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James Corden and Eddie Redmayne in amusing TSA standoff

Technically Incorrect: To promote the new "Fantastic Beats" movie, the two Englishmen somehow pretend that one of them is American and the other is just an ordinary guy.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


He looks quite officious.

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It's happened to almost everyone.

You've been through the invasive and likely ineffective scanner at the airport and your carry-on luggage contains some sort of dubious item.

No, not a knife or a little Semtex, but an overly large bottle of face cream. Or an aggressive bottle of mouthwash.

In order to promote the entry of Harry Potter prequel "Fantastic Beasts" to American shores, Eddie Redmayne and James Corden enacted an airport scene for the latter's "Late Late Show."

Corden has, despite his accent, somehow got a job with the TSA scanning bags. Redmayne is in character as the movie's Newt Scamander.

The wizard has a suitcase. Inside that suitcase lurk wondrous things, but not the sort of things that the TSA might find wondrous.

Will Corden find them? Will Scamander's secret traveling companions give themselves away?

There ensues a tense encounter, in which Redmayne tries to be all circumspect and vaguely honest, while Corden behaves as if he has all the superciliousness and doltishness of many a jobsworth.

The deeply committed to all things Potter will note that in the movie's trailer, Scamander has a tense moment with those that control US security at the border.

Some, though, might wonder what Redmayne is doing trying to get such a huge suitcase through security as a carry-on.

Does he have no thought for his fellow passengers? Couldn't he have packed a little more into his checked bags?

Honestly, wizards can be so thoughtless at times.