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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…

This Day in Pop Culture for February 23

Josh Gad was born on February 23, 1981.

Josh Gad is Born

The voice of Olaf the talking snowman in Disney’s Frozen animated movie was born on this day in Hollywood, Florida in 1981. Josh Gad attended NSU University School where he won the National Forensics League National Tournament Championships for Original Oratory (1998) and Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory (1999) before attending the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts. One of Gad’s first roles was playing the role of Ryan Church on the sitcom Back to You on Fox from 2007 to 2008. He later played the role as a correspondent on The Daily Show in 2009. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for The Book of Mormon in 2012. In 2013, Gad became a household name when he became the voice of Olaf who will return to the big screen for a Frozen sequel coming soon and won the role of Gaston’s sidekick, Lefou, in Disney’s live action version Beauty and the Beast in 2017.



The Tootsie Roll was invented on February 23, 1896,

Tootsie Roll is Invented

In 1896, Leo Hirshfeld, an Austrian immigrant, started his candy business in New York City. He wanted to create a candy that was chocolately, chewy and could withstand heat. On this day in 1896, he created the Tootsie Roll that he named after his daughter, Clara “Tootsie” Hirschfeld. In 1931, the Tootsie Pop was created and became a standard part of American soldiers’ rations since the pop could withstand just about anything. Today, Tootsie Roll Industries is one of the largest candy companies in the world producing about 64 million Tootsie Rolls every day and with the same recipe as it was in 1896!


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