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2012-07-03 04:05:43 PM  
Bill Murray is the only funny thing in Ghostbusters 3.
 
2012-07-03 04:24:09 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Bill Murray is the only funny thing in Ghostbusters 3.


But Bill Murray isn't doing Ghostbus- Ohhhhhh.....
 
2012-07-03 04:28:22 PM  
I remember that forced wet turd `Blues Brothers 2000' and weep at the thought of GB3.
 
2012-07-03 04:50:49 PM  

oldfarthenry: I remember that forced wet turd `Blues Brothers 2000' and weep at the thought of GB3.


The music wasn't bad. But the story was craptastic beyond words.

\also, that movie that Bill Murray's in with Bruce Willis now makes him look very old, and that makes me very sad.
 
2012-07-03 05:13:40 PM  
Being in a Dan Akyroyd movie is like signing your own death sentence.

Blues Brothers - John Belushi - dead
Great Outdoors - John Candy - dead
Sneakers - River Phoenix - dead
Tommy Boy - Chris Farley - dead
Driving Miss Daisy - Jessica Tandy - dead (OK granted she was like 90 years old)

I guess Eddie Murphy and Chevy Chase sort of survived.
 
2012-07-03 05:15:59 PM  

FriarReb98: The music wasn't bad. But the story was craptastic beyond words.


So was the first one, it just had epic little cutscenes that helped you forget about it.

And the Ghostbusters video game wasn't terrible, so I have some hopes. Just not high hopes.
 
2012-07-03 05:16:12 PM  

bdub77:
I guess Eddie Murphy and Chevy Chase sort of survived.


Their careers didn't.

/Chase does get a minor pass for Community, but that's a very recent pass
 
2012-07-03 05:36:10 PM  

bdub77: Being in a Dan Akyroyd movie is like signing your own death sentence.

Blues Brothers - John Belushi - dead
Great Outdoors - John Candy - dead
Sneakers - River Phoenix - dead
Tommy Boy - Chris Farley - dead


Well, alcoholism, drugs, and not taking care of yourself at all are also like signing your own death sentence.
 
2012-07-03 05:41:12 PM  
This is Dan Akroyd's best movie in years.
 
2012-07-03 06:25:17 PM  

Shaggy_C: FriarReb98: The music wasn't bad. But the story was craptastic beyond words.

So was the first one, it just had epic little cutscenes that helped you forget about it.

And the Ghostbusters video game wasn't terrible, so I have some hopes. Just not high hopes.


DO NOT MOCK THE FIRST BLUES BROTHER MOVIE EVER, or the ghost of Kathleen Freeman will come down and smite your ass with the metal ruler of doom!
 
2012-07-03 06:37:51 PM  
FFs, leave the classics alone already. It was an 80s film set and should remain there.

/after seeing the Total Recall trailer at the cinemas last night i'm in a farking rage
//get off my lawn
 
2012-07-03 06:44:37 PM  

bdub77: Being in a Dan Akyroyd movie is like signing your own death sentence.

Blues Brothers - John Belushi - dead
Great Outdoors - John Candy - dead
Sneakers - River Phoenix - dead
Tommy Boy - Chris Farley - dead
Driving Miss Daisy - Jessica Tandy - dead (OK granted she was like 90 years old)

I guess Eddie Murphy and Chevy Chase sort of survived.


Not to mention how many other people from Blues Brothers are dead. The short list includes:

Jake (obviously)
Duck Dunn
Mr. Fabulous
Curtis
Ray
Rev. Cleophas James
Burton Mercer (previously mentioned)
The Penguin
Head Nazi Guy
Bob
Tucker McElroy
John Lee Hooker
Pinetop Perkins
Tampa Pete
The Cheez-Wiz Guy
The President of Clarion Records

It's a crazy list of who's not alive anymore from that movie. Or some of the weird things about it, like how Mr. T, Judy Belushi and James Avery all had random cameos/real roles (Judy was one of the Armada Room's cocktail waitresses), or how the kid who tried to steal the guitar from Ray's Music Exchange grew up to be Argyle in Die Hard.
 
2012-07-03 06:45:31 PM  
Shouldn't he and Harold Ramis be writing this?

/want to get the game since that is basically GB3
 
2012-07-03 06:59:25 PM  
Can't they just bring back The Real Ghostbusters for another season or seven?
 
2012-07-03 07:32:55 PM  
No Bill Murray, no deal.

