The Pentaverate

Mike Myers is heading to Netflix for a new TV show.

The Austin Powers and Love Guru star is creating and executive producing a Netflix limited series called The Pentaverate, in which he will play seven “brand new characters” alongside a cast that includes Ken Jeong (Community), Keegan Michael-Key (Key and Peele), Debi Mazar (Goodfellas), and more. The show is about a secret society – a topic Myers has clearly been fascinated by for years, since one of his characters went on a rant about this same secret society in 1993’s So I Married An Axe Murderer. Read More »

So I Married an Axe Murderer

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The Movie: So I Married an Axe Murderer

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime

The Pitch: When it comes to love, Charlie Mackenzie has had his share of bad luck: Sherrie was a klepto – Charlie still can’t find his cat. Jill was unemployed, but Charlie knew she really worked for the Mafia. Pam smelled like soup-beef vegetable soup. Good thing for Charlie he discovered the truth before things went too far-before he stumbled into marriage. But when Charlie meets Harriet Michaels, everything changes. Harriet’s not like the others. She’s smart, sexy, and crazy about Charlie. This time Charlie is determined to overcome the fears that sabotaged his past relationships. The only problem is there might be something else to fear, because sweet Harriet might be an axe murderer.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: When you think of Mike Myers, the first thing that comes to mind is probably either Shrek or some of the zany characters often hidden under tons of make-up. Wayne’s World may be up there too, though their relevance has started to wane even as they appear all over TV in Uber Eats commercials. But these days, most people think of the Saturday Night Live veteran as the shagadelic spy and his nemesis Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers franchise or even his madcap take on The Cat in the Hat (which is a hilarious performance in an abysmal movie, but we’ll save that for another day). However, the movie that deserves far more recognition for the comedy genius of Mike Myers is So I Married an Axe Murderer. Read More »

david o. russell movie

David O. Russell, the filmmaker behind films like American HustleThree KingsThe Fighter, and Silver Linings Playbook, has been relatively MIA from Hollywood since directing 2015’s Joy. But he’s back to direct a new mystery movie that might have one of the most stacked casts ever, and it’s just strengthened its ranks.
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Wayne's World 25th Anniversary Screenings

Wayne’s World is not just the best movie based on Saturday Night Live sketch, but it’s one of the best comedies of all-time. Mike Myers and Dana Carvey represented the ’90s through-and-through with these two rock lovers and best friends who hosted their own public access television show in Aurora, Illinois. Today, they’ve dug back into the 1992 movie to kick off the second season of Josh Gad‘s virtual nostalgia train, Reunited Apart. Read More »

Alternate Pixar Ideas

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn about a bunch of scrapped ideas from Pixar Animation that didn’t make it into movies like Inside Out, The Incredibles, WALL-E, Monsters Inc., and more. Plus, watch Mike Myers pay tribute to Sean Connery in a clip from the American Film Institute archives. And finally, find out what a normal day is like in the life of comedian, TV personality, and Community star Joel McHale. Read More »

Mission: Impossible Stunts

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as a stuntwoman reviews and explains how some stunts were pulled off for action movies like Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and blockbuster sci-fi comedies like Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. Plus, see how a scene from Disney’s Tangled compare to the storyboards used to plan it, and hear about the letter Conan O’Brien left on Mike Myers desk during his early days at Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Wayne's World Funko POP Figures

Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar are two of the most iconic faces of the ’90s thanks to their public access program Wayne’s World that broadcast on Saturday Night Live. In their signature torn jeans, the duo talked about babes, Aerosmith, hockey and whatever topical Top 10 list they could come up with. And now you can bring them home in the form of two totally excellent Funko POP figures.

Check out the Wayne’s World Funko POP figures below. Read More »

Austin Powers 4

Oh, behave!

There’s been talk of an Austin Powers 4 ever since the third movie pulled in nearly $300 million worldwide over a decade ago, but in a new interview, writer/star Mike Myers says that the sequel is “looking good.” Read his latest threats…I mean, “comments,” below. Read More »

Bohemian Rhapsody trailer

An all-new Bohemian Rhapsody trailer is here. It’s a bit better than the previous one, but it still looks to be buried under the weight of biopic cliches. At the very least, it’s clear Rami Malek is going to make a great Freddie Mercury. Watch the Bohemian Rhapsody trailer below.

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Austin Powers 4

It’s been 21 years since Mike Myers introduced us to Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. The spy comedy spoof launched a franchise that continued with Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. While many felt the franchise had overstayed its welcome by the end of that third movie, there has always been chatter about a potential Austin Powers 4. And apparently Myers still wants to make it happen after all these years. Read More »