Archive for the 'Movies' Category

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.

Helder Guimarães On Singapore Radio

Posted by Michael on June 22nd, 2018

Kimberly Wang of Singapore’s 98.7 FM sat down with Helder Guimarães, the magic consultant for Ocean’s 8, ahead of the heist film’s opening in Singapore.

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)