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Glenn Hijacks Valentine's Day With Freaky Movie Review

Looking for a freaky way to spend Valentine's Day with your valentine? (No, it's not Fifty Shades Darker.) But there's another movie Glenn saw at the bequest of his wife.

"I was like, Manchester By The Sea? How about Lion?" She was like, No, I want to go to see Split," Glenn said Tuesday on radio.

Split is a film about three girls kidnapped by a man diagnosed with 23 distinct personalities ---and a frightful 24th emerging.

"That shows you have a good relationship," Co-host Stu Burguiere said.

"I know," Glenn agreed.

In theaters now, the suspense thriller is superbly acted by James McAvoy.

Enjoy the complimentary clip above or read the transcript below for details.

GLENN: It is Valentine's Day, which is a day I absolutely hate. I hate. I hate this day, and I hate New Year's Eve. There's too much pressure on these days

STU: Me too.

GLENN: Too much pressure.

STU: Pressure?

GLENN: Yes. Yes.

STU: Just a gift. You have to find the right perfect gift, or?

GLENN: Yeah. Yes. It's -- first of all, it's a made-up holiday.

STU: Yeah. Look, it's a nice excuse to have a nice night with your wife or your girlfriend. You know, you have -- maybe you give a little present. Whatever. But it's a B-list holiday. Let's be honest about it. It's a B-list holiday. You know, you can have a nice evening. Which is, you know, it's a nice maybe excuse for date night. But really, it's -- it's a B-list holiday.

GLENN: And if it was just an excuse for a great date night -- like Tania and I, we went on a date last night for Valentine's Day. We went and we watched -- what's the M. Night --

STU: To Split? You went to see Split on Valentine's Day?

PAT: On Valentine's Day.

GLENN: That was her choice.

STU: I've heard it was really good, by the way.

GLENN: I was like, "Manchester By The Sea. How about the Lion?" She was like, "No, I want to go to see Split."

STU: That's awesome.

JEFFY: Nice! That is awesome.

STU: That shows you have a good relationship.

GLENN: I know.

PAT: Was it good?

GLENN: It was really good. Except, M., stop.

PAT: Really?

JEFFY: Oh, boy.

STU: M.

GLENN: I call him M.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: We're that close.

STU: Don't give anything away because I know obviously --

PAT: There is a twist.

GLENN: Stop. Stop. Stop.

JEFFY: It's been over 8,000 years.

GLENN: Stop, stop. Stop it.

PAT: I knew it! I knew it. And you mocked me for saying there would be a twist. And sure, there's a twist.

JEFFY: Because he's said he's learned his lesson. Right?

PAT: I thought so, yeah.

GLENN: Now, he did learn his lesson, it's not -- I had to go and look it up. I'm not going to spoil anything.

PAT: Yeah, please don't.

GLENN: I just Googled, "What the hell does the ending of this movie mean?"

And looked it up. And I'm like, "Okay. All right. I'm okay with it." But Tania and I just looked at each other and we were like, "What?"

PAT: That's weird. If you have to look up the ending, that's not a good sign.

STU: But I also like that.

GLENN: No, but you'll understand it. I don't want to blow it.

STU: I'm dying to see that, but I like that in movies.

GLENN: You will be satisfied. And then it's like -- he goes in for the kill, and you're like, "Stop it. Stop it."

PAT: He always does. He can't -- he can't help himself.

He scored big with the first movie, and he can't help himself now because he's too cool.

STU: This movie, by the way, came out on January 20th. It has not been out for two full weeks yet. $9 million budget. $119 million domestic gross already.

PAT: Split?

STU: Yes.

PAT: Really?

Nice. Nice.

GLENN: You know who did it? Jason Blum.

STU: Oh, yeah, yeah. It is.

PAT: Oh.

STU: Which is -- I mean, that's -- but, I mean, that's -- this is going to be one of the most successful movies of the year.

GLENN: This, you guys will not believe the acting skill of -- I don't even know the guy's name.

JEFFY: Yeah, he had to pull off at least three or four characters. Because he was 20 or something like that.

GLENN: I think 24 characters. But I think he plays eight.

JEFFY: Okay. That's still a lot.

GLENN: Yeah. And he is good.

STU: Sorry, it's been out three weeks, not two.

