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London Film Convention Celebrates 80th Anniversary Of Hammer Studios, 8 November

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Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

London Film Convention

The 80th Anniversary of Hammer!

Saturday November the 8th ( 10am – 6pm )

Venue : Central Hall Westminster.

Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9Nh

Celebrates in a one-off special event one of the worlds longest running film production companies Hammer’s 80th anniversary.

Founded by William Hindes and James Carerras in November 1934!

The company very much dominated the world market from the 1950’s to the 1970’s in comedies but above all their now classic horror films.

Now very much back in production with several successful films over the past years.

With a sequel to their film version of the play “ Woman In Black “ that starred Daniel Radcliff due for release in 2015 “ Woman In Black : Angel Of Death “ .

The show is also a celebration of the British film industry and of the past and present creative film making in
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Competition: Win sci-fi comedy ‘Search For Simon’ on DVD

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Starring Carol Cleveland (Monty Python), Sophie Aldred (Doctor Who), Tom Price (Torchwood) and Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space 9), The Search for Simon follows 39 year David’s search for his younger brother Simon, who, at the age of 7 (ish) in 1979, disappeared, due to a perceived alien abduction. After all, his Dad did tell him that he had been…

Completely devastated by the loss of his younger brother, and best friend, David vowed to find his brother – or at the very least find out about the Aliens that took him. This quest has taken over and completely filled David’s life. It’s more than a passion, it’s an obsession. David has been meeting people – filming interviews and generally obsessing over alien abductions ever since.

David’s best (and only) friend Robert, saddened by his friend’s obsession and unwillingness to let go of the past, tries his best to
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‘The Search for Simon’ Review

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Stars: Martin Gooch, Noeleen Comiskey, Sophie Aldred, Julian Bastida, Simon Birks, Jen Brown, Brooke Burfitt, Lucy Clements, Carol Cleveland, Emma Cornell, Joe Dutch | Written by Martin Gooch, Simon Birks | Directed by Martin Gooch

David Jones (Martin Gooch) is a man with a mission; to find his brother, Simon, who was abducted by aliens nearly 30 years ago. Fed tips about UFOs by an American ‘ufologist’ AlienFromArcturas in exchange for cash, David travels in search of UFOs to places like Denmark and Utah, or wherever his tips take him. Unfortunately, they tend not to lead to anything, and while his obsession alienates his friends at home, he meets and befriends psychiatrist/author Eloise Eldritch (Noeleen Comiskey) and Angela (Sophie Aldred) and soon remembers more about Simon’s disappearance than what his dad told him as a child.

I’ll be honest, the opening 5 minutes of The Search For Simon made me audibly groan.
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Giveaway – Win The Search for Simon on DVD

To celebrate the release of the British sci-fi comedy The Search for Simon – which is out on Monday, October 13th – we’ve got three copies of the film on DVD to give. Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter…

Starring Carol Cleveland (Monty Python), Sophie Aldred (Doctor Who), Tom Price (Torchwood) and Chase Masterson (Star Trek Deep Space 9), The Search for Simon follows 39 year David’s search for his younger brother Simon, who, at the age of 7 (ish) in 1979, disappeared, due to a perceived alien abduction. After all, his Dad did tell him that he had been.

Completely devastated by the loss of his younger brother, and best friend, David vowed to find his brother – or at the very least find out about the Aliens that took him. This quest has taken over and completely filled David’s life. It’s more than a passion, it’s an obsession.
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Monty Python Live: One Down, Five to Go - all you need to know

This afternoon at London's Playhouse Theatre, the Monty Python team announced the worst-kept-secret of the week - a one-off live reunion show.

Digital Spy was in attendance at the press conference and between all the gags and guffaws, we've rounded up all you need to know about the comeback.

> Monty Python: 30 years of near reunions from the comedy troupe

What? When? Where? Who?!?!?!

Monty Python Live (mostly): one down, five to go at The O2, London on July 1, 2014 featuring John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

Anyone else?

Graham Chapman will be represented ("he will be there on film... he won't be absent from the evening"). Carol Cleveland will be making an appearance ("At 72 they want me to go on stage - bring the showgirl costume! No-one else would give me that job, so I said yes") and there'll be choreography from Arlene Phillips.

