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Ivan Reitman: Bill Murray Has Just Been Sent The GHOSTBUSTERS 3 Script!!

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The Associated Press has spoken to Ivan Reitman, out promoting his new Natalie Portman-Ashton Kutcher comedy “No Strings Attached,” and Reitman had at least two interesting things to say about “Ghostbusters 3”:

1) Bill Murray has not yet read a "very good script” for “Ghostbusters 3.”

2) Bill Murray has been sent that "very good script" for “Ghostbusters 3.”

I’m guessing Murray isn’t refusing to read the script and that it was forwarded to him only very recently.

Now, we know this is not the first "Ghostbusters 3” script Murray has read. He certainly saw the Dan Aykroyd script written back in the 1990s, the one that turned Manhattan into Hell, the one that never got shot. (This was so long ago that there was talk of casting Chris Farley and Ben Stiller as the younger Ghostbusters recruits Aykroyd created.)

Much more recently, Harold Ramis’ “Year One” collaborators, “Office” writer-producers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg, have been at work on a new “3” script.

Has Murray seen earlier Stupnitsky/Eisenberg drafts that weren’t “very good”? As with Aykroyd’s draft, the new version of “Ghostbusters 3” is said to focus on younger Ghostbusters (younger SNL vets Will Forte and Bill Hader are reportedly being eyed for roles). Stax’s 2002 review of the old “Ghostbusters 3” script suggests it failed because the younger characters weren’t funny or compelling. The success of this new script may rely on how interesting the new recruits turn out to be. Find the AP’s story here.

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  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    What happened to Eliza Dushku as a sexy Ghostbustress?

    by Doctor_Strangepork

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3: Closer to Death

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3: Everyman Dies, Not Everyman Really Afterlives

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    This is why I don't contribute the fake movie titles very often.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:18 p.m. CST

    Don't know how I feel about this

    by lochkray

    The series needed a Ghostbusters 3 which could have made it a great trilogy. 2 was fine, but far too weak to end such a promising premise on. But #3 needed to be filmed in 1992, not 2012. I really don't know if it will work. I love Ghostbusters, both movies. I just think it may be too late, now, and better to leave well-enough alone. As usual when I am pessemistic, I hope that I'm wrong. Doesn't usually turn out that way, though.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Heads up AICN, there's still no spoiler tag on the Game of Thrones article.

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    Just sayin', to protect those who don't know.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:23 p.m. CST

    stop with the new recruit shit

    by krod

    no one wants a pass the torch movie...we want to see the old guys vs. ghost

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Year One was not a good movie. Do they hve what it takes to make this work?

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    I'm wary.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:43 p.m. CST

    One word: Milonakis.

    by venvariants

    But I'm sure it will be somebody prettier, less talented and unfunny. Shia Lebeouf, perhaps? Why does it have to be some shitbag from SNL?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Will Forte?

    by _Venkman

    Yikes? Maybe him and Fred Armisen can make out with all the male characters throughout the movie. I wouldn't mind Bill Hader or Paul Rudd.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:48 p.m. CST

    There is no Dana...

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    ...only THE CHOPPAH. And I acknowledge only one one GHOSTBUSTERS movie. The second is amusing, but unworthy.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 6:50 p.m. CST

    My only problem with Bill Hader

    by _Venkman

    As talented as the guy is, would he be a good ghostbuster? He shines whenever he's imitating someone else but I'm not sure how his actual personality couldn't carry a film like this. I've never seen him do stand up or anything as a regular joe that really stood out. I'm not sure if he could carry a whole movie. Is there something out there I should watch to convince me otherwise?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:09 p.m. CST

    And a nutjob killed a judge and nearly killed a Congresswoman

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    Sometimes this country really sucks balls.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    grandmufftarkin

    by Billy_D_Williams

    what do you mean "nearly"? she's dead.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:36 p.m. CST

    I love Bill Murray for fucking them for 20 years

    by KilliK

    now with the making of the 3rd movie.He is the only one who doesnt care for money or for a new movie hit,he only cares about getting his oscar while Ramis and especially Akroyd are dying for a movie hit and GB3 is their best bet. But unfortunately for them Murray has some of the franchise's rights so their balls must be hugely swollen until Murray's highness finally approves that the script is "very good" and decides to go with the making of the film. Meanwhile we are saved from a 3rd unnecessary movie which will have nothing from the charm and humor of the original one,it will modernized with heavy eye-candy vfx and with scatological rather than intelligent humor in order to appeal for the tween generation,and it will aim only to revive the franchise with new actors which will wont have the chemistry and the personal touch of the original ones but will suffice to entertain the popcorn movie-goers and fill the wallets of the studio people with money. I hope Bill will never get satisfied with the scripts they pass him on,although he will eventually do it mainly from boredom or simply to leave him alone and focus on getting his beloved oscar.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:39 p.m. CST

    20 years too late.

    by F-18

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Farley would have been GREAT in it.

    by DrPain

    I miss him. Anyway, A big YES to Bill Hader, a big NO to Forte. Samberg would be awesome too.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:42 p.m. CST

    billy_d_williams

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    You should refresh your browser. According to the latest, she's out of surgery and in critical, but stable condition.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    I think he should go for it

    by doom master

    If he can play a zombie in Zombieland, then he's one step away from GB3 He better do it before he goes bye bye....His Oscar window has passed, and quite frankly BIll Murray as a name is getting old in and of itself..

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Will Forte and Bill Hader:

    by Smack_Teddy

    Yes please. If i could imagine any people i'd like to see replacing the origional line up, thats defintely a good start... will forte needs something to really show his chops, no McGruber does not count.

  • So many possibilities. I really don't wan't Reitman directing, can't he just produce it. So many great comedic directors out there such as David Wain.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:57 p.m. CST

    farley

    by zom-bot.com

    i can see it now- swaggering in a tight fitting ghostbusting coverall, he turns a corner and sees a naked female ghost, then jumps into a squat stance,throws his hands towards his groin shouts "DOOP!" i miss him too.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 7:58 p.m. CST

    unscheduled maintenence my ass

    by zom-bot.com

    there was a hiccup where the site wouldn't load- but look at me now boys! i'm a postin' fool!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    You can't recapture magic in a bottle.

    by Orionsangels

    This is going to be the Prequels and Indy 4 all over again. I can see the Talkbacks now - Too much CG! They look old! Why was Slimer CG? Killing off Peter Venkman was dumb. They ruined the franchise! - Yes this is like a tractor trailer full of gasoline headed for a fireworks plant and no one is stopping it. Probably because people have that hope that it just might be good, but it won't be. I guarantee it!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Bill

    by Lain Of The Net

    ...you crazy guy ...before I get too old to care ...for me.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:06 p.m. CST

    HA HA

    by zom-bot.com

    they announced unscheduled maintenence and the spam starts again...oh boy- here we go again! (*slidewhistle noise)

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Krod is correct

    by my liege

    No-one wants a new set of young, hip Ghostbusters. Give us the old fat ones running around complaining about proton packs being too heavy. Hell, wait another 10 years and give us a Ghostbusters 3 set in a haunted old people's home. It'd be comedy gold. Kinda like Buba Ho-Tep.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    There should be a squence with the Wall Street Bull...

    by _Venkman

    Main bad guy brings it to life as it tears down a busy street.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:25 p.m. CST

    If Rick Moranis doesn't return...

    by brocknroll

    ...then I won't see it. There is no Ghostbusters without the funny Louis Tully.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:26 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ.

    by SebastianHaff

    Why the fuck does it have to be about new recruits? People would be psyched to see the original cast carrying the entire movie. Personally, I find that a lot more interesting. We already have two movies about young ghostbusters. Think about it. Not every job is populated solely with hipsters in their twenties. Think of all the old barbers and plumbers and blue collar stiffs you've met, and now imagine them as ghostbusters. By now the company has been franchised, and sure, there are new recruits, but the old farts are still kicking. Fuck a passing the torch movie. I'm sick to death of those. Every movie involving an occupation is either a 'one last job' or a passing the torch or starting from the bottom up kind of story. Why don't we ever get one about a bunch of guys who are just fucking good at what they do?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Either make it with the same characters or don't make it at all

    by JoeSixPack

    New characters spell disaster. I'd rather not see this film made. 1) The actors are too old and fat, 2) We've only seen awful ideas for scripts, 3) Part 3's are never good, 4) instead of fairly realistic special effects, we'll get horrible CGI, and 5) Part 2 wasn't even good.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:38 p.m. CST

    they always say the script is great...

    by HaterofCrap

    its not like bill murray hits one homerun after another with his movies or anything.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:48 p.m. CST

    slightly interested in this...

    by Billy_D_Williams

    like i'm interested in a train wreck...you know you should just keep driving, but you can't help but slow down and stare. does anybody think this will be good? and Murray will never win an oscar.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Bill Murray

    by brocknroll

    Bill is at home reading the "Ghostbusters 3" script. "This shit sucks", he says. Throws it in the trash.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Scenes like this are what made the first one classic:

    by _Venkman

    Interesting characters, good dialogue, and an awesome soundtrack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jftOwxJWdRc&feature=related

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Worst sequel ever: Ghostbusers 2

    by darthwaz1

    That's up/down there w/Troll 2, Gremlins 2 or Back to the Future 2. It's amazing the Star wars prequels and Indy 4 get so trashed considering these types of garbage sequels exists...

