Monday, June 3, 2013

Who's On Top: Movie


This Week's Spotlight:

Now You See Me:


It’s one thing to watch a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat. It’s quite another to watch a movie of the same thing. Movies are themselves a kind of magic, dependent on technological wizardry. That’s why, when watching a film of a humble magic trick, you feel no sense of wonder, for the stunt has already been accomplished in a medium that’s all about illusion. So what, you shrug. “Now You See Me” is a so-what movie on a grand scale that tries to transcend this unbreachable barrier through the sheer size and the audacity of its prestidigitation. The movie, directed by Louis Leterrier (“Clash of the Titans,” “The Incredible Hulk”), from a screenplay by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt, follows the adventures of a high-flying magicians’ supergroup. Calling themselves the Four Horsemen, they strut to the stage like Olympic athletes prepared to execute feats worthy of science fiction, which they pull off without missing a beat but with a lot of help from computer-generated effects. — Stephen Holden


Top 10 Box Office:
  1. Fast & Furious 6
  2. Now You See Me
  3. After Earth
  4. Epic
  5. Star Trek Into Darkness
  6. The Hangover Part III
  7. Iron Man 3
  8. The Great Gatsby
  9. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewan
  10. Mud
Disclaimer: All the above info comes from NYTimes.com.

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