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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Flight' & 'Wreck-It Ralph' Touch Down In Theaters

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • November 2, 2012 3:01 PM
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This weekend belongs to the acting community, as many of the new films feature a big name star (or six). Alright, thespians – you headline those films! And there’s no shortage of variety in tone or style: Denzel is serious, Alicia makes you giggle, Philip scowls, and Russell dextrously throws knives. Let us know in the comments who you decide to spend your time with at the Cineplex!

Exclusive: Clip From 'A Liar's Autobiography - The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • October 24, 2012 2:23 PM
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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." How is that? Well, although Chapman selfishly dropped dead in 1989, he had taken the trouble to record himself reading his comedic book, "A Liar's Autobiography," published in 1980. And those recordings have now ingeniously been used to provide Chapman's voice for the 3D animated feature of the same name as directed by Bill Jones and Jeff Simpson. Fellow Pythons John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, and Terry Gilliam also turn up, playing themselves and other characters, along with a few surprise guests.

TIFF Review: 'A Liar's Autobiography' Is An Imaginative But Not Wholly Satisfying Biopic Of Monty Python's Graham Chapman

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 8, 2012 12:00 AM
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A title screen introduces us to "A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham Chapman," saying that the voice that we will be hearing throughout the film is really Graham Chapman, made from recordings he issued just before his death (he died less than a year after being diagnosed with tonsil cancer, at the age of 48). It's the quietest, and probably most truthful moment of the entire movie, since what follows is a whirligig 3D animated romp through select portions of Chapman's life, most notably his involvement with the Monty Python comedy group, of which he was a key component. It's lively and inventive but, even when told through his own words, Chapman remains something of a cipher, even harder to get at through all the visual dazzle.

Exclusive: Poster For TIFF Doc 'A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story Of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 4, 2012 1:01 PM
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While the Toronto International Film Festival will be presenting many prestige films that bring with them serious subject matter and sober drama, there will be plenty for those cinephiles looking for someting a bit more irreverent. And no one embodies that quality and spirit quite like legendary comedy troupe Monty Python. Making its world premiere at TIFF is "A Liar’s Autobiography – The Untrue Story Of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman" which pays tribute to the group's late member in an entirely fitting and outlandish fashion.

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