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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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    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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