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(TampaBay.com (St. Petersburg Tim)   Review for "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone": Now you see it, soon you won't   (tampabay.com) divider line 32
    More: Amusing, Burt Wonderstone, Alan Arkin, Criss Angel, Steve Carell, David Blaine, sleight of hands, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi  
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2013-03-13 08:14:54 AM  
You know, reading that review, it's like most movies that seem to start slow and then finish fantasically.  It doesn't read as 'bad' to me.
 
2013-03-13 08:31:59 AM  

You Are All Sheep: You know, reading that review, it's like most movies that seem to start slow and then finish fantasically.  It doesn't read as 'bad' to me.


That was my take as well.
 
2013-03-13 08:34:26 AM  
Doesn't sound that bad, so I have to slog through 20 to 30 minutes and then it picks up pace?

...rental then
 
2013-03-13 08:39:00 AM  
Steve Buscemi is not well suited for this silliness?  The author apparently never saw any of his 30 Rock, SNL, or Adam Sandler appearances...

/Shut the fark up Donnie
 
2013-03-13 08:50:48 AM  
It seems these kind of movies now go to production with little more than an outline, much of it is improvised, as in not very well thought out. Why should they do more, when people will line up like lemmings anyway? The Nerdist interviewed Mel Brooks a while back and he said nearly all of Young Frankenstein was scripted.  That may explain why that film will last another 40 years and this disposable dreck will be forgotten by Easter.
 
2013-03-13 09:03:56 AM  

Crewmannumber6: It seems these kind of movies now go to production with little more than an outline, much of it is improvised, as in not very well thought out. Why should they do more, when people will line up like lemmings anyway? The Nerdist interviewed Mel Brooks a while back and he said nearly all of Young Frankenstein was scripted.  That may explain why that film will last another 40 years and this disposable dreck will be forgotten by Easter.


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/mel brooks sucks.
//so doesnt monty python
///sorry
 
2013-03-13 09:41:09 AM  

Madbassist1: /mel brooks sucks.


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2013-03-13 09:55:51 AM  
"It's a horrible dreadful no good very bad movie that wasn't executed well and I didn't care for it much."
"Here are all the reasons I liked it."
"Rating: B-"


Somebody must've done very well in critic school.
 
2013-03-13 10:06:34 AM  

Crewmannumber6: It seems these kind of movies now go to production with little more than an outline, much of it is improvised, as in not very well thought out. Why should they do more, when people will line up like lemmings anyway? The Nerdist interviewed Mel Brooks a while back and he said nearly all of Young Frankenstein was scripted.  That may explain why that film will last another 40 years and this disposable dreck will be forgotten by Easter.


I heard that Anchorman was almost entirely improvised and that movie is hilarious and I believe can stand the test of time.

/That is until Anchorman 2 ruins the legacy.
 
2013-03-13 10:24:29 AM  

MyKingdomForYourHorse: Madbassist1: /mel brooks sucks.

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yup, that's my point. Stupidly silly is not, nor ever has been, funny (to me, YMMV)
 
2013-03-13 10:26:23 AM  
I had no idea Buscemi was in this.  Might be worth a rental for him alone.
 
2013-03-13 11:31:49 AM  
Formulaic.

Was Will Ferrell busy doing something else? This sounds like a Will Ferrell vehicle to me.
 
2013-03-13 11:32:36 AM  
Screenplay by John Francis Daley? I didn't know Dr. Sweets was a writer.
 
2013-03-13 11:38:47 AM  
Still confused. Did he like it or not?
But, since critics called  "The Master" a great movie. I have stopped listening to critics.
Because "The Master" was the worst movie EVAR!
 
2013-03-13 11:46:41 AM  

domo_kun_sai: Still confused. Did he like it or not?
But, since critics called  "The Master" a great movie. I have stopped listening to critics.
Because "The Master" was the worst movie EVAR!


Some critics would praise Paul Thomas Anderson's poop if he presented it.

/haven't seen The Master
//hated There Will Be Blood
 
2013-03-13 11:47:45 AM  

Wettner: Crewmannumber6: It seems these kind of movies now go to production with little more than an outline, much of it is improvised, as in not very well thought out. Why should they do more, when people will line up like lemmings anyway? The Nerdist interviewed Mel Brooks a while back and he said nearly all of Young Frankenstein was scripted.  That may explain why that film will last another 40 years and this disposable dreck will be forgotten by Easter.

