Okay campers, rise and shine! And don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cold out there. Well, at least it’s starting to get cold out there as we head into the holiday season, and if you’ve got someone in your family whose a big Groundhog Day fan, then Funko POP has a couple new items that you might want to pick up.
An official Groundhog Day Funko POP is being released just in time for the annual holiday that is celebrated in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Not only does it feature Bill Murray as weatherman Phil Connors, but it also comes with a little Punxsutawney Phil to go along with it. But that’s not all, because there’s also a Groundhog Day board game that Funko is releasing too, and there’s a special bonus that Funko POP collectors will definitely want to get their hands on. Read More »
Bill Murray has become a kind of celebrity urban legend. He’s been known to crash weddings, join strangers’ karaoke sessions, or spontaneously begin bartending — building up a reputation as a sort of impish fairy man who will suddenly appear to give life-changing advice before flitting off to inject a little magic into the life of the next lost soul. It’s one of those fun Hollywood myths that might ring a little true, and it’s a persona that director Sofia Coppola taps into in her reunion with her Lost in Translation star with On the Rocks, a frothy father-daughter caper in which Murray plays an only slightly exaggerated version of himself.
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It’s been 17 years since Bill Murray whispered in Scarlett Johansson’s ear, but the power of a Sofia Coppola-Bill Murray collaboration has not diminished. The Lost in Translation filmmaker and her star briefly reunited for the Netflix holiday special A Very Murray Christmas, but the upcoming Apple TV+ original film On the Rocks marks their first feature film in nearly two decades. And with A24 backing the film and Rashida Jones and Marlon Wayans making up the supporting cast, it looks like it could be smooth sailing for On the Rocks, which premieres this fall.
Apple TV+ has released the first official On the Rocks trailer, which you can watch below.
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On the Rocks is the long-awaited feature reunion between Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray. With Coppola’s Lost in Translation, Murray seemed to reach a turning point in his career. After years of appearing in one comedy flop after another, he proved he had some serious dramatic chops under Coppola’s direction. And while the two got together again for the Netflix holiday special A Very Murray Christmas, On the Rocks is their first feature film together in 17 years.
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The reopening of movie theaters next month is still somewhat of an uncertainty, especially with Christopher Nolan’s Tenet recently being pushed back another two weeks and Disney considering yet another delay for their live-action adaptation of Mulan. But that’s not stopping Sony Pictures from bringing Ghostbusters back to the big screen in July, not only for theaters open in areas that have mostly overcome the spread of COVID-19, but for the safer, thriving drive-ins around the United States. Read More »
There’s no point in burying the lede here: Bill Murray (Osmosis Jones) is going to provide the voice of a dog in a new independent film called Bum’s Rush. It’s the first time Murray has lent his voice to a dog character since…well, since 2018’s Isle of Dogs. But this will be a live-action dog, so let the anticipation begin.
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Ghostbusters fans are stuck patiently waiting for the arrival of Ghostbusters: Afterlife since the film was delayed from its original July release date this summer to spring of 2021. Thankfully, Josh Gad has something to hold us over with the latest edition of his nostalgic web series Reunited Apart.
The cast of the original Ghostbusters got back together virtually to take a look back at the making of the original 1984 sci-fi comedy classic. Director Ivan Reitman, co-writer and star Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and even William Atherton all participated in this supernatural trip down memory lane, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman came along for the ride too. Watch Ghostbusters Reunited Apart below. Read More »
Frozen star Josh Gad has been bringing a lot of joy to fans of some of the most beloved films of all time thanks to his web series Reunited Apart. On the series so far, Gad has virtually reunited the cast and filmmakers of The Goonies, Back to the Future, Splash, and Lord of the Rings, and now it sounds like there’s something strange in his neighborhood, because he put in a call to the Ghostbusters.
Reunited Apart will debut its Ghostbusters episode next Monday June 15, and an amusing teaser has arrived to whet your appetite for the supernatural. Believe me when I say that you will be surprised at who they got to call in for the Ghostbusters reunion. Check out the Reunited Apart Ghostbusters reunion teaser below. Read More »
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If the world hadn’t gone to hell, we’d be about one month away from getting a new Ghostbusters movie from director Jason Reitman, son of the original film’s director Ivan Reitman. But since Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been pushed back until March 2021, we’ll have to settle for checking out some rarely seen footage from behind the scenes of the original Ghostbusters.
In the original movie from 1984, Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spenger (Harold Ramis) start up their own paranormal extermination and containment business from scratch. That includes creating a commercial to advertise their unique New York business, and some alternate takes and bloopers from the shooting of that commercial have been officially released online, and they include some alternate titles that were considered for the movie. Read More »
Since the characters of Caddyshack have already been given the Funko POPs treatment, it’s time for the other movies in the “slobs vs snobs” subgenre of comedies to get their due. Thankfully, Funko will keep them coming with new collectible vinyl figures dedicated to the military comedy Stripes directed by and starring the late Harold Ramis, as well as the John Landis-directed fraternity comedy that the Ghostbusters star penned, National Lampoon’s Animal House. Check out the Stripes and Animal House Funko POPs below. Read More »