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Dan Aykroyd: New 'Ghostbusters' Has More Laughs & Scares Than First 2 Films

14 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Dan Aykroyd ain't afraid of no ghost haters. The man who co-starred in and co-wrote the scripts for the original "Ghostbusters" movie and "Ghostbusters II" recently got to watch the upcoming 2016 reboot, then shared a glowing critique on Facebook:

That's quite an endorsement. Yeah, Aykroyd is credited as an executive producer for the upcoming film, and both he and Bill Murray have cameos, so he's not exactly objective -- he has his own financial interests at stake. However, he is also deeply tied to the originals, so it wouldn't have been a shock if he went the Rick Moranis route and stayed away from this movie. Maybe he wanted to help the film out since it has been mired in criticism since it's announcement, and fans only seem to keep getting angrier.

Some of those angry fans are now commenting on his Facebook post, interpreting his praise as an insult »

- Gina Carbone

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Dan Aykroyd praises new Ghostbusters, cameo revealed in TV spot

14 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ever since Ghostbusters released its first trailer, it seems there has been a never-ending stream of negativity surrounding the film. Of course, skepticism over the reboot has been in the air since before the cameras started rolling, with Paul Feig, Melissa McCarthy and the other cast members defending the film. Now, in the first bit of positive news Ghostbusters has received in a long time, original actor Dan Aykroyd, who played Ray Stanz, has praised the new film. The actor went to Facebook to express his positive opinion:

“As originator of the original: Saw test screening of new movie. Apart from brilliant, genuine performances from the cast both female and male, it has more laughs and more scares than the first 2 films plus Bill Murray is in it! As one of millions of man-fans and Ray Stantz, I’m paying to see that and bringing all my friends!”

Aykroyd wrote »

- Ricky Church

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A few thoughts on the vilification of Paul Feig

23 May 2016 7:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Hate the idea of a new Ghostbusters film? That's fair enough. Attacking another human being? It might be time to draw the line...

I believe it to be Empire magazine that works on an editorial policy of treating the approach to every movie as if it’s Christmas Eve. That, until you’ve seen the final cut of something, go in with optimism, and a wish for something to be good, be it Big Momma’s House 3 or Captain America: Civil War. Hate must be saved until you've seen the final cut of a film.

I like that ethos a lot. I think in an era when great films can have terrible trailers, and terrible films can have great trailers, that reserving judgement for a movie until the whole thing has been seen is something to cherish.

So then: you don’t need me to tell »

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Flickering Myth’s Formative Movie Experiences

22 May 2016 4:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Sean Wilson asks his fellow Flickering Myth writers about the film experiences that shaped their childhoods…

I was more than a little startled when hit with the recent revelation that nineties family classic Free Willy this year passed its 22nd birthday. It’s not a lengthy period in the grand scheme of things but for me it encapsulates an entire aeon of time having passed, as it was one of the first movies I vividly remember watching at the cinema. I couldn’t have been older than 7, the theatre was the Paignton Picture House (one of the world’s oldest cinemas, currently undergoing a new lease of life following its tragic closure in 1999) and the movie was the sort of rollicking emotional rollercoaster that sears itself into young minds.

This seemingly unassuming piece of news nevertheless hit me like the proverbial wave, making me wistful and reflective on the nature of formative cinema experiences, »

- Sean Wilson

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Film Review: Pointless Trip Back to ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’

19 May 2016 9:24 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The original “Neighbors” was a funny enough movie, that still boasted at least a couple of big laughs. “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” only manages the occasional chuckle here and there. As far as big budget studio comedy sequels go, it’s not as bad as “The Hangover 2.” It’s more in line with “Ghostbusters 2”.

