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M. Night Shyamalan Heads To Television With 'Proof'

August 3rd, 2012 10:28am EDT
M. Night Shyamalan
Director M. Night Shyamalan is swapping films for the small screen to make a new TV show.

The Sixth Sense filmmaker will helm Proof, about the son of a technology tycoon who looks for the proof of an afterlife after his parents die in an accident.

He will direct, co-write and executive produce the project, which will air on Syfy network, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

If the pilot is a success, the show will be picked up for a full series.
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Adam Sandler's 'Jack And Jill' Sweeps The 2012 Razzie Awards

April 2nd, 2012 9:30am EDT
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler and his flop film Jack And Jill made history at the Golden Raspberry Awards on Sunday by scooping a massive 10 dishonors.

The funnyman was named Worst Actor and Actress for his dual male and female roles in the cross-dressing comedy, which was also branded Worst Picture, Worst Remake and Worst Screenplay.

Sandler also shared the prize for Worst Screen Ensemble and Worst Screen Couple, while his co-star Al Pacino won the Worst Supporting Actor trophy and David Spade was named Worst Supporting Actress for his own cross-dressing role in the movie.

Razzies founder John Wilson...
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'The Last Airbender' Tops This Year's Razzie Awards; See the Full List of 'Winners'

February 27th, 2011 11:57am EST
The Last Airbender
You can't have the good without the bad, now, can you? Tonight is Hollywood's biggest night, when the 83rd annual Academy Awards will honor the best of the best of cinema for 2010.

But last night? That's a whole 'nother story!

The Golden Raspberry Awards - aka 'The Razzies' were given out Saturday night, with M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender living up to its 6% rating on RottenTomatoes.com.

So just how bad was the film that Channel 10 Australia's Mark Fennell called it "Unspeakably bad dialogue delivered by excruciatingly bad actors in a plot so illogical and stupid it kills unico...
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Matthew Fox Slams 3D Movies

February 21st, 2011 11:29am EST
Matthew Fox
Actor Matthew Fox has blasted modern Hollywood movies, insisting they are "gratuitous" and dismissing the 3D revolution as a "setback".

The Lost star has launched an extraordinary rant about the mainstream film industry in the U.S., branding romantic comedies unfunny and claiming he "hates" acting and is not in "any hurry" to progress up the career ladder.

He tells Britain's Live magazine, "Look at 3D. That's a major setback to good storytelling. I took my little boy to see The Last Airbender. It was an awful film. The director M. Night Shyamalan hasn't directed a good movie since The S...
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Jaden Smith Set For M. Night Shyamalan Film

November 22nd, 2010 8:29am EST
Jaden Smith
Will Smith's son is set to star in moviemaker M. Night Shyamalan's new movie.

"The Sixth Sense" director is reportedly developing his new sci-fi film "1000 A.E." for "The Karate Kid" star Jaden Smith.

The 12 year old says, "We're reading the script right now. I don't want to give it away because that wouldn't be right, but it's set in the future and it's about a journey."

The young star also tells EW.com he's in talks for a "Karate Kid" sequel: "They're (producers) talking about it."

See more photos of Jaden here!
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Check Out 'The Last Airbender' On DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 11

November 6th, 2010 7:25am EDT
The Last Airbender
Suspense auteur M. Night Shyamalan takes a break from crafting original screenplays to tell this tale of "The Last Airbender" about a 12-year-old boy (Noah Ringer), who provides the last hope for restoring harmony to a land consumed by chaos.

In a world balanced on the four nations of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air, people known as the Waterbenders, Earthbenders, Firebenders, and Airbenders have mastered their native elements. Though the masters can each manipulate their native elements, the only one with the power to manipulate all four elements is a young boy known as the Avatar. When the ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies - 'The Town,' 'Easy A,' & More

September 13th, 2010 9:37am EDT
The Town
I still have not seen George Clooney’s latest film “The American,” however it is high on my list right now. My new neighborhood has a theater where it is playing, so hopefully I can catch it soon. I’m interested to see Ben Affleck’s second directorial effort “The Town,” a Beantown crime drama premiering this week, which has received excellent buzz so far.

In addition to Affleck’s Boston-based thriller “The Town,” at the theaters this week you will have the opportunity to see the Emma Stone teen comedy “Easy A,” the elevator horror movie “Devil,” the drama “Never Let Me Go,” the romanc...
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Dev Patel Frustrated By 'Stereotypical' Scripts

August 9th, 2010 10:30am EDT
Dev Patel
Dev Patel is aggravated by the lack of substantial roles for Asian actors in Hollywood, insisting he's bombarded with scripts asking him to play "terrorists" or "geeks".

