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To their credit, the folks at Warner Bros. are making no apparent effort to conceal or apologize for the fact their newest comedy flick "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" is but a chuckle-filled nod to the story arc in Christopher Nolan's Oscar-nominated "The Prestige." Give or take a few plot points (and dialing down the death toll a touch), the two stories have got a lot in common, and this video mash-up aims to prove it. Get More »
"One of the things that Teller and I are obsessed with, one of the reasons that we're in magic, is the difference between fantasy and reality." — Penn Jillette
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It's not every day that a girl like Olivia Wilde comes along.
The starlet of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" can pull off genre work like "Cowboys & Aliens" and "TRON: Legacy," she can handle comedy like in the "The Change-Up" and she can rock the drama like on television's "House." She's also a major humanitarian, and has even executive produced documentary shorts, on the work she's done in Haiti.
All that, and she's drop-dead gorgeous to boot. In other words, who better to get a Hot People Looking Hot dedicated gallery?
Nearly all movie stars are really, really good-looking. And many of them can even act! But mastering Blue Steel and memorizing a few lines will only get you so far in Tinseltown. To truly shine, you've got to have something more — that certain Je ne sais quoi (look it up). Get More »
Do you believe in magic? We sure hope you do — but even if you don't, we're sure to make believers out of you with "MTV First: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
Airing tonight at 7:56 p.m. ET, MTV's latest round of "MTV First" goodness takes two of the magic world's greatest rivals (or, at least, two of the comedy world's greatest talents playing two of the magic world's greatest rivals) and places them together on the same stage. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" stars Steve Carell and Jim Carrey will be together in the hot seat, joining forces with MTV News' Josh Horowitz to present an on-air clip from their new comedy.
After that, they'll all stick together for a 30-minute sit-down interview airing on MTV.com. Carell and Carrey will be doing more than just answering Horowitz's silly line of questioning (yes, Josh, it really is important that you call them "illusions," not "tricks"), as they will be opening the floor for fan questions, too.
"The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" chronicles the dissipation of the longtime partnership between stage magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) and Wonderstone's sudden rivalry with up-and-coming street trickster Steve Gray (Jim Carrey). But are any of these illusionists dues-paying members of the Alliance of Magicians?
We speak, of course, of the organization founded by George Oscar Bluth Jr., aka G.O.B. (Will Arnett), of "Arrested Development." True, G.O.B. was kicked out of his own club after news reporter Trisha Thoon revealed the secret of the Aztec Tomb on television, but that doesn't mean he's any less, you know, magical.
Either way, he should be represented accordingly. See below.
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Comedy, like magic, is an art and a skill that is almost impossible for the average person to quantify or explain. Being able to consistently make people laugh is one of the most difficult tricks of all; it makes sawing a person in half seem like child's play (note to children: Do not try to saw anyone in half).
So what happens when you combine comedy and magic? You get the fantastic first trailer for "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."