“Now You See Me” — Who doesn’t love great magic tricks and awesome illusions?
Many people are intrigued by magic acts and magicians while trying to figure out how they created the illusions, even though they want to believe in the bending of reality.
This well-written and acted film is actually a heist movie with great special effects and an ensemble cast that pulls it off. We see a story of misdirection with magic tricks that will have you guessing what is going to happen next.
The leader Daniel (Jesse Eisenberg), mentalist Merritt (Woody Harrelson), escape artist Henley (Isla Fisher) and street magician Jack (Dave Franco) call themselves the Four Horseman.
They perform their high-profile shows to sold-out crowds in Las Vegas, New Orleans and New York City.
The Horseman steal from the rich and give all of it to the poor. So, no surprise that the group plays their multimillionaire sponsor Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine).
The Horsemen’s elaborate trick of robbing a bank an ocean away gets the attention of an FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo) and Interpol agent (Melanie Laurent).
They get help from a former magician and mythbuster Thaddeus (Morgan Freeman).
The car chase sequence in New York is exciting, along with a fight with the street magician. There are many twists and turns in this mystery.
“The Office: Season Nine” — This is the final season for the terrific show that has gained a loyal audience over its long run. The show has a great ensemble cast, and has won many awards including The Emmy. The set includes all 23 episodes, along with five hours of bonus features.
“MGM Sc-Fi Classics”— Many people grew up seeing these films at the drive-in or local theaters. The four films are: “Beyond the Time Barrier,” “The Angry Red Planet,” “The Man From Planet X” and “The Time Travelers.”
“MGM Sci-Fi Classics 2” — This second volume of bad monster movies and exploitation films includes “Reptilicus,” “The Amazing Transparent Man,” “The Brain That Wouldn’t Die” and “The Neanderthal Man.”
“Sherlock Holmes Box Set” — Sherlock Holmes has been around for more 160 years, first appearing in literature, then through arcade machines in 1900.
This six-disc set includes 12 hours of silent films, movies, radio shows and television episodes. Also included are screen tests, trailers, parodies, cartoons and more.
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