The Happening

(2008)

Mark Wahlberg will play a man who takes his family on the run when the world turns upside and a cataclysmic natural crisis threatens to end the world.

BEST of 2008: A Look Back at This Year's Film Highlights!

Best Romance: All in all, this was a pretty lean year for both the romantic drama and the romantic comedy. Maybe that's why the best romance of the year came courtesy of a girl with a pig snout. In Penelope, Christina Ricci played a cursed socialite with a horrifyingly deformed nose. It took Wanted's James McAvoy to warm her cold heart, and a scooter trip with Reese Witherspoon for her to learn how to love herself. In the process, she gave us one of the most unique love stories of the year. Sure, Never Back Down flirted with the idea of a teenage love affair, but it was mostly about breaking bones and defining punches. The relationship held between Maggie Gyllenhaal and Aaron Eckhart in The Dark Knight was heartbreaking, but again, there was too much movie going on to really look at their sad state of affairs. Forgetting Sarah Marshall was sweet, but relied a little too much on its own gross-out humor to be a winning romance. Which only leaves Sex and the City: The Movie and the Richard Gere/Diane Lane weep fest Nights in Rodanthe as worthy successors to Penelope's plight in life. One film was age affirming and socially gratifying for woman over the age of thirty, and they other was a heart breaker that offered hope only to crush those dreams in its last few fleeting moments of screen time. All three are great romance films, yes. But they faced little to no competition and were released far enough apart that they didn't need to compete for their audiences.

Comeback of the Year: There were so many. 2008 was definitely the Year of the Comeback. Sylvester Stallone revamped Rambo. Tom Cruise won back audience members with his cameo in Tropic Thunder. Vern Troyer gave two winning performances with both Postal and The Love Guru, and Audrey II the outer space houseplant was back terrifying people in The Ruins. But it was really Mickey Rourke and Robert Downey Jr. that made the most noise. These two master magicians fell off the map due to their own personal demons in life. And in 2008, they reemerged as the most talked about performers of the past year. Both put in excellent work, but it was Downey that truly came out on top. Where Rourke had the acclaimed The Wrestler, Downey came with four great films that included Iron Man, Charlie Bartlett, Tropic Thunder, and the withheld drama The Soloist. There's no doubt about it. 2008 was the year of Robert Downey Jr., and he didn't disappoint at all. Let's hope he keeps up this golden boy run in 2009.

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BOOS! and WHOOP-DOOS!: Halloween Movie Preview!

Boos! And Whoop-doos!

12-Year-Old Vampires? Whoop-doo!

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‘The Happening’ Brings the Thrills to DVD and Blu-Ray on October 7th

You can bring home the latest thriller from filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan on DVD and Blu-Ray this October. The Happening will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 7. We have no cover art or pricing details at this time, but we'll update this story as soon as we have that information. The films stars Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and John Leguizamo.

The Happening was released June 13th, 2008.

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Director M. Night Shyamalan Talks ‘The Happening!’

Take heed the next time you prune the bushes or pull start that weed-wacker. That weed might remember; then send a neurotoxin in the air to get you to prune your arms and legs. This is the apocalyptic scenario of writer/director M. Night Shyamalan's latest film, The Happening. Mark Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel stars as a young couple fleeing the foliage. Check out below as Shyamalan talks ratings and religion.

This is your first film with an R rating. What did you here that you didn't in the PG-13 films?

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Watch 4 New ‘The Happening’ Clips

Fox has just released four brand new video clips from the upcoming thriller, The Happening, which will bring the tension to theaters on June 13. Click below to watch these new videos from the latest film by M. Night Shyamalan.

Mark Wahlberg will play a man who takes his family on the run when the world turns upside and a cataclysmic natural crisis threatens to end the world.

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Ten Films That Will Thrill You to Death!

In honor of M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening being released this Friday, we are counting down ten of the scariest psychological thrillers of all time. From Silence Of The Lambs to 1408 to Frailty, we have collected some of the most nail biting scenes in the history of the genre, and we are counting them down in arm-rest squeezing fashion!

M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening opens this Friday, June 13th!

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11 New ‘The Happening’ Photos!

Fox has provided us with 11 brand new images from the upcoming M. Night Shyamalan thriller, The Happening, which comes to theaters on June 13. Click these images below to see more of this film, which stars Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel and John Leguizamo.

Mark Wahlberg will play a man who takes his family on the run when the world turns upside and a cataclysmic natural crisis threatens to end the world.

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Watch a 2nd Red Band Trailer for ‘The Happening’!

IGN.com has a 2nd 'R' rated Red Band trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's The Happening.

CLICK HERE to take a look at some creepy new visuals from the flick!

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