Netflix Announces Best Holiday Special Ever! (Probably)

A Very Murray Christmas!

Yes, this is going to be even bigger than the Star Wars Holiday Special….

 

Starts streaming on Netflix Dec. 4.

You’re welcome.

Why Bill Murray Finally Agreed to a ‘Ghostbusters’ Redux

busters01Just about everyone was floored by the news that Bill Murray had agreed to appear in the so-called “all-female” Ghostbusters reboot after so many decades of refusing to associate himself with any of the long-mooted attempts at making a third film in the franchise.

Well, newsflash folks: Murray has not only agreed to make a cameo in the new flick — he has already shot his role (as a ghost debunker). So there’s no turning back now.

Vulture asked Murray why he did it, and he replied:

“I thought about it for a very long time. Like, many, many months. No, that’s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really… It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part].”

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“He slimed me.”

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Happy National ‘Ghostbusters’ Day

It’s National Ghostbusters day! Today marks the 30th anniversary theatrical re-release of the 1984 film starring Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson.

So who ya gonna call? How about those wacky folks at “Honest Trailers”?

A limited theatrical engagement starts Aug. 29, and a 30th Anniversary Edition comes out on Blu-ray Sept. 16.

 

Introducing… ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

I can’t think of a better antidote for a cold Monday morning in December than the first trailer for auteur Wes Anderson‘s new movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel. This clip introduces some of the cast of wacky characters, and hints at what the story might involve…

The Grand Budapest Hotel will open the Berlin Film Festival in February, then go wide in the USA on March 7.

Zombieland: The Laughing Dead

Step right up, folks! Don’t miss your opportunity to visit the one and only Zombieland! See! the amazing traveling zombie-killers Tallahassee and Columbus! Witness! the beguiling sibling con artists, Wichita and Little Rock! Marvel! at the last famous person on Earth, Bill Murray! Watch! in horror as the undead walk and ooze assorted unidentifiable bodily fluids…

In the near future, a virus will sweep the world, turning almost everyone into flesh-eating, undead monsters with lightning reflexes and ravenous appetites. Civilization has collapsed, and very few living humans remain. Some things, however, never change: Murray is still at the top of the Hollywood food chain, and still insouciant. Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg; Adventureland) is one of the few survivors – mainly because he has always been a skittish germophobe and budding recluse. Columbus adheres to a rigid set of rules, apparently derived from horror movie clichés, which has kept him alive. (Rule No. 31: Always check the back seat. Rule No. 17: Don’t be a hero.) He runs into Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), who is the Steve McQueen of zombie-killers: bloodlessly efficient and almost too cool for words. Tallahassee’s only weakness is a mad craving for Twinkies. The corpse-grinding guys meet their match in a pair of sisters dubbed Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin), who survive on a wicked mix of brains and sex appeal. The boys just cannot stop underestimating them and falling for their cons. Complications inevitably arise when the group’s “every man for himself” ethos – the characters are designated by hometowns rather than names to keep each other at arm’s length – collides with simple human concern for one another.
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