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Harold Ramis Discusses The Development Of GHOSTBUSTERS 3!!

Merrick here...
MakingOf (Natalie Portman's site) has posted a 7 minute(ish) interview with Harold Ramis regarding the challenges of getting a third GHOSTBUSTERS film up and running. In the interview, Ramis doesn't reveal much about what we'll see in the currently-in-development GHOSTBUSTERS 3 (III, whatever) - but does discuss what we're not likely to see (presuming rational heads prevail on the project - which is far from a given in this biz). He also slaps around INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL a bit, which earns him many extra points in my book. You can behold Harold via the embed below:

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  • July 10, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Will there be ghosts?

    by SoylentMean

    Will it not suck?

  • July 10, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

  • July 10, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Embed does not work, it does not work!

    by SoylentMean

    No beholding to be had.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Uh, Indy 4 wasn't that bad.

    by Mahaloth

    I mean, it's nothing compared to the Star Wars prequels. It's just the least cool Indy film, but it still worked as an Indy film. I get the dislike, just not the hate.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Bit rich slagging Crystal Skull

    by kwisatzhaderach

    given some of the shit he's made.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Slapping around Indy 4 earns Ramis points in your book?

    by slone13

    What book? Don't be a turd, Merrick.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:37 a.m. CST

    If Year One is any

    by Series7

    Indication of Ramis ability right now....i'd say leave it alone.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST


    by Merrick

    Embed is working for me; tried it through two different browsers... (???)

  • July 10, 2009, 9:39 a.m. CST

    Ramis is too Enamored with Apatow right now

    by Series7

    He needs to get his head out of Judds ass and realize that he is light years better then Ap and go back to his roots. His style does not work with Ap's style.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    GB4:They chase the ghost of Spielberg's dead talent

    by ZombieHeathLedger

  • July 10, 2009, 9:41 a.m. CST

    Merrick, I got nothing, oh well thanks anyways

    by SoylentMean

    I guess I can go the website without the ease of just clicking here. Always gotta be working for something.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Harold Ramis=Caddy Shack 2

    by Craig2574

    Ramis had his hand in writing Caddy Shack 2 one of the worst movies I have ever seen and one of the most pointless sequels. Indy 4 might have been a train wreck but Caddy Shack 2 was 1 100000 car pile up

  • July 10, 2009, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Ok, now it works, apparently I was dropped on my head

    by SoylentMean

    as a wee lad. Repeatedly. Then kicked by a mule. That was blind, but still found me.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Redhorse you are gay and queer at the same time

    by Mysterious_Volvo

  • July 10, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST

    The story in the game was not theirs

    by eric haislar

    the story was written before they all got on board. So they had to work with what they where given. The game was half way developed. would have been to expensive to redo. Game was great. I Loved it.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Will Ramis have the kick ass Tuturro hair?

    by SoylentMean

    That's a must dammit. Oh, and no Seth Rogen. I don't generally have a problem with the guy, but I don't want to think of him as a fuckin' Ghostbuster.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Yes, this will suck.

    by Spandau Belly

    I really don't see any other way. Ghostbusters 3 has zero potential because this is not the year 1993.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Mixed Feelings

    by Logan_1973

    That was one of the most honest interviews I've ever seen, and I appreciate Ramis a bit more now for his openess. He seems genuine. BUT...he did make the dud YEAR ONE!<p>And I still say DON'T MAKE GB3. It has Indy 4 written all over it.

  • July 10, 2009, 10 a.m. CST

    I like the cut of his jib.

    by rev_skarekroe

    Ghostbusters 4 should be good if he's heavily involved.<p>Then again, I've heard nothing good about Year One...

  • July 10, 2009, 10:03 a.m. CST

    At least their not wanting to make the movie for money

    by eric haislar

    they sound like they want it to be as good as the first or not do it at all.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 Not 4

    by Come_ON

    Fuck the video game. It's the third Ghostbusters movie not the fourth.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:04 a.m. CST


    by ufoclub1977

    I never even liked the first Ghostbusters much... not as much as Vacation, Caddyshack, Blues Brothers, or Animal House. Maybe I was looking for the wrong vibe out of it.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:05 a.m. CST

    IJ4 Wasn't That Bad...

    by spikey_bill65

    ...judging by the returns it scored, I think I wasn't alone in that assumption. Anyway, I am worried about the recent state of Ramis/Aykroyd's talent; Ghostbusters was a true classic in every sense of the word, that movie just gelled. But, I have to be honest, the trailer for Year One just completely turned me off. It wasn't the slagging of religion angle (need more of that, I think), but it just looked awful. Are these guys up to it? What was the last thing either of them produced that could even approach Ghostbusters quality to give me hope for this project? Help me out, people!

  • July 10, 2009, 10:06 a.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    I would say so. That film is in now way like those.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST

    one of the worst enbeds

    by thinboyslim.

    whats he doing with that telescope? spying on apatow to steal his ideas?

  • July 10, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST

    The guy who made YEAR ONE slaps around INDY IV

    by Mr Gorilla

    Here's a big surprise, people: Indy IV, while not delivering on the massive expectations of the fans, was not horrible. It was not genius either. But it was a very entertaining two hours in the cinema. I saw it again on video and it held up. I'd rather watch it over Temple of Doom any day. The best trilogy, if you ask me, is RAIDERS (the best), then CRUSADE (the next best), then SKULL (the next best again). Forget TEMPLE ever happened.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Three times I've tired to watch this fucking embed.

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

  • July 10, 2009, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Indy 4 was horrible . . .

    by adiehardfanwithalethalweapon

    Sure, we all want to cling to that tiny bit of hope that says it was acceptable but it's not. I think that's a big problem for the consumer and for hollywood. As long as we support that kind of trash with our hard earned money trash is all we'll get.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Oh just shut the fuck up about Crystal Skull.

    by HoboCode

    It was thoroughly enjoyable to anyone who isn't your 12 year old ADHD son or people who make diamonds with their asses from lumps of coal.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Love the beard!

    by unfaithfullyyours

  • July 10, 2009, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Indy 4 may have sucked

    by Series7

    But people embraced it and it made a shit ton of money. Which sent the message, "Harrison and Beards we like what you do" - Thank You The World. <P> Year One will not recoup its cost. Which sent the message, "This is not funny, you do not even know what funny is anymore" - Fuck you, America (I don't even think Year One will be seen anywhere overseas like an Adam Sandler comedy).

  • July 10, 2009, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I fucking quit.

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    Worst embed ever.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Ramis complaining about Skull

    by skimn

    methinks he's a bit jealous. Since Year One is the Meet Dave/Love Guru of the summer so far. I know money is no qualifyer for quality, but it's made less than 40 million in its 3 weeks of release, the lowest of any of the summer releases.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    ghostbusters game

    by Series7

    Any good? There was like post after post after post after post followed by 10 more post leading up the fucking game. Then when it came out NOTHING? Typical. I didn't even know it was out till I was looking at the discount rack in Wal Mart. Any review? Because Gamespot doesn't even review games anymore.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:20 a.m. CST

    The Game Was Flipping Great!

    by Autodidact

    I love Ghostbusters: The Video Game so much. Even with a serious case of consolitis it's some of the most fun I've had with a PC game lately. Good job on that one Ghostbusters guys!

  • July 10, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    No Year One is a flop, but its not a Meet Dave/Love Guru flop. You forgot that Eddie Murphy is still making movies and made sure that he had the big summer flop (well that may be Land of the Lost) with Imagine That. Which even though it didn't cost that much, still flopped.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:22 a.m. CST

    We're getting off topic, folks!

    by spikey_bill65

    I'm as guilty as the next, but we're not actually here to diss on or defend IJ4. The issue at hand: can Ramis/Aykroyd pull off a decent new installment of Ghostbusters? Are they up for it, or will this be Ghostbusters armageddon, dogs and cats living together, and all that?

  • July 10, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    indy 4 sucked hot dick

    by supercowbell5THECOWBELLHASSPOKEN

    fuck you lucas. fuck you and your whole god damn life.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I thought Ghostbusters: The Video Game WAS Ghostbusters 3

    by covered_in_bees

    Not really complaining, I'd much rather have a brand new film than to just settle with the watered down story that the Ghostbusters video game left us with.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:28 a.m. CST


    by fassbinder79

    And leave it in the fucking garbage. Good for you, Harold. Spielberg is a hack.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:29 a.m. CST


    by eric haislar

    It was very good. I really is a love letter to Ghostbusters. But it's not perfect. But it is the best ghostbuisters game there is for sure. you really feel like a Ghostbusters.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:31 a.m. CST

    It could be great if...

    by Bumpasses Dawg

    They play off the fact that they are all OLD MEN now. Murray and Ramis should stay gray and bearded. Aykroyd should stay fat. They should be well retired and pulled back against their will and aching joints. I have heard a rumor that the new Ghostbusters will be all young women. How wounding for Murray's Venkman would it be to have them look at the original Ghostbusters as creepier than actual ghosts?

  • July 10, 2009, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by drwynninblack

    Amen, brother. Tell it like it is and preach that shit all day long!

  • July 10, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Didn't Murray compain about his

    by Rufferto

    experience working on Ghostbusters 2. (I loved the second one just as much as the first) If he didn't like that then surely there is no way he's going to like this. Ramis says it's not about money but so did Spielberg about the new Indy. Just wondering why now and not years ago?

  • July 10, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    The three main GB actors REALLY let themselves go

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Father Time is undefeated.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:38 a.m. CST

    They Chose A New Form For Harold Ramis.

    by buster00

    That of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Ramis Should Talk...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    If you want to live on past glory, get a time machine.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    OK, once more and this is the last time

    by spikey_bill65

    Re: IJ4. Read the post by loserguy3000, I think it sums my views up pretty well. If you feel differently, that's entirely your right to do so. Vote for it by not seeing movies by the Beards anymore. Don't buy their spin off products, DVD's, games, figures, posters, chips, strap ons, Hallowe'en costumes, snacks, bed covers or wallpaper. Show them you dislike any aspect of what they are doing by not buying it or seeing it. That'll show 'em! Go see the movies you would rather see and enjoy them. Have a blast. Really, I mean it, have a great time. Because the rest of us will be doing exactly that when IJ5 comes out. You don't like it? Stay away from it. Nobody's holding a bullwhip to your head and forcing you into the theaters, after all. Now, back to Ghostbusters...

  • July 10, 2009, 10:43 a.m. CST

    In the video game interviews Winston

    by Rufferto

    actually looks great. At least in comparison to the others. Ernie Hudson hasn't aged as much. Akroyd was sweating a lot. And I think Murray didn't do an interview at all. Ha. Probably called it in.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    I guess you didn't see the article that came out months ago that revealed Spielberg was the one responsible for most of the shit people complain about from Indy4.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Wait...Natalie Portman was a Web site?

    by Sithdan

    Why wasn't I informed?!

  • July 10, 2009, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Crystal Skull vs Year One,

    by ulcer

    The point of talking about Crystal Skull is how it fares with regards to the fan's expectations as a sequel to a classic. you know, like GB3 would be to Ghostbuster. We don't want a Ghostbuster that disapoints in term of character like Chystal Skull did.<par><par> But go ahead, argue about the box office money it made! not only is that not the point, but the money it made is addressed in the interview.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Help this guy get in GB3

    by A_Banned_Apart

    There's some fellow on Facebook with a petition to be cast in Ghostbusters 3/III. Don't know if *my* dream is to be in a too-late sequel, but geeks should help their brethren, right?

  • July 10, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    the embed takes a while to come up

    by ulcer

    a minute or so. site is overloaded, no doubt.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Bust this idea

    by The 6th Conchord

    Who even cares? Ak's & Ramis' golden days are FAR behind them. In the last ten or so years Danny gave us shit like Blues Bros. 2000 & the show Soul Man, and isn't Year 1 proof enough Ramis has fucking lost whatever he had? Hooking up with those Office jerks is a lousy idea, but at least now I'll see a GB movie that's somehow worse than part 2.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:55 a.m. CST

    Has Ramis consulted Tobin's Spirit Guide about this?!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    He really should before this thing turns into a debacle. My fingers are crossed on this one...<P>And bring back Walter Peck!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 11 a.m. CST

    Tobin's Spirit Guide

    by HoboCode

    They should publish one. That would be an awesome marketing tie in for a new film.

  • July 10, 2009, 11 a.m. CST


    by Mennen

    ... About what's important - A GOOD MOVIE "FIRST" - everything else later (sfx etc...)

  • July 10, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    It's kind of bothersome and sad

    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    Ramis really seems to "get it." He doesn't want to whore out the franchise and make a vapid, soulless, lazy, and horrible sequel like Crystal Skull. He even goes on to talk about how much money Crystal Skull made and says that he wants no part of that type of blood money. <br> <br>He also seems to "get" how tired the above-average moviegoer is of all this CGI white noise, how callused we've all become to this incredible science that had all the potential in the world but instead got used for the purpose of laziness instead of creativity. <br> <br> It makes me kind of happy that the third Ghostbusters movie will be somewhat in his hands, because he seems to understand what most of us are feeling and he feels it too. <br> <br> But then I think, this is the guy who gave us fucking Ghostbusters II and dropped that steaming turd of a movie called Year One on multiplexes this summer. Once I realize that Ramis is just as much part of the problem instead of the solution, I just sigh and wonder why in the fuck Moon and The Hurt Locker still aren;t playing in a theater near me.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST


    by Mr.FTW

    Indy 4 was a box office success but it was still a terible movie. Not just a terible Indy movie but a terible movie in general. Bad acting, bad story, unexplainably bad fx. That movie owes all of it's success to riding on the success of the previous films and the hype of a new one after 20 years. Yeah it made box office bank but only because it was Indiana Jones not because it was good. The true test would be how successful Indy 5 would be after people have seen Indy 4.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    20 years since the last one... pathetic.

    by YackBacker

    Yet they could pull it off if they had an inspired idea for this movie. The odds of that happening don't appear good, however. Let's wait and see...

