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New #Ghostbusters Promotional Photo Unveiled #GB16

Sony has released a brand-new promotional image for their upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, featuring Patty Nolan (Leslie Jones), Abby Yates (Melissa McCarthy), Erin Gilbert (Kristen Wiig), Jill Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon) in their Ghostbusting uniforms!:


Via Ghostbusters News.

First Look At Dan Aykroyd In #Ghostbusters 2016!

Sony has released their brand-new TV spot trailer for July's Ghostbusters reboot, which features a first-look at original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd's cameo as a cab driver!:



The trailer also features a first-look at the Ghostbusters' new tubular trap!



















Mattel Unveils #Ghostbusters #SDCC 2016 Exclusives!

USA Today has unveiled a fantastic first-look at Mattel's Ghostbusters Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 exclusive toys!

The pop-culture extravaganza San Diego Comic-Con (July 20-24 in San Diego) always brings lot of cool stuff for fans to buy. Kicking off Mattel's collectibles this year is a Ghostbusters Light & Sound pack ($24.99) starring minifigures of the female characters from the new film plus the giant ghost Rowan:


"Monster High" meets "Ghostbusters" with a Frankie Stein doll ($25) who comes with a proton pack and little Slimer:


Additionally, Mattel's Thomas & Friends/DC Comics mash-up continues with a Minis set ($19.99) featuring Thomas as Clark Kent and Diesel as Bruce Wayne!:


She has the power! Mattel will also present a 11-inch She-Ra action figure ($75) that is sure to bring back lots of good memories for those who watched her cartoon in the '80s!:

USAopoly unveils new classic #Ghostbusters puzzles!

USAopoly has unveiled a new slate of puzzles inspired by the 1984 cult classic movie Ghostbusters!

Launched to coincide with the release of the 2016 reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise, the 550-piece artist illustrated puzzles are currently available on Amazon and in speciality retailers across the US and Canada.

"The Ghostbusters franchise continues to resonate with consumers across all demographics. The logo remains one of the most recognisable elements of the brand, followed by Slimer, Stay Puft, the Ecto-1 and the Proton Packs," read a statement from USAopoly.

"All these elements are part of the extensive merchandise programme that have been taking original fans back to their childhoods."

30 years after the franchise first launched to screens, Hollywood director Paul Feig has been charged with bringing a fresh take on Ghostbusters, joined by a cast including Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth.

The new film will hit …

#Ghostbusters Official International Trailer #2 (2016)

Earlier this week we got a great look at the new Ghostbusters movie, but only the tiniest glimpse of the franchises big new bad guy (bad ghost?). This new international trailer, however, gives us a few more jokes, more new footage and a much clearer look at the dead, dapper foe.

The international Ghostbusters trailer follows a lot of the same beats of the trailer released earlier this week, but there's a few new jokes in there—like Erin testing out Holtzmann's new, nuclear-powered anti-ghost weapon (and getting a fantastic reaction from Kate McKinnon) or the Mayor's office dropping some shade on the Ghostbusters. Check it out below:



The most important thing in the trailer though is this great look at the new villain, who we only briefly glimpsed looking all burned up in the other trailer. Many people have assumed this is a new version of the original movie's Stay Puft Marshmallow man, but it isn't: this is Rowan, a ghost that many speculate to be the evil version o…

Sony Releases Second "Ghostbusters" Trailer!

Sony has released their second trailer for July's Ghostbusters reboot!

The trailer features new footage, more story, more humor, and a lot more bustin' than the previous one.

The trailer also reveals that the movie will have even more callbacks to the original 1984 classic, including "Mass hysteria", and a mysterious person who has created a device that is amplifying paranormal activity. The movie will also feature pop culture references similar to the original, including "We're gonna need a bigger boat" from Jaws!:



In additional Ghostbusters news, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will join the cast of the new Ghostbusters film the May 25 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show!

Additional sources: WIRED, IGN UK, GhostbustersNews.com, YouTube.

FOX Unveils First Teaser Trailer For "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Remake

FOX has unveiled their first trailer for The Rocky Horror Picture Show, a "brand-new reimagining of the cult-classic midnight movie 40 years in the making, is set to air this October on FOX" in the USA, and most likely in the UK quite soon after, probably on ITV 2 or 3:



The The Rocky Horror Picture Show reboot stars Ryan McCartan and Victoria Justice as Brad and Janet, Reeve Carney as Riff-Raff, Staz Nair as Rocky Horror, and Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Plans To Reboot The Carry On Film Franchise Announced

After trying to reboot Ghostbusters and Rocky Horror Picture Show, it seems that the film industry aren't planning to stop ruining the memories of classic movies any time soon.


The Carry On film franchise seemed long dead after the critical mauling Carry On Columbus received but that hasn't stopped Hereford Films' Jonathan Sothcott from giving them another day in the sun.

Variety reports that he's teaming up with Carry On Films' Brian Baker (who owns the rights to the movies) to produce a series of new Carry On films, the first of which will be called Carry On Doctors. The medically-themed film will be written by Tim Dawson and Susan Nickson, who brought us BBC sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps. Oooh Matron! dear.

