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As you probably know by now, I’m a magic fanatic. I’ve written in the past about my favorite magic movies, and even my audition experience joining Los Angeles’ prestigious Magic Castle as a magician member. One of the movies I was really bummed to have missed at Sundance this year is a documentary titled Dealt about Richard Turner, one of the greatest card magicians of our time.

I’ve seen Turner perform in the close-up gallery at the Castle and his card skills are some of the best I’ve ever seen. The fact that he is a blind man is just insane. And it’s not something that is advertised. He isn’t introduced as a blind man, it’s only five or so minutes into his routine that the audience begins to realize that the amazing card feats they’ve been watching have been performed by a person without the ability to see. Hit the jump now to watch the Dealt trailer and get a glimpse of Richard Turner in action.
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True Lies

On the September 19, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson and Brad Oman to talk about the latest news, including a True Lies tv series reboot, the cinemascore for mother! and the 2017 Emmy winners. In the Water Cooler we’ll be talking about Halloween Horror Nights, a secret magic show in Los Angeles, a stand-up comedy special, and Delta’s inflight movies. And in Our Feature Presentation, we’ll be joined by Chris Evangelista to talk about the best movies he saw at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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On the September 18, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Jacob Hall and Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest news, including: the release date for John Wick: Chapter 3, Jon Hamm voicing Boba Fett in a Star Wars story, Jamie Lee Curtis returning for the Halloween reboot, some intriguing Westworld casting, and a director’s cut of It. In our Feature Presentation, Hoai-Tran introduces her new mission to tackle the horror genre after years of being terrified by it.

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An American Werewolf in London

On the September 15, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Jacob Hall to talk about the latest news, including an update on the Devin Faraci/Alamo Drafthouse controversy, Max Landis’ An American Werewolf in London remake, a dozen new Star Wars stories have been revealed, Tyrese begs The Rock not to make his Fast & Furious spin-off (find out why) and multiple endings planned for Game of Thrones. In The Mail Bag, we’ll talk about what it takes to get a career writing about movies for a living.

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26 New ‘Star Wars’ Stories Have Been Revealed

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In April, it was announced that a new book would be released called Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, combining 40 stories written from dozens of writers (including Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta, famed comic book writer Paul DiniThrilling Adventure Hour creators Ben Acker & Ben Blacker) to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars franchise.

Each story is told from the perspective of background characters from A New Hope  – “from X-wing pilots who helped Luke destroy the Death Star to the stormtroopers who never quite could find the droids they were looking for.” And with the October release date quickly approaching, Del Rey Publishing has begun unveiling some of the short stories that will be featured in this collection. Below, check out a first look at more than a dozen new Star Wars stories.

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On the September 14, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Jacob Hall Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest news, including: the effect of Rotten Tomatoes scores on the box office, another Stephen King movie adaptation in development, Stan Lee lines up future Marvel Studios cameos, Apple announced Apple TV 4K and we have a serious discussion about the Devin Faraci/Alamo Drafthouse situation.

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Stephen King's It Reviews

On the September 13, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Jacob Hall Brad Oman and Ben Pearson to talk about the new release date of Star Wars Episode 9. And in Our Feature Presentation, we’ll be taking a deep dive into IT: Chapter 2. Now that we have seen the first chapter, let’s geek out about the second part of this Stephen King adaptation. What do we know, who might be involved, and much much more.

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Kathleen Kennedy and JJ Abrams

Some news woke us up on Tuesday morning: Star Wars: The Force Awakens filmmaker JJ Abrams had been hired to replace Collin Trevorrow on Star Wars Episode 9. In this EMERGENCY PODCAST, Ben Pearson and Hoai-Tran Bui join Peter Sciretta to discuss the latest news and our thoughts on JJ Abrams as the director of Episode 9.

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On the September 12, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson to talk about the latest news, including the It box office, Mouse Guard gets a director, the creator of Wolverine has died, the first reactions from Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game, and will Rian Johnson be directing Star Wars Episode 9? And in The Mail Bag, Ethan Anderton joins us to talk about our various collections. We also share some details about some staff changes on the site.

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On the September 11, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui and Ben Pearson to talk about the latest news, including a 47 Meters Down sequel, more on Colin Trevorrow’s departure from Star Wars Episode 9, the early buzz for Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville, and is Rotten Tomatoes responsible for a terrible Summer box office. And in The Mail Bag, we’ll be talking about lesser known movies that have great plot twists.

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