Bill Murray does warmth in Groundhog Day, a romantic fantasy about a wacky weatherman forced to relive one strange day over and over again, until he gets it right. Snowed in during a road-trip expedition to watch the famous groundhog encounter his shadow, Murray falls into a time warp that is never explained but pays off so richly that it doesn't need to be. Director Harold Ramis (who co-starred with Murray in Ghostbusters) takes an absurd situation and explores its every imaginable comic possibility. The elaborate loop-the-loop plot structure cooked up by screenwriter Danny Rubin is crystal-clear every step of the way, but it is Murray's world-class reactive timing that makes the jokes explode, and we end up looking forward to each new variation. Because none of the other characters are aware that Groundhog Day is continually repeating itself, Murray goes through a repertoire of responses, from conniving lust for Rita (Andie MacDowell) to gleeful nihilism to a Zen resignation worthy of Buster Keaton. Groundhog Day manages the rare feat of producing belly laughs in abundance and also being genuinely wise about the human condition. --David Chute, Amazon.com On the DVD: the disc presents the movie in a 1.85:1 ratio and with Dolby surround sound. There are trailers for Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters and Multiplicity, along with filmographies for Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Andie McDowell and Chris Elliot. This remastered edition also comes with an extended documentary "The Weight of Time", which offers insights into the "European"-style script and production difficulties, but is a little over-lavish in its praise of the actors on set. Thought-provokingly, the documentary also touches upon the spiritual nature of the movie and what it has meant to an audience beyond being a simple comedy. Also included here is a directors commentary by Ramis which, although informative, has too many long breaks and would surely have benefited from the addition of Bill Murray to the conversation. --Nikki Disney
A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant...
Ghostbusters Suit up for classic comedy! When kooky, spooky college profs Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) lose their university jobs, they decide to go freelance, de-haunting houses in a new ghost removal service. As soon as they open their doors, their first order of business becomes saving beautiful cellist Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and nerdy Louis Tully (Rick Moranis), who've inadvertently opened the gates of hell right in their own apartment building! Ghostbusters II It's a fine time for slime-time when Doctors Venkman (Bill Murray), Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) and Spengler (Harold Ramis) regroup to nuke the spooks in this high spirited comedy. Sidelined after their spectacular save of New York City five years ago, he heroes of the hereafter once again answer the call when an underground river of ghoulish goo threatens to rot the Big Apple to the core. Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), Louis (Rick Moranis), Winston (Ernie Hudson) and Janine (Annie Potts) are all back for the ride as these supernatural superstars swing back into hilarious action! Ghostbusters (2016) From acclaimed comedy director Paul Feig (Spy, Bridesmaids), starring a hilarious ensemble cast of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, comes a fresh, new multi-generational Ghostbusters adventure! Click Images to Enlarge
A purely tasteless, moronic, guilty pleasure. Director Harold Ramis employs a mixture of Mad magazine National Lampoon maturity and Saturday Night Live sarcasm in this goofball golf comedy set on the grounds of a posh country club. Somewhere buried in the slapstick antics, drug references, Marx Brothers-like insults, and gratuitous sex scenes are the intertwined, forgettable subplots of a poor caddie (Michael O'Keefe) trying to earn enough cash to attend college, and golf-tournament and class battles between rich and even richer snobs. Mainly, Ramisjust lets his colourful group of eccentrics crash into each other, relying on several inspired performances to create several hilarious moments of sketch comedy. Most come from the trio of Bill Murray (playing a vile, obsessed groundskeeper engaged in a one-man war with a charismatic and very stuffed gopher), Rodney Dangerfield (basically recreating his crude stand-up routine), and Chevy Chase (who looks bemusedly stoned throughout). Quotable favourites include Murray's acted-out fantasy of winning the Masters, his tall tale about caddying for the Dalai Lama, an overreaching priest's rain-soaked golf game, Dangerfield's verbal assault on the club's uptight dining patrons, and Chase's lesson on the essence of golf ("Be the ball, Danny"). A perfect double feature with other comparably crass films such as National Lampoon's Vacation or Stripes. --Dave McCoy
Sofia Coppola's second feature-length film focuses on two guests at a Tokyo hotel--Bob (Bill Murray), a middle-aged actor in town to film whiskey commercials, and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson), the young wife of a trendy photographer (Giovanni Ribisi) who is always out on a shoot. When Bob isn't on the job taking fragmented direction from the Japanese crew, he's receiving faxes on home decorating from his emotionally distant wife. And while her husband is away, Charlotte spends most of her time trying to motivate herself to do more than look out the window at Tokyo's urban sprawl. So when the two meet in the hotel bar, they strike up an unusual friendship, one that provides a welcome escape from their boredom and loneliness. Nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and winner of Best Original Screenplay at the 2004 Oscars.
