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M. Night Shyamalan Is Feeling Much Better Now

After years without a hit, director's 'Split' takes a decisive win

(Newser) - M. Night Shyamalan's psychological thriller Split blew away box-office expectations, earning an estimated $40.2 million in ticket sales over inauguration weekend, reports the AP . Though many were focused on Friday's presidential inauguration and Saturday's nationwide women's marches, Split doubled forecasts to easily lead all films.... More »

Welcome Back, M. Night Shyamalan

Critics find it's worth the 'Visit' to Nana's house

(Newser) - Two kids go on their first visit to Nana and Pop Pop's house to find out—and document via video cameras—what led to a family estrangement 15 years earlier in The Visit. They end up uncovering more than expected, including what goes bump in the night. Here's... More »

'After Earth' Crashes at No. 3

Big disappointment as 'Now You See Me' pulls off surprise No. 2 showing

(Newser) - Moviegoers put their money anywhere but near the apparent train wreck that is After Earth, with the Will and Jaden Smith-M. Night Shyamalan vehicle taking in $27 million for a third-place finish that the Hollywood Reporter calls "one of the most surprising box office upsets in recent memory" and... More »

After Earth Is Incredibly Awful

Will, Jaden Smith and M. Night Shyamalan turn in one of the worst movies ever

(Newser) - Are you a huge fan of sci-fi adventure epics? Do you insist on seeing every movie Will Smith makes? Are you one of the last remaining M. Night Shyamalan fans? Well, then we have some bad news, because After Earth appears to be a train wreck of epic proportions. But... More »

Worst Picture Razzie Goes to...

...Last Airbender ; Sex & the City 2 also leads the best of the worst

(Newser) - Before Hollywood can honor its best and most majestic at tonight's Oscars, the Razzies got to dishonor the, uh, not-so-good yesterday. Per the LA Times , this year's biggest stinkers were:
  • The Last Airbender: Worst Picture, Worst Director (M. Night Shyamalan), Worst Screenplay, and, in a new category, Worst Eye-Gouging Mis-Use
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Eclipse, Last Airbender Top Razzie Noms

'Anti-Oscars' celebrate worst in film

(Newser) - Everyone loves Twilight, right? Wrong. The latest installment in the series—Eclipse—led the pack with nine Razzie nominations today, People reports. The Razzies, which celebrate the worst film achievements of the year, also doled out nine nominations to M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender. Along with those two, nominees... More »

Airbender Defies Critics, Rakes in $53M

Shymalan's opus scores at box office despite disastrous reviews

(Newser) - Add this one to the list of holiday-weekend surprises : M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender may be " an insult to anyone with a triple-digit IQ," but plenty of triple-digit IQ Americans flocked to see it over the weekend. Though The Twilight Saga: Eclipse took first-place honors, Airbender slid... More »

Shyamalan: I'm Speaking a 'Different Language'

M. Night gets the bad news about Airbender's reviews

(Newser) - M. Night Shyamalan doesn’t worry about the critics. In fact, he says he wasn’t even aware of the brutal reviews for The Last Airbender until he gave an interview to New York magazine yesterday. “I don’t know what to say to that stuff,” Shyamalan replied... More »

Please God, Let This Be the Last Airbender

Reviews epically bad for M. Night Shyamalan's would-be epic

(Newser) - If you believe the critics, the Last Airbender isn't just bad, it's epically bad. At this writing, the movie's hovering at 5% on Rotten Tomatoes . Ready for some vicious quotes? I knew you were:
  • The Last Airbender is an agonizing experience in every category I can think of and
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Happening Is No Big Event

But slow, silly film has its moments

(Newser) - M. Night Shyamalan’s apocalyptic thriller The Happening is slow-paced and funny at times, leaving critics mixed in their reactions. It’s “too thoughtful for the summer action season, but I appreciate the quietly realistic way Shyamalan” tells his story, writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. “It... More »

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