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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Nice Guys Soundtrack

Shane Black‘s new film The Nice Guys doesn’t hit theaters until May 20th. Judging by the trailers, we’ve got another fantastic dark comedic crime thriller on our hands that could make for a great double feature with the Iron Man 3 director’s debut film Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. We won’t know for sure if the movie is good until May, but we do know that the soundtrack is a good one, and it’s getting a risque vinyl LP soundtrack for adults only around the time the film hits theaters. You can check it out below, and don’t worry, the images are safe for work. Read More »

Everybody Wants Some Beer

Not only are Alamo Drafthouse theaters known for being spectacular places to see all sorts of great films from today and years past, but they also allow you to toss back a cold one while watching them. And when Richard Linklater‘s latest film, Everybody Wants Some, debuts at SXSW next week, it will be followed in a few weeks by the movie’s own official beer fro Austin Beerworks.

If there’s one movie that deserves to have its own beer, it’s the spiritual sequel to Dazed and Confused, which brings us a story about college life in 1980. But if you’re not of age to drink, or you just hate beer, there’s also a cool new Mondo poster for the movie that has just been unveiled in conjunction with the forthcoming Richard Linklater gallery show.

Find out where and when you can get the Everybody Wants Some beer and see the Mondo poster for the movie below. Read More »

Ghostbusters Twinkie

There was a time when Hostess snacks disappeared for awhile, and fans of the unhealthy cream-filled cake known as the Twinkie weren’t sure if they would ever see them on shelves again. Thankfully the snack that will likely survive the apocalypse has been back for awhile, clogging our arteries and giving us diabetes for years to come. And along with the recently confirmed return of Ecto Cooler, the snack cake will be getting an all too appropriate Ghostbusters-themed makeover that includes slime green filling.

Get a glimpse at the Ghostbusters Twinkie after the jump. Read More »

Morgan Freeman GPS

Various GPS systems have adopted plenty of famous pop culture voices to deliver audio directions to drivers on the road. You can get directions from character in The Simpsons, Darth Vader, Bert & Ernie, KITT from Knight Rider and more. Last year the navigation app Waze added Arnold Schwarzenegger to their line-up, but they’ve hit the jackpot with their latest addition. Read More »

Ecto Cooler Coming Back

Last November, we got word that Coca-Cola had re-registered the trademark for Ecto-Cooler, the Ghostbusters themed juice drink that was popular in the 80s and ’90s. There was no guarantee that the soft drink company would bring back the flavor that Ghostbusters fans have wanted back on shelves for years, but with a new Ghostbutsters movie on the way this summer, a nostalgic cash grab just made sense.

Now we seem to have confirmation of the drink’s impending return, as a sample can has made its way online in an eBay auction. And if you’re skeptical that it might be a fake, there’s a few reasons that it seems to be legitimate. Find out more about Ecto Cooler coming back tomorrow. Read More »

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Alamo Drafthouse Star Wars Movie Theater

Up until today, you probably had no reason to go to Omaha, Nebraska. But that will change once you see the new theater the Alamo Drafthouse has just opened in the city of this Great Plains state.

The hip cineplex chain has just opened up a Star Wars movie theater unlike any you’ve seen before, complete with a 10-foot Death Star in the lobby. And yes, that thing’s operational. But that’s just one of the cool design features that makes this theater strong with the Force. See more photos below! Read More »

Ecto Cooler Coming Back

If there’s one thing to be thankful for this weekend besides friends, family and that new Star Wars: The Force Awakens extended TV spot that arrived yesterday, it’s the potential return of one of the most wonderful drinks from the late 80s and early 90s.

Even for kids who were inexplicably not fans of Ghostbusters in the 90s, the Hi-C juice flavor Ecto-Cooler was a staple in lunchboxes and sleepovers, featuring Slimer on the box as the drink’s mascot. It was all the rage from when The Real Ghostbusters series started and lasted well past the cancellation of the animated series. But it’s been gone for years. However, there might be hope of a comeback as Coca-Cola just recently re-registered the trademark for Ecto-Cooler back in September. Read More »

Back to the Future Celebration

While fans were clamoring to get their hands on Pepsi Perfect and witnessing history being made with the first pair of power-lace shoes from Nike, the more hardcore Back to the Future fans were in California at the five-day 30th anniversary celebration We’re Going Back. With screenings, reenactments, location visits and more, this was the place to be.

But tickets were also expensive as hell, and if you’re like me, you just couldn’t afford to fly over to California to enjoy the festivities (though I did get to experience Back to the Future live in concert on October 21st). However, you can now kinda pretend that you attended We’re Going Back with some quick video recaps of the best stuff from each day of the Back to the Future celebration. Read More »