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- Movie Geeks
Ray Rice should be Banned For Life from the NFL ... not just because he beat the crap out of his then-fiancee ... but because he Lied about it as well ... this according to Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio [R-Florida] Fl] tells TMZ Sports he's outraged by the footage of Rice belting Janay Palmer in the face and says -- "He should be suspended for life. There's no place for someone like that in the National Football League."Rubio »
- TMZ Staff
Monty Python are the focus of a new documentary commissioned by UKTV.
Monty Python: The Meaning of Live offers unprecedented access to the comedy ensemble, going behind-the-scenes of their 2014 reunion show.
Roger Graef will lead the 90-minute special in the director's seat, filming members John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, with whom he has had a close relationship since the 1970s.
"With an unprecedented level of access and backstage material, this documentary captures the most anticipated comeback show in comedy history," Graef said.
There will also be rarely seen footage from their earliest stage shows in 1971 and 'Live at the Hollywood Bowl' in 1980.
The final stage show of Monty Python Live (Mostly) was broadcast live on Gold and attracted almost 600,000 viewers.
As well as the special documentary, Gold will also show a five-part series of Monty Python's Best Bits (mostly), which will feature the best »
Monty Python’s dead parrot may have squarked his last, but the famed Norwegian Blue’s final wooden appearance on stage has helped earn some serious money. According to U.K. distributor Picturehouse Entertainment, its live broadcast of the comedy troupe’s final performance of Monty Python Live (mostly) on July 20 scooped $6.58 million worldwide. The show, which saw Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam take to the stage one last time at London’s O2 Arena in front of 15,000 fans, was broadcast across 3,000 screens in 52 countries. Taking into account encore screenings,
- Alex Ritman
The oldest film festival in the world has premiered one of the newest types of filmmaking. The Boxtrolls is the latest stop-motion animation feature from Laika and what a breathtaking and highly entertaining film directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable have delivered.
Based on Alan Snow’s novel Here Be Monsters, the story revolves an orphan boy apparently plucked from the human world as a baby and taken below ground by the Boxtrolls, fluorescent-eyed creatures whose outer skin or clothing are cardboard boxes and they go by the names of what their box contained: thus we have Fish, Knickers, Fragile and so on. The baby comes from Cheesebridge, presided over by Lord Portley-Rind (the silky-voiced Jared Harris, better known as Mad Men’s Lane Price), a dead ringer for Charles Dance whose only interest in life is cheese.
He and the other white-hatted leaders councillors hold meetings that are actually »
- Jo-Ann Titmarsh
They’re not cute, they’re not funny. They’re neither scary nor special nor even all that original. Ladies and gentlemen, they’re “The Boxtrolls,” and . Repeating a lot of the same beats from the studio’s first two stop-motion adventures, “Coraline” and “ParaNorman” — a pair of Gothic fantasies in which outcast kids play intermediary between superstitious humans and their supernatural neighbors — Laika’s disappointing latest represents a baffling misappropriation of talent. Hundreds of gifted artists have poured untold hours into bringing to life this relentlessly unappealing script, ever so loosely adapted from Alan Snow’s “Here Be Monsters” book series, yielding only modestly better B.O. prospects for the company, owing more to their reputation than anything this pic delivers.
