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Today we bring you the first clip from the Monty Python reunion sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything, which stars Simon Peg. The clip features an amusing scene between Pegg’s character Neil and his dog Dennis, who was voiced by Robin Williams. This is the first footage from the movie that we’ve seen so far, and it looks very funny. The film was directed by Terry Jones, who explained the story,
“It’s about a man called Neil, a teacher in a sink secondary school, who gets given magic powers by aliens. He can make anything happen, [but] he doesn't realise it until his colleague says, ‘What would you do if you could do anything?’ and Neil responds with, ‘I'd make an alien spaceship hit class 4C and vaporise them.’ Then there's an explosion in the school, and they run to 4C’s classroom, open the door and there's a vast hole in the ground. »
- Joey Paur
The film follows Neil as he suddenly discovers he has magical powers given to him by a group of aliens.
Absolutely Anything launches in UK cinemas on February 13, 2015. »
There’s a bittersweet feeling about this first clip from the Terry Jones directed Absolutely Anything starring Simon Pegg, and that’s because it features the last performance by Robin Williams in a motion picture. This clip shows Pegg’s character interacting with his pet dog Dennis (voiced by Williams), who, with Pegg’s powers to make ‘absolutely anything’ possible, can actually talk and think ‘rationally’.
Williams is, as always, comedically brilliant in this extended clip from the film, which will be released in 2015.
Watch below. One word – Biscuits!
Source: Deadline »
- Paul Heath
At the time of his passing earlier in the year, iconic comedian Robin Williams left behind four finished films that had not yet been released. A Merry Friggin' Christmas debuted early last month, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is in theaters this Friday. In 2015, we will see him in Boulevard opposite Bob Odenkirk, and we'll hear his voice in his final completed role as Dennis the Dog in Absolutely Anything. While neither of these movies has a confirmed U.S. premiere set, we do get a first look at Dennis in a just released clip from Absolutely Anything.
Monty Python alum Terry Jones directs Absolutely Anything, which follows a schoolteacher named Neil (Simon Pegg), who is given the incredible power to make his every wish a reality by a group of aliens. Neil demonstrates some of those powers in this sneak peek, which begins with him »
Simon Pegg takes the lead role in Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything as a schoolteacher who is granted the power to make any wish a reality by a group of aliens (voiced by Jones and his other Monty Python co-horts John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, and Michael Palin). Besides the remaining Pythons, the cast is rounded out by Kate Beckinsale, Rob Riggle, Joanna Lumley, Eddie Izzard, and Robin Williams, in one of his final completed roles, as the voice of Dennis the dog. The first clip from the movie has come online, courtesy of Deadline, showing Williams (well his voice at least) in action, and promising the final product will be chock full of charming humour. Released: February 13th 2015 (Irl/U.K.) ? (U.S.) »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Deadline has debuted the first clip of Robin Williams’ last-ever performance in the upcoming comedy Absolutely Anything. Helmed by Monty Python stalwart Terry Jones, the film revolves around a schoolteacher – played by Simon Pegg – who finds himself granted the ability to do ‘absolutely anything’ by a gaggle of aliens.
Storywise, the film will revolve around Pegg’s everyman Neil Clarke, “a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has magical powers, bestowed upon him by aliens.” As evidenced by the first clip from the movie, the extent of his abilities really do encompass anything.
Originally pitched as the first re-teaming of the Python crew in years, the film garnered attention for its slapstick-y antics combined with sarcasm and sharp Python-esque witticisms. So, it should come as no surprise that along with Jones, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin are all onboard – voicing the aliens, no less. On the live-action side of things, »
- Gem Seddon
Exclusive: In his final film performance, the late Robin Williams lends his voice to sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything for Monty Python’s Terry Jones. The legendary entertainer was the first to sign onto the long-gestating comedy about a disillusioned teacher (Simon Pegg) granted the power to do “absolutely anything” by scheming aliens, played by the Pythons. In Deadline’s exclusive clip, Pegg gives his devoted dog Dennis the ability to speak – and out comes Williams’ unmistakable voice.
“One thing we’re grateful to Robin for is he was the first to come on and he stuck with the whole thing,” recalled Jones’ co-writer Gavin Scott (The Mists of Avalon, Small Soldiers), who with Jones spoke with me during a recent Adr session in Los Angeles.
