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House of Mouse Horror: A Defense for Disney Channel Original Movies

2 hours ago | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

Before The Disney Channel became the network responsible for unleashing Miley Cyrus to the world and driving Shia Labeouf to lose his damn mind, they were the pinnacle of children’s entertainment.  Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon were great, sure, but were they great enough to run a channel that only showed commercials…for its own channel?  The original programming always drew in a huge audience, but Disney Channel Original Movies were in a league above everything else.  Before High School Musical came along and set the standard for Dcoms from there on out, The Disney Channel was consistently cranking out made-for-tv movies that completely shaped the childhoods of generation Y.  Despite the family friendly demeanor, Dcoms provided some surprisingly great kid-friendly horror flicks.  Horror fans are breeding their own little ones and while their four-year-old may not be ready for The Exorcist, there are plenty of kid-horror flicks at their »

- BJ Colangelo

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Penelope Cruz joining Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby

15 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Penelope Cruz has entered final negotiations for Sacha Baron Cohen's Grimsby.

The Spanish actress is in line to star opposite Cohen and Mark Strong in director Louis Leterrier's comedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Isla Fisher and Annabelle Wallis will also feature in the film.

The film centres around a British black ops spy (Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his football hooligan brother (Cohen).

Eric Idle revealed a first picture of Cohen's look for the film last week.

Cruz is expected to play a philanthropic corporate leader who may be more than she seems.

The actress was most recently seen in last year's Ridley Scott film The Counsellor.

Grimsby will be released on July 31, 2015. »

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"You got The Touch!" 9 bits of Transformers: The Movie trivia

7 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Michael Bay's big-scale Transformers blockbusters might be hugely popular with today's cinemagoers, but for film fans of a certain generation there'll always be a special place in their hearts for 1986's Transformers: The Movie.

A big screen spinoff from the animated TV series, the film was epic when seen for the first time by young eyes. Spanning from the Cybertron to Earth, via the far reaches of space and a planet-eating villain voiced by Orson Welles! Describing it as a classic might be a stretch but this was an exciting war movie that taught us about loss and the fist-pumping stadium rock majesty that is Stan Bush's 'The Touch'.

Digital Spy takes a look back at 9 bits of trivia from Transformers: The Movie.

1. It was hard to hold back the tears when Optimus Prime bit the dust in Transformers's brutal Battle of Autobot City. The passing of »

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"You got The Touch!" 9 bits of Transformers: The Movie trivia

7 July 2014 7:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Michael Bay's big-scale Transformers blockbusters might be hugely popular with today's cinemagoers, but for film fans of a certain generation there'll always be a special place in their hearts for 1986's Transformers: The Movie.

A big screen spinoff from the animated TV series, the film was epic when seen for the first time by young eyes. Spanning from the Cybertron to Earth, via the far reaches of space and a planet-eating villain voiced by Orson Welles! Describing it as a classic might be a stretch but this was an exciting war movie that taught us about loss and the fist-pumping stadium rock majesty that is Stan Bush's 'The Touch'.

Digital Spy takes a look back at 9 bits of trivia from Transformers: The Movie.

1. It was hard to hold back the tears when Optimus Prime bit the dust in Transformers's brutal Battle of Autobot City. The passing of »

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Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby: First look revealed by Eric Idle

4 July 2014 2:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A first look at Sacha Baron Cohen in Grimsby has been revealed.

Monty Python legend Eric Idle posted the picture of himself with the actor on Twitter.

So who did I bump into on my walk today but my La neighbour? He's here filming. I love coincidence. pic.twitter.com/JHp2lbzptj

Eric Idle (@EricIdle) July 3, 2014

The film centres around a British black ops spy (Mark Strong) who is forced to go on the run with his football hooligan brother (Cohen).

Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, David Harewood, Annabelle Wallis, Gabourey Sidibe and Johnny Vegas will also feature in the movie.

Louis Leterrier is directing the film, which is shooting over the summer.

