Archive for the 'Movies' Category

Richard Turner Biopic Planned

Posted by Michael on April 27th, 2018

Variety reported yesterday Richard Turner’s life will be turned into a feature film. Turner, who is blind, was the subject of the recent documentary Dealt. The filmmakers behind Dealt are attached to produce the new project.

It is interesting to note that this is the second feature film blind magician biography project currently in development as Limelight Cinema is moving ahead with Fly Like A Bumblebee, a biopic of Robert Klamm.

Trailer For New Magic Shop Documentary

Posted by Michael on February 21st, 2018

The newly posted trailer for an upcoming documentary on the 80 year old Mingus Magic Shop in Reading, Pennsylvania. We’ll post more about the film as we approach the May release date.

Cendrillon, A Méliès Film

Posted by Michael on January 10th, 2018

We have shared plenty of short films from the legendary magician turned cinema pioneer Georges Méliès over the years, but we aren’t sure that we have ever posted (or even seen) Cendrillon, his 1899 version of Cinderella. According to this recent SyFy Wire article, the film is the world’s first fantasy movie. This version features original music from YouTube user Andrew LaCombe.

Méliès is also credited by many with the first horror movie Le Manior Du Diable (The Haunted Castle, 1896) and the first science fiction film La Voyage Dans La Lun (A Trip To The Moon, 1902)

Easy Business: Old Fashioned Comedy From A Magic Dealer

Posted by Michael on November 10th, 2017

Long time magic dealer Phil Klein (US Toy Magic) is also the film maker driving the effort to get Bob Klamm’s life turned into a feature film. He recently posted one of his previous works, the award winning short film Easy Business, on the Lime Light Cinema YouTube page. It’s a bit long, but it is a great way to pass a Friday afternoon waiting for the weekend….

The Devil’s Castle (1896)

Posted by Michael on October 19th, 2017

Credited in the Reel Rundown article The First 13 Horror Films in Recorded History as the first true horror movie, magician Georges Méliès directed The Devil’s Castle in 1896. Many of his early special effects were inspired by (merely filmed versions of) his stage effects.

Seems like a great clip to run with less than two weeks until Halloween!

David Copperfield and Jamie Lee Curtis

Posted by Michael on September 15th, 2017

Okay, we can’t exactly use the word “classic” in good conscience with this clip, but we have a soft spot in our hearts for 1980′s Terror Train, starring the 1980′s greatest scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis and this weekend’s birthday boy, David Copperfield.

Have a great (and safe) weekend y’all! And David: you have a happy birthday!

New Trailer Introduces Bob Klamm

Posted by Michael on April 24th, 2017

The new trailer for Fly Like A Bumblebee, the feature film being developed from legally blind magician Bob Klamm’s autobiography of the same name, has been released. This featurette is basically a short documentary introducing Bob to all of those who never had the pleasure of meeting him or seeming him perform. Kaden Bart Rockett and Todd Robbins have been signed to star in the film.

Follow the progress of Fly Like A Bumblebee on their official site.