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M. Night Shyamalan’s superpowers may be waning — reaction to his latest mind-bender, Unbreakable, starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, was downright chilly. ”I have some suggestions for a new title: How about Unbelievable, or Unscriptable, or even Unbearable?” seethes Aaron Latham of Branson, Mo. Luckily, Buffy‘s Spike and Giles fared better, and their drop-dead hilarious interview brought out the usual stake-wielding freaks. ”When is the viewing public going to wake up and smell the vampire? This amazing show keeps getting better!” raves Kenya Denny of Kingsport, Tenn. Smell the vampire? Uh… we’ll take your word for it.
My compliments to Benjamin Svetkey and photographer Norman Jean Roy on the wonderfully written article and eye-catching pictures regarding M. Night Shyamalan’s new film, Unbreakable. After seeing The Sixth Sense three times, I was thrilled to see Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson on the cover. It was great to find such a long article, and an entertaining one.
The people who marketed Unbreakable are brilliant. Do you want to know why I think they didn’t tell you much about the story in the trailer? Maybe because they saw the film. Unbreakable was made to look like another spooky masterpiece from M. Night Shyamalan where the surprise twist at the end was not at all predictable. What a horrible movie. The cleverness that we had come to expect from Shyamalan was nowhere to be found. It was a bland and boring movie.
I’m a huge Buffy fan and I was delighted to read your article on Anthony Stewart Head and James Marsters. Buffy works on so many levels, and I believe that the show needs to get more respect from the critics. The show is unlike anything else on television. Marsters and Head are more than just sidekicks. Shame on those who dismiss Buffy as another teen show; it’s a far cry from the whiny teens on Dawson’s Creek. Way to go, EW, on another fabulous article!
I was surprised to see your two-page story on Laura Linney. She’s been one of my favorite actresses since she played Mary Ann Singleton in Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City. I hope that 2001 is the year of Linney!