Be warned: this is a movie meant only for hardcore fans of the 1994 original, and other moronic comedies in which plot, character and filmmaking coherence aren't important. If any fart joke makes you laugh, don't miss it. Everyone else probably already knows that they should avoid this movie, which is even more idiotic than it looks. Although for those forced to suffer through it, there's at least a strand of witty, absurd comedy faintly running through each scene.
After an utterly pointless 20-year practical joke, old buddies Harry and Lloyd (Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey) are once again a team, causing chaos everywhere they go due to their inability to understand pretty much anything that's happening around them. Now Harry needs a kidney transplant, just as he discovers that he fathered a child with Fraida (Kathleen Turner) nearly 23 years ago. So he and Lloyd head off to find his daughter Fanny (Rachel Melvin). She has been raised by a Nobel-winning scientist (Steve Tom) and his money-grabbing wife (Laurie Holden), who's plotting with the handyman (Rob Riggle) to steal his millions. All of them converge on an inventors' convention in El Paso, where Harry is mistaken as a genius, Lloyd falls in love with the wrong woman and everything climaxes in a vortex of mistaken identity and wacky slapstick.
While absolutely everything about this film is painfully stupid, filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly have learned from making solid comedies (like There's Something About Mary and Stuck on You), and the script has an underlying wit to it that hints at a much better movie screaming to get out. But the Farrellys simply leave everything as mindless as possible, using a strangely clunky directing style that feels cheap and underplanned. While there's a steady stream of amusing throwaway gags, the plot and characters never develop into anything engaging, mainly because both Carrey and Daniels are encouraged to overplay every moment so badly that we begin to wonder how anyone could think this was even vaguely funny.
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Bill Murray shines in this story of a cynical grump whose life is changed by his friendship with a bright young kid. Writer-director Theodore Melfi makes an assured debut with this hilariously astute, emotional punchy drama, which may sometimes feel a bit over-planned but gives the audience plenty to think about. And along with Murray, the film has especially strong roles for Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts and promising newcomer Jaeden Lieberher.
It's set in a New York suburb, where the neighbourhood grouch Vincent (Murray) is already having a bad day when he discovers meets the perky family next door: Maggie (McCarthy) and her curious son Oliver (Lieberher). She has just fled from her unfaithful husband (Scott Adsit) and is working extra hours to make ends meet, so she reluctantly agrees to let Oliver stay at Vincent's house after school. Intriguingly, Oliver is one of the few people Vincent can bear to be around, aside from the pregnant Russian stripper Daka (Watts) and his lively cat Felix. And Oliver is like a sponge, happily soaking up Vincent's knowledge about things like swearing, fighting and betting on the horses. Oliver has no real idea that all of this makes Vincent a seriously unsuitable role model.
Yes, the central point is that good people are sometimes hard to spot. Vincent may smoke, swear, gamble and hang out with hookers, but he also has a deep soul that Oliver witnesses in the way he takes care of Daka, or how he regularly visits his wife in a nursing home even though she has long forgotten who he is. Melfi makes the most of this perspective, seeing everything through the eyes of perceptive young actor Lieberher. And Murray shines in a role that adds clever shadings to the actor's usual on-screen bluster. The interaction between Oliver and Vincent snaps with personality, and sharp roles for McCarthy and Watts offer meaningful wrinkles, as do other side characters such as Chris O'Dowd's schoolteacher.
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Bill Murray doesn't need Tinder, or an agent, or a publicist.
Proving once again that Bill Murray is the coolest guy around, Bill Murray has been giving his thoughts on Tinder, the popular dating app. Murray dropped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote his new movie St Vincent, though he and the host got talking digital technology.
Bill Murray stars as a bawdy war veteran in 'St Vincent'
Murray had said he had heard of Tinder due to its use at this year's Winter Olympics, saying, "Yeah I know about Tinder. It became very popular at the Olympics. Because it was like...Hi I'm very fit and I'm an Olympic athlete. Ok. If that's what we all are, then that's ok. I think that it could be amusing, but I can't imagine doing it particularly. I feel like I've lived that life, but I can't live that life anymore."
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As a father of six children, the 64 year-old actor is definitely not short of company.
Just because some is single doesn't mean they are searching for a partner, just ask Bill Murray. The veteran actor, who has been married twice, recently opened about being romantically spouseless in his mid-60's and why he isn't "lonely."
Murray is not a lonely man
On Wednesday (Oct 8th), Murray appeared on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show and quickly began discussing relationships after the controversial host asked, "Is there something you question in your own life on why you haven't found that great love of your life?"
