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(Gizmodo)   Thirteen fears of M. Night Shamalamadingdong movies   (gizmodo.com) divider line
    More: Silly, Bruce Willis, M. Night Shyamalan, Unbreakable, Film, The Sixth Sense, director M. Night Shyamalan, Film director, James Newton Howard  
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2021-07-17 3:12:01 AM  
🥸 ....the same thematic ending!
 
2021-07-17 3:32:08 AM  
They got things wrong from the start. The ghosts in The Sixth Sense don't move on because they have unfinished business. Accepting that they're gone has nothing to do with it.
 
2021-07-17 3:40:36 AM  
14:  Good writing.
 
2021-07-17 6:33:24 AM  
Hamfisted director cameos serving as high school drama class acting levels of exposition dumps?
 
2021-07-17 7:19:58 AM  
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2021-07-17 8:34:56 AM  
"Shamalamadingdong " is as played out as "electric boogaloo".
 
2021-07-17 8:39:06 AM  
That there will be another one...
 
2021-07-17 9:25:40 AM  

Mugato: "Shamalamadingdong " is as played out as "electric boogaloo".


It's also quite a bit racist.
 
2021-07-17 10:41:49 AM  
He should a movie about 50s rock and roll. There's a twist for you.
 
2021-07-17 11:42:06 AM  

Aezetyr: Mugato: "Shamalamadingdong " is as played out as "electric boogaloo".

It's also quite a bit racist.


I guess "the Wrath of Chaka Khan" is out, too
 
2021-07-17 12:48:01 PM  
14
Sequels
 
2021-07-17 1:55:20 PM  
I'm the weirdo that didn't absolutely hate most of his films. I did really dislike The Sixth Sense and Signs, which seem to be the ones people liked the most. But goddamn if Shyamalan isn't an insufferably egotistical prick. I feel like his films' problems would have been alleviated with even just a modicum of humility.
 
2021-07-17 2:18:31 PM  

austerity101: I did really dislike The Sixth Sense


Really? I thought that was his best directed film. And I've been watching horror movies since I was three and that little girl scared the shiat out of me.

I didn't care for Signs either but I think a major plot point was misunderstood. It wasn't simply water the aliens were allergic to, it was contaminants in the tap water.

I guessed the twist in The Village immediately and I suck at guessing twists.

I liked Unbreakable, even though it was difficult seeing Bruce Willis and Sam Jackson on screen together without thinking of Die Hard 3 and expecting Sam to call Bruce a motherfarker.

I think I liked Devil but I'm not sure, I don't really remember much of that or the rest of his films.
 
2021-07-17 2:19:18 PM  

austerity101: But goddamn if Shyamalan isn't an insufferably egotistical prick


Well he is a film director.
 
2021-07-17 2:24:25 PM  

Mugato: austerity101: I did really dislike The Sixth Sense

Really? I thought that was his best directed film. And I've been watching horror movies since I was three and that little girl scared the shiat out of me.

I didn't care for Signs either but I think a major plot point was misunderstood. It wasn't simply water the aliens were allergic to, it was contaminants in the tap water.

I guessed the twist in The Village immediately and I suck at guessing twists.

I liked Unbreakable, even though it was difficult seeing Bruce Willis and Sam Jackson on screen together without thinking of Die Hard 3 and expecting Sam to call Bruce a motherfarker.

I think I liked Devil but I'm not sure, I don't really remember much of that or the rest of his films.


Oh, I didn't say it was bad--I just said I disliked it.

I didn't hate The Happening, as I actually liked the "wooden" acting--I don't think people get that doing so is a deliberate stylistic choice. I mean, you don't have to like it, but "accidentally bad" and "purposefully stylized" aren't the same thing. It's just too bad that the protagonists had no on-screen chemistry. It was almost a negative amount.

And I actually liked the conceit of Lady in the Water, even if its parts simply didn't work (and f*ck Shyamalan for throwing himself into it). It should have been more Batteries Not Included, and he missed the mark on that.
 
2021-07-17 2:28:52 PM  

austerity101: and f*ck Shyamalan for throwing himself into it


Because Alfred Hitchcock did that in all his films. I don't think he ever gave himself any lines though.

I don't think the acting in The Happening was wooden. In the case of Marky Mark, it was more like hilarious acting and I don't see a reason why it would be intentional.
 
2021-07-17 2:37:21 PM  

Mugato: austerity101: and f*ck Shyamalan for throwing himself into it

Because Alfred Hitchcock did that in all his films. I don't think he ever gave himself any lines though.

I don't think the acting in The Happening was wooden. In the case of Marky Mark, it was more like hilarious acting and I don't see a reason why it would be intentional.


The differences are 1) yeah, Hitchcock just put his self in his films but didn't act in them and 2) Shyamalan is a cock. Putting yourself in a movie is fine if you're not a cock.

We'll not agree on The Happening.
 
2021-07-17 2:57:07 PM  

austerity101: Mugato: austerity101: and f*ck Shyamalan for throwing himself into it

Because Alfred Hitchcock did that in all his films. I don't think he ever gave himself any lines though.

I don't think the acting in The Happening was wooden. In the case of Marky Mark, it was more like hilarious acting and I don't see a reason why it would be intentional.

The differences are 1) yeah, Hitchcock just put his self in his films but didn't act in them and 2) Shyamalan is a cock. Putting yourself in a movie is fine if you're not a cock.

We'll not agree on The Happening.


