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National 'Ghostbusters' Day Is Happening August 28th

18 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Who you gonna call? On Thursday, August 28, 2014, grab your Proton Pack and hop in your Ecto-1 for National Ghostbusters Day! Celebrate the 30th anniversary theatrical re-release of the blockbuster classic with your fellow Ghostbusters, but beware of Slimers and menacing marshmallow men.

The original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen from Sony Pictures Entertainment, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).

Take a Ghostbusters selfie in your Ghostbusters gear, with your favorite Ghostbusters products, etc. using the hashtag #GB30 and post on your social media handles. We are going for the world record for the largest number of Ghostbusters selfies.

Following the theatrical release of the film, on September 16, fans will be able to own the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and the Ghostbusters 2 25th Anniversary Edition, »

- MovieWeb

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Females On Film: Ranking the summer's biggest box office winners based on lady roles

18 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Films with great women’s roles aren’t always great films. Films with poor female representation aren’t necessarily bad films. But poorly written female roles will always be a problem for cinema so long as they continue to persist. The damsel in distress. Angel-whore. The token girl. Trophy wives. Mother, daughter, sister. The unconditional love interest. These are among the popular clichés most frequently applied to female characters as they’re written on the page. Some films are so desperate for conflict that they just keep going to the well without altering the mold. Have women not earned the right by now to play more villains, complicated lovers, a-holes, The Best Friends, soldiers, comic reliefs or leads? Can a woman be sexy in a film and still have a great role? Yes. Give her agency. Can a woman support other characters but still have a great role? Yes. Keep her vital. »

- Katie Hasty and Donna Dickens

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Thursday, August 28 Is “National Ghostbusters Day”

20 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Who you gonna call?  On Thursday, August 28, 2014, grab your Proton Pack and hop in your Ecto-1 for National Ghostbusters Day!

Celebrate the 30th anniversary theatrical re-release of the blockbuster classic with your fellow Ghostbusters, but beware of Slimers and menacing marshmallow men.

The original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen from Sony Pictures Entertainment, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).

Take a Ghostbusters selfie in your Ghostbusters gear, with your favorite Ghostbusters products, etc. using the hashtag #GB30 and post on your social media handles. They are going for the world record for the largest number of Ghostbusters selfies.

Following the theatrical release of the film, on September 16, fans will be able to own the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and the Ghostbusters II 25th Anniversary Edition, »

- Michelle McCue

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I Ain't 'Fraid of No New Ghostbusters Trailer

20 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Ghostbusters is on its way back to theatres and coming home completely remastered, and right now we have a look at a new sizzle trailer to help commemorate the wondrous piece of exctoplasm-soaked celluloid!

About Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary

Sony Pictures Entertainment will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its blockbuster franchise Ghostbusters with a series of special events and home entertainment releases.

As a highlight of the celebration, the original 1984 film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen, in over 700 locations in the United States and Canada, for a limited engagement starting August 29 (Labor Day weekend).

Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, President, Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures, said, “Ghostbusters is still one of our studio’s most beloved franchises – I was lucky enough to work on the release of the film on its first run so it’s a real thrill »

- Steve Barton

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Toronto Finds Bill Murray And Gives Him A Day

20 August 2014 8:40 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Bill Murray has been found! Deadline told you July 30 that the Toronto Film Festival angled to premiere Bill Murray’s new film St. Vincent and wanted to turn it into a big shebang for the great comic actor. The only trouble was, they were having trouble locating him to be sure he was going to be there to preside over the festivities. Well, today Toronto has announced that Murray will indeed get his day. Here’s the announcement:

Related: Paging Mr. Bill Murray: Toronto Wants To Honor You With ‘St Vincent’ Gala, But Cannot Find You

The Toronto International Film Festival has dedicated one day of its 2014 edition to a celebration of the charismatic, wise-cracking, comedic genius of living legend Bill Murray. September 5 is Bill Murray Day and includes free public screenings of three comedy classics — Stripes, Groundhog Day and Ghostbusters — leading up to the world premiere of the latest Murray-starrer, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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The Essential Films & TV to Stream This Week – August 18th 2014

18 August 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Good news, Netflix’s very funny looking original animated show BoJack Horseman featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Aaron Paul and Alison Brie will appear on Netflix on Friday 22nd August just in time to binge watch over the bank holiday weekend.

From what I have seen so far it looks promising but then so did Hemlock Grove. Expect a full report next week. In related news, Netflix have announced a whole slate of stand-up comedy exclusive to its service after the success of the recent Aziz Ansari special. So the likes of Chelsea Handler, Jim Jefferies, Bill Cosby, Bill Burr and Chelsea Peretti will be adding stand up shows to streaming between now and December. I have only heard of a couple of these acts but there again one of the best things to do with an hour to spare is browse Netflix for its plentiful supply of stand-up »

- Chris Holt

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Ivan Reitman explains why he’s not directing Ghostbusters 3

16 August 2014 1:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

s Sony continues its hunt for a director on the long-rumoured Ghostbusters III – with Bridesmaids helmer Paul Feig said to be first choice for an all-female reboot – SuperHeroHype caught up with Ivan Reitman for a promotional interview for his latest film Draft Day, during which they discussed his involvement with the third movie in the Ghostbusters franchise.