I heard that Anchorman was almost entirely improvised and that movie is hilarious and I believe can stand the test of time.

/That is until Anchorman 2 ruins the legacy.


Based on some of the leaked set photos (One's out there showing Champ Kind's chicken restaurant), Anchorman 2 is probably going to be a "getting the band back together" movie, so it'll be a rental but forgettable. That's my early guess, at least.

Anchorman will live on the same way Stripes, Caddyshack, and Super Troopers do.
 
2013-03-13 12:16:23 PM  
The previews made this look about as funny as a pine cone up the ass.
 
2013-03-13 12:23:49 PM  

Wettner: Crewmannumber6: It seems these kind of movies now go to production with little more than an outline, much of it is improvised, as in not very well thought out. Why should they do more, when people will line up like lemmings anyway? The Nerdist interviewed Mel Brooks a while back and he said nearly all of Young Frankenstein was scripted.  That may explain why that film will last another 40 years and this disposable dreck will be forgotten by Easter.

I heard that Anchorman was almost entirely improvised and that movie is hilarious and I believe can stand the test of time.

/That is until Anchorman 2 ruins the legacy.


But it's going to have explosions and boobies...
 
2013-03-13 12:43:09 PM  
FTA: "There's the pledge, an ordinary object that will be transformed into something extraordinary in stage two, the turn. Then there's the prestige, the third stage when something completely unexpected and incredible happens. "

Uh... no. No magician in history has ever said that  until "The Prestige" had come out. That whole bit was written by Pike for the book. He even acknowledged that in interviews when the movie version came out. But it is a good line and it would seem plausible.

Looking forward to seeing this movie, even if it is stupid.
 
2013-03-13 12:55:31 PM  

Richard_The_Clown: Uh... no. No magician in history has ever said that until "The Prestige" had come out.


Well...since "prestige" used to mean "trick or illusion", that might not be entirely true.
 
2013-03-13 01:07:31 PM  

verbaltoxin: Anchorman will live on the same way Stripes, Caddyshack, and Super Troopers do.


Anchorman is superior to Stripes (it is just funnier), superior to Caddyshack (which is practically unwatchable now, seriously, that movie dated SOOOO poorly that the only really funny thing left in it is Bill Murray's parts and this is coming from someone that loves the film, has seen it many times and owns it on LASERDISC) and makes Super Troopers look like the stupid stoner comedy that it is (and I like Super Troopers).
 
2013-03-13 01:26:49 PM  

Madbassist1: Richard_The_Clown: Uh... no. No magician in history has ever said that until "The Prestige" had come out.

Well...since "prestige" used to mean "trick or illusion", that might not be entirely true.


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/oblig
 
2013-03-13 01:33:00 PM  
"Sleight of humor".

Well, that was fun, at least.
 
2013-03-13 02:13:55 PM  

Crewmannumber6: It seems these kind of movies now go to production with little more than an outline, much of it is improvised, as in not very well thought out. Why should they do more, when people will line up like lemmings anyway? The Nerdist interviewed Mel Brooks a while back and he said nearly all of Young Frankenstein was scripted.  That may explain why that film will last another 40 years and this disposable dreck will be forgotten by Easter.


It also was originally twice as long and had three jokes that died for every one that worked.  They had to seriously edit it down to get the masterpiece you see today.  Any film, scripted or improvised, lives or dies in the editing room.
 
2013-03-13 02:19:19 PM  

kumanoki: Formulaic.

Was Will Ferrell busy doing something else? This sounds like a Will Ferrell vehicle to me.


Or Adam Sandler.  Or Rob Schneider.
 
2013-03-13 02:53:09 PM  

frepnog: verbaltoxin: Anchorman will live on the same way Stripes, Caddyshack, and Super Troopers do.

Anchorman is superior to Stripes (it is just funnier), superior to Caddyshack (which is practically unwatchable now, seriously, that movie dated SOOOO poorly that the only really funny thing left in it is Bill Murray's parts and this is coming from someone that loves the film, has seen it many times and owns it on LASERDISC) <snip>


And who is calling what dated? Did your laserdisc purchase make you replace all your kinescopes?
 
