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Trailer News – “The Big Short”

When four outsiders saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy, they had an idea:  The Big Short. Their bold investment leads them into the dark underbelly of modern banking where they must question everyone and everything.  Based on the true story and best-selling book by Michael Lewis (The Blind Side, Moneyball),  and directed by Adam Mckay (Anchorman, Step Brothers).

The Big Short stars – Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.


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Movie Review – “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone”

I saw a great magic trick the other night.  This trick was one that was skilled in the art of distraction, illusion, and even slight of hand. This trick had a few laughs but there were no moments of amazement or wonderment. And this trick was called  The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.  Director Don Scardino manages to take a movie that had some potential and allow it to become a not-so-funny comedy. Don’t get me wrong in that there are some funny moments and even a few that weren’t shown in the trailers and previews. But overall The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a move that just falls flat in trying to do too much with what it has and not enough with what it should have been.

Grade: C+

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Abracadabra — it’s The Incredible Burt Wonderstone!

Who didn’t want to be a magician when they were a kid?  Oh come on; you know you wished you’d gotten a letter from Hogwarts, or at least received a magic tricks box for your birthday.  The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a film about two kids that got that birthday present…and cranked it to 11.

What really makes me want to see this is the fact that they’ve cast Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi as the grown-up kids that find their Sigfried & Roy-like Vegas life in jeopardy when young upstart Steve Gray (played by Jim Carrey) comes to town.  So basically you know you’ll get to see all three of these guys off their leash.  Which should be awesome.

Take a peek at the trailer and tell me what you think.  The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens March 15th, 2013.