In the tradition of so many other kidlit-to-cartoon adaptations, from “Shrek” to “How to Train Your Dragon,” the writers have taken only the thinnest sliver of inspiration from »
- Peter Debruge
Venice - If you liked "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!," the "Wallace & Gromit" films, anything by Monty Python or just funny, witty movies in general, make sure you catch Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi's "The Boxtrolls." Based on the book "Here Be Monsters" by Alan Snow, I can't remember the last time I saw a family animation so visually rich, tightly scripted and charmingly performed which was also built on a sound and progressive message. It's unlikely to become a cultural juggernaut on the level of something like "Frozen," but I think it is as enjoyable. The set up has the magical feel of a traditional fairytale blended with the weirder sensibility of a revisionist fable along the lines of "Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes." In a city where fancy cheeses are prized by the upper classes as the epitome of fine living, the middle classes live in fear of The Boxtrolls, »
- Catherine Bray
[As you probably already know, starting on Thursday, August 21, Fxx is running the Every Simpsons Ever Marathon, running through all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons," plus "The Simpsons Movie." To aid in your viewing process, Team HitFix is selecting our favorite episodes from each day, plus an episode or two that you can skip and use as a bathroom or nap break.] Day 9 of Fxx's Every Simpsons Ever Marathon takes us from "Simpson Christmas Stories" (mid-Season 17) through "Funeral for a Fiend" (mid-Season 19). It's a bit truncated in terms of half-hour episodes, because from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fxx is airing "The Simpsons Movie." Fortunately, we've got some episodes to recommend and Sepinwall wanted to salute the movie, so you can still dedicate quality time to the Marathon. And there are some good ones we didn't get to. I love the poetry humor and author cameos in the poorly titled "Moe'n'a Lisa." And I know lots of fans love "24 Minutes," but nobody in our dwindling group of fans wanted to salute it. Feel free to watch, though! Check out our recommendations for Day 9 and chime in with your own favorites... Katie Hasty Recommends: "My Fair Laddy" (1:30 a.m.) Episode #368 Why you should watch it: There are characters in the Simpsons universe that should be sprinkled, »
- Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall and Katie Hasty
Though some had expressed doubts recently that Robin Williams completed his vocal work on Terry Jones’ new comedy Absolutely Anything before his tragic death last week, the film’s producers have gone on the record to assure us that Williams’ voice will indeed show up in the film as that of Dennis, canine chum to Simon Pegg’s main character.“Contrary to reports, we are able to confirm that Robin Williams completed his voice recording for the role of Dennis,” say Bill Jones and Ben Timlett in a statement. “Everyone on the Absolutely Anything team was distraught to hear the sad news and we send our condolences to Robin's family.”Pegg plays Neil Clarke in the film, a disillusioned teacher who discovers he has magical powers, albeit in more of a Thor sense of the word since the abilities come from some alien interlopers. The extra-terrestrials in question will be »
Ofcom investigates bad language before watershed in live broadcast from O2, but fans criticise censorship of show
A TV channel is to be investigated by Ofcom for broadcasting swearing in a Monty Python show before the watershed even though fans complained about bad language being cut. The Gold channel aired one of the comedy veterans gigs at the O2 Arena live, but apparently failed to bleep out all the swearing. Meanwhile, dozens of viewers complained about cuts and censorship over the bad language being removed. An Ofcom spokesman said: After receiving complaints about the broadcast of the most offensive language before the watershed, Ofcom is investigating a live performance of Monty Python on Gold. All our licensees are required to comply with our broadcasting rules, which make clear that the most offensive language cannot be shown on television before the watershed. As a post-transmission regulator, we are not involved in »
Following the tragic death of Robin Williams last week, we reported on four more films that would have performances from the late actor. However, it appears that one of those roles may not be completed as initially thought. The Telegraph has learned Williams' voice role in Absolutely Anything, the film that stars Simon Pegg as a teacher who experiences a series of mishaps after discovering he has magical powers given to him by a group of aliens, voiced by Monty Python veterans John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle & Michael Palin. Williams was voicing a talking pet named Dennis the Dog. Read on! The Telegraph also spoke to Pegg about Williams' work in the film, and he said: “I’m not sure Robin had completed doing his voice in the movie. He was doing the voice of my dog and I hope that he had completed it because it »
- Ethan Anderton
Ofcom is investigating Monty Python's final show after complaints over a lack of swearing.
The farewell performance, which aired on Gold before the watershed on July 20, received 34 complaints about "cuts" and "censorship", reports Press Association.
An Ofcom spokesman said: "All our licensees are required to comply with our broadcasting rules, which make clear that the most offensive language cannot be shown on television before the watershed.
"As a post-transmission regulator, we are not involved in editorial decision making and can only investigate programmes or take action against any channel after a programme's broadcast."
John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones all got back together for a series of live performances at London's O2 arena earlier this year, ending with a live broadcast on TV and cinemas in July.
The live broadcast brought in record ratings for Gold when it aired, with an average audience of 597,000 viewers. »
Following Robin Williams’ death Monday, family, friends, colleagues, and those who respected him have responded, releasing statements about the the late actor.