Jones and Scott first began writing the film 20 years ago, but it didn’t come together until Jones’ son Bill and producing partner Ben Timlett found financing. »
- Jen Yamato
For the third week of December, Clive Barker fans have much to celebrate as Scream Factory is releasing Lord of Illusions in high def for the first time ever. Also coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week are several indie horror films, Millennium’s Poe-inspired Stonehearst Asylum and the cult classic Don’t Look in the Basement is being resurrected on DVD as well.
Don’t Look in the Basement – Digitally Restored (Film Chest, DVD)
Don’t Look in the Basement, also known as The Forgotten, is one of the best low-budget movies in the horror/thriller genre. With a budget of roughly $100,000, the film is presented in great B-movie style with generally good acting and directing.
The plot revolves around a young psychiatric nurse, Charlotte Beale (Rosie Holotik/Playboy cover girl 1972), who goes to work at the isolated Stephens Sanitarium following the murder of its proprietor, »
- Heather Wixson
Peter, Lois, and Stewie couldn't make it, but Seth MacFarlane still had a pretty impressive turnout for his holiday party on Saturday, Dec. 13. The festive soiree took place at his private residence in Beverly Hills and played host to A-listers like Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Pattinson, Sean Penn, F.K.A. twigs, Zac Efron, Kate Beckinsale, Martin Scorsese, Ashley Greene, Ryan Seacrest, Matt Bomer, Darren Criss, Lori Loughlin, Camilla Belle, Ben Savage, Debby Ryan, Riley Smith and Emilie Hirsch. An eyewitness tells Us Weekly that the venue [...] »
Monty Python’s Terry Jones arrived during a break in the clouds Friday for an Adr session at West La’s The Village, the storied recording studio where the late Robin Williams lent his voice to Jones’ upcoming sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything shortly before his death this summer.
“One thing we’re grateful to Robin for is he was the first to come on and he stuck with the whole thing,” recalled Jones’ close collaborator Gavin Scott (The Mists of Avalon, Small Soldiers). “The kind of attitude that led him to stick with the project through all its ups and downs, he totally exhibited here. He wanted to make everybody feel good from the engineer to the lady making the coffee. It was very late in the day for him and we didn’t know that, but he was a real mensch.”
Co-scripted over two decades by Jones and Scott, »
- Jen Yamato
Attendees at Saturday night’s American Cinemateque screening of Monty Python’s iconic “Life of Brian” at the Aero received a bonus — six minutes of footage from the Pythonesque sci-fi farce “Absolutely Anything,” screened by director Terry Jones.
Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale star and the late Robin Williams voices Dennis the Dog. The Pythons are voicing key roles as a group of aliens who endow a disillusioned teacher (Pegg) with the power to do “absolutely anything” to see what a mess he’ll make of things — which is precisely what happens.
In a discussion with Cinemateque’s Grant Moninger, Jones explained that he and Gavin Scott had worked on the script for over two decades but shelved the project in 2003 when “Bruce Almighty” was released. “Five years later, Mike Medavoy asked me what project was at the bottom of my drawer,” he added.
He asked Williams to come on »
- Dave McNary
The nominations for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards are in and once again HBO shows swept the TV categories (Girls, True Detective, Veep), but there were also some surprises (Jane the Virgin, Annie's Quvenzhane Wallis) as well as Jennifer Aniston's first Golden Globe nod since 2003.
Our presenters have arrived! @jeremypiven, @PaulaPattonXO, #KateBeckinsale, #PeterKrause #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/n4D8z5OCZ7
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) December 11, 2014
Check out the Full list, below:
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
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Right. We’ll wrap things up there. Things to take away from today’s nominations:
Peter Bradshaw has file his thoughts on the Globes. Here’s a snippet:
It’s the Globes! Hardly any institution has benefitted more from the rise of the awards-season and the predominance of celebrity culture. Once mocked for being the rackety and faintly preposterous creation of Hollywood’s grandly-titled Foreign Press Association, the Globes is now not just a curtain-raiser for the Oscars, but an event which visibly luxuriates in being »
- Lanre Bakare and Alex Needham
Nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Kate Beckinsale, two-time Golden Globe Award-nominee Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Golden Globe-winner and five-time nominee Jeremy Piven joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Theo Kingma for the announcement. Nominations were announced in 25 categories.
