Films review December

AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER (PG-13)

How sad. It took 10 films, 1979’s “Moonraker,” for the James Bond franchise to become a parody of itself. With the third film in the spy spoof series, “Austin Powers in Goldmember” has officially become a parody of itself, which when you consider that Powers was originally conceived as a parody of the Bond franchise, that is not a good thing.


Despite its shortcomings, there’s still plenty to please fans of the series, as long as they’re willing to give as much as they take. The third Powers film satisfies with more of the same, introducing new characters and twice-brewed jokes. If it was funny once, you can bet you’re going to see it again. The toilet humor is so prevalent you have to flush twice just to keep your head above the stink. Please click on title for complete review. (New Line)

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A SEASON ON THE BRINK (R)
(Lion’s Gate)
STUART LITTLE 2 (PG)
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