FeigBusters-Ghostbusters 2016 - a wrap up

So...here we are.

way back in january, 2015.. i made a rant.  I said that Paul feig, and his cast of supposedly hilarious women where the wrong choice for this movie.  that we where going to get a man bashing film filled with dick jokes, fart jokes, and low brow humor.


Fast Forward to 2016, I was right. only it was far worse than that.

The film started off with a tweet. 'Get ready for Four Funny Females Busting ghosts!' or something to that effect...since i can no longer find the original tweet.   Right off the bat, this film started wrong. emphasizing women over ghostbusting.    Soon after this tweet, Ernie Hudson, an ORIGINAL and ONLY Ghostbuster, posted his true thoughts on the subject, saying 'I don't think it's what fans want'.  No sooner than 3 hours later, his tweet got deleted, and a hilarious sony written tweet appeared in it's place, suddenly supporting the movie.


During the course of the last 2 years or so, we've had the following.

- Sony leaks showing Paul Feigs 'brilliant ideas' about alien ghosts and ghost t rexes (he later did an interview saying he only put this in because he knows how Hollywood thinks and thought this would get their attention.  Back peddle Harder, Paul).

-Sony leaks showing Pascal and Feg making fun of all the people complaining.
-Sony leaks threatening to sue bill murray (the man who caused it to get to this point) if he didn't do the movie.

-The Movie suspiciously getting fast tracked after Harold Ramis' death. Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd being ignored and almost pushed off the project.  Now Aykroyd and rightman have to pretend to like feig, and lie about how much they love this movie.  Bill Murray's reaction after a clip shown on Kimmel sums it up perfectly.  notice he only smiled after mcarthy looked at him.  Dan Aykroyds pathetic FB post about 'man fans'...I still love ya dan, but outright lying isn't helping your cause, even if you signed an NDA and wouldn't bash a movie franchise you own.

- Tom Rothman (the man who thought deadpool wouldn't be a hit) trashing and F Bombing fans.

-Paul Feig Cracking under pressure and calling all fans assholes, and going on swearing twitter rants (rather than blocking idiots who cause problems)

-Leslie jones going on twitter rants, and doing odd un intelligible interviews saying America needs to dumb itself down, especially in comedy.

-Mellisa Mcarthy trashing fans any chance she gets, the latest one saying fans are dateless losers who are 45 years old and live in their parents basement (so original. apparently its' still ok to trash nerds in 2016. so much for equality, and progressiveness, right?)

-A Cancelled NYC Premier.

- A FallOut Boy song so bad that even movie supporters feel it's ok to trash it.

-Review Embargos extended until days release.  critic screenings only happening NOW.

-Toys ALREADY on a clearance rack, because no one is scrambling for that elusive leslie jones and mellisa mcarthy action figure.

- Supporters of the movie who feel that the only way to defend what they love is to trash 'haters', or twist their words to make them feel foolish, or to otherwise avoid answering direct questions with double talk, or turning the conversation into a 180 direction.  I can admit there are things i liked about the movie, can they do the same with things they hated?

And SOOOO many other instances that are too numerous to count. mostly a male hate campaign instigated by sony, paul feig, and amy pascal.

I Implore you, DO NOT REWARD PEOPLE FOR THIS BEHAVIOR.   I am thankful that people wised up and avoided Bay Turtles 2, after the first one made an appalling $450 million and meghan fox called fans who hated it fucking assholes.  DO NOT LET MEDIOCRITY and down right Childish behavior clean up at the box office.  send hollywood a message that you are tired of reboots that don't honor what has come before, and are so different in tone that they might as well be something new.


If you MUST see it, go into one of those huge amc theaters..buy a ticket for something else, and go into feigbusters. no one will care. that's what i plan to do, if only to see how  bad it truly is.   also, i'm curious on audience reaction.  not die hard ghostbuster fan boys who will love anything with a logo on it and spend $1,000's in plane tickets and hotel bookings to see a premier in LA. I'm talking about the average audience this movie is probably meant for.  Will they boo?  will they be stone silent?  will more than half the theater be filled opening night? will they even walk out and demand their money back?


It'll be very interesting to see general public reaction.  But, to sum things up, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR MONEY.  Go see secret life of Pets instead.

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New Year, New Stuff


Trying to get into the 3D Printing business....  The above Leonardo Statue stands ten inches tall and costs about $550's printed fromShapeways, and it is now yours to order!  you will have to paint it when it arrives, but hopefully yours will look better than mine did. 

 I am still new to Shapeways and how they do business.  The Mask on Leonardo did not survive the print in prototype form, but I'm hoping it will with subsequent prints and the improvements made.     Also, I am not entirely sure how Shapeways measures things for their prints.  I submited an 8 inch model for the prototype, but it came back 11 inches.  I submited a 9 inch model for the final version, so it may very well come back to you 11 inches, and at the price point of $550, it damn well better.

There is also a smaller, more affordable version of Leonardo available for purchase at $127. That SHOULD print out at a smaller 5 inches.  

You can Order Leonardo in 11 inch form here https://www.shapeways.com/model/3028734/ninnja-turtle-leonardo-1987.html?li=aeTabs

and the 5 inch form here    https://www.shapeways.com/model/upload-and-buy/3029414

I have not ordered from these new links myself...so if anyone does,PLEASE post photos of how the model changes turned out, and how your paint job went!

every now and then I need to vent.



