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Dan Aykroyd: ‘I still have the lizard brain of a 20-year-old’

The actor, 69, talks about crying over his kids, not being able to cook and still having 80% of his dance movesI am actually one of the few people on the planet who is a heterochromiac syndactylite. I have webbed middle toes on both feet. I also have different coloured eyes: one is brown, one is green. I don’t know how many of us there are: I heard seven.I think I still have the lizard brain of a 20-year-old. I wake up every morning and I have the same vision, the same perception – except when I...
Tags: Film, Life and style, Culture, Television & radio, Stage, Blues, Acting, Dan Aykroyd


11 Spielberg Projects We Never Saw But Wish We Could've

Most filmmakers are lucky if they end their career with just one classic on their resume, but Steven Spielberg has made upwards of a dozen. Spielberg has a versatility that is unparalleled among his contemporaries. Whether it's adventure, drama, comedy, historical period piece, science fiction, fantasy, or animation, he's done it, and likely done it well.He's also one of the most prolific working filmmakers with 32 feature films released. Taking time and care to select each project, Spielberg ha...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Kentucky, Iraq, Michael Bay, Disney, Dc Comics, Munich, United States, Selma, Ford, Paris, Jurassic Park, Anne Hathaway, Josh Brolin, Lincoln


The 20 Best Kids Movies Of All Time

There's a common misconception that children's cinema, like children's television and children's literature, doesn't have to be good. Sure, kids may not be the most discerning consumers of media -- just ask any parent who has been forced to watch "Caillou" ad nauseum. But although they don't have as much experience as moviegoers, and they might not necessarily be able to articulate why a film is good or bad, children certainly know when they see something that provokes an emotional response. And...
Tags: England, London, Movies, California, Robin Williams, Boston, Macaulay Culkin, Southeast Asia, Roald Dahl, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Chicago, Debbie Reynolds, Paddington, Maine


The Famous Ghostbusters Moment That Was Not In The Original Script

The original "Ghostbusters" is arguably one of the most quotable movies of the 1980s – which is strange to think about, considering it's a movie about a bunch of slacker scientists who sort of stumble their way into discovering a way to capture ghosts in New York City. Among the film's many memorable lines is "don't cross the streams," a crucial piece of info that Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) gives to his ghostbusting pals and which comes back to save the day at the end of the film. (I am genuin...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg, Columbia, Hollywood Reporter, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Reitman, Christopher McQuarrie, Edlund, Ramis, Ivan Reitman, Egon Spengler, SlashFilm


Sigourney Weaver Gave A Unique Ghostbusters Audition – Here's The Story

When Sigourney Weaver appeared as Dana Barrett in "Ghostbusters," she was between two other landmark performances — in "Alien" and "Aliens." The former served as her breakout role while the latter earned her an Oscar nomination for best actress, a first for her in her career.Having dabbled in sci-fi horror and also romantic dramas like "The Year of Living Dangerously," Weaver was looking to spice up her filmography with some work in a different genre. Mental Floss notes that she wanted to do a c...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Julia Roberts, Manhattan, Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters, Woody Allen, Annie Hall, Dana, Weaver, Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Reitman, Ramis, Central Park West


The 14 Scariest Moments In Non-Horror Movies

There's a time and a place for scares. We've paid our money and have earned our right to jump out of our seats at least twice during a typical horror movie. But what happens when frightening moments catch us off guard? Even children's films have jump scares; these days, no type of movie is really safe.Villains who belong in the most X-rated of horrors, yet somehow show up in family-friendly movies. Those "Did you see that?" moments that make you look incredulously at the person sitting next to y...
Tags: UK, England, London, Movies, Russia, Superman, Roald Dahl, US, David Cronenberg, Ian Fleming, Ash, Nazi, Khan, Pixar, Spielberg, John Williams


Gene Hackman And Dan Aykroyd's Forgotten (And Awful) Buddy Cop Movie

By JM McNab Published: September 05th, 2021
Tags: Humor, Gene Hackman, Dan Aykroyd, McNab


The 15 Best '90s Comedies Ranked

The '90s were a landmark decade for comedy films. The growth of independent filmmaking allowed unique comedic voices to reach mainstream audiences. "Saturday Night Live" generated a new batch of comedy stars, many of whom made successful screen debuts during the decade and are still active today. The old guard was still around, too, creating characters with more depth and nuance than any parts they played during the '80s. It wasn't just live-action, either; for the first time, adult animated sho...
Tags: England, Hollywood, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, White House, Ben Affleck, America, Los Angeles, Fbi, David, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Chad, David O Russell, Death Star, Johnny Depp


