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‘Ghostbusters 3’ Can Still Happen, According to Dan Aykroyd

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by Jacob Hall February 18, 2015 @ 12:18 PM
Columbia Pictures
When it was revealed that director Paul Feig was going to reboot Ghostbusters with an all-female cast, the general assumption was that Ghostbusters 3 was dead and buried. Gone forever. Kaput. Never to be mentioned again. But, Dan Aykroyd never got that memo. Aykroyd, who co-wrote and starred in the original films, has spent years talking up Ghostbusters 3 and he’s not going to let silly little things like an actual, official, studio-sanctioned remake with a cast and release date get in the way.

‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special Confirms More Stars Than Possibly Fit in Headline [Updated]

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 1, 2015 @ 11:16 PM
NBC
Merciful Zeus, if you thought Eddie Murphy returning to ‘SNL’ after 31 years for the 40th anniversary special on February 15 was big enough, wait until you get a load of the full roster. Rivaling turnout for the Emmys and Oscars combined, the upcoming ‘SNL’ reunion will feature everyone from legendary alumni like Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Chevy Chase, to favorite hosts like Alec Baldwin, and even Taylor Swift, why not!

Try to Battle My Boys? That’s Not Legal: In Defense of ‘Ghostbusters II’

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by Matt Singer January 28, 2015 @ 12:42 PM
Columbia Pictures
I’m about to say something that I never thought I would say in my entire life. It makes me sick to my stomach to even type such heresy, but here goes: Bill Murray is wrong. I’m getting out ahead of all the impending ‘Ghostbusters II’ hate right now. ‘Ghostbusters II’ is not a bad sequel. It’s not a great sequel either, but it’s a totally satisfying follow-up. It doesn’t reinvent the wheel the way the first film did by blending of horror, science-fiction, and comedy into a unique and irresistible genre hybrid. But it keeps things rolling in a frothy, entertaining, and occasionally profound way. (You heard me.)

Who Ya Gonna Call? The Inside Story Of The 'Ghostbusters' Music Video

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by Mike Ryan June 6, 2014 @ 9:00 AM
Sony Pictures
In early 1984, the team behind ‘Ghostbusters’ was fairly confident that they had a hit. Test screenings had gone well, but for director Ivan Reitman, something was missing. What Reitman wanted was a song, only 20 seconds or so in length, near the opening of the film as the then soon-to-be Ghostbusters -- Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) –- enter the New York Public Library.

'Ghostbusters' Is Getting Re-Released for 30th Anniversary

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by Jacob Hall June 5, 2014 @ 1:37 PM
Sony
The biggest problem with the concept of 'Ghostbusters 3' is the fact that 'Ghostbusters' still very much exists and is pretty much perfect. This fact will be reconfirmed when the original is re-released later this summer as part of the film's 30th anniversary celebration, which will also include a new Blu-ray release.

'Ghostbusters' Alternate Takes Reveal the Making of an Iconic Scene

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by Jacob Hall May 16, 2014 @ 10:16 AM
http://youtu.be/PvURw7kOf0c
A great movie feels like alchemy -- you can't see the seams in the construction. That's why it's always fun to discover B-roll of a bonafide classic and see how that delicious, perfect sausage was made. These unearthed alternate takes from the set of 'Ghostbusters' don't feel entirely real, mainly because it's hard to imagine such a perfect movie not appearing out of thin air, fully formed.

The Other ‘Neighbors’ - Revisiting the Disastrous and Tragic Belushi and Aykroyd Comedy

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by Mike Ryan May 8, 2014 @ 11:30 AM
It’s a little surprising that, with a huge summer-movie-season-comedy like ‘Neighbors’ opening in theaters this weekend, there hasn’t been more talk about the other movie titled ‘Neighbors,’ even in passing. Well, that’s not entirely true, because I’ve mentioned it a couple of times in conversation and the response has been usually some sort of version of a blank stare.
Maybe the people who are old enough to remember 1981’s 'Neighbors' don’t want to remember 'Neighbors,' for a plethora of reasons. The most obvious: It was John Belushi’s last film before dying of a speedball overdose.

See the Cast of 'My Girl' Then and Now

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by Britt Hayes March 23, 2014 @ 1:06 PM
Columbia
Released in 1991, 'My Girl' tells the story of 11 year-old Vada Sultenfuss (Anna Chlumsky), who is coming of age in the summer of 1972 with her best friend, Thomas J., played by young star Macaulay Culkin. The film, which also reunited 'Trading Places' stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd, became an instant classic and a hit among critics and audiences alike. 23 years later, we revisit the cast of this beloved movie and see what they're up to now.

'Get on Up' Trailer: The James Brown Biopic Brings the Funk

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by Damon Houx March 13, 2014 @ 7:13 PM
Universal
http://youtu.be/vXnIz63pdlI
Chadwick Boseman stars in the James Brown biopic 'Get on Up,' and now there's a trailer for the movie about the Godfather of Soul's rise to fame and fortune. Will this follow director Tate Taylor's 'The Help' in being both a late summer hit and an Oscar favorite? It's possible.

'Ghostbusters 3' is Moving Forward After the Death of Harold Ramis

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by Damon Houx February 25, 2014 @ 5:41 PM
Columbia Pictures
With the passing of Harold Ramis, it seemed another monkey wrench had been thrown into the plans of the long rumored ',' which co-writer and star Dan Aykroyd has been working on for over twenty years. Now it's been revealed that commerce trumps tragedy as Sony and director Ivan Reitman are definitely moving forward with the project.