  • July 10, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Judging from the interview...


    Ghostbusters 3 won't be a CGI shitfest. So that's something.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Crystal Skull vs Year One (and The Ice Storm)

    by Series7

    Crystal Skull is a lot closer to the originals, in terms of fun and story and story. The same cannot be said about Year One, it is a lot different and less funny then Harolds old stuff that would lead one to believe that he does not want to make similar movies to what he used to do.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST


    by A_Banned_Apart

    Going by that logic, should you not be upset that Crystal Skull wasn't as good as Schindler's List, Witness, or American Grafitti?

  • July 10, 2009, 11:12 a.m. CST

    A_Banned_Apart whatever

    by Series7

    Thats you.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Excellent comeback.

    by A_Banned_Apart

    Consider me served.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    You can tell he knows it's going to suck - and Year One BOOOMBED

    by Professor_Monster

    This fucker almost sounds dead.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Indiana and Jones

    by Series7

    See I am not a rabid fan of Indy. I think they are all a little silly. I think Crystal Skull fits in with the other plots and types of action just fine, seeing that it was 20 years since the last one and action anti has been upped since then of course it was going to have to be over the top and nonsesical. It still felt like an Indy movie to me. It was better then the prequels, and better then some of Stevens crap recently (AI, Munich, War of the Worlds). <P> But first of Ramis didn't direct either Ghostbuster, but he did direct Groundhog Day and Caddyshack (shit I thought he director more). Pretty much besides those two and Vacation he's only directed crap. <P> The Ice Harvest (2005) <P> Analyze That (2002) <P> Bedazzled (2000) <P> Analyze This (1999) <P> Multiplicity (1996) <P> Stuart Saves His Family (1995)<P> So yeah I guess I change my argument, Ramis better not direct this he kind of sucks as a director. <P> But Ivan Reitman's recent stuff: Evolution (my nomination for worst movie ever) and My Super Ex-Girlfriend is a lot worse then his old stuff then Indy 4 is compared to their old stuff.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    It's sad how geeks turn against their heroes

    by Datascream

    or even the people that have created so many movie memories for them. At least George Lucas proved to us he's lost his talent. But hell, Ramis hasn't made horrible movies over and over again. I think he and Akroyd could nail this.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST


    by spikey_bill65

    I sincerely hope so. Perhaps they have a Lennon/McCartney thing going on in that they're better when they can bounce ideas off each other

  • July 10, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Ramis and Reitman might be better directors...

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    if they weren't given shitty scripts to work with. They can only do so much with the crap that is greenlighted to make.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Common ground

    by A_Banned_Apart

    I agree that I'd rather not see Ramis or Reitman direct much of anything these days. I'd love to be surprised by either or both of them, but I'm not holding my breath.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    Look at that list of movies Ramis directed, try telling me those are shit over and over again.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    To everybody having trouble watching the embed...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    Try using Firefox as your browser. I avoided switching from IE for years. A couple of weeks back I finally switched to Firefox; and I can't figure out what took me so long.<p> If you don't like Firefox try Chrome or Safari. Whatever you do, just stop surfing with Internet Explorer. It's very bad for your computer.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    That said--

    by A_Banned_Apart

    Multiplicity was passable for me, and Stuart Saves His Family is one of my preferred SNL inspired movies (not that that's saying much).

  • July 10, 2009, 11:29 a.m. CST

    It all comes down to this

    by Series7

    People feel hurt and upset that Indy 4 and Star Wars 1-3 were not as great as their originals. Either way they are a lot better then anything either Reitman has done since Dave or Ramis with Hog. All Reitman does is found crap like Trailer Park Boys and The Uninvited while aiding his sons in making crappy films. Well he did produce Killing Me Softly which many geeks have enjoyed over and over and over again.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:30 a.m. CST

    I'm 100% on Vern's side, when it's about Indy 4

    by DerLanghaarige

  • July 10, 2009, 11:40 a.m. CST

    could this video be choppier?

    by yippeekaiyaymofo

    Damn, anyone got a mirror?

  • July 10, 2009, 11:44 a.m. CST


    by ZombieHeathLedger

    GROUNDHOG DAY is one of the best, funniest, classic comedies of all time. I'd rather see GROUNDHOG DAY 2 rather than another GHOSTBUSTERS movie.<br> <br> And yea, Ernie Hudson has aged well.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Year One is way up there as one of the worst...

    by moonlightdrive

    films I have ever seen and it got in that category easily. It's terrible. On top of that Ramis hasn't got a very good track record as far as movies go. I love the Ghostbusters films but the only other films he's done that I personally thought were any good were Groundhog Day and Armed and Dangerous. Caddyshack is OK, Animal House is OK-ish but is way over rated. And for Ghostbusters, if it comes to fruition, obviously he is older but I'd still like him to slim down a bit and lose the beard.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST

    And Harold...

    by moonlightdrive

    Please don't cast Fat Afro or Bewildered Afro in the next Ghostbusters. And I guess while I'm at it, PLEASE scrap the idea of a young, new breed of Ghostbusters, just stick with you guys because that's what everyone loves. I just could not bear to watch a Ghostbusters film featuring the old cast for a quarter of the film along with a new cast of Ghostbusters featuring Jack Black, Michael Cera, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Marlon Wayans. UGH.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:53 a.m. CST


    by pdennett316

    I'm getting sick of this shit, people defending/attacking movies based on their box office take. Are you fucking retarded or something?? <p> Now I happened to enjoy Crystal Skull, I thought the moments that felt like Indy of old far outweighed the crap like Greaser monkeys and the like. But simply pointing to the fact it made huge money as an indication that the movie is good? Well, I think Transformers 2 puts paid to that argument....and the likes of Paul Blart, Twilight etc. <p> Like what you like, but give some valid reasons why rather than spouting off shit about box office - it couldn't be less meaningless.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Meaningful, not meaningless...

    by pdennett316

    Damn double negatives and lack of edit functions!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    For someone who was involved with Ghostbusters 2

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    He's got a lot of nerve to past judgement on Indy 4. (Which really wasn't a bad movie, don't understand the hate for it.) <p> For me Ghostbusters 2 was a huge let down. From the story to the performances. The real Ghostbusters cartoon was way more entertaining than anything in that bogus sequel. <p> Think about all the memorable lines Bill Murray had in the first one, how he commanded that movie from beginning to end. In the second one he was bland and had little or no energy. <p> Personally, I could care less if they do another one, the original will always be one of my top movies of all time. However, if they do decide to do a third, I at least hope they consider all the things that made the first one a classic.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Video's not showing up. Using Firefox.

    by Shermdawg

    Just see the "play" icon, but no video box itself.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 2 wasn't as good as the first.

    by Shermdawg

    But there was way more to like in that, than what we were given in Crystal Skull. So many great quotes in that one. It's kinda like pizza, even when it's shitty, it's still pretty good.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:06 p.m. CST

    i want to hear what BILL MURRAY has to say about GB3

    by ricarleite2

    It will be so hilarious when it becomes obvious to us he has no knowledge of such film being in production.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Uh, what do you mean Bill isn't aware?

    by Shermdawg

    Of course he's aware. He's mentioned it several times. Catch up.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Re: Shermdawg

    by ricarleite2

    That is called a JOKE.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:15 p.m. CST


    by dancetothebeatofthelivingdead

    That's just Bill Murray now. It's funny, critics look to Murray's bored and expressionless performances of the last fifteen years and say he has finally come into his own as an actor. It seems to me that he is just collecting paychecks and reading lines. He hasn't lost it on the level of a Chevy Chase or Eddie Murphy but the man has definitely lost it. <br> <br> Murray was an energetic funny, Aykroyd is really hit or miss but the guy has the ability to be really fucking funny still when he wants to be. Murray on the other hand seems that he either just doesn't give a shit. Judging from the few times I have met the man and judging from everything I have ever heard from anyone who has ever met him, his personality really seems to have invaded his performance. Murray is a prick, a self-important jack-ass who couldn't give a shit about anyone but himself and his own self-importance. Remember his reactions to losing the Oscar to a real actor? <br> <br> I love Bill Murray's performances from back in the day, he was genuinely fucking hilarious, but starting with Ghostbusters II, his lack of enthusiasm has been bringing his movies down for a while now. He was smart enough to start taking on roles in which he played characters with a lack of enthusiasm which is why people now mistake him for a great actor. <br> <br> i do hold out hope for this movie, but not wioth the utmost confidence. Please guys!!! Prove me wrong!!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 12:31 p.m. CST


    by gotilk

    But that Zombieland trailer was kinda fun looking.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Ramis Said The Same Thing Prior To Ghostbusters 2

    by Acquanetta

    The original Ghostbusters have all given us such "worthy" sequels such as Caddyshack 2, Analyze That, Blues Brothers 2000, and A Tale of Two Kitties. Sure, it's easy to TALK about how people should only make good sequels. We do it here all the time. But the reality is that times change and fans can't go home again. Ghostbusters 3 already looks set to be considered another 80's disappointment. It's yet another franchise where the original film has been put on a ridiculously high pedestal, while the long-delayed sequel has acquired massive expectations. As Ramis admits, it's going to have to use CGI. Ramis and Murray look nothing like their younger selves, and will be forced to team up with younger sidekicks. Murray's portrayal of Venkman now sounds exactly like Garfield. (The latter is a common criticism of the videogame.) Etc. Etc.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:39 p.m. CST

    Acquanetta, Ramis...

    by moonlightdrive

    didn't admit they'd have to use CGI? And no film HAS to use it.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:44 p.m. CST

    Mr. Ramis speaks nothing but good sense here.

    by FlickaPoo

  • July 10, 2009, 12:47 p.m. CST

    One of the great things aboaut Ghostbusters was...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that it really felt like it was happening in New York. Real New York...with hot sticky subway air and unwashed garlic smell of sidewalk pretzel vendors...and ghosts.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Wait, Eddie Murphy hasn't lost anything.

    by Shermdawg

    He just has a bad habit of picking shitty films....or films that aren't targeted to US. Face it, the guy has toned down over the years and is the new Cosby.....or wants to be.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:51 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo, I agree!

    by moonlightdrive

  • July 10, 2009, 12:53 p.m. CST

    I liked Indy 4

    by Fart_Master_Flex

    I mean, I am 30 now, so I knew I would never have the same love that I did for movies I grew up with as a kid. But for what it was, it was good.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    If you are responsible for "Year One"...

    by darthvedder81 have forfeited the right to criticize Indy 4.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST


    by Acquanetta

    He refers to CGI as making the actors appear "animated", then ultimately admits GB3 will include such animation. Note that he also adds, "It will be state of the art, I'm sure." Earlier in the interview, he pointed out that you no longer need to do old-school f/x and that no one does it anymore. This is a similar problem that Spielberg faced with Indy 4, and one reason why they had such trouble finding studio space for all the physical sets. Anyone expecting a Ghostbusters film- released in the next decade- to lack CGI is going to be disappointed. I'm always surprised by the way 80s movies are treated as if they completely shunned modern f/x, and only relied on techniques from the 1960s. As Ramis notes, there were plenty of magazine articles on the f/x of movies like Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones. This is because they were employing the cutting-edge technology of the time.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:56 p.m. CST

    fuck. that.

    by mr. smith

    no thanks

  • July 10, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Video Game

    by Come_ON

    The game was fine. Nothing special. It was a third person shooter and that is really all there is to it.

  • July 10, 2009, 12:58 p.m. CST

    ELF ripped off the ending of GHOSTBUSTERS 2

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    with New Yawkers singing in unison a Holiday song to 'power' the MacGuffin that saves the day.

  • July 10, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    "Boo hoo, they are using CGI in this one!"

    by DerLanghaarige

    Stop crying. Or do you think that it will look so much worse than the shitty stop motion effects in part 1?

  • July 10, 2009, 1 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 2 > Indy 4

    by turketron_2

    DOE<p> RAY<p> EGON

  • July 10, 2009, 1 p.m. CST


    by theycallmemrtibbs

    I remember watching Broken Flowers and waiting for the moment where he blew his brains out. <p> The character he played in that movie to me seemed to be the guy we knew and loved in his earlier films as a grisly old man. <p> Back then Bill Murray was a goofie, fun loving womanizer in just about every movie. The guy he played in Broken Flowers could've been any of those guys he portrayed only that crazy lifestyle finally caught up with him. <p> Lost In Translation: Once again waiting for him to play a little Russian Roulette. Actually I take that back, I was waiting for someone to check his pulse to see if he was still breathing, other than the Karaoke scene that movie was the dryest performances I've ever seen him in. <p> Life Acquatic: had its moments very little of them but it was cool as shit to see Bill murray in a shoot-out with pirates. <p> I'm bringing all this up to say Ghostbusters 3 will not work with Bill Murray if he refuses to be funny anymore, It sucks cause he was one of the best. <p> Sadly, I think Bill Murray we knew and loved died after GroundHog Day

  • July 10, 2009, 1:01 p.m. CST

    why does lucas have to shit on his own legacy?

    by crazybubba

  • July 10, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Indy 4's box office is proof it was good?

    by axel fff

    What fucked-up logic do some of you use? That movie was the biggest train-wreck of a movie I've ever seen.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Put Charlie Murphy in Ghostbusters 3

    by turketron_2

    DO IT.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Dave Chappelle for Ghostbusters 3

    by crazybubba

    DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW

  • July 10, 2009, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Take that back.....

