The Grim Game

movie review of The Grim Game (1919) starring Harry Houdini
movie review of The Grim Game (1919) starring Harry Houdini The Grim Game was a silent film starring the great magician and escape artist Harry Houdini as Harvey Hanford, a man wrongly convicted of crimes that he didn’t commit.  Using Houdini’s renowned escape abilities, Houdini quickly escapes out of the jail that he’s...
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Harry Houdini biography

Houdini, Portrait at Age 32
Biography of Harry Houdini (1874-1926) Houdini means “escape artist or other ingenious person,” according to the dictionary.  Harry Houdini epitomizes that, of course, as the man who created the field of escape artistry, as well as becoming the most famous magician of his day, and equally well known for...
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Death Defying Acts

Death Defying Acts - Houdini's Secret - Guy Pierce - Catherine Zeta Jones - magic is inescapable - "A Masterful Work"
Death Defying Acts (2007) starring Guy Pierce, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan The movie  Death Defying Acts is a Hollywood fantasy, based very loosely on the life of Harry Houdini.   The basic plot of the movie has Harry Houdini crusading against false psychics (which was true), offering a...
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Houdini, starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh

Tony Curtis gives a winning performance as the great Houdini, the struggling circus performer who emerged as the world s most captivating magician and escape artist. From his beginnings as a wild man carnival act to the internationally famous feat of escaping from a locked trunk in an...
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Batman: Year One

Batman Year One
Batman: Year One, starring Benjamin McKenzie, Bryan Cranston, Eliza Dushku Synopsis of Batman: Year One When Gotham City is in desperate need of heroes, two men take a stand for justice…but on opposite sides. Bruce Wayne returns home after years abroad to become a crimefighter, just as honest cop Lt. James...
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Terrordactyl

Terrordactyl (2016) starring Christopher John Jennings, Jason Tobias, Candice Nunes,  Jack E. Curenton
Terrordactyl (2016) starring Christopher John Jennings, Jason Tobias, Candice Nunes,  Jack E. Curenton Terrordactyl is a modern creature feature, in the style of the cheesy monster movies that we grew up with. Except for a few minor language issues, I recommend it wholeheartedly. It’s fun, fast-paced, with good acting.  It has...
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The Young in Heart

The Young in Heart (1941) starring Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke, Paulette Goddard
The Young in Heart (1938) starring Janet Gaynor, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Roland Young, Billie Burke, Paulette Goddard Synopsis of The Young in Heart Thrown out of the Riviera, a family of grifters meets a lonely, vulnerable rich old woman and insinuate themselves into her life while they sponge off her.
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Mission To Mars

Mission To Mars, starring Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Connie Nielsen, Jerry O'Connell, Don Cheadle, directed by Brian de Palma
Mission To Mars, starring Gary Sinise, Tim Robbins, Connie Nielsen, Jerry O’Connell, Don Cheadle, directed by Brian de Palma Editorial review of Mission to Mars courtesy of Amazon.com  If Brian De Palma directed Mission to Mars for 10-year-olds who’ve never seen a science fiction film, he can be credited for...
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House of the Long Shadows

The House of Long Shadows (1983), starring Desi Arnaz Jr., Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing
House of the Long Shadows (1983), starring Desi Arnaz Jr., Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing Synopsis of House of the Long Shadows In House of the Long Shadows, an American writer goes to a remote Welsh manor on a $20,000 bet: can he write a classic novel like...
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