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Jason Reitman Will Answer His Father’s Supernatural Call(ing)

As screenwriter and director Jason Reitman, son of famed director Ivan Reitman (‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Stripes,’ ‘Kindergarten Cop,’ ‘Twins’), put it via Twitter yesterday:

Finally got the keys to the car. #GB20

Jason Reitman’s Twitter

And the keys to what car exactly?

That is how you direct a successful teaser trailer! And the Ecto-1 looks ready for a drive through NYC.

Jason Reitman has stated that ‘Ghostbusters 3’ (the final title is still TBD) will be directly connected to the original ‘Ghostbusters’ cinematic universe. That means the all-female led ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot from 2016 will remain as its own separate entity. That hopefully also means that the original cast will return in more than just entertaining cameos from 2016…? And that hopefully means the story, being written by Jason Reitman and ‘Monster House’ director Gil Kenan, is worthy of bringing the old cast back together.

Apparently, Ivan Reitman thinks so.

“Literally, I was crying by the end of it, it was so emotional and funny,Ivan Reitman said. 

Entertainment Weekly

There isn’t much to say right now regarding this still mysterious third entry of ‘Ghostbusters’ except–since comedy is tragedy plus time–that one of the friendly ghosts will hopefully be Harold Ramis’ character, Egon Spengler.

Is that something that is just so damn perfect that somehow it means that it won’t actually be visualized in the right way, like when other beloved nostalgia makes a visit from the great beyond the past?

Thanks to Sony Pictures, we’ll discover the answer during summer 2020.


When There’s Something Inspiring in Your Neighborhood

Superheroes, sports heroes and a Greek gyro:

One of these doesn’t belong when it comes to being a popular Halloween costume for kids.

(Hint: There’s no trick here, but there most certainly is a treat).

Kids from coast-to-coast dressed up last night for trick-or-treat, bringing smiles to the faces of parents, candy-supplied neighbors and the children themselves. Halloween is a wonderful occasion that sparks the imagination of young minds to have fun dreaming big and thinking creatively with the certainty of ending up with a pumpkin shaped basket or pillow case full of the best candy that lasts, oh…about a couple hours.

There are always some very clever costumes on this most special of nights, but there was one that topped them all this year.

This kid’s costume came, was seen and kicked Halloween’s ass!

(Ghostbusters reference)

Bust a Move

Will the new Ghostbusters movie honor the original by more than simply name only?

That is the question and a heated one at that.

July 15th is the movie theater release date, so there’s still plenty of time for debate and prognostication. For now, fans of the Ghostbusters can unite together to sing and dance to one of the single greatest (if not the greatest) original pop songs for a major motion picture.

Here’s a throwback to the ’80s synthesizer.

Ray Parker Jr. still has it.

As does Bill Murray!

The Ghost of Busters Past

There was a time when people didn’t have Ghostbusters in their lives.

And they had no idea who to call.

For today’s history lesson, June 8, 1984 was the day when the science-fiction comedy starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis and Ernie Hudson changed the real movie world by saving a fictional one with proton packs, sharp wit and the courage to cross streams. With a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes (that’s pretty good), Ghostbusters is uniquely beloved by fans and critics alike. This is important to note because part of the intense backlash against the new all-female reboot this summer is not a reaction to an all-female cast, but more to do with the caricature nature of the new cast and their characters. The original film and its superb cast was smart, clever and never tried hard to be funny.

They were naturally funny, endearing and (ironically) real.

As odd as it sounds, the 1984 classic doesn’t appear like actors playing parts, but instead felt like a genuine group of misfit friends chasing and capturing ghosts throughout NYC in the coolest ways imaginable within the parameters of a major motion picture. The film has an escapism quality that transcends far beyond the cinema and culture of the mid-1980s.

Thus far, the reboot isn’t generating that same reaction.

For the record, this is how you make a Ghostbusters trailer that kicks some–

History thanks you (in more ways than one), Ghostbusters.