Edited with rapid-fire precision, "Now You See Me 2" hurtles along--a roller-coaster of teases, fake-outs
, contrivances, and jaw-drops.
You know when something is going to jump out, usually because there's been a couple of fake-outs
first before the real demon emerges.
Videos are de rigueur in the business of music promotion, and the site's rife with placeholder stills, scrolling lyrics, and fake-outs
, yet we still get sucked in by fascinating or funny work, uploaded by artists, amateurs, and corporations.
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By the 1950s, it was tradition at many camps that the "break" occur without warning, often after days of rumors and fake-outs
(for example, that this year, there would be no Color War).
The first lays out the need for media literacy and identifies what McCall terms "fake-outs
," attempts by the National Cable and Telecommunications Association to provide empowerment campaigns that in fact do not empower viewers.
KOHALA, HAWAII -- Make sure that the radiologist you use knows pneumonia in children because there are a couple of "fake-outs
" that may fool someone who is only familiar with interpreting adult x-rays, Dr.
? Maybe the audio track of continuous episodes of Suddenly Susan piped into the chamber in lieu of gas.
Taking his cues from Ruth Rendell (whose novel inspired this film) and Luis Bunuel (whose Rehearsal for a Crime is quoted in a pivotal scene), the auteur unravels his five intertwined lives like a striptease, spiking scenes with little fake-outs
and MacGuffins that play havoc with our expectations.
To be sure, logic and credibility aren't sustained throughout--the final minutes play like a typically contrived climax of routine horror fare--but there's a welcome absence of drawn-out fake-outs
and last-gasp lunging at the end.
That's an important clue when you're on the lookout for possible marble (metamorphic) fake-outs
. If you're not sure you're standing on a marble floor, check for the fossil evidence.
After setting up this promising premise, however, Wall and helmer Simon West ("Lara Croft: Tomb Raider") fail to sustain suspense--or even consistently maintain interest--during what amounts to 70 or so minutes of fake-outs
, pregnant pauses and, occasionally, cheap shocks.