Who ya gonna call? Original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman turns over the reins to his equally talented son Jason, in this long-awaited sequel which takes place some 35 years after the ghosts took over NYC. Maybe it’s just because Finn Wolfhard is in it, but the teaser trailer has a distinctly Stranger Things vibe to it.
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Each year, Tom BetGeorge of Magical Light Shows tricks out the front of his Tracy, California house with tons of lights to celebrate Halloween, continually stepping up the show to outdo himself. For 2019, we get Ray Parker Jr’s Ghostbusters theme, accompanied by a brilliant array of color, and singing pumpkin animations.
Located in Monongahela, Pennsylvania, Angelo’s II restaurant likes to celebrate the holidays in an epic fashion. For Halloween 2019, they decorated the exterior of their building with an inflatable Stay-Puft marshmallow man emerging from the roof, and giant kraken tentacles bursting from its windows. Video by Mon Valley Drone.
Mondo presents a limited edition one-time pressing of Elmer Bernstein’s original score from 1984’s Ghostbusters. The double album features awesome jacket and interior art by illustrator Paul Mann, and is pressed onto 180 Gram colored vinyl. Preorders start 10/2/19 on Mondotees.com.
Pop culture sock maker Odd Sox is offering up a capsule collection of eight designs inspired by the world of Ghostbusters. Some feature the classic “No Ghosts” logo, while others include images of Spengler, Venkman, Stantz, and Spengler. Our favorite? The Warhol-esque Ghostbusters Pop socks.
Among the many fun things on display at the 2019 NY Toy Fair was this amusing mashup, courtesy of Hasbro. Yes, what you’re looking at is a 7″ long version of the Ghostbuster’s Ecto-1 that converts into a Transformer. Known as Ectotron, this awesome toy will ship 7/31/19.
Movie-based toy maker Blitzway outdoes itself with its sixth-scale model of the Ghostbusters’ ride. The Ecto-1 collectible is nearly 46″ long, has 45 LEDs, and an interlocked steering wheel and wheels. It also plays digital audio files via USB and microSD.
Video essayist Patrick H Willems explores an interesting notion in the world of film criticism – that the original Ghostbusters was missing something that virtually every other movie has ever has – a theme, subtext, message, or story arc for its main characters.
“If you loved the first Ghostbusters movie, then you should definitely watch that one instead.” Screen Junkies takes on the The Hangover 2 of of the 80’s. Ghostbusters 2 was kinda funny, but it uses the same story beats as the original and maybe shouldn’t have been made.
Bevan Bell took the widely panned trailer for the new Ghostbusters reboot, and with a little clever editing and better overall pacing made the movie look much more entertaining, proving that trailers don’t mean a whole lot, and we need to wait for the actual movie.