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“Yeah some of our clothes are from victims. You might bite someone and then, you think, ‘Oooh, those are some nice pants!’”
Last weekend it was Swedish Vampires (Let The Right One In ) and this weekend, it’s bloodsuckers from New Zealand! What We Do In The Shadows plays midnights at The Tivoli this Friday and Saturday (October 9th and 10th) at the Tivoli. Admission is only $8
From first run to midnight cult film in record time! I just saw What We Do In The Shadows at the Tivoli in February and now it’s already screening at their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ midnight series. In the 2015 film What We Do In The Shadows, we follow the lives of four vampires, Viago, Vladislav, Deacon and Petyr sharing a flat together in a suburb of Wellington, New Zealand. They take pride in showing us around their flat, revealing how they »
- Tom Stockman
“I’m twelve. But I’ve been twelve for a long time.”
Let The Right One In is a 2008 Swedish horror film that tells the story of Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, who finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar young girl who happens to be a vampire. . Let The Right One In has been variously acclaimed as ‘A Chilling Fairytale’; ‘Horror film of the century’; “Unforgettable Cinema”; “Instant Classic” etc. and (apart from the last which is a contradiction in terms!) deserves all the acclaim. But it is much more than just a horror story – it’s more like a coming-of-age story of first love – with vampires. Oskar is a lonely outsider, all but ignored by his separated parents and bullied cruelly by his classmates. When Eli and her ‘guardian’ move in next door his interest is piqued by the fact that she never goes »
- Tom Stockman
“You did it. You cut up his brain, you bloody baboon! “
The Original Planet Of The Apes screens Midnights This Weekend (September 25th and 26th) at The Tivolias part of their ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ series.
The original Planet Of The Apes from 1968 is a witty, cynical masterpiece that more than stands the test of time. Sure, some of the jokes are a bit creaky, but they reinforce that the film is not meant to be read as a realistic piece of speculative sci-fi. Rather, it’s a winking, cautionary fable or satire (it was written by Rod Serling after all). Coming from the late sixties, the beginning of that great cinematic age when mainstream movies simultaneously entertained and challenged, Planet Of The Apes is still as fun as it is thought-provoking. The technical elements continue to impress: the stylish art direction, pioneering makeup, and wonderfully out-there score are »
- Tom Stockman
Sadly, most of us will never get our own acceptance letters to Hogwarts. We keep checking the post, but ... you know, maybe ours just got lost. But Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) fans can buy Harry's original acceptance letter, as shown in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," when it goes on the auction block this Wednesday, September 23.
Prop Store predicts the "rare artifact" to sell at excess of £4,000 (U.S. $6,000) during the London acution. Stephen Lane, Prop Store CEO, said in a media release, "Harry's invitation to Hogwarts marks a key moment in the young man's life, and kicked off one of the most successful film franchises in history. Cinemagoers followed Harry's adventures through eight films, and the sale of this invitation represents a chance to connect with the wizarding world in an unprecedented way. The invitation is a small piece of film history."
Harry's letter is just one cool »
- Gina Carbone
Chicago – There are two dates in modern American History that ring in the heads of certain generations. Of course, there is September 11th, 2001, but the granddaddy of that date is November 22nd, 1963. That is when an American president, John F. Kennedy, was shot point blank in the head and killed on the street of an American city. The official proclamation from the government is that a lone assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, fired those shots. In a new Chicago play, “Assassination Theater,” subtitled “Chicago’s Role in the Crime of the Century,” the jury is still decidedly out.
Play Rating: 3.5/5.0
The play is presented lecture style, with audio/visual screens and actors portraying some of the most notorious characters associated with the assassination, and is a complex presentation regarding the labyrinth of circumstances and people who could have been involved with the crime, including a former Chicago mobster who confessed to »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
“Prince Barin! I’m not your enemy, Ming is! And you know it yourself. Ming is the enemy of every creature of Mongo! Let’s all team up and fight him!”
Flash Gordon screens midnights this weekend (September 18th and 19th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their Reel Late at The Tivoli midnight series.
Flash Gordon (1980) is a sci-fi family blockbuster directed by the fellow who gave us the gritty ’70s gangster movie Get Carter. Its two leads (Sam Jones, Melody Anderson) can’t act at all and are barely engaging. The performances are completely uneven to the extent that actors seem to think they’re in different films. After Star Wars and Alien had set a benchmark for sci-fi being a bit dark and grimy it’s like they threw all that out and decided that sci-fi should look polished, shiny and colorful. And the soundtrack is by Queen, »
- Tom Stockman
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:
-New Q&A with the Pythons recorded at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, hosted by John Oliver
-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.