Four out of the five movies to earn Golden Globe best picture nominations this year are based on true stories— Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything and Selma. Richard Linklater’s story of a boy growing up, Boyhood, was filmed over 12 years.
The movies’ four actors, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo and Eddie Redmayne will vie for the best dramatic actor Golden Globe, along with Jake Gyllenhaal, who was nominated for Nightcrawler.
- Michelle McCue
Hollywood woke up early this morning to announce the highly anticipated 2015 Golden Globe nominees. Actors Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Jeremy Piven took turns reading the 25 categories and names. In film, “Birdman” leads with seven nominations, Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, and Ed Norton all being recognized in their respective categories. And it’s no surprise that “Boyhood” and “The Imitation Game” follow close behind with five nods each. HBO leads the television categories with 15 nominations; “Game of Thrones,” “Veep,” “Silicon Valley,” “Girls,” “The Normal Heart,” “True Detective” and “Olive Kitteridge” all gained recognition. In terms of individual shows, “Fargo” leads the pack with five nominations. The 72nd Annual Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air Jan. 11 on NBC. Check out the full list of nominees. Best Motion Picture – Drama“Boyhood”“Foxcatcher”“The Imitation Game”“Selma”“The Theory of Everything” Best Performance by an Actress »
The 2015 Golden Globe nominations for the 72nd installment of the ceremony were announced this morning by Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton and Jeremy Piven. Greer Grammer, daughter of Kelsey Grammer, was on hand as Miss Golden Globe 2015, following a tradition where a daughter or son of one of Hollywood’s most respected actors is selected to assist at the Golden Globes. The awards are bestowed annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Among television networks, HBO leads the way with 15 nominations (including for True Detective, pictured), followed by Showtime with nine. CBS has the most nominations for … Continue reading →
The post 2015 Golden Globe nominations appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Jeff Pfeiffer
The Golden Globes! Everyone’s favorite Almost-the-Oscars ceremony. The 72nd Annual nominations were unveiled Thursday morning by presenters Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Paula Patton, Peter Krause and Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Theo Kingma.
The HFPA went in big on Boyhood, The Imitation Game, Birdman, and The Theory of Everything, placing Birdman into the Comedy/Musical category where it is likely to clean up. Missing from the bunch are heavy hitters like Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken, Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper and only a single nomination for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.
On the TV front, it was a big morning for Transparent, Orange is the New Black, The Affair, and House of Cards, while snubbing Emmy favorites Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, as well as hits like The Walking Dead, The Americans, Mad Men or the final season of Boardwalk Empire.
The 72nd Annual Golden Globes will air January 11 at 8 Pm on NBC, »
- Brian Welk
Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton and Jeremy Piven announced the 72nd annual Golden Globes Nominations Thursday morning, and as always, there were some snubs and surprises! Just as the 2015 SAG Awards did before them, the Golden Globes gave no love to Unbroken, directed by Angelina Jolie. Despite plenty of pre-season Oscar buzz, neither the film nor its lead actor Jack O'Connell (who plays the late Louis Zamperini) received any nominations. Unlike the SAGs, though, the Golden Globes did recognize Selma, a civil rights era film focusing on Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fellow activists back in 1965. The Oprah Winfrey-produced film is up for Best Motion Picture, Drama. Its star David Oyelow (who plays »
Here they are - the nominees for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, which were announced this morning from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton, and Jeremy Piven joined Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Theo Kingma for the announcement. Nominations were announced in 25 categories. Of note, with regards to this blog's interests, "Selma" picked up a healthy 4 nominations - Best Picture, Drama; Best Actor, Drama (David Oyelowo); Best Director (Ava DuVernay); and Best Original Song, Motion Picture ("Glory"). It's worth noting that Golden Globe motion picture nominees historically foretell what the »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause, and Paula Patton all got up early, like most of us movie buffs, for the big reveal! The 2015 Golden Globe Nominations! The usual suspects triumphed at the nominations such as "Boyhood," "Foxcatcher," "Selma," "The Imitation Game," and "The Theory of Everything." Missing was one of my favorite films of the year, "Whiplash" but it got one nod for J.K. Simmons' performance.
Also missing in the big categories is Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" which only received one nomination, Best Original Score. Watch the film to get kudos from the Academy in the technical categories.
We'll find out the winners of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as our hosts of the evening and it will be broadcast live on NBC.
Here's the complete list of nominees of the 2015 Golden Globe Awards: »
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