Apparently you enjoy plot twists more if they get spoiled for you

There’s nothing people love more than a good plot twist, whether it’s a season-ending about-face on a TV show or a horror flick that pulls the rug out from under viewers in the last minute. But there’s also nothing people hate more than a shitty plot twist—hence the ongoing critical dogfight over M. Night Shyamalan’s…

It’s “passable” movies that are slowly but surely killing the medium

It’s tempting to think that Hollywood is slitting its own throat with egregiously awful films like Suicide Squad and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2. But Evan Puschak doesn’t see it that way, as he explains in a new episode of his web series The Nerdwriter called “The Epidemic Of Passable Movies.” While blatantly terrible…

The Now You See Me sequel gets an official title, but it’s not the obvious joke

Here at The A.V. Club, we’ve spent the last few months praying to our various gods that the sequel to Now You See Me—the 2013 heist-ish thriller about magicians—would be titled either Now You See Me Too or Now You Don’t. In fact, it would be impossible to overstate how much we wanted that to happen. No, wait. We…

Michael Caine says Daniel Radcliffe will play his son in Now You See Me sequel

2013’s Now You See Me was about a team of aggressively cool magicians—and Woody Harrelson—who stage a series of elaborate performances that are secretly tied to stealing from a bunch of corrupt bad guys. Mark Ruffalo plays an FBI agent on the magic beat who is determined to stop them, and Michael Caine is a rich guy…