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#537 - "Masters of the Toy License Universe" - September 16, 2019

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This week on the show, Troy and Chris are catching up on the biggest news items of the past few weeks: Hasbro, Halloween Horror Nights, Cleanin’ Up the Town and more! First up, Chris is flying to Calgary, but not for the reason that you’d immediately think, he’ll be attending one of the first (finally!) screenings of the Ghostbusters making-of documentary “Cleanin’ Up the Town.” Then, the boys talk about the recent news that Hasbro is taking over the master toy license next year. What does it mean? What do they hope is in store? All that plus items on Halloween Horror Nights and more on this week’s show!

#530 - "Basic English" - July 29, 2019

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This week on the show, Ghostbusters merch crossed the billion dollar mark over ten years ago, let’s celebrate by talking about more and more merch on the way! Spirit has a ton of new offerings coming this September including Real Ghostbusters costumes and a Motorola-lite that hits you with phrases from the film. Jada has monster trucks that are remote controlled on the way. Chronicle Collectibles has a Real Ghostbusters Ecto-1 coming and much much more. Then some talk about the announcement that the crew behind “The Toys That Made Us” will be doing “The Movies That Made Us” with an episode focused on Ghostbusters. It’s gonna be bigger than the microchip! All that plus, what small town is Ghostbusters (2020) filming at starting next week? And why is it so cool? Stay until the very end to find out!

#529 - "Family Photo" - July 22, 2019

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This week on the show, production on Ghostbusters (2020) has commenced and we’ve seen the photos to prove it! Plus, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios is ready to scare you with Ghostbusters! All that plus a ton of merch news coming out of the San Diego Comic-Con on this week’s show!

#528 - "Rust City" - July 5, 2019

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This week on the show, Ghostbusters II archival unearthed, Ghostbusters (2020) casting, technical talk and a Japanese cover of Hot Night, are you not entertained? First up, a recently revealed/unearthed UK entertainment program called Film Eighty Nine had a great Ghostbusters II segment which gets Troy and Chris talking about the past before they talk about the future. Then, in our Ghostbusters (2020) chat: Celeste O’Connor and Logan Kim have been cast as the last two of the group of four kids to star in the next film. What are their roles? We’re not speculating anymore, remember? But what we can talk about? The film is being shot on the Arri Alexa LF cameras. What does that mean? And just how many keys to the city does Ernie Hudson have (and why isn’t the answer all of them)? Then in the second half of the show, your voicemails and a special treat from our friend Naoki in Japan, a cover of “Hot Night” that came out in 1984!

#527 - "Ecto-35 and Mash-Ups" - July 8, 2019

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Where to start this week? We’ve got first-hand accounts with Hasbro’s Ecto-35 SDCC exclusive, Paul Rudd joining Ghostbusters (2020), and tons and tons of merch news. First up, Troy and Chris talk about the Optimus Prime gone Ghostbusters that Hasbro was kind enough to send our way, and as it turns out, it sort of fulfilled a childhood dream for Troy. Then, we keep the merch train running including Diamond Select exclusives, Halloween Costumes, Naked and Famous Battle Jackets, and yet another mobile game integration. Rounding out our Ghostbusters (2020) discussion, yes indeed we’ll finally talk about the big news that Paul Rudd has joined Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters film which begins production shortly in Calgary. Experiencing some deja vu? It might be because this (kinda) all happened back in 2009. Birthday girl McKenna Grace spoke with ET Canada about her reaction to being cast (hint: she freaked out). All that plus some comments on that whole “hallway” thing that happened on social media on this week’s jam-packed Crossrip!

#523A - "Fan Fest Director's Panel" - June 12, 2019

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Join us for a special bonus episode featuring the audio from the Ghostbusters Fan Fest Director’s Panel, which took place this past Saturday featuring Ivan Reitman, Jason Reitman and Paul Feig moderated by Anthony Breznican. Among the topics discussed: casting the three very different films, how to approach comedy and horror, and what’s in store for the future in Ghostbusters (2020).

#523 - "Post-Commentary Commentary" - June 10, 2019

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Fan Fest is in the rear-view mirror and we’ll be talking about it in-depth next week but first, a catch-up on the news and a discussion about this week’s release of Ghostbusters on a 35th Anniversary Steelbook. Troy’s winging it solo as Chris is traveling back up to Canada, but he’ll do his best to talk about Ghostbusters the Video Game Remastered, Jason Reitman’s revelations about Ghostbusters (2020), all the merchandising news coming out of the Licensing Expo including Eaglemoss, K-Swiss, and more. Then, in the second half of the show, this Tuesday sees the release of Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II in a special 4K UHD 35th Anniversary steelbook which includes never-before seen special features, deleted scenes, and an unfinished Ghostbusters II teaser trailer that is not to be missed. Amid those special features is a Fan Commentary featuring the Crossrip’s own Troy Benjamin and Chris Stewart, prop builder extraordinaire Sean Bishop, and fellow podcaster Ashley Robinson. After recording the commentary, the whole crew (sadly, minus Ashley) returned to Ghost Corps to decompress and talk about the experience of recording a fan commentary. Call this a post-commentary commentary, that was a whole lot of fun.

