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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...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Bill Murray, Paul Feig, Harrison Ford, Trevor, Jason Reitman, Sigourney Weaver, Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Mark Hamill, Rudd, Lucky, Luke Skywalker, Murray

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...
Tags: Movies, News, Sony, Paul Feig, Jason Reitman, Comscore, Harold Ramis, CinemaScore, Secret Life of Pets, Callie Carrie Coon, Phoebe McKenna Grace, Trevor Finn Wolfhard Part

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...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Office, Sony, Bill Murray, Paul Feig, Jason Reitman, Murray, Leslie Jones, Don, Phoebe, Dan Aykroyd, Peter Venkman, Columbia Pictures, Lee Eisenberg, Ray Stantz

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,...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Paul Feig, Oklahoma, Jason Reitman, Canon, Ray, Lower Manhattan, Paul Rudd, Carpathian, Alamo Drafthouse, Reitman, Neil Blomkamp, Ivan Reitman, Annie Potts

Why We'll Probably Never See A Feature-Length Love Actually Sequel

The festive season is fast approaching, which can only mean two things for movie buffs: the traditional debate about the merits of "Die Hard" as a Christmas film will be rekindled, and much blog space will be devoted to unpacking the questionable messages lurking beneath the twinkly surface of "Love Actually."Some movies date far worse than others, while some apparently suffer from accelerated "Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade"-style aging. Just take "Mrs. Doubtfire", with its psycho protagoni...
Tags: Movies, Liam Neeson, Martin Freeman, Richard Curtis, Paul Feig, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Lenny Henry, Indiana Jones, Colin Firth, Billy, Radio Times, Hugh Grant, Andrew Lincoln, Bridget Jones

Eternals Director Chloe Zhao Eyes Dracula Next, 'Not Leaving The Immortality Sandbox Anytime Soon' [Exclusive]

If you look up the word "ambitious" in the dictionary, you might see a picture of Chloé Zhao next to it. After winning the 2021 Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for her film "Nomadland," she helmed one of the biggest Marvel movies yet with "Eternals." Now, the director wants to take on Dracula, one of the most repeatedly adapted, well-known characters in the Western canon, and she wants to turn his story into a sci-fi western.  A Sci-Fi Bloodsucker With A Cowboy Twist? In an interview promo...
Tags: Movies, News, Iran, Channing Tatum, Paul Feig, Quentin Tarantino, Leigh Whannell, Ana Lily Amirpour, Robert Rodriguez, Bram Stoker, Universal Pictures, Miller, Dusk Till Dawn, Dracula, Zhao, Blumhouse

Every The Office Season Ranked Worst To Best

One of my favorite moments from NBC's "The Office" doesn't make many sites' best scene lists, nor is it beloved by fans (or even its cast and crew, to be honest). But I'll just say it: The scene from "Dunder Mifflin Infinity" in which Michael and Dwight retrieve their old-school gift basket from an indifferent client is "The Office" at its best. The scene is funny. The scene is sad. Most importantly, the scene features characters who are striving for greatness as they nosedive towards failure, g...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Office, Ricky Gervais, Idris Elba, Steve Carell, Paul Feig, Vox, Cornell, Virginia Woolf, Michael, Andy, Sabre, Dwight, Dwight Schrute

14 Awesome Comedies That Never Got Sequels

In a cinematic landscape where every studio is falling over itself to find more already existing IP to make new movies out of, it's almost rare for films that feature standalone, original screenplays to even get made. In 2019 (the last year that we have accurate data on without COVID-19 restrictions skewing theatrical releases), every film in the top ten highest grossing films worldwide was either a sequel or reboot, and that pattern pretty much held steady throughout the 2010s. Which is why it'...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Washington, White House, Tim Burton, Chicago, Dave, New Zealand, Beverly Hills, Jane Austen, Sandra Bullock, Rose Byrne, Cia, Rachel Mcadams, Paul Feig, Warner Bros

Melissa McCarthy Looks Back On The 'Hate-Filled' Ghostbusters Reboot Backlash

Yesterday we wrote about the backlash over "The Phantom Menace," so it seems only fitting that today we focus on another fanboy lightning rod: 2016's "Ghostbusters" reboot. Director Paul Feig's gender-swapped retelling of the title team's origins as a Manhattan ghost entrapment business starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones was met with profoundly toxic hostility from its announcement, with many fans outraged that the studio would want to reimagine their belove...
Tags: Movies, News, Yahoo, Sony, Manhattan, Paul Feig, Jason Reitman, Mccarthy, Melissa Mccarthy, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy Kristen Wiig Kate McKinnon, Kate McKinnon, Caddyshack, Kevin Polowy, Starling McCarthy, Jillian Holtz Holtzmann