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:08 p.m. CST

    I'm 26 and grew up with these films

    by _Venkman

    And I know GB2 wasn't the best of movies but I still love it. Kind of how I don't mind the Ewoks. It's because I grew up watching these films from such an early age that I just accept them for what they are. Same thing goes for Gremlins 2 and Back to the Future 2 - I still love all of them. I guess some poor bastards out there will grow up thinking the same way about Jar Jar Binks... poor little fuckers.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Back to the Future 2 is NOT a shitty sequel

    by Billy_D_Williams

    Not everyone's taste? Sure, but shitty? Your standards are warped. BTTF 2 is a pretty damn good sequel...it's funny, warm, clever, dark, and totally spins the first movie on it's head in a fun way. It was ballsy, not safe and predictable like most shitty hollywood sequels. How can you put this in the same sentence as god damn Troll 2?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    BTTF 2

    by darthwaz1

    Ok- so the "villain" from part 1, Biff, who was only a bully but turned out to be a pussy when confronted at the the end, suddenly turns into a sadistic fucking murderer in part 2??

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Even Bill Murray hated Ghostbusters 2

    by brocknroll

    Didn't he admit to it, just a while back?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST

    check out this review...

    by darthwaz1

    for BTTF2.. confused matthew: http://confusedmatthew.com/Back-to-the-Future-Part-II.php

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:20 p.m. CST

    I thought sadistic Biff was just...

    by _Venkman

    What Biff would have become had he been left unchecked, rich and in the possession of a magical book that could tell him the future...

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    If Jack Black or Michael Cera get involved in this

    by SmokingRobot

    I will slit my wrists.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:22 p.m. CST

    darthwaz1

    by Billy_D_Williams

    "Ok- so the "villain" from part 1, Biff, who was only a bully but turned out to be a pussy when confronted at the the end, suddenly turns into a sadistic fucking murderer in part 2?? " Biff becomes like any man who has too much money and power...moral standards become grey areas...it's the classic cautionary tale and a brilliant foreshadowing of what Marty could have become if he'd taken advantage of that sport's almanac...a greedy egomaniac who thinks he's God because he can predict the future. What you call a sadistic murderer is just like any powerful politician who bends the law to get what he wants. It's an alternate timeline for a reason.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:24 p.m. CST

    AICN: Posting Yesterday's News Today!

    by Heckles

    If someone simply re-posted news from Collider they would scoop AICN every time.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Think about why they want Bill's approval first

    by brocknroll

    Ivan said they sent the script to Bill first to get his approval of the film. Think about why. Bill have always been very critical about this movie, every time news hit the web. Even Bill is worried about how the plot to the third movie is going to go. I give props and respect for Bill's honesty and keeping things real.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Please, hype

    by Moonman777

    don't get your hopes up because it will all end up to be a huge disappointment. as all hyped up things are.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Biff being a corrupt scumbag is one thing..

    by darthwaz1

    But when he's trying to shoot people and saying shit like "2 Mcfly's w/the same gun.." that's just not the character that we met in part 1, at all.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:31 p.m. CST

    The context of the "not read a very good script" is misplaced.

    by david hambre

    I believe Reitman is in fact saying that Bill Murray has yet to read "the very good script" that is now being proposed to him. The article makes it seem as if Bill Murray has read a lot of "bad" proposed Ghostbusters scripts and this is yet another.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:39 p.m. CST

    I had a videotape with GB1 and GB2 on it....

    by The_Cliffster

    .. i watched GB1 20 times.... and GB2.. once....... if theymake a 3rd GB..... they need to "bring the funny..."

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    by Billy_D_Williams

    "But when he's trying to shoot people and saying shit like "2 Mcfly's w/the same gun.." that's just not the character that we met in part 1, at all. " um...hence alternate timeline dude. the Biff in part one was one step away from being a murdering scumbag...where do you think those guys come from? imagine the Biff in part one as the richest man in the land...combine that with jealousy over George McFly for embarrassing him with the knock out, combine that with alcoholism that Biff was headed towards...it's a natural progression of the character and makes total sense along with the genre expectations...what the fuck were they supposed to do, make Biff some nice, philanthropist? Get real. They needed to raise the stakes in part 2, the sports almanac did the trick. This is not a stretch.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:40 p.m. CST

    whats with all this "they should leave it alone" shit???

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    If the movie ends up being bad so what? who cares? Indy 4 sucked and guess what - we still lived and the world kept spinning. Another bad sequel is not going to kill anybody so I don't think there's any need for all this doubt and pessimism. For all we know the movie could end up being awesome. I say they should go for it while all of the talent is thankfully still around and alive. it's been 20 years since the last one, but guaranteed 20 years from now a new ghostbusters will NOT feature the same actors or writers. Now is their last chance to make this happen. Anyone not down with it can ignore it's existence and watch something else.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    I agree...if it sucks it won't ruin the series for me

    by _Venkman

    If it's terrible oh well

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Other than Biff...

    by darthwaz1

    There were so many repeat tricks from BTTF 1 that it was not much more than a re-hash, wow showing the same shit from different angles. GB 2 was also just a dumb re-hash. maybe I shouldn't put Gremlins 2 in that category, at least it tried to be different, it just made no fucking sense.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:53 p.m. CST

    darthwaz1

    by Billy_D_Williams

    sounds like you just didn't care for it. doesn't make it shitty. BTTF2 is a favorite among many people. there are people who dont like the mona lisa.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 9:59 p.m. CST

    BTTF2

    by LLcruize2

    Billy D, excellent counter to darthwaz1. If you listen to Bob Gale in interviews and commentary, that is exactly what they were wanting to reflect with the alternate Biff in BTTF2. Also darthwaz1, like we saw with BTTF, when Marty brought about a character change in his dad that turned him from a wimp to a confident man, so too did older future Biff from BTTF2 make the same kind of character change to himself by giving himself the almanac , which in turn made him very rich, the money brought about a character change. It really isn't that hard to follow the concept. One subject; I say leave well enough alone. A really good first movie and a bad second movie. I see no purpose or need for a Ghostbusters 3.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    not liking GB2 or BTTF2 is like not liking breathing

    by Smack_Teddy

    to me

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Kevin Connolly, yo.

    by Pvt. Duke

    Fist-bump.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:14 p.m. CST

    You're not gonna get a green crad with that attitude pal.

    by _Venkman

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    cast

    by redkamel

    they should all the guys that did the Hangover. They would make great Ghostbusters. Screw SNL...Will Ferrell was its dying gasp.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Don't forget that old Biff..

    by darthwaz1

    From BTTF 2 was the "nice guy Biff" from the end of the first movie, not the jerk Biff. So how did the nice guy Biff turn out to a grumpy evil old bastard who wanted revenge and money and would give his young self a book to rule the world?? it makes no sense!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Forte and Hader? Ouch

    by FrodoFraggins

    I'm glad Murray is holding out for quality, hopefully he has sway over who is cast as the next generation. You can't cast purely TV show stars as the main 3 in the original had film success with comedies.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Since we last left them, our 4 boys have been working

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

    the government helping them discover the secrets to the afterlife and making better weapons to catch these things. Unknown to the gang a war-hungry head of the project has been secretly stealing the busters research and has finally recreated all their equipment and crreates his own team of 4 (so far) ghost busting super soldiers/super police (who wear all black with slick gadgets). The ghostbusters return one day to there new labs in d.c. to find that they are fired. They act up and get bured by the press with a lie about them. Now down on there luck they re-open the business to try and stir up a few bucks with nostalgia. They get a job and before they can bust the new super-soldier ghostbusters stomp through and do a clean bust, impressing the press with their slick new toys, and make the old gb's look like chmps, a laughing stock. and as the new super gb's rack up the ghosts left and right from there on in, a new evil is brewing. The super soldiers at the end go to stop it but there weaponary alone won't do the trick, luckily the old school gb's are also occultists and did some research on this new evil. they step in at the end and finish the job for the super gb's and gain the worlds respect again. at the end the evil head of the new gb's is flustered and angry as hell, he's like "i don't get it, we did everything right, we have all the super technology, we busted our asses, how Venkman, how did your boys pull it off?" and Pete's like "you forgot one thing... we're the ghostbusters" end scene. this is how Ghostbusters III should go down. It could also end with Pete and Ripley getting married and Lewis Tully and Slimer are the bestmen.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:23 p.m. CST

    darthwaz1

    by _Venkman

    It makes sense he was a bitter old man who was unhappy in life who wanted money. He gave the book to himself to change his future...not to the rule the world.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Plot hole from BTTF 1...

    by darthwaz1

    How did neither Marty's mom nor dad remember Marty as the guy who "hooked them up" years prior? wouldn't they remember him??

