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First images from Terry Jones’ Absolutely Anything starring Simon Pegg

8 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Empire, we’ve got our first look at the upcoming sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything, which sees Monty Python’s Terry Jones directing a cast that includes Simon Pegg (The World’s End), Kate Beckinsale (Underworld), Eddie Izzard (Hannibal), Joanna Lumley (The Wolf of Wall Street), Rob Riggle (Let’s Be Cops), Robin Williams (The Butler) and Jones’ fellow Pythons John CleeseTerry Gilliam, Eric Idle and Michael Palin. Check out the first images here…

 

“It’s about a man called Neil [Pegg], a teacher in a sink secondary school, who gets given magic powers by aliens,” states Jones. “He can make anything happen, [but] he doesn’t realise it until his colleague says, ‘What would you do if you could do anything?’ and Neil responds with, ‘I’d make an alien spaceship hit class 4C and vaporise them.’ Then there’s an explosion in the school, and they run to 4C’s classroom, »

- Gary Collinson

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First Look: ‘Absolutely Anything’ Starring Simon Pegg and Most of Monty Python

22 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Simon Pegg has been through some very weird stuff on the big screen, including a zombie apocalypse and an attempted alien takeover. But his new movie Absolutely Anything gets even crazier, granting him the power to make “absolutely anything” happen. Directed by Terry Jones, the sci-fi comedy stars Pegg as a schoolteacher named Neil Clarke […]

The post First Look: ‘Absolutely Anything’ Starring Simon Pegg and Most of Monty Python appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Here's Simon Pegg in Monty Python Reunion Movie 'Absolutely Anything'

23 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Director Terry Jones' ("Life of Brian," "Holy Grail") sort-of Monty Python reunion "Absolutely Anything" stars Simon Pegg as a schoolteacher granted magical powers by aliens voiced by the Monty crew (including, that's right, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, John Cleese and Jones himself). Due summer 2015, the London-set film costars Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley and Robin Williams, in his farewell performance, as the voice of Dennis the dog. Pegg also has "Mission: Impossible 5" coming down the pike; we interviewed him earlier this year for "Hector and the Search for Happiness." (Images, below, via Empire.) »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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First Look at Simon Pegg in Monty Python Reunion Film Absolutely Anything

23 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Thanks to Empire, we have our first look at the upcoming Monty Python reunion film called Absolutely Anything. Simon Pegg stars in the film, and we have several photos featuring the actor in some silly looking situations. This is a sci-fi themed comedy that was directed by Terry Jones, who explains the story, saying,

“It’s about a man called Neil, a teacher in a sink secondary school, who gets given magic powers by aliens. He can make anything happen, [but] he doesn't realise it until his colleague says, ‘What would you do if you could do anything?’ and Neil responds with, ‘I'd make an alien spaceship hit class 4C and vaporise them.’ Then there's an explosion in the school, and they run to 4C’s classroom, open the door and there's a vast hole in the ground.”

The extra-terrestrials who are in this spacecraft are being voiced by Jones and his buddies John Cleese, »

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First Look at Simon Pegg in 'Absolutely Anything'

29 October 2014 9:39 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Simon Pegg is seen having dinner with a dog, admiring a sausage and chatting with Kate Beckinsale in the first four photos for Absolutely Anything, the latest from Monty Python filmmaker Terry Jones.

The story centers on Simon Pegg's Neil Clarke, who, as Terry Jones explains in an interview with Empire, is given the ability to do anything he wants by a group of aliens, although his decision-making skills leave something to be desired.

"It's about a man called Neil, a teacher in a sink secondary school, who gets given magic powers by aliens. He can make anything happen, [but] he doesn't realize it until his colleague says, 'What would you do if you could do anything?' and Neil responds with, 'I'd make an alien spaceship hit class 4C and vaporise them.' Then there's an explosion in the school, and they run to 4C's classroom, open the door »

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Simon Pegg Shares Breakfast With Robin Williams In First Images For Absolutely Anything

29 October 2014 8:34 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Having crafted his own sci-fi comedy three years ago with Paul, Simon Pegg has joined forced with the Monty Python crew — namely John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, and Terry Jones — for another bonkers entry into the hybrid genre with Absolutely Anything.

