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 6

'Forest Gump' opened on July 6, 1994

‘Forest Gump’ Opens in Theaters

The hugely successful movie, Forest Gump starring Tom Hanks opened in U.S. theaters on this day in 1994. It was based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom, who like Gump, grew up in Alabama and served in the Army during the Vietnam war, but the similarities probably ended there. In Gump, Forest waxes eloquently that “life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” He outruns his use for crutches, becomes a ping-pong champ, mixes with key iconic figures like Elvis and Nixon and even helped create the smiley face by cleaning mud off his face. The movie received 13 Academy Award nominations and took home six Oscars. The win was Hanks’ second in the Best Actor category. 

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