Friday, December 6, 2019

FILM PROMPTS RIOTS, MURDER OF U.S. AMBASSADOR

September 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three members of his staff were killed early today (Wednesday) in Benghazi, Libya by protesters angered over a two-hour film, Innocence of Muslims, ridiculing the Islamic religion in general and its Prophet Muhammad in particular. The State Department did not immediately confirmed the death of the ambassador, but news reports […]

HISTORIC MOVIE STUDIO SAVED FROM WRECKING BALL

July 18, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Britain’s famed Twickenham Studios has been saved. Twickenham — where such films as the Beatles’ Help and A Hard Day’s Night were filmed (as well as such classics as The Private Life of Henry VIII, Alfie, The Italian Job (1969), Blade Runner, A Fish Called Wanda, An American Werewolf in London, Interview with the Vampire […]

FORMER PYTHON DOUBTS LIFE OF BRIAN COULD GET MADE TODAY

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terry Jones, the Monty Python member who directed The Life of Brian, has weighed in on the controversy surrounding an upcoming BBC drama about the political and religious storm that greeted the 1979 film. While other Pythons have criticized the drama, titled Holy Flying Circus, as inaccurate and “made up,” Jones said that he thought […]

“HE’S RESTING.” “LOOK MATEY, I KNOW A DEAD PARROT WHEN I SEE ONE.”

July 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Although he’s been dead for 22 years, Graham Chapman is reuniting with the other members of the British comedy Group Monty Python for an animated movie based on his 1980 autobiography, A Liar’s Autobiography: Volume VI (that “Volume VI” is a lie; there are no other volumes.) As reported by the New York Times, the […]

SHOULD THE KORAN-BURNING BE TELEVISED?

September 10, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Hours before a Florida preacher said that he had called off his plans to burn copies of the Koran on Saturday, a senior executive at Fox News told the Baltimore Sun that his network had decided not to cover the event. “If we tried to cover everyone who wants us to stick a camera in […]

BECK/PALIN’S 9/11 RALLY: WHO’S GETTING THE MONEY?

September 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Questions were being raised Wednesday about where the funds from a 9/11 rally in Anchorage, AK featuring Glenn Beck and Sara Palin will be going. Tickets for the event are selling for between $73 and $130, while tickets including a “meet & greet” are going for $225. Beck and Palin had appeared together last month […]