Split: Folks, M. Night Shyamalan is Back [Review]

Split: Folks, M. Night Shyamalan is Back [Review]

I have not liked an M. Night Shyamalan movie since The Village and that came out 13 years ago. Since then, Shyamalan has made a string of awful, degrading movies. His most recent movie, The Visit, had an interesting concept (like all of his movies), but nothing stuck in the overall scheme of things. And I never made it past 15 minutes into some of his other recent movies (Devil, After Earth), because I knew I was in for another headache. Shyamalan has been in my dog house for a while now, but when the previews for Split first appeared, I was initially curious. Was Shyamalan onto something? Was he finally back? As it turns out, absolutely yes, is the answer to both of these questions. Split is an expertly-crafted psychological horror movie and a return to form for Shyamalan, whose twistingly-good storytelling was sorely missed.  

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The Top 5 Corrupt Cop Movies in the Wake of The #AltonSterling Incident

The Top 5 Corrupt Cop Movies in the Wake of The #AltonSterling Incident

In the wake of yet more police brutality….. Alton Sterling was shot to death in Baton Rouge, La. by police this past Tuesday after a complaint was called in to the authorities who said Sterling had threatened someone with a gun while selling CD’s outside of a convenience store. Read more

New Watership Down Mini-Series Coming to Netflix Without The Brutal Childhood Ruining Rabbit Gore

New Watership Down Mini-Series Coming to Netflix Without The Brutal Childhood Ruining Rabbit Gore

From BBC One, Netflix, 42 and directors Noam Murro (300: Rise of an Empire) and Pete Dodd (Frankenweenie) comes the highly anticipated CG animated four-part mini-series Watership Down, based on the novel by Richard Adams. It stars James McAvoy as Hazel, Nicholas Hoult as Fiver, Sir Ben Kingsley as General Woundwort, John Boyega as Bigwig, Gemma Arterton as Clover, Miles Jupp as Blackberry, Freddie Fox as Captain Holly, Olivia Colman as Strawberry and Anne-Marie Duff as Hyzenthlay. Watership Down is set for a 2017 debut on BBC One in the UK and Netflix everywhere else.

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Victor Frankenstein: A Gorgeous & Gruesome Tribute to The Frankenstein Mythos [Review]

Victor Frankenstein: A Gorgeous & Gruesome Tribute to The Frankenstein Mythos [Review]

It’s always a pleasure to see a film remind us of what the medium is good at.  Film is visual.  Writing is important of course (I’ll get to that in a minute) but movies are there to be SEEN.  This movie was breathtaking from beginning to end.  I’ve noticed a cheat lately on films where the first half hour is gorgeous and the rest could be made for TV.  Spectre was bad for this.  Not Victor Frankenstein though – this film was every bit as consistently beautiful as Crimson Peak and The Last Witch Hunter.  Though cards on the table, I’m a sucker of Victorian England stuff, so Victor Frankenstein going to get a lot more love from me than perhaps it deserves.

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