Ghostbusters VFX

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 vintage featurette on the making of the ghosts, monsters, and visual effects of the original Ghostbusters. Plus, learn how the famous “Oh Yeah” song from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off came into existence, and listen to a roundtable discussion hopefully Emmy contenders in TV directing, including Jonathan Nolan (Westworld), Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian), Alex Garland (Devs), and more. 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: Afterlife Sequel

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is slated to be the first proper Ghostbusters sequel in over 30 years when it arrives in theaters in March of 2021. Jason Reitman is taking over directing duties on the franchise from his father Ivan Reitman, and after the filmmaker made an appearance on the Ghostbusters reunion episode of Josh Gad’s web series Reunited Apart, a quote from him on the show is being misrepresented around the internet as a tease for yet another sequel to follow Ghostbusters: Afterlife. But that’s not the case. 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 its 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 »

Vintage Ghostbusters Featurette

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 vintage 1984 featurette on the making of Ghostbusters, revealing funny behind the scenes footage, a look at the creating of sets and props, and more. Plus, Adam Savage shows off the frog props he has from the pivotal scene in Magnolia where they rain down from the sky, and some new stories from behind the scenes of Saturday Night Live are told by John Mulaney, Eddie Murphy, and more. 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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Making of Slimer in Ghostbusters

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 featurette showing the creation of Slimer from detailed storyboards to the final cut of the movie. Plus, learn about the formula of romantic comedies, from To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before back to When Harry Met Sally and more. And finally, listen to Justin Roiland breakdown his career, from before Rick and Morty up through Solar Opposites. Read More »