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'Ghostbusters' Ladies in Costume Visit a Boston Hospital

2 August 2015 2:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ghostbusters stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon took some time out from shooting this highly-anticipated reboot to stop by the Tufts Medical Center in Boston, wearing their full costumes. Ghostbusters has been shooting for the past month, and we've already seen the stars in their Ghostbusters costumes before, but these new images give us a better look at the proton packs each actress is wearing. Here's what a representative for the Tufts Medical Center had to say about the Saturday visit from the Ghostbusters on their Facebook page.

"Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center patients got a huge surprise today when Ghostbusters stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones came to visit! Thank you for taking the time out of filming today to put a big smile on our patients faces! &#8234#&#8206WhoYouGonnaCall&#8236 &#8234#&#8206Ghostbusters&#8236"

Kristen Wiig stars in the Ghostbusters reboot as Erin Gilbert, »

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New Ghostbusters cast visit a children's hospital in costume and pose for adorable photos

1 August 2015 3:20 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The new Ghostbusters cast have strapped on their proton packs and paid a visit to the children's ward at a Boston hospital.

Dressed in their Ghostbusters gear, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones posed for photos with young patients at Tufts Medical Centre during a break from filming.

Posted by Tufts Medical Centre on Saturday, 1 August 2015

Everything we know so far about the all-female Ghostbusters movie: Plot, spoilers, cast and the theme song

The quartet brightened up Saturday afternoon for numerous patients, with Wiig cradling a young baby during their ward rounds.

Posted by Tufts Medical Centre on Saturday, 1 August 2015

Staff at Tufts' Floating Hospital for Children saluted the cast on Facebook, writing: "Thank you for taking the time out of filming today to put a big smile on our patients' faces!"

Posted by Tufts Medical Centre on Saturday, 1 August 2015

Original Ghostbusters star Dan Aykroyd recently revealed »

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Here's how to read between the lines of Ivan Reitman's 'Ghostbusters' comment

30 July 2015 3:40 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Ivan Reitman just issued an official statement via Eric Reich, who handles publicity for The Montecito Picture Company, Reitman's company. It's very pointed, and I think there's a rock solid reason for him to make the statement right now. Here it is, exactly as it was sent over. "There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the Ghostbusters franchise. As the producer of the new Ghostbusters film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new Ghostbusters movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically.  The rest is just noise." First, what I see here above anything else is a producer standing behind his director. He is right. Paul Feig is the only person making a "Ghostbusters" movie right now. The more I see from Feig's film, the more I'm excited to see how it all comes together. »

- Drew McWeeny

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What Exactly is Happening with the Future of 'Ghostbusters'c

30 July 2015 3:10 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

If you're getting confused about what's going on with the future of the Ghostbusters franchise, you're not in the minority. Apparently even the people behind the scenes aren't necessarily certain about what's happening with their property, as writer Drew Pearce says one thing, producer Ivan Reitman says another and then Dan Aykroyd continues his babble over at the far right corner. For some background, for years -- decades even -- Akyroyd's tried getting Ghostbusters 3 off to the races. There were a number of complications, but essentially it came down to Bill Murray not playing ball. Despite multiple rewrites and reformatting from Akyroyd and others, it never quite came together. Akyroyd even tried to make the movie around Murray's disapproval, having him either cameo briefly as a ghost or simply not show up at all. Those settlements didn't change anything either, and when Harold Ramis passed away last year, Akyroyd's »

- Will Ashton

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I Am Chris Farley – The Review

30 July 2015 4:06 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Directed by Brent Dodge, Eric Murray, written by Steve Burgess

With Chris Farley (archive footage), Dan Aykroyd, Christina Applegate, Bob Odenkirk, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Kevin P Farley, Tom Farley, Bo Derek, many others.

In the world of comedy certain talents stand out as heavyweights, both literally and figuratively. Large of both frame and talent very often these talented performers can seem more like a force of nature running amok in the mundane world, creating comedic chaos for our amusement.

