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Why Original Ghostbusters Director Respects the Haters

1 hour ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In the 27 years between 1989's Ghostbusters II and now, there have been countless failed attempts to craft a Ghostbusters sequel with all of the original stars from the first two movies. While some iterations got farther than others, they never went in front of cameras, until director Paul Feig pitched a much different take on the franchise: a reboot with four female stars. While Sony Pictures embraced the project and gave it the green light, with Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones coming aboard to star, a very vocal cross-section of fans have been spewing plenty of hatred throughout the Internet. As it turns out, the original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman actually appreciates their stance.

These haters have been bad-mouthing director Paul Feig and his cast relentlessly on social media, and they even made the first trailer the most hated in the history of YouTube. Many of »

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Ghostbusters Preview Shows Off New Ghost Hunting Gadgets

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In just two weeks, Ghostbusters will invade theaters nationwide, as fans get ready to see this new group of female spirit chasers in action. Earlier this week, we showed you an insane Japanese music video where four female comedians dressed up as the Ghostbusters, now we have a featurette that breaks down some of the Ghostbusters' new gadgets. If that wasn't enough, we also have a poster that features the four main characters getting ready to battle the worst New York City has to offer.

The preview, which was posted on Facebook, features director Paul Feig, who reveals that when the Ghostbusters first get started, all they have are Pk meters and video cameras, but that changes quickly. Stars Melilssa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon reveal what unique devices the new Ghostbusters come up with, along with new footage of these ladies testing out this gear. We also hear from Leslie Jones, »

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Listen to the official Japanese non-Fall Out Boy theme song for Ghostbusters reboot

29 June 2016 3:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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 »

- Luke Owen

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New Ghostbusters Gets Insane Japanese Music Video

28 June 2016 5:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

There may not be a more divisive movie this summer than Sony Pictures' Ghostbusters reboot, which has made more headlines for the hatred swirling around the project than practically anything else regarding the movie. When the first trailer debut in March, it didn't take long to become the most hated movie trailer in YouTube history. Then just last week, the new theme song was released, featuring Fall Out Boy & Missy Elliot, which wasn't well-received either, to say the least. Today we have what could be the most bizarre Ghostbusters-related video yet, coming all the way from Japan. And it really is so weird, you're either going to love hating it, or just plain want to smash you computer screen hate it. Either way, we don't imagine you're going to like it much. But there is no denying you won't be able to pull your eyes away from what you are watching. »

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'Veep's' David Mandel and Matt Walsh Talk Finale, Season 6 and Cast Chemistry: "It's a No-Asshole Set"

28 June 2016 1:56 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from the season five finale of Veep, "Inauguration."] David Mandel and Matt Walsh kicked off their chat with The Hollywood Reporter by setting the record straight on two burning viewer questions about Sunday's game-changing Veep finale. No, that was not the series finale (Veep has already been renewed for a sixth season at HBO) and none of the castmembers have been fired in real life. "Everyone will be back except Matt Walsh," joked Mandel, who wrapped his first season as showrunner after taking over from creator Armando Iannucci, during THR's Facebook Live chat on Tuesday. "Oh

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- Jackie Strause

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‘Game of Thrones’ Finale: How Lyanna Mormont Became Your New Favorite Character in Just Three Scenes

27 June 2016 12:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

(Spoilers ahead for last night’s “Game of Thrones” finale.) As the current election cycle and Brexit seem so keen to remind us, these are especially contentious political times. Whatever our real-world quibbles, however, “Game of Thrones” gave us all a leader to believe in this season: Lady Lyanna Mormont of Bear Island. Young rulers aren’t uncommon in Westeros, but the sadistic King Joffrey and his younger brother Tommen (R.I.P., and way to make “King’s Landing” take on literal meaning) didn’t inspire a fraction of the confidence that this 10-year-old girl did. In what couldn’t have been more than 15 minutes of screentime across three episodes, Bella Ramsey’s take on the diminutive Lady emerged as a fan favorite.

