Remaking Scrooged

Remaking Scrooged

For the second time in less than a month a bad idea for a Christmas movie has been announced. Paramount has declared that Kevin Hart will produce and likely star in a remake of 1988’s dark comedic disaster called Scrooged, which originally starred Bill Murray. Scrooged is just one of many inexplicable takes on Dicken’s A Christmas Carol that ultimately underwhelmed both at the box office and with traditional Christmas audiences. Murray’s manic performance in what can only be called a joyless take on Christmas remains one of the most bizarre depictions ever of Ebenezer Scrooge. Unlike A Christmas Story,Read more

A Very Murray Christmas Trailer

A Very Murray Christmas Trailer

One of the earliest announced television specials for 2015 now has a trailer — A Very Murray Christmas is Bill Murray’s idea of a Christmas special and it is produced by and coming to Netflix this December 4th: Set inside New York City’s iconic Carlyle hotel, A Very Murray Christmas opens with Murray preparing to host a live, international holiday broadcast. After a blizzard shuts down the production, he makes the best of the situation by singing and celebrating with friends, hotel employees and anyone else who drops by. The guests, of course, are all celebrities — Paul Shaffer, GeorgeRead more

Bill Murray Christmas Special Coming for 2015

Bill Murray Christmas Special Coming for 2015

It’s Bill Murray, it’s Netflix and it’s all Christmas. And it appears to have captured all the early buzz for Christmas on television 2015. Coming to Netflix and produced in conjunction with director Sofia Coppola the special reported stars George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Pohler, Maya Rudolph and, of course, Bill Murray. Clooney talked about it in a recent visit to the retiring David Letterman: Paul [Shaffer, Letterman’s band leader] and I just did a Bill Murray Christmas special. I sit on a piano bench with Paul and pretend to sing, which they don’t let me. And I rode inRead more