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    Watch: Was ‘The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan’ The End Of This Fauxteur?

    For this writer, one of the most egregious statements a magazine ever made about a filmmaker was in 2002 when Newsweek called M. Night Shyamalan the “Next Spielberg.” The surprise twists of his films were gimmicks and never had much substantive weight emotionally or otherwise (other than similar nar...

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    Why M. Night Shyamalan Should Take a Cue From Joss Whedon and Make Microbudget Movies

    While Shyamalan's thinking things through, he may want to use the lull between projects to check out Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing," which hits theaters this Friday.

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    Box Office: Will Smith Tumbles With 'After Earth'; 'Fast & Furious 6' Holds On To #1

    Has there ever been any franchise quote like the "Fast And Furious" films? Since Justin Lin took over the series, the grosses have risen with each installment. His "The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift" collected $158 million globally seven years ago, and now, three movies later, "Fast And Furious ...

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    After Earth

    Hollywood keeps telling us that the earth is doomed in such movies as "Oblivion," "The Host" and even the upcoming comedy "This is the End." But if anyone can survive a depleted planet, you’ve got to figure it would be Will Smith—

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    M. Night Shyamalan Says 'Unbreakable' Sequel Is "Getting Closer"

    The latest from M. Night Shyamalan, the Smith & Son sci-fi spectacle "After Earth" hits theaters this Friday, and as you might expect it's another underwhelming effort from the filmmaker (our review is here). And while he's already gone on record saying that his next movie will be a "micro-budget" m...

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    Review Roundup: M. Night Shyamalan Makes a "Non-Happening" with 'After Earth,' Starring a Sparkless Jaden and Will Smith

    Critics aren't impressed with either M. Night Shyamalan's directorial work or the Jaden and Will Smith pairing in new apocalyptic sci-fi entry "After Earth" (June 7). The venom towards Shyamalan is strong (Sony all but cut his name from the film's marketing), with Variety calling his film a "non-hap...

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    M. Night Shyamalan Reveals He Ghost-Wrote 'She's All That' & Says His Next Film Will Be "Micro-Budget" Effort

    It's pretty fascinating to see the extent of M. Night Shyamalan's sidelining during the run-up to “After Earth,” as his mounting directorial follies have led to the promotional campaign saying barely a word about him. Instead, stars Will Smith and Jaden Smith are left to carry the sci-fi film to hop...

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    Review: 'After Earth' Provides Father-Son Counseling Within Generic Sci-Fi Trappings

    In regards to summer blockbusters, there’s a sense that we should grade on a curve. So count a couple of wins in M. Night Shyamalan’s column: “After Earth” is not one of those movies where you have to keep track of a million characters, each one having some sort of individual, arcane plot significan...

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    Rob Lowe Will Literally Play JFK In Ridley Scott-Produced 'Killing Kennedy' & More

    Oscar winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) is heading back to television to co-star with Matt Dillion in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Wayward Pines.” Fox is putting together the event series based on Blake Crouch’s novel "Pines" and hopes to have it out by fall 2014. Described as a "Twin Peaks"-esque show (h...

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    Watch: TV Spot For 'After Earth' Plus New Pics From M. Night Shyamalan's Sci-Fi Film

    Ah, Earth Day. What was once a moment spent to consider the fate of our planet is now a crass marketing opportunity, and nobody knows that better than Fox. Just a couple years ago, they used the day to help push "Avatar" on home video...the first of a double-dip release, which we're pretty sure isn'...

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