ROBOCOP – Michael, Lawrence and super guest host other Mike join together to discuss dystopian Detroit and a robot policeman. We talk about action figures, prostitutes, ultra-violence, cocaine, automatic handgun pistols, Red Forman, Reaganomics etc…. Part man. Part machine. All cop. The future of law enforcement.
Saved by the Bell – Michael and Lawrence go back to high school again. This time it is in Bayside California, Go Tigers! We are joined by super awesome guest host April Richardson the host of the SBTB Podcast Go Bayside and we have an awesome time. Please enjoy our review of the There’s No Hope With Dope episode as we discuss The Max, Screech having aspergers, and ins and out of teen drug use.
Short Circuit 2 – Michael and Lawrence decide to celebrate the Life and times of our friend Jonathan A. Five. We spotlight his transformation and his journey from a robot to person. We discuss Superbowl commercials, German robot soccer games, and the love we have for J5. Some say he’s nuts. Some say he’s bolts. But can Number Five make it in the big, bad city? Keep your wires crossed.
USFL – Michael and Lawrence discuss the history and ins and outs of the 1980′s most distinctive new Football league. The USFL was the brainchild of David Dixon, a New Orleans antiques dealer, who had been instrumental in bringing the New Orleans Saints to town. In 1965, he envisioned football as a possible spring and summer sport. The League was noteworthy for signing three consecutive Heisman Trophy winners: Herschel Walker and Doug Flutie, and Nebraska running back Mike Rozier.
Fans of Ghostbusters franchise have been itching for a third installment in the movies series since the ’90s. At least, that goes for those who knew about actor Dan Aykroyd’s planned (and later scrapped) script for what he called Ghostbusters Go To Hell. And according to a 2009 article in Collider, that script was put to the side for another one that director/actor Harold Ramis was working on. Back then, it was speculated that the movie would be released by 2011. Yeah, that obviously hasn’t happened. But why?
The simple answer is this: Ramis and his crew aren’t sure exactly how they want to proceed. It’s been nearly 25 years since Ghostbusters II was released and much has changed. Most notably, the actors have all aged considerably, which could be why one of the biggest names in the film isn’t eager to come back. According to Culture Map, Bill Murray simply isn’t interested in reprising his role as Dr. Peter Venkman. It’s unfortunate, though Aykroyd has said the film will move along without one of the three original characters. Aykroyd and Ramis were the others, of course, and portrayed Dr. Ray Stantz and Dr. Egon Spengler.
While we don’t know exactly who could replace Murray’s unstoppable wit and charm, we do know that other actors have been linked to the third film. Names like Anna Farris and Alyssa Milano have been thrown around, though without confirmation. The same goes for Rick Moranis. He played a somewhat-major role in the original movies as Louis Tully, a neighbor who gets possessed in the first and a last-minute ghostbuster in the second.
Moranis actually told Empire that he’s open to the idea, but “it’s got to be good.” He added that he’s not interested in doing anything he’s already done and that he found the second film disappointing. But still, he did say the following, “I guess I’m interested in where that guy is now.” That’s definitely not a no, though he seems skeptical. Rightfully so, especially when you consider how many times this movie has been pushed back.
The Ghostbusters franchise is at a standstill in terms of a third film, but that doesn’t mean it’s like that in other aspects of entertainment. In comic books, for example, publisher of The X-Files: Conspiracy series with the ghost-hunting goofballs. Additionally, the gaming world has always embraced the series, including Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network along with the Ghostbusters-themed slot game on Betfair’s arcade site. The latter actually tips its hat at other popular ’80s films, too, including Miami Vice, RoboCop, and Batman. Interestingly enough, all three of those franchises have been remade with a modern spin—so why can’t that happen with Ghostbusters for a third installment?
Perhaps it’s the fact that everyone would feel weird, if not completely upset, if the original actors were not involved. So could it, then, be time for the often-controversial reboot? That could solve the problem of all the actors being much older than they were in the original two films. Also, it’s not as if they couldn’t be involved in some way—maybe as the owners of the Ghostbusters business and the newer guys are their kids? We’ll have to wait and see, but here’s hoping they pull it off right.