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Updated: Cast announced & teaser for Bill Murray Netflix special ‘A Very Murray Christmas’

28 May 2015 12:05 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Updated: We shared the teaser the other day but now here’s your confirmation of the star-studded line-up. It includes these mighty names: George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya RudolphJason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix’s Thomas Croquet, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Mazzalai, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones, and more!

You know there’s so much good stuff on Netflix that, frankly and sadly, I haven’t got enough free time to see everything I want but this one, definitely this one, I’ll be taking a moment to watch once it hits the streaming service later this year. Granted, we’ve got a while for A Very Murray Christmas because it’s not out until December, and we haven’t even hit summer 2015 yet!

What is all this rambling about, you ask? Well, back in October we reported that »

- Dan Bullock

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Netflix Plans A Very (Bill) Murray Christmas

24 May 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

As if Bill Murray wasn’t already a festive tradition for many of Team Empire thanks to Scrooged, he’s now ready to crash that Yuletide staple, the Christmas special. Netflix is backing A Very Murray Christmas. Check out the very short teaser below. Co-written by the actor alongside his Lost In Translation director Sofia Coppola and Scrooged scribe Mitch Glazer, with Coppola set to call the shots, the special will be an homage to variety shows, with Murray playing himself and worrying that none of his guests will show up due to a terrible snow storm in New York. “Christmas is really about Christmas songs so I thought I’d sort of do something like that,” Murray previously said of the project. “That was sort of Sofia’s idea. And I started thinking about Christmas songs and I thought you can do some different things with it and sort »

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Netflix releases teaser trailer for A Very Murray Christmas

24 May 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Nextflix has released the first trailer for A Very Murray Christmas, the upcoming holiday special which reunites Lost in Translation director Sofia Coppola and star Bill Murray.

The “homage to the classic variety shows” sees Murray playing himself, with the comedy legend worrying about whether a New York City snowstorm will ruin his TV show, but “through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit.”

Murray will be joined by a star-studded cast in the special, which includes the likes of George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Michael Cera, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, David Johansen, Frederic Moulin, Julie White, and Dimitri Dimitrov.

A Very Murray Christmas will arrive on Netflix this December.

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- Gary Collinson

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Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola prepare us for the holidays with Netflix’s ‘A Very Murray Christmas’

23 May 2015 8:23 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Is this the Lost in Translation sequel we have desired? Probably not, but it will still be great.

Netflix released the first trailer for A Very Murray Christmas on Thursday, which reunites Bill Murray with his Translation director Sofia Coppola. The cast will be led by Murray playing a version of himself with guest stars, including: George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus and more.

The teaser doesn’t show much outside of Murray, with reindeer ears, looking out a window that is very reminiscent to many scenes in Lost in Translation, but regardless, I’m sure a lot of people will tune in to see something starring both Bill Murray and the array of guest stars that he and Coppola have amassed.

The special will be coming »

- Zach Dennis

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The Teaser For A Very Murray Christmas Will Remind You Why You Love Bill Murray

22 May 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

When news broke that Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray were teaming up for a holiday special, we were hoping, by some miracle, that it would be done by Christmas 2014. As it turns out, A Very Murray Christmas will be debuting on Netflix in December of this year, and the first teaser is here. It features Murray looking melancholy with a pair of reindeer antlers on. Why so sad? He's playing himself on the special, and he's worried that no one will show up to his TV show due to a snowstorm. Judging by the list of stars who are appearing in the special (George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Frédéric Moulin, Rashida Jones, and Miley Cyrus), we're thinking he's going to be Ok. Check it out! »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Trailer For Netflix's "A Very Murray Christmas"

22 May 2015 8:09 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix has picked up Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray's "A Very Murray Christmas" special which is scheduled to debut in December. To celebrate the announcement they've also released the first teaser trailer for it which you can see below.

The star-studded cast includes George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix, Dimitri Dimitrov, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones and Miley Cyrus.