The London-born actor is currently jobless following parts in Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire and M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender - and insists he's holding out for a role which challenges him.

He says, "Because Slumdog was such a big hit, there was a lot of pressure in terms of what I did next. For my second film I wanted a role that would stretch me, but all I was getting offered were stereotypical parts lik...
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M. Night Shyamalan: 'My Critics Will Never Be Happy'

July 29th, 2010 11:43am EDT
M. Night Shyamalan
Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan is convinced he'll never be able to please his critics - because they set impossibly high standards for him after his early career success.

Shyamalan shot to fame after writing and directing 1999 hit thriller The Sixth Sense but his more recent projects have been met with disappointing reviews. The moviemaker has now compared his career to that of basketball legend Michael Jordan, who sometimes struggled to meet fans' expectations.

He tells Britain's Total Film magazine, "Look, I loved Michael Jordan, right? He was my favorite basketball player. When I used...
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Will Adrien Brody Be Eaten Alive in 'Predators'?

July 8th, 2010 9:49am EDT
Predators - Adrien Brody
When people think of action movie stars, one of the last names that comes to mind is Adrien Brody, Academy Award-winner for “The Pianist” and hip-hop enthusiast. After this summer though, that perception or lack of confidence may change. On July 9 Brody will appear in “Predators,” the new chapter in the “Predator” franchise, as Royce the leader of a band of humans who find themselves on the Predators’ home planet.

Brody has had an incredibly diverse career as an actor and has worked with such filmmakers as Roman Polanski, M. Night Shyamalan, Wes Anderson and Peter Jackson. Clearly, Brody c...
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M. Night Shyamalan Set An Actor On Fire In 'The Last Airbender'

July 1st, 2010 9:26am EDT
The Last Airbender
These days, movies are all special effects. You know that what you’re seeing is probably not what actually happened. The Last Airbender is full of visual effects as characters control earth, air, fire and water. Director M. Night Shyamalan was the real deal though. He actually set his fire bending actor Shaun Toub on fire.

“Some of it is CGI but I had actual fire on my hand,” Toub said. “You can have it for 20 seconds before it burns. It’s a special gel. It’s crazy but it gets very hot.”

Toub still had all his arm hair so luckily there were no close calls. “I just got hot. It got a little...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,' 'The Last Airbender,' & More

June 28th, 2010 9:47am EDT
The Last Airbender
Adam Sandler’s “Grown Ups” proved to be utterly disappointing from a comedic perspective. This largely unfunny film has me worried that some of my favorite former cast members of “Saturday Night Live” have fallen into the Eddie Murphy syndrome of making bad family comedies. Juvenile humor that lacks imagination and unenthusiastic performances from the actors make “Grown Ups” seem like it was just another paycheck for them. My Grade: C-

In “Knight and Day,” Tom Cruise makes his zany real life personality work for him on screen, as rogue secret agent Roy Miller. Miller is a suave spy w...
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'Edge Of Darkness' Preview

January 27th, 2010 5:30pm EST
Edge of Darkness
Warner Brother's newest suspense action thriller, Edge of Darkness hits theaters on Friday, January 29th and we think it's a must see for all those who have been craving a long overdue Mel Gibson flick.

Mel plays Thomas Craven, a veteran homicide detective for the Boston Police Department whose daughter is murdered on the threshold of his house, compelling him to believe that he was supposed to be the target. He soon suspects otherwise and heads up an investigation into his only daughter's secret life which leads him into the world of government conspiracy, corporate schemes and murder...
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Ron Howard Taught His Daughter To Listen To Directors

December 25th, 2009 2:00pm EST
Bryce Dallace Howard
Bryce Dallas Howard listens to her dad. Ron Howard was a successful actor and now director. When she thought about entering the family business, he was straight with her.

"The best advice he gave me was that, if there was anything else I could do, to do that," Howard said. "You need to not be able to do anything else, to be in this business. If you have other options, in those unemployed moments, those other options will take precedent."

Her work with filmmakers, from McG and Sam Raimi to M. Night Shyamalan and Kenneth Branagh, makes Howard realize what else she got from her father. S...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: Mac And Charlie Write A Movie

December 4th, 2009 5:26pm EST
It
As if I wasn't already bummed out enough about the "Sunny" season coming to a close next week, they had to go and blast me with the best episode of the year last night, making the impending Sunny-less winter that much harder to take.

