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Now You See Me review
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‘Now You See Me’ Review

The magic of cinema and the magic of magic tend to cancel each other out. Once you convince someone they're seeing alternate realities, alien conquerers, and distant futures, pulling a rabbit out of a hat looks a little underwhelming. It is a cruel, sad truth that a single cut negates all the impact of the greatest act of sleight of hand.

So, a movie about magic needs to be about more than just magic. The silly but not entirely unpleasurable 'Now You See Me' is about showmanship. There are a lot of good actors in this movie, including Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Melanie Laurent, and Mark Ruffalo. They play illusionists, mentalists, hucksters, debunkers, billionaire industrialists, Interpol officers, and FBI agents, respectively(ish). All of them, no matter whether they're wool-pullers or wool-pullees, look like they're having a grand old time misdirecting us through a labyrinthine plot involving magicians, bank heists, and decades-old vendettas. For a while, the fun is infectious. I found myself chuckling at the outrageous character names -- Dylan Rhodes! Jack Wilder! Arthur Tressler! Thaddeus Bradley! J. Daniel Atlas! -- and grinning at the ludicrous twists. Like a mark at a good magic act, I knew I was being worked over and was enjoying every second.

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Is The History Channel’s Show ‘American Pickers’ Fake?- This Author Thinks It’s Real

Is the History Channel's show 'American Pickers' fake? Do you think the show is just staged? I don't. I can get sucked into Mike and Frankie picking anything. I think the show is real and I want to prove one blogger wrong.

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What Does The ‘G’ Stand For With 4G Phones?

If you know the answer you're under the age of 35 or a smart middle-aged person. I am not. When I was in Florida spending time with Dad and many people in their 70s, they looked at my 4G phone like I was some sort of time traveler. "What does the 'G' stand for", asked a 79 year old friend of my father. Embarrassed I replied, "ummm, gooder?"

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The Hangover 3 Is Set To Hit Theaters In May [VIDEO]

Coming to theaters on May 24, 2013, The Hangover Part 3, and this time there's no wedding and no bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? Well, when the wolf pack hits the road, all bets are off. The Hangover 3 will again star Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms. According to eonline;

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Warm Bodies review
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‘Warm Bodies’ Review

'Warm Bodies' is a supernatural teen love story with a brain. (Excuse me. . .BRAINS!) It is hardly a memorable film, and certainly a step back for director Jonathan Levine after the masterful '50/50,' but it's cute, and if you are a high schooler looking for a date flick or slightly older and chaperoning your niece you could do a hell of a lot worse.

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Need Valentine’s Day Flowers? Head To Olney’s Flowers In Rome

The girls (Samantha, Beth, Kara, Lisa and Nicole) at Olney's Flowers in Rome can take care of your flower buying needs this holiday... Easily. And if they don't have what you're looking for, they'll MAKE it for you on the spot!

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Taylor Swift, ‘State of Grace’ – Song Review

Taylor Swift released 'State of Grace,' the fifth single from 'Red.' Has it really been that many already?! In any case, the quality matches the quantity: 'State of Grace' may well be a perfect pop song.

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Taylor Swift, ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ – Song Review

"I knew you were trouble when you walked in / So shame on me now," Taylor Swift laments on 'I Knew You Were Trouble,' another promotional single from 'Red,' due Oct. 22. Other than 'Back to December' off of 'Speak Now,' this may be the first single in which Swift, however indirectly, takes responsibility for her role in a failed relationship -- and that maturity suits her, though it may not always make for easy listening.

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Taylor Swift, ‘Begin Again’ – Song Review

Taylor Swift often comes under some heat for her lyrics, which can sometimes veer into the junior notebook doodle arena, but the girl is growing up. In an ode to a new romance, Swift paints a vivid picture of a first date following a rough breakup in 'Begin Again' -- and she sounds like a young woman.

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Carly Rae Jepsen, ‘Kiss’ – Album Review

Carly Rae Jepsen isn't a one tricky pony. She's a two-to-three trick pony, if her debut U.S. album, 'Kiss,' is indication, and if she strays too far from what she knows, it doesn't end that well. But when her regular two or three tricks are so good, you don't mind hearing them over and over again... at least not at first.

 

 

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The ‘Doctor’ is In — 10 Things To Check Out This Week

Summer is winding down, but there are still plenty of great movies, TV shows, games and more to fill your brain hole! Allow us to point you to this week’s best new entertainment and pop culture releases. Here are 10 Things To Check Out This Week:

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Maroon 5, ‘One More Night’ – Song Review

‘One More Night,’ the second single from Maroon 5‘s ‘Overexposed’ (out June 26) is just dropping, while the first single ‘Payphone’ remains in the Top 5 of the radio chart leaderboad. It’s certainly the familiar pop-rock sound that we’ve come to experience and expect from Adam Levine and his bandmates. But there’s a bit of a reggae style infused into the percussion, giving the song a more dancey feel.

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