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Monster Trucks Review

Very Good

Word has it that a 4-year-old came up with the idea for this unapologetically silly action movie. And it's a proper guilty pleasure. From the director of Ice Age, it never takes itself seriously, so disarms even the grouchiest members of the audience with its energetic mayhem and characters. It's very childish, and sometimes rather too cute, but it's also a lot of fun.

In rural North Dakota, an oil drilling company has unearthed something from deep underground. And it's teenage loner Tripp (Lucas Till) who discovers a huge octopus-type creature that turns out to be friendly, intelligent and rather adorable. It immediately takes refuge in the empty engine cavity of the truck Tripp is building, and it provides more power than Tripp imagined. All of which drags Tripp's popular-girl lab partner Meredith (Jane Levy) into the adventure as the oil company boss (Rob Lowe) sends his henchman (Holt McCallany) to find and dispose of the creature before the environmental officials can shut him down. But his chief scientist Bill (Thomas Lennon) is having doubts about killing the two endearing monsters they've already captured.

Yes, it sounds like a premise a 4-year-old might come up with, mixed with an ecological message for our times and some surprisingly impressive digital effects. The script breezes through all of this, as the cast and crew blithely charge forward through a series of laughably entertaining action set-pieces. It's never terribly thrilling, but the scenes are so good-natured that they keep us smiling. Till and Levy are charming heroes, and their strong chemistry is thankfully allowed to simmer in the background. Pepper is initially the film's antagonist as Tripp's harsh sheriff stepdad, but he hands over these reins to an enjoyably evil Lowe. And Lennon provides some nice moments of comic relief as the sensitive scientist won over by these blobby beasts.

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David Spade And Jewel Rip Into Rob Lowe On His Comedy Central Roast


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Rob Lowe is the latest subject of the infamous 'Comedy Central Roast', whereby a number of comedians, fellow actors, musicians and public figures took to ripping him apart piece by piece on Monday night (September 5th 2016). His friends and co-stars refused to hold back even in regards to his most scandalous moments.

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The 'Parks and Recreation' star was mocked (to put it way too lightly) for everything from his waning career, his good looks, and his past indescretions including his leaked sex tape which featured him having sex with a 16-year-old girl in 1988. 

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Rob Lowe Gets Burned At Comedy Central Roast


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Rob Lowe has spoken of his relief of having survived his first professional roasting, after he received humorous taunts and jibes at his expense during filming of the upcoming Comedy Central special this weekend.

“I'm just glad there's something left of me,” Lowe told reporters backstage after the filming of the roast in Los Angeles on Saturday (August 27th). “I think I'm in tatters still up there on that stage.”

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Monster Trucks Trailer


Tripp doesn't like the small town life that's currently encapsulating his life. He's a senior in high school and can't wait to make a break for a fresh start as soon as possible. Tripp is a great mechanic and starts building his own monster truck but what happens next was beyond belief for the student.

As Tripp works on his car, he discovers a monster living inside his car. Initially scared of the oddity, the human eventually warms to his unlikely new friend and realises that he must've come to the surface after a recent oil drilling accident. 

Tripp calls the monster Creatch and notes that he's incredibly intelligent and loves dining on large quantities of fuel. With hunters hot on the heels of Creatch, Tripp must devise a way to protect his new friend.

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Rob Lowe Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame


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Hollywood mainstay Rob Lowe has been honoured for his contribution to cinema with a star on the iconic Walk of Fame. He unveiled the 2,567th such paving stone in a small star-studded ceremony on Tuesday (December 8th).

Lowe, 51, rose to prominence in the 1980s with films like St. Elmo’s Fire, Oxford Blues and The Outsiders as one of the so-called ‘Brat Pack’, alongside a new wave of actors like Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy.

However, Lowe transcended that label where some of his cohort failed, and went on to star in a number of other memorable movies and TV shows, including Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Wayne’s World and, most recently, stealing the limelight in Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra as a pill-popping plastic surgeon.

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Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff - A variety of celebrities were snapped as they attended Lifetime's Miniseries "The Secret Life Of Marilyn Monroe" Special Screening And Panel Inside which was held at the Theatre At The Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

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Rob Lowe - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived for the FOX 2015 Upfront event which was held at the Wollman Rink in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 11th May 2015

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American actor and one of the stars of the hit TV series 'Parks and Recreation' Rob Lowe was photographed as he held hands with his wife Sheryl Berkoff as they both arrived in to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 24th March 2015

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Rob Lowe and wife Sheryl Berko - 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Oscars - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Hilarity for Charity, the 3rd Annual Los Angeles HFC Variety Show to benefit the Alzheimer's Association