Love Life Season 2: Release Date, Cast, 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.)After having so much success on the sneakily dark and twisty thriller "A Simple Plan," Paul Feig and Anna Kendrick decided to reteam for a more traditional rom-com on HBO Max with "Love Life." I'm mainly speaking for myself when I say that's not to be confused with Amazon's "Modern Love," another rom-com series with an absolutely...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Television, Movies, Nbc, New York City, Anna Kendrick, Paul Feig, Kendrick, Lionsgate Television, Darby, Boyd, Bedard, Feig, Sam Boyd, Bridget Bedard

The 11 Best Comedies Of The Last 10 Years

Over the last decade or so, the most popular Hollywood comedy hasn't been found in comedies at all, but rather in the galumphing genre hybrids of blockbuster movies. The Marvel formula -- action leavened with cute quips ("We're friends from work!") and the occasional piece of slapstick -- has been wildly successful. These days, people go to those movies to giggle as they do to watch things blow-up.Nonetheless, there are still films in which laughs are the focus, not the hero's journey. Though ro...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Iraq, Cary Grant, Earth, World, Green, Aubrey Plaza, Armando Iannucci, Nick Offerman, Annie, Paul Feig, Deadpool, Steve Buscemi, Joseph Stalin, Keanu Reeves

Nicholas Hoult Will Star as Dracula's Henchman in Universal Monster Comedy Renfield

He’s played J.R.R. Tolkien, the X-Men’s Beast, and a romantic zombie—plus, we all witnessed him in Mad Max: Fury Road. Now Nicholas Hoult is adding another notch to his already impressive genre resume, signing on to star as the title character in Chris McKay’s Dracula-adjacent Universal monster movie Renfield.Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Films, Tom Waits, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Chris Mckay, Jrr Tolkien, Mad Max, Francis Ford Coppola, Rick, Charlie, Nicholas Hoult, J R R Tolkien, Van Helsing

Michelle Yeoh Joins Netflix’s Prequel Series The Witcher: Blood Origin

(Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images) Netflix has announced that Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians) has officially signed on to join their forthcoming limited series The Witcher: Blood Origin, which will be serving as a prequel story to the Henry Cavill-led main series. The acclaimed Malaysian actress is set to portray the role of Scían, who is being described as the very last member of the nomadic tribe of sword-elves. No one can come close to her artistry with the blade, and no one carries as mu...
Tags: TV, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Action, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Paul Feig, Henry Cavill, James Cameron, Vikings, Marvel Studios, Michelle Yeoh, Jason Brown, Sean Daniel

‘Freaks and Geeks’ Season 2 Could’ve Happened at MTV, But We Live in the Darkest Timeline

Freaks and Geeks is one of the most beloved, and unfortunately, short-lived shows of all time. Created by Paul Feig and executive produced by Judd Apatow, the series was simply ahead of its time, championing the single-camera comedy approach when network television hadn’t yet let go of the confines of multi-camera sitcoms with live audiences. Despite a critically acclaimed first season, Freaks and Geeks was canceled. But it could have lived on at MTV. So why didn’t that happen? Collider recen...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Mtv, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Paul Feig, Judd-Apatow, Freaks And Geeks, Apatow, Collider, Sarah Marshall, Feig, John Francis Daley, Linda Cardellini Scooby Doo

The Morning Watch: ‘Bridesmaids’ Airplane Scene Breakdown, Ewan McGregor Interviews Pedro Pascal & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.) In this edition, watch as director Paul Feig takes a look back at the hilarious Bridesmaids airplane scene for the comedy’s 10th anniversary. Plus, listen as Star Wars franchise star Ewan McGregor interviews The Mandalori...
Tags: Movies, Friends, Disney, Lego, Paul Feig, Ellie Kemper, Ewan-McGregor, Vanity Fair, Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids, Obi-wan Kenobi, Pedro Pascal, Melissa-McCarthy, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Wendi McLendon Covey

Updates From The Book of Boba Fett, Y: The Last Man, and More

Netflix’s weird Edgar Allen Poe crime film has found its iconic author. Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly return in a new teaser for Chucky. Plus, a look at the final season of The Walking Dead, and what’s coming in The Handmaid Tale’s season finale. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Childs Play, Harry Potter, Christian Bale, Chucky, Paul Feig, Boba Fett, Dungeons Dragons, Edgar Allen Poe, Taika Waititi, US Military Academy, Jeff Nichols, Brad Dourif, Jim Cook, Jennifer Tilly

