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'Houdini' is pure biopic cheese… and occasionally a campy delight

In an article Houdini wrote, 'In the twenty-five years of my investigation and the hundreds of séances which I have attended, I have never seen or heard anything that could convince me that there is a possibility of communications with the loved ones

There are at least a dozen great movies to be made out of the life of Harry Houdini, the magician/escapist/pre-cinematic showman/enemy of spiritualism. Unfortunately, History's new Houdini tries to be all those movies and a few more. The result is a

"Houdini" (9 p.m., History Channel): "Fear is how I know I'm alive," the title character of this two-part miniseries says as he explains what motivated him to spend his life defying death. Oscar winner Adrien Brody stars as the escape artist who rose

Adrien Brody stars as escape artist Harry Houdini in the two-night mini-series on History, revealing secrets of some of his most famous feats and delivering a rather pretentious voice-over. EGON ENDREYI. Adrien Brody stars 

Adrien Brody stars as escape artist Harry Houdini in the two-night mini-series on History, revealing secrets of some of his most famous feats and delivering a rather pretentious voice-over. EGON ENDREYI. Adrien Brody stars 

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