..a forgettable film driven solely by commerce that only serves to make the original look that much better by comparison.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

This time around Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) have a second baby on the way –and are selling their house – when a new sorority headed by Shelby (Chloe Grace Moretz) moves in next door. Worried that the sorority will spook the buyers, Rogen and company essentially perform a gender switcheroo remake of the first movie – first they try to play nice with the new girls next door, and then end up in an all out war. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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She Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts! Melissa McCarthy Reveals Her Personal Connection to Ghostbusters

13 April 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Melissa McCarthy aint afraid of no ghosts, she not only believes in them but considers them her friends. "I grew up on a farm and I didn't have any real friends," the Ghostbusters star revealed during the Sony presentation at Cinemacon on Tuesday. "I have a very strong belief that people are out there because I was certainly talking to someone in those barns," she said, before quipping, "otherwise I'm just crazy. I really strongly believe in ghosts." McCarthy made an appearance at the Las Vegas convention with her Ghostbusters costars, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and director Paul Feig, »

- Mark Gray

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She Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts! Melissa McCarthy Reveals Her Personal Connection to Ghostbusters

13 April 2016 8:30 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Melissa McCarthy aint afraid of no ghosts, she not only believes in them but considers them her friends. "I grew up on a farm and I didn't have any real friends," the Ghostbusters star revealed during the Sony presentation at Cinemacon on Tuesday. "I have a very strong belief that people are out there because I was certainly talking to someone in those barns," she said, before quipping, "otherwise I'm just crazy. I really strongly believe in ghosts." McCarthy made an appearance at the Las Vegas convention with her Ghostbusters costars, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and director Paul Feig, »

- Mark Gray

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Ghostbusters & Ghostbusters 2 Debut in 4K Ultra HD June 7

9 April 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Ghostbusters & Ghostbusters 2 Debut in 4K Ultra HD June 7

Two Classic Supernatural Comedies Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before Ghostbusters & Ghostbusters II Debut on 4K Ultra HD™ June 7 Ultimate Home Theater Experience Features High Dynamic Range and All-New Dolby Atmos Soundtracks  Fans will now be able to experience particle beams and ectoplasm like never before when Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II debut June …

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'Ghostbusters' Funko Pop Toys Reveal New Villain Rowan's Ghost

7 April 2016 1:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Ghostbusters 2 arrived in theaters during the summer of 1989, fans were eager to see how they'd top the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the 1984 original. Along came the Statue of Liberty, which was sort of a disappointment. Now, with the 2016 reboot almost in theaters, fans are wondering the same exact thing. The answer this time is: Rowan's Ghost. We get a good look at this spooky specter, albeit only in Toy form. Funko Pop has unveiled their new Ghostbusters toys, and Rowan's Ghost is amongst the initial line-up. Here's the full press release.

"Everybody knows there's no such thing as ghosts. But don't tell true believers Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan. Despite being humiliated and doubted, they're so sure that ghosts exist, they're going to go into business to prove it &#173 even hiring a receptionist out front to answer the phones. And when these paranormal »

- MovieWeb

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Sony announces 4K Ultra HD releases for Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II

5 April 2016 6:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of the July reboot from director Paul Feig, Ghostbusters fans will be able to experience the original 1984 movie and its 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II in 4K Ultra HD courtesy of Sony Pictures Hone Entertainment.

As two of the first Sony 4K Ultra HD disc releases, both films were fully restored from the 35mm original camera negatives, thereby utilizing in 4K the full resolution, detail and color depth inherent in the film. The 4K releases are set for June 7th, while July 7th will also see the release of over 50 episodes of the iconic 1980s animated series The Real Ghostbusters on DVD.

Ghostbusters: University parapsychologists Dr. Peter Venkman (Murray), Dr. Raymond Stanz (Aykroyd) and Dr. Egon Spengler (Ramis) lose a research grant when their experiment methodology is proven to be bogus. The team decides to go into business for themselves and open ‘Ghostbusters,’ a ghost removal service. After struggling to get on their feet, »

- Gary Collinson

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'Real Ghostbusters' Animated Series Is Coming to DVD This Summer

4 April 2016 3:44 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

With excitement building for the new Ghostbusters reboot, hitting theaters this summer, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is using the release to bring the animated series The Real Ghost Busters back on DVD. The entire series, which spanned seven seasons and 140 episodes, was released through a Time Life Entertainment boxed set back in 2009, but it was only available for a limited time. Now fans can enjoy at least a part of this series again with a new DVD release on June 7. Here's an excerpt from a Sony Pictures Home Entertainment press release issued earlier today.

