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…

Mary Poppins by the Numbers

In honor of Mary Poppins 50th anniversary and the release of Saving Mr. Banks, here are 25 bits of trivia by the numbers.

1: Actor to portray Walt Disney in a theatrical drama (Tom Hanks in Saving Mr. Banks)

2: Brothers who wrote the music for Mary Poppins (Robert and Richard Sherman)

3: Movies shot at Disneyland (Saving Mr. Banks, That Thing You Do and 40 Pounds of Trouble)

4: Children mentioned in the Mary Poppins book – only 2 remained for the movie

4: Occupations of Bert in the movie (One-man band, chalk artist, chimney sweep and kite salesman)

5: Academy Awards given to Mary Poppins (Best Actress, Best Effects, Best Film Editing, Original Score and Original Song)

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