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Best of Late Night TV: Simon Pegg's Drunk Ron Weasley, Jimmy Kimmel Shames Cecil the Lion's Killer

29 July 2015 12:02 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

This one is for all the Cecil fans -- actually, it's for all animal fans who can't understand the appeal of hunting for fun. On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel actually got emotional when weighing in on the killing of Cecil the Lion, which is not funny, and he did not treat it as such. He shamed the guy who killed Cecil in an epic sport hunting takedown. "Is it that difficult for you to get an erection that you have to kill things? If that's the case, they have a pill for that, it works great. Just stay home and swallow it and you save yourself a lifetime of »

- Gina Carbone

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Simon Pegg can do Absolutely Anything: See exclusive pictures from his new comedy

25 June 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After the success of Man Up, Simon Pegg leads another British comedy this summer with Absolutely Anything.

The science fiction film is directed by Terry Jones and also stars Kate Beckinsale.

Director Jones also provides his voice as an alien, as do fellow Pythons Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese and Eric Idle.

Robin Williams voices Dennis the Dog in his final film role.

Also in the all-star cast are comic talents Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Rob Riggle, Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Absolutely Anything launches in UK cinemas on August 14. »

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New poster and sneak peek for Absolutely Anything

19 June 2015 6:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release this summer, a new poster and teaser video have arrived online for director Terry Jones’ upcoming romantic comedy Absolutely Anything starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale and the late Robin Williams; check them out below…

Neil Clarke, a schoolteacher, suddenly discovers he has magical powers. In fact, with the wave of his hand, he can make absolutely anything happen. From wiping out a particularly disruptive class (and then bringing them – and anyone else who has ever died! – back to life), to turning his best mate into the kind of man women would not only die for, but would worship to the ends of the earth and back. The only snag is getting the words right and of course, knowing what he really wants. Mishap after mishap finally leads him to the ultimate conundrum that all men dread and at which many have failed; should he choose the girl or the dog… »

- Gary Collinson

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Rolling Stones Gear Up for New Tour With Surprise La Show (video)

21 May 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

The Rolling Stones played one of the smallest venues since their 2003 Four Flicks concert series, with a show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. It was a tune up for this summer’s Zip Code Tour that will be anything but small, hitting only stadiums in 15 cities. There was plenty of room at last night's show for celebrities like Jack Nicholson, One Direction’s Harry Styles, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Willis, Patricia Arquette, Eric Idle, Don Was and Joe Pesci. ...Read More »

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'Absolutely Anything' Trailer Starring Robin Williams and Simon Pegg

4 May 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

An unassuming teacher is bestowed with an incredible gift by a group of aliens in the U.K trailer for Absolutely Anything. While we still don't know when this comedy will be released in the U.S., it will hit theaters on August 14 in the U.K. Sadly, Absolutely Anything will be one of Robin Williams' last two films, after the actor passed away last August. The other project, Boulevard, will be released in theaters July 17 through Starz Digital Media.

Absolutely Anything follows a disillusioned school teacher (Simon Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by Monty Python members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin & Eric Idle), watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls »

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Monty Python messes with Simon Pegg in the trailer for Absolutely Anything

4 May 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

When you think of Monty Python, odds are you immediately think of quotes from any of their films or the iconic sketches from their television series. They are one of the most influential comedy troupes of all time and we only have four films to their credit. While Absolutely Anything may not be a formal Monty Python project, it was written and directed by Terry Jones and features the voice talents of all the surviving Pythons: Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, and Michael Palin. It also »

- Alex Maidy

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Absolutely Anything Trailer Has Monty Python Aliens Screwing With Simon Pegg

3 May 2015 3:05 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

What would happen if Simon Pegg had the powers to grant himself every one of his wishes? Looks like we're all about to find out when Absolutely Anything hits theaters in August. Take a look at the first trailer for the upcoming comedy. In the trailer for the new British science fiction comedy, Absolutely Anything, Simon Pegg.who plays a disgruntled school teacher Neil Clarke.is suddenly given the ability to grant himself anything he wants, thanks to a group of aliens who are watching him from space. The aliens.who are voiced by Monty Python alums John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.bestow this gift onto Clarke in a last chance attempt to save the Earth from being destroyed. This irreverent comedy displays all the usual humor that fans of Monty Python and Simon Pegg could ever expect. Simon Pegg learns the hard way »

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Absolutely Anything Trailer Gives Simon Pegg the Power