When do tickets go on sale?
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Monty Python to play one-off show at London's O2 arena in 2014

Monty Python have announced a one-off live show in London next year.

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Terry Gilliam reunited for a special press conference today (November 21) at the Playhouse Theatre in the capital.

> Monty Python: 30 years of near-reunions from the comedy troupe

The iconic comedy group will perform live at London's O2 Arena on July 1, 2014.

Dubbed 'One Down, Five To Go' - in tribute to late member Graham Chapman - the show will include a mixture of classic sketches and new material.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, November 25 at 10am.

Carol Cleveland will also make an appearance in the show, while former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips will work with the team to help choreograph the live show.

When asked why the group have finally got back together, Eric Idle said: "We're trying to pay for Terry Jones's mortgage. If we left it too long,
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Monty Python: 30 years of near reunions from the comedy troupe

Monty Python fans everywhere woke up on Tuesday to the exciting news of an official reunion.

Since 1983's The Meaning of Life, the surviving members have yet to embark on a proper, official Monty Python project together. However, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle are to reunite for a special stage production.

As Eddie Izzard wrote on Twitter: "Monty Python reforming to do a gig is as big as The Beatles reforming to do a gig."

To mark this monumental comedy moment, Digital Spy takes a look back at 30 years of near-misses, almosts-but-not-quites and other mini-reunions that have led to today's (November 21) press conference.

1983: Yellowbeard

Released shortly after The Meaning of Life, this comedy was written by Graham Chapman, alongside Peter Cook and Python collaborator Bernard McKenna. Centred around Chapman's pirate who is imprisoned for tax evasion, it also starred John Cleese and Eric Idle in minor roles.
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A Liar’S Autobiography: The Untrue Story Of Monty Python’S Graham Chapman Trailer

Phew! Even if there wasn’t a ‘Monty Python’ in the headline, you could tell it’s them just by the size of the title, heheh. In any case, the rumor about the new Monty Python film has been around for a while now, but ever since the last October’s trailer and clip and some photos, there has been nothing much around to keep our attention, unfortunately.

This trailer/clip for A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman is animated in old-French-cartoons style (at least it reminds me of those I’ve seen), and it is titled ‘Commisioned to Write’ (thanks to Fandango):

Synopsis:

Drawing inspiration from the late Graham Chapman’s intentionally fictitious memoir A Liar’s Autobiography (Volume VI, filmmakers Jeffrey Simpson, Ben Timlett, and Bill Jones employ 15 teams of animators to tell the outlandish and surreal life story of
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Two A Liar's Autobiography Clips

Two A Liar's Autobiography Clips
Following our exclusive photos from earlier this month, Epix has provided us with two clips from A Liar's Autobiography, an animated documentary that chronicles the life of Monty Python member Graham Chapman. Take a look at one scene featuring John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin discussing the history behind the TV series Monty Python's Flying Circus, and another where Graham Chapman tries to determine where he is after a night of drinking.

A Liar's Autobiography - Monty Python's Flying Circus

A Liar's Autobiography - Graham as a Philandering Alcoholic

A Liar's Autobiography comes to theaters November 2nd, 2012 and stars Graham Chapman, Philip Bulcock, John Cleese, Carol Cleveland, Cameron Diaz, Terry Gilliam, André Jacquemin, Terry Jones. The film is directed by Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson, Benjamin Timlett.
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Exclusive: A Liar's Autobiography Photos

Exclusive: A Liar's Autobiography Photos
Epix has provided us with five exclusive photos for A Liar's Autobiography, airing Friday, November 2 at 10 Pm Et. Late Monty Python member Graham Chapman's recorded voice is used in this 3D animated adaptation of his autobiography, which also features the voices of Monty Python stars John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Check out the photos, then read on for more information about this intriguing new movie.

