Noah Ringer

If this has been the summer or the year of the “good, but not great” movie, Cowboys & Aliens stands just a bit taller than most. It wears its spurs a little prouder. It slings its gun a little faster. Whichever metaphor you prefer, Jon Favreau has crafted a loving new vision of the Western genre that delivers far better on character than the average summer blockbuster. At the very least, it works more on making the people on screen matter, even when sci-fi spectacle could have (and maybe should have) taken the reins. Jake (Daniel Craig) wakes up in the desert having lost his memory but gained an alien weapon strapped to his arm. When he’s arrested in the town of Absolution alongside Percy (Paul Dano), the sniveling son of wealthy landowner Woodrow Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford), the pair are ready for transport when the community is attacked by beings from another world. Their kin are taken, and they round up a posse to get them back.

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Hollywood turned in its assignments early this week with releases on Wednesday and Thursday. Now Fat Guy Kevin Carr hands out his grades for the latest installment of The Twilight Saga and the big screen adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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I mean no offense, but my job isn’t to be an avenger of fandom. I’m here to talk about whether or not the movie is good, from the most objective place possible. But this time I can’t help it. It’s just too much to bear. To the fans of The Last Airbender: I am offended on your behalf.

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I will admit to still being excited about The Last Airbender, M. Night Shyamalan’s foray into the world of adapting popular kids cartoons into mega-budget action movies. But from the beginning — or at least that first teaser trailer — it’s been about the action. Assuming Shyamalan’s dialog is anywhere near as bad as it was in The Happening, the less talking, the better. And that’s exactly what we get in these two new clips.

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Paramount Pictures has released the theatrical trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender this afternoon, following the fire of their Super Bowl spot with yet another grand two-minutes of unstoppable cool. As I’ve said before, M. Night Shyamalan has never made a movie that looks more awesome than this…

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Is it just me, or does M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender look like the coolest damn movie ever in this new Superbowl TV spot? If not “coolest movie ever,” then at least “coolest movie featuring a little dude whose forehead lights up” or “coolest thing M. Night Shyamalan has ever done, period.”

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One of our Most Anticipated of 2010 gives us two more reasons to get excited.

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It is difficult to say what exactly everyone was expecting from director M. Night Shyamalan and his latest work, The Last Airbender. Although, we can be almost certain that they didn’t expect the level of cool that we see in the first teaser trailer.

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The folks at USA Today have unleashed the first cast pictures from the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan film The Last Airbender. Included in these first looks is a shot of Slumdog Millionaire Dev Patel as Zuko and Noah Ringer as Aang.

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