Things start with Mac and Charlie relaying a story to Dennis (who is too preoccupied with his new touch-screen phone to really care) about how they got trapped in a parking garage stairwell and thought they were being stalked by killer, who turned out to be a security guard instead. The guys decide to use what they think is a knack for storytelling to write ...
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7 Not-So-Scary Movies

October 29th, 2009 9:45am EDT
The Blair Witch Project
Halloween is slowly approaching and you know what that means; a time for endless costume parties and for the sentimental ones, a time to cuddle up in front of the TV screen to get a healthy dose of scary movie marathons. Though there are oodles of horror films begging for the dust to be blown off of them, there are the others that are not worth pressing the play button on - simply because they tend to lack the scary in scary movies. Here are 7 films whose fright level is hardly lukewarm.

7. Grudge (2004)

The 2004 remake of the Japanese film Ju-on: The Grudge is the first installment i...
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Top 10 Films With Numbers In The Title

September 26th, 2009 1:52pm EDT
9
In honor of the recent Tim Burton film 9 we're spotlighting numerals and numbers in film. What they have contributed to movies over the years goes beyond simply differentiating an original from a sequel.

For the most part this list excludes sequels. Sorry. It's just too easy. Also, much too simple are the straight up number films. But the English language loopholes are definitely abused throughout this top ten to reflect the best and, well, most viewed options. Check them out!

1. The First Wives Club.

This is the smartass chick's chick flick with a message. Bette Midler. Goldie ...
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August Can Be A Viable Movie Month Despite Its Reputation

August 12th, 2009 5:01pm EDT
The Bourne Ultimatum
While Hollywood has staked out late May, June and July as prime summer movie territory, August has gotten lost in the shuffle. August isn't as big of a dump month as September or January, but you usually don't find studios queuing up to put their surefire tent pole smashes there.

With summer winding down, younger audiences are turning their attentions back to school, families are getting in one final vacation, and cooler weather in some regions are all valid reasons why studios feel like box office for their mega-budgeted pictures would be affected by an August release.

Which leaves...
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Art Imitating Life Imitating Art: Q&A With 'Pushing Daisies' Writers Chad & Dara Creasey

January 9th, 2009 11:31am EST
Pushing Daisies
At first the tale of this up-and-coming Hollywood power couple sounds like the plot to one of the romantic comedies they've made their "bread and butter on." They met in the Peter Stark producing program at USC, started writing together, fell in love, got married, started writing for television, moved to a house in the Hollywood Hills and lived happily ever after. Not bad for a couple in their late twenties. How did "a pseudo-intellectual Jew from the Upper East Side," and a man "from the plains of Colorado" get so lucky?

"Chad and I come from extremely different backgrounds," said ...
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'30 Rock' Recap: 'Believe in the Stars; Even If It's Not The Star You Thought'

November 7th, 2008 9:39am EST
30 Rock
Liz has to go to Chicago for jury duty in the second episode of this season's 30 Rock because she wanted to vote in a swing state (and stay on the mailing list for some pizza place), so she never switched her residency. Jack allows it, even going to far as to upgrade her ticket and give her a bottle of pills to help her sleep on the plane. Once he says the side effects include "coma" and "sexual nightmares," it's pretty clear where this is going to go. He reminds her to get her staff in order before dismissing her. Naturally this sets up the next scene perfectly, as, if you remember from la...
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Slideshow: Celebrity Look Alikes - Which Pair Is The Best?

October 30th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
Chris Cornell & M. Night Shyamalan
These actors and artists don't have much in common besides looks. But who gets the shit-end of the stick? Check out our photo slideshow of celebrities that look alike and which one has an advantage over the other.

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

Giovanni Ribisi

Before he started wearing guy-liner, Armstrong shared that dopey confused look with Ribisi. We suspected these two were the same person when we saw The Other Sister, but after hearing Ribisi's first line, we knew it was for real. They even sound the same!

Advantage: Ribisi because he's acting

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5 Favorite Philadelphia Films

October 29th, 2008 10:05am EDT
Rocky
Philadelphia, the sixth most populous city in America and the birth place of constitution, is a beautiful East coast metropolis that has been the backdrop for some of the greatest films in cinema history. Sometimes it is over looked as another city outside New York, but the city of brotherly love can hold its own.

Our list of the top 5 films about Philadelphia shows off all of Philadelphia's cultural landmarks and beauty.

#5 12 Monkeys

You don't get much better than Bruce Willis as a time traveling savior of the free world and Brad Pitt as a mental patient with a love for a...
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Ten Underrated Thrillers

October 17th, 2008 10:12am EDT
The Descent
Horror movies are some of the most consistent pieces of the film industry. Sure there have been highs and lows in the genre, and resurgences have come and gone, but one thing remains true: people will always yearn for those cinematic chills.

