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It’s Official! Hi-C’s Legendary “Ecto Cooler” Will Return This Summer!

It’s Official! Hi-C’s Legendary “Ecto Cooler” Will Return This Summer!

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Fans of the ghoulish green goodness of Hi-C Ecto Cooler have one more reason to celebrate the return of the Ghostbusters franchise to the silver screen. This summer, the juice drink of choice for those nostalgic for the ‘80s and ‘90s will officially return to store shelves for a limited time. Its resurgence comes after a 15-year hiatus, much to the delight of fans everywhere. Ghostbusters hits theaters on July 15, 2016.

“Hi-C Ecto Cooler fueled a pop culture phenomenon that is well remembered and beloved by fans to this day,” said Charles Torrey, Vice President, Minute Maid/Hi-C Brands, Coca-Cola North America. “Sony Pictures was extremely enthusiastic about bringing it back for this special occasion, and the timing of the upcoming Ghostbusters film made this the exact right time.”

Hi-C Ecto Cooler became a cultural mainstay in 1987 as a tie-in with the original Ghostbusters franchise. The drink’s immense popularity kept it around for more than a decade and kept people deliciously hydrated until it was discontinued in 2001.

Since then, popular online sites have cited Hi-C Ecto Cooler fondly in articles on ‘90s nostalgia, and have inspired vocal online fan groups. Those groups, along with some lobbying support from Sony Pictures, spurred The Coca-Cola Company to bring Hi-C Ecto Cooler back, just in time for the new Ghostbusters theatrical release this summer.

Fans who can’t wait to get their hands on Hi-C Ecto Cooler until May 30 can enter for a chance to win it before it is available for purchase. To enter and learn more about the Sweepstakes, fans can follow @Ectocooler on Twitter and Ecto Cooler on Facebook. Visit: http://bit.ly/HiCEctoCoolerSweeps to read official Hi-C Social Sweepstakes rules and entry details.

Hi-C Ecto Cooler will be sold in 10-packs of 6-ounce juice boxes and in 6- and 12-packs of 11.5-ounce aluminum cans. The cans are specially printed using thermal ink that turns an eerie shade of slime green when the product inside is cold.

Hi-C Ecto Cooler fans can follow the brand on social media at Facebook.com/ectocool and Twitter.com/EctoCooler or learn more at www.ecto.cool.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 U.S. (OR D.C.), 18 YEARS OR OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 5/9/16 at 11:59pm ET. For Official Rules, prize description, odds disclosure, and complete details, visit http://bit.ly/HiCEctoCoolerSweeps. Sponsor: The Coca Cola Company, One Coca-Cola Plaza, Atlanta, GA 30313.

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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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New Teaser Poster For Reveals The Darker Side Of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

New Teaser Poster For Reveals The Darker Side Of ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

Sony has released a new teaser poster for The Amazing Spider-Man which you can check out below. The latest Spider-Man film is a reboot which is being directed by Marc Webb.

The flick stars Andrew Garfield as the title character, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Sally Field as Aunt May, and Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, comedian Denis Leary as George Stacy, Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson, Irrfan Khan as Van Atter, Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson as Peter Parker’s parents, and C. Thomas Howell.

The Amazing Spider-Man opens in 3D on July 3, 2012.

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Columbia Pictures Unveils A Smurfy New Trailer For ‘The Smurfs’

Columbia Pictures Unveils A Smurfy New Trailer For ‘The Smurfs’

Columbia Pictures has released the trailer for ‘The Smurfs’ movie starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Anton Yelchin, Katy Perry, George Lopez, Paul Ruebens and Jonathan Winters. The film is currently slated for an August 3rd, 2011 release.

Synopsis: Audiences everywhere are in for a Smurfy good time as the Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. The film is set for release August 3, 2011.

Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on camera opposite an all-star voice cast. Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the “Smurfs” television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; “SNL’s” Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.

In the live-action roles, Azaria will play the Smurfs’ nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel. Harris and Mays star as an expectant couple whose lives are turned upside down when the Smurfs cross over from their magical village to New York City. Vergara plays Odile, Harris’s boss, a cosmetics executive.

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Gets Title and Brand New Photo?!

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Gets Title and Brand New Photo?!

It’s an exciting day for movie and comic book fans alike! Columbia Pictures has announced that the newest Spider-Man film will be entitled The Amazing Spider-Man! and has revealed a new look at the title character in all his web-slinging glory!

