Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate 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 »
It’s no secret that some people just aren’t happy about the reboot of Ghostbusters on the way from director Paul Feig. Even before production began, there was already a decent amount of outrage and hate for the film. Some of the distaste was from fans who just didn’t want to see the beloved classic get a contemporary reboot instead of sequel. However, there was much more despicable outcry from people who simply didn’t like the idea of four women (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones) starring in the film, and that’s just ridiculous.
Now it appears the more irrational hate for the movie has resulted in some kind of coordinated attack on the internet that has resulted in the Ghostbusters reboot trailer becoming the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history. Find out more after the jump. Read More »
Ever heard of a movie called Revenge for Jolly!? If you have seen it, you’d probably remember, not only because it’s about a man trying to find out who’s behind his dog’s mysterious death, but mainly because the film stars Oscar Isaac, Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood, Kevin Corrigan, Ryan Phillippe, Garrett Dillahunt, Amy Seimetz, Bobby Monyihan, Adam Brody, Gillian Jacobs, and the film’s screenwriter, Brian Petsos. Great cast, right? Who wouldn’t want to see all of those actors come together in the same movie?
Well, despite such an impressive ensemble, Revenge for Jolly! flew way under the radar back in 2012, and it wasn’t reviewed very kindly, either. Four years later, actor/screenwriter Brian Petsos and Oscar Isaac have reunited for a new short film, Lightningface.
Watch the Lighningface trailer below.
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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 »
Posted on Monday, March 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
SXSW tends to be a hectic time for anyone in the general vicinity of Austin, Texas, but Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg may be even busier than most this year. Not only are they premiering their new series Preacher, which hits AMC this spring, they’re also unveiling the first look at their animated film Sausage Party, in the form of a work-in-progress screening.
Described by Rogen as an “R-rated Pixar-style movie,” Sausage Party follows a bunch of food items at a grocery store who wonder about the “Great Beyond” — i.e., what happens after they get purchased. Rogen, who co-wrote the script with Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir, voices a hot dog named Frank who falls out of a shopping cart and embarks on an eventful journey to make it back to his shelf before the Fourth of July sale. Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon directed. Watch the first Sausage Party trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 by Angie Han
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 »
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 »
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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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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Every film festival has its unique identity. Programmers from all backgrounds and walks of life come together to create a voice for a fest, selecting and pursuing movies that they believe serve their particular slice of film fanatics. And while it would be unfair to to reduce a film festival as unique and special and varied as SXSW to “Yeah, they the exact kind of outfit that would take a chance on an R-rated animated comedy about talking food,” it’s true. They are the exact kind of outfit that would take a chance on an R-rated animated comedy about talking food.
The SXSW Film Festival has announced that it will screen a “work-in-progress” cut of Sausage Party, the latest project to blossom from the deranged minds of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Although the film sounds like a lazy riff on the Brave Little Toaster and Toy Story template, the fact that this animated film is intended for adult audiences and features a killer line-up of voice talent suggests that we’re supposed to make that comparison…only for the formula to be torn to shreds.
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