Screen Junkies » Bill Murray http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 You Can Finally Watch Bill Murray’s Strangest Performance In ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/you-can-finally-watch-bill-murrays-strangest-performance-in-nothing-lasts-forever/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/you-can-finally-watch-bill-murrays-strangest-performance-in-nothing-lasts-forever/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:02:53 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262735 Not as strange as his public persona though.

The post You Can Finally Watch Bill Murray’s Strangest Performance In ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
For thirty years, there have been whispers about Nothing Lasts Forever, the long lost 1980′s comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray that has sat in a vault. Up until now. Directed by SNL’s short film director Tom Schiller, the movie features Gremlins star Zach Galligan as a young man struggling to survive in a totalitarian retro/future New York City. MGM originally shelved the film after a test audience response of “Whaddafuh?”

But that’s the charm of this unique film that has amassed a cult following and has to be seen to be believed. You can watch it now on YouTube. But I wouldn’t wait too long because nothing lasts forever. Especially YouTube uploads that breach copyright claims.

The post You Can Finally Watch Bill Murray’s Strangest Performance In ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/you-can-finally-watch-bill-murrays-strangest-performance-in-nothing-lasts-forever/feed/ 0
Bill Murray Is A Jerk With A Heart Of Gold In The ‘St. Vincent’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bill-murray-is-a-jerk-with-a-heart-of-gold-in-the-st-vincent-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bill-murray-is-a-jerk-with-a-heart-of-gold-in-the-st-vincent-trailer/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:35:31 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=262682 Gold, I tells ya...

The post Bill Murray Is A Jerk With A Heart Of Gold In The ‘St. Vincent’ Trailer appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Bill Murray has played lots of rotten smartasses in his career, but his turn in St. Vincent might be the most overt one yet. In what could be pitched as a family friendly Grand Torino, an overworked mom moves in next door to Murray’s character. Murray is gruff, but takes the kid on nonehteless and does a bunch of Uncle Buck-type things that are pretty funny.

It’s well-worn territory, but Murray is always at the top of his game, so we’ll pretend it’s new to us.

The post Bill Murray Is A Jerk With A Heart Of Gold In The ‘St. Vincent’ Trailer appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bill-murray-is-a-jerk-with-a-heart-of-gold-in-the-st-vincent-trailer/feed/ 0
Lovable Rascal Bill Murray Now Photobombing Engagement Photos http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lovable-rascal-bill-murray-now-photobombing-engagement-photos/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lovable-rascal-bill-murray-now-photobombing-engagement-photos/#comments Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:59:52 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262229 He just shows up places. Like a friendly Jason Voorhees.

The post Lovable Rascal Bill Murray Now Photobombing Engagement Photos appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Normally when a boozy old coot invades your personal space it’s a bad thing, but there’s something about knowing Bill Murray could walk into your home at any moment makes the world a more magical place. Because Bill Murray can do whatever he wants. He can crash your party, your wedding, or your karaoke room. He’s probably allowed to cook in restaurants too. That is the charm of Bill Murray. Now he’s crashing engagement photos as a photographer at Fia Forever Wedding Photography explains.

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 (the most romantic city in the country, btw) 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!” – I set the couple down on that little staircase to get ready for a shot and I hear people talking in the back and as I’m looking through the lens, the couple seems stunned and distracted… I think to myself – oh great, someone is bothering them – I turn around and I see Mr. Murray standing there with his shirt pulled up and belly proudly on display which he is patting pretty 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… leaving behind an extremely happy couple and this photo that will be forever remembered by this couple (and us!!!).

Jokes on them. The three of them are now legally engaged. They’re going to make some cute kids.

The post Lovable Rascal Bill Murray Now Photobombing Engagement Photos appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/lovable-rascal-bill-murray-now-photobombing-engagement-photos/feed/ 0 bill murray photobomb
Bill Murray Knocked Out A 45-Minute Karaoke Set, And We’ve Got The Video http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bill-murray-knocked-out-a-45-minute-karaoke-set-and-weve-got-the-video/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bill-murray-knocked-out-a-45-minute-karaoke-set-and-weve-got-the-video/#comments Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:54:56 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=260739 It's about Bill Murray, so it's automatically newsworthy.

The post Bill Murray Knocked Out A 45-Minute Karaoke Set, And We’ve Got The Video appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Bill Murray, remembering that he’s Bill Murray, and hasn’t done anything awesome in a couple days, got up at his Caddyshack restaurant and belted out songs for about 45 minutes, including the Animals “House of the Rising Sun.”

That sounds like a lot of fun and something I would like to see, even if it meant having to go to a place called the Caddyshack Restaurant. Fortunately, TMZ‘s reach knows no bounds, so they got some crappy video, which works out better for everyone.

The post Bill Murray Knocked Out A 45-Minute Karaoke Set, And We’ve Got The Video appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bill-murray-knocked-out-a-45-minute-karaoke-set-and-weve-got-the-video/feed/ 0
Bill Murray Body Slammed Lee Corso on ‘College Gameday’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bill-murray-body-slammed-lee-corso-on-college-gameday/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bill-murray-body-slammed-lee-corso-on-college-gameday/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 18:59:05 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257638 Must have been a Clemson fan.

The post Bill Murray Body Slammed Lee Corso on ‘College Gameday’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
For those unfamiliar with College Gameday, it’s ESPN‘s college football studio show that films live on location at a college campus each week. It’s as pointless as most studio shows, but all the college kids in the background, drunk and sign-wielding, along with the jovial nature of the show make it a pretty fun show to watch for football fans.

It was a little more fun on Saturday when Lee Corso, a host whose weekly responsibilities include putting on the mascot head of the team he thinks will win the week’s biggest game, got body slammed to the ground by some dude in a tie-dyed t-shirt and fedora.

That man was Bill Murray. Let’s completely ignore context and watch.