The latest Spider-Man film is a reboot which is being directed by Marc Webb. The flick stars Andrew Garfield as the title character, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Sally Field as Aunt May, and Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, comedian Denis Leary as George Stacy, Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson, Irrfan Khan as Van Atter, Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson as Peter Parker’s parents, and C. Thomas Howell.

The “Spider-Man” film is currently in production and will be released in 3D on July 3, 2012.

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First Official Glimpse of Andrew Garfield In ‘Spider-Man’ Costume

First Official Glimpse of Andrew Garfield In ‘Spider-Man’ Costume

It’s an exciting day for movie and comic book fans alike! Columbia Pictures releases the first image of Andrew Garfield as the iconic Spider-Man.

The latest Spider-Man film is a reboot which is being directed by Marc Webb. The flick stars Andrew Garfield as the title character, Emma Stone as Gwen Stacy, Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard, Sally Field as Aunt May, and Martin Sheen as Uncle Ben, comedian Denis Leary as George Stacy, Chris Zylka as Flash Thompson, Irrfan Khan as Van Atter, Campbell Scott and Julianne Nicholson as Peter Parker’s parents, and C. Thomas Howell.

The “Spider-Man” film is currently in production and will be released in 3D on July 3, 2012.

Photo Credit: John Schwartzman

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First Official (and Smurfy!) Theatrical Poster For ‘The Smurfs’ Unveiled!

First Official (and Smurfy!) Theatrical Poster For ‘The Smurfs’ Unveiled!

Sony Pictures has unveiled the first official poster for their upcoming live action meets CGI version of the 80s classic cartoon series, The Smurfs. The flick, which is set to hit theaters on August 3, 2011, features the talents Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Jonathan Winters, Hank Azaria, George Lopez, Alan Cumming, Katy Perry, Sofia Vergara, Anton Yelchin, Fred Armisen, Paul Reubens, Kenan Thompson, John Oliver, B.J. Novak, Jeff Foxworthy and Wolfgang Puck.

Now that is some “smurfing” star power! Check out the poster below and weigh in with your thoughts!

Synopsis: Audiences everywhere are in for a Smurfy good time as the Smurfs make their first 3D trip to the big screen. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours – in fact, smack dab in the middle of Central Park. Just three apples high and stuck in the Big Apple, the Smurfs must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down. The film is set for release August 3, 2011.

Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, and Hank Azaria star on camera opposite an all-star voice cast. Anton Yelchin will play Clumsy Smurf; comedy legend Jonathan Winters, who voiced roles in the “Smurfs” television series, will voice Papa Smurf; Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Katy Perry will play Smurfette; Alan Cumming will play Gutsy Smurf; “SNL’s” Fred Armisen will voice Brainy Smurf; and George Lopez will play Grouchy Smurf.

In the live-action roles, Azaria will play the Smurfs’ nemesis, the evil wizard Gargamel. Harris and Mays star as an expectant couple whose lives are turned upside down when the Smurfs cross over from their magical village to New York City. Vergara plays Odile, Harris’s boss, a cosmetics executive.

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Andrew Garfield Cast As Peter Parker In Marc Webb’s ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

Andrew Garfield Cast As Peter Parker In Marc Webb’s ‘Spider-Man’ Reboot

After a comprehensive worldwide casting search, Andrew Garfield has been chosen to portray Peter Parker when Spider-Man swings back onto the screen in 3D on July 3, 2012. The new filmwill begin production in early December directed by Marc Webb from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Laura Ziskin and Avi Arad will produce the film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel Studios.

Today’s confirmation culminates what has been one of the most eagerly anticipated casting announcements in recent memory. Bloggers, pop culturespeculators, and everyday fans have pored over and analyzed every conceivable online rumor in an attempt to discover the identity of the next actor to play Peter Parker. Garfield will immediately begin preparing for the coveted role.

The Spider-Man franchise is one of the most successful in film history and the three previous motion pictures have collectively grossed more than $2.5 billion in worldwide box office.

On selecting Garfield, director Marc Webb said, “Though his name may be new to many, those who know this young actor’s work understand his extraordinary talents. He has a rare combination of intelligence, wit, and humanity. Mark my words, you will love Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker.”

