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Watch Penn and Teller Reveal Trade Secrets to James Corden

25 August 2016 6:32 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Penn and Teller pulled back the curtain on their classic trick "Lift Off of Love" during a performance on The Late Late Show Wednesday.

The magicians first performed a straightforward version of the body separation illusion. Teller squeezed inside a set of small boxes covered with the illustration of an astronaut. His limbs and face continue to pop out of various openings as Penn Jillette separates the parts and moves them around the stage.

The pair then gleefully deconstructed the illusion by bringing out a replica set of translucent boxes, »

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Dennis O’Neil: Superman – What Do We Really Know?

18 August 2016 5:00 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

“Someone has just thrown Lois Lane from an airplane and she’s plummeting Earthward. But today is Humtyglumf Day, the most sacred day in the Kryptonian calendar – a day on which it is absolutely forbidden to rescue falling females. But if I do nothing, in about a nanosecond Lois will squish…”

Full disclosure: I don’t really know if Kryptonians celebrate Humptyglumf Day. On the other hand, I don’t really know if they don’t. Superman seems to have a lot of information about his shattered home world – he seems to knows a lot more about Krypton than I know about, oh…McCausland Avenue where, I have it on reliable authority, I spend the first four years or so of my life. But nothing about politics or religion.

The profit motive partly explains this. I’m thinking of one of my favorite novelists, now deceased. His name was »

- Dennis O'Neil

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Penn Jillette Attributes His Dramatic Weight Loss To The Potato Diet: ‘I Feel So Great Now’

3 August 2016 7:36 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

World-famous illusionist Penn Jillette is opening up about his magical weight loss. Jillette, who is best known for his work as part of magician-duo Penn & Teller, spoke candidly about his journey to health in his new book, “Presto: How I Made Over 100 Pounds Disappear And The Other Magical Tales,” which hits stores Wednesday morning. […] »

- Cat Williams

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Penn Jillette Weight Loss: 120 Pounds Lost In 120 Days On Vegan Style Diet

2 August 2016 12:48 PM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Penn Jillette credited a vegan-style diet for his 120-pound weight loss in 120 days.

Penn Jillette is a new man after his 120-pound weight loss in four months on a vegan-inspired, low-calorie diet.

The 6-foot-6 Jillette, who previously tipped the scales at 330 pounds, now weighs 210 pounds, thanks to a vegan/vegetarian-style diet and ...Read MorePenn Jillette Weight Loss: 120 Pounds Lost In 120 Days On Vegan Style Diet was first posted on August 2, 2016 at 3:48 pm.

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- Samantha Chang

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Film Guide: What Movie Should I Watch This Weekend? (July 29, 2016)

28 July 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

To help sift through the increasing number of new releases (independent or otherwise), the Weekly Film Guide is here! Below you’ll find basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.

For July, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.

See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for July 2016

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, July 29. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.

Wide

Bad Moms

Director: John Lucas and Scott Moore

Cast: Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Emjay Anthony, Jay Jablonski, Kesha Rose Sebert

Synopsis: A woman with a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, overachieving kids, beautiful home, stunning looks and still holding down a career. »

- Steve Greene

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We Picked Trump's Cabinet from the Cast of Celebrity Apprentice

19 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Republican candidate for president Donald Trump has already announced at least one member of his presumptive Cabinet - running mate Mike Pence, who would serve as Vice President - but the rest of the picks remain a mystery. Perhaps because Trump has said that he has "a very good brain" and would "consult" himself on, for example, foreign policy if elected, we haven't gotten a very clear image of what his Cabinet would look like. Trump has, however, tapped former Celebrity Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault as director of African-American outreach for his campaign. That appointment had us scratching our heads, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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We Picked Trump's Cabinet from the Cast of Celebrity Apprentice

19 July 2016 9:50 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Republican candidate for president Donald Trump has already announced at least one member of his presumptive Cabinet - running mate Mike Pence, who would serve as Vice President - but the rest of the picks remain a mystery. Perhaps because Trump has said that he has "a very good brain" and would "consult" himself on, for example, foreign policy if elected, we haven't gotten a very clear image of what his Cabinet would look like. Trump has, however, tapped former Celebrity Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault as director of African-American outreach for his campaign. That appointment had us scratching our heads, »

- Alex Heigl, @alex_heigl

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Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season Three Ratings

14 July 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Penn and Teller have returned to search for magicians who can stump them. Will they find some? Will the Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV show find good ratings for The CW? Will the TV series be renewed for a fourth season? Stay tuned.Now hosted by Alyson Hannigan, Penn & Teller: Fool Us showcases talented magicians as they perform their acts for comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller. If they can fool the duo, they win the opportunity to perform in Penn and Teller's Las Vegas act.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest. »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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FrightFest 2016 Lineup Includes 31, The Devil’S Candy, Abattoir, Beyond The Gates, The Woods

1 July 2016 9:08 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Late this summer, West London's Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 will host an eclectic collection of horror films, including Rob Zombie's 31, Sean Byrne's The Devil's Candy, Darren Lynn Bousman's Abattoir, Jackson Stewart's Beyond the Gates, and Adam Wingard's The Woods:

Press Release: From grindhouse to art-house, feel-good to squeal-good, blockbuster to ghostbuster FrightFest returns in all its gory glory, now housed at the 12-screen Vue Cinema at Shepherd’s Bush, West London, from Aug 25 - Aug 29.

