GB2 showing in New York

Loews theater is showing scary movies all October and starting today, Thursday the 13th, they will be showing Ghostbusters 2. That’s right, not 1, but 2. The second movie.

Better yet, you can enter to win free tickets – short notice, I know, but I’m not in New York.

credit | Ryan Risco

GB2 actor passes away.

Born in Germany in 1940, Willem von Homberg had a small but colourful career, appearing
in everything from The Devil’s Brigade to TVs Wild Wild West. But most people recognize him for either
playing Vigo the Carpathian in Ghostbusters 2 or the hapless terrorist James in Die Hard. He passed away on March 10th of
this year of cancer in Mexico.
While focused on work matters, this one totally passed me by, so a tip of the hat to Vigo fans, like Vego, who
flew their colours on various message boards until I finally clued in.

Ernie Hudson Big Star chat transcript

If you missed out on the Yahoo Chat with Ernie Hudson, BigStar.com (a co-sponsor of the chat) has posted a transcript.

Hudson had some interesting things to say about his role as the fourth Ghostbuster.

CoolLennyJ1 asks: Ernie how was it working on Ghostbusters?

BigStar_Celeb: It was … the first one was really difficult because I was sort of an outsider .. not part of the group. The guys had worked together for a long time, it took a while to get comfortable with them and feel part of the team. But, it was a lot of fun .. and the second one was a lot of fun as well. I’m glad I did them and glad to have been a part of them.

I had a feeling they’d be special movies, but I had no idea that it’d become the huge hit that it was.

Other revelations included;
– He felt like an outsider when he first joined the cast.
– He had a feeling that the two movies would be special.
– To this day people still stop him on the street and say “Who Ya Gonna Call?”.
Most everyone was interested about a possible third Ghostbusters to which Hudson revealed that he’s heard all of the same rumours we have, but he has not been approached yet.
Hudson commented that as early as his work with Harold Ramis on Airheads (1994) there was discussion about making a third Ghostbusters.
“It was a big franchise and it’s hard to believe that the studios won’t try and take advantage of it”
Best Tidbits: Hudson’s wife collected a lot of the GB toys.
Startling Revelation: Ghostbusters actually hindered Hudson’s career. He says he didn’t work for three years after making it.

The chat transcript’s original home is now dead, but you can read the whole chat after the jump.
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