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So far, the early summer movies have yielded some pretty lack-luster results. First I saw Van Helsing, which was one of the most ridiculously plotted, acted, and directed movies I've seen in awhile. The over-use of special effects and cliched dialogue combined with the make-it-up-as-we-go-along premise forced me into bouts of laughter. But, looking on the bright side, this meant that the summer movies will only get better. Well, it turns out that wasn't saying a whole lot, because Troy came along, and while it was certainly better than "dead" Dracula babies hanging from the ceiling that need Frankenstein's Monster to be defibrillated to life, it certainly wasn't any good. Troy was full of sub-par dialogue and recycled battle sequences. There were some bright spots, like the fight between Achilles and Hector, and the scene between Achilles and Priam in the tent, but a few hiccups in logic and some bumpy story-telling was enough to turn me off. I hated how everyone kept saying that their "names would be remembered forever". And I don't know if I've ever complained about this before, but I thought the musical score was especially wretched. I guess I was expecting more from a movie that had such illustrious source material.

A lazy Sunday was spent watching a few more DVDs, first was 21 Grams. This was a very powerful, beautiful, and depressing movie, with 3 great performances. Naomi Watts was fantasic, as she had to turn from loving wife and mother, to tortured widow, to depraved drug-user. Benicio Del Toro was equally great, and deserved the Oscar over Tim Robbins last year. And Sean Penn, well, when isn't he superb. The non-chronological story telling is confusing at first, but ultimately lends it an almost rhythmic quality once you settle into it. Good movie.

And then to off-set the depression, So I Married An Axe Murderer was popped in to remind us why we like Mike Myers. His first Non-SNL character movie, he embodies not just Charlie, but his hilarious Scottish father Stuart, a drunk who sings Rod Stewart songs and barks things like "HEAD! PANTS!" and "Let's get pissed!" There were definitely consistent laughs, and what more can you ask with a movie like this?
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Where: DVD

one line review: Rewatchable, worth seeing a few times.

rewatch #3.

This is one of Mike Myers' more forgotten films. It came out between Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2, several years before he really took off with the Austin Powers franchise. It's the only film of note by the writer, and the director has made a career for himself in television.

This is probably 2/3rds of an amazing comedy. There are some very good/memorable bits, but the whole of the movie doesn't flow well enough for it to be a great film. It is enjoyable enough and the classic scenes are classic enough that it has a bit of a cult following. You can also see foreshadowing of some of the characters in the Austin Power films.

When I'm re-watching it I generally have a habit of skipping the ending because it's rather boring once you've seen it once or twice.

Fav lines:

Charlie Mackenzie : Woman... woe-man... whoooa-man. She was a thief, you got to believe, she stole my heart and my cat. Judy, Betty, Josie and those hot Pussycats... they made me horny, on Saturday morning... girls of cartoo-ins will leave me in ruins... I want to to be Betty's Barney. Jane... get me off this crazy thing... called love.


May Mackenzie : You've turned into a right sexy wee bastard.


Alcatraz Guide : My name is John Johnson but everyone here calls me Vicki.


Charlie Mackenzie : So Tony, what's the deal with your clothes?
Tony Giardino : What do ya mean?
Charlie Mackenzie : I mean you look like Huggy Bear from Starsky and Hutch.
Tony Giardino : What are ya talking about, I look hip!
Charlie Mackenzie : No no no no no no no, you look like an undercover cop TRYING to look hip.
Tony Giardino : I AM an undercover cop trying to look hip.


May Mackenzie : Charlie, hand me the paper.
Charlie Mackenzie : Mom, I find it interesting that you call The Weekly World News "the paper." A paper contains facts.


Charlie Mackenzie : Dad, how can you hate "The Colonel"?
Stuart Mackenzie : Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smartass!


Charlie Mackenzie : I like the night life. I like to boogie.


