Fandango Releases New ‘Ghostbusters’ Content Ahead Of Movie’s Release

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Courtesy: Columbia Pictures

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This Friday Columbia Pictures will release its much anticipated reboot of the classic paranormal comedy Ghostbusters.  In anticipation of its release Fandango has released some content to get audiences in the mood for the movie.

Fandango released a handful of material this week in order to build excitement for Sony Pictures’ updated take on Ghostbusters.  One of those materials is a DIY Ghostbusters t-shirt.  The shirt comes complete with detailed directions on how to make the shirt along with pictures outlining the process.  Audiences can learn how to make the shirt for themselves now here.

Also released this week is a Ghostbusters personality test.  It asks audiences Which New Ghosbuster Are You?”  Through a series of questions, audiences can find out if they are Erin, Abby, Jillian, or Patty.  Audiences can take the quiz now here.

There is even a group of Ghostbusters intro videos that introduce each of the new team members.  It can be viewed online now here.

More information on Ghostbusters is available online now at:

 

 

 

Website: http://www.Ghostbusters.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ghostbusters

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ghostbusters

 

 

 

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Wigg, Moretti Call It Quits

Courtesy:  Us Weekly Magazine

Courtesy: Us Weekly Magazine

Actress Kristen Wiig and boyfriend Fabrizio Moretti are through.  According to sources close to Us Weekly Magazine, the couple has called it quits after only eighteen months together.  Wiig, 39 and Moretti, 33 were first confirmed as a couple when they were spotted together in a rather amorous public display of affection at a Black Keys concert in December 2011. 

A source has said of the breakup that “It was very amicable and they will remain friends.”  While Wiig has typically kept her personal life and work life separate from each other, she did openly note in a cover story for Marie Claire magazine in August 2012 about her relationship with Moretti that “I’m happier than I’ve ever been and I feel very lucky right now.” 

Wiig, best known for her work on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and Bridesmaids, has been very busy this Summer.  She lent her talents for the big screen CG-based sequel, Despicable Me 2 and co-starred in the indie dramedy, Girl Most Likely.  Both movies were released this month.  Moretti, drummer of the rock band The Strokes, also dated Drew Barrymore from 2002 to 2007.  He is celebrating the release of his band’s fifth full length studio release, Comedown Machine.

The full article is available online at http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/kristen-and-fabrizio-split-2013257#ixzz2a64hbZrt

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Identity Thief A Mere Shadow Of Hughes’ Classic Road Trip Comedy

Courtesy:  Universal Studios

Courtesy: Universal Studios

Universal Studios’ latest attempt at a buddy comedy comes up far short of the John Hughes classic which it tries to emulate. This road trip buddy comedy is a mere shadow of Hughes’ 1987 classic, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Where Hughes did everything right with his movie, writer and director Steve Conrad and Seth Gordon have combined to make a movie in Identity Thief that struggles at best to come across as an update of what is a much better story. Thank goodness for veteran actor Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Extract, etc.). If not for his acting chops, this movie might have completely sunk. He manages throughout the story to pick up the slack left by co-star Melissa McCarthy whose character is annoying in herself, while she as an actress falls flat in her attempt to be funny. It would be interesting to find out if other actresses had been considered for the role or even another actor before the higher ups decided on her. Even the inclusion of guest stars Robert Patrick (T2, The Unit) and rapper T.I. didn’t do a lot to help the movie.

Identity Thief has more than its share of problems. But for all of its negatives, it would be unfair to ignore the few funny and at least semi-heartfelt moments that are peppered throughout the story (as few as they are). The story does offer at least a tiny amount of heart in that McCarthy’s Diana does reach a point where she begins to realize how she is and begins to change ever so slowly. Audiences see hints of Diana’s change when she decides not to take Sandy’s (Bateman) car one night at a hotel. Eventually her own growth leads Sandy to his own point of self-discovery and realization. That realization leads to his own personal growth. The personal growth of both Sandy and Diana does help move the story. And thankfully there are some equally enjoyable moments of physical comedy that help move the story along. Sadly though, those moments aren’t enough to make up for the mass of slower moments that bog down this near two hour movie. Those slower moments leave a movie that clocks in at just under two hours feel more like a near two and a half hour movie. Needless to say that considering this, it’s the final nail in the coffin for this failed attempt at an update of a classic. It’s one more movie that proves there’s nothing better than the original.

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