5 items from 2016
The second week numbers are in, and it’s what most people expected (at least it’s what I predicted on last week’s podcast). After a fairly decent (but not all that great) $46 million opening weekend, Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot dropped 54% to earn $21 million in its second week. Which, in fairness to it, held up pretty well against great openings for Star Trek Beyond and Lights Out, and the animated behemoth The Secret Life of Pets (which continues to make baffling big money).
Who is to blame for the mediocre performance? Was it all the pre-release negativity from misogynistic Twitter and Reddit users? Did the over-bearing Ghostbusters defenders put off potential other movie goers? Is America not ready for an all-female horror comedy? Or are we just sick of cash-grab reboots in general?
All are valid questions, but only »
- Luke Owen
With distribution by IFC Midnight, Travis Zariwny’s Intruder will have a theatrical rollout in New York and a nationwide release on VOD on June 24th. Also: Double Take’s free access to one of their #3 issues for 24 hours only, details on the upcoming appearance of the Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters documentarians at Wizard World Philadelphia, the new video for American Murder Song, the trailer and release information for Ghosthunters, starring Stephen Manley, and details on the new action-thriller slate from XLrator Media and IndustryWorks Studios.
Intruder Release Details: “A young woman’s quiet night in becomes a free-fall into fear in this disturbing home invasion thriller. After she lands her dream job, a young cellist (Louise Linton) settles in for a relaxing few days holed up in her apartment but as a violent storm rages outside, she can’t shake the feeling that someone is watching her every move. »
- Tamika Jones
Welcome to the latest edition of our regular crowdfunding feature here on Nerdly – Back This! – where we take a look at some of the cool content taking the crowdfunding route on sites such as Indiegogo, Sponsume and Kickstarter. This month we’re spotlighting two new film projects: Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, billed as the definitive documentary of the Ghostbusters phenomenon; and Never-ending Dream, a feature documentary about 90’s [Euro]dance music.
Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters
Directed by Anthony Bueno and produced by Claire Bueno for Bueno Productions, Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is intended to be the most complete account of the Ghostbusters franchise, chronicling the enduring popularity of two of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, revealing how they came to fruition from inception through to the production.
The Buenos have interviewed over 70 members of the cast and crew responsible for bringing these »
- Phil Wheat
When is a logo not a logo? When it's a bad guy.
Ahead of its March 3rd trailer premiere, Sony Pictures has been talking up its "Ghostbusters" reboot at the Toy Fair event in New York this week and in the process has revealed the identity of the villain in the Paul Feig-directed, female-centric reboot of the franchise according to PixelDan.
It's not Gozer or Viggo, this time it seems the big bad will be Rowan - a ghost based on the design of the ghost seen in the franchise's iconic logo art which was designed by producer Michael C. Gross.
Other ghosts popping up in the film include fan favorite Slimer and a winged demon of some sort. Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones take on the four lead roles in the film which opens July 15th.
- Garth Franklin
A trailer has arrived online for Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, an upcoming documentary from UK brother and sister team Anthony Bueno and Claire Bueno, who have spent eight years putting together the definitive story behind Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.
The documentary features interviews with over 70 members of the cast and crew, including Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver; director Ivan Reitman, producers Joe Medjuck and Michael C. Gross and editor Sheldon Kahn.
Take a look at the trailer here…
“Since I first saw Ghostbusters in the cinemas back in 84’ I was captivated, although I didn’t think 24 years later I would begin a documentary about it with my sister Claire,” states Anthony. “Becoming more enamoured with filmmaking as I’ve got older and learning how Ghostbusters 1 and 2 were made over the last 8 years, I truly hope we will deliver an in depth documentary of quality »
- Gary Collinson
5 items from 2016
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