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It’s almost impossible to imagine the world without Monty Python. In 1969, the comedy troupe made up of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin premiered the surreal sketch comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Their singular brand of madness would spin off into a series of classic films – And Now For Something Completely Different, Monty Python and The Holy Grail (which was later adapted as the successful Broadway show Spamalot), Life of Brian, The Meaning of Life - as well as various albums, stage shows, and the members’ solo careers.
Outside of a 40th anniversary reunion in 2009 which was missing Cleese (as well as Graham Chapman, ...
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- Anthony Vieira
Surviving members of Flying Circus prove they are no dead parrots by announcing show at Playhouse Theatre in London
The parrot was, we were assured, no more. It was definitely an ex-parrot. But there is a glimmer of hope that it could fly again, after fans greeted the news that the full remaining Monty Python crew were set to re-form with dazed delight.
Monty Python fans from Buenos Aires to Bacup have reacted with joy after hearing that the five surviving members of the Flying Circus – John Cleese, 74, Terry Gilliam, 72, Terry Jones, 71, Eric Idle, 70, and Michael Palin, 70 – are set to re-form for a stage show, the details of which are due to be revealed on Thursday.
"Monty Python is set to be a flying circus all over again", John Cleese posted on Twitter, confirming the news that fans have been yearning for for more than a quarter of a century. »
- Alexandra Topping, Maev Kennedy
Always look on the bright side of life, because the Monty Python gang is reuniting for the first time in decades! The goofy quintet of British comedians, most famous for the film ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail,’ will come together for a new show nearly 45 years since their first appearance together as a group.
The Monty Python boys have been cult comedy icons for decades, and now the five remaining members of the group — John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Eric Idle — are taking the show back on the road, 30 years since their last group outing in The Meaning of Life.
Monty Python Reunion: A Long Time Coming
Python fans have been jonesing for a reunion for years, but the death of sixth founding member Graham Chapman – as well as the ages of the remaining five, and their busy schedules — have continued to throw a wrench in things. »
- HL Intern
They're not dead – just resting: The five surviving members of Monty Python will reunite for a brand new stage show, member Terry Jones told the BBC. "We're getting together and putting on a show – it's real," Jones said. "I'm quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage!"
An official press conference is scheduled to take place this Thursday at the The Playhouse Theatre in London's West End, where Python's Spamalot, the hit musical inspired by their 1975 film, »
No joke: Monty Python are reuniting! The five surviving members of the famed British cult comedy group - John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Eric Idle - are preparing to make a comeback almost 45 years since their first TV shows together. "We're getting together and putting on a show - it's real," Jones confirmed to the BBC early Tuesday. "I'm quite excited about it. I hope it makes us a lot of money. I hope to be able to pay off my mortgage!" The comedians are all in their early 70s now. A sixth founding member, Graham Chapman, »
- Simon Perry
Over the years Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games has been developing her bow hunting skills. Here's an entertaining video edit featuring Katniss killing everything she sees. It incorporates footage from several different films. The video comes from Official Comedy, and does contain Spoilers for some of the films and TV shows listed below.
Movies and TV Shows Featured:
The Hunger Games (2012)
Friday the 13th (2009)
Game of Thrones (2011)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Robin Hood (2010)
Garden State (2004)
Grown Ups (2010)
Disney's Robin Hood (1973)
The Avengers (2012)
The Walking Dead (2010)
Throne of Blood (1957) »
- Joey Paur
Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, announced today that Ben Stiller.s new comedy drama The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has been selected to close the 21st edition of the Festival, which takes place November 16th . 23rd. ComingSoon.net will be on hand for the the duration of the festival. Additionally, Academy Award nominee Terry Gilliam ( Monty Python and the Holy Grail , Brazil ) and cinematographer Nicola Pecorini ( Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas , The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus ) will present their sci-fi drama The Zero Theorem as the second opening film (following the previously announced Saving Mr. Banks ), which will be part of the Festival.s Opening Gala on Saturday, November 16th at the Opera Nova. The Secret Life »
Keanu Reeves -- director and star of "Man of Tai Chi" -- is Moviefone's Guest Editor from October 28 - November 1. Watch for exclusive features from him throughout the week. Below, the actor explores the movies that had the biggest impact on his childhood and adolescence.
