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Star Trek and Monty Python Movie Mash-Up

28 December 2010 9:03 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

This fun video takes Monty Python and the Holy Grail's "Knights of the Round Table" song and smashes it together with edited clips from the classic sci-fi Star Trek TV series. The video put a smile on my face, and I think you'll enjoy it as well. It's awesomely absurd. Watch it below and tell us what you think!

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- Venkman

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Monty Python Reunites for Retro Futuristic Film

16 December 2010 8:21 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

When we think of futuristic, the year 1884 just doesn't come to mind. But then, we don't have the wacky mind of a member of Monty Python. Terry Gilliam (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) will make the animated 1884 starring the voices of four Monty Python members. Variety describes 1884 as "a film made in 1848 with steam power, narrating a tale of laughable imperialist daring-do and espionage set in a futuristic 1884, when Europe is at war, steam-powered cars fly in the sky and man has landed on the moon...Plot turns on dashing, if uber-bumbler secret agent Horatio Kitchengame dispatched to Europe to foil the plans of Count Ravenoff Fafner to achieve world dominion thanks to a dastardly new war machine."

The animation for 1884 is offbeat as well: live-action puppets with CGI heads consisting of the actors mouths and eyes.

Gilliam is one of the members of Monty Python and has been involved »

- (Tara the Mom)

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Top 7 Movie Wizards/Witches I’d Like On My Team

18 November 2010 7:59 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.

It was back in early high school when my final Dungeons & Dragons campaign faded out — a newfound interest in the opposite sex helped to snuff out that particular fire. I suppose that’s a healthy transition for a 15-year old, but as it turned out, all I’d really accomplished was to trade in a “lifetime” of fictional success for a strong dose of real-life failure, after failure, after failure. But I’m not discouraged. With the success of the Harry Potter novels and films, it’s gotten at least a little more hip to admit to liking fantasy tales, and I can now openly take part in this fictional assembly of my cinematic spell-casting dream team, while still somehow managing to keep my head held high. So with that said, let’s get to it. Here are the Top 7 Movie Wizards »

- Aaron Ruffcorn

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‘Your Highness’ Red Band Trailer Packs A Hilarious Punch

16 November 2010 9:16 PM, PST | | See recent Screen Rant news »

It has been a while since we’ve heard from the R-rated period piece/action comedy Your Highness.

Finally, a trailer has dropped for the ensemble comedy that feels like a perfect mashup of Pineapple Express andRobin Hood: Men In Tights.

The trailer has everything you could imagine in a movie like Your Highness. The cast is truly inspired – James Franco, Danny McBride, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel should make for quite a team. Most importantly, shoving crude and contemporary humor into a period piece is something I’ve never seen before.

Sure, we saw childish humor in Robin Hood: Men in Tights and there’s plenty of modern comedy in Monty Python and the Holy Grail – but the level of vulgarity in this trailer is enough to suggest director David Gordon Green could care less about…

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- Mike Eisenberg

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'Your Highness': James Franco gets stoned, Natalie Portman gets raunchy in red band trailer

16 November 2010 9:12 PM, PST | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

Two of this year’s award season darlings look like being the James Franco-starring 127 Hours and the Natalie Portman-starring Black Swan. As it happens, Franco and Portman will be seen together next spring in Your Highness, a movie that I don’t think it’s rude to suggest has little hope of currying a whole lot of favor with Oscar voters. Instead, judging by the new red band trailer you can find after the jump, the movie is firmly aimed at people who believe that watching the foul-mouthed offspring of Pineapple Express and Monty Python and the Holy Grail »

- Clark Collis

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Jay Basu Casts Merlin into “Contemporary Setting”

10 November 2010 10:43 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Merlin is in the upper echelon of fictional wizards* along with Gandalf, Harry Potter, and the The Great and Powerful Oz.  Having first appeared in Arthurian legend in 1136, Merlin predates them all, but arguably lacks the definitive on-screen portrayal of the latter three.

Author/screenwriter Jay Basu’s take on Merlin may not change that, but it ought to be fresh.  Working Title has picked up a Basu film pitch that brings Merlin into “a contemporary setting.”

