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Now You See Me 2 (2016) – reviewed by George

Three years later the gang is together again, except for Henley, who got tired of waiting for Jack to propose and left. The movie starts in 1984 with magician Lionel Shrike (Richard Laing) being locked in a safe, and the … Continue reading

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Now You See Me (2013) – reviewed by George

A movie about magic and magicians and larceny, with two leads: the main magician and the FBI guy after them. The Magicians are J.D. “Danny” Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher), and Jack Wilder (Dave … Continue reading

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View from the Top (2003) – reviewed by George

The story of Donna Jensen starts in Silver Springs, Nevada. Her mother, an ex-showgirl, wears a very skimpy showgirl outfit to Donna’s sixth birthday party, and her father stops by for the beer. The desert wind blows out the candles, … Continue reading

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Avengers: Endgame (2019) – reviewed by George

A fifteen-minute recap recalls “Avengers: Armageddon” and sets up the fight to defeat Thanos and restore all the folks who turned to dust in that picture, which was 50% of the population (plus 50 % of all life on earth … Continue reading

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – reviewed by George

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is wrapped in chains and hanging sideways in a cave with the fire creature Surtur (Clancy Brown), who looks like a devil, laughing at him and telling him that Ragnarok, the Fall of Asgard, has begun. To … Continue reading

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Thor Ragnarok (2017) – reviewed by George

Ragnarok is the name given to the fall of Asgard, which the fire creature Surtur (Clancy Brown), who looks like a devil, intends to bring about. But Thor (Chris Hemsworth) kills Surtur, then goes home to Asgard and finds Loki … Continue reading

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Marvel’s “The Avengers” (2012) – reviewed by George

Directed by Joss Whedon from his screenplay, which was based on a story by Zak Penn and Whedon, this is truly a blockbuster. Clearly an action movie but with touches of humor, sadness, and eventually triumph tempered with what has … Continue reading

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Foxcatcher (2014) – reviewed by George

Bennett Miller has directed a movie so austere it could legitimately be called dreary. It is all gray skies and washed-out vistas. Even autumn foliage looks grayish. Based on a true story, it shows the tale of John E. du … Continue reading

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