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Win Tickets To September Retro Night Of Monty Python And The Holy Grail Thursday, September 3

28 August 2015 1:42 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

B&B Wildwood Theatre is having their September Retro Night on Thursday, September 3rd. They are showing the classic film, Monty Python And The Holy Grail. Shows are at 4pm & 7pm.

The screenplay was a joyous romp through set pieces that sent up the serious, mythic characters at its center. As King Arthur (Graham Chapman) rounds up the gallant Knights of the Round Table to ride to Camelot, he must contend with subjects who are politically unfazed by his divinely-dispensed authority. He must also wield his sword against the Black Knight (John Cleese), a fearsome opponent whose gradual dismemberment fails to quell his desire to fight.

After turning away from Camelot (“It is a silly place,” he says despairingly), Arthur sees a miraculous vision of God in the clouds above, who sets forth a task for his knights: find the Holy Grail. (“Good idea, O Lord.” ” ‘Course it’s a good idea! »

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Absolutely Anything movie review: absolutely appalling

18 August 2015 9:29 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Subjuvenile and offensive, sentimental and ridiculous. Every attempt at a joke falls flat. Every talent here is wasted. Save yourself. I’m “biast” (pro): love Simon Pegg

I’m “biast” (con): …but he’s been trying my fangirlism for a while now

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The curse of Simon Pegg — that one that means that each movie he makes without the touch of J.J. Abrams or Edgar Wright is worse than the one before it — has not been broken. Though this is surprising: Monty Python’s Terry Jones (Boom Bust Boom) directed Absolutely Anything. Jones wrote the script, too (with Gavin Scott: Small Soldiers)… though it’s been gathering dust for 20 years, and feels like it. Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) is London schoolteacher Neil Clarke, who is given, without warning or explanation, godlike powers by passing aliens who will decide »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Absolutely Anything review

16 August 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Monty Python's Terry Jones comes Absolutely Anything, starring Simon Pegg. The late Robin Williams steals the show, though...

Absolutely Anything has been on comedy fans' radars for a long time. Terry Jones' first directorial effort since 1996's The Wind In The Willows is touted as a zany sci-fi comedy with shades of Douglas Adams and Monty Python's Flying Circus, with a cast that includes Jones' fellow Pythons, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin, alongside other comedy stars like Simon Pegg, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley and Robin Williams.

Alas, the material doesn't live up to the star calibre, nor the literally limitless potential suggested by the title. Loosely based on H.G. Wells' fantastical comedy short story The Man Who Could Work Miracles, the film begins when a group of power-crazed aliens (voiced by the Pythons) discover a probe with information on Earth's culture and decide »

- simonbrew

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Absolutely Anything review: Monty Python grant Simon Pegg absolute power and it's a terrible idea

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

Director: Terry Jones; Screenwriters: Gavin Scott, Terry Jones; Starring: Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Michael Palin; Running time: 86 mins; Certificate: 12A

Legendary studio mogul Jack Warner once described the film Bonnie and Clyde as "a three piss picture", so disengaged was he with what was happening on screen he'd duck out multiple times for a bathroom break. Simon Pegg's latest comedy boasts a bladder-friendly 86-minute running time, but this is very much a "check-your-watch-three-times" kind of affair. You'll want to be absolutely anywhere else but sat in a darkened theatre witnessing this comedic travesty.

On paper, it all sounds much more appealing. Pegg takes the lead as school teacher Neil Clarke, a fortysomething ordinary Joe who's hand-picked by a group of aliens (voiced by the surviving Monty Python cast) to test out Earth's value in the cosmos. Granted infinite power, »

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Movie Review – Absolutely Anything (2015)

13 August 2015 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Absolutely Anything, 2015.

Directed by Terry Jones.

Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Rob Riggle, Robin Williams, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and Terry Jones.

Synopsis:

A group of eccentric aliens give a man the power to do absolutely anything in order to determine if the Earth is worth saving.

The premise of Absolutely Anything will be familiar to fans of South Park.  In one particularly brilliant episode of Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s irreverently astute show, “Pinewood Derby”, a self-professed intergalactic bank robbing alien called Baby Fark McGee-zax (which is of no relevance but is too good to ignore) lands on Earth to take everyone hostage while forcing Stan and Randy to recreate the warp speed that drew him there in the first place, so that he can make good his escape with his massive haul of space cash.  It turns out that *spoiler alert* it’s all an »

- Edward Gardiner

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Film Review: ‘Absolutely Anything’

11 August 2015 7:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Relatively confident that he will fail but curious to see what might come of the experiment, an alien council endows a perfectly average human with the power to do whatever he pleases in “Absolutely Anything.” Come to think of it, that must have been roughly how the financiers felt when backing Monty Python legend Terry Jones’ latest disappointment, a clunky sci-fi satire set to bomb abroad before it reaches U.S. theaters: Though the pic’s backers can’t have been too shocked by the result, Jones’ potential to surprise, plus his ability to call in favors from friends (including vocal performances from all five surviving Pythons and deceased comedy god Robin Williams), must have seemed to justify the gamble — all for nothing.