The post Bill Murray Body Slammed Lee Corso on ‘College Gameday’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bill-murray-body-slammed-lee-corso-on-college-gameday/feed/ 0
Dan Aykroyd Making ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Without Bill Murray, Is Dickless http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dan-aykroyd-making-ghostbusters-3-without-bill-murray-is-dickless/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dan-aykroyd-making-ghostbusters-3-without-bill-murray-is-dickless/#comments Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:29:50 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250121 What did you do, Ray?!

The post Dan Aykroyd Making ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Without Bill Murray, Is Dickless appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
A brief timeline:

  • Dan Aykroyd announces a desire to make a third Ghostbusters film, but can’t do so without the consent of Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman, and Bill Murray.
  • Bill Murray refuses to give consent.
  • That same sequence of events happens 27 more times over a two year period.

I’m sad to report that Aykroyd has decided to move on and make the unnecessary sequel without Murray. What did you do, Ray?! WHAT DID YOU DO?

“I can tell you he won’t be involved. … It’s sad but we‘re passing it on to a new generation. Ghostbusters 3 can be a successful movie without Bill. My preference would be to have him involved but at this point he doesn’t seem to be coming and we have to move on. It’s time to make the third one.”

This decision is clearly driven by greed. That’s why I recommend we pool our money and pay Aykroyd off. I’ll send a Kickstarter link shortly. (Metro)

The post Dan Aykroyd Making ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Without Bill Murray, Is Dickless appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dan-aykroyd-making-ghostbusters-3-without-bill-murray-is-dickless/feed/ 0
5 Extremely Hatable TV And Movie Shrinks http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/5-extremely-hatable-tv-and-movie-shrinks/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/5-extremely-hatable-tv-and-movie-shrinks/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:22:46 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249935 "Now, how does that make you feel?"

The post 5 Extremely Hatable TV And Movie Shrinks appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Shrinks are supposed to possess an uncanny insight into the human mind, but that doesn’t stop them from being trainwrecks themselves much of the time. Perhaps it’s the fact that they supposedly possess this great gift that enables their smugness, or maybe it’s just that Tom Cruise was right and the whole thing is a fallacy.

Either way, shrinks from TV and movies can grate on an audience’s nerves like few other depicted professions. It must be all that talking. Always with the talking.

Dr. Melfi – The Sopranos

While it’s easy to claim that Melfi’s presence, while not exciting, served as a sort of moral compass to a show that lacked one in most every other arena.

That’s all well and good, but that doesn’t make her character suck any less. She played something of a robotic character, serving as a stone cold judging machine while every other character existed as impassioned people striking out to serve their own interests.

Her flat, flirtatious relationship with Tony Soprano was an interesting device, but wasn’t much to watch. She was an alcoholic with an annoying voice, which makes her similar to most every other character on the show, but with much less violence and far fewer malapropisms.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but there’s dysentery in the ranks.

Dr. Leo Marvin – What About Bob?

Dr. Marvin? Dr. Leo Marvin?

The sensational author of the life-changing book Baby Steps makes Frasier Crane look like a fun, vibrant individual. He named his kids Siggy and Anna in a nod to Sigmund Freud, and that’s not even the most obnoxious thing he does.

His dumb bucket hat, sandals and socks, and the vacation house at Lake Winnepisaukee are all strikes against him, but the real tipping point is when he tried to tie Bob to a tree and blow him up with dynamite. That’s just terrible behavior.

He’s a sourpuss surrounded by a lovable family, and he doesn’t manage to appreciate the walking wonder that is Bob. It’s hard to tell where the smugness of Richard Dreyfuss stops and the smugness of the character starts, but I guess that’s just the result of good casting.

Frasier – Cheers/Frasier

How very droll, Dr. Crane.

Frasier is perhaps the least masculine man this side of professional ice skating. I’m guessing that because his brother is the same way, it’s genetic, but we’re not here to look at reasons why these shrinks suck so much, but just whether or not they do.

And he does. His world revolves around Alaskan salmon, free trade espresso, and wine vintages, so it’s not like he’s a grounded guy. He’s not malicious by any stretch, but he’s so prissy it’s almost hard to think he’s of this world.

All his enjoyment seems to exist in a smug, smug place that revolves around smirks far more than laughter. And he hangs out with women named “Roz” and “Daphne,” which leads me to believe that he might be a character in Scooby-Doo.

Finally, he sings his own theme song, and it’s terrible. TERRIBLE.

“Dr.” Tobias Funke – Arrested Development

Tobias Funke is so terrible that he goes all the way around to being awesome again. He was one of the most respected shrinks in the Boston area until he decided to move to California to try his hand at acting. Unfortunately, he moved to Newport Beach, which is not all that close to Hollywood.

Also, Dr. Funke is perhaps the biggest moron ever to grace a television screen. He cannot please his wife, on account of the fact that he’s a raging homosexual, he can’t accept a hair transplant, and most of his acting credits are along the lines of “Frightened Inmate #2,” a role for which he constantly recited the line, “I ain’t going to squeal, man.”

Basically, all the reasons that Tobias Funke is terrible have almost nothing to do with the fact that he’s a psychiatrist. In fact, he seemed to be a pretty esteemed one. But he wasn’t nearly as hilarious as when he was a struggling (read: failing) actor.

Sean Maguire – Good Will Hunting

We get it, Sean. You’re damaged. You’re soft-spoken until you are pushed too far. You can bench press more than Matt Damon can. And, like Matt Damon, you are a little overqualified for your station in life.

He’s a great shrink, it would seem, but he’s a little Robin Williams-y, which is to be expected when you’re a character played by Robin Williams. Granted, he doesn’t break into any stupid voices like “gay man,” or “black man,” but he’s so soft-spoken that it makes you think he’s going to kidnap you in his basement.

I never thought I would say this, but maybe Robin Williams could have played him with more gusto.

Wow. That sounds weird.

