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Saturday, July 03, 2010

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Look out for this year's offering with Nicholas Cage.  I quite like him in films such as "Gone in 60 Seconds" and "Con Air", not to mention "National Treasure".  Once again, he dons a rather strange hairstyle.  Here's the synopsis, as posted on
A new live action comedy-adventure loosely based on the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment of Disney's Fantasia.
In modern day Manhatten, the master sorcerer Balthazar Blake (Nicholas Cage) attempts to protect the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina), an evil wizard with nefarious plans.
Horvath is determined to claim New York City for his own evil purposes, and enlists an illusionist (Tony Kebbell) to help him toward that end. Given the formidable forces working against him, Blake does not feel that he can accomplish this mission alone.
To help in his venture, he seeks out a seemingly average guy, Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), who is recruited to be Blake's apprentice. Stutler is initially skeptical, and reluctant to get involved, but eventually is convinced by Blake to help in this cause.
Blake gives Stutler a crash course in magic, and mishaps invariably ensue. There is also a love interest in peril angle to the storyline that provides additional motivation for Stutler. 
Together, Blake and Stutler take on Horvath in a classic good versus evil struggle.
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It's due to be released in the UK on 13th August, and it looks like a lot of fun.

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