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.
Home Alone – Michael and Glen celebrate Christmas with Keven McCallister as we defend our home against Marv and Harry. We also discuss Disneyworld and the current Snowpocalypse. When Kevin’s Family Left For Vacation, They Forgot One Minor Detail: Kevin. But Don’t Worry… He Cooks. He Cleans. He Kicks Some Butt. A Family Comedy Without The Family.
Ernest Goes To Camp – Michael and Lawrence review the first film from the king of the White Trash Riviera. We discuss vandalism, free stickers, favorite fall shows, and the path of the brave. An evil mining corporation run by the ruthless Sherman Krader (John Vernon) has its sights on Kikakee, the same camp that Ernest works at. Ernest faces down Krader and the the Second Chance Kids. Tune in and find out what happens.
Howard The Duck – Michael and Lawrence travel through a parallel universe with our favorite anthropomorphic waterfowl to watch him make love to a new species. A new breed of hero trapped in a world he never made.You will believe that a duck can talk and will be more adventure than humanly possible. A sarcastic humanoid duck is pulled from his home world to Earth where he must stop an alien invader.