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Shyamalan's 'Glass' is Engaging Almost Until the End

MOVIE REVIEW
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 August 22

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Cadillac Motor Company was Created
After the success of the Henry Ford Company a dispute arose between Ford and his investors which ended with Ford leaving his own company with a group of key partners in March 1902. The new Cadillac Automobile Company was created on this day in 1902. The company is named after French explorer Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who had also founded Detroit in 1701. The first two cars to roll off the assembly line were the Runabout and Tonneu and were complete on October 1902. The two-seat horseless carriages were powered by a 10 hp single-cylinder engine and looked suspiciously like the Ford Model A. Cadillac was purchased by General Motors in 1909 and has won the Motor Trend "Car of the Year" award five times.


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'Adventures of Superman' was Copyright Registered
On this day in 1952 a copyright was registered for the TV show, Adventures of Superman which began to air the following month. Based on the comic book and concepts by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, it was the first TV show to feature the man of steel. George Reeves played Clark Kent and his alter ego throughout the series, but Phyllis Coates who played Lois Lane, only did so for the first year. She was replaced by Noel Neill and the two faced adventures together until the series ended in 1958. The show was filmed in black and white for the first two years, but it continued to be broadcast in black and white throughout the show’s first run. America did not witness a full-color Superman until the series went in to syndication in 1965.


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