The Great Buck Howard

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Postby JKeppel » 12/15/08 06:03 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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Postby JKeppel » 12/15/08 09:53 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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Postby JKeppel » 01/20/09 07:23 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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Postby Jason England » 01/22/09 03:01 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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Postby Magic Newswire » 01/23/09 09:47 PM

There's a new trailer online at Yahoo
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Postby Tom Frame » 03/05/09 08:13 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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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/05/09 08:40 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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Postby Don Hendrix » 03/05/09 10:12 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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Postby Tom Frame » 03/05/09 11:05 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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Postby Gord » 03/05/09 11:41 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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Postby Adrian Kuiper » 03/06/09 02:24 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....)

Thanks..
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Postby Bill Mullins » 03/19/09 06:43 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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Postby Richard Kaufman » 03/19/09 07:04 PM

It received a poor review in this week's New Yorker.
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Postby DrDanny » 03/19/09 07:28 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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Postby JordanB » 03/20/09 08:41 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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Postby Tom Dobrowolski » 03/20/09 09:18 AM

A good review 3 1/2 stars from Ebert:

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