He made us laugh. He made us cry. He ended up touching every element of the human spirit. #RIPRobinWilliams pic.twitter.com/kbEq7OwPOf
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) agosto 12, 2014
Susan Schneider, Wife
This morning, I lost my husband and my best friend, while the world lost one of its most beloved artists and beautiful human beings. I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin’s family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief. »
- C. Molly Smith
The acting world has expressed shock and sadness at the death of legendary star Robin Williams.
The actor and comedian was found dead in his Tiburon, CA home on Monday (August 11) following a suspected suicide.
His wife Susan Schneider said in a statement: "I am utterly heartbroken. On behalf of Robin's family, we are asking for privacy during our time of profound grief.
"As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin's death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions."
Here are some of the first remembrances from the acting world to hit the web:
I could not be more stunned by the loss of Robin Williams, mensch, great talent, acting partner, genuine soul.
— Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) August 11, 2014
We mourn the loss of our friend Robin Williams, who always made us laugh and smile. pic.twitter.com/UOY »
News of Robin Williams’ death took the world by surprise on Monday afternoon. Celebrities have taken to Twitter to express their deepest sympathies and memories of the late comedian:
http://t.co/UEtjQ1f2zS— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) August 12, 2014
I can't take the Robin Williams news. I've never cried over someone I've never met but I can't stop »
- Jake Perlman
London – Less than two weeks after the final performance of Monty Python Live (mostly), its live screening in theaters has been named the third biggest live cinema event of all time in the U.K. An estimated 570 venues across the U.K. and Ireland – plus more than 1,800 around the world – broadcast Michael Palin, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam take to the stage in front of 15,000 fans at London’s O2 Arena for one last time Sunday July 20. In a tweet sent Wednesday, the @montypython account revealed, “Numbers just
- Alex Ritman
Without the help of some brave investors, or the pockets of their makers, the following films would never have existed...
It's now a fairly common mantra that you'd be a fool to put up all of your own personal money into a feature film. By all means invest, but share the risk, or throw a few quid at Kickstarter.
Paying for the bulk of the negative/hard drive yourself, and leaving your own assets exposed? Utter lunacy.
Not that anyone told this lot...
For some time, Mel Gibson had, alongside his acting roles, been heavily invested in his production company, Icon. As such, he had two significant ways to earn money, and he needed both of them when it came to making The Passion Of The Christ.
This is the kind of film that studios run a mile from. All »
The surviving members of the iconic and influential British comedy troupe Monty Python recently closed out their run of reunion shows by bidding farewell in a befitting way: a sing-along of their tongue-in-cheek ditty "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life." The comedians dressed in white suit jackets, with four conducting the London audience with batons as the song's writer, Eric Idle, played guitar. By the end of the song, a number of other performers from throughout the night, as well as Mike Myers, came out to wish the »
London — U.K. comedy group Monty Python's famous dead parrot has finally been laid to rest. A sold-out crowd of 15,000 attended the 10th and final Monty Python Live (mostly): One Down Five to Go show Sunday night, the troupe's much-feted reunion at London's O2 Arena. Mike Myers and Harry Shearer were among the celebrity guests making cameos by joining Eric Idle, Michael Palin, John Cleese, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam onstage for an emotional farewell. The show proved to be a ratings smash-hit for U.K. comedy channel Gold, which aired the final performance
- Alex Ritman
Check out these Hollywood-themed ice cream flavors in celebration of National Ice Cream Day!
Sunday, July 20, marks the 30th anniversary of National Ice Cream Day. The first was in 1984, as proclaimed by President Ronald Regan.
Today's the day to treat yourself, but what if you aren't satisfied with regular flavors? What if boring old vanilla, chocolate and strawberry don't have enough Hollywood star power for your taste buds?
Here are 14 Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors that celebrate celebrities!
Willie Nelson’s Country Peach Cobbler
Named After: Willie Nelson
Ingredients: Peach ice cream with cinnamon sugar shortbread pieces and peach swirl.
Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road
Named After: Elton John
Ingredients: Chocolate ice cream, peanut butter, cookie dough, brickle candy pieces and white chocolate chunks.
Scotchy Scotch Scotch
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