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Mixed Feelings for Now You See Me

large_jNPvwlt6h6Gm4jdRbfzyYjgHpVbCan I just say– don’t you absolutely love that feeling you get when you sit down in a movie theater and brace yourself for the experience you have been waiting for since the first time you saw the movie’s trailer a couple of months ago? It’s a combination of a couple of feelings actually: excitement, the idea that this movie might be one hell of a ride; and nervousness, accepting you might be walking out of there feeling deeply disappointed.

In some cases, it’s a risk worth taking, and it seemed to be so with Now You See Me, since (although the title didn’t impress me) the trailer immediately piqued my interest.

The mystery behind every illusion is enough to keep you on the edge of your seat. Throw in crime and conflict, and you’ve got an entertaining story on your hands. I usually keep as quiet as a mouse while watching a movie, out of respect to my fellow audience members and to the film itself. But this ride was too good not to occasionally exclaim, “Whoa,” “Oh shit,” and “Awesome!” 

Nonetheless, entertaining as it was, the film left me with mixed feelings.
**[Slight] SPOILER ALERT**

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Down to Disconnect

Disconnect is about a group of people who have lived engrossed in the technology of their digitally-riddled world and are now struggling to find human connection.

Sounds like a Lifetime movie, right? There’s an interesting, universal theme about how we take our lives for granted, living in a darkness among materialistic obsessions– a society that praises the value of a car over the value of a friendship. Hey, I’m not preaching. This is the kind of message so many made-for-TV movies attempt to deliver, and in the cheesiest way.

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