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By Brigid Brown | Posted on June 16th, 2014
Surviving members of the Monty Python comedy troupe, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, John Cleese and Terry Gilliam, have gotten together for the first day of rehearsals for their forthcoming show Monty Python Live, being ...
While fans of the Monty Python team are excitedly looking forward to their reunion shows in London this July, it seems some of the performers are slightly less thrilled about the prospect than you may imagine. In fact, Terry Gilliam, ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on April 25th, 2014
If you’ve been following the news about the reunited cast of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and their forthcoming ten London concerts, while looking gloomily at the fluff in your pockets and wondering how on earth you could ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on January 28th, 2014
The trailer for Terry Gilliam’s latest movie The Zero Theorem has been released, and, like his previous triumphs Brazil and 12 Monkeys, it throws a mundane reality against a fantastical dream, set in a futuristic dystopia. Only ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 28th, 2013
This is becoming a little like the speech given by the leader of the Spanish Inquisition about their chief weapons.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 21st, 2013
So, having reported a couple of days ago that the five members of the Monty Python team that have very much not kicked the bucket and gone on to meet their maker (et cetera) are getting back together, it seems their reunion is more of a ...
Amid the spiralling attentiornado around a certain other British TV show of the past (and future), we bring news of a classic comedy comeback, of sorts.
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on September 12th, 2013
This is a delight on two levels.
One: It’s a reswizzled trailer for Monty Python and the Holy Grail made by Stéphane Bouley, and using all of the most common tricks trailermakers use to try and add booming gravitas to every tiny moment in a film. So it has the ...
By Fraser McAlpine | Posted on November 7th, 2012
OK, so there isn’t really a new Monty Python film per se, but it’s pretty close to being one, and it looks like the purpetually busy Benedict will be its star.