Posted on Friday, October 16th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of those things that is actually as good as you remember. No amount of obnoxious over-quoting by comedy nerds trying out their best (i.e., terrible) British accent can ruin the best jokes. An amusing but safely mainstream Broadway musical adaptation cannot diminish its transgressive delights. 40 years later, it’s still one of the best comedies ever made, from one of the most inspired comedy groups to ever walk this planet.
So when long-lost animation from the film is unearthed for the new Blu-ray and DVD release, everyone with good taste has reason to celebrate! And when original Python troupe member/animator/token American Terry Gilliam is called in to provide commentary, everyone with the best taste has additional reason to break out the party favors.
Watch the deleted Monty Python animation, and Gilliam’s commentary, after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’ve got a lot of ground to cover today, so let’s hit it. After the jump:
- Get details on the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation home video release
- The Olsen twins are “always welcome” to drop by Fuller House
- Drew Goddard says the studio really wanted a Cabin in the Woods 2
- Mia Wasikowska says the Alice in Wonderland sequel has less CG
- Drafthouse Films picks up Klown Forever for distribution in the U.S.
- Now Homeland‘s Damian Lewis is the subject of “next James Bond” rumors
- Exactly how many Aston Martin DB10s were destroyed in the making of Spectre?
- Blade Runner 2 director Denis Villeneuve would like to make a Bond film
- The Art of Kung Fu Panda 3 reveals another look at the sequel
- The cast of Resident Evil 6 shares more photos from the set
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If you’ve recently been craving to watch the Dane Cook star vehicle, Good Luck Chuck, then you better hurry up, because it’s about to leave Netflix. Once again, the company is depriving us of comedy classics we just need to watch again and again. In reality, the streaming service is actually dropping some great movies next month. After the jump, check out our rundown of some of the best films leaving Netflix in October 2015.
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Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
Will Jason Momoa‘s Aquaman costume nod to the comics? How is Suicide Squad‘s Cara Delevingne showing her love for Superman? Who else is coming to Legends of Tomorrow? What can screenwriter Jason Fuchs say about Wonder Woman? How is Mondo celebrating Batman Day? Does Tom Hiddleston think fans want him back as Loki? What would a Batman ’66 version of Bane look like? How feminist is Agent Carter? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
For the past few years, there’s always been some kind of rumor about the original Star Wars theatrical cuts being made available on Blu-Ray for the first time ever. The most recent rumor pointing to such a release came over a year ago, and since then we’ve even seen some cool fake mock-ups for Blu-Ray covers for the hopeful releases.
However, nearly three years ago, we laid out why it wasn’t likely that Disney would be releasing a box set of the theatrical cuts of the original trilogy anytime soon, mainly because 20th Century Fox still owns the release rights to both the original trilogy and the prequel trilogy until 2020.
Making matters even more complicated is that Fox actually owns the rights to A New Hope “in perpetuity in all media worldwide.” That means they’ll never lose the rights to Episode IV, so unless they come to some kind of deal with Disney, a box set release of all the movies, including the original theatrical cuts, isn’t in the cards.
Well, this rumor has cropped up yet again, though it’s somewhat more credible this time than previously. Find out more about the Star Wars theatrical cut Blu-Ray below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
What DC role did Gal Gadot turn down before Wonder Woman? Could Thor: The Dark World‘s Zachary Levi return as a different Marvel character? Does Elizabeth Olsen want a Scarlet Witch standalone? Who’s the rumored villain of Man of Steel 2? How long has Spider-Man been around in Captain America: Civil War? Is Justice League Unlimited finally coming to Blu-ray? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Monty Python and the Holy Grail has been making us laugh, and prompting us to quote its absurd dialogue, for forty years. The 1975 release will enjoy a new anniversary blu-ray edition in October. One bit of packaging for the disc is meant to evoke one of the most ridiculous concepts in the movie — and that’s saying a lot when discussing this film.
The new Monty Python and the Holy Grail blu-ray will feature a working catapult — a tiny one, these people aren’t monsters, and the shipping for an actual war machine would be outrageous — that will fling appropriately-sized animal toys about your room.
Even better, there’s a video featuring the Monty Python crew (Terry Jones, Michael Palin, John Cleese, and Terry Gilliam, who is thankfully very much alive) playing with the modestly-sized weapon. The glee with which Michael Palin puts the catapult to work might be the best thing I’ve seen today.
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For anyone who would like to argue against the idea that the Fast & Furious films are successful because they graft action movie setpieces to soap opera story concepts, I point to the Michelle Rodriguez character Letty Ortiz as Exhibit A.
So many classic soap opera plot ideas have been applied to Letty over the past four films that she’s basically a Cliffs Notes for any daytime TV series with the gumption to be on the air in 2015. Why watch Days of Our Lives now? Just check out Letty’s character arc, which has a bunch of car chases and punching as a bonus.
In the seventh film, Letty tries to deal with her amnesia (amnesia!) by running off to find her memories. She disappears from the movie for a while, but at least one scene was shot to show where Letty went. You can watch that Furious 7 deleted scene below, complete with a bonus appearance from Gal Gadot! Spoilers ahead for half of the films series, by the way. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 by Angie Han
While Avengers: Age of Ultron isn’t completely devoid of humor, there’s not a whole lot of time for jokes when everyone’s too busy trying to save the world. The making of Avengers: Age of Ultron, on the other hand, looks like a much more lighthearted affair, full of jokes, screw-ups, and general silliness. Watch the Avengers: Age of Ultron gag reel after the jump. Read More »