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Samuel L. Jackson slams M. Night Shyamalan

Samuel L. Jackson slams M. Night Shyamalan

Dec 21 2012, 12:52pm CST | by

Samuel L. Jackson has slammed his 'Unbreakable' director M. Night Shyamalan. The 64-year-old actor believes the filmmaker hasn't produced a good movie since their 2000 thriller collaboration, and...

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Samuel L. Jackson slams M. Night Shyamalan

Dec 21 2012, 12:52pm CST | by

Samuel L. Jackson has slammed his 'Unbreakable' director M. Night Shyamalan.

The 64-year-old actor believes the filmmaker hasn't produced a good movie since their 2000 thriller collaboration, and admitted he is unsure what happened to the proposed sequels to the film.

He told the Huffington Post: ''There was supposed to be three. I don't know [what happened to the sequels].

''You'll have to ask the brilliant director who wrote it and didn't do the rest of them. I mean, he hasn't made a really good movie since then.''

'Unbreakable' was the director's first work after the smash success of 'The Sixth Sense', and Samuel believes the movie's commercial failure was similar to that experienced by Quentin Tarantino after he followed blockbuster 'Pulp fiction' with the less-popular 'Jackie Brown'.

He added: ''He suffered from what happened to Quentin when he made 'Jackie Brown'. He didn't make 'Pulp Fiction 2', he made 'Jackie Brown' - which is a wonderful f**king movie.

'''Unbreakable' also didn't have the numbers of 'I see dead people'. That was a problem for him... for his ego and the studio, also.''

Despite his belief there would be a market for a second 'Unbreakable' film, the 'Django Unchained' actor doesn't believe Shyamalan would want to make it.

He said: ''Everybody would be waiting for it, yeah. It would be crazy for it. It would trend through the roof now on Twitter. But Quentin makes movies that Quentin wants to see. I don't think M. Night makes movies for the same reason.

''[With Shyamalan] there's, you know, 'I'm smarter than everybody coming to watch my movie'. Quentin's not that. He's just, 'I want you to love my movie. I want you to love it and enjoy it because this is f**king cool'.''

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BIG GAME Review | TIFF 2014

Sep 12 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: Collider

A good thirty minutes into Jalmari Helander’s Big Game, a thought arises that never ceases to fade: “Shouldn’t I be having more fun considering the goofy premise?”  It’s a kid in the wilderness who’s forced to protect the President of the United States.  Then you cast Samuel L. Jackson—a man whose ubiquity and longevity in spite of some seriously questionable choice in projects is a testament to his enduring popularity—as the Presi ...
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Big Game Review

Sep 11 2014 4:44pm CDT | Source: ign

This review is part of IGN's cover of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. The only reason we know Big Game wasn't dug up from a 30-year-old time capsule are the appearances by Samuel L. Jackson and Ray Stevenson in their ass-kicking prime. A man-vs-nature-vs-terrorists action jaunt, director Jalmari Helander's follow-up to the “Evil Santa” horror film Rare Exports grafts Steven Spielberg's Amblin charm to a '80s s ...
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Toronto: Samuel L. Jackson’s Action Movie ‘Big Game’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Sep 9 2014 2:35pm CDT | Source: Variety

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp has acquired U.S. rights to action-adventure “Big Game,” starring Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States. EuropaCorp paid $4 million for the rights to “Big Game,” which premiered in the Midnight Madness section of the Toronto Film Festival. “Big Game,” set in Finland, centers on a 13-year-old (Onni To ...
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Toronto: EuropaCorp Jumps Into ‘Big Game’ With Sam Jackson

Sep 9 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Another long night of deal making will lead to a big $4 million EuropaCorp deal for Big Game, the Jalmari Helander-directed and scripted film that stars Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States, who finds himself in the most unusual position. When Air Force One is downed by terrorists, the fate of the most powerful man on the planet lies in the hands of a 13-year-old boy. EuropaCorp makes this its first big acquisition since joint venturing ...
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Samuel L. Jackson is the President in first Big Game clip: watch now

Sep 5 2014 1:33am CDT | Source: Total Film

The first clip has landed online for action oddity Big Game, in which Samuel L. Jackson plays the US President, who is marooned in the middle of the wilderness when Air Force One goes down. Meanwhile, a young boy named Oskari is also in the wilderness, observing his family’s traditional challenge of surviving alone for one day and one night. The duo soon run across each other, and are forced to team up in ...
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BIG GAME Clip Features Samuel L. Jackson Hiding from the Enemy in a Freezer

Sep 4 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: Collider

Hold onto your butts; Samuel L. Jackson is back and he’s rolling down a hill in a freezer.  Really.  Jackson leads the Toronto International Film Festival Midnight Madness selection, Big Game, as the President of the United States.  When a 13-year-old boy named Oskari (Onni Tommila) accepts the traditional challenge to head out into the wilderness for one day and one night to prove that he’s a man, he winds up stumbling across an escape pod – the Air Force One escape pod.  Now i ...
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Stars pay tribute to Joan Rivers

Sep 4 2014 2:50pm CDT | Source: cbs news

Ellen DeGeneres, Samuel L. Jackson and more remember the woman who wanted to make p ...
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GQ Men of the Year Awards

Sep 3 2014 12:33pm CDT | Source: cbs news

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Capaldi and Lindsay Lohan hit the red carpet for the London ev ...
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"Hateful Eight" To Score 70mm Wide Release

Sep 3 2014 12:08pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

The Weinstein Company has confirmed that Quentin Tarantino's 'shot on 65mm' western "The Hateful Eight" is set to commence shooting in January. Harvey Weinstein claims to be giving the post-Civil War Western "the widest 70mm release for over 20 years". In an official statement, Harvey and Bob Weinstein say: “We are incredibly excited to begin production on The Hateful Eight, as we know this picture will be as ...
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Watch: Don't Let Your Kids See Movies with Samuel L. Jackson in Them

Sep 2 2014 2:48pm CDT | Source: First Showing

"If my picture is on the poster, maybe your kids shouldn't watch it!" The argument of whether or not Hollywood or bad parenting is the reason that people, more specifically kids, become violent or partake in other questionable behavior will never end. Do kids do bad things because they see it in movies, or is it because parents don't monitor what they're watching or explain what's right or wrong? P ...
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