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2004's "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," starring Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, and Steve Carell as an inept but beloved group of local news reporters, wasn't a smash right out of the gate. In fact, it was something of a financial disappointment, especially given the cost and complexities of the movie being a period comedy.
But, like "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" before it, it became a cult sensation as it made its way to home video, and is now endlessly quoted by just about everybody. After years in development limbo, a sequel was finally green lit. And here we are, almost 10 years later, with "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" (for simplicity's sake we're forgoing the pseudo-sequel "Wake Up Ron Burgundy," a kind of alternate sequel that was cobbled together from extraneous bits of footage from the first film and released on deluxe versions of the DVD »
- Drew Taylor
Starz has made changes to its Encore pack of channels citing the nation’s evolving demographics and focusing on groups who over-index in viewing within the premium pay TV category. That translates to shuffling some of the eight Encore-branded channels to target baby boomers, Black and Latino audiences and the company acquiring older TV series to serve them, something rarely done on premium cable which is traditionally built on movies and original series. Starz also is launching a horror block on Encore Suspense. Beginning December 2, 2013, Encore Drama will be replaced by Encore Black, a channel catering to the African-American community, traditionally over-indexed on premium channel viewership. The channel’s programming lineup will include Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment Stand Up and off-network series What’s Happening!!, Diff’rent Strokes, 227, and Amen. The December launch will spotlight actor Samuel L. Jackson with films such as Unbreakable, Losing Isaiah, Freedomland and One Eight Seven. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Mike Myers is expecting his second child, and, seizing the opportunity to unload a really questionable accent on their unsuspecting viewers, it appears every single local news anchor in America reported the announcement in exactly the same way: with an "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" impression.
The clip, assembled by the expert team at "Conan," recounts the seemingly limitless amount of news anchors reporting the news as: "Mike Myers says 'Yeah, baby,'" again and again and again. Chalk it up to the lack of creativity in the local news anchor game (your move, Ron Burgundy), or the fact that, years later, "Austin Powers" is still, like, totally fun to quote. Regardless, it's pretty hysterical. Schwing!
Myers has been out of the scene since 2010's "Shrek Forever After," although the documentary Myers directed ("Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon"), recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Myers is, »
- Drew Taylor
In today's casting news, David Oyelowo (Jack Reacher) and Kate Mara (House of Cards) are set to star in the thriller, Captive, for director Jerry Jameson (Walker, Texas Ranger). Written by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke, and based on Ashley Smith's book, "An Unlikely Angel", Captive is based on the true events of an escaped prisoner who takes revenge on the people who put him in jail and takes a young woman hostage. Oyelowo will play the convict, Brian Nichols, while Mara will play Smith, the woman Nichols takes hostage. Leonor Varela (Dallas) and Mimi Rogers (Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery) round out the cast. Captive is scheduled to begin principal photography this month. Hit the jump for more. Check out the full details in the press release below: David Oyelowo & Kate Mara To Star In ‘Captive’ Bn Films To Produce And Finance Los Angeles (Tuesday, October 15) – Bn Films »
- Dave Trumbore
Get ready for all of the weird backstory and unnecessary expositional you can handle as we created the ultimate movie villain monologue. Edited by Avaryl Halley.
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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery | Goldfinger | The King of Comedy | On Her Majesty's Secret Service | True Romance | Skyfall | Friday the 13th | Cape Fear | Foul Play | Silence of the Lambs | The Dark Knight | Addams Family Values | Goldeneye | Die Another Die | Diamonds are Forever | Live and Let Die | The World Is Not Enough | Zoolander | The Man With The Golden Gun | Misery | The Incredibles | Who Framed Roger Rabbit? | Clue | Street Fighter | Moonraker | Tomorrow Never Dies | Marathon Man | Inglourious Basterds | Dogma »
There's a brand new end-of-the-world scenario coming to Reelz, and this time around the apocalypse could be coming courtesy of an Exploding Sun. In the movie, the first ever commercial space shuttle is struck by a solar storm, and as a result the ship is catapulted on a direct course for the sun. Things get dicey for everyone on planet Earth when it's discovered the event will trigger an infinitely larger solar storm that could send us all back into the Stone Age. Will the world survive? Find out when Exploding Sun premieres on Reelz Monday, September 9th at 8p Et/ 5p Pt.
In the meantime, we figured the best way to prepare for the explosion is to study the one line of dialogue that absolutely must be uttered during a big on-screen explosion. Take a moment to watch this "It's Gonna Blow!" supercut to get ready for the big event. »
- Mandy McAdoo
• George Clooney and Judy Greer have been working together for over 14 years: First in 1999′s Three Kings, then in 2011′s The Descendents, and now, they may be re-teaming for Disney’s Tomorrowland. Directed by Brad Bird with a script from Damon Lindelof and EW’s own Jeff Jensen, the secretive project also stars Hugh Laurie and Britt Robinson. Greer has made a career of playing quirky character roles and best friend parts in romantic comedies since she broke out in 1999 with the dark comedy Jawbreaker and the aforementioned Three Kings. As for what’s next, Greer has a role in »
- Lindsey Bahr
It's May 25th which is a big day for our favo(u)rite International Man of Mystery. Mike Myers is celebrating his 50th birthday today, and we decided to celebrate by taking a quick look back at the Mike Myers movie which is closest to our hearts, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Watch this QuickClick and enjoy a few moments of epic '90s awesomeness.