Or a complete reboot with none of them, or only cameos, and not written by the previous people. But I'd want Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith or JMS to have taken a crack at it first. Maybe Tim Burton as the director. Pixar or Marvel producing it. And then maybe I'd see it.
 
2012-07-03 07:39:57 PM  
Look, I'm just supporting Ghostbusters 3 for the return of Ecto Cooler.

I'm rather thuggish like that.
 
2012-07-03 08:03:36 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Look, I'm just supporting Ghostbusters 3 for the return of Ecto Cooler.

I'm rather thuggish like that.


Or you could make your own.
 
2012-07-03 08:04:48 PM  

FriarReb98: bdub77: Being in a Dan Akyroyd movie is like signing your own death sentence.

Blues Brothers - John Belushi - dead
Great Outdoors - John Candy - dead
Sneakers - River Phoenix - dead
Tommy Boy - Chris Farley - dead
Driving Miss Daisy - Jessica Tandy - dead (OK granted she was like 90 years old)

I guess Eddie Murphy and Chevy Chase sort of survived.

Not to mention how many other people from Blues Brothers are dead. The short list includes:

Jake (obviously)
Duck Dunn
Mr. Fabulous
Curtis
Ray
Rev. Cleophas James
Burton Mercer (previously mentioned)
The Penguin
Head Nazi Guy
Bob
Tucker McElroy
John Lee Hooker
Pinetop Perkins
Tampa Pete
The Cheez-Wiz Guy
The President of Clarion Records

It's a crazy list of who's not alive anymore from that movie. Or some of the weird things about it, like how Mr. T, Judy Belushi and James Avery all had random cameos/real roles (Judy was one of the Armada Room's cocktail waitresses), or how the kid who tried to steal the guitar from Ray's Music Exchange grew up to be Argyle in Die Hard.


But in defense of the obvious serial killer Aykroyd, most of those guys were pretty old to begin with.
 
2012-07-03 08:05:32 PM  
They could replace Murray with Ben Stiller.
 
2012-07-03 08:11:49 PM  

Ed Finnerty: Or you could make your own.


It's just not the same, man.

I need a beverage that's officially endorsed by a sentient blob of ectoplasm that harasses the Ghostbusters.

Such is my dilemma.
 
2012-07-03 08:13:30 PM  

BalugaJoe: They could replace Murray with Ben Stiller.


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2012-07-03 08:14:43 PM  
I thought we all agreed that we wouldn't be doing Ghostbusters 3.
 
2012-07-03 08:24:43 PM  

Makh: Or a complete reboot with none of them, or only cameos, and not written by the previous people. But I'd want Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith or JMS to have taken a crack at it first. Maybe Tim Burton as the director. Pixar or Marvel producing it. And then maybe I'd see it.


Holy shiat, that sounds horrible. Really, was that a joke?
 
2012-07-03 08:25:03 PM  

Makh: No Bill Murray, no deal.

Or a complete reboot with none of them, or only cameos, and not written by the previous people. But I'd want Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith or JMS to have taken a crack at it first. Maybe Tim Burton as the director. Pixar or Marvel producing it. And then maybe I'd see it.


Jeez, what fark are you on? How in the hell do you lump Kevin Smith and Tim Burton in with Joss Whedon and Pixar?
 
2012-07-03 08:29:22 PM  

bdub77: Being in a Dan Akyroyd movie is like signing your own death sentence.

Blues Brothers - John Belushi - dead
Great Outdoors - John Candy - dead
Sneakers - River Phoenix - dead
Tommy Boy - Chris Farley - dead
Driving Miss Daisy - Jessica Tandy - dead (OK granted she was like 90 years old)

I guess Eddie Murphy and Chevy Chase sort of survived.


John Cusack? (Grosse Pointe Blank
Dragnet and a young comedic Tom Hanks?
He made up for killing everyone in Pearl Harbor.
 
2012-07-03 08:31:15 PM  

chewielouie: Jeez, what fark are you on? How in the hell do you lump Kevin Smith and Tim Burton in with Joss Whedon and Pixar?


You know it would be better than whatever Aykroyd is peddling. That was my point.
 
2012-07-03 08:32:06 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Ed Finnerty: Or you could make your own.

It's just not the same, man.

I need a beverage that's officially endorsed by a sentient blob of ectoplasm that harasses the Ghostbusters.

Such is my dilemma.


Ecto Cooler is an argument for time travel. Just gotta figure out how to hook the tractor trailer full of it to the back of a Delorean and hope that the Mr. Fusion works.
 