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Please, no Peter Venkman in his sixties.

    by hank henshaw

    The idea of the Ghostbusters in their sixties, is kind of depressing. Don't even bother with the "passing the torch" storyline. NO ONE will want to see another Ghostbusters movie with 4 characters that aren't Egon, Peter, Winston and Ray, in the same way that no one wants to see a movie with Mutt Williams. What was the last good, funny movie Ivan Reitman directed? If Evolution and My Super Ex-Girlfriend are any indication, we are headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:27 p.m. CST

    And thats the worst idea I've heard yet

    by _Venkman

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:30 p.m. CST

    GB Video Game

    by SpazMatic1074

    The game was pretty cool. I consider it a sequal to the films. It has a pretty good developing story-line and the inclusion of the full cast voice acting right down to the original scores from the films were right on. If you guys haven't played it yet, do so. Get it from Gamefly or do a bargin bin purchase. It's worth it!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:32 p.m. CST

    my idea's the only way to do it with out having

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

    new comedic recruits. maybe if the new guys are a competing company. i'd rather they were a bunch of unknown assholes. and anyways it's been like 20 years since last time, by now they should have a few old new recruits anyway. a plot about them hiring new peopl should have happened in like 1986.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Murray was the best thing in the originals.

    by CodeName

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    the GB GAME is funny. Bill Murry made me laugh.

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:38 p.m. CST

    "very good script" ?

    by seabiscuits

    not "great script"

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Do they HAVE to have new recruits? (nt)

    by Triple_J_72

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 way past too late...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    Agree with the people who like BTTF 2. Always thought that was a clever, original sequel; better than BTTF 3. Ghostbusters 2 was not so good but nowhere as bad as a really shitty sequel like say...Robocop 2, that one still stings.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:49 p.m. CST

    The thing you have to realize about BTTF 2&3 is...

    by cookepuss

    They make some very simple observations. 1. That history is cyclical. 2. Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. 3. Some stuff is just universal. I'm not saying that 2 & 3 are rehashes of the original BTTF. They're really not. BTTF 1 tackles the basic idea that even our parents were young once and that we're more alike than different. As much as he interfered, Marty was still the outsider looking in. BTTF is about the power of love. BTTF 2 exposes the darker side of time travel. Given this new power, would you use it responsibly or abuse the shit out of it? Obviously, Marty wanted the latter and quickly learns the perils. BTTF 2 is about power and responsibility. BTTF 3 is sort of that middle ground. We're back to the star crossed love story angle of the original movie, but we also have Doc tempting fate for a more noble cause. BTTF3 is that mix of 1 & 2 with the moral being that the future is ultimately what we make of it. Yes. They all have recurring elements. Yes. Certain character types and story beats repeat. Yes. Certain key lessons are learned & relearned. However, I think that the take away here is that life is actually kinda like that. Sometimes, we find ourselves in the same exact situations over and over again. Only the players change. Sometimes, we find ourselves repeating the mistakes of our parents or living in their shadows. And then we do it to our children. And, yeah, there are often recurring players in our histories too. If your family has lived in the same town for generations, you kinda know that to be true. You may butt heads with one person, only to find out that your grandfather had a bad history with his grandfather. In small towns especially, that happens. BTTF, like all comedies, tends to exaggerate this stuff. It puts those truisms under the microscope and blows them up into something bigger and more outrageous. Do the sequels crib from the original? Sure. However, they're usually aware when they do. Marty certainly becomes aware of this cyclical nature of history. Plus, remember that they were written as one gigantic sort of flick. When BTTF 2 replays something from #1 it might be important to look at it as a setup for something that pays off in #3.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:55 p.m. CST

    And the idea of casting younger Ghostbusters...

    by SAILOR_RIPLEY

    is a recipe for disaster. Has a sequel with different actors as younger versions of famous characters from the original ever worked? Outside of Deniro as young Vito Corleone.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:57 p.m. CST

    there's enough new ideas and scenes introduced

    by seabiscuits

    in bttf II and III. it's not just all manure getting dumped onto Biff in different ways. example: marty fights a bear in part III. that's new and fresh.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    and the Doc's crazy hangover wake up drink.

    by seabiscuits

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST

    and the Doc's crazy hangover wake up drink.

    by seabiscuits

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Why would Natalie Portman follow a possible Oscar nom...

    by SifoDyasJr

    with a movie starring Ashton Kutcher? I hope she fired her agent.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:01 p.m. CST

    "BTTF 3: A re-hash of a re-hash"

    by darthwaz1

    There's a good title for that one!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Saw Karate Kid 3 this weekend!

    by HollywoodHellraiser

    Chrissake what a POS movie! What the hell happened?! It seemed nobody gave a shit about that movie! I admit I haven't seen it in years but I still remember how bad it was! If Bill is taking his sweet time making sure the script is very good for GB3 than I give him much respect! Too bad the makers of KK3 didn't have the heart to do the same!

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Also I love Bill Murray's reason for doing Garfield

    by SifoDyasJr

    He joked that he thought the writer Joel Cohen was Joel Coen of the Coen Bros.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST

    NY ConEd: Bill Murray has just been sent his electric bill for February.

    by Subtitles_Off

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:12 p.m. CST

    GHOSTBUSTERS 3:

    by Shubniggorath

    SLIMER RISES

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Chevy Chase, Marin Short, Steve Martin and

    by EyeForgiveMelGibson

    Garret Morris as the other 4. Make it happen Hollywood.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:16 p.m. CST

    agreed, BTTF 3 way better than 2

    by darthwaz1

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:19 p.m. CST

    he's probably done reading it by now,

    by hauntedhoneymoon

    i wonder what he thinks?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    The guys who wrote Year One are writing GB 3

    by Quadrillionaire

    is this not the definition of failing upward?

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:32 p.m. CST

    Murray sings Karaoke with strangers...

    by conspiracy

    and if Reitman was lucky he read the script while still under the influence of Chartreuse; it's the only way Oscar coveting Murray would sign off on what will surely be a monumental train wreck of a film. That said..Crystal Headl Vodka IS the shit...Akroyd may not have the best taste in film projects, but he knows his fuckin booze.

  • Jan. 8, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST

    There is no "Nice Biff"

    by Chief Joseph

    Biff was changed into an ass-kisser in alternate 1985, not a genuine nice guy. We see this proven in a couple scenes, like when Biff snaps at Marty in pt.3 when he doesn't recognize him, then quickly resumes buttkisser mode when he realizes his mistake. He probably would be a very bitter old man after kissing the McFlys' asses for over half a century. So no plothole there.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, midnight CST

    he's probably smoking a joint

    by hauntedhoneymoon

    and thinking about it

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 12:12 a.m. CST

    best Inception edit yet

    by Raskolnikov_was_framed

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4wagcmxh4o

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Biggest plot hole with BttF 2

    by SilentP

    Don't know why we're talking about it here, but as long as we are... So Old Biff steals the Delorean, and takes it back to 1955. He gives the almanac to his younger self, and then takes the Delorean back to the... future, where he has a heart attack or something and dies. Then Marty gets in the Delorean, tries going back to 1985, and finds that it's an alternate timeline now. So how did Old Biff manage to get back to the same future he came from? As soon as he gave Young Biff the almanac, he should have been stuck in the new timeline! Just something that's always bugged me. CARRY ON.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 12:25 a.m. CST

    silentp

    by hauntedhoneymoon

    maybe it took about an hour or two or maybe a day or two before biff would place a bet and win his first sum of money, since this is the first time this event is unfolding it wouldn't efffect the future until the bet is actually made. so old biff had some time to be in the future he remembered before he faded away like they showed in the extra scenes.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 12:39 a.m. CST

    100% guaranteed suckage

    by lostboytexas

    why even fuck with it? there is simply no way anyone can make a decent Ghostbusters flick these days. leave it alone, move on

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 12:45 a.m. CST

    silentp

    by BadMrWonka

    http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=584665 the time ripple takes time, man! also, if you notice, Biff starts to disappear in the future because the ripple seems to hit people first, like Marty disappearing in the first movie.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 12:47 a.m. CST

    "He Slimed Me"

    by darthpigman

    That's what she said...

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 12:50 a.m. CST

    darthwaz1

    by BadMrWonka

    Biff tried to run Marty over and kill him in the first movie because he punched him! The guy always had a huge violent streak, face it. Back to the Future is a great trilogy, and one of the few where the feel and spirit of all 3 films are almost identical. mostly because they didn't wait that long to make the sequels and they shot them at the same time. You can watch all three and feel like they're almost one big movie. That's not usually true. I really have never heard of someone listing BTTF 2 as a possible candidate for worst sequel ever, or listing it in the same BREATH as Troll 2. That is a level of decreased brain function that I find almost incomprehensible. Ghostbusters 2 was nowhere near as good as the first one, but it had a lot of great scenes. The courtroom scene is hilarious. Murray's lines to distract Viggo while they're paralyzed is some of the best shit in either movie. Peter Macnichols is fucking HILARIOUS as the museum guy. It has a lot to like. If it's biggest crime is that it's not as good as one of the funniest movies of all time, that's hardly enough to inspire so much derision.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Anyone Rember that episode of the Critic?

    by PumaPride

    Where Jay writes Ghostchasers 3?

