Latest Magic Man Stories

2008-07-15 06:00:26

By Carol Cling All sorts of people like downtown Las Vegas for all sorts of reasons. Alexander Nevsky - one of the producers, and one of the stars, of the now-filming thriller "Magic Man" - likes it for the "danger." A former bodybuilder (no wonder he's been dubbed "the Arnold Schwarzenegger of Russia"), Nevsky plays a detective tracking a serial killer. His character "suspects everyone," Nevsky says - including the title character, played by Billy Zane. Commenting on "Magic Man's"...

2008-07-08 06:00:23

By Carol Cling The independent feature "Magic Man" focuses on a famed illusionist. But the real trick was bringing the movie to Las Vegas in the first place. Despite its Southern Nevada setting, "Magic Man's" producers planned to shoot in Southern California instead, according to unit production manager Paul Remo of Media Underground, "Magic Man's" Las Vegas-based production company. Because the psychological thriller required "so many Vegas shots," Remo "convinced them to do it...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'