'Harold and Maude' (1971)
The hardest and deepest I ever laughed in a film -- I mean gut-wrenching, bent-over laughing -- was when I first saw "Harold and Maude," and Bud Cort's character pulls out a butcher knife and chops his arm off. The whole sequence of his character's dating / mother rebellion. I'm talkin' fifteen-year-old tears of laughter falling down the face. I experienced my taste in humor. This was followed by "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" -- "...a flesh wound" as an arm is chopped off and a geyser of blood gushes out of the arm socket.
'Star Wars' »
- Keanu Reeves
A gloriously English answer to “The Kid Stays in the Picture,” “The Last Impresario” pays documentary tribute to a London theater and film producer whose life is just one happy ending short of a neatly scripted biopic arc. Triumphing over adversity, breaking all the rules, leading with his heart rather than his head, charismatic playboy Michael White puts an individual spin on familiar tropes, emerging as a vivid protag who is largely easy to root for and wholly interesting. The only surprise is that it should have taken an Australian actress/model — Gracie Otto, younger half-sister of fellow thesp Miranda — to identify the story’s potential.
Otto first encountered White at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, and was immediately struck by a twinkly-eyed septuagenarian who seemed to know everyone and was welcomed everywhere. He quickly agreed to let the statuesque beauty tell the story of his life, and soon the first-time »
- Charles Gant
Time for some wholesome fun – what are the best movies for the whole family to enjoy? From Bambi to Spirited Away, here are the Guardian and Observer critics' top 10
• Top 10 romantic movies
• Top 10 action movies
• Top 10 comedy movies
• Top 10 horror movies
• Top 10 sci-fi movies
• Top 10 crime movies
• Top 10 arthouse movies
Roald Dahl and Ian Fleming previously collaborated on You Only Live Twice, but this feels closer to a true fusion: James Bond for juniors with a modern fairytale element. It's easy to unpick who did what: from Fleming's side you get a gadget-stuffed car, a heroine with an absurdly suggestive name (Sally Ann Howes' Truly Scrumptious), a Bond-style baddie (Gert "Goldfinger" Frobe) and a daring assault on his secret lair. It was also produced by Bond-merchant Cubby Broccoli, with sets by Ken Adam. And from Dahl's side you get empathetic children's plight (essential with two »
Odd List Ryan Lambie 4 Oct 2013 - 06:41
They're funny, they're sad, they're weird. Here are 50 famous last words from characters in the movies...
Please Note: There are potential spoilers ahead. Check the name of the film, and if you haven't seen it, don't read the entry!
As someone famous probably once said, “We’ve all gotta go sometime,” and if we’re going to die, we might as well do so with a witticism or a memorable line rather than a scream and a cry for mother. Which is the subject of this lengthy but far from definitive list: the memorable things movie characters have uttered shortly (not necessarily immediately) before they’re about to meet their maker.
Some of these last words are long, tear-jerking monologues. Others amount to little more than a word or two. But all of them, in our estimation, are worthy of mention, and one »
Yes, somewhere out there on the Internet, there probably exists a better video than the one seen above, but I.ll be damned if anyone is going to talk me into trying to find it. Created by YouTuber Stéphane Bouley, it.s a modernized trailer for Monty Python and the Holy Grail that does a fantastic job of proving you can.t judge a book by its cover, nor can you judge a film solely by its loud and obnoxious summer blockbuster-styled trailer. That.s been proven time and time again by Hollywood, a place where Holy Grail wasn.t created, thankfully. Monty Python has long been my favorite source of comedy, and the subversive ways in which they got their humor across was never less than brilliant. This trailer is true to form in the way in which it shines a glaring, disappointed light on the current method »
This is what happens when your Lord of the Rings cosplay gets overrun by Method stuntmen. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
This is what happens when your Lord of the Rings cosplay gets overrun by Method stuntmen. See, there’s a Viking prince, and he has to walk among some green hills to find his brother, another Viking prince, because their father the king is dying, which is a risk you run when you invade nice innocent Saxon farmers: one of them might object to be raped and pillaged. Occasionally during the walk through the green hills, a gang of refugees from Monty Python and the Holy Grail — “’Tis a scratch!” — attacks, and then there is some swordplay with lots of wet meaty sound FX. It’s kinda like a History Channel reenactment, but with more gore, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Here's an amazing series of Lego play sets inspired by the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. These were created by Flickr user Rifiröfi, and I hate to say that they are fake. I love this movie. It's been a very long time since I've watched it, but after being reminded of its awesomeness by these Lego sets, I'm planning on watching it again soon. If you haven't seen the movie yet, you definitely need too! It's brilliantly hilarious!