We first met her just a few short weeks ago, when the newly reunited Jon and Sansa were in coalition-building mode as they sought to reclaim their ancestral home of Winterfell. »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Finale Review Roundup: Critics Praise ‘The Winds of Winter,’ But Think it Lacks ‘The Art of Discussion’

27 June 2016 11:55 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Game of Thrones” has shifted the landscape of television over its six-season run. Playing a violent, intricate and shocking game, the show’s momentum has been at full speed this season, with many thinking it may be the best season so far. A season, however, is oftentimes only as good as its finale, which the critics evaluated after last night’s “The Winds of Winter.”

Read More: Review: The ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘BastardBowl’ Brings About A Whole New World Order

NPR’s Eric Deggans gave the finale an A in a review for IndieWire, praising the show’s handling of women this season. Whereas last season was filled with critique on the subject, Deggans noted that “this season turned out to be a showcase for all the powerful women in the story — epitomized by where all the characters are left by the closing moments on Sunday’s episode.”

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‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Tackles Doping With ‘Veep’ Star Matt Walsh In Hilarious Video — Watch

27 June 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” tackled the issue of doping in the Olympics on Sunday by admitting that, in all likelihood, a lot of people probably don’t even care if their country’s Olympic athletes take performance-enhancing drugs.

“If we don’t really care enough to make changes, we should at the very least make our syrupy athlete promos a bit more honest,” Oliver said. Cut to a hilarious sketch with “Veep” star Matt Walsh playing the coach of an Olympic runner named Brandon Schmidt.

“I discovered him sprinting across a playground,” Walsh says. “That’s how I used to find my runners–just hanging out at playgrounds looking for the quickest kid. I can’t do that now of course.”

Going through a typical day in training, Schmidt explains his routine. “First I do cardio, then weights, then it’s just all the pills I can fit into my mouth, »

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‘Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’ Tackles Doping With ‘Veep’ Star Matt Walsh In Hilarious Video — Watch

27 June 2016 7:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” tackled the issue of doping in the Olympics on Sunday by admitting that, in all likelihood, a lot of people probably don’t even care if their country’s Olympic athletes take performance-enhancing drugs.

“If we don’t really care enough to make changes, we should at the very least make our syrupy athlete promos a bit more honest,” Oliver said. Cut to a hilarious sketch with “Veep” star Matt Walsh playing the coach of an Olympic runner named Brandon Schmidt.

“I discovered him sprinting across a playground,” Walsh says. “That’s how I used to find my runners–just hanging out at playgrounds looking for the quickest kid. I can’t do that now of course.”

Going through a typical day in training, Schmidt explains his routine. “First I do cardio, then weights, then it’s just all the pills I can fit into my mouth, »

- Graham Winfrey

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Review: After that 'Veep' finale, what happens next?

26 June 2016 9:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's Veep coming up just as soon as I'm selling a young adult fiction novel about an alternate timeline... Well, that was not what I was expecting. At all. To the point where I briefly wondered if HBO had played us all for suckers and aired the Veep series finale without telling anyone in advance. They haven't, by the way. Not only was the show renewed back in April, but I've confirmed with someone at HBO that the renewal (which came with similar orders for Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley) wasn't an elaborate ruse to keep people from realizing the show was about to end. Veep will be back next year, but with a huge difference: Selina won't be the president anymore. Nor will she go back to being the vice-president. She will be an ex-potus, for however long the series runs past next season. I »

- Alan Sepinwall

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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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- Gary Collinson

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Seeso Renews ‘The Ucb Show’, Acquires Documentary ‘Thank You Del’

24 June 2016 1:30 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Seeso has renewed its popular original series The Ucb Show from Upright Citizens Brigade founders Amy Poehler, Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts and Matt Besser. Season 2 begins shooting today at the 18th Annual Del Close Improv Comedy Marathon in NYC. The Ucb Show is a weekly variety showcase for the best sketch, characters and stand-up homegrown at the Ucb Theatres in L.A. and NYC. Besser, Poehler, Roberts, and Walsh executive produce with Bart Coleman and Lou Wallach. In… »

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‘High Maintenance’ Teaser Trailer: Ben Sinclair Makes His HBO Debut As The Friendly Pot Dealer

24 June 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

The hilarious indie comedy “High Maintenance” is finally arriving to HBO this fall.

