Ghostbusters - Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth may be an internationally beloved star of a multi-billion dollar franchise, but you wouldn’t know it from the first Ghostbusters trailer. He shows up looking pretty for a shot or two, and then disappears before he even gets a line in. We imagine he’ll have much, much more to do in the movie itself, but for now it’s an amusing inversion of the usual action movie trailer dynamic, in which you’ll see male heroes running around kicking ass while female leads are reduced to simple eye candy.

But like we said, Chris Hemsworth is an internationally beloved star. And that means he’s a real asset when it comes to selling this movie to overseas audiences. So naturally, he has a far bigger role to play in the new Ghostbusters international trailer. Which means, yes, it features tons of new footage, Hemsworth-centric and otherwise. Check it out after the jump.  Read More »

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Ghostbusters Animated Movie

Some fans are still reeling from the debut of last week’s Ghostbusters trailer, and star Leslie Jones has already responded to some backlash about the portrayal of her character in the first footage from Paul Feig’s reboot of the classic franchise. But that’s not stopping Sony Pictures from moving full speed ahead with more Ghostbusters entertainment.

The studio has just locked down a director to be at the helm of the developing Ghostbusters animated movie set up at their own Sony Pictures Animation, and while he’s not a household name in feature film animation, you undoubtedly saw his work during Super Bowl 50 and countless other times. Read More »

Leslie Jones Ghostbusters Character

There’s been a mix of reactions following the release of the first trailer for Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, ranging from excitement to disappointment. Based on that first bit of marketing, the studio seems to be attempting to make a connection to the original franchise that doesn’t exist beyond similarities and references that have been inserted into the movie. It’s a reboot, not a sequel, and this trailer made me realize why that doesn’t seem to be working in the film’s favor for now.

But beyond the reception to the quality of the movie or the narrative direction of the reboot, some rage followed from fans and critics upset about one specific character: Leslie Jones as MTA employee Patty Tolan. Why were fans upset? They don’t like the fact that the three white Ghostbusters played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon are super smart scientists while the one black member of the team is an transportation authority employee who just knows her way around the city.

However, Leslie Jones has fired back at the enraged fans and offered up a reasonable counter argument to their complaints. Plus, another interesting source has indicated that the way her character is portrayed in the trailer is not necessarily indicative of her role in the movie. Read More »

Ghostbusters Trailer Recut

The release of the first trailer for Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters certainly got people talking when it hit the web on March 3rd. For some people it confirmed their worst fears, for others it was a surprising, satisfactory tease of a new direction for the familiar story with plenty of references to the original franchise. Yours truly even ended up going down the rabbit hole of determining that the reboot really needs to take place in the universe of the original films to live up to its full potential.

But just talking about the trailer wasn’t good enough for one fan. Instead, they decided cut a much tighter, more enticing teaser trailer for the movie that shows plenty of the good stuff without showing too much. Honestly, I like it infinitely more than the original trailer. Watch the Ghostbusters trailer recut below. Read More »

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The first trailer for Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters just debuted on March 4th. While we know that this is new take on the paranormal exterminators doesn’t have any narrative ties to the universe in which the original 1984 comedy and its 1989 sequel took place, the opening to this trailer made that very unclear. There’s graffiti of the old Ghostbusters logo, which implies a history of them in the city, the shot of the iconic firehouse headquarters of the original team, and of course the direct reference to “four scientists”saving New York City 30 years ago (even though Winston wasn’t a scientist in the first movie).

The confusion that followed among those casually interested in the movie made me realize that creating this reboot with no ties to the original Ghostbusters universe may be a mistake. Even the creative reasons for making that distinction can easily be incorporated into a movie that allows the original mythology to remain intact. After the jump, I’ll run through my reasoning as to why the Ghostbusters reboot should exist in the world of the original franchise. Read More »

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This morning brought the first trailer for Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, and as someone who is a huge fan of the original franchise, I don’t think it looks half bad. Sure, the humor is over the top, but I’m fine with this having a different comedic tone. But I think the ghosts look cool, the action looks entertaining, and I love the new Ghostbusters gear.

Speaking of which, a viral website has just revealed a featurette that dives into the science and making of the new proton packs. And if you think they just slapped these packs together to look cool, think again. Because the guy who made these proton packs is a resident particle physicist at MIT,  and he really took the time to think about the science of how the proton packs would work. It’s extremely nerdy. Read More »

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The trailer for Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters remake is here and you’ve probably already watched it. And you probably already have an opinion on it. But have you gone through it frame-by-frame and shot-by-shot like a true weirdo? Because I did. Let’s pick this thing apart like real lunatics. Naturally, potential spoilers, idle speculation, and opinions of both the informed and uninformed variety lurk below.

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The trailer for Paul Feig‘s Ghostbusters hit the web this morning, but I got a chance to attend a screening and question and answer session yesterday on the Sony studio lot. Ghostbusters fans from around the United States gathered (a couple dozen even flew in) to get a sneak peek at the new trailer and get a chance to meet the filmmakers behind the new film. You can watch the Ghostbusters trailer elsewhere on the site. In this post, I recap what we learned from the discussion that followed the trailer premiere with director Paul Feig, screenwriter  Katie Dippold, and producer Ivan Reitman (who, yes, directed the original two films in the 1980s).

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Ghostbusters trailer

I can’t believe we’re only four months away from a new Ghostbusters movie and we’re just now getting the first trailer. Paul Feig‘s female-led reboot of Ivan Reitman‘s popular ’80s classic Ghostbusters will hit theaters on July 15th 2016, and Sony’s Columbia Pictures has just released the first Ghostbusters trailer online. Hit the jump to watch the trailer now, and please let us know what you think.

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