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Glass Is a Solid Conclusion to A Splendid Trilogy!

Glass – (L-R) Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde (James McAvoy), David Dunn/The Overseer (Bruce Willis), and Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple) – Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures.

M. Night Shyamalan got his career back on track with a couple of self-financed films (The Visit, Split) that did well critically and at the Box Office.

The revelation that Split was a sequel (to Unbreakable, to my mind his best film) provoked a lot of speculation – along with the critical acclaim and financial success.

Glass is neither as deliberate and moody as Unbreakable nor as spectacular as Split, but it is a solid conclusion to the trilogy.

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The Technique Trailer: Thoroughbreds!

Lily (Anya Taylor-Joy) and Amanda (Olivia Cooke) are recently reconnected best friends – despite Amanda’s not feeling anything, ever, and Lily feeling everything, always.

One thing they are definitely  in agreement on – Lily’s oppressive stepfather has to go.

Thoroughbreds will be in theaters of March 9, 2018.

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They Are The Things That Go Bump In The Night! Trailer: The New Mutants!

Consider, if you will, the scratchy yellow font on the poster for The New Mutants. Harsh against the blacks/grays of the background, it seems to be more of a warning than a reassurance.

The implication – borne out by a statement in the trailer that ‘baby rattlesnakes are more dangerous than adult rattlesnakes’ – seems to be that young mutants are the things that go bump in the night. They are the scary beasties.

The New Mutants premieres on April 13, 2018.

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Split – Shyamalan’s Best Since Unbreakable!

SPLIT – (L to R) Casey (ANYA TAYLOR-JOY), Claire (HAYLEY LU RICHARDSON), Marcia (JESSICA SULA) and Hedwig (JAMES McAVOY). Photo by John Baer/Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

It’s been a long while since M. Night Shyamalan has produced a movie that’s as good as Split – just over sixteen years, in fact (since Unbreakable).

He’s come close before – sixteen months ago, he almost did it with the fatally flawed The Visit – but he’s finally put it all together in this tale of three high school girls’ kidnapping by a man suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).

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23-Skidoo Trailer: Split!

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One of Kevin’s 23 personalities has kidnapped three girls – for a yet-to-be-revealed 24th personality.

The second trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is dark, twisted and bizarrely witty. It suggests that the director is back to his The Sixth Sense/Unbreakable level of quality. Check it out after the break.

Split opens in North America on January 20, 2017.

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