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Rock Documentary ‘Hired Gun’ Gets One-Night Screening Event From Fathom (Exclusive)

Rock Documentary ‘Hired Gun’ Gets One-Night Screening Event From Fathom (Exclusive)
Vision Films and Fathom Events are partnered for a one-night showing on June 29 at several hundred North American locations for the rock documentary “Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight.”

The feature-length documentary, which focuses on the key performers who back up the stars, premiered at the 2016 SXSW Festival and has also screened at the Glastonbury Festival, Calgary International and Noise Pop.

The film, directed by Fran Strine, is being touted as covering similar ground as 2014’s “20 Feet from Stardom,” which won the Best Documentary Academy Award, with details of the highs and lows of touring life, the demands of session schedules, and the dedication required to play backseat to some of rock’s most iconic musicians.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support and feedback received throughout our festival run,” Strine said. “‘Hired Gun’ is about musicians whose DNA are all over the music and tours we love,
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Emmys 2016: How the Awards Show Managed to Not Suck This Year

Emmys 2016: How the Awards Show Managed to Not Suck This Year
Now there's something you don't see too often — an Emmy night that actually makes good television. The Emmys are usually one of those pop-culture Zen koans: Why is an award show for TV such a painful little hate-watch? But this year's model was easily the most entertaining Emmy bash since Conan O'Brien hosted in 2008, a welcome change after last year's debacle. Jimmy Kimmel kept things moving and got the whole event done and dusted in three hours — with a minute or two to spare, actually. Yes, there was still plenty
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'Game of Thrones' & 'Veep' repeated, yet this was a surprising Emmy night

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'Game of Thrones' & 'Veep' repeated, yet this was a surprising Emmy night
Sipowicz and Simone, together again! Franz and Smits, together again! Sipowicz and Simone, together again! Dennis Franz, coming out of retirement, maybe?!?!?! Dennis Franz saying "Ipsa this!" 23 years after TV viewers first met Andy Sipowicz?!?!!? What, you want me to talk about the actual Emmy results, rather than the unexpected and wonderful reunion of my beloved NYPD Blue that occurred right before the end of the telecast? Okay, fine. Though Frranz and Smits' appearance to present the final award — Outstanding Drama Series, to Emmy steamroller Game of Thrones, which tied its own record from last year for the most Emmys for a series in a single year with 12 (many of them presented last week at the Creative Arts Emmy ceremonies) — provided one last surprising and delightful moment in an Emmy telecast largely full of them. Yes, GoT mostly dominated for its uneven but at times brilliant sixth season. Yes, FX's The People v.
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Great Job, Internet!: Watch this little girl utterly charm the Ghostbusters

Lindalee Rose may only be an elementary school-aged kid, but she’s already established a solid career as a celebrity interviewer with her own YouTube channel. Because she’s so young, she frequently gets people to open up more than they would during a traditional red carpet interview. And she put her skills to good use at the premiere of the new Ghostbusters. During the five-minute video, she gets Melissa McCarthy to teach her a secret handshake, makes Leslie Jones laugh, and sings the “Ghostbusters” theme song with Ray Parker Jr.

But as with the film itself, Kate McKinnon once again steals the show. In fact her segment is so delightful that Rose’s YouTube channel released it as its own video. McKinnon is obviously instantly charmed by Rose and even more delighted to get to answer a question about working with science and technology in the film. “When I
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Ghostbusters Review

I haven’t had a chance to see the new Ghostbusters movie yet, but if it’s anything like Activision’s latest tie-in game, the army of Internet haters who lambasted the film before even seeing it should feel vindicated.

This iteration of Ghostbusters takes the form of a simplistic isometric twin-stick shooter. As you might expect, you’re placed in the role of a member of the titular ghost-hunting team tasked with eradicating spectres from various haunts throughout the city using a variety of proton-powered weapons and tools. Absent are any of the characters you know and love from the films, both old and new. The game apparently takes place in the same fiction as the 2016 movie reboot, but that association is completely incidental and plays no real role in the game’s thin narrative.

You might think it’s a shame that there’s not much story here,
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Ghostbusters tops @TannerZee's list of what to watch this week!

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Ghostbusters tops @TannerZee's list of what to watch this week!Ghostbusters tops @TannerZee's list of what to watch this week!Tanner Zipchen7/15/2016 10:00:00 Am

Ghostbusters is Tanner’s pick of the week!

If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, you might want to call the police. When there’s something weird, and it don't look good… maybe a doctor.

