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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Sequel to Hit Theaters in December 2023

The next Ghostbusters movie will hit theaters on Dec. 20, 2023. The sequel is a follow-up to director Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which at long last revived the marquee franchise for Sony. The studio announced the high-profile 2023 release date on Tuesday. Earlier this month on “Ghostbusters Day,” Reitman and co-writer Gil Kenan confirmed what […]

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Director Jason Reitman and Co-Writer Gil Kenan Discuss Next Franchise Film (Exclusive)

Ghostbusters: Afterlife director Jason Reitman and co-writer Gil Kenan are letting a few details out of the ghost trap about their upcoming entry in the live-action supernatural comedy franchise. The duo is also spilling on the plethora of content coming fans’ way via two films, an animated Netflix TV series, video games and a Dark […]

Bill Murray on How “Vanity” Was Part of Why Ivan Reitman’s ‘Batman’ Movie Didn’t Happen

Bill Murray says he looks good in purple but that suiting up to be Batman was a short-lived possibility. Before Tim Burton’s Michael Keaton-led Batman hit theaters in 1989, Warner Bros. had courted several writers and directors about bringing the Dark Knight to the big screen — a years-long endeavor that generated various potential takes […]

Ivan Reitman Remembered: His 5 Best Movies

Ivan Reitman was a legendary comedic director and producer responsible for some of Hollywood’s most popular comedies, particularly during the 1980s when he had a streak of blockbuster hits. News broke Sunday that Reitman died in his sleep at the age of 75, but his legacy lives on with a library of titles that were […]

Critic’s Notebook: Ivan Reitman’s Mainstream Craftsmanship Was a Gift

Reitman's talent for recognizing bold, catchy comic premises, tailoring them to his performers' strengths and delivering a reliable level of polish made him a uniquely effective commercial filmmaker.

Jason Reitman, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Arnold Schwarzenegger Remember Ivan Reitman: “Comedy Royalty”

Hollywood stars took to social media on Sunday night to remember Ivan Reitman, the producer of Animal House and director of comedies like Meatballs, Stripes and Ghostbusters, who died at the age of 75. “Our family is grieving the unexpected loss of a husband, father and grandfather who taught us to always seek the magic […]

Ivan Reitman, ‘Animal House’ Producer and ‘Ghostbusters’ Director, Dies at 75

Ivan Reitman, the influential filmmaker and producer behind beloved comedies from Animal House to Ghostbusters, has died. He was 75. Reitman died peacefully in his sleep Saturday night at his home in Montecito, California, his family told The Associated Press. “Our family is grieving the unexpected loss of a husband, father and grandfather who taught […]

Harold Ramis’ Daughter Reflects on ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ and Her Beloved, Iconic Father

[This story contains spoilers to the ending of Ghostbusters: Afterlife.] Violet Ramis Stiel knew watching Ghostbusters: Afterlife would be an emotional experience — but perhaps also cathartic. The eldest daughter of the late, legendary Harold Ramis — a quadruple threat as a comedian, actor, writer and director — sat in a New York City screening […]

Box Office: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Opens to Heavenly $44M

Ghostbusters: Afterlife has restored the luster to Sony’s supernatural franchise. The holiday tentpole easily topped the weekend chart with a better-than-expected $44 million from 4,315 theaters at the North American box office after succeeding in luring both families and males, the most avid moviegoers in the pandemic era. Ghostbusters: Afterlife‘s performance is a big win […]

Ernie Hudson Calls Making ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ an “Almost Spiritual” Experience

Ernie Hudson is always surprised when people recognize him on the street. Although the icon has appeared in several classic films and TV shows over his decades-long career, he does not see himself as a celebrity, just, as he puts it, “a working actor.” Still, the 75-year-old Hudson always gets a kick out of fans […]

Box Office: ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Conjures Up $4.5M in Previews

Ghostbusters: Afterlife conjured up $4.5 million in Thursday night previews as it opens on the eve of the lucrative Thanksgiving holiday corridor. Sony rolled out the film in 3,450 locations beginning at 4 p.m. local time, including Imax and premium large format screens. The studio and filmmakers are hoping for a three-day debut in the […]

Jason and Ivan Reitman Discuss ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ Balance Between New Adventure and Nostalgia

Jason Reitman does not mince words: he made Ghostbusters: Afterlife for his father, Ivan, and Harold Ramis’ family. And if the byproduct of that love letter just so happens to leave fans of the iconic franchise exhilarated, so much the better. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter prior to the Sony picture’s release, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker […]