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Mike Myers Says He'd Like To Make A Fourth 'Austin Powers' Movie


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Two decades after the original movie became a cultural sensation and a rather unlikely franchise hit, Mike Myers has admitted that he would like to make a fourth Austin Powers movie one day.

The Canadian actor and filmmaker, 53, revealed that the comedy spy movies, spoofing James Bond and English culture in three instalments between 1997 and 2003, were created as a “tribute” to Myers’ father, who died in 1991.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday (April 27th), he said: “After my dad died in 1991, I was taking stock of his influence on me as a person and his influence on me with comedy in general. So Austin Powers was a tribute to my father, who [introduced me to] James Bond, Peter Sellers, The Beatles, The Goodies, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.”

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Mike Myers In Improvised 'Canada V USA' Dance-Off With Jimmy Fallon


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Mike Myers accepted an improvised dance-off challenge with chat show host Jimmy Fallon when the comedy actor appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ this week, in what ballooned into an Canada vs USA contest in tracksuits.

With 53 year old Myers appearing all in red with ‘Canada’ emblazoned on the front, Fallon in a similar blue tracksuit, each was holding a giant dice with different and somewhat unusual dance moves written on the sides.

Going first, Myers had to perform ‘Perpetual Motion’, for which he reached into his Austin Powers repertoire to bust out some impressive moves.

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Mike Myers - 18th annual Hollywood Film Awards at Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals at The Palladium, Hollywood Film Awards - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 14th November 2014

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Mike Myers and Kelly Tisdale - 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Hollywood Palladium - Arrivals at The Palladium, Hollywood Film Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 14th November 2014

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Mike Myers and Kelly Tisdale

Mike Myers - 2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala - Red Carpet Arrivals - Tuesday 7th January 2014

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Mike Myers Is Expecting Second Baby With Wife Kelly Tisdale


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Canadian actor, Mike Myers and his wife, Kelly Tisdale are expecting baby No.2.

The couple's rep confirmed the news and they told People, "We are thrilled."

Myers, who is 50 and Tisdale, who is 36 year-old café owner, already have a 2 year-old son together called Spike, born in September 2011.

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Lara Flynn Boyle, Penelope Spheeris, Mike Myers, Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Dana Carvey - Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences hosts a 'Wayne's World' Reunion at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Lara Flynn Boyle, Penelope Spheeris, Mike Myers, Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Dana Carvey
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Lara Flynn Boyle, Penelope Spheeris, Mike Myers, Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Dana Carvey

Edward Norton, Freddie Ljungberg, Gerard Butler, James McAvoy, Joe Calzaghe, Mike Myers and Patrick Kielty - Edward Norton, MIke Myers, Gerard Butler, Freddie Ljungberg, Edwin van der Sar, Herman Crespo, Joe Calzaghe, James McAvoy and Patrick Kielty Sunday 27th May 2012 Soccer Aid 2012 in support of UNICEF UK held at Old Trafford

Edward Norton, Freddie Ljungberg, Gerard Butler, James Mcavoy, Joe Calzaghe, Mike Myers and Patrick Kielty
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Edward Norton, Freddie Ljungberg, Gerard Butler, Joe Calzaghe, Mike Myers and Patrick Kielty

Mike Myers - Mike Myers and Aimee White from Broken Rainbow London, England - attending a London Gay Pride 2011 event Sunday 3rd July 2011

Mike Myers and Eric Mccormack - Mike Myers and Eric McCormack New York City, USA - attend the John Varvatos Rocked NYC 10 year Anniversary Party at the John Varvatos store previously known as CBGB on Bowery Saturday 11th September 2010

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Shrek Forever After Review


Very Good
While nowhere near as overcrowded as part three, this so-called final chapter never achieves the spark of the first two films, opting instead for a comically bittersweet look at middle-age angst that's more an homage to than a satire of It's a Wonderful Life.

After settling into swamp life with his wife Fiona (Diaz) and three boisterous kids, Shrek (Myers) starts to miss the excitement of being an ogre. So when Rumpelstiltskin (Dohrn) offers him one day of true ogredom in exchange for one day of Shrek's childhood, he signs on the dotted line. But Rumpelstiltskin has an evil plan, and now Shrek is lost in an alternate reality in which his friends Donkey and Puss (Murphy and Banderas) don't recognise him. Neither does Fiona, and he only has one day to capture her heart.

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Mike Myers Sunday 6th June 2010 2010 Unicef Soccer Aid charity football match at Old Trafford Manchester, England

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Mike Myers - Thursday 20th May 2010 at Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame Los Angeles, California

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Mike Myers, Shrek and Antonio Banderas
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Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers - Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy New York City, USA - Premiere of 'Shrek Forever After' during the 9th Annual Tribeca Film Festival at the Ziegfeld Theatre - Arrivals Wednesday 21st April 2010

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Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers
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Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers
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Inglourious Basterds Review


Extraordinary
Finally turning his hand to the war-movie genre, Tarantino unsurprisingly pays homage to classic B-movies. And even though it's long and indulgent, this is a deeply entertaining romp, crafted to perfection by Tarantino and his amazing cast.

German Col Landa (Waltz) is notorious in Nazi-occupied France as a "Jew hunter", but the young Shosanna (Laurent) has slipped through his fingers.

Years later, she's running a Paris cinema and planning outrageous revenge against the Nazi high command who will be attending a premiere starring a famed war hero (Bruhl). Meanwhile, American Lt Aldo Raine (Pitt) has challenged his team of Jewish commandos to bring home 100 Nazi scalps each. And their operation is about to converge on Shosanna's cinema, thanks to a German actress double-agent (Kruger) and a British spy (Fassbender).

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The Love Guru Review


Bad
There is a fine line between genius and junk, especially in the realm of comedy. What makes one audience member laugh can legitimately cause another to groan in disbelief. No one has been more adept at this schizophrenic approach to satire than Mike Myers. The kitchen sink cacophony of his big screen spoofs expertly illustrates the "anything for a laugh" paradigm. Sadly, his latest effort, the lame Love Guru, forgets to move beyond the groin to mine its wit. If cleverness were a symphony, Myers composed this tired tune for male organ only.

Born in America but raised in India, the self help guru Maurice Pitka (Myers) is tired of being known as the poor man's Deepak Chopra. When Darren Roanoke (Romany Malco), star player for the Toronto Maple Leafs, gets into a scoring slump near the start of the Stanley Cup finals, team owner Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba) and coach Cherkov (Verne Troyer) are desperate. Seems Roanke's wife (Meagan Good) has recently left him, and is now shacking up with the goalie for the opposing Los Angeles Kings, the infamously well-endowed Jacques "Le Coq" Grande (Justin Timberlake). If the Leafs have any chance at all of winning, they must find a way to mend the leader's marriage. The answer appears to be Pitka and his radical "DRAMA" method of enlightenment.

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Shrek The Third Review


Very Good
I've never understood what children see in Shrek. Hardly a role model, the selfish and ornery ogre voiced perfectly by Mike Myers wears a defeated, sour puss only a mother could love. He constantly belittles his best friend, Donkey (Eddie Murphy), and guards his affections for true love Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with well-honed sarcasm.

And yet, the Shrek machine -- marketing factions included -- makes money hand over fist as the franchise exploits ancient fairy tales children no longer read and spins timely jokes from pop-culture references kids couldn't hope to understand.

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Austin Powers In Goldmember Review


OK
Goldmember finds Mike Myers returning to his most successful franchise, but desperately running out of steam and resorting to yet another stab at jokes that hit-and-missed the first two times around.

And guess what: They haven't improved with age.

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So I Married An Axe Murderer Review


Extraordinary
Shhh. Don't tell anyone. There is a legion of us Axe Murderer fans out here. Most of us live in San Francisco, but we're really quite universal. Wayne's World? Pathetic by comparison. So I Married an Axe Murderer is easily Mike Myers' best movie -- hilarious, with Myers taking his comedy to a new level not hidden within a funky costume (as in Wayne or Austin Powers). We long for a sequel. And much to the annoyance of our friends, we quote it incessantly. Give this film another chance or we'll practice the ancient from of Scottish martial arts on your ass -- Fuk Yu!

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Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery Review


Good
A rare case of the sequel being far better than the original, the first Austin Powers (Mike Myers as unfrozen and bumbling 60s British superspy in the 90s) is uneven and often not funny, relying on recycled jokes and far-too-broad physical humor. Stick with the second one.

Wayne's World 2 Review


Weak
Gotta love those references to An Officer and a Gentleman. Having Chris Farley channel depressed pilot-in-training Richard Gere during the tear-soaked line, "I got no place else ta go-ho-hooooooooo," is almost worth the price of admission right there. Too bad that Wayne's World 2 is mostly just mining the same pop culture terrain as its far more worthy predecessor. It was a surprise to see that Mike Myers and Dana Carvey were able to take their "two guys on a couch" cable access rock 'n' rollers through even one feature length adventure, with enjoyable detours to an Alice Cooper concert as well as a playful game of street hockey. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was instantly embraced by a generation of kids who didn't even know Freddy Mercury from Adam -- poor bastards. Hasn't anyone seen Highlander? Jesus Christ, what the hell's wrong with the kids of America, anyway? Don't answer that.

