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Split Director M. Night Shyamalan To Produce New Thriller Series For Apple

At one time, M. Night Shyamalan was the toast of Hollywood, having directed such hits as The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. But as time went on, his name became less of a draw, especially after he treated us to such “gems” as Signs, The Village, The Happening and The Last Airbender. When laid out like that, his resume has more misses than hits, putting him on par with the Wachowskis, but I digress.

Fortunately for him, there’s been a turnaround of sorts in recent years, with Split having garnered much acclaim. Given that, there seems to be a renewed sense of confidence surrounding his brand as it were, even if the ax just came down on Wayward Pines.

With that, Apple is going all in on Shyamalan, hiring him to executive produce a new thriller that’s already been given a straight-to-series order. Currently without a title, the show will consist of 10 half-hour episodes,
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Contemporary Chinese Cinema: A Blander Tomorrow

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Contemporary Chinese Cinema is a column devoted to exploring contemporary Chinese-language cinema primarily as it is revealed to us at North American multiplexes.Ding Sheng’s remake of John Woo’s classic A Better Tomorrow (1986) encapsulates much that’s wrong with contemporary mainstream cinema, both in China and abroad. Ding, most known for directing moderately successful latter-day Jackie Chan vehicles like Railroad Tigers, Little Big Solider, and Policy Story 2013, is a competent director of action who seems to feel deeply bored by anything that doesn’t have an explosion of some type, and so he cuts aimlessly and pointlessly through expository dialogue and ostensibly character-building scenes, a remedial Michael Bay without any of the panache. The remake hews closely to the plot of the original film: a pair of gangster “brothers,” Triad counterfeiters in the first film, now Mainland smugglers, are betrayed on a mission in a foreign territory (first Taiwan,
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Mark Wahlberg Hopes That God Will Forgive Him For Starring in Boogie Nights

We've all made some bad choices in our lives that we regret. It's life! It's what we do as human beings. We just have to learn from our mistakes and live with the mistakes that we've made.

Mark Wahlberg has made a lot of mistakes in his acting career. The Happening and the Transformers are a few that just pop into my head, but those aren't the films that he's hoping God will forgive him for. Nope! During a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune, the actor reveals that he hopes God will forgive him for Boogie Nights! He says:

"I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving, because I've made some poor choices in my past. Boogie Nights is up there at the top of the list."

I can understand that to an extent because of the film's subject matter. Hell, he previously said
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Mark Wahlberg Asks God's Forgiveness for Boogie Nights

Mark Wahlberg Asks God's Forgiveness for Boogie Nights
Mark Wahlberg has made some real stinkers in his long and storied career as an actor. So when asked if there was one movie he'd like to be forgiven for, some would think the immediate answer would be one of the two Transformers movies he's appeared in, or the truly terrible M. Night Shyamalan thriller The Happening. But no, the devote Catholic actually chose the acclaimed Oscar-nominated Paul Thomas Anderson drama Boogie Nights.

Sure, Boogie Nights was both a critical and commercial hit, and still has a legion of fans to this day. But when asked if he's ever prayed to God for forgiveness when it comes to one of his movies, he didn't hesitate to name Boogie Nights. The actor was with Cardinal Blase Cupich this past Friday, when he said this about answering for some of his movie sins.

"I just always hope that God is a movie fan and also forgiving,
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‘Glass’: Everything You Need to Know As M. Night Shyamalan Begins Filming His ‘Unbreakable’/’Split’ Sequel

‘Glass’: Everything You Need to Know As M. Night Shyamalan Begins Filming His ‘Unbreakable’/’Split’ Sequel
The M. Night Shyamalan renaissance is going to hit its peak in 2019 with the release of “Glass.” The movie culminates a years-in-the-making passion project for the director, who was nearly driven out of Hollywood forever after a string of critical and commercial flops. Shyamalan would probably be the first to tell you he never thought he’d be returning to the world of “Unbreakable” after 17 years, but the director’s comeback with producer Jason Blum has made it all possible.

Glass,” the sequel to both “Unbreakable” and “Split,” has officially kicked off production this month and will be released by Universal Pictures on January 18, 2019. “Split” proved to be a hit with critics and audiences, and the last second reveal of Bruce WillisDavid Dunn confirmed Shyamalan had much larger plans for his own superhero universe.

