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‘Split’ review: “Sinister and tense…”

8 hours ago | 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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Movie Review – Split (2016)

11 January 2017 7:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Split, 2016.

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.

Starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Kim Director, Jessica Sula, Brad William Henke, Sebastian Arcelus and Betty Buckley.

Synopsis:

Three girls must escape their captor, a man with 24 different personalities some of whom are intent on keeping the girls captive and others who are trying to take back control and save them.

Before I went to see Split I decided to have a quick Google search of M. Night Shyamalan just to remind myself of the seemingly downward turn his films have taken and to see what he’s been up to, having taken very little notice of his work since The Happening. Underneath all the reviews for Split and usual IMDb and Wikipedia entries were two articles that caught my eye, one from FiveThirtyEight in 2015 titled The Death Spiral of M. Night Shyamalan’s Career and a piece from Vulture in »

- Amie Cranswick

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Split In St. Louis

10 January 2017 1:53 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns to the captivating grip of The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable and Signs with Split, an original film that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured, gifted mind.

Following last year’s breakout hit The Visit, Shyamalan reunites with producer Jason Blum (The Purge and Insidious series, The Gift) for the thriller being hailed as “Shyamalan’s most terrifying film to date.”

Though Kevin (James McAvoy, X-Men series, Wanted) has evidenced 23 personalities—each with unique physical attributes—to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, TV’s Oz), 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-joy, The Witch), Kevin reaches a war for survival among all of those contained within him—as well as everyone around him—as »

- Movie Geeks

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Arrival and La La Land lead the 2017 BAFTA nominations

10 January 2017 8:22 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Arrival and La La Land lead the 2017 BAFTA nominationsArrival and La La Land lead the 2017 BAFTA nominationsAdriana Floridia1/10/2017 11:22:00 Am

The BAFTAs are the British equivalent of the Oscars, and although the awards are given overseas, they still factor into the American awards race.

Yet again, we see the same three films having a strong presence here: La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. However, BAFTA is also spreading the love to other awards favourites like Arrival, Nocturnal Animals, and Lion.

Some interesting omissions here include Denzel Washington for Fences. His co-star Viola Davis is nominated in the supporting category, but it looks as though BAFTA went for other potential Oscar contenders Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge and Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic. They're also the first major awards body to nominate Jake Gyllenhaal's leading performance in Nocturnal Animals.

The British film and Palm D'Or winner I, »

- Adriana Floridia

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2017 BAFTA Nominations Spotlight The Usual Suspects; La La Land, Arrival All Up For Awards

10 January 2017 6:55 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With little over a month to go until the big night, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts has unveiled the 2017 BAFTA nominations, and it’s Damien Chazelle’s La La Land that leads the charge.

Following its historic turn at last weekend’s Golden Globes ceremony – Chazelle’s old-timey musical walked away with seven wins, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor/Actress gongs for Ryan Gosling and Emma StoneLa La Land continues its strong run in this year’s awards season with BAFTA nominations in all of the major categories.

For Best Film, it’ll be competing against Arrival, Manchester By the Sea and Moonlight – three formidable and worthy opponents that have collected scores of nominations between them – along with I, Daniel BlakeKen Loach’s profound and perceptive portrayal of unemployment and its subsequent stigma in northerly England. By and large, the official BAFTA »

- Michael Briers

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‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Trailer Heats Up Social Media Buzz

9 January 2017 3:52 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker,” starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, topped social media buzz last week with an impressive 107,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

The studio released a new extended trailer on Jan. 2 during the airing of “The Bachelor” premiere. “Every fairy tale has a dark side,” the trailer’s tagline warns.

PreAct estimates that a total of 947,000 new conversations have been generated for the sequel, which opens on Feb. 10.

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Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Dominate Social Media Buzz

The sequel depicts an escalating romance between the characters played by Johnson (Anastasia Steele) and Dornan (Christian Grey) with plenty of steamy scenes and shadowy figures from Christian’s past emerging. “Fifty Shades Darker” is directed by James Foley and once again produced by Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti, and Marcus Viscidi, alongside author E. L. James.

