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The Real-Life Moment That Inspired Ghostbusters: Afterlife

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is in theaters now, but it's been a long road to get there. Aside from being delayed nearly a year and a half due to the coronavirus pandemic, it's been over 30 years since the original "Ghostbusters" franchise has been touched. Aside from passing the torch to a new generation of younger Ghostbusters, the sequel also passed the torch from franchise filmmaker Ivan Reitman to his son, "Juno" and "Up in the Air" director Jason Reitman. However, even though the idea for "Gh...
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Team Jason Reitman And Gil Kenan Sign Overall Deal With Sony

Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan have signed an overall producing deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The writers of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" will reportedly launch a new production banner. In a statement to the site, Sanford Panitch, president of Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group said: "Jason and Gil as co-writing partners have a remarkable understanding of commercial quality cinema, and we are thrilled about the upcoming pipeline from these guys.""Ghostbust...
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Ghostbusters Afterlife Gave Ivan Reitman A Stealthy Cameo That You Almost Certainly Missed

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" hit theaters on November 19, 2021, and it's chock full of nostalgia. The film is directed by Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, director of the first two films in the franchise. Jason Reitman just posted a behind-the-scenes shot on Instagram from a cameo he had his dad do, and there is no way you would know where it was unless you check this out. Here is the info for the film in case you haven't seen it yet:From director Jason Reitman and producer Ivan Reitman comes th...
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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Team Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan Sign Producing Deal With Sony

Fresh off the box office success of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed an overall producing deal with Jason Reitman and Gil Kenan, the team behind the paranormal reboot. The movie has grossed $115.8 million globally since it opened two weeks ago and helped find a fresh way into a franchise that first launched […]
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Easter Eggs You May Have Missed

In a recent feature for The A.V. Club, writer Matt Schimkowitz highlights the distressing trend of fan service he feels present in "Ghostbusters: Afterlife." Most prominently: The movie's surplus of fan surrogates. "Traditional audience surrogates speak to the viewer's logic and put their point of view on screen," Schimkowitz explains. "A fan surrogate focuses on a specific viewer who knows everything about the cinematic universe unfolding before them ... allowing a movie like Reitman's 'Ghostbu...
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Every Ghostbusters: Afterlife Main Character Ranked Worst To Best

The development of the "Ghostbusters" franchise has been fascinating to watch unfold. Ivan Reitman's 1984 original is one of the rare movies that could be described as "perfect." How could you possibly combine fantasy, broad comedy, horror, satire, sharp dialogue, improv, and the strong personalities of the cast into a comprehensive 105 minutes? Not every beloved classic of the '80s holds up in a modern context, but "Ghostbusters" has proven it can stand the test of time.Expectations were certai...
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Apple Taps Ivan and Jason Reitman to Direct Heartwarming Holiday Commercial (WATCH)

Apple is eager to spin the iPhone Pro 13 as a professional-grade filmmaking device — and as part of that effort, the tech giant enlisted Ivan and Jason Reitman for its 2021 holiday commercial, marking the father and son’s first co-directing collaboration. The “Saving Simon” commercial, a tale involving a little girl’s heroic efforts to […]
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Apple’s Holiday Ad, From Ivan and Jason Reitman, Is About the Long Wait to Be Reunited

The winter holiday season might come around once a year, but if you feel like it's been longer than that, you're not alone. Thanks to the pandemic, December 2020 was a quiet and lonely experience for many--almost feeling like hitting the snooze button on holiday traditions and hoping another year would set things right. Apple's...
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Apple Shares 'Saving Simon' Holidays Ad Shot on iPhone 13 Pro

Apple today shared its annual holidays ad titled "Saving Simon," shot on the iPhone 13 Pro with unspecified "additional software and hardware" used. Directed by Oscar-nominated actor and filmmaker Jason Reitman and his father, Oscar-nominated film director Ivan Reitman, Apple describes the three-minute ad as "a story for everyone who can't wait for the holidays to get here." The ad is set to the song "You and I" by Valerie June, which can be listened to on Apple Music here. In the ad, a boy ki...
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Apple Shares 2021 Holiday Ad 'Saving Simon' Shot on iPhone 13 Pro

Apple today shared its annual holidays ad titled "Saving Simon," shot on the iPhone 13 Pro with unspecified "additional software and hardware" used. Directed by Oscar-nominated actor and filmmaker Jason Reitman and his father, Oscar-nominated film director Ivan Reitman, Apple describes the three-minute ad as "a story for everyone who can't wait for the holidays to get here." The ad is set to the song "You and I" by Valerie June, which can be listened to on Apple Music here. In the ad, a boy ki...
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Harold Ramis' Daughter Gave Her Blessing For That Ghostbusters: Afterlife Ending Moment