2012-07-03 08:38:47 PM  

FriarReb98: Ecto Cooler is an argument for time travel. Just gotta figure out how to hook the tractor trailer full of it to the back of a Delorean and hope that the Mr. Fusion works.


Worse comes to worst, we can always use the time-traveling train from Part III.

That seemed sturdy and safe enough, not factoring in an imperiled Mary Steenburgen.
 
2012-07-03 08:43:45 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: FriarReb98: Ecto Cooler is an argument for time travel. Just gotta figure out how to hook the tractor trailer full of it to the back of a Delorean and hope that the Mr. Fusion works.

Worse comes to worst, we can always use the time-traveling train from Part III.

That seemed sturdy and safe enough, not factoring in an imperiled Mary Steenburgen.


How did I forget that? Absolutely, we could have frickin' boxcars FULL of the stuff. Could even sell it on ebay to like-minded disciples.
 
2012-07-03 08:44:47 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Worse comes to worst, we can always use the time-traveling train from Part III.


It runs on steam? Really? They spend three movies trying to get the thing to reach 1.21 gigawatts without plutonium and steam?
 
2012-07-03 08:52:15 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Ed Finnerty: Or you could make your own.

It's just not the same, man.

I need a beverage that's officially endorsed by a sentient blob of ectoplasm that harasses the Ghostbusters.

Such is my dilemma.


As someone who has tasted the Chicago Division's recipe, I can tell you. It's farking dead on. Never mind that I'm also on the team.
 
2012-07-03 08:54:49 PM  
Ghostbusters 3
Written by Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick
Directed by Guillermo del Toro

...just a thought...
 
2012-07-03 08:57:58 PM  

FriarReb98: bdub77: Being in a Dan Akyroyd movie is like signing your own death sentence.

Blues Brothers - John Belushi - dead
Great Outdoors - John Candy - dead
Sneakers - River Phoenix - dead
Tommy Boy - Chris Farley - dead
Driving Miss Daisy - Jessica Tandy - dead (OK granted she was like 90 years old)

I guess Eddie Murphy and Chevy Chase sort of survived.

Not to mention how many other people from Blues Brothers are dead. The short list includes:

Jake (obviously)
Duck Dunn
Mr. Fabulous
Curtis
Ray
Rev. Cleophas James
Burton Mercer (previously mentioned)
The Penguin
Head Nazi Guy
Bob
Tucker McElroy
John Lee Hooker
Pinetop Perkins
Tampa Pete
The Cheez-Wiz Guy
The President of Clarion Records

It's a crazy list of who's not alive anymore from that movie. Or some of the weird things about it, like how Mr. T, Judy Belushi and James Avery all had random cameos/real roles (Judy was one of the Armada Room's cocktail waitresses), or how the kid who tried to steal the guitar from Ray's Music Exchange grew up to be Argyle in Die Hard.


My god! It's just like the Curse of the Little Rascals!
 
2012-07-03 09:05:37 PM  

oldfarthenry: I remember that forced wet turd `Blues Brothers 2000' and weep at the thought of GB3.


Are you suggesting John Goodman takes Bill Murray's spot? I could feel your pain then.

/I like Goodman only when he takes the role seriously
//he should've turned down BB2000
 
2012-07-03 09:18:43 PM  

FriarReb98: How did I forget that? Absolutely, we could have frickin' boxcars FULL of the stuff. Could even sell it on ebay to like-minded disciples.


THE FUTURE IS *OURS!!!*

...

Until someone unscrupulous takes control of the whole time-traveling enterprise.


Lazakesau: As someone who has tasted the Chicago Division's recipe, I can tell you. It's farking dead on. Never mind that I'm also on the team.


*tips hat*

I defer to your wisdom, mammajamma.


Mugato: It runs on steam? Really? They spend three movies trying to get the thing to reach 1.21 gigawatts without plutonium and steam?


I'm waiting for the fourth movie where Milli Vanilli get a time-traveling Yugo to run on "POSITIVE ENERGY!!!"


lack of warmth: I like Goodman only when he takes the role seriously
//he should've turned down BB2000


Preach it.

That should NEVER have happened, that movie.
 
