Archive for the 'Movies' Category

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.

Happy Halloween… With The Spook Shows!

Posted by Michael on October 31st, 2018

A trailer from Alive!! On Stage!! The Return of the Midnite Spook Show… a perfect mix of magic and the macabre for this Halloween night.

Learn more about the project and how you can help by contributing high resolution scans of spook show posters or lobby cards in your collection on the film’s official website.

Have a spooky, super and safe Halloween everyone!

David Berglas Talks About Working In The Film Industry

Posted by Michael on October 26th, 2018

The latest video from The David Berglas Scrapbooks’ fascinating YouTube series focuses on Berglas’ work as a gambling advisor to the 1975 Stanley Kubrick film Barry Lyndon. You can see Berglas’ other credits on his IMDB listing… some cool stuff in that list!

Mingus Magic Shop Documentary Update

Posted by Michael on September 20th, 2018

Ryan Adamowicz, the director of the documentary about the Mingus Magic Shop, has posted this new video teasing Thank You For Supporting: 80 Years of Mingus Magic, which is hitting the festival circuit from what we hear.