Commenting on the announcement, Amy Pascal, co-chairman of Sony PicturesEntertainment, and Matt Tolmach, President of Columbia Pictures said, “Spider-Man is a classic superhero — a young man who balances his responsibility to serve humanity and crush evil with the shyness and normalcy of someone struggling to find himself. The role demands an extraordinary actor. You need someone who can magically transform himself from Peter Parker into Spider-Man. An actor who will depict the vulnerability of youth and the strength and confidence of a legendary figure at the same moment. We have found that actor in Andrew Garfield. From the first time we saw him in the upcoming film The Social Network, to his glorious screen test, which floored all of us, we knew that we had found our new Peter Parker.”

Producer Avi Arad added, “I’m incredibly excited about Andrew Garfield. In the Spider-Man tradition, we were looking for a smart, sensitive, and cool new Peter Parker who can inspire us and make us laugh, cry, and cheer. We believe we have found the perfect choice to take on this role and lead us into the future.”

Producer Laura Ziskin said, “We are thrilled to have Andrew Garfield for this new incarnation of Spider-Man under Marc Webb’s direction. We were fortunate enough to meet with a group of fantastically talented young men. In the end, we all agreed that in addition to being an extraordinary actor, Andrew had the right mix of humor, youth, and pathos, along with an underlying sense of strength and power necessary to bring Peter Parker and Spider-Man to life on screen.”

The selection of Garfield was revealed at a press event in Cancun, Mexico for international journalists attending a media tour promoting upcoming films from Sony Pictures Entertainment. B-roll footage of the announcement will be available via satellite later this evening — see uplink times coordinate information below.

Garfield is fast becoming one of the most respected and sought-after young actors working in the industry today. In a short career, spanning only five years, he has already been directed by, and starred alongside, some of the greatest names and received a BAFTA for a role that won him international praise.

Garfield most recently worked with director David Fincher on the upcoming film The Social Network. He previously starred for Spike Jonze on his robot love story I’m Here, which premiered at Sundance this year. He plays the lead male opposite Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan in Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go, due for release later this year.

Other notable screen credits include Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus playing opposite Christopher Plummer, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell,Jude Law and the late Heath Ledger, Robert Redford’s Lions For Lambs, where he starred alongside Redford, Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep; Revolution Films’ “Red Riding Trilogy – 1974” directed by Julian Jarrold, where he lead a stellar cast including Rebecca Hall and David Morrissey, and his unforgettable portrayal of a young ex-con in John Crowley’s “Boy A,” for which he earned the best actor BAFTA in 2008.

Garfield’s career began in theatre and in 2006 his performances in “Beautiful Thing” (Sound Space/Kit Productions), “The Overwhelming,” and “Burn / Chatroom / Citizenship” (Royal National Theatre) won him the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the Evening Standard awards and the Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics Circle Theatre Awards. Other notable theatre credits include “Romeo and Juliet” (Manchester Royal Exchange) and “Kes” (Manchester Royal Exchange), for which he received the Most Promising Newcomer Award at the Manchester Evening News Awards 2004.

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‘Men in Black III’ To Hit Theaters In 3D In May 2012

‘Men in Black III’ To Hit Theaters In 3D In May 2012

Columbia Pictures announced today that Men in Black III will be released in 3D on May 25, 2012. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are returning to produce and Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed the first two installments of the blockbuster franchise, will direct the film from a screenplay written by Etan Cohen, based on the comic book by Lowell Cunningham. Steven Spielberg is set to executive produce.

Deals are set for Will Smith, Sonnenfeld and the producing team to return to the blockbuster franchise with the intent to begin production by this fall and the studio is in advanced negotiations with Tommy Lee Jones to reprise his role as Agent Kay. Josh Brolin is also in talks to star as a young Agent Kay.

Commenting on the announcement, Jeff Blake, Chairman of Sony Pictures Worldwide Marketing and Distribution said, “Sony’s summer of 2012 will get off to a red hot start with an incredible new 3D adventure for the Men in Black. We couldn’t be more excited that the original filmmaking team responsible for the first two worldwide hits is reuniting for this third installment. We love where the story is taking Agents Jay and Kay and know this new chapter will deliver a fresh fun twist for fans of the franchise while also introducing the Men in Black to a whole new generation of moviegoers.”

The first two Men in Black films, which were released in 1997 and 2002, went on to become two of the most successful films in Columbia Pictures history, taking in more than $1 billion combined worldwide.  The first film in the franchise won an Academy Award® for Best Makeup and was nominated for two other Oscars®.

Source: Columbia Pictures

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