“I am very involved. I’m a producer of the film,” said Reitman, who directed the original, along with its 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II. “I wasn’t giving it all up. I suddenly felt that Ghostbusters didn’t necessarily need me as a director, at least I didn’t need to direct Ghostbusters, let me put it that way. Having done the other two and with the passing of Harold Ramis and with Bill Murray seeming disinterested being in it, I thought it was better for me just to produce it and to make »

- Gary Collinson

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Grosse Pointe Blank

12 August 2014 1:40 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Terrific black comedy starring John Cusack as Martin Blank, a hitman whose work suffers when he begins to develop a conscience. On his psychiatrist's advice, he takes a job back in his home town of Grosse Point, Michigan, just in time for his high-school reunion. As ever, Cusack is right on the mark, while Minnie Driver impresses as his old girlfriend and Dan Aykroyd gets some killer lines as Blank's professional rival. »

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Why I'd like to be Jennifer Connelly in Labyrinth

11 August 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Goblins, animatronics and David Bowie's trouser bulge aside, Jim Henson's adventure is really a universal coming-of-age tale, and a reminder to persevere when life gets tough

Why I'd like to be John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank

Why I'd like to be Dan Aykroyd in The Blues Brothers

Why I'd like to be Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation Continue reading »

- Liz Cookman

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Why I'd like to be Samuel L Jackson in Do The Right Thing

10 August 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Spike Lee's film has it all. Comedy, murder, politics, a stellar R&B soundtrack, and some of the best lines in cinema history. And at its centre is Jackson, on the cusp of fame, playing DJ Mister Señor Love Daddy

Why I'd like to be John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank

Why I'd like to be Dan Aykroyd in The Blues Brothers

Why I'd like to be Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation Continue reading »

- Ashley Clark

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The Nostalgia Files: Sequels of the 1980s

10 August 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 1980s were a time in which the science fiction and adventure film genres reigned supreme. Films like Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), and Back to the Future (1985) are three of strong examples of classic 80s films that expanded their respective universes to further installments. The sequel, while a sometimes surefire way of making money off of an already established and original idea, can at times continue the adventure and prolong the cinematic magic in wonderful ways.

Filmmaker George Lucas popularized the sequel concept in 1980 with a follow-up to 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. He had a vision when starting his space opera at episode #4 and The Empire Strikes Back furthered the adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C3P0. It is thought by many to be far superior to its predecessor. A third installment soon followed and so did a prequel trilogy in 1999. These »

- Randall Unger

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Why Id like to be John Cusack in Grosse Pointe Blank

7 August 2014 11:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This, perhaps the greatest romcom ever conceived with the male viewer in mind, sees puppy-eyed Cusack reinvented as a hard-edged hitman healed by his love for Minnie Driver exactly the kind of guy my adolescent self couldnt help but aspire to

Why Id like to be Dan Aykroyd in The Blues BrothersWhy Id like to be Scarlett Johansson in Lost in TranslationWhy Id like to be Cary Grant in Charade Continue reading »

- Mike McCahill

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A Roundup of Every Ghostbusters 3 Rumor From the Past 25 Years

7 August 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Over the weekend, a rumor began to circulate that Paul Feig was in talks to reboot Ghostbusters with a mostly female cast. Given the clout the Bridesmaids and The Heat director has amassed in Hollywood these days, it’s certainly possible that this project might come to pass, but we know by now not to get excited for anything Ghostbusters 3–related until we see the yellows of Slimer’s eyes. We’ve been reading about Dan Aykroyd’s attempts to get a third Ghostbusters film made for more than 15 years now; to date — whether due to development hell or a holdout from a certain notable cast member — no such movie exists. The fresh batch of rumors about Ghostbusters 3 and the upcoming 30th-anniversary Blu-ray release of the original inspired Vulture to dig deep into the past and put together this history of the Sisyphean struggle to bring a third installment to the big screen. »

- Brian Feldman

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Trading Places

7 August 2014 6:01 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

Leading the market since 1983, this comedy institution stars Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd as a fast-talking lowlife and a squeaky-clean stockbroker who have their lives completely switched around by the meanest, greediest brothers on Wall Street (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) - all for a one-dollar bet. From the leads to the tiniest bit part, everyone contributes to make this one of the most quotable laugh riots of all time. Jamie Lee Curtis certainly makes the most of her assets as a kind-hearted hooker, while Hollywood veterans Ameche and Bellamy are priceless as the mean, old money-grubbers. »

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Discuss: Who Would You Cast As the Women Ghostbusters?

