monty python

3052297-inline-i-1-monty-python-fans-its-your-holy-grail-14-minutes-of-lost-terry-gilliam-animation

The upcoming Monty Python and the Holy Grail‘s 40th anniversary Blu/Ray is just a couple of weeks away (October 27th) and to promote the release Terry Gilliam has narrated a batch of recently discovered and never before seen animation that didn’t make the final cut for the theatrical release of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. As Gilliam says, this missing animation is really the only reason to buy another copy anyways. Wait.. does that mean you shouldn’t watch it and buy a copy instead? (more…)

terry-gilliam2

Variety found out this morning that being prepared for a celebrity death is one thing, but pulling the trigger on a celebrity death notice is quite a different fish. Most big news agencies have them, prepared obituaries of celebrities, world leaders, and other notables that are refreshed every now and then with new information so that when the unfortunate occurs, they can jump right into the news cycle without a lot of rushed research. Yesterday afternoon something happened over at Variety that caused the posting of an obituary for director Terry Gilliam, most famously part of the Monty Python Flying Circus comedy group. Hilarity ensued. (more…)

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?

dbe266f47798407eb6cd74e7516daaaec061bf3b

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

We’ve know for years that there will be no official Monty Python reunion so long as, by their own deceleration, Graham Chapman remains dead. Luckily they still manage to find themselves in the same room working together from time to time, and the next time is coming soon. Variety is reporting that members of the classic comedy troupe are providing voices for fellow Python, Terry Jones’, upcoming CGI/live action film Absolutely Anything.

Plans are for filming to begin in the U.K. this spring, with the Pythons voicing key roles as a a group of aliens who endow an earthling 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 who seems to understand more about the mayhem that ensues than anyone else does. Robin Williams [ugh, why?]will voice the character.

So, other than the thought of enduring the soul crushing experience of another Robin Williams scene chewing performance, this should be pretty damn sweet. Variety says that John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin are already on board to do voices for the film. What of  Eric Idle, well the producers are still in talks but… come on, he has to do it. Hell, Mike Medavoy is going to produce it, and he produced The Life Of Brian for crying out loud, this could possibly be our last chance at a semi-sorta-but-not-official Python reunion.

Oh, and the script? Apparently its something that Jones and Medavoy have been working on for the better part of the last two decades. The premise sounds promising, and hey, as Jones puts it himself “It’s not a Monty Python picture, but it certainly has that sensibility,” and if there is one thing Monty Python was known for, it’s grounded sensibility.

(I was going to end this with a classic Monty Python sketch. I went to YouTube, I lost track of time and couldn’t pick one. How the hell do you pick out of so many. So, for full effect, go to the official Monty Python YouTube channel and knock off an our or two.)

Source: Variety via YouBentMyWookie

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.

Be shocked and amazed at the sounds coming from this PVC tube organ. Seriously, you’ll recognize these tunes, like maybe a certain video game theme involving tubes of its own. (College Humor)

(more…)

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, every morning, 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.

 

Finally, a good reason for “futuristic” phones, with the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy we’ill never be lost in our journeys throughout the universe. Now, if only we could restart the space program so we could actually travel the universe. (TDW: Geeks)

(more…)

Video Of The 100 Greatest Movie Insults

insult004

Harry Hanrahan has brought us another video of the 100 Greatest Movie Insults of all time.  Or from the past two centuries, anyway, considering before that movies didn’t really exist.  There was a video of the Top 100 floating around before, but this is another one.  Do you really mind?  The more the merrier in my book.  It’s ten minutes long but it includes a lot of the greats.  Under the embedded video , we have a list of all the movies that make an appearance.

(more…)

Star Trek Meets Monty Python

star-trek-meets-monty-python1

What do you get when you blend Mighty Python and The Holy Grail’s “Knights Of The Round Table” song and some very cleverly edited footage from Star Trek? You get a downright funny video from T.Jones and Killa (sounds like a failed rap duo from the 90’s to me.) For the effects of it’s time Star Trek fits perfectly with the British comedy team. All it needs is a giant foot to stomp the Enterprise at the end of all this wacked out humor.

Can that Captain dance or was it just the beginning of the hammiest Canadian to ever grace Sci-Fi?

Via: Comic Book Movie

DVD Tuesday 6/7/10

ateam

It’s a Tuesday once again and ya’ll know the drill. We here at NerdBastards list out what came out today and recommend if ya should either BUY, RENT, or PASS on the product. We got the usual Old is New and the TV Show DVD section. Also, the debut of the LOL Release of the Week, where we’ll inform of a movie that is either a rip-off of a current popular franchise or just something really outrageous that needs to be known. Check after the jump to see what came out.

(more…)