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Ghostbusters changed me that summer. I started using the jokes I learned in that movie (as well as in Splash, Romancing the Stone, Police Academy, Beverly Hills Cop, Revenge of the Nerds and everything else I could sneak on HBO) in my every day life. But Ghostbusters changed my mom that summer, too.
When it comes to their Honest Trailers series, Screen Junkies tends not to discriminate when it comes to the films they pick. Whether it's a recent blockbusters, a less successful film or a beloved classic, no movie appears to out of bounds for the amusing trailers, which make it their business to tell it like it is.
Movie memorabilia is a big business for online collectors, but just what items have fetched the most money online? The answers are going to be a bit surprising in some cases, but the top item shouldn't surprise anyone.
As sequels go, Ghostbusters II is one of the better examples of followups to beloved kids movies. Released five years after the original, Ghostbusters II arrived in the summer of 1989 -- 25 years ago today, in fact -- reuniting the quartet of ghost battling scientists.
Believe it or not, it's been about 30 years since Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson took up shop in a former New York City firehouse to form a company that involves the extermination of ghosts. Ivan Reitman's Ghostbusters first came to U.S. theaters on June 8, 1984, and cemented its place in comedy history. This is an anniversary worth celebrating, and the folks at Columbia Pictures are doing their part to provide a way to do so.
If you missed the first Parental Guidance, basically, the idea for the column came from me wanting to spend more time with my oldest daughter. I concocted a plan to make my 15 year old daughter, Allie, watch movies of my choice. Thankfully, she was all for it.
The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, of course, is a reference to Ghostbusters' brilliant climax in which the god of destruction, Gozer the Gozerian, takes the form of whatever is on the minds of the titular team. While the Ghostbusters try and clear their minds of all thought, that plan doesn't work out too well for Dan Aykroyd's Ray Stantz
Harold Ramis' death has likely left many of us feeling a mixture of sadness and fond amusement as we grieve but also remember some of his best work in comedy. For those of us who grew up believing that regular scientists could achieve superhero status with the right equipment on their backs, Ramis' face may be best associated with his role as Egon Spengler
Who you gonna call? If you answered anything but "Ghostbusters," then you apparently don’t experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic. But your toy room (or appropriated toy shelf) may be under duress from a spook, spirit or ghost, so you’ll definitely need to pick up the upcoming 30th anniversary set of LEGO Ghostbusters blasting its way into stores this summer.
What are the petition launcher’s looking for? The group, called Ghostbusters Fans, is lobbying for Sony to sell them the movie prop (and its requisite parts) so that they can restore “her” to “the condition she was seen in the silver screen in 1989.”
You can put this story in the “Well I didn’t see this coming” file. Director Bradley Bjornstad has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about the never-before-seen original version of Ghostbusters 2, and a possible re-release of the film in its unedited form.
Spook Central asks devoted fans of Ghostbusters to share their theories on what Ivan Reitman's action-comedy is really all about. What is the relevance of the Ghostbuster logo? Is the movie about the taboo habit of smoking? Is it all about sex? Is Slimer suffering from attention deficit disorder? I
As a video representation of a cinematic infographic, however, it’s pretty successful, as it lays all of its movie facts out in sleek, fun and non-copyright infringing ways. I bet they could do an entire video just based on Jane Got a Gun alone.
Can you identify the famous character by their weapons? There's a poster that challenges pop culture fans to do just that, featuring everything from swords to knives to chainsaws and a number of other recognizable weapons from well known characters. These are the weapons that have given heroes and villains the edge they needed to get ahead, to varying degrees of success, of course.
Like the last bit of news we heard on Dan Aykroyd's long promised—or long threatened, depending on how you look at it—Ghostbusters III, the latest update comes not from a trusted industry trade, but from a local news team. WIVB4 of New York snagged a few moments with Aykroyd as he signed bottles at a liquor store in Amherst, promoting his Crystal Head Vodka.
This is the first time Aykroyd has gone on record to confirm that Murray will not be involved in any sequel. And while the comedian tells the interviewer that they’re “not going to do a movie that exploits the franchise,” I think the only reasonable thing to do at this point is cut your loses and stop all of this foolish talk. No one wants to see a Ghostbusters film without Murray. We’re not even sure we’re be interested in Ghostbusters 3 with Murray on the team.
As a medium, film is one that is eternally looking back. Whether it be mining past hits for sure-to-score remakes, alluding to past works with visuals or music, or describing contemporary actors along the lines of well established stars, the film industry loves to revel in its own history. Inspired by moviemaking's inherent fascination with its own past...
The story follows a "modern-day, militaristic and gritty approach to fighting the supernatural," and somehow avoids a copyright claim by following a special ops groups that fights the evil ghosts that have taken over Manhattan. Yes, the same Manhattan that the Ghostbusters protected. I don't know how they're getting away with it either
Things are looking less certain for the third Ghostbusters, if what Sigourney Weaver said in this recent interview is true. Ghostbusters III may be without a cast if Bill Murray doesn’t sign on to join the rest of the original cast members in the film.
Ghostbusters is returning to the big screen, and fortunately, not in the form of a remake (yet, anyway). For many of us, spending Halloween in a theater watching three scientists (and one guy willing to believe anything if there’s a steady paycheck involved) bust ghosts around New York City sounds ideal. From the sound of it, we’ll be getting the opportunity to do just that this year.
A video has emerged on the web to remind us how great movies used to be made and that even without a third, we still have Ghostbusters 1 & 2 that still satisfy as if fresh off the presses. This new video showcases some early puppet tests of everyone’s favorite goofy ghoul, Slimer. Piloted by Robin Shelby, it’s interesting and slightly unnerving.
The iconic firehouse used in the Ghostbusters films is actually a real, working, New York City firehouse. Or at least it has been. New York Mayor Bloomberg is about to shut it down. Budget cuts are, of course to blame but there's some hope that they may be able to save it.
Bill Murray showed up on the Satellite broadcast Howard Stern show this morning and, because Howard is kind of a geek, he got asked about Ghostbusters 3. Bad news ghostbusting fans, he still doesn’t seem the least bit interested in doing this movie.
The movie is supposed to be about the original Ghostbusters teaming up with a new generation of slime-fighters, and that means finding young Hollywood talent to fill out those roles. Young Hollywood talent like… Ashton Kutcher? Ivan Reitman seems to think that’s a good idea.
It’s really to early to be certain that Ghostbusters 3 is really happening, but whether it ‘ll ever truly finally be made or not there’s been a lot of movement on the project. They may even be thinking about castin