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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.

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Fast-Changing Times Not at Ridgemont High

A Jimmy’s Daily Planet Blog Tease:

Wednesday = H2Zero

Thursday = The Orb(I Tell)

Friday = An Eagle’s Perch

Normally, I write my blog posts on the day and in the moment. True story. However, feeling inspired by today’s blog, I decided to randomly type headlines I thought sounded cool without knowing what they will be about.

We’ll see how this works.


Now, if you’re wondering:

Advertising and marketing continue to evolve by the day with short video content, by the way.

Or “BTW,” as the text-savvy kids say.

And the folks at Netflix, partnering with the ‘Stranger Things’ team–a smash hit original series based in the 1980s with impressive storytelling and era-capturing precision–recently dropped a clever teaser trailer for its pending teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated third season.

It’s being called a “Title Tease.” Ok…Well, now I’m curious to see what’s coming next in television and commercial marketing.

Anyways, unlike conventional sitcoms, this binge-worthy show purposely releases all ten episodes that make up each season at once. Admittedly, this causes a Tostitos mild salsa-caliber spoiler. Or perhaps like the salsa, it merely introduces a satisfying taste (or tease) of the full meal?

You be the judge.

Wait…they had Tostitos in the ’80s, right? Regardless, here’s the aforementioned teaser trailer for the pending teaser trailer for the third season of ‘Stranger Things.’

While 2019 is a little vague for a drop date, 1980-something works perfectly for ‘The Goldbergs.’ So it’s time to put up–and keep up–Christmas lights for all of 2019. 

P.S. Yes, Tostitos chips were around in the ’80s! 

‘Maniac’ Looks Superbad

A brand new Netflix series titled ‘Maniac’ looks superbad in a good way.

With a cast led by ‘Superbad’ co-stars Emma Stone and Jonah Hill, along with Sally Field and Justin Theroux, ‘Maniac’ looks like an entertaining mind trip. Escaping into this show appears oddly comforting as a creative yet twisted cognitive wonderland.

Haven’t we all said sang, “I’m a maniac, maniac I sure know” to ourselves?

‘Maniac’ premieres September 21 on Netflix.

Cars Don’t Run on Coffee but Comedy Does

Jerry Seinfeld’s new season of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ premieres July 6 on Netflix. And the theme is “Think short.”

Ohhhh yeah (chick chicka chicka).