Posts Tagged ‘Ghostbusters’

As we reported on back in June of 2016, former ‘Carolina Ghostbusters’ cosplay fan group leader Michael ‘Doc’ Robert Geressy has been convicted of child solicitation.

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Geressy and his ECTO-1 replica car (fair use/public domain)

Geressy, 37, of Gastonia, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to solicitation of a child by a computer Monday at the Lincoln County (NC) Courthouse. He will serve 75 days in prison followed by four months of electric monitoring. Geressy will then be required to register as a sex offender for 30 years.

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Friday, July 15, 2016 marks the official US theatrical release of Ghostbusters – the remake/reboot of the 1980s original. Nerd Nation Magazine was in attendance for the official early press screening on Tuesday, July 12 courtesy of Sony/Columbia Pictures, Allied Marketing, and Regal Cinemas.

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(image courtesy of Sony/Columbia Pictures)

As anyone with an internet connection can probably tell you, the Ghostbusters remake has had the internet absolutely ablaze with very polarizing responses ever since its first trailer hit the web back in March. In fact, the trailer was so polarizing that it actually became the single most “disliked” movie trailer in YouTube history. But enough about that, let’s get down to the real question on everyone’s minds… was the movie itself any good?
Read on to see for yourselves!

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Greetings Fellow Nerds! February may be the season for hearts, flowers, romance, and happiness, but Hollywood has been in a sad state of affairs for quite some time now. These days it seems about nine-out-of-every-ten Writers and Directors get bucket-loads of money to churn out three very specific flavors of crap… typically, it’s thoughtless, meaningless drivel, or politically/socially motivated propaganda; but then there is the third one, reserved for the most idiotic, unoriginal saps of them all.. The ones who do remakes.

Remaking a classic film, or TV series is a risky venture at best, because you are subject to a completely different interpretation of what you have seen previously that made what you watched so great. It seems that this current generation of film makers in Hollywood have latched on to what inspired them as kids and young adults, but not in a way that inspires anything new, its like they become obsessed with turning what they watched into what they thought things should be; and that’s all fine, but maybe the reason yours flopped, and the original is still kicking is, oh, I don’t know… BECAUSE IT WAS DONE RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!!

Lets look at just a few of the piles of excrement that have been remade, or are in the works of being remade as of the time this article goes to print.

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