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We hoped when Bill Murray appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" earlier in the week that he might have something important to say about "Ghostbusters 3," but the funnyman didn't throw us much of a bone about the possible horror-comedy. When host Dave asked about the film, which mastermind Dan Aykroyd has been trying to get off the ground for some time now, Murray had this to say:

"That's about all they want to know at Cannes, too... But, um... They just don't have a really good script. It's hard. Even the second 'Ghostbusters' wasn't as much fun for me as the first one. It's hard to make a sequel. That first one was really funny. It was just so darn funny, it's hard for me... I always drag my feet on it, but you know, we'll try again."

Please don't tell us this is stuck in development hell forever, Bill. Are you tired of the vague "Ghostbusters 3" chatter, or are you still hanging onto hope that the supernatural-fighting trio will reunite once more? Mull that question over and keep reading for more of this week’s Horror Bites.


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It's been awhile since I had an opportunity to rave about "Ghostbusters 3." As a fan of the series, I'm willing to overlook a lot of things. But after I saw "Year One," which the sequel's writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky penned, I had to back away a little bit. Hate to say it, but that's really not a very good movie.

There's also been precious little news about "Ghostbusters 3." Until now. An insider has been talking, and apparently the original foursome -- including noted holdout Bill Murray -- are on board, according to Bloody Disgusting. It seems even Rick Moranis is considering emerging from retirement for another outing with his old pals. Best of all though... there's some plot info. Careful though, it's a bit on the spoiler-y side. Continue at your own risk. Read More...

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Hugh Hefner is Hollywood's greatest hero. When the aging Playboy Enterprises founder sees a good cause, he fights for it. That's exactly what happened when Hefner donated the crucial $900,000 needed in order to save the legendary Hollywood sign from becoming the site for new luxury homes and hotels. What a champ.

Truthfully, Hefner's heroism in this situation makes me wonder about some of the other great Hollywood catastrophes he would have been able to fix if given the chance — the fictional ones, of course! After the jump, here are some Hollywood endings that Hefner could have fixed. Read More...

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It was as if she fired off a positively charged stream of proton-packed gossip into the blogosphere: "Ghostbusters" star Sigourney Weaver recently let slip during a press conference that in the upcoming third franchise installment Bill Murray might play a ghost, and that her son Oscar from "Ghostbuster 2" might work for the family business in the coming sequel. Here's what she had to say when MTV's Josh Horowitz caught up with her at the "Avatar" junket in London...

Tantalizing stuff, right? I mean seriously... will Bill Murray really be a ghost? Read More...

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: It's that time of year again, folks. Special holiday-themed issues of comics will start appearing on shelves, and Santa Claus will start making cameos in every story you read. Heck, even the Ghostbusters are getting in on the Christmas action.

In IDW Publishing's "Ghostbusters Holiday Special: Past, Present, and Future" (hitting shelves next week), Peter Venkman and the rest of the gang will face off against some familiar spirits as they skip out on holiday parties for a chance to do some very lucrative ghost-busting. Yes, the team will be taking on the spirits of Christmas past, present and future at the behest of a grumpy (but insanely wealthy) client who's had enough of being shown the error of his ways.

Written by Rob Williams with art from Diego Jourdan and Nick Runge, the one-shot story will arrive on shelves December 9. IDW Publishing has provided Splash Page readers with the first exclusive look at "Ghostbusters Holiday Special: Past, Present and Future."

Continue reading PREVIEW: 'Ghostbusters Holiday Special: Past, Present, And Future'


--But first, more peer-created "Where the Wild Things Are" art! The movie's official We Love You So blog has been supporting a Crailtap contest asking for imaginative Photoshop work-ups of "Wild Things" art in pop culture imagery. The results have been impressive, to say the least. (We Love You So)

--This next one comes compliments of MTV Movies Blog reader Rebekah Burgess. I love myself some "Ghostbusters." It's a bonafide classic, and it's set in a New York City that doesn't really exist anymore. Not that you'd be able to tell by simply comparing the locations. A pair of new posts on Scouting New York show a series of "then & now" photos -- movie stills compared with current-day locations -- from "Ghostbusters," with appropriate commentary. It's fantastic; I urge you all to click through and see for yourselves. (Scouting New York (Part 1) and Scouting New York (Part 2)) Read More...

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Ghostbusters"Ghostbusters" is pretty much the best that movies get, at least from where I'm sitting. I've always been up front about my undying passion for "Star Wars" here on MTV Movies Blog, but "Ghostbusters" is one of the tens of flicks that fit comfortably into the second place spot on my all-time favorites list.

I should be clear before we continue that today's eBay Prop-Watch showcases an item which is not in fact a prop. It is a replica. A really, really freaking cool replica. I don't think I'll be ponying up the cash to add this particular item to my collection, but that doesn't detract in the slightest from the fact that some massive fan crafted this beautiful thing by hand. Bustin' does indeed make me feel good, but whoever this item's creator is, it undoubtedly makes him/her feel better. Read More...


Anyone who calls themselves a fan of the seminal 1984 supernatural comedy should immediately know what I'm talking about. After getting their first big break, the ghost-busting trio appear on television to advertise their wares in what's become one of the most classic parts of the iconic film.

Now fans can hear the commercial's backstory with a brand new extra on the Blu-ray edition of "Ghostbusters," which hit store this week. Check it out below as director Ivan Reitman and his colleagues take you inside the scene.


Harold Ramisby John Constantine

Great comedy doesn’t necessitate a great plot. All it needs to have is a solid premise and interesting characters to succeed. Heck, sometimes it’s even funnier when things don’t make sense. "Year One" director and co-writer Harold Ramis’ storied career proves the rule. The man’s early films, made in the wake of his stint as head writer on Canada's “Second City TV” sketch comedy series, could barely sustain a narrative thread. They were nonetheless brilliant, their narratives fueled by manic energy, killer one-liners and a hearty nostalgic spirit. Picking the best is no easy task, so instead look at this list as a beginner's guide to some of the most well-written comedies of our time. Read More...

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Ivan ReitmanBlu-ray ain’t afraid of no ghosts. The budding hi-def format has scored one of the most anticipated releases of the year in “Ghostbusters,” and fans of the 1984 supernatural comedy couldn’t be happier to plunk down cash this Tuesday when the new special edition hits store shelves.

You can add another voice to the cheerful chorus: Ivan Reitman, who directed the iconic film and its 1989 sequel. MTV’s Josh Horowitz recently caught up with Reitman to discuss his film’s arrival on Blu-ray, how “Ghostbusters” was originally slated to be a space-faring epic, and the latest on plans for a third outing. Read on, and be sure to head after the jump for more of this week’s releases. Read More...

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