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HBO Films Redefined the TV Movie -- Now It's Poised to Redefine Itself

694 nominations. 162 wins.

No network has so dominated a category at the Emmy Awards as HBO has TV movies. Its unprecedented run dates back to 1993 with a double win for “Barbarians at the Gate” and “Stalin”; since then, it’s lost just four times. 2,178 more words


Timeless Classics: Austin Powers in Goldmember

The third film focusing on Mike Myers’ Austin Powers (1997), Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) is a great third film and as of now last of the iconic spoof of spy movies. 97 more words


Timeless Classics: Austin Powers 2

Austin Powers returned in Austin Powers 2 (1999) to extra laughs and extra quotes.

Austin Powers lost something very important retroactively thanks to Dr. Evil’s obese and Scottish ally. 84 more words


COMEDY Movie Scene of the Day: ONE MILLION DOLLARS. From Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) learns that a million-dollar ransom isn’t as threatening in the 1990s as it was in the 1960s.

Less a parody of the early James Bond film than a parody of the films that parodied the early James Bond films, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery stars Mike Myers as Austin Powers, by day a hipster fashion photographer in mid-’60s swingin’ London and by night a crime-fighting secret agent. 248 more words

How Austin Powers Stole the Spy Genre's Mojo and Lost His Own

Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Sarah Kurchak explains how Austin Powers stole the spy genre’s mojo and lost his own in the process. 1,261 more words


Yeah, Baby! 'Austin Powers' Shagged Its Way to Theaters 20 Years Ago

When “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery” opened May 2, 1997, Variety described it as an “odd mix of sophisticated and lowbrow humor” but was enthused about the Mike Myers-Jay Roach collaboration. 280 more words