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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 March 4

John Lennon made his controversial comment about Jesus on March 4, 1966.

The Beatles Become More Popular Than Jesus

There is no doubt that the Beatles were extremely popular in the mid 1960s and apparently, they knew it. During this time, Maureen Cleave of the London Evening Standard ran a series called “How Does a Beatle Live?” interviewing each of the Beatles. On this day in 1966, Cleave interviewed John Lennon in his home where she spotted a copy of The Passover Plot by Hugh J. Schonfield which influenced Lennon’s views on Christianity. During the interview, he was quoted saying, “Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue about that; I'm right and I'll be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first—rock 'n' roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.” Apparently those in the UK were not fazed by his comments, but those living in the U.S. were up in arms.


People Magazine began publishing on March 4, 1974.

People Magazine Prints Its First Issue

Originally titled “People Weekly,” the leading news and gossip magazine was first published on this day in 1974. It featured Mia Farrow on the cover and her role in The Great Gatsby. It also featured stories on The Exorcist, Gloria Vanderbilt’s fourth marriage and Vietnam wives whose husbands were still missing in action. Published by Time Inc., People has a readership of 46.6 million, the largest of any American magazine. The magazine is infamous for its yearly issues of “Sexiest Man Alive,” “Best & Worse Dressed” and “Top TV Preacher Hairdos.” (Okay, I made that last one up.)


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