#520 - "College Tuition Payments" - May 20, 2019

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This week on the show, Bill Murray isn’t opposed to being in another Ghostbusters, Bernstein’s score is official, and guess who’s coming to Fan Fest? That’s right, first up, some Ghostbusters (2020) news including Bill Murray talking about the film at Cannes, a new animatronic creature designer joining the team, and Jason Reitman stopping by the Funko HQ. Then, Elmer Bernstein’s Ghostbusters score is official and the boys have all the details. Paul Feig is coming to the Ghostbusters Fan Fest in Culver City, CA and Chris and Troy talk about what that means. If that wasn’t enough, have you heard that Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered might just be a thing? Because it’s gotten a board review rating in Taiwan? STILL NOT ENOUGH? Fine! How about Cleanin’ up the Town documentary news? And more! MORE! Are you not podcast entertained?

#518 - "Guide to Culver City (And Areas Surrounding)" - May 6, 2019

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Heading to the Ghostbusters Fan Fest at the Sony Pictures Lot in Culver City? Never been to Los Angeles? The Crossrip has got ya. This week, after a quick news update, Chris and Troy give their insight on some of their favorite spots in Los Angeles. Tips and tricks in dealing with LAX, places to eat, shop, and sightsee, particular points of interest for Ghostbusters (and film fans) and a whole lot more. But first, as always the news. Is Sigourney Weaver in Jason Reitman’s new Ghostbusters film? Well, despite what you may have heard in Production Weekly, we’ve got the scoop. And have you seen the giant Big Gulp container hitting Canada 7-Eleven stores? We hear it keeps things cold for 12 hours. Then, in the second half of the show, grab a notepad and we’ll tell you all the things you have to do (when you’re not at Fan Fest, obviously) when in LA!

#517 - "What the Hell Are You Doing?" - April 29, 2019

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This week on the show, some interesting Fan Fest developments and catching up with IDW Comics’ 35th Anniversary event! First up, have you seen those 7-Eleven cups and Slurpee flavors in Canada? They look pretty dope. And let’s talk about some new crew who have boarded Jason Reitman’s 2020 Ghostbusters film, including a costume designer. With that out of the way, just what the hell is going on with Ghostbusters Fan Fest? Troy and Chris try to answer that question exploring the new announcements of upcoming guests (both related to and NOT related to Ghostbusters). In the last segment of the show, the boys talk about IDW’s mini-series of one-shots celebrating Real Ghostbusters, Extreme Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters: Answer the Call.

#516 - "20% Off My Heart" - April 22, 2019

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This week on the show, Fan Fest developments, rumors for Halloween, and a mysterious Ectomobile photo! First up, the boys talk about the recent week in Fan Fest news including a 20%-off discount that was met first with some consternation and then relief (especially for some of our wallets). Next, rumors out of theme park blogs that Halloween Horror Nights might have a Ghostbusters-themed maze, what could it mean, and what could be in store? In Ghostbusters (2020) news, Jason Reitman posted a photo of some Caddy parts as a tease and the production is out location scouting. Finally, Activision has pulled many of its games from the Playstation Network Store, including Ghostbusters: The Video Game. Is it just the end of their license term or a sign of something to come?

#515 - "200th Episode Celebration" - April 15, 2019

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This week is our 200th episode! Yeah, we can’t believe it either. After a quick update on the latest Fan Fest and Ghostbusters (2020) news, Chris and Troy take a walk down memory lane with some clips of their favorite episodes: Dan Aykroyd, Ivan Reitman, Rick Moranis, Michael C. Gross, Violet Ramis Stiel, Sean Bishop, Alex Langley, and a whole lot more are all here! Plus, you were all kind enough to send in some thoughts on your favorite episodes and themes throughout the years, so we have your well-wishes and voicemails too!

#514 - "The Fam" - April 8, 2019

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This week on the show, more casting for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters confirmed, a new 35th anniversary home video release, and IDW one-shot talk! First up, the boys catch up after last week’s April Fool’s Yes Have Some episode. Then, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced a UHD 4K release of the original two Ghostbusters films in celebration of the anniversary packed with special features including the Fort Detmerring scene and a few other surprises (including a commentary by this ol’ podcast!). Next up, some casting confirmation for “the fam” as McKenna Grace has been confirmed to join Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard in a family with mysterious ties to the original Ghostbusters film. In the last section of the show, we’ll talk about IDW Comics’ excellent 35th Anniversary one-shot. All that, plus your voicemails and a few merch updates, and more in a jam-packed episode of the Crossrip!