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    He had a little life left in him in Rushmore, after that he croaked.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:07 p.m. CST

    HE IS VIGO!!!

    by Shermdawg

  • July 10, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Apatow's world-view is pretty narrow...

    by SK229

    at least when it comes to comedy. He can't seem to make humor out of anything unless it revolves around sex, relationships, judaism, doing drugs, or his wife, and how she is able to see that smart, funny, wimpy guys are better. <p>But could he give us something like Blues Brothers, Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Coming to America, National Lampoon's Vacation, or The Burbs? Hell, can ANYONE give us comedy like that anymore? Fuckin John Landis back in the day could rip out Apatow's larynx, piss on it, then go shoot the greatest music video ever made to clear his throat. Same thing with Ramis, these guys mined humor from EVERYTHING. I think it takes a lot more intelligence and objectivity to do the kind of films they made.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 was almost as shitty as that embed.

    by Saluki

    And Ghostbusters 2 has an equal amount of memorable lines as the first, but lacks some of the genuine candor.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:23 p.m. CST


    by jimmy rabbitte

    Just click on the "Play" icon; there is no photo connected to it, with this player.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Acquanetta, I still don't

    by moonlightdrive

    agree he admitted that it will be all CGI but I guess that's just because everyone has their own interpretation on everything they see, hear and do. However, I am not suggesting it wont be, it's likely it will be (if it gets made). However, I saw the Marshmellow Man scene recently on TV and thought it still looked awesome and held up. I'd like to see more films these days use the old techniques. Ramis talked about whether CGI distanced people from the film they're watching and didn't really come to a conclusion. I would suggest it does. I think for the most part the older techniques look more real and as if they're happening in the moment (because in a way they're, they're at least 'real') whereas the CGI stuff often looks obviously fake with the exception of exceptional work like Transformers among many others.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:27 p.m. CST

    TROPICTHUNDER does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    New GHOSTBUSTERS with old actors. Very, very bad idea. Indy 4 all over again.<p> Reunite TROPIC THUNDER cast and director - Stiller, Black, Downey Jnr. They could be the NEW generation of Ghostbusters. Maybe even throw in Adam Sandler or Sacha Baron Cohen. Ricky Gervais as the Peck character.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:28 p.m. CST

    SK229, Ramis is not

    by moonlightdrive

    an exceptional player in the comic movie world.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:31 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    To generate the hype, the excitement, the box office returns they need the current big guns of comedy. How many ten year olds are going to drag their folks to the theatre to see aged and portly Akroyd, Ramis and Murray in their advanced years?

  • July 10, 2009, 1:32 p.m. CST

    no one could replace bill murray.

    by crazybubba

  • July 10, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Caddyshack, Ghostbusters, and National Lampoon's Vacation?

    by SK229

    ...not to mention Animal House, Groundhog Day, Stripes, and even smaller comedies that everyone forgets but I think are funny, like Club Paradise and Armed and Dangerous? You look at that list and think Ramis cannot be exceptional when it comes to comedy? I'm not baiting, I'm serious, do you really think that he isn't that great? I'll agree that his best days are probably behind him, but I'm comparing the output of people like him (just look at the list I gave you) to the films Apatow has done (writing or directing or producing) and saying that I think the range of subjects and the type of humor of these guys was far more broad than the comedy we have today, which basically are all romantic comedies taken to the nth degree with some frat humor thrown in. There are a few exceptions, like Tropic Thunder, but that's the way it is, for the most part.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai, some of what you...

    by moonlightdrive

    typed I might go with. TT was way over-rated but the actors you suggest might be OK. However, that's hardly a new generation as those guys are pretty old already. Hell NO(!) to Sandler and Gervais though.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Yay for non interview

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Reminds me of every panel at comic con where they can't reveal anything so they just BS for an hour.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 was awesome!

    by theyreflockingthisway

    I don't care what you all say about it, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. It's my second favourite Indy film after Raiders and is a fantastic adventure film I've enjoyed re-watching a number of times now. <br><br> Ghostbusters 3 will get the same treatment as Indy 4 did. People will hate it simply because it's not the same as their childhood memories. You can't replicate that feeling of watching the film when you were a child with a greater imagination. <br><br> The thing is, though, a lot of fans still will love Ghostbusters 3, just as the Indy fans who are not trying to live in 1980's for their entire life enjoyed Indy 4. I'll just be sad when they're doing another sequel to Back to the Future and people are saying "well it can't be worse than Ghostbusters 3" and I'll have to, in vain, try to explain why I loved it.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Bumpasses Dawg...

    by Captain Happy

    Exactly...I want to reprint what you wrote with the hope that SOMEONE involved in the movie reads is ABSOLUTELY the right way to go: "They play off the fact that they are all OLD MEN now. Murray and Ramis should stay gray and bearded. Aykroyd should stay fat. They should be well retired and pulled back against their will and aching joints. I have heard a rumor that the new Ghostbusters will be all young women. How wounding for Murray's Venkman would it be to have them look at the original Ghostbusters as creepier than actual ghosts?" Rumor or no rumor, the idea for the new ghostbusters to be young women sucks, though. The way to go is a "Space Cowboys" vibe with the old Ghostbusters charm. I'd look forward to that one.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Also Ramis bashing Skull is funny. GH II was

    by lockesbrokenleg

    worse than Skull.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Sad truth is Bill Murray aged 60 couldn't replace Bill Murray aged 30.<p> He's still a great actor, but no longer a leading man for a Summer Blockbuster movie.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    speaking of Bill Murray...

    by just pillow talk

    Caddyshack was on last night.<p>So I jump ship to Hong Kong....

  • July 10, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai, I agree with your box office

    by moonlightdrive

    comment but isn't it enough for it to be a Ghostbusters film to pull people in? They have the game out that will be being played by all ages. And going back to casting, Stiller and Downey Jr. are similar comic actors to Murray et al. Sandler Gervais, Cohen are not. They don't play the same type of roles [well] and films that a 'Ghostbusters' is.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:41 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I think the Stiller, Black, Downey Jnr, Sandler, Gervais generation of comics is the age to go for.<p> After all the original Ghostbusters weren't young guys, they must've all been around 30 at least. I wouldn't want this to go to the Apatow crew - those pups ain't ready for this gig.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST

    SK229, as I posted before...

    by moonlightdrive

    Armed and Dangerous I liked and Groundhog Day. Amimal House is OK but over-rated (and I think I heard Ramis say recently he didn't have much to do with it) and Caddyshack is OK. Look at all that he has done on IMDB and when Apatow is done they will be comparable. I'm not a fasn of Apatow especially his group of actors but I think he is comparable to Ramis (in years to come). Ramis's films have also had a lot of frat humour. And if you compare comedy content in their films it's probably equal for subjects albeit different ones.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:42 p.m. CST


    by Acquanetta

    No, I wasn't suggesting the film would be "all cgi". Merely pointing out that it WILL have to employ the technique. It's what qualifies as cutting edge f/x in today's world. And once you do that in a classic film like Ghostbusters, you're automatically going to anger purists. Hey personally, I think matte paintings look much better than cgi. But I also realize that a lot of it is due to my own personal bias. It's easy to accept old-fashioned f/x in a movie that is 20 years old. They perfectly fit the movie because it was a perfect marriage at the time. However, I'm not convinced that the same optical f/x would hold up in today's world. Despite all the criticsm, Spielberg did make quite an effort to keep Indy 4 old school. He shot on film, built practical sets, edited by hand, etc. But at the end of the day, it's never going to look the same as it did three decades ago. You're working with a crew that isn't used to those outdated methods and using equipment that is FAR more advanced. It's easy to suggest that no one should employ CGI, but that's just not what they're doing over at ILM these days.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    moonlight, I disagree I think Sandler could play a Ghostbuster pretty well. He'd fit the mechanic suit, pizza eating slob look good enough. Gervais would be a terrible Ghostbuster, but as a 'this man has no dick' Peck type he'd be good.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters doesn't need a current big named star

    by theyreflockingthisway

    to smash the box office. The fact it's Ghostbusters is definately enough. I hate the idea of a film needing a big star to be good. If I was a film director (and it was an ideal world), unless it was a sequel, I'd try to cast as many unkowns as I could for each film (providing they're good actors of course). <br><br> I'm not against celebrity or anything like that. Hell I even enjoy most of Bill Murray's stuff, but I just hate the idea that a film will not be a success unless it has "starring Tom Cruise" or someone on the poster.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Ah Ramis, keep slamming movies people like

    by lockesbrokenleg

    while people keep avoiding the shit films you have made. You peaked in the 80's.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST


    by HoboCode

    Well said.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Cobra--Kai, OK I agree...

    by moonlightdrive

    with the age, just not all the actors mentioned. I love Black but maybe not for this. Sandler and Cohen hell no. They're best at their own work. Especially Cohen.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:47 p.m. CST

    theyreflockingthisway ditto HoboCode's comment

    by moonlightdrive

  • July 10, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    At least he was honest

    by Come_ON

    So because he makes movies I guess that means he can't have an opinion on other movies? Indy 4 was and will remain a pathetic cash grab.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    The Play icon is not the embedded video

    by ulcer

    you need to wait a while for the actual video player to load. the play icon is just a place holder while it loads

  • July 10, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 was in development for 19 years

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Yeah, what a cash grab that was.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Acquanetta, you make good points..

    by moonlightdrive

    I am defeated and sad at the demise of the old school effects :( However, I liked the look of Indy. I thought the look of what they did compared well to the old films and still looked decent as a modern movie.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    I have to disagree with you vehemently. <p>Animal House is NOT overrated and Caddyshack is funny as hell.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    best part of Indy 4: motorcycle chase

    by just pillow talk

    Why? Old school without digitized monkeys/cliffs/etc.

  • July 10, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Ghostbuster cartoon..

    by ulcer

    Seriouly the people who argue that the ghostbuster cartoon was good, better than the Ghostbuster, must be really young. this interview is precisly for us who like ghostbuster for the caracters, the actors. it's not about the damn running about after ghosts with gadgets. this is about doing a proper sequel to a classic

  • July 10, 2009, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Come_ON, you're right...

    by moonlightdrive

    at least he was honest and in the celeb/movie/Hollywood/LA world that is a refreshing change because most of the time it's just a bunch of sycophants.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:05 p.m. CST

    What is a Torg and a Slor?

    by Han Cholo

    Always wanted to know. Are they like giant slugs?

  • July 10, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    just pillow talk, OK but...

    by moonlightdrive

    I think it is haha and you're entitled to your opinion. I think AH is OK but it's not as special as people make it out to be. A lot of films have this scenario happen to them. When they come out they're OK but then people talk about them with friends and they get more enjoyment from the film because of this interaction about it with their friends. This connection with the film then gets passed back onto the film in increased praise, warmth and love for it. However, the actual film has remained the same and not changed. Therefore, in it's original state it is just OK. Same with Anchorman (over-rated, people love it more because of their shared quotes and comments with each other about it).

