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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 24

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National Waffle Day
On this day in 1869, the U.S. patent for the waffle was issued and so because of this, August 24th has been deemed National Waffle Day. Nobody seems to know the origin of this unofficial holiday as when it first began or who felt the need to honor the holey pastry product. But now that you know, doesn't a big ol' fluffy one sound good right about now? (By the way, the first known waffle recipe was written in late of the 14th century in France.)


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The Gutenberg Bible is Finally Printed
While many believe that Johannes Gutenberg first work using moveable type was the Bible, it was probably the second or maybe even third. The Gutenberg press was in operation by 1450 and it is known that a German poem had been printed before the Bible. However, it is known that Gutenberg began the painstaking process of hand placing every letter for every page of the new Bible during that same year. It is believed that the 42-line Guttenberg Bible was completed on this day in 1456. About 180 copies of the book were printed, which seems rather small for a first edition.


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