Glass movie poster

Perhaps there really is such a thing as a fickle Muse; a spirit of genius that sometimes alights upon the artist like a butterfly upon a leaf, but then, suddenly and inexplicably, flies off again. How else to explain writer-director M. Night Shyamalan’s decision to sully two fine films that stood on their own two feet — 2000s Unbreakable and 2016’s Split — by yoking them together and driving them over the cliff that is this talky, balky, treacly mess of a concluding chapter? Both told complete stories about extraordinary characters: a criminal genius who is willing to slaughter innocents in his quest to give meaning to his suffering, and an abused man-child who has decided that not only does his meaning have suffering, it makes him superhuman. There was no need for a third chapter, and as it turns out, there wasn’t much material for one, either. Or even much will — or so it seems from the sloppy storytelling and tired twists. There are a few thoughtfully placed cameras and thrilling moments — Bruce Willis vs. a door, for one — but they’re not nearly enough to make this self-conscious live-action comic book worthwhile. With James MacEvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sarah Paulson. 2018.

Matthew Lickona

Showtimes

AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-1365 | Directions

Monday, January 21

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, January 22

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday, January 23

3:45pm, 7:00pm, 8:15pm

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, January 21

10:30am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:00am, 11:45am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, 9:10pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:00am, 11:45am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, January 21

11:15am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:40pm, 5:15pm, 6:45pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, January 22

10:45am, 11:00am, 12:15pm, 12:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

12:15pm, 3:20pm, 6:30pm, 9:30pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, January 21

9:30am, 10:00am, 1:00pm, 1:15pm, 4:10pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:30pm, 11:00pm

Tuesday, January 22

10:00am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:10pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:00pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:15pm, 4:30pm, 6:15pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm

Thursday, January 24

12:00pm, 12:45pm, 3:15pm, 4:00pm, 6:15pm, 9:30pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, January 21

11:15am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:15am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, January 23

2:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, January 21

10:30am, 11:15am, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm

Tuesday, January 22

1:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, January 23

1:30pm, 2:30pm, 4:45pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:15pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Monday, January 21

11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm, 5:15pm, 6:00pm, 6:45pm, 8:15pm, 9:00pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:00am, 12:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm, 5:05pm, 6:00pm, 6:45pm, 8:00pm, 9:45pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, January 23

2:15pm, 3:30pm, 5:05pm, 6:00pm, 6:45pm, 8:00pm

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

Monday, January 21

10:45am, 2:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:50am, 3:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 9:45pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:45am, 2:15pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 9:45pm

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

Monday, January 21

11:00am, 2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm

Tuesday, January 22

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:25pm, 10:00pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

2:00pm, 5:00pm, 8:00pm, 8:45pm

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Monday, January 21

10:30am, 11:30am, 1:20pm, 2:20pm, 4:10pm, 5:10pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:50pm, 10:35pm

Tuesday, January 22

10:30am, 11:30am, 1:20pm, 2:20pm, 4:10pm, 5:10pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:50pm, 10:35pm

Wednesday, January 23

10:30am, 11:30am, 1:20pm, 2:20pm, 4:10pm, 5:10pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:50pm, 10:35pm

Thursday, January 24

10:30am, 11:30am, 1:20pm, 2:20pm, 4:10pm, 5:10pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:50pm, 10:35pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Monday, January 21

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:50pm, 10:40pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:00am, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:10pm, 10:00pm, 10:40pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:00am, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 8:10pm, 10:00pm, 10:40pm

Thursday, January 24

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 10:00pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Monday, January 21

12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, January 22

12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, January 23

12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:15pm

Cinépolis La Costa

6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 760-603-8638 | Directions

Monday, January 21

1:55pm, 4:55pm, 7:50pm, 11:05pm

Tuesday, January 22

1:55pm, 4:55pm, 7:50pm, 11:05pm

Wednesday, January 23

1:55pm, 4:55pm, 7:50pm, 11:05pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Monday, January 21

10:30am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 12:55pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 3:50pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:20pm, 9:00pm, 9:50pm, 10:30pm

Tuesday, January 22

10:30am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 12:55pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 3:50pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:20pm, 9:00pm, 9:50pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

10:30am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 12:55pm, 1:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 3:50pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, 6:15pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:20pm, 9:00pm, 9:50pm, 10:30pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Monday, January 21

10:40am, 11:10am, 11:55am, 1:45pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:50pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 7:55pm, 8:50pm, 9:15pm, 9:45pm, 10:55pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:25am, 11:55am, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm, 9:45pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:25am, 11:55am, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm, 9:45pm

Thursday, January 24

11:25am, 11:55am, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:15pm, 9:45pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Monday, January 21

11:00am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:00am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:00am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm

Thursday, January 24

11:00am, 12:15pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, 5:15pm, 6:15pm, 8:30pm, 9:15pm

LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego, 619-566-0069 | Directions

Monday, January 21

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

Tuesday, January 22

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

Wednesday, January 23

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

Thursday, January 24

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions

Monday, January 21

10:15am, 10:55am, 11:35am, 1:10pm, 1:50pm, 2:30pm, 4:05pm, 4:45pm, 5:25pm, 7:00pm, 7:40pm, 8:20pm, 9:55pm, 10:35pm