Graham Chapman, probably best remembered as 'the dead one from Monty Python', writes and stars in the animated movie of his own life story, A Liar's Autobiography. He was born, he went to Cambridge and met John Cleese, he smoked a pipe, he became a doctor, he became a Python, he decided he was gay (well, 70/30, according to a survey he did on himself), he got drunk a lot, he stopped being drunk, he made some films, he had some sex (actually,
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New Trailer and Bizarre Images from Monty Python Biopic "A Liar's Autobiography"

If ever you damned time for moving forward solely because it made the young men of Monty Python into the old men of Monty Python who don't get around as much, then A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman should be firmly on your radar as it reunites the famed troupe and brings their comedy to the screen once more. The downside of course being that it's animated so it's just their voices, but still, hearing Graham Chapman, Terry Jones, John Cleese, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam bring the story of the late Graham Chapman's life to...err...life, is enough of a treat. Directed by Bill Jones, Jeff Simpson & Ben Timlett, A Liar's Autobiography is an eclectic mix of animation styles and comedy that recalls some of Monty Python's best bits, and it also features voice appearances by Cameron Diaz, Carol Cleveland, Philip Bulcock,
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'Monty Python's Graham Chapman gets unofficial blue plaque

'Monty Python's Graham Chapman gets unofficial blue plaque
Monty Python's Flying Circus star Graham Chapman has been honoured with an unofficial blue plaque in London. Michael Palin and Terry Jones unveiled the plaque to honour the late actor, who died in 1989. The pair were joined by Chapman's former colleagues Barry Cryer and Carol Cleveland at the unveiling at the Angel Inn pub in Highgate. The plaque was organised by Chapman's friends and family members after English Heritage axed plans for an official memorial because of their budget cuts. Referring to Jones's classic line from Life of Brian, the plaque describes Chapman as a "very naughty boy" and that he "drank here often and copiously". (more)
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2012 Toronto International Film Festival Unveils Galas & Special Presentations; Hyde Park On Hudson, To The Wonder, The Place Beyond The Pines, Byzantium On Lineup

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Piers Handling, CEO and Director of Tiff, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, made the first announcement of films to premiere at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. Films announced include titles in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes. The announced films include 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations, including 38 world premieres.

Toronto audiences will be the first to see the world premieres of films from directors Andrew Adamson, Ben Affleck, David Ayer, Maiken Baird, Noah Baumbach, J.A. Bayona, Stuart Blumberg, Josh Boone, Laurent Cantet, Sergio Castellitto, Stephen Chbosky, Lu Chuan, Derek Cianfrance, Nenad Cicin-Sain, Costa-Gavras, Ziad Doueiri, Liz Garbus, Dustin Hoffman, Rian Johnson, Neil Jordan, Baltasar Kormákur, Shola Lynch, Deepa Mehta, Roger Michell, Nishikawa Miwa, Ruba Nadda, Mike Newell, François Ozon, Sally Potter, Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, Eran Riklis, David O. Russell, Gauri Shinde, Ben Timlett & Bill Jones & Jeff Simpson, Tom Tykwer & Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski,
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Toronto 2012 unveils full slate of Galas and Special Presentations

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: Earlier, we brought you a snapshot glance at the first wave of programming announced for the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Shortly after, the fest released a thorough breakdown of the Galas and Special Presentations for this year’s event, which kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 6.

So far, 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations have been announced, including 38 world premieres. Andrew Adamson, Ben Affleck, David Ayer, Maiken Baird, Noah Baumbach, J.A. Bayona, Stuart Blumberg, Josh Boone, Laurent Cantet, Sergio Castellitto, Stephen Chbosky, Lu Chuan, Derek Cianfrance, Nenad Cicin-Sain, Costa-Gavras, Ziad Doueiri, Liz Garbus, Dustin Hoffman, Rian Johnson, Neil Jordan, Baltasar Kormákur, Shola Lynch, Deepa Mehta, Roger Michell, Nishikawa Miwa, Ruba Nadda, Mike Newell, François Ozon, Sally Potter, Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman, Eran Riklis, David O. Russell, Gauri Shinde, Ben Timlett & Bill Jones & Jeff Simpson, Tom Tykwer & Andy Wachowski & Lana Wachowski, Margarethe von Trotta, Joss Whedon and
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Tiff 2012 Selects ‘To the Wonder,’ ‘Cloud Atlas,’ ‘Beyond the Pines,’ ‘Argo,’ ‘Looper’ & More

2012′s Toronto International Film Festival is set to officially announce its initial line-up later today, but Variety let the cat out of the bag, at least partially; and it’s quite astounding. Most of our most-anticipated films of the year will be premiering at the Canadian festival, notably Terrence Malick‘s To the Wonder, Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer‘s epic-sounding Cloud Atlas, Rian Johnson‘s Looper (which will open the fest), Ben Affleck‘s Argo, Dereck Cianfrance‘s The Place Beyond the Pines and much, more more.