As cameras start rolling on “Glass,” here’s everything you need to know about the movie right now.
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Split Vs. Unbreakable in Shyamalan's Glass Synopsis

Split Vs. Unbreakable in Shyamalan's Glass Synopsis
If you've been living under a rock, or have given up on M. Night Shyamalan as a filmmaker, you might not know that his latest movie Split is a sequel to his hit 2000 superhero drama Unbreakable. And now the man is making a trilogy ending third film that will tie the worlds of Unbreakable and Split together. It's called Glass, and it stars Bruce Willis, James McAvoy and Samuel L. Jackson all reprising their roles. Today, we have the official synopsis for this impending thriller, which M. Night Shyamalan only recently finished scripting.

In the late 1990s, heading into the 2000s, M. Night Shyamalan was seen as a wunderkind filmmaker often compared to Steven Spielberg. Especially with his enthralling twist ending for The Sixth Sense. His next movie wasn't as big of a hit, but Unbreakable instantly scored a legion of fans for being an incredibly smart superhero movie before
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Newswire: Real-life version of The Happening almost murders a family

Last week, nestled in the delightful science section of The Washington Post, amid stories about experimental brain treatments and animals’ “I’m upset” sounds, a small story was buried. It was a quiet story, and kept mostly to itself; no one would’ve ever suspected it of foul play. And yet, encased in the paragraphs therein lay a horror of biblical proportions. A narrative so chilling, so menacing and dire, it could only have been dreamt up by M. Night Shyamalan, America’s poet laureate of “...the fuck?” As reporter Ben Guarino explains, a coral reef almost murdered an entire family, pretty much a true-life version of The Happening. (Yeah, yeah, corals are technically animals, but give us a fucking break—even scientists think of them as the rainforests of the sea, so the analogy holds.)

Like many people nowadays, a family in Adelaide, Australia was growing their own homemade
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Discover Truth Behind The Cabin in the Woods When It Arrives For First Time On 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack September 5

Discover the truth behind The Cabin in the Woods when it arrives for the first time on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) September 5 from Lionsgate. Featuring an all-star cast includingChris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, and Fran Kranz, the critically acclaimed horror will be available in stunning 4K Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (Hdr), which delivers the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast. The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray will also feature Dolby Vision™ high-dynamic range (Hdr) and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. Dolby Vision transforms the TV experience in the home by delivering greater brightness and contrast, as well as a fuller palette of rich colors. Together with the captivating sound of Dolby Atmos, consumers will experience both cutting-edge imaging and state-of-the-art sound technology for a fully immersive entertainment experience.

Co-written by producer Joss Whedon (The
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The Cabin In The Woods 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack Coming from Lionsgate Home Entertainment

One of the most discussed and debated horror films of the 21st century, The Cabin in the Woods is coming to 4K Ultra HD on September 5th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment:

Press Release: Discover the truth behind The Cabin In The Woods when the critically acclaimed horror film arrives for the first time on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) September 5 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

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Discover the truth behind The Cabin in the Woods when it arrives for the first time on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray™ and Digital HD) September 5 from Lionsgate. Featuring an all-star cast including Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Williams, Kristen Connolly, Anna Hutchison, and Fran Kranz, the critically acclaimed horror will be available in stunning 4K Ultra HD resolution and High Dynamic Range (Hdr), which delivers the brightest, most vivid and realistic color with the greatest contrast.
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Movie Review – Gremlin (2017)

Gremlin, 2017.

Directed by Ryan Bellgardt.

Starring Adam Hampton, Kirsty K. Boone, Christian Bellgardt, Katie Burgess and Connie Franklin.


When an estranged family member delivers a mysterious box to his house, Adam Thatcher initially thinks nothing of it. However, it soon becomes apparent that the metallic container actually has a clock engraved on it, one that begins ticking down with immediate effect. Whenever the dial moves a notch, an ancient creature emerges from the box and kills someone that Adam cares about. Worse still, it transpires that the only one way to prevent this from happening, is to willingly pass the vessel along to someone else, thereby resetting the countdown. Adam is thus faced with an agonising dilemma. Either allow the timer to count down (and let the bodies pile up) or pass the terrible curse along.