Speaking of gods, Jones’ premise — which surely would’ve worked better in animation — is just the sort of which all-powerful deities would approve, be they of the »

- Peter Debruge

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Six New Clips From Absolutely Anything

11 August 2015 4:06 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Terry JonesAbsolutely Anything finally hits our shores this Friday, and to gear you up for the weird and wonderful high concept comedy, we have six new clips for your perusal. Showcasing just some of the amazing comedy talent, including Simon Pegg, Eddie Izzard, Rob Riggle, and the late Robin Williams, this movie brings together, they also give you a great taste of the movie’s hilarious and downright absurd brand of humour, which is exactly what you would expect from a member of Monty Python. Released: August 14th (Irl/U.K.) Synopsis: 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 John CleeseTerry Gilliam,  Terry Jones, Michael Palin & Eric Idle), watching him from space.  As he struggles to deal with these new found powers and the events. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail is being re-released as sing-a-long version for its 40th anniversary

5 August 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Monty Python fans - rejoice, because the comedy troupe's movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail is set for a sing-a-long re-release.

The 1975 comedy will be screened at 500 cinemas across the UK on Wednesday, October 14 to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary. This is the first time it will be released as a sing-a-long version, giving audiences the opportunity to sing along with the Knights of the Round Table.

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The film will also be accompanied by an introduction from Monty Python stars Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and John Cleese.

Fans are also encouraged to come along dressed up as their favourite character - presumably with their arms intact.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail was the feature directorial debut for both Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, »

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail getting 40th anniversary cinema re-release with a sing-a-long version

4 August 2015 12:38 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the classic comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail is getting a special one-night-only theatrical re-release here in the UK this October with a special sing-a-long version.

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The re-sissue will also include a special introduction which has been recorded by surviving Pythons Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and John Cleese, and will be shown across more than 500 UK cinemas on Wednesday, October 14th.

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- Gary Collinson

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‘Monty Python And The Holy Grail’ To Get 40th Anniversary Re-Release In The UK

4 August 2015 10:07 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Classic comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail is getting a special one-night-only re-release in the UK to mark the film’s 40th anniversary.  Park Circus and Sony Pictures will release the 1975 gaffer in over 500 UK cinemas on Wednesday 14th October 2015. The film will be shown for the first time in a new sing-a-long version. The surviving Pythons Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and John Cleese have recorded a special introduction to play before the… »

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‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ Sing-a-Long Version to be Released in Theaters

4 August 2015 8:04 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sony Pictures is celebrating the 40th anniversary of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” by re-releasing the film in U.K. theaters this fall — but this time it will be a sing-a-long version. The new spin on the 1975 comedy will hit over 500 U.K. theaters for one night only on Oct. 14. Moviegoers are encouraged to come dressed as one of the characters and will be treated to a specially filmed intro from Monty Python members Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, John Cleese and Michael Palin. British distributor Park Circus will release the film internationally, while Rainbow Releasing will release it domestically. »

- Kathy Zerbib

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‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ to Be Re-released as Sing-a-Long Version

4 August 2015 4:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin — British distributor Park Circus and Sony Pictures are to release a sing-a-long version of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” in the U.K. to mark the movie’s 40th anniversary. The film will also be released internationally by Park Circus and in the U.S. by Rainbow Releasing.

The sing-a-long version of the 1975 comedy will be screened for the first time on Oct. 14 in more than 500 U.K. theaters for one-night only. The screening will be accompanied by a specially filmed introduction from Monty Python’s Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and John Cleese. Park Circus is encouraging audiences to come along dressed up as their favorite character. There will be an interactive social media campaign in the lead up to the release.

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release “Monty Python And The Holy Grail: 40th Anniversary Edition” on Blu-ray in the fall.

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- Leo Barraclough

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'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' set for sing-a-long release

4 August 2015 4:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sing-a-long re-release will mark 40th anniversary; Monty Python troupe to film special introduction.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is to be screened in 500 UK cinemas for one night only on Oct 14, marking the 40th anniversary of the comedy classic.

For the first time the film will also be shown in a brand new sing-a-long version and the screening will be accompanied by a specially filmed, exclusive introduction from Monty Python members Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and John Cleese.

The distribution is being handled by Park Circus, which specialises in bringing classic titles back to the big screen.

In addition, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release a 40th anniversary edition of the film on Blu-ray this autumn.

Directed by Gilliam and Jones, the film parodies King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail with his band of knights.

The film spawned award-winning musical Spamalot, first staged on Broadway in 2005, written primarily by Idle »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' set for re-release

4 August 2015 4:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sing-a-long re-release will mark 40th anniversary; Monty Python troupe to film special introduction.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is to be screened in 500 UK cinemas for one night only on Oct 14, marking the 40th anniversary of the comedy classic.

For the first time the film will also be shown in a brand new sing-a-long version and the screening will be accompanied by a specially filmed, exclusive introduction from Monty Python members Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and John Cleese.

The distribution is being handled by Park Circus, which specialises in bringing classic titles back to the big screen.

In addition, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release a 40th anniversary edition of the film on Blu-ray this autumn.

Directed by Gilliam and Jones, the film parodies King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail with his band of knights.

The film spawned award-winning musical Spamalot, first staged on Broadway in 2005, written primarily by Idle »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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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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