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Ghostbusters, Doctor Who and Back to the Future Collide in New Lego Dimensions Trailer

This is the sci-fi Doctors mash-up you've been waiting for – and when I say mashup, I mean it...

In WB Games' new Lego Dimensions trailer, Dr. Venkman from Ghostbusters, Dr. 'Doc' Emmett Brown from Back to the Future and the Doctor from Doctor Who are all driving up to the same four-way stop in their respective vehicles (Ecto 1, a DeLorean and Police box, respectively). Being as polite as they are, none of them can figure out who should make their turn first. It all comes to a head when their patience grows thin, and for some reason decide to run head-on at full speed, resulting with them crashing their vehicles at a crossroads. Plastic CGI bricks everywhere...:

Ghostbusters aficionados can get a Peter Venkman minifigure, Proton Pack, Ecto-1, Ghost Trap, and a mission that has players fighting Gozer in New York City in the Ghostbusters Level Pack for $29.99. The Back to the Future Level Pack features a Marty McFly minifigure, the DeLorean Time Machine, a Hoverboard, and…

Has Ghostbusters II Predicted The End Of The World?

It'S one of the most popular films of all time – but did Ghostbusters II tell us when the world will end?

The hit comedy was released in 1989 and starred Bill Murray and Dan Akroyd among a team of wise-cracking spectre hunters in New York City.

But if you cast your minds back, you might remember this revealing scene.

Murray, who plays psychologist Dr Peter Venkman, is interviewing two psychics, Milton Angland (Kevin Dunn) and Elaine (Chloe Webb), at the beginning of the film for his TV show, The World of the Psychic, filmed at the WKRR-TV Studio and which could be watched on channel 10.

Peter asks Elaine if she has a date in mind of when the end of the world will happen.

She replies: "According to my source", an Alien at the Paramus Holiday Inn, "the end of the world will be on February 14 in the year 2016."

Murray says: "Valentine's Day. Bummer", and notes that, most of the time, Aliens couldn't be trusted.

However, if the Alien at the Paramu…

UK film censors made to watch a 10 hour long movie of paint drying

A tricksy filmmaker has made two censors at the British Board of Film Classification watch a 10 hour film of paint drying!

Filmmaker Charlie Lyne raised £6000 for the project and submitted the film to the BBFC as a "protest against censorship and mandatory classification."

"To my great shame," Lyne admitted during a Reddit AMA. "I have not watched the film in its entirety."

The poor BBFC censors wasn't so lucky, spending two days making notes before finally making their judgement:

U. Suitable for all ages.

Lyne is apparently in talks with a London cinema for a screening, if you want to catch it yourself. Here's a sample:

Today's the day: two BBFC examiners are currently watching 'Paint Drying'. AMA:— Charlie Lyne (@charlielyne) January 25, 2016
Riveting, isn't it? Although, much more entertaining than most things on terrestrial TV, especially ITV! Although, this may give a channel a i…

10 Ghostbusters Facts You Might Not Know

Ghostbusters actor David Margulies has died aged 78. As fans across the world pay tribute, The Telegraph has listed 10 things you may not know about the hit 1984 film:

Harold Ramis, Dan Ackroyd and Bill Murray in 'Ghostbusters'
1 - It was originally called Ghost Smashers

Ghostbusters star and screenwriter Dan Aykroyd originally conceived the film as a futuristic epic, where teams of “ghostmashers” battled dozens of giant monsters: estimates at the time placed the budget for his original vision somewhere in the region of $300 million (and this was 1984).

Ivan Reitman dubbed Aykroyd's original draft "the phone book" because it was so long, and called in Harold Ramis to complete a shorter, cheaper draft, and return the story to the present day. Due to competition from a pre-existing, unrelated Filmation TV series, also called Ghostbusters, the filmmakers were hesitant to commit to Ghostbusters as a title, and considered Ghoststoppers as an alternative. Luckily, the cop…

David Margulies: Ghostbusters actor passes away aged 78

Very sad news that veteran actor David Margulies, who portrayed Mayor Lenny in Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, has died in New York at the age of 78.