  • July 10, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST


    by SK229

    I see what you're saying, but just for National Lampoon's Vacation (I went on many car trips with my family as a kid in the 80's, including Disney World), Ramis is a comedic genius, imho. All of that humor is based on just wanting your family to have a good time, plus some peripheral humor, and sight gags, like the luggage falling off the top of the car in the beginning. There are OTHER characters in that universe besides "guys who hang out together" - all of Apatow's characters, like Eugene Levy's sleazy car dealer and Roy Wally himself. I'm just using that movie as one example of humor that is A WORLD AWAY from what Apatow typically does. Don't get me wrong, I'd LIKE to see him prove me wrong and do a funny movie about plumbers or some other 'world' or situation we're all familiar with, but I doubt he's capable. I haven't seen anything yet to prove that he can do humor that doesn't A) reference other movies (the die hard joke in the new trailer) or B) revolve around relationship, sex, doing drugs, or guys hanging out... and judaism. <p>But I see what you're saying, that Ramis' output is put on a pedestal when he really has had quite a few clunkers. But even then, he did Groundhog Day, a movie that could easily just turn into a one-note gimmick, but winds up possessing a depth you wouldn't think it deserved.<p>Objectively, I think, it's a proven fact that Apatow does not have the range of these people, ESPECIALLY John Landis at his height, who really was a fucking madman when it came to mixing genres and elements together to produce something fresh and new and FUNNY AS HELL. And you know what, it's OK that Apatow does what he does, and he's actually quite good at it, but the way everyone acts like he's the second coming of comedy, people like Ramis included, is ridiculous. Until he shows some range, he really is a one-trick pony who keeps regurgitating the same ideas and characters over and over again. Do you think any of HIS stable of actors could go from Carl Spackler to Venkman like Murray can? Or Chevy Chase going from the playboy in Caddyshack to the everyman father of Vacation? Eddie Murphy from the ghetto in Trading Places to royalty in Coming to America? I couldn't see Seth Rogen or Jonah Hill doing any of that. Maybe they could, but then they'd need to SHOW US at some point.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Yes, it's so honest for Ramis to bash movies

    by lockesbrokenleg

    while at the same time producing such "classics" as Year One.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST

    Btw, I agree AH is a little overrated...

    by SK229

    but it did perfectly capture a kind of anarchic humor that was brewing for a while before it was made. It's one of those movies that's remembered more, I think, for marking a moment than for what it actually is.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:09 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    why???? this will be phoned in by all parties just as much as the last one. by the way, Indy 3 kicked GB2s ass in 89. so i think this wont do any better. 2 decade old series dont survive. let it go. please.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:15 p.m. CST

    AH and Caddyshack kind of bore me

    by lockesbrokenleg

    They're on TV all the time. They're just not funny anymore.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:19 p.m. CST

    SK229, you're last paragraph...

    by moonlightdrive

    is spot on. I love Landis he is great and National Lampoon's Vacation IS way better than anything Apatow has churned out. I do appreciate a lot of Landis and Ramis comedy a lot more than Apatow. I agree with your comments on Apatow. Sadly, I think the comedy he is doing works today with the way society is and it's what they (the people) want and like. That's not to say that if something better was produced that wouldn't be equally successful (or more so). However, the fact that Apatow is praised and has been as successful as he has along with his group of actors simply proves that sadly there isn't anything better out there at the moment and that because of this people are excepting this mediocrity as being excellence, which saddens me deeply :(

  • July 10, 2009, 2:23 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg, this is a common...

    by moonlightdrive

    problem. When someone says something, it simply means what they're saying in that sentence. It doesn't mean anything else. By Ramis making those comments about Indy 4 it doesn't mean he is saying Year One is a much better film (although granted he may feel this way, as his later comments suggest). For the record I agree Year One is terrible and Indy 4 (which I enjoyed but didn't feel it was great) was the better film.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Another swipe at Lucas

    by Arteska

    It's like the site needs it daily like people need oxygen. The guy above linked to Vern's review of Indy4 and it's spot on. I'm at the point where Lucasbashers' and Indyhaters' words are as relevant as when my mom starts parroting something Bill O'Reilly said.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:28 p.m. CST

    Well, they're all filmmakers

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Why does Ramis need slam Lucas? I don't get it. Lucas is allowed to make movies. Sure, it's all fun and cool to slam Lucas, but we still go see his movies. It's being hypocritical.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST

    saw Ramis at the Leonard Cohen concert

    by oisin5199

    in Chicago a few months ago. He was sitting a few rows ahead of me. Was talking with some people during the break. Seemed like a mensch. I wish him luck on this.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    What we really need

    by skimn

    SCTV-THE MOVIE...Outside of Candy and Moranis, everyone's available, no?

  • July 10, 2009, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Ramis should retire now he looks OLD!!

    by genrefanboy

    I mean lets be honest here. Back in the 1970's/80's he was pretty much on fire. <p> After he fell out bigtime with Bill Murray over Murray deviating from the script in Groundhog Day most of his projects since then have sucked more than a crack whore on heat!!! <p> Putting Indy4 down is also laughable considering Ramis recent track record. Indy4 was the most popular movie in 2008 at the global (outside US) box office beating TDK by $1M but still beating it to No1. <p> I was willing to give GB3 a chance now I could not care less as this guy's attitude is so wrong where if you watch carefully Ramis says they are doing it for money only as thats the one thing he did not mention so you know that means it's probably true. <p> Murray is the one who of these 3 original ghostbusters who retained some of his talent since the glory days and we all know his costly divorce is the major reason this is even having script development as Billy boy needs the greenback's. <p> ....and we are led to believe that the writers of a crappy US sitcom are the only guys who can turn something filmable in... please give me a break thats just an insult. <p> GB3 will be a family friendly PG rated CGI borefest (SPI will handle CGI as they are a Sony company so it will be cheaper). <p> The original GBers will probably have limited screentime and in the role of mentors to hand over to their new much younger better looking understudies. This script writes itself just look at the humour in Caddyshack, GB1+2 throw in 2000 kid friendly CG shots and some favorite TV actors and you have GB3 coming to theatres in summer 2011 1 month after Spiderman4 lands.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST

    Embed sucks, site sucks. Can't get through 30 seconds

    by JuanSanchez

    without the video freezing or skipping. WTF, Portman?

  • July 10, 2009, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by XoanonTORN

    What is the storyline? I haven't played and my PC thinks it is 1994.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:49 p.m. CST

    making of...the worst streaming video site ever

    by jambone

    is a hamster powering their site?

  • July 10, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    That shaggy Jew ate Egon! What the hell?

    by Puddleglum

    I'm still 40/60 on a new GB movie. 40% curious to see what comes of it, 60% think it won't be worth the time and money to make a movie that'll pale in comparison to the original. I want to be proven wrong, but methinks the odds are against it. <p> They really should just make "new" GB stories in the form of videogames.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:56 p.m. CST

    lockesbrokenleg, did Ramis slam

    by moonlightdrive

    Lucas or was he just giving his opinion. Did he mention Lucas (I honestly can't remember, just watched it once) or was he just talking about the actual movie that was made (by more than Lucas), Indy 4.

  • July 10, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    WHOA WHOA WHOA!! Caddyshack & AH overrated?

    by finky089

    compared to what? If you're comparing it to ANY comedy film made in the last 40 years, you've made a major error in judgement and need a dose of Ritalin to lengthen that attention span so you can actually appreciate the humor in these films. <p> What next? You think NL's Vacation is "humorless"? To that I say: <p> Fuck yo' mama! <p> (Thankyouverymuch.)

  • July 10, 2009, 2:58 p.m. CST

    genrefanboy, you've made some

    by moonlightdrive

    really interesting points. I don't want to believe them but...they could all be true :(

  • July 10, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Caddyshack owns Animal House

    by JuanSanchez

  • July 10, 2009, 3 p.m. CST

    Saw the vid - Ramis doesn't say "Lucas"

    by finky089

    He basically says Indy IV failed to deliver on its hype (I think we knew that would happen) and inferred that some of it was related to non-optical effects, the later of which was mostly targeted at TF, GI Joe and another un-named movie.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:03 p.m. CST

    But, it's pretty obvious from Ramis' body of work that-

    by finky089

    he's not an "effects" kind of guy. He might like to watch movies which require big effects , particularly for world destruction, but how many of his movies have been even remotely effects-heavy? GB is the only one I can think of with any frequency of effects that were an important part of the film. (And, no, the groundhog puppet in the pick-up truck doesn't have enough screentime to count!)

  • July 10, 2009, 3:06 p.m. CST

    GB 3: Sgt Hulka's Ghost

    by finky089

    put's his Big Toe up your ass!

  • July 10, 2009, 3:09 p.m. CST

    please please please

    by GimmeABreak

    If they make this, please don't make all the ghoulies CGI ... that would be awful. See: Indy 4's monkeys :(

  • July 10, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST


    by Come_ON

    Yeah, it is "honest" of him. He didn't like Indy 4. Year One may be terrible but I don't see how that means he had to like Indy 4. And dicking around for 20 years and talking about it from time to time doesn't really constitute something being "in development". Ford, Spielberg and Lucas were free and put it together rather quickly, for that huge of a movie anyway. Luckily I've never made a movie so I'm allowed to have opinions on them I guess.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:13 p.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    VACATION is not only a classic. It features Beverly D'Angelo's breasts.<p> The mother of all MILF's.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Indy IV and the hate - Get over it!

    by thepoohguy

    All of you need to get over the hate for Indy 4. It is what it should have been. Action packed with strange f/x, and over the top story. Do none of you remember why Spielberg created Indy in the first place. To be more of like a comic book serial. For those of you saying Indy 4 was the worst movie they have ever seen, they must not have seen Year One. And no Moranis and Potts will make this movie the worst one of the three and probably in the bottom of the movies of that year.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Caddyshack is hilarious...


    but I don't care all that much for Animal House. It has it's moments. Revenge of the Nerds and Porky's are funnier movies in my opinion.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Actors I'd like to see as ghostbusters other than

    by Alienswear

    Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill & the others from the Apatow crew. Aziz Ansari, Rainn Wilson, Bill Hader, Dave Chappelle, Patton Oswalt, Zach Galifinakis, Jim Breuer, Harland Williams, Rob Riggle, Aasif Mandvi, John Krasinski, Anna Faris, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Koechner, Jorge Garcia, Danny McBride, Ken Leung, Greg Grunberg, Masi Oka, Luke Wilson. That right there is a solid pool of amazing comedic and acting talent. Some may be older than others, but whatever. Some may not be straight up comedic actors, but can play funny and light hearted. The point is that Ramis catering to and licensing the Apatow brand of comedy is just lame, unfunny, and predictable. It just wouldn't feel like Ghostbusters.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Ramis shouldn't throw shit

    by barnaby jones

    because with his movie track record he'll likely drop it on his own head. Seriously the man hasn't made a decent film for years, and i chuckled through most of Year One. I don't think hack directors really have the right to bad mouth infinitley superior ones.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:37 p.m. CST


    by Come_ON

    He simply said he didn't like Indy 4. Apparently that is a crime. And I realize this being the internet opinions are no longer subjective but are God's word, but still, it was just his opinion. People who makes movies, even bad ones, have opinions on other movies. I know that may be shocking, but it's true.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    I should add to that list....

    by Alienswear

    Jason Bateman, Will Arnet, Tony Hale, David Cross, John C. Reilly, Judy Greer, J.B. Smoove.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Who ever thought...

    by Come_ON

    There was so much hate for Harold Ramis in the world? He seems like a nice enough guy but he didn't like Indy 4 so he must be a child molester.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Alienswear, I like some of your choices...

    by moonlightdrive

    I'd add Paul Rudd but I still just want the old crew. Not fussed about Moranis though but it'd be nice to see him (especially after this long break).

  • July 10, 2009, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Ah Ramis, you killed Ghostbusters with 2

    by lockesbrokenleg

    and the only people buying the game are people under 20.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:43 p.m. CST


    by peytonallen

    Is great. But, the shot at INDY 4 is laughable. Why is he acting like Ghostbusters 2 wasn't a piece of shit? So this idea that they're holding off on the right idea and don't wanna cheat the fans is funny. That already did that once. I'd go see GB3 just to see Murray again. But, the chances a good script gets churned out is slim to none.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Now, now children...

    by little_lebowski

    You're free to like or not like a movie. But suggesting that people who don't share you're assessment of it are wrong? Now that's entirely douchey, and not acting like that would save us hours of having to hear you bastards go back and forth over a piece of entertainment that's not worth getting that worked up about.

  • July 10, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    I got one word for the whole Indy 4 comment

    by Series7

    Evolution. <P> Yes Ramis had nothing to do with it, but it was directed by the guy who did Ghostbusters, everyone seems to forget that Ramis didn't fucking direct Ghostbusters. If you can honestly say you enjoyed Evolution more then Indy 4, or thought it was a smarter better movie then I think you should question your sanity. The movie starred Donkey Lips and Stifler. There is nothing worse or more offensive then that crap of a movie.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Ramis thinks he's Ivan Reitman or something

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Now that fucker can direct a movie, and get funny performances. Ramis has been copying his style for years.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:14 p.m. CST


    by Come_ON

    So now he can't have an opinion because a guy he's worked with before made a bad movie? Is this going to turn into some 6 Degrees time game where if you are connected to anyone within 6 steps that has ever had anything to do with a bad movie you can never voice your opinion? Wow.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Harrison Ford was wasn't offered $65 million

    by IndyCollector

    For Indy IV. It's his cut of the box office take. I don't think he took an upfront acting fee but rather a share of the final box office.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:17 p.m. CST


    by Come_ON

    Does this only apply to writers and directors or are actors included? If so I hope Harrison Ford has never voiced an opinion on a movie seeing as how "Hollywood Homicide" graces his resume.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:19 p.m. CST

    No effects in Ramis films?

    by skimn

    Multipicity is almost wall to wall effects with the multiple Keatons. Anywho, lets remember what Landis directed, what Reitman directed, and what Ramis directed and not lump them altogether. And Groundhogs Day is where it all came together for Ramis, like lightning in a bottle, I doubt if he'll be reach that height again.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST


    by Series7

    What I was saying is that Ramis didn't fucking direct Ghostbusters, Reitman did and he has since made a much worse movie then Indy 4. So Ramis can act like Indy 4 sucks but its a lot better then the crap Reitman and Ramis are doing these days.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST


    by Come_ON

    I don't know if he's "acting" like it sucked, I don't know what he could possibly have to gain from that other than being torn apart by nerds.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Benicio Del Toro and Vincent Gallo as GBs or FUCK OFF!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    and Jeffrey Wright! there, i expect my check in the mail hollywood.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Bill Murray in Kingpin

    by pumaman

    THAT'S the Bill I want to see in the new Ghostbusters movie. That would make me chuckle.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Eugene Levy in the first Vacation...

    by Alfred_Packer

    The look on his face when he first sees Clark pull up is 100% comedy gold....

