Is this the end of M. Night Shyamalan?

by Gunther Heinrich, 12 Jun 2008 in The Movie & Me

It seems that Mr. MNS (M. Night Shyamalan) has lost his Mojo. If you call yourself a movie geek or someone who can read a newspaper or someone who can turn on his TV you know that Mr. Shyamalan has made a new movie called THE HAPPENING.

Well, judging by its title I never had high expectations. Because…come on…this is the most §$&%! non-translated title I stumbled across in a while. THE HAPPENING is as telling and interesting as MOMENT BY MOMENT, this pseudo-title a writer uses before he finally has found the true one. It is a non-title because in a good movie there will always be some kind of HAPPENING. On the other hand, both working titles were not better to begin with (GREEN PLANET and THE

Oh my…PROM NIGHT

by Gunther Heinrich, 19 May 2008 in Reviews

I just returned from my favorite cinema of choice watching PROM NIGHT and…and I simply have to write this down immediately so I don’t explode while sleeping.

In short: this movie is bad. Not trashy bad but bad bad.

Brittany Snow plays a perfect Miss Teen you would imagine immediately as soon as I combine the words cute, nice, blond and chick. Up to this everything seems fine as Miss Virgin soon goes to the prom night of her high school. But of course she has a dark past: her parents were killed by Mr. Cliché Killer some years ago because he was stalker you don’t want in your neighborhood, and her teacher as far as I remember. Talk about paranoia. And you know what? Three days before this mentioned prom night