HAMLET (2000)
2000, Park Circus/Miramax, 112 min, USA, Dir: Michael Almereyda

Transposing some of theater’s most famous soliloquies to Blockbuster Video Stores and high-rise apartments, this powerful adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic play is set among the corporate elite of Manhattan. Here the title character (a fine Ethan Hawke) is the son of a murdered Wall Street CEO, who employs a student film to “catch the conscience” of his father’s killer and exact revenge. Among the all-star supporting cast is Kyle MacLachlan, Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Sam Shepard and Bill Murray. “The director's rigorous trimming has a boldness and vivacity that makes this version exhilarating while leaving Shakespeare's language and intent intact.” – Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times


GHOSTBUSTERS
1984, Sony Repertory, 105 min, USA, Dir: Ivan Reitman

Parapsychologists Bill Murray, Harold Ramis and Dan Aykroyd start Ghostbusters, a company that traps ghosts, spirits and other supernatural specters for money. Business starts to pick up when Sigourney Weaver notices strange phenomena in her apartment’s kitchen, such as eggs frying themselves. When the situation escalates, the Ghostbusters are called upon to save the Big Apple.


SCROOGED
1988, Paramount, 101 min, USA, Dir: Richard Donner

In this hilarious updated version of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Bill Murray stars as Frank Cross, a selfish, cynical TV executive visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve. With Karen Allen and John Forsythe.


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