  • July 10, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Series 7

    by TedKordLives

    Evolution starred David Duchovny, Orlando Jones and Julianne Moore, douche. And I enjoyed it a hell of a lot more that Indy 4, so fuck off. Four words-Shia Lebouf Nut Shots. <P> 'Fruit basket for Series 7!'

  • July 10, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Ramis' Candor...

    by Acquanetta

    ...only seems genuine up to a point. Once he starts talking about Year One being perceived as a breath of fresh air, it tends to diminish the entire interview. He's obviously being interviewed for a very fanboy-centric audience, and he clearly understands this fact. But I agree that Year One alone does not invalidate his opinion of Indy 4. However, what does reflect poorly on it is his own track record for sequels. This man wrote Caddyshack 2 and Analyze That. It's also worth noting that Ghostbusters 2 was considered disappointing upon release, even though Ramis gave this same "sequel" speech at the time. Put another way, EVERY sequel his name is attached to (which includes Meatballs 3) has been regarded as a disappointment. In that context, it's definitely laughable to hear him suggest he would never be part of a cash-in sequel.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:34 p.m. CST

    "I know what must have happened..."

    by Alfred_Packer

    "It didnt come in!"

  • July 10, 2009, 4:37 p.m. CST

    I don't know if I could ever agree that Animal House is overrate

    by ufoclub1977

    I could have that movie on at any time, repeatedly, every frame and music cue and line seem to add together into a mood that is solid. I cannot say that for many comedies including the current The Hangover. There are very simple moments like Belushi and the mustard jar where the edit and the action are almost abstract in the way they work to a funny end.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:38 p.m. CST

    best line in GB2

    by Alfred_Packer

    "So your alien had a motel room at the Holiday Inn in Paramus".."It might have been a spaceship designed to look like a motel room, I can't be sure about that"

  • July 10, 2009, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Indy 4.....oh Indy 4.....

    by Sicuv Uyall

    You guys still defend it, but let me just say. Ghostbusters 2 sucked... but it was more entertaining than Crystal Skull. Fuck, Scary Movie 3 was a more satisfying movie! Hell, 5 minutes of I Know Who Killed Me was more enjoyable than that piece of shit Indy movie!! Take the worst Harold Ramis movie and the worst Ivan Reitman movie, and you'll still have something that would be 10X better than that last Indy movie.. GODDAMMIT LUCAS, I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Best line in GB2:

    by TedKordLives

    'Oh Johnny did you back the wrong horse!"-Venkman gold, baby.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Ramis is right, Series7 wrong

    by Sicuv Uyall

    Lucas, Spielberg, and Harrison made a FORTUNE off Indy 4. They laughed all the way to bank with money they ripped off from you and me!! They also convinced half of you, including some idiot film critics, that it was a halfway decent film... sometimes nostalgia can blind the senses. It all added up to a great payday for these guys. Next up for Lucas, how to get more milk out of the cash cow that is STAR WARS!!! Oh i know!! Let's make it 3D!!!! See you at the Star Wars Spectacular at Comic Con, suckers!!!!!

  • July 10, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    The second film was terrible- + plot outline for 3

    by ThePilgrim

    I was young enough to overlook it when it came out. Saw it opening day. comparing it to the original today. It's crap. There's so many over the top idea's and poor ones at that in contrast to the original. I think Ghostbusters 3 could write itself. All of these guys are- sorry to say to old for this shit. They should all be retired. All the ghosts to some extent removed from the greater new york area. Although I think it would be funny to have a ghost rights advocate group who believes it's demoralizing to keep these specters locked up when there only crime is scaring people or trying to keep domain of where they used to stay when they were alive. I would think that Dana died. I just feel that way. Peter's got heart problems. Ray probably wrote a tell all book about the beginnings of the Ghostbusters. Hollywood came knocking, and it's going to be adapted into a movie. <P> I'd love to see a scene with Peter suffering a serious heart palpitation issue while watching the boys at home on Conan talking about the new movie and their appearance the following day at comic con to promote the new in development film. <P> Pete's heart starts to beat wrong. His face goes crimson. He races to the bathroom, fills a cup with water. He fumbles with adult proof nitrate pill bottle. He looks up in the mirror just as he about to swallow the pill. Dana is standing behind him. He swallows the pill in shock. She disappears. You know like he was almost dead or so close that he saw her ghost coming back for him from the otherside. <P> Oscar is in charge of the new Ghostbusters. <P> The boys call Peter after there bit on Conan ends. They tell him that someone will be there early in the morning to pick him up- Pete has to fly out to San Diego to attend the Comic Con convention wiht his the GB crew to promote the in progress film. The ghost rights people are outside of the Comic Con protesting the film. Some of the trailer for the unfinished movie is shown. The director fields some questions. One of the audience members asks about the effects. The director say they will use practical and by practical he means real ghosts.<P> The actor playing peter is a real jerk. before the show ray and Egon showed him how to use the pack the director convinced ray to release a ghost at the con during the Q and A with the actors playing peter coming to the rescue and capturing the ghost. but it goes horribly wrong and this actors gets to fancy he almost kills one of the audience members. The real peter captures the ghost. Peter and this actor get into a fight it gets some what psychical. Peter suffers a heart attack. Dana meets him from the otherside. Oh and about Dana real quick. she was in a car accident several years back, technically she didn't die from the crash. she should have survived. Her heart wouldn't start again there was something wrong with the electrical impulse. It didn't make any sense. If you could somehow cover that. Now here's why. Gozer!!! <P> Dana was connected to Gozer. When she semi died. She decided to stay dead, because Gozer was trying to posses her from the otherside and take over her body. She got into the light. See her and Gozer where joined once, and because of this Gozer could come back when she died. Don't over think it. so now Pete's dead or coded. Dana's there on the other side, Pete is so happy he asks her why she died, she wasn't supposed to- there you go. now you can explain it. Dana tells him that Gozer was connected to her- If she didn't break over to the otherside Gozer would have possessed her and her body again. Pete asks her why she's here then. She explains that some spirits are joined and when one is ready to leave the other is forced out to guide them back. As they travel towards the light it starts to fade. Dana says something is wrong. She tells Pete they have to turn around and head back for his body before it's to late. The darkness grows behind them as Dana pulls Pete towards himself. we can hear Gozer laughing. Peter turns around just as his body reabsorbs him. He sees Dana being consumed by Gozer. <P> We cut to peter rising in the ambulance as it travels over the golden gate bridge. He screams out for Dana. <P> Cut to the cemetery Dana's spirit is with Zuul- the spirit looks sick and weak. It walks along the graves until it finds her grave stone. the spirit enters the ground we close into the casket. Dana's rotten body comes to life. She starts to claw at the roof slowly tearing into it. <P> Cut to the hospital. Ray, Egon, and Winston are sitting in peters room when he comes too. Peter's groggy at first, but he suddenly snaps awake. He tells the guy that Zuul's back. That Zuul took over Dana's spirit. Ray remarks that his visions might be caused by the drugs. Peter gets irate he gets out of his bed he strips himself free of his iv, and he falls onto the floor. <P> The nurse comes in screaming at him. The guys help him back onto the bed. They tell peter that he's in no condition to go anywhere. Peter asks how long it will be until he's able to leave. They tell him 6 days. Check her grave peter cries. Promise me you'll check her grave. <P> The boys fly back to new york. A grave digger and his dog are digging up a plot for a new body. The headstone has a picture of the dead man on it. The grave digger pisses onto the guys stone. We hear what sounds like a group kids laughing in the background. The gravedigger's dog barks. It takes off. <P> Digger: "Damn kids, ain't they got no respect for the dead" <P> the dog lets out a yelp. The grave digger get nervous. He calls for his dog. when the dog doesn't respond the digger grabs his shovel he heads towards the direction of the yelp. <P> He hears something walking behind him. H turns around. Dana is feeding off of the dog soul. It's turning into dust in her arms. Her appearance is improving, as she takes the soul, but shes still very ugly and rotten. she drops the dog it smashes against the ground like a mound of dirt. the digger is in shock. Dana looks down at his waist. she licks her rotten lips. <P> Dana: "Your flies down" The digger looks down. Dana lunges at his neck. <P> ----------------------------------------------------------- <P> OK lets cut this short shall we. <P> Dana/Gozer feeds off of people it restores her body. Until she looks like the real Dana. <P> Sure enough Ray goes to the cemetery. He find her Dana's graves empty but he also find some clothing filled with sand (the grave digger) and a dog collar on top of a pile of sand. He's calls Peters hospital room. No one answers the phone. A calls comes in on his iphone. We see Peter's picture. Peter is standing in line at the airport. He tells Ray that he's escaped from the hospital and he's on his way back home. Ray tells him about Dana's grave. He makes Ray promise not to tell the Guys or Oscar until he gets back. <P> The film crews trailers are parked around GB headquarters. Oscar runs the show now with a small crew. The original busters are there hanging around. Ray shows up. He looks nervous. Oscar asks if he's talked to his dad recently. Ray tells Oscar that his dad was released and he's on his way back. Winston overhears this. He pulls ray aside and asks him whats going on. Ray tells him about Dana's grave and Peter busting out. Ray and Winston tell Egon's whats up. They tell Oscar that they are going to go pick his dad up at the airport and they'll be back soon. <P> Meanwhile the news on the TV is reporting that people are disappearing. All that remains is their clothing and sand. <P> Oscar and his crew are setting up for a controlled specters release and recapture scene with the actors. <P> The Free Ghost Now protester's are behind police lines in full force. Dana arrives. She sees whats going on from a distance. She flirts with one of the crew members. She asks him if he can give her a tour of the GB building. The guys sneaks her inside the original building. She sets of a spook detector. The guy realizes whats going on. He tries to grab a proton pack from a display case in the lobby. Dana devours his soul. Oscar and his crew come running in. Oscar is unable to attack his own mother. Dana/Gozer kills the other busters. Dana/Gozer almost kills Oscar but part of her remembers him. She locks him up in the utility room. She turns of the containment units power the ghosts burst free from the building. Just like they did in the original. Peter sees whats going on from his window in the plane. The pilot tells every over the pa that they are going to land somewhere else. Peter gets up and heads towards the cabin. <P> Meanwhile the original GB's see whats going on and they turn around and head back to GB headquarters. <P> Where do you go from here. I don't know. But Gozers 100% back and stronger than ever. New York is overrun with ghosts and Gozer has the power to send anything it can think of after the GB. The actors are still alive, Oscar and the original busters as well. Dana's body is restored but her soul shares space in her body with Gozer. What to do.... Do the actors and the original guys team up? What does Gozer want now that it has power over the earth again... Guess those anti ghost groups changed there tune now. What with all them ghost set free to pick on them and everyone else in the Big Apple. <P>

  • July 10, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST

    The best part of GH2 is the courtroom scene

    by lockesbrokenleg

    After that, it's pretty much downhill.

  • July 10, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST

    opps on the golden gate bridge

    by ThePilgrim

    Just use some random bridge or highway. Since Comic Con is in Cali. Sorry I type these up pretty fast and then I clean/fix them up. My bad.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    They did a story like that in the Ghostbusters cartoon

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Sony is filming a movie based on the Ghostbusters, but real ghosts attack the soundstages, and the ghostbusters save the day. The episode ends with the gang watching the movie, and Peter goes, "The guy playing me looks nothing like me." They even used actual film footage.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST

    and all the Zuul stiff is ment to be Gozer

    by ThePilgrim

    Fuck I didn't clean this up good. There is no Zuul. Only Gozer. He takes over Dana's spirit her spirit re enter her host/body. the years of being dead did damage she's a rotten corpse now. she feast on the souls of other living beings. this regenerates her body. Gozer knows the real spiritual meal in the Ghostbusters containment unit at GB headquarters

  • July 10, 2009, 5:07 p.m. CST

    best GB2 quote

    by Six Demon Bag

    and that’s the whole problem with aliens is that you just can’t trust them. Ocassionally you meet a nice one, Starman, E.T. but usually they turn out to be some kind of big lizard!”

  • July 10, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST

    stiff/stuff hahahaha, oh fuck... Don't drink and type kids

    by ThePilgrim

  • July 10, 2009, 5:09 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

    just watched that ep with my son..awesome how the guy doing venkmen also did garfield in the cartoon..then murray did garfield film..full circle baby!

  • July 10, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Worst GB2 Quote:

    by TedKordLives

    'Better late than never.' Get the fuck outta my Ghostbusters movie, Cheech!

  • July 10, 2009, 5:25 p.m. CST

    I'd like to post on Natalie Portman's sight

    by Falafalguy

  • July 10, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Fuck anyone who calls Spielberg a hack

    by MattmanReturns

    He's a hack why? Just because he made an Indy movie you didn't like? Nevermind the fact that he made Raiders, Jaws, Close Encounters, Empire of the Sun, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Munich, Minority Report, etc. Every director has failures. When you have as many wonderful films under your belt as Spielberg, you're bound to have a Lost World or Indy 4 from time to time. Jesus, shut the fuck up.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    And that was decent, but don't slam Indiana Jones cause it wasn't a remake of Raiders.

  • July 10, 2009, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck called Spielberg a hack?


    Seriously, who?

