When the first trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot debuted a couple months ago, the opening moments confused some fans of the original franchise. While we heard that this new film from director Paul Feig and writer Katie Dippold was supposed to be a reboot with no narrative ties to the original franchise, the first few shots and the bumpers in between referenced the events of the first film that happened 30 years ago. This made some audiences wonder if there was some kind of link between the old and new movies after all, and they weren’t the only ones who were confused.
Melissa McCarthy recently appeared on a radio program to discuss the forthcoming summer release, and in their conversation, she expressed her own confusion from those opening shots in the trailer as well. Find out what she had to say about the Ghostbusters reboot after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve seen Scarlett Johansson do everything from arthouse sci-fi to indie rom-com to big-budget action over the past few years, but her latest new project, Rock That Body, takes her into still new territory: the R-rated comedy. Luckily, she’ll have some experienced comedy vets on hand to help her out. Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), and Ilana Glazer (Broad City) have just joined Johansson and Zoë Kravitz in Rock That Body, which comes from Broad City writers Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello. Downs (who also plays Trey on Broad City) will co-star, and Aniello will direct. Read More »
We’re gonna be calling a whole new team of Ghostbusters this summer, as Paul Feig‘s reboot has Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones strapping on those proton packs for the very first time. But before we get there, perhaps you’d like to take a minute to look back at the old Ghostbusters team.
Fathom Events has announced the original Ghostbusters will be coming back to theaters for a special engagement in June. And if you’ll be in or around Brooklyn next month, you’re really in luck, as BBQ Films is hosting an immersive Ghostbusters screening experience inside a recreation of the Ghostbusters headquarters. Read More »
It’s no secret that some people just aren’t happy about the reboot of Ghostbusters on the way from director Paul Feig. Even before production began, there was already a decent amount of outrage and hate for the film. Some of the distaste was from fans who just didn’t want to see the beloved classic get a contemporary reboot instead of sequel. However, there was much more despicable outcry from people who simply didn’t like the idea of four women (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones) starring in the film, and that’s just ridiculous.
Now it appears the more irrational hate for the movie has resulted in some kind of coordinated attack on the internet that has resulted in the Ghostbusters reboot trailer becoming the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Ghostbusters marketing campaign has offered plenty of footage of our new heroes bonding and bickering and dealing with paranormal phenomena. What we haven’t seen much of is the villain — the evil force behind the scenes who’s pulling all the strings and unleashing all these horrors. But today, we have comments from director Paul Feig and screenwriter Katie Dippold that shed some light on this shadowy figure.
Meanwhile, if you’re still holding out hope that the new heroes will someday meet the old heroes, well, Feig says he’d like to see that too. While the upcoming Ghostbusters is a hard reboot — meaning it has no narrative connection to the original films — the filmmaker teased the possibility of a “multiverse” that could lead to a crossover someday. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
UPDATE: Deadline reports that Michael Barbieri, the star of Little Men, has joined the cast as Timmy, a friend to Jake Chambers. The original story follows below.
That headline may be a bit of a deep cut for the uninitiated, but you hopefully got the gist of it: Katheryn Winnick, who is best known for playing Lagertha on the History Channel’s Vikings series, has joined the rapidly expanding cast of the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Whom she’ll play in Nikolaj Arcel‘s film remains unknown, but one report suggests that fans of the book series should stop scouring the text to find a connection – it looks like she could be playing a newly invented character.
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Posted on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by Angie Han
Tomorrow is Administrative Professionals Day, or so the internet tells me. And as a gift to all the administrative professionals out there, Sony has dropped a Ghostbusters featurette spotlighting the team’s new administrative professional. Kevin is as dumb as he is handsome — and he’s played by Chris Hemsworth, so he is very, very handsome indeed. Which makes Kevin, as Kate McKinnon puts it, basically “a Ken Doll with the inside scooped out.” Watch the Ghostbusters Chris Hemsworth featurette below. Read More »
Posted on Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
At this point, it’s a given that if a studio movie based on a familiar property attains even a modest level of success, someone, somewhere has started thinking about a sequel. After all, Hollywood execs are in the business of making money — and if they’ve already shelled out huge sums of cash to scoop up a familiar brand, milking it for all it’s worth just makes financial sense.
So it should come as no surprise that, after the solid-but-not-great returns from Goosebumps last year, Sony is now in the process of putting together a Goosebumps 2. Rob Letterman, who directed the first one, is in, as is screenwriter Darren Lemke. But what about Jack Black, who played Goosebumps author R.L. Stine? Read More »
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 »