Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett discuss the backlash all-female remake and sequels receive and how they combat it.
With new installments of Star Wars , Jurassic World , and the Avengers headed our way this summer, movie fans have plenty to cheer about. The same goes for toy lovers, who can look forward to action figures, play sets, board games, and other playthings based on 2018’s biggest blockbusters and hottest television shows. Yahoo Entertainment spent the past weekend at New York City’s annual festival for toys, Toy Fair, where we got to see both the new and retro movie- and TV-related toys that everyone will be talking about this year. Scroll through the gallery and start getting your holiday wish lists ready now.
Alice Drummond, character actress best known for her opening scene cameo as a librarian in the original 1984 ‘Ghostbusters,’ has passed away.
The ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot may have failed to ignite the box office, but plans to turn it into a franchise are carrying on regardless… at least, according to original ‘Ghostbusters’ creator, Ivan Reitman. “There’s going to be many other Ghostbusters movies,” he told the Mr. Wavvy podcast (via comicbook.com). Although ‘Ghostbusters’ turned out a lot better than some fans expected, it failed to get the kind of numbers you might expect to secure itself a sequel.
It wasn’t the type that uses a proton pack, but Hugh Grant hired a ghostbuster. While on the Late Late Show, Grant was embarrassed to tell James Corden that he hired a ghostbuster to get rid of an apparent apparition that his son sometimes sees. Grant went on to explain that many other people including house guests and nannies have also seen it.
A deleted sequence from ‘Ghosbusters’ that featured Chris Hemsworth dancing and cost at least $1 million to shoot over the course of two days was ultimately cut from the final edit of the reboot. A quick little warning for those of you that haven’t seen ‘Ghostbusters’, the following article discusses the ending of the film. The Hollywood Reporter have alleged that the scene in question saw Hemsworth, who at this point in the film has been possessed by the evil demon Rowan, leading a gathered mass of NYPD officers and camouflaged soldiers that he had control of in a choreographed dance to The Bee Gees’ “You Should Be Dancing” in Times Square.
The online campaign of hate towards the new ‘Ghostbusters’ film took a sinister turn overnight with one of the film’s stars being moved to tears by racist abuse on Twitter. Actress and comedian Leslie Jones, who plays MTA worker-turned Ghostbuster Patty Tolan, found herself bombarded on Twitter by trolls sending her relentless racist abuse, some of which she screengrabbed and shared with her 175k followers. I want to hate so bad but I can’t because I know it doesn’t fix anything and just make me sad.” - Ghostbusters Scares Up $50m Opening - Harold Ramis’ Daughter Appeals Against Hate She then appealed to Twitter itself to do something about the troll culture on the social media platform, with Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey personally reaching out to the comedian to help her out. So hurt right now.— Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016 ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ star John Boyega replied urging her to “find peace”, while the film’s director Paul Feig replied “You did nothing to deserve this.
Ever since Sony’s all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot was announced, there’s been a hardcore online contingent, unhappy with the franchise’ new direction, ready to shoot the movie down in whatever forum they can find. No-one was more aware of this when shooting than the film’s writer-director Paul Feig and its cast. Rather than shying away from the backlash, ‘Ghostbusters’ tackles it head-on in an early scene that sees the 'Busters reading out mean comments from a video they’ve uploaded to YouTube.
Of course, the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot has proved to be pretty controversial since it was first announced… with many viewers down-voting the YouTube trailer after its release. After all, the original ‘Ghostbusters’ was a huge part of many fans childhoods. “Individually and together, they’re as unique as Bill Murray and [Dan] Aykroyd and [Harold] Ramis and [Ernie] Hudson were.
A new trailer for ‘Ghostbusters’ has been released by Sony Pictures ahead of the film’s July release and it’s given us a much better look at what Paul Feig’s reboot has in store. The all-female update of the horror-comedy franchise has proved to be somewhat controversial so far, with the first trailer holding the ignominious honour of being the most disliked movie trailer in YouTube history, but this new trailer seems much improved to us. As Kristen Wiig’s character explains “someone is creating a device that amplifies paranormal activity” in New York and that seems to have woken thousands of ghouls from their slumber, and the only thing stood in their way is the new Ghostbusters.
Paul Feig has finally had enough of the criticism surrounding the new ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot. The 'Bridesmaid’s director has now let loose on his detractors, centring on 'geek culture’ being the worst culprit. “Geek culture is home to some of the biggest a******s I’ve ever met in my life,” he told the New York Daily News.
Well, it would appear that the cover of the new 4K ultra HD Blu-ray release of Ivan Reitman’s classic ‘Ghostbusters’ has completely missed out Ernie Hudson’s Winston Zeddemore. Sadly, it’s long been the case that fourth Ghostbuster – he joins the crew part way through the film – has found himself sidelined. “You know Ghostbusters was a lot of fun.
The first full trailer for the new ‘Ghostbusters’ has finally arrived. Director Paul Feig, the filmmaker responsible for ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘Spy’, debuted the first look trailer on the Ellen Show. The new movie sees Erin (Kristen Wiig), a Columbia University academic, her ghost-chasing friend Abby (Melissa McCarthy), the friend’s business partner and mad scientist Jillian (Kate McKinnon), and Patty a MTA employee (Leslie Jones) joining forces as an all-female team to bust ghosts and save New York.
A brand new ‘Ghostbusters’ image showing Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones looking rather fantastic has been released. The rather sensational picture comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
A few eyebrows were raised at the announcement that uber-studly Thor actor Chris Hemsworth was joining the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot as the secretary of the now all-female group. Namely - it would appear that Chris Hemsworth’s character Kevin is effectively a Ghostbuster himself. - Ghostbusters Character Names Revealed The first image (which appears to have premiered at People Magazine, although it’s been widely published online) shows the Aussie beefcake looking atypically nerdy with short hair, horn-rimmed glasses, and a more slender build than when he’s in Norse god mode. It has been reported that Hemsworth turned ‘Ghostbusters’ down initially and that the part was rejigged to lure him back.