Passable monster-design aside, Gremlin is a textbook example of squandered potential, wasting a
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Arrowverse, Supernatural & Riverdale return dates confirmed

Rob Leane Jun 9, 2017

Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Legends Of Tomorrow, Riverdale and Supernatural will all return to The CW in October...

The CW's DC Comics TV series are currently enjoying their summer breaks. Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and Legends Of Tomorrow will all return in the autumn, though.

See related Peter Berg interview: directing Battleship, filming at sea, Kevin Costner, Ilm effects and more Mark Wahlberg: The Happening “was a bad movie”

The official return dates for all these shows have now been confirmed, along with those for Supernatural and Riverdale, The CW's other genre series.

Here's the schedule, courtesy of Cbr...

Monday 9th October

Supergirl season 3 premieres at 8pm.

Tuesday 10th October

The Flash season 4 premieres at 8pm.

Legends Of Tomorrow season 3 premieres at 9pm.

Wednesday 11th October

Riverdale season 2 premieres at 8pm.

Thursday 12th October

Supernatural season 13 premieres at 8pm.

Arrow season 6 premieres at 9pm.

Here in the UK,
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Split 2: M. Night Shyamalan’s Sequel To Have ‘More Traditional’ Budget

Disclaimer: This post contains spoilers for Split (Seriously, though? What’s the statute of limitations on this one?).

Earlier this year, audiences were blown away by M. Night Shyamalan’s latest offering, Split. In years past, Shyamalan had slowly lost the trust of his millions of fans with films like The Happening and The Last Airbender. Not so long ago, just seeing his name in front of a trailer was enough to elicit groans from audiences. However, with last year’s The Visit, coupled with this year’s Split, Shyamalan’s given us a decent one-two punch that seems to foreshadow a renaissance in his career.

Split was an especially amazing film. Not only was it great on its own, but its ending revealed that it existed in the same universe as Unbreakable, one of Shyamalan’s more beloved early offerings. After nearly two decades of fans wondering if we
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Split 2 Gets An Interesting New Title

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M. Night Shyamalan has being on one hell of a comeback lately, with The Visit and Split going a long way to erasing the memories of mega flops like After Earth, The Last Airbender, and (shudder) The Happening. With Split, the man known for his love of twists deliver quite a doozy, and if you’re unaware of how the multiple personality disorder themed psychological thriller panned out, consider this your spoiler warning: The movie was actually the long awaited sequel to 2000’s grounded superhero flick Unbreakable, with Bruce Willis returning as David Dunn, the blue collar worker impervious to harm, setting him on a quest to end the reign of James McAvoy’s Kevin, who is now in control of his 24 separate personalities, and has become a powerful, supernatural entity dubbed The Horde by the media. If that juicy bit of information has you champing at the bit for more,
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M. Night Shyamalan completes his Unbreakable trilogy with Glass; Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson returning

Author: Jon Lyus

Before we start – this news will spoil Split. If we’re cool with doing that, or if you’ve seen it already, let’s continue… One of the biggest kept secrets of last year was the final scene in M. Night Shyamalan’s multiple-personality kidnapping thriller Split. Yes, a couple of the movie sites saw it early and each claimed an ‘exclusive’ on the news that it was a semi-sequel to the director’s superlative 2000 film Unbreakable.

Throughout the film there was absolutely no hint that the film existed in the same universe as the one which held Bruce WillisDavid Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson’s Mr. Glass. When the final scene played out, in its calm and understated manner, jaws dropped as audiences realised they were watching a sequel people had nbeen clamouring for since the turn of the century.

The success of Split, thanks
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M. Night Shyamalan Officially Announces His ‘Unbreakable’/‘Split’ Crossover Sequel ‘Glass’

M. Night Shyamalan Officially Announces His ‘Unbreakable’/‘Split’ Crossover Sequel ‘Glass’
Boy, the career of M. Night Shyamalan has had more twists and turns than an M. Night Shyamalan movie. He went from director of a virtually unseen indie debut, to an Oscar-nominated overnight success with “The Sixth Sense,” to a golden boy unable to do wrong with “Unbreakable” and “Signs,” to a critical pinata with “Lady In The Water” and “The Happening,” to blockbuster flop helmer (and also still a critical pinata) with “After Earth” and “The Last Airbender,” to the director of well-executed, low-budget, career-reviving horror movies.

