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Top Ten Funniest Scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail

6 April 2014 3:55 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The Monty Python troupe made a name for themselves with their unique blend of surrealist and slapstick humor. They brought their talents to the big screen numerous times, most notably in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Join us as we discuss the top ten funniest moments of this comedic masterpiece. 

Each month the Cinelinx staff will write a handful of articles covering a specified film-related topic. These articles will be notified by the Movielinx banner. Movielinx is an exploration and discussion of our personal connections with film. We’ll even submit reviews of the films we discuss so that you can get a better idea of what we’re talking about. April is National Humor Month, and because of this we will honor comedy in film. What makes you laugh? Feel free to add your own comments or reviews of movies that tickle your funny bone.

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- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Screen Australia funds See-Saw Films, Goalpost Pictures features

27 March 2014 9:32 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

See-Saw Films. A Long Way Home and Goalpost Pictures. Holding the Man were the only features that received production investment from Screen Australia at the March 26 board meeting.

The agency also committed post production funds to director/producer/writer Shane Abbess.s futuristic sci-fier Infini and two feature documentaries, Damon Gameau.s That Sugar Film and Gracie Otto.s The Last Impresario.

In this funding round, the second last of the current financial year, a total of $4.3 million was invested.

Top of the Lake co-director Garth Davis will direct A Long Way Home, based on the true story of Saroo Brierley, an Indian-born Australian who found his birth mother 25 years after they were separated.

It will be produced by See-Saw and Sunstar Entertainment, which optioned the rights to Brierley.s autobiography last year. He was five when he fell asleep on a train bound for Calcutta. Scared and alone, he »

- Don Groves

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Terry Jones talks Absolutely Anything

21 March 2014 5:23 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Monty Python’s Terry Jones reveals why he hasn’t made a film in 18 years and whether there will ever be a new Monty Python film.

Shooting begins on Monday (March 24) on Absolutely Anything, a high-concept comedy starring Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale.

It marks the first time that Monty Python member Terry Jones has directed a film since The Wind in the Willows in 1996.

“I sort of gave up on the film industry when The Wind in the Willows wasn’t distributed,” Jones told ScreenDaily of the film that was critically well received but only received a limited relase. “It was so appallingly handled.”

While it is clear those wounds have yet to heal, Jones thought “it was about time” he made another film and is “very excited” to be back in the directors chair.

The comedy, co-written by Jones and Gavin Scott, stars Pegg as a disillusioned school teacher who suddenly finds he has the »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Exclusive: Laika chasing Terry Gilliam for animated film

13 March 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Ryan Lambie 13 Mar 2014 - 15:03

A stop-motion film by Terry Gilliam? The director's exclusively revealed that the makers of Coraline have approached about making one...

"The whole point of animation to me is to tell a story, make a joke, express an idea," director Terry Gilliam once said on the 1974 TV programme, Bob Godfrey's Do -It-Yourself Animation Show. "Whatever works is the thing to use."

Once he started directing live-action feature films with Monty Python And The Holy Grail (which he co-directed with Terry Jones) in 1975, Gilliam put aside the wonderfully creative cut-out animations that appeared in shorts like Storytime (1968) and Miracle Of Flight (1974), not to mention the surreal moments he brought to the TV series Do Not Adjust Your Set and Monty Python's Flying Circus.

For Gilliam, live-action became "the thing to use" for much of his feature directing career. But wouldn't it be great if he one day returned to animation, »

- ryanlambie

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Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment Acquire U.S. Rights To Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem

5 March 2014 3:42 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have teamed up to acquire the U.S. rights to acclaimed director Terry Gilliam’s science-fiction opus,The Zero Theorem.  The partners will release the film to theaters across the Us in late summer, with a home video release to follow. Amplify will handle theatrical and digital distribution rights, with Well Go USA releasing the film on DVD and Blu-ray.

Directed by Gilliam (Brazil, Twelve Monkeys, Monty Python and the Holy Grail), The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglorious Basterds) as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst.  Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life – or the lack thereof – once and for all.  Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn’t fully trust, »

- Michelle McCue

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Terry Gilliam's 'The Zero Theorem' Gets Late Summer Release

5 March 2014 2:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have teamed up to acquire the U.S. rights to acclaimed director Terry Gilliam's science-fiction opus, The Zero Theorem. The partners will release the film to theaters across the Us in late summer, with a home video release to follow. Amplify will handle theatrical and digital distribution rights, with Well Go USA releasing the film on DVD and Blu-ray.

