Tag Archives: M. Night Shyamalan

On the Front Lines: Protesting The Last Airbender in Hollywood

By Ken I grunted at Chris Tashima. I’ve known him for 20 years, long before he won the Academy Award for Best Live Short for his film Visas and Virtue. I adore the man, but all I could manage was … Continue reading

Posted in 8Questions, Entertainment, Movies | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Review: The Last Airbender is About as Good as People Say it is (Which is Bad)

Earth! Wind! Fire! Water! Heart! No, that is not in reference to Captain Planet and the Planeteers, it is the foundation of M. Night Shyamalan’s latest cinematic venture, The Last Airbender – well, minus the “heart.” – and I say … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Reviews | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender Panned By Critics

The day has finally arrived! M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender finally hits theaters this weekend and last night, the press was treated to a screening for the first reviews. I’m wondering now if Paramount is regretting this decision since … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Movies | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Ask The Last Airbender’s M. Night Shyamalan A Question!

Upset about the racist casting behind M. Night Shyamalan’s feature adaptation of The Last Airbender? He evaded the issue in a roundtable discussion before, but perhaps this time the director will be forced to address the white-washing of his cast … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Movies | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Shyamalan on ‘The Last Airbender’ Casting Controversy

With the summer 2010 release of Avatar The Last Airbender, the controversy over the white washed casting continues with director M. Night Shyamalan finally speaking out during recent press interviews… and seems to completely miss the point. Granted, anyone is … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Movies | Tagged , | 13 Comments

White-Washing Avatar: The Last Airbender?

Entertainment Weekly recently announced the casting decisions by M. Night Shyamalan for his latest project, Avatar: The Last Airbender, a live-action version of the popular Nickelodeon cartoon. With names like Jesse McCartney, Twilight’s Jackson Rathbone and Nicola Peltz, it’s clear … Continue reading

Posted in Discrimination, Entertainment, Movies | Tagged , | 136 Comments