Steve Carell stars as a Las Vegas magician facing both personal and professional crises.
What renders the wintry drama irredeemably unpleasant is a pivotal character in whom we are monumentally disinterested.
In a summer movie season full of comic book superheroes and supernatural creatures, it’s a relief to get the occasional movie focused on people like us.
So what do June, July, and August have in store for us as mainstream attractions compete for box office dollars? Plenty!
Benjamin Franklin said it first: “Time is money.” Well, here’s a movie that applies that truism literally.
With Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig headlining director Jon Favreau’s sci-fi oater, it’s as if Indiana Jones and James Bond had suddenly turned up for a gunfight. Y’know, “Indy and 007 at the OK Corral.”