Those lucky enough to win an Oscar should at least know how to hold it, right?
Good thing for Academy Award winners there is British Oscar expert, Sir Cecil Worthington.
Mike Myers plays Worthington in new Oscar video, produced by Funny or Die. In the video, Kevin Kline, who won the 1989 Best Supporting Actor for A Fish Called Wanda, is forced to take a "refresher course" on Oscar Etiquette. And the proper way to hold an Oscar? "Keep the thumb below the bum."
Oscar winners also apparently need to know everything there is to know about the Oscar. How much does an Oscar weigh? 8.5 pounds.
Interesting to see Myers working with the Academy given that he's yet to win or even be nominated for an Oscar. watch the clip >> Posted 02.21.12 by Chris
It's been nearly nine years since we've seen Austin Powers, that British spy who, despite need for serious dental work, was a ladies' man and brought to the masses a collection of catchphrases: "Oh, behave," "Groovy, baby," and "Yeah baby, yeah."
Well, prepare to see more of the International Man of Mystery. THR reports Mike Myers is in talks to do a fourth Austin Powers.
In addition to starring, Myers is expected to write and produce the movie.
Aside from voicing the title character in the Shrek franchise, there's been little of Myers on the big screen since he last played Powers (and Dr. Evil, Goldmember, and Fat Bastard) in 2002's Austin Powers in Goldmember. Myers seemingly went into hiding after his 2008 movie, The Love Guru, bombed (he had a small part in Quentin Taratino's Inglourious Basterds). The comedy made just $40M worldwide. Not very shagadelic at all. 300 Million reasons to make another Austin Powers >> Posted 08.14.11 by Chris
12 Men of Christmas (Sugarplum Romance)
Lifetime Movie Network, 8 PM ET
A public-relations executive (Kristin Chenoweth) uses her media savvy to stir excitement in a small Montana town.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (Naughty v. Nice)
ABC Family, 8 PM ET
The tale of Santa's early days of delivering toys, where he battles Sombertown's mayor, Burgermeister Mesiterburger.
Shrek the Halls (Mistletoe & Mayhem)
ABC, 8 PM ET
Everyone's favorite ogre tries to have a quiet holiday with just the family.
The Year Without Santa Claus (Classic Cheer)
ABC Family, 9 PM ET
Mrs. Claus recounts the time Santa had a bad cold and decided to take a vacation from Christmas.
A Miser Brothers' Christmas (Naughty v. Nice)
ABC Family, 10 PM ET
When the North Wind sabotages Santa's sleigh and injures the man in red, the Heat Miser and Snow Miser are forced to fill in.
What else is showing this season? See our The 12 Flavors of Christmas - 2010 Holiday TV Movie Guide. Posted 12.09.10 by reelz
In Shrek Forever After, otherwise known as Shrek: The Final Chapter, Shrek (Mike Myers) learns what life is like if he had never been born, turning his world completely upside down. While Fiona (Cameron Diaz) is now a warrior princess leading an ogre revolution and Donkey (Eddie Murphy) remaining his unchanged, annoying self, it's Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas) that sees the biggest change, turning from a suave adventurer to one big, pampered kitty. Director Mike Mitchell explained why they made the choice at the press junket last weekend. see what he said and the featurette >> Posted 05.21.10 by Ryan
DreamWorks' latest animated feature, Shrek Forever After, opens this week and to help promote it the studio has released two new featurettes and three new clips from the movie containing never-before-seen footage. In the fourth and final movie in the franchise, Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) finally has everything he's ever wanted in life — and then goes through a mid-life crisis of sorts and unwittingly signs a contract with the evil pint-sized dealmaker Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) to live one day as the ogre he used to be before he was domesticated. As expected, the deal goes poorly for Shrek, who finds himself living in a twisted version of Far Far Away where ogres are hunted; his friends, Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Puss in Boots (Antonio Banderas), don't know him; and he's never met his true love, Fiona (Cameron Diaz). watch the featurettes and clips >> Posted 05.16.10 by BrentJS
DreamWorks has unveiled two new teaser posters for Shrek Forever After, billed as "The Final Chapter" in the Shrek series. Both posters employ a clever turn of phrase, with one showing Shrek (voiced by Mike Myers) in a predicament and the other spotlighting Shrek's new adversary, Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn).
