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The last we saw Saturday Night Live sensation Mike Myers was as a music agent in the Oscar-winning Bohemian Rhapsody.  Myers can do drama like he can do funny.  But beyond his megahit movie series Wayne’s World and Shrek, his reputation over the long haul is similar to Eddie Murphy and Jerry Lewis–a comedic man of many faces, which he honed on SNL and his Austin Powers movie series.  His next outing, a Netflix series mocking conspiracy theories, is called The Pentaverate, and it looks more like Austin Powers than the rest, complete with Myers playing multiple roles.  It also points back to one of his funnier bits in the comedy classic So I Married an Axe Murderer.

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Numbercruncher

“Dying young, a brilliant Mathematician discovers a way to cheat the terrifying Divine Calculator.  He schemes to be endlessly reincarnated in the life of the woman he loves, no matter how often the violent bailiffs of the Karmic Accountancy cut short each life.”  

Yet the delivery of this quirky story is delivered through the voice of a foul-mouthed British thug in such a way that it… actually works.  Numbercruncher asks questions involving the biggest topics of life and death yet balances humor and despair in a pretty stunning and imaginative way.

Bastard Zane is a thug.  A dead thug.  He speaks in the local accents of the street kids in Attack the Block or Daniel Craig in Layer Cake, and could easily fit into the crime noir world of Road to Perdition.  And he’s experiencing the real afterlife, not one of angels and pearly gates, but of accountants running the grand show—it’s like the worst case scenario for those afraid of tax men and accountants: heaven is run by numbercrunchers.  Writer Si Spurrier quickly gives us his set up in a way that puts this story alongside the afterlife treatments of Steven Spielberg’s Always, Albert Brooks’s Defending Your Life or even the Philip K. Dick-inspired The Adjustment Bureau–and far better than Jerry Zucker’s Ghost.  And then he proceeds to let his characters chase each other down.

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