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…

11 Great TV Dads (and 4 Bad Ones) - Pop Quiz

A Fathers Day quiz


Over the years, fathers on television have played everything from heroes to buffoons. With this quiz, we celebrate 11 favorites and four that we love to hate. See if you can figure out which one is which by the descriptions alone, then see the photos below to check your answers.

1. No matter what trouble his sons got into, this father always seems to know the right thing to say. For some, his family was a symbol of the perfect American family.

2. This show's premise featured a son that acted too grown up and a father that refused to grow up at all.

3. This dad had a rough, aggressive and bigoted personality but became mush when it came to his daughter.

4. This traditional dad supported his children more than most. The actor who portrayed him also voiced the dad in the animated TV series, Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home.

5. Depending on who you talk to, it's a toss up if this insecure father was a good dad or bad dad. It didn't help that his parents lived right across the street.

6. Despite the show's title, this dad was actually a father of four and stepfather of one.

7. The father of this show was modeled after a real life syndicated newspaper columnist who had many children.

8. This long forgotten sitcom starred a widower who was constantly set up on dates by his son.

9. Americans were first introduced to the this dad on the radio show of the same name before it became a television hit. Many Americans aspired to be a perfect as this family.

10. This family of color featured a father that struggles to share his heritage with his family with laughable results.

11. This chauvinistic-leaning father of three boys only thought he was the head of the household.

12. No family put “fun” in dysfunctional more than this one led by this selfish, materialistic and manipulative father.

13. The only supporting role player to make our list of dads. However, this father made such a huge impact. He even had his own holiday.

14. This bad dad who neglected his children and cheated on his wife actually had a huge fan base.

15. This dad was a man's man. A hard-worker, Bible-believer and family-lover who lived in a shack.

1. Mr. Ward Cleaver “Leave it to Beaver” (Hugh Beaumont) 1957-1963

2. Mr. Edward Stratton “Silver Spoons” (Joel Higgins) 1982-1987

3. Mr. Archie Bunker “All in the Family” & “Archie Bunker's Place” (Carroll O' Connor) 1971-1983

4. Mr. Howard Cunningham “Happy Days” (Tom Bosely) 1974-1984

5. Mr. Raymond Barone “Everybody Loves Raymond” (Ray Romano) 1996-2005

6. Mr. Steven Douglas “My Three Sons” (Fred MacMurray) 1960-1972

7. Mr. Tom Bradford “Eight is Enough” (Dick Van Patten) 1977-1981

8. Mr. Tom Corbett “The Courtship of Eddie's Father” (Bill Bixby) 1969-1972

9. Mr. Jim Anderson “Father Knows Best” (Robert Young) 1954-1960

10. Mr. Andre Johnson Sr. “Black-ish” (Anthony Anderson) 2014-

11. Mr. Tim Taylor “Home Improvement” (Tim Allen) 1991-1999

12. Mr. George Bluth Sr. “Arrested Development (Jeffrey Tambor) 2003-2006 and 2013-

13. Mr. Frank Costanza “Seinfeld” (Jerry Stiller) 1989-1998

14. Mr. Don Draper “Mad Men” (Jon Hamm) 2007-2015

15. Mr. Charles Ingalls “Little House on the Prairie” (Michael Landon) 1974-1982

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