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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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    M. Night Shyamalan Loves 'The Last Picture Show,' Says His Film Taste Is More Antonioni & Kubrick Than You Might Expect

    M. Night Shyamalan has had one of the more -- interesting? controversial? -- trajectories of any filmmaker in recent memory. While no one remembers his first two movies ("Wide Awake," "Praying With Anger"), it was 1999's "The Sixth Sense" that made him a sensation, with many calling him the next Alf...

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    Whither M. Night Shyamalan's Name in New 'After Earth' Trailer?

    One notable thing about the new trailer for "After Earth" (June 7), starring look-alike father-son duo Jaden and Will Smith, is the absence of director M. Night Shyamalan's name. Following the disastrously reviewed, 3-D retrofitted "The Last Airbender," not to mention "The Lady in the Water" and "Th...

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    Watch: The New Trailer For M. Night Shyamalan's 'After Earth' Starring Will & Jaden Smith Crash Lands

    So this summer, you'll have no shortage of Earth-as-a-barren-wasteland-and-metaphor-for-our-excess movies. Tom Cruise rides motorbikes alone next month in "Oblivion," and not too long after, M. Night Shyamalan delivers "After Earth," which presents the planet as having evolved to kill humans. It tur...

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    M. Night Shyamalan Producing 'Twin Peaks'-Esque Miniseries 'Wayward Pines' For Fox

    We’ve recently had (sadly false) rumors of a “Twin Peaks” return, and Netflix’s “Hemlock Grove” (trailer here) looks like it has a very "Twin Peaks"-y vibe to accompany those genre elements too, and now Fox has a show that's said to be “evocati...

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    M. Night Shyamalan Has a New Limited Series In Development at Fox, as Does Bruce McKenna

    M. Night Shyamalan is all about the small screen. Fox announced two new shows in development today and they're both large-scale limited series. The first, "Wayward Pines," is from FX Productions and Shyamalan, who in August announced his first scripted television venture at Syfy with "Proof," co-wri...

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    Samuel L. Jackson Says M. Night Shyamalan Hasn't Made A Good Movie Since 'Unbreakable'

    The last time this writer wrote something even slightly negative about M. Night Shyamalan on this very site – the phrase "diminishing returns" was thrown about if memory serves - it was open season in the comments section. The writer-director certainly still has his passionate fans who don’t need mu...

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    Post-Apocalyptic Trailer Watch: Tom Cruise's 'Oblivion' & Will Smith's 'After Earth' UPDATE

    As Criticwire's Matt Singer humorously points out, the Hollywood pipeline currently holds two sci-fi films about lone survivors on post-apocalyptic Earths -- and both star Scientologists...

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    Fear Is Not Real: Watch The Trailer For Will & Jaden Smith's 'After Earth' Directed By M. Night Shyamalan

    So, did the trailer for "Oblivion" not fill your appetite for futursitic sci-fi in which Earth is no longer as it seems? Well, get comfortable because Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith have teamed up with M. Night Shyamalan for "After Earth" and after this first trailer....we...

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    M. Night Shyamalan's 'Moby Dick'-Inspired Series 'Lost Horizon' Gets Pilot Order At NBC

    Just when you thought one revisionist take on the classic Herman Melville tale “Moby Dick” wasn’t enough, another project looking to retell the tale has emerged from the depth not unlike its titular character. While “We Need To Talk About Kevin” filmmaker Lynne Ramsay will be taking us to space for ...

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