- Joey Paur
The film career of legendary English actor Sir Christopher Lee began in 1948 and continues to the present day. Lee is best known for his roles in horror films, especially the string of seven Dracula movies he starred in for Hammer Studios between 1958 and 1974. Super-8 Christopher Lee Movie Madness will be a great way to celebrate the career of Lee, who recently celebrated his 91st birthday. Admission is only Three Dollars.
Super-8 Christopher Lee Movie Madness will take place at The Way Out Club on August 6th beginning at 8pm. Condensed versions (average length: 15 minutes) of these great Christopher Lee films will be screened on a big screen on Super-8 sound film: Dracula Prince Of Darkness, Taste The Blood Of Dracula, Scars Of Dracula, The Gorgon (with Peter Cushing), To The Devil A Daughter, Curse Of The Crimson Cult (with Boris Karloff), and Return To Witch Mountain.
The non- Christopher Lee »
- Tom Stockman
Feature Simon Brew 15 Jul 2013 - 06:39
We asked you what bizarre film choices your teachers foisted on you. Er, there’s a wide selection...
As we get towards the end of the school year, teachers across the country are united in reaching either for a legion of board games, or a few films to watch to keep their charges quiet.
Personally, I got a mix of teachers and their film choices. We were shown The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner once, and it wasn’t for a few years that I realised that said teacher had edited the copy himself, to remove anything that he deemed ‘inappropriate’. He deemed a lot inappropriate, to be fair to him.
But also, school was the place where in Religious Education we had to sit through Gandhi, in English we had to sit through any Shakespeare adaptation that came to hand, and then one day, »
Holy Grail producer Mark Forstater claimed he deserved a larger share of earnings from the hit musical Spamalot
A film producer who said he deserved to be treated as the seventh member of Monty Python has won a high court case against the comedy team over a share of royalties from the hit musical Spamalot.
Mark Forstater, who produced the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, on which Spamalot was based, claimed the comedians had paid him half the share to which he was properly entitled since the show launched to great success on Broadway in 2005.
The dispute centred around a 1974 agreement under which Forstater was entitled to a share in 50% of all merchandising and spin-off income in relation to the Holy Grail.
At the high court, Mr Justice Norris accepted Forstater's claim that he was entitled to one-seventh – the same proportion as the members of the comedy team »
- Haroon Siddique
London — A producer on Friday won a British court victory over Monty Python for a bigger share of royalties from the stage musical "Spamalot" and said that despite the dispute he still found the comedy troupe funny.
Forstater produced the film, and his lawyers claimed it was agreed that he would be "treated as the seventh Python" financially, entitled to the same share of "Holy Grail" merchandising and spin-off income as the other members.
That amounts to one-seventh of the first 50 percent of income from "Spamalot," but lawyers for the Python troupe said he was entitled only to one fourteenth.
A global hit, "Spamalot" ran on Broadway for almost four years to 2009 and is still playing in London's West End.
At a hearing late last year, »
Mark Forstater, a producer on the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, has gotten a U.K. high court to acknowledge that he's owed a larger share of profits from Spamalot. The Tony Award-winning musical came out in 2005 and was penned by original Monty Python member Eric Idle. It's described in marketing as "lovingly ripped off from" the 1975 film about the Arthurian legend, and in his lawsuit, Forstater said that he was due money on "spin-offs" under a 1974 agreement between him and the Pythons, which along with Idle comprise Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese,
- Eriq Gardner
I am going to mention this little deal again on Tuesday's DVD and Blu-ray column, but considering it's a rather slow news day I thought I would alert you a little early. On June 18, Warner Home Video is releasing a Double Feature deal including Before Sunrise and Before Sunset for only $7.99 at Amazon, you can click here to buy it now. Granted, this is only a DVD copy and it won't be of the highest quality, but for $7.99 how can you go wrongc I can only assume they timed this with the expansion of Before Midnight this weekend, hoping people would see the third film and want to be reminded and/or introduced to the original two. At least, that's my hope. Just as much as I hope Criterion will get their hands on this franchise and issue an immaculate Blu-ray trilogy collection... but are there more films in the »
- Brad Brevet
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