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‘The Zero Theorem’ U.S. Trailer: Christoph Waltz & the Meaning of Life

9 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

Director Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem is finally headed to the U.S., and we’ve got the MPAA-approved, green-band trailer to prove it. The U.S. theatrical preview for Gilliam’s new project draws comparison to his previous cinematic operas of madness – specifically, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil, 12 Monkeys and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas are but the ones listed here. It also includes a series of critical raves for the film accompanied by some familiar material, but also fresh footage that illustrates the colorfully unhinged nature of Gilliam’s latest dystopian vision.

Zero Theorem, based on the script by relative newcomer Pat Rushin, revolves around one Qohen Leth – who, depending on your interpretation, can be read as either a Gilliam stand-in and/or a fleshed-out caricature of a modern-day computer nerd – or maybe just the latest oddball brought to life ...

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Win 2 Tickets To Monty Python Live (Mostly) From Fathom Events In St. Louis

3 July 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

For the first time in more than three decades, Monty Python comedy legends John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will reunite on stage for a special, historic trip down memory lane. In July, fans from around the world will have the opportunity to join one of the most anticipated live events of the year, and bid farewell on this final curtain call of the Pythons live from London’s O2 Arena performance. Presented by Fathom Events and Picturehouse Entertainment, “Monty Python Live (mostly)” will be broadcast live to cinemas.

Sunday, July 20 at 2:30 pm Et/1:30 pm Ct/12:30 pm Mt/11:30 am Pt

Additional showings scheduled on Wednesday, July 23 and Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 pm local time.

Tickets for “Monty Python Live (mostly)” are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than »

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Monty Python Release Cheeky 'Unofficial England Football Anthem'

9 June 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Monty Python have recorded a new verse for their 1979 song "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," transforming it into a sarcastic theme song for England's soccer team a few days before the beginning of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

According to The Telegraph, the tune now features a line that predicts a loss in the team's upcoming game against Brazil: "When you're in the World Cup, and all your hopes are up, and everybody wants your team to win/ Then they go and let you down, and come »

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Simon Pegg-Monty Python’s ‘Absolutely Anything’ Scores Strong Sales (Exclusive)

20 May 2014 7:04 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Absolutely Anything,” a sci-fi farce combining Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale with members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, has racked up strong sales at Cannes.

The film, currently in post-production with Terry Jones directing, has been sold by Gfm Films in the U.K.. to Lionsgate, in Germany to Telepool and Senator, in Scandinavia to Svenske,  in Australasia to Icon, in Cis to Exponeta and in the Middle East to Ecs.

Shooting finished a week ago in London following a 37-day shoot.

The Pythons are voicing key roles as a a group of aliens who endow a disillusioned teacher (Pegg) with the power to do “absolutely anything” to see what a mess he’ll make of things — which is precisely what happens.

There’s also a talking dog named Dennis, voiced by Robin Williams, who seems to understand more about the mayhem that ensues than anyone else does. Pegg »

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Monty Python's Terry Gilliam Calls Reunion 'Depressing'

16 May 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Terry Gilliam is reportedly having a hard time getting excited about reuniting with the other members of the pioneering comedy troupe Monty Python. "I find it depressing that we’re getting back together again," he said in a recent interview with the London Evening Standard. "We worked so hard to get careers beyond it, to get to this stage, and now we’re being dragged back again."

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“Galavant”: Fall ABC Series Looks Like Fun — Probably Doomed

14 May 2014 11:03 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

I’m not really sure what Disney executives were smoking when they decided to make Galavant into a series for ABC, but I do wish they’d share. It’s a comedy about a fairy tale prince (actor Joshua Sasse) seeking revenge against the evil king (Timothy Omundson) who stole his lady love. The biggest selling point: it’s a musical and Oscar winning composer Alan Menken is on board to work his typical Disney magic.

I have no idea who the market is for this. It’s probably not the female audience that tunes in to Once Upon a Time. And it’s not the stoned college students who live for Monty Python and the Holy Grail. And I don’t think the kids who love Disney’s G-rated musical fairy tale movies should be exposed to this. Not only is it not four-quadrant, it’s no quadrant.

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- Ed Kennedy

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Game of Thrones hides secret Monty Python reference in new episode

13 May 2014 2:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

In a reference so obscure only the most determined fan would find it, Game of Thrones' in-house linguist translated insults from Monty Python into the show's Low Valyrian language

Some stand in the rain in Leicester Square, others camp outside hotels. But fandom goes to the next level when, as with a recent Game of Thrones episode, you can spot a Monty Python quote translated into a fantastical invented language.

