Showing posts from February, 2016

Ghostbusters Director Paul Feig Confirms Hi-C Ecto Cooler will be making a epic return!

Last weeks eBay listing of a 2016 can of Ecto Cooler brought up many questions. The most important being... Is Ecto Cooler coming back in 2016?

Well, Ghostbusters director Paul Feig just tweeted the following:Sooner than that. Details to come.— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) February 26, 2016Still hoping it comes to the UK!

Yes, GhostHeads, Ecto Cooler is coming back AND will be available before the film's July 15th, 2016 release date!

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Hulu To Add "Extreme Ghostbusters" On 3/1!

Hulu have announced on Twitter that the streaming service will be adding the popular animated Ghostbusters series Extreme Ghostbusters to its library on Tuesday 1st March 2016!

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Michael K. Williams talks "Ghostbusters": "I'm in a scene with Slimer!"

This is a very good year to be a fan of actor Michael K. Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire), who has roles in the movies Triple 9 (out Feb. 26) and Assassin's Creed (out Dec. 21) and is one of the stars of SundanceTV's new crime-drama show Hap and Leonard (which premieres March 2). But 2016's most successful Williams-featuring project might be the new Ghostbusters movie, in which he appears alongside Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon, reports!

"I play the FBI agent who works for the mayor," revealed Williams when he popped into the Entertainment Weekly Radio studios on Thursday. "Our whole thing is, we're going to tell the people it was a flash in the sky and 'Run along little women with your ghosts, we got this.' That was a dream job. They're at the top of their game, man. I had the pleasure of working with Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon on a show on IFC called Spoils Before Dying. So, I had a relation…

Paul Feig Talks About His Upcoming "Ghostbusters" Movie

The Knockturnal YouTube channel had the chance to grab a quick word with Ghostbusters (2016) director Paul Feig at last week's Athena Film Festival:

On having all voices in his films:

"I just want all voices around, you know. I don't think it works when it's all women in charge. I don't think it works with all men. You want both voices because then you don't get stereotype portrayals of each other."

On Leslie Jones in the new Ghostbusters:

"She really kills at the test screenings we've done so far, she just really destroys. People love her."

On fans having an issue with the new film being a reboot:

"Look, there's plenty of fans of Ghostbusters that have an issue with it being a reboot, that I completely get… I find that valid."

On blocking misogynist fans via social media:

"I don't want to give those people a voice and a forum. It's such just a non-starter when it's just misogyny, then... what's the point?&…

Kurt Fuller Talks "Ghostbusters II" In New "Ghostheads" Video!

The production crew overlooking the new Ghostheads documentary have just released the below short aptly named "Fuller Moments with Kurt Fuller". In the video, Kurt talks about his character, Jack Hardemeyer, on Ghostbusters 2, Hulk Hogan and being called "hard-on":

If you'd like to help out the documentary or just find out more about Ghostheads, answer the call and visit!


Family Guy Movies To ITV2 On Monday 29th February 2016

Turn off your phone, cancel all plans and put a big Family Guy marker in your diary for 9pm on Monday 29th February 2016 as that's when Seth MacFarlane's comedy smash is heading to ITV2!

Some laugh-out-loud repeats of the ever-popular cartoon is a nice way to leap into the leap year, right?Confirmed: Family Guy starts Monday 29 February at 9pm on ITV2— ITV Press Centre (@itvpresscentre) February 17, 2016Originally airing repeats on BBC3 (one of the minuscule number of shows actually worth watching on the BBC network), Family Guy moved onto a deal with the commercial broadcaster after it was announced that the former would switch to online-only – a move that took place on Tuesday 16th February 2016.

Seth MacFarlane's other hit animated comedies American Dad, The Cleveland Show and new series Bordertownare also part of the deal with ITV.

Original source: Radio Times.

UK Hopefuls For Eurovision Song Contest 2016 Revealed!

Bored of knowing the Eurovision Song Contest winner way before the end of the show?

Well, the competition has announced a major shake-up to the voting system in a bid to create more exciting TV and keep the suspense right until the end!

Under the new system, professional juries and the public for each country will award a separate set of points (up to 12). In previous years, both of their votes were combined.

As normal, each country's representative will appear on TV to deliver scores from their nation. The difference is, they will only be announcing the scores awarded by their jury.

