THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

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NOW YOU SEE ME (2013)










#72 is 2013's Now You See Me which I figured I should take a look at with a sequel imminent. NUSM is a wildly preposterous bag of tricks featuring a group of magicians who have never quite made it really big (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco). Under instructions from a mysterious source, they become the Four Horsemen and start doing things like robbing a bank in Paris during a show in Las Vegas, bilking a seeming benefacto...r (Michael Caine) of millions of dollars and transferring his millions to the bank accounts of the audience members and other showy stuff. Morgan Freeman is a tv host who exposes magicians and Mark Ruffalo is the detective in change of this case who seems to be always one step behind. This movie is silly but is tremendous fun as we watch the impossible illusions and the frustrated Ruffalo (who's great) get to the boiling point. But of course, all is not as it seems.

SHOULD TLA SEE THIS? Of course, if only so I can watch her figure out the complex plot in the first five minutes.

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