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Magic and Magicians in the movies

10 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Despite the fact that many modern forms of magic appear to have evolved from simple tricks, like those featured in the Royal Vegas Rabbit in the hat game into ridiculous feats of stupidity or endurance, there is still a rich history of real magical performance and style. Of course magic is always a great concept to delve into and the perfect fodder for movie goers to enjoy as well. Magicians and magic have featured in a number of popular, and not so popular, movies throughout the years each tackling certain aspects of the industry whether it’s going behind the scenes or directly trying to outwit and trick the audience themselves. We take a look at just a few examples of this magical sub-genre.

The Prestige (2006)

This brilliantly conceived mystery thriller about rival magicians attempting to upstage each other using various techniques of trickery comes from renowned director Christopher Nolan. »

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‘Unfinished Business’ VOD Review

9 July 2015 1:48 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco, Sienna Miller, June Diane Raphael, Britton Sear, Ella Anderson, Nick Frost, James Marsden | Written by Steve Conrad | Directed by Ken Scott

Daniel Trunkman (Vaughn), a hard-working but disillusioned salesman, decides to set up on his own and take on the big man – or more specifically his cut-throat former boss Chuck (Miller). Accompanied by two unlikely associates; Timothy McWinters (Wilkinson) and Mike Pancake (Franco), he travels to Europe to close the most important deal of his life. But what begins as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every imaginable – and unimaginable – way, including unplanned stops at a massive sex fetish event and a global economic summit.

Ken Scott, director of Starbuck and its Us remake Delivery Man, seems to have cornered the market in broad comedies with emotional heart. Delivery Man could have been just another gross out comedy about »

- Phil Wheat

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Unfinished Business DVD Review

9 July 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Ken Scott

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost

Certificate: 15

Special Features: Show Me Your Business / Gallery/  Theatrical Trailer

Unfinished Business is sold as one of those ‘unimaginable outcomes’ movies but, disappointingly, everything about it is obvious and been done before and with a whole host more of natural laughs. The film does have a good heart beneath the bravado because it really does aim for the right targets with themes of family and finding yourself, but despite a decent cast, there’s not much here to embrace.

Initially set around the moment salesman Dan Trunkman (Vince Vaughn) is fired by his boss Chuck, played by Sienna Miller trying her best Rose Byrne but not hitting the mark, he decides to set up a business of his own Jerry Maguire-style and aim for a first big deal to get the company off the ground. »

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Hot L.A. Restaurant Alma in Peril Amid Legal War with Hollywood Talent Manager

19 June 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Over the past few years, the most acclaimed young restaurant in L.A.’s nationally buzzed-about dining scene has been three-year-old Alma, a tiny, sparsely decorated room in downtown’s Historic Core district. Run by prodigy chef Ari Taymor (the nephew of choreographer-director Julie Taymor), who was 27 when Alma was crowned Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit in 2013, it’s drawn everyone from foodie cognoscenti like Wolfgang Puck to Hollywood fans like regulars Alison Brie and Dave Franco. The restaurant's striking success has made it one of the toughest reservations in town. Which is

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- Gary Baum, Austin Siegemund-Broka

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139 movie sequels currently in the works

18 June 2015 3:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...

Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.

Without further ado...

23 Jump Street

Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »

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Kevin Dillon: ‘Celebrities are afraid to party openly – everyone's a paparazzo’

17 June 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

His Johnny ‘Drama’ Chase was the best character in the cult TV show Entourage – and now the younger Dillon is reprising the role for the movie version. Did he ever worry about being cast as a delusional wannabe actor brother? And is the show’s fantasy Hollywood lifestyle really true to life?

The lesser-known celebrity sibling holds a cruel fascination. Dave Franco, Alex Watson, Luke Hemsworth, the third Olsen. They can’t help but resemble knock-off versions of a designer brand: a bottle of Red Labial Johnny Walker whisky, or Hugu Boos perfume bought in a market. Only in rare cases can they hope to be judged on their own merits. So far, Kevin Dillon is being gracious about my interest in his brother, heartthrob Matt Dillon.

“I’ve been called ‘Matt’s brother’ my whole life,” he explains. Both have always worked as actors – but while the older Dillon »

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Kevin Dillon: ‘Celebrities are afraid to party openly – everyone's a paparazzo’

17 June 2015 9:40 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

His Johnny ‘Drama’ Chase was the best character in the cult TV show Entourage – and now the younger Dillon is reprising the role for the movie version. Did he ever worry about being cast as a delusional wannabe actor brother? And is the show’s fantasy Hollywood lifestyle really true to life?

