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…

'Sherlock' Returns to Ring in the New Year

'Sherlock' airs a special January 1, 2016.
Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch and alter egos. (Inquisitr/Getty Images)
Steven Moffat and Mark Gattis, writers of the BBC and PBS series, Sherlock, have done a remarkable job of transporting everything that we know and love about Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson from Victorian England to modern times. So it will surprise many fans that Sherlock returns for a special on New Year’s Day that is set in the very time frame that Moffat and Gattis tried so hard to avoid.

That’s right, on Friday night Holmes will appear prim and proper sporting a top hat and waistcoat. Dr. Watson will again by his side but with an added bowler hat and handlebar mustache. According to Moffat, Holmes will appear “a lot less brattish” than he is portrayed in the modern version and Dr. Watson will be “a bit more upright.” Since Sherlock is such a hit, why would the brains behind the show do this? Four words says it all: “Because we can,” says Moffat.

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