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Blu-ray Review: Bowling Comedy ‘Kingpin’ Rolls Onto Blu-ray

21 October 2014 11:24 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Before 1998’s “The Big Lebowski” there was 1996’s “Kingpin”, the Farrelly brothers bowling comedy that didn’t have the narrative intricacies of the Coen brothers’ classic, but had plenty of jokes about middle-aged men playing the sport. Today finds the release of “Kingpin” to Blu-ray for the first time, coming with only one new special feature.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

The occasion of “Kingpin” is related less to marking a point in American cinematic history than to note the upcoming release of “Dumb and Dumber To,” the next film from the Farrelly brothers and their bizarre set of Hollywood gross outs. This bowling movie was a followup to “Dumb & Dumber,” and certainly saw the filmmaking duo following some of the same course (by literally making a buddy road movie), with the gross-out humor that became huge of them. With films like “There’s Something About Mary” and “Me, Myself & Irene” coming after it, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Hell Comes To Hollywood II Signing Hits Burbank’s Dark Delicacies This Saturday!; Looks to Top Huge Success Of First Book’s Signing!

14 October 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

This coming Saturday (October 18th), Burbank’s premiere horror-themed book/movies/etc store Dark Delicacies is set to break more records, when they host a signing for Hell Comes To Hollywood II: 22 More Tales of Tinseltown Horror, the sequel to the Bram Stoker Award-nominated book, Hell Comes To Hollywood, an anthology book, filled with some of the best genre writers around. Dark Delicacies’ signing for the first book was a huge success, being called “the Literary Horror Event of the Year”. Looking to top the first signing and the first book’s success, Hell Comes To Hollywood II boasts a list of writers, all of which work in the film industry as actors, writers, directors, etc, giving the book a cool spin to it. Stories ranging from monsters (human and otherwise), zombies, demons and more, the book sounds like a hell of a read and the event sounds just as fun. »

- Jerry Smith

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Win the Comedy Kingpin on Blu-ray

14 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

October can be a gloomy month so why not spice it up with a little comedy? As it so happens, the 1996 Farrelly brothers comedy Kingpin starring Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games), Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel and Bill Murray has just made its long awaited Blu-ray debut as of October 14 and is now ready to own.

Thanks to the fine folks at Paramount Home Entertainment, I've got three copies of Kingpin on Blu-ray that will be awarded in this contest. For a chance to win one of them, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to participate.

The guys who brought you There's Something About Mary and Dumb and Dumber strike again with a gut-busting farce. »

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Watch: The Farrelly Brothers Bow Down to Bill Murray on the 'Kingpin' Set

13 October 2014 8:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

We've been covering Bill Murray a few times so far this month at Movies.com, and we'd apologize, except that it's Bill Murray we're talking about. Can anyone really ever have too much Bill Murray in their life?  And with that in mind, it's our special pleasure to be able to bring you this exclusive clip from the new Blu-ray of the always hilarious Farrelly brothers' bowling comedy Kingpin (out on October 14, 2014). The Blu-ray features a host of newly filmed interviews with the the directors reminiscing about the making of this cable classic, which of course includes the inevitable topic of Murray's sleazy bowling champion, Ernie McCracken. As it turns out, for as funny as the Farrelly brothers can be, even they have to admit that Murray is a...

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- Peter Hall

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'Kingpin' Blu-ray Preview: Casting Woody Harrelson | Exclusive

13 October 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

18 years after it was released in theaters, Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly's Kingpin will finally be released on Blu-ray from Paramount Home Media Distribution on October 14. Before you pick up this 1996 comedy classic tomorrow, we have an exclusive preview from the bonus features with directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly discussing how they landed Woody Harrelson to play Roy Munson.

The story follows downtrodden Roy, a former professional bowler whose promising career was cut short, who tries to groom an unorthodox Amish prodigy (Randy Quaid) to make it back to the pro tour. Along with the extended R-rated cut of the movie, the Blu-ray special features include "Kingpins: Extra Frames With the Farrelly Brothers," where directors Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly reminisce about making the film, working with the stars and how it became a success on home video after its theatrical debut.

