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Ghostbusters 3 Video Game Fan Cut Is the Sequel Everyone Wanted

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It is an interesting time to be a Ghostbusters fan. On one hand, Sony is very dedicated to making something out of the franchise in the modern day, with an all-female Paul Feig directed reboot heading to theaters next month. On the other hand, many people are upset about the reboot for various reasons and are worried that the new movie will sort of soil what is great about the originals. Also, it means we will never get the true Ghostbusters 3 movie that everyone wanted.

Hardcore Ghostbusters fans very likely played, or at least watched a friend play, the 2009 Ghostbusters video game because in a lot ways, it was the sequel that fans had been waiting for ever since Ghostbusters II. A YouTuber recently took it upon himself to take the story of Ghostbusters: The Video Game and edit it into a full-length movie. The video is now »

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‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Co-Writer Slams Internet Backlash & ‘Nasty Comments’

26 June 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you thought that the “Ghostbusters” controversy was going to die down ahead of its release next month, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news. Katie Dippold, who co-wrote the female-led reboot along with director Paul Feig, has pointed out the absurdity of pre-release criticism in a Telegraph interview: “There were nasty comments and before there was even a movie.”

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“At that time, there was literally no movie written, you know?” she continues. “There’s nothing for you to watch, nothing is written and you’re already saying it’s the worst movie in the world!” Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones star in this new take on the cult classic, which was led by Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Dippold — who wrote several episodes of “Parks and Recreation »

- Michael Nordine

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Is This Why the Original Ghostbusters Don't Exist in the Reboot?

25 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

A new TV spot for the Ghostbusters reboot debuted last week that had certain corners of the fan community raising their eyebrow. And it's very strange that it is included in the marketing materials at all. But it's been cause for alarm for some people. And it's calling into question various aspects of this franchise restarter from director Paul Feig and Sony Pictures. The footage has Melissa McCarthy's Abby Yates cracking wise to Toby Huss' Officer Stevenson about the 1990 movie Ghost. Now, some fans are clinging to a new theory that this may prove the original Ghostbusters still exist in this rebooted world, and that it all ties into a phenomenon known as 'The Mandela Effect'.

'The Mandela Effect' is a very real thing, in so much as certain individuals truly believe that the conspiracy exists. And yes, it's what some might consider a wackadoo conspiracy theory. Whether »

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Playmobil calls on Ghostbusters for first licensed property

25 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Lego achieving huge success through its licensed lines, toy rival Playmobil is getting in on the act, with the German company partnering up with Sony for a range of Ghostbusters tie-in products. Via io9, here’s a short teaser for the toys, which are currently without a release date…

Ghostbusters is set for release on July 11th in the UK and on July 15th in the Us and sees Paul Feig (Spy) directing a cast that also includes Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Andy Garcia (The Godfather: Part III), Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Matt Walsh (Veep), Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live), Neil Casey (Saturday Night Live) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones). Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts are also all confirmed to cameo.

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Will Ghostbusters Be a Bigger Box Office Hit Than Expected?

24 June 2016 9:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Some fans absolutely loathe the idea of the new Ghostbusters reboot, and for a plethora of both honest and dubious reasons. They've been very vocal and loud about it, too. So much so, many believe that this all-female version of the classic horror comedy will be one of summer's biggest bombs. But if new tracking data turns out to be true, that will be very far from the case. In all actuality, Sony Pictures is looking at a blockbuster hit in terms of a fresh franchise restarter. Especially for a series that has laid dominant for the past four decades.

Comedy director and sometimes actor Paul Feig is at the helm of this new Ghostbusters, which has been met with criticism every inch of the way. From the cast, which features mostly SNL alum, to the trailers, to the new theme song released yesterday, some fans are ready to take »

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Female Led Movie Trigger Warning In Development At Thunder Road

24 June 2016 4:01 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Thunder Road – the production company that most recently delivered John Wick and Sicario – has snapped up a spec script written by Josh Olson (A History Of Violence) and John Brancato (Terminator: Salvation), titled Trigger Warning. The film is an original action tale with a female hero at its centre – and its development ensures the chance of women-oriented stories beyond the planned remakes and re-boots of male-led movies.

