Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) – Jay Roach

It’s odd that this one ends up in DK Books’ Monsters in the Movies, but it comes in under the mechanical menaces section of the book because of the dangerous fembots that menace the titular hero. Mike Myers not only stars in this send up of spy films, but he also wrote it, paying homage…

Shrek (2001) – Andrew Adamson, and Vicky Jenson

The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Toy Story is Dreamworks’ Shrek. While funny, skewering fairy tales and Disney characters and motiffs with a sly eye, the film hasn’t aged well. Sure the cast is outstanding Mike Myers in the titular role, Eddie Murphy as…

High Tension (2003) – Alexandre Aja

The 101 Horror Movies, as it draws closer to the end of the list (there’s only 4 left!), brings us this updated take on the traditional slasher movie with a twist. It’s a graphic and bloody romp, most of it making me just go Ahhh! And shaking my head saying “That’s awesome.” That lasted until…