When one mentions the name M. Night Shyamalan, suspenseful movies like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable (love that movie) and The Signs come to mind. Lately though, Shyamalan’s name has been more synonymous with box office bombs than anything else. The Happening didn’t happen and The Last Airbender never took off. His latest, After Earth, didn’t exactly sell out theaters this weekend. Definitely another disappointing failure for a guy who was once crowned, “the next Hitchcock.”
With all that said, the last thing you’d associate with the 42-year-old director is a cheesy, yet beloved, teen flick. Prior to his breakout film, most knew he worked on the Stuart Little screenplay, but not until a recent interview did anyone know of his work on a teen rom-com. Check out his interview below and find out which film after that.
Movies.com: People have come to expect a certain something from an M. Night Shyamalan movie, so do you find yourself picking projects that are going to manage what has become this idea of you as a brand?
Shyamalan: “I guess I would say that I manage it in the sense that I try to make it more accurate. For example, you’re saying the audience’s relationship started with me with The Sixth Sense. That same year I wrote Stuart Little. That combination is pretty accurate. The breadth of that and my interest in that, the family-oriented nature of that story — somewhere between there is where a lot of my movies fall, but if you don’t take that side of it into account, it’s probably more limiting than what my tastes are.
By the way, I ghost-wrote a movie that same year that would even add to the breadth of it all, but I don’t know if I want to tell you which movie I ghost-wrote.”
Holy ’90s blast-from-the-past mashup, Batman! She’s All That star Rachel Leigh Cook joins Saved By The Bell hottie, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Growing Pains legend, Tracey Gold in a hilarious new Funny or Die video tackling the crimes of the craft world and the black market world of Etsy.com. In the intro to the video, the site is explained as follows: “To many, it’s the website that women all over America turn to when their poetry careers don’t take off. But beneath it’s crafty veneer lies a teaming, unregulated black market and one person rules it all with an iron fist.”
In the following video, we learn that Etsy is run by a maniacal queen named Ellie Harper (Rachel Leigh Cook). After Maggie Chester (Tracey Gold) is attacked by the Queen of Etsy, FBI Agent Michael Peck (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) investigates. Harper is one woman that you don’t want to mess with. If you’ve seen Savages, she’s essentially Elena, which was Salma Hayek’s character (minus the accent and the drugs).
Watch the ‘Queen Of Etsy‘ video below to see if they’re able to take down the