Ghostbusters showing & creepy Dave Cook art show in Atlanta, October 5th.

Hotlantians (that’s totally a word, right?), The Plaza Theatre will be screening Ghostbusters on October 5th. And if that wasn’t enticement enough to leave the house, the screening will feature “costumes” (I’m assuming that means local proppers will be in the house), limited edition posters, and more.

The devil is in the details though – as part of the screening, there will be a showing of the art of Dave Cook. If you like creepy (you like Ghostbusters – admit it, you like creepy), you should check out Dave’s stuff (stay out kids, and people of weak disposition. Dave’s a dirty, gory creep). I’m hoping the “Limited Edition Poster” involves Dave, but that’s supposition on my part. Time will tell.

So, you’ve been told / warned – mark your calendar.

Hey! 80s Tees and Mad Engine want your feedback!

Why gripe about a product AFTER it comes out? Why not get your two-cents worth in before it comes out?

Well, now you can – 80s Tees and Mad Engine are producing a new Ghostbusters t-shirt and they’re of two minds about a design. There’s one thing about it that they’re not sure about. Looks good with. Looks good without. So, which way should they make it?

Well, how about you help them out and pick the version you like. Take a look at the t-shirt below – do you think it looks great as is, or do you think they should take out the “W.W.W.” (which stands for, as you can see at the bottom of the shirt, “We came, We saw, We kicked it’s ass!”

Chime in in the comments below – please, say yea or nay to the WWW FIRST, then you can go on if you like. Don’t make us dig for your preference.

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Mafia 2 devs give nod to Ghostbusters

It’s a well known phenomenon, video game devs putting nods to their favourite films in their games. And certainly there is no lack of Ghostheads in video games. In fact, one of the oldest stories at Proton Charging is Valve Software’s homage to the world’s greatest invention, the proton pack.

Now 2K Games has tipped their hat at the film favourite, by putting the entire firehall in their newly-released Mafia 2. It certainly looks at home, as the turn-of-the-last-century building is practically new in the depression-era game.

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Now, what I want to know, is that advertisement on the wall above the firehall a Stay-puft ad? Big ups to RPD for the heads up.

Bloody Disgusting super excited over no-brainer, “Venkman is Oscar’s Dad!”

Not to diminish the article, but I find Bloody Disgusting and other movie sites tend to do a lot of this “someone in the know, but whom we cannot name” thing, which is fair enough, when you have a source that is regarded as solid, but cannot to named or it will be bad for them, but it remains one step away from made-up at that point. And in this case, the reported scoop is that Oscar is actually Venkman’s son, which creates major plot meat for the reluctant Ghostbuster, Bill Murray. Which is cool. Only, everybody pretty much guessed – ages back – that if Venkman wasn’t dead, he was going to be a father to Oscar in the film, as soon as Reitman confirmed Oscar would BE in the third movie. That it’s literal versus figurative is a small detail.

Much like Steven Spielberg did with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (where Mutt Williams is Indy and Marion’s love-child), Ivan Reitman is looking to kick-start a new franchise with a ghost bustin’ love-child of their own.

Early word from an insider is that the (hinted at) love affair between Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) has a much bigger impact on the franchise than just an angry Vigo (Wilhelm von Homburg).

From what we’re told, it will be revealed that Dana’s son Oscar is in fact Peter’s child as well. Furthermore, Oscar is now 21-ish and ready to take the reigns of his father’s ghost busting business!

It’s an important plot point as it gives a lot of weight to the actual story, and takes it from being “just another sequel” to having a real purpose (so long as they don’t pull an Indiana Jones IV).

So, kudos to Bloody Disgusting for the thought exercise we all played out last year. We’ll be genuinely excited when we can confirm it. Please enjoy the web traffic. I’m more interested in their continued mention that Rick Moranis is coming out of retirement for this – THAT would be a scoop.