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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…

Disney Releases New Posters for 'Beauty and the Beast'


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Disney has released new posters for the live action version of their animation masterpiece, Beauty and the Beast, which comes to theaters on March 17, 2017. According to Disney, the new film "refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs." I've never thought that the movie needed to be "refashioned," but I do look forward to the new film. Directed by Bill Condon, it stars Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.
Emma Watson and Kevin Kline in "Beauty and the Beast"
Emma Watson as Belle and Kevin Kline as her father Maurice. (Disney)
Josh Gad and Luke Evans in "Beauty and the Beast"
Jash Gad as LeFou and Luke Evans as Gaston


Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Stanley Tucci in "Beauty and the Beast"
Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette and Stanley Tucci as Cadenza
Ewan McGregor and Audra McDonald in "Beauty and the Beast"
Ewen McGregor as Lumiere and Audra McDonald as Garderobe
Dan Stevens and Emma Thompson in "Beauty and the Beast"
Dan Stevens as the Prince and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts
Ian McKellen and Dan Stevens in "Beauty and the Beast"
Ian McKellan as Cogsworth and Dan Stevens as The Beast


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