Continue reading: Bill Murray Is Single But Definitely Not "Lonely"
Vincent is living a life of hedonism in his retirement from the army. An avid smoker and drinker with few friends save for nightclub dancer Daka, he's hardly what you'd call a friendly neighbour. Nonetheless, a recently divorced Maggie has moved in nearby with her impressionable young son Oliver and she is desperate for a babysitter. Never one to judge a book by its cover, she enlists Vincent to take care of him while she's at work, and while he's not cut out to deal with children realistically, he could really do with the cash. Oliver learns a lot from Vincent, who pays him to cut his lawn and who helps him overcome his bulllies at his new school, while Vincent also learns a little from his new friend, who unwittingly shows him that there's a lot more left in life for him to enjoy.
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Everyone's favourite party crasher Bill Murray stood out in a brown suit, bright shirt, green tie and a brimmed hat at the New York premiere of his latest movie 'St. Vincent' in which he plays the grumpy, hedonistic neighbour of an impressionable young kid.
The Toronto Film Festival honoured the actor with a special day dedicated to all things Murray.
For those of you who weren't aware, Friday September 5th was ‘Bill Murray Day’ at the Toronto Film Festival. Yes Murray-maniacs have long thought their favourite Ghostbuster deserved a day named in his honour and on Friday they lined the street of Toronto to celebrate the actor’s career. But how did the man himself spend his very special day?
The actor braved the rain to celebrate his special day
Anyone who’s been keeping tabs on Bill Murray’s life away from acting over the past few years will know that the actor has becoming something of a mythical hero in recent times. The internet is rife with stories of Murray making random appearances at everything from college parties to karaoke nights, proving that when you're Bill Murray, you can do whatever you want.
Continue reading: Bill Murray Celebrates ‘Bill Murray Day’ In Typical Bill Murray Fashion
The Expendables 3 holds its world premiere in London, as Bradley Cooper and Idris Elba shoot new films in the city. Trailers tease Bill Murray's St. Vincent, Tommy Lee Jones' new Western, Meryl Streep as a wicked witch and Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking...
The world premiere of The Expendables 3 took place this week in London, attended by Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas, Kellan Lutz and Wesley Snipes. They had a great time entertaining fans and the press all day before the red carpet extravaganza on Leicester Square. The film opens globally next week. The Expendables 3 World Premiere [Pictures].
Bradley Cooper has also been spotted around London this week. He's in town shooting his new movie, a still-untitled project in which he plays a chef trying to set up the best restaurant in the world. In just the past week, photos have been snapped of him filming in Leicester Square, outside the Delauney, on the Southbank and on Waterloo Bridge. Bradley Cooper filming new movie 'Adam Jones' photo set 1, set2, set3 and photo set 4.
St. Vincent de Van Nuys is a broke former soldier with a serious alcohol and gambling habit. He has few friends apart from nightclub dancer Daka, but that's all about to change when some new neighbours arrive. Maggie and her young son Oliver have moved in, with the latter feeling a little alienated as one of the only Jewish kids at school as well as being smaller than everyone else. Vincent decides to take him under his wing in a bid to earn a little more cash as a babysitter, and Oliver soon warms to him despite his hedonistic life and generally poor childminding skills. Maggie is unhappy that Vincent is introducing him to strip clubs, dingy bars and the racetrack, but it soon becomes clear that Oliver is exactly what Vincent needs to finally get his life on track.
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The live action remake just keeps on sounding better .
Bill Murray has become the latest addition to the already star studded voice cast of Disney's upcoming Jungle Book remake. Murray will reportedly be lending his voice to Baloo, the fun loving bear who befriends Mowgli and teaches him the ways of the jungle.
Bill Murray soon to be the voice of Baloo
Murray will be joining an already impressive cast, which just last week added Christopher Walken, who was announced as voicing King Louie. Scarlett Johansson has also signed on as the python Kaa, while Lupita Nyong'o will be heard as Raksha.
Ghostbusters 3 will start shooting next year. But does anyone care anymore? And will it work without Bill Murray and the late Harold Ramis?
The Ghostbusters theme song is a ubiquitous facet of popular culture, instilled in the minds of multiple generations to whom the opening strains of Ray Parker Jr’s unmistakably 80’s smash-hit is as instantly recognisable as the theme from such definite works of mass entertainment as Top Gun or Baywatch. In fact, amongst the younger generation, the song is probably more recognisable and iconic than the films themselves as today’s youth remain largely unaware of the context surrounding Ghostbuster’s initial impact upon popular culture itself. With that in mind, is a new Ghostbuster’s film that will arrive over a quarter of a decade after its predecessor really an informed move on the part of the producers that are behind yet another re-boot of a classic Hollywood franchise?
