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‘Glass’: Snapshot Review

3  STARS OUT OF 4                 2 hours 9 minutes

PLOT:“Unbreakable” hero David Dunn (Bruce Willis) has adapted to life as a vigilante superhero, but he faces his greatest challenge in the form of a killer with multiple personalities (James McAvoy). Ultimately, hero and villain come face to face with another key character from writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s superhero universe: Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson).

SCOOP:For fans of “Unbreakable” and “Split” – the predecessors to this movie – “Glass” is a must-see. Although not as well-crafted as either of the earlier pictures, it completes the arc of the main characters. “Glass” also has a decent Shyamalan twist and offers a fascinating take on superhero lore. Just as those who loved the first two films will want to see “Glass,” those who didn’t like them can safely stay away.

STARRING:

Bruce Willis – David Dunn

James McAvoy – Multiple Personalities

Samuel L. Jackson – Elijah Price/Mr. Glass

Sarah Paulson – Ellie Staple

Anya Taylor-Joy – Casey Cooke

Spencer Treat Clark – Joseph Dunn

DIRECTOR:M. Knight Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense,” “Signs,” “After Earth”)

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Video Verdict: ‘Amazing Spider-Man,’ ‘Arthur Christmas,’ ‘Your Sister’s Sister’

Andrew Garfield plays the title character in “The Amazing Spider-Man.”

A holiday movie and a new take on the comic book hero Spider-Man lead this week’s home video releases.

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Video Verdict: ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Hanna,’ ‘Everything Must Go’

Saoirse Ronan plays the title character in director Joe Wright’s “Hanna.”

It’s an outstanding week for home video, as all three major releases rank among the best films of 2011.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Conspirator,’ ‘Jane Eyre,’ ‘Something Borrowed,’ ‘Priest,’ ‘Hoodwinked Too!’

Robin Wright plays Mary Surratt and James McAvoy portrays Frederick Aiken in director Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator.”

This week’s home video releases include a post-apocalyptic vampire thriller, a wonderful literary adaptation and Robert Redford’s latest directorial effort.

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Video Verdict: ‘Green Zone,’ ‘Last Station,’ ‘Remember Me,’ ‘She’s Out of My League’

Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin get cozy in “Remember Me.”

This week’s home video releases are dominated by dramas, including one that earned Oscar nominations for best actress and best supporting actor, one starring “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattinson, and one featuring Matt Damon as a soldier in Iraq.

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