Grimsby will be released on July 31, 2015. »

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Sacha Baron Cohen Standing Idle For ‘Grimsby’

3 July 2014 11:38 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

It’s a small world, even if you’re a world famous comedian. Currently in the thick of resurrecting Monty Python at the O2 Arena, Eric Idle ran into a mate whilst out for a stroll. He Tweeted the encounter and the result is a movie exclusive as it features none other than Sacha Baron Cohen in costume for new comedy Grimsby

@EricIdle:  So who did I bump into on my walk today but my La neighbour? He’s here filming. I love coincidence.

Speaking of coincidence, it appears Idle was also dressed somewhat sportily, so he could well end up with a cameo in the football flick.  The story (co-written with Wreck-it Ralph’s Phil Johnston) sees Cohen’s dozy hooligan working alongside his long lost secret agent brother, played by Mark Strong.  As well as a heavyweight cast including Ian McShane and Gabourey Sidibe the production has comedy »

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First Look at Sacha Baron Cohen From Grimsby Comedy

3 July 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

"Monty Python" actor Eric Idle was just walking around his Los Angles neighborhood when he ran into Sacha Baron Cohen, who was in the middle of shooting his "Grimsby" comedy. And thanks to Idle, we have our first look at Cohen from the film. Check it out below. The new movie follows a secret agent who learns that he has a long-lost brother, a dim-witted soccer fan, with whom he must team up. It co-stars Mark Strong, Annabelle Wallis, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas, Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher. "Grimsby" is directed by Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk) and is set to hit theaters on July 31st, 2015. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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News Bits: Grimsby, Apes, Sex, Sin, Cats, Hercules

3 July 2014 5:37 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Grimsby

The first photo of Sacha Baron Cohen in his new comedy "Grimsby" has been released... by a Monty Python legend. Eric Idle posted a photo of himself alongside Cohen dressed in his look for the film in which he plays a soccer hooligan who goes on the run with his estranged black-ops agent brother (Mark Strong). [Source: Twitter]

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Just in time for the July 4th holiday, 20th Century Fox has debuted a new TV spot for next week's release of the "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" sequel. Frankly it's the best TV spot I've seen for any film in a long time and well worth watching.

Sex Tape

Cameron Diaz's raunchy new comedy "Sex Tape" will reportedly reveal more of the actress than you've ever seen before. Speaking with Esquire, 41-year-old Diaz says her role required her to bare more than »

- Garth Franklin

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Hamsters, Parrots, Messiahs and Monsieurs: Monty Python's 10 most quotable quotes

3 July 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

 

The existing members of the peerless British group - John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam - have reunited for a limited run of ten shows at London's O2 Arena; a show they've jokingly called "One Down, Five to Go." The fact that their opening date (July 2) sold out in a staggering 47 seconds proves that even though the years have gone by, their famous and occasionally absurd brand of humour has yet to wear out its welcome. For fans not lucky enough to nab any of the show's golden tickets, have no fear! The July 20th show is being broadcast to cinemas across the world, including Cineplex theatres right here at home.

But before the big night arrives, let's take a look back at Python's 10 most quotable quotes. »

- Richard Crouse

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Sacha Baron Cohen's New Look For Spy Comedy Grimsby Leaked By Eric Idle

3 July 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

So who did I bump into on my walk today but my La neighbour? He's here filming. I love coincidence. pic.twitter.com/JHp2lbzptj. Eric Idle (@EricIdle) July 3, 2014 Monty Python member and comedy legend Eric Idle is fond of sharing pictures of himself and his friends on his Twitter account. Today, one of Idle's impromptu pics proved newsworthy as the self-proclaimed sillographer revealed our first look at Sacha Baron Cohen in his Grimsby hair and makeup. Check it out above: Written by Sacha Baron Cohen, Phil Johnston, and Peter Baynham, Grimsby stars the outrageous English comedian as the screw-up soccer hooligan brother of one of the United Kingdom's greatest secret agents, played here by Mark Strong. The two are forced to pair up in an unusual assignment, and presumably sparks fly and hilarity ensues. In the pic above, it's hard to tell how much of this getup is official »