  • July 10, 2009, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Where were you guys when I tried to defend Crystal Skull

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Oh, now that the writer of the main article is all supporting Harold Ramis against it I guess you got to get all rebellious now

  • July 10, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    As if GHOSTBUSTERS will be any better than INDY 4!

    by Mr. Pricklepants

    You just know it's gonna suck. They waited too long, just like with Indiana Jones. It might work with the original four back for another case or one last case, but the minute Jack Black or Ben Stiller or one of Apatow's boys is announced, you know it's gonna be two hours of nostalgia fucked in the ass,

  • July 10, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Pricklepants

  • July 10, 2009, 5:55 p.m. CST

    fassbinder79 called him a hack

    by MattmanReturns

  • July 10, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Someone remind Ramis not to smile when he plays Egon

    by AlexandraDupontsBellyButton

  • July 10, 2009, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by Logan_1973

    I appreciate your natural instinct to defend Spielberg, and I feel the same, but let facts be facts: The guy hasn't hit a bona-fide home run since RYAN in '98. INDY 4 was supposed to be a heralded return to form, and when it fell short, everyone's frustrations boiled over.

  • July 10, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz Director for this... PLEASE!!!

    by enricociampa

    I thing Edgar Wright is the roght man for this job... it would be amazing!

  • July 10, 2009, 7:03 p.m. CST

    Everybody thinks their shit don't stink

    by TurdontheRun

    Ramis' slamming of Indy 4 is just a rather transparent and irritating attempt to pre-empt accusations that this 2nd ghostbusters sequel won't be a cash-grab in its own right when, of course, it will. "Oh, OUR film won't be like that." EVERYBODY says that about their own stuff. Show us the track record (he hasn't got one, and Ghostbusters 2 was mediocre) or come up with the goods to prove otherwise, or else it's just empty promises and hot air. <p> And as bad as Indy 4 was, he's got no right to criticise - he's just a director of (mostly) shit comedies. He has never flown as high as Lucas and Spielberg have at their best, so fuck him and he should just be content making his forgettable little comedy films.<p> We don't need Ghostbusters 3. It's time has passed, and 80's nostalgia only goes so far. It's getting fucking boring now. Time for something new.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Fat, old Ghostbusters?

    by REVENGE_of_FETT

    Ummm, NO SPANK YOU! And remember folks, this is the genious behind Meatballs III and Analyze That!

  • July 10, 2009, 7:24 p.m. CST

    Peter Jackson's Ghostbusters!

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Get someone with a vision for FILM who could do it justice. Make it like Men in Black. I don't want it boring and sterile with jokes from 20 years ago.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Sam Raimi's Ghostbusters

    by TedKordLives

    Think about that for ten seconds.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST

    JJ Abrams Ghost Busters

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 10, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    agreed turd.

    by Six Demon Bag

    its done..come to think of it, it was done in 1989. when you have a cartoon on saturday mornings, you cant return...unless you're the smurfs apparently.

  • July 10, 2009, 7:46 p.m. CST


    by Six Demon Bag

  • July 10, 2009, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Man lot of Evolution fans out there

    by Series7

    What fucking rock did you all come out of. <P> And for TedKordLives, I don't think stating that the movie really stared Orlando Jones really helps you and the rest of the Evolution fan club's case. And still Donkey Lips and that guy who played Harry Knowles played retards in Evolution and saved the day because they figured out that the monster could be killed by fucking head and shoulders. <P> Evolution at the time was touted as being the "Next Ghostbusters" and such, so I guess if that's the direction you want Ghostbusters to go in??? For my money I'd rather see Shia swinging with Apes.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Enough with the updates, I want some confirmations!

    by ganymede3010

    Christ, they've been teasing us for the last 3 years for crying out loud. I'm tired of hearing Akroyd and Ramis talking about the project. I want them to stop dicking around and get the ball rolling before everyone is to old to reprise their roles.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Can we see a trailer, or something?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Just put the words GH3 on it. Maybe some footage? I don't want to see old man Ramis blabbing about his hatred for Indiana Jones.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Benico Del Toro and fat guy from The Hangover as new GBS!!

    by odo19

    or..yeah...fuck off.

  • July 10, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Valentine's Day. Bummer.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • July 10, 2009, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Series 7

    by TedKordLives

    I'm not claiming that it's anywhere near GB level. I'd say it's about 70% GB, 25% MIB, and 5% Farrelly Bros. It's a watered down sci-fi GB, but it still has its merits. Duchovny is super funny in it-I don't know why he isn't offered more overt comedic roles. <P> Fun Fact-The original script for Evolution was a completely serious take on the premise.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Once and for all, about Indy 4 box-office

    by makeitbig

    I think a lot of talkbackers don't get some of the concepts we're talking about (or maybe they were badly explained). The success of Indy 4 (even adjusted for inflation) was comparable to Indy 2 and 3. That means a lot of people liked it. That doesn't mean it is good, but they liked it. Just like the Transformers movies are well liked by the audience (I hated the first one and have no plan to see the second one.) Ghostbusters 2 broke box-office records the first weekend it was released, but plummeted after (it ended up making about half the money the first one made, even with 5 years of inflation in its advantage). The audience didn't like GB2 much. That's it. Perhaps Indy is a more beloved franchise than GB, but if you think the real test will be Indy 5 (if it ever gets made) and that significantly less tickets will be sold, think again. I'm willing to bet it will be just as succesful. Despite claims that everyone hated Phantom Menace, that movie had some of the best legs at the box-office in the last decade. and the sequels were almost just as succesful. Probably that Star Wars fans are slow learners... I'm not saying that you don't have the right to say that a movie sucks, but don't claim that almost everyone is thinking like you. Just like I admit that a lot of people enjoy those awful Transformers movies.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    The $8 I spent seeing Indy 4 doesn't mean I LIKED it

    by axel fff

    It just means I got suckered into it and swore never to see it again. A lot of people went to see it for nostalgic reasons. Doesn't mean they liked it, doesn't mean it was a good or bad movie. But I suspect it was more popular with kids who weren't alive when the first three came out. Call them Generation Mediocrity. Poor, stupid bastards.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 > Merrick

    by Atticus Finch

    Indy 4 was one hundred times better written than any of Merrick's posts.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Box Office

    by Acquanetta

    Indy 4 didn't just do well at the box office- it received a good critical response as well. Like it or not, those two factors ARE a way to objectively measure a film's peformance. Subjective arguments like "me and all my friends hated it" are not. Unpopular movies don't just magically continue to gross money. If they did, francises would never end. When a film is truly unpopular- for example, Batman and Robin- it's reflected at the box office. Spielberg's goal wasn't to reinvent the wheel, but merely to provide popular escapism for the ENTIRE family. By all indications, he achieved that goal. He may have largely disappointed the fanboy crowd- who generally prefer a darker, more cynical tone- but that was to be expected. The movie was intended as a throwback to an era a lot more innocent than even the 1980s. In fact, many of the film's biggest complaints (ie. family outing; soundstage usage; bright cinematography; themes of patriotism and marriage; etc.) actually fit quite well with the style and era they were attempting to emulate.

  • July 10, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    No Evolution sucked donkey balls

    by Series7

    Sucked on by donkey lips.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 or GB3?

    by pr0g2west

    I love how there is more being said about Indy in this talkback than GB. You all might not like Indy 4, but you can't stop thinking about it. It made an impact on you, and that is the power of cinema, for better or worse. In reality, there is nothing really Bad about Indy 4, some misplaced moments yes. But a tight, original story is what makes a movie good. And more importantly, how its executed. Indy 4 had all that. Including the centerpiece...Harrison Ford as Indy. The hate comes from deep rooted memories of the first 3 films, and how Indy 4 was nothing like them. If none of the other indy movies were made, indy 4 would have gotten much better acclaim, no doubt about it. I know a few kids who have the Indy 4 dvd and talk about how they've seen it 10, 20 times already, they love it! Children's minds are uncorrupted, their memories are fresh and unfettered by previous ones. They see the world everyone should every day. The world would be a happier place. suck. Lighten the fuck up. Here's an idea, you go make a movie and gain the fanfare of millions of people around the globe, then you can talkback.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by TITBAG


  • July 10, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    I thought I explained my point well...

    by makeitbig

    But I was wrong! I forgot to mention the expression "word of mouth". GB2 wasn't as succesful as GB1 because of bad word of mouth. Indy 4 didn't seem to be affected the same way. Because you and a few of your friends didn't like the movie doesn't mean everyone who saw it hated it. Unless the word of mouth didn't work with Indy 4 ("I don't believe you! I will see this movie even if you tell me it sucks!), contrary to GB2 and other franchises! Acquanetta has a good point, film series would go on forever if word of mouth didn't work. At that level of box-office for Indy 4, there's also a lot of repeat business. We'll see with Indy 5....

  • July 10, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Jeez, people...

    by BizarroJerry

    You made some bad movies, Ramis, so you can't say any other movie is bad! The guy's just being interviewed, and is speaking very honestly about everything. Really, I've gettin' damn sick of people being so mad and pissy and insulting all the time. And he was on Jimmy Fallon recently and referred to GB2 and hinted that, yes, it wasn't so great. In any case, he seems to be in the right state of mind for this. He doesn't want it to just be a quick cashing in on the franchise. I'll give 'em a chance.<p>The video game wasn't on the level of a great comedy, or anything, but it's had some funny bits and lines here and there. What I do notice is that Ackroyd and Ramis gave some better than average voice overs, both very enthusiastic and not phone-ins. Murray, yeah, you can tell his heart's not 100% in it, I think, but it's not bad. Some of it may be Venkman's written kinda lackluster. I think if Murray is actually playing Venkman in a movie again, though, he'll get into it. And his supposed disinterest all these years in returning to GB may have simply been his feeling that it's not needed and should be left alone.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:45 p.m. CST


    by BizarroJerry

    I went to see Indy 4 cuz I felt like I HAD to see it. The love of those movies from my youth made me almost feel an obligation to see it, even though early word about it was bad, and I was kind of expecting it to be.<p>As for why it's not really a good movie, I can't really put my finger on it. But I went into that movie giving it the benefit of the doubt so extremely, I kept saying, "even if it's just sorta good, I'll be happy." I swear I felt my self wishing so much that I would like it, that any flaws were exaggerated, etc. But I still could not force myself into not being disappointed.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Year One was GARBAGE.

    by Cotton McKnight

    I would watch Indiana Jones 4 over that movie any day of the week. It just amazes me that people who make a movie like that have the nerve to put down something else.

  • July 10, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    I walked out of Year One by the way.

    by Cotton McKnight

    When Jack Black was on the ground eating shit, I thought okay, that's quite enough. I stuck around for the cain and abel scene, which wasn't remotely funny, and I just decided that I didnt want to watch this anymore. I get what you all are trying to say about how he was just speaking his mind and he should be able to criticize other movies. I really do. But good God, he owes us an apology for that movie and Indiana Jones should be the furthest thing from his mind. I mean, Year One is happening right now. It's in theaters (though rapidly fading). Does he not get how awful it was? How can I trust him anymore? On anything?

  • July 10, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    It's fun for some here to hate on sequels

    by Orionsangels

    It's so easy too. It's these great magical movies you grew up with or rather nostalgia vs trying to recapture that magic again. It's impossible to do that and impossible to please everyone. I think if more of us had low expectations for these 20 year span sequels. We'd be more happier and less inclined to bitch so much.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Hating sequels

    by BizarroJerry

    But, Orion, I wanted with all my heart to like Indy 4, but at the same time, I wasn't expecting much and figured if I didn't expect a lot, I could like it. I still didn't.<p>As for Year One, were people expecting him to admit Year One sucks even while it's still being sold by the studio in the theaters and eventually on DVD?

  • July 10, 2009, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Young Ghostbuster #1 = James Franco

    by ThePorkChopExpress

    He HAS to be in this movie. His sensibility is a perfect match for this world. He and Bill Murray together would a classic in the making - especially if they could somehow get high together. In fact, screw that, I just want Bill Murray and James Franco to come over and get high with me now. And some chicks.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    i like

    by Handiana Jolo

    how a bunch of talkbackers who have never a made a movie ever are bashing ramis for daring to have a negative opinion on a film, especially since you are so free to bash Year One (which i've never seen and have no intention of seeing, just find it amusing).<p><p>half of you guys are the same ones who insist that they have a right to their opinion, but a guy who has had hits and misses in his career dares to have an opinion is just sacrilege. amusing as hell.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:47 p.m. CST

    There are many valid reasons to think Indy 4 was subpar

    by axel fff

    Script, too many characters, a look that clashes with the other films. Nuking the fridge didn't bother me, especially. But the last 30-45 minutes ruined the rest of it for me. <p> If you liked Indy 4, good. You can pay to see the next one. I won't. And I won't pay to see Ghostbusters 3, Terminator 5, Rambo 7, or Viewmaster: The Movie. <p> I noticed the previews before Public Enemies seemed to be almost exclusively "based on a true story"---Amelia, Julia Child, The Informant, not to mention Public Enemies itself. <p> Wake me up when Hollywood rediscovers itself.

  • July 10, 2009, 11:49 p.m. CST

    RE: i like

    by Acquanetta

    Well, you've basically just described Talkback 101. However, what draws Ramis' comments into question is his own pitiful track record with sequels. It would be different if he actually had a reputation for churning out great sequels, but he simply does not. I agree it's unfair to say, "Who is this guy to give his opinion?" What it's not unfair to ask is, "Is this really the best person to be giving sequel advice to others?"

