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The poor reviews for Glass made M. Night Shyamalan cry

M. Night Shyamalan, the director of 2019’s Glass, has revealed that the film’s poor reviews evoked a strong emotional response in him.

When news broke that iconic director M. Night Shyamalan would be making a sequel to Unbreakable and Split, a lot of fans were very excited. Unfortunately, the reviews for the film upon release were less than stellar.

This is something that Shyamalan found particularly tough, as he explains during a lecture at NYU’s Stern School of Business (via Indiewire):

“I was in London when I heard the U.S. reviews for Glass were poor. I was in a makeup chair for a TV show, and I cried. We’d just come back from the London screenings, which were through the roof. We had only great screenings of the movie around the world. So essentially I wasn’t prepared. I had this false sense of being
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Glass Bashing Reviews Brought M. Night Shyamalan to Tears

Glass Bashing Reviews Brought M. Night Shyamalan to Tears
M. Night Shyamalan admits the negative reviews for Glass made him cry. Shyamalan quickly rose to prominence with 1999's The Sixth Sense and was hailed as the next Steven Spielberg. However, things changed just as quickly with 2006's Lady in the Water, which was a disaster. Things started to pick up again for the director with the release of 2016's Split, which saw Shyamalan getting the best reviews since The Sixth Sense. Pressure was mounting for Glass and the director was sure he was continuing his good luck streak after a string of positive and enthusiastic screenings.

Glass was released earlier this year and instantly torn to shreds by critics. M. Night Shyamalan appeared at NYU's Stern School of Business at a Scholar-in-Residence lecture earlier this week and told the story of finding out his latest movie was getting torched. The movie was a box office success, but it was
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M. Night Shyamalan Says Bad Reviews of ‘Glass’ Made Him Cry

M. Night Shyamalan Says Bad Reviews of ‘Glass’ Made Him Cry
With the release of “Split,” M. Night Shyamalan saw his best reviews since the 1999 breakout “The Sixth Sense.” As the surprise sequel to 2000’s “Unbreakable,” the 2016 “Split” won over many critics who had become skeptical of his bumpy filmography. But when he completed his trilogy with the January 2109 release of “Glass,” Shyamalan found himself in a familiar place.

“I was in London when I heard the U.S. reviews for ‘Glass’ were poor,” Shyamalan told the NYU’s Stern School of Business, where he delivered the 2019 Ashok C. Sani Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence lecture April 16. “I was in a makeup chair for a TV show, and I cried.”

While “Glass” made nearly $250 million worldwide, it landed the director some of his worst reviews (Rotten Tomatoes: 37%). The filmmaker has always been sensitive to criticism, but he also shared his ability to contend with the backlash, and offered advice for uncertain film students in the room.
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‘Glass’ Honest Trailer: Well, We’re Not Sure What We Expected

‘Glass’ Honest Trailer: Well, We’re Not Sure What We Expected
Earlier this year, Glass hit theaters, bringing together M. Night Shyamalan‘s 19-year old grounded superhero drama Unbreakable and his kidnapping thriller Split into one single universe where a superhero finally faces off with two powerful super villains. And by face off, we meet quietly and calmly sit next to each other while a conniving doctor […]

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‘Glass’ Home Entertainment Details Revealed

The home release details for the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan sequel Glass have been revealed. The sequel to both Unbreakable and Split will arrive on Digital Download on Digital Download on 13th May and DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Uhd from 20th May. We have all of the details in regards to the planned special features below. They are extensive!

First up, here’s the proposed box-art and the official blurb (if you’re unfamiliar with the film).

“Glass” offers a closer look at the world of Elijah Price, also known as Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), David Dunn (Bruce Willis), and Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) as they experience a series of escalating encounters while escaping from an asylum and embark on a thrilling battle of good versus evil.

Related: Glass review

Bonus features include:

Blu-ray & Digital HD:

Alternate Opening – Alternate opening with introduction by director M. Night Shyamalan. Deleted
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Contest: Win A ‘Glass’ Prize Pack Including A Copy Of The Film Signed By M. Night Shyamalan

Almost 20 years ago, M. Night Shyamalan unveiled his gritty, realistic take on the superhero genre with “Unbreakable.” The film wasn’t a monster success at the box office, but did very well at the time, igniting fan interest in a sequel. However, a sequel didn’t come until 2017 with “Split.” And this earlier this year, Shyamalan brought the whole series to a close with the massive blockbuster “Glass.”

And in honor of “Glass” arriving on Blu-ray today, we are proud to offer a chance for our readers to win a prize pack that not only includes copies of “Unbreakable” and “Split,” but also a signed copy of “Glass,” as well as a movie-branded wireless mouse.

