The Great Buck Howard

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The Great Buck Howard

Postby JKeppel » December 15th, 2008, 5:03 pm

Applemovietrailers.com has just posted the trailer for "The Great Buck Howard" in which John Malkovich portrays a mentalist. Rickey Jay is also in the movie and as you'll see in the trailer David Blaine has a cameo. It sure looks like he is portraying Kreskin with that handshake.

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby JKeppel » December 15th, 2008, 8:53 pm

Ok the sneaks changed their link when I wasn't looking. the trailers are no longer at applemovietrailers.com, their new trailer site is www.apple.com/trailers/

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby JKeppel » January 20th, 2009, 6:23 pm

This is now going to open on March 20th. Cinematical.com today posted the new movie poster that came out. Ricky Jay is pictured on the full poster

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby Jason England » January 22nd, 2009, 2:01 pm

I saw this at Cinevegas back around Aug/Sept. I liked it. Malkovitch does a spot-on impersonation of Kreskin.

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby Magic Newswire » January 23rd, 2009, 8:47 pm

There's a new trailer online at Yahoo

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby Tom Frame » March 5th, 2009, 7:13 pm

This month's MAGIC features an interview with the writer/director of the film, Sean McGinly. It's quite good. Check it out.

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 5th, 2009, 7:40 pm

The character is definitely based on Kreskin, and he's doing promotion for the film. I believe he worked with Malkovitch.
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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby Don Hendrix » March 5th, 2009, 9:12 pm

If you have the HDNET move channel, they are showing the film on the 18th, before it opens in theaters. I get the channel on Dish Network. I don't know if it is on cable or not, but it should be.

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby Tom Frame » March 5th, 2009, 10:05 pm

About 10 years ago, McGinly briefly worked for Kreskin as his road manager. How's that for an insider's view?

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby Gord » March 5th, 2009, 10:41 pm

i just saw the trailer and it looks hilarious.
I'll be looking forward to this .. on Saturday. Anything before tomorrow night is Watchmen, then after Buck Howard.

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby Adrian Kuiper » March 6th, 2009, 1:24 pm

Below is a link to Cindy Adam's column in todays Page Six regarding the Buck Howard movie and Kreskin




http://www.nypost.com/seven/03062009/go ... htm?page=0



(I just tried this link and all I got was a blank screen indicating "Done". This ALWAYS happens....any idea why? I'm using Firefox....)

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby Bill Mullins » March 19th, 2009, 6:43 pm

Don Hendrix wrote:If you have the HDNET move channel, they are showing the film on the 18th, before it opens in theaters. I get the channel on Dish Network. I don't know if it is on cable or not, but it should be.

I saw most of the movie last night. Enjoyed it -- it'll definitely go on the Netflix list.

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 19th, 2009, 7:04 pm

It received a poor review in this week's New Yorker.
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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby DrDanny » March 19th, 2009, 7:28 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:It received a poor review in this week's New Yorker.


Doesn't matter. Any film with Malkovich, Ricky Jay, and Jon Stewart in it is on my Must See list right out of the gate. I can hardly wait.

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby JordanB » March 20th, 2009, 8:41 am

Time Warner Cable has it on it's "On Demand" service here in DFW. I watched it a few days ago. Really solid acting by everyone in the movie.

I thought the plot was a little slow paced, but good. Good flick.

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Re: The Great Buck Howard

Postby Tom Dobrowolski » March 20th, 2009, 9:18 am

A good review 3 1/2 stars from Ebert:

http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbc ... /903189993


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