It’s been 6 years since Mike Myers came up with an original character. “Austin Powers in Goldmember” opened in 2002, and since then, the comedian navigated between voicing the super-popular “Shrek” films and playing The Cat in the awful adaptation of “The Cat in the Hat.”
If we’re going to believe the production notes of Myers’ new film, “The Love Guru,” it’s supposed to be a deeply personal project for the actor. After his father died, Myers began a serious quest that led him to gurus and ashrams, and then back to comedy again.
According to Deepak Chopra, who incidentally made a cameo in the movie, Myers came to see that “humor is humanity’s way of escaping deep suffering.” Upon seeing “The Love Guru,” I wished Myers had made a better film, worthy of his pain. Read More...
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The American Film Institute released its latest Top 10 countdown, this time it's about the 10 classic films within a certain classic genre.
Take a look at their number 1's per genre:
BEST ANIMATION: "SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS"
BEST ROMANTIC COMEDIES: "CITY LIGHTS"
WESTERN: "THE SEARCHERS"
SPORTS: "RAGING BULL"
FANTASY: "THE WIZARD OF OZ"
SCI-FI: "2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY"
GANGSTER: "THE GODFATHER"
COURTROOM DRAMA: "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD"
EPIC: "LAWRENCE OF ARABIA"
You want to see the rest of the top 10 per category? You want to start a debate and argue about the picks? Head on out to the AFI website and find out!
I for one, agree with most of the picks, mostly...
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UPDATE: THE AP REPORTED YESTERDAY, GEORGE LUCAS IS DIRECTING, BUT ACCORDING TO NEW REPORTS, HE IS NOT HELMING THE FILM ABOUT TUSKEGEE AIRMEN. READ THIS ARTICLE.
I've always known Mister George Lucas has a heart of a gifted storyteller. It's just that recently, his gift has been overshadowed by his super-popular subjects such as "Star Wars"s and "Indiana Jones."
So when I heard that Lucas is going to do a historical film about the brave Tuskegee Airmen, I was elated!
The film has a working title of "Red Tails."
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First he had a word fight with Clint Eastwood, now, Mister Spike Lee is set to adapt the memoir "Time Traveler."
It's actually pretty interesting.
Author Ronald Mallett, one of the nation's first African Americans to earn a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, was obsessed with the concept of time traveling, and believed he had the technical wherewithal to build a workable time machine!
Click here to read the full article!
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Miss Cyd gave such memorable performances in "Singin' in the Rain" and various MGM musical classics, but the perennial dance partner of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly passed away Tuesday in Los Angeles.
My, my, I've been hearing of death and destruction lately!
If you want to read the full article on Miss Cyd's death, click here.
Time to balance out our internal karmas y'all!
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