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Haha wtf is Darth Kong babblin about

    by _Venkman

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:21 a.m. CST

    Tracy Morgan, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and DotCom

    by BlackNacht

    The script will need to be tighter than a nun's funcooker to get this thing nice!

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:32 a.m. CST

    Dead Ghostbusters

    by cameron1975willi

    I don't like the idea of The original Ghostbusters becoming ghosts at the end of the movie. In the previous movies ghosts were rather sad, pathetic creatures, doomed to wander in limbo, trapped between heaven and hell. Not a fitting end for our heroes.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:33 a.m. CST

    I think the 1st commenter may have been onto something

    by JacksParasites

    My take on what I think would make a good 3rd installment. I think this could be a slightly more serious entry. If I were writing it, I'd open the film with the ghostbusters having to face some menace without Winston because for some reason Winston didn't show up for work. They end up getting their asses handed to them because of their age and because they're a man down. Afterwards, they show up at Winston's house, pissed off that he left them high and dry without a word with Venkman leading the way, barging in past Winston's wife and into the bedroom where Winston seems to be asleep. He shoos him out and then at one point, goes "Right, guys?" and turns to them, only to see Winston's wife crying and the Ray and Egon looking morose. Venkman goes over the bed to try to wake Winston until he's forced to accept that he's dead. Venkman seems to take it the hardest. Cut to the funeral. Cut to Ray and Egon calling Venkman in for a talk. They bring up the need for a new ghostbuster. Venkman says they've had this discussion before and this is a hell of a time to bring it up again. He says it's the 4 of them and it's always been the 4 of them. Ray reminds him not anymore. Later finds out they've put out an ad for a new hire without his knowledge and is pissed. But they convince him to reluctantly let them search for one recruit for now since they don't have the money and research to school many recruits and because it's not just a job but a family and they need to know they can trust the recruit with their lives. Venkman reluctantly agrees saying that any new recruit must be approved unanimously by all three. Then we get a classic montage of interview candidates, each worse than the one before until the day is over and they've found nobody even close to an acceptable candidate. And then, she walks in. Some young, sexy Summer Glau-type woman who apologizes for being late. Venkman says too late and they've decided not to hire anyone after all. She says she's disappointed but she just wants to say that she read Egon's paper on (insert lots of science-y sounding technobabble) and thought it was brilliant. She then gets into a brief talk w/ Egon and Ray about their work, demonstrating that she's as brilliant as she is beautiful. And she asks if before she goes, she can look at the containment unit because she's always wanted to see it. They show her and she's clearly very knowledgeable of the science and has a passion for their work. She dismisses herself as Ray and Egon look at each other in silent approval that they found their recruit. They turn to Venkman who protests that she's a chick, that they've always been a boys club, and how they won't be able to walk around the house in their underwear. Ray reminds him of Jeanine and that they've never walked around the house in their underwear. Venkman reluctantly agrees to hire her on a two-week trial basis. So they quickly run and hire her before she leaves. Cut to some crazy Gozer-worshiper who finally has found a way to resurrect Gozer. The second act of the film finds the ghostbusters going on a bunch of cases with their new recruit as Venkman continues to resent her both for breaking into their boys club and for replacing Winston. But the recruit proves herself and even sparks sexual tension with Egon. Eventually, they face off against Gozer again and again, Gozer announces it will destroy them with their own thoughts. Egon and Venkman shoot Ray a look and Venkman says "Don't even think about it. I'm not cleaning that shit up again." But Gozer turns to Venkman and says he's chosen their method of destruction and the ghost of Winston shows up. And ultimately, the ghostbusters must let go of Winston and accept that he's gone, as well as their own mortality, in order to defeat Gozer for good. The recruit wins Venkman's approval and Egon gets the girl.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:55 a.m. CST

    Funny or not, I want a smart GB3 script...

    by bubcus

    ... not some crappy 'fan-film" approach that cameos everything and rehashes. The Dark Knight stood apart from Batman Begins, The Empire Strikes Back raised the bar on Star Wars, and Aliens brought a whole new oomph to Aliens. As funny as Ghostbusters was, it was frightening in parts and very clever. I'd hope for and expect the same level of writing or better or it's NOT a good script.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:56 a.m. CST

    where'd that "edit button go??

    by bubcus

    "brought a whole new oomph to Alien."

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Will Forte and Bill Hader:

    by Smack_Teddy

    Yes please. If i could imagine any people i'd like to see replacing the origional line up, thats defintely a good start... will forte needs something to really show his chops, no McGruber does not count.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Simply expand one of the 80's toon's scripts,

    by Dennis_Moore

    and have good comedians who are writers add the funny.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Three words: Blues Brothers 2000

    by the dolphins are in the jacuzzi

    'Nuff said.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Have them battle the Mortalbusters.

    by Dennis_Moore

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Please retire the phrase "pass the torch"

    by oh_riginal

    It's annoying as all hell. As for GB3, I'll reserve judgement until (and if) I see the end credits start up.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 3:53 a.m. CST

    Re: One word: Milonakis.

    by TheViper1979

    You've officially been asked to leave. Sincerely, The Entire Human Race

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Paul Rudd would work well

    by deadpool2449

    i approve the shit out of that idea, paul rudd has the right feel for the style of comedy

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Back to the Future time travel analysis

    by chubb rock

    If you have a lot of time on your hands, this site explains every aspect of time travel in the movie series in full detail: http://www.mjyoung.net/time/

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Milonakis?

    by thegeorger

    I have to believe you're joking..... I.... Have to.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Re-Blues Brothers 2000

    by jinste

    Actually that isnt three words-its two words and a number.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Dana Barret as a medium....

    by jinste

    ..as some poster suggested got me thinking-why are all mediums the same size?I mean-they are all....medium.You never hear of a Psychic Small or a Psychic Extra Large,do you?If you ask me,they must be contravening some employment equality law-or are psychics exempt somehow?I think we should be told.In the meantime,all the Psychic Non-Mediums should form a union,and demand equal rights with those selfish Mediums!

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Donald Glover

    by Lion_O

    I think Donald Glover (Troy from Community) would be a good fit for one of the new Ghostbusters - I could imagine him having the nerdy energy that Dan Ackroyd had in the original, just loving how cool bustin' ghosts is...

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 5:17 a.m. CST

    I really hope Bill passes

    by eggers

    I just can't see it being a good film this long after the first 2. I'd rather just watch the first two and enjoy them than be saddened by a really bad third film. Here's hoping I am wrong if they do go ahead but I wont hold my breath.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 5:31 a.m. CST

    Sarah Palin wants her milfy fingers on the Big. Red. Button.

    by HarryBlackPotter

    She'll kill all anyone who stands in her way and uses Mancurrian Candidate style brainwashing on Facebook to enlist nutters to kill her enemies. Hallejujah boys, the missles are flying!!!! Oh, and Ghostbusters 3 sounds like shit.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:11 a.m. CST

    David Wain?

    by Smack_Teddy

    Thats...the more i think about that the more i'd love it on an absurd level...but as an actor more than director....maybe he could be a pal or boyfriend (im not joking) to Rick Morranis (times and Tullys denial have moved on) before possibly getting recruited....and then get Mark Pellingro & Michael Ian Black to be evil twin demons or something!....not the main villains but...i must stress this is self indulgant of-the-top-of-your-head-thinking-out-load-in-the-moment rhetoric, not really given much thought....<p>Unless i'm nuts i didnt post my previous comment twice

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Does Murray read any script for any movie he appears in these days?

