Excerpt: I’m a sucker for the Academy Awards. I don’t profess to have all the answers, have the “right” taste and essentially shrug my shoulders and will give any movie a chance. I think “The Academy” likes that, but then again they most likely don’t know I exist. I’m getting to a point, I promise.
Excerpt: I have no idea why this happens or why it happens so often in Hollywood, but I call them “twin movies.” You know what I’m talking about, films that have a similiar theme or plot, though they have different actors.
Excerpt: Jacques Tati was one of the most inspired comic writers, directors, and actors of the 20th century, though his sense of humor was so dry and subtle that his movies are often more brilliant than funny.
Excerpt: The Movie Released within two months of The Prestige back in 2006, another star-driven period piece about European magicians (why does Hollywood do that?), The Illusionist is a touching, bittersweet romance about prestidigitator extraordinaire Eisenheim (Edward Norton) and Sophie (Jessica Biel), the...
Conclusion: The biggest mystery about 'The Illusionist' is what has taken Fox so long to release it on Blu-ray. The film is an engaging period thriller with compelling performances and atmosphere. The high-def disc looks and sounds pretty great overall, despite a few flaws.
Conclusion: While this is a great movie and I believe this release has the best picture quality it will get as well as excellent audio, I can’t whole-heartedly recommend this as the extras leave a lot to be desired.
Excerpt: The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold. But when Leopold's new fiancee rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince's interest evolves into obsession...