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(Cbr) Dan Aykroyd, long a champion of a third "Ghostbusters," isn’t limiting his vision to a single film. No, he’s looking well beyond that, to a revived, expanded franchise — one that might draw inspiration from other studios, including Marvel. Such an ambitious approach might go far to explain plans for both an Ivan Reitman-produced "Ghostbusters 3" and the rumored female-led film directed by Paul Feig. “It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show,” Aykroyd, franchise co-creator and star, explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony? What does Pixar and "Star Wars" mean to Disney? What does Marvel mean to Fox?” Referencing a “whole ['Ghostbusters'] mythology from the beginning of their lives, the end of their lives,” Aykroyd said he, Reitman and Sony executives are developing a broader vision for the revived franchise. “The whole vehicle of »
- Kevin Melrose, Comic Book Resources
Dan Aykroyd talks about Ghostbusters III like he needs it to pay off a gambling debt. Legions of Ghostbusters fans don't want a sequel because it's never going to come close to being as good as the original. The prospect of a reboot with a female-led cast is certainly intriguing, and I don't want to reject it out of hand. My irritation comes from Aykroyd, who believes that filming on Ghostbusters III is always just around the corner. That last link, in case you don't want to click on it, was when Aykroyd thought Ghostbusters III could start filming the following winter. We posted that story in May 2009. But now Aykroyd isn't just looking ahead to a third Ghostbusters. Oh no. He's thinking of a Marvel-style universe. Grab something you can bang your head against, and hit the jump. According to THR, Aykroyd was in London promoting his brand of Crystal Head vodka, »
- Matt Goldberg
From beloved childhood classic to bloated never-ending franchise? Well, it's not like Sony, Dan Aykroyd and the rest of the "Ghostbusters" team have ever been shy about milking the movies for all they're worth. From animated shows to videogames, "Ghostbusters" has definitely crossed over into different media arenas. And it's not a shock that franchise shepherd Aykroyd has seen what the folks over at Marvel are doing and wants to apply it to his supernatural series. "It’s up on blocks, it needs new electronics, new everything," Akyroyd said about the franchise while in London (via THR). "That’s what we have to do. The whole vehicle of 'Ghostbusters' has to be rebuilt. That’s the ambitious thinking that’s going on now. Taking on the model of Marvel where we take all of the elements that are in this movie and we put them out there as different ideas. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
With talk of the long-awaited third outing of Ghostbusters still rumbling on and, more recently, rumors emerging of an all-female reboot, original co-creator and star Dan Aykroyd has revealed that he’s hoping for much more than just a one-off return. Speaking in London where he was in town to promote his brand of Crystal Head vodka, the 62-year-old said that had been looking towards some of the bigger franchise models for guidance. "It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show. I'm thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony?" he said.
- Alex Ritman
For the week of September 16th, horror and sci-fi fans have a multitude of new and familiar title releases to choose from- everything from new indie horror movies to classic films getting an HD overhaul to a handful of TV series making their Blu-ray and DVD debuts.
To get everyone ready for the upcoming Fall TV season, this week sees the home debuts of the most recent seasons of Grimm, Hannibal, Arrow, Sleepy Hollow and From Dusk Till Dawn and classic horror fans should be happy to see HD releases for a few favorites as well, like Dark Sky Film’s 40th anniversary edition of The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Eraserhead from Criterion, Anchor Bay’s 30th anniversary edition Blu-ray of Silent Night, Deadly Night and Sony’s special edition gift set for Ghostbusters/Ghostbusters II, which also contains an awesome Slimer collectible that would be a great addition to any fans’ collection. »
- Heather Wixson
It’s an understood rule of comedic actors that they can all do drama, as well. Comedy is harder, of course. But then not every comedic actor is truly an actor. Not every comedic performance is about more than good line readings and having the necessary timing to tell a joke. Stand-up comedians often get starring gigs on sitcoms, but that doesn’t mean they’ll wind up with an Oscar nomination someday. (Sorry, Sinbad.) Those who do end up with Academy recognition are those who were always set to shine on the big screen and wound up on TV as a short little detour along the way. Jennifer Lawrence, for example. And Tom Hanks. And Leonardo DiCaprio. But there are also former TV comedy stars who do great work in dramatic movies and never garner Oscar attention, and then they have to go back and do a Dumb and Dumber sequel. There »
- Christopher Campbell
It was the huge success of Brian de Palma’s The Untouchables back in 1987 that made Hollywood realise that vast amounts of money could be mined from a middle-aged audience by revisiting their childhood nights spent in front of the television. Fellow 1950s TV stalwart Dragnet arrived the same year to lesser acclaim – pairing Dan Aykroyd’s stoic Joe Friday against Tom Hanks’s impossibly-named Pep Streebeck – but the ball kept rolling.