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Rob Lowe - Paz Vega sports a blonde hairdo on the set of 'Beautiful and Twisted,' which is currently filming in downtown Los Angeles. Vega plays a former stripper who is a prime suspect in the murder of her husband, played by Rob Lowe. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 1st August 2014

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Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff - Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Sex Tape' - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 10th July 2014

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Rob Lowe - Celebrities attend Premiere Of Columbia Pictures' 'Sex Tape' - Arrivals at Regency Village Theatre. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 10th July 2014

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Rob Lowe - Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Sex Tape' - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 11th July 2014

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Rob Lowe - Premiere of National Geographic Channel's highly anticipated Killing Kennedy, with a star-studded red carpet at The Saban Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. - LA, California, United States - Monday 4th November 2013

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Rob Lowe - Celebrities arriving at Chiltern Firehouse restaurant - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 15th June 2014

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Rob Lowe - 'Pretty Little Liars' celebrates 100 episodes at W Hollywood Hotel Rooftop - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 1st June 2014

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Rob Lowe - Celebrities at the Ed Sullivan Theater for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 8th April 2014

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Rob Lowe Claims Justin Bieber's Fans Don't' "Give A Sh-t About His Music"


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Unlike many of the legions of critics Justin Bieber has, Rob Lowe is one of the only people who experienced similar amounts of fame when being a teenager.

When drawing from his own experiences the 50 year-old seems to be more understanding towards the 'Baby' singer's recent personal downfall, rather than publically slamming him.

Lowe recently sat down with Oprah Winfrey, which aired on Sunday night (April 6th) to promote his new book 'Love Life', but it didn't take along for the interview to switch gears and talk about Bieber's issues.

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Rashida Jones & Rob Lowe Exit 'Parks & Recreations'


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Rashida Jones promised fans there was going to be "a lot of crying (on and off screen) during tonight's Parks and Recreation." And the episode certainly delivered!

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Fans of the show have known about the inevitable goodbye scenes since July of last year but, for those who love Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe's characters, Ann and Chris, yesterday's (20th January) episode was still heart rending. 

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Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff - 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Red Carpet Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th January 2014

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Rob Lowe - 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 12th January 2014

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Video - Rob Lowe Picks Fans Over Photos Outside 'Letterman' Studios


'Parks and Recreation' star Rob Lowe arrives outside the New York studios for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' and is seen signing autographs and talking to fans. He doesn't stop for photos on his way into the building by smiles and insists he'll come back for pictures after the show.

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Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff - Rob Lowe dines at Hakkasan restaurant in Beverly Hills with wife Sheryl Berkoff - Beverly Hills, CA, United States - Monday 4th November 2013

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Rashida Jones Leaving NBC's Show 'Parks And Recreation' With Rob Lowe


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Rashida Jones is leaving the show Parks and Recreation during season 6. She will be joined by Rob Lowe, according to an announcement made by creator Mike Schur. The pair will exit by the middle of season 6, definitely before episode 13. 

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Rashida Jones at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscar party, L.A.

In his statement, Schur said the actors were "wonderful, funny" and "committed". He went on to say their absence would be felt strongly by the Parks and Recreation cast and crew. 

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Say Goodbye To Rob Lowe And Rashida Jones On 'Parks And Recreation'


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Parks and RecreationAmy Poehler’s masterpiece of an ABC comedy is set to lose a pair of castmembers after its current season. Rashida Jones – who plays the conscientious nurse-turned-Pawnee-city-council member and Rob Lowe – the council’s extremely health-conscious city manager – are both leaving the show at the end of its current 13-episode run. The lineup change has been confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter. It will happen sometime in February 2014. Tears will be shed.

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No explanation was given for the actors' departure.

Jones and Lowe’s characters have been dating on and off for some time in the series, so this could at least provide an easy way for the writing team to tie up the loose ends around their departure. Fans might find additional comfort in the numerous cameos, already announced for this upcoming season. During the premiere, on September 26 this year, the action will take place in London and it will reportedly involve appearances from Heidi Klum and the Happy Days icon Henry Winkler.

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Rob Lowe Will Take On Jfk Role, And The First Pictures Are Here!


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Parks & Recreation actor Rob Lowe will play one of America’s most beloved and famed Presidents; John F. Kennedy, in an upcoming docu-drama detailing the events of his assassination in 1963. Lowe will star along-side Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays his wife, Jackie, in the made-for-Tv feature for National Geographic, with the programme airing in November this year to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Jfk’s death.

