This weekend brings Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters to theaters. Even though the reboot doesn’t really measure up to the high profile of the original, it does offer something exciting for a different demographic and a new batch of young people. While the movie is undoubtedly entertaining, it does have ample shortcomings, specifically in the story department, and that’s something that the original had perfected.
Like any good screenplay, the high quality of the final draft of the original Ghostbusters was a result of careful planning, rewriting and simply compelling storytelling. A new video essay takes a look at how the original concept for Ghostbusters changed from the idea Dan Aykroyd had in his head to the movie we ended up seeing in 1984 and have loved ever since. Check out the Ghostbusters screenplay video essay after the jump. Read More »
In show business, pretty much any publicity is good publicity. And in the case of the marketing for Sausage Party, it looks like Sony Pictures is making some weird choices in their efforts to promote the R-rated animated comedy from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg. We’ve seen red band trailers, a Walt Disney inspired promo and an Independence Day PSA, but this latest video promoting the movie is the weirdest as it sees costumed character versions of Frank the hot dog and Brenda with the good buns appearing on a morning talk show.
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Over the weekend, the reviews for Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters hit the web, and it turns out the movie is solid. It’s not perfect, not as good as the original, and suffers from adhering to the usual blockbuster formula, but it’s apparently thoroughly entertaining and very funny.
Of course, as any conspiracy theorist out there will tell you, the 75% that the film has on Rotten Tomatoes just shows that Sony Pictures spent a lot of money to get 77 positive reviews (of those recognized by the aggregation website) at the time of this writing. Throwing a wrench in that theory though is the fact that our own Peter Sciretta really didn’t like it, so just let that soak in a bit.
But despite the surprisingly good reviews for Ghostbusters, there is one other criticism that has been fairly consistent across the board. It seems there are too many fan service references and cameos in the movie. But thankfully, one particular element of the reboot was left out of the final draft, and it concerns the origin of the ugly little spud known as Slimer. Get the details on the cut sequence after the jump. Read More »
While there are plenty of fans claiming that the new Ghostbusters movie will ruin their childhood, most who haven’t even seen the whole movie yet, it’s a wonder that it wasn’t already ruined. Because while the reboot is undoubtedly an attempt by Sony Pictures to cash in on the nostalgia and love for the original movie, Ghostbusters 2 already did that in 1989.
Just in time for the reboot to hit theaters this week, the Ghostbsuters 2 Honest Trailer shows that the sequel to the classic paranormal comedy is almost certainly worse than the reboot could be. Not even the presence of the original cast can make this one easy to swallow despite the fact that it’s the exact same movie as the first one. Read More »
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There’s been plenty of animated fare for kids this summer, with the likes of Finding Dory and The Secret Life of Pets hitting theaters. But towards the end of the summer, the adults get to have some raunchy animated fun on the big screen.
Sausage Party is the latest film from Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, and they’re bringing their twisted sense of humor to the grocery aisle with the movie about sentient food who finally learns what happens when they get taken home. Now a new extended Sausage Party TV spot shows more of the brutal death being dealt to food by terrible, hungry humans. Read More »
The first Ghostbusters reviews have hit the web today after the film held its world premiere in Los Angeles last night. After months of passionate debating from fans who were enraged that this reboot was even happening to those who have been hoping that it would just be good, we can finally talk about the movie as a whole.
So is Ghostbusters the Antichrist in the form of cinema or the second coming of Jesus? It turns out, Paul Feig‘s reboot starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones is just a movie that some critics liked and others really didn’t. You know, just like every other movie. More specifically, it sounds like the movie is much funnier than the trailers indicated, and while it really works when Paul Feig does his thing, it falters when it has to adhere to the tropes of the modern blockbuster reboot.
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The new Ghostbusters theme song from pop punk band Fall Out Boy featuring a rap interlude by Missy Elliott is nearly universally hated. Personally, I don’t think it’s flat out terrible, but it’s also not very good. However, one man thinks that if Sony Pictures would have called him, then he could have helped to give the song some ties to the original. That man is Ray Parker Jr. Find out what Ray Parker Jr says about the new Ghostbusters theme song after the jump. Read More »
This weekend, the embargo will lift on reviews of Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters. Starting Sunday at 1pm ET/10am PT, the first reactions to the film will be unleashed online and we’ll see if this movie has really been worth all the fuss it has garnered on the web.
As you wait for our own reaction to the film when the embargo breaks, you can check out some new Ghostbusters clips that have surfaced online, and these paint a much better picture of the less slapstick oriented comedy. They won’t completely change anyone’s mind, but they at least offer hope that there’s not as much silliness as the trailers have indicated.
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We’re a little over a week away from the release of Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, and that mean the onslaught of TV advertisements is in full force. Since I record my TV shows, I don’t usually watch commercials, but in the process of fast-forwarding, I see a Ghostbusters TV spot at least once during every single show that I watch. But some new Ghostbusters TV spots just arrived that I hadn’t seen yet, and one of them reveals a twist on a familiar character unveiled for the first time. Read More »
Whether or not you’re going to see the reboot of Ghostbusters, you might be interested in seeing what it would have been like to see Ghostbusters 3 come together. Unfortunately, with Harold Ramis passed away and Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson getting up there in the years, it’s not likely to happen. But thanks to the magic of technology, one fan has given us a possible version of Ghostbusters 3.
You may remember back in 2009, a Ghostbusters video game was release for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and a few more systems. It was easily the best Ghostbusters game ever made, not only because it was written by Dan Aykroyd and Ivan Reitman but because it featured the voices of all the original cast members. Now one fan has taken the cinematics and some gameplay footage from the Ghostbusters video game and edited it into a feature-length Ghostbusters 3.
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