Sarah Paulson's walking on broken Glass in the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's latest

The trailer for M. Night Shayamalan’s Glass debuted this afternoon following a panel about the film at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, featuring Sarah Paulson as a psychiatrist who lays out the backstory for Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy’s characters in the film, all now imprisoned in a mental…

Theory: Split takes place in the same universe as The Sixth Sense, too

Not only was Split the first M. Night Shyamalan movie in a number of years that didn’t completely suck, but it was also the first to draw a direct link to another film in the director’s oeuvre. In the film’s post-credits scene, we see Bruce Willis reprise his role as David Dunn from Unbreakable and name check Samuel…

The January Canon: 16 good movies released during Hollywood’s worst dump month

Historically and annually speaking, January is a bad month for Hollywood movies. It’s a “dump month,” that time of year when the major studios offload the projects in which they have no faith. Sandwiched between the holidays and the Super Bowl, these four weeks are generally treated like a write-off season, as bad…

Apparently you enjoy plot twists more if they get spoiled for you

There’s nothing people love more than a good plot twist, whether it’s a season-ending about-face on a TV show or a horror flick that pulls the rug out from under viewers in the last minute. But there’s also nothing people hate more than a shitty plot twist—hence the ongoing critical dogfight over M. Night Shyamalan’s…

Synopsis for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass teases the evolution of the Shyamaverse

M. Night Shyamalan’s 2000 superhero movie Unbreakable is the rare film that’s still cool to like, even if it wasn’t a commercial or critical smash on its original release, but due to an unfortunate series of events that can only be described as “his next few movies,” Shyamalan has had trouble recreating that level of…

Sarah Paulson to star in M. Night Shyamalan’s Split / Unbreakable crossover

Variety reports that Sarah Paulson, star of almost every Story Ryan Murphy seems to want to tell, has joined the cast of another expanding property. The Cult actress will make her way to M. Night Shyamalan’s own superhero universe as part of Glass, the sequel/crossover event that will merge his hits, Split and …

This teaser for M. Night Shyamalan’s Tales From The Crypt is suspiciously light on puns

In the lead-up to M. Night Shyamalan’s new take on the Tales From The Crypt series, there’s been one question weighing heavily on our minds here at The A.V. Club: Will there be a Cryptkeeper? You know, a musty dude with an undead attitude whose rotting corpse serves as a vessel for gloriously cheesy puns to bookend…

Weekend Box Office: Super Bowl Sunday ends with a twist—but not at the box office

The big game may have ended with a twist worthy of M. Night Shyamalan (and a big metaphor for America right now, if everyone’s Twitter feed is to be believed), but Super Bowl weekend played out pretty much as everyone expected at the box office. Without any stiff new competition, Shyamalan’s latest thriller, Split,…

A unified theory of M. Night Shyamalan twists explains why some work and others don’t

With the release of his new film Split, M. Night Shyamalan is enjoying something of a renaissance after years as a critical punching bag. Both Split and 2015’s The Visit were successful returns to the director’s roots: stylized takes on pulp films with the sort of twist endings he made, and then lost, his name on. His…