12 items from 2016
In the 14 years since “Signs” was released, M. Night Shyamalan fans have gotten pretty used to being disappointed. Thrillers like “The Village” and “The Happening” crippled under the weight of their ridiculous twists, while an excursion into family-friendly territory with “The Last Airbender” and “After Earth” yielded major box office duds. But even when Shyamalan is down, you can’t count him out, and it looks like he might finally board the comeback train with his wild new movie, “Split.”
James McAvoy gives his most unhinged performance yet as Kevin, a man with 23 different personalities who kidnaps three teenage girls, played by Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson and “The Witch” breakout Anya Taylor-Joy. Held captive in Kevin’s basement, the girls begin to meet each of his personalities, with a 24th one on »
- Zack Sharf
The show “examines three branches of a large Indian family — one has achieved the American dream; another has just arrived in the U.S. wide-eyed; and the third has gone off the rails.”
Eleven Little Indians marks a change in direction for Shyamalan, who has made his name with supernatural films and thrillers such as The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Village and The Visit. His next film, the horror Split, is set for release next year.
On the small screen, Shyamalan has previously collaborated with Fox on the drama series Wayward Pines, and is also producing TNT’s reboot of Tales from the Crypt. »
- Gary Collinson
Supernatural horror guru M. Night Shyamalan is taking a stab at comedy.
“Eleven Little Indians” examines three branches of a large Indian family — one has achieved the American dream; another has just arrived in the U.S. wide-eyed; and the third has gone off the rails.
For Shyamalan, the project marks a break into comedy. Largely known for supernatural films, such as “The Sixth Sense,” “Signs” and “The Village,” one of his first screenplays was the family comedy “Stuart Little.” In more recent years, Shyamalan has turned to television, and “Eleven Little Indians” is his second Fox project, following »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Split is filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan's most terrifying film to date. Granted this opinion is coming from someone who finds The Sixth Sense, while a phenomenal film with a wonderfully choreographed twist, not all that scary, and, though Signs and The Village deliver the thrills, there's nothing on par with Split in terms of how relentless in intensity and so very chilling it is. Shyamalan used to be considered a master of these types of genre films. Although his work has been less than stellar in recent years, the director's filmmaking and storytelling prowess seem to be back in line. Split is his return, and, with a wonderfully creepy turn by James McAvoy in the lead role, Shyamalan's latest ends up being his absolute best horror film to date. And, holy shit, what an ending, but we'll get to that momentarily. McAvoy stars in Split as Kevin, a very troubled, »
- Jeremy Kirk
Bryce Dallas Howard on switching from dinosaurs to dragons in Pete's DragonBryce Dallas Howard on switching from dinosaurs to dragons in Pete's DragonBob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine8/15/2016 12:12:00 Pm
Or Auntie of Dinosaurs, she’s definitely that.
Yeah, it can get confusing. But not just for us.
“When we were shooting in New Zealand, I kept making the same mistake,” Howard, 35, says with a laugh in a trailer on Southern California’s Universal City lot. “Over and over on set, I would be like, ‘Where is the dinosaur mark? Where do I look, where is the dinosaur?’ And they were like ‘Dragon. Dragon! In this movie it’s a dragon!’ I couldn’t help it; it was a very similar situation to Jurassic World.”
The actor is, »
- Bob Strauss - Cineplex Magazine
M. Night Shyamalan’s name doesn’t hold the cultural cachet it once did, and indeed his last two movies (“After Earth” and “The Visit”) were barely advertised as such. That isn’t the case for “Split,” a thriller arriving early next year starring James McAvoy as a man with 23 discrete personalities — and three teenage girls held captive in his basement. Watch the film’s first trailer below.
Anya Taylor-Joy of “The Witch” is the trio’s de facto leader, but “Split” looks to primarily be a showcase for McAvoy as he plays several different roles in one: some young, some female, all unstable. (The part was originally intended for Joaquin Phoenix, who starred in Shyamalan’s “Signs” and “The Village.”) Betty Buckley, Jessica Sula, Haley Lu Richardson and Sterling K. Brown co-star.
