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(Starpulse)   Bill Murray randomly calls Dan Aykroyd to tell him he's in for Ghostbusters 3   (starpulse.com) divider line 110
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2012-12-03 04:04:47 PM  
Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease.
 
2012-12-03 04:15:58 PM  
except in the article it says he called Ramis like that, not Aykroyd.
 
2012-12-03 04:38:29 PM  
I still don't think that it will be good.
 
2012-12-03 05:19:16 PM  

Blues_X: I still don't think that it will be good.


Me neither, and "2" was plain awful.
 
2012-12-03 05:20:38 PM  

Nabb1: Me neither, and "2" was plain awful.


After several re-watches, 2 actually does have some redeeming qualities.

But it's no original Ghostbusters, that's for sure.
 
2012-12-03 05:22:15 PM  
I played Ghostbusters 3

it was fun
 
2012-12-03 05:24:53 PM  
the funnyman

Is it 1992 already?
 
2012-12-03 05:28:52 PM  
"No-one will ever believe you"
 
2012-12-03 05:32:19 PM  
God, he's looking old.

I really wish they'd leave Ghostbusters alone. It was classic 80s and should remain there. Why not just completely fark it up and have one direction do the music.
 
2012-12-03 05:42:29 PM  
Completely bogus news. This story originated at joke news website "Super Official News"

http://superofficialnews.com/bill-murray-signs-on-for-ghostbusters-3/
 
2012-12-03 06:00:37 PM  

Blues_X: I still don't think that it will be good.


*Sigh* I dunno what made Murray change his mind, but I really wish he hadn't.
 
2012-12-03 06:08:36 PM  
Mother pus bucket!
 
2012-12-03 06:12:26 PM  
Ashton Kutcher and Seth Rogan? No thx. Just no. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
2012-12-03 06:14:26 PM  
which is nice...
 
2012-12-03 06:18:00 PM  
Not so CSB .... when I was 8 years old my soccer team was a new addition to the league and we got to name the team ourselves. We named ourselves the Ghostbusters. Black uniforms with the GB logo on them. Coolest (and best) team in the league. Way cooler then the Rowdies or the Cosmos. Oh, and our goalie wore a long sleeve E.T. shirt.
 
2012-12-03 06:18:44 PM  
Is this true?
 
2012-12-03 06:18:58 PM  
well they can't change what he regrets in zombieland. So it can't be worse than garfield.
 
2012-12-03 06:19:16 PM  
Reprising his role after two shiatty movies about ghost hunting? Someone needs to pay the water bill I guess.
 
2012-12-03 06:19:58 PM  
Billy Murray. Article was written by his little league coach.
 
2012-12-03 06:20:07 PM  
They told him it was going to be directed by a Cohen.
 
2012-12-03 06:22:25 PM  

Nabb1: Blues_X: I still don't think that it will be good.

Me neither, and "2" was plain awful.


Why are you all covered with goo?
 
2012-12-03 06:22:30 PM  
Nobody will ever believe you
 
2012-12-03 06:22:36 PM  
RAY, next time Bill Murray asks if you are "COHEN". YOU SAY YES!
 
2012-12-03 06:23:30 PM  

spman: http://superofficialnews.com/bill-murray-signs-on-for-ghostbusters-3/


But, it isn't funny. It is written as a straightforward news story without any real satire.

That is really farking stupid.
 
2012-12-03 06:23:40 PM  
"Coen"
 
2012-12-03 06:26:58 PM  

justtray: Ashton Kutcher


"Dude, Where's My Unlicensed Nuclear Accelerator?"
 
2012-12-03 06:27:56 PM  
Aykroyd was already in when Bill called him.
So no, he didn't call him to say he was in.
 
2012-12-03 06:29:29 PM  
Bill Murray also likes to call Kelly Lynch's husband every time he sees Patrick Swayze having sex with her in "Road House".
 
2012-12-03 06:32:13 PM  
Am I the only person who thought the dickless EPA guy in the first movie got a bad rap? If you've got some yahoos running around with particle accelerators strapped to their backs, you'd think they'd need some oversight.
 
2012-12-03 06:38:09 PM  

thisispete: Am I the only person who thought the dickless EPA guy in the first movie got a bad rap? If you've got some yahoos running around with particle accelerators strapped to their backs, you'd think they'd need some oversight.


