And don’t you dare call it Secretary’s Day.
MTV has marked the occasion with a look at their five favourite fictional administrative assistants, including (of course) Janine Melnitz… you know, from Venkman’s staff?!
Janine Melnitz — “Ghostbusters”
Janine Melnitz (Annie Potts) is a top contender for the most memorable receptionist in film. She operates the Ghostbusters’ busy phones, completely unperturbed by the bizarre events described to her by potential clients. Even more heroically, Janine deals with the borderline-dysfunctional man-children that are the Ghostbusters, asserting her authority while also getting the job done.
MTV cornered Ernie Hudson in Toronto and like everybody else there, asked him about Ghostbusters 3. While he only knows as much as we do (and admits as much, unlike some people) he does know what he’d like to see in a third Ghostbusters film;
‘If it does go forward I want to see Winston be all the way through the movie for once for God’s sake – not an hour into the movie, here comes Winston.’ Hudson told us. ‘Also, I’d like to see Winston have some sort of back story. Where does Winston go? Is he married? Does he have an apartment? Does he live on the street? Who is this Winston guy that we’ve seen two movies about?’
Agreed! More Winston!
You can read the whole article here or watch his interview below;
MTV got themselves an awesome first look at some of the covers from IDWs Ghostbusters: The Other Side. As well, they had a chance to talk to writer Keith Champagne and artist Tom Nguyen about the book, which is set immediately after the second movie. The spooks the Ghostbusters face in the four-part series are some familiar names, historically speaking;
make that old boogeymen, Champagne explained in an interview with MTV News, revealing that the first issue would see bad guys made out of wise guys. “Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Seigal, Meyer Lansky, and Al Capone,” Champagne wrote. “Ghosts [that] were the types of guys that — while alive — weren’t shy about hitting first.”
Ghostbusters versus mobsters (living and dead) is a popular idea, having been covered in both the cartoons and comics. And the Ghostbusters AS ghosts has also been touched on from time to time – but never in a PG-13 format.
Check out the whole article for more of the interview and large size pics of the covers (not to be missed.)
[UPDATE] CBR has the covers without watermarking, for those interested.