Lowe and Goodwin have had their first character portraits taken and released online this week, with Lowe recreating the famous, pensive-looking portrait of the former-president for his press-shot, whilst Goodwin takes on a side-angled shot as she pulls off a convincing looking Jacqueline Kennedy. Although his facial make-up is somewhat ambiguous in the promo shot, Lowe also looks incredibly convincing as the 35th US President, looking eerily like his presidential character. The actor has also gone on to commend his co-star this week, Tweeting on Tuesday (June 11) this week, “Just saw @ginnygoodwin as Jackie Kennedy in the sad and awful blood-stained dress. Extremely emotional.”

The Tv-movie, titled Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot, is to follow the same formula as the popular Killing Lincoln, with both docu-dramas based on the Bill O’Reilly books of the same name. As with the Lincoln feature, O’Reilly was on hand to adapt the story for the screen and to the book. It will follow the lead-up and the immediate after affects of the day former-Marine Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed the President as he was being paraded through the streets of Dallas, Texas in an open top car on 22 November 1963.

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Behind The Candelabra Reviews – Critics Fall In Love With Liberace Soderbergh’s Swansong


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Side Effects was supposed to be Steven Soderbergh’s last film, but the sequence of events that led it from being a TV movie to a fully fledged feature conspired in the director’s favor, as Behind The Candelabra is much better way to say goodbye.

The critics have well and truly fallen in love with Soderbergh’s depiction of Liberace in Behind The Candelabra. “Buffed to a typical HBO high gloss, Candelabra is a visual feast,” say USA Today. “It shines brightest in those moments where it captures the rhythms of a relationship in its first blush of affection and its seemingly inevitable collapse.” This never happens, but if you peruse the reviews of this film on Rotten Tomatoes, you won’t see a green splat; just shiny red tomatoes. With 93%, this film is certified fresh. “Who'd have thought Michael Douglas and Matt Damon would make such an astonishing, convincing on-screen couple? Steven Soderbergh, that's who...” say Empire Magazine. “If showbusiness is the business of showing off, nobody did it better than Liberace,” comment the Financial Times.

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Rob Lowe Signed Up To Take On JFK In New Biopic


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Actor Rob Lowe will take on one of his most famous roles to date, with the Parks and Recreation star lined up to portray the 35th President of the United States in the upcoming Bill O'Reilly helmed docu-drama Killing Kennedy. Variety reported that Lowe will be joined by co-stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald, Lee Harvey Oswald's wife.

Fresh from the success of the National Geographic's Killing Lincoln one-off, the network will follow-up the show with a tell-all account of the nation's second most famous assassination of all time. Clearly they have spared no expense by bringing in one of television's biggest stars to portray the deceased President, the show will be based on the O'Reilly novel of the same name and will follow the same formula used in Killing Lincoln.

Variety's report goes on to state that filming for the one-off special will begin in June this year, with the show expected to air on Nat Geo in November to coincide with the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination. The docu-drama is likely to be one of many special on the assassination of President Kennedy, half a century after he was assassinated by former-Marine Oswald whilst being paraded through the streets of Dallas, Texas in an open top car.

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Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff - Celebrities arriving at Joel Silver's Memorial Day Party at his home in Malibu - Los Angeles, CA, United States - Monday 27th May 2013

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Rob Lowe and Maria Menounos - Rob Lowe at The Grove to appear on entertainment news show 'Extra' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 16th May 2013

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Video - Rob Lowe Signs For Fans Before The Late Show With David Letterman


The West Wing actor Rob Lowe signs autographs for fans as he arrives outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre for The Late Show with David Letterman.

The Virginia-born 48-year-old plays Paul Turner in the movie drama Knife Fight directed by Bill Guttentag and released on April 25 premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. He will star alongside House actress Jennifer Morrison, Modern Family's Julie Bowen and Jamie Chung who starred in last year's action-fantasy Sucker Punch. He has twice received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries

Video - Knife Fight Stars Jamie Chung, Rob Lowe And Michelle Krusiec Hit The Red Carpet


The stars of upcoming movie drama Knife Fight make their appearance at the premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York. Among them were Jamie Chung (Suckerpunch, Hangover 2), Rob Lowe (The West Wing, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), Michelle Krusiec (What Happens In Vegas), Eric McCormack (Will and Grace), Jennifer Morrison (House) and Richard Schiff (The West Wing, The Lost World: Jurassic Park).

Jamie looks stunning in a classy black number, while current Channel 5 fantasy series Once Upon A Time star Jennifer Morrison has dyed her blonde locks red

Video - Rob Lowe Honored To Share Handprint With 'Darth Vader'


Rob Lowe, the American actor and star of 'Parks and Recreation', speaking at a charity auction to benefit the victims of the Haiti earthquake. The actor teamed up with the international housing organisation 'Habitat for Humanity' and donated his handprint to raise money for the campaign.