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Because it seems like he just shows up on set, hangs out with the crew, cutting jokes, and then they just turn on the camera and capture his free-form acting. I'm not criticizing his professionalism or his talent at all, but his recent roles have this feel of him not having read the screenplay before showing up for the shoot.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 7:08 a.m. CST

    BTTF = Marty's story, BTTF2 = DeLorean's story, BTTF3 = Doc's story

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Watch the trilogy in this light and this becomes apparent. I think a lot of the misplaced criticism that the sequels get is that some people were wanting the focus to be on Marty. But Zemeckis and Gale just were not interested in going much further with Marty (except for maintaining the status quo for him and his family as the driving plot for BTTF2). Marty's major arc was already played out in the first movie, and they tacked on the "chicken" thing to carry through the sequels. Otherwise, Marty was mostly a supporting character in the sequels. So to repeat: The original movie focused squarely on Marty's plight. The second movie just went balls-to-the-wall with the DeLorean time machine itself (showing up further how cool but also very dangerous it is). And the final movie settled in with a story focused on Doc.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 7:08 a.m. CST

    i hope Murray gets a shit load of cash for this

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    it will be another "blues brothers 2" or "land of the lost" - but i still hope Bill gets a giant check for it - then rips it a new ass hole in interviews a year later

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Sorry to be completely off topic guys.....But I

    by southafricanguy

    looking to buy my first ever game console. I have nt really played games much since I was in my teens and early 20s. The whole Playstation/x-box has totally passed me by. Thus I really know very little about the pros and cons of both. If anyone has the time and is thus inclined, could you guys provide some advice for a videogame layman about which console to buy. Im not a hardcore gamer, just want something basic that is up to date, has a good library of games, and is fun for two people to play games on together.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 7:32 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy, if you get just one... get a ps3

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    great machine - great exclusives - free online play - and it doubles as a blu ray player (best reason right there, if you dont already have a blu ray player)

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters: Legacy

    by jawsfan

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters: Die Ghostier

    by jawsfan

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:11 a.m. CST

    What happened to Eliza Dushku as a nude Ghostubstress?

    by jawsfan

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    darthwaz1

    by elsewhere

    Hating on Back to the Future II and Ghostbusters 2, yet defending the those shitty prequels. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE. LOL

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:22 a.m. CST

    New recruits Galifanackis and Carrell...

    by AnUsulDarkley

    as in Zack and Steve. With a script by Rudd and Kevin Smith.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:39 a.m. CST

    silentp

    by Bramton1

    Notice that old Biff doesn't return to 2015 until AFTER Doc gets Jennifer out of the McFly house. So when the DeLorean returns, the future transforms around Doc, Marty, and old Biff. They just never notice it.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:47 a.m. CST

    jimmyjoe......thanks for the advice dude, the bu

    by southafricanguy

    ray is a pretty big incentive as I dont have one already. But I have heard of problems with the PS3. What are the downsides to the PS3in your opinion? And what exactly are the comparisons between the X-Box and the PS3?

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:49 a.m. CST

    And what about price? Games available? Halo

    by southafricanguy

    is only for the X-box right? user friendliness (ive heard the x-box is more user friendly)....

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 9:23 a.m. CST

    _venkman

    by hst666

    Gremlins 2 was great and BTTF 2 was good. Highlander 2 still has the record for worst sequel ever.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 9:52 a.m. CST

    GHOSTBUSTERS 3: THE SEQUEL TO GHOSTBUSTERS 2

    by gruemanlives

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST

    I dont think murray cares anymore...

    by emeraldboy

    his roles have all but dried up. if you go to youtube you can see his only irish interview with gay byrne. irish comedian jason byrne asks him a question. murrays response was typically dead pan. He was in ireland to appear in the legendary cats laughs comedy festival in Killkenny...where he died a death. he walked and on stage and his open joke was "I just bumped into my irish cousin ulick magee." it didnt get any better. and murray hasnt been back since. in fact he has never done anymore stand up. I wonder why

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:06 a.m. CST

    elsewhere

    by darthwaz1

    I'm not saying the prequels are goldmines, although maybe they could be if Lucas hired a top hollywood editor, and gave the editor every piece of film he shot for the movies, to go back and re-edit the fuck out of them, or maybe even film new stuff. Even showing Vader in full costume at the end of 3 was a sellout. They coulda left him in a bacta tank, or a borg-looking outfit w/hoses and wires everywhere. But GB2 and BTTF 2 are just shameless re-hashes of their first movies, with little or no original ideas.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:32 a.m. CST

    darthwaz1

    by emeraldboy

    I dont agree with you about bttf2. zemeckis had to write out Crispin Glover, after glover demanded more money and wouldnt budge. zemeckis wrote him out of the movie.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Conan 2, another bad sequel...

    by darthwaz1

    That one also falls into the BTTF2/GB2 category..I forgot about that piece of crap.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Uh... the BTTF sequels were *not* rehashes of BTTF

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    As I pointed out, each sequel was decidedly different in tone, plot and pacing from one another and the first. In fact, I think this is partly why the sequels have been criticized. But I appreciated Zemeckis and Gale for not rehashing the basic premise of the first movie and for expanding the storytelling beyond Marty.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:06 a.m. CST

    ulick magee -- somebody should reg this as an AICN TB moniker

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Why bother if Murray isn't in it or only has a cameo?

    by DARTH VOODOO

    Seriously, why would anyone go see this if it centers around Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis or if it is about "new hip Ghostbusters"? If Murray isn't 100% committed to the project don't do it. That said I think this film could be really fun if Murray signs on.

  • I like the idea that they're these grizzled, seen everything, done-it-all types who are never afraid of the fact that they're dealing with ghosts, demons, etc. I mean, the average 'customer' of the ghostbusters would be scared shitless of some of this stuff, but then they come in and they're old pros... but then there should be something that begins to scare the shit out of even the seasoned vets that they are, something that fucks with their head, turns their world upside down and makes them realize that you never know what the hell you're gonna be dealing with when you wake up in the morning as an exterminator of the paranormal. It could be that a group of demons or whatever from the other side gang up together and figure out a way to not be harmed by the proton packs and, thus, uncatchable.... like take their tools away from them, make them go back to using their wits and they have to outsmart the ghosts somehow. Make some of it a psychological mind-fuck for the Ghostbusters, which the first movie had at times and I must say, Vigo was a scary prick at times too, but the music in that movie, that ladi-da 'baby' music undermined the tension a lot in GB2. I see no need whatsoever to bring in 'young blood'. That storyline is tired and fucking unoriginal and I think it would take the entire production down some very uninteresting alleyways, where they'd always go for the easy joke, the internet meme reference, the usual 'modern', in the worst sense of the word, comedic bullshit. Another possibility would be that someone is making a documentary on the Ghostbusters, gets too personal, and then they find out he's actually some kind of devil or Gozer worshipper, figuring out a way to get between their bond or a way to, like I said earlier, get around their ghostbusting technology. The only other storyline I can think of off the top of my head is that the ghosts figure out a way to get the people of the city to turn on them through possession.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Zero interest in "young" Ghostbusters

    by Manatee

    If Aykroyd, Ramis and Murray (and even Ernie!) aren't the centerpieces of GBIII, I will not be in attendance. I don't begrudge Reitman trying to create a Ghostbusters franchise, but he should do it with a proper reboot. Also, you don't need to modernize GBIII to make a shitload of money; the Ghostbusters films are so prevalent, even the youngest morons understand the appeal of the original cast. This isn't like Indiana Jones, where you're placing a 70 year-old man in ridiculous action sequences. The whole point of Ghostbusters is that they ARE ridiculous! The more ridiculous you make them look, the more rewarding their triumphs become. Just give Murray a good script so you get his maximum effort, and everything will work out fine.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Bill Murray Has Been Sent the GB3 Script FOR HIM TO POOP ON

    by Jim Jam Bongs

    I predict we will see another Garfield movie first with Murray than another Ghostbusters.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:18 p.m. CST

    southafricanguy...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I deliberately run several years behind in games. Just picked up a used 360. It's been out long enough to have a huge library of good used games for $10 (or 3 for $20). HALO, BIOSHOCK, GEARS OF WAR, SPLINTER CELL, ASSASIN'S CREED... I don't see how you beat that hours of fun per dollar ratio without throwing in a cheap edition of the Kama Sutra, a handle of gin, and a trampoline.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    ...speaking of which, SexBack promised me a list...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...of favorite games. I gotta track his ass down.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 2:16 p.m. CST

    How about a ghostbusters prequel??

    by darthwaz1

    wtf y not? it can be "awesome" like that underworld prequel was! ya know, the 4 of them were already ghostbusting as teenagers sorta like the goonies! I'm pateting that idea!

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 2:28 p.m. CST

    PS3 is probably better console

    by UGG

    But XBOX 360 has better game's

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Then again I haven't played either for a while

    by UGG

    so I can't say I'm up to date.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Please, Just Let it Die.

    by Dzobi_Droid77

    May it RIP with other films-cum-almost-tentpoles such as GREMLINS, JURASSIC PARK and er....PET SEMATARY. Some things just don't stay buried...

