Shyamalan's 'Glass' is Engaging Almost Until the End

I don’t think anyone will deny that M. Night Shyamalan is a great storyteller. He initially proved that with the release of The Sixth Sense. The symbolism of the color red, the odd scenes that made very little sense until the end of the movie and of course, the amazing twist that nobody saw coming. That incredible twist has almost been the director’s undoing. Since 1999, not one of his other movie’s endings have had the same impact, but he continues to try.

In 2000, Mr. Shyamalan hoped that lightening would strike twice with Unbreakable which also starred Bruce Willis. Like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable was a mystery only this time, the story featured the lone survivor of a train crash who left the accident without a scratch on him and an incredibly fragile, wheelchair-bound, comic book enthusiast which appeared to be the polar opposite. The story was intriguing, but basically fell apart near the end when the twist was revealed. Now almost 19 years later, the same thing ha…

Eight of the Weirdest Christmas Movies

With just a few hours left before the big day, it might be nice to sit back, relax and drink in the holiday cheer from your own silver screen. The problem is, not everybody is on the same page when it comes to making a good Christmas movie. Here are eight to avoid:

One Magic Christmas (1985)

1985 was an awkward year for Disney. One Magic Christmas is truly depressing and that takes forever to get to the “magic” part. Poor Ginny Grainger (Mary Steenburgen) has no Christmas spirit. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that her husband had just been shot and killed and her two children were kidnapped and drowned. Then, it turns out that the two kids are alive and well. Then, one child is kidnapped again and brought to the North Pole. Finally, with a bit of magic from Santa, all of the tragic events appear to not have happened after all, revealing it to be a “magic Christmas.” A Wonderful Life this is not.

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