The Prestige

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{5/5} “He’s a natural magician. Course you can’t trust him.” The Prestige, released in 2006 Borden and Angier are rival magicians. Angier’s wife Julia was killed when she couldn’t escape from a water tank fast enough. Angier blames Borden because he’s the one who tied the knot around Julia’s hands. When Borden does a bullet […]

The Illusionist

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{5/5} “There’s no trick they haven’t seen.” The Illusionist, released in 2006 Eduard and Sophie are childhood friends but are separated because of their social stature. Eduard moves away for 15 years, studying magic. When he returns he goes by the name Eisenheim the Illusionist. Everyone is impressed with his magic, including the prince. Prince […]

The Village

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{5/5} “There are secrets in every corner of this village.” The Village, released in 2004 A small community that lives simply always has someone in the watchtower. There are dangerous creatures in the woods — they call them Those We Don’t Speak Of. If anything red is found growing in the ground they quickly bury […]


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{4.5/5} “I played Tetris for five minutes. I still see falling blocks in my dreams.” Tetris, released in 2023 In 1988 Henk is trying to sell the video game Go at the Consumer Electronic Show but no one is interested. Then he plays Tetris, invented by a Russian — he’s very impressed. He buys the […]

The Whale

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{5/5} “Who would want me to be a part of their life?” The Whale, released in 2022 Charlie is an English teacher — he teaches online, with his camera off. Charlie is very obese. His friend Liz is a nurse — she says he has congestive heart failure and he needs to go to the […]

True Grit

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{5/5} “The ground’s too hard. If they wanted a decent burial they should have got themselves killed in summer.” True Grit, released in 2010 Mattie Ross intends on finding her father’s killer and bringing him back to be hanged. She’s only fourteen, so she will need some help. She hires marshal Rooster Cogburn, who she […]

National Treasure: Edge of History (season 1)

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{4.5/5} “The Panamerican treasure is a political powderkeg. Cras Est Nostrum keeps the status quo.” National Treasure: Edge of History season 1, aired in 2022-23 Montezuma’s gold was hidden and the three boxes holding clues have disappeared. Billie Pearce knows they exist, and is searching for them — she buys a house just because she […]

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

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{4.5/5} “Just because you know what my answer’s going to be doesn’t mean you don’t have to ask me.” National Treasure: Book of Secrets, released in 2007 Ben is presented with evidence that Thomas Gates, his great-great-grandfather, participated in the assassination of President Lincoln. He doesn’t believe it, and he’s going to find his own […]

National Treasure

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{4.5/5} “If you wanted to leave me behind, you shouldn’t have told me where you were going.” National Treasure, released in 2004 Ben’s family has been in the possession of a secret for a long time — there’s a huge treasure hidden somewhere in America. His pursuit of the clues led him to a ship […]

Jason Bourne

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{4.5/5} “I volunteered because I thought our enemies killed him. I volunteered because of a lie.” Jason Bourne, released in 2016 Nicky Parsons has hacked into the CIA in order to reveal the black ops projects like Treadstone to the world. But the CIA caught her, and they’re tracking her every move. She also found […]