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…

2014 Oscar Nominations Announced

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Chris Hemsworth
announced this year's Oscar nominations today, January 16, 2014
Photo: ABC

Not to discredit the Golden Globes, but really, don’t most of us think of that award show as an appetizer to the Oscars? This morning, January 16, the nominations were read for this year’s awards by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs and actor Chris Hemsworth in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California.

The movies with the most nominations are American Hustle and Gravity (10), 12 Years a Slave (9), Nebraska, Dallas Buyers Club and Captain Phillips (6).

The Academy Awards will be presented live on March 2, 2014 on ABC with Ellen DeGeneres Hosting.

Best Picture:
"American Hustle"   -   "Captain Phillips"   -   "Dallas Buyers Club"   -   "Gravity"   -   "Her"   -   "Nebraska"   -   "Philomena"   -   "12 Years a Slave"   -   "The Wolf of Wall Street"

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