"Ghostbusters: the Videogame" Revives Interest in Third Movie 


As we told you last September, Columbia Pictures wanted a new "Ghosbusters" movie. And why not? It's been 25 years since Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie Hudson first busted ghosts in Manhattan.

Now, the team is back in a new videogame and they're all in consensus -- a third movie is coming!

The videogame, which will be released Tuesday (June 16th) by Atari (how apropo), features the voice of the original cast including the lovely Annie Potts as the receptionist. The setting of the game is New York circa 1991, two years after "Ghostbusters II."

(For a review of the game, click here)

Aykroyd and Ramis, who co-wrote the first two films, consider this videogame the third film of the franchise, albeit in virtual form.

Ramis said getting the cast back together for the game rekindled their interest for the third flick. He told Hollywood Reporter, "It had sort of been contemplated before, and Dan had once written a spec script about it, which was not bad, but there was no group will that galvanized around that script," Ramis said.

"I think what the game did was revive our belief in it and certainly demonstrated that there was a public appetite and interest in it."

Let's hope Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, co-exec producers of "The Office," hurry and finish the script for "Ghostbusters 3."

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Controversial "Antichrist" to be Shown in Britain with No Cuts, No Censors! 


Lars von Trier ("Dogville," "Dancer in the Dark"), one of the true visionaries in modern cinema, created a film full of sex, violence, and female self-mutilation and the British Board of Film Classification said it's all OK for "Antichrist" to be shown in its entirety. No cuts or snips.

The film will be shown in Britain with an "18" certificate, very similar to our NC-17 here in the U.S.

In "Antichrist," Willem Dafoe star as He, and Charlotte Gainsbourg is She, a grieving couple who goes back to their cabin in the woods in hopes of repairing their troubled marriage. But little do they know, nature is about to test their bond.

Why did the British Board of Film Classification said yes to "Antichrist?" BBFC director David Cooke said, "The sexual imagery, while strong, is relatively brief, and the board has since 1990 passed a number of works containing such images."

Cooke further said that "adults should be free to decide for themselves what to watch or what not to watch, provided it is neither illegal nor harmful."

Hurray for the Brits! :happy

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3 Movie Reviews: "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," "Imagine That," and "Away We Go" 


Here you go, my movie reviews of:

"THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3" -- Starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta. Script by Brian Helgeland from Director Tony Scott

"IMAGINE THAT" -- Starring Eddie Murphy and the super-cute and charming Yara Shahidi. Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick from a script by Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson

"AWAY WE GO" -- Starring John Krasinski and Maya Rudolph. Sam Mendes directs from a script by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida.

So which film is my pick of the week? Take a look at my review by clicking right here.

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Who's Directing "Conan" Remake? 


Since Brett Ratner said no to directing the "Conan" reboot, Nu Image/Millenium Films hired Marcus Nispel to helm the film.

This will be the third reboot in Nispel's resume. The director was also in charge with relaunching "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Friday the 13th."

Production on the remake is set to start late this year in Bulgaria and South Africa.

The script is written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, the guys behind "Sahara" and "Cowboys and Aliens." Wait. "Sahara?" Wasn't there a big drama behind that production? And "Sahara" wasn't really a good movie.

So...hhmmmmm...I don't have big faith with this "Conan" production.

The future of this action-adventure about the most famous Barbarian in the world doesn't look bright!

But, Nispel seems to be ready to give his 100% for this film. Variety is reporting that the director wants to blend his childhood imaginings of the character with the influence of the famous Conan illustrations by Frank Frazetta, and the influence of such viscerally violent period films as Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto."

But the big question -- will the original Conan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, make an appearance?

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From "Earth" to the "Ocean," Disneynature to Distribute New Underwater Documentary in Glorious 3-D! 


Disneynature, whose "Earth" has made $31.4 million at the box-office, has picked up the rights to distribute "OceanWorld 3D."

The film is being billed as the first feature-length nature documentary shot and released entirely in 3-D! Cool!

Told from the point of view of a sea turtle, "OceanWorld 3D" guides audiences through Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Argentina's Peninsula Valdez, and Mexico's shark-infested Roca Partida Island.

Disneynature hasn't locked down a release date yet, but "OceanWorld 3D," which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, will be seen in France and Russia this August.

The film took seven years to produce, 25 locations, 200 hours of footage, and featured Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of the underwater documentary icon Jacques-Yves Cousteau.

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