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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…

Is Shrek in Need of a Reboot?

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Though its been 18 years since Shrek has been in theaters and 17 for Puss in Boots, it still seems as if it was just yesterday. Even so, Universal Pictures announced today that both will be getting a reboot in the near future.

According to Variety, Chris Meledandri, the guy responsible for the Despicable Me flicks, has been tasked to oversee the reboot for Universal Studios. It is not clear if the characters featured will have a new “look,” but one thing is for sure, their voices will be the same if at all possible. Mike Myers has voiced the green ogre, Eddie Murphy played Donkey and Antonio Banderas played the feline who wore snappy boots.

“When you look back on those vocal performances they’re awesome, and while you certainly could make a case for a complete reinvention, I find myself responding to my own nostalgic feelings of wanting to go back to those characterizations,” explains Meledandri. “The challenge for us has been to find something that really does feel like it’s not simply yet another film in a series of sequels.”

DreamWorks released the original Shrek opened in 2001, Shrek 2 in 2004, Shrek the Third in 2007 and Shrek Forever After in 2010. Puss in Boot was introduced in Shrek 2 and had his own feature length film in 2011. In 2015, Netflix created the animated TV series, The Adventures of Puss in Boots which was voiced by Eric Bauza and has aired four seasons so far. It has been reported that Shrek 5 is expected to come to theaters sometime in 2019.


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