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Wizard World To Ring In 35th Anniversary of ‘Ghostbusters’ With  ‘Ghostbusters Fan Fest’ — Tickets On Sale Now!

Wizard World To Ring In 35th Anniversary of ‘Ghostbusters’ With ‘Ghostbusters Fan Fest’ — Tickets On Sale Now!

Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, specter or ghost? Well, if you have, Ghostbusters fans, get ready for mass hysteria! Tickets go on sale today for the first-ever Ghostbusters Fan Fest, presented by Wizard World, as Sony Pictures, Ghost Corps, and Wizard World announce an initial lineup of special guests, events, and treats that await attendees. The premier live event will be held June 7-8 on the famed Sony Pictures Studio Lot in Culver City, California.

Stars Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Raymond Stantz) and Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore), director Ivan Reitman and Ghostbusters theme song singer-songwriter Ray Parker Jr. are all confirmed to attend. The stars of The Real Ghostbusters animated series (1986-91) will also be well-represented at Fan Fest, with Maurice LaMarche (Dr. Egon Spengler), Frank Welker (Dr. Raymond Stantz) and Dave Coulier (Dr. Peter Venkman) scheduled to attend.

Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World will be the ultimate celebration of the franchise. For the 35th anniversary of the legendary film (and the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters II), fans will participate in exclusive panels with the stars and original crew members, meet the Ghostbusters creators, talent and crew and experience Ghostbusters augmented reality gaming. Other planned Ghostbusters-themed activities include a screening of the original film, a special musical performance by Parker, costume contests, meet-ups, documentary screenings, laser tag, interactive photo booths, exhibitor booths, and much more.

Tickets for the premier event are on sale now at https://www.tixr.com/pr/gbffpr/12066.  Packages range in price from $499 to $1499 (and a $99 youth package), with autographs and photo ops included in some packages.

Fans can learn more about the Ghostbusters Fan Fest presented by Wizard World at http://www.ghostbusters.com/news/ghostbusters-fan-fest.

Jeffrey Godsick, Executive Vice President, Brand Strategy and Global Partnerships for Sony Pictures said: “We’re thrilled to be opening up our doors to Ghostbusters fans for the first time. For fans, this is the ultimate event – an insider’s look at the franchise from the people who created it and are bringing it into the future. As Winston Zeddemore might say, when someone asks you if you want to go to Ghostbusters Fan Fest, you say YES!”

John D. Maatta, CEO of Wizard Entertainment said: “The Ghostbusters Fan Fest is an extraordinary homage to all that is great about the iconic Ghostbusters. It is exciting news for Ghostbusters fans that Sony Pictures and Ghost Corps have worked with us to create this once-in-a-lifetime event.”

Following the event on June 7-8, Wizard World will continue its Ghostbusters touring experience at its conventions throughout the country featuring a pop-up shop featuring exclusive Ghostbusters merchandise. Details will be linked at www.wizardword.com.

The original 1984 film starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, and Ernie Hudson and was directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

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The Debate Is On: 1994’s ‘Speechless’ Shows Us Politics Can Have A Heart?

The Debate Is On: 1994’s ‘Speechless’ Shows Us Politics Can Have A Heart?

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‘Speechless’

This week, our resident movie reviewer, Jeremy Morrison, is back at it again in the white Vans to review another one of Olive Films most exciting new releases, “Speechless.” First, let’s take a walk down memory lane with a quick synopsis:

Can speechwriters on opposite sides of the political fence find love and happiness in the heat of an election season? This is the comic premise of Speechless, starring Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Geena Davis (Thelma and Louise) as Kevin Vallick and Julia Mann – Republican and Democratic speechwriters (respectively) and romantic sparring partners. Add to the mix Kevin’s ex-wife (Bonnie Bedalia, Die Hard) and Julia’s self-absorbed former fiancé (Christopher Reeve, Superman) and the stage is set for screwball comic hijinks in the tradition of His Girl Friday and the political savvy of TV’s The Good Wife.

Speechless, directed by Ron Underwood (City Slickers) from a screenplay by Robert King (TV’s The Good Wife) co-stars Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) and Charles Martin Smith (The Untouchables).

The cast: Michael Keaton, Geena Davis, Ernie Hudson, Christopher Reeve, Charles Martin Smith, Bonnie Bedelia

J-Mo Says:

With election season racing upon us faster than memes of bears stealing Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar, SPEECHLESS is a fun reminder that staffers for the average politicos have feelings too. A quaint romantic comedy starring Michael Keaton and Geena Davis, SPEECHLESS is another misplaced gem coming your way through Olive Films. The folks over at Olive have settled into a cool groove of finding and releasing films that have been relegated to the bargain bins of yesteryears past.

I’m not sure where it falls in the list of greatest Michael Keaton or Geena Davis films, but after all these years the film still holds its charm and serves as a friendly reminder that opposites attract in even the most unusual of settings.

The performances are strong across the board. Though the disc is yet another bare bones release, I can’t recommend this flick enough. Tune in for Keaton and Davis, stick around for Christopher Reeve. Especially his stellar calf muscles.  — Jeremy Morrison, Film Geek

Check out this film and a plethora of other amazing releases from Olive Films via their official website — www.olivefilms.com.

