Posts Tagged ‘M. Night Shyamalan’

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All the better to KILL you with, my dear: “The Visit”

January 10, 2016

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Ordinarily, a new movie from M. Night Shyamalan is met with the anticipation reserved for a meteor hurtling toward your home, or the digestion of two day-old sushi. Sure, the spectacle of the carnage to come will no doubt be fascinating, but it’s also probably going to hurt a lot. I’ve already gone into detail about the implosion of Shyamalan’s career, and frankly, so has everyone else. In fact, M. Night Shyamalan’s name is about as synonymous with bad movie as Ed Wood’s. That’s why it’s such a pleasant surprise that his latest film, The Visit, is not only an effective little thriller, but also quite a good movie.
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Gunmonkey Presents: THE BEST MOVIE STUFF OF 2008!

January 6, 2009

quantum_stillOnce more it’s time for my “Best Movie Stuff” list for 2008. Yes, some people make lists of the best movies, but I make lists of the best movie stuff. Because everybody’s best movie lists are pretty much the same—you get a bunch of art-house favorites about someone’s slow death of terminal bone cancer (or some similarly-cheerful topic), a couple foreign films that played in, like, three theaters in the US, and at least one obligatory Holocaust movie. Yawn. All we really remember about movies are the moments anyway, so without belaboring things any further, here is Gunmonkey’s List of the Best Movie Stuff of 2008! (I should really try and abbreviate that.)
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M. Night Shyamalan Breaks Wind: “The Happening”

June 18, 2008

Oh wow. Having watched The Happening, I can safely say that once the Wachowski brothers come to in pools of their own filth, they are going to feel so much better about Speed Racer. Yes, the movie is that bad. Yes, the summer season is that bad. It’s not even the 4th of July yet and already we have two formidable competitors for “best bad film of 2008.” The only way this season could possibly get better is if we got a sequel to The Wicker Man (oh please…please…).

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M. Night of the Living Oeuvre–a look at the works of M. Night Shyamalan

June 18, 2008

In preparation for the upcoming The Happening, I figured the time was ripe for a look back at the collected works of M. Night Shyamalan. Plus it’s a nice, low-impact way to look busy in the office. No, but mostly it’s for The Happening.

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