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By Luaine Lee and Luaine Lee,Knight-Ridder News Service | August 5, 1993
It may be party time in "Wayne's World," but in Mike Myers' world things are a little more serious. Mr. Myers, who originated the goofy sketch with partner Dana Carvey on "Saturday Night Live," has just co-scripted and starred in his second big movie, "So I Married an Axe Murderer."Co-stars and producers in the film say variously that Mr. Myers is "very passionate, very committed and has a very, very strong point of view."As for Mr. Myers, who joined the Canadian Second City troupe the day before he graduated from high school, he says he can only do his best.
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June 3, 2008
Critic's Pick // Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) tries to find a new king for the Land of Far Far Away in Shrek the Third (8 p.m., HBO).
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | November 21, 2003
If Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat were a Broadway show, it would close out of town. Too bad it's a movie supported by obscene amounts of merchandising and a baby-boomer audience yearning to see a childhood favorite brought to the screen and updated for their kids. The title is painfully misleading. This picture isn't Dr. Seuss' slaphappy-elegant creation; it's another overstuffed monstrosity from the producer (Brian Grazer) and the uncredited rewriters (Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer)
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April 6, 2005
On Saturday, April 2, 2005, MARY S. She is survived by her loving son Mike Myers of Severna Park, MD, two daughters Molly Dunn of Reston, VA, and Amy Cromwell of Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived by seven grandchildren. Friends may call at the home of her son, Mike Myers, 17 Linstead Road, Severna Park on Saturday, April 9, from2 to 4 P.M.
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June 3, 2008
Critic's Pick // Shrek (voice of Mike Myers) tries to find a new king for the Land of Far Far Away in Shrek the Third (8 p.m., HBO).
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April 6, 2005
On Saturday, April 2, 2005, MARY S. She is survived by her loving son Mike Myers of Severna Park, MD, two daughters Molly Dunn of Reston, VA, and Amy Cromwell of Atlanta, Ga. She is also survived by seven grandchildren. Friends may call at the home of her son, Mike Myers, 17 Linstead Road, Severna Park on Saturday, April 9, from2 to 4 P.M.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 2, 1997
As a send-up of '60s spy films, "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery" is fitfully funny, particularly in an opening street scene that imagines "A Hard Day's Night" as the latest James Bond film, providing the movie with a peak it never approaches again.As played by Mike Myers (desperately trying to prove he can do something other than "Wayne's World"), Powers is the geekiest secret agent imaginable, and the joke is that women find him sexually irresistible.But when his nemesis, Dr. Evil (Myers again)
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | July 30, 1993
So I murdered "So I Married an Axe Murderer."I didn't mean to. My daughter begged me to go easy. But I couldn't help it. Something came into my veins and, pulsing with power, I slammed my critic's bludgeon into its frail skull over and over. My nickname isn't "Raskolnikov" for nothing.It seemed so helpless. Mike Myers plays a San Francisco poet -- among the movie's goofier notions, it seems to think being a poet is a normal bourgeois job -- who is perennially unlucky in love. He always finds fault with his partners.
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By ORLANDO SENTINEL | March 21, 2003
View From the Top is soooooo not funny. Set up as a mild send-up of small-town girls pursuing the "glamour" of careers as flight attendants, it never comes to life. It rarely even reaches the level of cute. Gwyneth Paltrow never seems quite dumb enough to be the rube from Silver Springs, Nev., who dreams of the jet-set and that dream route, "Paris, International, First Class." Christina Applegate, cast because of what she did for Cameron Diaz in The Sweetest Thing, has the thankless role of sidekick, a fellow stewardess on the "full, upright and locked" career track.