Yes, you are the only person who thought that.
 
2012-12-03 06:43:14 PM  

Son of Thunder: thisispete: Am I the only person who thought the dickless EPA guy in the first movie got a bad rap? If you've got some yahoos running around with particle accelerators strapped to their backs, you'd think they'd need some oversight.

Yes, you are the only person who thought that.


So I am a special and unique snowflake.
 
2012-12-03 06:46:42 PM  

thisispete: dickless


Yes, it's true. This man has no dick.
 
2012-12-03 06:47:04 PM  

thisispete: Am I the only person who thought the dickless EPA guy in the first movie got a bad rap? If you've got some yahoos running around with particle accelerators strapped to their backs, you'd think they'd need some oversight.


Except he didn't seem concerned about the particle accelerators. His hissy fit was over the box in the basement that was consuming so much power with no noticeable byproducts.

Dickless allowed the minor issues to completely blind him to the major issues.
 
2012-12-03 06:56:29 PM  

fusillade762: Bill Murray also likes to call Kelly Lynch's husband every time he sees Patrick Swayze having sex with her in "Road House".


I heard that story. Was it told on Letterman? Or did I read it on fark. Because that's the extent of my "tabloid" exposure.
 
2012-12-03 06:56:43 PM  

akula: thisispete: Am I the only person who thought the dickless EPA guy in the first movie got a bad rap? If you've got some yahoos running around with particle accelerators strapped to their backs, you'd think they'd need some oversight.

Except he didn't seem concerned about the particle accelerators. His hissy fit was over the box in the basement that was consuming so much power with no noticeable byproducts.

Dickless allowed the minor issues to completely blind him to the major issues.


Which is why he is such a believable character as an EPA employee.
 
2012-12-03 06:57:33 PM  
No Ernie Hudson?

/got nothin'
 
2012-12-03 06:57:40 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: Is this true?


Yes, Ghostbusters 3 has no dick....oh, wait, unless Ashton Kutcher is in it.
 
2012-12-03 06:59:37 PM  
It's not like it'd be hard for Venkman. Spend a good hour or two spurning Stantz, maybe have Venkman's son join the team, then suring the final battle, he suits up and saves everyone's asses.

I'd zee it.
 
2012-12-03 07:00:22 PM  

fugeeface: Britney Spear's Speculum: Is this true?

Yes, Ghostbusters 3 has no dick....oh, wait, unless Ashton Kutcher is in it.


I played Ghostbusters 3, dickless is in it.

Seriously, if you haven't played the game, go do it. It'll make you feel that you got a really great 3rd movie (play on PS3 for best quality over Wii)
 
2012-12-03 07:03:29 PM  
Ghostbusters 2 wasn't even that good. Now they're going to do a sequel to a bad movie. It'll be like the Matrix 2 and 3 all over again, two bad sequels to a great movie.
 
2012-12-03 07:10:22 PM  
Really? How often does he do this? Does he only call at ackward times of the day and night?

If I were Bill Murray I'd probably be a jerk, too, though.

Sounds like a great gag. I hope he does.
 
2012-12-03 07:17:42 PM  
My only real concern is the setting. New York has changed in 30 years, will a new Ghostbusters movie have the same feel as the old one? Look at Law and Order for example, from the first episodes to the last ones the city isn't the same place.
 
2012-12-03 07:20:11 PM  

akula: thisispete: Am I the only person who thought the dickless EPA guy in the first movie got a bad rap? If you've got some yahoos running around with particle accelerators strapped to their backs, you'd think they'd need some oversight.

Except he didn't seem concerned about the particle accelerators. His hissy fit was over the box in the basement that was consuming so much power with no noticeable byproducts.

Dickless allowed the minor issues to completely blind him to the major issues.


he was a power tripping douche. The power guy he brought along tried to warn him "Hey dude, I don't really know wtf this is, since they say shutting it down is dangerous maybe we want to find out first" and Dickless overrode the expert advice.
 
2012-12-03 07:20:51 PM  
Did you know that "Gullible" doesn't have an entry on Wikipedia?
 
2012-12-03 07:21:01 PM  
Meh, it's going to be Evolution all over again. Sure it seems like it should be really funny, but after it gets hammered out by a team of Hollywood writers, the really funny parts shiat on by directors and producers, and the money guys taking out any bit that might offend anyone ever it will be just another bland Hollywood piece of shiat.
 
