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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 28

Jay Leno was born on April 28, 1950.

Jay Leno was Born

It was on this day in 1950 that a little baby with a big chin was born. Standup comedian and sometimes actor, Leno is best known for his role as host of NBC’s The Tonight Show. His first appearance on the show was back in 1977 for a comedy routine and came back frequently over the years. He took over the show’s reigns from Johnny Carson in 1992 and continued until 2009, when he starred in essentially the same show from 10:00-1:00 p.m. titled, The Jay Leno Show. Conan O’Brien had taken over the Tonight Show but was ousted just months later so that Leno could return and continue to host until February of 2014. Leno was also inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2014 too.


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