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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: ’12 Years a Slave,’ ‘The Grandmaster,’ ‘Oldboy’

From left to right, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in “12 Years a Slave.” The movie won three Academy Awards, including best picture. Nyong’o picked up the coveted best supporting actress honor.

From left to right, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in “12 Years a Slave.” The movie won three Academy Awards, including best picture. Nyong’o picked up the coveted best supporting actress honor.

It’s a good week for home video, and this year’s best picture Oscar winner is the main attraction.

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Video Verdict: ‘Django Unchained’

Christoph Waltz, left, and Jamie Foxx star in writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s stylized Western, “Django Unchained.” Both Tarantino and Waltz won Oscars for their work in the film: Waltz for best supporting actor and Tarantino for best original screenplay.

Christoph Waltz, left, and Jamie Foxx star in writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s stylized Western, “Django Unchained.” Both Tarantino and Waltz won Oscars for their work in the film: Waltz for best supporting actor and Tarantino for best original screenplay.

An Oscar-winning Western by writer-director Quentin Tarantino is the only major theatrical release making its way to home video this week.

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Video Verdict: ‘The Avengers’

Chris Hemsworth, left, plays Thor and Chris Evans plays Captain America in “The Avengers.”

Only one major theatrical release is making its way to home video this week, but that’s just as well because it’s one of the biggest hits of 2012.

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Video Verdict: ‘Fast Five,’ ‘Scream 4,’ ‘African Cats’

Emma Roberts stars in “Scream 4,” a revival of director Wes Craven’s popular horror franchise.

This week’s home video releases are anchored by the latest entries to a couple well-known franchises.

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Video Verdict: New DVDs for April 14

Gabriel Macht plays the title character in the comic strip-inspired film "The Spirit."

Gabriel Macht plays the title character in the comic strip-inspired film "The Spirit."

This week’s DVD releases are highlighted by a comic book adaptation from writer-director Frank Miller and the post-World War II drama that helped Kate Winslet land her first Oscar.

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