Spider-Man: Homecoming” generated more »

- Dave McNary

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‘Morgan’ Blu-ray Review

8 January 2017 7:02 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Ronald D. Moore's Battlestar Galactica reboot series taught us humans will inevitably keep trying to engineer superior versions of themselves. Such is the case in Morgan, a sci-fi thriller from Luke Scott whose ambition to deliver a giant twist ending is outweighed by its overbearing familiarity and predictability.

If you've seen Ex Machina, Hannah or even Stranger Things then Morgan will feel like a measure plucked from the same song. For that matter if you've seen a decent portion of Ridley Scott's film catalog then you'll recognize more than a few shots his son has composed for Morgan's action and horror sequences.

From the moment test-tube child Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy) is introduced the film's trajectory becomes strikingly clear. Literally grown to become a perfect human and adored by her handlers, a violent incident puts Morgan on the watch list of a corporate risk/loss analyst (Kate Mara »

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James McAvoy would love to continue playing Charles Xavier in more X-Men movies

7 January 2017 6:03 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Given that the contracts for X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult expired with last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse, the future of the main franchise is up in the air at the moment, with reports suggesting it could be “reconfigured” with a soft reboot should any of the main cast opt against a return.

We do know however that filming on the spinoff movie X-Men: The New Mutants is slated to begin this Spring, and there’s been persistent talk that James McAvoy could reprise the role of Professor Charles Xavier for that film (just yesterday rumoured star Anya Taylor-Joy seemingly confirmed his involvement) and now McAvoy has told Fandango that he’d “love” a return as Professor X – if the story is right.

“If they offer me a really good part, I’ll be in,” said McAvoy, who will next be seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. »

- Gary Collinson

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X-Men New Mutants: Anya Taylor-Joy hints James McAvoy's back

6 January 2017 7:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Jan 9, 2017

Anya Taylor-Joy won't (fully) confirm she's playing Magik in New Mutants... but she seems sure that James McAvoy will be in it.

At this point, the X-Men franchise is a bit of a mystery. In 2016, the series saw a massive success (Deadpool) and something that was much more middling afterward (X-Men: Apocalypse). Logan is next and looks very promising, but following that it’s unclear what 20th Century Fox has planned for a team movie, even though one’s slated for June 29, 2018. Even so, Anya Taylor-Joy might’ve just revealed James McAvoy will be reprising the role of Charles Xavier in the long-gestating New Mutants film.

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For context, New Mutants is »

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Film Review: ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’

6 January 2017 11:45 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s always fun to see a classy, venerable British actor grunge it up by letting himself be cast in the role of a real black-leather badass. In last year’s “Green Room,” Patrick Stewart did reasonably well as the leader of a backwoods-biker white-supremacist cult (though he did kind of come off as the nicest hater you’d ever seen). Now, in “Underworld: Blood Wars,” the fifth installment of the vampires-kick-ass action horror series, Charles Dance, fresh from “Game of Thrones” and movies like “The Imitation Game,” shows up as a Vampire elder, and from the moment he strolls into the coven castle in his long black coat, looming over everyone with a look of extreme arrogance that says, “I am so bored by all of you that ripping your throats out would provide me with great relief,” he isn’t playing. Stewart, in “Green Room,” communicated that he »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Win a copy of the thrilling ‘Morgan’ on Blu-ray

6 January 2017 7:12 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the thriller Morgan, which is out now on Digital HD and on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 9th January, we have three copies of the film on Blu-ray to give away.

From Oscar®-Nominated producer Ridley Scott* and director Luke Scott comes this visceral, edge-of-your-seat thriller with an all-star cast starring Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Toby Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rose Leslie. Inside a remote, top-secret lab, a group of scientists are working on an experiment that is leading the way for the next steps in human evolution. But when the experiment’s subject – a genetically designed “human” (Anya Taylor-Joy) – triggers a terrifying event, those involved must decide if the promise of infinite potential outweighs the incalculable danger.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy of the film on Blu-ray, all that you have to do is follow the instructions in the console below. »

- Paul Heath

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Watch an exclusive, deleted scene from ‘Morgan’

6 January 2017 2:52 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hit thriller Morgan is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from Monday 9th January, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and to celebrate, we have a never before seen, exclusive clip to share with you all.

