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The 5 Least Worst Robin Hood Adaptions

The story of Robin Hood stealing from the rich and giving to the poor, while saving Maid Marion from the clutches of Prince John has been around since the 15th century.  It has been retold in film many times.

On November 22nd of this year another film reboots the story for a new generation.

Robin Hood (2018) stars Taron Egerton as a war hardened Robin, who along with Moorish commander Little John (Jamie Foxx), returns home from the Crusades to discover his homeland rife with corruption and evil.  Jamie Dornan plays Will Scarlet, Eve Hewson as Maid Marion, Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck, Paul Anderson as Guy of Gisborne, and Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham round out the strong cast.

With the release of the first official trailer this film looks to ignore substance for the sake of style.  Hollywood seems intent on continuing the trend of making flashy looking action films over historically accurate dramas (the recent King Arthur film comes to mind).

To help wash away the bad taste the trailer leaves here is a list of some of the Robin Hood films of the past worth watching:

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Monty+Python

If you’ve ever heard of “Eric the Half a Bee’ then you’re gonna want to feed your dead parrot, quickly eat your breakfast of eggs-Spam-beans-Spam-Spam-Spam-and-Spam, and then pop on down to your local cheese shop and see what’s fresh. The remaining crew of Monty Pythons Flying Circus are getting the band back together to make a Sci-Fi Comedy movie Absolutely Anything.

John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Micheal Palin are all on board with Terry Jones (Erik the Viking, Life of Brian, Meaning of Life, Monty Python and the Holy Grail) directing, that means we’re only missing Graham Chapman who died in 1989 of throat cancer (Rest in Peace Graham, you were one funny as hell guy and I still wonder sometimes about what Monty Python might be doing if you were alive today.)  and Eric Idle, who has yet to put pen to paper and sing on.

Absolutely Anything, based on a script developed by Jones and Gavin Scott, will begin filming in the U.K. later this spring. The movie will combine Live Action and CGI. The Pythons will be voicing a group of aliens who give one earthling the power to do . . . you guessed it:

Absolutely Anything.

I wonder if the aliens will look anything like the ones in Life of Brian?

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If a reunion of the crazy crew of Monty Python was not enough, word is that Robin Williams is all set to voice the role of Dennis, the DOG that knows more about what’s going on, than pretty much anyone else in the movie. Director Terry Jones says:

“It’s not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility.”

I really like the idea of getting these guys together in a creative setting. Perhaps once they’ve been working on set and in the studio together, some old memories and creative juices will get flowing and sparks will fly, perhaps getting fans that new Monty Python movie we’ve all longed for since 1983. What do you think, could Absolutely Anything lead to absolutely anything for Monty Python’s Flying Circus?

 

Via: Forbes

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com

ABOVE: As if George Lucas ruining Star Wars wasn’t enough, here comes the hipters.  God, do I hate hipsters. Stay the hell away from my Star Wars! However, this one wearing a R2D2 swim suit is certainly hot. I can’t argue that. Do you suppose she has Luke’s lightsaber tucked up inside her cooch? [FashionablyGeek]

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Every week the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Every Monday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

This week’s edition: Samuel L. Jackson reads a fucking bedtime story, even worse super hero designs, Doctor Grover, Pokeboobs!, amazing retro Cowboys & Aliens poster, Star Wars animated neon signs, custom made Zelda chess set, David Tennant & Catherine Tate get “bovvered”, Infographic: Every 3D Movie Ever Made, live-action Angry Birds, Vader gets a rubdown then walks hit AT-AT, John Cleese learns to calm his road rage, Super Mario Bros stash boxes, Mario hydrant, Indiana Jones plushie, Kermit the Frog is Mal Reynolds and Hal Jordan, real life Pokemon, pee to your next high score, a Jurassic Park love hotel, awesome Doctor Who and Millenium Falcon cakes, a meme-tastic drink menu, Diagram of Geek Culture, Jaws meets Ariel bathing suit, Toy Story Unleashed, Dalek squirrels, the 8-bit world invades, Winterfell Direwolves win the championship, rent Oracle’s clocktower, is it 4:20 yet?

 

Samuel L. Jackson reading “Go the Fuck to Sleep.” I really don’t need to tell you anything else. It’s precious, charming and fucking hilarious. (CollegeHumor)

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