Posts Tagged ‘The Sixth Sense’
It’s that time of year again – time to predict who will win the ultimate Hollywood prize at the grandest award show in the world. The 85th Academy Awards are going to be a place where young careers get made, long careers get rewarded, and viewers get incensed that their favorites didn’t win. We’ll get ready to hear, “I’ve never even heard of that movie,” “How could she win, she didn’t even deserve to be nominated,” and of course the old favorite, “Of course that would win. The Academy doesn’t know what people actually like.”
We must keep in mind two very important things: 1) “The Academy” is not some shadowy panel of a dozen or so anonymous judges, but hundreds of well-known industry participants. 2) The winners are not meant to represent what American culutre’s favorites are. If only box office favorites were ever nominated, we’d have The Avengers going up against The Dark Knight Rises and The Hunger Games – none of which objectively deserve to be called Best Picture.
Figuring out who will win for which category takes a special sense of reasoning. So special, in fact, that all three of our writers – Dan Supanik, Marisa Carpico, and Cliff Bugle – claim to be the only one to have that sense. And yet, they disagree about who will in the six most important categories. Read on to see what the chances are of your favorites winning, and which of them will be left sitting in their seats giving disappointed claps of congratulations.
The Hollywood Reporter has announced that writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has been shopping a new script around Hollywood, and that there might already be a cast for it.
Bruce Willis, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Bradley Cooper‘s names have been “loosely tied” to the project. If Willis officially signs on, it will be the third time he and the director will have worked together (The Sixth Sense – 1999, Unbreakable – 2000). No details about the story are yet known, as it is being kept secret from anyone outside executive offices.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Quick Opinion: Shyamalan’s previous three films (The Village, Lady in the Water, The Happening) each endured their share of critical beat downs – particularly Lady in the Water and The Happening - and so the once-acclaimed director is certainly hoping that this summer’s The Last Airbender (July 1st) will bring him out of his slump. If nothing else, he surely hopes that the film proves commercially successful so that he can use that momentum to get this newest project green-lighted. If he can prove to studios that he’s still capable of putting butts in the seats it would go a long way towards salvaging his career – or at least his career as a director. Even with his worst films he has proven that he can come up with original and interesting concepts, so if he’s ever relegated to being just a writer then whatever he writes can be possibly improved upon through collaboration with other directors and writers. And if this were to happen Shyamalan should count his blessings because there are far worse fates in the movie industry.