M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is almost in theaters, bringing to an end the 19-year story started in Unbreakable and continued, unexpectedly, with 2017’s Split. For a writer/director so enamored with the last minute reveal, the very prospect of a final chapter seems too tempting to not include some kind of surprise — but is the surprise that the movie isn’t that great? The review embargo on the movie lifted Wednesday afternoon, and based on early reviews, those hoping for an exciting, creepy and explanatory conclusion to the trilogy might be a little disappointed on two of those three fronts. “As a trilogy-closer, it's a mixed bag, tying earlier narrative strands together pleasingly while working too hard (and failing) to convince viewers Shyamalan has something uniquely brainy to offer in the overpopulated arena of comics-inspired stories,” wrote The Hollywood Reporter’s John DeFore, asking, “Is Glass the least satisfying chapter … [Read more...] about ‘Glass’: What The Critics Are Saying
Glasses hard case
Glass are in and it seems critics all over are disappointed in the third film of the Eastrail 177 trilogy. The last outing of M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero films hits theaters in about a week or so and the critics have already started to feel let down to what has been a trilogy of almost 20 years in the making. While Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016) were well received at the time of their release, but critical consensus puts Glass as a thrilling movie with a disappointing ending for the stories of David Dunn, Elijah Price, and Kevin Wendell Crumb. Here are some excerpts of what the critics thought about the movie: Also read: ‘Glass’ Opening Weekend Projected To Hit $70M; New Image Released Heroic Hollywood‘s Nathaniel Brail: “Glass was a major disappointment. Nothing in the film adds up. Every thread that is created in the first half of the movie disintegrates by the end. The director tries really hard to mislead the audience to believe the film … [Read more...] about ‘Glass’ Review Round-Up: Critics Label The Film ‘Disappointing’
15 minutes ago James McAvoy is going BIG with Glass. He didn't have time to get too muscled-up before filming Split, but now that The Beast is back in Glass, the 39-year-old Scottish actor turned to a professional for help. Cue celebrity trainer Magnus Lygdback, who was tasked with taking James McAvoy's Beast to the next level for the sequel. As the trainer put it... British GQ asked Magnus Lygdback if The Beast was meant to look unnaturally pumped, and the trainer confirmed that was the goal -- and he thinks they pulled it off. James McAvoy is not a naturally big guy, so it really must've taken a lot of hard work to get where they wanted him to be. In terms of food, McAvoy had a lot to eat, but they counted "macros" instead of calories. As Magnus Lygdback explained: He suggests the macro plan for everyone. But the exercise routine, with a trainer around to keep you in line? Probably not practical for everyone, but that's part of the job for a Hollywood star, depending … [Read more...] about Beast Mode: How James McAvoy Got Insanely Jacked For Glass
ENTERTAINMENT 12/20/2018 11:47 am ET On the movie's 30th anniversary, it's time to settle a debate. By Matthew Jacobs For anyone who’s ever won. For anyone who’s ever lost. And for everyone who’s still in there trying to figure out Harrison Ford’s peak hotness. It’s HuffPost’s Rom-Com Week. Why does the universe exist? Do we have free will? Is there such a thing as objectivity? When did Harrison Ford’s hotness peak? These are among philosophy’s biggest questions. For ages, experts have considered them unanswerable, prompting endless debate over humankind and its origins. Some claim Ford is sexiest while battling those “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Nazis in a half-buttoned shirt; others prefer him bespectacled in “Sabrina,” dashing but distant; a few might even nominate the latter-day Han Solo, still puttering around the Millennium Falcon as his grays set in. They are wrong. I have the free will … [Read more...] about Harrison Ford Is At His Sexiest In ‘Working Girl.’ Case Closed.
Before, he had always gotten off with probation. This time, prison was a distinct possibility, and James Preston Green knew it. He stood before state District Judge Ron Rangel on Oct. 24 with a long rap sheet. He had just pleaded no contest to a felony charge of driving while intoxicated — his fourth DWI conviction in the past decade. His blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit when he rear-ended another vehicle at high speed on Wurzbach Parkway in January. At the time of the crash, Green was on probation for an earlier felony DWI in Guadalupe County. In Rangel’s court, he was also facing two felony charges of domestic violence, one for an incident in which he allegedly choked his girlfriend until she passed out. Release and repeat James Preston Green’s history of DWI arrests and convictions over the past decade, as documented in police and court records. Jan. 14, 2008, San Antonio Green blew past a stop sign, jumped a curb and crashed into a … [Read more...] about Serial crimes, no hard time