From Oscar®-Nominated producer Ridley Scott and director Luke Scott comes this visceral, edge-of-your-seat thriller with an all-star cast starring Kate MaraPaul Giamatti, Toby Jones, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Rose Leslie.

Inside a remote, top-secret lab, a group of scientists are working on an experiment that is leading the way for the next steps in human evolution. But when the experiment’s subject – a genetically designed “human” (Anya Taylor-Joy) – triggers a terrifying event, those involved must decide if the promise of infinite potential outweighs the incalculable danger.

You can watch our exclusive clip below. Morgan is out now on Digital HD, and will hit Blu-ray and DVD from Monday 9th January from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. »

- Paul Heath

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Rumored X-Men: The New Mutants actress says James McAvoy’s Charles Xavier will appear

5 January 2017 4:42 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We know that 20th Century Fox is working on a big screen adaptation of The New Mutants from director Josh Boone (The Fault in our Stars), but not much concrete information has been announced. Boone himself says he envisions a trilogy of films, and rumors indicate that Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), and Nat Wolff (The Fault in our Stars) will star.

We’ve also heard rumors that James McAvoy will return as Professor Charles Xavier, and now we have some more info to back that up, thanks to ComingSoon. The website interviewed Taylor-Joy while she doing the press rounds for her new film, Split, and of course asked about The New Mutants. When asked if she’d seen some pre-vis animation footage of rumored villain Demon Bear, she said:

“I have [seen the Demon Bear animatic], it’s pretty cool. I’m a big fan so I’d love to be a part of it. »

- James Garcia

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New Mutants Star Anya Taylor-Joy Points To James McAvoy’s Professor X Showing Up

5 January 2017 3:19 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The last thing we saw from New Mutants was a superb animatic featuring the team heading into action against the iconic Demon Bear, but thanks to a recent interview, we now know one more intriguing detail about the upcoming spinoff.

While doing the press rounds for SplitAnya Taylor-Joy weighed in on her role in the movie (while it hasn’t been made official just yet, the signs are all pointing to The Witch star playing Magik). After reiterating that nothing’s official as of right now, the actress spilled the beans on the fact that James McAvoy will appear as Charles Xavier.

“I’m a big fan so I’d love to be a part of it. I can’t say very much, but I would love to be a part of it. I think this year’s gonna be very exciting. I mean, I think James is already a part of it, »

- Josh Wilding

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Anya Taylor-Joy On New Mutants: Nothing Is Confirmed, Nothing Is Real

5 January 2017 1:29 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s no secret that Fox’s X-Men franchise is in a bit of trouble right now, what with Apocalypse failing to impress at the box office and leaving fans with a bitter taste in their mouths. As such, the studio is considering a reboot of the series, and that honestly wouldn’t be the worst idea.

But while they continue to mull over how to proceed next, there are several spinoffs that we can look forward to in the meantime. Of course, there’s Logan, which will see Hugh Jackman play Wolverine once more this March, and also Deadpool 2, which is currently gearing up for production under director David Leitch. Those two aside, there’s a few other spinoffs simmering away in the early stages of development, too, one of which is New Mutants.

Last we heard, Josh Boone, who’s attached to direct, was in the process »

- Michael Briers

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See Split with us early & for free – with director Q&A!

5 January 2017 1:18 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Den Of Geek Jan 6, 2017

We’re delighted to confirm that M Night Shyamalan will be joining us for a special preview of his new film, Split

Apologies: This Screening Is Full. Any Applications For Seats Now Will Go On The Reserve List.

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January, eh? Nobody has any money. It’s cold. It can be tough to find something to do. However, panic not, chums. We’ve got your back. For we’re kicking of 2017 with a big new reader preview screening – and it won’t cost you a penny!