In its 17th year, the world renowned genre film festival will present 62 new feature films, embracing sixteen countries and bringing together established filmmakers, British first-timers and emerging international visionaries from six continents.

The opening night attraction is the European Premiere of My Father Die, Sean Brosnan’s brutal and beautiful feature debut – an ultra-stylish, uber violent revenge thriller that’s a calling card for Brosnan’s brilliant talents. And our »

- Derek Anderson

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Full line-up for Horror Channel FrightFest 2016 announced

1 July 2016 6:53 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Horror Channel FrightFest has announced the full line-up of films for 2016, which features a total of 62 new feature films including 19 world premieres and 35 UK and European premieres.

“For seventeen years now FrightFest has led the way through landmark changes in the genre, altered perceptions of fandom and embraced the revolutions in platforms and distribution models,” states Alan Jones, co-director of the festival. “It continues to do so this year with a breathtaking selection of genre attractions with the widest appeal and breadth of focus. We stand out because we stand for something special – a one-stop roadmap through everything you need to see to be totally up to speed with what the next year in horror fantasy will be all about”.

Check out the full line-up from the official press release here…

The opening night attraction is the European Premiere of My Father Die, Sean Brosnan’s brutal and beautiful feature debut – an ultra-stylish, »

- Gary Collinson

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Celebrity Food Fight: Andy Richter to Host Food Network Series

29 April 2016 4:57 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

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Put on your eating pants. Celebrity Food Fight TV show on Food Network premieres with back-to-back episodes, Sunday, May 29, 2016, at 10:00 and 10:30pm Et/Pt. Conan's Andy Richter hosts. Guests in the first season of Celebrity Food Fight include Tom Arnold, Jonathan Bennett, Richard Blais, Anne Burrell, Kim Coles, Scott Conant, Coolio, Andy Dick, Graham Elliot, Bill Engvall, and Jennie Garth.

Other celebs appearing in Celebrity Food Fight, season one, include: Duff Goldman, Greg Grunberg, Alex Guarnaschelli, Penn Jillette, Kristen Johnston, Kevin Jonas, Christopher Knight, Katie Lee, Tara Lipinksi, Antonia Lofaso, Carlos Mencia, Damaris Phillips, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Caroline Rhea, Melissa Rivers, Aarón Sánchez, Jean Smart, Ruben Studdard, and Kendra Wilkinson.

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- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents

25 April 2016 9:47 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

These are the Eyes that Satirize! Everybody's seen their imagery but few know the story of these anonymous performance artists and their avant-garde music. Their highly creative songs and videos satirize the commercialization of art and music, and they've chosen a real 'you'll never get rich' way to stay clear of the commercial undertow. Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents Blu-ray Film Movement 2015 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 87 min. / Street Date April 19, 2016 / 34.95 Starring Jerry Casale, Les Claypool, Chris Combs, Jon Fishman, Matt Groening, Jerry Harrison, Penn Jillette, Jim Knipfel, Gary Panter, The Residents, Steve Seid. Cinematography Barton Bishoff, Don Hardy, Josh Keppel Produced by Barton Bishoff, Don Hardy, Josh Keppel Written and Directed by Don Hardy

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

We've all seen the image: four tuxedoed men in eyeball masks with top hats and canes. These masked men are the avant-garde band and multimedia performance artists known as The Residents. »

- Glenn Erickson

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Film Review: ‘Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe’

3 April 2016 3:25 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Having their documentary accepted — and then quickly disinvited — by the Tribeca Film Festival doubtless was a barely disguised blessing for the makers of “Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe,” a film that traffics aggressively in widely debunked theories regarding alleged links between the Mmr vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella) and autism. Without the publicity generated by the Tribeca turnaround, this slickly produced but scientifically dubious hodgepodge of free-floating paranoia, heart-rending imagery — lots of shots of cute infants who reportedly were damaged by vaccines — and anti-Big Pharma conspiracy mongering likely would have preached to the converted during a handful of theatrical engagements, then slid into the relative obscurity of non-commercial exhibition and home video. Given its now-elevated profile, however, “Vaxxed” is bound to have at least a slightly longer shelf life, and may even benefit from being attacked by scientists, film critics and other “establishment” types.

Certainly, such attacks will not put »

- Joe Leydon

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‘Can We Take a Joke?’ Documentary Set for Summer Release

1 April 2016 4:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In an announcement timed to coincide with April Fools’ Day, Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired the North American rights to Ted Balaker’s documentary “Can We Take a Joke?”

