Even In This Ghostbusters Honest Trailer, Bill Murray Still Wins

Some of us are patiently waiting for Ghostbusters 3 to finally get made, while others of us would rather get weekly lobotomies rather than having to see this particular sequel. But one thing is certain: we can all agree that Ivan Reitman’s Ghostbusters is Hollywood at its finest. The film’s 30th anniversary has been celebrated in many ways this year, but this is perhaps the most sarcasm-laden attempt yet, as Screen Junkies sets its target on Ghostbusters for one of its rollicking Honest Trailers. This is a true sign of success, certainly.

To be fair, most of the films that get the Honest Trailer treatment are overcooked blockbusters with no real sense of reality behind them. But Ghostbusters, for all of its reality-eschewing supernaturalness, is too good of a movie for these guys to just rip apart willy nilly. As such, the jokes are more general and are more in tune with society’s relationship with Ghostbusters, like the joke about how this is what 1984 movie stars looked like. But who cares about looks when it’s the mind that really draws the attention? Peter Venkman, that’s who.


Check Out How Jurassic World Is Paying Tribute To John Hammond

Jurassic WorldAside from the dinosaurs, Jeff Goldblum, and the general awesomeness, we lost one of our favorite parts of Jurassic Park over the weekend. Lord Richard Attenborough, who fans will remember as the billionaire would-be theme park mogul John Hammond, passed away at the age of 90 (less than a week before the odometer was to turn over to 91). Though he wasn’t set to appear in the upcoming Jurassic World (his health has been steadily failing for some time), he was a vital part of the franchise, and the new film memorialized him.

Last night, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed) tweeted this photo of what appears to be a part of the film’s set. It makes sense that the park, which in the new movie has finally opened to the public, would pay homage to Hammond, its visionary founder and the man who was the driving force, but it is also serves as an eerily prescient memorial to Attenborough (or perhaps not that eerie, after all, the man was very old and not in particularly good health). It’s difficult to look at this image and not immediately recall the very similar one of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse at Disneyland, which is likely the entire point behind this, though there is an added layer of meaning now.


TMNT Concept Art Teases An Even Freakier Look For The Turtles

MikeyOne of the big complaints about the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot movie — and there were so, so many — was the freaky-looking redesign for the Turtles themselves. I can understand Bay and director Jonathan Liebesman wanting to give the Turtles a new look that hadn’t been seen before, but the final product — seen above — read a lot more “Shrek” than “TMNT.” But if one artist had had his way, Leo, Mikey, and the rest might have looked a lot more like their real-life inspirations. Check out concept artist Anthony Francisco’s take on the Turtles below.



Review: The Walking Dead Game Forces All Hands In Brutal, Snow-Covered Finale

the walking dead the gameWhat would you do if you were starving, exhausted, and injured, out in the middle of a snowstorm, and you were forced to make one of the most difficult decisions of your life, all based on your capacity for friendship and forgiveness? It’s not a question that normally pops up in people’s day-to-day lives, but for The Walking Dead: The Game‘s Clementine, it’s just a Tuesday afternoon. Her transition from war-worn group member to take-charge leader is at the heart of “No Going Back,” the game’s excellent Season 2 finale, and it’s up to players to traverse the emotional landscape to allow her to reach the other side with any of her morals intact. It’s a rough journey, to say the least.

Starting off in the middle of the gunfight that ended Episode 4, “No Going Back” exemplifies its title from the very first second. While I’m trying to keep spoilers to a minimum for this review, I don’t think I’m giving too much away by saying the Russians are all disposed of in a most bloody manner here, leaving Clementine with Alvin and Rebecca’s baby, which Kenny becomes obsessed with and names Alvin Jr. The rebellious Jane also makes an appearance early on, joining Luke, Bonnie, and Mike to make this something of a full family unit. And we all know what happens when family gets together under duress, right?


Interstellar Delivers A Gorgeous Extended IMAX TV Spot

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar may very well be our most anticipated movie for the rest of the year. Don’t get us wrong, there is a lot to be excited about between now and the close of 2014, but few things appear to hit on all the right notes like this movie. It has space, adventure, high stakes, and big ideas, which is just about everything we’re looking for in a science fiction movie (I feel like with Gravity last year, though to a lesser degree, Interstellar may inspire a similar science-versus-science-fiction debate). We’ve seen a couple of stunning trailers, but now the film is back with an equally gorgeous IMAX spot.

As star Matthew McConaughey says, “We’ll find a way, we always have,” that single brief line encapsulates how Interstellar differs (at least in what we’ve experienced thus far) from a great deal of the sci-fi being produced out there right now. There’s so much bleak and hopeless going on that it feels like every movie envisions either a post-apocalyptic wasteland or a dystopian nightmare. And while we do, admittedly, love those, it can get a bit overwhelming at times.


Steven Moffat On Why He Chose The Season Premiere’s Déjà vu-Inducing Villains

RubbishRobotThe Doctor Who season premiere was something of a mixed bag for me (don’t worry, they get better), but one element that was a truly pleasant surprise was the introduction of villains that seem new at first, but which you gradually realize are actually a callback to an earlier episode. It’s always fun when the Doctor references events from his other lives — although, in this case, can’t quite recall them — but the premiere’s choice of villains also raised a ton of questions. Well, now showrunner Steven Moffat has gone on the record about why he chose to pit the freshly regenerated Doctor against this particular menace.