The post 5 Extremely Hatable TV And Movie Shrinks appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/5-extremely-hatable-tv-and-movie-shrinks/feed/ 0 richard dreyfuss Kelsey-Grammer-as-Frasier-Crane-6422440 funke 18459-24542
See ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Through The Rummed-Up Eyes Of Bill Murray http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/see-moonrise-kingdom-through-the-rummed-up-eyes-of-bill-murray/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/see-moonrise-kingdom-through-the-rummed-up-eyes-of-bill-murray/#comments Tue, 22 May 2012 19:00:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=248843 We learn so much.

The post See ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Through The Rummed-Up Eyes Of Bill Murray appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Bill Murray made good use of his downtime on the set of Moonrise Kingdom by agreeing to give the viewer a personal tour of the film as only Bill Murray can. Possibly with the assistance of Sailor Jerry Spice Rum.

Here are a few of the things we learn from the video.

  • Bill Murray plays a man in the film.
  • Wes Anderson wears short pants.
  • Tilda Swinton can do whatever she wants.
  • Bill Murray doesn’t watch films that he’s not in.
  • Edward Norton gets a lot of psycho work.
  • People in short pants get mugged more often than average-panted people.
  • You can make your own pants at home using loud materials.

I hope this is a short pilot pitch for a series called Bill Murray on Film. Get after it, IFC.

The post See ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Through The Rummed-Up Eyes Of Bill Murray appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/see-moonrise-kingdom-through-the-rummed-up-eyes-of-bill-murray/feed/ 0
Screw It, Here Are Our 2013 Oscar Predictions http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/screw-it-here-are-our-2013-oscar-predictions/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/screw-it-here-are-our-2013-oscar-predictions/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:00:25 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=246080 Are there any movies I'm missing? Yeah. Probably tons.

The post Screw It, Here Are Our 2013 Oscar Predictions appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
We’re over this year’s Oscars, and have been for quite some time. I felt that 2011’s field was uncharacteristically weak, and having harped on it for the past few weeks, I’m ready to move on to 2012’s candidates.

Granted, I haven’t “seen” any of these films. And there are undoubtedly dozens of solid films that are still under my radar. And those films will probably feature strong turns by both actors and directors. But whatever, that won’t keep me from examining some of the strongest, most notable candidates for an award, going on experience and some educated guesses.

So this may not be the most subversive or even “accurate” Oscar prediction, and you’re not going to find any under-the-radar films and actors here. But you will find more than a few safe bets from known projects. Judging by the slate for 2012, we could see a lot more “Hollywood” films fill the ballots in the 2013 ceremonies, which always proves to be more satisfying, provided the popular films are the good ones.

Best Picture

The Dark Knight Rises
Lincoln
Life of Pi
Django Unchained
The Great Gatsby

The one thing these films have in common is each one is helmed by a great director, with Nolan, Spielberg, Lee, Tarantino, and Luhrmann all showing up in widely anticipated and rather big-budget movies. My early call is that Lincoln, with the reputations of Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis behind it, will take the cake, with Life of Pi given a courtesy nod in this category. Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises could make a lot of noise if people lavish praise on the film for the scope of the production, but in the end, the heavier biopic will prevail.

Best Director

Wes AndersonMoonrise Kingdom
Christopher Nolan – The Dark Knight Rises
Marc WebbThe Amazing Spider-Man
Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
Ang LeeLife of Pi

It seems a little odd to have two comic book films represented here, but going off of the early sizzle reel I’ve seen from Spider-Man, Marc Webb is masterful at bouncing from bombastic action sequences to touching moments between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Wes Anderson is back in our lives and hearts after the lukewarm reception of The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and I think he could get a lot of legacy goodwill in this category. Spielberg’s Lincoln is no-brainer given the man and the subject matter, and I think he’ll be the one to walk away with the bald gold guy.

Best Actor

Bill MurrayHyde Park on Hudson
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Leonardo DiCaprioGreat Gatsby
Sean PennGangster Squad
Robert De Niro – Being Flynn

Everyone on this list but Murray and DiCaprio already have won their Oscars, and in the interest of appearing progressive (and not simply handing the award over to Daniel Day-Lewis, even though he’ll probably deserve it), they’ll bestow it upon Bill Murray, who’s distinguished career will come to a head with the most Oscar bait-y role he’s played so far. I think voters will be looking for an excuse to give it to him, but in this field, it’s a very tough call.

I’m hoping De Niro’s turn as a distant, homeless father in Being Flynn gets him out of the doghouse that he’s built for himself over the past decade. Sean Penn because, hey, Sean Penn, Leo because he’s just so damn handsome.

Best Actress

Blake LivelySavages
Jennifer LawrenceThe Silver Linings Playbook
Sally Field – Lincoln
Toni Collette – Jesus Henry Christ
Maggie GyllenhaalHysteria

Again, it’s hard to get too adventurous with these pics before the films have even been finished, so based on resume alone, I think we have a pretty strong group here. I think Field will be able to chew some serious scenery as Mary Todd Lincoln, and if she doesn’t get too terribly outclassed by her hubby, Mr. Day-Lewis, I think she’s the smart money here.

I think Hollywood wants to REALLY love Jennifer Lawrence, but seeing as how The Hunger Games is a little too mainstream for the snobs, she’ll get it in the David O. Russell film instead.

I’m also looking forward to Blake Lively in Oliver Stone’s The Savages, if only because she mastered a seedy role in The Town, and I’m eager to see her do it again as a beachy stoner. Toni Colette and Maggie Gyllenhaal because it wouldn’t be the Academy Awards without them, so why not both?

As you can tell, this has been a very scientific process, so let’s hear your thoughts in the comments if you’re feeling like yelling at us.