Link | Posted 5/25/2013 by reelz
- reelz staff
Sure, we know Xiii is knocking our socks off, but how about all of those other spies? James Bond, Jason Bourne, Ethan Hunt—everyone one of them is on our "Do not hold this guy's girlfriend hostage" list. But which of these international men of mystery comes out on top? Help us determine the best spy movie by casting your vote.
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Link | Posted 5/8/2013 by Shari
- Shari Taylor
Chrissy Amphlett -- whose hit song "I Touch Myself" while lead singer of the Divinyls dominated the 1990s -- passed away on Sunday. She was 53. Her husband has released a statement explaining, "Amphlett succumbed to the effects of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis." Amphlett revealed she had multiple sclerosis in 2007 and was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. The Divinyls released six albums between 1982 and 1996, but peaked in 1991 with the song "I Touch Myself." It was »
- TMZ Staff
Myers had made the early '90s diss list for Spheeris after getting the director canned from the "World" sequel gig because he didn't like her editing room decorum (in other words, he wanted to pitch in his two cents on the cut but got denied). He lost favor with former "Saturday Night Live" alum Carvey when "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" came along. Carvey thought Myers' Dr. Evil character reminded of a certain Lorne Michaels impersonation he'd coined, so he cried foul and the two fell out.
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- Amanda Bell
Fabiana Udenio, the Argentinian-born actress who played Alotta Fagina in ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,’ said she’s prideful over the new papal election, TMZ is reporting. The actress said when Pop Francis returns to his home country of Argentina, she’ll be waiting there to congratulate him. “Catholic people in South America are very passionate people and I think this will be good for the spiritual side of the religion because it may attract more passionate people to join the religion,” Udenio said. “The people of South America] are less jaded by the skepticism brought on by the scandals that have burdened the Catholic church in the past.” Udenio added [ Read More ]
The post Austin Powers Argentinian Actress Fabiana Udenio Supports New Pope appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Karen Benardello
Jay Roach, the filmmaker that has brought us such movies as Austin Powers: International Man Of Mystery and the Meet The Parents series of films is to tackle a film based on the doping scandal that involved seven time Tour De France winner Lance Armstrong in 2012.
The film is the second film that will feature the subject matter after it was announced that Paramount Pictures and Bad Robot were to adapt Cycle Of Lies, a book by Juliet Macur. Warner Brothers will house the Roach feature, which will be scripted by Contagion and this weekend’s big UK opener Side Effects writer Scott Z. Burns.
According to a source at Deadline, Roach and the WB have secured life rights to Armstrong’s racing partner Tyler Hamilton.
Armstrong hit the headlines last year when it was revealed that he was on performance enhancing drugs when competing in the sport. Naughty boy. »
- Paul Heath
From the lobby scene in The Matrix to Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader squaring off in The Empire Strikes Back, the most effective movie fight scenes generally rely on objects designed for inflicting harm.
Every once in a while though, a gun runs out of bullets, a knife gets kicked out of reach, or a screenwriter becomes bored. The result is an impractical, yet effective use of a common object as a weapon.
"Did he really just beat that man to death with a dildo?" He sure did -- and that's not even the weirdest improvised weapon in our supercut above. Enjoy!
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) - Dildo
Samson and Delilah (1949) - A donkey's jawbone
The Boondock Saints (1999) - Toilet
Deadly Friend (1986) - Basketball
Nacho Libre (2006) - Corn
Single White Female (1992) - Stiletto
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) - Television
Sleeper (1973) - Bleu cheese
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- Sam Wilkes
When Mike Myers‘ SNL skit, Wayne’s World, got spun off into a successful feature film in 1992, he kind of lucked himself into a transition from TV to movies. When he tried to anchor a film all by himself after that though, we got So I Married an Axe Murderer, and that wasn’t nearly as successful. Thankfully for him, that wasn’t the end of Myers’ story, because in 1997 he got another chance to star in a movie, and this time it was in a project that he wrote himself, a project that was tailored to play to all of his strengths as a performer. Said movie was Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, a film so successful that it spawned two sequels, including Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, which got Myers’ Scottish schtick out into the public and likely led to his starring in the Shrek movies. Wayne »
- Nathan Adams
If you're looking for some great DVD and Blu-ray deals, I've put together the best stuff that Amazon has on sale today. Remember, if you spend over $25 you get free shipping and many of the deals change based on inventory. So if you see anything you like, don’t wait too long. Here are the highlights. Movies: The Tim Burton Collection (Pee Wee’s Big Adventure/Beetlejuice/Batman/Batman Returns/Mars Attacks!/Corpse Bride/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) [Blu-ray] for $28.99 (which is 52% off). If you break the deal down, that’s $4 a movie! Animated Blu-rays for $7.99 or $8.99 (up to 64% off) including Anastasia, Horton Hears a Who!, Robots, The Secret of Nihm, All Dogs Go to Heaven and more Legend (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray] $7.99 (60% off) Cool Hand Luke [Blu-ray] $4.99 (75% off) Flash Gordon [Blu-ray] $7.99 (60% off) Avatar (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray/ DVD Combo Pack) $19.99 (50% off) Dredd [3D Blu-ray + Digital Copy + UltraViolet] $19.99 (50% off) V for Vendetta / Watchmen / Constantine (Triple-Feature) [Blu-ray] $9.99 (60% off) Martin Scorsese Triple Feature »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
16 items from 2013
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