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…

This Day in Pop Culture for July 3

Humorist Dave Barry was born on July 3, 1947.

Dave Barry is Born

David McAlister "Dave" Barry was born on this day in 1947. The Pulitzer Prize-winning American author is best known for his syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005, but he has also written numerous books of humor as well. From 1993-1997, CBS based a sitcom, Dave’s World, on the books of Barry. His first novel, Big Trouble was published in 1999 and was turned into a movie that starred Tim Allen in 2002. His most recent works have been the Peter and the Starcatchers series, prequel stories about Peter Pan, that he has written with Ridley Pearson. The first has been turned into a Broadway musical and Disney has plans to create a movie version as well. 

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