Jeremy Morrison – Staff Writer
Co-creator/host of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, film reviewer, screenwriter, Jeremy has more than eight years experience in television and film production. His childhood fascination with the naked breasts featured in the “Friday the 13th” franchise prepared him for absolutely nothing in life. J-Mo lives by one motto: #wecantallbezacksnyder
Twitter: @acidpopcult
IG: @almostgothim

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Krispy Kreme To Unleash ‘Ghostbusters’ Donuts On September 29th!

Krispy Kreme To Unleash ‘Ghostbusters’ Donuts On September 29th!

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Switch on your proton packs because the boys are back in town! Krispy Kreme and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have joined together to mark the 30th Anniversary of the iconic blockbuster motion picture franchise, GHOSTBUSTERS, with an exclusive offer of two new marshmallow Kreme™-filled Ghostbuster treats inspired by the supernatural comedy’s sweetest villains. In conjunction with the release of the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray release, Krispy Kreme is introducing Ghostbusters and Stay Puft Marshmallow Doughnuts that will be available September 29 through October 31, 2014 at participating Krispy Kreme® US and Canadian locations. While supplies last. Now through September 29th, contact your nearest participating Krispy Kreme location to pre-order five dozen or more Krispy Kreme Ghostbusters Doughnuts.

“We are truly excited to collaborate with Sony Pictures in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the iconic Ghostbusters brand,” explains Dwayne Chambers, Krispy Kreme, Chief Marketing and Innovations Officer. “And we are delighted to bring our fans two delicious limited edition treats that are as unique, creative and joyful as this beloved film franchise.”

“We are so excited about the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters and our collaboration with Krispy Kreme Donuts as well as the launch of our new Ghostbusters website. Both brands have an incredible legacy with consumers and with exclusive donuts at Krispy Kreme locations and a retail promotion featuring the Blu-ray offering, we are confident everyone’s proton packs will be loaded,” added Greg Economos Senior Vice President, Sony Pictures Consumer Products.

The Krispy Kreme Ghostbuster Doughnuts are vailable at participating US and Canadian locations only. While supplies last. Visit KrispyKreme.com for your nearest Krispy Kreme location.

The Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and the Ghostbusters II 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is currently also available in a two-disc anniversary edition Blu-ray™ Digibook including both films, as well as a Limited Edition gift set that includes an exclusive collectible Slimer figurine and the two-disc Digibook. This special gift set will only be available for a very limited time, with the collectible Slimer figurine being a true must-have for fans. Both films have been fully restored and remastered in 4K and will be presented in high definition on Blu-ray from those 4K sources.

Both the Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II Blu-rays come loaded with exclusive bonus materials, including revealing conversations with director Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, as well as never-before-seen deleted scenes from Ghostbusters II and more. The Ghostbusters anniversary edition features the original music video of the Oscar® nominated song “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker Jr., while Ghostbusters II includes the original music video for “On Our Own” by Bobby Brown. In addition, Ghostbusters will contain all previously released legacy content, commentary and an interactive Slimer Mode, offering fans a picture-in-picture graphical viewing experience.

Connect with Krispy Kreme and Ghostbusters at KrispyKreme.com, www.Ghostbusters.com, HotLightApp.com, Facebook, foursquare and Twitter, and KrispyKremeDoughnuts on YouTube.

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Bill Murray Confirms Role In ‘Ghostbusters 3’ – Potential Spoiler!

Bill Murray Confirms Role In ‘Ghostbusters 3’ – Potential Spoiler!

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

Comedian Bill Murray has confirmed that he will the cast of ‘Ghostbusters 3’ alongside Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson. ‘Ghostbusters 3’ is currently scheduled for a 2012 release, 23 years after ‘Ghostbusters 2’ hit cinemas in 1989.

Spoiler Alert!!! – Murray told Mail Online: “I’ll come back in Ghostbusters III only if I get to be a ghost, I said to them, ‘I’ll do it if you kill me off in the first reel.’ So now they are going to have me as a ghost in the film.”

Ivan Reitman will return to direct the highly anticipated film. Sony’s Columbia Pictures has been developing a script by Lee Eisneberg and Gene Stupnitsky (<em>The Office, Year One</em>) that would relaunch the wildly popular franchise.

Source: Mail Online

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Ivan Reitman Confirms Plans To Direct ‘Ghostbusters 3’

Ivan Reitman Confirms Plans To Direct ‘Ghostbusters 3’

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Who Ya Gonna Call?

Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two “Ghostbuster” movies in the ’80s, has revealed to MTV that he will direct the long-awaited third installment in the series.

Sony’s Columbia Pictures has been developing a script by Lee Eisneberg and Gene Stupnitsky (The Office, Year One) that would relaunch the wildly popular franchise. Reitman has been involved in developing the script as a producer and, earlier this week, speaking with MTV’s Josh Horowitz at the National Board of Review Awards in New York, Reitman confirmed he would direct and said:

“They have delivered a draft…we are working our way through another draft… good work is being done and all of us have our fingers crossed. I’m not going to comment on what’s in the script and on what Sigourney may or may not have said,” he told us. “She’s been so busy on ‘Avatar,’ I’ve not been able to find her. There’s some very cool things in the new draft, let’s just put it that way.”

Harold Ramis, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver are all rumored to be returning.

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