Jason Reitman says “nuh-uh” to directing Ghostbusters

Showing that the press is terrible at asking good questions, Jason Reitman spoke to MTV about how often he gets asked if he’d ever direct a Ghostbusters film.

“It would be the most boring ‘Ghostbusters’ movie of all time. There would be no ghost busting,” laughed the red-hot 30-year-old, who broke out in 2005 with “Thank You for Smoking.” “I like making really small, personal movies. When I read ‘Juno,’ I just thought it was iconic. And ‘Ghostbusters’ is iconic, but it’s my dad’s, and I don’t think I can touch that.”

But, entertaining the notion of what he’d do with Drs. Venkman, Stantz and Spengler (and, yes, Winston), Reitman added: “My [’Ghostbusters 3′] would just be guys talking about ghosts, really. ‘You hear about that ghost? Spooky stuff!’ and then the other guy would be like, ‘Yeah.’ ”

Actually, I’d go see that.

Press! Ask the man more questions about Juno! It deserves the attention. And that’s coming from a guy that eats, breaths, and sleeps Ghostbusters.

Ghostbusters fan calendar coming in January

When you have as many fan made, photo quality, hero proton packs out there, it was only a matter of time before someone decided to actually take some nice pictures of them. And what better way than as part of a calendar (Just in time, as my 2007 one is about to run out.)

No word yet on details (price, shipping, is it raising money for something?) yet Full details aren’t known – it will be a monthly download – but AJ at GBFans has been dropping hints and we’ll likely get some more info soon.

I can let go any time I want, honest.

Dan Aykroyd is wrapping up his cross-Canada tour promoting his various spirits, which normally wouldn’t be notable except for two things from this newspaper article (it’s the paper thing your Dad gets from the front steps every morning) from Newfoundland. One is his mention of opening a new facility in Beamsville, Ontario, which will feature paraphernalia from his various movies (leading to the obvious question of what Ghostbusters goods are left to show off between 15 years of Planet Hollywood and various online prop auctions?) The other is the strange, backhanded, off-topic wrap-up to the article;

Wine connoisseurs exist in hoards, especially in Newfoundland and Labrador in recent years (just look at the insanity that gathers over the annual NLC Wine Fest). But there are those who just can’t let go of Dr. Ray Stantz, and what they’re really interested in is that ‘Ghostbusters’ video game for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360; it is currently in production, slated for release in 2008. The whole gang is back providing vocals – including Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Egon Spengler (Harold Rami), Winston Zeddmore (Ernie Hudson), and even Rick Moranis’ Louis Tully.

Five stars to Heidi for talking to The Man and helping to promote the game to those on the East Coast who don’t scour the web for Ghostbusters news – half star deduction for the awkward segue.

Refurbishing an RGB pencil topper

So, I got bored and decided to undertake a project I’ve been planning for awhile. I have a selection of the RGB pencil toppers that were put out oh so many years ago, the ones that are little snow-globes. Snowglobes are a simple concept – water, with a thickener, and “snow” flakes inside. And left alone, they’ll last years. However, depending on how they were made, they can lose some of their liquid over time – it could be micro-evaporation through the plastic seals or magic, but whatever the case, the end result, over 20 years, is a serious lack of medium for the snow to swirl around in. Check out my Peter and Slimer. Slimer in particular is missing two-thirds of his liquid.

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