However, when it comes to the paranormal, the freshly rebooted Ghostbusters are waiting for the call! Ever since the first trailer, this movie has been followed closely by movie lovers and Ghostbusters fans alike. A lot has changed since the original 1984 film, but yet a lot has stayed the same. For the 2016 version we now have an all-female cast with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon donning the classic coveralls. Besides those coveralls, the car, and the proton cannons, there is a lot that hasn't changed at all.
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Paul Feig Can’t Confirm That ‘Ghostbusters’ Features A Lesbian Character, Due to ‘Dealing With the Studios’

Paul Feig Can’t Confirm That ‘Ghostbusters’ Features A Lesbian Character, Due to ‘Dealing With the Studios’
The highly anticipated (or highly dreaded, if you ask certain obnoxious fanboys) “Ghostbusters” reboot will hit theaters this weekend. All this week, director Paul Feig has been doing press for his new film, and he recently dropped an interesting tidbit about it. In an interview with The Daily Beast, writer Jen Yamato asked Feig if Kate McKinnon’s character Jillian Holtzmann was gay, to which he replied, “What do you think?” Yamato said that she “liked to think yes,” to which Feig offered “a grinning, silent nod” and said, “I hate to be coy about it, but when you’re dealing with the studios and that kind of thing…”

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Flooded with Negative IMDb Ratings in Continued Backlash Against Female-Led Reboot

Feig couldn’t confirm the character’s sexuality, but he went on to discuss Holtmann’s relationship with Melissa McCarthy’s character Erin Gilbert. “I think it’s a very interesting,
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Ray Parker Jr. damns the new 'Ghostbusters' theme by refusing to comment on it

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Ray Parker Jr. damns the new 'Ghostbusters' theme by refusing to comment on it
The new Ghostbusters theme: it's not good! But Ray Parker Jr., who wrote and performed the original, is too classy too say anything about it. “I’m not going to say it’s good or bad,” Parker told Inside Edition of the track, which was performed by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott. “I’m just going to say, well, maybe I’m an old guy now, and I like it the old way.” “I wish they had called me to maybe work with some of the younger guys and help them get a direction,” he mentioned elsewhere. Alternatively, they could've hired literally anyone but Fall Out Boy to record this. [via Av Club]
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‘Ghostbusters’ Review Roundup: Critics Generally Positive On Female-Led Blockbuster

‘Ghostbusters’ Review Roundup: Critics Generally Positive On Female-Led Blockbuster
Riding a wave of high expectations and faux-outrage from male zealots who don’t like their childhoods infected by cooties, “Ghostbusters” has finally opened in theaters and the reviews are generally positive, albeit with more than a few caveats. Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates (Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy), nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), and subway worker Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones) all band together to stop the otherworldly threat.

IndieWire‘s own Eric Kohn gave the film a mixed review, praising the film as an “explicitly feminist reworking of the popular franchise” with a crackerjack cast, but also said that the film marinates in old ides rather than new ones: “As ghostly occurrences grow more frequent and the Ghostbusters face down a series of CGI baddies around town, neither Robert Yeoman
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Ray Parker Jr. Deems New ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme Song ‘Interesting’

Ray Parker Jr. Deems New ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme Song ‘Interesting’
Ray Parker Jr. ain’t afraid of no ghosts, but he may be afraid of the inexorable march of time. (Aren’t we all?) Among the many aspects of the upcoming “Ghostbusters” reboot that fans have taken objection to is Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott’s new rendition of Parker Jr.’s famous theme song, which he diplomatically calls “interesting” in a new interview with Inside Edition.

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Review: A Feminist Blockbuster That Could Have Been Better

“I’m not gonna say whether it’s good or bad,” he clarifies, again choosing his words carefully. “I’m just gonna say maybe I’m an old guy now and I like it the old way.” Parker Jr. won a Grammy for his work on “Ghostbusters” and was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, eventually losing to Stevie Wonder for “I Just Called to Say I Love You.
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Ghostbusters Review #2: It's Not a Trainwreck

Ghostbusters Review #2: It's Not a Trainwreck
Paul Feig's remake of Ghostbusters isn't a disaster. It's mediocre at best; not remotely on par with the original, but by no means a terrible film. It took the source material and updated it into a gal buddy comedy. No issues there, the all female cast are comedy veterans. They have a modicum of chemistry and fit their niche perfectly. Feig's script is vanilla with a sprinkling of hilarity. The biggest surprise is that Chris Hemsworth steals the film completely. I'm pretty sure the filmmakers weren't going for that, but he's much funnier than the lead actresses. Diehard fans of the classic Ghostbusters will find many faults. If you watch with an open mind and zero expectations, then it's an average film with better than average visual effects.

Kristen Wiig stars as Erin, a Columbia physics professor about to achieve tenure. A paranormal disturbance brings a museum curator to her office.
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‘Ghostbusters’ Review: A Feminist Blockbuster That Could Have Been Better

‘Ghostbusters’ Review: A Feminist Blockbuster That Could Have Been Better
First, the good: “Ghostbusters,” the all-female reboot of a generation-defining hit that starred a bunch of guys, plays like the first movie mandated by the Bechdel test. And as far as that goes, it works as an explicitly feminist reworking of the popular franchise. Paul Feig’s goofy blockbuster about four New Yorkers who save the city from supernatural threats thrives on the first-rate chemistry of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

Unfortunately, this quartet provides the hilarious center to a movie that otherwise has none — or, for that matter, much purpose beyond showcasing their charisma. Despite the misogynistic backlash suffered during the film’s promotion, the problems with “Ghostbusters” have nothing to do with its cast. Its undoing stems from the same issues that plague so many overproduced, market-tested products that masquerade as movies: For all the value that may be contained in an intellectual property,
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Find Out What Ray Parker Jr. Thinks About the New ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme Song

