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The Grand Budapest Hotel

Now Playing Synopsis: Wes Anderson heads to Europe for the first time with this Indian Paintbrush production starring Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, and Jude Law. Gustav H., the famous concierge at a legendary hotel situated in the Alps during the 1930's becomes the center of a farcical whirlwind of suspicion when one of his institution's oldest and richest patrons turns up dead, and she suspiciously leaves him her most priceless work of art -- a Renaissance painting of a boy with an apple. Infuriated that she left anything of value to anyone else, the woman's greedy and nefarious heir uses all manner of underhanded and illegal tactics to pin her death on Gustav and to silence anyone who questions his objective of inheriting every penny of her estate, leaving Gustav's trusted lobby boy Zero to clear Gustav's name and prove that the grand lady's killer is none other than her own son. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

St. Vincent de Van Nuys

Opens Thursday, Oct 23, 2014 Synopsis: A boy seeks out an unlikely friendship with his hard-livin' neighbor (Bill Murray) after his parents go through a split in this 20th Century Fox comedy from writer/director Ted Melfi. Melissa McCarthy co-stars. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Reeling it in: Don't wait for 'Edge of Tomorrow'

...It's action-packed, well acted and written, and unexpectedly smart. It's been compared more than once to Bill Murray's seminal 1993 classic "Groundhog's Day," and the comparison is apropos, not only for its funky sci-fi conceit...

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Reeling it in: 'Grand Budapest Hotel' has plenty to take in

...the production, there are a score of famous faces popping up here and there, often for no more than a scene or two. Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Owen Wilson, and Harvey Keitel are just a few of the marvelously talented cast Anderson...

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Reeling it in: Legos, monuments and great expectations

...Europe in an effort to rescue the greatest works of art in the western world from the clutches of Hitler. Starring Bill Murray, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Cate Blanchett, that silent movie guy from "The Artist," and Lord Grantham from...

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The Monuments Men

Now Playing Synopsis: Cowriter and director George Clooney adapts author Robert M. Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History to tell the incredible true story of the seven art historians and museum curators who went behind enemy lines during World War II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest works of art. With war raging in Europe, the Nazis have managed to plunder some of the biggest art collections on the continent. As the Third Reich begins to topple, the German army receives explicit orders that in the event of Adolf Hitler's death, they are to destroy every work of art in their possession. Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames, American president Franklin D. Roosevelt approves a proposal by Frank Stokes (Clooney) to form a task force comprised entirely of art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics, the ragtag squadron has their work cut out for them. Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, and Jean Dujardin also star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

St. Vincent

Opens Friday, Apr 11, 2014 Synopsis: A boy seeks out an unlikely friendship with his hard-livin' neighbor (Bill Murray) after his parents go through a split in this 20th Century Fox comedy from writer/director Ted Melfi. Melissa McCarthy co-stars. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Rushmore

Opens Monday, Mar 3, 2014 Synopsis: After the highly acclaimed independent film Bottle Rocket, director Wes Anderson followed up with a quirky Touchstone Studios film entitled Rushmore. Written by Anderson and friend Owen Wilson (an actor in Armageddon and Anaconda), they created the story of Max Fischer, a highly eccentric 15-year-old boy who attends the tenth grade at Rushmore Academy. Played by Jason Schwartzman (Talia Shire's son and Francis Ford Coppola's nephew), Max is a poor student with big dreams and a love of extracurricular activities. Max is editor of the school newspaper and yearbook, president of the chess, astronomy, French, and German clubs, captain of the fencing team, and director of the school play. Max is also a compulsive liar, telling everyone that his barber father (Seymour Cassel) is really a brain surgeon. Suddenly Max falls in love with Miss Cross (Olivia Williams), a first-grade teacher at the school. He also makes a new friend in business tycoon Mr. Blume (Bill Murray), an eccentric millionaire who also loves Miss Cross. The love triangle heats up as Max refuses to believe that his age has anything to do with Miss Cross refusing his romantic advances. Also Max's scheme to erect an aquarium on the school baseball diamond gets him booted out of Rushmore Academy. As his life crumbles around him, he is forced to grow up and accept the consequences of his actions and his lies. He throws himself more into his extracurricular activities, hoping to redeem himself by staging the most ambitious school play ever attempted. ~ Arthur Borman, Rovi Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel, Brian Cox Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

'Moonrise Kingdom' a beautiful film - but not for everybody

...Laura, a lawyer played by Francis McDormand. Suzy's father, Walt, also a lawyer and played by the ever-brilliant Bill Murray, suspects the affair, but blames himself. Blamed for the disappearance of Sam, and by extension, Suzy, is Scout...

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The best and worst of 2012 at the movies

...Taking place in 1950's New England, the movie features great performances across the board from as varied a cast as Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, and Francis McDormand, but the real stars are Jared Gilman and Kara Howard as the...

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