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Film Fanatic: ‘Ghostbusters’ Cast, ‘Mission: Impossible 5’ Releasing Early, Super Bowl Trailers

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‘Ghostbusters’ Cast Revealed

After years, check that, decades of hearing Dan Aykroyd tease fans with the news that they were finally making Ghostbusters 3 only to eventually realize it was just him reporting this news in hopes that they would make the movie since he hasn’t exactly had a hit in years, we just grew tired of it. Until now.

A whole new Ghostbusters reboot is finally taking shape with an all female cast. According to Variety, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones are in early negotiations to star in the movie.

Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat, Spy) is directing with Katie Dippold writing the script. Ivan Reitman who directed the original films is on board as a producer.
Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. | (

I’m really excited that this will be an entirely new team of Ghostbusters and not a third film with the original cast. Ten years ago I would have loved to have seen that, but with those guys getting older, major reservations from star Bill Murray and the death of Harold Ramis, the idea of that ever happening was long gone.

The fact that it is an all-female cast is inspired and refreshing. Wiig and McCarthy are hilarious and can certainly carry a film on their own. McKinnon has been on Saturday Night Live for a couple of years now and she’s actually one of the few cast members worth checking out every Saturday. She’s a master impressionist though I don’t feel that strength will be utilized in a Ghostbusters movie.

Fans of standup will know Jones but unless you’ve been watching SNL the past two seasons (I haven’t), she is the most unknown of the four members. She did have a brief but memorable turn in Chris Rock’s Top Five.

Everyone will probably be wondering whether the remaining original cast (Murray, Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson) will make a cameo in the film. Murray has always stated a desire to only come back if they made him a ghost and that actually might be the perfect way to bring him back. Have the new team’s first encounter with a ghost be Dr. Peter Venkman would be fantastic and memorable.

The new Ghostbusters will be released on July 22, 2016.


‘Mission: Impossible 5’ Moved to Summer Release

We always hear about the release date for movies being delayed due to various factors including re-shoots, unfinished visual effects and problems on the production. Next month’s Jupiter Ascending is a perfect example. That movie was supposed to come out last summer and was a delayed a full year for probably all of the examples I just listed.

But rarely do we get the nice little surprise of having a major film released not just early, but a full six months early. That is the case with the latest Tom Cruise vehicle Mission: Impossible 5 which will be released on July 31. It was originally supposed to come out Christmas Day aka the week after Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but Paramount decided to distance themselves from the sci-fi juggernaut. That and they must be pretty confident in Cruise’s signature series.

Mission Impossible 5
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Mission: Impossible might be the most underrated franchise going right now. Each film has been made by a different director which has led to four distinct movies and the last two have been among the best action movies of the past decade.

Christopher McQuarrie is at the helm for the fifth installment and I’m excited to see what he can do in the spy genre. He’s been a frequent collaborator of Tom Cruise having written Valkyrie, Edge of Tomorrow and wrote and directed Cruise in the underrated Jack Reacher.

Simon Pegg, Jeremy Renner and Ving Rhames are returning as part of Cruise’s team and Alec Baldwin has also joined the cast. We should expect a trailer rather soon with the release coming in just six months.


List of 2015 Super Bowl Movie Trailers

Besides being hyped for the actual game that will be played on Sunday, I also look forward to the movie trailers that debut during the Super Bowl. I’m not as excited as I’ve been in the past thanks to this little thing called the Internet which allows me to see the trailers before Sunday, but it’s still fun to see them regardless.

With that said, here’s a list of all the trailers that will be featured on Super Bowl Sunday.

Terminator: Genisys (July 1)

Ted 2 (June 26)

Minions (July 10)

Hot Tube Time Machine 2 (February 20)

Tomorrowland (May 22)

Jurassic World (June 12)

Pitch Perfect (May 15)

Fifty Shades of Grey (February 13)

Seventh Son (February 6)

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (February 6)

The Divergent Series: Insurgent (March 20)

Kingsman: The Secret Service (February 13)

Of all of these movies, I’m most excited for Tomorrowland and Jurassic World. The mystery of Tomorrowland is what makes it my most anticipated. We still don’t really know what that movie is about and throw in Brad Bird directing and George Clooney starring and I’m sold.

Jurassic World is also intriguing because we’ve only seen one trailer and it’s the first Jurassic Park movie in fourteen years. Show me more!



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