Dan Aykroyd

Film Review: Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire needs to unthaw its grip on series nostalgia

Nostalgia undoubtedly has its place within the realms of IP revisitation, but there are certain ways to utilise such a notion without completely falling back on them.  2021’s Afterlife, the 3rd Ghostbusters , chronologically, following 1984’s debut and its 1989 sequel – or the 4th iteration if counting Paul Feig’s much maligned, but vastly underrated…

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Film Review: Ghostbusters: Afterlife heavily winks to fans of the original in its bid to conjure up nostalgia

There’s a lot of DNA shared between Jason Reitman‘s Ghostbusters: Afterlife and the 1984 original that his father, Ivan Reitman, helmed to fruition.  But it’s not just a familial bond that links the respective films, with several portions of the film’s plot and its character line-up clearly based off what came those near-four decades prior. …

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Sea Shepherd to crowdfund its first feature film

Australia’s controversial not-for-profit conservation group, Sea Shepherd, is this week bringing its battles to the silver screen, launching a crowd-funding campaign to finance the production of its first feature film. Succinctly titled Defend – Conserve – Protect, the film will star Dan Aykroyd and will be directed by Australian veteran Stephen Amis . Known for…

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