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2013 FiFi Awards

Dana Carvey - The Fragrance Foundation's 2013 FiFi Awards - New York, NY, United States - Wednesday 12th June 2013

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'Wayne's World' Reunion

Lara Flynn Boyle, Penelope Spheeris, Mike Myers, Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Dana Carvey - Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences hosts a 'Wayne's World' Reunion at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Boyle
Lara Flynn Boyle, Penelope Spheeris, Mike Myers, Lorne Michaels, Rob Lowe, Tia Carrere and Dana Carvey

UCSF Benioff Children' Hospital Concert, held at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - Inside

Dana Carvey UCSF Benioff Children' Hospital Concert, held at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - Inside

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UCSF Benioff Children' Hospital Concert, held at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - Inside

Dana Carvey, Lynne Benioff and Marc Benioff - Dana Carvey, Lynne Benioff, Marc Benioff UCSF Benioff Children' Hospital Concert, held at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - Inside

UCSF Benioff Children' Hospital Concert, held at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - Inside

Dana Carvey - Dana Carvey performing UCSF Benioff Children' Hospital Concert, held at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - Inside

Jack And Jill Trailer


Jack Sadelstein loves his family. He loves his wife, Erin and he loves his two children, Sofia and Gary. But the one family member he truly hates is his sister, Jill. Which is why Jack dreads Thanksgiving every year; it's the one time of the year where Jill travels up to see him to stay for a few days.

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Tough Guys Review


Good
Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas are retired train robbers -- deeply retired, as in nursing home-retired) -- and they long to rid themselves of the gruel at mealtimes and menial jobs they're suffering through. So they do what comes naturally, rob a train, even if it is 1986. At its funniest when the heroes face the horrors of modern life, Tough Guys is a wink and a nod to two great actors with a legendary body of work between them. That they can make fun of themselves makes for a rewarding, if clumsy, experience.

Master of Disguise Review


Unbearable
Once the chief late-night headliner on NBC's Saturday Night Live, Dana Carvey has been reduced to appearing in films emblazoned with the phrase "An Adam Sandler Production." I wondered what it must be like as Sandler's name floated across the screen to pick up your paychecks from the clown who sang songs about food and watched you become a star. Sad. Master of Disguise is just another loop in Dana Carvey's shame spiral; a path that begins right where Wayne's World 2 ends.

Dana Carvey is Pistachio Disguisey (clever!), the last in a long line of "masters of disguise." Charged with using their powers of disguise for good, they have for centuries protected the world from evil, using only their wits and an incredible gift for visual deception. But Pistachio's parents have been kidnapped. To save them, he must at last learn the true history of his family, and discover the powers of disguise he holds inside.

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Trapped in Paradise Review


Weak
Not really a Christmas classic but at least it's a Christmas movie... with Nicolas Cage trying to do funny as one of three bumbling brothers -- Jon Lovitz and Dana Carvey -- robbing a small town that's just way too friendly. Carvey mistakes a funny voice for his character, and Lovitz, well, he's just being Lovitz. Harmless and totally familiar, it's better than static and informercials, but that's about the sum of it.

Wayne's World 2 Review


Grim
Gotta love those references to An Officer and a Gentleman. Having Chris Farley channel depressed pilot-in-training Richard Gere during the tear-soaked line, "I got no place else ta go-ho-hooooooooo," is almost worth the price of admission right there. Too bad that Wayne's World 2 is mostly just mining the same pop culture terrain as its far more worthy predecessor. It was a surprise to see that Mike Myers and Dana Carvey were able to take their "two guys on a couch" cable access rock 'n' rollers through even one feature length adventure, with enjoyable detours to an Alice Cooper concert as well as a playful game of street hockey. Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was instantly embraced by a generation of kids who didn't even know Freddy Mercury from Adam -- poor bastards. Hasn't anyone seen Highlander? Jesus Christ, what the hell's wrong with the kids of America, anyway? Don't answer that.

Wayne's World 2 opens with our dynamic duo still running their own show, though they've moved from their basement to a warehouse. Good for them, right? But when smarmy record producer Bobby Cahn (Christopher Walken, coasting but still The Man) steps in to make life miserable and steal Wayne's lovely girlfriend Cassandra (Tia Carrere, who still can't act but is still One Hot Tamale), Wayne is told in a vision by Jim Morrison(!) that he should stage a rock concert in Aurora, Illinois. Waynestock, of course. "If you book them, they will come." This will bring Cassandra back and, no doubt, provide a sense of meaning in Wayne's slacker life. Right? Right? Uh... maybe.

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Wayne's World Review


Excellent
Sometimes, no matter how much you love analyzing and breaking down movies, you have to understand that some are just made for fun. Wayne's World is a prime example. Sure, you can predict everything that's going to happen, but the characters are entertaining and it's a fairly decent mix of physical and verbal comedy. Of course, who can forget the variety of endings they invented and the moments of dialogue that still pop up today, such as, "Shaw... and monkeys might fly out of my butt!"

The most memorable television I watched in my teens consisted primarily of those "not ready for prime time players" at Saturday Night Live. They had cutting edge music and hosts who could act. Not to mention they had talented writers, including Michael Myers and Dana Carvey. Carvey had the Church Lady and Myers had Dieter and Simon. And when they worked together to produce the Wayne's World sketch, I never thought I'd love a pair of naïve losers more.

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Master Of Disguise Review


Unbearable

"The funny voices? The silly faces? They were funny for about one second," says a woman breaking the heart of Pistachio Disguisey (Dana Carvey) in the nitwit kiddie spy flick "Master of Disguise."

She couldn't be more right. In a transparently desperate attempt at a career comeback, Carvey hams like a bad Christmas dinner as Pistachio, a clumsy twit of an Italian waiter who learns that he comes from a long line of disguise experts who have been "protecting the world from evil over the centuries."

For no explained reason, his father (James Brolin) has kept the family history a secret from Pistachio. But when Pistachio's mom and dad are kidnapped by their old arch-enemy -- a black-market art collector named Devlin Bowman (Brent Spiner) -- Grandpa (Harold Gould) shows up to train Pistachio for a rescue mission designed to showcase Carvey's ability to affect an endless array of annoying personas.

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Little Nicky Review


Unbearable

Having now seen "Little Nicky," in which Adam Sandler plays the retarded son of Satan, I have formulated a hypothesis I'm calling the Sandler Theory of Exponentially Obnoxious Returns. It goes something like this:

Adam Sandler goes out of his way to make each gimmick character he plays ("Billy Madison," "Happy Gilmore") more grating than the last, just to see how far he can push it before his easily amused fan base will turn on him.

His most detestable character to date had been "The Waterboy," but that Southern-fried dope was mister congeniality compared to Nicky, the little devil that couldn't. Sandler spends this entire movie with his face screwed up in a hit-by-a-shovel grimace and speaking in a silly, raspy voice like a little kid pretending to be sick so he can stay home from school. There's no joke here. It's just Sandler's version of stretching as an actor.

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