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 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 »
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 »
Yesterday was the second day of CinemaCon 2016 in Las Vegas. As you know, each year movie theater exhibitors gather to, among other things, watch presentations from all of the major movie studios previewing their film slates for the upcoming year and beyond. Sony Pictures presented a ton of new footage for upcoming films, including:
Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Passengers starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, the animated Spider-Man movie, Blake Lively’s contained thriller The Shallows, Ron Howard’s DaVinci Code sequel Inferno starring Tom Hanks, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters, the R-rated Seth Rogen animated film Sausage Party, and antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven.
Warner Bros also presented a preview of their upcoming films, including:
Justice League, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Shane Black’s buddy cop period comedy The Nice Guys, James Wan’s The Conjuring 2, Lights Out starring Teresa Palmer, Dawson Thurber’s comedy Central Intelligence starring The Rock and Kevin Hart, The Legend of Tarzan, the Todd Phillips comedy War Dogs, The LEGO Batman movie and the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Hit the jump to watch both video blogs talking about all the clips shown at the presentation.
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Ray Stantz insulted the ghoul known as Slimer in the original Ghostbusters by calling him an ugly little spud, just before he goes out of his way to slime Peter Venkman. But now it’s the Ghostbusters’ turn to be little spuds, because PPW Toys has just announced a couple new Mr. Potato Head toys inspired by Ghostbusters. One suits up Mr. Potato Head in the classic jump suit and equips him with a proton pack and neutrino wand while the other is dressed up as Mr. Stay Puft.
Check out the Ghostbusters Potato Head toys after the jump. Read More »
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Cryptozoic’s Ghostbusters: The Board Game was a gigantic success on Kickstarter, raising over $1.5 million from gamers and movie fans who wanted to relive one of the most beloved franchises of all time. But since the original Ghostbusters film went on to inspire a sequel, a reboot, several cartoon spin-offs, a video game, and more than its fair share of toys, a tabletop follow-up was inevitable. Today, Cryptozoic launched the Kickstarter for Ghostbusters: The Board Game II, a standalone game that can be played by itself or in combination with the original game.
I had the opportunity to speak with Mataio Wilson, the lead designer on Ghostbusters: The Board Game and its sequel, about what it’s like to adapt a beloved movie into a tabletop experience, how his past history with Dungeons & Dragons inspired this game, and what the sequel will bring to the table for experienced players and newbies alike.
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When the first trailer for the Ghostbusters reboot was released, the reference to the original storyline of four
scientists friends saving New York City over 30 years ago confused some fans, leading them to believe that this new movie existed in the same universe. However, everything that director Paul Feig and writer Katie Dippold have said indicates that this is a hard reboot where people don’t know ghosts exist and therefore there has been no need for the Ghostbusters. But is there a chance they’re lying?
A new piece of marketing that announces the arrival of the proton pack as if it’s a real product from Sony Corporation seems to indicate some kind of link between the reboot and the original franchise. But more than likely, it’s just a confusing piece of viral marketing. See what we’re talking about below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 by Angie Han
The new Ghostbusters movie has damn big shoes to fill. Ivan Reitman’s 1984 is a stone-cold classic that millions of Gen Xers and Millennials around the world have grown up with, and Ghostbusters II is remembered with great affection even if it’s not quite up to par. It’s hard to imagine anyone else quite replacing the original foursome, which may be why director Paul Feig isn’t really trying. There’s no “new Venkman,” or new Ray or Winston or Egon for that matter.
Instead, Feig’s serving up a whole new team. And if the trailers, posters, and images are any indication, this new gang is more than capable of keeping New York safe from supernatural forces. The latest Ghostbusters image shows the new Ghostbusters team lighting up their newly redesigned proton packs, and looking pretty damn cool doing it. Check it out below. Read More »
No matter what you believe about what happens after we die, you have to admit it would be cool if ghosts existed. However, if that were the case, I’d be really curious to learn just who or what died to give afterlife to the spook known as Slimer in the classic paranormal comedy Ghostbusters. The big, green, floating blob isn’t exactly a person or an nimal, but he loves hot dogs and pretty much any food he can shove into his mouth to fall through his body. And now you can bring him home.
NECA has unveiled a life size Slimer replica that you can bring home later this year, but it’s going to cost you. See the life size Slimer replica after the jump and find out how much it’s going to cost you. Read More »