New “Basterds” Clip Released

This week Quentin Tarantino was a guest mentor on “American Idol.”  Last night, during the results show, they aired a :42 clip from the movie, featuring behind-the-scenes footage as well as a first glimpse of Mike Myers as General Ed French.

“Basterds” will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month and will open August 21, 2009.

DVD Review: The Love Guru

DVD Review: The Love Guru

love-guru.jpgTo read the reviews when  “The Love Guru,” opened in theaters, you would have thought that comedy as it is known had ceased to be.  While this movie is un-funny, uncomfortable and overlong at 88 minutes, it is not the end of comic cinema.  And while it may not signal the end of the Mike Myers era of comedy, it certainly requires that last rites be administered. [Read more…]

Mike Myers Now a ‘Bastard’

The cast list keeps growing and growing, this time, comedian Mike Myers has joined the ranks of Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, B.J. Novak, Simon Pegg, Nastassja Kinski, David Krumholtz by signing on to “Inglorious Bastards.”

The WWII film has the whole town talking. Mike Myers will play British General Ed Fenech, who takes part in the plan to wipe out Nazi leaders.

Austin Powers 4… Yeah baby?

Austin Powers 4… Yeah baby?

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Boston.com is reporting that not only is there a possible ‘Austin Powers 4’ movie in the works, but none other than Tom Brady’s girlfriend Gisele Bundchen is being considered for the female lead.  Bundchen has reportedly already been given a script and will soon meet with author and star Mike Myers and director Jay Roach.

Bundchen has in ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ and the Jimmy Fallon movie ‘Taxi.’  (She played a supermodel in both.  What were you expecting, that she’d play a nuclear physicist?)

While the Austin Powers films seemed to suffer from the usual sequel film problem of diminishing returns, will this large amount of time between films allow Myers the chance to bring back the franchise?  Do people still care about Austin Powers or does it just remind them of 1997?  Is Mike Myers still relevant as a comedic actor, or is he just the guy who does the goofy voices for animated movies?  Hopefully, Austin Powers 4 will answer all of these pressing questions.