In the 1990s, the ‘movie version of the classic 1960s TV show’ became a genre of its own. Some were huge hits (The Fugitive, Maverick), some spawned brand new franchises (Mission: Impossible, The Addams Family), some were absolute disasters (The Avengers, Wild Wild West). The best of them cooked up something fresh and new from the old ingredients, creating something with pan-generational appeal. If the recipe was right, there were huge dividends to reap.
Strange then that the »
- Cai Ross
Bust out the tater tots! Chris Pratt will host the season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" on September 27, alongside young songbird Ariana Grande. This isn't just any old season premiere, though. It's the 40th anniversary of "SNL," which kicked off in 1975 with Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, and other comic stalwarts. Of course, Pratt's "Parks and Rec" boss Amy Poehler rocked the mic at "SNL" before leaving to have a baby in 2008.
Given the glorious history of cameo appearances on "SNL," we've got our fingers crossed that Poehler might show up, or maybe even Anna Faris, the very funny real-life love of the Star-Lord himself. In any case, we're looking forward to seeing Pratt's sketch prowess.
Pratt and the "Parks" crew were in DC this past week to film some scenes for the next season. Check out the pics!
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- Jenni Miller
Perhaps you've heard the rumors that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig may be directing an all-female reboot or spin-off of the Ghostbusters franchise. Bill Murray has too, and in an interview with the Toronto Star, the comedy legend named four actresses he thought could shine in such a film. First up, Melissa McCarthy, Murray's costar in the film St. Vincent, which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. "Melissa would be a spectacular Ghostbuster. And Kristen Wiig is so funny - god, she's funny! … I like this girl Linda Cardellini a lot. And Emma Stone is funny. There are some funny girls out there. »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
Asked about the possible female-led Ghostbusters 3, Murray told the Toronto Star: "I'm fine with it. I would go to that movie, and they'd probably have better outfits, too."
"Melissa [McCarthy] would be a spectacular Ghostbuster," he continued, naming who he would cast. "And Kristen Wiig is so funny - God, she's funny!
Ivan Reitman, who serves as »
Not everyone was on board when a potential female-led “Ghostbusters” reboot was announced, but Bill Murray is fully supportive of handing the reigns over to some funny ladies. “I'm fine with it,” Murray told the Toronto Star when asked about the potential reboot. “I would go to that movie, and they'd probably have better outfits, too.” Also read: A Female ‘Ghostbusters'? ‘Bridesmaids’ Paul Feig Talks Reboot With Sony Murray, who played Ghostbuster Dr. Peter Venkman in the original 1980s franchise alongside Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis, also had some casting suggestions to offer up for the modern remake. »
- Linda Ge
It looks like Ghostbusters 3 may take a step closer to becoming a reality, with Ivan Reitman revealing to the Toronto Sun that he and Dan Aykroyd are set to meet with Sony executives this weekend with regards to the long-gestating sequel, which looks likely to see Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) directing a team of female Ghostbusters:
“I do believe there will be a Ghostbusters 3,” states Reitman, who directed the first two movies. “The studio is extremely interested and we’re having a meeting about it at my restaurant Montecito. We’ve never thought about it personally as Ghostbusters 3, just a new kind of Ghostbusters. And I think Paul’s an appropriate director for what we’re talking about.”
- Gary Collinson
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I missed Tammy while it was in theaters. Even though it didn’t receive great reviews, somehow I am excited. Nothing like low expectations to turn your view around.
