April 16, 2014
"I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us." While the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters is spawning some awesome stuff like Gallery 1988's traveling art show and a limited edition vinyl of the theme by Ray Parker Jr., the one item we're most psyched about is that LEGO version of the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle that our trusty heroes drive around in. But what happens after we build this set when it hits shelves in June? We're going to want more Ghostbusters goodies. Well, the man behind the LEGO Ecto-1 at the LEGO community Cuusoo is back with another hopeful set inspired by the film. It's the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Mother pussbucket.
April 16, 2014
Not too long ago, we called your attention to the fantastic traveling art show from Gallery 1988 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. The show is hitting New York this weekend, followed by stops in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Diego (during Comic-Con) in the months following. Now a few more pieces from the show have been unveiled, along with details on what will be available for purchase at the gallery show itself, not to mention what fans who aren't lucky enough to attend these shows still have the opportunity to pick up. But first, check out the three newly unveiled pieces from the show just below.
April 2, 2014
In case you haven't been paying attention, this year marks the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters. There'a a LEGO set version of the Ecto-1 and a limited edition vinyl of Ray Parker Jr.'s iconic theme arriving on Record Store Day. Now Gallery 1988 is getting in on the anniversary tributes with their own art show. The traveling exhibition will hit New York, Los Angeles and Chicago before wrapping things up at Comic-Con in San Diego this summer. We've posted the dates and location for the first two shows in NY and LA below, but more importantly you'll want to see the first two awesome pieces from the show to get you excited. Look!
March 25, 2014
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the classic Ghostbusters, and while we're missing writer and star Harold Ramis (and lamenting continuation of Ghostbusters 3), there's plenty of cool stuff happening this year to mark the occasion for fans. The LEGO version of the Ecto-1 is just one of the special releases arriving to celebrate the film 30 years later, and now RecordStoreDay.com (via SlashFilm and Rolling Stone) has keyed us in to a limited edition vinyl pressing of the universally known theme song by Ray Parker Jr. that will be released on April 19th at participating record stores. But this one is going to be pretty hard to snag.
March 20, 2014
While I'm pretty certain that I don't really want a Ghostbusters 3 anymore (my rant from a couple years can be found here), Sony Pictures is going to make it no matter what, so that's just something we all have to deal with. Due to the passing of Harold Ramis, the script is being slightly reworked, and though director Ivan Reitman just revealed he would no longer be behind the camera this week, he's still producing and said the film is eyeing a production start later this year or more likely in early 2015. The only thing that could get us interested was Sony's 21 Jump Street duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller, and they're now in talks to direct.
March 18, 2014
After years and years of rumors, ups and downs, and a bunch of non-news, it sounds like Ghostbusters 3 will finally move into production in early 2015. Deadline has word that Sony Pictures is hoping to being production in New York sometime in that window, but Ivan Reitman will no longer be directing. Despite some grumbling back in 2010, the studio apparently didn't have a problem with bringing Reitman back into the fray to direct a new Ghostbusters, and at one time in 2012, Paramount Pictures even paused development on Reitman's football film Draft Day because he was reported to go shoot the sequel. Read on!
February 26, 2014
Following the unfortunate passing of Harold Ramis earlier this week, some were wondering what would happen with the forever gestating sequel Ghostbusters 3, which was meant to continue the paranormal comedy franchise written and starring the iconic comedian. Well, it sounds like Columbia Pictures still has every intention of making the film, but THR says the death of Ramis means that the script written by "The Office" duo Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky will need to be slightly reworked. However, since Ramis and the rest of the original Ghostbusters were minimally involved in the story, not much will be changed.
February 24, 2014
What a terrible start to the week. The Chicago Tribune has reported that writer, director and actor Harold Ramis, best known for playing Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters (not to mention writing the screenplay), has passed away at age 69 due to complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels. Ramis started his comedy career at Second City in Chicago (not to mention the improv troupe's TV series "SCTV"), where he would become buddies with the late John Belushi, a comedian whose career he helped launch by writing the college comedy classic National Lampoon's Animal House. And that's just the beginning of his legendary influence on comedy. Read on.
February 17, 2014
Just last month, we learned that LEGO had officially approved the custom Ecto-1 vehicle set inspired by the iconic vehicle from Ghostbusters, after it was put up for approval by the custom LEGO community Cuusoo. However, so far the only pictures we've seen were of the set as it was proposed to LEGO. With the Toy Fair happening in New York City, we have the first official images of the new LEGO set arriving in June of this year, just in time for the film's 30th anniversary. As we hopes, not only does the set include the vehicle itself, but also all four of the Ghostbusters. Sadly, there's no sign of Slimer being included though.
January 30, 2014
Fans of both movies and aweeom LEGO sets had a great victory last year when the Cuusoo campaigned set for the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future became a reality. Now another 80s movie with an iconic vehicle is getting the same LEGO treatment. Last summer, we called your attention to another cutom Cuusoo set inspired by the Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. As with all custom sets vying for official production approval from Cuusoo, it needed 10,000 votes to make it in front of the LEGO board, and now the set has been approved for production, just in time to celebrate the film's 30th anniversary this year. More below!
November 8, 2013
Here's your daily dose of a big grain of salt as two new rumors regarding Ghostbusters 3 have popped up on two different days. The first rumor seemed so sketchy that we decided to throw it to the side, but when the second details surfaced, we thought there might be something here. First of all, Schmoes Know, has been all about casting rumors lately from Batman vs. Superman, but they also correctly reported the return of Tim Burton and Michael Keaton to Beetlejuice 2. Now they're saying that offers are out to Jonah Hill and Emma Stone for characters named Jeremy and Anna, but no details on their roles were known at the time.
July 29, 2013
Though fans may have had their dreams of a Shaun of the Dead LEGO set crushed in the spring of 2012, the community driven site of LEGO fans at Cuusoo do have the Back to the Future LEGO set which should be on shelves now (see photos here). Now it's time for fans to step into action again as a very special LEGO set needs votes into order to go before a real LEGO jury to determine whether or not they want to put the set into production. BrentWaller has crafted a 30th anniversary set featuring the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle from Ghostbusters for the film's 30th anniversary in 2014, and yes, it has LEGO minifigures of the whole team.
June 25, 2013
Just last month, we brought our attention to Rick Moranis. The star of Spaceballs, Ghostbusters, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and more has been mostly out of the limelight aside from a Grammy nomination for his album called The Agoraphobic Cowboy. The reason Moranis was back on our minds because his newest musical comedy album My Mother's Brisket was being released soon (buy it on iTunes or stream it on Spotify). And with that release, we were hoping Moranis would make some publicity rounds, and he might end up thinking about getting back on the big screen. Thankfully, it sounds like the actor isn't nearly as retired from the industry as once thought, and he might be up for a bit of a comeback. Read on!
June 10, 2013
Though it seems like someone down in Australia is having a dry laugh, on a slow news day like this, we're willing to entertain this teaser trailer for an independent documentary called Spook Central. Bloody Disgusting was sent this sneak preview from director Ivo Shandor which takes a seemingly in-depth look at Ghostbusters, not unlike Room 237, which dives into the themes and making of The Shining. The teaser contains brief pieces of analysis of the 1984 film, and while there are some interesting facts and observations from the voiceover, we're not sure this is really meant to be a genuine examination of the film.