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[[tmz:video id="0_irfkptoq"]] The three elementary school teachers who reworked the "Ghostbusters" theme for the new movie are about to get some green dumped on them, but it's not slime. No Small Children -- drummer Nicola Berlinsky, singer Joanie Pimentel and her sister/guitarist Lisa -- just scored a deal with RCA for their punk rock overhaul, which plays during the film credits. It's an amazing story ... the 3 decided to start Nsc 4 years ago during recess at their North Hollywood school. »
- TMZ Staff
Tony Black reviews the Ghostbusters score…
Music has always been synonymous with Ghostbusters, part of its intrinsic place in pop culture thanks to Ray Parker Jr’s iconic theme tune which helped cement the original movie as one of the key films of the 80’s. The score often gets lost in the shadow of that, so without another barnstorming chart topping hit to dominate, does Theodore Shapiro’s score for Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters remake strike a chord and linger in the memory? To my surprise, it does, given Shapiro previously has been best known for a string of unremarkable, largely comedy movie scores, though he did decent work last year for Feig on his fun comedy Spy.
Here, Shapiro crafts a score which may end up lingering in the memory longer than the movie, delivering a mixture of not just traditional orchestral action beats but also a reworked, chugged »
- Tony Black
It was always going to be a tough task to reboot the Ghostbusters as an entirely new franchise. Basically, you had to please fans of the original while opening it up to a whole next generation of potential audience members. This week, the product of that experiment opens in a reboot of Ghostbusters, which is co-written and directed by Paul Feig. Continuing a trend he’s had throughout his career, Feig opted to make this new film stand out by casting an all female main quartet. Of course, that led to some bizarre rage on the internet, but that’s just nonsense. I’ve seen the movie and really enjoyed it, so I’m all for his new take. Hopefully you will be too, since this flick deserves to be a hit! The film follows a similar sort of plot to the original, though this works as more of an »
- Joey Magidson
If you’d told me that the worst thing about a new Ghostbusters film would be Bill Murray, I would have laughed in your face. And yet… here we are. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is, above all else, a real Ghostbusters movie. If you’re a fan of the 1984 original (as most comedy fans are), one of the things that’s interesting as you watch this one is the way it echoes off of that film. It is no simple remake, but neither is it a radical reinvention of the core idea. It’s simply a different riff on the same idea, with a solid dose of fan service thrown in to help make the transition from the old to the new. The script, by Feig and Katie Dippold, does some big things different, and the choices they make are intriguing. First and foremost, though, Ghostbusters is a big fat slice of silly summer entertainment, »
- Drew McWeeny
We'd like to say it's a great time to be a Ghostbusters fan, but a lot of you would disagree. Even though those who loved the 1984 original have done nothing but dump hate on this new iteration of the classic franchise, that hasn't stopped Sony from moving forward with their marketing and merchandise campaign. Though believe it or not, some consumers have complained about a lack of toys in stores, with the studio not fulfilling the demand. That won't happen with the soundtrack, as it be readily available when it drops next month. Today, we finally have a clear picture of what exactly will be included.
Earlier today, we saw all four of the new Ghostbusters grace the cover of EW's latest issue. Now, we also get a new international poster that once again includes Chris Hemsworth as Kevin. This time, though, we also get to see Slimer making his triumphant big screen return. »
If busting makes you feel good, then you'll be plenty excited to learn that the new Ghostbusters is getting both a full-length soundtrack and score release. We have the cover art for both of these records. The score is coming July 8, while the soundtrack hits July 15 in conjunction with the supernatural comedy arriving in theaters this summer. While the full track and artist list has not yet been announced for the soundtrack, we do have a full track list for the score. And boy does it deliver some mild spoilers!
First up, while we can't tell you the entire song list for the new Ghostbusters soundtrack, we can tell you that the classic theme song is getting a cover from Fall Out Boy. They will be joined by a guest appearance from Missy Elliot. The lead single off this record is actually a new 'girl power' ballad from Elle King titled Good Girls. In the next week or so, we should find out who else has contributed songs to the movie.
Composer Theodore Shapiro is handling the score for Ghostbusters. And we have cool new cover art that finds the four main ghost hunters standing on a rooftop in downtown New York City. Their proton packs charged and ready to go, they watch as a supernatural portal opens up above them, crackling with green electricity. It's perhaps one of the most striking images we've seen from the movie thus far. And from the track list, it sounds like these girls are going to be jumping in at some point.
The interesting thing about the score track list is that it seems to confirm an early review that emerged on Reddit. The movie will open with a track titled 'The Aldrige Mansion' followed by 'The Garret Attack'. This is all footage we've seen in the trailers, which finds Kristen Wiig's Erin Gilbert barfed on by a scary ghost madame. Track number 3 is titled 'Never Invited' and it is followed by Track 4, 'Distinct Human Form'. These tracks indicate that Gilbert and her partner Abby Yates will be trying to confirm the existence of ghosts.
Track 5 is titled 'The Universe Shall Bend', and likely introduces new villain Rowan in human form as played by Neil Casey. Track 6, titled 'Subway Ghost Attack' introduces toll booth guard Patty Tolan, played by Leslie Jones, and serves as the catalyst for her eventually joining the team. Track 7, 'Ghost Girl', hints at another interaction with an apparition, possibly the female version of Slimer that we've been hearing about, and track 8, 'Mannequins' is for a scene we saw in one of the most recent international trailers, which finds Patty running scared from an animated store mannequin that gives chase. This is followed by track 9, 'Ghost in a Box', which surely alludes to the girls' first capture of an actual ghost.
