Articles tagged john cleese

The Secret Policeman’s Balls

The seemingly smutty and initially baffling title is the collective moniker for a series of Amnesty International benefit concerts, held in London.

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The Art of Soccer with John Cleese

Cleese seems to be well aware of his pandering, as he plays a caricature of himself.

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Obama & More Critical Commentary on Cultural Imperialism in 2008’s ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

The Day the Earth Stood Still was rich in contemporary and relevant social criticism despite the regurgitating an apocalypse narrative and re-hashing Keanu Reeves as another prophetic savior.

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The Day the Earth Stood Still

On its face, casting Keanu Reeves as Klaatu, that most thoughtful visitor from another planet, seems inspired. Or maybe just obvious.

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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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19 Sep 2008 // 3:00 AM

Igor

Igor fences Eva into a very old-fashioned position: literally a man’s creation, she helps to "civilize" the all-male society.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.

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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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5 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Shrek the Third

Is there a rule that decrees all movie-based games be mediocre?

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John Cleese Comedy Collection

Much like Fawlty Towers, this three-DVD collection finds John Cleese stepping outside the Monty Python troupe and all its unique historical / political obsessions, for a little straight comedy.

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5 Jun 2007 // 10:59 PM

Kids’ DVDs: June 2007

Given that babies and young children love nothing more than repetition, repetition, and... um.... repetition, I can't understand why even the pointiest of heads would think children between the ages of six months and three years could possible need 23 different Baby Einstein DVDs.

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13 Mar 2007 // 10:00 PM

A Fish Called Wanda - Collectors Edition (1988)

Look beyond the obvious comedic aspects and you’ll find a wonderfully constructed, brilliantly acted film that is at once crime caper, love story and a biting satire of the many differences between Yanks and Brits.

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14 Dec 2006 // 12:45 AM

Charlottes Web (2006)

Surprise! There is nothing even remotely offensive or ironic or postmodern about Charlotte's Web.

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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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22 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

At Last the 1948 Show

Despite a deft mixture of traditional polish and youthful verve, At Last the 1948 Show doesn't quite cross the line from good to great.

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26 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

Valiant (2005)

Though Valiant is cheerful enough, its actors, animators, and audience have all been let down by its lack of ambition.

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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

'Actually,' Frank Coraci begins his commentary for Around the World in 80 Days, 'I never wanted to do a director's commentary.'"

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Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

The absolutely scariest scene in Around the World in 80 Days features Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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20 May 2004 // 1:00 AM

Shrek 2 (2004)

Cute, confident, and utterly stylish in his feathered hat, Puss confronts Shrek and Donkey in the woods: 'Ha ha!'"

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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