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‘Ghostbusters’ Producer Doesn’t Think Backlash To Reboot Is About Sexism

34 minutes ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Ghostbusters” producer Ivan Reitman has his own take on the backlash over the reboot of the 1984 comedy classic.

“I think there’s way too much talk about gender [when it comes to this film],” Reitman told Mashable. “I think that many of the people who were complaining were actually lovers of the [original] movie, not haters of women.” He also faults the movie’s original trailer for not making it clear that the new film is a reboot, not a remake, of the original. At the same time, he said it’s unfair to judge the entire film based on a 90-second trailer.

“I’ve certainly had my experience with things that did not work,” he told Mashable. “This movie works, [but] no one’s really seen it.”

Judd Apatow has a slightly different take on the situation, calling commenters who have criticized it probably the same people who are going to vote for Donald Trump.

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- Graham Winfrey

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Ivan Reitman says the hate for Ghostbusters reboot isn’t sexist

3 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’re just a couple of weeks away from strange things happening in your neighbourhood with Paul Feig’s reboot of Ghostbusters hitting cinema screens, and it’s not been without its controversy.

There have been several rumours of problems between Sony and the director (with suggestions the studio want to sweep the movie under the rug), and even reports that the cast hated the film while working on it. However the biggest stories have been the en-mass outcry that the ‘hate’ for the movie is nothing more than sexism and misogyny. Feig’s friend Judd Apatow recently compared the Ghostbusters hate to the support for Donald Trump as American president.

But the movie’s producer – and the original movie’s director – Ivan Reitman thinks otherwise.

“I think there’s way too much talk about gender” he tells Mashable. “I think that many of the people who were complaining were actually lovers of the [original] movie, »

- Luke Owen

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Why Original Ghostbusters Director Respects the Haters

13 hours 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

17 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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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Seth Rogen Can't Believe How Committed He Is to Raising Funds for Alzheimer's: 'Even I'm Shocked That This Has Happened'

21 hours ago | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Alzheimer's and dementia are no laughing matters, but if anyone knows how to find a smile in a serious situation, it's Seth Rogen, which is exactly what he did at the Hilarity for Charity event this Wednesday in New York City. Hilarity for Charity is a movement led by Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, to raise funds for and awareness of Alzheimer's disease. The couple founded Hilarity for Charity in 2012, shortly after Lauren's mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. Throughout the year they throw events during which comedians and musicians entertain to help raise money to fight the disease. »

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Ghostbusters Documentary ‘Ghostheads’ Set for July 15 Launch on Netflix

29 June 2016 12:10 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has set a July 15 launch date for the Ghostbusters fan documentary “Ghostheads,” coinciding with Sony’s opening of its “Ghostbusters” reboot.

Ghostheads” premiered as a Work in Progress at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The film looks at the impact the Ghostbusters franchise has had on fans over the past three decades. with interviews with Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Ernie Hudson, Paul Feig and Peter Mosen, who has been dressing like Aykroyd’s Ray Stantz character since the first film’s release, and whose passion landed him a small part in the sequel.

The film is directed by Brendan Mertens, a Canadian filmmaker who said of his fellow fans, “Ghostheads are friendly people – there’s not really any animosity like in other fandoms we’ve seen.  They really use their powers for good – raising money for their local communities, providing a place for people who may otherwise feel alone, and »

- Dave McNary

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‘Ghostheads’ Trailer: Fans Use Their ‘Ghostbusters’ Passion to Do Some Good

29 June 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

There’s a sect of Ghostbusters fans who have been pretty nasty about the reboot of the 1984 classic that’s coming this summer. Not everyone who isn’t excited about the new movie is being vicious about it, but there’s certainly a very vocal, unnecessarily hateful group who are giving fans of Ivan Reitman‘s movie a bad […]

The post ‘Ghostheads’ Trailer: Fans Use Their ‘Ghostbusters’ Passion to Do Some Good appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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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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Mindy Kaling predicted the female-led ‘Ghostbusters’ 5 years ago — and the ensuing uproar

28 June 2016 9:05 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The female cast-led Ghostbusters reboot has been making headlines and stirring debate since August 2014. But well before then, when Bill Murray was still expected to star in a Ghostbusters 3, Mindy Kaling fantasy-cast an estrogen-powered Ghostbusters. Icymi: The Office actress wrote a paragraph about a reimagined squad of the paranormal experts in her first book, 2011 memoir Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) in a chapter titled “Franchises I Would Like to Reboot.” Now, Mindy Kaling being rom-com-loving Mindy Kaling, she pitched this reboot as a tale of four otherwise-normal ladies in New York struggling to balance their ghostbusting duties with the pursuit of true love. She also readily acknowledged that everyone might not be on board with this idea: “I’m not an idiot,” she wrote. “I know the demographic for Ghostbusters is teenage boys, and I know they would kill themselves if two ghostbusters had a makeover at Sephora. »

- Emily Rome

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Votd: "Ghostbusters" Theme Japanese Remix

28 June 2016 8:14 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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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- Garth Franklin

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Ghostbusters 3 Video Game Fan Cut Is the Sequel Everyone Wanted

27 June 2016 4:40 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It is an interesting time to be a Ghostbusters fan. On one hand, Sony is very dedicated to making something out of the franchise in the modern day, with an all-female Paul Feig directed reboot heading to theaters next month. On the other hand, many people are upset about the reboot for various reasons and are worried that the new movie will sort of soil what is great about the originals. Also, it means we will never get the true Ghostbusters 3 movie that everyone wanted.

Hardcore Ghostbusters fans very likely played, or at least watched a friend play, the 2009 Ghostbusters video game because in a lot ways, it was the sequel that fans had been waiting for ever since Ghostbusters II. A YouTuber recently took it upon himself to take the story of Ghostbusters: The Video Game and edit it into a full-length movie. The video is now »

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‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot Co-Writer Slams Internet Backlash & ‘Nasty Comments’

26 June 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you thought that the “Ghostbusters” controversy was going to die down ahead of its release next month, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news. Katie Dippold, who co-wrote the female-led reboot along with director Paul Feig, has pointed out the absurdity of pre-release criticism in a Telegraph interview: “There were nasty comments and before there was even a movie.”

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Theme: Listen To Fall Out Boy And Missy Elliott’s Radical Rock n’ Roll Update

“At that time, there was literally no movie written, you know?” she continues. “There’s nothing for you to watch, nothing is written and you’re already saying it’s the worst movie in the world!” Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones star in this new take on the cult classic, which was led by Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd. Dippold — who wrote several episodes of “Parks and Recreation »

- Michael Nordine

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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!

26 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

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 »

- Luke Owen

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

25 June 2016 10:30 AM, PDT | 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

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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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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People Are Incredibly Divided Over the New Ghostbusters Theme by Missy Elliott and Fall Out Boy

24 June 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

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. »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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People Are Incredibly Divided Over the New Ghostbusters Theme by Missy Elliott and Fall Out Boy

24 June 2016 7:35 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

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. »

- Maria Yagoda, @mariayagoda

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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, »

- Sarah Myles

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