Convince your friends that you should be part of the X-Men by turning water into ice instantly! As Grant Thompson shows you, It’s less sorcery and more science.
When magic appears before your eyes on television for the world to see, you just can’t be asked to keep your cool.
KTLA’s feature reporter Allie Mac Kay most definately did not keep her cool Monday morning when magician Justin Willman did a trick for her on air.
Screams of “oh my god,” ensued.
If I were her, I’d be screaming internally, so no judgment is being passed on this end.
You know those videos that when after you’ve watched them like 12 times, you sit back and wonder, “What did I just watch?” That is exactly how I felt after watching this kid magically fly around his backyard on a broomstick.
And lo, I continue to hit play because I’m still wishing for my letter to Hogwarts to arrive.
A magician never reveals his secrets. But sometimes, their secrets are revealed for them.
That’s exactly what happened when this TV host tried to perform a card trick for little Murray. He may be young, but he has a keen eye, and when he notices something is off, hilarity ensues.
This video is proof that kids are a lot smarter than we give them credit for. If this man learned anything from this experience, I hope it was to never underestimate the intelligence of a child, no matter what their age.
Stuart Edge may have actually found a way to get girls to kiss him using magic tricks.
Let’s get this straight: unless you’re living in Hogwarts, magic tricks aren’t really the most impressive thing a guy could do to win over a girl. But Stuart Edge may have actually found a way to get girls to kiss him using magic tricks.
In the description, Edge says he’ll do a tutorial if the video reaches 1 million views. So guys, if you finally want to be able to impress girls with a magic trick (or at the very least get a kiss out of it), you might as well start hitting replay now.
A woman spent a whole year building a lego replica of Harry Potter’s alma mater, the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and wizardry.
Seattle-area builder Alice Finch used 400,000 bricks to recreate the magical location using the books and movies to help layout the school grounds and its interiors. Finch also visited the Harry Potter studio in London to see the set in person, according to The Brothers Brick.
The whole feat is impressive and Finch’s attention to detail is amazing. Make sure to check out her Flickr gallery to see more photos!
UCmagic pranked oblivious holiday shoppers with a storefront snowman. As people casually strolled by the store the “snowman” conveniently lost its happy holiday sign. A bystander asked shoppers to pick it up and as they placed it back in the mascot’s hands it suddenly burst to life. One girl was so freaked out she howled like a wolf.
If you remember, this is from the same guy who pretended to sneeze his head off one day around Halloween! It was loaded onto magician Rich Ferguson’s YouTube channel.
Watch it here
When I first heard about an upcoming movie about a team of illusionists stealing from banks and hurting the jobs of business leaders, I was a bit skeptical.
But after watching this trailer, I am almost as intrigued as the audience in the film.
Directed by Louis Leterrier, the upcoming crime thriller Now You See Me features a stellar cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fischer, Morgan Freeman, Dave Franco and Mark Ruffalo.
Eisenberg, Harrelson, Fisher, and Franco play a team of sneaky magicians who seem to rob a bank in France while on stage in Las Vegas. Soon after showering their audience with thousands of dollar bills, they find themselves in trouble with the FBI, led by Ruffalo and Melanie Laurent.
While I know the cast here is a big selling point, there really isn’t anything like a movie about magic (and I’m not talking about the cheesy magic card tricks kind).
Using illusions to take on daring and illegal heists, this movie is sure to cause some thrills during the blockbuster season when it hits theatres on June 7, 2013.
Apart from candy, Halloween is all about scary pranks and tricks. Imagine if you were walking down the street and all of a sudden some dude in a black trench coat sneezed his head off — literally.
Magician Rich Ferguson did the “Halloween head drop trick” on the streets of his hometown San Luis Obispo. While he did the prank during the day, he notes on YouTube that it’s even freakier at night. Best reaction goes to the group of kids who are totally caught off guard and run away screaming.
Watch it below
This university student demonstrates what’s better known as collegiate magic. It’s the level when magic gets shiza serious, and it’s an easy way for you to make friends this semester. Imagine it: While your roomies are impressing new friends at a hall party with their iron liver’s ability to withstand jungle juice (lame) you can steal the attention by whipping out a coin and transforming it into an iPod.