2012-12-03 07:22:51 PM  

skinink: Ghostbusters 2 wasn't even that good. Now they're going to do a sequel to a bad movie. It'll be like the Matrix 2 and 3 all over again, two bad sequels to a great movie.


What are you talking about...(really just the last panel)

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-12-03 07:24:35 PM  
 
2012-12-03 07:28:09 PM  

theewhiterhino: I heard that story. Was it told on Letterman? Or did I read it on fark. Because that's the extent of my "tabloid" exposure.

By the way, speaking of Bill Murray, every time Road House is on and he or one of his idiot brothers are watching TV-and they're always watching TV-one of them calls my husband and says [In a reasonable approximation of Carl Spackler], "Kelly's having sex with Patrick Swayze right now. They're doing it. He's throwing her against the rocks." [Away from the receiver.] What? Oh, my God. Mitch was just walking out the door to the set, and he said that Bill once called him from Russia.


Link
 
2012-12-03 07:28:13 PM  

Sasquach: skinink: Ghostbusters 2 wasn't even that good. Now they're going to do a sequel to a bad movie. It'll be like the Matrix 2 and 3 all over again, two bad sequels to a great movie.

What are you talking about...(really just the last panel)

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x819]


Disagree. Only the last one sucked. Matrix Reloaded is still one of the best action movies ever made, and it has the best car chase scene in the history of film.
 
2012-12-03 07:28:19 PM  

theewhiterhino: fusillade762: Bill Murray also likes to call Kelly Lynch's husband every time he sees Patrick Swayze having sex with her in "Road House".

I heard that story. Was it told on Letterman? Or did I read it on fark. Because that's the extent of my "tabloid" exposure.


Link:

Bill Murray Likes to Call Kelly Lynch's Husband Every Time He Sees Patrick Swayze Having Sex With Her in Road House 

It was on Fark a couple months ago.
 
2012-12-03 07:36:15 PM  

SineSwiper: Sasquach: skinink: Ghostbusters 2 wasn't even that good. Now they're going to do a sequel to a bad movie. It'll be like the Matrix 2 and 3 all over again, two bad sequels to a great movie.

What are you talking about...(really just the last panel)

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x819]

Disagree. Only the last one sucked. Matrix Reloaded is still one of the best action movies ever made, and it has the best car chase scene in the history of film.


I'm with you. "Reloaded" was a lot of fun, despite the tedious exposition. Not to mention the fact that it had:

yangamat.com


Ummm.....Excuse me for a moment.....
 
2012-12-03 07:38:06 PM  

SineSwiper: Disagree. Only the last one sucked. Matrix Reloaded is still one of the best action movies ever made, and it has the best car chase scene in the history of film.


Too bad they forgot how to direct between the first and the second movie. And the rave scene is reason enough to never watch the second movie. Ever.
 
2012-12-03 07:47:32 PM  
I've got a friend on the "inside" in LA.
She told me that at first Bill was for doing the movie as long as they did it his way.
He wanted the third movie to be about the time the original three members of the Ghostbusters met in college and got interested in paranormal activity due to some weird stuff happening on campus.
The thing was, Bill wanted himself and his cohorts to play themselves in college, no younger actors, no special effects to de age them...it was supposed to be a joke against Hollywood for taking old material and trying to put it into a new package...all very meta humour.
The execs didn't go for it so Bill walked.
The only reason I know this is because my friend on the inside said that if I told anyone, she was sure no one would believe me.
So...maybe we need to brace ourselves for a Ghostbusters prequel...
 
2012-12-03 07:50:09 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: spman: http://superofficialnews.com/bill-murray-signs-on-for-ghostbusters-3/

But, it isn't funny. It is written as a straightforward news story without any real satire.

That is really farking stupid.


I once worked with a pair of morons that thought it would be funny to announce that Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake died in a car crash back in 2001. Real funny until CNN started calling asking what was up...

/moral of the story is, stupid people who think they're funny usually aren't and push it too far.
 
2012-12-03 07:54:53 PM  

fusillade762: Bill Murray also likes to call Kelly Lynch's husband every time he sees Patrick Swayze having sex with her in "Road House".


I love that anecdote.