It’s Ghostbusters Day, and Bill Murray Wants to Know What the Hell That Means

Happy Ghostbusters Day, everyone! I sure hope you remembered to tell all the ghosts in your life you love them. While Ghostbusters Day isn’t a new thing – it was actually launched back in 2016 – this year’s ghost-centric event is extra special because there’s a new Ghostbusters movie on the way. That would be Ghostbusters: Afterlife, a legacy sequel directed by Jason Reitman, son of original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman. And while Afterlife will primarily focus on new characters, the orig...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sequels, Bill-Murray, Paul Feig, Jason Reitman, Ghostbusters, Murray, Paul Rudd, Ivan Reitman, Annie Potts, Carrie Coon Finn Wolfhard Mckenna Grace, Ghostbusters Day, Murray Dan Aykroyd Ernie Hudson Sigourney Weaver

School For Good and Evil Movie Photos Feature Washington & Theron

Director Paul Feig and Golden Globe nominee Kerry Washington took to Twitter to reveal the first School for Good and Evil photos for Netflix’s forthcoming film adaptation of Soman Chainani’s fantasy YA novel of the same name. Set for a 2022 debut, the film will center around a group of young adults as they enroll in an enchanted school where they will be trained to either become heroes or villains. The first photo is a behind-the-scenes look at the project’s ongoing production in Belfast, featu...
Tags: Movies, Kerry Washington, Drama, Washington, Sci-fi, Netflix, Oscar, Streaming, Belfast, Cinderella, Snow White, Paul Feig, Michelle Yeoh, Sophie, Golden Globe, Agatha

How Snapchat’s New Comedy About a Bipolar College Student Landed Pete Wentz as Music Director

Snap’s newest original series is comedy “Everything’s Fine,” a very personal (and very funny) exploration of what it’s like to have bipolar disorder. Series creator and writer Hannah Klein based “Everything’s Fine” on her experiences after she received a bipolar diagnosis a few years ago, and she said music plays a central role in the […]
Tags: News, Snapchat, Paul Feig, Snap, Pete Wentz, Hannah Klein

Dracula's BFF Renfield Joins Dark Universe in Solo Film for Universal

Early on, Universal had difficulty establishing their Dark Universe, consisting of films about Dracula, Wolfman, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Frankenstein, and Jekyll/Hyde. They tried to get things popping in 2014 with Dracula Untold, but that was a financial and critical failure. Unfortunately, 2017's The Mummy…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Paul Feig, Leigh Whannell, Tom Cruise, Chris Mckay, Kevin Smith, Rick, Frankenstein, Dracula, Rick And Morty, Karyn Kusama, Robert Kirkman, Jekyll Hyde, The Invisible Man, Renfield

‘Dracula’ Spin-Off ‘Renfield’ is an “Extremely Violent Comedy”

As Universal continues to revive its classic monsters, several different titles have been announced. One such title is Renfield, a movie focused on Dracula’s bug-eating minion. And according to producer Robert Kirkman, Renfield is going to be a bit different from the other upcoming Universal movies. For one thing, it’s being described as an “extremely violent comedy.” After the Dark Universe crashed and burned, it looked like Universal was truly clueless about what to do with its classic mon...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Tom Waits, Elizabeth Banks, Channing Tatum, Universal, Phil Lord, Paul Feig, Ryan Gosling, Leigh Whannell, Chris Mckay, Bram Stoker, Kevin Smith, Morty, Rick

Blake Lively to Star in Diablo Cody-Penned Netflix Comic Book Movie ‘Lady Killer’

Blake Lively has killed before, and she will kill again in the aptly titled Lady Killer movie, based on the Dark Horse comic series of the same name. Lively is set to star in the comic book adaptation coming to Netflix, which will be penned by Diablo Cody. Deadline reports that Lively is set to star in Netflix’s Lady Killer movie as Josie Schuller, a perfect 1950s housewife who, when she’s not lovingly catering to the needs of her husband and family, leads a secret life as a highly-trained k...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Blake Lively, Netflix, Thriller, Paul Feig, Jones, Blake, Jennifer, Cody, Josie, Jonas Akerlund, Comic Book/Superhero, Mike Richardson, Joëlle Jones, Jamie S Rich

Why Paul Feig Feels Bridesmaids Still Works After A Decade

It's been almost 10 years, and Bridesmaids still totally kills!
Tags: Religion, Paul Feig