Find Out What Ray Parker Jr. Thinks About the New ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme Song
The new Ghostbusters theme song from pop punk band Fall Out Boy featuring a rap interlude by Missy Elliott is nearly universally hated. Personally, I don’t think it’s flat out terrible, but it’s also not very good. However, one man thinks that if Sony Pictures would have called him, then he could have helped to […]

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A female Slimer makes an appearance in this new Ghostbusters TV Spot

We’ve been behind Paul Feig’s new iteration of the much beloved Ghostbusters since the start. The trailers sparked a host of nonsensical fan bile, the new theme song paled in comparison to Ray Parker Jr.’s (excepting this awesome Japanese version – seriously – it’s aces) and there’s a lot of people judging the film before […]

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Greatest Hits: Season One Ratings

Music performance series have had a checkered history on television. Some have been very successful in the ratings and have lasted for years while others have been quick flops. How will Greatest Hits do for ABC this summer? Cancelled or renewed for season two?Hosted by Arsenio Hall and Kelsea Ballerini, Greatest Hits features "hit-makers" from the 35 years. Starting in the 1980s, each installment highlights a five-year period and celebrates the biggest music hits from that time period. Solo performers and groups include Reo Speedwagon, Ray Parker Jr., Jason Derulo, Kenny Loggins, Kim Carnes, Rick Springfield, Kool & The Gang, Backstreet Boys, Meghan Trainor, Coolio, CeeLo Green, John Legend, Jewel, Tori Kelly, LL Cool J, Wiz Khalifa, Hanson, Bret Michaels, Kenny Loggins, Miguel, Grace Potter, Chicago, Aloe Blacc, Foreigner, Nate Ruess, and Wilson Phillips.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's
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Listen to the official Japanese non-Fall Out Boy theme song for Ghostbusters reboot

Sony released the official theme song for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot last week, and it didn’t go down all that well. The song – like the trailers – was met with a lot of negativity, even by those who have supported the film online.

Well the official Japanese theme song has landed online, and it’s a lot closer to the Ray Parker Jr. original. So close in fact that, well, it’s the same song but in Japanese. It’s performed by Japanese comedians Tomochika, Oniyakko Tsubaki, Naomi Watanabe and Shizuyo Yamasaki decked out in Ghostbusters gear doing wacky things.

Check out the video below:

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
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Votd: "Ghostbusters" Theme Japanese Remix

The main theme song for Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" reboot went online last week, a cover by Fall Out Boy with Missy Elliott also lending some of her vocals. The reaction to it was colorful and not particularly well received on the Dh forums.

Leave it to Sony Pictures Japan who've brought together four Japanese comedians for an odd music video cover which takes Ray Parker Jr.'s signature theme and gives it a contemporary, Japanese-language update that doesn't mangle the original arrangement and does a better job of capturing the spirit of fun from the films.

The "Ghostbusters" reboot hits cinemas on July 15th.
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The Week in Movies – Alien: Covenant behind the scenes images and casting news! Ghostbusters theme! Transformers 5 images! Indy 5! The Rock in Wolf Man and more!

The Week in Star WarsLuke Owen takes over The Week in Movies this week, with news from Alien: Covenant, Ghostbusters, Transformers: The Last Knight, The Wolf-Man, Sharknado 4 and more…

The Week in Movies is (usually) an excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday.

…We’ll kick things off this week with the news that Prometheus star Noomi Rapace is set to return to the Alien universe as a part of Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant. According to Deadline, the actress is currently on the set of the film in Australia, where she will shoot “weeks worth of scenes.” The size of her role is unknown at the time, but you can check out a new behind the scenes image featuring co-star Danny McBride here…

…Speaking of aliens, and it was assumed that former Lucasfilm owner George Lucas
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People Are Incredibly Divided Over the New Ghostbusters Theme by Missy Elliott and Fall Out Boy

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People Are Incredibly Divided Over the New Ghostbusters Theme by Missy Elliott and Fall Out Boy
With Ghostbusters getting such a major revamp, it was only a matter of time before the original film's iconic theme song got a makeover, too. Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott collaborated on a rock 'n' roll, hip-hop tinged adaptation of Ray Parker Jr.'s original for the new all-female reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. The Internet basically couldn't handle it. Here's what people are saying about the new theme. (Spoiler alert: No one is neutral about it.) This isn't the first time the new Ghostbusters, which hits theaters July 15, has received some backlash.
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People Are Incredibly Divided Over the New Ghostbusters Theme by Missy Elliott and Fall Out Boy

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People Are Incredibly Divided Over the New Ghostbusters Theme by Missy Elliott and Fall Out Boy
With Ghostbusters getting such a major revamp, it was only a matter of time before the original film's iconic theme song got a makeover, too. Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott collaborated on a rock 'n' roll, hip-hop tinged adaptation of Ray Parker Jr.'s original for the new all-female reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. The Internet basically couldn't handle it. Here's what people are saying about the new theme. (Spoiler alert: No one is neutral about it.) This isn't the first time the new Ghostbusters, which hits theaters July 15, has received some backlash.
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