Merlin.  Present day.  That’s about all we know so far, but the character has a rich history; hit the jump for background information on Merin.

Merlin is a legendary figure best known as the wizard featured in the Arthurian legend. The standard depiction of the character first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s Historia Regum Britanniae, written c. 1136, and is based on an amalgamation of previous historical and legendary figures. Geoffrey combined »

- Brendan Bettinger

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Tsr Blog: In time for Halloween … Holiday Horrors

13 October 2010 9:25 PM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Even as a little kid, I couldn’t help but feel that some of the holiday figures I was always told about, like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny, were a little off. I mean, I liked what most of them represented, like plenty of gifts and time off of school, but there was still that nagging feeling in my gut. As time went on and much to Tinkerbell’s dismay, I stopped believing, I began to see a more practical use for these holiday figures. After all, each of them has a discernible talent, so why not exploit it the best way I know how? That’s right folks, holiday horror movies. Now I’m not talking about My Bloody Valentine or any of those slashers that feed off of the holiday buzz. Nah, I’m talking about something else entirely. Sure, some of these have already been inducted »

- Calhoun Kersten

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Should there be an industry standard for the special edition DVD? | Anne Wollenberg

17 September 2010 12:34 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Anniversary and collectors' editions are a good way to boost DVD sales. But should they have a minimum number of specifically-commissioned extra features?

If you bought a 50th anniversary DVD of a seminal work of cinema, you'd probably hope for a clutch of decent features, ideally more than just one archive interview, one featurette, an introduction by a magazine editor and a short film starring Kris Marshall. Especially if the director was still alive and making films – and was, in fact, Jean-Luc Godard.

But that's exactly what you'll find on the new DVD release of À Bout de Souffle, aka Breathless. Ostensibly a celebration of the film's half-centenary, it's not particularly celebratory. While it contains the same restored print that saw a theatrical run in June, the extras are a bit of a letdown. The Blu-ray release has a larger smattering of features, but it's still less than the film deserves. »

- Anne Wollenberg

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Ju-on Director Developing Rabbit Horror 3D

7 September 2010 9:29 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Piranha 3D.... Shark 3D... Rabbit 3D?

Takashi Shimizu, the director of Japanese horror films such as The Grudge and Ju-On has found a new horror film project to work on called Rabbit Horror 3D.

Rabbit Horror 3D stars Hikari Mitsushima (Death Note). According to Tokyo Hive it's inspired by Alice in Wonderland and "tells the story of Mitsushima’s brother, who is sent to an alternate world after receiving the [stuffed] rabbit.  To retrieve her brother, Mitsushima’s character will unravel the secret behind the animal." 

The all comes after the success of Asia's first 3D horror film, The Shock Labyrinth 3D, which you can watch the trailer for below.

This will definitely end up being an interesting movie. The most deadly and violent rabbit in movie history is from the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Will Rabbit Horror 3D take over the coveted spot of most violent movie rabbit ever? »

- Venkman

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Stabbed, Sliced, and Beheaded: The 10 Most Memorable Scenes Starring a Knife

3 September 2010 12:51 PM, PDT | | See recent ReelzChannel news »

If Robert Rodriguez's Machete is even half as good as the trailer, the pic will certainly be the best movie featuring the knife named in the title. Meanwhile, the title character's knife-adorned wardrobe — and the clip of Danny Trejo swinging a bladed morning star and bungee jumping with entrails — begged the question: What are the most memorable movie scenes where a knife plays a leading role?

see the 10 scenes that made our list >>

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Psycho | Monty Python and the Holy Grail | Fatal Attraction | Conan the Destroyer | Under Siege | Kill Bill: Vol. 1 | Machete | Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid | Raiders of the Lost Ark | Saving Private Ryan | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back »

- reelz reelz

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HeyUGuys IMDb250 Project – Week 30

16 August 2010 6:30 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The IMDb250. A list of the top 250 films as ranked by the users of the biggest Internet movie site on the web. It is based upon the ratings provided by the users of the Internet Movie Database, which number into the millions. As such, it’s a perfect representation of the opinions of the movie masses, and arguably the most comprehensive ranking system on the Internet.

