Friday, May 11, 2007

I got mentioned in a Go Magic Go podcast- yay!

The suggestion I made for a product review for the Go Magic Go Podcast (which was also, almost simultaneously, suggested by someone on the forum) has been featured in 'Hype of the Week' on Episode 84.

Here's the original link to the product.

I initially read about this product on the Magic and Conjuring blog.

I won't explain it here- just check out the product, and then hear Keith and Andrew's hilarious review.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Martin Freeman plays Magician in 'Other People'

His skills in comedy are almost magic anyway, and now he can prove it.

Martin Freeman (best known for his role in The Office) will be starring in a TV comedy about a 30-something washed-up Magician. The premise is apparently a guy who was successful at 18, but is now struggling.

Now, I personally know him best from such comedic masterpieces as Shaun of the Dead and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (yes, I liked it, so sue me), since I've never really watched The Office. That being said, I love his work, and I can't wait to get a look at this show.

Other People is currently in the Pilot stage, but is being produced for Channel 4 in the UK.

Arthur Dent: It must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Magician Teller kicks it up a notch with Macbeth

(Via Yahoo News)

Now here is a story that appeals to my literary sensibilities as a writer- Teller, the silent half of the famous Magician duo Penn & Teller, is planning on putting on a version of Shakespeare's Macbeth that incorporates magic and illusion into the tale. He'll be working with the Two River Theater Company in Red Bank, New Jersey and doing justice to the eeriness of Shakespeare's play using his own experience as a magician and a former student of the classics.

The idea sounds amazing.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Some Videos for you to Enjoy

A nice little viral video about why you should know what you're doing, if your magic trick involves sharp, pointy objects:

And of course, a trailer for a hotly anticipated movie about a young magician:

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Countdown to the Deathly Hallows

Some of you may have noticed I put a widget in the bottom right of the blog counting down to the next Harry Potter book and movie... well, it's true. Despite my finer literary tastes, I also enjoy J.K. Rowling's humorous storytelling. I've read every book so far, and seen every movie, but I'm a little bit rusty, so I'm thinking I'm going to go back and re-read the previous books while I have the chance. I'll write some brief reviews and post them here with my personal reflections.

This upcoming novel will be the 7th and final book in the series, and should feature Harry's ultimate confrontation with Voldemort. Keep in mind that (as the story goes), J.K. Rowling has had the last chapter of this book written since roughly book one. Seriously. She has apparently had it locked in a safe-deposit box, after repeated break-ins by crazed fans.

It still doesn't cease to amaze me that BOTH the new book and movie are going to be out the same month- I figure it's going to be a tidal wave of Harry Potter fever, so I'm going to get started now.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

A Magician on America's Got Talent!

I'm not sure how old this clip is, but I love it.

I just wish the clip hadn't edited out the judges comments!

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Wednesday, April 4, 2007

This story was so weird I just had to post about it...

(Via Reuters)
Our baby fell out of the window
You'd think that her head would be split
But good luck was with her that morning
She fell in a barrel of...

A chinese woman in Beijing fell off her sixth floor balcony while hanging laundry, only to be saved by....well, just read the article.

I'd call that the magic of irony.

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Check out this 18 year old magician Chris Hodgson, who can already free himself from being rolled in cling-wrap, with a fractured elbow, in one minute and eleven seconds. Nice!

The article.

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Thursday, March 22, 2007

What's better than Comedy Magic? Comedy Cooking Magic!

Phil Robinson the "Cooking French Magician" will be appearing on Britain's Got Talent, and showing off his skills for the judges, including the famous Simon Cowell.

I'm trying to picture what exactly it is that he does, and I'm having trouble. But apparently it involves making wine bottles disappear.

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