Tag Archives: Bill Murray

Cinema Review – Ghostbusters

Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig) is about to get tenure at Columbia University, but her plans for a career in academia are scuppered when the book she wrote with former friend Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy) resurfaces. The book posits that ghosts are real and when Erin tries to confront Abby about publishing the book she is drawn into the hunt for a real life ghost. Of course, this is Ghostbusters, and where there’s one ghost, there are many, and it is not long before Erin and Abby team up with New York local Patty (Leslie Jones) and weapons whizz Jillian (Kate McKinnon) to investigate hauntings and take down ghosts. They just need a catchy name… Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Jungle Book

For all of his young life, Mowgli (Neel Sethi) has been raised in the jungle, having been found by the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), and adopted by a wolf pack. When the tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba) discovers there is a “man cub” living in the jungle, he vows not to rest until Mowgli is dead. Bagheera takes Mowgli on a journey to the man village to protect him, and Mowgli makes some new friends and enemies along the way. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Rock the Kasbah

Richie Lanz (Bill Murray) is a down on his luck talent agent based in California. When a USO show organiser sees his act Ronnie (Zooey Deschanel) singing in a bar, he gives Lanz the idea to take Ronnie on a tour of US bases in Afghanistan. On arriving in Kabul, Ronnie is disillusioned with the city and quickly absconds with Lanz’s money and passport. To make some cash to find a way home, Lanz agrees to deliver arms to a small village, and while there, discovers Salima (Leem Lubany) has a wonderful voice, and he sets out to convince her to take part on TV show Afghan Star. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – St. Vincent

Newly single mum Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) moves into a Brooklyn house with her son Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher), and immediately catches the attention of her grouchy neighbour Vincent (Bill Murray) by accidentally damaging his property. When Oliver is locked out of his home, however, he calls on Vincent, and soon an unlikely friendship grows between man and boy. Continue reading

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JDIFF Review – The Grand Budapest Hotel

In the 1930s, Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes) is the concierge at a famous European Hotel; The Grand Budapest. When one of his most beloved guests dies under seemingly mysterious circumstances, Gustave H and his faithful Lobby Boy Zero (Tony Revolori) are thrown into a world of suspicion and intrigue. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Monuments Men

Toward the end of World War II, American art lover Frank Stokes (George Clooney) realised that precious pieces of work were being gathered or destroyed by the Nazi forces. With permission from the President, he sets about forming a taskforce to recover and return the stolen works of art. Continue reading

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BFI London Film Festival Review – Hyde Park on Hudson

Hyde Park on Hudson is the story of he love affair between Daisy and her sixth cousin, and President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Moonrise Kingdom

On a remote island in 1965, a pair of pre-teens fall in love and run away together, sending the small community into a panic as a storm approaches. Continue reading

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