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" has divided critics, and if bustin' no longer makes everyone feel good, at least part of that can be attributed to the film's treatment of the late Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the script for the original "Ghostbusters" and played the brainy Egon Spengler. However, one person who was happy with it was Ramis' eldest daughter, Violet Ramis Stiel.If you haven't seen "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," look away now, because spoilers are about to escape this ghost trap and go flying a...
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The 14 Best Moments In Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The funniest Twitter thread of the year wasn't just a merciless evisceration of how every blockbuster movie trailer feels the same -- it was a specific evisceration of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," which has been sold to audiences as the "serious" counterpoint to 2016's "Ghostbusters: Answer the Call." And while watching Ghostbusters discourse become a haven for sexist trolls has been nothing short of head-spinning, there's zero question that the movies themselves get caught in the crossfire."Ghost...
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Spoiler Review: Bustin' Makes Me Feel Uneasy And Disappointed

As Hollywood continues to revive old franchises for new generations, the road most traveled is the legacy-quel that brings back all the familiar story beats, characters, and winking references to their predecessors. In the case of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," director Jason Reitman promised "the biggest Easter egg hunt of all time" as he rounded up every possible reference to "Ghostbusters" and, to a lesser extent, "Ghostbusters II." Unfortunately, an Easter egg hunt does not a great movie make."G...
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Box Office Offers A Path For Hollywood's Post-Pandemic Future

This weekend brought with it the release of "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," which is, in some ways, something a great many moviegoers have been waiting 30 years or so to see. As opposed to the 2016 reboot, this served as more of a proper "Ghostbusters 3," and it proved to be a winning formula, as director Jason Reitman's legacy sequel easily topped the box office. In doing so, it may have provided a path forward for blockbuster filmmaking in the post-pandemic era. Ghostbusters: Afterlife Wins In More...
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Does ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Box Office Debut Signal a Revival of a Fading Franchise?

Almost 40 years after “Ghostbusters” became a smash hit — one that launched a lucrative franchise spanning film, television and video games — Sony is proving the business of busting ghosts need not be a relic of the past. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” the latest big-screen installment in the comedy sci-fi property, collected $44 million in its […]
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Box Office: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Opens to Heavenly $44M

The direct sequel to the 1984 original 'Ghostbusters' is directed by Jason Reitman, son of franchise creator Ivan Reitman. 'King Richard' opens to a subdued $5.7 million. #ghostbusters #sequel #jasonreitman #ivanreitman #kingrichard
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Scores Estimated $40.5 Million Opening Weekend, Lower Than 2016 Reboot

Hold on to your proton packs, "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is at the top of this week's box office. Variety reports that the fourth film in the "Ghostbusters" franchise is estimated to earn around $40.5 million on its opening weekend, outperforming the original projection of $27-$30 million. Heading toward the Thanksgiving weekend, Sony is anticipating the film will continue to rake in the marshmallows thanks to positive word-of-mouth and the reunion of families for the holiday looking for entertai...
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Tales From The Box Office: Ghostbusters 2016 Oddly Paved The Way For Ghostbusters: Afterlife

In modern Hollywood, franchises don't stay dead for long. This weekend is proving as an illustration to that very point, as "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is hitting theaters just five years after "Ghostbusters" (2016) failed quite spectacularly to reignite the long-dormant and beloved horror/comedy series. This new entry (which is more of a proper "Ghostbusters 3" in the way "Creed" was "Rocky VII") was originally supposed to come out last year, which would have been a wait of just four years betwee...
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman Addresses Whether Ghostbusters II Is Actually Canon

For many long-running film franchises, it's become a thing now where the latest sequel and/or soft reboot often chooses to overlook previous installments, drawing a line between its narrative and the first or second movie and skipping over everything thereafter. "Terminator: Dark Fate" did it, as did the 2018 "Halloween" (and "Halloween H20," for that matter). They were talking about doing it with Neil Blomkamp's abortive "Alien" sequel, and there are older examples, too, like "Superman Returns,...
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Ending Explained: Nostalgia Makes Us Feel Good

After literal decades of waiting, "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" has arrived in theaters, serving as a proper sequel (though also kind of a reboot) to the original horror/comedy classics from the '80s. While 2016's "Ghostbusters" opted for a full-on reboot, this latest installment is more akin to a proper "Ghostbusters 3," taking the same route as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" or "Creed," introducing new characters to bring in a new generation of fans, while marrying the past to the present. That be...
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Credits Scenes Explained

