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

Ghostbusters 30th anniversary
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.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Is Getting Re-Released for 30th Anniversary

Sony
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.

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‘Ghostbusters’ Alternate Takes Reveal the Making of an Iconic Scene

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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.

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

Neighbors

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.

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See the Cast of ‘My Girl’ Then and Now

My Girl
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. 

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

Get On Up Trailer
Universal

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.

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‘Ghostbusters 3′ is Moving Forward After the Death of Harold Ramis

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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.

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Miles Teller to Play Dan Aykroyd in John Belushi Biopic

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Miles Teller has been picking up steam lately with roles in 'The Spectacular Now' and 'Whiplash,' which opened the festivities at this week's Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. And right on the heels of that premiere comes word of Teller's latest role: playing comedy icon Dan Aykroyd in the upcoming John Belushi biopic, starring Emile Hirsch. At least that's what Hirsch says. 

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‘Ghostbusters 3′ Plot Details: Dan Aykroyd Needs New Busters

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Columbia

'Ghostbusters 3' has seesawed between dead and "in progress" for quite some time, but one of the original film's stars, Dan Aykroyd, recently stated that filming will kick off next year... so that means it's still coming? Well, yes. Now it looks like we will be seeing a third installment coming in the near future, and Aykroyd took to Larry King to tell us more about what it'll be about.

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‘Ghostbusters 3′ Update: Dan Aykroyd Can’t Let It Go, Says Shooting Begins in 2014

Columbia
Columbia

And this month in "Dan Aykroyd doesn't know when to quit," the actor assures us that 'Ghostbusters 3' is still happening and it's totally shooting in 2014 -- for real, you guys! Guys? Are you still there?

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