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Final episode of “The Soup” airs tonight

18 December 2015 8:23 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

After more than two decades, E!’s popular series The Soup is calling it quits after tonight’s (Dec. 18) 10pm Et/Pt episode. Host and executive producer Joel McHale, who has fronted the show for 12 years, will sign off with a one-hour episode as some of the most memorable celebrity guests stop by to join the celebration. Guest stars in the final episode include Nathan Fillion, Nic Pizzolatto, Tony Hale, Rob Riggle, Haley Joel Osment, Rob Heubel, Adam Scott, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, James Van Der Beek, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Paul Feig, Seth Green, Jim Rash, Kate Flannery, Rich Sommer, Eric Idle … Continue reading →

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Final episode of “The Soup” airs tonight

18 December 2015 8:23 AM, PST | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

After more than two decades, E!’s popular series The Soup is calling it quits after tonight’s (Dec. 18) 10pm Et/Pt episode. Host and executive producer Joel McHale, who has fronted the show for 12 years, will sign off with a one-hour episode as some of the most memorable celebrity guests stop by to join the celebration. Guest stars in the final episode include Nathan Fillion, Nic Pizzolatto, Tony Hale, Rob Riggle, Haley Joel Osment, Rob Heubel, Adam Scott, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, James Van Der Beek, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Paul Feig, Seth Green, Jim Rash, Kate Flannery, Rich Sommer, Eric Idle … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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Win ‘Absolutely Anything’ on DVD

9 December 2015 4:17 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

All-star comedy Absolutely Anything lands on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on Monday 7th December – and, to celebrate, we’re giving you the chance to win one of [3] copies!

Directed by Terry Jones, the film boasts an A-list cast of comedy gold including Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Rob Riggle, with Eddie Izzard, Meera Syal, Joanna Lumley, and the voices of John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, plus Robin Williams, in his final film role.

The film follows a disillusioned school teacher, Neil Clarke (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 Cleese, Gilliam, Jones, Palin & Idle), watching him from space. As he struggles to deal with these newfound powers and the events that subsequently arise, he calls upon his loyal canine companion Dennis (voiced »

- Paul Heath

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Blu-ray Review – Absolutely Anything (2015)

8 December 2015 11:30 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Absolutely Anything, 2015.

Directed by Terry Jones.

Starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Robin Williams, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard.

Synopsis:

An absolutely average earthling (Simon Pegg) is given the galactic power to do absolutely anything by a group of sinister aliens. Whether he uses his power for good or evil will determine whether Earth will be destroyed.

Seeing the Monty Pythons’ names attached to any film should be a guarantee for laughs, as should the rest of this film’s A-list cast, yet Absolutely Anything falls rather short on the comedy front, feeling more like a clumsy collage of tropey high concept sci-fi, slapstick comedy, and tired jokes which are in dire need of a humour upgrade.

Neil Clarke (Pegg, Star Trek: Into Darkness) is a middle school teacher in London. His dreams of writing a novel remain just that, his love life is pathetic, »

- Kat Kourbeti

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Hey Australia! Win Tickets To See Absolutely Anything In Cinemas!

21 November 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Thanks to Australian distributor Icon Film Distribution, we have Five double passes for Absolutely Anything to give away to our readers. This outrageous comedy is directed by Terry Jones (Life of Brian) and stars Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, and Eddie Izzard, plus the voice talents of Robin Williams, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Eric Idle. Synopsis: It's comedy magic when Simon Pegg teams up with the voices of the Monty Python team to remind us to be careful what you wish for in Absolutely Anything. Unbeknownst to school teacher Neil Clarke (Pegg), a group of eccentric aliens decide to place the fate of humanity in his hands. In order to determine if they should destroy the Earth or not, the aliens endow...

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Blu-ray Review – Monty Python and the Holy Grail: 40th Anniversary Edition

21 November 2015 1:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1975.

Directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones.

Starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.