Although at first glance it looks like a movie dreamed up by a marketing committee (and in some respects it probably was), Space Jam actually defies the odds against it to become a dazzling display of family entertainment. There's a kind of demented genius to the idea of casting NBA superstar Michael Jordan in a live-action and animated movie co-starring the beloved characters from Warner Bros' Looney Tunes cartoons. They play off each other like seasoned veterans of vaudeville, and Jordan never falls into the kind of awkward, amateurish showmanship that you might expect from a sports idol. He's comfortable in the cartoon land of his co-stars, who include Bugs Bunny and sexy newcomer Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Sylvester & Tweety, Speedy Gonzalez, the Tazmanian Devil, Foghorn Leghorn, and Yosemite Sam. They've all been hijacked to an outer-space amusement park run by the Nerdlucks, who strike a Faustian bargain with the Warners' heroes: if Bugs and Co. can defeat the Nerdluck "Monstars" in a basketball game, they'll win back their freedom; if they lose, they'll be doomed to stay there forever as enslaved entertainers. So they kidnap Jordan as their coach and "secret weapon" while the nefarious Nerdlucks suck out the basketball skills from such stellar victims as Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing. It all leads to reckless abandon on the basketball court, and Bill Murray pops in for some hilarious support. Combining traditional animation and computer-generated Nerdlucks with its live-action cast, Space Jam was made in the anarchic spirit of the original cartoons, where anything goes as long as it's funny and off-the-wall (or the ceiling, or the door, or the floor...). Technically astounding, it's also witty enough to entertain adults and kids alike. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
They're here to save the world! Featuring both of the Ghostbuster films which showcased the considerable talents of Saturday Night Live comedians Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd; as well as Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis. Ghostbusters (Dir. Ivan Reitman 1984): Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters! Gaggles of little green ghosts spooks and a host of paranormal occurrences are on the rampage in New York. Can anyone save the world from these supe
Bill Murray voices everyone's favourite feline who must crawl off the sofa to save a kidnapped puppy in this live-action/CGI comedy.
WES ANDERSON'S VISUALLY ASTONISHING COMEDY. Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (BILL MURRAY) and his crewTeam Zissouset sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline copilot (OWEN WILSON); a pregnant journalist (CATE BLANCHETT); and Zissou's estranged wife, Eleanor (ANJELICA HUSTON). WES ANDERSON (Rushmore) has assembled an allstar cast that also includes WILLEM DAFOE, JEFF GOLDBLUM, MICHAEL GAMBON, NOAH TAYLOR, SEU JORGE, and BUD CORT for this wildly original adventure comedy. Features: DIRECTORAPPROVED BLURAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES New, restored digital transfer, approved by director Wes Anderson, with DTSHD Master Audio soundtrack Commentary by Anderson and cowriter Noah Baumbach New interviews with actors Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, and Jeff Goldblum This Is an Adventure, a documentary by Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles, and Matthew Prinzing chronicling the production of the movie Mondo Monda, an Italian talk show featuring an interview with Anderson and Baumbach, hosted by Antonio Monda Interview with composer and Devo member Mark Mothersbaugh Ten performances of David Bowie songs in Portuguese by Brazilian recording artist and actor Seu Jorge Intern video journal by actor Matthew Gray Gubler Multiple interviews with the cast and crew, featuring behindthescenes footage Makingof featurette Nine deleted scenes Behindthescenes photos and original artwork from the film Trailer PLUS: An insert featuring a cutaway view of The Belafonte, the ship from the film, Eric Anderson's original illustrations, and a conversation between Wes and Eric conducted in 2005
WES ANDERSON'S HILARIOUS CULT PHENOMENON STARRING BILL MURRAY AND JASON SCHWARTZMAN. The dazzling sophomore film from WES ANDERSON (Fantastic Mr. Fox) is equal parts comingofage story, French New Wave homage, and screwball comedy. Tenth grader Max Fischer (The Darjeeling Limited's JASON SCHWARTZMAN) is Rushmore Academy's most extracurricular studentand its least scholarly. He faces expulsion and enters into unlikely friendships with both a lovely firstgrade teacher (The Ghost Writer's OLIVIA WILLIAMS) and a melancholy selfmade millionaire (Groundhog Day's BILL MURRAY, in an awardwinning performance). Set to a soundtrack of classic British Invasion tunes, Rushmore defies categorization; it captures the pain and exuberance of adolescence with wit, emotional depth, and cinematic panache. DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New highdefinition digital transfer of the director's cut, supervised by director Wes Anderson, with DTSHD Master Audio soundtrack Audio commentary by Anderson, cowriter Owen Wilson, and actor Jason Schwartzman The Making of Rushmore, an exclusive behindthescenes documentary by Eric Chase Anderson Max Fischer Players Present: Theatrical adaptations of Armageddon, Out of Sight, and The Truman Show, staged for the 1999 MTV Movie Awards Episode of The Charlie Rose Show featuring Anderson and actor Bill Murray Cast audition footage Wes Anderson's handdrawn storyboards, plus a filmtostoryboard comparison Props, posters, behindthescenes photos, and other graphic ephemera Original theatrical trailer Collectible poster PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film critic Dave Kehr
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. Various factions of the town mobilize to search for them and the town is turned upside down.