The televoting will be added on last, after all the juries' verdicts have been added up. The points from every country's public vote will be combined so that each act will have one lump total added on to their juries' score.

The host will then announce the televoting results, starting with the country with the lowest public total.

"This new way of presenting the votes is a big step fo…

The Simpsons Offers A Up-To-Date Take On The 2016 Presidential Race

Fans used to have to wait a full year at the least (even longer in the UK), for a show like The Simpsons to comment on a recent political event. Now with digital ink and paint, a battalion of Korean Wacoms, and the ability to beam finished animation back to the Fox lot without the need of a boat, it's possible to comment on things that happened as little as two weeks ago. It still isn't possible to devote a full episode to them, though - the full assembly line process still takes the better part of a year to complete.

Hence this brand-new The Simpsons short, which presumably will be the cold opener to tonight's brand-new episode on FOX at 8/9 Central in the USA. The savage tone of the recent US primary is giving Marge nightmares...:

Highlights include more than once joke about "Trump's hair", a Trump Vs. Cruz wrestling match and a Rubio-Robot.

Some of the people seen here have already dropped out, but I think the show can be forgiven for not deleting Jeb Bush…

"Fun House" Theme Song

It's Wacky, it's fun, it's Cr-a-a-a-zy, it's outrageous, it's the Fun House theme tune!:

The British version of Fun House aired on CITV from 1989-99. The game show was hosted by Pat Sharp along with the twin cheerleaders Melanie and Martina Grant, and Gary King as the announcer.

Theme song lyrics to the UK version of Fun House, via Game Shows Wiki:

It's Wacky!
It's Fun!
It's Cr-a-a-a-zy!
It's outrageous!
Fun House,
It's a whole lot of fun,
Prizes to be won!
It's a real crazy show where anything can go!
Fun House,
It's a quiz,
It's a race,
It's a real wacky place!
Use your body and your brain!
If you wanna play the game!

Fun House (UK) Opening and Closing Theme Tune (Clean):

Hostess Unveils Slimeriffic Ghostbusters Twinkies!

With all the talk about the upcoming Ghostbusters movie, you may be left wondering, what about the Twinkie? Well, Hostess have you covered!

Hot on the heels of the news that Coca-Cola's Hi-C Ecto Cooler drink could be making a comeback, Hostess has unveiled their brand-new line of limited edition Ghostbusters themed Key Lime Slime Twinkies!:

It looks like Ghostbusters themed Twinkies are on the way featuring key lime slime filling! Thanks to @dinosaurdracula for the spot! #ghostbusters #gb16 #twinkiesA photo posted by Ghostbusters News (@ghostbustersnewsdotcom) on Feb 20, 2016 at 11:18am PST

Hi-C Ecto Cooler Could Be Making A Comeback!

The 2010s are the new '90s, what with all the TV reunions and series reboots/revivals, and '90s movies being rereleased in cinemas for new (and old) generations to enjoy.

I ain't afraid of no fizz!
And with all the '90s nostalgia brimming on the Internet, it was only a matter of time until classic '90s food and drink items returned to grocery shelves. First, Surge made a highly-anticipated comeback in 2014, selling out on Amazon almost immediately and causing the Internet lost its mind that a drink from people's childhoods was resurfacing all these years later.

That's why the possible revival of Hi-C's hugely popular Ecto Cooler is driving millennials wild. Already a Facebook trending topic, the Twitter account Resurrect EctoCooler dropped a bombshell for fans of tasty green drinks everywhere!:

IT'S ON THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!
A product sample for the 2016 revival of ECTO COOLER!! YES!!!!— Resurrect EctoCoole…

Upcoming "The Simpsons" Episode To Air Live

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

Well, those animators must be going to the gym, as this Spring, the longest-running American cartoon series will make history again when the last three minutes of the May 15th episode will be, technically, broadcast live!

How is this even possible? With motion-capture technology and Dan Castellaneta being given a wired facelift. Showrunner Al Jean told The Wrap that the final scene will be Homer sitting on the couch and commenting on recent events, possibly hours old. No one outside the Fox lot knows if this new technology looks convincing or embarrassing, but Jean was impressed, and said he’d been watching Fox Sports experiment with it to some success. "It looks great," Jean said. "I'm really confident that people will like it."

