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

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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…

Oscars by the Numbers

Neil Patrick Harris host this year's Oscars on Sunday (ABC)
Neil Patrick Harris hosts the 87th Oscars this Sunday night on ABC. Have you ever wondered what all goes into each show? Here are just a few of interesting stats.
8.5
Number of pounds of the Oscar statuette.
13.5
Number of inches tall of the Oscar statuette.
19
Number of times that Bob Hope had hosted the show.
24
Number of competitive award categories this year.
25
First Academy Awards to be televised (1953)

40
Number of ushers and ticket takers inside the Dolby Theatre
43.7
Million Americans watched the 86th telecast.
50
Number of Oscar statuettes created for this year’s ceremony.
50
Number of years that ABC has broadcast the Academy Awards including this year.
51
Number of Oscar statuettes that were created for last year’s ceremony.
67 
Number of print reporters on the red carpet last year.
83
Number of countries submitting foreign language films.
78
Number of still photographers on the red carpet last year.
86
Number of Academy Award presentations to date.
100
Number of production vehicles and trailers.
100
Number of minutes of the shortest Oscar ceremony (1959).
225
Number of countries which will be watching this year’s telecast.
263
Number of minutes of the longest Oscar ceremony (2002).
300
Number of people who work in the Oscar telecast production office.
323
Number of features eligible for Best Picture this year.
350
Number of crew members working during the telecast.
500
Length of feet of the red carpet.
915
Number of press organizations requesting credentials. (269 received them)
771
Number of Red Carpet fan bleacher seats.
2,951
Number of Oscar statuettes presented since the very first Oscars.
3,300
Number of seats available at the Dolby Theatre.

6,124
Number of voting members.


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