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).
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?