The Independent has posted a obituary which reflects on the career of David Margulies.

LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Pack trailer debuts

Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group's hit game LEGO Dimensions continues to roll out with the latest level pack hitting stores today – Ghostbusters! Check out the Ghostbusters trailer for LEGO Dimensions in the player below.

The LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Pack is out now in the USA and will be released on Friday 22nd January 2016 in the UK! Additional LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Fun Packs will be released throughout the year, including Mr. Stay Puft's on Thursday 31st March 2016, and Slimer's on Tuesday 31st May 2016.

New Ghostbusters movie: 4 things we know about the film

Although the new all-female Ghostbusters doesn't hit theaters until this summer, USA Today couldn't help but ask director Paul Feig about the movie while he was on the Critics' Choice Awards red carpet to promote Spy.

Abby (Melissa McCarthy), Holtzmann (Kate McKinnon), Erin (Kristen Wiig) and Patty (Leslie Jones) are armed with upgraded proton packs in Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters.' (Photo: Hopper Stone, SMPSP)
Here's what he told them:

* It will definitely be an origin story

Nope, this is not the continuation of the previously-established Ghostbusters universe.

* There are upgraded proton packs

"You got your basic proton pack, but even that we changed up," said Feig. "I wanted to see the evolution of their hardware."

* Kate McKinnon's character, Jillian Holtzmann, is an inventor

It's McKinnon's character who comes up with "a lot of sidearms" for herself and fellow busters of ghosts played by Melissa McCarthy, Kristen W…

Ghostbusters preview in London proves popular with licensees and retailers

Licensees, retailers and other partners were recently given a much-anticipated taster of the upcoming release of the new Ghostbusters film!

Over 170 visitors attended the Picturehouse Central in London on January 12th, where the film's director Paul Feig entertained the crowd with six short video clips featuring scenes from the rebooted film.

According to Rocket Licensing, the strong response to the preview of the film suggests that there will be 'powerful momentum' behind the licensing campaign for the film.

Rob Wijeratna, joint MD of Rocket Licensing, said: "The packed house says it all – this is the movie event that will define the second half of 2016 for many licensees and retailers. They, and we, can hardly wait for July."

Rocket Licensing, who was appointed by Sony Pictures to manage the UK and Ireland licensing campaign for the Ghostbusters brand, has already witnessed accelerated growth in licensee signings.

Check out a selection of photos from Sony and R…

Kinnerton, Hancocks And Finsbury secure Ghostbusters Licences

Hancocks, Kinnerton and Finsbury Foods have joined the list of UK licensees for this year's upcoming reboot of Ghostbusters.

Chocolate supplier Kinnerton, confectionery cash & carry Hancocks and cake maker Finsbury joined the likes of publisher Centum Books and clothing business Poetic Gem in winning licences for the forthcoming movie - the first since 1989's Ghostbusters II.

The first two films, which starred Dan Aykroyd and Bill Murray as 'parapsychologists' who investigated and captured ghosts in New York City, were among the highest grossing films of the 1980s. The 2016 reboot, simply titled Ghostbusters, stars Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy, and was directed by Paul Feig, who also directed Bridesmaids, in which Wiig and McCarthy also starred. The film is expected to be one of the year's biggest releases when it hits cinemas in July. Aykroyd and Murray, along with Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and Annie Potts, will also make…

Victoria Justice And Ryan McCartan To Star In Fox's Rocky Horror Picture Show Remake

It's time to do The Time Warp again!

Former Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice and current Disney star Ryan McCartan have been tapped to star in Fox's upcoming Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The two will portray Janet and Brad, respectively, in roles made famous by Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick in the 1975 cult classic.

Penny Dreadful alum Reeve Carney has signed on as Riff-Raff, and singer Staz Nair will portray Rocky Horror, originally played by the creator of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O'Brien (The Crystal Maze), and Peter Hinwood, respectively.

The quartet join Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox, who will play Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a role originally made famous by Tim Curry (Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Wild Thornberrys), in the upcoming remake.

The two-hour Fox special, due in fall 2016, will be directed, exec produced and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) and filmed in advance. Ortega, Gail …