M Night Shyamalan

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  • Split

    Movie Review | Ali Gray | 19th January 2017

    Some actors go their whole lives without being offered a role as tasty as James McAvoy's character in Split. You've heard of roles being described as "scenery chewing"? In Split, M Night Shyamalan basically builds his sets out of beef jerky and invites McAvoy to tuck in. It's full-on Willy Wonka. As kidnapper Kevin who suffers from dissociative identity disorder (multiple personalities to you, me and I), McAvoy effectively has free reign of a buffet comprised of equal parts cheese, ham and bananas.

  • You snooze you lose, After Earth

    Movie Feature | Ali | 24th December 2012

    Sorry After Earth, but Oblivion got there first in the 'Tiny lone figure stands among the mist with his spaceship, staring at a futuristic wasteland and a distant waterfall, above a minimalistic white logo' stakes.

  • Will Smith Jr joins new M Night ShyamaLOL sci-fi movie

    Movie News | Ali | 21st October 2010

    It's called The Littlest Arsebender. Not really. That was childish.

  • Devil

    Movie Review | James | 19th September 2010

    The well-documented declining fortunes of M. Night Shyamalan - last seen squatting down over your local Odeon and squeezing out The Last Airbender for your viewing displeasure - have reached a point now where the shamed twist-peddler has been forced into a new career.

  • The Last Airbender

    Movie Review | Rob | 11th August 2010

    It's easy to ridicule M. Night Shyamalan. The ex- golden boy of Hollywood, with his clever, never-saw-it-coming twists, has been reduced to a laughing stock; his reputation in tatters after the atrocities that were Lady In The Water and The Happening.

  • Shyamalan's The Last Airbender to get shitty post-op 3D treatment

    Movie News | Ali | 23rd April 2010

    As long as filmmakers keep reaching for that extra 3D dollar, we'll keep Photoshopping dumb little 3D glasses on their characters' faces.

  • Parp! The Last Airbender trailer

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 11th February 2010

    Hur hur hur. 'Airbender'.

  • The Happening

    Movie Review | Ali | 14th June 2008

    Plot a graph of M Night Shyamalan's career and you could pick up quite a speed sledding to the bottom. He started on a high with The Sixth Sense and the underrated Unbreakable, but somewhere around the 80 minute mark in Signs, Night started his inexorable decline. The Village? Lady In The Water? Twaddle of the highest order. And...