The post Screw It, Here Are Our 2013 Oscar Predictions appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/screw-it-here-are-our-2013-oscar-predictions/feed/ 0 daniel_day_lewis Lincoln hyde-park-on-hudson-murray-fdr jennifer-lawrence-cooper-linings
9 Actors Who Could Replace Bill Murray In ‘Ghostbusters 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-actors-who-could-replace-bill-murray-in-ghostbusters-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-actors-who-could-replace-bill-murray-in-ghostbusters-3/#comments Mon, 13 Feb 2012 23:27:41 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=245272 If I had to choose with a gun to my head.

The post 9 Actors Who Could Replace Bill Murray In ‘Ghostbusters 3′ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
We’ve all known Dan Aykroyd is crazy for a little while now. His claims that 9/11 probably ruined our chances of first contact with aliens, along with his bizarre vodka company, have proved that. However, we just weren’t aware he was this crazy.

In his blind efforts to get a third Ghostbusters made no matter what, he’s now talking about recasting hold-out Bill Murray. He’s now suggesting they bring in “a different actor, a la Jack Ryan” to step into the role of Peter Venkman.

Umm, that’s cuckoo-crazy-nuts. Sure, when I was growing up every kid wanted to be Peter Venkman, but I don’t think putting another actor in such an iconic role is the way to go with this. That role is Bill Murray, and it’s going to be tough to find an actor willing to impersonate him for an hour-and-a-half. But money talks, and that issue could be easily ironed out.

I’m not saying I want to see it happen, but if you were to hold a gun to my head these would be my picks for the replacement Peter Venkman.

Paul Rudd

Over the last few years, Paul Rudd has been carving out a nice niche for himself as the new face of sarcastic charm in comedy. His performance is Role Models has quite a few echos of Murray and he’d be the actor with the easiest transition into the role. However, there are problems with this plan. First, are producers really going to want to age up Paul Rudd? All of our wives and girlfriends like him just the way he is. They don’t want to see him all wrinkly. Unless he’s just getting out of the bath.

Kevin Kline

He’s been keeping a pretty low profile since Wild, Wild West killed all memories of him being funny, but please remember that Kevin Kline is pretty funny! Plus, he’s in pretty good with his Dave and No Strings Attached director Ivan Reitman. The issue here is that Kevin Kline is Kevin Kline, which is all well and good, but he’s not Bill Murray. And Bill Murray is Peter Venkman. There’s no easy replacement.

Computers

Except computers. Computers could easily render a digital Bill Murray and make him do all kinds of things he doesn’t want to do. Ghostbusters 3? Check. Another Charlie’s Angels film? Check. Wild Things Part 7? Get to work, nerds. We have a likable actor’s dignity to ruin.

The post 9 Actors Who Could Replace Bill Murray In ‘Ghostbusters 3′ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/9-actors-who-could-replace-bill-murray-in-ghostbusters-3/feed/ 0 Paul-Rudd kevin-kline computers
‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Trailer: Count The Wes Andersisms http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/moonrise-kingdom-trailer-count-the-wes-anderson-isms/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/moonrise-kingdom-trailer-count-the-wes-anderson-isms/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2012 23:30:17 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242433 I've run out of fingers.

The post ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Trailer: Count The Wes Andersisms appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
The trailer for Wes Anderson’s newest film, Moonrise Kingdom has debuted and wow. This thing is really loaded up with Wes Andersisms. It’s pretty much boiling over with all of the elements that you would expect from Anderson’s films. Not to say that’s a bad thing. He’s cultivated a certain style over the years that has been imitated by many, but here he proves once again that he is able to out-Wes Anderson all imitators. Just imagine Anderson standing over a crumpled opponent while at the center of a perfectly symmetrical frame with non-actor extras cheering behind him in slow-motion. Play Nico’s “Chelsea Girls” over that image for added emphasis.

I’ve gone through the trailer below and picked out the elements that are classic Anderson. Have a look and let me know if I’ve missed any.

Awesome Wallpaper

Once Wes Anderson started getting larger budgets for his films, he immediately invested a good portion of that in awesome wallpaper. Even his films that take place on submarines and trains have really interesting walls. This design aesthetic was introduced for the most part in Rushmore but really hammered home with The Royal Tenenbaums. It looks like we can expect to marvel at the walls in Moonrise Kingdom as well. Sweet tent.

Overconfident Nerds

Another standard of Wes Anderson films are overconfident nerds. Moonrise Kingdom’s Sam seems cut from the Max Fischer cloth with his stern determination and absolute lack of fear. Reminds me of a young Bill Murray.

The post ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Trailer: Count The Wes Andersisms appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/moonrise-kingdom-trailer-count-the-wes-anderson-isms/feed/ 0 symmetry tent overconfidance
Primary This: 9 Films Set In New Hampshire http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/primary-this-9-films-set-in-new-hampshire/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/primary-this-9-films-set-in-new-hampshire/#comments Tue, 10 Jan 2012 19:19:15 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242037 It's tax free. You'd think more movies would shoot there.

The post Primary This: 9 Films Set In New Hampshire appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
New Hampshire seems to be Hollywood’s most shunned state. It’s not quite as folksy or terrifying as Maine and not violent enough as Boston, MA. So there it sits in between, while its neighbors get all of the film glory. But as you can see from the list below, New Hampshire has a lot to offer — fishing locales, horny college girls, jungle animals, paranoid schizophrenics, and townspeople who will mutate before your eyes.

So, before you and the family plan your next vacation, why not give New Hampshire a shot. It is tax free after all.

On Golden Pond

New Hampshire plays just as an important role in On Golden Pond as its leads do. Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn star as a couple of old fogies who spend their summers at their lake house. Or pond house. Or whatever. Their traditional routine is shaken up when their estranged daughter arrives and asks them to watch her boyfriend’s kid while they go somewhere and get freaky. They seem like pretty cool parents to me.

Upon return, the daughter is upset to find that the boy and her grumpy dad have bounded over fishing trips and grown closer than she was ever able to. Question, if she knew her dad was bad with kids, why would she leave one with him while she goes off to get her tires kicked? Not cool, lady. She has no room to complain.

