Thursday, March 6, 2014

Global viewing of Ghostbusters planned for 30th anniversary

If you’ve made plans for June 7th, change them.
A world viewing of Ghostbusters is planned to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the paranormal blockbuster!
Here’s the details:
June 7th, 1984, Ghostbusters had it’s Hollywood premiere in front of a star studded audience. The next night, the world got to see it too.
Saturday, June 7th, 2014, join ghost heads around the world as we all watch Ghostbusters together!
Noon West Coast
3PM East Coast
8PM London
How to participate? At 12 noon PST on June 7th, fire up a copy of Ghostbusters. Chat rooms to be announced. Social media #GB30

NY Toy Fair 2014: LEGO Ghostbusters Set Unveiled

NY Toy Fair 2014: LEGO Ghostbusters Set Unveiled


A little while back LEGO broke the news that they would be producing an official Ghostbusters set, following one of their recent Cuusoo votes.

With the opening of this year's ToyFair NY, Lego have debuted the Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary set, as well as providing a few more details concerning the release:

- The set is scheduled to go on sale in June of 2014, right in time for the film's 30th anniversary.
- The set will retail for $49.99.
- Ghostbusters Fans will have the set available for pre-order soon!

Click here to see more photos of the set.

Ray Parker Jr. will be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Thursday

Ray Parker Jr. will be added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame this Thursday

Who’s the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce going to call this Thursday? Ray Parker Jr.!

This week, the man who earned a special place in all of our hearts with the smash hit “Ghostbusters”, will become the 2,518th talented visionary to be honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The event will be streamed live on
Here’s the press release:
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that musician Ray Parker Jr. will be honored with the 2,518th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. “We have amazing musicians on the Walk of Fame and adding Ray Parker Jr. to our famous Walk of Fame is the icing on the cake,” stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO. “His star will be next to fellow musical greats Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and The Funk Brothers!”
Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and guest speakers   Brian Holland and Bill Withers will help Ray Parker Jr. unveil the 2,518thstar in the category of Recording at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard.
Best known for the No. 1 smash hit “Ghostbusters,” Ray Parker Jr. has enjoyed quite a versatile career. He is a much sought-after guitarist, with a number of other hits to his credit, a great performer, songwriter and producer. He has been awarded the British Bafta Award as well as a Grammy and Golden Globe Award. He has also been an Academy Award® nominee. (read more)

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Bill Murray nominates Harold Ramis in the Best Cinematography category

Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ivan Reitman, and more pay their respects to Harold Ramis

Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Ivan Reitman and more pay their respects to Harold Ramis

Social media has lit up with actors, directors and other entertainment personalities giving their thoughts and memories on the late Harold Ramis.
Dan Aykroyd:
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my brilliant, gifted, funny friend, co-writer/performer and teacher Harold Ramis. May he now get the answers he was always seeking.
Bill Murray:
Harold Ramis and I together did the National Lampoon Show off Broadway, MeatballsStripesCaddyshackGhostbusters and Groundhog Day. He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him.”
Director Ivan Reitman:
The world has lost a wonderful, truly original, comedy voice with the passing of Harold Ramis.
He possessed the most agile mind I’ve ever witnessed. He always had the clearest sense of what was funny and how to create something in a new clever way … Harold had an extraordinary impact on my career and I loved him like a brother.
Voice of Egon Spengler from the Real Ghostbusters, Maurice La Marche:
This is just the saddest news about Harold Ramis’ passing. I never had the pleasure of meeting the man, but I was always very aware of the huge shoes I was trying to fill during my time playing the animated version of his unforgettable character, Dr. Egon Spengler, on The Real Ghostbusters. The man possessed a brilliant comedic mind, an indelible comic voice, and, as I came to understand from people who knew him, an extremely good soul. Rest In Peace, Mr. Ramis. My heartfelt condolences to your family and friends.
Larry King:
Sorry to learn of the passing of Harold Ramis – he was a wonderful person – a terrific talent & he died much too young.
Robin Shelby, who played Slimer in Ghostbusters 2:
I am so deeply saddened by the news of Harold Ramis. Our connection was through a franchise that he helped build and I will be forever in his debt.
Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman:
Egon was my favorite Ghostbuster. Feels like we lost one of the Beatles.
Sony Pictures also issued the below statement:
The Sony Pictures family sends its condolences to the family & friends of one of the true greats, and our dear friend, Harold Ramis. He will be missed.
We invite you to share your thoughts and favourite moments of Harold’s long and illustrious career over on our Facebook page.

Ernie Hudson Talk about the passing of Harold Ramis

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

 Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd and Harold Ramis in Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters III on track despite Harold Ramis' death

Ramis due to have cameo role in third film in supernatural comedy series, but producers say production not affected