Screen Junkies » Harold Ramis http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 29 Aug 2014 17:39:03 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Honest Trailers: Ghostbusters http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailers-ghostbusters/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/honest-trailers-ghostbusters/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:19:24 +0000 bgoldstein http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=264498 Ghostbusters is celebrating its 30th anniversary, so it's time to revisit the classic paranormal comedy that launched one really disappointing sequel. Maybe two...

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Ghostbuster Harold Ramis Dies At Age 69 http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ghostbuster-harold-ramis-dies-at-age-69/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/ghostbuster-harold-ramis-dies-at-age-69/#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:35:36 +0000 Lyndsey Saul http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=259608 In the words of Dr. Peter Venkman, "Nice shootin', Tex." We will miss you.

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Sad, sad news to start the week, writer, director and actor Harold Ramis, best known for his timeless and ageless Ghostbusters, has died at the age of 69 in Chicago today after a four-year battle with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels.

The Second City alum’s career spanned more than 40 years, full of comedic staples that not only held together the fabric of popculture, but pretty much wove it in the first place. His endlessly quotable (and often copied) films such as Animal House, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Stripes, and Groundhog Day led Brian Grazer to label him as “the father of modern Hollywood comedy.” So, it’s harldy an overstatement to say that all of us feel as though a piece of our inner child has died with him.

In the words of Dr. Peter Venkman, “Nice shootin’, Tex.” We will miss you.

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Unhappy With The ‘Ghostbusters 3′ Script, Bill Murray Reportedly Shreds It, Sends It Back http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/unhappy-with-the-ghostbusters-3-script-bill-murray-reportedly-shreds-it-sends-it-back/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/unhappy-with-the-ghostbusters-3-script-bill-murray-reportedly-shreds-it-sends-it-back/#comments Tue, 20 Dec 2011 20:34:33 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=240280 "No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!"

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Can Marvel Studios depart from their standard fare and give us a Bill Murray: Origins movie that clues us in on how he got so Goddamn cool?

For months now, it seems that Ghostbusters 3 has been hinging on Bill Murray‘s involvement. And Bill Murray has said that his involvement hinges on getting a script he deems worthy enough of the heralded khaki jumpsuit.

It’s not happening. At least not according to the National Enquirer, which has never been wrong about anything like this before.

The rag states that Bill Murray received the script, read it, then shredded it, sending it back to Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis with a note that said, “No one wants to pay money to see fat, old men chasing ghosts!” He’s probably wrong about that last part, but his refusal is so stylized that the only way his criticism could be more pointed is if he took out a thirty-minute infomercial block that he used to simply defecate on the script. He could call it I Think This Ghostbusters Script Could Use Some Work.

Even if the other Ghostbusters want to make their sequel without Murray, they’ll still need his buy in, as he’s one of five stakeholders of the film. In my mind, it’s pretty much like the Fighting Hellfish, where all surviving Ghostbusters have to turn a key to greenlight the next script.

In case you think Murray might be a little too harsh in his response, here’s some footage of him mixing drinks for people at SXSW a couple years ago. Watch the video, then think about who’s wrong, him or you.