Directed by Jones himself, the flick will tell the story of Pegg’s middling secondary school teacher Neil Clarke who, thanks to power bestowed on him by aliens, can do just about anything he wishes. But given that Clarke is the most unlikeliest of heroes, it seems a sure fire bet that not much will go to plan for his teacher-turned-superhuman.

“It’s about a man called Neil,” Jones told Empire, “a teacher in a sink secondary school, who gets given magic powers by aliens.”

That band of extra-terrestrials will be voiced by the aforementioned Monty Python line-up, fresh off of their recent comedy tour over the summer. »

- Michael Briers

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New Stills From Simon Pegg's Absolutely Anything

29 October 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Following on from their reunion this summer, most of Monty Python will be reuniting for Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything, starring Simon Pegg as a down on his luck teacher, Neil, who gains magical powers to do 'absolutely anything' by a group of aliens, voiced by Jones and his fellow Python's John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam. But it's a Monkey's Paw type scenario as his wishes usually come about in unpleasant ways. Empire have some new stills from the movie, featuring Pegg, Kate Beckinsale as love interest Catherine, and Dennis, his dog, best friend and Catherine's rival for Neil's affections, voiced by Robin Williams in his final role. With the rest of the cast rounded out by the immense comedy talents of Rob Riggle, Joanna Lumley, and Eddie Izzard, Absolutely Anything should be on your must watch list for 2015. Released: February 13th 2015 (Irl/U.K.)/ ? (U.S.) »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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First Look: Simon Pegg in Monty Python Reunion 'Absolutely Anything'

29 October 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Previously, we'd seen a colorful teaser poster for the comedy Absolutely Anything, a pseudo reunion of the infamous Monty Python comedy troupe with John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin and Terry Jones voicing aliens who bestow magical powers on a secondary school teacher and watch what happens. Simon Pegg leads the film, and Robin Williams voices his dog Dennis in one of his final film performances. Now we have some first look photos showing Pegg in the film with his talking dog, and we even get a shot of Kate Beckinsale, playing a love interest. Will this pack a hilarious Monty Python punch? Here are the first photos from Terry Jones' Absolutely Anything from Empire: Absolutely Anything is dircted by Terry Jones (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Life of Brian), who co-wrote the script with Gavin Scott (Small Soldiers). The film follows a disillusioned school teacher (Simon Pegg »

- Ethan Anderton

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First Absolutely Anything Images Have Simon Pegg Using Magic Powers in Terry Jones’ Sci-Fi Film That Reunites Monty Python Members

29 October 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The first Absolutely Anything images have gone online, and while they don't tell us too much about the movie, it's still nice to get a first look at Terry Jones' upcoming sci-fi film.  Simon Pegg stars as Neil Clarke, a secondary school teacher who is given magical powers by aliens.  While that may seem fanciful, there seems to be a delightfully twisted edge to it.  “He can make anything happen”, says Jones, “[but] he doesn't realize it until his colleague says, ‘What would you do if you could do anything?’ and Neil responds with, ‘I'd make an alien spaceship hit class 4C and vaporize them.’ Then there's an explosion in the school, and they run to 4C’s classroom, open the door and there's a vast hole in the ground.” Hit the jump to check out the Absolutely Anything images.  The film also stars Kate Beckinsale, Jones' Monty Python colleagues John Cleese, »

- Matt Goldberg

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First Look At Simon Pegg In Absolutely Anything

29 October 2014 6:09 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Before he boffins up again as Mission: Impossible 5’s scampish Q-alike Benji Dunn, Simon Pegg is teaming up with the Python crew for a whole different kind of motion picture experience. Terry JonesAbsolutely Anything promises, well, absolutely anything. On the agenda is sci-fi lunacy, a Douglas Adams-y plot, a Monty Python reunion and a dog called Dennis. These first-look stills from the film offer a closer look. “It’s about a man called Neil”, Jones told Empire, “a teacher in a sink secondary school, who gets given magic powers by aliens.” That man, Neil Clarke, is played by Pegg. He’s following up Star Trek, The World’s End and Shaun Of The Dead with apocalypse-grade action of a whole other stripe. “He can make anything happen”, elaborated the director, “[but] he doesn't realise it until his colleague says, ‘What would you do if you could do anything? »

