Is there a character that Meryl Streep can’t play convincingly? Doesn’t look like it. She stars in Ricki and the Flash where she plays a rockstar who gave up everything to follow her dream. She returns home to try to make things right with her family–all of her children now being adults–and things are not going so well.
Her real life daugher, Mamie Gummer, plays her on-screen daughter in this comedy written by Diablo Cody. Director, Jonathan Demme said Streep studied guitar for months before six weeks of band rehearsal ahead of shooting. The playing, the singing and the stage presence was all her doing. This is Meryl Streep, I wouldn’t expect anything less. The film also stars Kevin Kline and Rick Springfield. In theaters August 7, 2015. Can’t wait!
I first saw the trailer (and posted about it!) back in December and even then I was really excited to see it. Time flew by and by the end of May the wait was finally over and let me tell you, it was SO worth it.
Now You See Me begins with four magicians: J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) known as the showman, Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) the mentalist, Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) the sleight of hand, and Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) as the escape artist. All of them receive an invitation to partake in a mysterious quest. A year later they are in Vegas performing as The Four Horsemen to a sold-out show funded by billionaire, Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine). During the performance they seemingly rob a bank in Paris. Agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo) of the FBI and Agent Alma Dray (Melanie Laurent) from Interpol are called in to investigate. They ask notorious magic debunker, Thaddeus Bradley (Morgan Freeman) for help, but he appears to have his own agenda. The Four Horsemen pull off three impossible heists and everyone is left wondering whether it is all an illusion or if it could really be magic. Continue Reading