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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

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Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt's growing ego. But lately the duo's greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they've grown to loathe each other.

Facing cutthroat competition from guerrilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show looks stale. But there's still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act—both onstage and off—if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.
A crowd pleasing, expensive comedy for Spring 2013. Looks amusing. These movies are hit and miss.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

This looks like fun. Good cast.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

Hate the trailer but the premise and cast sell it for me.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

Looking at IMDB, Burt Wonderstone is written by John Francis Daley (of "Freaks and Geeks" fame) and Jonathan Goldstein. Both of whom also wrote 2011's Horrible Bosses and up next they have the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs sequel (Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers) and the reboot/continuation of the National Lampoon Vacation series with Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, who takes his family on a vacation.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

Kinda liked the trailer. If it starred Kevin James and Rob Schneider, I know for a fact I would be rolling my eyes. Ah, hypocrisy!
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

The cast sells it for me. With the blonde hair, Buscemi looks just like the main character from Headhunters.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

Eh, I'll wait til the $5 Black Friday sale next year. Sick of Wilde being in almost everything.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

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Eh, I'll wait til the $5 Black Friday sale next year. Sick of Wilde being in almost everything.
I dunno about that part. Her filmography is pretty small and unsurprising. I've only seen her in 2 films, Tron 2 and Cowboys & Aliens.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

Sounds like an interesting premise. I may check it out.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

Looks interesting.

Might want to get a mod to change the date in the title.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

I'm not convinced at this stage, but it does look mildly diverting.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

looks like a gas.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrel, Carrey) - 3/15/12

Sounds like it could be hit or miss but the cast sold me on at least checking it out.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

I watched this last night. I love it!
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

Currently at 44% on RT.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_...t_wonderstone/
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

Originally Posted by iNCREDiPiNOY View Post
I watched this last night. I love it!
How much is Carrey in this? The trailers don't seem to mention him much.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

The premise seems good, I just wish they had toned it down a bit (from the trailers at least).
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

Nope.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

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How much is Carrey in this? The trailers don't seem to mention him much.
He always cockblock Burt & Anton spotlight. I would say 60% of Carrey in this. I love the ending it was funny.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

For some reason it doesn't appeal to me, I'd love to see Carrell and Carrey in a movie, just not this one.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

The premise seems pretty close to that Mitchell & Webb film from a few years back, but I would imagine this should be funnier.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

Will watch . I expect this to be a hit in America, but not many other places.
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

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For some reason it doesn't appeal to me, I'd love to see Carrell and Carrey in a movie, just not this one.
Try Bruce Almighty
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Re: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (S: Carrell, Carrey) - 3/15/12

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Try Bruce Almighty
I'v actually never seen that movie but it runs on USA all the time.

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