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    southafricanguy , no drawbacks for me so far

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    i bought a ps3 in summer 2008 - old discontinued model now - ive had no problem thus far - it did crash a couple times while playing a game a long time ago - oblivion i think - locked up froze - but all consoles do that sometimes - i put a 500 gig hard drive in it - transferred all my data - still works great - i play for hours with no overheating no crashes - i know people with xbox 360s that had to replace them because they just quit working (some more than once) - you can play uncharted, killzone, little big planet, rachet and clank, god of war, mgs4, heavy rain, infamous, folklore and resistance only on a ps3 - all good games - plus all the multi platform stuff

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    ps3 is a blu ray player - best reason to own one

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

    i

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 3:10 p.m. CST

    get an xbox360 and you can ONLY play games

    by JimmyJoe RedSky

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Animated GB film!!! Live action is epic mistake!

    by Onin Solstice

    Does anyone really wanna see a 300lb Akroyd with a walrus-like Ramis waddling around NY with a wrinkly Bill Murray? Not this fan. Let's keep their voices and do a kick ass animated film that would make fans juice their hanes. Imagine a big budget episode of The Real Ghostbusters! That would put my ass in the seat. (Ernie Hudson, you are exempt from my criticisms. You have aged supernaturally well)

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 3:41 p.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by damned-dirty-ape

    Each console has it's own benefits. The PS3 is more powerful and has the slight edge on performance as well as the Blu-Ray but doesn't have the online following for multiplayer that the X-Box has. It is also an extremely well put together bit of kit with a better build quality than the XBOX. There has also been a few security issues recently regarding the PS3 itself. The PS3 also has the new Move controller which is very similar in function to a Wii remote, just more accurate. To go online with the PS3 is currently free, but as i said the community is much smaller. The XBox has had serious problems in the past with complete hardware failure a commom occurence but if you get the newly released 'slim' model, you will be ok as its a total redesign which comes with a large 250gb harddrive and new wireless function. The new console is much quieter than the older model and a little quieter than the PS3. Microsoft has also released the new Kinect sensor which incorporates full body recognition to supposedely 'immerse youself in the game'. So far, like the PS Move, there are very few titles to actually make it really worth the extra money, but future applications look promising. Finally, the XBOX has a massive online community which unfortunately has to be paid for but if you are sociable is well worth the money. Both consoles have excellent exclusives but the XBOX has more on average and a larger library. If you are looking for games with the most value i would recommend titles such as Fallout 3 & New Vegas, Mass Effect and Red Dead Redemption. If you want multiplayer i would suggest the Call of Duty series, Red Dead, and Halo. Hope this helps

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Southafricanguy

    by damned-dirty-ape

    Be careful where you ask that question because in some cases you'll get some quite emotional fanboys of either console spiiting bile at the other. At the end of the day, both consoles provide entertainment and its all about the fun.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 4:19 p.m. CST

    I have a PS3

    by Dennis_Moore

    Only downside is the ancient web browser, and they removed backward compatibility with PS2 games (which hopefully will return). If you are sharing with a woman, they tend to prefer the controller and catalog of the PS3 or Wii to the XBOX360, which is more male-oriented. Perhaps you should wait for next gen, as Sony is putting Solid State Drives in their stuff. Unless you need Blu-Ray now plus Netflix streaming...

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 4:33 p.m. CST

    Whichever you get, keep the console

    by Dennis_Moore

    well ventilated and or on a cooling pad.

  • Just what exactly is being "fucked with" by them trying to make a new sequel? One new movie or 12 new movies has nothing to do with the original films. "there is simply no way anyone can make a decent Ghostbusters flick these days." Maybe so...but maybe not. Just because Indy 4 sucked everyone shouldn't turn into whining cunts afraid that a franchise is going to be "ruined". For many people the franchise has been sour since Ghostbusters 2 anyway so whats the difference? "Does anybody want to see 60 something Ghostbusters try to pass it on to younger lame guys from way past its prime(by like 12 years) current SNL cast members." There's really only so many ways the story can go at this point. For all we know any new cast members may end up as glorified cameos while the old dudes take center stage.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 5:12 p.m. CST

    BTTF2 and GB2 bad sequels?

    by jack black

    BWAHAHAHAHA thank god you are the minority and HW doesnt give a fuck about your opinion. TF2 is an atrocious sequel to an already mediocre movie.Robocop2 is a bad sequel.Matrix2 now that was a POS sequel.what else?Spiderman2 was a mediocre sequel to a decent movie.cant think of something else.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 5:19 p.m. CST

    kilik

    by damned-dirty-ape

    pink panther 2? (Steve Martin version) ;)

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    As for GB3

    by damned-dirty-ape

    I think i'd rather have a 20 year past his prime Dan Ackroyd helping with the script than have the writers of 'Year One' keeping their grubby paws on it. Honestly, i will never forgive anyone in that film for the 60 minutes i wasted watching it.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 5:37 p.m. CST

    MIIB- awful sequel...

    by darthwaz1

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Last Crusade- mediocre sequel...

    by darthwaz1

    "Ok so people didn't like Temple of Doom. It was too dark, weird and gloomy. Let's remake Raiders, but we'll make it a slapstick version of Raiders!" Nice going morons.. At least Indy 4 was it's own idea and not a repeat, so I do give it some credit.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 5:59 p.m. CST

    T3 & 4

    by darthwaz1

    I kinda disagree about those 2. Not great by any means. But T3 brings back the B-movie element of the first film, but it repeats too much from part 2. the ending is surprisingly ballsy for a mainstream hollywood movie. T4 is ultimately pointless, but not as bad as ppl say in my opinion. It doesn't rely on the silly premise of time travel yet again, and the aesthetic is kinda cool. It has some of the same problems as the SW prequels though, an unfocused story and characters we really never get to know or care about. Alien 4 is lame, but Alien 3 is soo much better as the extended cut on the new blu ray set. Huge improvement over the original version.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:03 p.m. CST

    P2 might be cheese but it is a masterpiece

    by jack black

    compared to that awful Predators piece of shit movie.At least with P2 you had action,blood,guts,boobies and a bad-ass hero which delivered the most bad-ass line in the whole god-damn franchise,including AVP: "ok, who's next?"

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    agree- P2 total fun movie

    by darthwaz1

    Silly but fun- balls to the wall action and gore. Paper thin characters that just do what they need to do. It's what the AVP movies didn't realize...WE'RE WATCHING AVP, WE DON'T CARE ABOUT CHARACTERS! WE WANNA SEE ALIENS AND PREDATORS KILL EACH OTHER!

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Tron Legacy is a bad sequel which shared the

    by jack black

    same flaws with Matrix.i have mixed feelings about Magnum Force,i liked some parts of it but its ending was a big letdown for me.And i am still waiting for the remake of the original with Hugh Jackman goddammit Hollywood.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:08 p.m. CST

    i meant with Matrix2.

    by jack black

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:51 p.m. CST

    How about Jurrasic Park: the lost world for a

    by southafricanguy

    half-asseed sequal. Fuck me did Spielberg phone that one in.....

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Goof Ball, Jimmy Fallon might be good casting

    by mistergreen

    But not sure if he can do it because of his show.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Do not like 'reported' casting choices.

    by moonlightdrive

    Still don't want 'young' Ghostbusters story but I guess if that's all there's going to be then I guess that's what we have to be fed.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:18 p.m. CST

    where to start.....the badly drawn characters

    by southafricanguy

    the level of repetition, the wafer thin story, a real example of a sequal thats just more of the same imho....

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 8:20 p.m. CST

    And I second whoever said Revenge of the Fallen

    by southafricanguy

    aside from being just a bad movie, its a seriously lazy sequal thats basically just a remake of the first film (the worst kind of sequal imho) with the same fucking macguffin essentially....

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 9:14 p.m. CST

    why couldnt braindrain get shot yesterday?

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    seriously... ponder that...

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:20 p.m. CST

    If this damned film ever gets made...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...and it's actually pretty good, it will be nothing short of a miracle. Here's hoping.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST

    It would be the irony of the century

    by jack black

    if Bill would manage to get his oscar with GB3.heh.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Say what you want about Cameron, but at least

    by southafricanguy

    that dude understands how to make a sequal, and what to do and not do with them. I dont care what anyone says, Aliens and T2 are still the two most satisfying action/sci-fi sequals I have ever seen....

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    yourstepdaddy

    by Subtitles_Off

    I don't care who started what in your little nerd war of insults between you and braindrain, that last statement was all kinds of messed up. Take a good look at yourself in the mirror and call what you see there a prick.

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST

    there was a report a few months ago

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

    about Anna Farris reading for a part. remember?

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:49 p.m. CST

    i want this to happen

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Jan. 9, 2011, 11:57 p.m. CST

    I'll see this unless Venkman is a ghost in it

    by FeralAngel

    That would be the turnoff for me. Also: it'd be nice if the other original cast members, and hell, Bill too, would like, try a little Weight Watchers and visit one of the 3 billion plastic surgeons that infest Hollywood. Seriously, actors with the money and access to personal trainers and chefs and Dr. 90210 have NO excuse to look as bad as the original Ghostbuster team members do. Harold Ramis looks like Slimer now for god's sake. If they show up in the movie looking like a male version of the Golden Girls, it'd be as bad as that stupid wrongheaded Muppet movie that's getting made. If something LOOKS dead and SOUNDS dead and ACTS dead, then it's DEAD, dammit!