One of the few celebrity anecdotes I bother repeating because it's so awesome, and because I had to explain to my SO, roommate, other roommate, and two friends who called why the hell I was purposefully watching Road House (Well, Rifftrax, but I kind of had to after reading that interview)
 
2012-12-03 07:56:40 PM  

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: AdolfOliverPanties: spman: http://superofficialnews.com/bill-murray-signs-on-for-ghostbusters-3/

But, it isn't funny. It is written as a straightforward news story without any real satire.

That is really farking stupid.

I once worked with a pair of morons that thought it would be funny to announce that Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake died in a car crash back in 2001. Real funny until CNN started calling asking what was up...

/moral of the story is, stupid people who think they're funny usually aren't and push it too far.


See what I get out of that is that CNN used to have fact-checkers. Whaddyaknow.
 
2012-12-03 07:57:00 PM  
I think it'd be great if Venkmen just shows up in a cameo as a ghost Ghostbuster who the new Ghostbusters need to catch because he's haunting the women's locker room or something.
 
2012-12-03 07:57:45 PM  

thisispete: "No-one will ever believe you"


"We're here to believe you."
 
2012-12-03 07:58:30 PM  
I wonder how many random numbers he had to dial before getting Aykroyd.
 
2012-12-03 08:06:40 PM  
Bill, someone with your qualifications would have no trouble finding a top-flight job in either the food service or housekeeping industries.

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-03 08:20:36 PM  
I liked Ghostbusters 2...
 
2012-12-03 08:41:25 PM  
Yawn.

This is no longer interesting, or news.


(And I liked Ghostbusters. "Sorry, Venkman, I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.")
 
2012-12-03 09:26:09 PM  
Subby fails for using the word "call" without a "who ya gonna call" reference.
 
2012-12-03 09:46:21 PM  

Apos: SineSwiper: Sasquach: skinink: Ghostbusters 2 wasn't even that good. Now they're going to do a sequel to a bad movie. It'll be like the Matrix 2 and 3 all over again, two bad sequels to a great movie.

What are you talking about...(really just the last panel)

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x819]

Disagree. Only the last one sucked. Matrix Reloaded is still one of the best action movies ever made, and it has the best car chase scene in the history of film.

I'm with you. "Reloaded" was a lot of fun, despite the tedious exposition. Not to mention the fact that it had:

[yangamat.com image 850x637]

Ummm.....Excuse me for a moment.....


im glad to hear other people feel this way. i thought reloaded might have been better than the first... too bad they dropped the ball with 3
 
2012-12-03 09:51:27 PM  
TFA: ...and reports suggest Rick Moranis will come out of retirement to reprise his role as Louis Tully.

I thought I heard that Rick Moranis "retired" because he was chronically "sick." Dave Thomas wouldn't even talk about it. Maybe he needed rehab?

Not that I wish Rick anything but the best... It's good to hear he's back.
 
2012-12-03 09:52:15 PM  

Rev.K: Nabb1: Me neither, and "2" was plain awful.

After several re-watches, 2 actually does have some redeeming qualities.

But it's no original Ghostbusters, that's for sure.


i.chzbgr.com

I think Ghostbusters 2 is my favourite sequel after Empire Strikes Back
 
2012-12-03 10:00:28 PM  
I also liked 2!

/There, I said it.
 
2012-12-03 10:04:38 PM  

brandnewchair: Apos: SineSwiper: Sasquach: skinink: Ghostbusters 2 wasn't even that good. Now they're going to do a sequel to a bad movie. It'll be like the Matrix 2 and 3 all over again, two bad sequels to a great movie.

What are you talking about...(really just the last panel)

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x819]

Disagree. Only the last one sucked. Matrix Reloaded is still one of the best action movies ever made, and it has the best car chase scene in the history of film.

I'm with you. "Reloaded" was a lot of fun, despite the tedious exposition. Not to mention the fact that it had:

[yangamat.com image 850x637]

Ummm.....Excuse me for a moment.....

im glad to hear other people feel this way. i thought reloaded might have been better than the first...

Not sure I'd go THAT far

too bad they dropped the ball with 3


Agreed. It might have been a magnificent trilogy if the Wachowskis had focused more on a coherent narrative and less on visual effects and quasi-philosophical babble.
 
