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

MOVIE REVIEW
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…

ABC Shares New Shows for Fall


ABC Shares New Shows for Fall
We have just made it to the halfway mark in May, and TV networks are already promoting their new fall shows. Yesterday afteroon, ABC held a press conference giving sneak previews to their 2014-2015 line up and you are invited to have a look as well. Here are six new shows to show up on the small screen in September:

Selfie
Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

ABC Says: “Eliza Dooley has 263,000 followers who hang on to her every post, tweet and selfie. But one lonely day she has a revelation: being friended is not the same as having actual friends. She asks marketing guru Henry to 'rebrand' her self-obsessed reputation and teach her how to connect.”

My Synopsis: It is a contemporary half hour sitcom based on “My Fair Lady” with John Cho serving as Henry Higgins and Karen Gillan as Eliza Doolittle – or in this case, Dooley. This one looks like it has potential, but it has a terrible title. At least their drawing from a classic source.

Watch the "Selfie" promo

Manhattan Love Story
Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m.


ABC Says: “Have you ever wondered what your date was thinking? This romantic comedy exposes the differences between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts, and often contradictory actions, of a new couple who have just begun dating.”

My Synopsis: This one has a clever idea of hearing the thoughts of the characters while their actions maybe saying a totally different thing. It stars Analeigh Tipton who is obsessed with purses and Jake McDorman who is obsessed with big breasts. Sadly, after only seeing a few minutes of this show, it looks fairly raunchy. Maybe they can clean up their act before the pilot comes out.

Watch the "Manhattan Love Story" promo




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