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TOP 7 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES BASED ON MAGIC AND ILLUSION

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What really magic is? It is often said and believed to be the ability of hands. Magic is the sleight of hands that is done to amaze people. For years magic and magicians have been entertaining people. Where pessimists refuse to believe in it and say that these are just tricks that fool people around, the grown-ups also aren’t any different. But, the fact doesn’t end here. Magicians have been able to make children happy for ages. The innocent eyes of a child shining with happiness when he sees anything magical feels awesome.

TOP 7 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES BASED ON MAGIC AND ILLUSION

Movie Industries have been trying a lot to give us films on magic. While some have made movies on magic, some have used illusion as the story. Here I list TOP 7 HOLLYWOOD MOVIES MADE ON MAGIC AND ILLUSION.
Here they are –

1. THE PRESTIGE (2006) :

The plot shows the game between two magicians having great hatred for each other trying to dominate each other to show who is best going to a lifelong feud which leads to something bigger and leads the viewers to absolute amazement. Directed by the visionary Christopher Nolan, it is a story of the hurt ego of men leading to unknown secrets. The film stars Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman along with Sir Michael Caine and Scarlett Johansson.

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2. THE ILLUSIONIST (2006) :

It’s an entertaining story, using politics and magic as the underlying themes. Eisenheim The Illusionist, is a mysterious character with an agenda buried deep down in his heart. He dares to oppose the tyrant crown prince, using the only weapon in his armory – Magic. Ed Norton poured his heart out while playing this role and you could feel the same when you see a broken man seeing his dead beloved. Wait, did I say she was dead? Well, before I spoil the surprise, go and watch it, if you haven’t.

3. SPIRITED AWAY (2001) :

This animated film, directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Disney received widespread acclaim around the world and also won many awards, including the Academy Award for the best-animated feature film. The story shows a family of three taking a wrong way to enter an enchanted spirit world. The father and mother turn into pigs and the daughter is left to tend herself in a world ruled by a witch. It is an animated movie filled with magic and woven by love.

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4. THE HARRY POTTER SERIES (2002-2011) :

Is there anyone on planet Earth who doesn’t know who Harry Potter is? I don’t think so. Probably the best magical movie series of SK time based on the sander books by J.K. Rowling. The story is about a child whose parents were killed when he was small, and he goes to Hogwarts, the school of magic and fights away all his enemies is just mesmerizing and breath-taking. The films have been great hits all over the world and in my list, are the toppers. The film star Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as leads.

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5. DOCTOR STRANGE (2016) :

Surprised to find the MCU here? Diff you forget about Doctor Strange? Isn’t he a magician? Played very week by Benedict Cumberbatch, the film is about an acclaimed doctor who loses his ability to use his hands due to an accident. In search of a cure, the Titans around the whole world to finally reach the mysterious Kamar-Taj. There he learns about various realms and magic stuff to finally become a superhero, Doctor Strange. The movie stands out for its spectacular and mind tripping visual effects. And we can know more about him from films like “Thor-Ragnarok” and “Infinity War”

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6. NOW YOU SEE ME – 1 (2013) :

A summer hit even without a good storyline, this film is about four magicians, who call themselves The Four Horsemen, loot a bank in Paris while performing in a live event at Las Vegas. But the FBI, led by Mark “The Hulk” Ruffalo get to know about it and start chasing them. Joining them is a former magician working as a magician-exposer. The rest of the story is about the cat and mice chase, but here the mice escape! This one isn’t about magic only, but the illusion he is perfect.

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7. HOUDINI (1953) –

Yes, an old one indeed. Named after the famous escapologist of all time, the term or expression used in order to explain a vanishing act from an inescapable situation is known as a ‘Houdini’ act. It has been named such because Harry Houdini was famous for his escapes from any confinement that he was put in. Based on his life, a highly fictionalized movie came out in 1953 which primarily aimed at his exploits. Starring Tony Curtis as the protagonist, ‘Houdini’ is a showreel of the man’s spectacular acts and only touches the surface of his troubled relationship. It’s old, but you’ll surely like the film. Go watch it.

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RIP: Virgil Abloh Dead at 41 after private battle with cancer

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Louis Vuitton artistic director and Off-White founder Virgil Abloh died Sunday in Chicago, Ill, after a private 2-year battle with cancer. He was 41.

In 2019, Abloh was diagnosed with malignant primary cardiac angiosarcoma, an extremely rare tumor of the heart.

His death was announced in a tweet by luxury group LVMH and the Off-White label on Sunday.

“We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom,” Bernard Arnault, chairman and chief executive of LVMH said in a statement.

The designer was the first Black man to head a major European fashion house when Louis Vuitton named him as menswear designer in 2018.

