Punjabi Film: Nikka Zaildar 3 Collection Box Office Review Income Hit Or Flop

Punjabi Film: Nikka Zaildar 3 Collection Box Office Review Income Hit Or Flop

Nikka Zaildar 3 is following the footsteps of its prequels and heading towards its success at a ste…
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Bill Murray: Top 5 Scenes

Initially a member of the Second City Touring Company, before joining ‘Saturday Night Live’ in its earliest incarnation, Bill Murray forged a career as one of the most well-known comic actors working of the past 40 years. While he has transitioned from broad comedy roles to more left-of-field dramatic roles, Murray is still as wildly unpredictable as ever, refusing point-blank to interact with the Hollywood system or even just for an interview. That story about him having a freephone number instead of an agent? That’s actually true. Here’s our pick of his five best scenes.   So much of ‘Caddyshack’ and its humour comes from virtually leaving the camera running for five minutes and letting the cast simply spin out from it. Chevy Chase putting balls while muttering away his Buddhist mantra, Rodney Dangerfield dancing with some old lady at the dinner, or Bill Murray whacking flowers and narrating his victory at the US Masters to himself. You have to hand it to Bill Murray and his bravery for completely committing to his role in ‘Scrooged’. He is a complete and utter shit who just enjoys every moment of it. Some of the pop culture references, the humour, even the setting may have dated ‘Scrooged’, but by no means does any of this detract from Murray’s performance. In a way, the slimy ’80s power executive he’s playing is made for that time. Not only that, you can tell that Murray so rarely – if ever – gets the opportunity to really just dig into the delectable humour of playing an asshole, and this scene just shows how good it can be. So much of ‘Ghostbusters’ is made up of one-liners and quotes that just about everyone can attribute to a scene. “We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!”, when the Ghostbusters defeat Slimer. “That’s a big Twinkie…”, when Egon Spengler describes the build-up of psychokinetic energy to Winston Zeddemore. For our money, this is the best one-liner of ‘Ghostbusters’, and it’s not just because it’s got William Atherton, late of ‘Die Hard’, in there. No, it’s Bill Murray’s vaulted, improvised, “Well that’s what I heard!” right after the scuffle breaks up. When you look back over ‘Lost In Translation’, so much of the movie’s heart and longing is made up of stolen glances between Murray’s deeply unhappy actor, and Johansson’s terminally lost twenty-something. While the relationship never fully materialises into something real, the sense of it just teetering on the edge and the hope and loss that comes with it all – that it would never actually work in real-life – is missing in this scene in a karaoke bar. The high-concept premise of ‘Groundhog Day’ could, like so many movies, be lost in the hands of another director or another actor. What could become a mind-bending, ruminative piece about the ultimate futility of life that’s utterly inaccessible is shaped into a heartwarming eventually, though deeply cynical initially comedy. All of that is down to two people – Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. That the two men fell out in the making of ‘Groundhog Day’ is a crying shame, but what was borne of it will last the ages. It’s easily Bill Murray’s finest work, and this scene sharply veers between profound and that smart alec humour that he deploys so well.
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Food brings us together

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The Queen ‘giggled like a schoolgirl’ when she heard a rude joke about Viagra and has a ‘wicked …

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The Block NZ favourites Ethan and Sam: ‘We had a rough run but we stayed true to ourselves’

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Ireland's oldest woman has passed away at the age of 110

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Your Daily Horoscope for Saturday, September 21

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Voting now open for Gobowen’s orthopaedic hospital’s Patient Choice Awards

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Super Duper Movie Review: A lazy, boring film

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Queues and extra show added as Jack Whitehall’s Norwich gig sells out

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'House Hunters' host Suzanne Whang dies at 56

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Comedian Ed Byrne talks ahead of Midlands and Shropshire dates

