It’s the 30 year anniversary of one of Nerdom’s cornerstone films, Ghostbusters. There’s a few things going on to celebrate that anniversary including theater screenings, a new LEGO set, and a traveling Ghostbusters art show. We’ve got all the Ghostbusters anniversary information for you here. (more…)
When a fanatic fan of Ghostbusters ends up in New York, something’s gonna hit the fan. Que Bleedingcool’s Patrick Williams moving to New York. Patrick gathered his friends and decided to video a tour of the New York Ghostbusters film sites and . . . wait for it . . . re-enact scenes from the movie.
This NerdBastard does have a hard time believing that someone in New York is not providing daily Ghostbuster tours. You could take the tour after getting off the bus of Krammer’s Reality Tour.
Patrick does provide a great list at the end of the video on the sites and travel times.
If you never caught the 1984 comedy classic in theatres either when it was originally released (What was wrong with you!?) or at a more recent, special screening (What is wrong with you!?) you’re in luck. Ghostbusters is to be re-released theatrically this October. Unfortunately we have few details about the when’s and where’s.
Here’s the announcement from the film’s official Facebook page,
Alright, Ghostbusters fans. It’s time to get your cats and dogs together and prepare for mass hysteria: This October, for the first time in over 25 years, the original and unforgettable Ghostbusters makes its triumphant return to theaters!
Whoo! Yeah! But I want more info.
I’m betting this is happening in order to drum up support for the planned Ghostbusters 3, which is in a constantly shifting state of “will it” or “won’t it” happen.
But for right now who cares about another sequel, I can’t wait for the original Ghostbusters to be back in theatres! At least then I know I’m getting my money’s worth. Now we hope for it be a wide release and not one of these limited to only New York and Los Angeles, bullshit releases.
Okay, really? If you clicked on this in the hope we’d actually have a trailer for Ghostbusters 3 I pity you. Obviously you’re not really interested in Ghostbusters at all or you’d know that movie is held in pre-production hell at the whims of Bill Murray.
But I got something better, a fan-made trailer for a Ghostbuster‘s flick where they battle the boogeyman. The acting is pretty awful but I’d love to see your best Murray or Dan Akroyd impressions. I’m sure they’re pathetic no matter what you tell yourself when you’re practicing in front of the mirror. I do have to hand it to the dude playing Harold Ramis’ Egon, he’s got some serious balls to be sporting that pompadour.
So why are we sharing this? Well, apart from the acting and really sad writing, their effects and props are stellar. Costumes, PKE meters and the ECTO-1 are fantastic. If you’re an aspiring screenwriter/director and want to tackle the next Ghostbusters, who you gonna call? Umm…these kids. Sorry, that sounded a lot less lame in my head.
Watch below and take particular note of the creepy boogeyman shown for a split second at the end of the trailer. A villain worthy of your nightmares.
I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it looks like Ghostbusters fan may have their work cut out for them for the long-debated Ghostbusters 3 to get off the ground.
Bill Murray, who played Dr. Venkman in the two movies, has long been the only hold-out of the original cast who has not read the script and committed to the project. In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Murray went on record saying exactly why.
According to Murray himself, the main reason he is avoiding reading the script is because of the immense studio pressure, and the eventual crap fest that Ghostbusters 2 became.
I only made one sequel and it was Ghostbusters 2 and it didn’t end up the way it was presented …
About five years after we did the first one, the clever agents got us all together in a room and … we really are funny together, I mean they are funny people – Harold [Ramis] and Danny [Aykroyd] and myself, with Ivan [Reitman] and maybe one or two other people. We were just blindingly funny for about an hour or so and the agents, there was just foam coming off of them.They had this pitch and Danny and Harold had concocted some story ideas… and it was a story, it was good story. I think I had even read one or two [scripts for Ghostbusters 2] that Danny had rolled out beforehand, but this one was a good one. I said, “Ok, we can do that one.” (via Cinema Blend)
I have fond memories of that movie, but they are few and far between. I mean honestly, Viggo and mood slime?
Do think the movie will ever be made? Could it be made without Bill Murray?
I was skeptical about a movie being made about the classic cartoon character of Yogi Bear.
But, when I heard that Dan Akroyd was cast as the voice of Yogi, I nodded and I said to myself that “it could work.” When Justin Timerblake was cast as the voice of Boo-Boo, I got concerned.
And now that I have seen the teaser trailer, I am convinced by inner child just died a little out of sheer embarrassment.
The CGI/live action mix looks fake (while it is supposed to seamlessly blend, like Lord of the Rings), it is in 3D (which is already becoming a boring fad), and the acting of the characters seems as wooden as the trees in Jellystone Park. Even Anna Faris, who is a brilliant comedic actress, appears to regret the job.
The best part of the teaser? I am surprised to admit that Timberlake actually pulls off an impressive Boo-Boo! Meanwhile, Akroyd does is best Yogi impression, but it does not seem natural. It sounds like an impression, which for a main character in a movie, is not the best idea.
Lastly, the release date of December 17th makes me extremely happy fellow nerds, as it will be “derezzed” by the other big film coming out that week – Tron: Legacy.
Based on this teaser trailer, which one will you line up for?