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 March 15

"My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway on March 15, 1956.

My Fair Lady Opens on Broadway

The Tony award-winning musical, My Fair Lady, premiered on this day in 1956 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion, My Fair Lady’s book and lyrics were written by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story about professor Henry Higgins teaching a Cockney flower girl how to become a lady starred Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. The original cast recording became the best-selling album in the country in 1956. During the musical’s original run, it set a record for the longest run on Broadway up to that time ending on September 29, 1962 after 2,717 performances. My Fair Lady had rivals in 1976, 1981 and 1993. A film version of the Broadway show was made in 1964 that also starred Harrison but Audrey Hepburn was asked to step in for Julie Andrews. However, Hepburn’s singing voice was dubbed by Marni Nixon.

Fabio was born on March 19, 1959.

I Can't Believe It's Fabio's Birthday

On this day in 1959, Fabio Lanzoni, the Italian fashion model, artificial butter spokesperson, and model for hundreds of romance novels was born. Famous for being famous, Fabio is probably best known for making fun of himself. He has parodied himself in a whole string of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!” commercials and has played cameo roles in dozens of movies and TV shows. In 1994, he released “Fabio After Dark,” an album which shared his philosophies on love. In 2005, he hosted the Mr. Romance TV show. His most recent stunt took place in 2011 for Old Spice in which he “threatened” to replace Isaiah Mustafa as the Old Spice Guy. The challenge took place on YouTube and Fabio received more than 9 million views for his campaign. 

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