Speaking at the auction in New York City, Lowe commented on how he was honored to have his handprint hang alongside James Earl Jones', saying, "I'm very happy at the turn out.being a Star Wars fan.I mean James Earl Jones, come on! It's all good"

The Invention Of Lying Review


Good
As bright and witty as this film is, it never quite generates enough momentum to be a comedy classic. It feels more like a gently meandering movie version of a high-concept sketch. At least it's peppered with sharp gags.

In an alternate reality in which humanity hasn't developed the ability to lie, Mark (Gervais) is a loser who accidentally discovers dishonesty and quickly realises the power of his words in a world where everyone believes him. Lying his way to fame and wealth is easy, but things start to spiral out of his control when people develop a religion based on his tall tales. And his biggest problem is that he wants Anna (Garner) to fall in love with him. But lying to her would be cheating.

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The Invention Of Lying Trailer


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Outrage (1998) Review


Bad
Damn kids!

This laughable made-for-TV thriller has a pedestrian Rob Lowe being terrorized by teenagers he busts for breaking into his car. Outrage is unbelievable from the first scene, but it just keeps getting worse and worse. Why do these rich kids (up for minor juvenile offenses and facing virtually nothing in the way of sentence) risk everything just to goad this poor guy into going insane?

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The Dark Backward Review


OK
Writer/director Adam Rifkin has had an odd Hollywood career. While he's best known for penning late-'90s kid-friendly fare like Mouse Hunt and the surprisingly dark Small Soldiers, Rifkin has been in the business since the late-'80s and has written and directed everything from a sex comedy spoof (The Invisible Maniac) to a gritty urban crime flick (Night at the Golden Eagle). Despite his wandering interests, all of Rifkin's material has a goofy, edgy side. And he's written (and directed) nothing edgier or kookier than 1991's The Dark Backward.

Rifkin wrote the film when he was 19 and probably had it sitting in his proverbial "back pocket" just waiting for the day he had enough clout and experience to get it made. Judd Nelson (great when playing bizarro characters) stars as Marty Malt, a garbage man who moonlights as a terrible stand up comedian. His pal Gus (the seemingly ubiquitous Bill Paxton -- was he in every quirky '90s flick?) thinks Marty's actually pretty funny, but he's really the only one. Worse than Marty's shtick are his attempts at romancing Rosarita (Lara Flynn Boyle).

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Outrage Review


Bad
Damn kids!

This laughable made-for-TV thriller has a pedestrian Rob Lowe being terrorized by teenagers he busts for breaking into his car. Outrage is unbelievable from the first scene, but it just keeps getting worse and worse. Why do these rich kids (up for minor juvenile offenses and facing virtually nothing in the way of sentence) risk everything just to goad this poor guy into going insane?

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About Last Night... Review


Good
That movie no one can ever keep straight with St. Elmo's Fire. Early Demi Moore, "pre B.J." as a friend of mine used to say (pre boob job). Actually based on a David Mamet play. Bet you couldn't tell.

Contact Review


Very Good
Apparently, we are not alone. And we're beaming The Spice Girls into space.

But seriously, Carl Sagan's ode to the superior intelligence of aliens (and how us darned humans mess everything up) is consistently beautiful and interesting, but it never makes a point (except for that bit about the darned humans). The plot, which gives Jodie Foster schematics from space and focuses on the technical and bureaucratic minutiae that go into the construction of an extradimensional travelling device, is rather on the nose -- and the only real surprises in the film come from its obsession with God (in which the late Sagan did not believe) and the complete and utter disappointment received with the aliens are finally revealed.

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Class Review


Good
This flawed but generally amusing comedy set up Rob Lowe's career -- even though he's just a supporting character here. The real story is between his prep school roommate (Andrew McCarthy) and Lowe's mom -- who have a torrid affair without realizing the identity of one another. Also well-known (and rightfully so) for Virginia Madsen's topless slapstick routine, a classic film clip for over 20 years.

View From The Top Review


Terrible
Assume crash positions, people. We're going down.

Bruno Barreto's View from the Top begins with small-town beauty Donna's (a miscast Gwyneth Paltrow) head planted firmly in the clouds. She enrolls in flight school as a means for escaping her monotonous life, but turbulence lies ahead. She finds - and then loses - true love with a ruggedly handsome law student (Mark Ruffalo), and encounters opposition from a rival stewardess (Christina Applegate) she once considered a friend. These obstacles stand in the way of Donna's ultimate goal: to work the first-class cabin on the Paris flight for Royal Airlines.

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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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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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Monster Trucks Movie Review

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Behind the Candelabra Movie Review

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This biopic about the pianist-showman Liberace may look almost painfully camp, and sometimes it is,...

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