Bill Murray seems more interested in crashing weddings than appearing in the new Ghostbusters film.
Continue reading: Does Anyone Still Care About Ghostbusters 3?
As Freddie Prinze Jr explains his dislike of Kiefer Sutherland, which other co-stars have struggled to get on?
Recently, Freddie Prinze Jr. revealed that he thought Kiefer Sutherland was ‘the most unprofessional’ person he’d ever worked with during his time on the hit show 24 in 2010. While promoting his new Disney XD series Star Wars Rebels at the San Diego Comic-Con, the 38-year-old explained that he took a hiatus from Hollywood as a result of his difficulty playing Cole Ortiz on 24.
It would seem, then, that actors are often a lot better at their profession than we give them credit for. While viewers watch scenes of love, tenderness, friendship and camaraderie, backstage, certain actors have all sorts of problems with each other.
Continue reading: Actors That Just Can't Stand The Sight Of Each Other
Robert De Niro crashed a soccer party in Brooklyn.
Bill Murray, sir, you have competition. It turns out Robert De Niro is a pretty keen party crasher himself and during a visit to Brooklyn's Cobble Hill neighbourhood to shoot new movie The Intern this week, the man himself made himself at home at a random house to watch the United States and Germany game.
Robert De Niro crashed a World Cup party this week [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Dimitrios Kambouris]
A neighbour told Business Insider that their apartment building got an email from Warner Bros asking if they could help De Niro see the game.
Continue reading: Robert De Niro Crashes World Cup Party In Brooklyn. Internet Explodes
Bill Murray's been causing mischief all over Charleston. This time he's crashed a young couple's engagement photo shoot.
When you’re Bill Murray there’s no such thing as boundaries! The Lost in Translation actor was recently strolling around downtown Charleston, South Carolina, when he came across a young couple having their engagement photos taken. When photographer, Raheel Gauba of Fia Forever Photography, noticed that something was up he turned round to find Bill Murray up to his old tricks.
Bill Murray agreed to pose in photos with the happy couple after initially trying to distract them
Gauba explained: “I turn around and I see Mr. Murray standing here with his shirt pulled up and belly proudly on display which he is patting loudly in an attempt to make the couple laugh - Needless to say I was stunned and I invited Mr. Murray to join the couple for a quick shot - He obliged and congratulated them and went on his way…”
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Up to his old tricks: Murray crashes another special moment.
fBill Murray strikes again in Charleston! The actor and comedian has recently been making a bit of a habit out of crashing celebrations and appearing unexpectedly in public. This time, it appears Mr. Murray managed to weasel his way into the official engagement photoshoot of a bride and groom to-be.
Ashley Donald & Erik Rogers were posing for Raheel Gauba of Fia Forever Photography on the streets of Charleston for a set modern and romantic engagement shots to share with friends. Suddenly, the Ghostbusters actor apparated out of nowhere and gave the loved-up couple a memory they'll never want to forget.
We'll let Gauba tell you the rest: "It all started with an innocent little engagement shoot in downtown Charleston with our lovely couple Ashley Donald & Erik Rogers. We were roaming the streets of downtown Charleston ... doing their engagement pictures. and most of the time when I have an attractive couple, you get to hear all sorts of noises around you - from whistles, to 'you look hottttt' to "congratulations!'"
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We're headed towards the 30th anniversary of 'Ghostbusters,' but what exactly is it about the film that makes it so great?
The 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters is speedily approaching. Can you believe that the iconic movie is nearly 30 years old? It’s hard to because it’s one of those comedies in which the humour just doesn’t date at all, but what else is it about Ghostbusters that makes it so great?
Forget the 15th Anniversary, we're headed for the 30th Anniversary of Ghostbusters
The General Idea
Continue reading: What's So Great About 'Ghostbusters'? Erm, How About Everything?
Bill Murray crashed a Charleston bachelor party this week - but we should remember this guy is one of Hollywood's best actors.
Bill Murray's sheer existence nowadays seems to be to enable people like me to go, "Hey, Bill Murray is probably the coolest guy in Hollywood. He doesn't give a sh*t". Hell, you've read tons of "Best Bill Murray stories" articles and that list became longer this week after the Ghostbusters star crashed a bachelor party in Charleston and began dishing out some sage advice to the groom and his pals.
