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Meatballs, Stripes, Ghostbusters and Dave are four of Ivan Reitman‘s films that have stood the test of time. When Reitman was on top of his game, the now 67-year-old filmmaker hit grand slams. I’m not using these sports metaphors because his latest film, Draft Day, includes the NFL Draft, but because, like athletes, some directors have hot streaks and cold streaks. For an array of reasons, slumps happen. Reitman’s lasted 18 years. After Dave he directed Junior, Father’s Day, Evolution, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and Six Days, Seven Nights. A few of those films had glimmers of hope that Reitman hadn’t lost his touch, but during those years, only as a producer was he making quality movies. People generally focus on the films that proceeded Dave, not Old School, Up in the Air, I Love You, Man and Private Parts, and one of those acclaimed films he came close to directing. “It »
- Jack Giroux
News hit last week that veteran filmmaker Ivan Reitman is stepping down as director of Ghostbusters 3 following the loss of Harold Ramis. Sony are still going ahead with the movie with Reitman as a producer and are hoping to shoot early 2015 in New York. Is that a good or a bad thing? With two of the key creators of the first two films gone, does that mean that the product we’ll eventually be faced with will actually resemble a Ghostbusters movie at all?
That said, it has to be asked: How crucial is the original director to making a ‘true’ Ghostbusters movie in the first place? Yes, Ivan Reitman helped create a comedy classic in the first film, but he was also responsible for the much less well-received Ghostbusters II and hasn’t really had a properly successful film since the ’90s, his last two features as director »
- Mark Allen
In what can only be viewed as good news, it has been confirmed that Ivan Reitman no longer intends to direct the long-talked-about-despite-the-complete-and-utter-lack-of-actual-forward-progress Ghostbusters 3. No matter whether you are pro or anti further ghost busting, this is a good thing. Why?Well, if you're one of those who wants a third Ghostbusters film and actually want it to be good, well, consider that Reitman is now more than twenty years removed from the last actually good film that he has directed, that being 1993's Dave. In the intervening years he has helmed Junior, Father's Day, Six Days Seven Nights, Evolution, Cooking Lessons, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, No Strings Attached and the yet to be released Draft Day, whose trailers look typically awful. Let's be honest: Is...
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Sherlock continued its Sunday ratings domination with its final episode of series three, overnight ratings reveal.
The BBC One drama concluded with 8.77 million viewers (32.1%) for 'His Last Vow' at 8.30pm, down slightly from last week's 8.84m.
ITV's Dancing on Ice shed nearly 400,000 viewers from last week's opener, attracting 5.86m (24.7%) at 6.15pm (286k/1.1% on +1). Its results show was seen by 5.32m (18.8%) at 8.30pm (168k/0.6%).
All-Star Family Fortunes entertained 5.02m (19.9%) at 7.45pm (171k/0.6%) at 7.45pm, while All New It'll Be Alright on the Night amused 3.62m (13.4%) at 9pm (226k/1.3%).
4 items from 2014
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