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I think it’s a pretty well-known bit of info by this point that Bill Murray agreed to voice the title character in Garfield because he thought the script was by Joel Coen, aka one half of the Coen Brothers. (Or that’s how he always tells it.) In fact, the script was by Joel Cohen, which is an important difference. Murray did the film, and the sequel, and we know how those turned out.

Murray recently took place in a Reddit AMA, and there he talked more about Garfield. The interesting bits were not the repeat of the Joel Coen story, but the fact that Murray tried to do something that is generally not done by actors voicing digital characters: he rewrote the film, inasmuch as possible. Read his explanation below. Read More »

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Broken Flowers on Hulu

The 2005 Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers is now available for free to American web surfers on Hulu. The film stars a post-Lost in Translation Bill Murray as a man named Don who is dumped by his latest girlfriend and receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son. Don must examine his past relationships and goes on a cross-country search to try to figure out which of his old flames might be the mother. I haven’t watched this indie since it was in theaters a few years ago, but I remember enjoying it a bunch. Fans of Murray’s more dry sense of humor will probably enjoy this flick. Video embedded after the jump.
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