The Mad Magician
Vincent Price plays Gallico the great, an inventor of stage-magic effects who aspires to become a star in his own right. Just before his first performance, his act is shut down by capricious manager Ormond who wants Gallico's brilliant buzzsaw effect for the act of the Great Rinaldi, an established star. With this defeat, and the humiliation of having already lost his wife Claire to his rival, Gallico goes insane and uses the buzzsaw to decapitate his manager.
- Category:Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Fantasy
- Stars:Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor, John Emery, Donald Randolph, Lenita Lane, Patrick O'Neal, Jay Novello,
- Director:John Brahm,
- Writer:Crane Wilbur (story), Crane Wilbur (screenplay)
The Mad Magician is a Horror, Thriller, Mystery film directed by John Brahm. A master magician murders his greedy employer, who legally owns every trick he can invent, and finds himself having to kill again. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(us) wrote: Good one, but somehow It gave me the feeling that it ought to be much better.
(de) wrote: It took me a while to connect to this movie. It wasn't really until the last 30 minutes that I really felt invested. I think part of the issue is that the movie unfolds at a pretty slow pace so I found my attention wandering. I did laugh a fair amount, and especially liked the scene where the brothers stole from the wrong house. I liked that Bob Odenkirk's character turned out differently from the stereotypical successful brother that I expected. As far as Alexander Payne films go, I liked The Descendants and Sideways more, but this one isn't bad.
(mx) wrote: French holocaust movie about Vel' d'Hiv Roundup in Paris during World War II. The La Rafle is a true story about few weeks in July 1942, when more than 13,000 Parisian Jews, including more than 4000 children, were rounded up and taken to the now notorious Vel' d'Hiv stadium. All the Jews families were kept in the stadium with no food, water or proper toilets. The movie is based upon the true story of the survivals during that time, which includes the young boy "Jo Weismann" and Christian nurse "Annette Monod"
(br) wrote: Really interesting film.Wasn't a big Jack White fan but I came out liking him the most for his old school approach and good attitude to music and its honesty.
(ca) wrote: Great satire about a guy named Nick played by Aaron Eckhart to be a lobbyist for the Tobacco industry. The best line of the movie is when Nick says tobacco isn't outlawed because it controls the population because of overpopulation. Great script wonderful actors, very enjoyable to watch. Definitely add this to your list. This was my second time viewing this pic.
(br) wrote: I'm sorry that Flixter doesn't allow no stars for a rating, because this is the biggest piece of shit I've ever seen. Eric Roberts should be ashamed.
(nl) wrote: not bad at all, but Akin has waaay better movies...
(jp) wrote: HIgh quality thriller without excessive romance or violence. Intriguing to the end.
(de) wrote: Lorenzo Lamas, what a guy.
(gb) wrote: K2 is shown as very mediocre, which didn't appeal to me quite that much.
(mx) wrote: Mike Leigh and his actors are making up the script as the film goes on. That's what it seems like. The middleclass Londonian family does the best out of everything. They work hard, they keep a positive tone and they tries to deal with their issues. They help their friends out and the keep their dreams up.Few big scenes, but a slow little looker. That sex-scene really was something, though.A drama comedy that got a quite light tone. The characters are likeable, some of them interestingly weird. "Aubrey" is probably my favorite, portrayed by Timothy Spall.It got a small documentary-vibe. I definetly think that this could be one typical early 90's family of England.Well acted and well directed film. Simple but solid. I like the way I get to know every single character in circulated doses - and in the end I'm left perfectly full of them.7.5 out of 10 pork cysts.
(br) wrote: One of the most moving stories about alcoholism. Jack lemmon brings everything into this movie!
(de) wrote: This film is a cleverly written, wonderfully acted comedy that stands among the funniest I've ever seen. Ever. Though it mostly sticks to convention, partially as a product of its time, Neil Simon's screenplay is a perfect example of how to do comedy well, based on characters and dialogue and not the toilet humor that too often passes for "comedy" nowadays. Robert Redford (reprising his stage role) and Jane Fonda are brilliant as the two lead characters, a newlywed couple who are adjusting to their new life together. The chemistry between them was palpable and very real. Charles Boyer and Mildred Natwick also give fine supporting performances as an interesting neighbor and the bride's mother, respectively. One thing I loved, besides how funny this film was, was the way in which it treated even the smallest of characters. Sure, there could have been more exploration of the many residents in the apartment, but what was in the movie worked well. And, I also liked the economic (and organic) use of physical comedy to complement the nearly nonstop verbal acrobatics. Truly a masterpiece of comedy for the ages, and a heartwarming look at young love.
(mx) wrote: No Escape, released in some territories as Escape from Absolom is a 1994 action/science fiction film shot in Queensland starring Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson and Kevin Dillon.It is the story of a former American Marine serving life imprisonment on an island inhabited by savage and cannibalistic prisoners for killing his commanding officer, the commandant of a Benghazi (Libya) military base, in 2011.The movie was directed by Martin Campbell, and was based on 1987's The Penal Colony by Richard Herley.In the 21st century (film taking place in 2022), the penal system is now run by corporations, with prisoners seen as corporate assets.An ex-marine of the Force Recon named John Robbins is imprisoned for life for the murder of his commanding officer, after a shady military operation in Benghazi (Libya) in 2011. An event that still haunts Robbins more than a decade later.Robbins had escaped from two "level 5" maximum security prisons so he has now been imprisoned in a "level 6" facility run by the (unnamed) warden. After the Warden reviews his file and meets him face to face, Robbins is thrown in a cell, where a fellow prisoner offers him food, and hastily tells him about "Absolom" [sic], an island where they send the worst prisoners, and which is far more feared than the facility. A place where Robbins is finally sent to by the warden who quickly sees in him an untamable prisoner.After being dropped off by gunship (a Kamov Ka-27 'Helix'), Robbins is captured by the 'Outsiders', who are led by a sociopath called Marek. The island had been previously been a private retreat as there are ramshackle structures including a dilapidated house and a swimming pool which is where the Outsiders have made their base. Marek informs Robbins that the average life expectancy of a prisoner is six months but he had been there for seven years and then insists he fight one of his men for his amusement. Robbins impresses them by killing the opponent and Marek offers Robbins a position within his gang, in response to which Robbins knocks Marek into a pool and steals a rocket launcher that Marek carries. He flees from the Outsiders and is pursued through the jungle, avoiding crude mantraps. However he ends up trapped at the edge of a high cliff and is shot in the neck by a blowgun dart. He falls into the river at the cliff's base, washes up on some rocks and retrieved by another group, the 'Insiders.'At the Insider's camp which is on the edge of the jungle with their backs to the ocean, he meets the Insiders (including Hawkins, Stephano, Casey, Killian, King and Dysart) led by a man who calls himself 'The Father.' The Father put together a co-operative community with laws as opposed to the tyranny of the Outsiders. The Insiders total around 100 citizens while the various Outsider groups total 600. Robbins learns that he is the only person to have ever challenged and escape from Marek and that the weapon he stole has been appropriated for the good of the community. The Father notes his resourcefulness and asks if Robbins will join him. He refuses and says he wants to leave Absolom, and The Father orders to Robbins to be taken to the shore where he learns from the men that there are gunships 50 miles off the coast and that they are closely electronically monitored by satellite infrared equipment.Nevertheless, Robbins will try to make his escape from Absolom, even if he has to fight all the gangs of Outsiders led by Marek in the process.
(ag) wrote: Quite girlie, but OK.