Paul Feig’s all female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot provoked the ire of movie fans so ferociously that it never really stood a chance when it was released earlier this summer. ‘Ghostbusters’ has now been given the Honest Trailers treatment, and while it admits that the hate was unwarranted it also concedes that it was instantly forgettable. As the above points out, the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot created a perfect storm of hatred, as those that hated the trailer paired together with people that hate reboots and individuals that just like to write hate on the internet to repeatedly admonish it, all without seeing a single frame.
Despite being right up there as one of the coolest individuals to ever walk planet earth Bill Murray is just like every other sports fan in the world. The Chicago Cubs have not won baseball’s highest prize, the World Series, since 1908. In fact, they’ve not even played in the World Series since 1945.
Depending on your point of view, 2016′s summer of blockbusters can be described as a number of things, with titles like ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Jason Bourne’, ‘Star Trek Beyond’, ‘Suicide Squad’, ‘The BFG’, ‘Ghostbusters’, and ‘Finding Dory’ pleasing movie goers to varying degrees as well as being divisive with critics. Over at comScore, the numbers have been tallied and, according to The Wrap, 108 days after the first Friday in May 2016 summer films are ahead of 2015′s but only narrowly. Annual box office takings are up nearly 5%, which is largely down to a few big-hitters from the likes of Disney and Marvel, not to mention some consistent numbers from Warner Bros. too.
Having had his fingers burnt by the wrong end of a proton pack in remaking ‘Ghostbusters’, director Paul Feig has said he’s got no plans to remake any more movie classics. The ‘Bridesmaids’ helmsman took an astonishing amount of flack for daring to retool the 1984 movie, not least because of doing so with a female cast. – Great Wall director on Matt Damon whitewashing controversy – Daisy Ridley quits Instagram after abuse – Clint Eastwood will vote for Trump Asked if he’d consider remaking another revered film, he told The Huffington Post unequivocally: “No, no, no. No, I will not. ...
After suffering a barrage of hateful, racist messages on Twitter thanks to her participation in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot, star Leslie Jones seemingly quit the social-media site over the weekend, only to return to it yesterday. Last night, she explained to Seth Meyers that she never meant for people to take her departure as permanent. I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart.All this cause I did a movie.You can hate the movie but the shit I got today…wrong — Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016 Jones said: “I did not leave Twitter.
No matter what you think of the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot, or even Leslie Jones’ performance in it, you have to admit that the vile, hateful racist and misogynistic abuse that the actress has received over the last few days has truly been depressing. The vitriol became so rampant earlier this week that Jones decided to quit Twitter. Jones’ ‘Ghostbusters’ co-star Kate McKinnon and director Paul Feig have already launched to her defence, and now Dan Aykroyd has responded to the individuals that forced her off the social media website, too.
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.
The trolling campaign waged against the newly-rebooted ‘Ghostbusters’ would seem to have rather backfired. Critics have been accused of being paid by Sony for positive reviews, while an undercurrent of disturbing misogyny has pervaded the online ranting, thanks to the reboot’s all-female cast. Meanwhile, the boss of Sony Pictures has praised online haters for their tireless help marketing the newly rebooted 'Ghostbusters’ movie.
‘Ghostbusters’ director Paul Feig has been discussing the sexual orientation of Kate McKinnon’s character Jillian Holtzmann, and it appears that she is indeed as gay as she seems. Chatting with The Daily Beast, and when asked about her Holtzmann being a lesbian, he first asks reporter Jen Yamato 'what do you think?’, before offering up 'a grinning, silent nod’. “You know, Kate is who she is and I love the relationship between Kate and Melissa’s characters.
It’s bad news for the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot… it looks like the second biggest movie market in the world will be denying it a release. China has turned the movie down, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, which will be a huge blow to the potential profits for its studio Sony. Why the movie is being denied was open to some speculation, notably due to some of China’s more unusual censorship rules.
It sounds like Ray Parker Jr hasn’t met anyone who likes Fall Out Boy’s new Ghostbusters theme tune either. Parker Jr, who coined the phrases ‘who you gonna call?’ and 'I ain’t afraid of no ghost’ back in 1984, was diplomatic when asked what he thought of 'Ghostbusters (I’m Not Afraid)’.
Just when you thought the online furore against the new, rebooted ‘Ghostbusters’ couldn’t get any more ridiculous, there’s now a backlash against positive reviews the movie has received. The movie, helmed by 'Bridesmaids’ director Paul Feig and starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, is currently sitting rather pretty with a 76% 'fresh’ rating on reviews aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. Many critics, doubtless heading into the movie theatre with trepidation, have afforded the movie solidly decent reviews.
The new ‘Ghostbusters’ film has already provoked quite a bit of ire amongst die-hards of the originals. With that in mind, you can imagine that the unveiling of a female Slimer in the latest ‘Ghostbusters’ TV spot is likely to be met with an equal level of disdain. As you’re probably more than aware at this point, Paul Feig’s reboot of 1984’s ‘Ghostbusters’ introduces us to Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones, as well as Chris Hemsworth who stars as their receptionist.
As if the new ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot needed any more flack flying around it. UK movie magazine Total Film has now come under fire after it revealed its new 'Ghostbusters’ cover has Chris Hemsworth front and centre. Cast-mates Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, appear behind the Marvel star on the cover shot, looking distinctly like second fiddles.
Luke vs. Vader in the Death Star trench run. It’s one of the most iconic scenes of the Star Wars saga, and for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, the climactic confrontation of A New Hope is getting transformed. Yahoo Movies has the exclusive sneak peek at Mattel’s Hot Wheels version of the seminal Star Wars moment. Click through for a detailed look at the set, which can be preordered on Mattel’s mattycollector.com and will be available on site at Comic-Con July 21-24 for $50. Mattel’s Comic-Con space also will be stocked with items based on DC and Marvel heroes, Ghostbusters, and Star Trek and we have those previews here, too.
The stars of ‘Ghostbusters’ old and new united on Jimmy Fallon this week where they danced to Ray Parker Jr.’s funky theme song, and the results were spectacular.
Just to make movie fans of a certain age feel terribly old, the first ‘Ghostbusters’ movie was released in cinemas 32 years ago yesterday. Celebrating this landmark was both the cast of the new, rebooted movie and the old crew too. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson were snapped by Parker Jr along with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, ahead of an appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live’.
Judd Apatow has waded into the impromptu criticism over the new ‘Ghostbusters’ film by insisting that those who are already hating the reboot probably support Donald Trump. The ‘Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping’ producer made this comparison to Uproxx, declaring, “I would assume there’s a very large crossover of people who are doubtful ‘Ghostbusters’ will be great and people excited about the Donald Trump candidacy.
It’s no secret that the ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot has come under a lot of heavy fire, but one of its stars, Melissa McCarthy, has hit back at the haters by telling them to go and make some friends. The Paul Feig production sees a reboot of the classic franchise now centre on an all-female cast rather than an all-male one, with the actors themselves has come under scrutiny from disapproving internet trolls. Speaking to the Guardian, McCarthy, whose latest film ‘The Boss’ is out next month, shared her thoughts on the rather harsh and outright nasty things people have been saying about the idea of women replacing men.
"They are trying to define the experience," says Sony's marketing chief as vocal (and sexist?) foes of the female reboot face off against a summer tentpole's trailers.