Jumanji

New Hampshire is overrun with jungle animals, poisonous plant life, and scariest of all, an epic-bearded Robin Williams. Williams returns from being trapped in a twenty-six year bender in the Jumanji game to find that his hometown is in a pretty bad stae since he first left it. His disappearance has caused the local economy to crash and family and friends are either dead or depressed.

I don’t really understand why. Yes, it’s sad when an 11-year old is sucked into a magical board game, but not so sad that it should ruin a community. Just have a candlelight vigil and an occasional article in the newspaper. Gotta move on, wimps.

In the Mouth of Madness

Stephen King has done his damndest to try to solidify Maine as the creepiest state in New England. However, John Carpenter wanted to point out that New Hampshire can also be scary as sh*t. In the Mouth of Madness sends Sam Neill‘s investigator to Hobb’s End, New Hampshire, to search for a missing author.

Instead, he finds himself in the middle of one of the author’s stories, surrounded by his fictional characters. He’s slowly driven insane as the townspeople mutate into grotesque monsters that torment him. I’m sure this movie is not a favorite with the new Hampshire Board of Tourism.

The post Primary This: 9 Films Set In New Hampshire appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/primary-this-9-films-set-in-new-hampshire/feed/ 0 On-Golden-Pond jumanji inthemouthofmadness
Unhappy With The ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Script, Bill Murray Reportedly Shreds It, Sends It Back http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/unhappy-with-the-ghostbusters-3-script-bill-murray-reportedly-shreds-it-sends-it-back/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/unhappy-with-the-ghostbusters-3-script-bill-murray-reportedly-shreds-it-sends-it-back/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2011 20:34:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=240280 "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!"

The post Unhappy With The ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Script, Bill Murray Reportedly Shreds It, Sends It Back appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Can Marvel Studios depart from their standard fare and give us a Bill Murray: Origins movie that clues us in on how he got so Goddamn cool?

For months now, it seems that Ghostbusters 3 has been hinging on Bill Murray‘s involvement. And Bill Murray has said that his involvement hinges on getting a script he deems worthy enough of the heralded khaki jumpsuit.

It’s not happening. At least not according to the National Enquirer, which has never been wrong about anything like this before.

The rag states that Bill Murray received the script, read it, then shredded it, sending it back to Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis with a note that said, “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!” He’s probably wrong about that last part, but his refusal is so stylized that the only way his criticism could be more pointed is if he took out a thirty-minute infomercial block that he used to simply defecate on the script. He could call it I Think This Ghostbusters Script Could Use Some Work.

Even if the other Ghostbusters want to make their sequel without Murray, they’ll still need his buy in, as he’s one of five stakeholders of the film. In my mind, it’s pretty much like the Fighting Hellfish, where all surviving Ghostbusters have to turn a key to greenlight the next script.

In case you think Murray might be a little too harsh in his response, here’s some footage of him mixing drinks for people at SXSW a couple years ago. Watch the video, then think about who’s wrong, him or you.

The post ‘Ghostbusters’ To Be Re-Released This Halloween To Remind Everyone We Don’t Need Another Sequel appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ghostbusters-to-be-re-released-this-halloween-to-remind-everyone-we-dont-need-another-sequel/feed/ 0
4 Films That Prove Dan Aykroyd Shouldn’t Make ‘Ghostbusters 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/4-films-that-prove-dan-aykroyd-shouldnt-make-ghostbusters-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/4-films-that-prove-dan-aykroyd-shouldnt-make-ghostbusters-3/#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:43:10 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=226223 Stop him before he turns into George Lucas!!

The post 4 Films That Prove Dan Aykroyd Shouldn’t Make ‘Ghostbusters 3′ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Dan Aykroyd’s recent admission that Ghostbusters 3 will happen with or without Bill Murray has fused faces with palms worldwide. Even with Murray, the passing of the torch to a new generation concept is a worse idea than another Indiana Jones. And Aykroyd should have learned his lesson by now. Just have a look at his track record of bad sequels and remakes.

Sgt. Bilko

This 1996 comedy is an update of the 1950′s television series The Phil Silvers Show, in which Silvers played the cunning sergeant. Steve Martin steps into that role for this iteration with Dan Aykroyd playing his easily-duped superior, Colonel Hall. Though not entirely a bad movie, it’s mostly a vehicle to have Steve Martin wiggle around on rubber legs while Aykroyd shouts and looks flummoxed.

Click ‘Next Page’ to Continue…

The post 4 Films That Prove Dan Aykroyd Shouldn’t Make ‘Ghostbusters 3′ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/4-films-that-prove-dan-aykroyd-shouldnt-make-ghostbusters-3/feed/ 0
Laura Linney To Share Screen With Bill Murray’s FDR? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/laura-linney-to-share-screen-with-bill-murrays-fdr/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/laura-linney-to-share-screen-with-bill-murrays-fdr/#comments Fri, 06 May 2011 20:15:41 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210984 The only thing we have to fear is a boring movie.

The post Laura Linney To Share Screen With Bill Murray’s FDR? appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
The upcoming FDR romance Hyde Park on Hudson is sure to be an old-person favorite for years to come. And it might have something for the younger, less wise generations to enjoy as well, since Bill Murray has been cast as Franklin Delano Roosevelt. And now, Laura Linney and Samuel West are being courted to appear as well – Linney as FDR’s cousin/weekend fling Margaret Stuckley, and West as King George, whose visit to New York provides the backdrop for the film. Additionally, British actress Olivia Coleman will be playing Queen Elizabeth.

