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NOW YOU SEE ME Movie Review

Saturday, June 1st, 2013




Movies come in several varieties of “entertaining.” There are the those films that are great and consists of many awesome attributes such as A-list actors, a great script, an intriguing plot and great cinematography, just to name a few. Then there are those films that fall at the bottom of the barrel, lacking many of the basic elements that make a movie worthwhile. However, there are those few rare films that fall in the middle of the spectrum, where they consist of a few good attributes, but lack that one single attribute that will tip it over in to the category of great film-making. “Now you see me,” is just such. It has the element of a highly respected director, Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans 2010), notable writers Ed Solomon (Men in Black, 1997) and Boaz Yakin (Safe, 2012), a relatively decent all-star lineup of cast members, and very interesting visuals. However, it still fell short of having that little something that could have made it a great movie. 

Something I found really interesting about the heavily dialog-loaded script is that, at one point in the film, one of the leading characters tells someone that “the key to magic is always being the smartest person in the room.” A great quote on every level, except that the film gives the viewer opportunities to be that “smartest person in the room” at every moment throughout runtime. Not a great move, I would add. The viewers should not be one step ahead of the movie at any point in time. In other words, if this film’s creative team cannot sweep the audience off in to a believable fantasy for an hour and twenty minutes, then they have failed miserably leaving the audience feeling cheated and wanting their money back. Hence, I would say that the writer’s didn’t follow their own philosophy at all. And in fact, the true philosophy of this flick should be “the more you know about it, the more bewildering you’ll find it.” READ FULL NOW YOU SEE ME FILM REVIEW >>

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Sunday, December 9th, 2012

WARM BODIES
In theaters February 1, 2013.

Directed by JONATHAN LEVINE
Starring NICHOLAS HOULT, TERESA PALMER, ROB CORDDRY, DAVE FRANCO, ANALEIGH TIPTON and JOHN MALKOVICH

A funny new twist on a classic love story, WARM BODIES is a poignant tale about the power of human connection. After a zombie epidemic, R (a highly unusual zombie) encounters Julie (a human survivor), and rescues her from a zombie attack. Julie sees that R is different from the other zombies, and as the two form a special relationship in their struggle for survival, R becomes increasingly more human – setting off an exciting, romantic, and often comical chain of events that begins to transform the other zombies and maybe even the whole lifeless world.

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SNITCH
Inspired by true events SNITCH will be released on February 22, 2013.

Directed by Ric Roman Waugh
Starring DWAYNE JOHNSON, SUSAN SARANDON, BENJAMIN BRATT and BARRY PEPPER

In the fast-paced action thriller SNITCH, Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission — risking everything, including his family and his own life.

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NOW YOU SEE ME
In theaters June 7, 2013.

Directed by LOUIS LETERRIER
Starring JESSE EISENBERG, MARK RUFFALO, WOODY HARRELSON, MÉLANIE LAURENT, ISLA FISHER, DAVE FRANCO, COMMON, MICHAEL KELLY, MICHAEL CAINE AND MORGAN FREEMAN

NOW YOU SEE ME pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against “The Four Horsemen”, a super-team of the world’s greatest illusionists. “The Four Horsemen” pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen profits on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law.

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RED 2
In theaters August 2, 2013.

Directed by DEAN PARISOT
Starring BRUCE WILLIS, JOHN MALKOVICH, MARY-LOUISE PARKER with anthony hopkins and helen mirren, catherine zeta-jones, BYUNG HUN LEE, brian cox, neal mcdonough

In RED 2, the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world—and stay alive in the process.

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THE TOMB
In theaters September 27, 2013.




Directed by MIKAEL HÅFSTRÖM
Starring SYLVESTER STALLONE, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, JIM CAVIEZEL, CURTIS “50 CENT” JACKSON, VINNIE JONES, VINCENT D’ONOFRIO and AMY RYAN

Action superstars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up in the action-thriller THE TOMB.  Ray Breslin (Stallone), the world’s foremost authority on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.”  But when he is wrongly imprisoned, he must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.

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ENDER’S GAME
In theaters November 1, 2013

Directed by GAVIN HOOD
Starring ASA BUTTERFIELD, HAILEE STEINFELD, BEN KINGSLEY, VIOLA DAVIS, with ABIGAIL BRESLIN and HARRISON FORD

In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.

Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult war games, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

Based on the best-selling, award winning novel, ENDER’S GAME is an epic adventure which stars Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.

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