Bill Murray

Film Review: Ghostbusters: Afterlife heavily winks to fans of the original in its bid to conjure up nostalgia

December 30, 2021

There’s a lot of DNA shared between Jason Reitman‘s Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the 1984 original that his father, Ivan Reitman, helmed to fruition.  But it’s not just a familial bond that links the respective films, with several portions of the film’s plot and its character line-up clearly based off what came those near-four decades prior.  […]

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Film Review: The French Dispatch is Wes Anderson at his self-effacing and extravagant best

December 9, 2021

The French Dispatch tells a series of stories through a framework of a newspaper publication known as The French Dispatch. The framework begins with the death of Arthur Howitzer Jr. (Bill Murray), the editor of said publication and we follow the stories of the final farewell issue; which consists of three major articles, a minor […]

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Film Review: The Dead Don’t Die is disappointingly void of humour and scares

September 24, 2019

Whilst I’m sure the plethora of talent on hand here had an absolute ball making The Dead Don’t Die, Jim Jarmusch‘s deadpan (emphasis on the dead) zombie comedy fails to translate that suggested fun to its audience. Set in the fictional mid-American town of Centreville – the epitome of smalltown USA where there isn’t much […]

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Interview: Bill Murray and Jan Vogler talk about New Worlds on the steps of the Sydney Opera House

November 9, 2018

Earlier today, I stood on the steps of the Sydney Opera House with one of the most iconic names in entertainment, Bill Murray, and acclaimed classical cellist Jan Vogler. The pair are performing tonight and tomorrow night with “Friends”, including cellist Mira Wang, and violinist Vanessa Perez. This marks the first time Vogler has made it to […]

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Film Review: Isle Of Dogs (USA, 2018) is a tail of love and adventure in the face of adversity

April 11, 2018

Director Wes Anderson has gradually been making a name for himself as a quintessentially quirky auteur with his unique but meticulously detailed style. So it is no surprise at all that his latest stop-motion animation feature, Isle Of Dogs, is probably his most fine tuned film to date. Bringing a heartwarming tale about love, loyalty […]

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SXSW wraps up with Rapture, Isle of Dogs, Rachael Ray’s Feedback, a fitting Miles Davis tribute and more

March 19, 2018

Though the big annual jam by The Roots and friends (with rumours of SWV, DMC, Dermot Kennedy, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jessie Reyez and Rapsody being the unannounced guests) was cancelled due to a credible bomb threat, the final night of SXSW left no music lover wanting for more. Those scoping out the remainder of SXSW Film […]

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Interview: Stunt Actor Debbie Evans talks The Fate of The Furious, her time with the Ghostbusters and memories of Paul Walker

August 1, 2017

My entire life has been a Cinephile dream, I was Born in 1982, started watching films like Ghostbusters 2 when I was not allowed to, I was probably 8, since then I have never turned back! The fact you have been through almost all my favourite films through my life, through everyone’s lives, is absolutely insane, […]

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The role written for Patrick Swayze, Jean Claude Damme and Sylvester Stallone that ended up in the palms of Bill Murray

August 31, 2016

On the most recent episode of Kevin Smith’s Geeking Out, Zombieland writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick spoke about one of the most iconic moments from their feature length film. This moment is of course, the discovery and subsequent murder of an apocalypse surviving, zombie impersonating Bill Murray. A part that (like every part he […]

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Dendy Cinemas across the nation are screening a month of Bill Murray films

July 1, 2016

This month,  Dendy Cinemas across the country will be airing Month of Murray – a collection of films starring beloved cultural icon Bill Murray. Every Monday evening in July, Dendy Newtown, Dendy Canberra, and Dendy Portside will each be screening one of Bill Murray’s classic films at 6.30pm, with tickets just $10 for Club Dendy […]

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Film Review: The Jungle Book (PG, USA, 2016)

April 6, 2016

In the last decade Disney has slowly but surely been churning out live action versions of some of its classic films and stories. There’s been 101 Dalmations, Alice In Wonderland, Maleficent, and Cinderella to name a few. Now to add to that list is The Jungle Book, an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic story as […]

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Director Jon Favreau on the themes, casting choices, music and lessons learned on The Jungle Book

April 5, 2016

We recently sat down for a surprisingly detailed discussion about Jon Favreau’s new project that’s about to hit Australian cinema screens – a live action version of The Jungle Book. In Part 2 of our interview (Look back at part one HERE), we discuss the themes, the casting choices, and music used in the film and […]

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Director Jon Favreau discusses the technical process behind his new film The Jungle Book

April 4, 2016

He’s an actor, a writer, a producer and a director, he began his career with a string of successful indie hit films, then eventually broke through to mainstream and big budget blockbusters. From Swingers to Friends to that Daredevil film we don’t talk about to Elf to Iron Man to Chef. Jon Favreau for the […]

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Bill Murray is bringing Netflix the greatest Christmas special of all time (we can only expect…)

October 15, 2015

In 1988, the great Bill Murray brought us the classic Christmas comedy Scrooged. And now, almost 30 years later, everyone’s favourite  funny man is returning for a Christmas special unlike any other. A Very Murray Christmas is coming to Netflix later this year, and a brief trailer has been released to tease and excite us. […]

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Bill Murray surfaces as a washed-up music producer in the Rock The Kasbah trailer.

June 19, 2015

You had us at Bill Murray. But the synopsis for the film makes it all the better: “A washed-up music producer finds one last shot at redemption with a golden-voiced young girl in Afghanistan.” Not bad, eh? And with Kate Hudson amongst the cast, there’s a bit of a bizarro Almost Famous vibe about it […]

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Jaws gets a beautiful new theme song courtesy of Bill Murray

February 16, 2015

The spillage from Saturday Night Live’s 40th Anniversary special is likely to cover the entire internet soon enough, with many highlights going down as the massive guest list takes over the studio for an hilarious 3.5 hours of #SNL40. One segment that particularly stole the show however was a little love ballad for none other […]

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Celebrate a week of Bill Murray at Golden Age Cinema in Surry Hills!

February 4, 2015

All hail Bill Murray – our omnipotent God who knows no bounds and can do no wrong. To celebrate this legend of cinema, Surry Hills gem Golden Age Cinema is hosting a week of Bill Murray inspired films, screening from this Thursday to Sunday (February 5-8). Amongst the films are Wes Anderson favourites, Rushmore, The […]

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