- Michael Nordine
Ryan Lambie Jul 26, 2016
They cost millions and they’re very, very odd. We take a look at 12 expensive and eccentric Hollywood films from the past 40 years...
The risk-averse nature of filmmaking means that the world’s more maverick and outrageous writers and directors have to make do with relatively low budgets. Nicolas Winding Refn drenched the screen in all kinds of sordid, violent and startling imagery in such films as Only God Forgives and this year’s The Neon Demon, but the combined budget of those probably didn’t even match the catering budget for something like Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice.
Every so often, though, a truly bonkers film slips through the Hollywood studio system - often by accident. From horror sequels to original sci-fi adventures, here are 12 incredibly expensive and gloriously eccentric Hollywood movies from the past 40 years.
The Exorcist II (1977)
Budget: $14 million
Like most films made for purely financial reasons, »
The broadcast networks have nearly 20 shows debuting this fall, including new sitcoms from Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc, the story of Mlb’s first female player and Michael Weatherly’s NCIS follow-up. To help you prep for it all, TVLine is offering First Impressions of the not-for-review pilots.
Next up on our list….
The Show | CBS’ Pure Genius (Thursdays at 10/9c, premiering Oct. 27)
The Competition | ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder and NBC’s The Blacklist
Seems like a good marriage. On one side of the aisle: M. Night Shyamalan, a filmmaker who made a name for himself by crafting spooky, grown up tales like The Sixth Sense, Signs, and The Village. On the other end, walking down the aisle with a lovely veil on, a brand new take on Tales From The Crypt.
We've known that Shyamalan was working on relaunching the series, which began its life as a comic book in the 1950s, became a film in 1972, then found new life as an anthology horror show on HBO in 1989. The weekly series, hosted by a decrepit corpse known as The Cryptkeeper, told a different, scary story every week. It attracted all kinds of stars, led to a couple of other films, and an animated children's series- Tales From The Cryptkeeper that ran for six years.
Shyamalan, who spent some time trying to stretch his »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Capcom has announced that Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 are being re-released for Xbox One and PS4! Come inside to watch the video announcement and find out when they'll be released.
The Resident Evil brand has been a huge franchise for Capcom. They have merchandise, movies, and, of course, video games. In fact, the games are what started it all. I remember as a kid playing Resident Evil late at night and seeing the cinematic of the first zombie in that creepy mansion. Gave me nightmares for weeks. Despite that, I was hooked. As were many others who had similar experiences.
Resident Evil has improved, over the years, and created awesome titles like, my personal favorite, Resident Evil 4. You fight as Leon in a story that M. Night Shyamalan's the Village should've been about. This game actually earned quite a bit of praise and awards.
Capcom is now working on re-releasing this »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
The Witch, 2016.
Written and Directed by Robert Eggers.
A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Writer/Director Robert Eggers’ first feature film The Witch has an intriguing effect for a horror film. It is unquestionably atmospheric, unnerving, psychologically complex, and filled to the tipping point with various allegories to 1630s Puritan Bible-thumping and modern-day American lifestyles, but the actual terror doesn’t fully settle in until the credits have rolled and a minute is taken to collect thoughts and reflect on the constant game of cause and effect that basically turns an honorable and well-meaning (even if they are crazy religious zealots) family against each other, leading to mass death and a whole lot of creepy shit going on in the woods.
Even as »
- Robert Kojder
Look, The Sixth Sense was great, and The Visit was a lot of fun. Please repeat this mantra to yourself so you can enjoy the news that TNT has resurrected the deliciously putrefied corpse of Tales From the Crypt to lead the network's new two-hour horror block, with M. Night Shyamalan and Ashwin Rajan executive-producing the block's content. (No word on what other programming will help flesh out the evening of genre scares, which launches next fall.) Just think of all the great directors and writers they can tap for short horror pieces! And you know what? Unbreakable was scary. It was. Unbreakable was scary; The Village wasn't terrible; and if you saw The Happening after seeing Mark Wahlberg in the trailer, I think that one's on you. That one's on all of us. »
- Halle Kiefer
12 items from 2016
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