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‘Glass’ Blu-ray Review: Bonus Features Offer a Window into M. Night Shyamalan’s Process

Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan completes his skewed superhero trilogy, first created nearly twenty years ago, with Glass, a comic book thriller available now on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Glass is a grounded-in-reality, comic-book thriller where the heroes and villains are people first, a thrilling culmination to the trilogy that started with Unbreakable and Split. James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, and Anya Taylor-Joy return, alongside franchise newcomer Sarah Paulson. This home video release will take fans inside the mind of Shyamalan …
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Win M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Unbreakable’ Trilogy, Including an Autographed ‘Glass’ Blu-ray

Win M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Unbreakable’ Trilogy, Including an Autographed ‘Glass’ Blu-ray
M. Night Shyamalan‘s Unbreakable trilogy (unofficially dubbed the Eastrail 177 Trilogy by some) has come to a close. The filmmaker started things off with Unbreakable in 2000, and then secretly followed-up with Split in 2017. Earlier this year, the filmmaker released Glass, bringing the threads of the previous two films together. Now, Glass is hitting Blu-ray, and we’re hosting a […]

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April 16th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Master Of Dark Shadows, Glass, Grave Of The Vampire, The Manitou

April 16th’s home media releases feature a small but eclectic array of titles, including Glass, the latest from M. Night Shyamalan, Replicas featuring Keanu Reeves, the Master of Dark Shadows documentary, and a trio of genre classics from Scream Factory: The Manitou, Grave of the Vampire, and Superstition. Other titles headed to Blu-ray and DVD this week include Cynthia and Close Calls.

Glass

Night Shyamalan brings together two of his standout original films—Unbreakable and Split— in this explosive comic book thriller. Elijah Price, also known as Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), finds David Dunn (Bruce Willis) pursuing Kevin Wendell Crumb's superhuman figure, The Beast (James McAvoy), in a series of escalating encounters. Price, armed with secrets critical to both men, emerges as a shadowy orchestrator.

Alternate Opening Deleted Scenes The Collection of Main Characters A Conversation with James McAvoy and M. Night Shyamalan Bringing the Team Back Together David Dunn vs.
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Exclusive ‘Glass’ Clip Highlights the Stunt Work of M. Night Shyamalan’s Sequel

Exclusive ‘Glass’ Clip Highlights the Stunt Work of M. Night Shyamalan’s Sequel
M. Night Shyamalan wraps up his superhero trilogy with Glass, a film that brings the events of Unbreakable and Split to a big, shocking conclusion. Glass drops onto Blu-ray this week, and in honor of the impending home media release, we have an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip. The footage showcases the stunts on display in Shyamalan’s film, and the work […]

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Final Season of AMC’s Preacher to Premiere on August 4th

After taking viewers around the world (and underworld) on a heady examination of family ties, violent faith, and fiery friendship, Preacher will return for its fourth and final season this summer on AMC.

Executive producer Seth Rogen shared the news of Preacher's return on Twitter, posting a video that declares the upcoming fourth season as the final one for the series, which will will return to AMC on August 4th:

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— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 8, 2019

An adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's groundbreaking comic book series of the same name, Preacher has pulled no punches throughout its first three seasons, filling its story with larger-than-life characters, poignant moments of mortal (and immortal) reflection, and some of the best fight choreography on television.

For those unfamiliar with Preacher, the season 3 press release below has additional information on the series, and we'll be sure to keep
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Shazam! and Pet Sematary Offer Box Office Thrills

David Crow Apr 8, 2019

Shazam! and Pet Sematary opened strong this weekend, proving smaller budgeted genre fare can still do big business.

The previous weekend proved to be another healthy, and therefore happy, three-day frame for genre fare. With each new year raising the specter of dread about theatergoing’s future, it’s always welcome news when studio wide releases perform at least as well as expected, and perhaps even more so when they don’t have to be quite so reliant on overextended budgets. Such was the case for Warner Brothers’ Shazam! and Paramount Pictures’ Pet Sematary remake, a respective superhero movie and Stephen King adaptation/remake that proved to be boffo goodness all-around.

Serendipitously timed to tail-end the week of CinemaCon, an event where studios, theater exhibitors, and the press look ahead to the future of the cinema experience, Shazam! offered a positive superhero opening weekend that didn’t need to be nine figures.
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Contest: Win a Copy of Glass Signed by M. Night Shyamalan and More

Starting today, you can pick up a digital copy of M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, the final film in the writer/director’s trilogy that began 20 years ago with Unbreakable and continued in 2016’s Split. And if you’re someone who prefers owning a physical copy of a film, then you’ll be pleased to know that Glass will […] The post Contest: Win a Copy of Glass Signed by M. Night Shyamalan and More appeared first on Dread Central.
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5 Reasons Signs Is M. Night Shyamalan's Best Film (And 5 Why It's His Worst)

M. Night Shyamalan's career has definitely had its ups and downs. After the Academy Award-nominated Sixth Sense, Shyamalan was on a roll, following up with fan favorites Unbreakable and Signs. His career took a dip with Lady in the Water and The Happening, and a lot of people got off the Shyamalan train after The Last Airbender and After Earth dropped. He finally made a comeback with The Visit, which got fans all the more excited for Split and the conclusion of the Eastrail 177 Trilogy, Glass. He's made some great films, and some forgettable duds, but his early work has been praised by fans and critics alike. Here are 5 reasons Signs is Shyamalan's best flick, and 5 why it's his worst.

