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#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!

#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!

#524 - "Fan Fest Post-Mortem" - June 17, 2019

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This week on the show, wrapping up Fan Fest (sorta) with Troy and Chris’ thoughts on the event and their experiences as well as your voicemails about the weekend. First up, Troy and Chris do their best to recap the day(s) with some of the highs and lows, and some of the hopeful lessons learned by the Wizard World folks if they ever attempt another similar event. Then, in the second half of the show, listeners called in large numbers to talk about the convention and we have the first part of your voicemails. Next week, we’ll play those we weren’t able to get to, not to worry!

#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!

#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!

#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.

#503 - "Ghostbusters 2020 Revealed" - January 21, 2019

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This week on the show, discussion and analysis of the surprise announcement that Jason Reitman is making a live-action Ghostbusters film for release next year! We’ll split our discussion into things we absolutely know from the announcement, discussion about the surprise teaser/announcement trailer, and then talk our speculation and hopes and dreams for the film. Will it be a bittersweet return to the original Ghostbusters universe? Will we get glimpses of anything from Answer the Call? What does this mean for the animated movie and Fan Fest? All that and more in Troy and Chris’ discussion - - then, stay tuned for all of your awesome voicemails. Listeners called in droves to discuss the surprise and we’ve got all your feedback here on the show!