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The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview - May 2013
29 Apr 2013 // 6:14 PM
Within the first two weeks of the 2013 summer season, we'll see two of the most highly anticipated releases of the year. We'll also get more Hangover, some F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the (hopeful) return of M. Night Shyamalan to the ranks of legitimate filmmaker.
The Worst Films of 2010
10 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
When Hollywood delivers the stink bombs, they are strident in their creative stench. Need proof? Just check out the ten titles below.
'Wayward Pines' Tinkers With Familiar Strangeness
13 May 2015 // 4:30 AM
Mixing together the perfection of Wisteria Lane, the damp environs of Twilight, and Twin Peaks, Wayward Pines is an intriguing collection of the familiar.
Fear Is Literally Fatal in 'After Earth', and the Obvious Is Fatal, Too
31 May 2013 // 12:30 AM
Alas, M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth is obvious and unoriginal, a science fictional meditation on excess by way of exceptionalism, loss by way of triumph.
The Lame Lessons We've Learned About the Future in 'After Earth'
3 Jun 2013 // 1:40 AM
The savaged sci-fi epic After Earth is another nail in the coffin of Will Smith's once dominant commercial appeal, and the final one in M. Night Shyamalan's struggles to regain his more or less DOA cred.
The Curious Case (and Continued Disgrace) of M. Night Shyamalan
28 May 2013 // 1:00 AM
How do you go from "the next Spielberg" to a critical joke in the span of a single decade? Just ask M. Night Shyamalan. He knows all too well.
Fox Show 'Wayward Pines' Gets Big Imprint From M. Night Shyamalan
18 May 2015 // 10:20 AM
With its small-town oddities, Wayward Pines even calls to mind, at least for a little while, the cultish Twin Peaks.
M. Night Shyamalan is popular at the box office, but not with critics
6 Aug 2010 // 5:30 AM
What's wrong with this picture? M. Night Shyamalan's "The Last Airbender," his adaptation of Nickelodeon's "Avatar: The Last Airbender" cartoon series, topped $125 million in its