What is real? What is just an Illusion-ist? #72 will tell you all!

Welcome HYSTOphiles! We’re back with #72, and it is truly an episode full of MAGIC! This time around we discuss Keith’s choice The Illusionist, the 2006 Neil Burger film that stars Edward Norton as a…magician, I guess?

Edward Norton makes Jessica Biel act! It’s so magical!

Now this is one that I just vaguely remember making its debut at the theaters, but I don’t remember what the initial reception was, so I’m very curious to see what it’s all about. Is it a Houdini story? Is he a children’s party kind of guy? Join us as I find out…

Children’s parties? Really?

Of course we also discuss what’s been entertaining us lately, and I announce what’s up for episode #73!

Won’t you join us?


The Illusionist – 2006

FLASH! AH-AHH! Flash Gordon’s in Episode #71!

Flash Gordon – 1980

Hellooooooooo HYSTOphiles! It’s great to see you all, but I’m afraid I come bearing bad news: our planet Earth is under attack from some mysterious enemy from outer space!

Earth is in the crosshairs of…something

So the big question is this: who can save us pathetic Earthlings now? Yes! I mean, I think we all know who it is…it’s…SHAFT!

“No. I’m not in this movie.”

Okay, so the actual answer is…FLASH GORDON!

Yeah that’s definitely not SHAFT…

Yes! FLASH GORDON! Savior of the Universe! He’ll save every one of us! Or at least that’s what Freddie Mercury says…

I have this T-shirt, but I’ll never really WEAR it like Freddie did…

I have LOVED this movie since I saw it back in 1980. Everyone thought it was going to be another Star Wars..and it is so not Star Wars, I mean, it’s much, much more! More better costumes! More better sets! More better campiness! More better sexy! Oh yes! It’s so, so much more sexy than Star Wars ever could hope to be, I mean…

See what I mean? 

Boy am I excited about this one! It’s such a personal fave; I’m hoping Keith will like it as much as I do. Plus: we talk about what is keeping us entertained lately AND what film Keith has chosen for Episode #72! 

Won’t you join us?


Flash Gordon – 1980