To help inspire Homer, fans will be invited to tweet subjects they think he should bring up, using t…

Sony to release first Ghostbusters (2016) trailer on 3.3.2016

Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced in a trailer that the studio will release their first Ghostbusters 2016 trailer on Thursday 3rd March 2016!:

Who you gonna call?

The pre-trailer trailer features a slow piano-key version of Ray Parker Jr.'s hit Ghostbusters song at the end, and a first-look at the updated famous no-ghosts logo, featuring a metallic rim:

Additionally, although confirmed details on the movies villain, played by Neil Casey, remain under lock and key, we've gotten an early sneak peek at the character thanks to Toy Fair. Take a look:

My report on this guy being the main villain of the new #Ghostbusters movie, named Rowan, is making the rounds on all the news sites today. Make sure you watch my video where Mattel confirms this at photo posted by "Pixel Dan" Eardley (@pixeldan) on Feb 17, 2016 at 11:48am PST
(If you need further proof that this is indeed Rowan, the bad guy of new Ghostbusters, you can also watch a Mattel rep r…

BBC Planning "Are You Being Served?" Reboot

No, BBC, just... no!

Downstairs for bad ideas that should never happen. Going down!

The Metro is reporting that the classic British sitcom Are You Being Served? is being remade by the BBC – and fans are understandably outraged.

The comedy will be rebooted with an 'all-star cast' as part of the corporation's 'landmark comedy season', according to Chortle.

The one-off episode will be recorded in front of a studio audience for March 5.

The BBC said: 'Picking up where Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft's much loved comedy left off, the show will bring Grace Brothers and some of the nation's all-time favourite sitcom characters including Mrs Slocombe, Captain Peacock, Miss Brahms, and Mr Humphries back to life with an all star cast.'

You can apply for up to two tickets to watch the recording here.

The sitcom, starring Mollie Sudden, John Inmand, Frank Thornton and Wendy Richard, ran for ten series from 1972 to 1985 on BBC1. The series had a spin-off titled Grac…

The last thing BBC Three aired before it moved online

So BBC Three has finally left the airwaves in favour of its new online home.

And as such you might have expected it to sign off in style, following a closing night which paid homage to some of its best-known shows.

But no. In fact the station disappeared from your tessellator's with relatively little fanfare – actually, none at all!

Instead, they simply aired a "classic" episode of Gavin & Stacey, showed a trailer for forthcoming drama Thirteen – coming soon to online – and then bowed out with this message:

And that, BBC Three fans, was it. In fact you'd never have known anything was different to usual if it weren't for the reminder that they'd moved.
To be fair, it did broadcast its last moments at around 4am, with the last programme being the cringe worthy Gavin & Stacey - so chances are you were tucked up in bed and wouldn't have seen it anyway.

During its final night on-air, the channel treated fans to old episodes of Top Gear, Siblin…

"Rainbow" - Full Theme Song

The full opening theme song to the cult British children's television series Rainbow!:

After the cheery opening we all remember, it takes a weirdly sombre turn and starts mourning the fading colours at sunset.

Read more:17 strange things that happened in kids' TV show Rainbow

Ghostbusters News Round-Up - Friday 12th February 2016

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

-Ghostbusters fans are speculating that Sony Pictures will release their first trailer for Ghostbusters 2016 on Saturday 13th February 2016, the day before the end of the world (as predicted by Ghostbusters II)! Paul Feig will be at the Melissa McCarthy hosted SNL this Saturday. That's three quarters of the new team AND the director in or at the show!

-Ghostbustersis now on SnapChat!

-Board game collectors and Ghostbusters enthusiasts take note! Ghostbusters Monopoly is real and is expected to be released in May 2016! Just thinking about the Proton Pack game piece that'll surely come with this puts a smile all over my face!

