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A source tells Et the happy couple will be getting married next month and have recruited their son, 5-month-old Shai, to be their ring bearer.
The wedding will take place on Saturday, July 8, at Oheka Castle, one of Long Island’s most exclusive venues. Guests will be treated to a Shabbat dinner the night before and a Sunday brunch the day after the wedding.
The new Ghostbusters is officially a one and done deal. While there might be another movie sometime in the far away future, it definitely won't be starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon. Producer Dan Aykroyd doesn't blame them for the movie's ultimate failure, though. No. He places all the blame for this bomb squarely on director Paul Feig.
Dan Aykroyd is actually quite mad at Paul Feig. And in a recent Sunday Brunch interview, the original creator of the series didn't hold back. He went on a mini-tirade that wasn't expected and left some shocked. After all, Aykroyd had championed this reboot all throughout production and during its promotional phase. One of the original Ghostbusters who starred in the 1984 classic, the comedian even came back for a cameo. And right off the bat he holds no ill will towards the newer movie's leading ladies. This is »
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Last year, Sony and Bridesmaids director Paul Feig teamed up to pump fresh blood (ectoplasm?) into the iconic franchise, resulting in an all-female reimagining that placed Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon in the famous proton packs. Emerging from a trying production process – online trolls continued to hurl insults throughout development, and generally cast a dark shadow over the film’s release – Feig’s bold reboot struggled to make much of a dent at the worldwide box office, after mustering a relatively modest $230 million. Not exactly the triumphant comeback Sony had in mind following a 30-year absence, then.
- Michael Briers
As “Wonder Woman” made box-office history over the weekend, Dan Aykroyd revealed Sunday that “Ghostbusters” director Paul Feig spent $40 million on re-shoots that cost that female-led film its chances at a sequel.
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Though the re-make of the beloved ’80s franchise was hailed by critics for strong performances from stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, the movie cost Sony $70 million in losses. If Aykroyd, who starred in the original film and served as executive producer, is to be believed, at least $40 million of that was easily avoidable.
Speaking on the British morning show “Sunday Brunch,” Aykroyd said:
“The girls are great in it. Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig – what a wonderful, wonderful players they are – and Leslie Jones. I was really happy with the movie, but it cost too much. And Sony does not like to lose money. »
- Jude Dry
Although there was an incredible amount of hate thrown at Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot from the moment it was first announced, the resulting film did receive a fairly decent reception when it hit cinemas last year. However, a box office gross of just $229 million from a $144 million budget derailed the studio’s plans for a sequel, and subsequently left the franchise in limbo once again.
Appearing on the UK’s Sunday Brunch (via SlashFilm), original Ghostbusters star and series creator Dan Aykroyd – who served as a producer on the reboot – was asked for his thoughts on the film, and while he was full of praise for the cast, he certainly wasn’t too kind to director Paul Feig:
- Gary Collinson
It’s a big holiday weekend, so Hollywood has concocted a new flick that’s a perfect match for that very special day. It’s an ode to mothers everywhere, but it’s not sugary and sappy, no hearts and flowers here. That’s because it’s the sophomore feature film from Amy Schumer, so it’s more than a touch tart and spicy. Two years ago the superstar of stand-up and cable TV (the critical and ratings darling of Comedy Central) stormed the multiplex with the hit comedy romance (which she wrote) Trainwreck. For this follow-up , she’s decided to share the screen (top billing, above the title in the ads) with a movie veteran. Of course, she had terrific co-stars in her previous flick (Bill Hader, future Oscar-winner Brie Larson and NBA icon LeBron James, for gosh sake). But this time Amy’s part of a team similar »
- Jim Batts
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