"Also, as part of the excitement surrounding the arrival of the new film, Sphe will release over 50 episodes of the iconic 1980s animated series, The Real Ghost Busters, on DVD July 7 and on Digital, from Ivan Reitman, Dic and Sony Pictures Television."

It isn't known if the digital release will feature HD transfers of the original episodes, »

- MovieWeb

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Ghostbusters and Sequel get the 4K Ultra HD Treatment in June

4 April 2016 11:26 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Culver City, Calif. (April, 4 2016) — Fans will now be able to experience particle beams and ectoplasm like never before when Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II debut June 7 on next generation 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range (Hdr) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Sphe). Perfect for Father’s Day gifting, each 4K Ultra HD release will also include the recent anniversary Blu-rays, bursting with all the bonus materials, including previously released legacy content, commentary and the interactive Slimer Mode.

As two of the first Sony 4K Ultra HD disc releases, both films were fully restored from the 35mm original camera negatives, thereby utilizing in 4K the full resolution, detail and color depth inherent in the film. 4K Ultra HD is the perfect way to finally experience these comprehensive restorations at full 4K resolution in the home – it features four times the resolution of high definition, along with High Dynamic Range (Hdr), which produces brilliant highlights, »

- Robert Greenberger

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Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II 4K Ultra HD / Blu-ray / Digital Release Details & Cover Art

4 April 2016 9:34 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

With a new team set to wear the proton packs this summer, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will pay tribute to the paranormal investigators of the past with 4K Ultra HD releases of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II this June, as well as a DVD and Digital release of The Real Ghostbusters animated series in July:

Press Release: Culver City, Calif. (April, 4 2016) — Fans will now be able to experience particle beams and ectoplasm like never before when Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II debut June 7 on next generation 4K Ultra HD disc with High Dynamic Range (Hdr) from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Sphe). Perfect for Father’s Day gifting, each 4K Ultra HD release will also include the recent anniversary Blu-rays, bursting with all the bonus materials, including previously released legacy content, commentary and the interactive Slimer Mode.

As two of the first Sony 4K Ultra HD disc releases, both films were fully restored »

- Derek Anderson

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'Ghostbusters' Reboot Video Reveals Dr. Egon Spengler Still Exists

31 March 2016 2:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The new Ghostbusters is said to take place in an alternate universe from the original 1984 classic. And none of the original Ghostbusters characters exist in this new plane of existence. But the legendary cast will be back for cameos, playing different characters this time around. One actor who isn't returning is Harold Ramis, who passed away in 2014 before the reboot started production. Now, it seems his character Dr. Egon Spengler may actually exist in this new reimagined world after all. At least Egon exists in the eyes of the Sony Coporation.

Sony has released a new tie-in video, which claims the company is putting the exciting new Proton Packs on the market for average citizens to purchase. In this unique sales pitch video, the announcer makes the startling claim that both Dr. Jillian Holtzmann, the character played by Kate McKinnon in the reboot, and Dr. Egon Spengler helped create the proton pack together. »

- MovieWeb

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‘Ghostbuster’ Image: Rock Out With Your Proton Packs Out

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

The new Ghostbusters movie has damn big shoes to fill. Ivan Reitman’s 1984 is a stone-cold classic that millions of Gen Xers and Millennials around the world have grown up with, and Ghostbusters II is remembered with great affection even if it’s not quite up to par. It’s hard to imagine anyone else quite replacing the original foursome, which may […]

