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Review: The Amazing Johnathan Documentary

My brother and I loved The Amazing Johnathan growing up. The stand-up comedian/magician specialized in oddball sleight of hand and strange props, and we’d often imitate the bit where he sticks a straw into his ear, pulls it out his mo...

 
 
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Fantastic Beasts 3 pushed back to 2021

Fans of the Harry Potter spin-off series Fantastic Beasts will have to wait a while for the third of five planned films as Warner Bros. today has announced that the third film will release on November 21, 2021. Warner Bros. President Ron Sa...

 
 
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Review: King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Friends. Countrymen. Britons. There are so many places (read: quips) I’d like to begin. From the guy who dated an already older-ish Madonna. Comes the prettiest Arthur you’ve ever seen (seriously, the header image is about as pe...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Doctor Strange

My favorite movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far have been the ones that don't feel like standard-issue superhero movies. The Avengers was basic, and Avengers: Age of Ultron was a bigger, dumber, basic-er redux of the first film. ...

 
 
 
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Here's the first supreme teaser for Marvel's Doctor Strange

Since we're finally past all of Marvel's big moves like The Avengers and Captain America: Civil War, we're finally entering Marvel's weirder titles. It's also coincidentally the material I know the least about. All I know about Doctor Stran...

 
 
 
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The Witcher is getting a movie for some reason

You folks like movies? You folks like books? You folks like videogames? What if I told you that you could have everything all the time? Because it's not like having everything you want is bad, right? Anyway, like most major book series turn...

 
 
 
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New Magic Mike XXL trailer lays it on very thick

Man, are they having fun at the WB marketing department with Magic Mike XXL. Judging from this new trailer it seems like they've ditched all semblance of taking this seriously like they tried to with the first one. Instead we get #ComeAgain...

 
 
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These sexy Magic Mike XXL posters are giving me the vapors

You thought Magic Mike brought all the boys to the yard? Well, we haven't seen anything yet. Starring Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash (lol), Adam Rodriguez, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and even Donald Glover (Childish Gambin...

 
 
 
 
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Interview: Jesse Eisenberg (Now You See Me)

Upon sitting down with Jesse Eisenberg he started asking me questions, which is the opposite of how an interview is supposed to go, but totally awesome of him. That pretty much sums him up so our conversation about magic led into him taking...

 
 
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Review: Now You See Me

I love magic. I always have. If you suspend your disbelief that magic's not real (kind of like wrestling), it can take you to a wonderful place, a place where that rabbit really did get pulled from some pocket dimension inside a top hat or ...

 
 
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Review: Deceptive Practice

For years I've had a mild obsession with Ricky Jay. He's one of the best living magicians in the world. He's an archaeologist of magic lore, human oddments, and other curiosities; he's a great raconteur; and his version of the cups and ball...

 
 
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Trailer: Now You See Me

Now You See Me is basically the story of David Copperfield...if Copperfield robbed banks and used extravagant technology (although we really don't know too much about him now, do we?). A group of street magicians suddenly gain lots of popu...

 
 
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Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Going into The Incredible Burt Wonderstone I didn't expect too much. At first glance it looks like a film that would have been more relevant five or ten years ago when televised street magicians like David Blaine and Criss Angel were more p...

 
 
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Trailer: Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo (titled L'Écume des Jours or "Froth on the Daydream" in French) is director Michel Gondry's newest dealings with love and loss. With such previous heavy-hitters as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of...

 
 
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Trailer: The Lords of Salem

For me, Rob Zombie has been one for four as a filmmaker. I generally liked The Devil's Rejects, wasn't much into House of 1,000 Corpses, and can't stand his Halloween movies. But that said, I will still listen to La Sexorcisto: Devil Music...

 
 
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Ant-Man and Doctor Strange are part of Marvel Phase Three

Marvel's Phase Two will kick off in May with the release of Iron Man 3, but we're already getting a sense of what's going on in Phase Three. Kevin Feige spoke with MTV and confirmed that Ant-Man and Doctor Strange would both be in Marvel's ...

 
 
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Trailer: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

If you've ever wondered how Siegfried and/or Roy would do in a magic battle against Chris Angel, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has the answer. Also, if you've wondered this, you should really get out more. Besides, everyone knows that Ri...

 
 
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Trailer: Now You See Me

Now You See Me is going to be awesome. It's got Jesse Eisenberg (that one awkward guy), Mark Ruffalo (that Hulk guy), Morgan Freeman (the guy that gets a new freckle every time he provides an explanation), Woody Harrelson (that weed guy) a...

 
 
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Guillermo del Toro wants Justice League Dark (basically)

Even though Guillermo del Toro is busy doing post-production on Pacific Rim, he's got another project in sight that he's enthusiastic about. The project is called Heaven Sent, which unites the magical/supernatural characters of the DC Unive...

 
 
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New Apple patent could keep you from theater texting

As I said before, people who text or use their phones in theaters are jerks. I didn't just pay like a billion dollars just to hear about your grandmother's arthritis. Thankfully, that may all change.  Apple had a patent approved just y...

 
 
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Glasses-free 3D movies may come sooner than you think

Do you hate those horrible 3D glasses you need to watch movies in theaters? Of course you do. You're human. They're especially heinous for anyone who tries to wear regular glasses underneath. Have you ever gotten a seat in a theater where t...

 
 
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Trailer: Unicorn City

Unicorn City is the story of Voss, an unemployed table-top RPG fan, who is offered a job at Warlocks of the Beach. In order to receive the position, however, Voss must prove his leadership skills. The best way for him to do this is clearly...

 
 
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Sabrina the Teenage Witch to be live-action superhero

I don't know if you guys noticed, but superhero origin stories have been slightly popular lately. With certain heroes getting multiple origin stories within ten years, it seems like it's time to try something new. Well, new-ish. Maybe a com...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Heliotropes

Wow, I can hardly stand how beautiful this short is. Made by filmmaker Michael Langan for the 2011 SXSW film festival, Heliotropes visualizes a poem by Brian Christian of the same name. Described as documenting "the parallel goals of man a...

 
 
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Disney Princesses singing live at D23!

You might be aware that I kind of like Disney movies. From this, you can probably gather what an embarrassingly large portion of my iTunes includes. D23 was this past weekend and was full of a ton of other nerds with just as many Disney so...

 
 
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Is Dr. Strange coming to theaters in 2013?

With The Avengers coming next year and the combined total gross of all the other Marvel Studios movies approaching fifty thousand billion trillion dollars, Marvel is searching for the next superhero to bring in them multi-millions. Sin...

 
 




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Koko-di Koko-da"Groundhog Day for grieving parents"

 

Rambo: Last Blood"Rambome Alone"

 

Loro"Sympathy for the Devil"

 

Hustlers"Hustle 'n bustle"

 

The Goldfinch"The real deal or fool's gold?"

 

Promare"BURN TO THE GROUND"

 

One Cut of the Dead"Heart-felt brain munching"

 

IT Chapter Two"But are there vomiting turtles?"

 

Satanic Panic"Always tip your drivers"

 

The Peanut Butter Falcon"Who doesn't like Mark Twain?"

 

Artik"The evils of murder and whiskey"

 

Clownado"Cyclownin' around"

 

Ready or Not"Let's play a game"

 

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"PHASE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""