Yesterday I went to see the film The Prestige, which I’d been REALLY looking forward to seeing for weeks even after reading a lukewarm review in Salon.com. As much as I’m all over Salon.com, that reviewer must be dead from the neck up, because The Prestige rocks. I don’t want to give anything away, because the movie kept me guessing right up until the very last minute. All you need to know is that the story involves two rival magicians (played by the very hot Hugh Jackman and the even hotter Christian Bale) and an illusion known as “The Transported Man” which becomes the obsession of Jackman’s character. David Bowie even gets the chance to flex his impressive thespian muscles in the semi-meaty role of inventor and electrical pioneer Nicola Tesla. Scarlet Johansson is on hand as required eye candy. The film also features gorgeous cinematography, and a pleasingly dark undercurrent which will appeal to all you Halloween enthusiasts out there. I advise you to go see The Prestige as soon as possible.
If you’re as much of a movie freak as I am and you haven’t yet seen the newest Woody Allen flick, Match Point then you simply must run out and see it immediately because this movie fucking rocks! I went in not really knowing what the movie was about beyond a basic plot thread of “British Tennis Pro meets American Actress in London” and I was completely blown away! As with movies like The Crying Game, A History of Violence and Million Dollar Baby it is really to your advantage to see this film knowing as little in advance as possible because the surprises and plot twists are delicious. Go see it and then email me and tell me what you thought.