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Movies About Magicians

Magicians, released in 2007, is a British comedy about two magicians named Harry and Karl. They are friends that hold magic shows together until one tragic magic competition when a fatal accident occurs. When Carol (the assistant) enters the box for the guillotine act, she ends up decapitated. The pair of magicians ends on a sour note and become bitter rivals. They meet up again at a magic competition years later. Linda (Harry’s assistant for this show) begs him to perform his guillotine act and, after dragging his feet, he agrees. Once on stage Linda runs off, chickening out of helping Harry with the act. Karl steps up and helps his friend and the trick is performed with great success. The movie ends with Karl and Harry teaming up once again and taking their show on the road.

The magician movie, called The Prestige, is about two magicians that were, at first, great friends. The story takes place in 19th century London and is about magicians Robert Angier and his assistant Alfred Borden. When Robert Angier’s wife dies, because of an act, they have a fall out and become each others enemy. The pair spends their time upstaging one another and end up using more and more daring illusions. This rivalry between the two grows stronger and they go as far as sabotaging each others acts. The movie features Hugh Jackman as Robert Angier and Christian Bale as Alfred Bordon. The release date for The Prestige was in 2006.

The Illusionist, released in 2006, displays the life of a magician who, through social class, loses Sophie, the love of his life. The magician, Eisenheim, perfects his magical skills throughout the years until he meets up with his love once again. He finds she is about to marry a Crown Prince and plans a way to stop the marriage. He uses his magic on Sophie to win her affections once again. The Illusionist is filled with romance, intrigue and mystery.

Houdini is without a doubt the most well known magician that ever walked the earth. His magic tricks were revolutionary in his day. The magic movie Houdini tells about his entire life story, from the time that he immigrated to the US. It also tells the story about his time as a seance de-bunker. This was a time in his life that he did not want to perform magical shows up until his untimely death. The love story with his wife Bess is woven throughout the entire movie. She was a big part of his life. The movie was first shown on TV in 1998 and was later released onto DVD.

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3 Fun Comedies to Rent on Netflix

Sometimes you just need a good laugh because you are having a bad day or you need some cheering up. If you are looking on Netflix for some good cheap comedy dvds to rent, there are a few that you can consider. These movies have been making people laugh for a while now and are some of the favorites.

The Great Outdoors – This is one of the best movies from 1988. How can you go wrong with John Candy and Dan Aykroyd? Two families who really don’t get along too well find themselves spending a week together in a cabin in the woods. Guest appearance by the bald headed bear of Claire County! The raccoons are hilarious!

Toy Story – Loved by people of all ages, this family film follows a bunch of toys and the rivalry between Woody and Buzz. They eventually find out that their owner is moving and they don’t want to be left behind.

A Christmas Story – Even though this is a Christmas movie, it’s still one of the biggest favorites for a comedy when looking through Netflix. Who can resist the kid getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole, the boy being pushed down in the snow, and don’t forget the mother constantly saying that the kid will shoot his eye out if he gets a bb gun for Christmas?

These are just a few of the favorite comedy movies that people rent on a regular basis on net flex and ones that have stood the test of time. If you need a good laugh or just some cheering up, you won’t go wrong with renting one of these movies. They never let anyone down when they are in need of a laugh, and they are something that many people have rented to cheer them up on a gloomy day.

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Masquerade Mask Couples

Masquerade mask couples are not just for Halloween anymore.
To entertain with a flair, more and more host and hostess are turning to costume parties or costume theme parties.  This way, the quests help with the entertainment.  What could be more fun than to leave your personality behind and become someone else, someone rich and famous or someone fictional for awhile.   There is a little bit of actor or actress in all of us, so let’s enjoy it.

What fun people could have play-acting the part.  Can you see the masquerade mask couples as Tiger and Elin Woods, or Donald Trump and one of the Mrs. Trumps, Batman and Catwoman, or Charlie Brown and Lucy?  Think of the many ways this would enlighten the relationship between two people to spend several hours acting like the characters of the masquerade masks.  You may wish to be a bit of research into the person you will be for a few hours, so you can talk and act like they would.

If you and your significant other were to pick someone else to be for the party, who would it be and why?  Would your significant other help you to pick out a couple to be when you and your friends appear as  masquerade mask couples?  Or will the choice be yours and yours alone.  If so, you only have to answer this question:  Who would you most like to spend the evening with?

After all, adults need play time too and what  better, more grown-up way to do it than with  masquerade ball.  If the ball is given to raise money for charity, there is a noble purpose behind this adult play.  So let your imagination go wild, pick out who you would like to spend the evening with, and find (or hold) a masquerade ball.

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Netflix Adds Hundreds of Indie Films to Watch Instantly

Netflix Adds Hundreds of Indie Films to Watch Instantly

According to a recent Netflix press release, the mail DVD and streaming movie provider will be adding hundreds of Indie or Independent films to it’s Watch Instantly catalog. Six leading distributers of Indie films have signed agreements to allow Netflix non-exclusive rights to offer their movies instantly to customers at home through set-top boxes, game consoles, and other devices that are Netflix ready.

Netflix is already considered a leading source of Indie films through its home delivery service and now furthers that reputation with newly released movies available through its streaming service. Over 300 movies will be available from this new agreement for customers to watch. For the low price of $8.99 a month, these customers can stream unlimited movies to their homes while also receiving as many home delivered DVDs as they desire.

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Netflix Movie Details Page Changes

Netflix Movie Details Page Changes

The redesigned Netflix Movie Details was unveiled earlier this month to mixed feelings from users who voiced their opinion online at the movie rental company’s blog. After review of customer surveys and user research it was determined to place the most important information at the top of the page including a summary of the movie, the movie’s rating, cast members, and the general category.

The company also added some features to support easy navigation between different television episodes for the popular DVD Season releases. Features such as similar content were moved to the bottom of the page.

Some of the customers online wondered why features such as a Friends tab and Friend’s ratings were no longer available on the Movie Details page. Several customers felt this was one of the main reasons they stayed with Netflix and added movies to their queue based on the recommendations of their friends more than any other information. As with most interface changes there are mixed emotions, some positive and some negative.

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Wal-Mart Purchases Vudu, Video On Demand Service

Wal-Mart Purchases Vudu, Video On Demand Service

Wal-Mart is purchasing video on demand service Vudu and could be looking to challenge other Internet movie delivery services such as Amazon, Hulu, Blockbuster (CinemaNow) and Netflix. Vudu is one of the options on many Internet ready movie devices sold today including HDTVs, like the ones sold at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has made a significant push into electronics while purchasing Vudu moves them into a service area that will extend Wal-Marts reach into consumers home for an extended period of time.

Vudu currently offers movie downloads for as little as 99 cents a movie. Their library of movies includes most major studios in addition to independent and international shops, 16,000 titles all together. Wal-mart could possible offer less expensive move downloads than other services and they could offer better quality content (1080p) which would put them one step ahead of the two biggest names in the space today, Netflix and Boxee. Wal-Mart might also create a new monthly service plan to compete directly with Netflix.

Make sure you have a decent internet connection (4.5 MBps) for the best quality delivery from Vudu. Other stream qualities are available including 1080i and 720p which require less bandwidth. When downloading streaming content other home services can also be affected included Internet phone service and computer browsing.

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