No, Hitchcock didn't give himself lines.  He used his appearance as a sort of in joke (my favorite being his newspaper ad appearance in Lifeboat as the 'Before' and 'After' pictures for a weight loss program).  The closest Shyamalan came to a joke in his movies was his appearance in Lady in the Water.
 
2021-07-17 2:58:39 PM  

austerity101: Mugato: austerity101: and f*ck Shyamalan for throwing himself into it

Because Alfred Hitchcock did that in all his films. I don't think he ever gave himself any lines though.

I don't think the acting in The Happening was wooden. In the case of Marky Mark, it was more like hilarious acting and I don't see a reason why it would be intentional.

The differences are 1) yeah, Hitchcock just put his self in his films but didn't act in them and 2) Shyamalan is a cock. Putting yourself in a movie is fine if you're not a cock.

We'll not agree on The Happening.


So what's your take on Todd Phillips?
 
2021-07-17 3:06:50 PM  

joepennerlives: No, Hitchcock didn't give himself lines. He used his appearance as a sort of in joke (my favorite being his newspaper ad appearance in Lifeboat as the 'Before' and 'After' pictures for a weight loss program).


In Psycho 2 (which is a much better film than the title suggests), in one shot you can see Hitchcock's head's shadow.
 
2021-07-17 3:09:09 PM  

Calehedron: austerity101: Mugato: austerity101: and f*ck Shyamalan for throwing himself into it

Because Alfred Hitchcock did that in all his films. I don't think he ever gave himself any lines though.

I don't think the acting in The Happening was wooden. In the case of Marky Mark, it was more like hilarious acting and I don't see a reason why it would be intentional.

The differences are 1) yeah, Hitchcock just put his self in his films but didn't act in them and 2) Shyamalan is a cock. Putting yourself in a movie is fine if you're not a cock.

We'll not agree on The Happening.

So what's your take on Todd Phillips?


I'm not sure where your question is coming from.

I looked up Phillips' movies. Most of them I've seen once. It seems he specializes in dumb bro comedies, and that's fine. I'm a fan of stoner comedies, but bro comedies are hit-or-miss for me, and being gay probably doesn't help because that's just not a world experience I share with the characters. Road Trip was pretty trailblazing at its time, as was The Hangover (which I liked OK). I didn't like Due Date--Robert Downey, Jr.'s disdain just grated on me, and Galifianakis was more insufferable than usual. I wanted to like War Dogs more than I did--ultimately it was just a bit too dismal for me. I didn't see Joker.
 
2021-07-17 3:11:30 PM  

austerity101: Road Trip was pretty trailblazing at its time, as was The Hangover (which I liked OK)


LOL.

Oh, you were serious.
 
2021-07-17 3:12:56 PM  

Mugato: austerity101: Road Trip was pretty trailblazing at its time, as was The Hangover (which I liked OK)

LOL.

Oh, you were serious.


Yes, I was. You don't have to agree.
 
2021-07-17 3:28:28 PM  
Not gonna lie. He got me with the twist ending of Split. If you had told me all of his lousy and predictable twists were just him playing a long game to lull me into complacency and then blow my mind with Split, I'd have believed you.

At least, until Glass happened.
 
2021-07-17 4:08:38 PM  

austerity101: Calehedron: austerity101: Mugato: austerity101: and f*ck Shyamalan for throwing himself into it

Because Alfred Hitchcock did that in all his films. I don't think he ever gave himself any lines though.

I don't think the acting in The Happening was wooden. In the case of Marky Mark, it was more like hilarious acting and I don't see a reason why it would be intentional.

The differences are 1) yeah, Hitchcock just put his self in his films but didn't act in them and 2) Shyamalan is a cock. Putting yourself in a movie is fine if you're not a cock.

We'll not agree on The Happening.

So what's your take on Todd Phillips?

I'm not sure where your question is coming from.

I looked up Phillips' movies. Most of them I've seen once. It seems he specializes in dumb bro comedies, and that's fine. I'm a fan of stoner comedies, but bro comedies are hit-or-miss for me, and being gay probably doesn't help because that's just not a world experience I share with the characters. Road Trip was pretty trailblazing at its time, as was The Hangover (which I liked OK). I didn't like Due Date--Robert Downey, Jr.'s disdain just grated on me, and Galifianakis was more insufferable than usual. I wanted to like War Dogs more than I did--ultimately it was just a bit too dismal for me. I didn't see Joker.


It was in reference to inserting himself into every movie as a cameo in the same vein as Hitchcock and to a lesser extent M. Knight.

/He was there for the gangbang in Old School.
//He sucked Amy Smart's toes on the bus in Road Trip.
///He was getting head in the elevator in The Hangover.

If you get down to it, he's a perv.
 
2021-07-17 4:12:34 PM  

Calehedron: //He sucked Amy Smart's toes on the bus in Road Trip.


Well actually that one I wouldn't be averse to but as her director it wouldn't be 100% consensual.
 
2021-07-17 4:20:58 PM  
This guy has made some really dumb movies
 
6 days ago  
I very much liked The Visit.
 
6 days ago  

Aezetyr: Mugato: "Shamalamadingdong " is as played out as "electric boogaloo".

It's also quite a bit racist.


YO DING DONG MAN DING DONG YO
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6 days ago  

Aezetyr: Mugato: "Shamalamadingdong " is as played out as "electric boogaloo".

It's also quite a bit racist.


Otis Day And The Knights - Shama Lama Ding Dong
Youtube gYwqVEEMmPk
 
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