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 23

Keri Russell was born on March 23, 1976.

Keri Russell is Born

Keri Lynn Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California on March 23, 1976. Russell’s first TV appearance was on the All-New Mickey Mouse Club show on Disney Channel. She was 15 when she started in 1991 and continued on the show through 1994. In 1992, she appeared in Disney’s Honey, I Blew Up the Kid movie and in 1998, Russell starred in the WB TV series, Felicity where she continued the role through 2002. She currently stars as KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings in the FX TV series, The Americans.

TV show "Joanie Loves Chachi" premiered on March 23, 1982.

Joanie Loves Chachi

One of America’s most popular sitcoms, Happy Days, ran for 10 years. During the time, five spin-offs were produced including the one that premiered on this day in 1982: Joanie Loves Chachi. The show took Joanie Cunningham (Erin Moran), Chachi Arcola (Scott Baio) and Al Delvecchio (Al Molinaro) and moved them to Chicago as to see if the two lovebirds could make it as a rock band. Initially, the show ran four episodes to fairly good ratings in 1982. When the show returned in September, the ratings fell significantly. In 2010, TV Guide considered the show one of TV’s “Biggest Blunders.” The characters returned to their places on Happy Days during the next season.

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