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‘Allegiant’ Debuts Atop Disc Sales Charts

21 July 2016 12:21 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate’s “Allegiant,” the third installment of the studio’s teen-centric sci-fi “Divergent Series,” debuted at No. 1 on the Npd VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended July 17.

The film’s solid home video performance follows an underwhelming box office run that saw it take in just $66.2 million at U.S. theaters, about half the tally of its predecessor, “Insurgent.” The final installment of the franchise will skip theaters and head to TV, as Variety first reported Wednesday.

Sony Pictures’ faith-based “Miracles From Heaven” also enjoyed a healthy home video bow, taking No. 2 in the wake of a $61.7 million domestic box office run, selling 60% as many units as “Allegiant.”

Disney’s “Zootopia” continued to perform well on disc, taking No. 3 in its sixth week, while DreamWorks Animation’s Fox-distributed “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which had been No. »

- John Latchem

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Ghostbusters and Lyft Team for Free Ecto-1 Rides at Comic-Con

20 July 2016 11:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the 4th of July holiday weekend, Sony Pictures partnered up with the ride-sharing service Lyft to offer free rides in the Ecto-1 to promote Ghostbusters, which hit theaters last weekend. The promotion was only available in five cities across the country, but now fans who are attending San Diego Comic-Con this week will be able to get in on the fun. Lyft heard from San Diegans loud and clear that they wanted a chance to experience Ghost Mode, so they're bringing the Ecto-1 back to life, and just in time for Comic-Con.

The Lyft Ghost Mode will be available to all users at Comic-Con, which runs from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. Ghost Mode will only be available from 11 Am to 7 Pm local time. Passengers can toggle into Ghost Mode on Lyft and request a free ride in an Ecto-1 car from the Ghostbusters movie. Ghost Mode will feature »

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The Current Debate: Getting Serious About "Ghostbusters"

20 July 2016 5:54 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

The new Ghostbusters remake has resembled a cultural flashpoint for so long—thanks to a series of stupid protests by Internet-dwelling misogynists—that it felt like a tired topic even before the movie arrived in theaters last week. But if there is a positive side effect of that unwarranted attention, it’s that the critical debate surrounding the film has been somewhat more rousing than a decisively mediocre studio comedy might usually attract. At the New York Times, Manohla Dargis describes the movie’s generally agreed-upon strengths:It’s at once satisfyingly familiar and satisfyingly different, kind of like a new production of “Macbeth” or a Christopher Nolan rethink of Batman. As it turns out, the original “Ghostbusters” is one of those durable pop entertainments that can support the weight of not only a lesser follow-up (the 1989 sequel “Ghostbusters II”), but also a gender redo. That the new movie stars four »

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‘Batman v Superman’ Honest Trailer Pokes Fun At The Film That Didn’t Bring ‘Justice’ to Either Hero

19 July 2016 4:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is the latest film to get the Honest Trailer treatment from Screen Junkies. Calling it the “battle of the century between critics and fans,” the video starts off by noting that the greatest fight was between the most rabid supporters who sent out death threats and the harshest critics who refused to admit that anything about it was cool.

The seven-minute video tries to explain what happened in the film, but gets overwhelmed by the amount of content and information that was given to viewers. Instead, it resorts to just listing the main plot points.

“Whose idea was it to cram all this into one movie?” the voiceover asks. “They just burned through like six movies worth of good material.”

Read More: ‘Batman v Superman v Critics’: Zack Snyder’s Superhero Showdown Pummelled

The trailer also describes the Zack Snyder picture as “a cool new Batman movie, »

- Liz Calvario

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The Debate On Whether Or Not Ghostbusters Is a Hit

18 July 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Many are spinning a story that’s factually a disappointment.

Now that Ghostbusters has opened and is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and received a B+ rating from Cinemascore, everything is good with the world of Ghostbusters fandom, right? It’s been proven that both the pros and the people who wanted to see the movie like it just fine, and we can ignore that extremely low IMDb user rating as corrupted data.

But is the movie a hit? That’s apparently up for debate, with talk gone from whether or not it’s a good reboot to whether or not it’s a successful one.

