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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…

‘Tag’ Team Breaks Record for Largest Game

World's largest game of Tag
Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, J.T. Springer from KJKK FM, Philip Robertson from
Guinness World Records, Jeremy Renner, Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress
after the win. (New Line Cinema)

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This weekend, New Line Cinema Releases Tag in theaters. Last week, the cast of Tag participated in the world’s largest game off freeze tag with over 600 restless fans. It’s sort of like art imitating life imitating art.

On June 5, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner, who all star in the New Line Cinema’s Tag, joined fans at Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington Texas to participate in a record-breaking game of everyone’s favorite playground game. The attempt was successful, breaking the previous Guinness World Records title of 634 participants, with a whopping 661 freeze tag players throughout the park. Philip Robertson from Guinness World Records was in attendance to verify the win and present a plaque.

As a special thanks, and to confirm that everyone who played was indeed a winner, the cast members surprised participants by inviting them to a special preview screening of Tag the next night.

Tag is based on the true story of five friends who for one month every year play a highly competitive game of a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry: “You’re It!” The movie opens June 15.


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