Directed by Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Monty Python and The Holy Grail), The Zero Theorem stars two-time Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds) as Qohen Leth, an eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst. Living in isolation in a burnt-out church, Qohen is obsessively working on a mysterious project personally delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon) aimed at discovering the meaning of life - or the lack thereof - once and for all. Increasingly disturbed by unwanted visits from people he doesn't fully trust, »

- MovieWeb

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Terry Gilliam’s 'The Zero Theorem' Acquired for Summer Release

5 March 2014 1:58 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Amplify and Well Go USA Entertainment have acquired the rights The Zero Theorem, from Monty Python and the Holy Grail writer and director Terry Gilliam. Amplify will handle The Zero Theorem’s theatrical and digital distribution rights, with the film being released across the U.S. in late summer, and Well Go USA will release the film on DVD and Blu-Ray. Directed by Gilliam -- also known for Brazil, Twelve Monkeys -- the film stars two-time Oscar winner Chistoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, an isolated computer genius who obsessively works on a project delegated to him by Management (Matt Damon). The

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- C. Molly Smith

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Seven Movie Monsters So Ugly They're Cute

24 February 2014 3:00 PM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

Cinema is often paradoxical: it's full of situations where opposites attract, or things are so wrong they're right, and we often see good characters go bad. As patrons of the cinema, we are frequently attracted to these paradoxes, and this is especially the case with movie characters so hideously deformed or badly misshapen that they circle back around to being adorable.   We don’t know quite what to do with these anomalies... do we hug them, or run away screaming? With that in mind, let's count down seven of our favorite creatures in cinema (and one runner-up) that are so ugly they're cute. When you wrap up with this one, be sure to check out horror loving kids and the parents who encourage it.     Bad Milo   Sometimes one’s inner turmoil manifests itself as a living thing. And sometimes that living thing has murderous intent and lives in its host »

- Tyler Doupe

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Absolutely Anything Poster

17 February 2014 10:42 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The first poster for the live-action/CGI hybrid comedy Absolutely Anything was spotted at the European Film Market, which announces a production start date of March 24. We first reported on this project back in December, when Simon Pegg signed on to star as Neil Clarke, a teacher who is suddenly given supernatural powers by a group of aliens. Take a look at this one-sheet, then read on for more information.

Terry Jones (Monty Python and The Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Monty Python's Meaning of Life) is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Gavin Scott. The director is also voicing one of the aliens, alongside his Monty Python cohorts John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin. Robin Williams is voicing Neil's pet dog.

Absolutely Anything is in development and stars Simon Pegg, Robin Williams, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin. The film is directed by Terry Jones. »

- MovieWeb

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Simon Pegg Joins Members of Monty Python on Absolutely Anything Promo Poster

17 February 2014 9:56 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Terry Jones’ next movie will be “sci-fi farce” Absolutely Anything. This marks his first feature since 1996′s The Wind in the Willows, although he is of course best known for directing Monty Python hits Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life, as well as co-directing Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Hot Fuzz and Star Trek Into Darkness star Simon Pegg will take on the lead role, and as you can see from the new promo poster below, he will be surrounded by a simply incredible assortment of actors.

The screenplay by Jones and Gavin Scott centres on Pegg’s disillusioned teacher Neill Clarke, who is gifted powers to do “absolutely anything” by aliens. With a simple wave of his hand he finds he can wipe out classrooms of badly behaving students, and bring people back to life. But he experiences mishap after mishap while struggling to master his new skills. »

- Josh Wilding

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Now Casting ‘Spamalot’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

14 February 2014 8:00 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

As part of its 2014 season, the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera is now casting its production of “Spamalot.” The musical comedy is a parody for the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Like the film, it’s a parody of King Arthur (Arthurian Legend.) This is a paid gig, and all roles are being cast. Auditions will be held Feb. 16-17 in NYC. The show will run in Pittsburgh from July 29- Aug. 3. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Spamalot” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! »

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Dogwoof signs The Last Impresario

5 February 2014 4:36 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Gracie Otto’s debut feature [pictured] will make its market debut at Efm.

Dogwoof has acquired international sales rights to The Last Impresario.

Gracie Otto’s debut feature about legendary theatre producer Michael White will make its market debut at the upcoming Efm.

A UK theatrical release is planned for late 2014.

White was behind theatre hits such as A Chorus Line and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, while he also championed John Cleese and introduced UK audiences to Yoko Ono, Pina Bausch and Barry Humphries.

He moved onto cinema with films such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail and John WatersPolyester.

Vesna Cudic, head of TV sales and acquisitions at Dogwoof, commented: “We are always looking for inspirational stories about extraordinary individuals, films such as Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present or most recently Mike Myers’ Supermensch. The Last Impresario is a perfect addition to our slate.”

“I’m so pleased that Dogwoof shares our enthusiasm »

- ian.sandwell@screendaily.com (Ian Sandwell)

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When hit genre movies become unlikely musicals

1 February 2014 9:35 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Feature Mark Harrison 3 Feb 2014 - 06:26

Does The Evil Dead make you want to break into song? Can you hum Back To The Future? Why are so many genre films being turned into musicals?

As much as the 2015 of Back To The Future Part II has been lampooned in internet memes, truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction. Is it entirely unreasonable to expect that 30 years from right now, we'll have flying cars, hoverboards and 19 Jaws movies? Maybe, maybe not.