You probably know Linney, even if not by name. Coleman, on the other hand, will be familiar to anyone who saw her in Hot Fuzz. But West might not be known to you unless you’re a fan of British theater. He did have a small role in Van Helsing, though. Which definitely would have been improved by the involvement of Bill Murray. (Daily Mail)

The post Laura Linney To Share Screen With Bill Murray’s FDR? appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/laura-linney-to-share-screen-with-bill-murrays-fdr/feed/ 0
Focus Features Buys Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonlight Kingdom’ With Indie Dollars http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/focus-features-buys-wes-andersons-moonlight-kingdom-with-indie-dollars/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/focus-features-buys-wes-andersons-moonlight-kingdom-with-indie-dollars/#comments Tue, 03 May 2011 02:40:09 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=210134 'Moonlight Kingdom' stars Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand and Anderson's super turbo BFF Bill Murray.

The post Focus Features Buys Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonlight Kingdom’ With Indie Dollars appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
In case you’re wondering, indie dollars are like regular dollars, but they can only be used to buy stuff that’s indie or whatever. Like vinyl LPs, mustache wax and the worldwide rights to a Wes Anderson movie.

Focus Features has acquired the rights to put Anderson’s latest film, Moonlight Kingdom, into US and foreign theaters. Anderson co-wrote the screenplay with Roman Coppola and will direct. Moonlight Kingdom stars Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand and Anderson’s super turbo BFF Bill Murray. The film’s about a young, small town couple who everyone thinks has disappeared, but really they just ran away together.

I hear rumors that the film will feature a preciously cool soundtrack and purposefully off-center framing, though I seriously doubt either rumor is true. (Hollywood Reporter)

The post Focus Features Buys Wes Anderson’s ‘Moonlight Kingdom’ With Indie Dollars appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/focus-features-buys-wes-andersons-moonlight-kingdom-with-indie-dollars/feed/ 0
Bill’s Been Busy http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bills-been-busy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bills-been-busy/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:50:38 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=209485 No wonder he has no time for Ghostbusters 3.

The post Bill’s Been Busy appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

No wonder he has no time for Ghostbusters 3.

The post Bill’s Been Busy appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bills-been-busy/feed/ 0 murray-tribeca
Super Bill Murray http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/super-bill-murray/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/super-bill-murray/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2011 19:07:00 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206677 Quick Change is a very underrated film. That is all.

The post Super Bill Murray appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

Quick Change is a very underrated film. That is all.

The post Super Bill Murray appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-photos/super-bill-murray/feed/ 1 bill-murray-super-hero
Oh, Gross! Mickey Rourke Gets With Megan Fox In ‘Passion Play’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/oh-gross-mickey-rourke-gets-with-megan-fox-in-passion-play-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/oh-gross-mickey-rourke-gets-with-megan-fox-in-passion-play-trailer/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:46:31 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=206415 Being an actress seems difficult.

The post Oh, Gross! Mickey Rourke Gets With Megan Fox In ‘Passion Play’ Trailer appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
The good news is that Megan Fox is wearing barely anything, save for a pair of angel wings. The bad news is Mickey Rourke is wearing even less and crawling around on top of her.

Passion Play stars Rourke as a trumpeter who meets Megan Fox‘s dancer character who may be an actual angel. Or a girl who had a really bad dad. At any rate, Rourke wants to free Fox from Bill Murray‘s gangster pimp character, and there-in lies the conflict. The film has had a few setbacks since TIFF last year, when everyone noticed it sucks pretty bad. It will open in limited release in New York and Los Angeles before going to DVD at the end of May.

Not to lump on, but I’m not surprised this movie got made. What surprises me the most is that Bill Murray answered his hotline for this.

The post Oh, Gross! Mickey Rourke Gets With Megan Fox In ‘Passion Play’ Trailer appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/oh-gross-mickey-rourke-gets-with-megan-fox-in-passion-play-trailer/feed/ 7 passion_play
Bill Murray To Play FDR Because They’re Both So Similar http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-murray-to-play-fdr-because-theyre-both-so-similar/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-murray-to-play-fdr-because-theyre-both-so-similar/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:37:16 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=204361 Murray can't play "presidential?" Those were the same people that said he couldn't play a stoned, half-retarded greenskeeper.

The post Bill Murray To Play FDR Because They’re Both So Similar appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
If you don’t think that Bill Murray can play FDR, then you don’t realize what a goofy sense of humor Frankie had. Or what a great actor Murray is. Either way, you’re about to be proven wrong. Dead wrong. Sorry. That last part was gratuitous.

Murray continues to baffle everyone by signing on to play the iconic president in Roger Mitchell’s recently announced Hyde Park on the Hudson, a film that, set in a weekend in upstate New York, will shed some light on both his presidency, and the fact that he may have been banging out his cousin, Margaret Stuckley. If her body is half as sexy as her name, we’re in for a treat!

What does this mean regarding Ghostbusters 3? It means that Bill Murray is playing our nation’s greatest president and you should stop worrying about Ghostbusters 3 for three goddamn minutes. (Vulture)

The post Bill Murray To Play FDR Because They’re Both So Similar appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-murray-to-play-fdr-because-theyre-both-so-similar/feed/ 0 Screen shot 2011-03-29 at 4.34.37 PM
Jason Schwartzman Joins New Wes Anderson Film In Casting Shocker http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-schwartzman-joins-new-wes-anderson-film-in-casting-shocker/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-schwartzman-joins-new-wes-anderson-film-in-casting-shocker/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2011 05:10:37 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=203374 The new movie, with the totally not hipster-y title 'Moonrise Kingdom', stars Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand and of course, Schwartzman.

The post Jason Schwartzman Joins New Wes Anderson Film In Casting Shocker appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Actor Jason Schwartzman has been getting his Frequent Wes Anderson Cast Member Card punched for years. It’s hard to find an actor who’s very good at standing off-center in a shot. Bill Murray also has that talent. Maybe that’s why both actors are coming back for director Anderson‘s latest film.

The new movie, with the totally not hipster-y title Moonrise Kingdom, stars Bruce Willis, Frances McDormand, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and we’ve now learned, Schwartzman. Moonrise Kingdom takes place in the 60s, where two young people decide to run away together. This causes everyone in their town to panic and form a rescue party to find them. Hopefully there will be more than one scene in which Willis and Murray team-up to do awesome stuff.