2012-12-03 10:21:19 PM  

SineSwiper: and it has the best car chase scene in the history of film.


upload.wikimedia.org

NO. 

derricklferguson.files.wordpress.com

NO!

images.wikia.com

And MORE no!
 
2012-12-03 10:34:03 PM  

netringer: TFA: ...and reports suggest Rick Moranis will come out of retirement to reprise his role as Louis Tully.

I thought I heard that Rick Moranis "retired" because he was chronically "sick." Dave Thomas wouldn't even talk about it. Maybe he needed rehab?

Not that I wish Rick anything but the best... It's good to hear he's back.


His wife died of cancer in the early '90's, after which he decided to be a stay-at-home dad. He hasn't made a comeback because he doesn't miss showbiz.

Link
 
2012-12-03 10:34:55 PM  

SineSwiper: Matrix Reloaded is still one of the best action movies ever made, and it has the best car chase scene in the history of film.


This isn't funny.
 
2012-12-03 11:01:48 PM  
If they make the Ghostbusters car a Volvo station wagon or something I am out.
 
2012-12-03 11:03:51 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: My only real concern is the setting. New York has changed in 30 years, will a new Ghostbusters movie have the same feel as the old one?


This was my concern about the Highlander reboot, before I realized my biggest concern about the Highlander reboot was that they considered rebooting Highlander.
 
2012-12-03 11:05:35 PM  

Shadow Blasko: No#2


Does it really count when the car chase IS the film?
 
2012-12-03 11:07:15 PM  

thisispete: Son of Thunder: thisispete: Am I the only person who thought the dickless EPA guy in the first movie got a bad rap? If you've got some yahoos running around with particle accelerators strapped to their backs, you'd think they'd need some oversight.

Yes, you are the only person who thought that.

So I am a special and unique snowflake.


I always kind of felt bad for William Atherton. If you had seen the Michener Centennial miniseries- he had a really sweet, sad part, and was one of my favorite characters from the show. He and Lynn Redgrave were great together. Everything he did after that was some version of complete dick. Typecasting for the win.

=[
 
2012-12-03 11:19:24 PM  

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: netringer: TFA: ...and reports suggest Rick Moranis will come out of retirement to reprise his role as Louis Tully.

I thought I heard that Rick Moranis "retired" because he was chronically "sick." Dave Thomas wouldn't even talk about it. Maybe he needed rehab?

Not that I wish Rick anything but the best... It's good to hear he's back.

His wife died of cancer in the early '90's, after which he decided to be a stay-at-home dad. He hasn't made a comeback because he doesn't miss showbiz.

Link


I didn't know that. Sad.
 
2012-12-03 11:58:17 PM  

SineSwiper: Sasquach: skinink: Ghostbusters 2 wasn't even that good. Now they're going to do a sequel to a bad movie. It'll be like the Matrix 2 and 3 all over again, two bad sequels to a great movie.

What are you talking about...(really just the last panel)

[imgs.xkcd.com image 740x819]

Disagree. Only the last one sucked. Matrix Reloaded is still one of the best action movies ever made, and it has the best car chase scene in the history of film.


Yeah, car chases are meant to be done in slow motion. I think you misspelled "Deathproof."
 
2012-12-04 12:07:24 AM  

Shadow Blasko: SineSwiper: and it has the best car chase scene in the history of film.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 294x425]

NO. 

[derricklferguson.files.wordpress.com image 600x400]

NO!

[images.wikia.com image 541x323]

And MORE no!


You're missing Ronin.
 
2012-12-04 12:13:43 AM  
My GB III pitch:

Venkman, thru a contrived trap gone wrong, is pulled into Hell, where he promptly starts taking over, and the Devil is repentant of taking him, a la "the ransom of red chief". Stanz and Spengler have been at odds for years since the government seized all control of the ghost technology. Stanz has been working in secret on the tech for the government as a weapon and spy tool. Spengler has been left out on the fringe starving. When the two hear about Venkman's situation, they bury their differences and get the old band back together (with a now-grown-up Oscar) for a rescue. Only Venkman likes things where he is. He'll need to be coaxed back by Dana.
 
2012-12-04 12:19:14 AM  

Fury Pilot: Shadow Blasko: SineSwiper: and it has the best car chase scene in the history of film.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 294x425]

NO. 