Coppola, Murray and Mitch Glazer penned the special with Coppola ("Lost In Transltion") directing. Murray plays himself in this homage to classic variety shows. As he worries no one will show up due to a terrible snow storm in New York City, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him out.

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- Garth Franklin

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Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola Team Up for 'A Very Murray Christmas'

22 May 2015 7:53 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Nothing says "Yuletide" like a disillusioned Bill Murray shrug. Netflix has acquired A Very Murray Christmas, a holiday special – and "homage to the classic variety show" – which stars the iconic actor, as himself, worrying that his TV show will be ruined by a terrible New York City snowstorm. But Netflix promises a happy ending in their brief plot summary: "Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit." 

A Very Murray Christmas was directed by Sofia Coppola, co-written by Coppola, »

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A Very Murray Christmas Trailer Features a Sad, Antlered Bill Murray

22 May 2015 7:52 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Netflix is spreading out as far as it can. It has original TV shows, it’s picking up potential Oscar-contenders, and now it’s reached the highest echelons of programming: Christmas Specials. The streaming service has picked up A Very Murray Christmas, which will star Bill Murray as himself. Per Variety, the plot centers on Murray worrying that “no one will show up to his TV show due to a massive snowstorm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at Gotham’s Carlyle hotel to help him — dancing and singing in holiday spirit.” Those guests will include George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Julie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Phoenix’s Thomas Croquet, Christian Mazzalai and Laurent Mazzalai, Frederic Moulin, Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus, and more. That may seem like a lot, but keep in mind that »

- Matt Goldberg

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Bill Murray Will Host A Christmas Special On Netflix

22 May 2015 7:32 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

This Christmas, if you don’t have any pressing plans, consider spending your holiday with Bill Murray. The enigmatic actor will host A Very Murray Christmas, a special directed by Sofia Coppola that will premiere on Netflix in December.

A Very Murray Christmas will be hosted by Murray and written by Murray, Coppola, and Mitch Glazer. Netflix describes it as “an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit.”

Netflix shared a teaser for the program on its YouTube channel:

As you might expect, A Very Murray Christmas will be full of guest stars. According to Netflix, participants will include George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, »

- Sam Gutelle

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Netflix Teases 'A Very Murray Christmas' With Bill Murray and These Dozen Stars

22 May 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

'Tis the season to mark your calendars and begin the seven-month wait for Bill Murray's new Christmas special!

Murray is really having a moment this week -- which is something we hope we can say every week for at least a few more decades. He just popped out of a cake as David Letterman's final guest, then returned for "The Late Show's" last top 10 list. Now he's the star of "A Very Murray Christmas" holiday special. Netflix just teased the event in a brief video, with this tweet mentioning just two of the stars:

Bill Murray, George Clooney, @MileyCyrus & many, many more wish you A Very #MurrayChristmas this holiday season. https://t.co/ZsiBA8ZTV7

- Netflix Us (@netflix) May 22, 2015

According to Rolling Stone, Sofia Coppola is directing and co-writing the special, which makes this a reunion for the "Lost in Translation" team. The special, which will »

- Gina Carbone

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A Very (Bill) Murray Christmas Special Ordered at Netflix — Watch the Teaser

22 May 2015 6:27 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The increasingly ubiquitous Bill Murray will spread his special brand of holiday cheer this December on Netflix.

The streaming giant has ordered A Very Murray Christmas, an homage to the classic variety show starring Murray himself.

RelatedFall TV Grid 2015: What’s on When? And Versus What?

Co-written and directed by Murray’s Lost in Translation helmer Sofia Coppola, A Very Murray Christmas finds Murray worrying that no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at the Carlyle hotel to help him; dancing and singing in holiday spirit. »

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Spotlight brings five new titles to market

16 May 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Spotlight Pictures has unveiled five new titles on its slate led by James Franco starrer Yosemite.

