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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 November 1

Apple Jacks Cereal is Trademark Registered.
Who knew that a breakfast cereal could be so “high brow”? Originally called “Apple O’s”, Apple Jacks cereal was invented by William Thilly, a member of Delta Upsilon Technology Chapter and now a professor at MIT. On this day in 1966, the cereal was trademarked and was promoted with the “Apple Guy” mascot. He was essentially an apple with cereal shaped eyes. Later he was changed into an “Apple Car followed by the color crayon-inspired “Apple Jacks Kids” in 1971 singing how “A was for apple and J was for jacks.” That campaign ended in 1992. In 2004, the cereal received two mascots: a cranky "Bad Apple" and a "Jamaican CinnaMon Stick." In 2012, Apple Jacks was brought to Canada in a Limited Edition box.


First 'Harper's Bazaar' is Published Today
Harper's Bazaar (originally known as Harper’s Bazar) was America’s first fashion magazine which debuted on this day in 1867. Then, it was a weekly newspaper showcasing fashion from Germany and Paris. It became a monthly publication in 1901 and today it is part of the Hearst Corporation.


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