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First Look At Sacha Baron Cohen As 'Grimsby'

3 July 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the Adam Sandler and Kevin James types of the world lazily riff on their personas each time out, there are few in the comedy world who commit so fully to their character creations than Sacha Baron Cohen. He thinks of every detail, backwards and forwards, and is determined to deliver something three dimensional each time out. And that's why we look forward to his big screen work every single time. And coming next summer is "Grimsby," an action/comedy vehicle, directed by Louis Leterrier ("Clash Of The Titans," "Now You See Me"). The first look is here, and once again, Cohen has transformed. This time around he's playing a dim soccer fan who gets tangled up with his long lost brother, who also happens to be a secret agent. Mark Strong, Annabelle Wallis, David Harewood, Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, Johnny Vegas, Rebel Wilson and Isla Fisher star in this one, »

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Sacha Baron Cohen Channels His Inner Hooligan In First Grimsby Image

3 July 2014 12:20 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Now that we Americans have concluded our quadrennial brush with moderate interest in soccer, we can go back to ignoring the sport that the rest of the world plays religiously and we just seem to feel secular about. At least, that’s how I would feel, except that Sacha Baron Cohen’s next film, Grimsby, is going to feature soccer front and center, and who doesn’t get excited about a new Sacha Baron Cohen film?

Grimsby features the comedia as a soccer hooligan with a black ops agent brother played by Mark Strong. The unlikely pair must go on the run together, although why or how that will take place has yet to be revealed. In fact, other than the cast list and Baron Cohen’s recent ejection from Wembley Stadium for hooliganism, very little is really known about Grimsby.

Our first glimpse at Baron Cohen’s new look »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Take a look at Sacha Baron Cohen as a soccer hooligan in Grimsby

3 July 2014 11:50 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The World Cup is still ongoing and if you gave up caring after your favorite team was eliminated perhaps Sacha Baron Cohen will get some of that spirit back. The actor is currently filming the soccer comedy Grimsby, which he helped co-write alongside Phil Johnston and Peter Baynham, and is being directed by Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me). None other than Eric Idle decided to share a look at Cohen’s ridiculous chops while loitering around the set. Here’s the »

- Graham McMorrow

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First Look: Sacha Baron Cohen's Shaggy Soccer Hooligan in 'Grimsby'

3 July 2014 9:28 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Now that the USA is pretty much out of the running for any glory in the World Cup, the country will probably go back to not caring about soccer. But Sony Pictures is probably hoping that all the buzz around the beloved sport (at least around the rest of the world) will help get more people interested in their comedy Grimsby. The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen as a soccer hooligan forced to team up with his a British black ops agent brother (Mark Strong), and now we have a first look at the Borat star in the film, thanks to Monty Python troupe member Eric Idle, who ran into Cohen in the United Kingdom and posted to Twitter. Here's the photo of Eric Idle with Sacha Baron Cohen in wardrobe as Grimsby (via Twitter): .twitter-tweet { margin: 12px auto !important; }So who did I bump into on my walk today but my La neighbour? »

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First Look at Sasha Baron Cohen as Soccer Hooligan 'Grimsby'

3 July 2014 9:21 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sacha Baron Cohen is set to return to the big screen next year in the comedy Grimsby, which finds this chameleon of comedy portraying a soccer hooligan who gets mixed up with his secret agent brother. Leave it to iconic funny man Eric Idle to share the first photo of the Borat star in costume, on his way to the set. The two British comedians are neighbors, but its unclear if Eric Idle has a role in the movie. Take a look.

