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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 July 16

Will Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967.

Will Ferrell is Born

It was on this day that comedian, impressionist, actor, producer, and writer John William "Will" Ferrell was born in Irvine, California. Long before his days on Saturday Night Live, Ferrell was making fellow student laugh in third grade by smashing his head into the wall. In his senior year in high school, Ferrell and a friend performed comedy skits over the intercom with permission from the principal. In college, he studied sports broadcasting and interned at a local television station, but apparently hated the job and after graduating, he knew that broadcasting was not for him. It wasn’t until 1991 that with the prompting of his mother that he moved to Los Angeles to “do something he liked.” He auditioned for the comedy group The Groundlings and got the job. In 1994, a producer for SNL saw one of their shows and asked Ferrell and a few others to audition. The rest is history.


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