[derricklferguson.files.wordpress.com image 600x400]

NO!

[images.wikia.com image 541x323]

And MORE no!

You're missing Ronin.


Yeah, and the Italian Job and Deathproof and a few others.

I just grabbed pics for the first three that popped into my head.
 
2012-12-04 12:26:17 AM  
I think he can hear you, Ray.
 
2012-12-04 12:30:16 AM  
I'm excited to see the big BM!
 
2012-12-04 12:57:06 AM  
Put me down as supporting Deathproof as a better car chase than Matrix Reloaded...
 
2012-12-04 01:19:52 AM  
Ugly divorce = $$$$

Look for him to voice another Garfield movie.....time to restock the bank account.
 
2012-12-04 01:20:20 AM  
Bill Murray already has been in Ghostbusters 3..

It was NOT a movie.

Ghostbusters 4 is TBD.

(And I enjoyed 2, as well.)
 
2012-12-04 03:10:07 AM  
I was always under the impression that 2 was widely accepted.

Saw it in the theater. I think it still holds up well, and the 1st as well. Cmon. Vigo? Balky? The He-Man thing in the beginning? 8 year old me, LOVED THAT! cuz I was SO over He-Man and Dino-Riders was where it was at.

Now, time to go to the Terminator thread and shiat all over every movie. 1st holds up better than all.

12 gauge auto loader, biotch.
 
2012-12-04 03:29:32 AM  

fusillade762: theewhiterhino: fusillade762: Bill Murray also likes to call Kelly Lynch's husband every time he sees Patrick Swayze having sex with her in "Road House".

I heard that story. Was it told on Letterman? Or did I read it on fark. Because that's the extent of my "tabloid" exposure.

Link:

Bill Murray Likes to Call Kelly Lynch's Husband Every Time He Sees Patrick Swayze Having Sex With Her in Road House 

It was on Fark a couple months ago.


Kelly Lynch's husband...who wrote "Scrooged."
 
2012-12-04 04:54:58 AM  

DubyaHater: Reprising his role after two shiatty movies about ghost hunting? Someone needs to pay the water bill I guess.


1/10. The original was awesome.
 
2012-12-04 04:56:45 AM  

thisispete: Am I the only person who thought the dickless EPA guy in the first movie got a bad rap? If you've got some yahoos running around with particle accelerators strapped to their backs, you'd think they'd need some oversight.


Is this true?
 
2012-12-04 06:51:25 AM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: My only real concern is the setting. New York has changed in 30 years, will a new Ghostbusters movie have the same feel as the old one? Look at Law and Order for example, from the first episodes to the last ones the city isn't the same place.


Yes it might be a little different cause they will be hunting the ghosts at ground zero
 
2012-12-04 07:26:43 AM  

rapidbunny: Bill, someone with your qualifications would have no trouble finding a top-flight job in either the food service or housekeeping industries.


When he was in Austin a few years ago he walked into a bar and became a bartender..
...
 
2012-12-04 08:17:41 AM  
Ashton Kutcher, Seth Rogen and Vincent Kartheiser have been suggested as cast newcomers - and possibly the faces of the new Ghostbusters.


shoot me now


glad to hear bill is gonna be in the new one. also good to hear rick will be in it as well.

I taped '20 Minute Workout' and played it back at high speed so it only took ten minutes and I got a really good workout.
 
2012-12-04 08:51:27 AM  

assjuice: I wonder how many random numbers he had to dial before getting Aykroyd.


THIS. Cuz "random" doesn't mean what subby thinks it means.
 
2012-12-04 08:59:27 AM  

ChubbyTiger: akula: thisispete: Am I the only person who thought the dickless EPA guy in the first movie got a bad rap? If you've got some yahoos running around with particle accelerators strapped to their backs, you'd think they'd need some oversight.

Except he didn't seem concerned about the particle accelerators. His hissy fit was over the box in the basement that was consuming so much power with no noticeable byproducts.

Dickless allowed the minor issues to completely blind him to the major issues.

Which is why he is such a believable character as an EPA employee.


In the comic, he's the City of New York's head of Paranormal Contracts Oversight Comission. Slightly more restrained but still as big an ass to the team. Good stuff if you don't read it..
 