It’s because of this that we at HeyUGuys (and in this case we is myself and Barry) have decided to set ourselves a project. To watch and review all 250 movies on the list. We’ve frozen the list as of January 1st of this year. It’s not as simple as it sounds, we are watching them all in one year, 125 each.

This is our 30th update, my next five films watched for the project. You can find all our previous week’s updates here. »

- Gary Phillips

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'Shaq Vs' season premiere: Extracurricular Shaq-tivities

3 August 2010 10:47 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

“I consider myself a being from another planet,” said Shaq proudly, as he stalked across Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s private compound, asked a statue of Forrest Gump for directions, and attempted in vain to ride a fake horsie. Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Shaq Vs: gonzo vanity project, lusciously silly American bizarro-world, and probably the closest we’ll ever come to a real-life Celebrity Deathmatch. The second season kicked off last night, and besides speeding up the proceedings considerably – two competitions per episode seems to be the new norm – the season premiere taught us a load of important life lessons. »

- Darren Franich

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Tsr Buzz – Titanic II, Mad Men recap, The Arcade Fire and more

29 July 2010 7:57 AM, PDT | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

With Tsr Buzz, you’ll find links to articles, videos and other random things that will help you waste your time just a little bit more.

A woman walks through a German grocery store and comes across the American ethnic isle. Let’s see what healthy treats are in store for her, shall we?

It’s been decided that everyone who is hip, cool and out of sight should love “Mad Men.” The new season started and some of you haven’t seen every episode from the beginning (like me). Here’s your chance to catch up and become on of the cool kids in school. You’re welcome. Follow this link for a 4:40 recap on the first three seasons. What podcasts do I listen to besides Movie B.S. with Bayer and Snider? Well, I’m glad you asked. I like Kevin Pollak’s Chat Show. »

- Jeff Bayer

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Natural World | Tim Marloe Meets . . . Terry Jones | Dive | Shanghai Tales | Southland | Skins | Watch this

8 July 2010 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Natural World | Tim Marloe Meets . . . Terry Jones | Dive | Shanghai Tales | Southland | Skins

Natural World

7pm, BBC2

Chuck a "mega" and "giant" into the mix of tonight's Natural World and you'd have the ingredients for another straight-to-dvd B-movie: it's all about eagles who eat monkeys. After learning of the location of a nest occupied by a family of elusive harpy eagles, film-maker Fergus Beeley set up his own eyrie high in the canopy above the Orinoco rainforest of Venezuela . . . Sit back for an hour and enjoy the results of his patience. Rv

Tim Marlow Meets . . . Terry Jones

8.30pm, Sky Arts 1

If there's one thing we know about Python Terry Jones it's that he's obsessed with the middle ages and thus well placed to offer some very informative and entertaining insights into a clutch of medieval artworks at London's National Gallery, such as Paolo Uccello's Saint George and the Dragon, with »

- Will Hodgkinson, David Stubbs, Richard Vine, Martin Skegg, Ali Catterall, Rebecca Nicholson

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female gazing at: Peter Davison

2 July 2010 2:18 PM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Oh, I do love the pretty blond boys. All Creatures Great and Small was one of my first forays into British drama on PBS when I was probably 12. And I instantly fell in love with Tristan, and with Peter Davison: My crush was sealed for life with Doctor Who: (I love the fancy sideburns. David Tennant’s Doctor didn’t introduce hints of vanity into the Doctor’s appearance: Peter Davison did.) From the extras on the Last Detective box set: The beard was because he was playing King Arthur in Monty Python and the Holy Grail in the West End: »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time - Video Montage

1 July 2010 3:14 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

The gang over a Pajiba has created a great little video montage of movie clips that give us the 100 greatest movie insults of all time, and they show it all in under ten minutes! This is pure entertainment, enjoy!

