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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 April 26

"The Voice" premiered on NBC on April 26, 2011.

'The Voice' is Heard for the First Time

The television singing competition reality TV series, The Voice, aired for the first time on this day in 2011. The NBC show is based on The Voice of Holland, where contestants try to get the attention of the four celebrity judges by singing to their backs. If one of more of the judges turn their chairs to face “the voice,” the contestant will join that celebrity’s team of singers. If more than one chair is turned, the contestant gets to choose which team they would like to join. After all of the teams are filled, the contestants are coached by the judges and perform live on TV where viewers vote on the best performances. Those who have served as coaches on the show include Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green, Shakira, Usher, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys.


"Tugboat Mickey" premiered on April 26, 1940.

Tugboat Mickey Premieres

Between 1935 and 1940, Walt Disney produced a number of animated shorts that starred Mickey Mouse, Goofy and Donald Duck working together as a team.  While popular, the studio soon realized that Donald’s and Goofy’s antics outshined Mickey’s.  On this day, Tugboat Mickey was released as the last one. The three didn’t appear on screen together until 1983’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol. The trio reunited to work together as a team in Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers, a straight-to-video produced in 2004. In 2013, a new version Mickey cartoons began to be shown on the Disney Channel featuring the old friends albeit in slightly different forms.


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