Mike Myers' recent appearance on Marc Maron's WTF podcast
is thoroughly entertaining. Myers is promoting his film Supermensch
, but he and Maron lengthily discuss Myers' career to date. They cover Myers' TV commerical work as a child, his membership of Second City
, The Comedy Store Players
and Saturday Night Live
, and highlights of his film career (Wayne's World
, Austin Powers
). Full of delightful anecdotes and vocal impressions, it's a revealing, amusing and engaging interview.
Yeah, but will Madonna sing the theme as well as Shirley Bassey?
In a surprising turn of events, it looks like the third Austin Powers
movie will indeed get to use the name "Goldmember", a spoof of the 1964 007 flick named "Goldfinger
" (follow-up to this
James Bond vs. Austin Powers
...and now for something completely trivial: MGM and Danjaq, the British company that controls the Bond film license, have obtained a cease-and-desist order against New Line Cinema that prohibits New Line from calling the latest installment of Mike Myers' shagadelic spy series Austin Powers in Goldmember
. Apparently, the 007 folks weren't too keen on the double entendre of Goldmember
--a takeoff on the 1964 Bond classic, Goldfinger
--and released the legal hounds to force the name change. That's not very sporting of them, is it?
Do I make you h*rny, baby? [censored]
This is far from new, but I just stumbled on this hilarious review of the Austin Powers sequel written by ChildCare Action Project: Christian Analysis of American Culture (CAP). I don't post this to bash Christians or to inspire a bazillion comments about religion or censorship. I just thought CAP's outrage over an essentially harmless film was fun to read.