It's an all-female Ghostbusters, folks!
News hit the Twitterverse via the director himself, Paul Feig, who tweeted the mosaic image of the would-be cast for the new movie, saying that it's just about contract discussions now. This means that soon we can expect Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon in beige jumpsuits with ectoplasm everywhere.
If you read this blog (or really, anything I've ever written) you'll notice that Ghostbusters seems to come up a lot, and that's because it is the most perfect action-comedy of all time. And so, as a self-appointed GB expert, I have a few pointers for Paul:
An open letter to Paul Feig on his all-female lead cast of Ghostbusters:
(Can I call you Paul? You seem cool. Let’s go with it.)
I am super-excited to see the news that you have settled on a cast of very worthy and funny women with whom you will do a Ghostbusters re-boot. I’m sure you know that you are now under enormous pressure for it not to suck and be written off as a tragic addition to the sacred canon of Ghostbusters (even though GB 2 was just OK).
With respect - and the kind of loving care that can only come from a super-big Ghostbusters fan - (it’s so great that doesn’t make me a big nerd anymore, although I also don’t care because I am an adult) I humbly submit my pleas for your new Ghostbusters film:
1. Please call Annie Potts and offer her obscene amounts of money to return, preferably as Egon’s widow and now owner of the business (and we’ll all forget that out-of-character dalliance with Louis from GB 2).
2. Please allow the ladies to blow off steam like Ghostbusters, and not “ladies” (this hasn’t been a problem with your previous films). I want them to drink, smoke, and order dubious-looking Chinese food with the last of the company's petty cash.
3. It might be fun if... “dickless” Walter Peck has risen from the bureaucratic trenches of the EPA to become Mayor of New York.
4. If you somehow manage to actually contact Bill Murray and he’s not cutting someone’s lawn or backpacking across Europe with a high school group, please give us as much Peter Venkman as you can manage.
5. Unless it is a plot point and they are set up for eventual redemption, please don’t make any of the original cast sad, down-and-out, or generally failures at life. We love them and we don’t want to see them like that.
6. If anyone is going to recall any of the most famous lines from the film, please make it Leslie or Melissa doing this:
7. Please don’t make Leslie the “crazy one,” Melissa the “chubby one”, Kristen the “one with a past who covers it up with jokes” and Kate “the macho one.” I know you won’t, but I just wanted to mention it in case the studio starts tuning the script on you.
That time Rex Reed stepped in it and said nasty things about Melissa McCarthy
8. Please make it with love.
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Whether you are swearing off the big game because you're still pissed Green Bay is out, or you only watch CFL (some of us!), or you just don’t care who wins the sportsball tournament event, there are other options on The Sunday besides decrying our nation’s inability to see cool Superbowl ads, at least until the next day on the Internets.
Not football, and yet, these shows still go with nachos.
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If no sportsball contest has ever held your attention, these shows might:
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The 2015 Academy Award nominees are out, and as usual it’s a sad reminder of how many nights I’ve spent “in” and not at the theatre. But Oscar night is always about more than the films, so I’ll fill the popcorn bowl and chow down on gummy bears while I watch celebrities taped, plucked, and sucked in, waiting for the small, glorious moments of live TV…like Jennifer Lawrence’s trip up the stage steps (this feels like a thing that would happen to me).
And the 2015 Oscar nominees are:
Down to eight from a very bloated ten, this may mean only eight movies were actually any good this year. Eight is still enough, so to help define them, I have added my own (possible) reasons for each nomination:
Wait, aren’t they all “actors” now? Way to strike a note for equality, Academy.
You can view the rest of the nominees at : www.oscar.go.com/nominees
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