Synopsis:

King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many, very silly obstacles.

I have my town’s local PBS station to thank for my exposure to Monty Python when I was a kid. Not only did they show the series, but they showed it uncensored, which was even more exciting for a 12-year-old boy who usually couldn’t see breasts and hear certain swear words unless he snuck downstairs late at night when his parents were watching HBO.

Of course, the Pythons’ humor was what really struck a chord with me, and I’ve carried my love of their work until today, when I realized I am a mere five years older than Monty Python and the Holy Grail. »

- Brad Cook

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‘Annie Hall’ Named Funniest Screenplay by WGA Members

11 November 2015 9:46 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Annie Hall” has been named the funniest screenplay in voting by the members of the Writers Guild of America.

The script by Woody Allen and Marshall Brickman topped “Some Like it Hot,” “Groundhog Day,” “Airplane!” and “Tootsie,” which make up the rest of the top five. “Young Frankenstein,” “Dr. Strangelove,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” and “National Lampoon’s Animal House” rounded out the top 10.

The awards for the 101 funniest screenplays were announced at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood at the conclusion of two hours of panel discussions and clips, hosted by Rob Reiner. He noted that his “This Is Spinal Tap” script had finished at the No. 11 spot — a coincidence that recalled the “go to 11” amplifier joke in the film.

The “Annie Hall” screenplay won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay in 1977. Allen had six other scripts on the list — “Sleeper,” “Bananas,” “Take the Money and Run, »

- Dave McNary

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12 Things We Learned From Terry Gilliam's Wild Memoir

9 November 2015 11:52 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Over the past half-century, Terry Gilliam has lived several lifetimes — first as the mastermind behind the surrealistically satirical animations on Monty Python's Flying Circus and then as a filmmaker with an unparalleled, singular imagination. His oeuvre contains everything from literary flights of fancy (Jabberwocky) and kid-friendly fantasies (Time Bandits) to dystopian epics (Brazil and Twelve Monkeys), kaleidoscopic romps (The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) and the occasional slightly warped drama (The Fisher King, Tideland).

Now 74, Gilliam looks back on his life achievements, as well as »

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25 great movie performances by actors in multiple roles

5 November 2015 1:41 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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From Thomas F Wilson in Back To The Future to Nicolas Cage and John Travolta in Face/Off - when actors play multiple roles...

The dramatic use of actors playing multiple characters is a bold and rather theatrical device that has its ups and downs. It goes at least as far back as Captain Hook being played by the same actor who plays the Darling children's father in stage productions of Peter Pan, a technique largely adopted in film adaptations of the story, too (hello to Jason Isaacs).

It's used a lot in cinema too. Done well, it's impressive, but when it's bad, it's Jack & Jill. Whether used in comedy or drama or outright horror, there are countless examples of actors delivering terrific performances in more than one role at once, and that's before we even get past Cloud Atlas. Still, we've had a go at totting up 25 of the best. »

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Afm: Terry Jones to direct animation 'Sherlock Hound'

23 October 2015 6:09 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Sc Films boards 3D family-animation from Monty Python icon ahead of Afm.

Monty Python legend Terry Jones is set to direct family animation Sherlock Hound And The Case Of The Missing Santa Claus (3D), which Simon Crowe’s Sc Films has boarded ahead of the Afm.

Jones, who most recently directed Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale in UK comedy Absolutely Anything, is due to direct the feature with his producer-director son Bill Jones and his business partner Ben Timlett of UK production outfit Bill and Ben Productions, which is also producing.

Writers are Denis Higgins and Stephen Meier.

The Victorian-set story will feature canine sleuth Sherlock Hound on the hunt for Santa Claus after he goes missing.

Characters in the script include The Queen, a polar bear Father Christmas, Elves as penguins, Rudolph the Reindeer and evil feline Moriarty.