So who did I bump into on my walk today but my La neighbour? He's here filming. I love coincidence. pic.twitter.com/JHp2lbzptj

Eric Idle (@EricIdle) July 3, 2014

While the bigger story is being kept under wraps, the main plot of Grimsby follows Mark Strong as a tough, serious British secret agent (think 007) who discovers he has a long lost brother, who just happens to be a loutish, »

- MovieWeb

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Win 2 Tickets To Monty Python Live (Mostly) From Fathom Events In St. Louis

3 July 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For the first time in more than three decades, Monty Python comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will reunite on stage for a special, historic trip down memory lane. In July, fans from around the world will have the opportunity to join one of the most anticipated live events of the year, and bid farewell on this final curtain call of the Pythons live from London’s O2 Arena performance. Presented by Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment, “Monty Python Live (mostly)” will be broadcast live to cinemas.

Sunday, July 20 at 2:30 pm Et/1:30 pm Ct/12:30 pm Mt/11:30 am Pt

Additional showings scheduled on Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 pm local time.

Tickets for “Monty Python Live (mostly)” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than »

- Movie Geeks

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Mick Jagger Teases Monty Python Cast in ‘Monty Python Live (Mostly)’ Promo

2 July 2014 5:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Rolling Stones lead Mick Jagger poked fun at the Monty Python troupe ahead of their string of performances at the O2 arena in London this week. They’re a bunch of “wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money,” Jagger remarks in the promo.

In a video posted on the Monty Python YouTube channel, Jagger is asked by his assistant if he wants tickets for the show. The singer, busy watching the World Cup, declines, “Who wants to see that again?”

The five surviving members of Monty Python are performing together live for the first time since 1980. The troupe will put on 10 shows beginning with Monday night’s and the last on July 20 being broadcast live in more than 2,000 theaters around the world, as well as on television.  The extravagantly assembled performances are expected to include their best-known sketches such as “Dead Parrot,” “The Spanish Inquisition »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Monty Python at the O2 reviews round-up: What the critics said

2 July 2014 5:53 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

30 years after they last appeared on stage together, Monty Python finally reunited at the O2 last night for the first of a 10-night run.

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones wheeled out all their classic sketches and diehard fans - many in fancy dress - lapped it up. But what did the critics think of their performance? Here's a run-down of the first reviews:

Digital Spy

"One Down, Five to Go was never conceived as a bid to win new Python fans. It was always meant to be one last nostalgic hurrah, and in that respect they had a head-start knowing that the audience would be full of die-hard devotees. But you're only ever as good as your last performance, and if this really is goodbye this time, then Monty Python are flying out on a high and in style after all these years."

The Guardian

"As a fan, »

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Thn Reports From The ‘Monty Python Live (Mostly)’ Press Conference (Part Two)

2 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

After Part One – over here – follows the miraculously-titled Part Two that begins with the group taking questions from an audience of journalists, many of whom have flown in from around the world.  Everyone is keen to take this unique opportunity to ask something incisive…well, I was but I didn’t get the chance. A selection of what actually happened is recounted below…

Angela Bishop from Channel Ten, Australia…

Eric Idle: G’day! And yes, we will be doing ‘The Bruces’…

I understand there might be special guests joining you onstage during the Bruce sketches, is that right? And secondly is there any chance you’ll bring this wonderful show to Australia?

Michael Palin: We do have a guest in the Bruce sketch, but that’s actually…(Looks to Eric)

Eric Idle: For charity. Some poor guy gets to come up and dress…

Michael Palin: And »

- Steve Palace

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Monty Python Stage Reunion: What the Critics Are Saying

2 July 2014 2:21 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

London – The remaining members of U.K. comedy group Monty Python on Tuesday night put on the first of 10 reunion shows at the British capital's O2 Arena, drawing mixed reviews from critics. The five—John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and ‎Terry Jones —had touted the show, Monty Python Live (Mostly), during a press conference on Monday, saying they would continue their separate careers but use the final London performance as their farewell as a troupe. Photos Inside THR's Comedy Showrunner Roundtable The Hollywood Reporter's critic said the stage show offered "greatest hits and misses from the comedy

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- Georg Szalai

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