Tag Archives: M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Devil’ releases official trailer

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: “Devil” is the first film from ‘the Night Chronicles’, which will hopefully be an ongoing series of M. Night Shyamalan-produced horror pictures. This is frankly just the sort of thing M. Night Shyamalan should be doing with his free time. Say what you will about his output[...]

Zack Snyder shying away from 3-D for anticipated “Sucker Punch”

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Is the 3-D revolution already drawing to a close? OK, it might be too soon to declare the current movement dead, but more and more filmmakers are shying away from the technology. For instance, Deborah Snyder, wife and producing partner of “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder, told Coming Soon[...]

‘Despicable Me,’ ‘Predators,’ ‘Kids Are All Right’ open well as holdovers thrive. Weekend box office

By Scott Mendelson hollywoodnews.com: It was an ‘everybody wins!’ weekend at the box office, as the openers all performed at or above expectations and the holdovers didn’t quite crash as badly as expected. First off, Universal scored its first probable domestic blockbuster since The Bourne Ultimatum three years ago, and[...]

‘Twilight’ dominates 4th of July holiday weekend box office

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com” To the surprise of no one with a pulse, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse dominated the July 4th holiday weekend, as the third installment of the popular teen-lit romantic soap opera series (IE – Moody with a Chance of Vampires) debuted with $69 million over the Fri-Sun portion[...]

Moviegoers Turn Their Backs on “The Last Airbender”

HollywoodNews.com: In the wake of opening night protests, M. Night Shyamalan’s much-afflicted fantasy film, The Last Airbender seems to be hitting yet another obstacle: fans and critics seem to hate it! Initially coming under fire for casting too many non-Asian actors in a film reported to be set in an[...]

Box Office Roundup: ‘Last Airbender’ debuts with $16 million

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: The Last Airbender parlayed its devout fanbase, the marquee value of M. Night Shyamalan, and a pretty solid marketing campaign into a $16 million-grossing opening day, which includes $3 million in midnight showings. That’s the fifth-biggest opening Thursday of all time, and the fifteenth-biggest Thursday on record.[...]

Will M. Night be allowed to make more “Airbender” films?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action adaptation of the animated hit “Avatar: The Last Airbender” stumbled out of the gate yesterday, receiving harsh reviews from the critical community. The fantasy epic — which is competing against a red-hot “Twilight” sequel for Summer 2010’s July 4th crown — was criticized[...]

‘Last Airbender’ TV series voice actor speaks out about film controversy

HollywoodNews.com: Dante Basco, the voice actor of Zuko (played by Dev Patel in M. Night Shyamalan’s film adaptation) in Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender” television series, has spoken out about his decision to boycott the film on his blog. Basco, who is Filipino-American, writes that he had expressed interest in playing[...]

Freida Pinto’s Fab Green Frock

HollywoodNews.com: Indian beauty Freida Pinto wore one of the most fabulous little dresses we’ve seen in a long time to last night’s premiere of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. Starring Freida’s longtime boyfriend (and Slumdog Millionaire co-star) Dev Patel stars in the long-awaited fantasy flick as the dark and[...]

‘The Last Airbender’ contains few moments of grace within an inept story

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender contains a few moments of grace and visual wonder, moments that dare to show me something I’ve never seen onscreen before. It’s a shame that said beats are contained within a stunningly inept story. Apparently, based on the first season of[...]
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