Friday, July 17, 2009

M. Night Shyamalan Fan Lets Me Down, Shows Me How Useless Twitter Is

M. Night Shyamalan, writer/director of The Sixth Sense(great movie), Signs(good movie), Unbreakable(decent movie), The Village(waste of time), Lady in the Water(no thanks) and The Happening(WTF) is convinced he's a cinematic genius. And how could he not be, given his always-improving body of work? In case you can't tell whether or not I'm being sarcastic, let's run down his films' Tomatometers in chronological order.

1. The Sixth Sense (1999) 85%
2. Unbreakable (2000) 67%
3. Signs (2002) 74%
4. The Village (2004) 47%
5. Lady in the Water (2006) 24%
6. The Happening (2008) 18%

Given this trend, Shyamalan's next film, The Last Airbender (I did not make that title up) will have a Tomatometer of negative eleventy billion percent. Oh, and remember this masterpiece that got released a few years ago?

What a self-indulgent piece of trash. Hard to believe that commercial is more entertaining than his last 3 films combined. But enough with the M. Night bashing. I'm sure The Last Airbender will be a huge hit. Great title.

The real reason I'm writing this post is to send a plea out to the 3 of you who read this blog. I need to know what the female dog's name is in the movie Signs. My brother(who knows more about movies than anyone I've ever known) remembered Houdini(the male dog), but couldn't remember the other dog's name.

Struggling to find the answer online, I suddenly had a great thought. I'd use Twitter, the social networking site hellbent on world domination. I quickly tracked down an M. Night Shyamalan fan page on Twitter. I knew my answer was coming soon. Here's what I sent: Sorry, I mean here's what I Tweeted:

I was so excited, too excited to properly proofread my Tweet. This could be another practical use for Twitter-instant answers to questions that are impossible to find in a normal online setting! I finally understood the impact Twitter can have if it's utilized correctly. And then...

lol indeed. Looks like Twitter is as useless as we all thought it was. I know for a fact the female dog has a name. So I ask you, because I don't want to Netflix the movie just so I can find the answer, what is the name of the female dog in Signs? The first person to answer correctly receives two tickets to a Chicagoland showing of The Last Airbender. One of the tickets is for me. Just an all-around horrible prize.


  1. Dale's right - but he spelled it wrong. It's Isabel. Do I get to go see this super-fantastic movie with you, Luke? Or, how about Harry Pooper instead?