In the episode Breaker of Chains, the show's linguist David Peterson created the ultimate in-joke with series creator Dan Weiss, by translating Monty Python quotes into Low Valyrian, a language used by a clan on the show. More specifically, he took the insults hurled by a French soldier in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, such as "Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries."

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'Game of Thrones' Episode Revealed to Contain Monty Python References

12 May 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The third episode of the current season of  Game of Thrones, which is featured on the cover of Rolling Stone, contains an Easter egg of Arthurian proportions: Monty Python references. The show's linguist, David Peterson, has revealed that the references appear in the scene where Daario Naharis faces off with the champion of Meereen and the latter shouts at Daenerys Targaryen in some foreign tongue. Although she asks what the invective means, she does not get an accurate translation. "He's actually saying a Low Valyrian translation of the French guy's »

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Game of Thrones’ Hidden Monty Python and the Holy Grail Reference

12 May 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Sometimes it's nice when the nerds behind the nerdy thing you're nerdy about are nerdy about other things you're nerdy about. Cue Game of Thrones' linguist David Peterson. He revealed an Easter egg from the third episode of this season, from the scene in which Daario Naharis goes up against the champion of Meereen. The champion shouts something at Daenerys, but Missandei is not translating what he's saying. "He's actually saying a Low Valyrian translation of the French guy's insults in Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Peterson explained. It was apparently the idea of series co-creator D. B. Weiss. Because pissing in the sand in front of Daenerys is not enough, a real bad guy also farts in her general direction. »

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Monty Python Stage Show to Play in Movie Theaters Worldwide

24 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Picturehouse Entertainment has nabbed the international distribution rights to broadcast Monty Python’s final live show at London’s O2 Arena on July 20 to movie theaters around the world.

The show, “The Last Night of Monty Python,” has been billed as a farewell to the comedy troupe. “Join the crowd live from London’s O2 in a final weepy, hilarious, uproarious, outrageous, farewell to the five remaining Pythons as they head for The Old Jokes Home … on the big screen, in HD,” the Pythons said in a statement.

It will be directed by Aubrey Powell and produced by Fiz Oliver. John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin will perform some of Monty Python’s best-known hits, “with modern, topical, Pythonesque twists.”

There was huge demand for tickets for the live performances at the O2, which was Monty Python first performance on stage since they appeared »

- Leo Barraclough

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An Easter Trivia Challenge: The Cinelinx Quotation Game

19 April 2014 8:27 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

 

Just for fun, on this Easter holiday, take our trivia challenge. Can you place all these quotes? If you’re stumped, scroll down for the answers.

 

Where are the Following Quotes From?

1) "Into the garbage chute, flyboy!"

2) "I never drink...Wine."

3) "Did you ever pick your feet in Poughkeepsie?"

4) "You've got the brain of a five year old child, and I bet he was glad to get rid of it."

5) "I spent eight years trying to reach him and another seven trying to see that he never got released, because I realized what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply evil!"

6) "I love dead! Hate living!"

7) "I'm like a dog chasing a car. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it!"

8) "I am big! It's the pictures that got small!"

9) "If I hadn't been very rich, I might have been a really great man. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Rob Young)

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Regular Show Vol. 1 is a Surreal, Entertaining, and Fun Comic

18 April 2014 12:31 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Regular Show  #1-2, #4-5

Written by Kc Green (Backups by Brian Butler, Shaun Steven Struble, Rachel Connor, Brandon T Snyder)

Art by Allison Strejlau (Backups by Brian Butler, Sina Grace, Josceline Fenton, Wook Jin Clark)

Colored by Lisa Moore (Backups by Maarta Laiho, Shaun Steven Struble, Whitney Cogar)

Published by Boom!

The Regular Show Volume One trade paperback has two full length stories by the comics’ main creative team along with four short stories of varying quality and length. There is also a cover gallery at the end showing different artists’ conceptions of Mordecai, Rigby, Muscle Man, and the rest of the crew. The two main stories in the trade feel like particularly good episodes of the show. Kc Green has a handle on the various characters’ voices from Rigby doing pointless, stupid things and repeating everything Mordecai says to Skips being the laconic voice of reason. Green also uses seemingly random side characters, »

- Logan Dalton

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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, »

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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, »

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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, »

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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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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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