If you’re at a kegger they’ll be 10 times more impressed than average folk because their motor functions are possibly limited.
Sometimes I feel bad for fast food workers because they always seem to be the ones getting pranked. I don’t know where the whole cone-ing thing started from, but things are getting magical now with a floating cup. YouTube magician MagicofRahat, scared some employees with a soda drink floating from the inside of his car. The reactions in this video are priceless. They gasp, call over their co-workers and one even calls him a demon while slamming the window shut. The trippy thing is, I can’t even see the fishing line!
Is that a sparkle in his eye or is he just confused? With his innocence and friendly demeanor, Mitch Fatel quickly engages the audience and then catches them off guard with his mixture of mischievous dialogue and off color comments. While laughing at observations only Mitch can get away with we are left wondering if he truly understands what he just said.
“Mitch Fatel is Magical” is now on DVD! Read more…
Magician and actor Ed Alonzo will be joining Britney Spears’ “Circus” tour according to E! Online. It has been reported the illusionist will be performing a magic number with the singer on her tour.
“Right away she got into the boxes and into the magic contraptions to learn the stuff, and she’s so excited about this tour and all the elements that are in it,” said Alonzo to E! News.
“We’re going to be doing the classics of magic but a little high-tech,” he continued. “We’ll be doing a little dissection, transposition, a vanish, an appearance—and if I do a trick she doesn’t just hold the props, she’s actually getting inside the big boxes or I am slicing her up.”
Alonzo said the tricks are relatively easy but there are “some complicated things that she is doing that you would think a contortionist would have to do, or a trained magicians assistant.”
I have respect for magic, I really do.
This one time at a club in Toronto, this guy took my ring, made it disappear from his hand and when I reached into his pocket like he told me to, there was my ring hanging off his keychain. Pretty weird stuff up close, believe you me.
That I found cool. What I didn’t find cool at all was the stupid, stupid, one more time: STUPID premier of “Mindfreak” on A&E. I used to think A&E had great programming, so what the hell is this?
I have a feeling I’m going to get flack for this but it’s worth it.
Described as “Harry Houdini meets Cirque du Soleil”?, the show follows Mr. Mindfreak himself magician Criss Angel as he “literally defies reality and puts his life on the line”. Oh please.
With his (dyed) long black hair, obligatory “spooky” black cat and artificial “look at me, I’m a scary badass” stare, Angel seems to be trying waaaaaaaaaay too hard to convince us he’s the real deal. While David Blaine seems to have this perpetually tired/dazed/high stare plastered to his face at all times (which at least seems somewhat believable), Angel’s face goes from wide-eyed “intensity” to thoughtful “pondering”. Oh yeah, I’m a crazy magician baby, believe it alright.
His “trick” involving the voodoo doll and the “random” people on the street seemed so contrived and staged I had a hard time watching it without laughing. The only “person”? I remotely believed was hurt or surprised was the angry man who almost punched Angel for “burning” his hand through the voodoo doll.
And what the hell is with the random desert shots of some scantily-clad woman dancing in a ring of candles while Indian music plays in the background? Is that supposed to convince us that he’s that different and weird? Do the annoying and repetitive shots of Angel’s tortured screams of “Mindfreak!!!!!!” in that same desert make us believe he is edgy and cool? I for one thought he was a guy trying way too hard to convince the audience of how “different” and “out there” he is.
You’re not like David Blaine, we get the “subtle” hints already.
The only things I thought remotely cool about the debut episode and the one that followed were his disappearance and reappearance at the end of the fire stunt, the ring in the ice cube, and maybe his evaporation from inside a garbage can to the roof of a building. Levitation? Old news.
While those stunts were fun to watch, what wasn’t fun were the random and just plain stupid desert scenes that served no purpose whatsoever other than to irritate the people watching, and the over done conversations with the stunt coordinator about safety (remember viewers, he’s about to do something very dangerous!).
Overall, “Mindfreak” comes off as very, very cheesy. I mean, can we really take this guy seriously? He’s too melodramatic for his own good, and the show comes off as a cheap rip off of David Blaine’s “Street Magic” specials.