The 2016 remake of Ghostbusters has been an uphill struggle from day one. People were so averse to the new movie that it has had some serious hate flung at it from all angles, from before the first trailer was even released. While some criticism offered legitimate concern that the previews didn’t seem all that funny, a lot of it was outright sexist. Though it was hardly a particularly intellectual affront to the movie, it still took a lot of courage for the producers to stand up to it. When the film was finally released, though, it made for a pleasant surprise for a lot of people who were expecting it to ‘destroy their childhoods’. (more…)
Last night, the casts of the 1984 (Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts) and the 2016 Ghostbusters (Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones) joined forces on the Jimmy Kimmel Live stage to celebrate Ghostbusters Day and promote the upcoming film’s release on July 15th. Guillermo as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man was the highlight of the evening and it’s pretty evident that Bill Murray has an almost unhealthy attraction for that character. You’ll notice there’s a couple of different outfits worn, some of these must have been shot earlier in the day. (more…)
Did you know today was Ghostbusters Day? Can’t blame you if you say you didn’t. Today, June 8th, marks the 32-year anniversary of the premiere of Ivan Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters.’ In the original 1984 film, the Ecto-1 was a transformation of an old ambulance into the tricked-out transport for the spirit specialists. In Paul Feig‘s reboot, which debuts in almost 5 weeks, wanted to honor the classic vehicle but did a little upgrade. For the upcoming film starring Melissa McCarthy, Kirsten Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, the director opted for an upgrade… a Cadillac hearse. A newly released featurette video shows the story of this iconic car and what to expect in the film. (more…)
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… and mass hysteria is headed your way as the casts from the 1984 original and the 2016 reboot Ghostbusters will appear on stage together on Jimmy Kimmel Live to celebrate Ghostbusters Day on June 8th. “The Internet is gonna blow up, blow up real good,” as Big Jim McBob (Joe Flaherty) and Billy SOl Hurok (John Candy) would say on SCTV’s Farm Film Celebrity Blow–Up. It’s the 32nd anniversary of the release of the first film. Which cast members will be on stage when the two streams cross?
Ghostbusters doesn’t have to work too hard to generate controversy, but in the wake of the release of the first trailer last week it seems that it’s mostly just generated more controversy rather than hype. Many were disappointed, some thought it was too contrived, some say it’s not funny, and there are others still who are accusing the film of some *light* racism. Why? Because it seems to be about three white female scientists and their black friend who works in the subway. Well Leslie Jones and others are hitting back at those who are writing off her characters as just fare collector. (more…)
It’s the moment of truth. After months of promo art, hints from interviews, spy set pics, and other tips, we finally get to see the new Ghostbusters in action. Paul Feig‘s remake of the 1984 classic has gotten more than its fair share of scrutiny thanks to the director’s bold decision to cast four female comedians in the roles of New York City’s professional paranormal investigators and eliminators, but today we get our first hint if whether or not the gamble is going to pay off. But while the trailer isn’t laugh out loud funny, it does show a lot of promise as both its own unique entity, and as homage to the Ivan Reitman original. (more…)
Following up on this week’s plethora of sneak previews, comes one more. We’ve heard a lot about Ghostbusters, the upcoming rebooting of the 1984 classic, mostly because of all that controversy about recasting the film as a showcase for four funny ladies rather than endorsing the return of the original characters. In the midst of all that debate though, we’ve forgotten one vital piece of plot information: just who is going to be the villain for these new Ghostbusters? Who is going to be their Gozer, or Vigo if you will? Well, so far as hints go, we’ve got a pretty good one about the new ghost bad guys. (Yes, “guys.”) (more…)
This week brought us a much anticipated sneek peak of the new all-female band of ghostbusters appearing in the upcoming film of the same name. They look fierce, capable and ready to put those sleek and updated proton packs to good use. The girls are part of the trend of female-driven action flicks that has been (finally) sweeping Hollywood. So who are these new ghostbusters? Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Kristen Wiig. We know this, yes, but until now, we didn’t know much else. Director Paul Feig has just released some tidbits about each of his leading ladies, in time with some up close and personal posters that showcase a little of each ghostbuster’s individual personality. (more…)
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for teasers, trailers and reveals for some of the very big movies coming out in 2016, but there has been one that’s been conspicuous by its absence. Or it would have been if we hadn’t been inundated with the goodness of Star Trek, Independence Day, and all things Star Wars. Yes, Paul Feig‘s contentious reboot of Ghostbusters has been missing from the mix, and though we aren’t here today with footage, we have something new just the same. An early Christmas present as the funny ladies who form the new quartet of paranormal investigators and eliminators, stand ready to believe you. (more…)
There are many among us who think the Ghostbusters reboot is but a joke. The nostalgia trippers out there who are so emotionally connected to the original films think a new version is cardinal sin. Check out the comment section of any Ghostbusters reboot article on any site and you’d think it was a war.
If you are one of the many who have taken up arms against this movie, then a cease fire is an order. The Ghostbusters cast just paid paid a visit to a children’s hospital. A moment of charity and good will has been observed. (more…)