Wayne's World 2 opens with our dynamic duo still running their own show, though they've moved from their basement to a warehouse. Good for them, right? But when smarmy record producer Bobby Cahn (Christopher Walken, coasting but still The Man) steps in to make life miserable and steal Wayne's lovely girlfriend Cassandra (Tia Carrere, who still can't act but is still One Hot Tamale), Wayne is told in a vision by Jim Morrison(!) that he should stage a rock concert in Aurora, Illinois. Waynestock, of course. "If you book them, they will come." This will bring Cassandra back and, no doubt, provide a sense of meaning in Wayne's slacker life. Right? Right? Uh... maybe.

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Pete's Meteor Review


Weak
Allegory? For sure. But there really is a meteor that belongs to Pete (Mike Myers in maybe his sole attempt at a dramatic role) in Pete's Meteor. That meteor in fact drives the bulk of the film's plot, an otherwise thin excuse for a story.

When the titular meteor (though it's the size of a footlocker it only leaves a 15-foot crate) lands in the backyard of a 12-year-old Irish laddie named Mickey, he presumes it was sent from heaven by his dead parents. Well, why not? Among his crazy grandmother (Brenda Fricker playing that matronly character once again), his unofficial godfather/drug addict/mob man pal Pete (Myers), and the wealthy scientist (Alfred Molina) who is given custody of the meteor by the government, Mickey's got a pretty messed up family life already. Parents speaking to him from beyond the grave sounds almost normal.

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The Cat In The Hat Review


Terrible
Make a movie about a black cat, and you're just asking to be cursed with a streak of bad luck. Yet even the most hardened cynic will be surprised at how far Universal's The Cat in the Hat strays from the childish antics of Dr. Seuss' original work. Judging from this humorless monstrosity, the Cat team spent 10 years working on their film's decorative appearance and a combined 10 minutes writing sleazy jokes and a catastrophic script that I wouldn't use to line a litter box.

Director Bo Welch and production designer Alex McDowell earn a few points for their visions. Welch perfected his craft on lavishly bizarre features like Edward Scissorhands and Beetlejuice, and McDowell's design work on Cat literally sets Seuss's story free from the page. The gorgeous sets form a pastel feast for the eyes. They're a sight to be seen, yet they're inserted into an unwatchable bomb that shouldn't be seen by anyone.

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Review


Excellent
James Bond is back - NOT! - as one vaguely remembered star of stage and screen might have said.

Instead of Bond, it's super-groovy spy Austin Powers (Myers) making his triumphant return to the silver screen, the British secret agent frozen in the 60's and thawed in the 90's, where/when he returned to active duty. The Spy Who Shagged Me picks up right where the original left off, with Dr. Evil (also Myers) banished to space in his Big Boy statue/spaceship, and Austin settling down with new wife Vanessa (Elizabeth Hurley, in a cameo re-appearance).

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Wayne's World Review


Excellent
Sometimes, no matter how much you love analyzing and breaking down movies, you have to understand that some are just made for fun. Wayne's World is a prime example. Sure, you can predict everything that's going to happen, but the characters are entertaining and it's a fairly decent mix of physical and verbal comedy. Of course, who can forget the variety of endings they invented and the moments of dialogue that still pop up today, such as, "Shaw... and monkeys might fly out of my butt!"

The most memorable television I watched in my teens consisted primarily of those "not ready for prime time players" at Saturday Night Live. They had cutting edge music and hosts who could act. Not to mention they had talented writers, including Michael Myers and Dana Carvey. Carvey had the Church Lady and Myers had Dieter and Simon. And when they worked together to produce the Wayne's World sketch, I never thought I'd love a pair of naïve losers more.

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Shrek Review


Good

Once upon a time there was a mean ogre who lived in an enchanted forest full of suspiciously familiar characters. There was a trio of little pigs forever on the run from some wolf. There was that little wooden boy who was a pathological liar. There was another wolf dressed up like some little blonde girl's grandmother and there were those seven midgets forever fretting about that beautiful girl in the glass coffin.

One day Lord Farquaad, the despotic pygmy-sized prince of this faraway land, decided he wanted the forest cleared of its chimerical critters, pixies and narcoleptic princesses. They were all forcibly "resettled" in the swamp of the ogre. And boy, was he peeved about it.

Shrek, for that was the ogre's name, marched right into Farquaad's Disneyland-caricature of a castle and demanded, with all his ogrely gruffness, that his overrun swamp be cleared of unwelcome creatures, and the weasely prince made him a deal: Farquaad would restore the solitude of the ogre's swamp if the ogre would go on a quest to rescue a beautiful princess -- from the highest tower of the grandiose ruins of a castle, located in the mouth of a volcano and guarded by a fire-breathing dragon. You see, Lord Farquaad wants to marry this princess, but he's too much of a coward to rescue her himself.

