Posts Tagged ‘the prestige’
Monday, October 23rd, 2006
Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman in The Prestige
Director Christopher Nolan’s, The Prestige worked it’s magic on the
movie-going audience last weekend to top the North American Box with $14.8
million. Surprisingly enough, The Prestige managed to hold off Clint
Eastwood’s, WWII drama, Flags of our Fathers, which debuted in third
place with $10.8 million. Martin Scorsese scores his biggest hit in recent years
with the The Departed, which is holding strong at second place with $13.6
million for a grand total of $77.0 million to date.
Sony’s animated feature, Open Season places fourth with $8.0 million,
and Flicka, Fox’s family drama, debuts in fifth place bringing in $7.7
million. Tied for fifth place, with Flicka was last week’s box office
winner, The Grudge 2 with $7.7 million.
Falling to seventh place is Universal’s political comedy Man of the Year
with $7 million. Director Sofia Coppola’s, Marie Antoinette opened in
limited release and places eight with $5.3 million.
Rounding out the Top 10 was Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning,
which placed ninth with $3.9 million, and The Marine fell to10th place
with $3.7 million.
Sony’s Running With Scissors opened in limited
release, in only 8 theaters for a strong debut of $225,000, while the 3-D
version of Tim Burton’s, The Nightmare Before Christmas made $3.3 million
in limited release.
To purchase the posters for the above-mentioned movies, just click on the links below:
- The Prestige – $14,818,000
- The Departed – $13,675,000
- Flags of Our Fathers – $10,200,000
- Open Season – $8,000,000
- Flicka – $7,700,000
- The Grudge 2 – $7,700,000
- Man of the Year – $7,035,000
- Marie Antoinette - $5,300,000
- Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning – $3,875,000
- The Marine – $3,725,000
Saturday, October 21st, 2006
Andy Serkis, David Bowie and Hugh Jackman in the The Prestige
Director, Christopher Nolan scores big with The Prestige. Read on:
Cinematic sleight-of-hand is a tough thing to pull off these days. No matter how secretive or sophisticated a filmmaker’s approach might be, there are always folks savvy (not to mention cynical) enough to figure out what’s happening long before any of their fellow filmgoers. And that is what makes The Prestige the ultimate movie magic trick.
As the film’s dialogue suggests, the true purpose of magic is not to trick or deceive, but rather to convince an audience that “something” can appear to be “something else” entirely. Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the man responsible for the misdirection-filled Memento, this idea is elevated to new artistic heights — even as it temporarily appears to be just another tool in a master storyteller’s arsenal.
The film stars Christian Bale (Batman Begins) as Alfred Borden, an aspiring illusionist with tricks to spare, but hardly enough panache to sustain an audience’s attention. Meanwhile, his colleague, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman), has plenty of stage presence, but not enough chops to make it as a legitimate magician. The two quickly become embroiled in a battle of wills for domination of London’s stages. But when their competition results in the accidental death of a loved one, the longtime rivalry escalates and threatens to destroy both men — not only professionally, but personally.
There’s no good reason to reveal any more about the film, unless you are one of those savvy (not to mention cynical) folks who prefers to have all of a film’s secrets spoiled before stepping into a theater. That said, The Prestige adds up to far more than the sum of its parts. This is largely due to Nolan’s script, co-written by his brother Jonathan, which functions simultaneously as an expose into antiquated magic tricks and a testament to the fact that almost all of them still work. But the careful construction of characters is what keeps the film tethered to its emotional center.
Bale, a masterful actor capable of incredible subtlety and power, portrays Alfred as the ultimate purist — an artist who barely needs an audience to feed his work except as a sort of last-ditch commercial crutch. Jackman, on the other hand, exploits his own theatrical experience to play a performer who courts attention — indeed, he craves it — and whose determination to learn Alfred’s secrets is connected to personal desperation as much as professional envy.
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Wednesday, October 18th, 2006
We’ve added two new posters to our catalogue, The Prestige and Eragon: Read on:
Eragon synopsis: When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it’s the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy; maybe now he’ll be able to buy food for the winter for his family. But when the stone turns out to be an egg from which a baby dragon is hatched, Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Overnight his simple life is shattered, and he is thrust into a perilous new world of destiny, magic, and power.
With only an ancient sword and the advice of an old storyteller for guidance, Eragon and the fledgling dragon must navigate the dangerous terrain and dark enemies of an Empire ruled by a king whose evil knows no bounds. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands.
Based on the best-selling novel by Christopher Paolini.
Cast: Djimon Hounsou, Edward Speleers, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Robert Carlyle, Gary Lewis, Alun Armstrong; Directed by: Stefen Fangmeier
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The Prestige synopsis: In rapidly changing, turn-of-the-century London, at a time when magicians are idols and celebrities of the highest order, two young magicians set out to carve their own paths to fame. The flashy, sophisticated Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) is a consummate entertainer, while the rough-edged purist Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) is a creative genius who lacks the panache to showcase his magical ideas.
They start out as admiring friends and partners. But when their biggest trick goes terribly awry, they become enemies for life — each intent on outdoing and upending the other. Trick by trick, show by show, their ferocious competition builds until it knows no bounds, even utilizing the fantastical new powers of electricity and the scientific brilliance of Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) — while the lives of everyone around them hang in the balance.
Based on the novel by Christopher Priest.
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson; Directed by: Christopher Nolan Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson; Directed by: Christopher Nolan
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