Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Hulu’s Amazing Johnathan Documentary Trailer

Posted by Michael on June 13th, 2019

Hulu has released this final trailer for the Amazing Johnathan Documentary, which will appear on the streaming service and in some theaters on August 16. You can read more about the film over on IndieWire.

The Grim Game Will Screen Tonight

Posted by Michael on May 3rd, 2019

Long feared lost but restored by TCM in 2015, Houdini’s The Grim Game (1919) will be screening tonight at the Sierra Madre Playhouse in (where else) Sierra Madre, California. If you are in the area, this is an extremely rare opportunity to see Harry Houdini’s silent adventure film the way it was meant to be seen: on the silver screen.

Matt Stirling ON BGT (And His Hollywood Background)

Posted by Michael on April 29th, 2019

Matt Stirling is one of the latest magicians to audition in the current season of Britain’s Got Talent. He is listed on screen as a stuntman and The Sun has pictures of him in roles from Star Wars, Harry Potter and Fast and Furious films.

Classic Movie Magic WIth John Scarne

Posted by Michael on March 27th, 2019

From the 1939 film short Dark Magic, starring humorist Robert Benchley, comes this clip of John Scarne performing the cups and balls while Benchley searches for a gift for his son.

Issy Simpson: The Future Of Women In Magic

Posted by Michael on March 14th, 2019

At 10 years old Issy Simpson is a veteran of Britain’s Got Talent, Ellen, America’s Got Talent: The Champions and more. It is hardly an exaggeration to call her the future of women in magic… and she is no doubt inspiring so many more young ladies to take up magic as a hobby! This clip features her performing magic for some of the cast of the recent film The Kid Who Would Be King.

Backstories Ain’t Just For Superheroes….

Posted by Michael on March 8th, 2019

In what we think is a first, a magician is getting a feature length backstory in The Sacred Riana: Beginning. She’s won Asia’s Got Talent, now she has her own movie… The Sacred Riana is basically unstoppable.

Seriously, when was the last time a magician played an exaggerated version of themselves as the main character of a film? Has it happened since Houdini’s foray’s into film?

No word on a US release date… have a great, and safe, weekend y’all!

Valentine’s Day With Hoang Tung

Posted by Michael on February 14th, 2019

Vietnamese magician Hoang Tung (Nguy?n Hoàng Tùng) offers up this magic-packed short film for Valentine’s Day. Finding Love features some Vietnamese text… but we’re pretty sure it is not anything that will hold anything back from following along! We’re not sure if the end is a statement about the characters’ future or is literally promising more. Given the relatively high production values and effort put into this piece we would not be surprised if there are future installments. You can keep an eye on Hoang Tung’s YouTube page to see if there is another installment.