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Shyamalan's 'Glass' is Engaging Almost Until the End

MOVIE REVIEW
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 18

The Pirates of the Caribbean ride opened in Disneyland on March 18, 1967.

A Pirates Life For Me

It was on this day in 1967 that The Pirates of the Caribbean attraction opened for the first time at Disneyland theme park in Anaheim, California. It is estimated that 400 million riders have taken the trip since opening day. It was originally planned to be a walk-through wax museum, but after the success of the It’s a Small World and the Carousel of Progress, which first debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair, Walt Disney changed his mind. The attraction, which features about 120 audio-animatronic animals and humans, was Disney’s last attraction to be involved with before he passed away. Today, there are five versions of the ride. The others are located in Disney World in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland, Paris Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland. The ride was also the inspiration for five Pirates of the Caribbean movies starring Johnny Depp.


Poppin' Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy, was introduced to the world on March 18, 1965.

Pillsbury Doughboy 'Rises' to Fame

On this day in 1965, the world was introduced to Poppin’ Fresh, the Pillsbury Doughboy for the first time. He was created by a copywriter of all things. The story goes that Rudy Perz was sitting in his kitchen and imagined living dough boy popping out of a Pillsbury can. Originally Poppin’ was created with stop motion animation, but today CGI brings the little guy to life. He was originally voiced by Paul Frees, then Jeff Bergman and most recently, JoBe Cerny. The ticklish little guy has appeared in over 600 commercials representing more than 50 products and has managed to stay out of the oven for all of them.


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