The original run spanned 31 films, and made massive stars of Kenneth Williams, Sid James and Barbara Windsor – to name but a few. Carry On Doctors (the 32nd film in the Carry On franchise) will be followed by another new film titled Carry O…

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The Mother In Law | The Middle

Mike Heck has an awkward conversation with his Mother In Law:



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Watching 500 episodes of The Simpsons simultaneously in virtual reality will blow your mind #TheSimpsons

The Simpsons and virtual reality both make the same promise: they will remove you from reality a little while, and place you in a fully realised fictional world. Perhaps that's why this Matrix-style world of Simpsons is so amazing.

The video, titled The Simpsons sphere, was created by Australian John Hatfield using a video from Omni Verse, and while it 'only' shows 500 episodes rather than the 589 that have been broadcast thus far, it's more than enough to blow your mind. Click and drag your way around and know you have glimpsed the future.

The 360° YouTube video is also compatible with Google Cardboard, if you want to try it in VR and pretend you're Mr. Burns monitoring CCTV all over Springfield.




Original source: Radio Times; Additional source: Simpsons Wiki.

The Simpsons Make Animation History With Live Episode! #TheSimpsons

Homer Simpson was once told "Very few cartoons are broadcast live. It's a terrible strain on the animators' wrists."

Well, those animators must have been going to the gym, as Fox's long-running hit animated series The Simpsons made animated history last night by going live with a segment that saw Homer answer an assortment of questions from callers!


The broadcast took place within Fox Studios Secret Bunker (which turned out to be a set inside the family living room) as viewers saw Dan Castellaneta's Homer Simpson sat behind a desk with various characters popping up in the foreground.

He began with the revelation: "This is the last episode of The Simpsons. Just kidding. The Simpsons will never end. Now I've told you two lies."

The questions he went on to answer weren't exactly revelatory – ranging from what's your favourite job to what car do you drive – but the show's final minutes mark the first time an animated series has broadcast…

Ukraine's Jamala Wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest #Eurovision

Ukraine's Jamala has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden!


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The country scored 534 points with its song 1944, about Stalin, Crimea and claims of ethnic cleansing.

Australia finished second with 511 points with its song Sound of Silence performed by Dami Im, while Russia - which was the favourite going into the competition - was third with 491 points with You Are the Only One, performed by Sergey Lazarev.

Joe and Jake, who represented the UK with their song You're Not Alone, finished in 24th place with 62 points.

The Eurovision Song Contest introduced a new voting system in a bid to create more exciting TV and keep the suspense right until the end.

Under the new system, professional juries and the public for each country awarded a separate set of points. In previous years, both of their votes were combined.

Next years Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovision Song Contest 2017, will be held in Ukraine.

Sources: BBC News, Wikipedia (I, II)

Ghostbusters News Round-Up - Saturday 14th May 2016

GakOid's round-up of Ghostbusters news from around the ecto-web!:


- It has been revealed that Sigourney Weaver's role in the upcoming Ghostbusters movie was very nearly cut! "Sigourney was out of this last edit and was then put back in," a source told the NY Daily News. "Her involvement is not essential to the story, but she was returned to the final cut."

"There's been a lot of recuts and editing in recent weeks as concerns are growing over the movie," the the NY Daily News has been told. Even Bill Murray, who had top billing in the Ivan Reitman version of the poltergeist-pursuing classic — and supposedly a small part in the new one — has insiders wondering how Ghostbusters will play with audiences when it opens on July 15.

"Bill's scenes have raised some eyebrows and many in the project are worried that the fans may turn against it before giving it a fair crack," says a insider. "I've never been involved in a project w…

Sony, Madame Tussauds NY & The Void Team For Ghostbusters-Themed VR Experience

THE VOID Press Release via thevoid.com:

SONY PICTURES, MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK AND THE VOID TEAM FOR “GHOSTBUSTERS”-THEMED IMMERSIVE, VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

MADAME TUSSAUDS NEW YORK’S GHOSTBUSTERS EXPERIENCE FEATURING GHOSTBUSTERS: DIMENSION VR TO LAUNCH JULY 1ST IN TIMES SQUARE ATTRACTION

CULVER CITY, Calif., May 9, 2016 – In advance of the July 15, 2016 release of Ghostbusters, one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer, Sony Pictures, Madame Tussauds New York, Ghost Corps and THE VOID have teamed up to bring Ghostbusters to life like never before. Included in the multi-sensory, all-immersive environment will be Ghostbusters: Dimension, a first-of-its-kind, virtual reality (VR) experience based on the studio’s new Ghostbusters movie.


Scheduled to open to the public on July 1, 2016, the VR experience will launch exclusively as part of the Ghostbusters Experience at Madame Tussauds New York in their legendary Times Square attraction. The construction of this multi-layer…

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Ghostbusters News Round-Up - Friday 6th May 2016