"City of Ember" is an epic fantasy, which tells of story of a secret subterranean society who must fight for survival before the lights flicker out.
Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal.
Teamed with a relentlessly cheery producer (Andie MacDowell) and a smart aleck cameraman TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. On his way out of town Phil is caught in a giant blizzard - which he himself actually failed to predict - and finds himself stuck in a small town hell. Just when things couldn't get worse... they do! Phil wakes the next morning to find that it's Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again. During the recurring 24 hour nightmare Phil starts to realise that he can also use it to his advantage - to re-write the events of his day and to generally have a whale of a time. But manipulating his day to capture the one woman he really wants is not quite so easy! A truly comic time warp that everyone will enjoy being stuck in!!
GHOSTBUSTERS: University parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Murray) Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be bogus. The team decides to go into business for themselves and open ‘Ghostbusters ’ a ghost removal service. After struggling to get on their feet they are summoned to investigate the strange happenings in Dana Barrett’s (Weaver) Central Park West apartment. What they discover is that all Manhattan is being besieged by ghosts and other worldly demons through a portal in her building. GHOSTBUSTERS II: Supernatural superstars Peter Venkman (Murray) Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) spring back into action when the infant son of Dana Barrett (Weaver) becomes the target of a powerful demonic force. Reunited with their industrious secretary Janine (Potts) and the nerdy near-sighted Louis (Moranis) the ‘heroes of the hereafter’ must put a stop to an enormous underground river ready to rot the roots of the entire Big Apple.
"Fantastic Mr. Fox" is visionary director Wes Anderson's first animated film, telling the cherished story of Roald Dahl's intrepid, fantastic Mr. Fox. Featuring the voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep.
Titles Comprise:Garfield:It ain't the cat in the hat!Fat feline Garfield (voiced by ever excellent Bill Murray) enjoys his endless days of restful relaxation, lasagne dinners and the undivided attention of his owner Jon (Meyer). However, when Jon attempts to impress the ice-cold vet Liz (Love Hewitt) he takes in the hyperactive abandoned dog Odie. Turning Garfield's world upside down, Odie is promptly dog-napped by evil TV celebrity Happy Chapman (Tobolowsky) and the corpulent cat must brave the outside world to bring him back!Garfield 2:Garfield, America's favourite cat, is going continental. He's travelling across the pond (with canine sidekick Odie) to surprise his master, Jon Arbuckle (Meyer), who is in London to propose to his girlfriend, veterinarian Liz Wilson (Hewitt).In the land of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard and fish and chips, Garfield's British invasion takes on a Prince and the Paw-per dimension. He inadvertently switches places with the Prince, a royal cat (and by luck his exact look-a-like), who has just inherited Castle Carlyle from his deceased owner, Lady Eleanor, this is a huge disappointment to her dastardly nephew Lord Dargis (Billy Connelly).Now living it up as the Cat of Carlyle, Garfield has a butler, and an international array of servants and subjects, including Winston, a very English bulldog; McBunny, a Scottish hare; Nigel, a Punjab ferret; Bolere, a Spanish bull; I Claudius, a Shakepeare-quoting mouse and Christophe, a French goose.Meanwhile Prince is living the simple life of a commoner, hitting the pubs with Jon and Oldie, getting his first taste of lasagne...and loving all of it!Uneasy is the head, however, that wears the crown. Lord Bargis, who is next in line to the estate, wants Prince/Garfield out of the picture. Garfield's bigger, better, more pur-fect world is soon turned upside down in the tale of two kitties!
Nerdy college student Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg) has survived the plague that has turned mankind into flesh-devouring zombies because he's scared of just about everything. Gun-toting, Twinkie-loving Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) has no fears. Together, they are about to stare down their most horrifying challenge yet: each other's company. Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin co-star in this double-hitting, head-smashing comedy.
NBA star Michael Jordan teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of his pals in a basketball game that is more important than any that has ever come before - the fate of the Earth hangs on the result. The problem has arisen because an invading alien race, the Nerclucks, want to kidnap Bugs and the rest of the Looney Tunes and use them as a tourist attraction on Moron Mountain. Bill Murray also stars in this live action and animated mix.
Set on an island off the coast of New England in the 1960s, as a young boy and girl fall in love they are moved to run away together. The town works together to search for them and is turned upside down - which might not be such a bad thing.
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