The coming-of-age drama also stars Henry Hooper and follows two young boys as they journey to the Californian national park with their father.

Franco’s Rabbit Bandini Productions produced what is the fourth collaboration with Spotlight.

Chinese family animation Polar Adventure from Ori Animation centres on a penguin who returns to his home in the South Pole in search of his missing grandfather.

The film is scheduled to open this summer in China and Spotlight is working on the English-language dub.

Rom-com Ely And Naomi’s No Kiss List stars Victoria Justice in the tale of a college freshman in love with her lifelong gay friend.

UK comedy Chicklit with John Hurt, Christian McKay, Dakota Blue Richards is about small town men who attempt to raise money to save their failing local pub by writing a woman’s erotic novel in »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Louie, Ep. 5.06: “Sleepover” one of the series’ lightest-ever episodes

15 May 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Louie, Season 5, Episode 6: “Sleepover”

Written by Louis C.K. (story by C.K. and Pamela Adlon)

Directed by Louis C.K.

Airs Thursdays at 10:30pm Et on FX

A few episodes back, Louie had a contentious conversation with the proprietor of a kitchenware store, who insisted that if the young seemed to be outpacing him, it was a sure sign that things were going well, and that the future would be in capable hands – hands like those of his daughters, Lilly and Jane. In the opening of “Sleepover,” Louie takes Lilly to Broadway to see a 60s-era play (actually conceived for Louie) with a star-studded cast (John Lithgow, Michael Cera, Glenn Close, and returning Louie guest Matthew Broderick) , and is distressed to see her using her phone during the performance. As it turns out, she was actually using her phone to read up on the play and enrich her own understanding of the material, »

- Simon Howell

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Review: 'Louie' - 'Sleepover': One little goat...

15 May 2015 6:33 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A quick review of last night's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I tell you that rape is a financial thing... I was on vacation for last week's episode, which opened with a "Midnight Run" reference (Charles Grodin again demonstrating that he knows how to say hello in many languages), closed with a song about diarrhea, and in between presented a macabre parade of nightmares for Louie to suffer. As challenging as it would be to try analyzing all of that, there's a part of me that's relieved I get to return to a much more straightforward episode like "Sleepover." Filled with a Woody Allen-ish jazz score, "Sleepover" gave us another collection of vignettes about Louie trying to relate to the women in his life, and having mixed success. The sequence about taking Lilly to a Broadway play (with an all-star cast featuring Matthew Broderick, Glenn Close, John Lithgow »

- Alan Sepinwall

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So they're attempting to remake The Craft and Twitter is not happy

14 May 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The Craft is getting a remake, and it's fair to say that people are somewhat tentative about the prospect.

Remaking any film that people actually like is always a bold move, but messing about with a teen cult classic from the 1990s is just asking for trouble.

you can't reboot the craft. I Bind You Sony, From Doing Harm

— hella (@goddamnhella) May 14, 2015

So: they're remaking The Craft. We're running away before you shoot the messenger... http://t.co/mee4DaYNJA pic.twitter.com/fCtbAlbsGL

— Den Of Geek (@denofgeek) May 14, 2015

The Craft is in just as much need for a remake as Oldboy and Akira.

Meaning None

Zero

Never

Die In A Fire

Irene Koh (@_PromKnight) May 14, 2015

What The Hell Is Wrong With Hollywood, First Remaking Poltergeist Now The Craft, Don't They Have Any Imagination Anymore Really Makes My Grr

— Sy John Ewing (@SyJohnEwing) May 14, 2015

Just as with Total Recall, I »

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Tony Nominations Biggest Snubs and Surprises – From Matthew Morrison to Hugh Jackman and Tyne Daly

