Life of Brian (1979)
Trafalgar, which was Picture House Entertainment before a management buyout and rebrand, has worked with the Python team before, on the theatrical release of 2014’s live show “Monty Python Live (mostly) – One Down Five to Go.” It registered 330,000 admissions globally.
“Monty Python’s Life of Brian” was the second major film from the comedy troupe and is a scathing satire of both religion and Hollywood’s depiction of all things biblical. It will be back in cinemas next year as part of a program of celebrations around the 40th anniversary.
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And we learn that this other he speaks of is none other than Luke's own twin sister, Leia. Sure, Empire Strikes Back gave fans one of the biggest surprises in cinematic history when it divulged the true fact that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's real father. Return of the Jedi
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The survey included responses from 253 film critics internationally, with freelancers writing in from Syria, Azerbaijan, and Montenegro. For a deeper dive into your favorite critics’ comedic tastes, each individual top ten list is also available for perusal. IndieWire’s Eric Kohn, David Ehrlich, and Kate Erbland participated; their number one picks were “City Lights,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” respectively.
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Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.
Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.
100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese,
Brian, according to the gospel of the Monty Python crazies, was a cherub born in Jerusalem on the same night as Jesus, but in the manger next door, a coincidence that caused the three wise men to stumble across the wrong baby before shuffling off to the right stable. (Accidents will happen.) From then on, Brian's life is pure hell. And very funny to watch.
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In his first television role since Dr. Derek Shepherd’s untimely demise, Grey’s Anatomy star Dempsey has signed on to play a man at the center of a murder mystery in Epix’s The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, the network announced Tuesday.
The 10-part series is based on Joël Dicker’s novel of the same name and chronicles Harry Querbert’s experience as he’s indicted for murder after a teenage girl’s body is found on his property years after her disappearance.
The documentary is dedicated to Roger Moore, which died in May. The film will serve as a promotional vehicle for the song “U N I,” composed and produced by Geoffrey for Unicef to raise funds for the charity. Roger Moore was a Goodwill Ambassador for Unicef for nearly 30 years.
“I promised him before he died that we would complete this movie,” Moore told Variety.
The song highlights the unnecessary suffering of children around the world and emphasizes how charitable actions can stop it from happening.
“My father had a great sense of humor so the documentary is very sardonic,” Moore noted. “We both believed that humor is a great way to make a serious point. He was very dedicated to Unicef and the notion of using his good fortune for good
John Cleese will receive the Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival (August 11-18).
The prize is awarded for an extraordinary contribution to the art of film.
After the awards ceremony, the festival will screen Cleese’s comedy A Fish Called Wanda as part of its open air programme.
Monty Python member Cleese appeared in Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Life Of Brian and The World Is Not Enough.
Last year’s recipient of the honorary award was director Stephen Frears. Robert De Niro was given a separate lifetime achievement award.
The 2017 festival will also pay tribute to documentarian Joshua Oppenheimer.
The two-time Oscar nominee will attend the festival to participate in a masterclass and audience Q&A session.
His films The Act Of Killing and The Look Of Silence – both about genocide in Indonesia - will also be screened
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According to Deadline, Absolutely Anything will be given a limited release, with Atlas hoping to get the movie in theaters on May 12. Terry Jones, who directed Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Life of Brian and The Meaning of life, directed Absolutely Anything from a script that he wrote more than 20 years ago. The movie also stars Monty Python alums John Cleese, Eric Idle and Michael Palin. So comedy fans have several very good reasons to go see this movie.
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Meeting me for breakfast, the director spoke about Gere's films - Rob Marshall's Chicago, Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful, and Oren Moverman's Time Out Of Mind and The Dinner, screening at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. An aside to Terry Jones's Monty Python's Life Of Brian
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Christmastime is here. Presumably you already have chestnuts roasting on an open fire, a turkey and some mistletoe, and your first screaming argument about who’s cooking for who and where. ’Tis the season for such timeless traditions, and along with a collective craving for manifestly ill-judged food combinations and a moratorium on our disapproval of comedy knitwear, classic Christmas movies are now a vital part of the great yuletide experience.
But what precisely is a classic Christmas movie? Timeless vintage offerings like Holiday Inn and Miracle on 34th Street are stuffed from titles to credits with all things Christmassy, yet you’ll also find films like Casablanca and The Great Escape on many festive film lists, which have nothing more to do with Christmas than Cannibal Holocaust.
Even the single greatest ‘Christmas Movie’ of all time, It’s a Wonderful Life has a pretty tenuous connection with the Holiday Season,
To say things have changed in 2016 would be something of an understatement. Donald Trump’s surprise election victory over Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night left the world reeling and the next few years now look incredibly uncertain on both sides of The Atlantic. One thing that hasn’t changed however, is South Park‘s incredible ability to deliver hilarious and perfectly timed social commentary.
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Monty Python star Michael Palin took to Facebook over the weekend to write an emotional post about his longtime friend and Python co-star, Terry Jones, following the latter’s diagnosis with dementia.
Jones, 74, who directed Monty Python’s Life Of Brian [pictured] and The Meaning Of Life, and co-directed Monty Python And The Holy Grail with Terry Gilliam, is suffering from primary progressive aphasia, a form of dementia, which affects his ability to communicate.
Palin and Jones have been friends and workmates for over fifty years. Palin said: “The progress of his dementia has been painful to watch and the news announced yesterday that he has a type of aphasia which is gradually depriving him of the ability to speak is about the cruellest thing that could befall someone to whom words, ideas, arguments, jokes and stories were once the stuff of life.”
20. Fargo: The Cohen Brothers funniest black comedy may not be for everyone's taste, because it is quite violent. However, underneath all that is a droll observation on the human condition, highlighted by a winning performance from Frances McDormand as a very likeable and very pregnant police chief. Her character police chief Marge Gunderson is kind, clever and compassionate. She’s a much more admirable role model than all the recent ‘badass female’ clichés we’ve been inundated with lately. Another standout here is William H. Macy as a two-bit schemer who's plan utterly backfires.
A representative for Jones, whose most recent film work was as a co-writer on the 2105 picture “Absolutely Anything,” said the actor has primary progressive aphasia, a variant of frontotemporal dementia.
“This illness affects his ability to communicate and he is no longer able to give interviews,” the representative said.
Born in Wales, Jones is one of the five living members of iconic British comedy group Monty Python, whose first big success was the surreal and irreverent TV show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” which ran from 1969 to 1974.
The Pythons went on to make several films including “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” a farcical medieval romp based on the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the round table, and “Monty Python’s The Life of Brian,”a story
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