Here are the facts:

Ghostbusters earned $46m (estimated) domestically over its opening weekend.Ghostbusters cost a reported $144m to make, not including an estimated $100m in marketing costs.Ghostbusters came in second place behind The Secret Life of Pets, which was in its second weekend.Ghostbusters »

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Sony Chief Says There’s “No Doubt” About Ghostbusters Sequel

18 July 2016 8:04 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Naysayers be damned, the Ghostbusters franchise is “alive and well,” according to Sony’s president of worldwide distribution, who believes there is “no doubt” about Paul Feig’s fresh-faced ‘Busters reuniting in the near future for a full-blown sequel.

Word comes by way of The Wrap, revealing that although Ghostbusters fought off competition to earn a relatively respectful $46 million domestically, Sony’s Rory Bruer believes it’s all but certain that Melissa McCarthyKate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Kristen Wiig and even Chris Hemsworth will reprise their respective roles for a sophomore effort.

“The ‘Ghostbusters’ world is alive and well,” said Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution at the studio. “I expect ‘Ghostbusters’ to become an important brand and franchise. While nothing has been officially announced yet, there’s no doubt in my mind it will happen.”

Though it remains to »

- Michael Briers

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Our epic interview with Ivan Reitman looks to the past and the future for 'Ghostbusters'

17 July 2016 8:45 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When I first met Ivan Reitman, I was warned to be on my best behavior. I was an employee at Dave’s Video, a laserdisc retail store, and Reitman was one of the store’s most important customers. He, Steven Spielberg, and Danny DeVito all had a standing order. They wanted one of every title. Everything. If it came out, they owned it. Reitman’s assistants picked orders up frequently, but every now and then, he’d be the one that came in, sometimes with his teenage son Jason in tow. When he did come in, it was important that we keep him happy. He was one of the guys keeping the doors of that business open, and we absolutely went out of our way to make sure he got anything he wanted. He turned out to be far less scary than he'd been described when I finally helped him one afternoon, »

- Drew McWeeny

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The One Major Problem With Ghostbusters

17 July 2016 4:33 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The remake has many issues, but one of them tops the rest.

Warning: this column features Spoilers for Ghostbusters (2016).

The new Ghostbusters is dividing critics and fans, and it has nothing to do with the heroes being women this time. Well, actually the female leads are a part of some of the praise going around, including this site’s official review of the movie. But it’s never a problem, unless you’re sexist. The actual problems with the movie vary from issues we can nitpick about, like the distracting cameos, and subjective criticisms, like the jokes not being funny, to quality complaints, such as those regarding the CG effects. None of these, even added up, make it a bad movie, though. Just one major problem takes care of that, and it’s the matter of the Ghostbusters’ lack of shortcomings.

Do they have moments of slapstick bumbling? Sure, but when it comes to the whole story »

- Christopher Campbell

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‘Ghostbusters’: Was The Original Film Sexist? New Video Makes Compelling Case

15 July 2016 3:50 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The female-led “Ghostbusters” has finally arrived in theaters. Since its announcement, the film has been tarnished and criticized by fanboys of the original for its new version involving four women in the lead roles. But before you judge the reboot, a new video essay by Kevin B. Lee wants you to take a look at how the original 1984 action flick depicted women and if you find anything sexist about it.

“The new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie was hit with backlash for its all-female cast because the gender-switching is supposedly not true to the original,” states the opening lines in the video. “It got us wondering: What roles did women have in the 1984 version?”

Read More: The Onion Reviews ‘Ghostbusters,’ a Reminder That the Souls of All Sinners Should ‘Suffer Forever’

The four-minute video takes a look at the six most important female roles in the original film starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, »

- Liz Calvario

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All the Original Ghostbusters

15 July 2016 8:49 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

A history of paranormal exterminators in pop culture pre-1984.

Anytime you have a remake or reboot of a popular movie or franchise, fans of the original are going to whine about it. With Ghostbusters, there’s a new level of objection, some of it stemming from the same sort of nostalgic ownership of any beloved property from childhood and some of it arising out of misogyny. The only thing they ought to be concerned with is whether or not fans of the new movie will recognize its roots. And that’s not exclusive to the 1984 movie it’s based on and its 1989 sequel, Ghostbusters II.