The Ghostbusters Uniforms Have Special Tubes In Case They Pee Their Pants (Seriously)

I love the original "Ghostbusters," but I have to say that the fandom surrounding the film has grown a little ... weird. Certain people hold the comedy up as some sort of sacred, infallible work of art when really it's the story of a bunch of chain-smoking slobs who crack wise and then get covered in slime. In short: "Ghostbusters" is very, very silly. But you don't have to take my word for it! Listen to one of the creators of "Ghostbusters," Mr. Dan Aykroyd, who says that the little yellow tube...
Tags: Movies, News, Jason Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Cinemacon, SlashFilm, Aykroyd


Ghostbusters: Afterlife Early Reactions Call It 'Nostalgia Done Right'

Now that Ghostbusters: Afterlife has finally had its first screening, its viewers have gone to heaven. Or so it seems, according to the various critics who got an early look at director Jason Reitman’s follow-up to his father’s beloved 1984 classic movie, and who have practically nothing but nice things to say about…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Afterlife, Bill Murray, Jason Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters, Entertainment Weekly, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Rudd, Germain Lussier, Ray Stantz, Ernie Hudson, Carrie Coon, Ghost Corps, Windows Games


An American Werewolf in London at 40: Love Doesn’t Conquer All

John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London turns 40 today. To this day I can’t decide if I love it, like it, hate it, or merely respect its ambition — it’s like that weirdo cousin who smells of body odor but still manages to gain your respect with his impeccable frisbee abilities. For those unaware, Werewolf follows a pair of Americans, David and his pal Jack, who are attacked by a werewolf whilst backpacking across the moors in Yorkshire. David survives the ordeal mostly unscathed, except for ...
Tags: Comedy, London, Movies, Horror, David, Roger Ebert, Jack, Alex, Landis, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Rick Baker, Jenny Agutter, Hirsch, John Landis, ComingSoon


‘Respect’ Clip: Jennifer Hudson Sings Another Hit Aretha Franklin Song

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: we’re about to find out what it means to you as moviegoers. MGM Studios has released a new clip from Respect, the Aretha Franklin biopic starring Jennifer Hudson, and it’s sure to get you snapping your fingers, tapping your feet, and singing along. We already saw one official clip with Hudson belting out the title song, “Respect.” This latest clip has her performing another instantly recognizable Franklin hit, “Think.” Check it out below. Sing along with me: “You better think…...
Tags: Movies, News, Aretha Franklin, Oscar, Jamie Foxx, Hudson, Jennifer Hudson, Franklin, Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, MGM Studios, Danielle Ryan, Christopher Gates, Franklin Song, YouTube Universal Pictures


Joshua Meyer’s Favorite Movies of All Time

It’s a privilege to address /Film’s readers as a duly deputized member of the site’s full-time writing staff. I now carry a badge and a gun named Gladys and a smile in my heart. If you’re a regular visitor to the site, chances are, you may have already read something I wrote in the last four years. However, for the benefit of those who don’t know me, I’ll introduce myself here. My name is Josh”ua” Meyer (Josh or Joshua are okay, but never Veronica) and I’ve been a regular contributor to /Film s...
Tags: Japan, Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Obama, Stephen King, Superman, Features, Netflix, Roger Ebert, James Bond, Bill Murray, Stanley Kubrick, Tokyo, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jesus


Danielle Ryan’s Favorite Movies of All Time

Well hello there, /Film readers. It is I, Danielle Ryan. I’ve written as a freelancer for /Film for a while, but made the move to staff in the past few weeks. To introduce myself to you, the fine folks here have asked me to share my top 15 favorite movies. Movies have helped shape and define me, so narrowing down my top 15 felt almost impossible. Movies have been my education, my companions, and my place of refuge. When nothing else in the world made sense, I always knew my favorite films could...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Cary Grant, Los Angeles, Star Trek, Features, Chicago, Carrie Fisher, David, Ford, Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Blues, Vh1, Takashi Miike, Harrison Ford


Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer Teases Original Team’s Return