2012-12-04 09:04:56 AM  

Wolf892: I've got a friend on the "inside" in LA.
She told me that at first Bill was for doing the movie as long as they did it his way.
He wanted the third movie to be about the time the original three members of the Ghostbusters met in college and got interested in paranormal activity due to some weird stuff happening on campus.
The thing was, Bill wanted himself and his cohorts to play themselves in college, no younger actors, no special effects to de age them...it was supposed to be a joke against Hollywood for taking old material and trying to put it into a new package...all very meta humour.
The execs didn't go for it so Bill walked.
The only reason I know this is because my friend on the inside said that if I told anyone, she was sure no one would believe me.
So...maybe we need to brace ourselves for a Ghostbusters prequel...


That's not so crazy for Hollywood, actually. Jaws 3 was originally supposed to be a comedy called "Jaws 3, People 0". Seriously.
 
2012-12-04 09:15:05 AM  
Time for me to bust out my same stupid old joke...

How can they make a Ghostbusters 3, they never made 2! They were GOING to make a Ghostbusters 2, but the script was so godawful and unfunny that they scrapped it before filming...
 
2012-12-04 09:23:05 AM  

Tarl3k: Time for me to bust out my same stupid old joke...

How can they make a Ghostbusters 3, they never made 2! They were GOING to make a Ghostbusters 2, but the script was so godawful and unfunny that they scrapped it before filming...


I thought I was the only one who hated the second one.
 
2012-12-04 09:32:49 AM  

Any Pie Left: My GB III pitch:

Venkman, thru a contrived trap gone wrong, is pulled into Hell, where he promptly starts taking over, and the Devil is repentant of taking him, a la "the ransom of red chief". Stanz and Spengler have been at odds for years since the government seized all control of the ghost technology. Stanz has been working in secret on the tech for the government as a weapon and spy tool. Spengler has been left out on the fringe starving. When the two hear about Venkman's situation, they bury their differences and get the old band back together (with a now-grown-up Oscar) for a rescue. Only Venkman likes things where he is. He'll need to be coaxed back by Dana.


This sounds way better than any other pitch I have heard. +1
 
2012-12-04 09:56:19 AM  
I still remember when I first read the possibility of a Ghostbusters III, back in the mid 90's. It was the early days of imdb and I recall seeing the cliche scenario of "the old guys train the new guys", the new guys mind you being played by Will Smith, Chris Farley and (remember, this was the mid 90's), Pauly Shore.
 
2012-12-04 10:45:06 AM  

Mugato: Tarl3k: Time for me to bust out my same stupid old joke...

How can they make a Ghostbusters 3, they never made 2! They were GOING to make a Ghostbusters 2, but the script was so godawful and unfunny that they scrapped it before filming...

I thought I was the only one who hated the second one.


nope. Child of the 80's here. Was 12 years old when the first movie came out. LOVE me some Ghostbusters. Was SOOOOO excited when GB2 was announced.

and then I saw it. I will tell you this - people that LIKE GB2 must have been shown a different film than I saw, because the GB2 I saw was farking terrible and an affront to the original. That is the only thing that I can think of when people say "i liked GB2" or "hey, GB2 holds up!". Because friends and neighbors, GB2 is pure excrement.

/It is the same with Robocop 2. Robocop is farking amazing, one of the best films of the 80's. And then someone shat out Robocop 2. I was so farking excited to see that movie, as Robocop remains (at my current age of 40) my favorite film of all time. Left the theater after Robocop 2 wanting to end the people responsible.
 
2012-12-04 11:54:48 AM  
"Update: The source has been outed as a fake. There is currently no announcement on Bill Murray's involvement in an upcoming Ghostbusters film."
 
2012-12-04 11:58:46 AM  

Pincy: "Update: The source has been outed as a fake. There is currently no announcement on Bill Murray's involvement in an upcoming Ghostbusters film."


yeah, we know. Bill won't touch this turd. Yeah, yeah, Garfield and all, but you know what? I bet he would voice a CGI animated movie. They should just do that.
 
2012-12-04 12:46:07 PM  

frepnog: and then I saw it. I will tell you this - people that LIKE GB2 must have been shown a different film than I saw, because the GB2 I saw was farking terrible and an affront to the original. That is the only thing that I can think of when people say "i liked GB2" or "hey, GB2 holds up!". Because friends and neighbors, GB2 is pure excrement.


