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— Alan Arkin, Four Days in September

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Video games taught a generation to fight for what you want —Marty Mapes (review...)

Michael Cera takes on The World

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M. Night Shyamalan

  • Lady in the Water (2006)

    Howard has powers as the Lady in the Water Review by Matt Anderson: There are only two problems with it, but they're both enormous: illogic and Shyamalan himself

  • The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan (2004)

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: "Crocumentary" adds nothing to Shyamalan or The Village

  • The Village (2004)

    Shyamalan tries to outsmart the Village Review by Matt Anderson: Not clever enough to stay a mystery much past the film's opening sequences

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Each new release of the Touchstone Vista Series seems to be less and less spectacular

  • Signs (2002)

    Shyamalan's Signs lead you where he wants you to go Review by Marty Mapes: Things are not so simplistic as Shyamalan tries to make them

  • Unbreakable (2000)

    Bruce Willis is Unbreakable Review by Marty Mapes

  • The Sixth Sense (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: The new Vista Series DVD offers a pristine presentation, but it's not quite "definitive"

  • Glass

    Glass Review by Matt Anderson: It's the same through-line that was told exponentially better in the Dark Knight trilogy.

  • After Earth

    Review by Matt Anderson: After Earth is a painfully dull slog through a wasteland of blown opportunities.

  • The Last Airbender

    Review by Matt Anderson: The Last Airbender winds up breaking wind.