Paul Feig's Ghostbusters: Answer The Call

Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters is a moderately entertaining comedy with all of the usual blockbuster trappings, but as a Ghostbusters movie I found it to be disappointing. What follows is my mostly spoiler-free explanation of why I was disappointed with Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters.

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Ghostbusters was always going to have a tough hill to climb. Even before Paul Feig signed on, fans were skeptical about the very notion of another Ghostbusters movie. After he did, there were fans upset at the idea of female Ghostbusters and fans unhappy about getting a reboot instead of a sequel and fans still annoyed that a new Ghostbusters movie was happening at all. This project has been under intense scrutiny since before a single frame was shot, and the fuss and furor over it has only intensified as the release date approaches.

But the movie itself isn’t terribly concerned with all that. Feig’s Ghostbusters is more interested in carving out a new space than it is in retracing the steps of the original. While it may not reach “instant classic” status, it’s still an entertaining addition to the franchise, bursting with humor and personality that’s all its own.  Read More »

Ghostbusters Clips

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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Ghostbusters TV Spots

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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In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Liam Hemsworth battles aliens in a new Independence Day: Resurgence clip.
  • A new Autobot has been spotted as Transformers: The Last Knight heads to Arizona.
  • Michael Giacchino teases the Star Trek Beyond score.
  • Chris Hemsworth talks about his Ghostbusters character.
  • Outfest will screen Ghostbusters before it opens in theaters.
  • No, Jerry Seinfeld won’t make the Bee Movie sequel you never demanded.

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Planet Hulk Movie

A few years ago, there was a rumor going around that the end of Avengers: Age of Ultron would see Hulk blasted into space after posing too much of a threat to humanity. This would have opened the gates for a solo Hulk movie based on the popular Planet Hulk storyline, one that would end with Hulk heading back to Earth and becoming a potential villain for the Avengers to deal with in their third film together.

However, none of that came to fruition. Sure, Hulk ended up exiled at the end of Age of Ultron, but that was of his own doing, and it wasn’t in space. And as we know now, The Avengers 3 will instead be focusing on the Infinity War. But Hulk will have plenty to do in Thor: Ragnarok, the movie that Mark Ruffalo describes as an intergalactic buddy movie that teams up the big guy with the God of Thunder. Now new details indicate that part of the Thor sequel will stand-in for a Planet Hulk movie.

Find out more below, but beware of potential spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok. Read More »

Ghostbusters Reboot Trailer

There’s been a lot of complaining in some quarters about Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters starring four women instead of four men. But like it or not, these are the new ‘busters we’re getting this summer, so let’s just be thankful they seem up to the task of saving Earth from a supernatural apocalypse. They’ve got one big vote of confidence, at least: “It will haunt you every night. Whatever it is. No one should have to encounter that kind of evil,” says a character played by Michael McDonald. “Except you girls, I think you can handle it.”

Melissa McCarthyKristen WiigKate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones play the new team, while Chris Hemsworth tags along for the ride as their receptionist Kevin. The latest Ghostbusters trailer from Sony features a whole lot of new footage, so check it out below.  Read More »

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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 »

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With The Huntsman: Winter’s War, director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan makes his feature directorial debut with the fantasy sequel. Nicolas-Troyan worked on Snow White and The Huntsman, as a visual effects supervisor and second-unit director. After the experience of collaborating with director Rupert Sanders, the 47-year-old visual effects artist decided to finally direct a movie of his own.

The sequel stars Chris HemsworthJessica ChastainEmily Blunt, and Charlize Theron. This time around, the story centers around Hemsworth’s Eric the Huntsman, who must retrieve the lost mirror for Snow White, in order to prevent — you guessed it — winter’s war.

Below, read our Cedric Nicolas-Troyan interview, in which he discusses his debut feature, a surprise narrator in the film, a key VFX shot, and, of course, Gore Verbinski‘s 2005 drama, The Weather Man.

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The Avengers Infinity War Cast

In under a month, audiences will finally get to see Captain America: Civil War unfold on the big screen, and if the early buzz is any indicator, it’s going to be a great way to kick off the blockbuster summer. Later this week we’ll have an even better idea as to how the movie plays with audiences as it will be screened at CinemaCon this week and also in 25 major cities around the United States.

However, directors Anthony & Joe Russo already have their eyes on the future with The Avengers: Infinity War set as their next project. We’ll likely get a tease of what’s in store for the two-part sequel in the credits of Civil War, but until then, the directing duo has confirmed that Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt will have a role in the film. In addition, the brothers also discussed what we can expect from each part of The Avengers: Infinity War. Read More »