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…

Dancing with the 'Mad Men' Stars

Trudy (Alison Brie) and Pete (Vincent Kartheiser) dancing
in a blur in Mad Men. (AMC)
With Dancing with the Stars finale tonight, I am reminded of another dance on TV a couple of years ago.

Do you remember that scene in Mad Men where Pete Campbell (Vincent Kartheiser) and his wife Trudy (Alison Brie) dance the Charleston at a Country Club? Ever wonder where the two learned how to dance like that? 

John Cassese the
"Dance Doctor"
That is the result of training from John Cassese, the self-described “Dance Doctor” who believes that everyone who has a desire can dance. In addition to the Mad Men gig, he has trained other celebrities like Adam Sandler, Elizabeth Hurley and Sir Ben Kingsley. He has also been featured on a number of TV shows including Extreme Makeover, The Bachelor, The View, Oprah and others and his corporate clients include Sony, Paramount and Twentieth Century Fox. He teaches everything from ballet to salsa classes Santa Monica style in his studio in California. Now you know. Oh, and to refresh you of the scene, here it is:

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