Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games: a televised competition in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to fight to the death.
Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she's Divergent and won't fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it's too late.
Four magicians each answer a mysterious summons to an obscure address with secrets inside. A year later, they are the Four Horsemen, big time stage illusionists who climax their sold out Las Vegas show with a bank apparently robbed for real. This puts agents Dylan Rhodes of the FBI and Alma Dray of Interpol on the case to find out how they did it. However, this mystery proves difficult to solve even with the insights of the professional illusion exposer, Thaddeus Bradley. What follows is a bizarre investigation where nothing is what it seems with illusions, dark secrets and hidden agendas galore as all involved are reminded of a great truth in this puzzle: the closer you look, the less you see.Written by
Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
After the Horsemen escape, Dylan is drunk in a bar having an annoyed conversation with Alma. From the shots in front of Alma, there are several strands of her hanging over her left ear. From the shots behind Alma, there is only one strand of hair hanging over her left ear. See more »
J. Daniel Atlas:
What is magic? Magic is deception, but deception designed to delight, to entertain, to inspire. It is about belief. Faith.
Without those qualities, magic as an art form would no longer exist.
But what happens if these qualities are not used for their higher purpose? And instead they're used to cheat, lie.
J. Daniel Atlas:
For personal gain, or for greed? Well then it's no longer magic.
So tonight, for our final act, you're gonna help us set a few things right.
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About halfway through the closing credits a scene is shown where the four horsemen arrive in the desert at an abandoned, dilapidated amusement park in Las Vegas. Appears in both the Blu-Ray Edition and the iTunes Extended Cut. See more »
The Blu-ray release includes an "Extended Edition" that adds almost nine-and-a-half minutes of material. See more »
The film didn't interest me from start to finish mainly due to the fact the viewer was given no chance to develop empathy for any character. Each character is introduced in sequence but in an unsubtle, tasteless manner invoking cringey feelings from the outset. The opening was 'cheese' of the purest kind. Good actors namely Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine were wasted here. Many of the tricks and illusions, although quite lavish, were not inspiring and appeared quite unrealistic in the context of the film. There was no awe or wonder regarding the performance of illusions due to the fact I never became immersed in the film and always regarded the stunts as staged. In one opening scene I developed such a dislike for a character, in the space of just 2 or 3 sentences, it was my hope the actress would simply drown during her stunt and save everyone the misery of listening a moment longer. This film was not enjoyable and I would not waste my money to see it again.
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