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The Real Mentalist

Posted by kreskin On February - 18 - 2009
There is only one person in the entire world who can be called: The Real Mentalist The Real Buck Howard and that person is none other than The Amazing Kreskin!

Tom Hanks’ The Great Buck Howard and The Amazing Kreskin

Posted by kreskin On February - 18 - 2009
Tom Hanks’ production people announced the premiere and release dates for the movie, The Great Buck Howard; it will be permiered on March 10th and then released on March 20th. The movie's main character is based on The Amazing Kreskin and is portrayed by John Malkovich. Each scene in the movie has a dramatic similarity to the persona of The Amazing Kreskin. View a clip from the movie: (link): http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/352075/The-Great-Buck-Howard/trailers .

Forrest J. Acerkman tribute, March 8th at LA’s Egyptian Theater

Posted by kreskin On February - 13 - 2009

Kreskin mourns the passing of Forrest K. Ackerman, Sci-fi and Horror genre icon. Read more about Kreskin's comments and reflections:

Fans of the late legendary Horror and Sci-fi icon Forrest J (Forry) Ackerman will have a chance to catch a glimpse at some of his most treasured items, as Profiles in History joins American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre in their tribute to Ackerman on Sunday, March 8, 2009. Several major items will be on display during the tribute's opening reception, 3:00pm-4:00pm including the Dracula ring worn by Bela Lugosi as Count Dracula; Lugosi's robe from The Raven; a cape made for Lugosi in 1932 and used many times for his stage portrayal of Dracula as well as in Lugosi's performance in Plan 9 from Outer Space; a first edition of the book, Dracula signed by Bram Stoker and inscribed by Bela Lugosi to Forry Ackerman (also signed by a host of other Dracula-related personalities)

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This Friday, Jan. 16th at 8:30 AM on New York TV, WPIX Channel 11, The Amazing Kreskin will present the weather forecast. What will he predict for our weather? Tune in as Kreskin will also share predictions about what is in store for all of us this year. WPIX wants to know! See the Kreskin's weather report and predictions here:

Fox & Friends want to know: Kreskin to appear Jan. 7th at 7 AM

Posted by kreskin On January - 6 - 2009

Fox & Friends want to know: Kreskin will appear on Fox & Friends Fox News Network, Wednesday, January 7th between 7 AM and 8AM (EST)

WCBS-TV (NYC): WCBS-TV asks "the" mentalist, The Amazing Kreskin to share his world famous predictions of the future on Sunday, Dec. 28th at 8:45 AM. What do YOU want to know?

Check it out as The World's Foremost Mentalist shares his take on the future!

View Kreskin on WCBS-TV segment: http://wcbstv.com/video/?id=121880@wcbs.dayport.com .

The World's Foremost Mentalist, Amazing Kreskin, will steal home on New Year's Eve, December 31st at 7pm on Fox Business' "America's Nightly Scoreboard," as he discusses what may become history in the coming year. Do YOU know what the future holds? Check it out!
Kreskin at the Gemini AwardsThe Amazing Kreskin joined host Jason Priestley LIVE throughout the 23rd Gemini Awards Show; broadcast on E! Entertainment and Showcase Channel on Friday, November 28, 2008 at 8pm, throughout Canada to correctly predict the winners from specific nominated categories by reading MC, Jason Priestley’s mind live, on television! Kreskin is seen here locked in the soundproofed room located on stage but behind curtains. Two certified accountants stood by to confirm he had no visual or audio access to the program. At the end of each Gemini Awards segment, Kreskin used his unique ability to read Jason Priestley's thoughts as to who the winner was. Priestley then joined Kreskin and together they revealed Kreskin’s predictions. Correct as always!

