Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. New Line Cinema et al, 1997.

Before watching the movie:

Somehow, when this movie came out, I didn’t hear about it. I was 11, a decent age to hear about movies like this coming out, but the first time I heard about it was when its first sequel came out. I didn’t know that Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me was a sequel until I talked to my parents about it and they said they “saw the first one, didn’t like a lot of the content, and figured that the next would be even more” of what they didn’t like.

While I don’t expect to be as appalled as they were, I do expect an unfortunate pile of sophomoric humor on top of a pretty good Bond spoof.

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Wayne’s World

Wayne's World. Paramount Pictures 1992

Before watching the movie:

This movie could go either way. It’s a Saturday Night Live spinoff, but it’s from the “good” years of SNL. It’s about a couple of slackers, but they’re played by Mike Meyers and Dana Carvey. I’ve seen a few Wayne’s World segments, and it doesn’t seem like they could translate to long form, but hey, at least it’s not Coneheads.

I’ve been getting away from saying why I chose the movies, but I really have little to say this time. This movie has a strong following and it’s always been my intention to see it. Between opportunity and blogging, the time is now.

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So I Married an Axe Murderer

So I Married an Axe Murderer poster
So I Married an Axe Murderer, Tristar Pictures 1993

Before watching the movie:

I’m not sure if I’d heard of this movie before it appeared on Hulu. I remember reading about a movie with a long, straightforward title concerning getting married to a psychopathic killer, but I thought the title was longer.

I expect this movie to be at the core of what you should expect to see at Yesterday’s Movies. A quirky comedy that’s slightly obsscure, but mainstream.

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