…Come In Closer

“Now You See Me” beckons you to come closer, because, as several of the film’s magicians tell us, the more you think you see, the easier it’ll be to fool you. Directed by Louis Letterier may come as a bit if surprise to summer film goers. The film was seriously under advertised, but is an…

…have a grand vision

It’s about halfway through (more or less) Baz Luhrmann’s latest incarnation of “The Great Gatsby” that our narrator, Nick (Tobey Maguire), remarks on Gatsby’s, “extraordinary gift for hope.” Apart from being a line that many of us probably vaguely recall being highlighted by our high school literature teacher (and occurs much earlier in the book),…

…dispel the myth

The true brilliance of DreamWorks’ “Rise of the Guardians” lies not in its ability to cover just about every holiday season (except for Halloween…sorry no Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown), but in its ability to humanize classic childhood characters that we all know and love. The Guardians: Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), Tooth…