  • July 11, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST


    by Atom_Jack


  • July 11, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Ramis has to lose some weight and some hair

    by FeralAngel

    Maybe he can lend some to Bill Murray (the hair, I mean). Seriously. I thought Hollywood actors took care of themselves. My big sister saw the first Ghostbusters and was about Ramis' age and she looks fantastic and hasn't had any work done. Just works out a lot and goes to the hairdresser (another beauty tip for Ramis). Seriously, this is depressing. Plastic surgeons all over the damn place in Hollywood and Ramis looks like a streetwalking Father Christmas? Jeezus. Anyway, hopefully all of the gang can do a little cardio and a little plastic before they make this film. Otherwise Slimer will be the best-looking member of the cast.

  • July 11, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters III plot

    by mitortilla

    Egon has a sex change to look like a jewish grandmother.

  • July 11, 2009, 12:43 a.m. CST

    "It's only the largest freestanding, mud dwelling..

    by Sweet Action Hero

    ever built. That's all."

  • July 11, 2009, 1:07 a.m. CST


    by Handiana Jolo

    I don't disagree with your point that he might not be the best person to be personally giving others advice on how best to make a sequel.<p><p>What I was railing against wasn't posts like yours though, it's more the ones along the general lines of "how dare he have an opinion at all." bad sequels or not, i still think his opinion is more valid than people (such as myself and countless other talkbackers) who have had little to no experience directing major motion pictures. <p><p>then again, i'm the guy who will refuse to listen to whatever matt millen has to say this year, so what do i know.

  • July 11, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    Axel fff, if you won't pay to see Rambo 7

    by Guy Who Got A Headache And Accidentally Saves The World

    Who gives a shit what you think about anything else

  • July 11, 2009, 3:02 a.m. CST


    by Potatino

    Why not instead of making a sequel or a prequel kind of go off on a tangent or something and make a tangentel(?) and say instead of ghosts make it about elfs or another type of mythical/supernatural creatures being busted? I'de pay to see Elfbusters... eh maybe not.

  • July 11, 2009, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Edit optional INDY 4 for the DVD market...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Just randomly insert footage from Abbott and Costello's PARDON MY SARONG. To paraphrase Groucho, "Aside from the improvement, they'll never know the difference.

  • July 11, 2009, 4:32 a.m. CST

    Respect Due to the Work He Did 30 Years Ago

    by wampa_one

    But even the worst Indiana Jones concept would be better than Ghostbusters 3. At least Harrison Ford still looks the part & not like someone's clueless, rambling, grandfather.

  • July 11, 2009, 4:48 a.m. CST

    When Year One came on screen. The world stopped.

    by Orionsangels

    Wow what's this? Ringo Starr in Caveman? Wait what? I think Harold Ramis is confused. The reason it got quiet is because everyone fell asleep.

  • July 11, 2009, 5:24 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 should have a 2012 theme to it

    by BDuncan

    I know Roland Emmerich has a 2012 disaster film that looks like the same moronic dumbed down shit he always does and fucking Michael Bay also has a 2012 themed film he'll be producing, but it'd still be cool if a GB3 film had a supernatural comedy action story set around Dec. 21 2012 and was set either on the day after, or a week after this date.

  • July 11, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Indy 4 lovers - open wide for your next helping of Lucashite....

    by DiamondJoe

    ...'cause you're the reason the fat fuck is still straining 'em out. FUCK Indy 4 and all those affiliated with that amateurish piece of monstrous shit, especially the twats who say, 'it must be good because it made a ton of money and I thought it was fun'. Fucking quality-blind 'tards.

  • July 11, 2009, 6:15 a.m. CST


    by The Bicycle Sharer

    The Indy 4 defenders are the same fucking morons who spent YEARS defending the second trilogy and who have only recently begun to admit how very shitty they were. Give it about 5 more years for them to admit who wrong they were and how shitty Indy 4 was/is...<p>Of course, by then, they'll be defending the newest POS by Lucas - Howard the Duck II or Radioland Murders II.

  • July 11, 2009, 6:19 a.m. CST

    The director of Year One slams Indy 4?!?!?

    by Bastard_In_A_Blanket


  • July 11, 2009, 6:39 a.m. CST

    by Spacesheik

    INDY 4 was shit, looked like it was shot on the universal backlot, all cgi and campy action with the main character tagging along 6 other dudes with nothing to do, the opening scene was an AMERICAN GRAFFITI homage when should have opened in some exotic dangerous temple , the editing was terrible, the john williams score non existent, shia laboeg as tarzan getting hit in the nuts by shrubbery, jeep falling over 3 waterfalls, etc etc - it was the worst indy movie,

  • July 11, 2009, 6:44 a.m. CST

    INDY 4 was Spielberg's laziest film and the worst in the series

    by Spacesheik

    INDY 4 was shit, looked like it was shot on the universal backlot, all cgi and campy action with the main character tagging along 6 other dudes with nothing to do, the opening scene was an AMERICAN GRAFFITI homage when should have opened in some exotic dangerous temple , the editing was terrible, the john williams score non existent, shia laboeg as tarzan getting hit in the nuts by shrubbery, jeep falling over 3 waterfalls, etc etc - it was the worst indy movie very sad, it really dropped the ball on so many issues and the fucking mess ended with a wedding - steven spielbergs laziest film by far, no technical wizardry, no pace, no rousing exitement, and the worst part was cramming the film with all the secondary characters and ignoring indy's archaelogist skills - he never even fired his gun or used his whip in action, it was terrible - at least TEMPLE OF DOOM had a kick ass villain, and great action setpieces - it LOOKED like it was shot in sri lanka

  • July 11, 2009, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Ramis made GROUNDHOG DAY - a classic

    by Spacesheik

    He can say whatever the fuck he wants.

  • July 11, 2009, 7:21 a.m. CST

    starting to get sick of these shitty embeds!

    by Maniaq

    guy, on a serious note, here for a second- <p> if you have to use the embed, so be it - I got no beef with them conceptually - but can you PLEASE include a link to your source AS WELL? <p> thanks <p> now I'm off to youtube to search for a version of this video that wasn't ass-raped at birth...

  • July 11, 2009, 7:28 a.m. CST

    gb2 makes "Skull" look like "Raiders"

    by alienindisguise

    Watched GB2 last night and what a piece of shit..hadn't seen it in a long time. The ghosts were so cartoony and just shitty looking even for the time.The story and everything was just ass. Annie Potts was smoking hot in it though is that fuckable nerd kind of way. GB1 rules but I really don't care for a 3rd.

  • July 11, 2009, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Absolutely not!

    by TarjaObsession

    Stop with the "new Ghostbusters" shit. Please. For the love of God. If they're going to make a sequel to Ghostbusters, then have THE GHOSTBUSTERS. Look at the video game. CG animation: but they were the same voices. Unless they're rebooting this series (which they're not) I refuse to see it with new blood. Ghostbusters has/always will be my favorite movie since I could work a VCR, and having new people star or go as far as replace the others, that's a terrible fucking idea. The generation who grew up with Ghostbusters wants to see GHOSTBUSTERS, not some second-rate substitute.

  • July 11, 2009, 7:44 a.m. CST

    i take it back

    by Maniaq

    went straight to the source and I gotta say that was the most painful 15 minutes I ever had watching a 7 minute video! <p> bastards don't know a damn thing about buffering and they end making you look bad

  • July 11, 2009, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Why hate on Indie 4?

    by vezner2007

    Was it as good as Raiders or Crusade? Not in my opinion but was it as bad as Temple? Hell no. It was a fun film and I don't see why the critics think it sucked so much. It certainly made enough money so I guess this is just another example of the critics not being in touch with the audience. Same thing happened with the new Transformers movie. Every critic hated it but I have yet to talk to a person that thought it didn't rock.

  • July 11, 2009, 8:41 a.m. CST


    by marcspector

    A new Ghostbusters sounds great from this video.

  • July 11, 2009, 9:17 a.m. CST

    Why are we overlooking Ghostbusters 2?

    by Cotton McKnight

    Man, if the discussion is movies that don't live up to the original, Mr. Ramis....

  • July 11, 2009, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Can't argue with Ramis regarding f/x...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Technology has eclipsed story; look no further than Stephen Sommers (ALL tech, zip story; I admit to enjoying only one of his films, i.e. DEEP RISING, homage to 1950s junk food, a la MONSTER THAT CHALLENGED THE WORLD and MONSTER FROM THE OCEAN FLOOR).

  • July 11, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST


    by DiamondJoe

    ...I refer you to my previous post. You stupid fuck.

  • July 11, 2009, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Indy 4 was better than:

    by mitortilla

    1. The Phantom Menace 2. Attack of the Clones 3. Revenge of the Shit

  • July 11, 2009, 11:26 a.m. CST

    and that's not saying much.

    by mitortilla

  • July 11, 2009, 1:35 p.m. CST


    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Ahh ah ah ahhhhhhhhhhhhh! <BR><BR> (Yes, I musst do that every ghostbusters tb)

  • July 11, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 2 was great.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I'd take it over most of this summer's movies.

  • July 11, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST


    by Rev. Slappy

    I have yet to talk to anybody who doesn't mention Transformers 2 among the very worst movies they have ever seen.

  • July 11, 2009, 1:56 p.m. CST


    by Proman1984

    It was simply TOO GOOD FOR YOU FUCKERS

  • July 11, 2009, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Edgar Wright is an inspired choice!!

    by Ecto-1

    But....sadly, it'll never happen. I'm a die hard Ghostbusters fan, (except for 2, which I have on dvd just for the court room scene), but I think it's just way too late for the original cast to be coming back and acting in a sequel. It's shocking that it's taken 20 years for them to work up the enthusiasm to do this. Ghostbusters fans have always been here, even after the dire second movie. It's not as if we've all suddenly sprung into existence over the past year. I think it's cool to have Ramis and Aykroyd involved in the writing. Is Dan involved in the writing? But, and it pains me to say this greatly, they should keep the characters, but recast with some new faces. There's plenty of good people out there. I don't think that the Apatow comedy style may be a good fit for Ghostbusters though. But, you never know... They should keep Ivan Reitman the hell away from it as he's not made a cool film SINCE Ghostbusters. And yes, as I've said on many occasion, Indy 4 was shite, Ford is way too old, Lucas is only concerned with money, and Spielberg lost the plot a long time ago. However, I do think it's a bit cheeky of Ramis to have a go at other films and film makers, as a film maker himself. It's just bad form old boy!

  • July 11, 2009, 3:54 p.m. CST

    People like DiamondJoe

    by vezner2007

    must live sorry lives because if you think Indie 4, all SW prequels, and the Transformers movies were all shit, then you are a fucktard that is too damn hard to please. I'm 100% confident that Lucas doesn't give a shit or even half a fart about your opinion and thank God he doesn't or his movies would be seriously boring. As I said before, I enjoyed Indie 4, the Transformers movies, and I enjoyed most of the SW prequels. Since they each made a shitload of money, I must not be alone in my opinion of them. If you don't like it, fuck you.

  • July 11, 2009, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Yes Ghostbusters 2 was shit


    But it was still a valued part of my childhood. I have very fond memories of going to see it and everyone at school being so hyped about it. Anyone remember those Happy Meals or whatever where you got a Ghostbusters 2 soft drink can that was sealed because there was meant to be a ghost inside? Everyone I knew opened theres. Shame, those are probably worth something now.

  • July 11, 2009, 5:17 p.m. CST

    This is what I'm talking about, good memories...


  • July 11, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Alright, some ya'll sound like ur 40 yrs old. GB2 was awesome.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Again, I would take GB2 over a lot of the new summer movies. The soundtrack, the old gang kickin' it...this movie DID NOT SUCK. Yes, arguably disappointing, but that's different from suck. If GB2 sucks, then how do you rate movies like Street Fighter? C'mon! GB2 was great!<BR> GB2 was a tightly put together movie. I dont see how anyone can say it sucks.

  • July 11, 2009, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Remember in GB when the guy handed the team Peking Duck?

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    That's so NYC! I hope Ghostbusters 3 is really REALLY rich in the New York City feel.<BR><BR> PLEEEEEEASE dont make it look like its shot on some bluescreen or has to look and feel New York.

  • July 11, 2009, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I am glad Egon commented about GB being low-tech.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    Low-tech and intimate. That's how GB should be in my opinion. It shouldn't be like Terminator 4, with all these different groups of characters scattered around. It should be about Ray changing the engine oil on Ecto-1, Janine complaining about the broken air conditioning, etc. It's about a bunch of NYC dudes kickin' it just like everyone else, it's just that they bust ghosts.<BR><BR> I actually wouldn't mind the strategic use of shaky-cam to enhance such an intimate feel. Close up handheld shots of the team going through the busy Chinatown streets...kinda like when Rocky was shopping in Rocky 6...a living city...

  • July 11, 2009, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I remember the Peking Duck bit...


    What was up with that Jewish hat that Ray was wearing?

  • July 11, 2009, 7:50 p.m. CST

    shouldn't we ask the real star of GB...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    what he thinks of a third movie?...Ernie Hudson?