The film is narrated by comedienne Christina Pazsitzky and includes interviews with Gilbert Gottfried, Penn Jillette, Lisa Lampanelli, Adam Carolla, Jim Norton and Heather McDonald. Samuel Goldwyn is planning a limited theatrical release in late summer, followed by a wider digital release.

“Can We Take a Joke?” premiered at Doc NYC in November and is in the midst of its festival run. A special sneak peek week will be held at numerous college campuses starting April 13 with the aim to stir discussion about the importance of the open exchange of ideas on campuses.

The week will be hosted by Balaker’s Korchula Productions in conjunction with the on-demand movie programmer Tugg and New Balloon. The event is being organized in partnership »

- Dave McNary

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Alyson Hannigan Named New Host of Penn & Teller: Fool Us at the CW

31 March 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Penn & Teller: Fool Us will kick off its third season by making Jonathan Ross disappear.

The CW announced Thursday that erstwhile Buffy the Vampire Slayer witch Alyson Hannigan has replaced Ross as host of Fool Us, which is set to return this summer. A source describes Ross’ departure as a “mutual decision” between the British TV personality and The CW.

RelatedHow I Met Your Mother Star: ‘Heart-Wrenching’ Funeral, Cut from Finale, May Have Softened Blow

“My oldest daughter and I are huge fans of the show, so I am so excited to be hosting a program our whole family can watch together, »

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Exclusive Interview: Penn Jillette Talks Director’S Cut (Part 2)

17 February 2016 6:30 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Shock’s Trevor Parker corners actor and magician Penn Jillette to riff(kin) on his new horror flick Director’S Cut. On Monday we started a conversation with the iconic Penn Jillette and now…we’re gonna finish it. Here we go… A major component of the Director’S Cut storyline stems from a crafty crowdfunder gaining access to a film…

The post Exclusive Interview: Penn Jillette Talks Director’S Cut (Part 2) appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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Exclusive Interview: Penn Jillette Talks Director’S Cut (Part 1 of 2)

15 February 2016 7:22 PM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Shock’s Trevor Parker corners actor and magician Penn Jillette to riff(kin) on his new horror flick Director’S Cut. Ever since the first moving images flickered out of cinematographs and onto screens, film has been considered a tangible form of modern magic. Who better then, to put one over on unsuspecting moviegoers than professional magician Penn…

The post Exclusive Interview: Penn Jillette Talks Director’S Cut (Part 1 of 2) appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »

- Chris Alexander

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New Scorpion Season 2,Episode 17 Not Airing Tonight,Delayed Until Next Week

15 February 2016 9:50 AM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Hey, "Scorpion" peeps. We unfortunately have to be the barer of bad news as CBS is ditching your favorite show, tonight, so they can bring you Live coverage of the huge 2016 Grammy Awards show! So, you'll definitely want to adjust your plans if you haven't already. Now, as for the new episode 17, we can tell you that it's titled, "Adaptation," and that it's set to hit the airwaves next week, Monday night, February 22nd at 8pm central time, so be sure to jot that date down on your TV calendars. We did get the official plot summary for episode 17 from CBS, and it reads like this: "While Team Scorpion works to stop an influx of drugs being smuggled into the country via drones, Walter will end up giving Happy and Toby an ultimatum on their new relationship. Penn Jillette returns as Toby and Walter's couples counselor." »

- Andre Braddox

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Scorpion Season 2 Episode 16 Review: “Fractured”

9 February 2016 1:09 PM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Have you ever experienced an earthquake? Feeling the ground shake beneath you like it was a giant bowl of jello? Well in this week’s episode of Scorpion, an earthquake is the least of Team Scorpion’s problems when a gas pipe has been broken by an aftershock and hundreds of lives are at stake. I liked how Paige is taking charge of things and being a really badass Alpha Female in this episode. She first “sentenced” Toby and Walter to couples therapy with Dr. Cecil (guest star Penn Jillette) after enduring endless hours of the two bickering like an old married

Scorpion Season 2 Episode 16 Review: “Fractured” »

- Tiffany

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New Scorpion Season 2,Episode 17 Official Spoilers,Description Hit The Net

8 February 2016 12:08 PM, PST | OnTheFlix | See recent OnTheFlix news »

Recently, CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/description for their upcoming "Scorpion" episode 17 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Adaptation," and it turns out that we're going to see some very interesting and drama-filled stuff take place as Walter and company have to find a way to stop drones from smuggling in drugs. We'll also see Walter giving Happy and Toby an ultimatum, and more! In the new, 17th episode press release: Team Scorpion Must Stop An Influx Of Drugs Being Smuggled Into The Country Via Drones, On "Scorpion," Monday, Feb. 22. Press release number 2: While Team Scorpion works to stop an influx of drugs being smuggled into the country via drones, Walter is going to give Happy and Toby an ultimatum on their new relationship. Penn Jillette will end up returning as Toby and Walter's couples counselor. Guest stars feature: Penn Jillette (Dr. Cecil Rizzuto), Jorge-Luis Pallo (DEA Sanchez »

- Andre Braddox

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