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New images from Monty Python's Absolutely Anything featuring Simon Pegg

29 October 2014 1:39 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

It's a little hard not to be excited for the upcoming sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything. Directed by Terry Jones from a script he wrote with Gavin Scott, the film follows a high school teacher named Neil (Simon Pegg) who suddenly discovers he has the ability to do anything he wants. Monty Python members Jones, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin provide the voices for a group of aliens who gave Neil his powers, and are observing him from space. Absolutely Anything »

- Jesse Giroux

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My Favorite Halloween Movie: Shaun Of The Dead

28 October 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Movies are a funny thing.  They exist both in the moment and also forever.  Some films you forget the minute you walk out the theater, and others stay with you, spawning repeat viewings for years to come.  Not unlike music, I’d argue that films are very closely tied to memory.  Sure there are some you rewatch simply because you enjoy them or because they’re just that good, but others act as a sort of sensory time travel machine, summoning up the feelings you had when you were, say, on a very memorable first date or hanging out with friends the night before everyone went away to college.  For me, this carries over into a sort of seasonal emotional connection.  There are some movies I enjoy watching at a specific time of year because they “feel” like fall or they “feel” like Christmas, regardless of how season-specific the content of the film may be. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Pitt's Fury is no Inglourious Basterds

26 October 2014 9:23 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Brad Pitt was box-office gold in Inglourious Basterds but audiences don't seem to find his latest stab at playing a Us soldier in the heat of battle in WW2. quite as compelling.

Fury, which stars Pitt as the leader of a tank crew fighting its way across Germany in the spring of 1945, captured nearly $2.6 million in its first four days in Australia.

That.s below the $3.05 million debut in 2009 of Quentin Tarantino. brutal drama, which wound up earning a potent $13.8 million.

True, Fury.s writer-director David Ayer is no Tarantino. Ayer wrote Training Day and directed the action movies Sabotage, End of Watch and Street Kings.

And Fury.s ensemble cast of Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia Labeouf, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal isn.t as stellar as Basterds. Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth and Diane Kruger.

The box-office remains in a trough as takings totalled $9.8 million, a »

- Don Groves

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Nick Frost Heads To ABC For The Finger

24 October 2014 1:33 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

British comedy favourite Nick Frost will headline a new sitcom for ABC, which is being developed by Ben Karlin (Modern Family). The Spaced alum has had a busy time of late, balancing feature films such as The Boxtrolls and Cuban Fury, with television work such as Phineas And Ferb and Mr Sloane – but The Finger might just see his career enter a new phase.

The show will centre on Nick Ferguson (Frost), who is also known as ‘The Finger.’ He is the world’s most infamous jewel thief and, in reassessing his lifestyle, he decides that he wants to retire from his life of crime and spend more time with his nine year old son. He still needs a business, of course, so he opens a sandwich shop. The show will follow his subsequent transition from one high pressure lifestyle to another – albeit a more legitimate one.

Nick Frost will »

- Sarah Myles

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A Good Cast Can't Get "Cuban Fury" Back on the Beat

23 October 2014 7:45 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Of the trio who gave us Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, only Nick Frost has really had a hard time creating a name for himself on his own. Simon Pegg has appeared in the Star Trek and Mission Impossible series, while Edgar Wright has given us Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and was attached to Marvel’s Ant Man until he wasn't. By contrast, Nick Frost hasn’t had much opportunity to create a name for himself stateside, though he’s had a fair bit of success as the lead in the rather funny Sky TV series Mr. Sloane. For Frost, Cuban Fury was supposed to be his chance to prove his leading man chops. He succeeds, but unfortunately it’s in a rather predictable dance comedy that’s oddly light on both dance and comedy. Nick Frost could easily become a big name for comedy lovers in America, »

