Splitsider

Posts tagged as the incredible burt wonderstone

Critics Don't Like 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' as Much as They Like Making Corny Jokes About Its Title

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, starring Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Olivia Wilde, and Steve Buscemi as goofy magicians, hits theaters today, and it's one of the first big mainstream comedies of the year. Wonderstone isn't faring so well with critics, though, with every other movie reviewer making it a point to mention that the movie is "not incredible."

Wonderstone earned a 41% and a 44/100 on review aggregators Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, respectively. Critics generally felt that Carell was miscast and that the film was somewhat amusing but not funny enough, with Boston Globe calling it "a lazy, underwritten imitation Will Ferrell movie." Many critics praised [...]

The Lost Roles of 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

Steve Carell's magician comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone hits theaters tomorrow, and like most movies, it took a long time to come together. When the project was originally put into development in 2006, it was called Burt Dickenson: The Most Powerful Magician on Planet Earth, and the movie has changed shape a lot in the years since. Directors Jake Kasdan and Charles McDougall each came and went before the studio finally found 30 Rock's Don Scardino, who got the thing made. A number of actors either tried out for or passed on parts in Burt Wonderstone, from movie stars to character actors to nichey comedians. Let's take a look [...]

Steve Carell and Jim Carrey Are Rival Magicians in the 'Burt Wonderstone' Trailer

Here's the trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, an upcoming comedy that stars Steve Carell and Jim Carrey as a pair of rival magicians. The movie drops March 15th and also stars Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jay Mohr, and Gillian Jacobs. Wonderstone was directed by 30 Rock's most frequent director Don Scardino, who makes his feature debut here, and was written by John Francis Daley (Sam Weir from Freaks and Geeks!) and Jonathan M. Goldstein, who last wrote Horrible Bosses. Sure, it's impossible to top Arrested Development's GOB Bluth when it comes to magicians in comedies, but this still looks pretty good.

Hit the jump [...]