The lesser-known celebrity sibling holds a cruel fascination. Dave Franco, Alex Watson, Luke Hemsworth, the third Olsen. They can’t help but resemble knock-off versions of a designer brand: a bottle of Red Labial Johnny Walker whisky, or Hugu Boos perfume bought in a market. Only in rare cases can they hope to be judged on their own merits. So far, Kevin Dillon is being gracious about my interest in his brother, heartthrob Matt Dillon.

“I’ve been called ‘Matt’s brother’ my whole life,” he explains. Both have always worked as actors – but while the older Dillon »

- Rhik Samadder

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First promotional image for Now You See Me: The Second Act

11 June 2015 9:11 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a year to go until its release, the first promotional image has arrived online for Now You See Me: The Second Act, director Jon M. Chu’s (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) follow-up to 2013’s box office hit Now You See Me, which features returning stars Dave Franco, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg

See Also: First cast photo for Now You See Me: The Second Act

Now You See Me: The Second Act is out on June 10th 2016, with Franco, Harrelson and Eisenberg joined by fellow returnees Mark Ruffalo and Michael Caine, in addition to cast newcomers Lizzy Caplan (The Interview) and Daniel Radcliffe (Horns).

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Now You See Me 3 is a go

25 May 2015 2:15 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

While the sequel to the 2013's Now You See Me won't be hitting big screens until Summer 2016, a third movie is already on the cards. The sequel, called Now You See Me 2: The Second Act, will see Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco team up again (Isla Fisher won't be back) as The Four Horsemen, who are master illusionists and thieves all rolled into one. Jay Chou, Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe are also on board for the sequel and presumably much of the cast will return for a third outing. Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer was talking up the company's earning profile with a bunch of analysts and announced the third outing. We have to be honest, we didn't see that one coming, but the original was throughly enjoyable and as long as they don't tinker with the successful formula too much, then bring it on! »

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Now You See Me 3 already in the works

24 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Now You See Me 2 isn't due until next year - but plans are afoot for Now You See Me 3...

Lionsgate has high hopes for its 2016 sequel, Now You See Me 2, which it hopes will build on the $350m gross for 2013's surprise hit. The sequel has added Daniel Radcliffe to its cast (which also includes returnees Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco), although Isla Fisher's pregnancy means she's missing from episode two.

But there's a sporting chance her Now You See Me days are not over. Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer has revealed that the firm is already in the early planning stages for Now You See Me 3, and Fisher may well thus return in that way.

The second film, Now You See Me: The Second Act, is currently due for release in June 2016, with Jon M Chu taking over directing duties from Louis Leterrier. »

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Now You See Me 3 In The Works

24 May 2015 9:58 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The surprise success of the first stage-magicians-pulling-a-heist thriller Now You See Me naturally led to the greenlight for a second film, which is a year away from release. But Lionsgate is apparently already so confident in the sequel that it has announced that a third film is in development. Speaking in the context of a less-than-sexy call with analysts to talk up the company’s earning profile, Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer announced that he and his team were already planning a third outing, which will surely end up being called Now You See Three, unless they don’t like laughter or fun.The original, which saw Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco as performers The Four Horsemen recruited for a series of daring robberies with an ulterior motive, took in less than $30 million on its opening weekend, but eventually made more than $351 million worldwide. The sequel, called »

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Now You See Me 3 in the works before sequel gets released next year

23 May 2015 7:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Lionsgate has revealed plans for Now You See Me 3, despite Now You See Me 2 not being released in cinemas until next year.

The new project was recently announced as part of Lionsgate's strategy to focus on franchises.

Variety reports that CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed the plans in a conference call, when he said: "We've already begun early planning for Now You See Me 3."

The CEO also said that production had finished on Now You See Me: The Second Act, which will be released in both Us and UK cinemas on June 10, 2016.

Cast members Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Sir Michael Caine will reprise their roles, alongside newbie Daniel Radcliffe.

Lizzy Caplan will also star, replacing Isla Fisher as the female lead.