GLENN: What is his name? Because he played Xavier, right? In -- didn't he play the Jean-Luc Picard role, the Patrick Stewart role in X-Men?

PAT: Yes, same guy. Is it James McAvoy? Is that his name?

GLENN: I guess.

STU: All I know is that -- we showed the preview on Pat and Stu before it came out.

PAT: Yeah. James McAvoy.

STU: And we were just talking about, either this guy is Oscar worthy and can make this movie good.

JEFFY: Right. Or bad.

STU: Or if he's not an A-plus, the movie is going to be terrible.

GLENN: He's an A-plus. And you should have known that he was an A-plus. I mean, the guy can't walk. I mean, you saw him in X-Men. He can't walk.

PAT: And then he pretends he can in Split.

GLENN: Yeah, in Split, he's walking around. I don't know if it's CGI or what it was. But that's an A-plus performance. This guy is remarkable. Truly remarkable.

STU: Wow. The tenth biggest opening of all time in January.

PAT: What? Really?

STU: Yeah.

PAT: Jeez. How about that?

GLENN: Good for him. I'm happy for him.

STU: That's adjusted. Opening weekends, all time in January, the fifth biggest. And it's the biggest movie since -- or biggest of the similar. Like they compared it to a lot of other horror movies that would potentially be in the drama.

GLENN: It's not really a horror movie.

STU: Yeah, suspence?

GLENN: I will tell you, it's suspense. It was very Hitchcock. Very, very Hitchcock.

PAT: Well, that's what you would expect from Shyamalan.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: People were obviously -- he had his issues with a couple of movies there. But the last two have been really successful. The Visit was the last one last year.

GLENN: I didn't see it.

STU: I think Pat saw it. But it made a lot of noise as well. So that's two in a row. Big numbers.

PAT: So what about -- so you guys didn't see 50 Shades Darker on Valentines night?

GLENN: No. And neither did anyone else.

STU: Oh, my God.

PAT: Well, it was number two last weekend. The Lego Batman Movie beat it.

GLENN: I saw that.

PAT: But you would expect that.

GLENN: I saw that with the kids.

PAT: You did? Is it good?

GLENN: Lego Batman.

STU: Good? As good as Lego movie?

GLENN: No. Uh-uh. But good. Good. Just not as good. I mean, the Lego movie was in a league of its own. And the problem with this one is the Batman character is -- he just gets a little old after a while. It's like, "Okay. Okay. I got it. I got it."

STU: By the way, I was watching a show last week -- a tremendous program on USA, Suits, which I freaking love. I actually care about the characters on that show more than certainly everybody in this room and most people I know, just so you're aware.

GLENN: Yeah.

PAT: But they did a preview. An extended preview of 50 Shades Darker or whatever. It looked like a parody.

PAT: It looked so bad.

STU: It looked so horrible.

PAT: It was so bad.

STU: I couldn't believe -- the people in the movie -- I don't understand how they're in this sexy movie, first of all. It makes no sense. Neither one of them, to be honest.

PAT: Right! Thank you!

STU: And second of all, the acting and the lines were so horrible in this extended preview. I can't imagine that -- I mean, they might just pull the plug after two of them.

PAT: And weirdly, weirdly, people are hurting themselves trying to recreate the scenes in the movie apparently, going to emergency rooms with these erotic accidents.

GLENN: Erotic accidents.

STU: That's a great name for a band.

GLENN: It is The Erotic Accidents. This weekend.

STU: So we got there from you talking about Valentine's Day.

GLENN: Yeah.

STU: You already did the Valentine's Day thing yesterday?

GLENN: Yeah, so I did that yesterday. Well, I haven't given her her gift. And I want to -- I mean, I don't have to. I want to give it to her on the air. Because I know exactly what she's going to say off the air. I know exactly what she's going to say.

STU: Okay.

GLENN: She may say it on the air. But I just need some backup.

STU: So you're trying to guilt her into receiving the gift positively?

GLENN: Yes.

PAT: Which will not stop her from negatively receiving it later on.

STU: Right.

GLENN: I know.

STU: It probably makes it worse later on. Right? Because she's like, why did you put me on the air for that?

PAT: Right. You may not be inoculating yourself. You may be making it worse. I don't know.

GLENN: I know.

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In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

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