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  • 'St. Vincent' wastes Murray and McCarthy

    'St. Vincent' wastes Murray and McCarthy
    ** (out of four) Lacking the originality and creative spark of musician St. Vincent, “St. Vincent” (which has nothing to do with the St. Vincent who performed on “SNL” earlier this year) takes the formula of stuff like “...
  • Bill Murray on 'St. Vincent,' Fame and the 'Virus' of Oscars Season

    For Bill Murray, the idea of attending Bill Murray Day sounded like punishment. So at last month's Toronto Film Festival, the comedian was having serious trepidation about the special day designated to showing his classic films "Ghostbusters," "Stripes"...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Bill Murray keeps up the stripped-down cool

    Toronto Film Festival: Bill Murray keeps up the stripped-down cool
    There's a scene late in Bill Murray's new dramatic comedy "St. Vincent" — so late, in fact, the credits are already rolling — that is seemingly innocuous, yet tells you a lot about Murray and this performance, and in fact Murray as a...
  • Hallelujah, 'St. Vincent' lets Bill Murray run amok

    Soaked in whiskey, dipped in brine, Bill Murray delivers a salty, acerbic, inebriated comic blast as the unlikeliest saint imaginable in "St. Vincent." The film, written and directed by Ted Melfi, is about paying homage to those overlooked and...
  • Who you gonna call? Dream-casting the new female 'Ghostbusters'

    Who you gonna call? Dream-casting the new female 'Ghostbusters'
    "Ghostbusters" fans were sent into a tizzy Wednesday when "Bridesmaids" director Paul Feig announced that he's rebooting the beloved action-comedy franchise about a crew of paranormal exterminators, with an all-new cast of female characters. The big...
  • Paul Feig Re-Teaming with 'Heat' Writer for Female-Centric 'Ghostbusters'

    Sony's female-led reboot of its "Ghostbusters" franchise is gaining momentum with "The Heat" writer Katie Dippold re-teaming with director Paul Feig. Feig confirmed the news Wednesday on Twitter: It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters & writing it...
  • Philadelphia Film Festival to present hours of pizazz

    Philadelphia Film Festival to present hours of pizazz
    If you're tired of overblown Hollywood blockbusters, check out the 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival, which offers a bonanza of fresh and exciting features and shorts from all over the world. Unreeling over 11 days at a handful of Philly venues, the...
  • Paul Feig confirms he'll make a female-led 'Ghostbusters' movie

    The long-awaited third movie in Sony's "Ghostbusters" franchise will update the paranormal exterminators with a cast of female characters, director Paul Feig announced Wednesday. On Twitter, Feig wrote, "It's official. I'm making a new Ghostbusters &...
  • Director: 'Ghostbusters' remake with 'hilarious women' in works

    If there is something strange in the neighborhood, who are you going to call? 'Hilarious women,' quipped filmmaker Paul Feig. "Bridesmaids" filmmaker Feig said on Wednesday he is working on a new "Ghostbusters" film for Sony Pictures and co-writing the...
  • Toronto Film Fest Market Faces Challenges With Platform Changes, Global Politics

    Sellers at this week's Toronto Film Festival hope to ride the wave of Cannes and Sundance, which saw a healthy number of deals close earlier in the year. But by no means does that suggest that the movie business is in full recovery. "The market is bigger...
  • The Fall Movie Preview list of films

     The Fall Movie Preview list of films
    The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. Sept. 10 My Old Lady A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...