THE MENTALIST KRESKIN AT GEMINIS, review

Posted by kreskin On December - 2 - 2008
This past week, my wife and I watched the Gemini Awards on television. The Geminis recognize the very best in Canadian broadcast television. My son works in production for the Survivorman series and they were nominated for three awards. The show was well produced with a great deal of interesting personalities on and off the stage, the red carpet, and all the goodies that you would normally expect to see in a show like this. For me, an appearance by The Amazing Kreskin stole the show. I recall being fascinated by Kreskin in my youth and we were faithful viewers of the show. His basic premise was always the same - he is a mentalist and has you sitting on the edge of your chair as he does his thing. He could always read minds, or make predictions, or somehow do that little extra something that put him above the audience and left us all in awe. He was the ultimate showman and performed his parts with such flair. Years later, he still has the flair and enthusiasm that I so fondly remember. On the show, he predicted a couple of the winners by tuning into host Jason Priestley’s thoughts! To ensure the integrity of these predictions, he was locked into a sound proofed glass booth with a couple of accountants to keep tabs on him. Of course, the great mentalist was correct. Who would have doubted it? However, it was his style and his flair that came through during the broadcast that kept us interested and intrigued in his predictions. So, what’s the deal with the props? After all, couldn’t he just have written the predictions on a piece of paper and it just be turned over at the end of the bit? Sure he could. I would also have changed the channel.…December 2008 GEC Computers in the Classroom Newsletter,

THE KRESKIN OF CRIME

Posted by kreskin On December - 1 - 2008

THE NATIONAL POST: by Alex Strachan, Canwest News Service Published: Monday, December 01, 2008 It didn't take a psychic to predict the results from the fall TV season so far. Only two new shows are considered bona fide successes: Fringe and The Mentalist. The first, a much-hyped, supernatural-themed redo of The X-Files, was easy enough to predict, thanks to a big budget -- at US$10-million, one of the most expensive pilots in TV history -- a comfortable time period, a strong lead-in and the imprimatur of J. J. Abrams, one of TV's most creative and successful producers of the hour. The Mentalist was harder to predict, though. A lighthearted, feel-good caper thriller starring Simon Baker as a quiet-natured crime solver with a gift for reading body language, The Mentalist was not expected to cause much of a stir in TV's space-time continuum. Instead, The Mentalist is in heady company, with an average weekly audience of 16 million U. S. viewers. It routinely places in the Top 10 in the U. S. Nielsen ratings. The Mentalist's Oct. 21 episode topped that week's outings of perennial ratings champions Grey's Anatomy, House, CSI: Miami and Survivor: Gabon in the U. S. ratings charts. (The Mentalist airs on CTV-owned A channel in Canada.) Baker is an Australian-born career actor who scored his first major U. S. film role as a would-be actor in Curtis Hanson's 1997 film noir L. A. Confidential. He plays Patrick Jane, an independent crime consultant with the California state police. Jane has an enviable track record for solving crimes, thanks to his ability to read body signs and second-guess others' thoughts. The Mentalist frequently features flashbacks to Jane's TV-psychic days, though, and it's those scenes that feel like a breath of fresh air to Baker. They're a lot of fun," Baker said, "because you're an actor playing an actor, and you actually get to comment on the shallowness of acting. You're commenting on yourself, and that makes it self-deprecating in a sense. I love the idea that the character is a fraud and is aware he's a fraud." Baker spent hours surfing You-Tube while researching the role. “There are psychics all over the place," he said. Baker is not surprised that The Mentalist has found a wide audience. "In a lot of crime shows on television these days, the truth is found under a microscope, as some kind of scientific fact. 'Oh, it's in the DNA.' On our show, the truth lies in the fabric of human nature. It's about reading people's behaviour. We're kind of hitting two notes. If you already know who committed the crime, then you get to watch how the [detective] puts it together. It's the upside-down detective genre." Unlike sham psychics in the real world, The Mentalist doesn't claim to be real, according to the show's creator. "We're dealing with a slightly heightened reality," series creator Heller said. "The Mentalist is set in an idealized world, this idealized place where a mentalist detective can ply his trade and the laws of physics in this world allow that to happen."A real-life Patrick Jane who helps detectives solve crimes is unlikely, Heller adds. "In real life," he said, laughing, "you wouldn't have someone like Jane on the police force any more than the police would let Batman get involved in crime fighting." - The Mentalist airs Mondays on A at 10 p. m., and Tuesdays on CBS at 9 p. m.