-Nothing says I Love Boo like a Dan Schoening Ghostbusters Valentine:The End of the World is this #ValentinesDay, why not give your sweetheart 1 of these Printable #Ghostbusters Cards?— Dan Schoening (@Dapperpomade) February 11, 2016- Still looking for Ghostbusters …

Diamond Select Toys Licenses New "Ghostbusters" Film in 2016

Original Diamond Select Toys Press Release via Art Asylum Blog:

Diamond Select Toys Licenses New Ghostbusters Film in 2016

Since 2009, Diamond Select Toys has been releasing quality collectibles based on the classic 1984 film Ghostbusters, as well as its live-action and animated sequels and spinoffs. Now, the Maryland-based company is happy to announce that, under license from Sony Pictures Consumer Products, they will continue that tradition with the new 2016 Ghostbusters film, producing Minimates mini-figures, vehicles, vinyl banks, kitchenware and glassware based on the new film.

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)
Starting around the release of the film, Diamond Select will have a full assortment of Minimates mini-figures, including all four Ghostbusters, supporting cast of characters and also ghosts. Each Minimates…

Ghostbusters: First Look Photo of the Ecto 2!

This summer's reboot of Ghostbusters is not only bringing a new cast of specter-catching heroes to the big screen, but also new versions of the team's signature vehicle!

In the original 1980s films, Ecto-1 was the team's souped-up station ambulance-hearse combo emblazoned with the Ghostbusters logo.

In the animated series The Real Ghostbusters, Ecto-2 was a two-seater autogyro.

For the 2016 reboot, however, Ecto-2 is a motorcycle. Click on the photo of the vehicle below for the hi-res version:

Ecto-2 is basically a Ghostbusters motorcycle, which Chris Hemsworth's character Kevin was seen riding it in not only the LEGO set photos but leaked set photos as well.

The new Ghostbusters team also have their own version of the classic Ecto-1 vehicle:

Ghostbusters has also just busted its way onto Snapchat where the image above and other exclusive photos will be shared with fans:

Sources: IGN UK, /Film.

The very best Simpsons movie references you probably didn’t notice

We've always known the yella fellas of The Simpsons loved a sneaky movie reference, but did you ever quite realise the massive amount of care and detail that goes into re-enacting classic cinematic scenes in the Matt Groening series - until now?

This supercut of The Simpsons' best film callbacks, many of them mega accurate, puts them side-by-side with the original movie clips they're spoofing. Movie magic!:

The Simpsons movie references from cgmzz on Vimeo.The Simpsons' tribute to Film industry.

Here's some of the many tributes that The Simpsons' have paid to Cinema.

Along their 27 seasons this mythic tv show has used as reference movies from famous directors such as: Stanley Kubrick, Alfred Hitchcock, Francis Ford Coppola or Steven Spielberg.

Music: Sing Sing Sing (With a Swing) - The Benny Goodman Orchestra

Films that appear:

Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Requiem for a dream (2000)

The Gold Rush (1925)

Full Me…

"Mrs. Doubtfire" deleted scenes

Alternate and deleted scenes from the blockbuster 1993 film "Mrs. Doubtfire" reveal how the comedy nearly turned into a drama.

That's what the internet discovered when deleted scenes from the film resurfaced online this week, reminding fans just how serious the film's plot - about a man attempting to gain access to his children - actually had the potential to be.

We all laughed heartily at Daniel Hillard's antics as he impersonated an older Scottish lady to try and get close to his kids during a difficult divorce, but we often underestimated the impact the marital breakdown had on his children.

Take oldest daughter Lydia (Lisa Jakub), for example: a deleted sequence from the film shows how her parents' very public squabbling distracted her during a Spelling Bee competition.

And then there's the argument we never witnessed, between Daniel and Miranda (Sally Field), just after she discovered his big secret, which is all the more heartbreaking because it'…

Cleanin’ Up The Town Extended Trailer Remembers Original Ghostbusters Movies

In a push to complete a look back at the original Ghostbusters and its sequel, Ghostbusters II, filmmaker siblings Anthony and Claire Bueno have launched a Kickstarter campaign and released a extended trailer for a brand-new Ghostbusters documentary, Cleanin' Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, which they describe as "the definitive documentary that charts how Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 came to fruition and how these films were made by the people that made them."

They have interviewed over 70 people throughout a journey over the past few years including Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver Annie Potts, David Margulies, William Atherton, Kurt Fuller and Jason Reitman, Director Ivan Reitman, Producer Michael C. Gross, Visual Effects crew including Richard Edlund, Terry Windell, Dennis Muren and Steve Johnson, musicians Ray Parker Jr and The Bus Boys. Bueno Productions has worked on the project for eight years to compile a complete look at the p…

BBC3 unveils highlights for final night on-air

Top Gear, Don't Tell The Bride, Gavin & Stacey and Siblings will be among the shows leading BBC3's TV swansong as the channel makes the move online on Tuesday 16th February 2016, Radio Times reports.