The first that comes to my mind would have to be Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, his name forever tarnished with a scandalous incident that was proved in court never to have happened, Fatty Arbuckle deserves better. He was genuinely talented, a series of dvd releases proves it. He taught Buster Keaton everything he knew. He was also incredibly funny.

I would also add the name of Curly Howard of the Three Stooges, »

- Sam Moffitt

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Film Review: ‘I Am Chris Farley’

30 July 2015 12:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Arriving a few short months after Brett Morgen’s “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” and Asif Kapadia’s “Amy,” Derik Murray and Brent Hodge’s “I Am Chris Farley” is the summer’s third documentary study of a gifted entertainer who self-destructed in the prime of life. Of the three, it’s by far the most upbeat, which is both logical (a film about one of the most immediately lovable comic talents of the last two decades shouldn’t be totally dour) and strangely off-putting, as Farley’s story seems to be a sadder and more complicated one than the filmmakers appear fully comfortable exploring. Worth watching for its trove of emotional testimonies from family and friends — including an atypically forthcoming Lorne Michaels and Adam Sandler — the pic is somewhat defanged by its surface-level approach and standard-issue filmmaking style, making for an earnest yet incomplete portrait that should gather »

- Andrew Barker

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13 Awesome Movie Bands That Rocked the Big Screen Before ‘Ricki and the Flash’

27 July 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Meryl Streep is once again proving her acting range by playing an aging rock star in a drama from director Jonathan Demme and screenwriter Diablo Cody, but Streep is far from the first movie star to pick up a guitar. Listen to 13 fake bands that rocked the big screen before Ricki and the Flash.   The Blues Brothers in The Blues Brothers (1980) This classic comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi was inspired by a Saturday Night Live sketch, as well as the great rhythm and...

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Marvel vs. Pixels: Weekend Box Office Will Be Fight to the Death Between Sandler Critical Dud and Ant-Man Rudd

24 July 2015 11:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

'Pixels' movie with Adam Sandler. 'Pixels' movie weekend box office: Adam Sandler vs. 'Ant-Man' Despite its underwhelming domestic box office debut last weekend, Marvel's Ant-Man may turn out to be the winner in North America this weekend (July 24–26, '15) thanks to another underwhelming debut: that of the Adam Sandler Pixels movie. According to weekend box office projections found at Variety, the Chris Columbus-directed Pixels is expected to open with $25 million from 3,723 locations – following a $10 million Friday take (including $1.5M from Thursday previews). If so, that'll place Adam Sandler's latest lowbrow comedy – now in 3D – on a par with Sandler domestic disappointments like Jack and Jill and Funny People. Deadline.com, for its part, is expecting $27-$28 million by Sunday evening. Sat., July 25, update: According to studio box office estimates, Pixels underperformed on Friday, taking in $9.2 million. That's below figures for Jack and Jill and, adjusted for »

- Zac Gille

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Pixels | Review

24 July 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The King of Kong: Columbus Peddles Dopey Sandler Comedy

Hailing from some parallel universe where Never Never Land must be the capital is Pixels, a Chris Columbus directed Adam Sandler comedy pasted together by his usual writer, Tim Herlihy and returning collaborator Timothy Dowling (Just Go With It, 2011). If there’s anyone to pity here, it’s Patrick Jean, the director of the 2010 short film upon which this concept is based. As far as Sandler’s handlers go, it’s uncertain who or what this feature length version is geared towards, a family friendly package severely dumbed down for the enjoyment of today’s tots yet emblazoned with obsolete video games two generations removed from the only audience members unoffended by the laziness and stupidity of the final product. Though some supporting players escape less scathed by this misbegotten lump of a film, Sandler and co. seem tone deaf »

- Nicholas Bell

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Film Review: Instead of Geeky Greatness, Adam Sandler Sucks the Soul Out of a Badly Miscast ‘Pixels’

23 July 2015 9:58 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The epitome of an idea that far outweighs its execution, “Pixels” is a bittersweet blunder that had all of the elements to be geeky great but ends up being cheesy mediocre. I could literally feel its potential for 105 minutes, but the $88 million film ultimately fails to realize it.