We’re giving you a chance to see the new film from director M Night Shyamalan. It’s called Split, it stars James McAvoy and Anya Taylor Joy, »

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Anya Taylor-Joy Talks New Mutants, Possibly Confirming Demon Bear And... James McAvoy

5 January 2017 10:13 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

While doing press for her upcoming psycho-horror film, Split, which also incidentally co-stars James McAvoy, The Witch breakout actress Anya Taylor-Joy reaffirmed a previous New Mutants rumor that Demon Bear was the film's antagonists  "I have [seen the Demon Bear animatic], it’s pretty cool.  I’m a big fan so I’d love to be a part of it. I can’t say very much, but I would love to be a part of it. I think this year’s gonna be very exciting.” When asked if she'll be reuniting with her Split co-star in the film, Taylor-Joy replied, "I mean, I think James is already a part of it, isn’t he?"  We didn't know that, but we certainly are weighing the possibility now (depending on how you interpret Anya's remarks). Previously, a leaked animatic and rumor confirmed Josh Boone's film as adapting parts of Bill Sienkiewicz and Chris Claremont's Demon »

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Anya Taylor-Joy Talks New Mutants, Possibly Confirming Demon Bear And...James McAvoy

5 January 2017 10:13 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

While doing press for her upcoming psycho-horror film, Split, which also incidentally co-stars James McAvoy, The Witch breakout actress Anya Taylor-Joy reaffirmed a previous New Mutants rumor that Demon Bear was the film's antagonists.  "I have [seen the Demon Bear animatic], it’s pretty cool.  I’m a big fan so I’d love to be a part of it. I can’t say very much, but I would love to be a part of it. I think this year’s gonna be very exciting.” When asked if she'll be reuniting with her Split co-star in the film, Taylor-Joy replied, "I mean, I think James is already a part of it, isn’t he?"  We didn't know that but we certainly are weighing the possibility now (depending on how you interpret Anya's remarks). Previously, a leaked animatic and rumor confirmed Josh Boone's film as adapting parts of Bill Sienkiewiczand Chris Claremont's Demon Bear »

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Anya Taylor-Joy Talks New Mutants And Confirms Demon Bear

5 January 2017 10:13 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

While doing press for her upcoming psycho-horror film, Split, which also incidentally co-stars James McAvoy, The Witch breakout actress Anya Taylor-Joy reaffirmed a previous New Mutants rumor that Demon Bear was the film's antagonists.  "I have [seen the Demon Bear animatic], it’s pretty cool.  I’m a big fan so I’d love to be a part of it. I can’t say very much, but I would love to be a part of it. I think this year’s gonna be very exciting.” When asked if she'll be reuniting with her Split co-star in the film, Taylor-Joy replied, "I mean, I think James is already a part of it, isn’t he?"  We didn't know that but we certainly do now!" Previously, a leaked animatic and rumor confirmed Josh Boone's film as adapting parts of Bill Sienkiewiczand Chris Claremont's Demon Bear Saga and reported that Fox was in the process of »

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James McAvoy Will Return as Professor X in New Mutants

5 January 2017 9:57 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Many fans have wondered how The New Mutants will connect to the X-Men franchise. And today, we have our answer. It has been confirmed by actress Anya Taylor-Joy that James McAvoy will reprise his role as Professor X in the movie.

Anya Taylor-Joy has been rumored to play Magik, the younger sister of the Russian X-Man Colossus who last appeared in Deadpool. Though, that hasn't been confirmed by 20th Century Fox. But it certainly sounds like the road upon which this next installment in the X-Men franchise is headed.

Coming Soon brings this news direct from the Split junket. Cs were also the first to reveal that the villain in New Mutants would be Demon Bear. They spoke with The Witch actress about her co-starring turn opposite James McAvoy in Split, where she also not only seemingly confirmed his return as Professor Charles Xavier, but also revealed that she's seen »

- MovieWeb

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