M. Night Shyamalan is one of my favorite directors. Some say he's too predictable, too artsy, but I say he does psychologically creepy like no other moviemaker around today, except maybe Guillermo del Toro.
So of course, I was incredibly disappointed when I found out a day too late last year that he'd been shooting scenes for an upcoming movie just down the road from my house in Beltzville State Park, a favorite stomping ground for me, my husband, and our two dogs (click here for pics of Sirius and I at Beltzville). I threw a pretty sizeable tantrum. I could have been an extra. Or a groupie. Probably just a groupie, but still.
Therefore, I've been looking forward to seeing The Last Airbender, if only to test myself and see if I can recognize the scenes shot in my backyard.
The other summer blockbuster I'm looking forward to should be in my mailbox tomorrow. Justin Cronin is being called the new Stephen King, and stores are having trouble keeping his book, The Passage, on the shelves. Check back on my blog within the next few weeks, and I'll tell you if I think it lives up to the hype.
Jacquelyn Sylvan is the author of Surviving Serendipity, a book where damsels in distress are just so last season. Click the link to buy on Amazon!
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