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The VFX Wizard Behind Ghostbusters Explains Why Practical Effects Rock

John Bruno is a legend in the world of visual effects, having worked on the first Ghostbusters, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Batman Returns and countless other films. And even though he helped pioneer computer-generated effects in T2 and The Abyss, he still believes practical effects are usually better. Here's why. » 8/12/14 3:40pm 8/12/14 3:40pm

The 13 Greatest Science Fiction Comedies Of All Time

On Friday, Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters, with its unique blend of space-opera and insane comedy. Which classic films must Guardians defeat to take its place among the greatest science fiction comedies? Here are the 13 greatest (live-action) science fiction comedies of all time. » 7/30/14 10:46am 7/30/14 10:46am

Max Landis Has The Best Idea Yet For The Ghostbusters 3 Movie

Which is kind of a shame, because he's not directing it. Despite an erroneous, quickly pulled article on NikkeFinke.com, Landis confirmed on Twitter that there was no truth to the rumors he was in the running to helm the long-in-the-containment-unit movie... and then blew our minds with the best Ghostbusters 3 story… » 6/18/14 1:40pm 6/18/14 1:40pm

Our New Favorite Twitter Account: One Perfect Shot

Historical Twitter accounts are fun, but they're also lousy with fakes. That's not a problem with @OnePerfectShot, an account that tweets beautifully framed stills from classic movies. According to creator Geoff Todd, the account's mission is to "honor the past and... inspire a new generation of perfect shots." That's… » 5/03/14 9:49am 5/03/14 9:49am

First Tantalizing Clues About The Storyline For Star Trek 3!

Have all the Star Wars auditions we've been hearing about for months just been for new TV shows? Set photos may show the return of a classic series monster to Doctor Who. Roberto Orci describes Sleepy Hollow's season two villains. And are the Lego Movie directors taking over Ghostbusters 3? Spoilers now! » 3/21/14 6:00am 3/21/14 6:00am

Despite Harold Ramis' death, Ghostbusters 3 is still moving forward

Hollywood has refused to give up on the idea of a new Ghostbusters sequel for decades now. But even the recent passing of original star and screenwriter Harold Ramis hasn't derailed the project, as director Ivan Reitman is reportedly meeting with Sony to discuss how to adapt the script following Ramis' death. » 2/26/14 9:40am 2/26/14 9:40am

What It's Like to Watch Ghostbusters for the First Time

When Harold Ramis passed yesterday, we—like most of you—shared our favorite memories and moments from his works, our own way of memorializing a great man we'd never met. It didn't take long to uncover the fact that while Groundhog Day is one of my favorite movies, I had a shameful secret. I've never seen Ghostbusters.… » 2/25/14 3:19pm 2/25/14 3:19pm

10 Forgotten Secrets of Great Movie-making From The 80s

Everybody wants to recapture the glory days of 80s movies these days. Everywhere you look, they're remaking 80s classics or paying homage to the motifs of the Reagan era. But there's still something about the 80s that remains unique and special. Here are 10 things movies were good at in the 80s that they struggle at… » 2/11/14 10:10am 2/11/14 10:10am

​The Ghostbusters become their own X-File in Conspiracy

When The X-Files' Lone Gunmen receive a mysterious file warning them about supernatural phenomena that haven't happened yet, they begin investigating — and their first stop is a certain firehouse in New York City in IDW's new crossover Conspiracy. Plus, new Elfquest, the end of The Unwritten, and the worst high… » 1/21/14 1:40pm 1/21/14 1:40pm

If that Atlantic article from Ghostbusters were real...

Remember this Atlantic Monthly cover from the mid-movie montage in Ghostbusters? The Awl's Matthew Phelan does, and he's written an entire essay as it might have appeared in the magazine circa late 1984. The results are period accurate, and amazing. (Found via boingboing.) » 12/27/13 12:30pm 12/27/13 12:30pm