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  • Adrien Brody to play Harry Houdini

    History cable network is putting together a 4-hour miniseries about the life Harry Houdini, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, “The Pianist” star Adrien Brody has signed on to play the legendary Jewish magician. “Houdini” will track the rabbi’s son from his poor roots to a life of celebrity. “Since my childhood, when I dreamed… More ▸

  • Film fest bonus ‘Deceptive Practice’ spotlights magician, actor Ricky Jay

    Ricky Jay is a preeminent sleight-of-hand magician, historian of magic and oddities, author and actor, but the man with the cards himself is more a mystery. In “Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay,” the magician reveals a bit of himself but more about how he learned all those tricks, along with something… More ▸