Happy Ghostbusters Day 2018, everyone! We know what you're thinking: the Crossrip on a Friday? Have we gone mad? I guess so, listener - because we're here to give you the rundown on all of the big announcements of Ghostbusters Day 2018 (and what we now know is in store this time NEXT year). First up, Ghostbusters has partnered with Wizard World and the 35th Anniversary Ghostbusters Fan Fest is near! Get ready for June 8th and 9th of 2019 to head to Los Angeles for the first Ghostbusters convention. Troy and Chris break down what we know about the event and what may be coming soon. Also tons of announcements for Ghostbusters day, including a relaunched website, Omaze fundraiser, Ghostbusters World hitting San Diego Comic-Con, IGT slot machines, LEGO Brickheadz, and a whole lot more. Grab a Twinkie and join us for the show!
This week on the show, we're joined by psychology professor and author of the Geek Handbook, Alex Langley. Alex joins us to chat a little about the in-world psychology of Ghostbusters (ie. the phrase "I ain't afraid of no ghosts" and how humor helps disarm stressful situations, why the hell do crowds gather around the hellmouth where the world might be ending?), then chats a little about the general social media response to the new Ghostbusters, the very polarized views, and introduces Troy and Chris to the concept of "weaponized nostalgia." We also talk with Alex a bit about the benefits and the detriments of having these extended adolescences, purchasing toys and playing dress up as adults. This is one you won't want to miss. Stick around afterward for the latest news including a Ghostbusters Day roundup, (sort of) results of the Loot Crate contest, Jimmy Kimmel guests both old and new in celebration of the new movie and Ghostbusters Day, Ivan Reitman on the KROQ Kevin & Bean show talking about Ghostbusters old and new, featurettes give us a better idea of the new Ghostbusters characters (and a taste of Fall Out Boy's new theme), new LEGO Dimensions packs announced including a Ghostbusters (2016) story, that plus a whole lot more on another jam-packed episode!
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!
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!
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?
It’s getting crazy out there (and something tells us this is just the beginning), so get caught up on everything that happened before this Friday with Troy and Chris. First up, the guys talk about the Ghostbusters.com relaunch, and look in depth at the new imagery for both classic and new Ghostbusters (and discuss the distinction between Classic and New). One of those photos is our first official look of Chris Hemsworth’s character Kevin - why are they withholding his last name and keeping him ambiguous? Is it important to a plot point? Is he a Janine allegory? Especially given his distinctive costume choices? Oh, and as result of the website launch, Paul Feig tells us that a trailer is coming out by the end of the month. Dave and Busters is gearing up for Ghostbusters 2016 with a new photo op display and the guys talk a bit about gameplay of the ticket redemption video that’s out in the wild. New GB16 shirts are showing up at Target as part of a test run, have you found yours yet? We haven’t! Speaking of merch, this magazine Retailer Merchandiser keeps feeding us gold, including our look at some book covers that might actually include our first glimpses of the new redesigned Slimer? Martin Charles the Graphic Designer on Ghostbusters (2016) was profiled by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and discussed a little about what he contributes to a film. Halloween Life interviewed Eldo Ray Estes, whom you might not recognize by name, but you’ll recognize from one very particular soundbite in the first Ghostbusters film. Stern Pinball details have leaked about an upcoming cabinet and the different iterations that are coming (and those details were quickly taken down), but the guys still caught enough of it to chat about. Finally Death and Taxes asked the question that’s always been on our minds: just what was Slimer supposed to be?
Chris is flying solo for this week's Crossrip, and when he takes the wheel craziness ensues! Okay, not craziness - Chris can hold his own without Troy, let's be honest. And he's actually some very helpful information on your Ghostbusters shopping this holiday season, a little spin through the Proton Charging vaults for some fun rarities, but up first of course, the news! LEGO Firehouse information, A Very Murray Christmas, and more!
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: our first Miller Time with a franchise! Troy and Chris sit down for beers with the Ghostbusters of British Columbia to find out what makes them tick in the first of what we hope are many more Miller Times to come. But first, some news including the OFFICIAL reveal of the LEGO Ghostbusters Firehouse, a little chat on Ghostheads: The Documentary, Ivan Reitman's interview with Salon, and that bonkers Deadspin article on the man behind Vigo the Carpathian.
This week on the Crossrip, we're so excited to have author and screenwriter Ernest Cline on the show! With Back to the Future day in the not-so-distant rear-view mirror, new Star Wars and Ghostbusters on the horizon, and Ernie's adaptation of "Ready Player One" about to begin production, it's only fitting that Troy and Chris get a little time to talk to the owner of the Ecto-88 himself. Hear about the inspiration for his unique Ectomobile, his future projects and a little discussion on programming the perfect Halloween double-feature. All that plus the latest news including a Toys R Us LEGO leak, Zoobe add-ons, and Michael C. Gross receiving a lifetime achievement award. This Halloween week, who're you gonna call for all the latest in Ghostbusters and pop culture? (Hint: this podcast.)
Time to catch up on a WHOLE lot of news over the past week! Zoobe has a Slimer app that lets you put your voice in his mouth, IDW teases the Sandman (and Chris teases Troy with his Sandman impression), Melissa McCarthy is going to sell a Ghostbusters line of clothing, a metric-ton of Ghostbusters (2016) production news including photos from Paul Feig, Chris Hemsworth and Melissa McCarthy, and a slight correction on our reporting for the LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters tie-in. Oh yeah, and that big spoiler about a cameo that leaked? We're not going to talk about it, but we're going to talk about how we're not going to talk about it. Crazy, huh?
On this week's episode: Zach Oat, Marketing Supervisor of Diamond Select Toys! After a quick rundown of the news including some thoughts on IDW's Ghostbusters Get Real #2 and LEGO's Ghostbusters-releated Dimensions announcement, Zach is here to answer all our questions and give us a scoop or two on the new Ghostbusters action figures, Minimates, vehicles, and a whole lot more!