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Notebook Reviews: STRIPES

Ivan Reitman – 1981 Stripes is an enjoyable enough comedy from director Ivan Reitman. There’s a great turn from Bill Murray (is there ever a bad one?) and Harold Ramis is wonderful – but this has dated somewhat. It doesn’t [...]

July 8, 2024

Movies To Watch This Christmas

Christmastime is here again and Movies In Focus is presenting you with a list of Christmas movies to watch over the festive season. Some are naughty and some are nice, but they’re definitely an intriguing selection of movies to light-up your [...]

December 4, 2021

Remembering The Great Harold Ramis

The great Harold Ramis would have been 77 years old on 21 November 2021. He passed away on  the 24 February, 2014 at the age of 69 from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. To many he will always be Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters movies but to [...]

November 21, 2021

Notebook Reviews: MAD DOG AND GLORY

John McNaughton – 1993. John McNaughton’s Mad Dog And Glory is an interesting comedy-drama starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, and Bill Murray. McNaughton’s film is so fascinating because of its casting – De Niro and Murray [...]

September 17, 2021

Notebook Reviews: GROUNDHOG DAY

Harold Ramis – 1993. Director Harold Ramis‘ Groundhog Day is a true comedy classic. The great Bill Murray is on peak form as the grouchy weatherman forced to relive the same day over and over. It might just be Murray’s most [...]

September 2, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS

Wes Anderson – 2001 A perfect cast heads-up Wes Anderson‘s wonderful follow-up to Rushmore. Gene Hackman is excellent as always although Bill Murray is underused – but the rest of the cast more than make up for that. The soundtrack [...]

May 26, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Alan Alda’s SWEET LIBERTY

The great Alan Alda is a talented and interesting man. An actor, writer, director, comedian and novelist it would appear that there is nothing Alda can’t do. Alda has a slew of acting credits to his name, from Mash (the television show) to being a [...]

February 21, 2021

Top Christmas Movies: SCROOGED

Richard Donner’s Scrooged is a flawless interpretation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol. The great Bill Murray has never been better as the Christmas-hating TV executive, Frank Cross. However, everyone in the cast of Scrooged [...]

December 15, 2020

Basketball On Film

Ben Affleck starring basketball drama, Finding The Way Back is out now on Digital Download and it arrives on DVD & Blu-ray on 12 October. To celebrate, Movies In Focus is looking at a selection of basketball-focused films.  Here you [...]

October 6, 2020

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