Little is known about the specific plot of Trigger Warning but, unsurprisingly, it is described in broad terms through comparison to well-known male-led movies. This is almost unavoidable, since the genre has historically been dominated by male-centric tales and so, Trigger Warning is characterised as a female Rambo: First Blood, with a dash of John Wick thrown in.

The significance of this project cannot be overstated. There has, for some time, been an increasingly vocal call for better female representation in leading roles in movies, »

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Listen: The New 'Ghostbusters' Theme Song Mashes Together Two Unexpected Artists

23 June 2016 4:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

A lot of pop culture news these days has people wondering what year it is. There's a new Independence Day movie coming out this week. There's an Uncle Buck show on TV. A new season of The X-Files just hit Blu-ray. A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is in theaters. Pee-Wee just made a new movie. We're constantly haunted by ghosts of pop culture past. Oh, hey, did you hear there's a new Ghostbusters coming out soon? You may not have. It's not like anyone is talking about it or has any very vocal opinions about it despite having not seen the actual movie. But if a new Ghostbusters movie featuring appearances from Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson wasn't enough to make you feel like time stopped over a decade ago, how about this: the new...

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Stay Puft Crushes the Ghostbusters in 4 New TV Spots

23 June 2016 4:13 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, the new Ghostbusters theme song was released, entitled "I Ain't Afraid," by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot. Given how divided many fans are about this Ghostbusters remake, it remains to be seen if this will be universally loved or hated when this reboot hits theaters on July 15. While we wait to see if it's a huge hit or a colossal flop, we have four new TV spots from this reboot, which give us a new glimpse at Stay Puft, along with some interesting insight from Sony's Tom Rothman.

Ever since it was revealed that there will be an all-female cast, a vocal minority of Ghostbusters fans have expressed their displeasure with the casting all throughout the production. Director Paul Feig has even taken to Twitter several times to defend his movie and the cast, but during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures chief Tom Rothman »

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Listen to the New Ghostbusters Theme Song by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot

23 June 2016 9:24 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, the official Ghostbusters soundtrack song list was released, which revealed that the group Fall Out Boy will be teaming with rapper Missy Elliot on a new version of the theme song, dubbed "I'm Not Afraid." While the full soundtrack won't be released until July 8, this new song was released online today. This Ghostbusters reboot has certainly become quite divisive among fans, and this song most likely won't ease any of the debate swirling around the movie. In fact, we're willing to bet, that some of you will consider this this the final nail in the coffin.

The song debuted through Fall Out Boy's official YouTube page, and for fans of Ray Parker Jr.'s original theme song, you may not like this version at all. Practically every aspect of this reboot has been under severe scrutiny by longtime fans of the original, and this theme song will certainly spawn even more debate. »

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Listen to Fall Out Boy’s new Ghostbusters theme

23 June 2016 5:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters just a couple of weeks away from release, the official theme song ‘Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)’ by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott has arrived online today. If you’re feeling very brave, press play below to have a listen…

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!

Ghostbusters is set for release on July 11th in the UK and on July 15th in the Us and sees Paul Feig (Spy) directing a cast that also includes Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live »

- Gary Collinson

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New Ghostbusters Animated TV Show Is Coming in 2018

20 June 2016 6:36 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Depending on your perspective, it is either a very good or a very bad time to be a Ghostbusters fan. The all-female reboot which is directed by Paul Feig is dropping next month and, despite your feelings about that specifically, it does mean there is a lot of other Ghostbusters goodness on the way. To that point, today, Sony Animation confirmed that they have a new animated series based on the movie coming in 2018.

Sony announced in a press release today that they are creating a new Ghostbusters animated series that takes place in the future. The show, which will be called Ghostbusters: Ecto Force, is an extension of what Sony has planned on the film side of things, which Sony has officially dubbed the "Ghostbusters Cinematic Universe." Here is how Sony described the new series in their press release.

