Tag Archives: M. Night Shyamalan

‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Dragon’ and ‘Airbender’ get DVD release dates

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Some major DVD announcements coming across the wire this morning. In an e-mail sent to DisneyDVD subscribers, the studio revealed that “Toy Story 3” will be available on Nov. 2 in DVD, Blu-ray and downloadable format. Also opening that day: “Cars Toon: Mater’s Tall Tales,” as the studio[...]

2010 Summer movies brought box office surprises

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: The biggest surprise of summer 2010 is how few surprises there really were. Most of the expected smash hits were smash hits, the expected under-performers underperformed, and the bigger films without studio support tanked. The more mainstream art-house cinema made money, while more challenging studio fare struggled.[...]

Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable” sequel idea saved for “Night Chronicles”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: People may have snickered when M. Night Shyamalan’s name appeared in the trailer for “Devil” – OK, many in my theater outright cackled – but I’m one of the few who still believe the “Sixth Sense” director has a few good stories left to tell in him.[...]

Mel Gibson still popular among moviegoers despite tabloid mishaps

HollywoodNews.com: Despite his 2006 drunken anti-Semitic rant before Malibu police and his fiery conniption to ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, audiences will still shell out their hard-earned dough to watch Mel Gibson on the big screen. Per the Hollywood Reporter, a “60 Minutes”/Vanity Fair poll released Monday showed that more than three-quarters of[...]

The Moments that Mattered: Summer Movies

HollywoodNews.com: We’ll see if my schedule allows me to do a compressive ‘end of summer’ box office wrap-up, but since summer 2010 doesn’t officially end until September 3rd, I figure I’ve got time. But for now, here is a rundown of the various scenes, performances, moments, and miscues that[...]

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” spin-off brings old crew, new questions

By Whitney Milam HollywoodNews.com: Nickelodeon recently announced that “The Legend of Korra”, a spin-off to “Avatar: The Last Airbender”, the animated series on which M. Night Shyamalan based his recent vastly inferior and roundly panned film adaptation, will premiere in November 2011, and Ugo now reports from Comic-Con that Jeremy Zuckerman,[...]

“The Last Airbender” will have a sequel in 2011 … just not on the big screen

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Contrary to popular belief, M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” did not completely destroy the franchise. But it perhaps contributed to a decision by Nickelodeon to send “Airbender” back to its animated roots. The television network announced today that a sequel to “Last Airbender”[...]

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Devil’ trailer laughed at in New York City

HollywoodNews.com: A trailer for director M. Night Shyamalan’s new horror production “Devil” was recently laughed at by a New York City audience. The trailer was attached to the “Inception” reels and on Friday night, the crowd at the 34th Street IMAX theater booed when the screen displayed “From the mind of[...]

‘Inception’ grosses $60 million opening weekend

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: Playing like an old-fashioned general-audiences blockbuster, Chris Nolan’s Inception opened at the higher end of expectations with $60.4 million over the weekend. That’s a 2.79x weekend multiplier, which means that front-loading was moderate but not severe (the film actually rose a token amount from Friday to[...]

‘Inception’ opens with $21 million, Sorcerer’s Apprentice grosses $5 million (that’s what you get for opening on Wed!)

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: Right in line with the highest expectations, Chris Nolan’s Inception pulled in $21.6 million on its first full day, including $3 million in midnight sneaks. Depending on whether it plays like a general-audiences hit or a frontloaded genre picture, it could do anywhere from $55 million[...]
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