Sony Pictures has finally dropped a Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer for Jason Reitman’s long-awaited sequel, which features plenty of new footage that gives fans a better idea of what to expect in the upcoming installment. The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters on November 11, 2021. The new Ghostbusters: After trailer, which you can check out below, highlights the new characters’ connection to Harold Ramis’ Egon Spengler as they try to discover the reason why he came to Summerville. ...
Tags: Video, Comedy, Movies, Horror, Sony Pictures, Oklahoma, Jason Reitman, Janine, Ellen Burstyn, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Rudd, Summerville, Jordan Peele, Reitman, Ray Stantz, Carrie Coon


Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Trailer Puts the Kids Front and Center

The first Ghostbusters came out almost 40 years ago, which is about how long it feels since word first came out about Ghostbusters: Afterlife. In reality, it’s only been about two and a half years since Jason Reitman, son of original director Ivan Reitman, revealed was returning to the world of Slimer, proton packs,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Bill Murray, Kim, Jason Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters, Phoebe, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Rudd, Spengler, Ernie Hudson, Carrie Coon, Ivan Reitman, Ant Man, Slimer


‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Trailer: First Glimpse of Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray in Sequel

Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” starring Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd, along with a quick glimpse at the classic characters played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. Murray, Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts and Ramis were a part of the original 1984 […]
Tags: News, Bill Murray, Sony Pictures, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Rudd, Ramis, Bill Murray Dan Aykroyd, Finn Wolfhard, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Finn Wolfhard McKenna Grace Carrie Coon


Ghostbusters: Afterlife: Release Date, Trailer, and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) Since Ghostbusters: Answer the Call didn’t kick off a whole new franchise as Sony Pictures hoped, the studio is digging back into the original Ghostbusters franchise with a new sequel that picks up roughly 30 years after the events of Ghostbusters II. This time, director Ivan Reitman is handing the reins off to his son, filmmaker...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, New York City, Sci-fi, Sequels, Sony, Movie Trailers, Sony Pictures, Jason-Reitman, Ghostbusters, Phoebe, Harold-Ramis, Callie, Rick Moranis, Carrie Coon, Ivan Reitman


Watch Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray meet Johnny Carson to promote 'Ghostbusters'

Despite years of huge successes on film and TV, Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray did not meet Johnny Carson until the 1984 press tour for Ghostbusters. The clip starts with Aykroyd doing a delightfully odd show-and-tell about paranormal research that sucks all the air out of the room, then Murray comes out halfway through and tries to save the segment to Carson's great relief. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Tonight Show, Bill Murray, Ghostbusters, Murray, Carson, Dan Aykroyd, Johnny Carson, Aykroyd


Ghostbusters: Not a Child’s Toy

Ghostbusters has been in my life for as long as I can remember. No, really. Some of my earliest childhood memories involve watching the flick with my dad (and missing 75 percent of the jokes), strapping on a backpack and teaming up with friends to take down spooks, specters and ghosts on the school playground, sitting with my nose pressed to the TV eagerly awaiting the next episode of The Real Ghostbusters, perhaps the greatest animated series of the 1980s, singing along to that awesome Ray Par...
Tags: Feature, Comedy, Movies, Ebay, New York City, Tim Burton, Bill Murray, Batman, Jason Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Joe, 1980s, Proton, Jeff


Why Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s Jason Reitman Is The Right Director For The Film, According To Dan Aykroyd

Ghostbusters: Afterlife's Dan Aykroyd reassures fans that the film is in capable hands.
Tags: Religion, Jason Reitman, Dan Aykroyd


The Out-of-Touch Adults' Guide To Kid Culture: Is Elon Musk Funny?

This week we’re looking at the dark, scary side of youth culture, including Russian trash-streaming, deadly TikTok dangers, and, most frightening of all, Elon Musk doing comedy.Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Elon Musk, Tesla, Netflix, Corporate Governance, Miley Cyrus, Saturday Night Live, Lifehacks, Hyperloop, Doordash, Kaiju, Yuri, Dan Aykroyd, Ultraman, Beast, Nancy Kerrigan


On SNL Elon Musk Reveals He Has Asperger Syndrome - and Tanks the Price of Dogecoin (slashdot)

NBC News reports on what exactly happened during Elon Musk's appearance on Saturday Night Live — starting with a surprisingly personal monologue: "I don't always have a lot of intonation or variation in how I speak," Musk said, "which I'm told makes for great comedy." He admitted he's socially awkward and said he was the first person with Asperger syndrome to host the show — "or at least the first to admit it." "I know I sometimes say or post strange things but that's just how my brain works...
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Nbc, Nbc News, Canada, Mars, Robinhood, Musk, Asperger, Dan Aykroyd, Darren Rovell, Che, Dogecoin, Maye Musk, EditorDavid, Michael Che Musk