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Movie will not happen...sad news...

    by Emit Brown

    Harold Ramis has terminal brain cancer. This comes from a family source.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    darth_kong

    by leisuredrummer

    You don't have a girlfriend do you? And I'm also assuming your parents have blocked porn on your internet.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 12:52 a.m. CST

    2 words. Real Ghostbusters. Better than any crap heading at us.

    by Onin Solstice

    Collect Call of Cathulu. Check it out. Better than GB2 and any abomination Sony releases on the public in the coming years.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Spengler approves of this thread

    by Dr. Egon Spengler

    That is all.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 4:56 a.m. CST

    I fucking hate Ivan Reitman

    by AsimovLives

    He's like a bad, stupidier version of john Landis on a very bad day. That hack (Reitman) lucked out into an enjoyable movie (Ghostbusters) and from since he has been hailing himself as the king of comedy, which he fucking isn't. Screw Reitman. His son has proved to be what his old man never was, a proper filmmaker with talent for the job. Ivan Reitman is and always was what he started as: a producer who forced his hand into directing. The only really good thing that Ivan Reitman has done in his whole career is that he produced David Cronenberg's first movie adn thus gave Cronenberg his start in the film business. That's the only thing that Reitman should be thanked for. Any year without an Ivan Reitman movie is a good thing.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5 a.m. CST

    Ivan Reitman the fucking hack...

    by AsimovLives

    .... he can go fuck himself up in his fucking ass. Fuck, how i detest that fucking hack! Obviously, filmmaking is not on his genes, because his son can actually make movies and has talent for filmmaking. He didn't got it from his old man, that's for sure.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Asi i dont know if Reitman is a hack,

    by jack black

    but he did a great job directing GB1.The goth setting,the dark mood,the sexual innuendo,the creepy music,the authenticity of the location settings,letting the actors improvise and showcase the real friendship between and ofc the humor which was perfectly balanced with the more horrifying aspects of the film. I am not defending him,i am only pointing out that GB couldnt have been any better than what he already achieved as the director of the film.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 8:04 a.m. CST

    He did No Strings Attached!! He doesn't know what a good script IS!!!

    by JonChambers

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Remember that shit SIX DAYS SEVEN NIGHTS with Harrison Ford?!!

    by JonChambers

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 8:08 a.m. CST

    If a GOOD SCRIPT bit him in the ass he wouldn't feel it!!!!!

    by JonChambers

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:26 a.m. CST

    kilik

    by AsimovLives

    Ivan Reitman is the picture perfect of an hack circa the fucking 1980s. And contrary to many, i don't suck the dick of GHOSTBUSTERS. It's a fine movie, funny in places, but it's hardly the masterpiece that geeks make it out to be. I see all throughout that movie the fingerprints of a fucking hack. People like that movie because they fall inlove with Bill Murray, and not anything that Ivan The Hack Reitman did in the movie. And the unsung heroes of that movie are Dan Akroid and Harold Ramis, who wrote the script, and Sigourney Weaver because she could still mantain pose and be funny in the company of Murray at his most clownish.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:29 a.m. CST

    So let me know when Bill takes a shit, will ya?

    by Snake Foreskin

    Because he'll probably be reading the script at the same time.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:30 a.m. CST

    The Ghostbusters video game sucked too!

    by Snake Foreskin

    That was the most boring piece of shit I've played in a long time. Not funny, not creative, not good.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST

    At least Anne Heche had nice titties in it!

    by Snake Foreskin

    More than I can say for Sigourney Weaver in Ghostbusters!

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:37 a.m. CST

    jonchambers

    by AsimovLives

    Too right. It's still unbelievable that he actually allowed himself to get a decent scirpt for GHOSTBUSTERS. I still believe that GB was supposed to be directed by John Landis but Ivan The Hack Reitman stole the gig. I'm not a fan of GHOSTBUSTERS, but that movie is too good for Reitman. It's the odd movie out of his career of shit. Fucker did a devil's trick to get that movie for him. And as a player, Reitman is a ruthless motherfucker. He forced David Cronenberg to change the title of his movie TWINS to DEAD RINGERS because he also had some shitty twins movie to be released that same year. Yeah, Ivan The Fuck Reitman fucked his former filmmaker friend Cronenberg and strongarmed him to change the title of a movie which Cronenberg had worked and tried to make it for more then a decade. Reitman shits out a movie in the quick, also calls it TWINS, and forces Croenberg to change his older movie's title. That's what kind of a shit that fuck-ass Reitman is. Ivan Reitman can get fucked up in his fucking ass.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Reitman needs Ghostbusters 3, Murray doesn't.

    by AsimovLives

    Bill Murray has creed. He's a respected comedian and actor. Ivan Reitman has shit. All he has is tirelessly pimping some old glory from a movie he made 25 years ago. I just hope that Murray tells Reitman to go fuck himself and go shove the script up his fucking ass.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    I don't know, Reitman made some bad shit

    by HornyForHarry

    but Kindergarten Cop, Stripes and GB? come on, he ain't that bad.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:24 a.m. CST

    Kindergarten Cop and Stripes are shit

    by AsimovLives

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:25 a.m. CST

    knobules

    by AsimovLives

    Too true.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:42 a.m. CST

    ONLY WAY THIS WORKS IS IF VENKMAN = GHOST

    by Darth Busey

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    AND VENKMAN HAUNTS WALTER PECK

    by Darth Busey

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:43 a.m. CST

    AND FREQUENTLY APPARATES INTO WOMEN'S RESTROOMS

    by Darth Busey

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Dear Ivan Reitman

    by AsimovLives

    Please stop. don't ever make movies again. Keep as you are, not doing anything. We already suffered too much form your filmmography. For once in your life have pity on the innocent. So, i ask you, stop. Don't make any new movies ever. It wasn't you which made GHOSTBUSTERS enjoyable. You ar e not responsible for it working. Don't flatter yourself. So, i ask you, stop making movies. And if you do not listen, the hell with you and get fucked. Thank you.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Reitman, Jar Jar Abrams, Mickey Bay, McG, Brett Ratner and Zemeckis...

    by AsimovLives

    ... go to a bar. They get fucked up in their fucking asses. The End.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 10:50 a.m. CST

    uh subtitles off

    by yourSTEPDADDY

    I dont know who said you could put your two cents into our "nerd war" as you call it, but ugh I really dont care about your thoughts when it comes to my thoughts on why idiots should be shot, but thank you for your input and kindly go back to doing whatever else you were doing. You can argue back at me, but the point is, people die everyday... and it would be kinda nice if idiots were the ones dying instead of lil kids... sorry if you dont agree with me there...

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Ivan Reitman stole John Landis career

    by AsimovLives

    Ivan Reitman can go fuck himself up in his fucking ass.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:19 a.m. CST

    a time travel Army of Darkness type Ghostbusters would work

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

    where they travel to a primitive age that is troubled by supernatural forces gets an unlikely visit from the 4 bustin' brothers who eventually win them over and stop ghosts, either by recreating primitive proton packs or with their actual car and equiptment coming with them. janeane, lewis, dana etc. could be like characters they are related to, old ancestors, who live back then.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:26 a.m. CST

    wow, even Zemeckis?

    by HadWoodenTeethChasedMobyDick

    which Zemeckis, Zemeckis then or now?

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST

    No SETH ROGAN for the love of Christ, I beg.

    by Skyfly

    I'm sure since Hollywood is typically lazy, the execs assume they must put Seth Rogen in all comedies. ENOUGH ALREADY.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    if u seen Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

    by dizzywhip

    from 83, you might get the idea that Ivan Reitman who produced it, had something to do with bringing Ernie Hudson onto the project as well as the score for the film, both seen and heard in Spacehunter. Also Reitman produced Heavy Metal.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Landis

    by riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    May indeed be a better film maker than Reitman, but Beverly Hills Cop 3, is, the biggest turd of a sequel ever made. Ghostbusters 1 AND 2 are better than that steaming pile of horse shit. Landis should be embarrassed beyond words to have put his name on that unfunny hunk of shit. When Eddie Murphy is the star of your film, and the funniest moment of the film comes from Bronson fucking Pinchot, you have some serious problems. So say what you will about Reitman, Landis has the incredible dishonor of making one of the WORST sequels ever made, and helped Murphy in his downfall. Even Murphy had said that BHCIII was terrible.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:40 p.m. CST

    landis..

    by Six Demon Bag

    blues brothers 2000 is a far worse crime than beverly hills cop 3 i think BB2000 will be an equivalent to GB3

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 1:57 p.m. CST

    BHC3 could very well be the worst sequel ever made

    by WriteForTheEdit

    To be fair, I've never seen Blues Brothers 2000, and a bunch of other crappy sequels, but I've never forgotten the crushing disappointment of BCH3. I chuckled ONCE: when Murphy runs over the singing toy trains, kicking them off their tracks. That John Landis - John "Animal House" Landis!!! - would deliver an Eddie Murphy movie so aggressively unfunny made me hate him forever.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    i agree BHC3 is a complete turd

    by jack black

    BHC2 is a decent sequel,more action focused than funny but still an entertaining movie. But BHC3 was the incarnation of Morpheus...

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Hey asi my good friend.You say that GB1 is filled

    by jack black

    with Reitman's hackery.Could you please point me out the specific parts of the movie which showcase this and describe with some detail the reason that these parts dont work well? thank you.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    killik

    by riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    Agreed, with Scott at the helm of BHCII, it was definitely more action focused. But...the funny stuff was funny, and Axle Foley was Axle Foley, the character was no different in II than he was in I. The radical character shift was one of the many, many problems with III. I have not seen BB2000 either, but I have it on good authority that it is indeed worse than BHCIII, which is hard to believe, but sadly I do believe it.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    "GET INSIDE ME!"

    by ChaunceyGardiner

    "Looks like there are already too many in there already."