The post ‘Ghostbuster’ Image: Rock Out With Your Proton Packs Out appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Latest 'Ghostbusters' Spoilers Are Sure to Enrage Fans

16 March 2016 9:01 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The new Ghostbusters trailer has not fared as well on Sony's official Youtube page as the studio had hoped. The teaser has gotten 192,590 up votes compared to 454,844 down votes, with the majority of fans hating this new iteration of the classic franchise. Though, the all-female cast sounds like the least of its problems. A Reddit user claims to have seen the movie, and their review makes it sound pretty dire. Will it be a bomb? Perhaps. But we're holding out hope that it's at least funny. That may not be the case, if we're to believe this advanced critique. And there are some spoilers included here that are sure to make most fans groan loudly.

First and foremost, it sounds like Slimer is getting a girlfriend. This gluttonous green blob will look just like the franchise's most iconic ghost, though it has long brown hair. And apparently, the end of »

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11 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2016

13 March 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Right off the bat, let's just get this out of the way. We have nothing against any of the films in this list. Especially Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But it's going to have to throw one heck of a Hail Mary pass to break even at the box office. Movies have always been big business. Budgets have continued to increase since Thomas Edison's Black Maria started churning out films in the late 1800s. As anybody in the industry will tell you, this is generally a business where you have to spend money to make money. And bobs are inevitable.

And that axiom has never been more prescient than it is in today's film world. Movies routinely cost upwards of $100 million dollars. The budgets have been so out of control that in order to reign in costs, very rich actors have lowered their fees only to make more »

- MovieWeb

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Director Revealed for Animated Ghostbusters Film

8 March 2016 2:46 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

New York City’s next supernatural squad recently wielded their proton packs in the trailer for the new live action Ghostbusters, and now the director for the in-development animated Ghostbusters film has been announced.

Fletcher Moules will direct the animated Ghostbusters movie for Sony Pictures Animation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Moules has been a hot hand behind the camera in the animation department as of late, with his vibrant and energetic commercials for the Clash of Clans online game receiving millions of views online.

Not much is known about the plot of the animated film, but if it continues to move forward in development, Ivan Reitman—director of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II—is expected to produce the project.

Reitman is also staying involved with the franchise he helped create through an initiative known as the Ghost Corps, which is focused on expanding the Ghostbusters universe through additional films, including »

- Derek Anderson

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The new Ghostbusters film will disappoint, and it’s all your fault

6 March 2016 5:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway argues that toying with classics only leads to disappointment…

This week the much-anticipated first trailer for the much-anticipated Ghostbusters remake debuted, to a lukewarm reaction (from the Flickering Myth team here at least).

Now, you can’t judge films on trailers, and this might come back to haunt me when the film is released and turns out to be great, but I’d put good money on it being a disappointment. I’d put good money on it disappointing people even if it does turn out to be a decent film.

The original Ghostbusters was released in 1984, and single-handedly kicked off the special effects action comedy genre that is still going strong today (hello, Jump Street/Men In Black crossover). It also became the most successful comedy at the box office of the decade. Paul Feig’s all female take on the film has a lot »

- Neil Calloway

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Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is everything wrong with reboots

4 March 2016 4:15 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen on the Ghostbusters reboot…

Here’s a fairly unpopular opinion: I quite like reboots and remakes. Just as theatre directors have put their own stamp on the works of William Shakespeare, reboots and remakes allow directors to put their own spin on existing material and come at it from a new perspective. Two of my favourite films of all-time are remakes in John Carpenter’s The Thing and David Cronenberg’s The Fly. I absolutely loved Rise of the Planet of the Apes and felt it was not only light-years ahead of Tim Burton’s remake, but that it was the best Apes movie since Escape From the Planet of the Apes (though I do have a soft spot for Conquest of the Planet of the Apes). Reboots and remakes can be a good thing if you have a creative director who feels that they have a unique take, »

- Luke Owen

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