"(The new series) will further expand the Ghostbusters cinematic »

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New Ghostbusters TV Spot Has Balloon Monsters Raining on a Parade

18 June 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If you're not on the Ghostbusters parade this summer, you're not alone. This reboot is currently one of the most derided movies of the season, and one TV spot is likely to dissuade you. But speaking of parades, there is a big one going down in Times Square, and it's been overrun by Ghosts. Only these four ladies can save the day, and the rest of the world while they're at it.

Recent TV spots have very clearly shown the return of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. But as this latest footage attests, we're not getting the 'real' Stay Puft. Fans have quite loudly complained about the look of the creature, and with good reason. The iconic monster is actually not himself these days. He's a possessed Parade Balloon, and he'll be joined by a few other monstrosities on the streets of downtown NYC. The girls will have to face »

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Five new TV spots from the Ghostbusters remake

18 June 2016 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Paramount Pictures has continued its big marketing push for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters with the release of five TV spots from the reboot, which you can watch here…

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!

Ghostbusters is set for release on July 11th in the UK and on July 15th in the Us and sees Paul Feig (Spy) directing a cast that also includes Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Andy Garcia (The Godfather: Part III), Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire »

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On this day in pop culture history: ‘Even Stevens’ premiered

17 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Before Shia Labeouf was known for turning hitchhiking into performance art, making a paper bag the most-talked about red carpet accessory, and being an actual cannibal (well, at least in this awesome song), he was Louis Stevens. 16 years ago today, Even Stevens premiered on Disney Channel, making a star out of then 14-year-old Labeouf. The shenanigans of the Stevens family were on display on the Disney Channel for three seasons, plus The Even Stevens Movie, serving as the series finale. Other notable June 17 happenings in pop culture history: • 1964: The Supremes released the single “Where Did Our Love Go.” It was their first song to hit the top of the U.S. singles chart. • 1967: Barbra Streisand sang for over 135,000 fans in New York’s Central Park. A recording of the free concert was released as her first live album, A Happening In Central Park. • 1977: The much-maligned sequel to The Exorcist, »

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Who Wins in a Fight Between Ghostbusters and The Avengers?

16 June 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It's almost here! The new Ghostbusters will finally be in theaters this July, finally answering whether or not it's the worst movie of 2015. A lot of fans believe it simply isn't worth their time, but the charming cast keeps going out of their way to prove they have a sense of humor about the whole thing. While all the controversy and misogynist comments have been countered by the cast on multiple occasions this past week, finally some fun has come out of one of the cast Q&As. Yes, they finally answer the question we've all been dying to know. Who would win in a fight between The Avengers and the new Ghostbusters?

The question is pertinent for the simple fact that Avengers star Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor, bailed on this summer's Captain America: Civil War so that he could appear as the dimwitted secretary Kevin in director Paul Feig's all-female Ghostbusters reboot. While the cast mulls over the question long and hard, it's star Leslie Jones who steps in to squash any speculation with one quick definitive answer. She simply states the truth.

"The Avengers."

And she's probably right. While these new Ghostbustin' ladies have all kinds of new weapons used to fight off ghost attacks and capture pesky spectral beings who like to haunt the living, they'd be no match for Tony Stark and his Iron Man armor. And that's without the other Avengers having his back. Along with this fun EW cast Q&A, we also get a look at the cover of their latest issue. It features not only Leslie Jones, but the other three scientists as well, including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and scene stealer Kate McKinnon.

Fans have waited 30 years since the first Ghostbusters arrived in 1984 to see a new team take on the franchise. But it's been a very bumpy road, with many complaining about this updated iteration that completely throws the original Ghostbusters into the ether claiming they don't exist. Though, the surviving Ghostbusters from the 80s will all be putting in cameos at some point in the movie, including Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray. While the original gang has showered praise on the reboot in recent days, Kristen Wiig is quick to point out they'll never be able to top the first movie and its legacy.

"You can't get better than the original. But it's a different movie, it's a different cast, it's many years later, and we've also done things that are different. It's not just about it starring women."

