So. It’s going to be called GHOSTBUSTERS: AFTERLIFE?

Apparently:

A few weeks ago, we reported that the upcoming Ghostbusters sequel had its title released by Italian movie site BadTaste.It. While it was not confirmed by the studio at the time, it is now official, and the film is titled Ghostbusters: Afterlife. And not only do we have the title, but it’s been reported by joblo that we will see the film’s first trailer this week!

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Ghostbusters 3 trying to get Finn Wolfhard.

That’s the kid from Stranger Things, obviously.

Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon are in talks to star in Sony’s latest installment in the “Ghostbusters” franchise, sources tell Variety.

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The studio would not comment on plot details, but sources say the story will focus on a single mom and her family, with Coon playing the mom and Wolfhard playing her son. It’s currently unknown how that will connect to the new Ghostbusters team.

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The Not-Bad-Actually Ghostbusters 3 teaser trailer.

Yeah, everybody else said There’s already a teaser trailer?, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDnqiTuETkc

I put it in there as a link because the default picture spoils the reveal.  Suffice to say, it’s actually a pretty informative little teaser, there.  Gives a hint of the themes and mood, and even suggests the plot.  I fully understand why people have reservations about Ghostbusters 3, but this is a good trailer.




Tweet of the Day, There’s Definitely A Very Slim Chance We’ll Survive edition.

Nah, this shouldn’t be fraught at all.

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Welp. Honest Trailers did the new Ghostbusters.

And they turned off the comments, going in.  …Which was the right play, there.  Something for everybody in this one, I think. Or perhaps “a pox on all the houses, including Honest Trailer’s.”  Seriously, they ended this one kind of yelling at themselves.

I really didn’t think that the new Ghostbusters was that bad, honestly. They edited it too much and lost an important scene or two, but it wasn’t Batman & Robin or anything. But that’s apparently a minority opinion, these days.




I actually enjoyed the new Ghostbusters movie.

I just saw it, in fact. Now, to clarify: I liked it better than Ghostbusters 2. But then, I also liked Ghostbusters 2, more or less; so my tastes may be suspect, here. Still, the people who made this flick pretty clearly liked the original Ghostbusters; they liked the engineering toys and the made-up pseudo-scientific jargon and they truly loved the slime. So they made a vehicle for a bunch of pretty good actors to goof around in and it looks like everybody had a fine old time doing so. I have no complaints. It’s not the greatest movie that I’ll see all year, but I had a good time.




Ghostbusters: Ecto Force coming to TV.

Ghostbusters: Ecto Force  is the name of the (animated) show; and it is apparently going to be set in the near future, where it will finally realize Peter Venkman’s dream of having Ghostbuster franchises in metropolitan areas throughout the globe. Ivan Reitman to direct, which is good to hear, no matter where you stand on the current Ghostbusters situation*. Of course, it must be kind of nerve-wracking, working on a project where you’re more or less inviting people to compare your product to The Real Ghostbusters** – but then, nobody forced them to do a new Ghostbusters series, did they? Continue reading Ghostbusters: Ecto Force coming to TV.




Back from Ghostbusters…

…and I wish that major theaters would show more old movies (yes, I’m calling Ghostbusters ‘old’) on a regular basis. It was pleasant to go see a film like that on the big screen, given that that’s what it was really designed for; and there are decades and decades of films that the theater system could run through.  Mind you, I understand that more and more theaters are doing this sort of thing, but… I’m not sure. It feels like they’re missing out on an opportunity and need to change things up, but I can’t put my finger on what exactly needs to be changed.

Anyway. It was a good evening.