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Abloh graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. He received his Master of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2006.

He first gained fame in the mid-2000s through his affiliation with rap producer Ye, formerly Kanye West, after the two met at a Chicago print shop where Abloh worked.

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Abloh interned at Fendi in the same class as Ye in 2009. He worked in Fendi’s Rome, Italy office, where he and Ye began to collaborate on designs.

In 2010, Ye appointed Abloh as creative director of his DONDA agency. In 2011, Ye hired Abloh as the artistic director for his and Jay Z‘s album Watch the Throne.

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Abloh founded his second fashion house Off-White in 2013. He launched Off-White’s women’s wear line in 2014.

In 2018, Abloh designed a custom Off-White gown and veil for Hailey Bieber‘s wedding day. On the veil, he included his famous quotation marks design around the words “till death do us part”.

In 2019, LVMH reported a 20% growth in sales attributed in part to Abloh’s appointment as artistic director.

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In July 2021, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton announced it acquired a 60% stake in Off-White, with Abloh retaining 40%.

Abloh leaves behind his wife, Shannon Sundberg, and their two children.

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N.C.’s Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson says straight people are superior to LGBT+ people

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North Carolina’s Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson insists straight people are superior to LGBT+ people because heterosexuals can reproduce.

Robinson made the comments while speaking at Berean Baptist Church in Winston-Salem on November 14.

Ron Baity, the church’s pastor, introduced Robinson to the congregation, saying he was “a breath of fresh air here in North Carolina.”

Robinson, who is running for N.C. governor in 2024, said homosexuals are “what the cows leave behind.”

He also referred to LGBT+ people as “maggots” and “flies” and he called homosexuality a sin.

Robinson told the congregation that homosexuality serves no purpose in God’s plan.

“If homosexuality is of God, what purpose does it serve? What does it make? What does it create? It creates nothing.”

Robinson made headlines earlier this year when he called homosexuals and transgenders “filth,” and said teaching LGBT+ curriculum in schools was “child abuse.”

He said “there’s no reason anybody anywhere in America should be telling any child about transgenderism, homosexuality — any of that filth.”

“And yes, I called it filth, and if you don’t like that I called it filth, come see me and I’ll explain it to you,” he said in a leaked video.

In response to the controversy, Robinson told the News & Observer:

“We are talking about this kind of filth being spread in our classrooms and being spread to our children… My personal beliefs and spiritual beliefs about homosexuality are not pertinent. I will fight for folks’ rights to be secure in their persons every day that I’m in this office. But we will not allow it to be spread to classrooms and to children.”

LGBT+ rights advocates protested outside Robinson’s office on Friday, and activists read a list of names of transgender people who were killed this year.
 

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No charges against married man who fatally shot his mistress’ ex-husband (Video)

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Officials in Lubbock, Texas have not charged a married man who fatally shot his mistress’ ex-husband during a child custody dispute.

Chad Read’s widow Jennifer Read released cell phone footage of the verbal altercation that led to Read’s fatal shooting.

In the video, 54-year-old father Chad Read is seen arguing with his ex-wife Christina Read’s new boyfriend Kyle Carruth.

Carruth is heard telling Read to “get off my property.”

Read was there to pick up a son he had with ex-wife Christina Read.

At one point, Carruth went inside the house to retrieve a rifle while Read continued arguing with Christina Read outside.

“Where’s my son at? I’ll go get him. I’m supposed to have him at 3:15,” Chad Read is heard telling Christina Read. “And you’re playing games telling me that I can pick him up at six? I’ve already got the cops on the way to your mom’s house… Because that’s probably where he is.”

Then, Carruth emerged from the house with the rifle and the two men briefly argued on the front porch.

Carruth fired a warning shot at Read’s feet before firing two shots into Read’s chest, killing him.

According to Jennifer Read, Carruth was angry that Read threatened to expose his extramarital affair to his wife, Judge Ann-Marie Carruth whose jurisdiction is the 72nd District Court in Crosby and Lubbock counties.

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Through her attorney, Jennifer Read released a statement along with her cell phone footage.

In an affidavit, Jennifer Read accused Christina Read and Kyle Carruth of engaging “in a conspiracy” to murder Chad Read to silence him.

In a Facebook post, Jennifer Read wrote:

“Please share. Make this go viral. Does this look like a man in fear of his life or the life of others? Look at that smile. He is a cold blooded murderer.”

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Accompanying her post is an image from her cell phone footage that shows Carruth smiling at Read before killing him.

Carruth’s attorney claims he shot Read in self-defense.

CAUTION: The video contains graphic violence that may be disturbing to some viewers.
 

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