- Gary Collinson
See Also: Funko announces Monty Python and the Holy Grail Pop! Vinyl figures for November
The mistake was swiftly noticed on Twitter, with journalist Sean Fitzgerald asking whether someone pressed “the publish button on the wrong post”.
Variety swiftly issued a correction via their own Twitter account, apologising for the error.
Correction: Variety incorrectly published an article stating that director Terry Gilliam passed away. We’re deeply sorry for the mistake.
— Variety (@Variety) September 8, 2015
The Brazil director himself responded to the news on Facebook in typically tongue-in-cheek fashion as he said sorry for being dead to those who had already bought tickets for his upcoming talks.
It’s safe to say that Gilliam has neither expired, ceased to be, gone to meet his maker or shuffled off his mortal coil. »
- Tom Beasley
Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the Python team’s Arthurian parody, was first released in 1975, and proved an instant classic of British cinema comedy. The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, the Knights who Say Ni and the Trojan Bunny quickly became firm favourites, and the film established Monty Python as a force to be reckoned with in cinema as well as TV. For its 40th anniversary, a new ‘singalong’ version will be screened in 500 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 14 October, with a specially filmed introduction from the surviving Pythons themselves
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- Guardian film
Monty Python and the Holy Grail has been making us laugh, and prompting us to quote its absurd dialogue, for forty years. The 1975 release will enjoy a new anniversary blu-ray edition in October. One bit of packaging for the disc is meant to evoke one of the most ridiculous concepts in the movie — and […]
The post Watch Monty Python Use a Tiny Catapult to Sell New ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ Blu-Ray appeared first on /Film. »
- Russ Fischer
It was just a flesh wound!
Variety's report of Terry Gilliam's death was greatly exaggerated, but the 74-year-old Monty Python Og and iconic director is still sorry to have passed away, especially when he has some gigs lined up. It wasn't very considerate of him to die, and he insisted fans shouldn't believe Variety's subsequent retraction.
The hilarious awkwardness ensued after Variety -- usually very reliable -- tweeted news of the "12 Monkeys" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" director's death:
is terry gilliam gone or does variety need to pay closer attention to their pre written obits? pic.twitter.com/ocMtIunmkD
- Danny Deck (@hdrewblackburn) September 8, 2015
The article was later pulled and Variety issued a correction/apology/retraction:
Correction: Variety incorrectly published an article stating that director Terry Gilliam passed away. We're deeply sorry for the mistake.
- Variety (@Variety) September 8, 2015
Cue a thousand Monty Python references -- »
- Gina Carbone
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!
- New Q&A with the Pythons recorded at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, hosted by John Oliver
“Who sends dead flowers to a funeral? It’s absurd!”
Harold And Maude screens midnights this weekend (September 11th and 12th) at The Tivoli Theater as part of their Reel Late at The Tivoli midnight series.
The Tivoli is going old-school this weekend with its Reel Late at The Tivoli midnight series. It’s Harold And Maude, which I saw at the Tiv back in the late ‘70s, one of the very first films I ever saw there. Harold And Maude was a midnight perennial in my youth, but seems to have fallen off the cult movie radar (King Of Hearts, which I saw double-billed with Harold And Maude in my youth, has suffered a similar fate).
Harold And Maude is a funny and quirky May-December romance from 1971 between 20-something morbid rich kid Harold with a holocaust-survivor Maude who is approaching her 80th. Both are enthusiastic funeral-crashers Harold is a »
- Tom Stockman
The 1970’s was an excellent decade for movies. Pop culture and reality collided to give audiences the most gritty, emotional, and entertaining films they had ever seen. This is our list of the 25 movies from the 1970’s that everyone should see.
Until the 1970’s film was mainly just a pastime. You went to the movies to unwind. You enjoyed comedies, musicals, and sprawling adventurous epics. The 1970’s effectively changed what movies were and what they could be. This important decade paved the way for modern film making by not only challenging traditional methods, but by fundamentally changing audience expectations of what movies could be. The 1970’s gave birth to the blockbuster, piqued our interest in regards to violence and sex on film, glorified the exploits of bad guys for the first time, and really pushed the boundaries to explore new frontiers that had never been depicted on film before.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
“Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!”
