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Glass Trailer #1 (2019) “First Name – Mister, Last Name – Glass”

From Universal’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 comes the first look at 2019’s first blockbuster: M. Night Shaymalan’s sequel to Unbreakable and SplitGLASS!  More from Coming Soon.

Returning for Glass are cast members Bruce Willis as David Dunn, Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, aka Mr. Glass, and James McAvoy as Kevin Wendell Crumb, aka The Horde. They’re joined by Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series) as a psychiatrist who specializes in “individuals who believe they are superheroes” and who is treating the trio at a mental hospital.

Also starring in the film is Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast, who reprises her role from Split. Plus Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother.

This riveting culmination of his worldwide blockbusters will be produced by Shyamalan and Blumhouse Production’s Jason Blum, who also produced the writer/director’s previous two films for Universal. They produce again with Ashwin Rajan and Marc Bienstock, and Steven Schneider, who will executive produce.

A Blinding Edge Pictures and Blumhouse production, Glass will be released by Universal Pictures in North America on January 18, 2019, and by Buena Vista International abroad.Glass SDCC Poster

Movie Review: Split (2017) “Is the Nightfall Over?”

James McAvoy, Split, Anya Taylor Joy

Once upon a time, in 1999, a remarkable, astounding, amazing film called The Sixth Sense came out and blew the collective minds of the world.  The director was a wunderkind named M. Night Shaymalan.  Night followed The Sixth Sense with Unbreakable, which did not get near the critical acclaim and box office The Sixth Sense did, but nothing was going to do that.  His first film turned into a global phenomenon.  Unbreakable is, in many ways, heavily influential to the grounded reality of the tack comic book movies took when that era began around the same time.  Night’s third film, Signs, did a little better than Unbreakable, but isn’t half the film.  Then came the fall.  Horrible film after horrible film after horrible film followed Signs.  Studios would still throw $100 million budgets at him hoping that he could turn it around, but things digressed to the point where his name was such an audience deterrent that it was removed from promotional posters.  I have been reluctant to pay money and go to the theater to see Split.  The film, made for only $9 million, won the box office three weeks in a row, generated great word-of-mouth, so I finally gave in and went and saw my first M. Night Shaymalan film in the theater since The Village (aka THE BEGINNING OF THE FALL).  So is he back?  I think he just might be.  Split is no home run, but it’s only a little below Signs in his canon and, like his best films, the ending was not only a mind-blower, it promises an exciting future. Continue reading Movie Review: Split (2017) “Is the Nightfall Over?”

In Theaters This Week (2/10/2017): LEGO Batman Movie, John Wick 2, 50 Shades Darker

John Wick Chapter 2, Keanu Reeves

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  February 10th is considered Valentine’s Day weekend, so I suppose that’s the logic for releasing what will most likely be the three films that dominate the rest of the month all in one weekend. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (2/10/2017): LEGO Batman Movie, John Wick 2, 50 Shades Darker

In Theaters This Week (2/3/2017): Rings, The Space Between Us

Asa Butterfield, The Space Between Us

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  February 3rd is Super Bowl weekend and studios tend to give America’s biggest television event of the year a wide berth, so there are only two new releases. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (2/3/2017): Rings, The Space Between Us

My Favorite Scene: The Sixth Sense (1999) “I See Dead People”

Again, like I said when I did Braveheart, sometimes your favorite scenes ARE the obvious ones, and there is a very good reason why this became The Sixth Sense‘s most iconic scene: it’s brilliant, brilliantly acted, brilliantly written, and it flat out tells you the secret ending of the film (which people were awfully good about not spoiling in 1999-probably not so much today) and you still don’t get it.  The Sixth Sense is everything a scary movie should be: smart, tense, has a “gotcha” moment or two, but mostly builds a sense of suspense from the brilliant opening with Donnie Wahlberg (still the best Wahlberg actor, Mark, still) until the famous finish that we all should have seen coming.  A lot of people will tell you they knew right away, but I didn’t, and the test scores say I’m fairly bright.  Haley Joel Osment’s performance stands among the best child actor performances in film history, and I’m still mad he and Michael Clarke Duncan didn’t tie for the Oscar that year, because the two of them side-by-side holding Oscars would’ve been the greatest picture ever.  Alright, so let’s talk about what happened to M. Night Shaymalan. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: The Sixth Sense (1999) “I See Dead People”