Regular readers will know I wrote a book about the films of Michael Caine three years back. It covered every feature film the iconic British actor had appeared in from Zulu up to The Actors, with brief anticipatory entries for Secondhand Lions [which turned out rather good, I thought] and The Statement [not so successful, IMHO]. Caine works in fits and starts, taking a year off every now and then before making another clutch of movies. So his only feature released in 2004 was Around the Bend [haven't seen it yet, got the DVD but reviews aren't promising].
Last year saw three Caine movies in cinemas - Batman Begins [good], The Weather Man [flawed] and Bewitched [god awful, apparently - I've yet to see it]. Now Sir Michael is back with another Christopher Nolan-directed feature, The Prestige [see the groovy poster above]. The actor was on Parkinson last night, doing his bit to promote the movie and I've heard plenty of good things about it, so I must make the effort to see it. Despite a dozen recommendations, I've managed to miss on seeing Children of Men at the cinema, which also has a Caine appearance in it. Tsk! Guess I'll be waiting for the DVD of that one.