4 August 2014 8:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Six years ago, in an interview for the promotion of City of Ember, Bill Murray stated that he thought "it'd be funny to have a girl Ghostbuster." That got some of us wondering which actresses might look good with a proton pack strapped to their back. At a site that doesn't exist anymore, I considered an entire gender-swapped remake of the original movie. Cast as the female equivalents of Peter, Ray, Egon and Winston, I chose Elizabeth Banks, Anna Faris, Tina Fey and Niecy Nash, respectively. Back then I was going for women I felt were direct matches for Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. I can't actually imagine that ensemble meshing well and having the kind of chemistry needed for such a movie. At least someone else agreed Faris alone was...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Paul Feig Wants to Create a Female-Led 'Ghostbusters'

4 August 2014 9:55 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Ghostbusters 3 has always been one of those projects that audiences aren’t sure they want. Sony has yet to find a director after several attempts, and there is dubious involvement of original cast members like Bill Murray. But what if the ghoul-hunting hijinks are spearheaded by something completely fresh and unique: female Ghostbusters?

According to The Wrap, Sony is looking to hire Paul Feig to battle demons in the blockbuster, which he would direct, write and produce. Feig, best known for the riotous Bridesmaids and The Heat, has proven that he can handle empowered female action-comedy.

Sources say that if he signs on, Feig would rewrite the script from scratch, even though the studio was pleased with Ethan Cohen’s previous draft.

Plot details remain uncertain, but if Sony does decide to take this approach, it would signal a breakthrough for Hollywood, in which strong female characters would crack »

- Harrison Okin

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Bridesmaids director Paul Feig on Ghostbusters 3 all-female "gimmick"

4 August 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul Feig has addressed the recent commotion surrounding the plan for Ghostbusters 3 to feature a female team instead of a male one.

The Bridesmaids director shared his observations with fans on Twitter, noting how female-led films are seen as a "gimmick" while male-led ones are not.

Interesting how making a movie with men in the lead roles is normal but making a movie with women in the lead roles is a "gimmick." #its2014

Paul Feig (@paulfeig) August 3, 2014

All-female Ghostbusters: Who would you cast? - open thread

Feig is now favourite to direct the upcoming long-awaited sequel.

The news of a female cast has split opinions among fans, with some welcoming the change of direction more than others.

Sigourney Weaver, who played Dana Barrett in the first two films, shared details on the storyline for the then-planned Ghostbusters 3 in June.

Watch Ghostbusters co-creator Dan Aykroyd talk previously about »

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All-female Ghostbusters: Who would you cast? - open thread

4 August 2014 8:43 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

After 25 years in development, it looks like Ghostbusters 3 is finally going to happen soon but in a form totally different from what we all expected.

Original co-creators Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis had been developing a straight sequel with writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg before Etan Cohen picked up the baton.

Bill Murray has shown extreme reticence about returning, Ramis sadly passed away earlier this year, and original director Ivan Reitman stepped aside to pave the way for a fresh filmmaker.

Now, it looks like the new Ghostbusters will be an all-female led reboot with Paul Feig being eyed to call the shots. Feig, of course, is the man behind Bridesmaids and The Heat, so he's just about the perfect director to make this kind of movie work.

Who would you like to see in an all-female Ghostbusters team? Feig's Bridesmaids stars Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy would be obvious picks, »

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Paul Feig May Direct Ghostbusters Reboot with Female Cast

4 August 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

In news that has enraged depressed male Internet commenters the world over, Variety reports that Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) is in talks to direct a reboot of Ghostbusters that will feature an all-female ghost busting team. A new script will be written from scratch. I know that some of you were still holding out hope for Ghostbusters 3, but that seems less and less likely all the time. Bill Murray is never going to sign on, and Harold Ramis died earlier this year, which is most likely what prompted director Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters 2) to leave the project in March. That doesn’t leave much of a band to get back together (sorry, Dan Aykroyd).

Sony has been looking for a new director for the project since Reitman’s departure, and now it sounds like they’ve settled on this idea instead. THR originally reported that Feig was in talks to direct Ghostbusters 3, »

- Mily Dunbar

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Ghostbusters 3 To Star All Female-Cast

4 August 2014 2:50 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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There have been mixed feelings about the prospect of a third entry in the Ghostbusters series for a while now. Casting news, the two decades since the second film, and the recent death of Harold Ramis have all put a bit of a dampener on things. Will busting still make us feel good?

Well, after all these setbacks and hearsay Sony seem to be taking a different tack, as rumour has it that the studio are looking to Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig to helm the threequel and that, like his recent comedy successes, he will oversee an all-female cast of Ghostbusters.

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All of the scuttlebutt about a third film has – thankfully – suggested that a new Ghostbusters film wouldn’t see the elderly likes of Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray farting around on mobility scooters, putting their backs out when they went to pick up a trap, »

- Tom Baker

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