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View From The Top Review


Bad

To the endless soundtrack of grating girl-empowerment country music ditties and romantic '80s hair-band rock, Gwyneth Paltrow crash-lands in "View From the Top," playing a Nevada-bred white-trash ditz who dreams of a "glamorous" life as a flight attendant.

There were no survivors (at least in terms of pride) among the cast that includes Christina Applegate, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen and Kelly Preston -- all of whom certainly must have signed on to a script that looked very different from this inept and lifeless comedy.

Having sat on a shelf for more than a year and having been edited down to what feels like an endless 87 minutes (a run-time that short is often a tell-tale sign of desperate post-production rescue attempts), "View From the Top" finds few fresh jokes in its formulaic plot (think "Legally Blonde" at 30,000 feet). Paltrow's career path is challenged by a catty competitor (Applegate) who gets her assigned to puddle-jumpers. A love interest (Ruffalo) in Cleveland (a backwater berg from the movie's point of view) forces her to choose between following her heart and chasing a prestige stewardessing gig on "Paris first class international" flights.

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Austin Powers: The Shagged Me Review


Bad

It's a shame Mike Myers didn't invent Austin Powers during his "SaturdayNight Live" tenure. The occasionally funny sketch bits he stringsweakly together with about six minutes of plot in his "Austin Powers"James Bond spoofs might have played well as short gags in a recurring "SNL"routine.

Imagine, if you will, a skit in which Dr. Evil (Myers'mock-Blofeld) goes on "Jerry Springer" to confront his disgruntledson, who (god forbid!) has no ambition to take over the world. Or an episodehosted by the unbelievably beautiful yet seemingly accessible Heather Graham,in which she dons Urusla Andress' bikini from "Dr. No" and ultra-tossablehair extensions to play a CIA sexpot named Felicity Shagwell opposite Myers'ribald, randy, chest toupee- and cravat-wearing super-spy.

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Austin Powers In Goldmember Review


Weak

The cameo-driven, "Mission: Impossible 2"-spoofing, movie-within-a-movie, pre-title sequence of "Austin Powers in Goldmember" is the funniest five minutes to date in this spy comedy franchise. Then Mike Myers shows up and ruins everything.

Still trapped in a skit-comedy frame of mind all these years after leaving "Saturday Night Live," his short attention span has made the "Austin Powers" movies little more than a string of brief, loosely-related set pieces which are often 98 percent setup and 2 percent punch line.

Myers goes miles out of his way to make a reference to the 1983 song "Mr. Roboto" by the band Styx, for example. Then he spends nebulously unfunny gaps between such gags to make fleeting mentions of the plot, which in this case concerns Dr. Evil -- Myers cueball goofball homage to James Bond's maniacal bald nemesis Blofeld -- teaming up with an scabby Dutch roller-disco owner named Goldmember whom Evil has transported from the 1970s.

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SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Movie Review

SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Movie Review

For his lively film directing debut, Mike Myers (aka Austin Powers) traces the remarkable life...

Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Trailer

Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Trailer

Shep Gordon may not be as famous as some of the biggest celebrities in the...

Shrek Forever After Movie Review

Shrek Forever After Movie Review

While nowhere near as overcrowded as part three, this so-called final chapter never achieves the...

Shrek Forever After Trailer

Shrek Forever After Trailer

Watch the trailer for Shrek Forever AfterOnce again we return to the land of Far...

Inglourious Basterds Movie Review

Inglourious Basterds Movie Review

Finally turning his hand to the war-movie genre, Tarantino unsurprisingly pays homage to classic B-movies....

Inglourious Basterds Trailer

Inglourious Basterds Trailer

Watch the trailer for Inglourious Basterds.Quentin Tarantino takes on what could be his biggest cinematic...

The Love Guru Movie Review

The Love Guru Movie Review

There is a fine line between genius and junk, especially in the realm of comedy....

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The Love Guru Trailer

The Love Guru Trailer

The Love GuruTrailerSynopsis:In the comedy "The Love Guru," Pitka (Mike Myers in his first original...

Shrek the Third Movie Review

Shrek the Third Movie Review

I've never understood what children see in Shrek. Hardly a role model, the selfish and...

Shrek The Third, New Trailer Trailer

Shrek The Third, New Trailer Trailer

Shrek The Third - New TrailerShrek's Back!When his new father-in-law, King Harold (John Cleese) falls...

Shrek Movie Review

Shrek Movie Review

Computer animation's "WOW" factor bar has just bumped up another notch. Shrek, a fairy...

Austin Powers In Goldmember Movie Review

Austin Powers In Goldmember Movie Review

Goldmember finds Mike Myers returning to his most successful franchise, but desperately running out of...

Shrek 2 Movie Review

Shrek 2 Movie Review

When Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) pulls off his helmet to reveal a hairnet in the...

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