This year’s trend: Magicians

You know how Hollywood is; they love to repeat themselves. Now, (almost) everyone loves a sequel, but the worst trend is when two studios have competing versions of almost the same exact kind of movie. This year it’s magic, or rather, Victorian era stage magic that may be the real thing! Gasp! Yawn!

Your choices: Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige, staring Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson or The Illusionist with Edward Norton, Jessica Biel, Paul Giamatti and my ever-evil Hollywood boyfriend Rufus Sewell.

To their credit, the trailers do make the films look as different as, say, Elizabeth and Shakespeare in Love turned out to be. We can hope.

One Reply to “This year’s trend: Magicians”

  1. …I’m such a Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman fangirl that it’s going to have to be Prestige (in that way that I’ll probably wait for it to come out on Netflix regardless), but damnit– Edward Norton.

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