Our exclusive featurette is from "Kingpins: »

- MovieWeb

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Robert Downey Jr Q&A: On ‘The Judge’, Turning 50 With A New Baby, And Yes To ‘Iron Man 4′ – If Mel Gibson Directs It

3 October 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Exclusive: When I pull up to the home that Robert Downey Jr and his wife and producing partner Susan share in Malibu, there are the trappings you would expect from the house owned by Hollywood’s best paid actor. The small fleet of cars, all tarped; the expanse of Pacific Ocean viewable from most anywhere on the grounds, a small staff that runs the house. But there are also the mischievous aspects you expect from Downey. There is that wooden blocking dummy in the barn that has raised bruises a plenty as Downey spent the last decade closing in on his black belt in the Chinese martial art Wing Chun. There’s the bright yellow front door that is as cheery and inviting as the spacious interior. The rooms are adorned by an undoubtedly pricey artwork collection, but there is nothing show-offy; the bathroom, for instance, features a medley of framed photos, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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There's Something About Mary actor Danny Murphy dies, aged 58

8 August 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Comic actor Danny Murphy has died at the age of 58.

The star - who became a quadriplegic following a diving accident in his youth - had cameos in multiple Farrelly brothers movies including Me, Myself & Irene, There's Something About Mary and Shallow Hal.

Murphy's agent Cynthia Kazarian confirmed today (August 8) that the actor had passed away following a battle with cancer.

A childhood friend of Peter Farrelly, Murphy began his comedy career in the directing duo's 1996 film Kingpin.

He was a well-known activist for disabled actors, and had recently moved to Florida to pursue other projects.

Murphy also set up his own theatre company, Blue Zone Productions, to help performers with disabilities find roles in Hollywood and on stage.

Watch a clip of Danny Murphy in Shallow Hal below: »

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'There's Something About Mary' Actor Danny Murphy Dead -- Farrelly Brothers Favorite Dies from Cancer

8 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Actor Danny Murphy -- who appeared in comedy classics like "There's Something About Mary" and "Kingpin" -- has died of cancer at the age of 59 ... TMZ has learned.Danny was famous for his hilarious cameos in Farrelly brothers' movies. Peter Farrelly was a childhood friend, and gave him his first acting role.Murphy became a quadriplegic in a diving accident when he was 19, and didn't decide to get into acting until much later in life. »

- TMZ Staff

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The kids' cartoons made from inappropriately adult movies

28 July 2014 8:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Whoever thought RoboCop, Highlander and Rambo would make suitable kids' cartoons? These folks, that's who...

There are certain eternal questions in life that I doubt we’ll ever find an answer to. Who was Jack The Ripper? What happened on the Mary Celeste? How have there been five Resident Evil movies? And the question we’re going to look at now, why do they make kids' cartoons out of very adult movies?

In some ways it makes sense. As a kid, there are very few moments more exciting than watching an ultra-gory action film or a dodgy sex comedy that you know you’re not supposed to be watching. Everyone knows this, the studios especially. But surely they can’t be that blatant about it? You can’t make a show for kids based on RoboCop! Have you seen RoboCop? Won’t somebody please think of the children?

Rambo: The Force Of Freedom »

- louisamellor

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'Kingpin' Makes Its Blu-ray Debut October 14th

23 July 2014 8:23 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly's outrageously funny cult classic Kingpin makes its long-awaited Blu-ray debut on October 14, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Starring Woody Harrelson, Randy Quaid, Vanessa Angel and Bill Murray, the film follows a star bowler whose career was prematurely cut off as he seeks to groom a new prodigy and return to the big leagues.

The Kingpin Blu-ray includes the theatrical version of the film, plus an extended, R-rated cut with commentary by Bobby and Peter Farrelly*, and a brand new piece entitled "Kingpins: Extra Frames With The Farrelly Brothers" featuring new interviews with the directors as they revisit making the film, working with the stars, its theatrical debut and ultimate success on home video.

