Ecto Cooler Return

Back in February, an image of a new can of Hi-C’s nostalgic drink Ecto Cooler, inspired by the Real Ghostbusters cartoon back in 1987, emerged online. This seemed to be confirmation that the Coca-Cola Company was going to revive the beloved flavor after it was discontinued in 2001. Now an official press release from the soft drink company has revealed when we’ll see Ecto Cooler return to shelves in honor of the new Ghostbusters movie hitting the big screen this summer.

In addition, some new character banners and covers from Empire magazine have arrived, showing off more images of the team played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Read More »

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Spider-Man Homecoming Cast

Just this past week, Michael Keaton was said to be in early talks to potentially play the villain of the forthcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming. The film will be yet another reboot of the comic book franchise, but this time the new version of the webslinger is one who will be part of the Marvel cinematic universe. Tom Holland (In the Heart of the Sea) is playing Spider-Man, who we’ll see in Captain America: Civil War next month, and now he’s been given a couple more co-stars to join him in high school. Find out the new additions to the Spider-Man Homecoming cast after the jump. Read More »

Ghostbusters Potato Head

Ray Stantz insulted the ghoul known as Slimer in the original Ghostbusters by calling him an ugly little spud, just before he goes out of his way to slime Peter Venkman. But now it’s the Ghostbusters’ turn to be little spuds, because PPW Toys has just announced a couple new Mr. Potato Head toys inspired by Ghostbusters. One suits up Mr. Potato Head in the classic jump suit and equips him with a proton pack and neutrino wand while the other is dressed up as Mr. Stay Puft.

Check out the Ghostbusters Potato Head toys after the jump. Read More »

starman remake

John Carpenter directed Starman while he was in the middle of one of the greatest runs in the history of Hollywood. Over the course of one decade, the director of Halloween spread his wings and made bonafide masterpieces like Escape From New York, The Thing, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China. He made effective chillers like Christine, The Fog, and Prince of Darkness. And he also made a stirring, heartfelt, and achingly romantic science fiction adventure starring Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen. Starman isn’t the first film you talk about when you discuss Carpenter’s work, but it is one of his finest films.

It’s not surprising that Starman is officially getting a remake (every single movie will eventually get remade), but it’s disappointing that the director of three(!) Night at the Museum movies has landed the job.

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Ghostbusters Reboot Connected

When the first trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot was released, the reference to the original storyline of four scientists friends saving New York City over 30 years ago confused some fans, leading them to believe that this new movie existed in the same universe. However,  everything that director Paul Feig and writer Katie Dippold have said indicates that this is a hard reboot where people don’t know ghosts exist and therefore there has been no need for the Ghostbusters. But is there a chance they’re lying?

A new piece of marketing that announces the arrival of the proton pack as if it’s a real product from Sony Corporation seems to indicate some kind of link between the reboot and the original franchise. But more than likely, it’s just a confusing piece of viral marketing. See what we’re talking about below. Read More »

Life Size Slimer

No matter what you believe about what happens after we die, you have to admit it would be cool if ghosts existed. However, if that were the case, I’d be really curious to learn just who or what died to give afterlife to the spook known as Slimer in the classic paranormal comedy Ghostbusters. The big, green, floating blob isn’t exactly a person or an nimal, but he loves hot dogs and pretty much any food he can shove into his mouth to fall through his body. And now you can bring him home.

NECA has unveiled a life size Slimer replica that you can bring home later this year, but it’s going to cost you. See the life size Slimer replica after the jump and find out how much it’s going to cost you. Read More »

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Russo Brothers Ghostbusters

In addition to this summer’s forthcoming Ghostbusters reboot from director Paul Feig, the original film’s producer and director Ivan Reitman confirmed that there was another film in development that would be scripted by Drew Pearce and directed by Anthony & Joe Russo. Later buzz brought back rumors that Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt may star in the movie. But since then, we haven’t heard anything about the Ghostbusters spin-off, but that changes today.

Now that the Russo brothers have taken on both parts of The Avengers: Infinity War for Marvel Studios, the duo is no longer involved with making whatever this new Ghostbusters movie may be. But that doesn’t mean it’s not still in the cards. Read More »

sausage party sxsw

SXSW tends to be a hectic time for anyone in the general vicinity of Austin, Texas, but Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg may be even busier than most this year. Not only are they premiering their new series Preacher, which hits AMC this spring, they’re also unveiling the first look at their animated film Sausage Party, in the form of a work-in-progress screening.

Described by Rogen as an “R-rated Pixar-style movie,” Sausage Party follows a bunch of food items at a grocery store who wonder about the “Great Beyond” — i.e., what happens after they get purchased. Rogen, who co-wrote the script with Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir, voices a hot dog named Frank who falls out of a shopping cart and embarks on an eventful journey to make it back to his shelf before the Fourth of July sale. Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon directed. Watch the first Sausage Party trailer after the jump.  Read More »

How to Make a Ghostbusters Ghost Trap

The world of movies is chock full of cool devices, tools, weapons and more that sadly just aren’t real. Thankfully, we can buy replicas of some of our favorite sci-fi props. But if you’re more of a tech savvy, hands-on kind of fan, maybe you’d just rather make your own. And if you’ve always wanted a Ghostbusters ghost trap of your own, we have just the video for you.

The folks over at Tested have revealed a video that shows how to make a working Ghostbusters ghost trap, complete with lights, smoke, sounds and a working pedal that opens the trap to catch those pesky spooks and spectres. What’s cool is that it was created almost entirely with parts made in a 3D printer. Find out how it’s done after the jump. Read More »