Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – April 18, 2022

There have been a couple of major family events in the last couple of weeks. My wife had surgery–nothing too dire, but still something that she is not fully recovered from. And my youngest daughter is celebrating her 16th birthday!

This is her at about one month.

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Now You See Me

You know from very early on that Now You See Me is going to be kind of a stupid film.  It does it’s best to distract you from this with glitzy effects and dizzying (literally, at times) camera movements, as it tries to slickly tell the story of four street magicians who begin to make a name for themselves by using their skills with illusion to commit Robin Hood-style robberies and make a statement about the economic injustices in the world, while at the same time achieving a self-motivated ulterior motive.  The magic shows are impressive and dazzling, the robberies brilliant though unlikely, and the film style all spit and polish over substance or character development.  It’s sort of like a strange combination of the Ocean’s Eleven series with Step Up Revolution. Continue reading Now You See Me