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Mario Batali , Mike Myers - Food Bank For New York City Annual Can-Do Awards Dinner at Cipriani's on Wall St - New York, New York, United States - Wednesday 20th April 2016

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SuperMensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Review


Excellent

For his lively film directing debut, Mike Myers (aka Austin Powers) traces the remarkable life of his friend, the almost too-likeable music manager Shep Gordon. A mensch is a really nice guy, and this film documents how Gordon has created a makeshift family of loyal friends around him, even though he's never had a proper family of his own. It's an engaging movie that reminds audiences that the most important thing in life is certainly not fame.

Shep Gordon came to Los Angeles as a young man and happened to stay in the same hotel where Joplin, Hendrix and Morrison were hanging out. Quickly getting involved in their blurry world of drugs and money, Shep won over everyone he met simply because of his integrity and generosity. As a manager, he lived the high-life with high-powered girlfriends like Sharon Stone (who introduced him to Buddhism) and a Playboy Playmate wife. He helped Groucho Marx sort out his finances, and worked with lifelong pal Alice Cooper to create Cooper's iconic on-stage persona. And he's still considered one of the best fix-it men in the business. His home in Maui is a bolt-hole for any of his celebrity buddies who are trying to escape the limelight.

The film is assembled with a snappy rhythm that catches a sense of Shep's fast-paced lifestyle. It's packed with great film clips, hilarious home movies and even a few re-enactments. But the best stories are told by the starry interviewees who clearly adore Shep and recount riotous backstage anecdotes about their experiences with him, as well as his larger-than-life personality and unstoppable libido. The most jaw-dropping story is about how he ramped up clean-cut Canadian singer Anne Murray's reputation and career by having her photographed with super-cool lothario Teddy Pendergrass. But with a life this high-flying, Shep has never found a life partner or had his own children. Although he has become a father figure to his ex-wife's kids, essentially raising them himself.

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Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Trailer


Shep Gordon may not be as famous as some of the biggest celebrities in the world, but you can bet they count him among their closest friends. A popular Jewish music manager who took on the career after meeting Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, Shep's first subject was shock rocker Alice Cooper in 1965. Since then, his Hollywood career has exploded having also worked alongside the likes of Pink Floyd, Luther Vandross, Blondie, Ann Murray and others. Not only that, but Shep instigated the breakthrough of celebrity chefs and also become close personal friends with the 14th Dalai Lama during his venture into Buddhism. Now, though, after a life of luxury and living other people's lives, this 'mensch' as his star friends call him (a Yiddish word essentially meaning 'a good person') is looking for a life of his own.

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Mike Myers And Wife, Kelly, Welcome Baby Daughter


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Yeh Baby!

Mike Myers and his wife, Kelly, welcomed their second child into the world on Friday (April 11th).

They are now parents to a healthy baby daughter called Sunday Molly.

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'Shrek' Theme Park Planned For London, As Fifth Film Is Rumored


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London is to have a brand new attraction based on Dreamworks' Shrek animated movies in collaboration with the company behind the famous London Eye, according to The Guardian. London's 'Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure' will be the first of the six themed locations planned to open across the globe before 2023.

Shrek Fiona Actors
'Shrek The Musical' Has Enjoyed A Successful Theatre Tour In The UK.

In a statement, Dreamworks and Merlin explain that Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure "will feature a Shrek interactive walk-through adventure, a character courtyard where visitors will be able to meet Shrek and his swamp friends, along with characters from Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon."

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Video - Meryl Streep And Leonardo DiCaprio Among 2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala Arrivals - Part 2


The 2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala in New York was chock-full of Hollywood's biggest stars of the moment including 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' star and director Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese, as well as Meryl Streep who later shocked attendees with her speech against Disney's apparent bigotry and anti-Semitism.

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Edward Norton, Freddie Ljungberg, Gerard Butler, James McAvoy, Joe Calzaghe, Mike Myers and Patrick Kielty - Edward Norton, MIke Myers, Gerard Butler, Freddie Ljungberg, Edwin van der Sar, Herman Crespo, Joe Calzaghe, James McAvoy and Patrick Kielty Sunday 27th May 2012 Soccer Aid 2012 in support of UNICEF UK held at Old Trafford

Edward Norton, Freddie Ljungberg, Gerard Butler, James Mcavoy, Joe Calzaghe, Mike Myers and Patrick Kielty
Edward Norton, John Bishop and Mike Myers
Edward Norton, Freddie Ljungberg, Gerard Butler, Joe Calzaghe, Mike Myers and Patrick Kielty

Mike Myers - Mike Myers and Aimee White from Broken Rainbow London, England - attending a London Gay Pride 2011 event Sunday 3rd July 2011

Mike Myers and Eric Mccormack - Mike Myers and Eric McCormack New York City, USA - attend the John Varvatos Rocked NYC 10 year Anniversary Party at the John Varvatos store previously known as CBGB on Bowery Saturday 11th September 2010

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Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers - Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz, Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy New York City, USA - Premiere of 'Shrek Forever After' during the 9th Annual Tribeca Film Festival at the Ziegfeld Theatre - Arrivals Wednesday 21st April 2010

Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas
Antonio Banderas, Cameron Diaz and Mike Myers
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas

Shrek Review


Very Good
Computer animation's "WOW" factor bar has just bumped up another notch. Shrek, a fairy tale of sorts, is the raiser of that bar, giving us a tale that revolves around an ogre who makes candles out of his earwax, a talking donkey who's afraid of the dark, a princess who likes "Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain," and a "vertically challenged" lord who looks a bit like Disney CEO Michael Eisner.