Ted the talking teddy bear will be so excited! Another brilliant lineup of midnight movies for the ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ for the rest of the season. It’s a typically good variety of titles that will draw the late night movie buff crowd and a couple of retro surprises are to be found. The Midnight Movie experience has always catered to a college-age crowd and that’s the way it should be. Flash Gordon starring the one and only Sam Jones kicks off the new schedule on September 18th and 19th. The oldest film this time is the original Planet Of The Apes from 1968 and the most recent is this year’s What We Do In The Shadows, the vampire roomies mockumentary that I suspect will end up on a lot of Top Ten lists. Of course, we »
- Tom Stockman
B&B Wildwood Theatre is having their September Retro Night on Thursday, September 3rd. They are showing the classic film, Monty Python And The Holy Grail. Shows are at 4pm & 7pm.
The screenplay was a joyous romp through set pieces that sent up the serious, mythic characters at its center. As King Arthur (Graham Chapman) rounds up the gallant Knights of the Round Table to ride to Camelot, he must contend with subjects who are politically unfazed by his divinely-dispensed authority. He must also wield his sword against the Black Knight (John Cleese), a fearsome opponent whose gradual dismemberment fails to quell his desire to fight.
After turning away from Camelot (“It is a silly place,” he says despairingly), Arthur sees a miraculous vision of God in the clouds above, who sets forth a task for his knights: find the Holy Grail. (“Good idea, O Lord.” ” ‘Course it’s a good idea! »
- Movie Geeks
Emanating from their studio in Cincinnati, Ohio, The History of Bad Ideas sees hosts Jason, Jeff and Blake talk about all things geeky on their podcast. Whether it’s rumors of the latest comic book movies, debating who really is the worst villain of all time, discussing the latest comic issues or just wondering about life in general, you are sure to have a fun time with them! In theory.
If you haven’t listened to the show before (why not?) you can check out previous episodes of The History of Bad Ideas podcast on iTunes and look out for new episodes here on Nerdly each and every week…
Episode 86: Hobi and the Holy Grail!
The guys welcome musician to Hobi, Chris Bednar back into the studio to discuss everything geeky! The gang discuss Fear the Walking Dead, Mr. Robot and even Jason is starting to come around on the Newsroom, »
- Phil Wheat
Read More: Here Are Terry Gilliam's 10 Best Reddit Ama Moments At last, it has been brought forth unto our collective eyeballs! An epic quest finally reaches its end, as we have found what surely must be the finest trailer to be stitched together by the fingers of man. Or perhaps it’s just a fairly exciting story. With some low budget adventure. Compared to something like Bergman’s "The Seventh Seal," it’s all rather silly. In any case, if you’re an intellectual midget and you like giggling, behold! When was the last time you saw a trailer in which the funniest parts weren’t actually part of the movie? Never, and when we’re talking about a film as full of classic one-liners as "Monty Python and The Holy Grail," that’s an even more impressive distinction. John, Eric, Graham, Terry, Terry and Michael are the uncontested kings of self-aware comedy, »
- Jon Fusco
Relatively confident that he will fail but curious to see what might come of the experiment, an alien council endows a perfectly average human with the power to do whatever he pleases in “Absolutely Anything.” Come to think of it, that must have been roughly how the financiers felt when backing Monty Python legend Terry Jones’ latest disappointment, a clunky sci-fi satire set to bomb abroad before it reaches U.S. theaters: Though the pic’s backers can’t have been too shocked by the result, Jones’ potential to surprise, plus his ability to call in favors from friends (including vocal performances from all five surviving Pythons and deceased comedy god Robin Williams), must have seemed to justify the gamble — all for nothing.
Speaking of gods, Jones’ premise — which surely would’ve worked better in animation — is just the sort of which all-powerful deities would approve, be they of the »
- Peter Debruge
Grr, argh. Sit, Ubu, sit. I made this! What’s the story behind the production company tags added onto our favourite TV shows?
Closing logos have evolved into a TV production company’s tiny stamp of individuality. They’re a single snippet of screen time not at the mercy of network notes, audience feedback or sponsorship concerns.
A closing tag doesn’t need to sell a show, tell a story, or lasso an audience back for the next episode. It’s simply a signature, a few seconds entirely belonging to the creatives, to do with what they will.
As such, closing logos are as self-indulgent or esoteric as the production company wills them. They’re perhaps the only place in television production where in-jokes, family photos, personal homages (or extended rants in the case of one comedy producer) and kid-drawn scribbles usually found taped to the fridge door are entirely welcome. »
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