When tackling something as big as death, it’s sometimes easiest to make it into a single personality. Genre fiction is replete with capital-“D”-Deaths. Some are serious, some are funny, and some are just annoying. Here are ten great representatives from the great beyond.
Terry Gilliam’s fantastical animation work for the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail was already a sight to behold—but we almost got a lot more of it in the actual film. Now 40 years later, an extended cut of mostly-finished animation work, thought lost to time, has been found. And you can watch it all…
What do Judge Dredd, Mad Max and Adventure Time all have in common? They’re three of the best post-apocalyptic narratives we’ve ever seen. And they’re all slightly ludicrous, ranging from outright surrealism to mad social satire. In fact, the best post-apocalyptic storytelling is usually kind of ridiculous.
Simon Pegg stars in what more or less looks like a riff on Bruce Almighty, except with aliens instead of Morgan “God” Freeman. It also boasts the voices of Monty Python (Terry Jones directed and co-wrote) and Robin Williams (in his final role). Check out the Absolutely Anything trailer below!
For Record Store Day, the Pythons and Hawking teamed up to record Hawking singing the title song to Monty Python — The Meaning of Life. And it is all that is beautiful and right and just in this world.
The computer revolution didn't come into people's homes overnight. There was a long period when the public was still discovering all the things they could do if they owned a computer — and this led to some truly outrageous TV ads. Check out the most hilarious and creative classic home computer ads ever made.
Some of the best TV shows were made for a song — but did you know that some of your favorite movies have featured ridiculously cheap scenery and props, as well? We're not just talking 1950s "B" movies, but more recent stuff. Here are some of the most wonderfully cheap sets and props from classic films.
Here's your first look at Simon Pegg in Absolutely Anything. But more importantly, this alien film also stars Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and John Cleese, so it's a Monty Python reunion, basically! Kind of!
There's a lot to love about vintage Monty Python—dead parrots, silly walks, lumberjacks, killer rabbits—but Terry Gilliam's magic touch with his signature cut-out animations really gave the group a goofball creative edge. In this clip from the early 1970s, a fresh-faced Gilliam (with an incredible 'do) describes his…
Unless you were one of the lucky people able to buy a ticket to the reunited Monty Python's stage show in the 44 seconds it took for them to sell out, you had no chance of witnessing the legendary comedy troupe's swansong. Praise be to Brian!
The Monty Python lads are gearing up for their upcoming live stage show, and as a tease, they've released the uptempo anti-authoritarian anthem "The Silly Walks Song," along with a video that celebrates decades of goofy Python imagery.
A great cult movie is like a weird underground discovery, that feels so strange and wonderful, you suspect that you're the first person ever to appreciate it properly. But certain cult films have acquired fame and influence to rival any blockbuster, and have become part of our shared vocabulary. Here are 30 essential…
We've just learned that Simon Pegg will star in Absolutely Anything, a brand new film that reunites the surviving Monty Python castmembers. But how will this movie stack up to the canon of Monty Python spinoffs? Here are 12 Python side projects, ranked in order of greatness.
Looks like Simon Pegg has crossed one more genre staple off his movie bucket list: zombies, aliens, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and now Monty Python.
Ever sat on a seat in the kitchen, or in a bathtub, and wanted to do a little artistic science? How about making it rain food coloring all around you? How about making a localized rainstorm.
What if the Monty Python gang made a super serious Holy Grail movie? It would probably look a lot like this.
To market the BBC Two series Wonders of Life, hosted by Brian Cox, the BBC got none other than Eric Idle to write and sing new lyrics to "The Galaxy Song" from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. But instead of singing about the massive scale of the universe and humanity's insignificance in it, this time Idle sings…
We've been waiting for the animated remake of Kin-Dza-Dza since we first discovered this ultra-wacky 1986 Russian movie back in 2008. And now, it's finally here — and you can check out the first footage above, via Twitch Film.
Some people don't just create new worlds and super-memorable characters — they give life to their own genres. There are some creators of fantastical stories whose work is so distinctive, you have a pretty good sense what's going to happen when you pick up their work — and you're excited, because it's going to be a…
What better way to honor a famous character, creature or concept from science fiction or fantasy than to immortalize them with a scientific name? Specifically, the name of a gene.