Ivan Reitman, Director of ‘Ghostbusters,’ Is Dead at 75

By The New York Times

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The filmmaker injected giant marshmallow boogeymen and toga parties into popular culture with movies that included “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “Stripes” and “Kindergarten Cop.”

Ivan Reitman, a producer and director of a string of movies including “Ghostbusters” and “National Lampoon’s Animal House” that imprinted their antics on the funny bones of a generation of filmgoers, died on Saturday at his home in Montecito, Calif.,… [1006 chars]

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Timeline

Feb 10 Thu:

‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Venom’ Set for HBO Max Central Europe

Blockbuster films from Sony Pictures Entertainment will show exclusively on HBO and HBO Max across Central and Eastern Europe.

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Feb 04 Fri:

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

With Guillermo del Toro’s neo-noir thriller Nightmare Alley now streaming on HBO Max and Hulu, Cry Macho on HBO Max, along with tons of new VOD releases including King Richard and Ghostbusters: Afterlife, there’s plenty of great films available to watch this weekend.

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Jan 25 Tue:

Photographer Turns Old Ghostbusters Toy Into a Working Camera Lens

Sean from Fotodiox picked up a 30-year old Ghostbusters projector toy and adapted its lens for shooting lo-fi photos with a digital camera.

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Jan 16 Sun:

Jim Carrey Nearly Lost ‘Ace Ventura’ to This ‘Ghostbusters’ Star

Jim Carrey almost lost his breakthrough movie role in ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’ to a ‘Ghostbusters’ actor.

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Jan 14 Fri:

VFX Contenders Break Down Key Effects in ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Shang-Chi’

VFX contenders break down some key effects in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” “Shang-Chi” and “Army of the Dead.”

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Jan 06 Thu:

Exclusive Ghostbusters: Afterlife Clip Shows How The Mini Marshmallow Men Came To Life

While Ghostbusters: Afterlife used CGI to perfect the mini marshmallow men, this new clip demonstrates the practical resources used for the WalMart moment.

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Topics

Ivan Reitman — 2011 film

Ghostbusters — 1984 film

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