Why Bill Murray is Turning Down Ghostbusters 3

  • Bill Murray was never the first choice to play Venkman. The role was written for Belushi, but when he died Colombia offered him the part.
  • Bill Murray accepted, but made a deal with Colombia to greenlight the spiritual movie Razor’s Edge.
  • Murray starred in GB2 only because he was obligated. Murray hated the experience and swore to never do sequels again in his life.
  • Murray did shoot a sequel for Garfield, but that story is pretty weird. In fact, he signed for Garfield thinking that it was written by one of the Coen brothers. It turns out (quite obviously) that it wasn’t. Once again, he had an obligation to do a sequel.
  • With Groundhog Day, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis had a fallout. Ramis wanted to do a comedy and Murray felt that the story needed to be more spiritual.
  • Ghostbusters 3 is written by the screenwriters of Year One, which was very poorly received…and directed by Ivan Reitman (director of Ghostbusters…and possibly Ghostbusters 3).
  • Ivan Reitman has made bad comedies one after another in the recent years.
  • Dan Aykroyd wasn’t up for it a few years ago.


Ghostbusters Firehouse in Danger of Closing Down!

IFC Films reports that the city of New York is looking at the idea of closing down firehouses due to budget cuts. Sadly, our beloved fire station in Tribeca is on the list.

Who you gonna call? The mayor of New York!

Stir things up! We are movie geeks on the internet, we can make things happen!

Source ifc.com

Bill Hader, Anna Faris and Will Forte to join Ghostbusters 3?

Apparently, Sony eyes Bill Hader, Anna Faris and Will Forte in the sequel/reboot of Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters 3 rumors have been going on for decades now, so don’t take this too seriously (let’s all remember in 98-99, when Will Smith was rumored for Ghostbusters 3). But it sounds like a realistic casting, especially for Faris.

What do you think? Who would you call cast?

The Greatest Movie Singles

The movie is over. The lights are up. You have popcorn all over you and that dude is taking ages to put his jacket on, so you’re stucked in your alley. A song plays over the credits, probably a cheesy one that the producers hopes to sell with the movie soundtrack. Well that’s a movie single.

They can push them quite hard, like “Danger Zone” in Top Gun. It plays at least 5 times in the movie. You also hear them ad nauseam on the radio, like “My Heart Will Go On”. But sometimes, some of them are good.

-Air “Playground Love” in Virgin Suicides

-Elliot Smith “Miss Misery” in Good Will Hunting

-Jon Brion “Knock Yourself Out” in I ♥ Huckabees

-Simon & Garfunkel “Mrs Robinson” in The Graduate

-Swell Season “Falling Slowly” in Once

-Huey Lewis and the News “Power of Love” in Back to the Future

-The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night”

-Beck “Deadweight” in Life Less Ordinary

-RUN DMC “Ghostbusters”

(call me crazy but I prefer that version, especially 1:21 to 1:37)

-Mike Viola “That Thing You Do”

-Bobby Womack “Accros 110th Street” from Across 110th Street and Jackie Brown