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The Bill Murray Experience (2018)

Director: Sadie Katz

Writer: Sadie Katz (Screenplay)

Starring: Sadie Katz


Plot: At a crossroads in her life, actress Sadie Katz embarks on a year-long quest to have a magical experience with legendary comedian Bill Murray.


Runtime: 1 Hour 21 Minutes


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Verdict: Interesting Documentary


Story: The Bill Murray Experience starts as actress Sadie Katz who has recently broken up from an engagement who on learns about the idea of a Bill Murray experience, a moment where Bill Murray turns up on random locations giving people a moment that will never be forgotten.

Sadie gets her friends and connections in the business in an attempt to have her own moment with Bill Murray, which involves research to where she could bump into him while balancing her own career, this is set in a documentary of this year long quest.


Thoughts on The Bill Murray Experience


Final ThoughtsThis documentary follows our actress Sadie Katz (who I most knew from Wrong Turn 6, one of the good ones in the franchise) that has become obsessed with have an experience with Bill Murray, a unique story that many people have been had through the years. This could easily go down as casual stalking, but it just about lands on the level of dream chasing for Sadie, to help inspire the next stage of her career. With everything going on we are left to wonder if this is worth it or not, we know what super fans can be like and this shows us how committed to meeting their idols.


Overall: If you are a documentary fan you will be enjoying this one.




ABC Film Challenge – Random – V – Vanilla Sky (2001)

Director: Cameron Crowe

Writer: Cameron Crowe (Screenplay) Alejandro Amenabar, Mateo Gil (Original Screenplay)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Kurt Russell, Jason Lee, Noah Taylor, Timothy Spall, Tilda Swinton, Michael Shannon


Plot: A self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate finds his privileged life upended after a vehicular accident with a resentful lover.


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Verdict: Trippy Fantasy Thriller


Story: Vanilla Sky starts as we meet David Aames (Cruise) a playboy publishing mogul that inherited this from his father. He sleeps with beautiful women including actress Julie Gianni (Diaz) but always finds time for his best friend Brian Shelby (Lee). But, his life has been shattered thanks to a car accident which has left him disfigured hiding behind a mask in jail.

While waiting for his hearing David recounts the events which led up to his charges to McCabe (Russell). We learn how David meets Sofia Serrano (Cruz) the woman of his dreams but Julie shows her jealous side causing a car crash which leaves him broken and living between reality and dreams, needing to face his new life.


Thoughts on Vanilla Sky


Characters/PerformanceDavid lived a life where he could have any women living the life of luxury until this lifestyle catches up with him, leaving him disfigured and in jail, recounting the events between the two moments. Sofia is the new love that David falls for, she has all the chemistry he requires for something different being the motivation for David to fix himself. Julie is the jealous former lover that causes the accident, she is an actress that is filled with self-confidence but all that isn’t everything we have come to know.

Performance wise, Tom Cruise is great in the leading role, not being afraid to make himself slightly disfigured for this role. Cameron Diaz and Penelope Cruz are both are both also great in the roles of the two women in David’s life.

StoryIn a story that leaves you questioning nearly everything going on even after you believe you have just worked everything out, well this story will keep you all over the place. I do think this does enough to keep us guessing without becoming tiring and will completely satisfied by the end.

Fantasy/Mystery/RomanceThe fantasy world created comes through in the end and it will leave you shocked with the outcome of the film, getting to this stage we are left with a big mystery into just what has been happening with the romance being how David falls in love with Sofia.

SettingsEach setting is used well, but the truly special moment in the New York being empty looks fantastic.

Special EffectsThe effects that are used to create the disfigured looking David all come off great with the other effects all doing the required effect in the film.

Final ThoughtsThis film will test your mind which is always something we like to see in films, yes, it is a remake or reimagination but still it looks fantastic.


Overall: This was a true mind bender of morale decision making.