Bill Murray Was Robbed of an Oscar
So, it's probably worth remembering that Bill Murray is actually one of Hollywood's best actors. He is. Just ask anyone her worked with on Broken Flowers, or Lost in Translation. It was for his career best performance in Sofia Coppola's classic that Murray should have walked away with the Oscar for Best Actor in 2007. He was nailed on. He couldn't be beaten. And then he was beaten.
Continue reading: Bill Murray's Funny, But He Was Once Robbed Of An Oscar, You Know
When will we next see Bill in a movie?
This week, Bill Murray cemented his status as one of Hollywood's most likeable and interesting stars by crashing a stranger's bachelor party and giving the groom marriage advice before hoisting him over his shoulder. The 63 year-old actor was dining at the same South Carolina steakhouse as the bachelor party on Memorial weekend.
It was the groom's friends who spotted the actor and requested that he impart a few words of advice upon the husband-to-be. After an initial reluctance, Murray agreed and made a few jokes about the bride before he offered some wise words about love and marriage that soon went viral.
It should come as no surprise that Bill Murray is awesome, which is why we're excited to look ahead to his upcoming projects so that we can get a bunch of Murray movie dates down in the diary to look forward to.
Continue reading: The 4 Upcoming Bill Murray Movies You Need To Know About
Bill Murray gatecrashes a bachelor party and gives advice to the groom, yes this one definitely happened.
Of all the actors you could want to crash your bachelor party, Bill Murray’s got to pretty high on that list. Well for EJ, a student celebrating his impending wedding in Charleston over Memorial Day weekend it happened. Yes Bill Murray became the unexpected star guest of the party when he crashed the festivities and offered some helpful advice.
Bill Murray, you never know where he's going to show up next
There are many amazing stories of random Bill Murray encounters out there, we even once complied a list of our ten favourites. But the latest tale of Murray randomness ranks pretty high on the awesome scale. In the video, first published by Deadspin, Murray can be seen dishing out some helpful advice to the awestruck groom-to-be whilst his ecstatic buddies cheer him on.
Who needs an acting agent? Certainly not Bill Murray, who instead has an 0800 number.
Want to hire Bill Murray to star in one of your movies? It’s actually not as hard to get in touch with him as you might think! Sort of. Whereas with most actors you’d have to go through the gruelling process of getting in touch with their agent and then pitching a film idea which they may or may not want to pitch to their client, it’s a lot less complicated with Bill Murray.
Who needs an acting agent? Not Bill Murray! All he needs is an 0800 number.
Reflecting his idiosyncratic style and personality, Bill Murray has a rather unusual way of going about business. Instead of hiring an agent (something he hasn’t done for quite a long time now), the actor opts to have an 0800 which anyone can call up. Seriously? Yep, all you have to do is dial up the number and, in Murray’s own words, “talk.” And what does he do? “I listen,” the comic actor told GQ journalist Dan Fierman, back in 2010.
Popstar Lady GaGa, actor Bill Murray and chat show host David Letterman confuse awaiting paparazzi as they run towards the studios for their appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman' in New York. The unusual trio certainly looked to be in high spirits for their TV arrival.
Lady Gaga and David Letterman helped Bill Murray tick two items off his bucket list on Wednesday night.
Lady GaGa, Bill Murray and David Letterman are perhaps some of the most unlikely people you'll find taking a selfie together yet that's just what happened when Murray and Gaga joined the talk show host on The Late Show With David Letterman on Wednesday (2nd April).
Lady Gaga outside the Roseland Ballroom in New York.
Murray arrived on the show and attempted to usurp Letterman from his desk at the New York studio. Carrying a clipboard, Murray announced it was on his bucket list to host the Late Show and meet Lady Gaga. Fortunately, he was able to tick the two off his list at the same time.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga, David Letterman, Bill Murray Pose For 'Late Show' Selfie
Now American audiences will be able to enjoy the critically lauded delight that is Wes Anderson's new movie.
Today, audiences all over America will be savouring their first taste of Wes Anderson's new movie, the delectable The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anderson fans who know the score will be prepared for the Fantastic Mr. Fox director's idiosyncratic, quirky and sumptuous stylings of the world's most distinctive director. However, even newcomers will find something to love in this most lively tapestry.
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Sees Wes Anderson Up To His Old Tricks In A Film More Inviting Than Ever.
Budapest received its premiere at the Berlinale a few weeks ago where early critics bathed the movie in a warm glow of praise, loving the kitsch details, kooky plotline, and star-packed cast, which includes, Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Harvey Keitel.
'The Grand Budapest Hotel' is one of Wes Anderson's finest movie yet, if not his best.
