Archive for the 'Movies' Category

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.

Sleight: In Theaters Next Month

Posted by Michael on March 30th, 2017

Here is the latest trailer for Sleight starring Jacob Latimore. Thursday is the perfect day for trailers, right? It might not be getting the attention the newest Justice League trailer is on the ‘net but, hey, we know all y’all iTricksters are excited!

Sleight hits theaters April 28.

UK’s Little Big Shots, Angel, Houdini And Hollywood [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on March 16th, 2017

Turns out that Little Big Shots is one of the shows that is being made in several different countries. In the UK, Dawn French hosts and recently ran across 13 year old magician Dan in this video we found on TellyMix.

News out of Hollywood is that JD Dillard, who directed magic thriller Sleight, is in the running to co-write and direct a new version of The Fly. Read more on Yahoo! News (from Deadline).

It has been a year since Paul Daniels passed away; his widow Debbie McGee spoke to British media outlets, admitting that she does not feel guilty for living her life since Paul’s death. Read more coverage from the Daily Mail and The Sun.

Inside Edition (via Yahoo) is giving Criss Angel a chance to respond to allegations that his hospitalization last week was for publicity.

Broadway World has the details on Magic At Coney, the Coney Island magic show that runs at noon this Sunday!

When magicians think Houdini, they often think Halloween. That is the anniversary of his death, but he was born on March 24 in Budapest. As his 143rd birthday approaches, WFUV radio posted a 30 minute audio program that includes a visit to New York’s Houdini Museum and Fantasma Magic and the Post Crescent has an article on Houdini’s impact to this day on his adopted American hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin.

Magicians: Life In The Impossible

Posted by Michael on January 20th, 2017

We may have run this in the past, but since we mentioned Magicians: Life In The Impossible earlier today in the Magic Bulletin, we figured it was a good time to post the trailer for the documentary. You can buy the documentary through iTunes, Amazon and Google on its website.