Welcome back to the Crossrip podcast faithful listeners! Year Three kicks off with a double-stuffed episode thanks to all of the news that occurred over the holiday season including IDW Comics' Ghostbusters 101, Ghostbusters the Video Game backward compatibility, that Ghostbusters themed hotel room at Heide Park Resort in Germany, and a whole lotta merchandise news. Grab a snack, it's gonna be a long one - all this and Andy Rooney on this week's podcast!
This week on the Crossrip, the boys catch up on news including Ghostbusters Answer the Call's return to theaters over Labor Day Weekend and beyond. Hot Wheels announces eight cars while Cryptozoic cancels some of their wares. The biggest names in voice acting did a live read of Ghostbusters in Toronto - and at the same time, hundreds of Ghostheads gathered in Atlanta for DragonCon and its sister gathering the PKE Surge. Oh, and Troy won a PKE Surge award! All that plus a tribute to a fallen Boy in Grey from the Louisville Ghostbusters, Todd Harrison.
Ghostbusters: Answer the Call is out in theaters and we're back with our regular format after the couple week hiatus! You've been asking for it, so after we catch up with the news and hear Troy and Chris' thoughts on the new film. After the latest news on box office, next steps, multiple interviews, Ghostheads' release, an onslaught of new merchandise, and more - the boys chat about their favorite easter eggs, callbacks, and the pluses and minuses after multiple viewings of the film. Then stay tuned for YOUR voicemails in response to the movie and everything going on in the world of Ghostbusters fandom (which, as we all know, is quite a lot)!
This week on the Crossrip, we're joined by the minds behind BBQ Films' experience in Brooklyn, New York: Lenny Platt, Gabriel Rhoads, and Lauren Lickus! Plus a contest sponsored by Loot Crate! But in the first hour, catching up on the latest news (because there's a whole lot) - a new single by Elle King for the new Ghostbusters film was released as part of the new soundtrack announcement, Troy and Chris dissect all the news there. Global Ghostbusters Day is coming up on June 8th, the guys run down everything that entails including old and new cast members meeting in one place on the Jimmy Kimmell Live show this coming Wednesday. Chris is SUPER caffeinated and excited to have gotten his first batch of Cryptozoic trading cards, so buckle up because he's going to break it down. The boys talk about that Dan Aykroyd comment and a certain TV spot as well as Tom Zhou's breakdown of the trailer editorial. Lots of merch news including Mattel exclusives and puzzles galore. Stay tuned for news about how you can win a free limited edition Ghostbusters Loot Crate and then in our second hour, hear how a warehouse in Brooklyn was transformed for the ultimate Ghostbusters experience by the team at BBQ Films!
Hold on for a special two-hour episode this week as Troy and Chris bring you the latest news, then have a bit of a point/counterpoint on the State of the Ghostbusters Nation. Up first, the big news about the new Times Square experience brought to you by The Void and Madame Tussauds. Then we pay tribute to the recently passed Stephen Dane, hardware consultant on Ghostbusters who is responsible for so many of the iconic images you know and love to this day. News on the Fathom Events and BBQ Films screenings. Real Ghostbusters DVD re-release news. The latest Ghostbusters (2016) news: Chris Hemsworth talks the original film and Kevin, the four new leads talk the Google Science Fair and Paul Feig talks (a whole lot). Lots and lots of merchandise news from Mattel, Activision, Cryptozoic, LEGO Dimensions, talking about that possible Kevin Ecto-Mini spoiler, and more. Then, in our second hour of the show, Troy and Chris discuss the heated topic at hand: negativity, positivity, trolls, bullies, and a whole lot more. As the noise among the social networks grows louder and louder, it's time that the guys talked out a few of their thoughts on the current "State of the Ghostbusters Nation."
Troy and Chris are both still sick, but nothing's gonna stop us like Larry and Balki, so let's do it! Chris gives a recap on the 2016 Calgary FanExpo and their successful charity run. Ghostbusters (the original) is coming back to theaters in June care of Fathom Events and BBQ Films, will it be in 3D? And could the June 8th screening bring a new trailer for Ghostbusters (2016)? Real Ghostbusters DVD details (sort of) for those of you that don't own them yet. Reshoots and pickups on the new movie took place in Los Angeles last weekend. Merch updates including Troy and Chris' respective experiences in finding the new Mattel toys, or not, Cryptozoic updates, NAS clothing updates, and more...
