With just three weeks left until the new Ghostbusters hits theaters, plenty of TV spots are started to hit the air, trying to pull in as many moviegoers as possible. There’s no doubt the movie is going to make some bank in its opening weekend, but will it be the hit that Sony Pictures hopes it will be?
As a huge fan of the original Ghostbusters, I want to see a new franchise succeed, but the more footage of the comedy from the movie I see, the more worried I get. These new Ghostbusters TV spots don’t do much to assuage those fears, and that’s coming from someone who really likes the work Paul Feig has done. Having said that, the action, visuals, gadgets and more all look outstanding.
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We all knew that a new version of the Ghostbusters theme was coming for the reboot hitting theaters this summer, but for the longest time, we didn’t know who would be behind it. Not too long ago it was revealed that punk pop band Fall Out Boy would be the primary artist on the track with Missy Elliott featured, presumably providing some kind of rap interlude. Now you can hear it for yourself.
Fall Out Boy has shared the full new Ghostbusters theme song online, and it’s honestly not too bad. It doesn’t compare to the old version, but it’s just a funky update of the original song. However, it does lose the signature “I ain’t afraid of no ghost” refrain from the original song and substitutes a variation on that line instead. Read More »
In just under a month, we’ll see if the new Ghostbusters have what it takes to lead a whole new franchise, one that supposedly has a narrative that is completely independent of the first two movies. But if you have kids who are too young to watch either the new movie or the 1984 original, there will be a way to tell them the story of the two paranormal comedies without scaring the daylights out of them.
Coming this fall, Penguin Random House will release Little Golden Book versions of both the original Ghosbusters and the reboot hitting theaters this summer. Each book, written by John Sazaklis, has some incredible illustrations by Alan Baston, resembling the classic books that we all grew up with for years.
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The reboot of Ghostbusters is just under a month away, and Sony Pictures will see if they have a viable new franchise on their hands. Hopefully even the naysayers will give this movie a chance simply so they can have an opinion substantiated by seeing the movie instead of just bashing it based on the trailers. If the box office numbers turn out well, we’ll obviously be looking at Ghostbusters sequels, and Melissa McCarthy is ready to answer the call as many times as the phone rings.
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Fans of both Ghostbusters and LEGO had their wildest dreams come true earlier this year when an official set for the firehouse that acts as the paranormal exterminators’ headquarters was released. It was a massive (and expensive) set, and having bought and built it myself, I can tell you it was one of the most fun sets to put together. But the new Ghostbusters headquarters should have their own LEGO set too, right?
We already know there’s an official LEGO set of the new Ecto-1 on the way, featuring minifigures of all four of the new Ghostbusters, as well as their secretary Kevin, who comes with the Ecto-2 motorcycle, and even a demon ghost. But LEGO fans need a set that will house the reboot’s vehicle, and one master builder has them covered with a new project at LEGO Ideas.
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With exactly one month until the new Ghostbusters hits the big screen, it’s time for the film’s marketing to start hitting the small screen. A batch of Ghostbusters TV spots have arrived with some new footage from the movie, including a couple very cool action shots, and one sequence involving the return of the iconic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the original film. However, it’s not in the form you’d expect. See what we’re talking about in the Ghostbusters TV spots after the jump. Read More »
Pretty much everyone knows there’s a new Ghostbusters movie coming to theaters this summer. The jury is out as to whether or nor director Paul Feig can deliver an entertaining update of the 1984 classic, this time with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the lead roles (meet all the ladies right here). We’ll find out in about a month whether this will be the successful start of a new franchise. Until then, we have another Ghostbusters project for you to feast your eyes on.
Animators and LEGO master builders from Digital Wizardz this cute and extremely impressive stop-motion LEGO Ghostbusters short film, bringing some of the more iconic scenes from the film to life in brick form. In addition, there are actually some pretty amusing gags and nods to other properties like Star Wars, A Nightmare on Elm Street and The Simpsons.
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Yesterday was Ghostbusters Day, and to celebrate the casts of both the 1984 classic and this year’s reboot came together on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
For some reason, the posting of the videos on YouTube pretend the arrival of the original Ghostbusters cast during an interview with the new Ghostbusters cast was some kind of surprise, even though we found out about it in advance. Anyway, the two casts get together to talk about the reboot and the legacy of the original Ghostbusters.
Plus, Bill Murray throws his full support behind the reboot and explains why he finally chose this project to come back to the Ghostbusters franchise. If you think that’s just because he’s shilling for the studio, he actually gives some very honest thoughts about the film that might quell some of the fears of naysayers out there.
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There are some Ghostbusters fans who just aren’t happy with the reboot coming this summer from director Paul Feig. Most of the hesitancy to embrace the movie comes from the love for the 1984 original or the impression they’re getting from the trailers so far, which has been hit or miss on the comedy front. But there is an uglier side of fandom (though it’s certainly not all or even most of them) who just don’t like the idea of four women leading a Ghostbusters movie. But did you know France already remade Ghostbusters with women?
All right, this Ghostbusters remake wasn’t a major motion picture sanctioned by the government. Instead, film student Jessica Louvel and her fellow students put together a sweded Ghostbusters for France’s Université Lumière Lyon 2 about a year and a half ago. Watch the sweded Ghostbusters video with female leads after the jump. Read More »
Hot on the heels of the new wheels shown off this morning in a featurette focused on the new Ecto-1, the Ghostbusters reboot has delivered a batch of new featurettes that introduce each of the characters played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Along with new details provided by the talking head interviews with each actress, as well as director Paul Feig, we get a bunch of new footage that gives us first looks at characters played by Charles Dance, Ed Begley Jr., and Chris Gethard.
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