FlixChatter Review: GLASS (2018)

Written & Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Starring: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson I collected comic books as a kid during the late 70s through the 80s. As an introverted 8 year old, comics (from DC to Marvel, to Batman, X-Men, and eventually to graphic novels) provided a sense of wonder and mystery. Even …

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Guest Review: SPLIT (2017)

Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan Written By: M. Night Shyamalan Runtime: 1 hr 57 minutes M. Night Shyamalan has struggled over the years to regain his early 2000’s glory. From a movie about trees compelling people commit suicide, to a horrible adaptation of a beloved animated series, several of his more recent films have been flops. …

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Thursday Movie Picks #56: Alien Invasion of Earth

Happy Thursday everyone! This is another entry to the weekly Thursday Movie Picks that's spearheaded by Wandering Through the Shelves Blog. Here's the gist: The rules are simple simple: Each week there is a topic for you to create a list of three movies. Your picks can either be favourites/best, worst, hidden gems, or if …

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Random Thoughts: What happened to these directors’ (once-promising) career?

As a film director wannabe, I tend to follow the careers of professional filmmakers. To me,they're more interesting than movie stars. Yes, I'm one of the few people who doesn't really care about stars. Years ago, I met Tom Cruise in person and all I said to him was how much I enjoyed his films …

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My Movie Year: The Year 2000

Thanks to Andy for inviting me to My Movie Year blog-a-thon. This is the second time I've participated in Fandango Groovers' blog event since the massively popular Desert Island DVDs. Below is the simple rule for the post: All you have to do is pick your favourite year for movies and back I up with …

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Weekend Viewing Roundup: The Happening, This Is It, The Matrix

It's quite an eclectic weekend, movie viewing-wise. Friday night we saw The Happening and This Is It back to back and The Matrix just an hour before the Oscars begun. Why these three, you asked? Well, if you must know, after seeing Unbreakable, arguably M. Night Shyamalan's best work, my husband and I got curious …

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Weekend Viewing Roundup: Empire of the Sun, Unbreakable

Happy Monday all, and to my American friends, Happy President's Day! Do you get the day off today? Fortunately I do, which is perfect timing as we just got dumped on more snow again this weekend. Yesterday was practically in blizzard condition right before I went to church around 11 am CST, and the snow …

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GUEST POST: The Flix List – Six hack directors working in Hollywood today

By Ted Saydalavong So what is the true definition of a hack? We hear that a lot from film critics and fans alike. Well to me, a hack is someone who works on projects solely for financial reasons, rather than creative reasons. It is not about a filmmaker who is simply bad, well let me …

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