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5 of the Best Films That Never Got Made

These movies could have been classics

(Newser) - In honor of last week's release of Jodorowsky's Dune , a documentary about Alejandro Jodorowsky's planned but never made adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, the BBC lists the "10 greatest movies never made." Five standouts:
  • Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon: Kubrick spent years digging
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Monty Python Reunion Sold Out in 45 Seconds

Troupe plans 4 more shows

(Newser) - Monty Python's reunion gig sold out in less than a minute—and so did each of four added performances, according to Eric Idle, who's directing the shows at London's O2 Arena. "This pretty much took us by surprise," Idle tweeted . Performances will run from July... More »

Monty Python Plans Stage Reunion

Will be surviving members' first performance together since 1998

(Newser) - For the first time in more than a decade, all surviving members of Monty Python will be performing together. Member Terry Jones confirmed the event to the BBC following a Sun report. "We're getting together and putting on a show—it's real," he says. "I'... More »

Meet the New Spider-Man

Andrew Garfield will play Peter Parker in 2012 reboot

(Newser) - Andrew Garfield has been chosen to play Spider-Man in the sequel that will reboot the franchise in 2012, Zap2it reports. Garfield, 26, who appeared most recently in Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, beat out actors like Jamie Bell, Logan Lerman, and Josh Hutcherson in a grueling casting process.... More »

Tom Waits Wows Film Critics, Ticks Off His Mom

Singer's turn as Satan causes trouble at home

(Newser) - Tom Waits is 60 years old, but his mom can still get to him. The gravelly-voiced singer plays Satan in Terry Gilliam's latest trippy film, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and that isn't going over well with his mother. She's religious, you see. "She's really upset," he says.... More »

NJ Gov Hopeful Runs Afoul of Monty Python

Troupe threatens to sue Republican over pirated video footage

(Newser) - Republican Chris Christie holds a razor-thin lead over incumbent Jon Corzine in the New Jersey governor's race, and now he has five more potential opponents—the members of Monty Python, who are considering suing the former US Attorney for violating their copyright. An online ad the campaign swiftly yanked from... More »

Ledger's Last Role: Decent But Unspectacular

(Newser) - Terry Gilliam's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus made its debut at Cannes to much buzz today, mainly because Heath Ledger died in the midst of filming. Critics say Ledger does nice—if short—work, while the fantasy itself is so-so.
  • Richard Corliss, Time: "Ledger is fine, parading loads of
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De Niro's New Role: Grandpa

Plus, Swayze really really not dead, more

(Newser) - Robert De Niro became a grandfather yesterday when son Raphael De Niro and daughter-in-law Claudine DeMatos welcomed Nicholas De Niro, the New York Post reports. Elsewhere:
  • To prove he’s really not dead, Patrick Swayze posed for a picture with wife Lisa Niemi at their New Mexico ranch, the Sun
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Basterds Headlines Cannes

(Newser) - The Cannes Film Festival unveiled this year’s roster today, and it’s packed with regulars like Ang Lee, Pedro Almodovar, and Terry Gilliam, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Among the most buzzed-about selections is Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino’s violent World War II pic. Anticipation is also high for ... More »

Will Americans See Ledger's Last Film?

Distributors aren't exactly fighting over indie Parnassus

(Newser) - Heath Ledger’s highly anticipated last film, the Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, is having an inordinate amount of trouble landing a US distributor, reports Steven Zeitchik in the Hollywood Reporter. Over the summer, Lionsgate, Overture, and others were lining up for the rights, but since then things have hit a... More »

Ledger's Last Film Resumes Shooting

Team of Depp, Law, Farrell will pick up where late star left off

(Newser) - Cameras are rolling again on the movie Heath Ledger was filming at the time of his death in January. As expected, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law will complete his role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Director Terry Gilliam said he's “delighted... More »

3 Stars Take Over Ledger's Last Role

Depp, Farrell, Law will play 1 character in fantasy flick

(Newser) - Hollywood hotties Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell, and Jude Law will take over Heath Ledger's final film role, the BBC reports. Each will morph into the part in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus as Ledger's character, an actor, passes through a magic mirror into other dimensions. Ledger's footage will likely remain... More »

Director May Save Ledger's Last Film

Actor had pneumonia, took sleeping pills on set, co-star confirms

(Newser) - Heath Ledger's last unfinished film may live on thanks to the magic of CGI, People reports. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus was partly about sorcery, so Ledger's character could morph into someone else using computer wizardry, co-star Christopher Plummer said. He added that director Terry Gilliam is "throwing himself... More »

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