2 items from 2016
One of the most frustrating things about spending 20 years covering film as a critic and a reporter is watching the slide of even the most basic standards into total ruin, and it is safe to say that at this point, the entire wall of white noise that is “film journalism” is essentially useless as anything other than farce. Maybe it’s because there are some stories you don’t want to believe and some stories you do. Maybe that’s why certain false things get reported as fact so readily. I still see people run the “fact” that Bill Murray only appeared in Garfield because he got confused by Joel Cohen’s name on the script, thinking he was going to work with the Coen Brothers. People really want to believe that’s true, but it’s ridiculous. Just take a step back and really consider what you’re saying. »
- Drew McWeeny
The best thing about the two Garfield movies that we’ve seen to date? That’d arguably be Bill Murray’s anecdotes about how he got involved in voicing cartoonist Jim Davis’ most famous creation. Murray, goes the story, agreed to voice the cat in the CG/live action hybrid movies when he confused screenwriter Joel Cohen (Cheaper By The Dozen, Daddy Day Camp) with Oscar-winning writer/director Joel Coen (No Country For Old Men, Fargo).Whether you fully believe Murray’s anecdote or not, it was arguably more memorable than anything that happened in the two Garfield films.
Now there’s a new Garfield movie that’s gone into the works, and it’s probably fair to say that Murray won’t be involved this time. The rights have been »
2 items from 2016
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