Moonrise Kingdom begins shooting this Spring in Rhode Island. (Examiner)

The post Jason Schwartzman Joins New Wes Anderson Film In Casting Shocker appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-schwartzman-joins-new-wes-anderson-film-in-casting-shocker/feed/ 0 jason-schwartzman-wes-anderson
Hilariously, Bill Murray Hasn’t Even Read The ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Script http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hilariously-bill-murray-hasnt-even-read-the-ghostbusters-3-script/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hilariously-bill-murray-hasnt-even-read-the-ghostbusters-3-script/#comments Wed, 23 Feb 2011 07:25:02 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=29284 I once heard that Murray didn't like the current script for 'Ghostbusters 3', but that internet rumor has now been busted by Venkman himself.

The post Hilariously, Bill Murray Hasn’t Even Read The ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Script appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Bill Murray is one of the coolest people alive. He spontaneously becomes a bartender at parties, pushes dudes at football games, and he’s been nonchalantly holding up the production of Ghostbusters 3 since what feels like the dawn of recorded time. Everyone but Murray is signed on, but this sequel will happen as soon as cats and dogs start living together.

I once heard that Murray didn’t like the current script for Ghostbusters 3, but that internet rumor has now been busted by Venkman himself. According to his recent interview with Howard Stern, Murray hasn’t even read the thing. Awesome. Here’s what Carl Spackler himself said:

STERN: Is it true that there is a Ghostbusters 3 and you’re the problem. You will not sign off on this? Do you know about this?

MURRAY: Yeah, I guess I’m the problem. Before I was an asset and now I’m the problem. There’s a script somewhere over there. Over there there’s a script and I haven’t read it yet.

STERN: So you’re never going to read it.

QUIVERS: So you have no interest.

MURRAY: Well, I’ll get to it. I gotta get to it. I feel badly. I got a message. I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings but it’s not the foremost thing in my mind right now, so I don’t think about it. You know what, the studio gets excited about it every 10 years or so or it seems like, and they read it. Because what they’d really like to do is recreate the franchise, you know? I remember once upon a time it was going to be, “And the new Ghostbusters will be Chris Rock, Chris Farley and Chris Crane or Kris Kringle.” Or someone. They had it together.

STERN: Is that a threat to you? In other words, do they try to threaten you by saying, “We’re going to put together a new Ghostbusters, and therefore you guys will have to go do it?”

MURRAY: It’s not a threat. It’s sort of businesslike. They’d like to keep it going. I mean, it’s still an amazing … there’s still kids today that watch this movie. They still sell a lot of toys and everything.

Maybe if Ivan Reitman stepped down and they let Wes Anderson direct it instead, we’d finally see Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis slap on some proton packs again. The angles would be arty, and awkward moments would be plentiful, but at least ghost busting could begin anew.

Of course, reading over his interview, I can’t help but agree with him. Do we really need another Ghostbusters movie? Ghostbusters 2 was not good, even though 7-year-old me would vehemently disagree, so why are we so excited about a third? If I’m going to give a movie studio my money, I’d like to have my childhood come out not shit on. Especially if it’s shit on by Ashton Kutcher.

So I’ll go with Murray on this one. He’ll read it when he wants to read it, and sign on if he thinks it’s good. You don’t get to be as cool as Murray without pissing off a few salivating businessmen. (AICN)

The post Hilariously, Bill Murray Hasn’t Even Read The ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Script appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/hilariously-bill-murray-hasnt-even-read-the-ghostbusters-3-script/feed/ 0 bill-murray-ghostbusters
Watch Bill Murray Squawk It Up As Carl Spackler http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-bill-murray-squawk-it-up-as-carl-spackler/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-bill-murray-squawk-it-up-as-carl-spackler/#comments Fri, 11 Feb 2011 19:41:03 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=26437 Bill Murray is at it again!

The post Watch Bill Murray Squawk It Up As Carl Spackler appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
There’s a 99% chance that you have never seen the CNBC program “The Squawk Box.” So I thought it would be useful to let you know that American Hero Bill Murray recently appeared on the program to promote– well, he was on there. It pains me to say this, but his appearance doesn’t rank up there with his best work. He doesn’t even go into his famous Caddyshack character until about 7 minutes in. Still, it might be worth watching for Bill Murray and Carl Spackler completists. (via MovieLine)

The post Watch Bill Murray Squawk It Up As Carl Spackler appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-bill-murray-squawk-it-up-as-carl-spackler/feed/ 0
Bill Murray Shoves A Packers Fan Because He Is Bill Murray http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-murray-shoves-a-packers-fan-because-he-is-bill-murray/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-murray-shoves-a-packers-fan-because-he-is-bill-murray/#comments Sat, 29 Jan 2011 03:16:33 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23331 Also, Murray busted the ghost of Packers legend Ray Nitschke by calling him "a p*ssy."

The post Bill Murray Shoves A Packers Fan Because He Is Bill Murray appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
There’s always someone cooler than you, unless you’re Bill Murray, in which case you are permanently on top of the coolness food chain. For example, Murray recently busted the ghost of Packers legend Ray Nitschke at the Bears/Packers playoff match-up in Chicago. How’d he do it? Here’s the story.

Matt Katrosar, a huge Packers fan, flew into Chicago to see the game. He was wearing his green jersey in the stands and didn’t realize he was sitting in front of Wes Anderson‘s BFF. Matt was celebrating a good play for Green Bay, shouting and laughing, when all of a sudden:

“…he was blatantly shoved from behind. Turning to catch a glimpse of his assailant, he discovered his pusher was none other than Bill Murray, a huge Chicago Bears fan, who was unapologetically enjoying the moment. Matt’s friend managed to capture a photo of Murray in mid-celebration [it's on the left], laughing at the rival fans. Naturally, Matt wanted a picture with the legendary actor.

