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The top 20 underappreciated films of 1987

13 May 2015 8:45 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From anime to pitch-black thrillers, here's our pick of the underappreciated movies of 1987...

Sometimes, the challenge with these lists isn't just what to put in, but what to leave out. We loved Princess Bride, but with a decent showing at the box office and a huge cult following, isn't it a bit too popular to be described as underappreciated? Likewise Joe Dante's Innerspace, a fabulously geeky, comic reworking of the 60s sci-fi flick, Fantastic Voyage.

What we've gone for instead is a mix of genre fare, dramas and animated films that may have garnered a cult following since, but didn't do well either critically or financially at the time of release. Some of the movies on our list just about made their money back, but none made anything close to the sort of returns enjoyed by the likes of 1987's biggest films - Three Men And A Baby, Fatal Attraction »

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The Pythons And Pegg Unite In First Trailer For ‘Absolutely Anything’

5 May 2015 1:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Whatever movies you have on your lists to see in 2015 – Jurassic World, Ted 2, Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: The Force Awakens – take some time to add another as this new comedy from Monty Python legend Terry Jones looks absolutely hilarious.

Simon Pegg stars in Absolutely Anything, a comedy about a normal man who is given the powers to do ‘absolutely anything.’ Featuring a brilliant cast in the form of Sanjeev Bhaskar, Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, Eddie Izzard, Rob Riggle, the entire Monty Python team and the late, great Robin Williams, the movie opens in cinemas in August, and we have the brilliant first trailer for you below.

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 Cleese, Gilliam, Jones, Palin & Idle), watching him from space. »

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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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Simon Pegg! Monty Python! Robin Williams! It's The Trailer For Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything!

4 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Terry Jones has gone and gotten the Monty Python gang back together - along with a couple of notable outside additions- for his latest directorial effort and after a long wait the first trailer for his Absolutely Anything has finally arrived.Simon Pegg stars as a school teacher granted absolute power - literal, absolute power - to wish anything he wants into existence as a last gasp test for the survival of the human race after aliens - voiced by Monty Python members Terry Jones, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin - issue a destruction order for the planet Earth. Should Pegg prove unworthy of his new gifts, we all go. First order of business: Give his dog the power of speech and thus give...

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Trailer for Simon Pegg's Absolutely Anything Sci-Fi Comedy

4 May 2015 4:03 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a trailer for the upcoming "Absolutely Anything" sci-fi comedy, starring Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Robin Williams, Rob Riggle, Eddie Izzard, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin. Check it out below. Plot: A teacher (Pegg) at a failing secondary school is unexpectedly given great power by a group of aliens (Cleese, Gilliam, Palin), who are deciding whether planet Earth lives or dies based on his actions. The new movie is directed by Terry Jones (Life of Brian, Monty Python and the Holy Grail) and is set to hit UK theaters on August 14th. A Us release date has yet to be announced. Trailer: »

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Simon Pegg Has Absolute Power In Trailer For Absolutely Anything

3 May 2015 5:49 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Considering his previous credits include Monty Python's Life of Brian and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it's no surprise that Terry Jones' latest effort, Absolutely Anything, promises to be a supremely silly of very British comedy. The first trailer sets up the premise perfectly, with a group of aliens (voiced by Jones and the rest of Monty Python) testing the capacity for good and evil in humanity by granting the power to do absolutely anything to a cynical teacher Neil (Simon Pegg). Of course, Neil wields this power in selfish ways, including giving himself the perfect body, immense success, and granting his the power of speech to his dog (voiced by Robin Williams in one of his final roles). The main meat of the story is thankfully kept under warps, and hopefully it remains there until the movie hits in a few months time, because this promises to »

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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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Simon Pegg has magical powers in first Absolutely Anything trailer

3 May 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Simon Pegg has the power to change the world in the first trailer for the Terry Jones comedy Absolutely Anything.

The actor plays a school teacher who has magical powers bestowed upon him by a group of aliens.

The first trailer also features Dennis the dog, voiced by Robin Williams in his final role.

Monty Python stars Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam will provide the voices of the alien creatures.

Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, Eddie Izzard and Rob Riggle also star in the comedy.

Absolutely Anything launches in UK cinemas on August 14, 2015. »

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Simon Pegg Has The Power In The First Absolutely Anything Trailer

3 May 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

There have been images and a clip, but now the first trailer for sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything has arrived online for your viewing needs. Take a look below.Simon Pegg stars in the film as Neil Clarke, a teacher at a failing secondary school who is unexpectedly given great power by a group of aliens – voiced by director Terry Jones and Monty Python pals John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin – who are deciding whether the planet Earth lives or dies based on his actions. Unfortunately, Neill goes ahead and does what we suspect many of us would, and shamelessly uses them to improve his life. And even when he does try to make things better (such as reanimating the dead), it all goes comically wrong.Through all of that, he’s also got to try to win the heart of Catherine, the woman he loves (Kate Beckinsale) while dealing with his best friend, »

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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… »

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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, »

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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 »

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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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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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From Actor to "Action!", Exploring the Debuts of 19 Actors-Turned-Directors

21 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Over the course of film history, we've seen plenty of long-time actors step behind the camera to take up their directorial ambitions. Clint Eastwood did it. Mel Gibson did it. George Clooney did it. What do these three have in commonc Well, for starters, they are all men, so there's that. Further, they are all white, but more on that later. More to the point of the article, these men all eased into their directorial careers by starring in their respective debuts, using their presence on screen to help market their talents off it. And with his feature directorial effort The Water Diviner, which hits limited theaters this week, Russell Crowe is just the most recent addition to a growing list of actors who have decided to try their hand behind the camera. Like Eastwood, Gibson, and Clooney before him, the Best Actor winner stars in his first feature as director, »

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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 »

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Boom Bust Boom documentary review: monkeys with money

31 March 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

From Monty Python’s Terry Jones comes an amusing, informative breakdown of just what the hell is wrong with the economy and a few ideas on how to fix it. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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

There have been a lot of documentaries about the 2008 economic collapse, but to my knowledge, there hasn’t been one before in which a puppet of legendary economist John Kenneth Galbraith sings. There hasn’t been one before in which a member of Monty Python uses animation to explain how the 17th-century tulip mania and the 1929 stock market crash are like subprime mortgages. As actor and activist John Cusack says here, “If the 2008 crisis didn’t wake people up, I don’t know what will.” I’ve been saying that about lots of terrible events for years now, and nothing ever seems to change… »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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