2012-07-03 09:19:36 PM  
I just want them to fight cthulu

and they could have bill murray be dead in the movie, it's not like that job wouldn't kill them, and turning into a ghost is the most likely thing to happen to him
 
2012-07-03 09:20:32 PM  

FriarReb98: Ecto Cooler is an argument for time travel. Just gotta figure out how to hook the tractor trailer full of it to the back of a Delorean and hope that the Mr. Fusion works.


hell mcfly, you use the train
 
2012-07-03 10:19:42 PM  
I think it's possible for a Ghostbusters 3 to be funny and relevant but if they write to a to-do list of things people expect to see in a Ghostbusters sequel, none of those images seem funny. It's too late to do Ghostbusters 2 part 2, in other words. It has to be something nobody's expecting.
 
2012-07-03 10:31:03 PM  
Bill Murray's character is necessary for the "I know, audience. This is all bullshiat and these clowns are egghead geeks but I'm just here because I'm trying to nail this chick" factor. Without Bill, the audience has no one to relate to.
 
2012-07-03 10:34:12 PM  

Nem Wan: I think it's possible for a Ghostbusters 3 to be funny and relevant but if they write to a to-do list of things people expect to see in a Ghostbusters sequel, none of those images seem funny. It's too late to do Ghostbusters 2 part 2, in other words. It has to be something nobody's expecting.


Ghostbusters Vs. Paranormal Activity?
 
2012-07-03 10:56:08 PM  

Makh: No Bill Murray, no deal.

Or a complete reboot with none of them, or only cameos, and not written by the previous people. But I'd want Joss Whedon, Kevin Smith or JMS to have taken a crack at it first. Maybe Tim Burton as the director. Pixar or Marvel producing it. And then maybe I'd see it.


Ghostbusters 3, Directed by Judd Apatow.
Starring:
Seth Rogen as Peter Venkmann
Michael Cera as Egon Spengler
Jack Black as Ray Stantz
Chris Tucker as Winston Zedmore

with
Megan Fox as Dana Barrett
and
Zooey Deschanel as Janine Melnitz

Don't say I didn't warn you.
 
2012-07-03 11:37:37 PM  
Nem Wan: I think it's possible for a Ghostbusters 3 to be funny and relevant but if they write to a to-do list of things people expect to see in a Ghostbusters sequel, none of those images seem funny. It's too late to do Ghostbusters 2 part 2, in other words. It has to be something nobody's expecting.

Ghostbusters Vs. Paranormal ActivityThe Spanish Inquisition?

FTFY

They should just get 4 new people and have it be the west coast franchise or something. These guys are too old to do this.
 
2012-07-03 11:44:13 PM  
reboot it or let it die.
 
2012-07-04 12:04:48 AM  
This is really an easy fix:

Dan Ackroyd needs to pay Wes Anderson to peddle the script to Bill Murray. Bill Murray worships that man's dick like it was a Tito Puente album.
 
2012-07-04 12:40:39 AM  
This whole GB3 thing is starting to have a Duke Nukem Forever feel about it.
 
2012-07-04 12:43:47 AM  
Ghostbusters 3???

What the heyell are you talking about? There was never a second Ghostbusters movie.
 
2012-07-04 12:46:55 AM  

chewielouie:

Jeez, what fark are you on? How in the hell do you lump Kevin Smith and Tim Burton in with Joss Whedon and Pixar?



Fine line between genius and madness - it would be the greatest film ever or the stupidest thing ever. There would be no in between
 
2012-07-04 01:01:59 AM  
Jesus.

I am actually interested in seeing the movie they were going to make because I want to continue to live in the same retarded universe where The Avengers is the greatest movie ever made and constant reboots of Spiderman.

I'm having SO much fun here.
 
2012-07-04 01:15:21 AM  

Shaggy_C: FriarReb98: The music wasn't bad. But the story was craptastic beyond words.

So was the first one, it just had epic little cutscenes that helped you forget about it.

And the Ghostbusters video game wasn't terrible, so I have some hopes. Just not high hopes.


"The Blues Brothers" was a not good movie, but every scene was awesome. Figure that one out.
 
2012-07-04 02:52:59 AM  
I played the video game, and the video game WAS very "Ghostbusters 3." It made a worthy followup to the two movies and was loaded with non-ironic references to the first that actually worked. (The library ghost was a boss character, for instance.)

It was a good story in its own right, though I'm not a huge fan of that "silent protagonist" crap, and actually seemed to be kicking open the door to new games that wouldn't have cost quite so much, kind of how all the good Star Wars is in the video games now. The whole point of the game was to train a noob to open a Ghostbusters franchise on the West Coast, so you could actually do a Ghostbusters franchise installment that could tie in to that without having to pay the original cast for their patented smarm. The gameplay was pretty good, too.

Think I'd rather the franchise switch to some other format, actually.
 
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