Rating: 2.0/5.0

At the heart of the issue is miscasting and specifically Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions. Even though he and his production company let me down in the critically panned “The Hot Chick,” “50 First Dates,” “The Longest Yard,” “The Benchwarmers,” “Click,” “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” and on and on, I honestly always give Sandler a chance even though his humor almost never works for me.

Despite my love for Pac-man, I was disappointed going into “Pixels” to see Sandler in such a lead role with his production company attached and his pals making bank with him. Still, I »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Remembering the First and Only Arab World Movie Star Known Around the Globe

23 July 2015 9:10 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Omar Sharif in 'Doctor Zhivago.' Egyptian star Omar Sharif, 'The Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub: Brief career recaps A little late in the game – and following the longish Theodore Bikel article posted yesterday – below are brief career recaps of a couple of film veterans who died in July 2015: actor Omar Sharif and producer Jerry Weintraub. A follow-up post will offer an overview of the career of peplum (sword-and-sandal movie) actor Jacques Sernas, whose passing earlier this month has been all but ignored by the myopic English-language media. Omar Sharif: Film career beginnings in North Africa The death of Egyptian film actor Omar Sharif at age 83 following a heart attack on July 10 would have been ignored by the English-language media (especially in the U.S.) as well had Sharif remained a star within the Arabic-speaking world. After all, an "international" star is only worth remembering »

- Andre Soares

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'Pixels' (2015) Movie Review

23 July 2015 9:26 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Even as an Adam Sandler/Kevin James-vehicle, Pixels deserves to be more inspired. The arcade-loving, '80s-centric action-comedy transitioned to the big screen from Patrick Jean's inventive world-domination-by-8-bits short film wields the fine set pieces, tech resources and token-required games to earn a top score. But Sandler and his team don't even attempt to advance to the next level, constantly drawing on the comedian's trademark sophomoric cheat codes to hastily produce what's essentially the poor man's Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, global-annihilation movie. Make no mistake: this is a Happy Madison production through-and-through. Minus extensive pratfall jokes with James or unnecessary Rob Schneider or Steve Buscemi pop-ups, almost every check mark from the Sandler production list is marked. Cheap insults directed towards one physical trait from different supporting charactersc Check. Sandler getting the out-of-his-league girl (in this case, Michelle Monaghan) because he's our main slubby do-gooderc You bet. »

- Will Ashton

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Today in Movie Culture: The Original Ant-Man, 'Star Wars' Toys That Won't Fit In Your Home and More

20 July 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Vintage Summer Movie Preview of the Day: Was 1982 the best summer for movies? It looks that way in retrospect looking at this sneak preview of the season's offerings of 33 years ago, but let's remember that a lot of these releases, such as Blade Runner and Tron were box office disappointments.   Vintage Image of the Day: Garrett Morris as Ant-Man in a Saturday Night LIve sketch beside Dan Aykroyd as The Flash. It's because of this sketch (watch it here) that Morris got a cameo in the new Ant-Man movie.    Easter Eggs of the Day: In addition to the Garrett Morris cameo in Ant-Man, Mr. Sunday Movies humorously points out all the Marvel, Disney and...

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- Christopher Campbell

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George Coe, Original Saturday Night Live Cast Member, Dead at Age 86

20 July 2015 9:13 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

George Coe, an original cast member of Saturday Night Live, has passed away at age 86. Variety reports that the actor died in Santa Monica, Calif., after bathing a long illness. In addition to SNL, where he starred as one of the "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" in 1975, Coe served as the voice of Woodhouse on Archer for six seasons. Coe appeared on several episodes of the first season of SNL, but was only listed as a featured cast member on the debut episode along with Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Coe was the oldest member of the cast to join the popular weekend show until Leslie Jones was hired on at age 47 just last year. Coe was featured in a »

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George Coe, Original 'SNL' Cast Member, Dead at 86

20 July 2015 7:19 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

George Coe, an original Saturday Night Live cast member and longtime actor and voiceover artist with over 50 years of credits, passed away Saturday in Santa Monica, California after battling a long illness, Variety reports. He was 86. Coe was featured among the other "Not Ready For Prime Time Players" when Saturday Night Live debuted on October 11, 1975.