3 May 2015 1:33 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Lionsgate UK has released the first official trailer for Terry Jones' (Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail) new sci-fi comedy Almost Anything. The film stars Simon Pegg as Neil Clarke, a cynical school teacher who is granted the power to do anything as a part of an alien examination to judge the good and evil in humanity. Clarke uses his abilities in a number of silly and selfish ways including spying on his attractive neighbor (Kate Beckinsale), giving himself ripped abs, and granting his dog the power of speech, voiced by Robin Williams in one of his final roles. Absolutely Anything reunites Jones with his Monty Python colleagues John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin for the first time since 1983's The Meaning of Life. The comedic legends lend their voices to the power-hungry aliens who judge Pegg's character from space, determined to end »

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Watch the trailer for Terry Jones’ Absolutely Anything

3 May 2015 8:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer has arrived online for Terry Jones’ romantic comedy Absolutely Anything starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale and the late Robin Williams, and we have it for you below after the official synopsis…

Neil Clarke, a schoolteacher, suddenly discovers he has magical powers. In fact, with the wave of his hand, he can make absolutely anything happen. From wiping out a particularly disruptive class (and then bringing them – and anyone else who has ever died! – back to life), to turning his best mate into the kind of man women would not only die for, but would worship to the ends of the earth and back. The only snag is getting the words right and of course, knowing what he really wants. Mishap after mishap finally leads him to the ultimate conundrum that all men dread and at which many have failed; should he choose the girl or the dog… »

- Gary Collinson

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Simon Pegg Saves The World From Monty Python In First Absolutely Anything Trailer

3 May 2015 6:36 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, Kate Beckinsale and the cast of Monty Python star in the funny new trailer for the comedy Absolutely Anything.

Absolutely Anything follows a disillusioned school teacher (Pegg) who suddenly finds he has the ability to do anything he wishes, a challenge bestowed upon him by a group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin & Eric Idle), watching him from space.

As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis (voiced by Robin Williams) to help him along the way.

Mishap after mishap finally leads him to the ultimate conundrum that all men dread and at which many have failed….should he choose the girl….or the dog….?

For more on the casting of Robin Williams as the voice of Dennis the Dog, read here.

Director Terry Jones’ cheeky comedy, »

- Michelle McCue

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Are you ready for Part 2? More Gladiators of the '90s: Then and now

1 May 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We certainly felt the power of 10 former Gladiators yesterday, as we took a look at what some of the stars went on to after the success of ITV's '90s hit.

We were bowled over to discover that Blaze (Eunice Huthart) is a stunt double to A-listers and godmother to Angelina Jolie's daughter Shiloh, and that Rhino (Mark Smith) went on to star in Hollywood films including Ben Affleck's Oscar-winning drama Argo.

But whatever happened to the villainous Wolf or the infamous Shadow, who was dramatically sacked from the series? We haven't found many current pictures of this lot, but here's a little bit about what 9 more of our favourite former Gladiators got up to after their time on the show:

1. Scorpio (Nikki Diamond)

Contenders were subjected to the mighty sting of the speedy Scorpio. Former bodybuilder and model Nikki Diamond was an original Gladiator, but was forced »

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Celebrating 40 Years of Monty Python and the Holy Grail

26 April 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

40 years ago, the British comedy sextet Monty Python released the hilarous Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Decades later, the film is still considered a comedy classic. Cinelinx looks back at the making of one of the great film parodies. It’s being released in certain theaters for special showings this week.

They were something completely different. When Monty Python’s Flying Circus debuted on BBC TV in 1969, they were unlike anything ever seen before and they became the comedy darlings of Britain. But it wasn’t until 1975—and the release of their second film Monty Python and the Holy Grail—that they made it big in America and became an international sensation.

 By 1975, the Monty Python comedy troupe—comprised of John Cleese, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam—had already finished their legendary run on the TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus and »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Celebrating 40 Years of Monty Python and the Holy Grail

26 April 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

40 years ago, the British comedy sextet Monty Python released the hilarous Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Decades later, the film is still considered a comedy classic. Cinelinx looks back at the making of one of the great film parodies. It’s being released in certain theaters for special showings this week.

 They were something completely different. When Monty Python’s Flying Circus debuted on BBC TV in 1969, they were unlike anything ever seen before and they became the comedy darlings of Britain. But it wasn’t until 1975—and the release of their second film Monty Python and the Holy Grail—that they made it big in America and became an international sensation.

