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Watch: Bill Murray covers Bob Dylan’s ‘Shelter From the Storm’

- October 6th, 2014

Bill Murray is a man of many talents, so is it’s no surprise that he can channel Bob Dylan. A clip from Murray’s upcoming film St Vincent, shows the camo shorts-wearing actor chiming along with Dylan’s Shelter From the Storm while puffing on a cigarette and listening to a retro Walkman.

It’s a classic look, really.

This isn’t the first time Murray has sang onscreen, he did a version of Roxy Music’s More Than This in 2001′s Lost in Translation.

In St. Vincent, which had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last month, Murray plays a curmudgeon who becomes a babysitter of sorts to a young boy after he falls on hard times. The film also stars Melissa Mccarthy and newcomer Jaeden Lieberher.

St Vincent opens in Toronto on Oct. 17, before expanding across the country Oct. 24.

‘Super Troopers’ getting a sequel

- October 4th, 2014

Don’t scarf down the bag of green just yet; Super Troopers is getting a sequel.

Steve Lemme, the actor who played Mac in the original 2001 cop comedy, told US Weekly on Friday that the highly anticipated sequel is just about ready to be fully financed.

“Fox is going to distribute the film, but we needed to raise the money for it,” Lemme told the magazine.

Lemme admitted they needed a minimum of $27 million to make the sequel, and added they may even take the project to Kickstarter to secure the remaining funds.

Lemme disclosed little information about the upcoming sequel in the interview, adamant about not ruining the plot for the cult film’s fans. He did, however, confirm it would pick up a few years after the events of the first film ended, boasting the sequel’s opening scene betters its predecessor’s legendary introduction.

The big question most Super Troopers fans have, though, is about those ludicrous mustaches. Will they be back?

“Everybody who had a mustache in the first one will grow it back.”

The film is scheduled to start filming in 201 with no expected release date as of yet. In the mean time, keep your eyes posted for a Kickstarter campaign.

Robert Downey Jr. will do ‘Iron Man 4′ with Mel Gibson

- October 3rd, 2014

Robert Downey Jr. knows something about redemption and forgiveness and helping his pals.

The highest-paid actor in the world – thanks to his role as Tony Stark/Iron Man – is currently on the promotional circuit for next week’s drama The Judge. (“Please help me prove that films about people can do business,” he pleaded on Facebook.)

Of course, interview after interview leads to inevitable questions about his future as Iron Man. Downey will appear in next summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron and is inked for a third Avengers film. He hasn’t committed to Iron Man 4.

But in a recent interview with Deadline, Downey did say that he would do another instalment in the bazillion-dollar franchise if – big if – his pal Mel Gibson directs.
For those of you who don’t remember, Mad Mel gave Downey a second shot at stardom in 2003 with The Singing Detective. Mel has been in movie purgatory (not even a scene-stealing turn in The Expendables 3 could resuscitate him) after his personal demons took over – you know what those are so we won’t go over the details again.

Downey mounted a rousing defence for his friend (they worked together on Air America) telling Mike Fleming Jr., “Sometimes with these things, it becomes a matter of time, and it seems like it’s getting a little bit old to hold a grudge.”

And when he was pointedly asked about Iron Man 4 with Mel in the director’s chair he replied, “Why not? That movie would be bananas.”

And in case you are wondering, Downey has pulled this move before. Shane Black – who hired Downey to star in 2005′s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – was given the directing gig on Iron Man 3. So it helps to have a friend like RDJ.

So the question becomes, Iron Man 4 – Downey and Gibson – should it happen? Can it happen? Sound off in the comments below.

‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ rumour: Luke Skywalker’s future

- October 2nd, 2014

Star Wars rumours are like storm troopers: they’re endless, relentless, and more of an annoyance than anything else.

They also tend to be forgotten by the next news cycle.

That being said, this rumour is rather interesting. Out of respect for online dwellers, consider the following classic storm troopers gif your spoiler alert.

Making Star Wars, a news outlet dedicated to piecing together various clues Episode VII director J.J. Abrams tweets out and leaked photos of occurrences on set, reports Luke

Skywalker may be following in his father’s footsteps.

The once rebel fighter may have turned to the dark side, much like his father Anakin Skywalker decided to do in Episode III before becoming Darth Sidious’ padewan and transforming into Darth Vader.

According to Making Star Wars and film news site Jo Blo, the recent scoop comes from a leaked production photo that showcases a “cyborg-like villain in a familiar cloak,” leaving an old AT-AT walker, presumably on the ice planet Hoth.

Making Star Wars breaks down the scene even further, adding that Kira (Daisy Ridley) is venturing off to meet Luke, optimistically hoping she can convince him to help her fight some kind of unknown Sith lord. Her hopes are shattered, however, when she learns he has turned into this futuristic Sith-like cyborg.

It sounds a little preposterous, but as Jo Blo writer Alex Maidy points out, it wouldn’t be the first time Luke has grappled with good and evil in the Star Wars universe.

In the expanded universe, including novels and comic books, Luke has often dealt with balancing the good and evil territories that accompany being a Jedi, or in his father’s case, a Jedi turned Sith lord.

Will this be the end of boy scout Luke and the beginning of a more interesting character?

No one will know for certain until the movie is released December 18, 2015.

Although, as long as there’s no solitary tear slowly running down Luke’s face like it did Anakin’s in Revenge of the Sith, it might just turn out A-OK.

‘Gone Girl’ clip: Nick, meet Amy

- September 24th, 2014

Multiple trailers, soundtrack previews, and haunting posters are just some of the teases Gone Girl fans have had to deal with while they wait for the film to be released.

Now, 20th Century Fox has released a new clip from David Fincher’s latest project to appease fans for the next week until they can venture out and see the entire event unfold before them in theaters.

In the most recent clip, Nick (Ben Affleck) meets Amy (Rosamund Pike) for the first time. Playful flirting, enhanced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ sensual soundtrack floating in the background portray the two strangers as perhaps the ideal couple.

Of course, as Gone Girl fans know, this is just one segment of Nick and Amy’s ricocheted life. As readers know, and as audiences going in blind will have seen from the trailer, the relationship quickly heads south before catastrophe strikes.

Ironically, the first question Nick asks Amy is, “Amy, who are you,” a question that never seems to disappear throughout the book.

Nonetheless, the hype train for Gone Girl has officially left the station. This thirty five second clip and Reznor’s four song album preview will have to do for now.

Gone Girl will hit theaters on October 3.