Currently in development, the production is aiming to shoot next spring for a Christmas 2018 release. Casting is due »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Re-Viewed: Monty Python and the Holy Grail remains a comedy classic 40 years later

17 October 2015 1:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marking 40 years since the Monty Python troupe made their narrative film debut, The Holy Grail gets reissued in cinemas and Blu-ray - and this time you're invited to sing along. Like the Pythons' trailblazing BBC sketch show - and the more recent stage spin-off Spamalot - it's a triumph of silliness over British pomposity, led by Graham Chapman's King Arthur on a quest to find the you-know-what.

Setting the irreverent tone were untested co-directors Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones working from a script penned by the whole Python gang, following Arthur as he gathers the fabled Knights of the Round Table to run an errand for God (a cut-out animation of a bearded bloke in the clouds). The visual quirks that would become Gilliam's trademark are very much in evidence here, although John Cleese publicly grumbled that too much technical wizardry threatened to overpower the jokes. Not so.

Conversely, »

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Why Monty Python and the Holy Grail is the film to watch this week - video review

16 October 2015 5:48 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Knights Who Say Ni, The Legendary Black Beast of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh and a brave champion who fights on through the flesh wounds … Peter Bradshaw celebrates Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 40 years old and still brilliantly funny. Starring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam, the 40th anniversary edition of Monty Python and the Holy Grail is available on Blu-Ray now

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- Peter Bradshaw and Henry Barnes

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'Tis but a scratch! 15 minutes of deleted Monty Python and the Holy Grail footage released

16 October 2015 4:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Deleted Monty Python and the Holy Grail footage is the, um, Holy Grail for Monty Python fans - and now their dreams have come true.

Tying in with the 40th anniversary of the comedy classic, the Pythons have unveiled 15 minutes of Terry Gilliam animation originally created for the film.

Utterly, amazingly, delightfully bonkers, the quarter-hour of medieval madness features a giant bearded slug and a pair of legs with a face.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail was the feature directorial debut for both Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, poking fun at King Arthur (played by the late, great Graham Chapman) and his kingniggets.

The film was also the inspiration for Eric Idle's Tony Award-winning comedy Spamalot, which is also very, very silly.

Available in a specially-packaged 40th anniversary version - complete with catapult - Monty Python and the Holy Grail can now help you fire toy cows at your friends. »

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Today Is “Holy Grail Day”! Watch The Academy’s Tribute To Monty Python And The Holy Grail

14 October 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“It is I, Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, from the castle of Camelot. King of the Britons, defeater of the Saxons, Sovereign of all England!”

Calling all King of the Britons. Grab up your shrubberies because October 14 is “Holy Grail Day”!

Get your costumes and singing voices ready for an epic sing-a-long. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Monty Python And The Holy Grail there are screenings being held around the world.

For information on these screenings in the U.S. visit here.

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences takes a look back at the 1975 film in the newest Academy Originals episode this week called “The Moments That Changed The Movies: Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

It tells the story of how the game-changing British historical farce came to be made, as well as the comedy and comedians it influenced in the decades since its release »

- Michelle McCue

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Monty Python And The Holy Grail Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

12 October 2015 8:32 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Monty Python And The Holy Grail Midnights This Weekend (October 16th and 17th) at The Tivoli Theater (6350 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis 63130) as part of the Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight Series

“We’re knights of the Round Table, we dance whene’er we’re able. We do routines and chorus scenes with footwork impec-cable, We dine well here in Camelot, we eat ham and jam and Spam a lot.” This toe-tapping, musical interlude is just one example of the genius that is found in Monty Python And The Holy Grail. It’s the medieval send-up of Arthur “King of the Britons,” along with his Knights of the Round Table, quest for the Holy Grail. All the knights run into various perils such as the Knights Who Say “Ni!,” the 3-headed giant, and Tim the Enchanter. The heroes are lured to the Castle Anthrax by a faux grail beacon, followed »

- Tom Stockman

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Monty Python & the Holy Grail returns to cinemas for one day only, to mark the classic comedy's 40th anniversary

9 October 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Monty Python and the Holy Grail isn't 39 this year, nor is it 41: it's 40. 40 years old. And to celebrate the classic big screen comedy's anniversary, the Pythons have put on a very special sing-a-long screening at a cinema near you.

