So far, we’ve only seen one trailer for the upcoming sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Though the trailer offered an intriguing premise that mixed the vibe of Super 8 with the paranormal activity and legacy of the original Ghostbusters, the major criticism being lobbied at the movie was that it didn’t look like it had the same comedic influence that made the original so memorable. That’s to be expected when you don’t have a cast of Saturday Night Live and Second City cast members, but don’t worry, because co-star Finn Wolfhard says the movie is “really funny” while also being “really faithful” to the series.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife picks up 35 years after the events of the original Ghostbsuters and finds what appears to be the estranged daughter Carrie Coon of Egon Spengler Harold Ramis in the original movie moving into a rundown farmhouse with her two kids, played by Finn Wolfhard Stranger Things and Mckenna Grace Annabelle Comes Home. But the farmhouse is full of the forgotten legacy of the Ghostbusters, which is good since some kind of big supernatural threat is on the horizon for the small town of Summerville, Oklahoma.
Speaking with NME recently via Bleeding Cool, Finn Wolfhard talked about how influential Ghostbusters was when he was growing up, despite the fact that it was released 18 years before he was even born. Wolfhard recalled:
“When I was really young, my parents were really big fans of the original Ghostbusters movies, so I grew up watching them, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Rick Moranis – all of those were big, big people in our house. So getting to be a part of that legacy now is very flattering.”
So what can we expect from Ghostbusters: Afterlife? Well, fans of the original franchise will be happy to hear Wolfhard say, “Older Ghostbusters fans will find it’s a really, really faithful approach to the series.”
But Sony Pictures also has to bring in the younger demographics to help pad the box office too, so Wolfhard added, “Young people, if not everyone, will find that, first and foremost, Ghostbusters is about family and the relationships that these people have made.”
Well, I’m not sure that the first two Ghostbusters movies are about family and relationships. Sure, the gang has some camaraderie between them, but it’s moreso about saving the world from ghosts while also being a bit snarky. The good news is, there will be plenty of opportunities for comedy in Ghostbusters: Afterlife too.
Wolfhard wrapped up the little details he could discuss by saying, “It’s also really funny, so I’m really excited for people to see it.”
Whether it delivers the kind of comedy that the original brought remains to be seen. But honestly, we...
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. And Betty Broderick may be one of the most famous real-life woman scorned. Dirty John, Bravo’s true-crime series based on the podcast of the same name about the twisted tale of con artist John Meehan, is back with a new criminal and a new network. Under USA, Dirty John has been rebranded a true-crime anthology series, with convicted murderer Betty Broderick as the central figure in the second season, as played by an absolutely unhinged Amanda Peet. Watch the Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story trailer below.Dirty John The Betty Broderick Story Trailer
There are plenty of true-crime series out there, but only one focuses specifically on the messy marital dramas that belong in a Lifetime movie. That’s right, Dirty John is back. After tackling the master manipulator John Meehan Eric Bana and his long con of wife Debra Newell Connie Britton in season 1, Dirty John has found another terrible relationship to turn its lens to: that of Dan and Betty Broderick, who Oprah Winfrey once referred to as “one of America’s messiest divorces.” And that was even before the murder came into the picture.
Amanda Peet and USA favorite Christian Slater star as Betty and Dan, respectively — a happily married couple, until a midlife crisis leads Dan to leave his wife for a younger model. The trailer plays pretty sympathetically to Betty’s perspective, seeding in some doubts about her “insanity,” as she accuses her husband of having her put away into a mental institution. The real-life Betty Broderick received 32 years in prison for killing her husband and his second wife, Linda, on November 5, 1989. During the trial, Broderick argued that she was a battered wife who suffered years of physical and psychological abuse, which the trailer does touch on.
But then Peet delivers lines like, “I would’ve been treated better if I had been a dog and served my master. I’m amazed it only took one bullet to kill Dan Broderick,” with a soft smile on her face, and it’s pretty clear where the blame lies. We get shots of Betty vandalizing her husband’s new home, driving her car into his door, and Amanda Peet giving absolutely chilling grins.
Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story premieres later this summer on USA.Source: Slashfilm.com