You can never mistake a Wes Anderson movie: his colourful visual style and quirky wit infuse every frame of his movies, whether they're set underwater (The Life Aquatic), on an Indian railway (The Darjeeling Limited), in rural America (Moonrise Kingdom) or in a stop-motion countryside populated by furry critters (Fantastic Mr Fox).
The Grand Budapest Hotel Features a Stunning Comedy Performance from Ralph Fiennes
The Grand Budapest Hotel, his eighth feature, is set in a fictional Middle European country in the 1930s (it's his first period piece). But it clearly fits into Anderson's stylised universe with its vivid colours and mythical settings. It also reunites him with regular cast members such as Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Edward Norton, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman and Bob Balaban.
Wes Anderson's entertaining filmmaking style clicks beautifully into focus for this comical adventure. Films like The Darjeeling Limited and Moonrise Kingdom are packed with amazing detail and terrific characters, but this movie is on another level entirely: fast, smart and engaging, packed with both silly slapstick and intelligent gags. And the sprawling cast is simply wonderful.
It's a story within a story within a story, as an author (Wilkinson) narrates the tale of his 1968 conversation as a young writer (Law) with ageing hotelier Zero (Abraham), who in turn recounts his life as a lobby boy in 1932. Young Zero (Revolori) learned his craft alongside legendary concierge Gustave (Fiennes) at the Grand Budapest Hotel somewhere in Middle Europe, and stuck by Gustave's side when he became embroiled in an inheritance battle with a spoiled heir (Brody) and his evil henchman (Dafoe). As things get increasingly nasty, Zero and his baker girlfriend (Ronan) help Gustave fight for justice, and when that doesn't work he helps orchestrate an elaborate prison escape. Meanwhile, war breaks out twice across Europe.
The double flashback structure makes this a film about the power of storytelling itself, and even more potent is the reminder that we need to remember the old ways, especially as the world changes around us. This simple idea is woven so cleverly into the DNA of the script that it continually takes our breath away, conveying the true importance of history and nostalgia. At the centre, Fiennes gives his best-ever performance, showing a real gift for comedy (who knew?) as he makes the bristly Gustave deeply likeable. His camaraderie with newcomer Revolori is priceless, as are the cameos from an array of Anderson veterans including Murray, Wilson and the always astonishing Swinton.
Continue reading: The Grand Budapest Hotel Review
Bill Murray, who plays the character of M. Ivan in Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', talks about the movie's 'dazzling' script in a red carpet interview at the premiere, and muses over the concept of the 'bigger picture'.
'20 Feet from Stardom' won the Oscar for Best Documentary.
20 Feet From Stardom - Morgan Neville's stunning examination of the lives and experiences of backing singers in the music industry - was named Best Documentary at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday (March 2, 2014). The movie has featured strongly on the festival and awards circuit, though it's safe to assume even the producers didn't expect to beat the visceral The Act of Killing to the Oscar.
Darlene Love Performing on '20 Feet From Stardom'
20 Feet From Stardom, the highest-grossing documentary of 2013, was certainly a popular winner inside the Dolby Theatre and the legendary Darlene Love gave an a cappella performance to the delight of the star-studded audience, including Bill Murray, who kicked off a standing ovation.
Continue reading: Is Oscar Winner '20 Feet From Stardom' The Perfect Music Documentary?
Bill Murray remembered Harold Ramis at the Oscars on Sunday.
Bill Murray, the American actor who lost out on the Oscar for best actor for Lost In Translation all those years ago, paid tribute to his late friend and colleague Harold Ramis while presenting the Academy Award for best cinematography last night.
Bill Murray Paid Tribute To His Late Friend Harold Ramis at the Oscars
After the nominees were announced, Murray - presenting with Amy Adams - looked on with a wry smile and added, "We forgot one. Harold Ramis, for Caddyshack, Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day."
Continue reading: Bill Murray Remembers Harold Ramis During Oscars Presenting Slot
Bill Murray has paid tribute to his late friend and co-star.
Bill Murray has led the influx of celebrity tributes to the actor and director Harold Ramis, who died aged 69 on Monday. Murray most memorably starred alongside Ramis in the 1984 supernatural comedy Ghostbusters in which they played a team of contract ghost hunters.
Bill Murray Has Added His Voice To The Tributes For Harold Ramis.
Ramis had been suffering for some time with an infection that resulted in complications from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, though his death has still shaken the Hollywood community and has saddened the talented filmmaker's fans across the globe.
Continue reading: Bill Murray On Harold Ramis: "He Earned His Keep On This Planet"
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