When DreamWorks first introduced us to Shrek back in 2001, the big green curmudgeon was perfectly content to stay in his swamp being an ogre and doing ogre-type stuff. It took the kindness of the fair Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), who loved him for who he was on the inside, to soften his tough exterior. In the latest movie, with a plot reminiscent of the classic movie It's a Wonderful Life, Shrek gets a taste of what his life would be like if he never met Fiona. Here's the official synopsis:
After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws' kingdom, what's an ogre to do? Well, if you're Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What's happened to this ogre's roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it's up to Shrek to undo all he's done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.
Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas also return as the voices of Donkey and Puss in Boots, respectively. Posted 03.26.10 by BrentJS
All good things must come to an end ... or so it seems.
For several months now, Twitter has been a top source for behind-the-scenes movie news, including plot and casting leaks. Unhappy with the trend, studios are inserting anti-Tweet clauses into many stars' contracts, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A recent talent contract from Disney includes a new clause forbidding confidentiality breaches via "interactive media such as Facebook, Twitter, or any other interactive social network or personal blog."
Over at DreamWorks, a writer's deal cautions not to jump the gun on studio press releases via "a social networking site, blog or other Internet-type site."
Who will be among the first affected by the new contract language? The Telegraph is reporting that affected stars include Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers, due to film the Shrek follow-up next year for DreamWorks.
"The greatest fairy tale never told," indeed. Posted 10.19.09 by reelz
There's lots of new footage in the just-released international trailer for Inglourious Basterds. While earlier trailers have tended to be a bit Brad Pitt-centric, this one focuses more on rest of the cast.
Playing a German psychopath recruited into the professional league of the "Nazi-killing business," Til Schweiger is impressively minimalist, communicating his reactions by only the smallest of gestures. We also get to see more of Mike Myers as a very proper British general, introducing the Basterds and setting up the climactic attack on the cinema. And the trailer wraps up with a laugh, rather than a bang, as SS Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz) fails to impress the Basterds with his command of American idioms. Posted 06.30.09 by reelz
Quentin Tarantino's war epic Inglourious Basterds (yep, that's the correct spelling) recently started production in Germany. The pic features a gigantic cast that now officially includes Brad Pitt, Mike Myers, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Samm Levine, B.J. Novak, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Paul Rust, Michael Bacall, Omar Doom, Sylvester Groth, Julie Dreyfus, Jacky Ido, August Diehl, Martin Wuttke, Richard Sammel, Christian Berkel, Sonke Mohring, Michael Fassbender, Rod Taylor, Denis Menochet, and Cloris Leachman.
According to the release from Weinstein, Basterds starts out in a German-occupied France. Shosanna Dreyfus (Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family by Nazis. She manages to escape to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner of a cinema.
Meanwhile, Lt. Aldo Raines (Pitt) organizes a series of retribution attacks by Jewish soldiers known as "The Basterds." They join German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich.
A specific release on Inglourious Basterds has not been set, but Weinstein confirms that it will release in 2009. Posted 10.14.08 by reelz
Variety reports that Mike Myers has joined the cast of Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards as British General Ed Fenech.
Myers has to hope the role will lend a bit of credibility to his live action acting after this summer's Love Guru debacle.
Myers joins fellow castmates Brad Pitt and Eli Roth. Simon Pegg, Nastassja Kinski, David Krumholtz and B.J. Novak are also in talks with Tarantino.
Shooting begins October 13th in Germany.Source: Variety
Posted 08.15.08 by reelz