No Strings Attached, directed by Ivan Reitman, was the first of two sex friends romantic comedies to be released in 2011. With everything going on in early 2021, you couldn’t blame me for missing the tenth anniversary. Same goes for Friends with Benefits. The other film opened six months later but it’s the better of the two films. No Strings Attached turned out to be the penultimate film directed by Ivan Reitman. It’s in the…"No Strings Attached: Another Sex Friends Rom-Com"
In Search of Tomorrow: A Journey Through ’80s Sci-Fi Cinema is a five-hour love letter to 1980s sci-fi movies and the definitive documentary on the genre. If you’re a fan of 80s sci-fi cinema, this is the film you’ve been waiting for! It’s the be-all, end-all of documentaries on the genre. It would probably be better for this to be a documentary series. Instead, it’s a documentary of almost five-hours long. It’s a film that…"In Search of Tomorrow: A Love Letter to 80s Sci-Fi"
Ghostbusters isn’t only one of the best comedies ever made but the film was influential in changing up the visual effects game. Ivan Reitman had broken onto the map as a director with Meatballs and shortly followed with Stripes. However, Ghostbusters is certainly the film that would change the game. It’s the film that gave us Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis). The Ectomobile! The keymaster and the gatekeeper! Ray Parker’s…"Ghostbusters: One Of The Best Comedies Ever"
The year 2022 continues to take away as Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ivan Reitman, a child of Holocaust survivors, is dead at the age of 75. Born in then-Komárno, Czechoslovakia, the Reitman family would move to Canada when Ivan was only four years old. His mother, Clara, survived Auschwitz while his father, Leslie, was an underground resistance fighter. Reitman married Geneviève Robert in 1976 and was the father of Jason, Catherine, and Caroline Reitman. In 2009, Canada would…"Ivan Reitman: Ghostbusters Filmmaker Dead at 75"
Stripes, which marked its 40th anniversary in June, recently got an upgrade in the recent Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Vol 2. John Winger (Bill Murray) turns to enlisting in the army after losing his job, girlfriend, and apartment in the single span of one day. He’s a slacker so it’s no surprise to see Anita leave him. Best friend Russell Ziskey (Harold Ramis), who teaches English as a second language, joins him in…"Stripes Celebrated 40 Years In June"
Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 2, a limited edition set, brings six films home for the first time on 4K Ultra HD. This limited edition set features Anatomy of a Murder, Oliver!, Taxi Driver, Stripes, Sense and Sensibility, and The Social Network. The set comes with an 80-page hardbound book in the history and impact of the films. In addition, there are over 30 new hours of new and archival special features. A…"Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection: Volume 2"
Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters is the definitive documentary about the making of the classic 1984 horror comedy. Where Ghostheads is a documentary about Ghostbusters fans, Cleanin’ Up The Town is about the film itself. This is an extended cut so that speaks to how many people were interviewed and the type of never-before-seen footage available. You could make this film three hours long and people would still watch it. Produced on a $25-30…"Cleanin’ Up The Town: Remembering Ghostbusters"
Draft Day may not be the most realistic look an NFL office under pressure every April but this sports drama is still a solid film on rewatch. Whenever I hear Kevin Costner is starring in a sports movie, it commands my attention. When it comes to sports films, the man can do no wrong. Field of Dreams, Bull Durham, Tin Cup, need I say more? And so it was that I saw Costner on the…"Draft Day: NFL Film Bypasses Realism For Drama"
Filmmaker Ivan Reitman and actor Ernie Hudson were on hand at Wizard World Chicago in the lead-up to next year’s 35th anniversary celebration for Ghostbusters. The two spoke addressed fans for nearly an hour on Saturday afternoon with a limited amount of time at the end for audience questions. Early on, I decided that I would ask a question during the panel. The obvious choice would be something related to Ghostbusters. Given my background, I…"Ivan Reitman’s Advice for Aspiring Filmmakers"
Wizard World Chicago kicks off this Thursday in Rosemont with a number of celebrities coming to town for the comic con. Among the highlights are a reunion of the Boy Meets World cast featuring Ben Savage, Danielle Fishel, Rider Strong, and Will Friedle. What follows below are a small selection of panels that I recommend checking out! Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman was among those recently added to the schedule. He’s in town for Saturday only…"Wizard World 2018: Panel Highlights"