Tag Archives: Michael Caine

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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Johnny Depp is the voice of “Sherlock Gnomes” (2018) – reviewed by George

This marvelous CGI animated feature stars Gnomeo and Juliet (James McAvoy and Emily Blunt) and Sherlock Gnomes and Watson (Johnny Depp and Chiwetel Ejiofor), and makes some interesting comparisons between the two couples. There’s also Moriarty, a devilish cherub voiced … Continue reading

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Stonehearst Asylum (2014) – reviewed by George

Boy, did they ever need #MeToo in the 1800’s! You may have thought from other films that the treatment of mental cases was awful then for both sexes (and even into the 1900’s), but this film really exposes the awful … Continue reading

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Michael Caine as Sherlock Holmes in “Without a Clue” – reviewed by George

In a pre-credits sequence Holmes (Michael Caine) and Watson (Ben Kingsley) do much more than the police to apprehend two robbers. In front of the reporters Holmes is cool and brilliant, Watson is sincere and polite, and Lestrade (Jeffrey Jones) … Continue reading

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Interstellar (2014) – reviewed by George

This film is an involving, suspenseful deep space adventure, with a healthy dose of emotion in the form of a father’s love for his daughter, but ultimately it’s too engineerish for me. Lots of technical terms, discussions of dimensions (third, … Continue reading

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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) – reviewed by George

This is a private secret service, neither a part of MI-5 (the equivalent of the American NSA) nor MI-6 (the equivalent of the CIA). It was founded either by a very upscale haberdashery and its owners, or by the tailors … Continue reading

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Gambit (1966 and 2012) – reviewed by George

The 1966 version starred Shirley MacLaine, Michael Caine, and Herbert Lom, and featured a wonderful trio of character actors: John Abbott, Roger C. Carmel, and Arnold Moss. The story for the film was written by Sidney Carroll and the screenplay … Continue reading

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