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Wes Anderson’s ‘Bottle Rocket’ Short Film: Watch the 13 Minute Clip That Launched His Career

11 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In 1992 a relatively unknown Wes Anderson shot the 13-minute short film, “Bottle Rocket.” Co-written by Anderson and Owen Wilson, the quirky black and white film, set to a snazzy Jazz score, showed brothers Owen and Luke Wilson as thieves in training.

The short was shown at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival and received critical praise. Two years later, Anderson took this piece and created a full feature of the same name, again starring the Wilson brothers.

The film followed Anthony (Luke), recently released from a mental hospital after having a nervous breakdown, who joins his friend Dignan (Owen), as they hatch a scheme for a yet-unspecified crime spree that involves one of their former boss’.

Read More: ‘Watership Down’: Wes Anderson, Guillermo del Toro & More Describe Story’s Impact Ahead Of New Miniseries

The 1996 film generated great buzz and launched the careers of Anderson and the Wilsons.

From there, the »

- Liz Calvario

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

16 hours ago | 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

17 hours ago | 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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Watch: ‘Tootsie’ Behind-the-Scenes Look Reveals On Set Animosity Between Director and Dustin Hoffman

23 June 2016 2:01 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

34 years later, Sydney Pollack’s “Tootsie” remains a relatively incisive look at gender in society, even if the film’s concluding reaffirmation of traditional roles has aged less well than the questions the films poses before it. Yet a lost behind-the-scenes featurette reveals the production of “Tootsie” as fighting for identity itself.

Read More: Actors Name Tootsie The Greatest Movie Of All Time in New Poll 

The video centers on a confessional interview with Pollack on the set of the film that airs out his grievances of working with lead Dustin Hoffman.

“Legally I have control of the picture. But that doesn’t mean I owe him a lot morally, which I do,” he says. “You can’t make an actor do anything. Make him do anything. Now, I can’t direct a scene I don’t believe in either, and sometimes both things have happened.”

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Sony Chairman Thanks 'Ghostbusters' Haters, Is Thrilled About the ‘Cultural Excitement'

23 June 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Any publicity is good publicity. That's the old saying, right? Well, Sony's chairman Tom Rothman believes that's true when it comes to the new Ghostbusters film. He's even tempting fate by asking for more haters to join the already loud crowd. Paul Feig and the cast of Ghostbusters have had to talk about the negative backlash to the film countless times already but in a feature with The Hollywood Reporter Rothman was asked directly about the irate climate. How do you think the Ghostbusters online bashing will impact the film? It’s the greatest thing that ever happened. Are you kidding me? We’re in the national debate, thank you. Can we please get some more haters to say stupid things? He also went on to tout the financial aspect of owning Ghostbusters. "The studio may have had a hard run, but there were and are tremendous assets in our IP. »

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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 »

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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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6 Must-Watch Movies and TV Shows Hitting HBO Now in July 2016: ‘Vice Principals,’ ‘Looking: The Movie’ and More

20 June 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Summer is officially here, but thanks to HBO’s latest releases, bingeing TV shows and movies on the couch may be preferable to a day at the beach. New original programming includes the premiere of “The Night Of,” a gritty new New York based miniseries, and “Vice Principals,” a dark comedy about feuding administrators.

Returning programming includes Dwayne Johnson’s “Ballers” and “Looking: The Movie,” which sums up the story of gay men in San Francisco that was explored in HBO’s recently canceled series.

Read More: 5 Things We Know About The ‘Looking’ Movie

Theatrical highlights include “Straight Outta Compton,” “Suffragette” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.” Also be sure to catch “Ali” and celebrate the life of the boxing legend before the biopic leaves HBO Now at the end of July.

Below are all of the titles hitting HBO Now in July 2016, plus IndieWire’s picks on what to stream.

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- Kate Halliwell

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6 Must-Watch Movies and TV Shows Hitting HBO Now in July 2016: ‘Vice Principals,’ ‘Looking: The Movie’ and More

20 June 2016 11:41 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Summer is officially here, but thanks to HBO’s latest releases, bingeing TV shows and movies on the couch may be preferable to a day at the beach. New original programming includes the premiere of “The Night Of,” a gritty new New York based miniseries, and “Vice Principals,” a dark comedy about feuding administrators.

Returning programming includes Dwayne Johnson’s “Ballers” and “Looking: The Movie,” which sums up the story of gay men in San Francisco that was explored in HBO’s recently canceled series.

Read More: 5 Things We Know About The ‘Looking’ Movie

Theatrical highlights include “Straight Outta Compton,” “Suffragette” and “The Bourne Ultimatum.” Also be sure to catch “Ali” and celebrate the life of the boxing legend before the biopic leaves HBO Now at the end of July.

Below are all of the titles hitting HBO Now in July 2016, plus IndieWire’s picks on what to stream.

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- Kate Halliwell

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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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Ghostbusters Cast Jokes About the Perfection That Is Chris Hemsworth: 'I Just Needed Something to Be Wrong with Him'

17 June 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Chris Hemsworth has quite a few A-list fans in his corner - namely, his Ghostbusters costars. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon stopped by The Graham Norton Show to promote the highly anticipated Ghostbusters reboot, where they dished on their hunky costar. "Never have I rooted for someone to be an unbelievable jerk," McCarthy, 45, joked about Hemsworth, who plays the ghoul-hunting foursome's office receptionist. "I just needed something to be wrong with him, but there was absolutely nothing wrong with him!" she added. And Jones, 48, couldn't help but chime in with her opinion of Hemsworth, adding loudly: "He's hot! »

- Philip Boucher, @philipboucher

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'Star Wars' Buzz: Why 'Daredevil' Actor Didn't Play Han Solo

17 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Harrison Ford was not George Lucas' first choice to play Han Solo in Star Wars. The director considered actors like Kurt Russell, Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone and Bill Murray before deciding to go with Ford. So it should really be no surprise that thousands of actors were reportedly considered to play a younger version of Ford. By January of this year, the candidates had been narrowed considerably; the list included Miles Teller (Fantastic Four) and Dave Franco (Now You See Me 2), who have both spoken about their auditions. Teller said: "I had never even seen any of the original Star Wars movies until maybe a month or a couple weeks before my first audition because I was like, ‘I should check this out’ (laughs). It holds up. I just love Harrison Ford, I...

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Melissa McCarthy and Ghostbusters Cast Open Up About Gender Controversy

16 June 2016 5:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The ladies behind the new Ghostbusters reboot are getting candid about the gender controversy surrounding the movie. Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig are headlining the upcoming reboot, which received backlash online for featuring an all-female cast. The actresses addressed the issue head on during an exclusive roundtable interview with Entertainment Weekly as part of their cover story hitting stands Friday. "You can't get better than the original," said Wiig, who plays a professor in the film. "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. »

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Melissa McCarthy and Ghostbusters Cast Open Up About Gender Controversy

16 June 2016 5:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The ladies behind the new Ghostbusters reboot are getting candid about the gender controversy surrounding the movie. Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig are headlining the upcoming reboot, which received backlash online for featuring an all-female cast. The actresses addressed the issue head on during an exclusive roundtable interview with Entertainment Weekly as part of their cover story hitting stands Friday. "You can't get better than the original," said Wiig, who plays a professor in the film. "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. »

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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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