*Previously released on DVD

Kingpin Blu-ray

The Kingpin Blu-ray will be presented in 1080p high definition with English 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio, French 2.0 Dolby Digital and Spanish 2.0 Dolby Digital, as well as English, »

- MovieWeb

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The Three Stages of Bill Murray's Brilliantly Bittersweet Career

26 June 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Bill Murray became a movie star 35 years ago this week, upon the release of "Meatballs" on June 29, 1979. His lead role as the head counselor at a sub-par summer camp marked a number of firsts: his first of four movies with director Ivan Reitman (the others were "Stripes" and the two "Ghostbusters"), his first of six movies with writer Harold Ramis (the four Reitman films, plus "Caddyshack" and "Groundhog Day"), and his first taste of mega-stardom beyond his TV fame on "Saturday Night Live."

Since then, his career has taken on a trajectory unique in the history of film, one in which he's gone from comic goofball to dramatic thespian, from universally beloved to acquired taste, and from manic cynic to soft-spoken spiritual seeker. Through it all, however, there have been a few constants; no matter whether he's a grubby groundskeeper or a morose mogul: Murray's character is always the coolest »

- Gary Susman

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'Dumb and Dumber To' trailer: It's Christmas (and Dunne) in June!

11 June 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It’s been 20 years since we first met Harry Dunne and Lloyd Christmas, two idiots who wouldn’t know good fortune if the Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Team drove up and invited them on a cross-country bus tour. The times have been hard on these two – especially Lloyd, who was institutionalized after having his heart broken by Mary Samsonite. Though it’s worth remembering: he who laughs last, laughs hardest.

Things quickly get back to normal, though, in the first trailer for Dumb and Dumber To: Same horrendous haircuts, the Shaggin’ Wagon is still rolling, their pets still have their heads, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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The 101 Best Sports Movies of All Time

20 April 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

A quarter-century ago, Kevin Costner hit a double-play, following up "Bull Durham" with "Field of Dreams" and becoming king of the sports movie. Twenty-five years later, as "Field of Dreams" marks its 25th anniversary (it was released on April 21, 1989), Costner is back with "Draft Day." The movie's about football, not baseball, and Costner's character plays in the executive suite, not on the field, but his mere presence still offers a reminder of great sports movies past.

And after all, isn't nostalgia a key element of sports movies? "Field of Dreams" makes this explicit -- we long for the sports heroes of our childhood, for a supposed long-gone golden age of our preferred sport, as a way of connecting with our past and bridging the generational divide that separates us as adults from our parents. Sports movies offer more than just the drama of winners and losers, or the journey from dream to achievement, »

- Gary Susman

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Bill Murray Facts: 21 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the 'Monuments Men' Star

7 February 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Is there anything Bill Murray hasn't done? And I'm not talking just movies.

A man of seemingly legendary stature, the actor broke out on "Saturday Night Live" in the late '70s and only grew more prominent with unforgettable roles in "Caddyshack" (1980) and "Ghostbusters" (1984). Since then, Murray has also established himself in dramatic roles, such as in the acclaimed Sofia Coppola movie "Lost in Translation," which garnered him a Best Actor nomination.

Whether or not you've seen Murray on the big screen or at the ballpark, there's still much to know about the star. From his duet with Clint Eastwood to his unbelievable encounters with fans, here are 21 things you probably don't know about Bill Murray.

1. Murray is a part-owner of three minor league baseball teams, including the Riverdogs in Charleston, South Carolina. and the Brockton Rox in Massachusetts, which explains this.

2. Murray admits to signing on for the "Garfield »

- Jonny Black

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Mayor Eric Garcetti, Hollywood Reacts to Tom Sherak’s Death

28 January 2014 5:17 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Sherak, who died Tuesday of prostate cancer, was beloved in Hollywood for his long leadership of the Academy of Motion Pictures and his extensive charitable work as chairman of the Ms Dinner of Champions and on the board of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Industry figures as well as Eric Garcetti, who appointed him film czar of Los Angeles, remembered him Tuesday for his work on behalf of the film business.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said, “I am devastated to learn of the passing of my close friend and advisor Tom Sherak. Tom was a true Hollywood original, moving up the ladder to promote blockbusters, running the Oscars and having a bulging Rolodex filled with not just A-list contacts, but so many close friends who were smitten by his humor, drive, and spirit.

“In just a few short months, Tom laid a policy foundation that my Administration »

- Variety Staff

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