Track 10 is important in that it probably gives us the name of Bill Murray's character 'Dr. Heiss' who doesn't believe in ghosts and deems the Ghostbusters as frauds. Track 11, 'Ley Lines' and Track 12, 'Pester the Living', don't tell us too much about the story. But track 13, titled 'I Will Lead Then All', marks the turning point in the movie when Rowan rises to amass his army of ghosts. This leads into the possession scenes we've seen in the trailers and other footage, which first finds Melissa McCarthy's Abby Yates taken over by Rowan. The ghost menace is slapped out of her by Patty and soon takes up residency in the body of secretary Kevin, played by Chris Hemsworth.
Track 15, 'The Fourth Cataclysm', finds Rowan unleashing an army of the undead, and with track 16, titled 'Balloon Parade', we will see these haints, haunts and specters overtaking New York City, with the Ghostbusters called in to stop the destruction of our world. Track 17 promises the 'Battle of Times Square', which we've also seen in the trailers released thus far. The girls will go to war against the ghosts in an epic street fight that eventually leads to the reveal of the big bad at the center of this climax.
Track 18 has the Ghostbuster girls trying to communicate with Rowan as they are seen 'Entering the Mercado'. In a scene remincesent of the original 1984 Ghostbusters, the girls are asked to choose its form. Thus, Rowan appears as a towering version of the ghost from the iconic no ghosts logo. He is introduced by track 19, 'Behemoth'. After defeating Rowan's giant avatar, track 20 teases that Abby, Erin and the girls go 'Into the Portal'. And it's obvious that they all save the day. As the finale, track 21, is titled 'NY Heart Gb'. And there you have it, the best outline of the movie thus far.
Ghostbusters will be in theaters July 15. You can currently pre-order the score on Amazon as well as the soundtrack. While the score is only available on CD, the soundtrack is promised on Vinyl and audio cassette tape as well. But we believe this is an oversight on Amazon's part, and is meant to point to the 1984 original soundtrack. We'll have to wait until an update is made to find out whether or not the new songs will be available on any other format as currently listed.
In Ghostbusters, Erin Gilbert (Wiig) and Abby Yates (McCarthy) are a pair of unheralded authors who write a book positing that ghosts are real. A few years later Gilbert lands a prestigious teaching position at Columbia University, but her book resurfaces and she is laughed out of academia. Gilbert reunites with Yates and others when ghosts invade Manhattan and she and her team have to save the world. Here's the cover art for both the soundtrack and score.
With shorter deadlines and reduced music budgets now the norm, especially in TV, composers need more help than ever. A new L.A. firm offers assistance by crafting sounds to order.
Umlaut Audio creates “custom software instruments and custom sounds for composers,” explains co-founder and CEO Marc Juenger. Especially in TV, he notes, “they have three or four days to write as much as 30 minutes of music,” and so much of it sounds alike because many are drawing from the same widely available sample libraries.
Juenger hopes to tap into the market by providing busy composers with custom-designed pads, drones, soundscapes, rhythmic loops, beat-driven sound design, sound effects and more.
“We create unique sounds for their specific project,” adds Marc’s wife Anne Juenger, co-founder and COO of the company. Clients can also choose whether the sounds created can be exclusive to them on a permanent basis; for a specific »
- Jon Burlingame
With Karyn Kusama's thriller The Invitation gearing up for release Lakeshore Records are releasing the soundtrack on digital platforms and CD on April 8th (that's Friday!) and we've got a video from the release for you to take a look. In conjunction with the theatrical and On Demand release of Karyn Kasuma's psychological thriller, The Invitation, Lakeshore Records will release The Invitation - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally and on CD April 8, 2016. The album features the original score by Theodore Shapiro (Trumbo, St. Vincent) with two original songs by Craig Wedren & Benjamin Newgard: “Baby You’re Gone” and “Oh My Child”. “The Invitation perfectly captures something essential about life in Los Angeles,” said Shapiro. “Los Angeles is a city of incredible natural beauty...
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While the new all-female Ghostbusters has not sat well with some fans, we're sure no one was as upset about it as The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. New survaliance footage taken from the monster's home shows that the first trailer released had the man feeling very suicidal. In fact, you may want to shield your eyes during the final few seconds of this snuff footage. It not only shows Puft taking his own life, but what happens to his remains is the most shocking moment of all.
Yes, Paul Feig has divided a nation with his 2016 Ghostbusters reboot, which completely reimagines this franchise in a new universe where the original Ghostbusters never existed. While Slimer will return, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is sitting this one out. He doesn't seem to mind that. In fact, when he first sits down to watch the Ghostbusters sneak peek, he appears to be in awe. »
The upcoming Ghostbusters reboot is one of the most divisive movies of the year. Some people loath it for a number of reasons, the first being the all-female cast. And then there is the other camp who thinks this looks like one of 2016's best offerings and finds the first trailer hilariously funny. Today, we get a new trailer from Russia. And it seems to fall in line with the first camp.
We only say that because this latest sneak peek gives Chris Hemsworth's secretary a much more substantial role. He seems to be a very important part of the team. He knows science. He can fight. And he's a graphic artist to boot. Though his redesign of the iconic Ghostbusters logo doesn't sit well with the girls.
Unfortuantly, we don't get to hear any of the jokes in this new Ghostbusters teaser. The entire thing is in Russian. »
The moment of truth is here! The first Ghostbusters trailer has arrived. The footage was previewed yesterday by director Paul Feig, with the teaser shown off to a select group of fans. The sneak peek was met with a standing ovation, with stars Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon all championed as the new team of spirit chasers. Following the warm reception, the director told the crowd he was thrilled by their response.
"I'm relieved for the moment, before it's released to the world. I'm confident. Ghostbusters are for everybody. The first movie worked because it had four of the funniest people and I just want the funniest people - and the funniest people are these women."
11 items from 2016
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