On SNL Elon Musk Reveals He Has Asperger Syndrome - and Tanks the Price of Dogecoin

NBC News reports on what exactly happened during Elon Musk's appearance on Saturday Night Live — starting with a surprisingly personal monologue: "I don't always have a lot of intonation or variation in how I speak," Musk said, "which I'm told makes for great comedy." He admitted he's socially awkward and said he was the first person with Asperger syndrome to host the show — "or at least the first to admit it." "I know I sometimes say or post strange things but that's just how my brain works...
Tags: Elon Musk, Nbc, Nbc News, Tech, Canada, Mars, Robinhood, Musk, Asperger, Dan Aykroyd, Darren Rovell, Che, Dogecoin, Maye Musk, Michael Che Musk


Elon Musk had an unexpectedly tame SNL performance, and NBC gave the billionaire CEO free PR despite his anti-union stance and ultra-wealth

NBC and Saturday Night Live did not reference controversies surrounding Musk's stances on labor and stimulus checks during his May 8 TV appearance. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Elon Musk's appearance on SNL was tame and uncontroversial, despite his inflammatory tweets. SNL did not address address Musk's anti-union stance or his wealth increase during the pandemic. Given the lack of context surrounding Musk's appearance, NBC aired an uncritical portrayal of t...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Nbc, US, Trends, Tesla, Economy, Analysis, Hillary Clinton, Snl, Saturday Night Live, The New York Times, Republican, Donald Trump


Elon Musk had an unexpectedly tame SNL performance, and NBC just gave him free PR

NBC and Saturday Night Live did not reference controversies surrounding Musk's stances on labor and stimulus checks during his May 8 TV appearance. Yasin Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Elon Musk's appearance on SNL was tame and uncontroversial. SNL did not address address Musk's prior controversies and gave him a big PR platform. Given the lack of context surrounding Musk's appearance, NBC aired an uncritical portrayal of the billionaire CEO during his sketch comedy...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Nbc, Opinion, US, Trends, Tesla, Economy, Analysis, Hillary Clinton, Snl, Saturday Night Live, The New York Times, Republican, Donald Trump, National Labor Relations Board


"Musk, dressed in all black, began with an admission: 'I’m actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL—or at least the first to admit it.'"

"'So, I won’t make a lot of eye contact with the cast tonight. But don’t worry, I’m pretty good at running "human" in emulation mode.' (Though a brave admission, Musk is not the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL—Dan Aykroyd, a former cast member, also has Asperger’s and returned to host the show in 2003.)" From "Elon Musk’s Deceptive and Deeply Awkward SNL Monologue" (The Daily Beast)(video of the monologue at the link). Wow! That's some shocking disregard for Dan Aykroyd, but The Daily B...
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Ghosts, Autism, Snl, Tourette, Asperger, Dan Aykroyd, Ann Althouse, Hans Holzer, Deeply (the Word


Hey Ghostbusters: Afterlife, What the Hell?

I did not need the sight of an army of Stay Puft mini-marshmallow men committing very sugary cannibalism this morning. And yet, any yet! You delivered, Ghostbusters: Afterlife.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Afterlife, Sony, Bill Murray, Jason Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters, Marshmallow, Baskin Robbins, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Rudd, Ernie Hudson, Carrie Coon, McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard


Dan Aykroyd on his formative years as an actor, his time on 'SNL,' and his best career advice

Dan Aykroyd is an actor who gained fame on "Saturday Night Live" in the 1970s. Photo: ®AmandaNikolic Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, and host of "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel." In a recent episode, he spoke with actor and comedian Dan Aykroyd. He talked about his time at "SNL" and recent ventures - a chain of music venues and vodka brand. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian actor, producer, comedian, musician, and filmmaker. He rose t...
Tags: Trends, Second City, Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd, Ottawa Ontario Canada, House of Blues, John Paul Dejoria, Dan Schawbel, Texaco Star Theater, Aykroyd, Crystal Head Vodka, Ottawa Little Theater


Laraine Newman Reflects on Her Life, Career in Memoir ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’

Laraine Newman was 23 years old when she was cherry-picked by Lorne Michaels to join the inaugural cast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in 1975, along with Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris and Dan Aykroyd. During her five-year tenure on the iconic show, Newman skyrocketed to fame for playing memorable […]
Tags: Nbc, Spotlight, Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Newman, Dan Aykroyd, Laraine Newman