John Belushi Documentary

Following a deep dive into the history and legacy of The Comedy Store, Showtime has another chronicle of a comedy staple who left us far too soon.

John Belushi was a tour de force. After breaking out on Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon’s Animal House, Belushi became one of the biggest comedy stars in the world. He was the kind of guy everyone wanted to have a beer with. But while there was this wrecking ball of comedic energy on the outside, on the inside, Belushi was dealing with his own demons, and his incredible fame would only feed them with alcohol and drugs. Showtime’s new documentary Belushi will chronicle all the comedian’s highs and lows, and you can see the first trailer right now. Read More »

Adam Pally to Star in John Belushi Biopic

A biopic about John Belushi has been in the works for years now. The most recent iteration had Broadway’s Beetlejuice star Alex Brightman in talks to lead the movie, and that was just this past December. But apparently that didn’t work out, because now Happy Endings star Adam Pally is in talks to take the role of the legendary Saturday Night Live cast member who would go on to steal the show in National Lampoon’s Animal House and rock the jailhouse in The Blues Brothers. Read More »

Ghostbusters at Drive-Ins

The reopening of movie theaters next month is still somewhat of an uncertainty, especially with Christopher Nolan’s Tenet recently being pushed back another two weeks and Disney considering yet another delay for their live-action adaptation of Mulan. But that’s not stopping Sony Pictures from bringing Ghostbusters back to the big screen in July, not only for theaters open in areas that have mostly overcome the spread of COVID-19, but for the safer, thriving drive-ins around the United States. Read More »

sony release dates delayed

When the Ghostbusters cast and filmmakers reunited on Josh Gad’s web series Reunited Apart, there was a little confusion about something Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman said during their chat. Many thought the filmmaker was revealing another sequel was already in development, but it was just an out of context quote that got misconstrued. However, Ghostbusters is still a franchise, and obviously Sony Pictures would like to see Afterlife reinvigorate the brand. That’s why we’re not surprised to hear franchise star and co-creator Dan Aykroyd say the new movie “feeds into the possibility” of more sequels. Read More »

Ghostbusters 2 Retrospective

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Ghostbusters II director Ivan Reitman reminisces about making the sequel with writer and co-star Dan Aykroyd. Plus, listen as director Spike Lee breaks down a scene from his recent war drama Da 5 Bloods, available now on Netflix. And finally, see what it takes for Weta Workshop to create a detailed sculpture of a scene from The Lord of the Rings. Read More »

Ghostbusters Retrospective

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch a Ghostbusters retrospective with director Ivan Reitman and co-writer and star Dan Aykroyd looking back at the original 1984 movie. Plus, watch inventor Colin Furze fly a Back to the Future Part II hoverboard with the help of an arm-mounted jetpack system, and take a virtual ride on the Big Grizzly Mountain Runaway Mine Cars while you wait for Diwne World and Disneyland to reopen in July. Read More »

Ghostbusters Reunited Apart

Ghostbusters fans are stuck patiently waiting for the arrival of Ghostbusters: Afterlife since the film was delayed from its original July release date this summer to spring of 2021. Thankfully, Josh Gad has something to hold us over with the latest edition of his nostalgic web series Reunited Apart.

The cast of the original Ghostbusters got back together virtually to take a look back at the making of the original 1984 sci-fi comedy classic. Director Ivan Reitman, co-writer and star Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, and even William Atherton all participated in this supernatural trip down memory lane, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman came along for the ride too. Watch Ghostbusters Reunited Apart below. Read More »

Reunited Apart Ghostbusters Reunion

Frozen star Josh Gad has been bringing a lot of joy to fans of some of the most beloved films of all time thanks to his web series Reunited Apart. On the series so far, Gad has virtually reunited the cast and filmmakers of The Goonies, Back to the Future, Splash, and Lord of the Rings, and now it sounds like there’s something strange in his neighborhood, because he put in a call to the Ghostbusters.

Reunited Apart will debut itsĀ Ghostbusters episode next Monday June 15, and an amusing teaser has arrived to whet your appetite for the supernatural. Believe me when I say that you will be surprised at who they got to call in for the Ghostbusters reunion. Check out the Reunited Apart Ghostbusters reunion teaser below. Read More »

Original Ghostbusters Commercial Outtakes

If the world hadn’t gone to hell, we’d be about one month away from getting a new Ghostbusters movie from director Jason Reitman, son of the original film’s director Ivan Reitman. But since Ghostbusters: Afterlife has been pushed back until March 2021, we’ll have to settle for checking out some rarely seen footage from behind the scenes of the original Ghostbusters.

In the original movie from 1984, Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spenger (Harold Ramis) start up their own paranormal extermination and containment business from scratch. That includes creating a commercial to advertise their unique New York business, and some alternate takes and bloopers from the shooting of that commercial have been officially released online, and they include some alternate titles that were considered for the movie. Read More »

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Zombieland 2 Ghostbusters Reunion

Zombieland: Double Tap is in theaters now, bringing back Woody Harrelson, Jessie Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin for more zombie apocalypse action. It’s been 10 years since the original movie hit theaters, but writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (the duo behind the Deadpool franchise) were hired almost immediately to write the sequel. Since it took a decade to finally get this movie finished, the script went through plenty of changes as time passed, and one of those changes resulted in nixing a hilarious but tragic scene that would have given us a Ghostbusters reunion.

Beware, in order to discuss this scene in question, we’re providing a spoiler alert for a certain cameo made in the sequel. But if you saw the most recent theatrical trailer for Zombieland: Double Tap, then you already know what we’re talking about. Either way, you’ve been warned. Read More »