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…

This Day in Pop Culture for April 29

Jerry Seinfeld was born on April 29, 1954.

Jerry Seinfeld was Born

Who knew that Jerry Seinfeld was born with the name Jerome Allen Seinfeld on this day in 1954? (Not that there is anything wrong with that.) The versatile comedian, actor, writer and producer is most famous for playing himself in the NBC sitcom, The Seinfeld Chronicles, later shortened to just Seinfeld. It was a “show about nothing” that ran from 1989-1998. Seinfeld’s brand of humor has been labled, “observational humor” focusing of personal relationships and he has said that he has been inspired by the 1950’s sitcom The Abbott and Costello Show. During its 11 year run, the show tackled just about every subject matter you could think of, the funniest were the ones that were essentially about “nothing.” Ironically, for such a beloved show, many fans were disappointed with the show’s finale. It had a different tone than the rest of the episodes and ended with the four main character put in jail, guilty of being jerks.

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