M. Night Shyamalan

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Pleased to Meet You: Eight Song Characters I'd Like to Know

    A trademark of a well-written novel is a complex, engaging central character. It's the author's most important and difficult job to create someone readers will be interested in and have strong feelings about. Same thing with a captivating movie. Did you see Silver Linings Playbook? That was a gre ... More >>

  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    It's Blockbuster Time: Your Guide to the Summer Movie Season

    Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.

  • Film

    May 30, 2013

    After Earth: Smith Family Robinson

    The adventure flick pretends it’s not an M. Night Shyamalan film

  • Film

    July 26, 2012

    Red Lights

    Rodrigo Cortés's thriller Red Lights doesn't inspire faith.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Via The Great Eatlon, The Handshake Arrives

    Each Wednesday (or Thursday, if the guy that was supposed to be interviewed disappears like a gypsy), Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Idol Beat: Detroit, Shlock City

    ​In spite of Idol Beat's absence last week (I was undergoing treatment for nose hemorrhoids), Fox's karaoke juggernaut steamrollered on, topping the ratings once again for Wednesday and Thursday night. Last week's casualty, MySpace's Karen Rodriguez, wasn't much of a surprise. I mean, the bili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Remember Dee Wreck's Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email ​Dee Wreck Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself (Self-released, 2010) We weren't planning on runnin ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010
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    December 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Never Depend On A QB Named "The Sex Cannon"

    I stumbled over to the Texans website the other day, and after looking through things for a bit, I guess that I should buy my Super Bowl tickets because, if you listen to Texans employee Marc Vandermeer, this is an outstanding team at every position on the field. I especially like how he calls the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Five Types Of Horror Movies That Suck

    Horror movies walk a chainsaw-thin line between frightening and unintentionally hilarious. In fact, so many inadvertently end up on the wrong side of this boundary it's hard to compile a list of bad horror movies that numbers less than a thousand. For that reason, this list will include categories o ... More >>

  • Film

    September 11, 2008

    Oh, Canada

    Midway through the Toronto film fest, and things are looking bleak

  • Film

    July 3, 2008

    Hancock Is A Superzero

    The movie squanders potential greatness with lame humor and a half-baked hero

  • Film

    August 9, 2007

    The Popcorn King

    Rush Hour 3 director Brett Ratner has been called a fauxteur, a womanizer and, worse, over budget. Why you should take him seriously anyway.

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Back in the Fight

    At 52, Bruce Willis resurrects a die-hard character

  • Film

    July 20, 2006

    All Wet

    M. Night Shyamalan steps up the lunacy with Lady in the Water

  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    November Mourn

    A grieving woman spirals off the rails and takes us with her

  • Film

    November 25, 2004

    Ghost in the Machinist

    Christian Bale chases phantoms and loses sleep in Brad Anderson's latest

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    In the Company of Women

    Neil LaBute's new movie turns the tables on which is the crueler sex

  • Film

    October 17, 2002


    Gore Verbinski and Naomi Watts throw their hats into The Ring

  • Film

    August 1, 2002

    Signs of Faith

    Mel Gibson has a close encounter with God -- or just a mean E.T.

  • Film

    May 17, 2001

    Clipped Wings

    Downbeat Angel never soars into the rarefied air that it so desperately desires

  • Film

    January 11, 2001

    Road Outrageous

    The Coens take Homer on a Southern-fried odyssey in O Brother

  • Culture

    December 14, 2000

    Broken and Battered

    How the twist ending left M. Night Shyamalan twisting in the breeze

  • Film

    November 23, 2000

    Soul Survivor

    Bruce Willis discovers his better self in M. Night Shyamalan's heroic comic book

  • Film

    December 16, 1999


    Stuart Little's thick sugar coating is fine for kids. All others, beware.

  • Film

    September 9, 1999

    A Stir of Bacon

    Ghostly Echoes add up to a posthypnotic thriller

  • Film

    August 5, 1999


    Too many mysteries muddle what tries to be a feel-good horror movie

  • Film

    April 2, 1998

    A Boy's Guide to Death

    In Wide Awake, a crisis of faith is kid stuff