 Films included in the montage include:

Here is a List of Movies Cited in the Above Video

0’00 - Roxanne, Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Gleaming the Cube, The Princess Bride, A Fish Called Wanda, Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, Casino, Three Amigos, A Clockwork Orange

1’05 - Dolemite, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bad Santa, The Witches of Eastwick, The Big Lebowski, In Bruges, Full Metal Jacket, There Will Be Blood

2’05 - Toy Story, Casablanca, Encino Man, The Women, Predator, Army of Darkness, They Live, Uncle Buck, Big Trouble in Little China, New Jack City, Billy Madison

3’00 - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Departed, Carlito’s Way, In the Loop, Glengarry Glen Ross, »

- Venkman

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The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time

1 July 2010 5:00 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Here’s a bit of fun this Thursday lunchtime although if you’re going to watch the video that I’ve embedded below in an office, I suggest you use headphones. I love this video montages that people put together and today we’ve found this one on Pajiba (Put together by Harry Hanharan) called ‘The 100 Greatest Movie Insults of All Time’ which does exactly what it says on the tin.

Some of the insults are rude, some incredibly clever but all are entertaining. Pajiba also give us a list of every single film mention in the clip so follow along as you watch.

Please note, this video contains swearing.

Movies used in the video:

0’00 – Roxanne, Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Gleaming the Cube, The Princess Bride, A Fish Called Wanda, Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, Casino, Three Amigos, A Clockwork Orange 1’05 – Dolemite, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bad Santa, »

- David Sztypuljak

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Verbinski Talks "Rango" With Dark Horizons

30 June 2010 11:18 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

There was a time when Gore Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean") thought he might be able to make another film while his first animated feature "Rango" was in preproduction – but that, he admits today, seems outright fantastical. In the screening room of his Blind Wink productions at Universal Studios, Hollywood, Verbinski claims newfound respect for the work that goes into animated films. “It’s very much like we’re shooting a movie… We’re very much in production,” he says.

Sitting here seven days a week, Verbinski and his team fastidiously review and tweak daily transmissions of work from Industrial Light and Magic, with trips north to Ilm studios in San Francisco every other week. In spite of what Verbinski may once have thought, directing "Rango" has definitely become a full time job.

"Rango" is “the story of a chameleon with an identity crisis, played by Johnny Depp. And that’s it. »

- Greg Yolen

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10 Best Comedy Lines from Classic Movies

14 June 2010 5:52 PM, PDT | | See recent news » Turner Classic Movies (TCM) today unveiled the network’s list of 10 Best Comedy Lines from Classic Movies, timed to coincide with the buildup to sister network TBS and Just For Laughs’ second annual comedy festival in Chicago, which begins tomorrow. The list includes lines from a number of memorable comedies, spoken by such notables as Groucho Marx, Mel Brooks, Ginger Rogers, Peter Sellers, John Belushi and Rob Reiner’s mother.

With this latest authoritative list, TCM set out to find lines that leave audiences in stitches. Many of the lines are repeated by even the most casual movie fans, demonstrating their strong foothold in pop culture.

“Great movie quotes frequently make their way into everyday conversation, and that is especially true for lines that make us laugh out loud,” said TCM host and film historian Robert Osborne.

Here are the lines included on TCM’s list of 10 Best Comedy Lines from Classic Movies, »


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TCM's List of Top Ten Best Comedy Lines from Classic Movies

14 June 2010 5:35 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

TCM has gotten in the habit of releasing new top tens quite frequently and every now and again one is rather interesting, such as their list of the Top 15 Most Influential Films of All-Time, which set the Internet on fire last April for about two straight weeks and even encouraged some sites to poll their users to see just how TCM's list compared to a user generated one.

I doubt today's list will be scrutinized as hard as that one considering comedy is so subjective, but I'm sure many of you will have something to add to the list that you feel should be included. What follows directly below is Turner Classic Movies' (TCM) list list of the 10 Best Comedy Lines from Classic Movies, which lines from such notables as Groucho Marx, Mel Brooks, Ginger Rogers, Peter Sellers, John Belushi and Rob Reiner's mother.

The list is presented in »

- Brad Brevet

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