Related: M Night Shyamalan's Films, Ranked
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April 2019 VOD & Digital Releases Include Happy Death Day 2U, Escape Room, Hagazussa, Glass, The Prodigy

The weather may be getting better outside, and you may be feeling inclined to spend more time outdoors, but I’m about to give genre fans more than two dozen reasons why you should stay home during the month of April, as we have an incredible amount of horror and sci-fi films and series events headed to various digital and VOD platforms over the next few weeks.

Things kick off with Jordan Peele’s new run of The Twilight Zone exclusively on the CBS All Access service on April 1st, and then Netflix is summoning up a whole new batch of brand new episodes of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on April 5th. That same week, we have a bunch of films hitting various platforms, including Glass, Pet Graveyard, The Banished, and Terror 5. On April 2nd, we also have a brand new installment of the Blumhouse Into the Dark series
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None of the ‘New Mutants’ Cast Knows Anything About the Movie’s Release or Rumored Reshoots

None of the ‘New Mutants’ Cast Knows Anything About the Movie’s Release or Rumored Reshoots
The long road to release for Josh Boone’s “The New Mutants” is getting even longer, at least according to cast member Maisie Williams. In a new Rolling Stone cover story, the “Game of Thrones” actress says the much-discussed reshoots that were reportedly intended to “make it scarier” have yet to happen and she’s been left totally clueless as to what’s going on with the project.

Prior to the Disney-Fox merger, Fox had “New Mutants” set for an August 2 release date. Given Williams’ complete lack of certainty about the project’s current status, it appears unlikely the film will see a release this summer. “Who knows when the fuck that’s gonna come out,” Williams said bluntly when asked about the “X-Men” spinoff.

“New Mutants” stars Williams as the mutant Wolfsbane opposite an ensemble cast that includes “Stranger Things” supporting actor Charlie Heaton and “The Witch” and “Split” favorite Anya Taylor-Joy.
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Anya Taylor-Joy To Star In A New Netflix Series From The Creator Of ‘Godless’ & Also In A New Adaptation Of ‘Emma’

Ever since her breakout role in “The Witch,” Anya Taylor-Joy has really come into her own as an actress in films like “Split” and “Thoroughbreds.” Now, she finds herself with plenty of opportunities, and Taylor-Joy seems to be making all the right choices.

THR is reporting that the young actress is teaming up with the mastermind behind the Netflix series “Godless,” Scott Frank, for a new limited series on the streaming service titled “The Queen’s Gambit.” The series, based on the novel of the same name by author Walter Tevis, follows Beth Harmon, a young woman coming-of-age and experiencing life’s hardships on her quest to become the world’s best chess player.

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Anya Taylor-Joy to Star in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Limited Series at Netflix

  • Variety
Netflix has put out an order for a new limited series, “The Queen’s Gambit,” starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Variety has learned.

Based on Walter Tevis’s 1983 novel of the same name, the six-episode show will be set during the Cold War era and will follow orphan chess prodigy Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy) from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.

Two-time Oscar nominee Scott Frank, who created the Netflix show “Godless” and wrote the screenplay for the 2017 movie “Logan,” will serve as writer, director, and executive producer on the series. “The Talented Mr Ripley” producer William Horberg will executive produce, alongside Allan Scott who will co-write the show.

Taylor-Joy, who is best known for playing Casey Cooke in M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” and “Split,” is repped by CAA, Troika, and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
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Netflix Orders ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Limited Series From Scott Frank; Anya Taylor-Joy To Star

  • Deadline
Netflix has ordered six episodes of The Queen’s Gambit, a limited series based on Walter Tevis’ novel from two-time Oscar nominee Scott Frank, with Anya Taylor-Joy set to star.

Co-written by Frank, who also directs, and Allan Scott, The Queen’s Gambit chronicles the life of an orphan chess prodigy. Set during the Cold War era, the story follows Beth Harmon (Taylor-Joy), from the age of 8 to 22, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.

Frank and Scott executive produce with William Horberg (The Talented Mr. Ripley).

Gotham Award winner and BAFTA Rising Star nominee Taylor-Joy also will star in upcoming films Playmobil, Emma, and Last Night in Soho as well as season five of Peaky Blinders and Netflix series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.
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Anya Taylor-Joy to Star on Netflix Limited Series "The Queen’s Gambit" From "Godless" Creator Scott Frank

  • The Wrap
Anya Taylor-Joy to Star on Netflix Limited Series
Netflix has ordered “The Queen’s Gambit,” a limited series about “an orphan chess prodigy” who struggles with addiction, from “Godless” creator and “Logan” screenwriter Scott Frank, TheWrap has learned. “Split” star Anya Taylor-Joy will lead the cast, playing said “orphan chess prodigy.”

Here’s the official logline for the six-episode show, which is based on the Walter Tevis novel of the same name: “Chronicling the life of an orphan chess prodigy, the story – set during the Cold War era – follows Beth Harmon from the age of eight to twenty-two, as she struggles with addiction in a quest to become the greatest chess player in the world.”

Academy Award-nominee Frank will serve as writer, director and executive producer on “The Queen’s Gambit,” with William Horberg (“The Talented Mr. Ripley”) also executive producing and Allan Scott acting as co-writer and executive producer.
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