So Devil came out, and while it wasn't directed by M. Night Shyamalan (Quarantine's John Erick Dowdle had that honor), it was his story idea, and it's part of his "Night Chronicles" series of horror movies. And while, overall, it wasn't a bad little horror flick (really little, like 80 minutes little), it did have a lot of Shyamalan-specific details that really identified him as the driving force behind the film and threatened to derail the whole proceedings.
After reading many, many dismal reviews of M. Night Shyamalan's The Last Airbender (most of which made the joke "Please let the title be accurate") my expectations were sufficiently low to go in with a blank slate. I even opted to see it in 2-D, rather than the tacked-on 3-D, so I could see the effects better and focus on the story and characters. And I saw everything that has been criticized -- the poor acting, the weak effects, the miscasting -- but I also saw a lot of things that made me want to see a sequel that would focus on the good, improve the bad and, ultimately, make this film look like a halfway-decent start to a great franchise.
Some people look to movie stars for tips about the latest starvation diet secrets or how to properly maintain one's hair extensions. Some may look to directors for insight about how to handle long work hours, or how to manage the egos of our bosses and coworkers. But they have other advice to offer, advice we can put to use in our own lives in very practical ways. Or at least we can mock it a little. First up is advice from writer/director/"actor" M. Night Shyamalan. According to MTV, the worst advice actor Mark Wahlberg ever got was from Shyamalan. Are you shocked? Neither am I.
Is there anyone on the planet who has not watched Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and sobbed copious tears and thought, "If only it were possible to erase [fill in the blank] from my mind so I could move on and have an adult relationship and accomplish menial tasks like the folding of laundry or the washing of my hair"? Well if there is, that's about to change because Hulu posted the entire movie for streaming on their site today. [Thanks to Videogum for tipping us off.] Here, in no particular order, are five reasons (out of infinity) why EsotSM is the most brilliant and beautiful and heartbreaking movie in the history of the world, like, EVER. And this is NOT hyperbole you guys, at ALL.