You'll be able to watch The Black Knight get his legs hacked off on Wednesday, October 14 at these 500 cinemas. Hint: it's pretty much everywhere, excluding Camelot (which isn't a real place).

The screening will be accompanied by a brand new introduction from some guys called Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Idle and John Cleese.

The press release makes a few house rules clear in advance: "Cinema-goers are encouraged to don a tabard. White rabbits will not be admitted." Take note, white rabbits.

As you'd expect, there's a special trailer to honour the special day (see above), as well as a rather odd boxset, which allows you to fire cows out of a catapult. »

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BFI Announces Re-Discovery of Classic TV Series that Inspired Creation of Monty Python

22 September 2015 7:18 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Watch:'#Tbt The Funniest Part of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' Isn't in 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' This Friday marks the launch of the Radio Times Festival in London. This year is an exciting one for Monty Python fans, as it marks the first chance to see the British comedy program that inspired it all, one that hasn't been seen since its original broadcast, 48 years ago. Last year, BFI rediscovered two episodes of the much-loved and highly influential comedy series, "At Last the 1948 Show." An anonymous member of the public has just come forward with a further two episodes starring John Cleese, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Marty Feldman, Graham Chapman, Bill Oddie, Eric Idle and “the lovely” Aimi Macdonald.  One of the discoveries -- Episode 3, of the first series of "At Last the 1948 Show," which was only ever seen on March 1, 1967 -- will be screened at the Radio Times Festival at. »

- Elle Leonsis

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Missing episodes of Monty Python precursor At Last the 1948 Show found

16 September 2015 4:12 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

John Cleese, Marty Feldman, Eric Idle and Graham Chapman all appear in series, with one missing episode to be screened at TV festival next week

Two missing episodes of the cult comedy series At Last the 1948 Show, a precursor to the Monty Python series, have been unearthed. The episodes, in which three then hatchling Pythons starred, feature one of John Cleese’s favourite sketches.

They have been placed in the national archives of the British Film Institute (BFI), which was alerted to their existence by a member of the public and one of them – episode three – will be screened at a film festival next week.

Related: ‘Lost’ episodes of At Last the 1948 Show rediscovered

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- Kevin Rawlinson

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Watch the Pythons unbox the Monty Python and the Holy Grail 40th Anniversary Blu-ray

14 September 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new video has arrived online which sees Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Cleese and Michael Palin unboxing the upcoming 40th Anniversary Edition of the classic comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, whcihc omes complete with castle, catapult, and a selection of plastic farm animals…

Update: And here’s the trailer…

Along with the castle and Blu-ray, the set also contains the following special features:

-Letters from co-directors Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam

-New Q&A with the Pythons recorded at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, hosted by John Oliver

-Commentaries by Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin

-Outtakes and extended scenes with introduction by Terry Jones

-Lost animations with introduction by Terry Gilliam

-How to Use Your Coconuts (An Educational Film)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 40th Anniversary Edition is available to pre-order now and is set for release in October.

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- Gary Collinson

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Monty Python has Way too Much Fun Playing with Their New Holy Grail Blu-ray

8 September 2015 3:28 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

The cast of Monty Python were recently shown their own 40th Anniversary Blu-ray set of Monty Python and the Holy Grail and had way too much fun playing with it.

The special, limited edition set comes packaged in a replica castle complete with tiny, working cow catapult. But, sadly, no little Frenchmen. I fart in your general direction!

Other Features:

- Letters from co-directors Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam

- New Q&A with the Pythons recorded at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, hosted by John Oliver

- Commentaries by Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and Michael Pali [Continued ...] »

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