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 4:46 p.m. CST

    hopefully Venkman isn't a ghost in this script

    by GLENN_THE_TOOL

    Murray said that he'd only do a GB3 if Venkman ended up as a ghost, and he said on Letterman that he meant it as a joke, hoping such an idea would be so stupid that they'd never bother to approach him to do another Ghostbusters movie. but apparently, they took his comment seriously and it's rumored that they in fact make him a ghost in the more recent treatments. is it too much to ask to just get Egon, Winston, Ray, and Peter back together without some goofy gimmick like that? all Ghostbusters fans just want to see the original four back together cracking wise and busting ghosts one last time.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5 p.m. CST

    BFF2? you mean BTF2 turd?

    by jack black

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:01 p.m. CST

    turd excellent idea about the BHC sequel! it's a pity that the

    by jack black

    producers never thought of that.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:07 p.m. CST

    turd yeah you are right about mr Jason.

    by jack black

    his face in the awards (oscar and GG) said everything you need to know about the guy.and i think he even openly stated that he was strongly against Big Jim to win the oscar.what a prick. and i agree completely about the movies you mention.

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:08 p.m. CST

    snake foreskin however Weaver had infinite legs in GB1.

    by jack black

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Hey Asi, whats up dude? Have nt seen you around

    by southafricanguy

    for a while. I emailed you a while ago, but you have never responded. Anyway, would love to know your thoughts on Tron Legacy. I just saw it this weekend, it opened up late here in Korea....

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    Turd...hows it going my friend? I like your list of

    by southafricanguy

    great sequals. I mostly agree with your choices. For me Revenge of the fallen, The lost world, BHC3, Robocop3, Batman and Robin are among the all time worst sequals.... And agreed that the BTTF sequals are terribly underrated. I hold them to be far better than some make out. But then I also think the POTC, and Matrix sequals are underrated.....

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 6:58 p.m. CST

    More Love for BTTF sequels

    by WriteForTheEdit

    I think way too many people were just shocked by the dark turn taken in BTTF, and then another total U-turn into period Western for part 3. But that's what makes them so great. They're all so different from one another, and yet knit beautifully into one complete story (which is really Doc Brown's character arch - he's the "protagonist in the background.").

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    Whoops, first sentence should be: "...dark turn taken in BTTF 2..."

    by WriteForTheEdit

    But you probably figured that out...

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Has anyone forgotten about the WORST sequel ever?

    by riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

  • Jan. 10, 2011, 9:30 p.m. CST

    That would be the steaming pile of shit known as

    by riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    Superman IV:The Quest for Peace Hands down, worst sequel ever. If it was already mentioned, my bad.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST

    hadwoodenteethchasedmobydick

    by AsimovLives

    Zemeckis now, or rather, Zemeckis since FOREST GUMP (with the exception of CAST AWAY and WHAT LIES BENEATH). The Zemeckis of then was alright.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 8:01 a.m. CST

    kilik

    by AsimovLives

    The typical Rietman hackery in GHOSTBUSTERS starts with the fucking retard shitty pop music score that movie has. That's the start. Then there's the unimaginative directing. People are so hypnotized with the Murray antics, the general fine performances by the actors and the fine funny script by Ackroyd and Ramis that they don't notice what an uninspired piec eof shitty directing that movie has. Then there's the desperate atempt the movie does at audience ass kissing. GHOSTBUSTERS is not a good movie. It's at beast an average uninspired movie which contains some pearls of comedy thanks mostly to the script and the actors. And Ivan The Shit Reitman had nothing to do with that. And if yo guys think that BEVERLY HILLS COP 3 is bad (as if the other two were any good!), you are absolutly right, it is a crapass shitty movie. And Landis did it because Ivan The Shit Reitman stole his career. By all normal order of things, it's Landis who should had done GHOSTBUSTERS and Ivan Reitman BHC3. Becasue BHC3 is a Ivan Reitman-like movie through and through. Fucking pissant Reitman not only stole Landis's career, he also made Landis to have his. Fuck Ivan Reitman up in his fucking ass.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 8:05 a.m. CST

    southafricanguy

    by AsimovLives

    Hi mate. i haven't opened the email for a month already, i got sick with a severe cold. I'll check your email. As for TRON LEGACY, it's going to open here only next thursday. But that's not the worst news. The wrost is that TRUE GRIT will only open at February 21th. Grrrr!!

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 8:07 a.m. CST

    turd_has_risen_from_the_gravy

    by AsimovLives

    Can Jar Jar Abrams's SHIT TREK be classified as among the worst sequles as well? Because many call it STXI, as if it's a sequel to the movies already made before. If so, then SHIT TREK has to also be included among the worst sequels ever made in the whole history of world cinema.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 10:05 a.m. CST

    asimovlives

    by riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    Wahhhh......Reitman stole Landis's career....wahhhhh. Dude are you fucking serious? Landis made a bad movie, period, and you are going to blame that on Reitman? That is not only the WEAKEST argument ever, it is just plain fucking stupid. Actually, Landis made TWO shitty sequels.....BHCIII and Blues Brothers 2000....I guess that is Reitman's fault as well? Landis is also responsible for making two very funny movies with Eddie Murphy....Trading Places and Coming To America.....and Reitman had nothing to do with those, so the piss poor excuse that BHCIII and BB2000 were abortions and it was because Reitman "stole" Landis's career is invalid. Seriously, think before you type such inane drivel. IF Landis had a shitty career, it was no ones fault but his own. Maybe it had something to do with his mistakes killing Vic Morrow on the Twilight Zone set that killed his career. Oh yea, you didn't mention that did you? Did it slip your mind? Must have.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 10:28 a.m. CST

    riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    by AsimovLives

    Watch both Reitman's and Landis's career and tell me that by all logic GHOSTBUSTERS should had been a Landis movie while that festering pile of shit BEVERLY HILLS COP 3 should had been an Ivan Reitman movie, because it sur eis one through and through. And i'm not even a fan of John Landis, but man, he got scooped by Reitman.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 10:29 a.m. CST

    riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    by AsimovLives

    And by the way, Landis still had a career after the Vic Morrow's accident. You ever heard of INTO THE NIGHT and COMING TO AMERICA?

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Yea I have heard of those.......

    by riggs_and_murtaghs_love_child

    So then stop your childish whining about Reitman "stole" Landis's career. Just because he didn't have the success that Reitman had that you wanted for him, does not mean he "stole" his career. No one is responsible for anyone's career except their own. Deal with it.

  • Jan. 11, 2011, 3 p.m. CST

    Asi... a few questions for you...

    by SK229

    Asi, I have a question for you... if Jar Jar actually made a good movie, do you think you'd give him credit for it? I try to be as objective about my own opinion as I can. That is, I try not to let personal prejudices and such get in the way of the simple question, "was that movie an entertaining or simply enlightening and positive experience?" This could mean any number of things, it doesn't mean I only like entertaining movies about lollipops and rainbows... a positive experience could mean it made me question the world, see things from a new perspective... whatever. I feel it's important with any art/entertainment that you meet the work on its own terms and judge accordingly. The point is, your hatred of J.J. Abrams and 'Shit Trek', as you call it, has reached epic, legendary proportions and it makes me wonder if you'd be able to see through that hatred if he did something worthwhile. Let me ask you a few questions and I'm 100% serious about this: Do you think Abrams has any redeeming qualities whatsoever? Do you believe he has any cinematic and/or storytelling talent? Have you ever seen anything in his films or television shows that you liked? Just to make this query complete, I'm going to give my own take on what I don't like about Abrams: For some reason, I find him more deplorable than someone like Michael Bay, because Abrams seems to make well disguised mediocrities. People praise him as if he's the second coming of Serling, Spielberg, Lucas, and Roddenberry all rolled into one, but I actually agree with much of your assessment that his work is totally lacking in any substance whatsoever and, unlike those mentioned, he's incapable (at least thus far) of giving a work the action adventure pathos/depth of a Jaws, the bittersweet nostalgia of an American Graffiti, the extreme multi-level irony of a Twilight Zone, or the forward thinking vision/philosophy/what ifs? of the real Star Trek. For me, his work is the ultimate in shiny objects being dangled in front of infants and for THAT, I have to give him credit, because he does have a talent for kinetic, hyper energized, pretty looking films with decent performances, a perfect mix that seems to fool the audience like clockwork. I even enjoy his work sometimes but then look back and realize they're almost totally pointless confections parading as so much more. About as filling as cotton candy and as plotless as a video art installation. I also feel that he tends to put into movies the kinds of people he must hang out with... pretty, well dressed, hip, but ultimately vapid and uninteresting. But that's just my opinion, I'm sure others will tell me how I'm wrong.

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 -Back in Training

    by HornyForHarry

  • Jan. 12, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Ghostbusters 3 - the search for slimer's corpse

    by HornyForHarry