  • July 11, 2009, 7:53 p.m. CST

    As for ppl bitching about the...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    way the actors have gained weight and grew beards and blah blah blah...who gives a fuck??? It would seriously add to the humor in seeing them as scraggly old men. It is twenty years later. I bet half you fuckers gain like 5 lbs. in a week!

  • July 11, 2009, 7:59 p.m. CST


    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby should take the dick out of your mouth. That way people can hear you telling them what to enjoy and not enjoy. FUCK YOU.

  • July 11, 2009, 8:01 p.m. CST

    and if...

    by itsjust_notcool_anymore_baby

    you enjoy that sesame street episode entitled episode 1 than yes you do have a dick in ur mouth. Of course they make fucking money! That's never the point for people like us...

  • July 11, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Watched GB II tonight

    by rogueleader66

    I don't get all the hate for it. Is it as funny as the original? No, but I still enjoyed it very much. Like another TB'er said, it's better than half of the crap that has come out the past few years. It came out 5 years after the first but can stand right along side the first, it seems like they were made back to back. <P>I just hope they don't sell out on part 3 and try to stay true to the spirit of the first two.

  • July 12, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    At least GB2's heart was in the right place..

    by conspiracy

    even if it was kinda friggin stupid at times. Indy 4 was nothing but a thrown together, half ass'ed cash grab by one time greats looking for that last Box Office Blockbuster before it was too late. Ego driven crap.</p><p>Here is hoping the Ghostbusters team put away the Egos, watches that first film, and remembers what made it the classic it is.

  • July 12, 2009, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Year One vs Indy 4?

    by The_Ritty

    Are you people retarded? So Ramis made ONE bad movie... ASIDE from year one this is man who "made"...ahem (clears throat)... "SCTV" ----F'n classic ANIMAL HOUSE ----F'n classic MEATBALLS STRIPES ----F'n classic CADDYSHACK ----F'n classic VACATION ----F'n classic GHOSTBUSTERS ----F'n classic BACK TO SCHOOL ---funny movie ARMED & DANGEROUS ---made me laugh CLUB PARADISE ---made me laugh GHOSTBUSTERS II ---fuck the haters ROVER DANGERFIELD ---hhhmmm.... GROUNDHOG DAY -----F'n classic STUART SAVES HIS FAMILY --Brilliant ANALYZE THIS ----Really funny MULTIPLICTY ----Keaton at his best BEDAZZLED ---- funny enough ANALYZE THAT ----funny movie THE ICE HARVEST ---sev. underrated I dunno, might just be me but I don't see too much wrong with that back catalogue...even the lesser films have laughs...(Randy Quaid was HILARIOUS in Crappy Shack II!) I found NOTHING GOOD about Indy 4. A complete Joke. The ground and Indy!? What is this Scooby-doo mutherfuckers!? Shia swingin' with monkey's!? That movie was nonsense plain and simple. I'm sure everyone who enjoyed Indy 4 loved Transformers 2 as well... "A fun way to waste a few hours"...please. One thing I'll agree on is that Ramis needs to lose the Appatow...not feelin this dude anymore. Straight up. And if Paul Rudd isn't a Ghostbuster I won't give 2 shits about his movie.

  • July 12, 2009, 2:43 a.m. CST

    My posse's on Broadway!!!

    by ProziumJunkie

  • July 12, 2009, 3:07 a.m. CST

    At first I thought the interviewer said "ECTO-1 HUMMER."

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    But that's actually a great idea...a H2 or H3 Hummer would make a great upgraded Ecto-1... <BR><BR> I hope whoever is writing GB3 is doing so IN NYC. Literally, during breaks writing, walking down the city streets and buying food at the stands and local shops. Heavy NYC flavor is a GB tradition imo.

  • July 12, 2009, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Indy 4 sucked...

    by elwood_p_dud

    all kinds of farts outta my ass and loved it. The Queef as Indy's son was just about as fucking stupid as it gets. I'll be glad when he gets old enough that Spielberg no longer wants him to fuck him in the ass so we won't have to watch that shit heel in any more movies.

  • July 12, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Vezner - you're righter than even you know.

    by DiamondJoe

    Lucas indeed doesn't give a shit about my opinion. He doesn't care about anyone's opinion. That's why he's spent the last 12 years taking a long, protracted shit over his entire legacy and has laughed his fat tits off while he cashed the checks rolling in from terminally gullible cock gobblers like yourself.

  • July 12, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Don't make GB3, just remake GB with Team Apatow....

    by togmeister

    ....seriously: VENKMAN - PAUL RUDD. STANTZ - SETH ROGEN. SPENGLER - JASON SEGEL. DANA BARRETT - ELIZABETH BANKS. LOUIS TULLY - JONAH HILL. WINSTON ZEDDMORE - CRAIG ROBINSON. JANINE - LESLIE MANN. There you go - works fine for me. Oh, and the 'Slimer Mode' on the GB Blu-Ray sucks because the movie goes back to the beginning every time you turn it on or off. I thought that Blu-Ray was supposed to be the next generation of interactivity. Oh, and as for Indy 4 - let's remember that everything is relative. A weak Indiana Jones movie still beats a National Treasure, Dan Brown, Michael Bay or Rob Cohen movie any day of the week.

  • July 12, 2009, 10:10 a.m. CST



    Angels and Demons made Crystal Skull look like Raiders. Or something along those lines.

  • July 12, 2009, 10:14 a.m. CST

    togmeister...The fact you are comparing a Indy movie..

    by conspiracy

    to those loads of shit speaks volumes. You might as well have said.."Well, at least Indy 4 wasn't as bad as The Love Guru".</p><p>Bottom line..when those are the types of movies you have to compare too...the movie sucked.

  • July 12, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    It's ironic

    by vezner2007

    that I've been accused of telling people what to like and not like, when that's exactly what all you assholes who are ripping on Lucas' work are doing to those of us that actually like it. Fuck you. Guess what, whether you fucktards like it or not, a hell of a lot of us actually like Indie 4, the SW movies, and the Transformers movies. And you want to know what else? As long as we are paying for movies like this, you asshole haters are screwed since money talks and your bullshit doesn't stink of anything other than this site. Good thing I don't give a rat's ass about Harry's reviews anyway.

  • July 12, 2009, 12:20 p.m. CST

    If you force your opinon on someone else you're a moron


    Having said that, Ghostbusters is a classic and anyone who disagrees is just wrong.

  • July 12, 2009, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Ah, Vezner...

    by DiamondJoe

    ...we'd already guessed that there are people who like Indy 4, the prequels etc. We fucking know you're out there contributing to the giant shit mountain by handing your money over to the cynical money-grabbing fucks who crank this dreck out. And you know what? In movies, money doesn't fucking talk. Time and posterity does (and so does critical consensus from people who know what they're talking about, and that doesn't always include Harry either, since he gave Indy 4 a free pass).

  • July 12, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST

    If you don't demand a better quality of movie

    by The_Ritty

    you'll never get it. Plain and simple. So enjoy your mindless entertainment, Veznr2007 - you moron. Just keep givin' 'em your money and you'll keep getting Indy 4's and Transformers 2's...but like you said, you like that kind of shit. Thanks from the rest of us who grew up watchin' and appreciating good flics though... ...meanwhile no one goes to see Whatever least Star Trek was one good hollywood flic this year...

  • July 12, 2009, 2:59 p.m. CST

    The last four posts prove my point

    by vezner2007

    It's you assholes that are trying to force your opinions on other people. Just because you don't like these movies, it doesn't mean they are "bad films". It only means you don't like them for whatever reasons you have. It still doesn't change that the fact that quite a few people, me included, think they are fun movies. I recommend you learn to deal with it since, as I said before, money talks and the studios will only keep making the movies that make them more money.

  • July 12, 2009, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Year One was ok but Indy 4 was awesome!

    by EvilDoeR

    I don't get the hate for the movie! I thought it was very well made, and I actually enjoyed it a whole lot, and hope Lucas/Speilberg/Ford make more!

  • July 12, 2009, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 2

    by BlueJayWay

    GB2 is seriously under rated. It has many classic moments in it and not one moment do I go 'that was awful'. Unlike Indy 4, Transformers etc. The main criticism I could give GB2 is recycling of some ideas and the weird transformation of Janine?! However that's only if I'm pushed to criticize it.

  • July 12, 2009, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Raimis sure aint afraid to burn bridges

    by Phategod1

    Damn you The Berg wont be giving you any calls.

  • July 12, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Ind 4 was a decent sequel

    by lockesbrokenleg

    I don't get the hate either. Not with shit like Rob Fucking Zombie's Halloween around.

  • July 12, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters had some pretty good lines


    Ray: You mean you never even had a Slinky? <P> Egon: We had part of a Slinky. But I straightened it. <P> <P> Egon: Venkman, get a stool sample. <P> Venkman: Business, or personal? <P> <P> Egon: I'd like to run some gynecological tests on the mother. <P> Venkman: Who wouldn't? <P> <P> Janosz: Everything you are doing is bad. I want you to know this.

  • July 12, 2009, 6:28 p.m. CST

    GB 2 was just trying to be a feel good piece of shit

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Especially with that assy ending with the Statue of Liberty. Ugh.

  • July 12, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 2 that is...


  • July 12, 2009, 7:36 p.m. CST

    GB was "low-tech"?? know your history

    by Maniaq

    the year was 1984 <p> absolutely EVERYBODY owned an LP called "Thriller", watched this funny little movie called "Purple Rain" and wore a GHOSTBUSTERS t-shirt - oh yeah, there was also this Madonna chick who encouraged young girls to dress like prostitutes... <p> GB was ABSOLUTELY NOT low-tech. <p> Not even on-screen - remember each of them was "wearing an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back" and had a "containment" mechanism that had the EPA and the city's own licensed electricians scratching their heads. <p> Beyond that, this movie employed EVERY VISUAL EFFECT IN THE BOOK at the time, including rotoscoping, stop-motion, animatronics, puppetry, compositing (commonplace today, but not then), blue-screen, physical effects (like floating Dana), man-in-a-suit, and more... <p> The film was green-lit with an INCOMPLETE draft by Aykroyd (Ramis helped rewrite it) and only Aykroyd, Ramis and his STRIPES buddies Bill Murray and Ivan Reitman attached. <p> Perhaps Harold's memory is slipping - or perhaps becoming a little selective - but SOME OF US still remember these things...

  • July 12, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST

    imo proton packs were like the only high tech thing in GB.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    The proton packs (and of course the accompanying traps and containment unit)were the only high tech, science-fictiony device used by the Ghostbusters. <BR><BR> They lived in an abandoned old fire station. The slid down a pole. Their car is a beat-up old wagon. Their uniforms look like plumber uniforms. In that sense-they were very low tech.<BR><BR> 1986's Short Circuit had a very techy/gadgety feel. Ghostbuster's didn't imo.<BR><BR> Like I think Egon said, you won't see the team in any kind of Batman-style power suit. I think they'll still be in the low-tech plumber outfits.

  • July 12, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST


    by kateowyn

    The man whose most recent addition to his filmography calls Indy 4 a "disaster"????

  • July 13, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Year One itself called Indy 4 a disaster?


  • July 13, 2009, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Yr. One has nothing to prove.

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    It was a standalone movie. If you liked it fine. If you didnt, thats fine too. Harmless...only the $10 spent on a movie ticket. <BR><BR> It didnt have a legacy to live up to. Ghostbusters 3 will.

  • July 13, 2009, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Why does nobody ever transcribe these things?

    by JT Kirk

    Fuck I hate having to watch long-ass videos, straining to hear pertinent information. Everything's video, some lazy asshole turns on a camera and starts yapping. But interviews like these are great sources of information deserving of being searchable in the future. Ramis is brilliant here, tearing down a lot of what's wrong with big action films these days, but it's lost to anybody who doesn't want to put in the time watching a video hoping there's good info (even as he pimped his new film and was wrong about it). AND the fucking thing stalled out on me while I was listening to it writing this post. Fuck internet video, video interviews are a pain in the ass and video reviews are always horrible.

  • July 13, 2009, 5:12 p.m. CST

    So...Ghostbusters 2 is better than Indy 4?!

    by venvariants

    Ramis dissing Indy 4 is like a turd calling another turd a turd.

  • July 13, 2009, 7 p.m. CST

    Indy 4 is a fun motherfucker! Ghostbusters 2 is rape.

    by ZodNotGod

    NO. Ghostbusters 2 is not better than anything- maybe the runs, but I doubt it. I watched Indy 4 for the fourth time this past weekend on Blu-ray and it was of course tons of fun, much more so with quality sound and picture. The film is not perfect, but its not horrible as the geeks steeped in Nerd-stolgia want everyone to believe. The Indy films are good in the order of their release and there is nothing wrong with that. And Ramis loses points for being a classless fucker by taking someone else's work down to prop up "his." Of course none of the internet "journalists" would ever correct him since they too are classless hacks.

  • July 13, 2009, 8:56 p.m. CST

    Zod is right

    by vezner2007

    kneel before Zod.

  • July 13, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    I'm not gonna bash Indy, but Ghostbusters 2 was GREAT!

    by GibsonUSA Returns

    I cannot think one one truly "horrible" or cringe-inducing moment in that movie...but I can think of lots of awesomeness. <BR><BR> It was a tightly put together movie about hate slime under the city, with the entire cast returning. Tons of memorable quotes just like the 1st one.