Tuesday, January 22

10:15am, 10:55am, 11:35am, 1:10pm, 1:50pm, 2:30pm, 4:05pm, 4:45pm, 5:25pm, 7:00pm, 7:40pm, 8:20pm, 9:55pm, 10:35pm

Wednesday, January 23

10:15am, 10:55am, 11:35am, 1:10pm, 1:50pm, 2:30pm, 4:05pm, 4:45pm, 5:25pm, 7:00pm, 7:40pm, 8:20pm, 9:55pm, 10:35pm

Thursday, January 24

10:15am, 10:55am, 11:35am, 1:10pm, 1:50pm, 2:30pm, 4:05pm, 4:45pm, 5:25pm, 7:00pm, 7:40pm, 8:20pm, 9:55pm, 10:35pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

Monday, January 21

10:30am, 11:30am, 1:20pm, 1:50pm, 2:20pm, 4:10pm, 5:10pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:05pm, 9:50pm, 10:20pm

Tuesday, January 22

10:30am, 11:30am, 1:20pm, 1:50pm, 2:20pm, 4:10pm, 5:10pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:05pm, 9:50pm, 10:20pm

Wednesday, January 23

10:30am, 11:30am, 1:20pm, 1:50pm, 2:20pm, 4:10pm, 5:10pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:05pm, 9:50pm, 10:20pm

Thursday, January 24

10:30am, 11:30am, 1:20pm, 1:50pm, 2:20pm, 4:10pm, 5:10pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:05pm, 9:50pm, 10:20pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Monday, January 21

10:00am, 11:30am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, 6:00pm, 6:45pm, 9:15pm, 9:45pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, January 22

12:00pm, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:00pm, 8:45pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

12:00pm, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:00pm, 8:45pm, 10:30pm

Thursday, January 24

12:00pm, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, 5:15pm, 7:00pm, 8:45pm, 10:30pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Monday, January 21

11:45am, 1:15pm, 3:00pm, 3:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 9:40pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:45am, 3:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:40pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Monday, January 21

1:00pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:05pm, 4:45pm, 6:00pm, 6:45pm, 7:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:15pm

Tuesday, January 22

1:00pm, 1:40pm, 3:55pm, 4:55pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm

Wednesday, January 23

1:00pm, 1:40pm, 3:55pm, 4:55pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm

Thursday, January 24

1:00pm, 1:40pm, 3:55pm, 4:55pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Monday, January 21

11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, 1:35pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:30pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm

Thursday, January 24

11:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Monday, January 21

11:15am, 12:05pm, 2:25pm, 3:10pm, 3:55pm, 4:40pm, 5:35pm, 6:15pm, 6:55pm, 7:30pm, 8:05pm, 8:55pm, 9:40pm, 10:15pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:15am, 12:05pm, 2:25pm, 3:10pm, 5:35pm, 6:50pm, 8:55pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:15am, 12:05pm, 2:25pm, 3:10pm, 5:35pm, 6:50pm, 8:55pm, 10:00pm

Thursday, January 24

11:15am, 12:05pm, 2:25pm, 3:10pm, 5:35pm, 6:15pm, 8:55pm, 10:00pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Monday, January 21

11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm, 11:00pm

Tuesday, January 22

11:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 8:45pm, 9:45pm

Wednesday, January 23

11:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 8:45pm, 9:45pm

Thursday, January 24

11:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm, 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 8:45pm, 9:45pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Monday, January 21

11:30am, 12:00pm, 12:40pm, 2:40pm, 3:15pm, 3:55pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:10pm, 9:15pm, 9:45pm, 10:00pm, 10:25pm

Tuesday, January 22

12:00pm, 12:40pm, 3:15pm, 3:55pm, 6:30pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm, 10:25pm

Wednesday, January 23

12:00pm, 12:40pm, 3:15pm, 3:55pm, 6:30pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm, 10:25pm

Thursday, January 24

12:00pm, 12:40pm, 3:15pm, 3:55pm, 6:30pm, 7:10pm, 9:45pm, 10:25pm

Santee Drive In

10990 Woodside Avenue North, Santee, 619-448-7447 | Directions

Monday, January 21

7:30pm

Tuesday, January 22

12:10am, 7:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

12:10am, 7:30pm

Thursday, January 24

12:10am, 7:30pm

South Bay Drive In

2170 Coronado Avenue, San Diego, 619-423-2727 | Directions

Monday, January 21

7:30pm

Tuesday, January 22

12:50am, 7:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

12:50am, 7:30pm

Thursday, January 24

12:50am, 7:30pm

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Monday, January 21

10:00am, 10:40am, 1:15pm, 1:40pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, January 22

10:00am, 10:40am, 1:15pm, 1:40pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday, January 23

10:00am, 10:40am, 1:15pm, 1:40pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm

Thursday, January 24

10:00am, 10:40am, 1:15pm, 1:40pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:15pm, 8:00pm

United Artists Horton Plaza

475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

Monday, January 21

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm

Tuesday, January 22

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm

Wednesday, January 23

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm

Thursday, January 24

1:00pm, 4:00pm, 7:00pm

Vintage Village Theatre

820 Orange Avenue, Coronado, 619-437-6161 | Directions

Monday, January 21

2:00pm, 5:20pm, 8:30pm

Tuesday, January 22

2:00pm, 5:20pm, 8:30pm

Wednesday, January 23

2:00pm, 5:20pm, 8:30pm

Thursday, January 24

2:00pm, 5:20pm, 8:30pm

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