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Previously in the Unbreakable Trilogy: In the wake of 2016’s Split—an effective horror-thriller in spite of its paltry $9 million budget and a depiction of multiple personality disorder straight out of 1970s TV movies—some feared writer-director M. Night Shyamalan…
It’s a new month, and this one isn’t quite as much of a dumping ground as the last one, but still not a whole lot better. Nevertheless, our box office gurus are going to persevere and again take the time…
Previously in the Unbreakable Trilogy: Despite mediocre reviews, 2000’s Unbreakable was a pretty sizable hit for M. Night Shyamalan, who then went on to experience years of diminishing critical and commercial returns culminating in bombs like Lady in the Water…
Lately, a lot of film critics and film fans have been revisiting Unbreakable, M. Night Shyamalan’s deconstructionist take on superhero mythology, mostly thanks to a mid-credits scene in Shyamalan’s 2016 thriller Split that revealed it was secretly a backdoor…
It’s January, Hollywood’s usual dumping ground for lackluster movies, and this year might be the Januariest January in recent memory. Despite a paltry slate consisting mostly of films you can’t believe didn’t go straight to streaming, our box office gurus…
People have suggested comparing Deep Impact and Armageddon ever since I started doing Movie Duels. The only reason I haven’t yet is because I was worried about blowing through primo material too early. I’m pretty stoked about it, I…
For Christmas this year, the Suspect takes a look at the definitive holiday picture... that features guns, terrorists, and a fuck-ton of explosions. This is Die Hard!
A look at the much improved sequel to The Rise of Cobra.
“It feels like there’s no reason for this movie to have even been made, apart from the first film becoming a cult hit, and comic book adaptations now being even bigger business than they were in 2005.”
“I wonder if it ever crossed Rodriguez’s mind that the grainy film and ‘missing reel’ scenes of such movies were not put in there intentionally.”
“By the time we get to Elijah Wood with all his limbs chopped off being eaten alive by a wolf, it’s just tiresome.”
Sideboob: Scout Willis Campaigns to Free the Nipple
Breaking! 'Divergent' Isn't as Good as the Book, Also Sky is Blue
“In some ways, it’s like the Goodfellas of time travel films—a compelling drama and character study of people we would never want to cross paths with in real life. ”
“The script keeps adding twists and turns to the story, giving us several moments where you think the movie’s just about over, only to end up having to sit through another chase sequence.”
'Die Hard' Remains The 'Splodiest Christmas Movie Ever
“Well, it at least looks like everyone involved had a lot of fun making this movie.”
Full of Questions takes a look at The Sixth Sense, where Bruce Willis stalks a very precocious Haley Joel Osment, who has one of the most ridiculously quoted movie lines ever.
Ursa kicks off October with Unbreakable, one of the few M. Night Shyamalan movies with a twist that makes sense. Come for the Bruce Willis, stay for Samuel L. Jackson, deconstruction of the superhero genre, and "Ohhh...how did I not see that coming?"
“I like a good mindless action film as much as the next guy (lord knows I’ve written about enough of them in the past), but I also like to have a little something to chew on as well.”