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In the movie Spy, Susan Cooper has been an unassuming team player at the CIA for years. She has been the voice behind agents and their successes. When top agents are compromised, she steps up to go deep undercover in a world of arms dealers in an attempt to prevent a global crisis. Here’s some fun trivia about Spy, starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne and Jude Law. (Trivia provided by imdb.com): • Paul Feig, the writer-director-producer of Spy, began work on the film in 2010, after seeing Casino Royale, the 2006 James Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig. Feig … Continue reading →
- Meredith Ennis
The Academy has a bad habit of forgetting movies that open early in the year. Of the 17 best picture nominees for the last two Oscars, only one (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”) had a release date that was before September. But as the ceremony continues to grasp for new energy, following a ratings slide with this year’s show hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, one big improvement would be if the telecast tried to recognize movies from throughout the year. Here are 13 films—from the both indies and studios—that opened this summer that deserve to be celebrated on the Oscars stage.
1. “Inside Out”
For Your Consideration: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay
With the expanded best picture race, Pixar’s box office juggernaut ($344 million so far) set inside a young girl’s head—amidst a sea of conflicting emotions like Joy, Sadness and Fear—will probably be nominated in the top category, »
- Ramin Setoodeh, Jenelle Riley and Brent Lang
This month on Blu-ray and DVD, the gang rides again in Furious 7, Tom Hardy gets post-apocalyptic in Mad Max: Fury Road, the girls return to the stage in Pitch Perfect 2, Melissa McCarthy teams with Jason Statham in Spy, HBO.s Entourage gets the big screen treatment, Poltergeist gets remade, Disney.s Cinderella gets the live-action treatment, geeks get scientific in The Big Bang Theory, Showtime.s Homeland moves... Read More »
- Mathew Plale
Ghostbusters: Bill Murray resisted the idea of making another Ghostbusters sequel for years, so what finally prompted him to agree to appear in Paul Feig's upcoming version? "I was seriously thinking about this for years, really," he now says. "It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part].” Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones star in the new Ghostbusters, due out on July 15, 2016. [Vulture] Rebel in the Rye: Nicholas Hoult will star as literary icon J.D. Salinger in Rebel in the Rye, written for the screen and to be directed by...
- Peter Martin
Ghostbusters fans rejoiced earlier in August when it was announced that Bill Murray, after years of saying no to appearing in a new Ghostbusters movie, will indeed be making a cameo in Paul Feig’s new film. Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters film is under way, with a power house comedy cast including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. And now with Murray officially on board to make an appearance, fans of the original can rest easy.
Murray divulged to Vulture his reasons for changing his mind and choosing to be in the film: “I thought about it for a very long time. Like, many, many months. No, that’s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really … It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody »
- Sarah Pearce Lord
Bill Murray has confirmed that he filmed a cameo for the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, despite his initial reluctance to rejoin the supernatural comedy franchise. In early August, it was reported that Murray would participate in the Paul Feig-directed comedy, which stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy, two actresses that Murray openly lobbied for when talks of an all-female Ghostbusters began. "I like those girls a lot. I mean, I really do," Murray told Vulture, adding that he was approached by them for the cameo. "They are tough to say no to. »
When the reboot of Ghostbusters arrives next summer, we’ll be seeing a whole new crew of paranormal exterminators played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, and they have some cool new gear to bust ghosts too. But nothing will ever beat the original gear that Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis […]
The post How to Build Your Own ‘Ghostbusters’ Ghost Trap appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Bill Murray filmed a cameo in the 'Ghostbusters' reboot because he wanted to give it his blessing. The 64-year-old actor - who played Peter Venkman in 'Ghostbusters' and 'Ghostbusters II' - admitted he thought long and hard about working on director Paul Feig's new movie and took on a small role so that everyone would know he approved of it. Speaking about the film, which stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, he explained to Vulture: ''I thought about it for a very long time. Like, many, many months. No, that's not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really. ''It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn't do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part]. ''I like those girls a lot. »
For many years, one of the major stumbling blocks on the way to a Ghostbusters 3 was Bill Murray. He'd repeatedly indicated his reluctance to get involved in the project, and after umming and aahing for a while, he finally passed on the project. The film that was Ghostbusters 3 was abandoned, and instead, Paul Feig was hired to make the new movie instead, which is led by Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig. That's the film that arrives next year.
It was something of a surprise, then, to learn that Bill Murray had, after all, filmed a cameo role in the new project. And chatting to Vulture, he's revealed what changed his mind.
"I like these girls a lot", he said. "I mean, I really do. They are tough to say not to. »
If you're a fan of Ghostbusters, you’ll be well aware of the decades long battle to get a new movie off the ground, and how this was directly tied into Bill Murray’s reluctance to strap on the proton pack one more time. Long before Paul Feig was given the go ahead for his female centric reboot, Dan Ackroyd and Ivan Reitman were developing a new take on Ghostbusters that would see a new team emerge with the original team onboard as their mentors. Even though he has famously said he would only come back as a ghost, Murray never really seemed open to the idea, at one point revealing while he had the script he never actually read it. So, the project moved on without the actor’s involvement, and it eventually morphed into the movie we’ll see next year, with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
After years of turning down the idea and essentially saying no in every way possible, it was a bit of a surprise when, earlier this month, it was reported that Bill Murray would pop up in Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones. So what made him do it? The money? The fame? Well, he's got plenty of both already. Rather it seems he wanted to support the new crew while also try and stop any bad reviews that blamed his non-appearance in its tracks. Read More: Plot Details Reveal Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Has Similar Story Elements To Dan Aykroyd's 'Ghostbusters 3' “That’s true, I wasn’t [into the idea]” Murray told Vulture about his long-running disinterest in returning to franchise. But eventually his arm was twisted. “I like those girls a lot. I mean, I really do. They are tough to say no to. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Murray isn't reprising his role as wise-cracking Dr Peter Venkman in the 2016 movie, but is apparently appearing as a spiritual medium trying to debunk the Ghostbusters' work.