Yeah I was a kid too when I saw it and even then I thought it was retarded. Bill was sleepwalking through it, Ernie Hudson, who was the "sensible" one in the original (when someone asks if you are a god you say YES!) was a joke, much like what they did to Marcus and Sallah in Indy 3. And the Statue of Liberty thing was just stupid. Yes, I know but somehow the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man makes more sense than a walking Statue of Liberty powered by slime. The villain was kind of cool I guess.
 
2012-12-04 01:03:01 PM  

Mugato: frepnog: and then I saw it. I will tell you this - people that LIKE GB2 must have been shown a different film than I saw, because the GB2 I saw was farking terrible and an affront to the original. That is the only thing that I can think of when people say "i liked GB2" or "hey, GB2 holds up!". Because friends and neighbors, GB2 is pure excrement.

Yeah I was a kid too when I saw it and even then I thought it was retarded. Bill was sleepwalking through it, Ernie Hudson, who was the "sensible" one in the original (when someone asks if you are a god you say YES!) was a joke, much like what they did to Marcus and Sallah in Indy 3. And the Statue of Liberty thing was just stupid. Yes, I know but somehow the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man makes more sense than a walking Statue of Liberty powered by slime. The villain was kind of cool I guess.


the entire plot was stupid. the people of new york being assholes causes this slime shiat, and if every one claps, tinkerbell will live. i mean what. the. fark. if was possibly one of the worst movies ever, made even worse because the original is just that damn good. it is one of those films that is soooo bad, that there is no possible way that they DIDN'T know it was that bad - which means that they basically shiat in my eyes and ears on purpose and said "you will see it because ghostbusters".
 
2012-12-04 02:33:40 PM  

Mr_Ectomy: Rev.K: Nabb1: Me neither, and "2" was plain awful.

After several re-watches, 2 actually does have some redeeming qualities.

But it's no original Ghostbusters, that's for sure.

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I think Ghostbusters 2 is my favourite sequel after Empire Strikes Back


I liked it too,. Not sure why it gets so much hate.
 
2012-12-04 02:51:57 PM  

solyhhit: Mr_Ectomy: Rev.K: Nabb1: Me neither, and "2" was plain awful.

After several re-watches, 2 actually does have some redeeming qualities.

But it's no original Ghostbusters, that's for sure.

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I think Ghostbusters 2 is my favourite sequel after Empire Strikes Back

I liked it too,. Not sure why it gets so much hate.


watch it again and then try to explain to me why it is good. I'll bet you money that you can't really do it. I bet you can with empire srikes back, one of the best films to come out of the 80's. But there is just nothing good about GB2, other than the fact that the original cast is pretty much there (mostly obviously wishing they weren't). The script? sucks. the story? sucks. the acting? mostly.... sucks. the movie isn't funny. it stars 2 of the funniest men of the 80's, is a direct sequel to one of the best comedies ever made and is.... not funny. AT ALL. It was a textbook example of "just throw it out there, the name will sell it". Like a turd on a dinner plate, the movie tries to present itself well but just fails because it is a turd on a dinner plate.
 
2012-12-04 04:27:08 PM  
I was a GB2 hater for a while, but believe it or not the Ghosbusters video game redeemed GB2. The game is that good!

/seriously, I couldn't believe it myself.
 
2012-12-04 04:56:00 PM  
"Venkman, get a stool sample."
"Business or personal?"


"Your Honor, ladies and gentleman of the audience, I don't think it's fair to call my clients frauds. Sure, the blackout was a big problem for everybody. I was trapped in an elevator for two hours and I had to make do the whole time. But I don't blame them. Because one time, I turned into a dog and they helped me. Thank you"


That movie wasn't all that bad. :)
 
2012-12-04 04:59:08 PM  

Apos: Agreed. It might have been a magnificent trilogy if the Wachowskis had focused more on a coherent narrative and less on visual effects and quasi-philosophical babble.


Lindelof has that genre covered now, no more need for the Wachowskis.
 
2012-12-04 05:09:19 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: Apos: Agreed. It might have been a magnificent trilogy if the Wachowskis had focused more on a coherent narrative and less on visual effects and quasi-philosophical babble.

Lindelof has that genre covered now, no more need for the Wachowskis.


*Shudder* I know.....I watched Prometheus.
 
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