Charlie Mackenzie : And I'd really like to kiss you, but that's not a good idea, because then we'd start kissing on the couch, and then we'd start kissing on the bed, and I don't wanna rush into spending the night together.
Harriet Michaels : I'd love to spend the night together.
Charlie Mackenzie : I have no problem with that!


Stuart Mackenzie : Well, it's a well known fact, Sunny Jim, that there's a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentaveret, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows.


Harriet Michaels : Do you actually like haggis?
Charlie Mackenzie : No, I think it's repellent in every way. In fact, I think most Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.


Charlie Mackenzie : Marry me.
Harriet : No.
Charlie Mackenzie : Please?


Harriet Michaels : What do you look for in a woman you date?
Charlie Mackenzie : Well, I know everyone always says sense of humor, but I'd really have to go with breast size.


Charlie Mackenzie : You know, Scotland has its own martial arts. Yeah, it's called Fuck You. It's mostly just head butting and then kicking people when they're on the ground.

Charlie Mackenzie : Excuse me, miss? I believe I ordered the Large... HELLO! This is like Campbell's Cup-O-Chino!


Stuart Mackenzie : Would ya look at the size of that kid's head! It's the size of a planetoid and it has it's own weather system! Looks like an orange on a toothpick!


Stuart Mackenzie : I'm not kidding, that boy's head is like Sputnik; spherical but quite pointy at parts! Aye, now that was offsides, now wasn't it? He'll be crying himself to sleep tonight, on his huge pillow.


Charlie Mackenzie : Have you ever brutally murdered anyone?
Harriet Michaels : Well, brutal's a subjective term. What's brutal to one person might be entirely reasonable to someone else.

Charlie Mackenzie : Harriet. Harry-ette. Hard-hearted harbinger of haggis. Beautiful, bemused, bellicose butcher. Un-trust... ing. Un-know... ing. Un-love... ed? "He wants you back," he screamed into the night air like a firefighter going to a window that has no fire... except the passion of his heart. I am lonely. It's really hard. This poem... sucks.


Stuart Mackenzie : We've got a piper down, I repeat, the piper is DOWN!


Stuart Mackenzie : HEAD! PANTS! NOW!


Charlie Mackenzie : I'm smitten. I'm in deep smit.


Charlie Mackenzie : Come, let us dance like children of the night!


John Johnson : Now this is something the other tour guides won't tell you. In this particular cell-block, Machine Gun Kelly had what we call in the prison system, a "bitch". And one night in a jealous rage Kelly took a make-shift knife or "shiv", and cut out the bitch's eyes. And as if this wasn't enough retribution for Kelly, the next day he and four other inmates took turns pissing into the bitch's ocular cavities. (short pause) This way to the cafeteria!


Rose Michaels : Let me make you some breakfast.
Charlie Mackenzie : Oh, gee, you know, I'd love to. But you know, I'm really running late, but thanks!
Rose Michaels : What would you say to silver-dollar pancakes, fresh-squeezed orange juice, bacon, and Kona coffee?
Charlie Mackenzie : Well, that sounds great!

Rose Michaels : Sorry. I didn't have those other things.
Charlie Mackenzie : No, no, that's fine. That other stuff will probably kill you... whereas "Froot Loops" are light, and reasonably high in fiber. I care for "Apple Jacks" a great deal.
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All of these I have seen before, and all of them I enjoyed... even 'So I Married an Axe Murderer'


It's usual Meyers fare, but the acting from him was a little too over the top from his main character which kind of turned me off from the humor of the movie. In fact, most of the humor really isn't that funny at all. It's funny in that cheesy romantic comedy, "you're laughing because it's so sweet" comedy. Everything was too lighthearted for me to really get in to and thus I wasn't too impressed.

Amanda Plummer was great, though.

:fresh: :fresh: :fresh: :fresh: :fresh: Should have been a bigger hit. Many just didn't "get it." Mike Myers is one of the best comedy actor writter today. It may be the title that keeps putting people off.
early myers vehicle, funny, charming
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