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…

TD Jakes – Just an Ordinary Person

A short time ago I was given the chance to interview Bishop T.D. Jakes at a recent press junket for the movie Black Nativity. Though not in the movie, Jakes is one of the forces behind it. The room that they placed the pastor in was incredible in size – a lot bigger than was necessary for a short interview. In addition to the room, Jakes has a large personality and a deep baritone voice. I felt like I was meeting with royalty. However, within seconds, I was put to ease.

“You’re one busy guy,” I began.

“Tell me about it,” he replies chuckling.

“Did you ever think in your wildest dreams that you’d ever be involved in so much responsibility?”
“No, not at all. I didn’t really set out to be.” Says Jakes.  “I set out to discover what was in me. That was a big curiosity for me. I knew that there was something in me and I think you spend your life unpacking what God has put inside of you and how interesting that is. And to have the courage to do that is important because sometimes people go the most simplistic route possible, but I think that all of us have things that we don’t always tap into.” Already I’m inspired. It took less than two minutes. 

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