Continue reading M. Night Shyamalan Officially Announces His ‘Unbreakable’/‘Split’ Crossover Sequel ‘Glass’ at The Playlist.
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Contest: Win Split, Ouija: Origin Of Evil And The Visit On Blu-Ray!

Thanks to Split, 2017 got off to a flyer for fans of psychological horror and M. Night Shyamalan in particular. A taut, thrilling story coupled with James McAvoy’s tour-de-force performance – not to mention the suitably mind-bending finale – ensured Shyamalan’s latest not only signalled a return to form for the filmmaker, who had churned out three forgettable features in The Happening, The Last Airbender and After Earth, but it’s also resulted in horror fans reflecting back on Split as one of the early sleeper hits of the year thus far.

If you’ve yet to catch M. Night Shyamalan’s comeback, don’t fret; Split is now available via Blu-ray and DVD, and even comes packing an alternate ending that is purportedly much darker than the one screened in theaters. One way or another, to celebrate its home video release, We Got This Covered has a frightful prize pack
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‘Split’ Honest Trailer: M. Night Shyamalan Is Actually Kinda Good Again

‘Split’ Honest Trailer: M. Night Shyamalan Is Actually Kinda Good Again
Though January is usually a dumping ground for movies that either aren’t good enough to be Oscar contenders or have no business coming out during spring and summer, director M. Night Shyamalan delivered quite a surprise to those who had given up on the man who brought us The Happening, The Last Airbender and After […]

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Interview: Betty Buckley Talks Working with M. Night Shyamalan for Split and Reflects on Carrie (1976)

As a man with multiple personalities (23, to be exact), James McAvoy is enthralling to watch in in M. Night Shyamalan's Split, but just as intriguing is his psychiatrist, Dr. Karen Fletcher, played by the great Betty Buckley, who plays a nail-biting mental chess match with her multi-dimensional patient in some of the film's most fascinating scenes.

With Split now out on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, I had the great pleasure of speaking with Buckley (whom many may know as Abby Bradford from Eight is Enough) about working with Shyamalan on both Split and The Happening, playing Miss Collins in Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976) and Margaret White in the ’80s Broadway musical adaptation of Stephen King's seminal novel, her new album Story Songs, and more.

Thanks so much for taking the time to talk with me today and congratulations on Split. I loved the film,
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Sounds Like M. Night Shyamalan Is Rustling Up A Suitably Dark Finale To His Split Sequel

For years, many feared that M. Night Shyamalan’s best days were behind him. Since breaking onto the Hollywood scene with The Sixth Sense all those years ago, his career has been defined by triumphant highs (Unbreakable) and crushing lows (The Happening). However, it wasn’t long after the release of The Last Airbender in 2010 that Shyamalan quietly began to stage a comeback – and not a moment too soon.

After Earth aside, the back-to-back punch of The Visit and January’s psychological thriller Split has in many ways reinstated M. Night Shyamalan’s status as one of the most tenacious filmmakers working in the industry today. The latter went on to become a box office hit, too – $272 million worldwide, to be precise – spawning talk of a sequel that would, in turn, close out the trilogy once and for all. Bear in mind that if you’ve yet to watch Split
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Split Blu-ray

“He’s done awful things to people and he’ll do awful things things to you!”

When I reviewed Split here at We Are Movie Geeks, I wrote: “…it’s a well-plotted story that takes chances, goes in clever directions, and ratchets up tension.” (read all of my review Here)

Now you can own the Split Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has seven copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie from director M. Night Shyamalan? (mine is The Happening!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

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1. You Must Be A Us Resident. Prize Will Only Be Shipped To Us Addresses. No P.O. Boxes. No Duplicate Addresses.

2. Winners Will Be Chosen From All Qualifying Entries.

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns with an original thriller that delves into the mysterious recesses of one man’s fractured,
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