May 20, 2013
While fans wait for the long-gestating and frequently hyped Ghostbusters 3, a sequel that we're not necessarily excited about anymore, some vague story details have now surfaced from Dan Aykroyd himself. The co-writer and star of the film has been one of the few consistent parts of the hype machine for this developing sequel, and he recently appeared on "Larry King Now" (the TV personality has appeared in the franchise as himself) with some vague plot details that sounds relatively interesting. Aside from again confirming a new, young Ghostbusters, Aykroyd reveals info about the supernatural force they'll deal with.
May 9, 2013
Raise your hand if you've wondered where Rick Moranis was sometime in the past 15 years. There should be a lot of hands up. The star of hit films like Ghostbusters and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids disappeared from the big screen in 1997, following the loss of his wife to liver cancer in 1991. Moranis realized that the life of an actor, always traveling, wasn't going to make raising his kids as a single father very easy, so he made the choice to be a responsible father first and essentially retired from acting altogether. However, it sounds like Moranis might be poised for a big return to the spotlight with a brand new album coming soon.
April 17, 2013
"We are the greatest lawmen that ever lived and died." It's Men in Black meets Ghostbusters with a little bit of Jeff Bridges from True Grit thrown in for good measure. While the long wait for a trailer for R.I.P.D. had us worried, this actually looks pretty damn fun. The special effects look solid, the monstrous dead that Ryan Reynolds must pursue look really cool, and the chemistry between our two heroes seems pretty great. There's no sign of the plot where Reynolds is looking for the man responsible for his death, but that will likely come later. In the meantime, we're certainly interested to see how this flick turns out. Watch!
February 28, 2013
While you might be used to see the handsome face of Bradley Cooper in front of the camera, it sounds like the actor has eyes to get behind it as well. Deadline has word that Cooper is set to star in an English language remake of Kokowaah, a German film that starred Til Schweiger as Henry, an unsuccessful writer who finally gets a break to co-write a screenplay based on the bestselling novel written by his ex-girlfriend and the one who got away. This second chance seems too good to be true and his career path gets shaken up when 8-year old Maddy, the daughter of a one night stand from his past, lands on his doorstep. Read on!
February 20, 2013
After seeing a failed Shaun of the Dead LEGO set get shot down, and a stellar Back to the Future DeLorean set get approved for production, we're pretty taken aback with this new creation. Alex Jones, a LEGO aficionado who has crafted some amazing custom creations, has taken the time to create a meticulously detailed set emulating the firehouse from Ghostbusters. Now for those who may remember that only a couple rooms in the tall building can be seen in the two movies, Jones went the extra step to watch the entire Ghostbusters cartoon series to fill in the gaps and fit some of the settings into his impressive model.
December 17, 2012
If you've been following news about the industry for the past few years, you're likely already familiar with The Black List. Founded by Film executive Franklin Leonard in 2005, the yearly list consists of the "most liked" screenplays floating around Hollywood, as voted on by development executives. Scripts had to receive at least six mentions to be considered for inclusion this year, and now the list has gone live at their official website with Ivan Reitman's Draft Day (which was recently delayed by Paramount) coming in on top. We've posted the top 20 entries below, including the logline of each movie and the writers behind them.
October 19, 2012
It's about time we had some more Halloween goodness. It's the month when horror films are all over TV and costumed fiends walk the street looking for candy or parties with scantily clad (but somehow "costumed") women. However, it's not all about silliness and debauchery as Creative Spark, a branding agency in London, is using the horror season to raise some money to help fight cancer. The good news is horror fans also get some cool paraphernalia to show for their support as you can buy original horror posters for films like Ghostbusters, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream and more, and all the proceeds go to charity.
October 18, 2012
Again, we're still vehemently opposed to all the non-substantial updates about the long gestating Ghostbusters 3, and my rant about the long road to the big screen creating too much hype and eventual disappointment still stands. But today some big news comes from Deadline in the form of some studio shuffling that has given the long-gestating sequel a potential production start. In a story about Paramount delaying Ivan Reitman's football comedy Draft Day, the reason given for the push is because Reitman "is expected to finally get the long-gestating Ghostbusters reboot in front of the cameras next summer." What?
October 11, 2012
After starring in some of the most critically acclaimed and universally loved sports films in Hollywood history, it looks like Kevin Costner is getting back in the game. The actor is in the middle of a career resurgence with roles in the Jack Ryan franchise (and its spin-off, Without Remorse) while developing a family action adventure series on the side, but Vulture reports that he'll play a Buffalo Bills manager in Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman's new sports comedy Draft Day for Paramount. Not only that, but the NFL is also reportedly considering endorsing the film and even committing some money to the project.
October 3, 2012
The idea of travel posters featuring the fictional locations and characters from some of our favorite films is nothing new. We've seen some cool art highlighting New York and its Ghosbusters, Metropolis and its Superman and a whole batch of vintage posters for films like Airplane, National Lampoon's Vacation and much more. Now another set is here that takes the focus to space and some of the coolest and most dangerous planets we've ever seen. From Pandora to Mars (okay, that's a real planet), these posters use cool taglines and even the logos of fictional companies from films like Total Recall for some great prints. Look!
October 1, 2012
Clerks, Back to the Future, Bill and Ted, Ghostbusters, and Men in Black are just a few live-action films that have been turned into animated series after the movies left theaters. Some of these were more successful than others, but here's a series that almost certainly would have been a big hit if it actually existed. Artist Patrick Schoenmaker (via GeekTyrant) created an awesome series of drawings for a show that never was, called Indiana Jones: The Animated Adventures. Because this artwork is so terrific, it only takes a little bit of imagination to picture Dr. Jones, Short Round, Marcus Brody, and Indy flying into action. Look!
August 10, 2012
Whoa this is an impressive line-up. The Alamo Drafthouse has announced their latest incredible cinema series, titled Presented in Amazing AlamoScope: 70mm at the Ritz! Yes, they're going all out 70mm in Austin, and not only showing many classics, but they're capping it all off with PTA's must-see-in-70mm new film The Master. "In the world of film presentation, nothing—digital or otherwise—can ever match the power and glory of 70mm film... While movie studios and theaters dump celluloid to replace with computer files and giant TVs, the Alamo is proud to instead leap into the tremendous, triumphant arena of 70mm."
July 17, 2012
One of the most impressive panels I saw at this year's Comic-Con wasn't for a $250 million live action blockbuster, but for Wreck-It Ralph, Disney's upcoming animated film that stars John C. Reilly as a video game character who escapes from his game and rebels against the system. With this and Assassin's Creed on the way, video game movies seem to be back en vogue, and now Variety reports that King of Kong director Seth Gordon is in talks to direct Pixels, Adam Sandler's upcoming film about giant 8-bit video game characters from the 80's like Pac Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong and more attacking The Big Apple. Read on!
July 10, 2012
Don't worry. We're still vehemently opposed to all the non-updates about the long gestating Ghostbusters 3, and my rant about the long road to the big screen creating too much hype and eventual disappointment still stands. But today marks the first real development on the sequel in a long time. This time it's not just Bill Murray saying he won't do the movie or Dan Aykroyd still saying they're trying to get the script perfect. Instead, Variety reports Columbia Pictures is hiring Etan Cohen, who just helped the studio snag a hit with Men in Black 3, has just been hired to write the new supernatural action comedy sequel now. More below!