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" arrives in theaters this weekend. Fans will have to decide for themselves how they feel about the franchise's revival after all these years (this longtime fan was sad to walk away disappointed), and they just might be the determining factor in whether or not the movie gets a sequel. Just in case, director Jason Reitman has included a couple credits scenes to tease the future of the franchise. Well, at least the post-credits scenes sets up a possible sequel. Meanwhile, t...
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Box Office: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Opens to $4.5 Million in Thursday Previews

Halloween may be over, but the ghosts are here to stay. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” picked up $4.5 million in Thursday previews. The spooky Sony sequel is expected to generate a three-day total of around $27-30 million, taking a first-place finish at the domestic box office over fellow releases “King Richard” from Warner Bros. and A24’s “C’mon […]
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Who ya gonna call? Ivan and Jason Reitman on resurrecting Ghostbusters together

Tears were inevitable when Hadley Freeman finally met the man behind her favourite film, and his son, who has made a belated second sequel. But few expected them to flow quite so freelyIt’s not always easy for a famous parent to pass the baton to the next generation. Kirk Douglas bristled when he realised the young women approaching him no longer wanted to flirt with him, but to ask for his son Michael’s phone number. When her daughter Christina was cast in a soap opera but then hospitalised for...
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'Ghostbusters: Afterlife' calls back to the original while adding a teenage twist

In a directorial father-son baton pass from Ivan Reitman to Jason Reitman ("Up in the Air"), "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is undeniably nostalgic and fairly sweet, while who-ya-gonna-calling directly back to the 1984 original. And yet with its focus on teenage heirs to that legacy, the movie simultaneously feels as much like the Disney Channel version of "Ghostbusters" as a long-delayed sequel.
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Eyes $45M Worldwide Opening Weekend, Looks At Thanksgiving Long Game

In the wake of Sony’s attempt to reboot Ghostbusters in 2016 with a female leading cast, the studio hasn’t given up on the IP and finally is releasing an all-new Jason Reitman-directed … #ghostbusters #jasonreitman
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How Mckenna Grace Went From a ‘Gifted’ Child Star to the Next ‘Ghostbuster’

When Mckenna Grace was 4 years old, her great-grandmother gave Grace her collection of DVDs starring Hollywood’s original precocious child actor, Shirley Temple. Grace was instantly captivated and, precocious herself, cajoled her young mother, Crystal, into signing her up for an acting class in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where they lived at the time. The […]
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review: The Spirit Of A Wonderful Amblin Movie Gets Trapped Under Clumsy Nostalgia

"Ghostbusters: Afterlife" brings a lot of baggage to the big screen this weekend. The "Ghostbusters: Answer the Call" reboot in 2016 didn't deliver what many fans wanted from the franchise (though it's not nearly as bad as some would have you believe), so the new sequel from legacy director Jason Reitman ("Juno," "Up in the Air"), son of "Ghostbusters" director and producer Ivan Reitman, has to make good on over 30 years of anticipation for a new story that picks up where the original films left...
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Ahead Of Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Alamo Drafthouse Dedicates New Manhattan Theater To Ivan Reitman

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has renamed its new Lower Manhattan theater location in honor of "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman. On Monday, the cinema-eatery chain made it official, holding a dedication ceremony for the Ivan Reitman Cinema, with Ivan and his son, Jason Reitman — the director of "Juno," "Up in the Air," and this weekend's "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" — both in attendance.Also in attendance? The Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man. A nearly 12-foot-tall statue, depicting him from marshmallow...
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Ghostbusters: Afterlife Was Written Before Jason Reitman Even Pitched It To The Studio

Ivan Reitman's original two "Ghostbusters" films are horror-comedy classics, focusing on the adventures of a team of scientists turned high-tech DIY ghost hunters. Prior to the new outing in "Ghostbusters: Afterlife," the pair of films launched a set of animated series, a host of associated merchandise, and a prior feature film reboot in 2016's "Ghostbusters." The new 2021 entry in the franchise sees the grandchildren of the late Dr. Egon Spengler (played by the beloved Harold Ramis) move into h...
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Frozen Star Josh Gad Is The Voice Of Muncher In Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Frozen Star Josh Gad Is The Voice Of Muncher In Ghostbusters: Afterlife The voice (such as it is) of Muncher in "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is none other than actor Josh Gad, who is best known for voicing the lovable snowman Olaf in the "Frozen" movies. The casting was confirmed by Gad himself on Twitter, who said, "Happy to be a part of the #Ghostbusters family."Muncher is the spiritual successor to Slimer, the gooey ghost from the original 1984 movie directed by Ivan Reitman. "Ghostbusters: Afte...
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