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Some thoughts on The Avengers

There’s been a somewhat shocking lack of anything related to The Avengers here on the site. I mean, it is crushing box office records worldwide. And two years ago I called it my most anticipated upcoming film. So what gives? Well, for one thing, what can be said about it that hasn’t already been said? I mean, there are 255 reviews of this thing on Rotten Tomatoes right now. And most of those were up before I even saw it.

You don’t need me to tell you the movie’s awesome and well worth your time. But it just seems really strange to pass it by without any kind of comment. Maybe when the DVD comes out, I’ll revisit it then.

For now though, I thought people might be interested in a short conversation I had about it with Michael Walls-Kelly (WARNING: SPOILERS ABOUND).

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Some thoughts on Shyamalan

Deadline reports M. Night Shyamalan’s next directorial project might be a Taken-esque story, but with some supernatural powers thrown into the mix.

Some thought it might be a sequel to Unbreakable, after the casting of Bruce Willis was announced, but that rumour can be put to bed for now. At this point, the movie is rumoured to star Bradley Cooper as a father whose son is kidnapped. Gwyneth Paltrow is also reportedly involved.

I’m mildly intrigued by this, which is more than I can say about any recent Shyamalan project. Many are keen to see what he does with The Last Airbender, but I can honestly say that story holds no interest for me. I was never a fan of the television show. I’m mostly just interested to see if Airbender can actually turn a profit, given its $280 million price tag.

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