Narratively simple, but thematically complex, Knock at the Cabin is director and co-writer M. Night Syhamalan’s most impressive feat in quite some time.
M. Night Shyamalan
Director M. Night Shyamalan built his career around twists. It’s really his calling card, and for his latest film, Old, he’s not being coy with the biggest twist; he’s just not embracing it, either.
There’s a long list of ways in which M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, Split, could have gone horribly wrong, but thanks to outstanding work by James McAvoy and a script that’s surprisingly thoughtful it’s just crazy enough to work.
Coming out this week on Blu-ray and DVD: M. Night Shyamalan delivers the adaptation of the effect-laden The Last Airbender; Jim Carrey leads Disney’s animated remake of A Christmas Carol; plus a look at James Cameron’s Avatar: Extedned Edition.
Opening this weekend in theatres: the latest in the The Twilight Saga arrives with Kristen Stewart tied up in knots over which side she belongs with; plus M. Night Shyamalan channels Earth, Air, Fire and Water in the fantasy epic, The Last Airbender.
Another week, and another huge stack of DVDs arrive in stores, and in my mailbox. Topping the list is a gorgeous new edition of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, The Visitor starring Richard Jenkins, and a restored version of Alfred Hitchcock‘s Vertigo. Also out this week is Adam Sandler‘s You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Happening, Beetlejuice, and season two of 30 Rock.
Ready or not, here comes another M. Night Shyamalan movie. This time the apocalypse has arrived, and people are falling victim to an unknown contaminant that is making people kill themselves. If that sounds a little too weird, The Incredible Hulk smashes its way into theatres with Edward Norton as the scientist who can’t control his huge, green rage. My pick of the week though is the funny, sexy drama, with the title that has some people already offended: Young People Fucking.