Watch a trailer for 2013's Now You See Me below: »

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Now You See Me 3 Heads into Development; Lionsgate Sees Magical Franchise

22 May 2015 9:04 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Even though the film was painfully disappointing considering its outstanding cast, Now You See Me was a bit hit for Lionsgate, and the studio has moved forward on Now You See Me 2. Even though the sequel, officially titled Now You See Me: The Second Act, won’t arrive until next summer, the studios is now developing Now You See Me 3. Variety reports that Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts, “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3,” during a conference call to discuss quarterly earnings. Production recently wrapped on Now You See Me: The Second Act, which stars Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco, Michael Caine, and Daniel Radcliffe, and it will be interesting to see how the cast for the sequel lines up. The sequel lost Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, and Melanie Laurent, but gained Caplan and Radcliffe. If Lionsgate wants to make this a legit franchise, »

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Lionsgate are already planning ‘Now You See Me 3′

22 May 2015 8:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

They haven’t got Now You See Me 2 in cinemas yet – indeed that movie is a year off release, but Lionsgate are already planning Now You See Me 3 as the studio works to focus in more on their franchise opportunities.

Speaking on a conference call with earning analysts, CEO Jon Feltheimer said: “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3.’”

The word, via Variety, is that Lionsgate is expecting Now You See Me 2 to top the $350 million in earnings from the first film in the series, that saw Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine star.

The studio is also planning a sequel to this year’s surprise hit John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves. »

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The Show Must Go On As Lionsgate Greenlights Third Installment Of Now You See Me

22 May 2015 7:16 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

From humble sleeper hit to bona fide series, the story behind Lionsgate’s Now You See Me franchise has been one riddled with success, and even though The Second Act isn’t set to slink into theaters until 2016, the studio has went one step further to greenlight a third installment in the crime caper franchise.

Speaking at an earnings call earlier today, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed that the studio has entered the “early planning” stage in relation to the threequel, and a Now You See Me 3 dovetails with the company’s plan to double down on bankable franchises. Back in 2013, the original movie pulled in an impressive $350 million at the worldwide box office off the back of a $75 million budget, and Lionsgate will be hoping to increase this profit margin moving forward.

In fact, it’s a trend seen across the studio’s roster of IP, what with the »

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‘Now You See Me 3’ In Development at Lionsgate

22 May 2015 7:06 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Now You See Me: The Second Act” doesn’t hit theaters until June 2016, but Lionsgate is already working on a sequel. “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3,'” studio CEO Jon Feltheimer said Friday during a call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. “Now You See Me,” a magical crime caper starring Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, was a sleeper hit in 2013. See video: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson Fight Zombie Kids in 'Cooties' Trailer Although it grossed just under $30 million its opening weekend, »

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Lionsgate's 'Now You See Me' to Get Third Installment

22 May 2015 6:44 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lionsgate is working on a third installment for the Summit Entertainment hit movie Now You See Me. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts during an earnings call Friday that another sequel is in "early planning" at the studio. Feltheimer predicted that the box office gross for Now You See Me 2, to bow in June 2016, will exceed the $351.7 million worldwide take for the original movie about magicians who perform heists. Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will return for Now You See Me 2, which is directed by

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‘Now You See Me 3′ in the Works at Lionsgate

22 May 2015 6:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate has begun developing “Now You See Me 3,” a year before it releases “Now You See Me 2″ on June 10, 2016, as part of its strategy to focus on franchises.

CEO Jon Feltheimer made the disclosure Friday during the company’s conference call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3,'” he said.

Feltheimer said production has wrapped on “Now You See Me 2.” Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse EisenbergDave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are reprising their roles while Lizzy Caplan has replaced Isla Fisher.

Feltheimer said Lionsgate believes that the movie will top the $350 million grossed by the original comedy caper in 2013.

Jon M. Chu is directing the sequel from a script by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli. Producers are Alex Kurtzman and Bobby Cohen.

Lionsgate has seen strong performances from its “Twilight,” “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” franchises and »

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"Now You See Me 3" Is In The Works

22 May 2015 4:23 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have confirmed that they are working on a third instalment in the magician heist thriller series "Now You See Me" despite the first sequel not opening for another year.

During an quarterly earnings call Friday, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts that a third film is in "early planning" at the studio and he predicts the second film will exceed the $351.7 million worldwide haul of the first film

Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will return for the second film which Jon M. Chu will helm from a script by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli.

Source: Variety »

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Amityville: The Awakening & Viral Dated for 2016

21 May 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Blumhouse productions Viral, from Paranormal Activity 3 directors Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, and Amityville: The Awakening have been dated for February and April, 2016, respectively.  Via Twitter today, Blumhouse’s head Jason Blum announced a February 19, 2016 release date through Lionsgate for the Dave Franco & Emma Roberts-starrer, Viral. Meanwhile, the Amityville: The Awakening, from Maniac and P2 director Franck…

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