With 25 years’ experience under his belt, Ed has parlayed his on-stage success into a variety of notable television appearances. A regular on Mock The Week and The Graham Norton Show, Ed recently co-presented Dara and Ed’s Big Adventure and its follow-up Dara and Ed’s Road To Mandalay. But the Irishman is still best-known and best appreciated for his stand-up performances. His wit, charm and self-deprecatory observational humour is underpinned by a consistently hilarious vitriol and sense of injustice at a world that seems to be spinning ever more rapidly out of control. Now he is bringing his new show, If I’m Honest, to Stafford, with further dates in Shrewsbury on October 28, Lichfield on October 29 and 30, then Telford, Shrewsbury again, and Walsall next March. It is a show with a seriously steely core. Gender politics, for example, is something Ed readily engages with – deploying his customary comedic zeal. “I’ll admit that there are things where men get a raw deal,” he says. “We have higher suicide rates, and we tend not to do well in divorces, but representation in action movies is not something we have an issue with.” As ever, Ed manages to provoke without being overly polemical, a balancing act that only someone of his experience can pull off. “I like to make a point or get something off my chest, or perhaps I’m talking about something that’s been on my mind, but the majority of stuff is just to get laughs. “People who come to see me are not political activists necessarily, they’re regular folk. If you can make a point to them, in between talking about your struggles with ageing, or discussing your hernia operation, you can toss in something that does give people pause as regards to how men should share the household chores.” He continues: “It’s not that I feel a responsibility, I think it just feels more satisfying when you’re doing it, and it feels more satisfying when people hear it. “When a joke makes a good point, I think people enjoy it. It’s the difference between having a steak and eating a chocolate bar.” Ed broke through in the mid-1990s when the New Lad became a genuine cultural phenomenon. He doesn’t want to submit to any unnecessary revisionism, but admits that if the times have changed, he has changed with them. He reflects a little ruefully on one of his most famous jokes, about the lyrics of Alanis Morrisette’s hit song Ironic. “There’s an attitude towards Alanis Morrisette in the opening of that routine that I’m no longer comfortable with, where I call her a moaning cow… slagging off the lyrics of the song is fine, but there’s a tone in the preamble that I wouldn’t write today.” The new show also takes his natural tendency towards self-deprecation to unexpected extremes. “I do genuinely annoy myself,” Ed concedes. “But the thing of your children being a reflection of you, gives you an opportunity to build something out of the best of yourself only for you to then see flashes of the worst of yourself in them. It’s a wake-up call about your own behaviour.” Age, it seems, has not withered him. Especially now that he’s figured out how to head off ailments before they become a problem. “You see comics who are my age and older but are still retaining a level of ‘cool’ and drawing a young crowd. I can’t deny that I’m quite envious of that. But there’s also something very satisfying about your audience growing old with you.”
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Artist Paul Karslake recreates Bansky's artworks in the style of the old masters

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Trans comedian Anna Piper Scott celebrates the joy of transition

The one she’s determined to fix is the stereotype that transgender people have no sense of humour. Piper Scott has been doing comedy for the past …
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Fresh Kicks 119: Ziúr

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Tributes pour in for Declan Gillan after motorbike accident

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This Is What Everyone On Friends Did For A Living

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THEATRE REVIEW: Reasons To Stay Alive at Sheffield Crucible Studio until September 28

While never straying from the seriousness of the issues affecting so many people, there’s plenty of humour in a celebration of life in all its darkest …
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The Flying Detective opens Live at the CCC season

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by Morinville News Staff. Accidental Humour Co returns to Morinville Sept. 28 to kick off the 2019-2020 Live at the CCC season. The Edmonton-based …
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YidLife Crisis does…anti-Semitism!?

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The Pride, The Spring, Havant, REVIEW: ‘A play of great depth, great humour and great humanity’

My experience of Stuart Reilly has been limited to seeing him in a couple of Bench productions and my view of the man is that he’s a mighty fine actor.
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Chris Bryant MP: As Speaker, I will ensure those working in Parliament do so without fear of …

Chris Bryant MP: As Speaker, I will ensure those working in Parliament do so without fear of …

Jacob Rees-Mogg has admitted it was a “mistake” to recline on the frontbench of the House of Common…
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Borderlands 3 review – bigger, better and even more polarising than ever before

The humour is even more annoying, the guns even more amazing and Gearbox’s shooter is more divisive…
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Top 20 Irish proverbs and their meanings

The Irish language is a rich and historical language that has been native to the Irish tongue for t…
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Football Drama, the satirical managerial narrative game is out now

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We don’t think that football and its universe make any sense at all, and the humour we’…
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Rahul has a juvenile sense of humour: Swapan Dasgupta

New Delhi (India), Sept 19 (ANI): Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta said here on Thursday that Con…
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Heartbroken family pays tribute to head chef’s ‘second-to-none’ sense of humour after bike crash

The family of a head chef who was killed in a tragic motorbike accident have paid tribute to a &apo…
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