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Sunday, Jun. 18, 2017
A new "Ghostbusters" movie filmed in Boston two years ago with the hopes of rebooting a beloved franchise. Instead, the box office dud has unintentionally played a role in giving new life to efforts to rid Massachusetts of its film industry subsidies.
The state Senate has proposed a...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016
In November 2014, then Sony chief Amy Pascal sent an email to the team behind their planned "Ghostbusters" reboot.
"I saw (Jerry) Weintraub last night and he told me that he and (Warner Bros.) were doing a female version of ("Ocean's Eleven"). We gotta beat everyone," Pascal wrote....
Sunday, Jul. 17, 2016
After months of prerelease debate, Sony Picture's female-led "Ghostbusters" reboot arrived in theaters as neither a massive success nor the bomb some predicted, as the much-scrutinized film opened with an estimated $46 million in North American theaters, second to the holdover hit "The Secret...
Monday, Jul. 11, 2016
The easy, electric chemistry of the four leads in Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" acts like a firewall against the supernatural and the adolescent, alike, in this spirited reboot of the 1984 original.
Ghouls and anonymous Internet commentators - who have flocked to their thumbs-down buttons...
Tuesday, Jun. 7, 2016
"Bridesmaids" was supposed to change the game for the female-driven comedy. But each new movie is still treated like a beta test for the genre and the next unwitting subjects are "Ghostbusters," out July 15, and "Bad Moms," out July 29. Isn't it supposed to be summer?
"Let's wait and see...
Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2016
Hollywood’s summer, which kicks off with the fittingly combative “Captain America: Civil War,” will be a season of struggle: for box office, for originality and for opportunity.
More than ever, the big tent of summer moviegoing is held up by a forest of tentpoles stretching from May to...
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015
It’s a bro-centric year for movies added to the prestigious National Film Registry.
Two of the most popular male-bonding movies of all time - “Top Gun” and “The Shawshank Redemption” - are being added to the collection of films preserved by the...