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Caption: STEVE CARELL as Burt Wonderstone in New Line Cinema's comedy THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE, a Warner Bros. Pictures release.  
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (15)
Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton are the velvet-suited kings of Las Vegas, playing to packed crowds at the Bally hotel and casino run by Doug Munny. Behind the scenes, the men bicker and eventually fall out when a high-profile media stunt goes wrong...
Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer

The View from The Shard. Credit: © The View from The Shard.  
The View From The Shard
Towering above us from over a thousand feet high, London's new glistening icon the Shard has become our top-selling attraction since opening its doors to the public in February. Take a look at the View From The Shard...
Review | Tickets

Top Attractions Sellers (28/02/13 - 13/03/13):
1. The View From The Shard, 2. London Zoo, 3. The London Eye, 4. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, 5. Madame Tussauds

Diary: Kicking shins at the Magic Circle

For a short time many years ago I earned some extra cash working as a magician assistant's assistant, a bouncer-type job which mostly involved stopping little kids rifle through the boss's bag of tricks.

Those kids - even the little angels who'd happily kick you in the shin to get past - were fascinated by the magic and were desperate to know how it was done.

Unfortunately, you don't really get that sense of fascination from the new magic-based film, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, as our review makes clear. But anyway, magic is far better live than on film.

A great place to start is the legendary Magic Circle, whose HQ is near Euston station. The Circle runs regular public events, including Meet the Magic Circle nights and the full-on The Magic Circle Experience, which delves into the long history of the mysterious arts.

As a heads-up, I'll be the one with sharp-toed boots trying to kick my way back-stage.

David Clee


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- Cinema



Photo Credit: BEN GLASS 

Caption: STEVE CARELL as Burt Wonderstone in New Line Cinema's comedy   
Blockbuster of the Week: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (15)
Starring: Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Alan Arkin
Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton are the velvet-suited kings of Las Vegas, playing to packed crowds at the Bally hotel and casino run by Doug Munny...
Review | Showing at these cinemas | Trailer
Welcome To The Punch (15)
Starring: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Peter Mullan, Daniel Mays
Detective Max Lewinsky attempts to single-handedly take down notorious criminal Jacob Sternwood and his gang...
Review | Showing at These Cinema | Trailer
Critics' Choice of the Week: Vinyl (15)
Starring: Jamie Blackley, Phil Daniels, Keith Allen
Johnny Jones is the former vocalist of 1980s punk outfit, The Weapons Of Happiness. A funeral reunites Johnny with his band mates...
Showing at these Cinemas | Trailer

See Also:
A-Z of London Cinemas, A-Z of London Films, A-Z of UK Cinemas, A-Z of UK Films, Top 10 Movies, New Films This Week, Forthcoming Releases, Interviews

Listings Menus:
Movies by Genres, 3 D Movies, Over 18s Screenings, Parents and Baby Screenings, Subtitled Movies

- Classical and Dance

La Boheme, London Coliseum - London Theatre Tickets  
La Boheme - ENO - London Coliseum
Puccini's gift for writing emotional music is brought to the fore in La boheme's tale of doomed love in poverty-stricken Paris...
Info and Tickets | Opera and Dance Tickets

Top Classical and Dance Sellers (28/02/13 - 13/03/13):
1. La Boheme ENO, 2. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, 3. La Bayadere, 4. Laurencia, 5. My First Cinderella

- Comedy

Omid Djalili. Photo courtesy of Tixdaq.  
Omid Djalili - Leicester Square Theatre
Omid Djalili brings his irreverent take on today's mixed-up society to London's Leicester Square Theatre...
Info and Tickets | More Comedy Tickets

Top Comedy Sellers (28/02/13 - 13/03/13):
1. Omid Djalili, 2. Micky Flanagan, 3. Miranda Hart, 4. Louis C.K., 5. Harry Hill

- Music

James. Photo courtesy of Tixdaq  
James - Brixton Academy
One of the biggest British acts of the eighties and nineties, James, are set to release their 11th studio album this year...
Info and Tickets | More Music Tickets

Top Music Sellers (28/02/13 - 13/03/13):
1. Pink, 2. Fleetwood Mac, 3. Robbie Williams, 4. The Who, 5. James

- Theatre

Jesus Christ Superstar: O2 Arena - London Theatre Tickets  
Jesus Christ Superstar - o2 Arena
Jesus Christ Superstar first came to major theatres when it debuted on Broadway in October 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York. The Broadway production ran for 720 performances...
Info and Tickets | More Musical Tickets | More Play Tickets

Top Theatre Sellers (28/02/13 - 13/03/13):
1. The Lion King, 2. Les Miserables, 3. Mamma Mia!, 4. Billy Elliot, 5. War Horse


Father Ted Competition  
Father Ted Competition
From award-winning creators Graham Linehan & Arthur Mathews and starring Dermot Morgan as the eponymous Father Ted Crilly, the brilliant and much-loved comedy, Father Ted, Series 1, 2 and 3 are now available to own separately on DVD.
Prize:Win Father Ted Series 1, 2 and 3 on DVD.
Click here for your chance to win | More competitions

London Accommodation

Grange Blooms Hotel, Bloomsbury. 5 Star Hotel  
Grange Blooms Hotel - Bloomsbury (5* Hotel)
Housed in a traditional Georgian building in Bloomsbury, Grange Blooms Hotel is the ideal choice for your visit to the capital. The hotel overlooks the British Museum and bookworms will be in their element as the British Library is only a short walk away, as is Holborn Tube Station...
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Holiday Inn Camden Lock, Camden. 4 Star Hotel  
Holiday Inn Camden Lock - Camden (4* Hotel)
Holiday Inn Camden Lock enjoys an enviable location, in one of London's most famous and exciting areas. Known for its vast number of music venues, Camden Town seen many famous bands pass through its streets on the road to success, including Oasis, Blur, U2 and Moby...
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Chelsea House Hotel, Earls Court (2* Bed and Breakfast)  
Chelsea House Hotel - Earls Court (2* B&B)
Chelsea House Hotel is a budget hotel, just 5 minutes away from Earl's Court Station. Chelsea House Hotel was fully redecorated in March 2004, so you will find the accommodation clean and modern. All the rooms come with private bathroom facilities and a fridge and TV...
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Dolphin Inn, Paddington (Hostel)  
Dolphin Inn - Paddington (Hostel)
Choose to stay at Dolphin Inn and you'll be located just steps from Paddington Station, as well as a number of first class tourist attractions. Make sure you bring your laptop with you, as you can use the hostel's WiFi access to research nearby attractions and discover ways of getting around the capital...
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Top Hotel Sellers (28/02/13 - 13/03/13):
1. Bayswater Inn - Bayswater (3 Star Hotel), 2. European Hotel - Kings Cross (2 Star B&B), 3. Romanos Hotel - Victoria (2 Star Hotel), 4. So Paddington - Paddington (3 Star Hotel), 5. So London Apartments - Kilburn (3 Star Apartment)

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