Created and written by married duo Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, the six-episode series follows Sinclair as “The Guy,” a friendly and trustworthy pot dealer whose clients include an eccentric group of characters, revealing the dynamics of their lives. The half-hour comedy will give a glimpse into the daily routines of his customers, from the unexpected and offbeat to the predictable and mundane, and how they light things up.

Read More: Exclusive: ‘High Maintenance’ Behind-the-Scenes Action Includes Positive Vibes and Creative Brainstorming Theme

High Maintenance” is executive produced by Blichfeld, Sinclair and Russell Gregory.

The show was created as a web series in 2012 and was originally distributed for free on Vimeo from 2012 – 2015. The cannabis-centered show had a total of 19 episodes and received positive reviews from critics. After garnering attention, the web series shifted from distribution platform to »

- Liz Calvario

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‘The Leftovers’ Secret Weapon: How Mimi Leder Revamped Season 2

24 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Mimi Leder can direct the shit out of anything.”

That’s Justin Theroux describing his showrunning director on “The Leftovers,” but it’s also as close as an opinion can come to being factual — and one supported by this critic. A helmer of giant blockbusters (like “Deep Impact”) and intimate dramas (like “The West Wing”), Leder expertly transformed Damon Lindelof’s wild words — “He has a lot of huevos,” Leder said — into a unique vision that brought them to life like no one else could. And she did it with incredible insight into everything from what makes each character tick to what the audience needed to see in order to access those characters.

Speaking to Indiewire shortly before starting production on Season 3, Leder dug into how the series developed over its first two seasons, what she brought to the table as a director and why one big scene didn’t »

- Ben Travers

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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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Fall Out Boy And Missy Elliot's Remixed Ghostbusters Theme Song Is The Worst Thing You'll Hear Today

23 June 2016 7:32 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Someone really needs to tell Sony that if it ain't broke, don't fix it. In the player below, you'll find the new Ghostbusters theme song cover by Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliott, and, well, it's pretty terrible. This obviously doesn't mean that the movie will be bad (though there are many convinced that it will be), but a remix like this certainly isn't going to win over sceptical fans convinced the reboot will suck.  Directed by Paul Feig, this new movie will focus on Patty Tolan (Leslie Jones), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), and Jillian Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), along with Chris Hemsworth (as the team’s secretary), Andy Garcia, Michael K. Williams, Matt Walsh, and Neil Casey as the reboot’s lead villain. Ghostbusters is currently set to be released on July 22nd, so stay tuned. »

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Bethenny Frankel Gives Health Update After Fibroids Surgery

23 June 2016 6:49 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Bethenny Frankel let cameras into her life for The Real Housewives of New York City, and that includes the ups and breakdowns. The Skinnygirl mogul revealed her struggle with fibroids on the Wednesday, June 22 episode and opened up further on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. After watching a sneak peek for the 13th episode of season, Bethenny said she was embarrassed over getting teary on camera after her pre-op appointment. "It just feels embarrassing," she told Andy. "It's a scary thing to go into," Veep star Matt Walsh told her. "I know, but I don't know, now I feel like it's kind of common. I don't know, I just feel embarrassed. I shouldn't feel »

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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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First Trailer for Greg Mottola's Comedy 'Keeping Up with the Joneses'

22 June 2016 10:29 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Who are these people?" 20th Century Fox has unveiled a trailer for Greg Mottola's latest comedy, titled Keeping Up with the Joneses, which is almost a bit like Mr. & Mrs. Smith about a couple next door that are actually super spies. On the other side are Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis, an ordinary suburban couple that are in for a wild ride when they figure this out. Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot play the "covert operative" couple - whoever cast them did a perfect job. The cast includes Patton Oswalt, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn and Maribeth Monroe. This looks like it should be harmless entertainment, right? Enjoy. Here's the first official trailer for Greg Mottola's Keeping Up with the Joneses, from Fox's YouTube: An ordinary suburban couple (played by Zach Galifianakis & Isla Fisher) finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses (played by Jon Hamm & Gal Gadot »

- Alex Billington

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