Confession time, you guys — I’ve never actually seen Ghostbusters. Or if I have, it was so long ago and in such fragmented pieces that I can’t remember the gist of it other than the whole killing (catching??) ghosts thing, the theme song, and that big marshmallow monster at the end. Nailed it. More
I’ve loved Bill Murray for most of my life. It’s not like this is a secret, but what with the mixed reviews his new film Hyde Park On Hudson has been getting, I figure we might all need a little reminder as to why Bill Murray is totally unfuckwithable. I haven’t seen the movie myself, but if it’s bad, there’s no way that that’s Bill Murray’s fault. Because he is Bill Murray. More
Check out our gallery, including Cruel Intentions, The Devil Wears Prada, and The Avengers! More
In lieu of celebrities saying anything about hard work — as if! — we’ve rounded up the best movie quotes about working hard, in honor of Labor Day. Some are inspiring, some depressing, but all are classics. More
If this report from the National Enquirer is true, Bill Murray shredded the Ghostbusters 3 script and included the note, “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!” More
I spy, with my little eye, Meg Ryan faking an orgasm at Katz’s… Big presenting Carrie with her beloved shoe on the UES… The Green Goblin dangling Mary Jane over Roosevelt Island… The Fame kids dancing around Central Park… The Cloverfield monster terrorizing the Village… Buddy the Elf striking a pose near the Empire State Building… Audrey Hepburn peering into the Tiffany’s window… and so much more. (Click to expand.) More
Thanks to BuzzFeed for highlighting Hello With Cheese‘s latest comic, which tracks the evolution of a certain kind of magical object seen in fantasy movies and TV shows: The bag, container, or transportation object that actually contains ten times the amount of space it should. Examples include the Pokeball, Doctor Who‘s TARDIS, and Mary Poppins’ carpetbag. (Not to worry, there’s at least one Harry Potter magical item on the list.) More
In Mel Brooks‘ Spaceballs, there’s a scene when Lone Star finally comes across Yogurt (the yoda parody played by Brooks himself) and asks him what the power of the universe is. “Merchandising!” Yogurt replies, and proceeds to show him all the toys and apparel that Spaceballs will be able to sell to children after the movie.
It’s a pretty meta-moment in typical Brooks’ style, but one that spoke to me even as a kid. Because obviously, I wanted every crappy piece of plastic that was stamped with the logo of my favorite films, TV shows, and Sega games.
But they weren’t all terrible. Here were some legitimately awesome movie and TV merchandise that I wish my parents’ had bought for me. More
Usually we find the stuff from Improv Everywhere sort of obnoxious and annoying (especially when it gets co-opted by Fox Italy). The first Grand Central Freeze was cute, then it became that whole “flash mob” phenomena, and you know, who … More