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1998
Saturday Night Live" has a sketchy film legacy.The Coneheads, Pat and Stuart Smalley may have first appeared "live from New York," but they died at the box office. Only "The Blues Brothers" and "Wayne's World" made successful leaps from sketch to screen.Sustaining a one-note joke for two minutes is tough enough.But sustaining the same one-note joke for two hours is nearly impossible.That didn't stop the powers that be at the aged late-night institution from trying to score with "A Night at the Roxbury" on Friday.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | May 19, 2004
Apart from Antonio Banderas' sizzling bout of self-parody as Puss in Boots, who boasts a slashing trademark and Latin bravado akin to Zorro's, Shrek 2 is mostly just dreck squared. With that green-skinned ogre Shrek (Mike Myers) now married to his fetching ogress Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), the filmmakers touch on a central idea that should carry a primal kick: What happens when Shrek meets the in-laws - the King and Queen of "the Land of Far Far Away"? But co-writer/co-director Andrew Adamson and his collaborators bury that notion in a slew of sour gags depicting Far Far Away as a combination of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, complete with franchises like Pewtery Barn and upper-crust boutiques like Versarchery.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | November 21, 2003
If Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat were a Broadway show, it would close out of town. Too bad it's a movie supported by obscene amounts of merchandising and a baby-boomer audience yearning to see a childhood favorite brought to the screen and updated for their kids. The title is painfully misleading. This picture isn't Dr. Seuss' slaphappy-elegant creation; it's another overstuffed monstrosity from the producer (Brian Grazer) and the uncredited rewriters (Alec Berg, David Mandel and Jeff Schaffer)
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By ORLANDO SENTINEL | March 21, 2003
View From the Top is soooooo not funny. Set up as a mild send-up of small-town girls pursuing the "glamour" of careers as flight attendants, it never comes to life. It rarely even reaches the level of cute. Gwyneth Paltrow never seems quite dumb enough to be the rube from Silver Springs, Nev., who dreams of the jet-set and that dream route, "Paris, International, First Class." Christina Applegate, cast because of what she did for Cameron Diaz in The Sweetest Thing, has the thankless role of sidekick, a fellow stewardess on the "full, upright and locked" career track.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 26, 2002
New Line Cinema has asked journalists not to reveal the slew of guest-star appearances that crop up in Austin Powers in Goldmember. I say that's not cricket. Around the World in 80 Days and The List of Adrian Messenger - movies I'm sure Mike Myers and his alter ego Austin Powers have seen - advertised their big-name cameos and made spotting them a game akin to Saturday Night Live's old "Find the Popes in the Pizza" contest. To keep the critical peace, let's just say that the guest stars supply most of the fresh laughs in the movie.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff | February 4, 2001
Steve Appel is no stranger to style. As the owner of two Nouveau Contemporary Goods furniture stores, his day revolves around design and matching the right look to the right people -- whether they be into funky French or retro hip. People seem to like his furniture choices, but what about his clothes? "I think that people see my dress as a reflection of the store," he says. "It can be sort of shiny and loud." In this case, that's a good thing. The 38-year-old, who lives in Baltimore with his wife, shared a few other thoughts about his look: Describe your fashion philosophy.
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December 23, 1999
BaseballCardinals: Agreed to $650,000, one-year contract with free-agent OF Thomas Howard (.292, six homers, 28 RBIs in 195 at-bats for St. Louis).Cubs: Traded P Dan Serafini (3-2, 6.93 ERA in 38 games) to Padres for minor-league OF Brandon Pernell.Devil Rays: Agreed to minor-league contract with C Mike Figga (.221 in 86 at-bats with Orioles). Sent IF Herbert Perry outright to Triple-A Durham.Indians: Named Dom Chiti and Jay Robertson special assistants to GM. Signed P Kane Davis and C Mandy Romero to minor-league contracts.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,Sun Staff | February 4, 2001
Steve Appel is no stranger to style. As the owner of two Nouveau Contemporary Goods furniture stores, his day revolves around design and matching the right look to the right people -- whether they be into funky French or retro hip. People seem to like his furniture choices, but what about his clothes? "I think that people see my dress as a reflection of the store," he says. "It can be sort of shiny and loud." In this case, that's a good thing. The 38-year-old, who lives in Baltimore with his wife, shared a few other thoughts about his look: Describe your fashion philosophy.
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December 23, 1999
BaseballCardinals: Agreed to $650,000, one-year contract with free-agent OF Thomas Howard (.292, six homers, 28 RBIs in 195 at-bats for St. Louis).Cubs: Traded P Dan Serafini (3-2, 6.93 ERA in 38 games) to Padres for minor-league OF Brandon Pernell.Devil Rays: Agreed to minor-league contract with C Mike Figga (.221 in 86 at-bats with Orioles). Sent IF Herbert Perry outright to Triple-A Durham.Indians: Named Dom Chiti and Jay Robertson special assistants to GM. Signed P Kane Davis and C Mandy Romero to minor-league contracts.
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By John M. Glionna and John M. Glionna,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 11, 1999
Mike Myers has this conflict over bacon.The 35-year-old Canadian, a comedian-turned-actor and creator of such well-observed characters as heavy-metal slacker Wayne Campbell, Dieter Sprockets the sexually confused West German talk-show host, and the swinging, snaggle-toothed British secret agent known as Austin Powers, knows the stuff is bad for him.Still, he can't help himself."
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1998
Saturday Night Live" has a sketchy film legacy.The Coneheads, Pat and Stuart Smalley may have first appeared "live from New York," but they died at the box office. Only "The Blues Brothers" and "Wayne's World" made successful leaps from sketch to screen.Sustaining a one-note joke for two minutes is tough enough.But sustaining the same one-note joke for two hours is nearly impossible.That didn't stop the powers that be at the aged late-night institution from trying to score with "A Night at the Roxbury" on Friday.
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