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Reese & Sofia Join The List of Awesome Female Comedy Duos

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 8.54.44 PMHitfix has posted a list of “10 Awesome Female Comedy Duos In TV and Movies” to coincide with the opening of HOT PURSUIT, featuring the latest pairing of comediennes to hit the screen as a comedy team. Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara star as a classic mismatch of opposites. Anne Fletcher directs.

Reese and Sofia make a great new addition to the pantheon. In her review, critic Stephanie Zacharek says “HOT PURSUIT is a quiet triumph of tone and timing,” noting that “Witherspoon’s performance here has so much go-for-broke fearlessness…she seems unafraid to cut loose, and she and Vergara make a terrific team.”

attends The 2015 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Some of the other duos on the Hitfix list:

BETTE MIDLER AND LILY TOMLINlTomlin and Midler in BIG BUSINESS.

PENNY MARSHALL AND CINDY WILLIAMS60355544Marshall and Williams in LAVERNE & SHIRLEY.

AMY POEHLER AND TINA FEYweekend-update-tina-fey Fey and Poehler on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

LUCILLE BALL AND VIVIAN VANCElucyethel_i_love_lucyBall and Vance on I LOVE LUCY.

SANDRA BULLOCK AND MELISSA MCCARTHYthe_heat_bullock_mccarthyBullock and McCarthy in THE HEAT.

DAWN FRENCH AND JENNIFER SAUNDERS2694732653French and Saunders in ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS.

The Frisky offers a list of up and coming duos, including Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer of BROAD CITY, in an article titled “Funny Ladies: 6 Hysterical Female Comedy Duos You Need To Get Into Right Now.”

o-BROAD-CITY-facebookJacobson and Glazer, stars of BROAD CITY.

Meanwhile, the New York Times is busy appreciating the blooper reel at the end of HOT PURSUIT. The article is titled “HOT PURSUIT and Other Films Elevate the Art of the Blooper Reel. “

Check it out, and have some laughs at the movies this weekend!

Bill Murray’s Fantastic Female Cast for GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot – Plus His Secret About Living

8b2424e6-a069-4128-b696-7bca13aedb51WallpAutoWallpaper2The Toronto Film Festival celebrated Bill Murray Day last week, and some choice moments occurred.

Murray himself was on hand to take part in events, including a special question-and-answer session for fans.

“I like to feel that every day is Bill Murray day. At least for a second every day,” the star told BBC News. He was at the festival to promote his latest film, ST VINCENT, in which he plays a cantankerous war veteran who finds himself having to look after his neighbour’s 12-year-old son.

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When asked about the possibility of an all female Ghostbusters reboot, “I’m fine with it,” Murray said. “I would go to that movie, and they’d probably have better outfits, too.”

The Star reports: “He’s not involved in the project, and the sequel-averse comic actor has long resisted the idea of making a third chapter of the original 1980s franchise that teamed him with Dan Aykroyd, the late Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson as New York City spook chasers.

Yet he’s got ideas when asked which women he’d like to don the Ghostbusters jumpsuits and proton packs. One of his preferred candidates is Melissa McCarthy, his co-star in St. Vincent, the dramedy that had its world premiere at TIFF on the weekend.

“Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny — God, she’s funny! I like this girl Linda Cardellini (Mad Men) a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there.”

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Page Six relayed a great Murray anecdote: “He recalled that the night before the festival, he got into a taxi in Oakland and ended up driving the cab driver around… the driver mentioned he was a saxophone player.

“I said, ‘When do you practice?’ He said, ‘I drive 14 hours a day.’ ” Murray then asked him, “Well, where’s your sax?” The driver replied, “In the trunk.” Murray told the cabbie, “Pull over and get in the back, I know how to drive a car.’ ”

“Not only did he play all the way to Sausalito, which is a long way, we stopped and got barbecue. He [wound up] playing in what some would call a sketchy, weird place in Oakland at 2:15 in the morning. I was like, ‘Relax, man, you’ve got the [bleeping] horn! We’re cool!’ And it was great and it made for a beautiful night!”

Fans dressed up in costumes of Murray characters in honour of the star, according to BBC News. _77424070_imageThe actor picked out a baby in the crowd, who was dressed as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters, saying: “That is one good-looking baby.”

Murray told fans at the Q&A he was honoured to be recognised at the festival for his life’s work.

“The only reason I’ve had the career I’ve had is someone told me some secrets early on about living – the more relaxed you are the better you are,” he said.

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Bill Murray may be THE BEST babysitter of all time

What 12 year old boy wouldn’t love to have Bill Murray as a babysitter? In the soon to be released ST. VINCENT, young Oliver (played by Jaeden Lieberher) looks unsure at first.stvincent_murrayBut after a few afternoons at bars and racetracks, Oliver adopts Vincent’s style. Screen-shot-2014-07-01-at-3.15.43-PMThe Weinstein Company film plays the Toronto International Film Festival next month, and opens in October. Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd and Naomi Watts also star. st-vincent-bill-murray-jaeden-ieberher-600x413

Check out the trailer below.