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  • DVD Review: 'Time Bandits' flashes back to early Gilliam

    After co-directing “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975) with fellow Python Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam launched his solo filmmaking career with “Jabberwocky” (1977), which barely got a U.S. release. He spent years trying to get “Brazil” (1985) off the ground, and, in frustration decided to make a children’s film instead. “Time Bandits” (1981) was enough of a surprise hit that he was then able to do “Brazil.”
  • Terry Jones Screens Robin Williams as Dennis the Dog in 'Absolutely Anything'

    Attendees at Saturday night's American Cinemateque screening of Monty Python's iconic "Life of Brian" at the Aero received a bonus -- six minutes of footage from the Pythonesque sci-fi farce "Absolutely Anything," screened by director Terry Jones....

    It's 'So, Anyway' by John Cleese, not 'Monty Python' by John Cleese

    John Cleese recently fell under the spell of singer Taylor Swift when they appeared together on the popular British chat series "The Graham Norton Show," which airs here on BBC America. "I am more ignorant about music than anyone you have ever spoken to...

    Miami Book Fair: John Cleese is seriously satisfied

    Miami Book Fair: John Cleese is seriously satisfied
    John Cleese's silly memoir, "So, Anyway … ," is as much a confession as it is a cliffhanger. In closing out his autobiography about the making of Monty Python's Flying Circus, Cleese, the tallest and "best mustached" of the British sketch-...

    Mick Jagger Teases Monty Python Cast in 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' Promo

    Rolling Stones lead Mick Jagger poked fun at the Monty Python troupe ahead of their string of performances at the O2 arena in London this week. They're a bunch of "wrinkly old men trying to relive their youth and make a load of money," Jagger remarks in...