Articles tagged eric idle

Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.

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The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset

The Python legacy is like the Python treatment of death: vast, ridiculous, constant.

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Part 2 - Outsider Influences

TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?

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18 May 2007 // 11:24 AM

Acting legend Julie Andrews returns in Shrek the Third

LOS ANGELES—PUBLICIST: “You’re not going to write that you watched the Kentucky Derby in Julie Andrews’ bedroom, are you?” JOURNALIST: “I wouldn’t

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18 May 2007 // 5:00 AM

Shrek the Third (2007)

Nothing looks to be ongoing so much as Shrek, except maybe the other sequel machines huffing and puffing this summer.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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26 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Personal Best of Monty Pythons Flying Circus

A nostalgia-tinged scrapbook satisfying to only the most ardent of collectors.

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Monty Python’s Flying Circus: 16 Ton Megaset Collection

In the heavenly hierarchy of humor, Monty Python's Flying Circus is God. Its four-year run on the BBC resulted in 45 stellar examples of superior sketch comedy.

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Monty Python’s Flying Circus - Eric Idle’s Personal Best

Monty Python pioneered the stream-of-consciousness comedy style, which meant every show was like a conversation that flowed from a start to an end.

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16 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

Do Not Adjust Your Set

Do Not Adjust Your Set was part of a trio of prehistoric Python shows.

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The Greedy Bastard Diary: A Comic Tour of America by Eric Idle

Idle's humanity, ultimately, saves this book from becoming a run-of-the-mill title that usually clogs the humor section at your local bookstore.

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Monty Python’s Life of Brian (1979)

This time around, Life of Brian might be seen for what it is: an icon of irreverent comic brilliance.

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8 Apr 2004 // 1:00 AM

Ella Enchanted (2004)

It is an updated fairy tale that, for all its charms, can't quite break out of its old-time constraints.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

The extras in this two-disc set are ample and appropriately Python-y.

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26 Mar 2003 // 11:00 PM

	Eric Idle: Eric Idle Presents The Rutland Isles

Monty Python is like a legendary rock band whose individual members have embarrassed themselves with a series of vain attempts to regain and/or cash

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975/2001)

The social/political commentaries . . . are still relevant and imaginative, and the inventive physical and verbal humor is still the stuff that bladder accidents are made of.

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