz last week with an impressive 152,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

The studio released the soundtrack listing on Jan. 12, three days after Taylor Swift also posted a “first look” of her soundtrack music video with Zayn Malik. PreAct estimates that a total of 1.12 million new conversations have been generated for the sequel, which opens on Feb. 10.

The sequel depicts an escalating romance between the characters played by Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) and Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey) with plenty of steamy scenes and shadowy figures from Christian’s past emerging. “Fifty Shades Darker” also led the “most talked-about movies” chart during the previous week in the wake of releasing an extended trailer during the season premiere of “The Bachelor.”


Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer Heats Up Social Media Buzz

Disney-Pixar’s “Cars 3” generated 59,000 conversations, thanks to »

- Dave McNary

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Exclusive Interview: Anya Taylor-Joy Talks Split

16 January 2017 8:42 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Anya Taylor-Joy is clearly the new genre it-girl. Since making her feature debut in 2015’s critically lauded The Witch, Taylor-Joy has starred in Luke Scott’s sci-fi actioner Morgan and now in M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming thriller Split. With two more efforts in the genre set for release in 2017, she seems to have taken a liking to the darker side of cinema. It’s no wonder her name keeps popping up in casting rumors for the X-Men spinoff New Mutants, which has been described as a “Stephen King meets John Hughes” style horror film.

As for Split, it stars Taylor-Joy as one of three young women who are abducted by Kevin (James McAvoy), a man who suffers from a multiple personality disorder. If they hope to escape, the women must navigate his 24 personalities before they fall prey to “the beast.”

Last week at the film’s press day, we »

- Joseph Hernandez

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Et Obsessions: ‘Split,’ ‘The Young Pope’ and ‘Beaches’ Remake

16 January 2017 7:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Here at Et, we’re obsessed with a lot of things -- and for the week of Jan. 16-22, this is what we’re most excited about:

The Young Pope

Ridiculous is just about everyone’s consensus (see: The New York Times and The Av Club) when it comes to HBO’s new miniseries, The Young Pope, starring Jude Law as Pope Pius Xiii, who is not only the youngest leader of the Catholic Church, but also the first American. While director Paolo Sorrentino’s farce verges on camp and indulges a juvenile sense of humor (Diane Keaton’s Sister Mary owns a T-shirt that reads “I’m a Virgin, But This Is an Old Shirt”), Law keeps it balanced with a delicious performance -- and we’re still intrigued by the dancing Greenlanders that appear later in series.

More: Jude Law Reveals Why He Turned Down the Role of Superman

The Young Pope airs Sundays at 9 p »

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Quiz: From Split to The Sixth Sense, how well do you know M. Night Shyamalan movies?

16 January 2017 7:00 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Quiz: From Split to The Sixth Sense, how well do you know M. Night Shyamalan movies?Quiz: From Split to The Sixth Sense, how well do you know M. Night Shyamalan movies?Garrett McCormick1/16/2017 10:00:00 Am

M. Night Shyamalan is one unique filmmaker.

He has made a name for himself with his twisted thrillers and shocking movie endings; with the likes of Signs, The Sixth Sense, The Visit and more! He doesn’t always create horror-thriller type films as he has proven success in family films too with writing credits on Stuart Little.

He can pretty much create any type of movie, but luckily for us his work is coming back to the big screen with his upcoming film Split starring James McAvoy. Three teenage girls are kidnapped by Kevin – a man who takes the form of many personalities – and their only hope to survive is catching the right »

- Garrett McCormick

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Tales From The Crypt TV revival delayed

16 January 2017 5:02 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Kirsten Howard Jan 16, 2017

A year on, M. Night Shyamalan is still struggling to bring back Tales From The Crypt. Here's why it's taking a while...

This time last year, M. Night Shyamalan - who, with The Visit and Split, is very much back - announced that he was reviving classic horror anthology show Tales From The Crypt for a brand new series at the TNT network. Fans were intrigued to find out exactly what Shyamalan would do with the spine-tingling project, but we've not heard much more about it since then.

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“I couldn’t be more excited to be teaming up with Kevin Reilly, »

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‘Split’ review: “Sinister and tense…”

16 January 2017 12:37 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Split review: M. Night Shyamalan returns with Split, but which past project is it closer to – The Sixth Sense or After Earth?

Read our full Split review below.

In Split, three teenage girls, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), Claire (Haley Lu Richardson) and Marcia (Jessica Sula) are abducted by a peculiar man. As if being held captive wasn’t stressful enough, they soon discover that ‘Kevin’ shares his mind with a host of other personalities, some friendly, others not so much. The girls have to band together to break out, relying on Kevin’s kinder incarnations, but can any part of Kevin be trusted?

M. Night Shyamalan has had a lot to prove over recent years. He first burst onto the circuit with supernatural head-spinner The Sixth Sense. He followed that with the equally impressive Unbreakable and Signs. Then something happened and things started to go downhill, with 2013’s After Earth the lowest ebb of his career. »

- Kat Hughes

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'Hidden Figures' Topples New Releases to Take MLK Weekend While 'Rogue One' Passes $500 Million

15 January 2017 9:01 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

It wasn't necessarily an exciting Martin Luther King weekend, though it is rather astonishing to see how poorly all but one of the weekend's new and expanding wide releases performed. The weekend's successes find Hidden Figures leading the way for a second weekend, followed by Golden Globe juggernaut La La Land while it was STX's The Bye Bye Man that over performed against tracking and delivered the best new opening among the weekend's new and expanding releases, more than doubling the film's production budget over the four-day weekend. At #1 for a second weekend in a row, Fox's Hidden Figures delivered an estimated $20.4 million for the three-day and is expected to finish over $25 million for the holiday weekend as its domestic cume will near $60 million by end of day Monday. Finishing in second for the three-day is Lionsgate's La La Land, delivering an impressive $14.5 million for the three-day (+43.1%) from 1,848 theaters (+333), including 148 IMAX theaters, »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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