The Ghost Busters

Most famously, there was already something titled The Ghost Busters, a live-action TV series for children that ran for 15 episodes in 1975 and featured two men and a gorilla hunting mostly spirits and also sometimes famous monsters like Dracula and Dr. Frankenstein’s Creature. The »

- Christopher Campbell

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A Not-So Brief History of Ghostbusters III

15 July 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

How an Indecisive Cast Led to 20+ Years of Development Hell

Earlier this week, I wrote an open letter to those Ghostbusters fans staunchly opposed to the new film. My goal in doing so was to try and take a toxic conversation and find some middle ground between the two sides. While there are certainly people who truly hate the concept of an all-female Ghostbusters remake for purely sexist reasons, my gut tells me that there are also people who have suffered through decades of Ghostbusters production rumors only to find that their long-awaited sequel was never going to happen.

And partially in good faith — and partially out of curiosity — I figured now might be a good time to remind younger readers of just how messy the whole Ghostbusters III debacle truly got. What follows is not the full transcript of all media references to Ghostbusters III, but an abridged version of they key players and key quotes »

- Matthew Monagle

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Max Landis Reviews ‘Ghostbusters,’ Says ‘Some Of It’s Racist’ & Tells Story Of His Own Pitch

14 July 2016 12:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Max Landis is best known for writing films such as “Chronicle,” “American Ultra,” and “Victor Frankenstein,” but he’s also well known for freely sharing his opinions about the film industry. In a series of tweets, Landis provided his opinion about Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot and shared the story of his own pitch for the movie that eventually fell through.

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Landis first says that the film is “pretty whatever,” and that though there are “very funny parts,” the third act “gets really horribly dumb” and that the “racist stereotype character,” i.e. Leslie Jones’ Patty Tolan, “is as advertised.” He expands further criticizing the film’s lack of internal consistency as to “how the ghosts work,” the inclusion of a “big sassy yelling black woman,” and the weirdness of »

- Vikram Murthi

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Lack of New Releases Keeps ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ and ‘Zootopia’ at Top of Disc Sales Charts

14 July 2016 8:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

With almost no high-profile new releases to impact the charts the week ended July 10, DreamWorks Animation’s “Kung Fu Panda 3,” distributed by 20th Century Fox, earned a second week atop the Npd VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Holding onto the No. 2 spot on both charts for a second week was Walt Disney Studios’ “Zootopia,” which in its fifth week sold 78% as many copies as the “Panda” sequel in its second (and 71% as many Blu-ray copies).

Moving up a spot to No. 3 on both charts was Fox’s “Deadpool,” in its ninth week.

Universal Pictures’ “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” dropped to No. 4 on the overall chart, with Paramount’s “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” taking No. 5.

On the Blu-ray chart, “13 Hours” was No. 4, with Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” moving back up to No. »

- John Latchem

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Why The ‘Ghostbusters’ Backlash Is A Sexist Control Issue

14 July 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When I was 11, I saw “Ghostbusters.” I thought it was funny.

Since the “Ghostbusters” reboot was announced, we’ve learned that, for a great many people, their emotional relationship with the original “Ghostbusters” is substantially more fraught. There were those who thrilled to the idea that, after 20-plus years of rumors and false starts, we’d finally get more “Ghostbusters.” And, there were those who objected to reviving the franchise, arguing that any attempt to recapture the original glory was doomed to fail.

Then there are the Ghostbros, the noisiest if not most numerous contingent, for whom reviving the franchise with women in the leading roles is the ultimate desecration. It would have been one thing to pass the torch, as Ivan Reitman had originally planned, with a sequel in which the classic quartet trained a newer, spryer group in the finer points of busting ghosts. But effectively redoing the »

- Sam Adams

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Extreme Ghostbusters: revisiting an underappreciated cartoon

14 July 2016 6:15 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Stephen Harber Jul 18, 2016

We look back at an often-overlooked part of the Ghostbusters legacy: it's Extreme Ghostbusters...

