Archive for the 'TV' Category

New Teaser For Hulu’s Shut Eye

Posted by Michael on August 8th, 2016

Hulu has released a new teaser for Shut Eye, their new drama about the world of psychics. It turns out that it is not just about a failed magician turned fraudulent psychic, it is about a failed magician turned fraudulent psychic who receives a blow to the head (as fraudulent psychics sometimes do) and starts seeing visions… I’ll admit that as someone hoping for a gritty look at the so-called “psychic Mafia” (to borrow a phrase from Mr. Keene), I am less excited about the show. What do y’all iTricksters think? You can read a bit more about the show on Entertainment Weekly.

Steven Brundage’s AGT Return

Posted by Michael on August 5th, 2016

This was scheduled for earlier in the week, but some kind of technical glitch (or user error) kept it from posting with the other acts from this week’s live AGT show. We apologize to Steven for that!

Once eliminated and back as a wild card, Steven Brundage and his Rubik’s Cubes were back this week to cap off a magic filled America’s Got Talent live show. He will be in the next round!

AGT, P&TFU, Penn On Trump & A Frog In Blaine’s Throat [Magic Bulletin]

Posted by Michael on August 4th, 2016

The magic continues on America’s Got Talent as The Clairvoyants and Steven Brundage moved to the next round but unfortunately Sos and Victoria and Ryan Stock and AmberLynn’s time on the show came to an end. Ryan and AmberLynn may be off AGT but their accident got them featured on the People website and many, many TV shows! Today’s lead off video is actually from their old Discovery Channel program Guinea Pig, which was mentioned in the People article and this Mirror article comparing them to other live TV accidents.

Now that we know that Ryan is okay, we want to wish AmberLynn all the best; something tells us that Ryan is going to get over all of this before you do and we hope you aren’t beating yourself up too much.

Before we leave AGT completely behind, it is taking a break for the Olympics and will not return with new shows for about three weeks!

Ryan Stock and AmberLynn were also on Penn & Teller: Fool Us last night, not performing but assisting Rick Maisel (who did a great escape). AGT alums David and Leeman also appeared and Felix Bodden represented the Dominican Republic but it was Jibrizy who managed to fool the boys!

In other news, Penn Jillette is sharing his views on Donald Trump and the election. You can catch the short version on the CNBC website.

And finally, David Blaine is getting some press for swallowing a frog at a recent high level Google event. Visit for the story and their photoshopped version of events.

Sos And Victoria Rapid Fire AGT Act

Posted by Michael on August 3rd, 2016

When it comes to Protean Acts, Sos and Victoria are masters. Despite a slight flaw (which the judges just had to point out), they managed to put out a huge amount of costume changes in just a few minutes. There biggest obstacle, though, is probably Simon Cowell who seems to have taken a disliking for Sos!

Ryan Stock and AmberLynn Live!

Posted by Michael on August 3rd, 2016

So Ryan and AmberLynn’s act hit a slight snag last night at the end (you’ll see it) and seems to have caused a bit of commotion for NBC. Their clip was posted on the America’s Got Talent NBC site and YouTube page, but out of order and after a delay. We are guessing that the accident caused no small amount of discussion before the video was posted and we are frankly shocked that NBC’s legal department did not insist on slapping a warning or disclaimer on the clip!

The important thing, though, is that Ryan is okay and later in the show host Nick Cannon announced that Ryan was, in fact, fine.

The Clairvoyants On AGT Live

Posted by Michael on August 3rd, 2016

Here is the live performance of Thommy Ten and Amélie from last night’s America’s Got Talent. Voting is over, so we hope that you already voted for the various magic acts that were on last night. We will try to share all of the magic performances from last night so stay tuned!

Mahdi Gilbert Fooled’Em

Posted by Michael on July 29th, 2016

Sorry it is a bit of a slim Video Friday… but I’m not in iTrick Tower Midwest V1.0 or 2.0. I’m not a Grand Cherokee somewhere in the 240 miles between the two! We do have a great video for you, though, Mahdi Gilbert’s winning oil and water routine from this week’s episode of Penn & Teller: Fool Us.

Check out more of Mahdi on his official website. Don’t forget to check out his picture intensive blog, too!