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 »
Disney’s last remake, The Jungle Book, made close to a billion dollars. Audiences keep turning out to see their live-action reimaginings, and maybe partly because they’re improving in quality. Following up some of the studio’s previous efforts, like Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent, both Cinderella and The Jungle Book surpassed some’s expectations. Not everybody pegged them to be, creatively and financially, as successful as they are. Going into David Lowery‘s (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) loose remake of Pete’s Dragon, perhaps some of those skeptics will have higher expectations for this tale of friendship.
Below, watch the first Pete’s Dragon clip.
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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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Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
Ghost in the Shell has already come under fire from fans unhappy that the Japanese tale is getting remade with a white lead. So far, the production’s strategy has seemingly to try and downplay the property’s Japanese roots, with producer Steven Paul defending his “international approach” and Scarlett Johansson‘s character simply being called “the Major” (as opposed to Motoko Kusanagi, which is her name in the source material).
Which makes it all the more confusing to learn that Johansson’s Major may be Japanese after all. At the very least, it seems she has a Japanese mother. Read More »
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Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters remake was under fire the moment it was announced, with a certain segment of the original film’s fans going above and beyond the call of duty to prove that they could blindly and loudly hate with the best/worst of ’em. Gallons of digital ink have been spilled about this subject over the past year or so, but I think most of us can agree that the toxic response to the trailer has been wildly disproportionate with other major summer releases whose previews are equally unimpressive. Gee, I wonder what makes this movie different from so many others?
Anyway, early buzz suggests that Ghostbusters is a good movie and the first wave of reviews should be arriving on Sunday. In the meantime, let’s just enjoy the news that the film apparently has a scene where the leading ladies reference all of that ridculous online hate.
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Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
Sony is trying to revive Flatliners, and they’re enlisting Kiefer Sutherland to help them out. The actor, who starred in the original Flatliners from 1990, has signed on for the upcoming remake, which will star Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. Niels Arden Oplev is directing the new version. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, July 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Remakes sometimes elicit knee-jerk irritation from moviegoers tired of seeing the same dreck over and over. But when done right, they’re not so bad and can even be kind of great. And maybe no one is doing them better right now than Disney. The studio has been on a tear lately, dishing up new versions of Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and more for audiences and critics to gobble up. (They had a rare stumble with Alice Through the Looking Glass, but hey, it happens to the best of us.) The next film from their animated library to get the live-action treatment is Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens as the new Beauty and the new Beast.
The first Beauty and the Beast teaser hinted that the new film would be sticking with a traditional take on the fairy tale, and the first Beauty and the Beast poster suggests the same. Check out the first Beauty and the Beast poster below. Read More »
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 »