Some fans believe it is All about the fact that this series now focuses on woman. And their screams of hate have been heard loud into the night. The first trailer even has the distinction of being the most hated movie trailer on Youtube. But the cast is trying to fight their way through it leading up to the release. Leslie Jones has a difference stance on things now, as they've transpired in the last few months. She says this.

"When people started asking me about the gender stuff, I would say, 'It's not a man thing, it's not a woman thing. It's a Ghostbuster thing.'

Melissa McCarthy simply can't even believe having an all-female cast in a blockbuster summer tent pole is still something to complain about. She wrongly believed that society had moved past all that. But apparently she was wrong. She explains.

"I just thought, 'Really? Are we still there?' It's a movie. I never gave it another thought. You just have to go, 'Well, I hope you get out a little more. The world is fun.' I really think it's the minority."

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly will be on newsstands and in mailboxes this Friday. Inside, you'll get to hear even more from the stars about the big Ghostbusters controversy. But they will also address having Chris Hemsworth on set and the fact that the production was invaded by a series of gaseous fumes. Though, it might not have been Slimer who was responsible for letting the 'Fart out of the bag!' As star Kate McKinnon put it, feigning responsibility. You can check out the new EW cover featuring the 2016 Ghostbusters here.

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Kristen Wiig on Ghostbusters Reboot: "You Can't Get Better Than the Original"

16 June 2016 12:25 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

While many people on the Internet have expressed mixed opinions about the Ghostbusters reboot and its all-female main cast, many of the critics can probably agree with star Kristen Wiig's stance about the film. "You can't get better than the original," she told EW in an interview posted Thursday. The first Ghostbusters film, now a cult movie, was released in 1984 and made more than $295 million worldwide—almost 10 times more than its production budget. It spurred a successful 1989 sequel. Both films starred Bill Murray, Dan AykroydErnie Hudson and the late Harold Ramis as the Ghostbusters. The reboot stars Wiig, Melissa »

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Slime featurette for Ghostbusters

16 June 2016 4:57 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following yesterday’s TV spots – which included a shot of them Stay Puft Marshmallow Man [watch them here], Sony Pictures has released a slime featurette for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot; check it out below after the official synopsis…

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!

Ghostbusters is set for release on July 11th in the UK and on July 15th in the Us and sees Paul Feig (Spy) directing a cast that also includes Kristin Wiig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy (Spy), Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Andy Garcia (The Godfather: Part III), Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire), Matt Walsh (Veep), Cecily Strong (Saturday Night Live), Neil Casey (Saturday Night Live) and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones). Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts are also all confirmed to cameo.

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Watch a new Ghostbusters ‘Slime’ featurette

16 June 2016 2:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We are fast approaching the release of one of the most anticipated movies of the year in Paul Feig‘s reboot of Ghostbusters, and today, Sony Pictures have released a brand new ‘Slime’ focused featurette from the new movie.

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world! The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,” written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman.

Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. Get ready to watch them save the world this summer!

Watch the new featurette, which features tons of the green stuff, in the player below. Ghostbusters opens on July 11th, 2016.

The post Watch a new Ghostbusters ‘Slime’ featurette appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

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22 Quotes From the Original Ghostbusters That You've Been Using Without Even Knowing It

15 June 2016 6:15 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Whether the new Ghostbusters becomes your favorite movie of all time or turns out to be, well, not so good, one universal truth will always remain: 1983's Ghostbusters is a great movie. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson hit it out of the park when they originally portrayed the paranormal investigators. Murray's Peter Venkman is definitely the most quotable of the bunch, but almost everyone in the cast got a good one-liner in there. In honor of the reboot's release, take a trip down memory lane with some of the best quotes from the original films that you might not even realize you've been using this whole time. »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Watch Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Return in 'Ghostbusters' Teaser

15 June 2016 10:26 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man became the iconic symbol of 1984's Ghosbusters, and the towering destructor makes a return cameo in the upcoming remake, terrorizing the streets of New York City. "The symbol that defined a generation is getting an upgrade," promises a new teaser for the Paul Feig-directed remake, out July 15th. 

Sony and Columbia Pictures have released a round of new TV spots for the reboot, which stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Another finds the Ghostbusters being hounded by an NYC cop. »

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