Holy guacamole, there's a lot to talk about this week. How about a special two-hour episode to fit it all in? And how about some quick bullet-points on what's discussed? CinemaCon, Al Roker's Today Show set visit, Activision Console Game, EXCLUSIVE details on that packed Ghost Corps merchandise cabinet (hint: Mattel merch details galore!), MTV Movie Awards, Adam Ray as the voice of Slimer, books, Ray Parker Jr., Dubai Motiongate Theme Park, Cryptozoic's Ghostbusters II: The Board Game, Yahtzee! Anovos, the Ghostbusters: Ultimate Visual History Special Edition, a scientific study on the Statue of Liberty and the Hudson River and how they relate to Ghostbusters II, the Largo Ghostbusters doing some great charity work, Golden Cadillacs, VOICEMAILS!, -- geez, did we miss anything? Probably!
It's Spring time! But it's snowing like crazy! So spend that time inside by the first with all all-new Crossrip. This week, all the Ghostbusters (2016) news that's fit to print including Empire and USA Today getting a couple of exclusive images and an unexpected trailer was attached with Batman v. Superman. Chris discusses the results of his very scientific social media experiment. Nas is releasing a Ghostbusters clothing line. And a Wondercon round up including Cryptozoic board game sequel news and Little Golden Books!
So much news. So, so much news everywhere. Join Troy and Chris as they try to run it all through the spaghetti strainer to make sure you only get the al dente goodness. Kevin Smith talked international Ghostbusters (2016) trailer and brings up a couple more good points worth discussion, the Boston Herald ran an article on the theoretical science advisor to the new film (SEND US YOUR THESIS, DR. MAXWELL - did it work?), the Russo's version of Ghostbusters is dead, wait what wasn't it only in pre-lim development? How about some details on Cryptozoic's Ghostbusters II themed board game. All that and news on Dubai's Motiongate park and the new Activision mobile game.
Catch up on all this week's news and listen to an interview with the newly engaged couple: Craig Goldberg and Abigail Gardner, who spent February 14th watching the trailer announcement - and having Ivan Reitman help them start the journey of marriage! But before we get into their story, let's catch up a little with the response to the 3/3/16 trailer announcement including a news item featured in the Wall Street Journal. There's still plenty of Toy Fair information that Troy and Chris haven't explored including Mr. Potato Heads, Trading Cards, Retro Fast Food Glasses, Proton Packs, and oh yeah - and the reveal of two potential villains. Spoilers ahead, beware. As if that weren't enough excitement for one episode, we buried the lead -- Ecto Cooler might be back (and you might be able to use it to wash down Ghostbusters-themed Twinkies). So sit back, relax, get informed, then have that cold cold heart of yours warmed with the tale of two fools in love that got a little help from Ghost Corps this Valentine's Day.
We have a trailer! Well, a trailer FOR the trailer! We've got a special show planned for you to celebrate the Trailer Announcement that also just so happens to be on the date aliens in Paramus, NJ predicted would be the end of the world! Join Troy and Chris for a breakdown of the trailer announcement and perhaps some clues within for the future of what's to come. Then the boys will talk all the merchandise news that's fit to print because this week also is the New York International Toy Fair - Legos, fan clubs, Funko Pop Vinyls, there's a whole slew of good stuff coming that we finally got to see. Then, Cleanin' Up the Town's Kickstarter campaign happened in between recording sessions, and with it came a new trailer that the boys'll chat about. Also, great news out of Chicago as Second City has announced the Harold Ramis Film School opening in September, and there's a familiar name in charge of it. Finally, we'll get to everyone's fantastic (and fun) feedback to the Death and Taxes article discussed last week, including a guest appearance from the guys at Ghostbusters Resurrection. This is a CAN'T MISS episode of the Crossrip, especially considering the world might be coming to an end, join us for the last moments won't you?
Join Troy and Chris as they discuss their first impressions of Cryptozoic's new Ghostbusters: The Board Game in this week's Crossrip! First up, a little bit of news including some mild spoilers for Ghostbusters (2016) - don't worry, we'll forewarn you - then stick around for some discussion on the LEGO Ghostbusters firehouse, a new Ghostbusters remix, and more!
This week on the Crossrip, news on a National Lampoon documentary "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead," the 2016 Ghostbusters pay Tufts Medical Center a visit, Ivan Reitman makes a statement to clarify his "just noise" comments about future Ghostbusters film development. Then stay tuned for two, count 'em two, interviews! Mataio Wilson, the Associate Game Designer behind Cryptozoic Entertainment's Ghostbusters: The Board Game coming this October. After that, we chat with pinup model and New Hampshire Ghostbuster Luna X Mars about her experience as a background extra on Paul Feig's Ghostbusters (2016) - - don't worry, it's spoiler-free!
On our second episode of the Ghostbusters Interdimensional Crossrip, Troy and Chris take a look at the new Ectomobile for Paul Feig's Ghostbusters (2016), they spend a little time talking about casting announcements in the same film and some recent production highlights, talk about the first issue of IDW's Ghostbusters Get Real comic mini-series, and discuss anticipation for the Cryptozoic board game.