A Very Murray Christmas

Once upon a time, a holiday variety special hosted by Bill Murray would have been a star-studded live affair airing on a major television network. As a sign of changing times and tastes, A Very Murray Christmas is heading straight to Netflix and it looks like it captures the kind of melancholy and dryly funny humor that infect so many of us during the more festive months of the year.

After a series of brief teasers, the first actual trailer for A Very Murray Christmas has arrived and it feels far different than what we were expecting. What initially looked like it was going to be a riff on kitschy Christmas specials of old now appears to be very much a project of late-era Bill Murray: the comedy is only matched by loneliness, sadness, and sense of detachment. But if there’s one thing we know, it’s that few people are capable of mining comedy from those concepts quite like Murray.

So grab some eggnog, load it up with the alcohol of your choice, and watch the A Very Murray Christmas trailer after the jump.

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Bill Murray interview

Though Bill Murray is known for his roles in films like Ghosbusters, Groundhog Day, Scrooged, What About Bob? and Lost in Translation, he’s become even more famous in the public eye for just being Bill Murray. The actor just pops up wherever, whenever he feels like it, and some of the stories about his interaction with people in public could just as easily be legends.

And while it seems like that’s a new thing for the Oscar nominated actor, maybe it only seems like it because social media allows us to hear about it more often. Because if you listen to this rare Bill Murray interview from 1988, you’ll see he’s always been a bit of a rascal with the same ideas about fame and being obnoxious just for the hell of it. Read More »

A Very Murray Christmas teaser

This holiday season will be filled with a little extra Yuletide joy and cheer, as Bill Murray is reteaming with his Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola for a Christmas special that will be exclusively available on Netflix.

So far we’ve only gotten a brief glimpse of the special, but a new A Very Murray Christmas teaser has just popped up online showing off some of the famous faces who will be helping Murray out. George Clooney, Michael Cera, Amy Poehler, Paul Shaffer, Jason Schwartzman, Miley Cyrus (who seems to be singing with Murray in the teaser), Chris Rock and more are all on board for what looks like a most enjoyable holiday party. Read More »


These live-action updates just keep coming. Disney has found massive success with reimagining their classic animated films, so obviously they’re going to keep going back to the well. The studio’s latest update is maybe their most ambitious remake to date. If the The Jungle Book Russian trailer is any indication, director Jon Favreau has some pretty high aspirations for the film.

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The Jungle Book

As you’ve surely noticed, Disney is obsessed with turning their animated classics into new live-action movies. Just this year alone we’ve gotten word of Tim Burton directing Dumbo, Alex Ross Perry writing Winnie the Pooh, and Reese Witherspoon starring in a Tinkerbell movie, not to mention live-action takes on Mulan, Pinocchio, Prince Charming and now an Aladdin prequel called Genies. And that’s not even all of them.

But the next one hitting theaters is The Jungle Book from Elf and Iron Man director Jon Favreau. The footage that played at D23 last month blew people away, and now you can get a sneak peek of that footage in a quick tease from the movie before the full trailer arrives on Monday. Watch The Jungle Book teaser below! Read More »


Earlier this month we learned that Bill Murray, after years of staunchly refusing to return for a third Ghostbusters movie, had shot a cameo in Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters. So what gives? What finally got Murray to change his mind and return to the franchise? Murray explains after the jump.  Read More »

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Rock the Kasbah trailer

Thanks to the first trailer, people knew a little bit about Rock the Kasbah earlier this year. Then Bill Murray showed up to Comic Con to promote the Barry Levinson movie. After the actor walked around Hall H doing karaoke before the panel, and spent a bunch of time roaming the aisles afterwards to shake hands and pose for pics with fans, the film’s profile got a nice bump.

Now here’s a new Rock the Kasbah trailer, and it’s all about Murray’s comic energy and the big supporting cast, which includes Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, and Bruce Willis. Have a look below. Read More »

Ghostbusters cameo

Production is currently underway in Boston, Massachusetts on the reboot of Ghostbusters from director Paul Feig. The cast was recently spotted at a children’s hospital in full Ghostbusters gear, complete with new proton packs that we hadn’t seen before.

And now news has surfaced of another intriguing bit of activity in Boston with one of the stars of the original Ghostbusters arriving to reportedly film a cameo in the movie. But we didn’t want to spoil it since it hasn’t been quite as widespread as Dan Aykroyd announcing his cameo on Facebook. Find out more about the Ghostbusters cameo after the jump, but don’t read any further if you don’t want to know who is involved! Read More »

Rock the Kasbah trailer

In Rock the Kasbah, the talent on camera, behind the camera and in the story is all off the charts. Directed by Barry Levinson (Diner, Rain Man) and written by Mitch Glazer (Scrooged), it stars Bill Murray, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Danny McBride, Scott Caan and Bruce Willis. Murray is a rock manager who gets stranded in Afganastan and meets an incredible singer who he decides to help get her voice out into the world. It’ll be released October 23 and the first trailer is now out. Watch the Rock the Kasbah trailer. Read More »