There was a time when no one cared about Ghostbusters. It was the late 90s - the pre-Pokemon, post-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers days to be exact. Nobody’s kid was exactly clamouring for a sequel, reboot, or a Ghostbusters continuation of any kind - except for Dan Aykroyd, who was practically lobbying for a third instalment while sitting front row at the Ghostbusters II premiere. Which is why we have this: an awkwardly timed, tonally disruptive Ghostbusters animated series.

Enter a brand new cartoon that picked up the sticky, ectoplasm-covered mantle of The Real Ghostbusters and wore it slightly askew to evoke that wholesome sense of 1990s irreverence: Extreme Ghostbusters.

Living up to its name, Xgb was extreme indeed. One glance at its radically inclusive team line-up is all you need to notice that. »

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Today in Movie Culture: Tyler Perry Parodies 'Halloween,' Mark Hamill Shares Dancing Stormtroopers and More

13 July 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Poster Parody of the Day: This parody of the original poster for 1978's Halloween is an official poster for Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween:   Controversy Buster of the Day: Nobody cares if some bros aren't happy with a female Ghostbusters, but how about we hear from female ghosts, including those of historical women Harriet Tubman and Amelia Earhart, on the matter:    Movie Trivia of the Day: With the Ghostbusters reboot out this week, here's ScreenCrush with a bunch of trivia about Ghostbusters II:   Movie Comparison of the Day: And here's 24 pieces of proof that Pixels is...

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‘Ghostbusters II’ Honest Trailer Claims Derivative Sequel Truly Killed The Franchise

13 July 2016 2:57 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Five years after the Ghostbusters saved New York from a ghost apocalypse, everyone thinks they’re frauds in “Ghostbusters II.” The new Honest Trailer takes a look at the 1989 sequel that actually already tarnished the franchise, according to Screen Junkies.

“Before you see the reboot that the Internet thinks will be an unfunny attempt to cash in on your nostalgia for the original ‘Ghostbusters,’ revisit the unfunny attempt at a sequel that kinda already took care of that,” says the voiceover.

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Review Roundup: Critics Generally Positive On Female-Led Blockbuster

The video pokes fun at the supernatural film by stating that the plot “is exactly the same as the first movie, but bad.” While it’s fun to see the original cast together again, it points out that this follow-up flick ruined the franchise by “doubling down on lame kid stuff” and taking all the fun grown-up comedy out of it. »

- Liz Calvario

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Ghostbusters II gets the Honest Trailer treatment

13 July 2016 10:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot rolling out in cinemas across the globe [read our reviews here and here], Screen Junkies has decided to give the Honest Trailer treatment to the 1989 sequel Ghostbusters II. This Honest Trailer gives scientific backing to the theory that the second movie is never quite as good as the original, and features a side-by-side walkthrough of both the original and its lackluster sequel to illustrate that the follow-up rehashes the exact same plot. Check it out here…

See Also: Ghostbusters will receive an extended cut on Blu-ray

See Also: Watch previous Honest Trailers here

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! »

- Gary Collinson

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‘Ghostbusters 2’ Honest Trailer: It’s Seriously Exactly the Same as the First One But Way Worse

13 July 2016 4:30 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

While there are plenty of fans claiming that the new Ghostbusters movie will ruin their childhood, most who haven’t even seen the whole movie yet, it’s a wonder that it wasn’t already ruined. Because while the reboot is undoubtedly an attempt by Sony Pictures to cash in on the nostalgia and love for the original […]

The post ‘Ghostbusters 2’ Honest Trailer: It’s Seriously Exactly the Same as the First One But Way Worse appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Today in Movie Culture: Honest 'Ghostbusters II' Trailer, Make Your Own Disneyland and More

12 July 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Takedown of the Day: With the Ghostbusters reboot hitting theaters this weekend, Honest Trailers slimes Ghostbusters II:   Cosplay of the Day: Maybe this is a good week to only feature Ghostbusters cosplay. Here's Jiff the dog in costume on the red carpet of the movie's premiere: Hollywood Blvd shut down for the #GhostbustersPremiere. This is Jiff. He ain't 'fraid of no ghosts. pic.twitter.com/J7Ycq6KNBj — Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) July 10, 2016   Alternate Ending of the Day: Somewhat related to the Ghostbusters reboot (you'll see), here's an animated look at what probably happened after the end of...

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