 By 1975, the Monty Python comedy troupe—comprised of John Cleese, Terry Jones, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam—had already finished their legendary run on the TV show Monty Python’s Flying Circus and »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Tribeca: Monty Python Members Play Musical Chairs With John Oliver

25 April 2015 3:34 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

You didn't really expect a Q&A involving the five living members of Monty Python to go off as planned, did you? The British comedy troupe assembled onstage at the Beacon Theatre Friday night after a packed Tribeca Film Festival screening of their 40-year-old classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail and showcased their particular brand of silliness. Read More Tribeca: Director Cary Fukunaga Says Movie Fans Are "As Responsible for the Death of Cinema as the People Who Make It" Moderator John Oliver attempted to engage the Pythons in a discussion, but John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam,

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Eric Idle: “We’re Funnier Than Scientology” – Monty Python Invades Tribeca Film Fest

24 April 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

They’re grizzled and jowly but barely less quick with the sardonic retort, the five surviving members of Monty Python. The recent concert reunion of Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Michael Palin in London (sixth member Graham Chapman died in 1989) is the subject of Monty Python: The Meaning of Live, Roger Graef and James Rogan’s documentary, having its premiere as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s tribute on the 40th anniversary of the release of M… »

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Eric Idle: “We’re Funnier Than Scientology” – Monty Python Invades Tribeca Film Fest

24 April 2015 2:10 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

They’re grizzled and jowly but barely less quick with the sardonic retort, the five surviving members of Monty Python. The recent concert reunion of Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Michael Palin in London (sixth member Graham Chapman died in 1989) is the subject of Monty Python: The Meaning of Live, Roger Graef and James Rogan’s documentary, having its premiere as part of the Tribeca Film Festival’s tribute on the 40th anniversary of the release of M… »

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Monty Python, Simon Pegg, Robin Williams Comedy ‘Absolutely Anything’ To Screen For Studios

24 April 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

As the Monty Python crew reunites on stage at the Tribeca Film Festival today, their most recent film – a comedy Absolutely Anything – is getting its final touches as it readies to find distribution in North America. Outside of documentary films, the Monty Python troupe have not worked on a feature film together in a film since 1983 when The Meaning Of Life debuted, said the producers of the latest comedy film in which John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin, Terry Jones… »

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13 British comedy stars lured to Hollywood in the 1990s

20 April 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Hollywood went hunting for lots of British comedy talent in the 1990s - and lured the likes of Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry and Emma Thompson...

For some reason, Hollywood fell in love with British actors again in the 1990s. Sparked by Alan Rickman's turn as Hans Gruber in Die Hard at the back end of the 1980s, many movie villains were either Brits, or in the case of Cliffhanger, John Lithgow taking on the mannerisms of a British antagonist.

Yet in particular, Hollywood went recruiting British comedy talent, with faces then mainly - but not exclusively - known for their small screen work getting roles of various sizes in Hollywood productions. Here are some who racked up the air miles - starting with the man who arguably became one of the most successful...

Hugh Laurie - 101 Dalmatians

Laurie is a man of many talents, who ultimately cracked America with »

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Hear Stephen Hawking Sing Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song'

14 April 2015 10:18 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Stephen Hawking has lent his voice (literally) to a new version of Monty Python's "Galaxy Song" – a charming ditty designed to make your problems feel small and you smaller – which was featured in the comedy troupe's 1983 movie The Meaning of Life. The group recently performed the tune at their reunion concerts last year in London, after which it cut to a scene of physicist Brian Cox detailing the song's inaccuracies until Hawking runs him down with his wheelchair and says, "I think you're being pedantic," before "singing" it and flying into the heavens. »

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Mary J. Blige and Monty Python Live at the Tribeca Film Festival by Anne-Katrin Titze - 2015-04-13 10:08:36

13 April 2015 2:08 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions at the Tribeca Film Festival

The World Premiere of Mary J. Blige - The London Sessions with Sam Smith, Disclosure, Sam Romans, Emeli Sandé and Naughty Boy directed by Sam Wrench and Monty Python naughty boys, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Cleese and Eric Idle being celebrated on the 40th Anniversary of Monty Python And The Holy Grail are two of the live rousing special events at the Tribeca Film Festival.

James Rogan and Roger Graef's Monty Python: The Meaning Of Live

The international premiere of James Rogan and Roger Graef's documentary Monty Python: The Meaning Of Live and Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life and Life Of Brian round out the festivities with Q&As following each screening.

Mary J. Blige, in London Sessions, says it is "freedom" she likes about recording in London. It's about the »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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