Here is the news release about Tammy coming to Blu-ray on November 11.
Prepare for your holiday road trip when “Tammy” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on November 11 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Oscar® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”) and Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking”) embark on an unforgettable highway adventure in “Tammy,” marking Ben Falcone’s directorial debut.
“Tammy” stars Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon, alongside Allison Janney (“The Help”), playing Tammy’s world-weary mom, Deb; Gary Cole (TV’s “Veep”) as ladies’ man Earl; and Mark Duplass (HBO’s “Togetherness”) as his son, Bobby; with Dan Aykroyd (“The Campaign”) as Tammy’s dad, Don; and Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates (“Misery, »
- Jeff Bayer
Ghostbusters 3 has been stuck in developmental hell for what seems an eternity. However, the movie will start filming in just a few months, in early 2015. That’s according to Ivan Reitman who told Toronoto Life “The studio is in, and we have writers working on it as we speak. We’re hoping to film at the beginning of next year. Dan Aykroyd and I meet about once a month to talk about it.” And when it comes to the involvement of Bill Murray, who publically has said he won’t be involved, Reitman says “He’s publicly said no, but Bill and I have done six movies together, and he never says yes until literally just before the shoot. Two TIFFs ago, we had a late dinner at Sotto Sotto, and we ate and talked until 4:30 in the morning. I told him, “I don’t care if you do Ghostbusters—I mean, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Vic Barry)
The film chronicles Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to his status as a superstar of the music industry and Godfather of Soul.
Taylor is familiar with Zurich, having presented there “The Help” in 2011, ahead of its Oscar win.
Pic will be distributed in French-speaking Switzerland on Sept. 26, and in German-speaking Switzerland on Oct. 9. Universal released it on Aug. 1 in the U.S., where it has so far grossed over $29.5 million.
As previously announced, »
- Elsa Keslassy
The Zurich Film Festival (Sept 25 - Oct 5) is to open its 10th edition with James Brown biopic Get On Up on Sept 25, a day before its release in Switzerland.
Boseman is best known for playing Us baseball legend Jackie Robinson in sports biopic 42.
Get On Up follows James Brown’s rise from extreme poverty to his status as the Godfather of Soul. The musician, who died in 2006 aged 73, is best known for songs such as Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag , I Got You (I Feel Good) and Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine.
The film also »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Taylor and Chadwick Boseman, who plays the singer, will be in Zurich to attend the premiere.
Taylor previously attended the fest with “The Help,” which was the closing film in 2011.
- Leo Barraclough and Elsa Keslassy
Who ya gonna call for the best-loved blockbuster of the 80s? That would be Drs Venkman, Stantz and Spengler - aka Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis - a trio of New York university parapsychologists who go into business as ghost exterminators. And just in the nick of time, as a portal to another dimension has opened in Sigourney Weaver's fridge, leaving the city under siege from an onslaught of demons, phantoms, and other ghouls »
Plot: Fired from their cushy University gig, three para-psychologists, Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Dr. Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) start their own business, .Ghostbusters., dedicated to controlling New York City.s growing problem with ghosts. Review: I was born in .81, so you can imagine that growing up Ghostbusters had a huge effect on me. I honestly can.t remember the first time I saw it. Unlike The James Bond series, which I vividly remember »
- Chris Bumbray
One of the most delightful corners of the movie-obsessed Internet is the one occupied by the mad geniuses over at Screen Junkies, and specifically their Honest Trailers videos that periodically go up on YouTube for the sole purpose of making a long day seem much, much enjoyable. (If you don't have anything to do on this pre-holiday Thursday, going through the older installments would be a very good idea.)
The newest Honest Trailer is an oldie but goodie: the original "Ghostbusters," timed, as our friendly narrator suggests, to both the 30th anniversary and in light of the endless sequel/reboot talk. More than anything the Honest Trailer commentary makes you realize how much different movies were in the eighties - you could smoke in a PG-rated movie (and not just one character, seemingly every Ghostbuster lights up at one point or another), get away with lewd sexual suggestiveness, and, well, »
- Drew Taylor
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