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 February 19

Jeff Kinney was born on February 19, 1971.

'Wimpy Kid' Author, Jeff Kinney is Born

On this day in 1971 in Fort Washington, Maryland, Jeff Kinney was born. Kinney grew up in one sense, but in another, he has always been a kid. A wimpy kid. Kenney initially came up with the idea for the book series back in 1998 but worked on it for eight years before showing it to a publisher. The first A Diary of a Wimpy Kid book was published in 2007. Since then, 11 Wimpy Kid stories have been published with more than 100,000 copies in print in the U.S. alone. His website is typically read by 70,000 kids (and the occasional adult) every day. Three movie adaptations have been made based on his books and a fourth is currently under development with Kinney serving as executive producer.

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