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Bill Murray packed them in Wednesday in Kleinhans Music Hall. All ages were there, filling the seats to the rafters. And all night, that packed hall was silent. It wasn't just the star power, that it was Bill Murray, whom everyone knows from movies, before us on the Kleinhans stage. I think everyone got over that in five minutes. It was that the evening was so unu…

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Buffalo is about to see the soulful side of Bill Murray. The comedian is coming to Kleinhans Music Hall on Oct. 11 with "New Worlds." It's a program he has put together with German cellist Jan Vogler, whom he met by chance on an airline flight. (See accompanying story.) Joining them will be several other musicians, including violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Pe…

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The best thing, by far, about Theodore Melfi’s decent comic tearjerker “St. Vincent” is that Bill Murray is the one filling the Bill Murray role, not Michael Douglas. If you can somehow remember Rob Reiner’s “And So It Goes” – the worst titled movie of 2014 – Douglas played the sour, snarling old geezer finding his humanity while caring for a preteen kid. Sure, sure, sure…

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The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, continuing through Sept. 14, will go down as an important one for several reasons, but the most significant development might be Festival Street, an ambitious, fun collection of food trucks, Bill Murray masks and live music that has bought a vibrant feel to King Street. But it has not been without difficulty. Traffic has been …

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TORONTO – However this year’s Oscar season works out, it is likely the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival will be remembered as the year of the Murray — Bill Murray, that is. TIFF classified today as Bill Murray Day to tie in with tonight’s world premiere of the actor’s latest, “St. Vincent,” and it is a testament to his iconic status that tickets were gobbled up wi…

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“Ghostbusters” director Ivan Reitman came up with the seminal tag line “Coming to Save the World This Summer” for the film’s prerelease poster as a way of “focusing that this movie is perhaps larger than you expect.” The quirky horror comedy starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Rick Moranis about a group of university parapsy…

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The Toronto International Film Festival is the kind of epic, pulse-racing cinematic event that causes joy, stress and exhaustion in equal measure. It is the so-big-it-hangs-off-the-plate, Buffalo-style fish fry of film festivals, a tourist-friendly, critic-crazed and celeb-mad orgy of cinema that runs from Sept. 4-14. Consider the numbers for #TIFF14: nearly 300 features …