BBC3's last night of programming will open with the first episode of Top Gear's 16th series, which sees Jeremy Clarkson submitting "the Skoda Yeti to a remarkably thorough road test".

Then it's straight over to Las Vegas for a Don't Tell The Bride extravaganza, followed by back-to-back British "comedies" with Gavin & Stacey, Little Britain and Bad Education* punctuated only by the evening's scheduled EastEnders repeat.

The nightly Albert Square recap will move to W (the new name for UKTV's Watch) from Thursday 18th February 2016 onwards.

Family Guy and American Dad, two of the best shows on the whole BBC network, will take viewers into the early hours, when The Mighty Boosh, Cuckoo, Siblings, Josh and Some Girls will take the grav…

LEGO Unveils First-Look At Brand-New LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2 Set, Based On 2016 Movie!

LEGO have unveiled a first-look at their brand-new official ‪‎Ghostbusters‬ Ecto-1 & 2 ‪LEGO‬ set, based on the upcoming Ghostbusters‬ (2016) movie, coming this summer!

The photos also give clues as to what some of the ghosts in the movie may look like, as well as a possible storyline spoiler! Check out the pictures below!:

LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1 & 2
We ain't afraid of no ghosts!

Your first look at the official images of LEGO Ghostbusters Ecto-1&2 coming this summer!

Sony's Mark Caplan Talks Upcoming Merchandise Plans For "Ghostbusters"

Image has unveiled a spooktacular interview with Mark Caplan, SVP global consumer products for Sony Pictures Entertainment, about the Ghostbusters brand!:

Sony Pictures' Mark Caplan on Ghostbusters activity, passionate fans and new areas for the brand

With Ghostbusters set to hit screens in July, here Mark Caplan, SVP global consumer products for Sony Pictures Entertainment reveals his excitement to launch a product line in May and how the brand will tap into more retail channels in the future.

How have things been for Ghostbusters?

Things are going exceptionally well for the brand and we have been quite busy gearing up for the global film launch in July. Most recently, we had the pleasure of having the film’s director Paul Feig present sneak peeks of the movie to close to 200 potential licensees, promotional partners and retailers in London earlier this year. The footage was unanimously praised and we are excited to bring a fantastic product line to fruition to accompany thi…

Sony Launches Official "Ghostbusters" (2016) Website; Trailer To Be Release Soon!

To celebrate the upcoming release of the brand-new Ghostbusters movie in July 2016, Sony has launched their official Ghostbusters 2016 website at!

Although the updated website doesn't give too much away about the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, it has unveiled a selection of photographs of the characters in their civilian clothes with short character bios, and a first-look at Chris Hemsworth as Kevin, the Ghostbusters' secretary, which you can check out below! The website also features testimonials from original Ghostbusters stars Bill Murray (Dr. Peter Venkman), Dan Aykroyd (Dr. Ray Stantz) and Ernie Hudson (Winston Zeddemore), and Ivan Reitman, the producer and director of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II.

Additionally, Paul Feig, the director of the new Ghostbusters movie, has announced on Twitter that a trailer for Ghostbusters should be released by the end of this month (February 2016)!

Abby Yates, Paranormal researcher, supernatural scien…

Sky Comedy To Air "Groundhog Day" 13 Times Back-To-Back To Celebrate US Holiday

The Sky Movies channel Sky Comedy will be showing Groundhog Day 13 times in a row to celebrate the Pennsylvania holiday on Tuesday 2nd February 2016, reports BuzzFeed!:

It news was first spotted by Twitter user Throrgon and has since been retweeted more than 4000 times.

Jasen Govinden from Sky Movies told BuzzFeed News: "Whilst reviewing our schedules for February 2nd we obviously had Groundhog Day scheduled in a prominent slot - but one of our curators simply said, 'Why not just play it back to back all day?' I ran it past the director and he said, 'Genius' and that was that."

The review in the Radio Times is even better:

Did You Hear - Ghostbusters II May Have Predicted The End Of The World!