While Coe appeared on other episodes during SNL's first season, he was only credited as a featured cast member on the debut, where he was listed alongside Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd and Gilda Radner. »

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Female 'Ghostbusters' Names Unveiled

19 July 2015 12:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Ever since Paul Feig started shooting his female-driven Ghostbusters reboot, the director has revealed a number of photos and details from the set. He gave fans the first look at the proton packs that stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will be using, and he even teased that the beloved ghost Slimer will return. Yesterday, the filmmaker took to his Twitter page once again to confirm the main character names, Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Jillian Holtzman (Kate McKinnon) and Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones).

These names are fairly close to what was revealed in a report last month, which claimed that Kristen Wiig's character was Erin Gabler and Melissa McCarthy was Abby Bergman. The report correctly stated that Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones were playing characters named Jillian and Patty, but their last names were not given at that time. Unfortunately, Paul Feig »

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Ghostbusters Director Reveals Character Names

19 July 2015 6:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

As Sony’s high-profile Ghostbusters reboot shoots in Boston, with Bridesmaids director Paul Feig at the helm, new details about the next generation of (all-female!) boogieman blasters have emerged. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Feig has seemingly leaked the names of all four leads in the 2016 pic.

“Okay, here you go,” Feig tweeted. “Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, Abby Yates and Patty Tolan. Now you know even more.”

Okay, here you go. Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, Abby Yates and Patty Tolan. Now you know even more. https://t.co/MsQVo5iStI

Paul Feig (@paulfeig) July 18, 2015

Feig declined to reveal which actors were playing each of the above characters, though it was previously revealed by Feig that Kate McKinnon is playing Holtzmann, and Melissa McCarthy’s nametag would suggest she’s playing Yates. That leaves Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones unaccounted for. IMDb accredits Wiig with the role of “Erin Gabler »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Ghostbusters director Paul Feig reveals the names of the characters in all-female reboot

18 July 2015 6:42 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Paul Feig has been sharing more details of the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, and this time he's naming names.

Introducing Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, Abby Yates and Patty Tolan - the all-new Ghostbusters.

#whoyougonnacall pic.twitter.com/hnrSjhCqSl

Paul Feig (@paulfeig) July 10, 2015

Everything we know so far about the all-female Ghostbusters

Responding to a question from a Ghostbusters fan account, Feig shared the names of the new Ghostbusters team on his Twitter page.

Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones will star in the new film, and while Feig didn't specify which actress is playing which character, we do know that it will be McKinnon in the role of Jillian Holtzmann thanks to a tweet sent by the director on Friday (July 17).

Okay, here you go. Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, Abby Yates and Patty Tolan. Now you know even more. https://t.co/MsQVo5iStI

Paul Feig (@paulfeig) July »

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 25 Pairs of Passes to ‘Pixels’ With Adam Sandler, Kevin James

18 July 2015 9:47 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 25 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the highly anticipated new film “Pixels” starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James!

Pixels,” which opens on July 24, 2015 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Dan Aykroyd, Denis Akiyama as Professor Toru Iwatani (the creator of Pac-man, who we interviewed), Matt Lintz and Brian Cox from director Chris Columbus and writers Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling.

To win your free passes to “Pixels” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘A Clockwork Orange’ Actor Aubrey Morris Dies at 89

17 July 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Actor Aubrey Morris, best known for his role as Mr. Deltoid in Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange,” has died. He was 89.

Morris died Wednesday, his agent told the BBC.

The character actor had a memorable scene in “A Clockwork Orange” in which his probation officer character cautions the protagonist, Alex (played by Malcolm McDowell), about getting into trouble. “I’m warning you, little Alex, being a good friend to you as always, the one man in this sore and sick community who wants to save you from yourself,” Morris says in the scene (below).

The British actor’s other movie credits include Robin Hardy’s horror film “The Wicker Man,” the musical “Lisztomania,” Woody Allen’s comedy “Love and Death” and the dramedy “My Girl 2,” with Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis.

His five-decade long career also included TV work. He made his first TV appearance in »

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