Paul Feig Describes How Bridesmaids’ Famous Bathroom Scene Could Have Been Even Wilder

An iconic Bridesmaids moment came from some seriously careful planning, and proper sound editing.
Tags: Religion, Paul Feig, Wilder

HBO Max Orders 1970s Feminist Porn Comedy ‘Minx’ Starring Ophelia Lovibond and Jake Johnson

HBO Max is going to be blessing us with Jake Johnson on our TV screens again. And in a erotic half-hour comedy, no less. Well, the “erotic” part doesn’t necessarily describe what Johnson will be doing (well, maybe…), but refers to instead the premise: a 1970s-set comedy about a feminist who helps create the first erotic magazine for women. HBO Max announced that it has ordered 10 episodes of the half-hour comedy Minx from Ellen Rapoport, Feigco Entertainment and Lionsgate Television. The ser...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Los Angeles, Ellen, Paul Feig, Johnson, Lionsgate Television, Rapoport, Jake Johnson, Feigco Entertainment, Feig, Nasim Pedrad, Minx, Michael Angarano

Minx Comedy Pilot Gets Series Order at HBO Max

Minx comedy pilot gets series order at HBO Max Ten episodes of the half hour comedy Minx from Ellen Rapoport, Feigco Entertainment and Lionsgate has officially been ordered to series at HBO Max. Minx follows an earnest young feminist who joins forces with a low-rent publisher to create the first erotic magazine for women in 1970’s LA. “We fell in love with Ellen’s trunkful of male nudie magazines and her amazing vision for this funny and liberating series the second we heard it and knew we n...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Lionsgate, La, TV News, Ellen, Paul Feig, Julia, Lionsgate Television, Jake Johnson, Minx, Ophelia Lovibond, Ellen Rapoport, Feigco, Dan Magnante

Building the brand: The 'hospitality company for audio'

"Building the Brand" is a new feature for Ad Age Insider subscribers that tells the story behind the journey from scrappy startup to thriving business. This excerpt from the first installment of the series examines how At Will Media's renewed focus on podcast production services led to a successful branded content partnership with Bleacher Report's B/R Kicks arm. Click here to download the full article. Today everyone has a podcast. Or practically everyone. Six years since his appearance on “...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Bruce Springsteen, Advertising, Barack Obama, Chicago, Atlantic, Bill Clinton, Nba, Fidelity, Paul Feig, Will, Harper, Chinatown, Felicity Huffman, Jordan Klepper

TV Bits: ‘Everybody Hates Chris’, ‘Dad Stop Embarrassing Me!’, ‘Better Call Saul’, ‘Reacher’, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: An animated version of Everybody Hates Chris is on the way. Watch the Dad Stop Embarrassing Me! trailer for the new Netflix sitcom starring Jamie Foxx. Better Call Saul digital series Employee Training will be back, along with the animated Slippin’ Jimmy. Reacher, based on the Jack Reach series, adds more cast members. Looney Tunes Cartoon executive producer Pete Browngardt signs new deal with Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network. The Witcher adds seven new ca...
Tags: Television, BEEF, Better Call Saul, Dad Stop Embarrassing Me, Everybody Hates Chris, Motherland, Reacher, Snowfall, The Witcher, Truly Like Lightning

Paul Feig to Adapt Hit BBC Series ‘Motherland’ for the U.S.

Paul Feig and Lionsgate are teaming with Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford’s Merman to adapt the hit BBC Two series “Motherland” for the U.S. market. “Grace and Frankie” writer Julieanne Smolinski is adapting the show, which is in early development. Horgan, who co-created and co-wrote the BBC show, is not part of the writing team […]
Tags: News, Lionsgate, Global, Bbc, Paul Feig, Sharon Horgan, Frankie, Merman, Horgan, Julieanne Smolinski, Motherland, Clelia Mountford

Netflix’s ‘The School for Good and Evil’ TV Series Adds Laurence Fishburne and Michelle Yeoh

Netflix keeps making the cast of The School for Good and Evil better and better. After Charlize Theron and Kerry Washington were cast in key roles last month, the streaming service and director Paul Feig announced the enrollment of two more fantastic cast members. Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix trilogy) and Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians) have landed roles in the adaptation of Soman Chainani‘s fantasy novel series. Here’s the announcement that Paul Feig posted to Twitter just before the wee...
Tags: Television, Movies, Kerry Washington, Casting, Fantasy, Netflix, Adaptation, Cinderella, Paul Feig, Laurence-Fishburne, Michelle-Yeoh, Sophie, Agatha, Charlize Theron, Anemone, Sophia Anne Caruso