With WWF-style wrestling, vivid color schemes, a scary ogre who's not that scary, psychological evaluation by a talking donkey, loads of humor, and a simple and straightforward plot, Shrek zings along, providing fun and thrills at every turn. But the real treasure lies in Shrek's ability to subtlety poke fun at the mega-mouse corporation of Disney en route to providing a quick 85 minutes of pure entertainment. Torturing the Gingerbread Man? I'm sold.

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Austin Powers In Goldmember Review


OK
Goldmember finds Mike Myers returning to his most successful franchise, but desperately running out of steam and resorting to yet another stab at jokes that hit-and-missed the first two times around.

And guess what: They haven't improved with age.

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Shrek 2 Review


Very Good
When Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) pulls off his helmet to reveal a hairnet in the first minute of Shrek 2, it's clear the sequel intends to match the wit and style of its predecessor. Fortunately it succeeds, finding new targets for its fairy-tale bashing humor. The result is the kind of summer escapism you don't need to lower your expectations to enjoy.

The sequel begins where part one left off. Ogre Shrek (Mike Myers) and his now equally ogre-rific wife Fiona (Cameron Diaz) embark on a hilarious honeymoon montage, complete with mermaid-tossing. They return to find Donkey (Eddie Murphy) still fulfilling his role as "annoying talking animal." Before they can kick him out, however, they receive an invitation from Fiona's parents, King Harold (John Cleese) and Queen Lillian (Julie Andrews), who want to meet their daughter's new husband. Unfortunately, they didn't see the first film, and have no idea that their daughter is now permanently of the green persuasion, as is their new son-in-law.

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54 Review


OK
Extremely watery and soap opera-ish, this expose on the inner workings of Studio 54 at the end of the 1970s is pretty tame. Sure, drugs, sex, money, booze, etc. were all free-flowing. But who didn't know that? The fictionalized story of a bartender's rise to power that's weaved in here doesn't make the film any better.

Pete's Meteor Review


Weak
Allegory? For sure. But there really is a meteor that belongs to Pete (Mike Myers in maybe his sole attempt at a dramatic role) in Pete's Meteor. That meteor in fact drives the bulk of the film's plot, an otherwise thin excuse for a story.

When the titular meteor (though it's the size of a footlocker it only leaves a 15-foot crate) lands in the backyard of a 12-year-old Irish laddie named Mickey, he presumes it was sent from heaven by his dead parents. Well, why not? Among his crazy grandmother (Brenda Fricker playing that matronly character once again), his unofficial godfather/drug addict/mob man pal Pete (Myers), and the wealthy scientist (Alfred Molina) who is given custody of the meteor by the government, Mickey's got a pretty messed up family life already. Parents speaking to him from beyond the grave sounds almost normal.

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SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Movie Review

SuperMensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon Movie Review

For his lively film directing debut, Mike Myers (aka Austin Powers) traces the remarkable life...

Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Trailer

Supermensch: The Legend Of Shep Gordon Trailer

Shep Gordon may not be as famous as some of the biggest celebrities in the...

Shrek Forever After Movie Review

Shrek Forever After Movie Review

While nowhere near as overcrowded as part three, this so-called final chapter never achieves the...

Shrek Forever After Trailer

Shrek Forever After Trailer

Watch the trailer for Shrek Forever AfterOnce again we return to the land of Far...

Inglourious Basterds Movie Review

Inglourious Basterds Movie Review

Finally turning his hand to the war-movie genre, Tarantino unsurprisingly pays homage to classic B-movies....

Inglourious Basterds Trailer

Inglourious Basterds Trailer

Watch the trailer for Inglourious Basterds.Quentin Tarantino takes on what could be his biggest cinematic...

The Love Guru Movie Review

The Love Guru Movie Review

There is a fine line between genius and junk, especially in the realm of comedy....

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The Love Guru Trailer

The Love Guru Trailer

The Love GuruTrailerSynopsis:In the comedy "The Love Guru," Pitka (Mike Myers in his first original...

Shrek the Third Movie Review

Shrek the Third Movie Review

I've never understood what children see in Shrek. Hardly a role model, the selfish and...

Shrek The Third, New Trailer Trailer

Shrek The Third, New Trailer Trailer

Shrek The Third - New TrailerShrek's Back!When his new father-in-law, King Harold (John Cleese) falls...

Shrek Movie Review

Shrek Movie Review

Computer animation's "WOW" factor bar has just bumped up another notch. Shrek, a fairy...

Austin Powers In Goldmember Movie Review

Austin Powers In Goldmember Movie Review

Goldmember finds Mike Myers returning to his most successful franchise, but desperately running out of...

Shrek 2 Movie Review

Shrek 2 Movie Review

When Prince Charming (Rupert Everett) pulls off his helmet to reveal a hairnet in the...

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