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A Definitive Ranking of All of M. Night Shyamalan's Biggest Twists, From 'The Sixth Sense' to 'Split'

21 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

There's a twisted little reveal at the end of M. Night Shyamalan's multiple personalities horror flick, Split -- though, that shouldn't come as a surprise to fans of the director, as an Omg!-worthy twist in the final act of the film has become his calling card in Hollywood. (Which wasn't always the case, as -- twist! -- he also wrote the script for Stuart Little.) As for how it stacks up against the twists of Shyamalan films past, we won't divulge the ending of Split here, but...

Massive spoilers for all other M. Night Shyamalan films ahead.

For Shyamalan's part, his favorite of his twists is in Signs. "I don’t know why, I find it so spiritual," he told Et. "The guy who lost faith and then remembers what his wife said. Then, he looks around the room and sees that his wife was talking about this moment. It always »

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

18 January 2017 6:33 AM, PST | 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

18 January 2017 6:15 AM, PST | 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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Review: In Split, M. Night Channels His Best Uncanny Work Through James McAvoy

17 January 2017 10:00 AM, PST | 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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5 Movies You Think Are Bad, But Are Actually Pretty Good

10 January 2017 4:32 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome to The Top 5, where every week, we list five things for a given topic. These topics can range from "5 Things We Liked About The Power Rangers Teaser Trailer" to "5 Things We Want (Or Don't Want) In Ben Affleck's The Batman."

Of course, because everyone has an opinion, there is sure to be some disagreements, which is why, despite the title "The Top 5," very rarely are these actual "best of" articles. Instead, they're meant to provide entertaining insight, and to stir a discussion, and give everyone a chance to speak their mind. 

If you have a suggestion for a Top 5 piece, send them my way via #TheTop5LRM on Twitter. If I choose your topic, I'll be sure to give you a shoutout!

Now, on with today's topic!

5 Movies You Think Are Bad, But Are Actually Pretty Good

We often go through life assuming certain movies are bad. Gigli? »

- Joseph Medina

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Can We Trust M. Night Shyamalan Now?

4 January 2017 8:59 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Surely the world remembers M. Night Shymalan's (Mns) The Sixth Sense. It crept into theaters, and blew most people away with it's twist-ending. Bruce Willis was excellent (isn't he always?) and Haley Joel Osment was still adorable. Then we got Unbreakable. More Bruce Willis, with just a touch of Samuel L. Jackson. Signs did well, but some of the dazzle of Mns' formula was wearing off. The twists were expected, but he did stick Joaquin Phoenix and Mel Gibson together when both were on a career high. 

"Well, Hello."

But, then came The Village. The Lady in the Water promised to be a new bedtime story. The Happening had a great trailer, but humans outran the wind. There was a catastrophe he called The Last Airbender. For those of you that still watch Will Smith movies, here's hoping you skipped After Earth. Now, here's where things get interesting: The Visit. »

- Tyler Richardson

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