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Monty Python's Life of Brian - Moonlight Cinema Screening

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by Rhys Annetts (subscribe)
A film is - or should be - more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later - Stanley Kubrick

"He's not the Messiah. He's a very naughty boy!"

Monty Pythons 'Life Of Brian" is back once again on the big screen making audiences fall to the floor with laughter.

On Thursday the 19th of January there is a special screening of 'Life Of Brian' at the Moonlight Cinema.

"I'm not a roman mum, I'm a kike, a yid, a heebie, a hook-nose, I'm kosher mum, I'm a Red Sea pedestrian, and proud of it!"

Born of the same day as Jesus and living within the stable next door, three wise men appear to distribute gifts which are quickly taken back to be given to the proper Jesus. As the story plays crude reference to the bible and while trying (unsuccessfully) to avoid accusations of blasphemy, we learn what Monty Python's take of the biblical years were actually like.

Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman) is a Jew stuck within Roman-occupied Judea. While partaking in a group of anti-Roman political organisation Led by Reg (John Cleese), he winds up getting himself mistaken for the Messiah.

While trying to convince everyone that he is not the Messiah, he gets himself into all sorts of trouble and misfortune. While his mother Mandy Cohen (Terry Jones) is not very supportive of her son Brian, she starts to quickly get agitated with the crowd's worship of Brian.

Her attempts to with-strain her son makes the film's laugh out levels rise to a whole new meaning of what a comedy film should be. Bring forth the idea of turning biblical issues into a comedy was very risky, but in saying that there still is not a single moment where a smile is not on your face with watching Monty Python films.

With everything from unethical views of massive issues within society to three wise men who aren't in fact very wise at all and of course Pontius Pilate (Michael Palin), friend with the wacky name 'Biggus Dickus'.

This comedy is a great family laugh and should be enjoyed by all. Set will all great Monty Python stars, 'Life Of Brian' is an all round classic comedy, and would be a great way to spend an evening with your family. With the normal musical features which are very persistent through-out the entire Monty Python movie collection, I dare anyone not to laugh at least once at this film.

Life Of Brian' has something for everyone and is still a well known film ever since its release in 1979. So for an all-round great comedy which can very easily be enjoyed by all, go to the Moonlight Cinema on the 19th of January for a 6pm screening of an ancient but enjoyable story.

This film deserves a 3/5 star rating and for all Monty Python fans remember, "Always look on the bright side of life'.
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Why? All time classic comedy
When: Thursday 19th January, 6 pm
Where: Moonlight Cinema Brisbane
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