Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

I acknowledge how revolutionary the computer and 3-D technology is, I understand how important this film is to the future of the industry, I was thrilled by the final battle sequence, I realize that everybody I know has a hard-on for it, and I love—LOVE—this director's other movies, but, man, oh, man, I had to fight to stay awake during the first two hours. (The film is 2 hours and 40 minutes or so.) Thank goodness for snack bars, and thank goodness for Milk Duds.

After the movie, I saw Ricky Jay (David Mamet regular and master magician) in the lobby of the Sherman Oaks Arclight! He looked a bit winded, so I didn't ask him to do a card trick. His card tricks blow my fucking mind. Watch:

You see? That's freaking amazing.... I wouldn't want to watch it for 2 hours and 40 minutes though.


  1. WHOA! That's the most impressive card trick ever.

  2. You guys should check out some of his other stuff on YouTube. Just search for "Ricky Jay."

  3. Stephanie Zacharek is my new best frenemy.

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