Given their track record for accuracy, it's doubtful that Robert Zemeckis and co could ever have foreseen themselves doing a stage musical version of Back To The Future around the time of the film's 30th anniversary, but sure enough, they announced one last week. It's coming to the West End next year, as we reported here.

The Power Of Love, Earth Angel and Johnny B. Goode are all essential musical moments from the original film, »

- sarahd

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Can historically inaccurate movies still win Oscars?

30 January 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Most of this year's Oscar contenders are based on historical events – and there are academics waiting to pounce on every slip-up and blunder. But there is more to a great movie than getting the facts straight

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Alex von Tunzelmann's Reel History series

It's Oscars time again, and this year many of the big contenders have one thing in common. Two thirds of the contenders for best film are based on historical events. History also picks up four out of five best actor nominations, two out of five best actresses, and three out of five directors. So fierce has the competition among historical films become that it was reported that academic "history assassins" were paid handsomely by marketing consultants to spot errors in other studios' films. These errors would then be filtered out subtly through blogs, undermining rivals' Oscar hopes.

It was rumoured that sniping about the liberties »

- Alex von Tunzelmann

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Can inaccurate films still win?

30 January 2014 4:05 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Most of this year's Oscar contenders are based on historical events – and there are academics waiting to pounce on every slip-up and blunder. But there is more to a great movie than getting the facts straight

• Top 10 biopics

Alex von Tunzelmann's Reel History series

It's Oscars time again, and this year many of the big contenders have one thing in common. Two thirds of the contenders for best film are based on historical events. History also picks up four out of five best actor nominations, two out of five best actresses, and three out of five directors. So fierce has the competition among historical films become that it was reported that academic "history assassins" were paid handsomely by marketing consultants to spot errors in other studios' films. These errors would then be filtered out subtly through blogs, undermining rivals' Oscar hopes.

It was rumoured that sniping about the liberties »

- Alex von Tunzelmann

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Rotterdam 2014. Projectile Bombardment

30 January 2014 6:12 AM, PST | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Bombardment!

Bombardment: textures. If you, like many, have been waiting so many years for Soviet/Russian master Aleksei German (My Friend Ivan Lapshin; Khrustalyov, My Car!) to finish what, upon the director's passing last year, has ended up being his final film (with finishing touches by his wife and co-writer Svetlana Karmalita and his son Aleksei German Jr.), you will have to embrace muck. You will have to swim in shit, slather yourself with grime, dirt, and water, enrobe yourself in filthy fog, feel roughened leather, splintered wood, caked and hardened cloth, rusted and creaky iron armor; you will have to embrace the damp, dank, dirty opus of cinema that is Hard to Be a God. It is cinematic texture taken to an extreme.

Based on a 1964 novel by the Strugatsky brothers (literary sources for Tarkovsky's Stalker and Aleksandr Sokurov's Day of Eclipse, among other adaptations), its barely sci-fi »

- Daniel Kasman

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11 family cameos in movies & TV, with Cumberbatch, Culkin and Coppola

6 January 2014 9:46 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Benedict Cumberbatch's real-life parents Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham made a surprise cameo appearance in Sherlock as the titular detective's mother and father in season three's opening episode The Empty Hearse.

The acting duo were introduced as members of the Holmes family for the first time, with the show's co-creator Mark Gatiss explaining: "This is the first time we've sort of gone beyond [the canon]. I don't know if Sherlock Holmes's parents have ever been shown. It just felt the right thing to do in the third series."

From Robert Downey Jr and his son to James McAvoy and his sister, here are 11 more famous family cameos across the big and small screen:

1. Francis Ford Coppola's daughter Sofia

Sofia Coppola appeared in all three parts of father Francis Ford Coppola's cult classic The Godfather. The Oscar-nominated director appears (uncredited) as baptized baby Michael Francis Rizzi in the first film, »

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11 family cameos in movies & TV, with Cumberbatch, Culkin and Coppola

6 January 2014 9:46 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Benedict Cumberbatch's real-life parents Timothy Carlton and Wanda Ventham made a surprise cameo appearance in Sherlock as the titular detective's mother and father in season three's opening episode The Empty Hearse.

The acting duo were introduced as members of the Holmes family for the first time, with the show's co-creator Mark Gatiss explaining: "This is the first time we've sort of gone beyond [the canon]. I don't know if Sherlock Holmes's parents have ever been shown. It just felt the right thing to do in the third series."

From Robert Downey Jr and his son to James McAvoy and his sister, here are 11 more famous family cameos across the big and small screen:

1. Francis Ford Coppola's daughter Sofia

Sofia Coppola appeared in all three parts of father Francis Ford Coppola's cult classic The Godfather. The Oscar-nominated director appears (uncredited) as baptized baby Michael Francis Rizzi in the first film, »

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