#512 - "Royal Triplets" - March 25, 2019

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This week on the show, Ghostbusters (2020) updates, merch news, and a lengthy chat about a tiny detail neither Chris or Troy has ever noticed in the original Ghostbusters! First up, Stranger Things S3 has a new trailer, how does it relate to Ghostbusters, and how excited are the boys? Extreme Ghostbusters is on CTV in the Great White North, and it’s in shiny high-definition. Our Ontario friends are raising money for a good cause and raffling off to win a proton pack. And some merch news. Then, in our 2020 rumor round up, what does JK Simmons know (and how could he be involved) according to Entertainment Tonight? And finally, that detail which an amazing Twitter account pointed out to us - and what does it mean not just for the production schedule, but for the attention to detail the set dec for the original Ghostbusters paid?

#511 - "Leviathan" - March 18, 2019

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This week on the show, talking about a few Aykroyd Adjacent films, the recently hired Ghostbusters (2020) film crew, and more! First up, Troy just saw a movie that had somehow slipped past his radar in the 80’s and stars one of our favorite Ghostbusters actors. Next up, the latest rumor round-up on Ghostbusters (2020) including on-going casting chat. Then, an in-depth discussion on the film crew we do know has boarded the project including the new Director of Photography, Art Director, and Visual Effects Supervisor. Finally, some merch news including Funko cereal pre-orders - wait… pre-ordering cereal? We really are in the future.

#510 - "Enter Carrie and Finn" - March 11, 2019

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This week on the show, casting for Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters begins, Into the Dead 2, merch talk and your voicemails! First up, Chris and Troy have faced their fears, conquered the zombies and dove into the two parts of Into the Dead 2’s Ghostbusters tie-in. What are their thoughts? How much money did they have to drop to keep up? All that and more. Then, some teasing from Diamond Select on upcoming plans and some merch talk along with your recent voicemails on all the discussion points. In the second half of the show, the boys discuss the recent casting of Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard in Ghostbusters (2020). What could their roles mean for the tone and themes of the series? Who do we think they’re playing? And can Stranger Things and Ghostbusters co-exist? Stay tuned!

#509 - "Five Reasons Why" - March 4, 2019

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This week on the show: marking the passage of Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters (2020) news, IDW and Fan Fest updates, and an examination on a recent article suggesting the latest film will not help revitalize the franchise. First up, the boys talk about Eugene Levy’s appearance at the Harold Ramis Film School in Chicago, the latest GB20 casting info (and yes, we’ll talk about the Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon news next week - sadly, it hit the morning after we recorded), updates on Ghostbusters’ crossover with Transformers, and some clarity on a few questions Wizard World has answered for Fan Fest. Then, the major discussion this week is dedicated to a recent movie blog article listing five reasons the author believes the new movie won’t be the jolt the franchise needs to continue. Chris and Troy beg to differ (and end up talking quite a bit about Bill Murray because of it).

#508 - "Fan Fest Frenzy" - February 25, 2019

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This week on the show, a filming location and start date for Ghostbusters (2020) is announced as are details (and prices) for the Ghostbusters Fan Fest in Culver City. First up, in our new Ghostbusters 20/20 segment, the boys round up all the news and rumors on Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters sequel including casting, Ernie Hudson chat, and his appearance on the Bill Burr podcast. Then, with the news that the film is shooting in Calgary, what can be gleaned from that information? Also, IDW has announced a Ghostbusters/Transformers crossover coming in June. Into the Dead 2 has launched a Ghostbusters tie-in and more. Then, join us as we dissect all of the Ghostbusters Fan Fest information that’s been announced including what the event will entail, why we think it’s so darn expensive, and what is still to be determined.

#507 - "Ectotron" - February 18, 2019

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Hide your wallets, it’s International Toy Fair time! This week on the show, the latest Ghostbusters (2020) news, and the late-breaking announcements we were able to talk about from Toy Fair in time for recording! First up, some discussion about an unconfirmed “exclusive” scoop about Ghostbusters (2020)’s production start date. Is there merit to it? Is there room for doubt? In fact, are we taking too many things at face value at the moment? The boys have an in-depth conversation (that’s awfully similar to one had three years ago at this point in the production timeline). The Ghostbusters social media account caused quite a stir, Troy and Chris will tell you why. And then some talk about the show-stopping reveal that’s more than meets the eye - an Ecto-1/Transformer has become reality.

#506 - "Anxiety Ridden" - February 11, 2019

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This week on the show, the latest news on Ghostbusters 2020, a new game from IDW, and just why does Ghostbusters seem to cause so much anxiety? First up, a quick correction on last week’s Tobin’s Audio Guide. Then, a release date, production designer, and some early audition reels have all surfaced for Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters sequel. Playmobil has revealed details of their next wave of toys including a superb-looking Ecto-1A. And Funko information for the future has also leaked. IDW Games has announced a new co-op game coming in June called “Ghostbusters Blackout.” And finally in the last segment of the show, some discussion about a recent AV Club article asking the question why does Ghostbusters cause so much anxiety? Is it just Ghostbusters, or is the issue something larger? The boys will give it their best.