28 April 2015 1:46 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Not only did Harvey Weinstein‘s “Finding Neverland” fail to be nominated for best musical, the show’s stars Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer were also ignored by the Tonys. Few pundits expected “Neverland” to be cited, but Morrison being left off the list was a shocker. He joins an illustrious group of TV and movie stars this season who have no chance of bringing a Tony home on June 7. Those snubbed include Michael Cera (“This Is Our Youth”), Glenn Close (“A Delicate Balance”), Tyne Daly (“It Shoulda Been You”), Larry David (“Fish in the Dark”), Vanessa Hudgens (“Gigi”), Hugh Jackman (“The. »

- Robert Hofler

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Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Revenge, Once, Grimm, Gotham, The Blacklist, NCIS, S.H.I.E.L.D., B99 and More

10 April 2015 6:26 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Will a Once Upon a Time “favorite” put in another appearance? Who steps up when Blacklist‘s Red goes down? Are things looking “grave” for Revenge? Are you ready for the Grimm [spoiler]? Read on for answers to those questions plus teases from other shows.

RelatedMay Sweeps Scorecard: Weddings, Deaths, Breakups, Sex, Resurrections, Firings and More!

Are Once Upon a Time‘s Emma and Killian/Hook listed anywhere on TVLine’s May Sweeps Scorecard? –Bridget

Bound as I am by the strict rules of May Sweeps Scorecard Intel Gathering, I can only tell you this: Once has an entry in four, »

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Brian Grazer Claims More Arrested Development Is On The Way

7 April 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Following the return of the Bluth family to our screens with 2013’s Netflix-backed revival of Arrested Development, things have been awfully quiet. There has been mild chatter of the company wanting more, but nothing concrete has emerged about a new batch of episodes of the spin-off movie that the fourth series was initially supposed to set up. Now producer Brian Grazer has spoken on Grantland’s B.S. Report to suggest more is headed our way at last. “I love Arrested Development, but it was never a huge thing,” Grazer says. “But people are loyal to it, and we’re going to do another 17 episodes. So stay tuned for Arrested Development.” And that’s all he says. No dates, no comment from creator Mitch Hurwitz or any of the cast, nada. Not even a loose seal. Still, Grazer has often been a big cheerleader for more from the show, talking about »

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Second Opinion – While We’re Young (2015)

5 April 2015 8:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

While We’re Young, 2015.

Directed by Noah Baumbach.

Starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Driver, Charles Grodin and Maria Dizza.Synopsis:

The life, career and marriage of Cornelia and Josh is upended when they meet young and vibrant couple, Jamie and Darby who introduce them to a new way of living.

Actors are regularly tarred with the “they always play the same character” criticism. Call this the Michael Cera memorial opening. Although I’ll probably type those same six words later in this review, my thoughts are that I’d do the same. Wouldn’t you?

Accustomed to a certain life, we see how Cornelia (Naomi Watts) and Josh (Ben Stiller) react being out of their comfort zone as they hold friends, Fletcher and Marina’s new baby. An amusing opening scene that does well to lay the basis of the movie as well as to quickly captured both characters. »

- Gary McCurry

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Acquisitions round-up: Magnolia, Drafthouse Films

2 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Magnolia Pictures has taken all North American rights to Rick Alverson’s Entertainment, while in a separate deal Drafthose Films will distribute The World Of Kanako in North America.

Entertainment (pictured) stars Gregg Turkington, John C Reilly, Tye Sheridan, Michael Cera and Amy Seimetz and just screened as the closing night selection of New Directors/New Films.

Turkington plays an aging comedian on tour in the California desert who tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

Alverson, Turkington and Tim Heidecker co-wrote the screenplay and Ryan Zacarias produced with Ryan Lough, George Rush, Brooke Bernard, Alverson, Patrick Hibler and Alex Lipschultz.

The film premiered in Sundance and is a Jagjaguwar, Nomadic Independence and Made Bed Production in association with Arts + Labor, Autumn Productions, Epic Pictures Group and Complex Corporation.

Magnolia svp of acquisitions Dori Begley and vp of acquisitions John Von Thaden brokered the deal with Cinetic Media.

Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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