Broken Flowers (2005) Netflix, Crackle, Amazon Instant The Basics: After discovering that he may be a dad, a retired ladies’ man revisits some of his old flames to learn more about the son he never knew he had. If You Like: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Shampoo, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Back in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Bill Murray and Jim Jarmusch were the walking definitions of New York Cool — Big Apple iconoclasts who pursued their own distinct creative visions to the delight (and occasional befuddlement) of moviegoers. While it seems likely that they would have run into each other back in the day, the duo didn’t collaborate until two decades after they had been replaced by a new crop of self-styled Cool Kids. The partnership began when Murray shot a brief role in Jarmusch’s 2003 anthology film,Coffee and Cigarettes , right around the time that he was preparing to make his Oscar run in Sofia Coppola’sLost in Translation.
In very depressing news for those of us feeling old, it’s now been 30 years since 1984’s Ghostbusters first graced the big screen. In more exciting news, the director and some of the stars of that beloved comedy reunited for Entertainment Weekly’s latest Reunions issue that hits stands Friday. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and director Ivan Reitman all donned the iconic logo again.
As you can see in our exclusive clip — taken from the forthcoming 'Kingpin' Blu-ray, out Oct. 14 — when called upon to roll three strikes in front of a crowd of 1,000 extras, Bill Murray stepped right up and gave a performance that would have made Dick Weber proud.
Bill Murray is all over the internet today, which means one of two things: He’s got a new movie to promote, or it’s Wednesday. One of the more formidable media matchups you could imagine happened today when Murray appeared on The Howard Stern Show. As the Sirius XM host’s loyalists know well, Stern is an ace interviewer: Bill Murray does not typically give himself over to lengthy, soul-searching answers, and yet they rapped for well over an hour.
Bill Murray is no Hugh Jackman – you won’t catch him crooning show tunes on the Broadway stage (though to be fair, Hugh Jackman is no Bill Murray, either). He’s proudly put his not-necessarily-great pipes to use since his days on Saturday Night Live, has dueted with the likes of Eric Clapton and Clint Eastwood, and is famously known to crash the occasionally karaoke party.
This past weekend in Toronto, man about world Bill Murray weighed in on his dream casting for a potential all-female Ghostbusters 3, suggesting actresses Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini and Emma Stone as his first-round picks. Today, at the press junket for her new film The Skeleton Twins, we asked Wiig, who sat down with us, alongside costar Bill Hader, her feelings about Murray’s endorsement. “That’s very flattering,” Wiig answered coyly.
The actor and comedian received a royal welcome at a Q&A session Friday as part of the Toronto Film Festival’s “Bill Murray Day” celebration
Writer-director Theodore Melfi became the latest filmmaker to play “Where In the World is Bill Murray,” when he pursued the star for the lead role in 'St. Vincent'
The actor joins the voicecast that includes Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o and Idris Elba. By Aaron Couch Bill Murray is headed to Disney’s The Jungle Book. He will voice Baloo. Jon Favreau is directing the live-action/animation combination from a script byJustin Marks.
In 1984, the same year that Ghostbusters was released, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd appeared in another science fiction comedy — but chances are good you’ve never seen it. Nothing Lasts Forever was the feature directorial debut of Tom Schiller, the longtime Saturday Night Live contributor known for his “Schiller’s Reel” segments (the early predecessor of “SNL Digital Shorts”). Described by Schiller as “the weird movie I’d always wanted to make,” Nothing Lasts Forever is similar to his SNL shorts in that it mimics classic Hollywood movies — grainy stock, musical numbers, and all.
Bill Murray Gets Fatherly in the First Trailer for ‘St. Vincent’ As we all know, Bill Murray can appear anywhere, at any moment, with no warning at all. In it, Murray plays Vincent, a drunken, gambling retiree who gets recruited by his new single-mom neighbor (McCarthy) to watch over her undersized 12-year-old son Oliver (newcomer Jaeden Lieberher). The role of Vincent looks to be a throwback to the sort of bad-boy roles that made Murray a comedy icon in the 1980s — and a departure from some of the more understated roles he’s done lately in films for directors like Wes Anderson and Jim Jarmusch.
In Edge of Tomorrow Tom Cruise tumbles into a hellish point in the time-space continuum where his character – Cage – must battle a race of superfast, goo-oozing aliens over and over again. As it did with Bill Murray’s character, reconciling himself with life in an infinite loop takes Cruise’s Cage through the stages of mourning — from disbelief to frustration to despair and eventually acceptance. Cage is forced to relive a brutal beach battle highly reminiscent of D-Day’s battle for Omaha Beach, and director Steven Spielberg’s portrayal of that battle specifically.
When George Clooney sets out to assemble a team, movie stars come calling. Such was the case with Clooney’s latest directorial outing,The Monuments Men, which arrives on Blu-ray this week. Based on a true story,Monuments stars Clooney as Frank Stokes, an art historian who gathers a disparate crew of art lovers and leads a mission to save Europe’s most important works from the world-burning Nazis. As you can see in the exclusive clip above, it’s an awfully impressive group — though perhaps not the most well-suited for combat.
This year, Bill Murray is a happy man. The 63-year-old comedy icon is a supporting-but-memorable character in Wes Anderson’s wickedly delicious movie about a randy, refined concierge named Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes) at a grand European hotel. As M. Ivan in “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Murray plays concierge colleague to Feinnes’s Gustave — who becomes the center of intrigue following the suspicious death of one of his ancient, wealthy mistresses (Tilda Swinton) in a way that would have tickled Agatha Christie. At one point, Gustave calls on M. Ivan for support in his flight from villains zealously played by Willem Dafoe and Adrien Brody.
We’ve spent the last six months debating whether it would be “12 Years a Slave” or “Gravity” that would bring home the gold come Oscar night. (In the end,it was… both! ) Now that the Academy is done honoring 2013’s best, it’s the perfect time to get started on looking at which of this year’s films will be contenders at the 2015 Oscars. Keep an eye out for these buzzy 2014 releases so you don’t have to play catch-up come nomination time next winter.