2013-03-13 05:02:34 PM  

Richard_The_Clown: Uh... no. No magician in history has ever said that until "The Prestige" had come out. That whole bit was written by Pike for the book. He even acknowledged that in interviews when the movie version came out. But it is a good line and it would seem plausible.


thats why in the sentence immediatly preceeding it "As a better movie taught us before, a magic trick has three stages, two of which The Incredible Burt Wonderstone executes well." The better movie he was alluding to was, i would imagine, is "The Prestige"
 
2013-03-14 03:01:49 PM  

Madbassist1: MyKingdomForYourHorse: Madbassist1: /mel brooks sucks.

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yup, that's my point. Stupidly silly is not, nor ever has been, funny (to me, YMMV)


You said that with your pinky in the air while sipping your tea.
 
2013-03-14 04:39:55 PM  

shabu: frepnog: verbaltoxin: Anchorman will live on the same way Stripes, Caddyshack, and Super Troopers do.

Anchorman is superior to Stripes (it is just funnier), superior to Caddyshack (which is practically unwatchable now, seriously, that movie dated SOOOO poorly that the only really funny thing left in it is Bill Murray's parts and this is coming from someone that loves the film, has seen it many times and owns it on LASERDISC) <snip>

And who is calling what dated? Did your laserdisc purchase make you replace all your kinescopes?


that wasn't the point.  my point was just "don't think I am just hating on the film". There is a reason that Caddyshack is not shown on tv in perpetuity, and that is because it really has no modern audience and is honestly just....  not that funny.  Except for Bill.  Stripes similarly really just doesn't hold up to modern viewing.

Here is something to REALLY piss you off - "Porky's" holds up better and is a funnier movie than either Caddyshack or Stripes.

Also - neither Caddyshack or Stripes hold up next to Animal House.

And none of them are as good as Beverly Hills Cop, and Coming to America is arguably better than ALL of them.

70's\80's comedy mostly sucked balls.  There are seriously few gems to be mined.
 
2013-03-14 11:59:51 PM  
frepnog: <yadda snip yadda>  70's\80's comedy mostly sucked balls.  There are seriously few gems to be mined.

Most of John Hughes career would like to disagree with you. As would Monty Python, Woody Allen and Mel Brooks. Each of them have at least two classics during that time period. You have your favorites, and you're welcome to them, but let's not pretend that such weak lights cast shadows across all the other choices from those two decades.
 
2013-03-15 10:15:56 AM  

Snort: Madbassist1: MyKingdomForYourHorse: Madbassist1: /mel brooks sucks.

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yup, that's my point. Stupidly silly is not, nor ever has been, funny (to me, YMMV)

You said that with your pinky in the air while sipping your tea.


Now how the fark did you know that??
 
2013-03-15 07:14:48 PM  

shabu: frepnog: <yadda snip yadda>  70's\80's comedy mostly sucked balls.  There are seriously few gems to be mined.

Most of John Hughes career would like to disagree with you. As would Monty Python, Woody Allen and Mel Brooks. Each of them have at least two classics during that time period. You have your favorites, and you're welcome to them, but let's not pretend that such weak lights cast shadows across all the other choices from those two decades.


yeah, true I suppose.

/woody allen films suck.  I have tried to be a fan.  I have seen most of the films.  I think I may have laughed once or twice.  Good god, what an overrated douchebag.

//don't think too badly of me.  I feel the same way about Futurama. I have seen tons of Futurama.  I have laughed rarely.  The show isn't funny.

//the only good film that monty python made was holy grail.  nothing else they did compares in the slightest.

///the only John Hughes you really need to see is Breakfast Club (which is barely even comedy), Ferris, 16 Candles and Vacation.  Most every thing else he did is passable at best.


////Mel Brooks films.  Classics each, but few have any sort of modern audience.  Young Frankenstein is hard to watch and barely funny.  Blazing Saddles aged poorly and in retrospect seems horribly racist. It makes me cringe the way few movies can. The beloved Spaceballs is actually really weak and terribly corny.  Men In Tights is a pile of shiat.
 
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