Speaking to Vulture, Murray firmly distanced himself from those Ghostbusters fans who are skeptical of a female-led team.
"They were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there," he explained. "They have such a jolly group, and they are going to have great success with this project. I didn't want to overshadow [them] or anything, and »
After years of saying no to a “Ghostbusters” return, Bill Murray finally caved and will appear in next year’s reboot — thanks to Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and director Paul Feig. After the original’s successful sequel in 1989, Murray had been openly hesitant to star in a third installment. Appearing on CBS’ “Late Show” in 2011, Murray called the idea of appearing in a new “Ghostbusters” film “crazy talk.” That’s why people were surprised to see his name on the cast list of Feig’s “Ghostbusters” film starring Wiig, McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, which is set to hit theaters on July 15, 2016. Also Read:. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
The new Ghostbusters is dividing fans directly down the middle. Some are excited to see the franchise return, while others are horrified by the casting choices and director. What a lot of the hate boils down to is, longtime fanatics simply wanted to see the original cast return. Which became increasingly less viable once star Harold Ramis passed away and Bill Murray seemed adamant not to participate. It's unlikely that Bill Murray would have starred in a true sequel to the 1984 Ghostbusters. But he is showing up for a few scenes in the remake. So at least fans can appreciate that. But it almost didn't happen. Why did Bill Murray finally agree to sign on?
Bill Murray spoke with Vulture about his participation in Sony's new all-female Ghostbusters remake. The movie is being directed by Paul Feig, and has been described as a complete reboot of the series, which spawned »
While on the promotional tour for his new film Rock The Kasbah, which had a special preview screening this past weekend, Bill Murray was asked about his decision to cameo in the upcoming Ghostbusters remake, directed by Spy’s Paul Feig.
“I thought about it for a very long time,” Murray said. “Like, many, many months. No, that’s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really… It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to feel like if I didn’t do this movie, maybe somebody would write a bad review or something, thinking there was some sort of disapproval [on my part].”
The actor never wanted to »
- Scott J. Davis
There was much cranking of the eyebrows and taking of the doubles a few weeks ago when word slipped out that Bill Murray – famously a hold-out on appearing in more Ghostbusters films – was making a cameo in Paul Feig’s new take on the concept. He’s now spoken out about why he came around.Talking with Vulture, Murray conceded that he’d been resistant to the idea of any return to the Ghostbusters universe. So what finally changed his mind and convinced him to join in? “I like those girls a lot,” he says of the new main cast, which includes Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon. “I mean, I really do. They are tough to say no to. And Paul is a real nice fellow.”He still had second thoughts, but finally agreed to a small appearance. “They were incredibly nice to ask me, and I really enjoyed being there, »
The specter of the original "Ghostbusters" franchise has always loomed over the upcoming all-female reboot, especially when it came to the approval of stars Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. But while Aykroyd was always enthusiastic about director Paul Feig's project, Murray always seemed a bit less so, until word broke that he (along with Aykroyd) had both thrown his support behind the flick, and would appear in a cameo.
So what changed Murray's mind about returning to the franchise? Vulture caught up with the elusive actor to chat about his thought process, and it turns out that it was pretty careful, if a bit drawn-out. He explained:
I thought about it for a very long time. Like, many, many months. No, that's not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really ... It kept eating at me, and I really respect those girls. And then I started to »
- Katie Roberts
After much back and forth on the matter, Bill Murray finally put the rumors and speculation to bed a few weeks back when he confirmed that he would make a cameo appearance in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot after all. But why the sudden change of heart?
Production on a potential threequel to the supernatural series has long been held up due to Murray’s hesitance to return, and though fellow buster Dan Aykroyd and director Ivan Reitman tried to engineer a reboot that would have the original team adopt a mentor capacity, the former parapsychologist (aka Peter Venkman) claimed he would only reprise his role if he was appearing as a ghost. Low and behold, Murray, who has championed Paul Feig’s new take for some time, will now cameo in the feature, and Vulture has the skinny on his switcheroo.
Donning the proton pack is clearly something Murray »
- Michael Briers
Almost since Ghostbusters 2 back in 1989, there has been talk of getting the beige jumpsuit-wearing team back together. And almost as long, Bill Murray has wanted little to no part in that. When asked about the possibility, his responses have ranged from vague disinterest to out-and-out nos. That said, he recently filmed a small part in director Paul Feig.s upcoming female-centric Ghostbusters reboot, and just revealed the reason for his change of heart. At a screening up his upcoming Rock the Kasbah, Vulture caught up with Murray and asked him why he agreed to appear. After praising the new cast, which includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, as well as Feig, he said: I thought about it for a very long time. Like, many, many months. No, that.s not right. I was seriously thinking about this for years, really . It kept eating at me, »
Summer 2015 had a lot to offer, a lot to lose sleep over, and a lot to learn from. It gave us hope that the next summer could be even better, and that Hollywood blockbusters still have some life in them yet. Before back to school this month, here are nine lessons we took away from this summer at the movies.
Lesson #1: Mad Max: Fury Road reset the bar for action movies – Zach Dennis
In a summer overrun by dinosaurs and emotive minds, the real kings of the season busted through the Australian apocalypse on top of supercharged cars with a chrome-infused vengeance. In a summer where nostalgia boomed, a new film that will influence the future was born — and it was born on the Fury Road.
Good movies are invigorating, and nothing awoke everyone’s passion like Mad Max: Fury Road did. It wasn’t just classic fun tied »
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