The demand, however big it may be, is always constant. The golden age of cinema through the 60s brought on big studio monster movies, sly noir thrillers, and of course, Hitchcockian suspense (a subgenre, respectively). The 1970s, arguably the paramount epoch of cinema, period, saw the expansion of the genre and gave filmgoers some of the best nail...
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'The Office' Romance Blooms

October 10th, 2008 10:43am EDT
The Office
Pam calls in to say his to Jim and says she's mad at everyone for not congratulating her on the engagement. Jim takes the blame for not telling his co-workers. Jim puts her on speaker and makes the announcement. Comments vary from: "I thought you were already engaged," to "She's not a virgin, you know." Then Michael walks in, hears the news and tackles Jim with the glee of a third grader. As they hit the deck Pam squeaks out a mousey, "Sorry," from the speakerphone thus setting the tone of this awkwardly romantic and sweetly funny episode.

Holly is giving the office a seminar in ethics...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should M. Night Shyamalan Stop Making Films?

July 11th, 2008 9:52am EDT
M. Night Shyamalan
When somebody mentions the name M. Night Shyamalan it evokes an immediate reaction. For some it's, "He's the guy who did The Sixth Sense, which was great," and for others it's, "Yeah, but his last few films sucked."

Two Starpulse writers have their own opinions about Shyamalan and whether he is just gearing up for further success or whether it's time for him to call it quits:

POINT

Alright, people need to lay off M. Night Shyamalan. Sure he is a little cocky (He stated that The village was one of the greatest ideas ever) and his films have seemed to have dipped in quality, b...
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Best Movie Lines That Have Stuck In Pop Culture

June 5th, 2008 9:00am EDT
The Sixth Sense
There are some movies that live forever in the minds of humanity generation after generation. They span decades, continents, and cross racial and gender divides. What creates that certain magic is intangible, but it inevitably involves the memorable quotes that make their way into pop culture and every day speech.

These quotes have a universal quality, whether humorous or tragic, and they take you back to that exact moment in the film when Marlon Brando screams into the air or Humphrey Bogart gently touches Ingrid Bergman's chin. These iconic moments are not only remembered but consta...
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Movie Season Is Just Heating Up: 10 More Flicks To Watch This Summer

May 27th, 2008 9:58am EDT
Wanted
Iron Man has already grossed over $400 million worlwide. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull became the second biggest Memorial Day movie opening ever. With both of these films already in the books, what are the top 10 remaining summer movies to see? This list picks 10 films out of all the remaining movies from now until the end of August. Judging by this list, July looks like it could be one of the biggest months in years.

10. The Incredible Hulk

Release Date: June 13th

Director: Louis Leterrier (Transporter 1 & 2)

It is never a good sign when a franchise n...
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Witches, Werewolves And Warlocks Invade ABC Family's Ninth Annual '13 Nights Of Halloween'

October 17th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
13 Nights of Halloween
ABC Family has a frightful line-up of new programming for its ninth annual '13 Nights of Halloween' programming event. The new ABC Family original movie "Nature of the Beast" and the basic cable premieres of "An American Haunting" and "Boogeyman" will join other Halloween themed programming airing the 13 nights leading up to Halloween (October 19 - October 31).

ABC Family's new original movie "Nature of the Beast," premiering Sunday, October 21 (8:00 - 10:00 PM ET/PT) is a darkly wicked tale of one happy couple's road to wedded bliss. Julia and Rich are in the throes of planning the...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 6

August 6th, 2007 3:00am EDT
M. Night Shyamalan
Happy Birthday to supermodel/reality star Adrianne Curry (1982), actress Melissa George (1976), Spice Girl Geri Halliwell (1972), film director M. Night Shyamalan (1970), singer/songwriter Elliot Smith (1969; d. 2003), NBA star "The Admiral" David Robinson (1965), "Memoirs of a Geisha" actress Michelle Yeoh (1962), "7th Heaven" actress Catherine Hicks (1951), actor Paul Bartel (1938; d. 2000), English actress Barbara Windsor (1937), jazz singer Abbey Lincoln (1930), pop art pioneer Andy Warhol (1928; d. 1987), actress Ella Raines (1921), "Cape Fear" actor Robert Mitchum (1917; d. 1997), pro...
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Morgan Freeman To Host AFI's '100 Years ... 100 Movies - 10th Anniversary Edition'

May 30th, 2007 2:14pm EDT
Morgan Freeman
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman will host AFI'S "100 Years ... 100 Movies — 10th Anniversary Edition," a new entertainment special counting down the greatest movies of all time, to be broadcast Wednesday, June 20 (8:00–11:00 PM, ET/PT) on CBS. During the broadcast, the confidential list of the 100 greatest American films of all time will be revealed by some of Hollywood's biggest stars.

Those scheduled to be included in the special are Tim Allen, Halle Berry, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Bridges, Laurence Fishburne, Peter Fonda, Harrison Ford, William Friedkin, Dennis Hopper, Norman Je...
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