Coming from Sundance, the only mentioned film was Ben LewisJohn Hawkes-starring The Sessions, while Cannes premieres include Matteo Garrone‘s Reality, Thomas Vinterberg‘s The Hunt, Pablo Larrain‘s No and Jacques Audiard‘s Rust and Bone. One of the biggest surprises is a new film from Noah Baumbach, starring Greta Gerwing titled Frances Ha. There’s also The Avengers director Joss Whedon
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Hammer Films UK Celebration: Cinema Retro's Adrian Smith Takes You There

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(back row) Carol Cleveland, Caroline Munro, (front) Martine Beswick, Madeline Smith, Caron Gardner, Vera Day, Renee Glynn.

Leicester, 13th - 14th July 2012

By Adrian Smith

An impressive array of stars and an eclectic lineup of Hammer films at the Phoenix Square cinema in Leicester marked the launch of a brand new innovative collaboration between Hammer and the De Montfort University. Their Cinema and Television History (Cath) Research Centre have become custodians of the Hammer script archive, meaning they will curate and catalogue the collection and make them available for research purposes. They have also received a collection of Jimmy Sangster items donated by his widow Mary Peach, including written materials and photographs covering not only his time with Hammer but as a successful independent writer and director.

In order to celebrate this new relationship the university hosted a two day Hammer festival attended by fans and academics keen to explore
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail - Blu-ray Review

Camelot (it.s only a model) gets a Blu-ray upgrade as the comedy classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail comes to Blu-ray loaded with bonus material and still bringing the laughs. On the format, the film has considerable grain, but you are too busy laughing to notice any problems with the picture. Released in 1974 and directed by Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, the film stars Monty Python.s Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Gilliam, Jones, and Michael Palin. It also features Connie Booth (who looks like a witch), Carol Cleveland, Neil Innes, Bee Duffell, John Young, and Rita Davies. The film is easily one of the most quotable comedies ever released and stays funny no matter how many
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Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) Trailer

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'Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) is a humorous oratorio based on Monty Python's Life of Brian & celebrating 40 years of python.

Written by the Creators of Spamalot, Eric Idle & John Du Prez

Starring Eric Idle (baritonish) with guest appearances of fellow Pythons Michael Palin, Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam, Carol Cleveland & Neil Innes with William Ferguson (Brian), Shannon Mercer (Judith), Rosalind Plowright (Mandy) & Christopher Purves (Reg) and John Du Prez conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus with bagpipes and some sheep.

The feature will be shown in cinemas across Europe for one night only on March 25th.

To view the list of screening venues & to book tickets, click here!
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Big Apple Con 2009 wrap up

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Yes, I was there. (You probably didn't recognize me.) My general feeling is that this was the best Knights of Columbus show I ever attended.

If you're of a certain age, you probably went to a convention like this a few times when you were young. Lots of fans, lots of comic book dealers, lots of pros and a few celebrities, and no big publishers. No movie companies. None of the corporate hard sell. Just enthusiastic people as far as the eye could see.

I found myself really having a good time there. Picked up a few trades at fire sale prices (which may be the new normal pricing-- good if you're buying, bad if you're selling, dangerous if you're producing), got to spend twenty minutes talking with Carol Cleveland about Monty Python and other work she's done, shared some gossip with Rich Johnston (with each of us knowing we
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Monty Python Reunion: The Bright Side of Life

Well before the advent of the blog, there was Monty Python. Before the Internet, before video games, before the Walkman, before me, there was Monty Python.

In 1969, Monty Python debuted on BBC with six members: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. In the 40 years since, they have released several films, including The Life of Brian, and The Quest for the Holy Grail, to name a few, not to mention albums, stage productions, and solo endeavors.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the dawn of that new age of comedy. To commemorate this (slightly holy) event, The Independent reports the remaining members of the troupe, sans Cleese, will reunite at the Royal Albert Hall in in the Knightsbridge area of the City of Westminster, London, on October 23rd. Cleese will be unable to attend due to previous engagements, and Graham Chapman passed away in 1989 of spinal cancer.
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