The summer blockbuster season is here! “Media Services at the Movies” will look at what big movie is coming out this week, then offer a few movies like it from our collection.
We really have no idea what to expect from Now You See Me. It’s the type of intrigue we haven’t really seen building up to a movie since Inception. We’re never ones to shun a high-concept heist movie, and the A-list cast certainly inspires confidence in the project. But the plot has been kept in close secrecy despite an advertising blitz, and there is little-to-no advance word about its quality. Even the basic concept raises a few questions: how can you create a compelling movie about magic tricks when audiences are used to CGI trickery? You might say it’s a… wild card.
Now You See Me has a lot going on at once. It’s a heist-thriller-puzzle movie about magicians set in Las Vegas with a strong supporting cast. If that sounds like a good time, we can think of a dozen movies that share some of those qualities that might be up your alley.
The Usual Suspects – HU DVD 1671
The Illusionist – HU DVD 1779
The Prestige – HU DVD 3831
Casino Royale – HU DVD 4999
Casino – HU DVD 5308
The Hangover – HU DVD 8147
21 – HU DVD 9078
Snatch. – HU DVD 9416
Ocean’s 11 (1960) – HU DVD 10483
Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – HU DVD 10484
Ocean’s Twelve – HU DVD 10485
Ocean’s Thirteen – HU DVD 10486