- Lex Walker

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‘Kill Me Three Times’ Review: Simon Pegg Hits While the Film Misses

23 October 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Kill Me Three Times is a comedic thriller that follows three overlapping murder plots in a gorgeous Australian beach town, all narrated by Simon Pegg as Charlie Wolfe, a quick-witted, heartless assassin. Scenes are shown from different characters’ points of view in non-chronological order as the lives of six locals (played by prominent Australian actors) intertwine. Sounds engaging and fun in theory, but in practice the humor is almost non-existent apart from Pegg, and the Wild Things-style “twists” rarely surprise. The intricate plot goes something like this: Wolfe is hired by a man (Callan Mulvey) to murder his wife (Alice Braga), but he doesn’t realize that two other people (Teresa Palmer and Sullivan Stapleton) already have detailed plans to kill her as part of an insurance scheme. Braga’s new boyfriend (Luke Hemsworth) goes after the husband while the local police officer (Bryan Brown) pursues one of the potential killers who has enormous gambling debts. All »

- Emily Estep

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Ving Rhames, Barkhad Abdi On Board for Some 'Extortion'

22 October 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Ving Rhames, Barkhad Abdi, Jake McLaughlin, Frank Gillo, and Nicky Whelan are set to star in director Phil Volken's drama "Extortion," which he also penned the script for. The story centers on a doctor who desperately tries to save his wife and 5-year-old son after their long-awaited vacation in the Bahamas takes an unexpected turn.  No word yet on what specific roles each actor will play. Alina Shraybman is producer alongside Wendi Niad. The Filmmuse Productions project us scheduled to begin shooting in Puerto Rico this month. Ving Rhames will return with Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner in "Mission: Impossible 5," as announced by director »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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EW's Horror Quintessentials: The 5 best zombie movies

21 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

With Halloween fast approaching, EW is picking the five best films in a variety of different horror movie categories. Each day, we’ll post our top picks from one specific group—say, vampire movies or slasher flicks—and give you the chance to vote on which is your favorite. On Oct. 31, EW will reveal your top choices. Today, we’re ready to talk zombies. Most zombie movies start the same way: A mysterious virus spreads, causing the dead to come back to life as flesh-eating monsters. From there, the same questions often arise: Will the zombies be able to run? »

- Samantha Highfill

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Former Film Engine’s Navid McIIhargey Partners With German Financiers, Acquires First Project ‘The Feud’

17 October 2014 9:09 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Navid McIllhargey, the former FilmEngine president is back with a new company — Vandal Entertainment — and he just optioned his first project under the new banner: a revenge thriller called The Feud. Financed by German investors Film House Germany and Summerstorm Entertainment, McIllhargey just purchased the spec by Matthew Altman and David Matalon (no, not the Matalon who used to head New Regency). Described as The Raid meets Winter’s Bone, the story follows a mysterious man who returns to his home in Iowa for his brother’s funeral when he finds himself head to head with the local crime boss and traps him and his friends in an abandoned farm complex. They must battle for their lives against impossible odds.

McIllhargey, who formerly worked at Silver Pictures and New Regency, expects to announce several more projects in both film and television shortly; he and his financiers plan to do two »

- Anita Busch

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40 Great Horror Films for the Halloween Season Part 2

17 October 2014 6:17 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Movies 30-21

30. The Sixth Sense (1999) directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Before he spiraled into a critical nose-dive from which he’s yet to recover, M. Night Shyamalan was heralded as the next great American filmmaker. (No, seriously.) Before his gimmickry become obvious–all the twist endings, the important details withheld, trickery in lieu of genuine cleverness–Shyamalan crafted a genuine masterpiece that remains as potent as ever, regardless of the spoiling of its sneaky surprises. Bruce Willis has never approached the grace and subtlety of his performance here; his empathetic, sorrowful turn as a child psychologist searching for redemption deserved an Oscar nod. Maybe he woulda gotten one had this movie not come out in the insanely good movie year of our lord 1999. Willis is matched every step of the way by Haley Joel Osment, giving one of the great childhood performances, and lending credence to lines that could have »

- Greg Cwik

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