Murray’s response to his request? “Nitschke is a pussy.”

Bill Murray is a bartender, an angry football fan and shooting new movies? There are so many odd stories about Murray popping up somewhere randomly, it’s led me to believe that he’s like Andy Warhol – he’s hired multiple people to pretend to be him, and spread the cool like an army of awesome. That’s an army I will join immediately. An army called Stripes: The Army. (Filmdrunk and BlackbookMag)

The post Bill Murray Shoves A Packers Fan Because He Is Bill Murray appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bill-murray-shoves-a-packers-fan-because-he-is-bill-murray/feed/ 2 bill-murray-packers-game
Bustin’ Makes Bill Murray Feeeeeeel… Hesitant http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bustin-makes-bill-murray-feeeeeeel-hesitant/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bustin-makes-bill-murray-feeeeeeel-hesitant/#comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 19:06:57 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15659 Sony reportedly will not make a third Ghostbusters movie without Bill Murray, and the star, who has a reputation for being, ahem, very selective, has yet to sign on since being delivered the script recently.

The post Bustin’ Makes Bill Murray Feeeeeeel… Hesitant appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
Sony reportedly will not make a third Ghostbusters movie without Bill Murray, and the star, who has a reputation for being, ahem, very selective, has yet to sign on since being delivered the script recently. The actor, who notoriously does not have an agent or a PR person, has spoken out against the idea of a third Ghostbusters movie for the past year, and famously refuses to sign most contracts offered to him. Sony is holding their breath on the matter, hoping beyond hope that Murray will agree to the film with a handshake deal, and beyond that, show up for production on the first day, which could be as early as May 2011.

Every other element of the film looks to be falling into place, as the script by “Office” writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (with revisions by Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd) has been completed, and the other primary cast members, including Harold Ramis and Aykroyd himself, have all signed on. Sony is not even balking at the proposed 150 million dollar budget, so Murray appears to be the linchpin in this. Perhaps if Wes Anderson was handling directing duties, Murray’d be a little more comfortable. Maybe Ivan Reitman can promise him at least 4 Kinks songs on the soundtrack to sweeten the deal. (The Playlist)

The post Bustin’ Makes Bill Murray Feeeeeeel… Hesitant appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/bustin-makes-bill-murray-feeeeeeel-hesitant/feed/ 1 tumblr_l2farfjHuq1qzpwi0o1_500_fullsize
Bill Murray Needs to Get His Ass In Gear for ‘Ghostbusters 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ivan-reitman-tells-bill-murray-to-get-his-ass-in-gear-for-ghostbusters-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ivan-reitman-tells-bill-murray-to-get-his-ass-in-gear-for-ghostbusters-3/#comments Mon, 10 Jan 2011 12:17:33 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=14834 Nearly everything about the film that's floating around on the Internet is inaccurate, including the rumor that Bill Murray is unhappy about the script. In fact, the director claims Murray has yet to even read it.

The post Bill Murray Needs to Get His Ass In Gear for ‘Ghostbusters 3′ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
While promoting his new film, No Strings Attached, director Ivan Reitman took time to address the elephant in the room that is Ghostbusters 3. According to Reitman, nearly everything about the film that’s floating around on the Internet is inaccurate, including the rumor that Bill Murray is unhappy about the script. In fact, the director claims Murray has yet to even read it.

“We have a really good script, but Bill Murray has to read it. He hasn’t read it. There has been all kinds of chatter online about him reading it and not liking it. He has not read a thing. He’s never read anything. And I just sent it to him. So we’ll see. God knows how long that will take. But we’ll see.”

I, for one, hope that Murray decides to quit dicking around in Karaoke bars and read the damn thing. It’s not that I’m dying to see another sequel (part two still leaves a bad taste in my mouth). But I am sick to death of writing about it. Shit or get off the pot, Venkman. (Coming Soon via Empire)

The post Bill Murray Needs to Get His Ass In Gear for ‘Ghostbusters 3′ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ivan-reitman-tells-bill-murray-to-get-his-ass-in-gear-for-ghostbusters-3/feed/ 1 peter-venkman-ghostbusters-3-bill-murray
Everyone Wants In Wes Anderson’s ‘Moon Rise Kingdom’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/everyone-wants-in-wes-andersons-moon-rise-kingdom/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/everyone-wants-in-wes-andersons-moon-rise-kingdom/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:02:54 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=7620 A whole slew of actors want to play in Wes Anderson's quirky sand box. Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton are all in talks to star in Moon Rise Kingdom, Anderson's next directorial project that he wrote with Roman Coppola.

The post Everyone Wants In Wes Anderson’s ‘Moon Rise Kingdom’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>

A whole slew of actors want to play in Wes Anderson‘s quirky sand box. Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton are all in talks to star in Moon Rise Kingdom, Anderson’s next directorial project that he wrote with Roman Coppola. A start date is set for next spring.

Moon Rise Kingdom is set in the 60s. Two young adults fall in love and run away. Leaders in their New England town are sticking the idea that they’ve disappeared and go in search of them. Norton will play a scout leader who brings his charges on a search. Willis is in talks to pla the town sheriff who’s also looking, and who is having an affair with the missing girl’s mother, the role McDormand is in talks to play. Murray, a regular in Anderson films, will play the girl’s father, who has his own issues.

Next spring leaves plenty of time for Murray to answer the messages that Anderson must be leaving on his 1-800 number. It’s the only way the eccentric funnyman will talk to anyone these days. I wonder how Anderson always seems to land him. Maybe they share the same taste in ironic t-shirts and music. It’s probably a really obscure band that you wouldn’t understand. (Deadline)

The post Everyone Wants In Wes Anderson’s ‘Moon Rise Kingdom’ appeared first on Screen Junkies.

]]>
http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/everyone-wants-in-wes-andersons-moon-rise-kingdom/feed/ 0 moon-rise-cast