I've been a fan since 1984.  ever since I got scared by the library ghost....and it took a few years to fully look at it head on transforming....i've been hooked.  since then it's become one of my favorite movies.   I've also been a fan of saturday night live.  following the careers of bill murray, dan aykroyd, jane curtain, john belushi...all giving me great joy over 30 years. 


But now, hollywood, and the world is a bitter, hateful place.  Enter  the Ghostbusters reboot.  How did we get to this point?  Where, if you hate the idea, suddenly people (mostly women, but occasionally men) attack you and call you a sexist instantly?    Lets go back to the beginning, shall we?


1984. Dan Aykroyd needs a third ghostbuster.  With the passing of John Belushi, he is now in a quandary.  For some reason he decides on Bill Murray.  however, Murray being Murray, can't just say yes, he needs to negotiate.  for a while he'd been trying to get his pet project, Razors Edge, made.  so he said to dan and sony, you make Razors Edge, I'll do ghostbusters.   So, enter 1984.  Bills Pet Project Razors Edge flopped miserably, yet Ghostbusters was a HUGE hit, and that's all anyone has ever brought up since.  I believe this is where the trouble all started and he's had it in for ghostbusters ever since.   Made even worse by the fact that all the guys had been given part ownership in the franchise for some bizarre reason....meaning that all  of them (Dan, Harold, Bill, Reitman AND Sony) had to agree on a script idea before anything could get done.  


That didn't happen till Ghostbusters 2, which bill supposedly did reluctantly and was never really happy with the final result...claiming there where far more effects shots in it and far less character development (something that could be argued).  After Ghostbusters 2 came out, ABC practically killed off Real Ghostbusters by turning it into a kidified version of it's former syndicated self...with less substance and tons more of the annoying slimer. the Elmo of his day.   after that, the ghostbusters property waned till 2009.


Somehow, after 20 years of development hell on ghostbusters 3, a small miracle happened.   ghostbusters the video game happened, and it was glorious.  winston got an expanded role.  all the right nostalgia bits where hit. the universe was expanded, and they got EVERYONE from the movie back who wanted to participate.      Bill Murray waned a little and said he felt like he owed harold and dan one. false hope was restored.


Now, fast forward to 2014.  Harold Ramis Dies.  Sony gets hacked.  leaked ghostbuster 3 developments hit.  the word reboot hits.     Lets explore what a reboot is for an instant.  A reboot basically follows the same plot line as the original.  same characters, same places, same locations.. the story is just shifted slightly so it appears newer, and then if it's ahit, the writers can go in new directions and continue in the same basic universe.  However, when Ghostbusters news hit, that is not what they seemed intent on doing.  In Ghostbusters case, this is NOT a reboot, but a NEW IDEA with the Ghostbusters NAME attached.  Paul  Feig apparently couldn't conceive a story for ghostbusters 3 where ghosts are known to exist and the world is aware of them.   So, his grand idea was a REBOOT.  and not just the normal reboot....this time he is re imagining EVERYTHING.  From equipment, to cars, to location, to uniforms, to character names.  Apparently the only thing that will stay the same is the ghostbusters franchise logo.


Fans where  rightly out raged. However, that wasn't the  kicker.   the kicker, and where all this started getting messy with people who have agenda's to push... is that the main characters would ALL BE FEMALE.   Lets just go over that again.  Peter, Winston, Egon and Ray never existed in this universe.  The very guys that we grew up loving (male and female fans alike) are now gone...kaput, wiped from existence.  instead, they are being replaced by 'four funny women'...most of whom you either seem to have never heard of before, or vigorously dislike due to previous projects.     So.  What happens?  Instead of no longer just everyone agreeing that this movie is a BAD IDEA all around due to the reboot nature, now we have SEXISM thrown into the mix.  yep.  you heard that right.  Apparently if you don't like the idea of an ALL WOMEN cast in a REBOOT, that makes you a sexist instantly.  you also have women, who may or may not be femenists, saying that they where never ghostbuster fans before, but because the cast is all women, that instantly makes it better than the original guy characters, and anyone who says otherwise...well.. you can see where all this is going.

thankfully, these people seem few and far between.  most fans are level headed enough, both male and female, can agree that this move just seems like pandering at best and un creative at worst just to get people talking. and in that aspect it's working. ghostbusters news has always been clickbait friendly.  but now it's just gotten out of control with this added sexism angle.  don't believe me?  Browse some GB related websites and see it pop up everywhere.

Folks, we WANT women ghostbusters.  Kylie Griffin? Awesome.  Agent Oritz from IDW?  Awesome!  The ones who really deserve to  be promoted to be ghostbusters, Janine and Dana?  NO BRAINER!  what we don't want is some idea that's been fast tracked, only after harold ramis's death....by some executive who up until now has never been associated with the ghostbusters franchise...telling us 'this is a good idea, and it's all you're going to get, so deal with it. it's happening'. 


if that labels me a sexist...so be it. i'm a ghostbusters fan first... and that will mean I ALWAYS want to see the REAL ghostbusters...Egon Spengler, Raymond Stantz, Peter Venkman and Winston Zedmorre.   I do NOT want to see a movie with Mellisa McCarthy and her pattended fat jokes...


end rant. 

c3P0 is coming!

Been a little busy as of late, so sorry for not paying attention to the website. I'm still trying to find someone to give it a decent design...so hopefully in the new year it will look a little nicer. for now, enjoy this quick little preview of C3P0, now almost 50% done!