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WILD WILD PODCAST #41: Ghostbusters Remake, Game of Thrones Season 6 & San Diego Comic-Con 2016 in a Podcast Together; Mass Hysteria!

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I’ve finally figured out why Sansa has looked so disturbed the past 18 months.

 

Welcome to the WILD WILD PODCAST #41

It’s Mass hysteria as we tackle the controversy over the Ghostbusters reboot, give our thoughts on the roller-coaster sixth season of Game of Thrones, and preview Geek Outlaw’s plans for Nerdi-Gras (aka San Diego Comic-Con 2016)

(WARNING: Spoilers for Game of Thrones are abound within.)

LISTEN HERE! —>  Wild Wild Podcast #41

 

End times has technically arrived, and it looks like we all survived… for the moment. Of course I’m referring to the release of the much ballyhooed Ghostbusters remake directed by Paul Feig, which just landed in theaters a few days ago to a resounding thud.

 

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A small poster tweak that (sadly) probably would have helped sales.

 

I kid you not fellow Outlaws, worldwide people were reporting empty theaters, early walkouts, and discounted ticket prices, and utter silence from the few who dared sit through the 2-hour lobotomy. Seriously, during prime time viewing hours, many theaters were emptier than a dentist office on Free Root Canal Day.  The money (or lack thereof) was the final proof in the pudding as the remake pulled in a lowly $46 million in association to its $154 million dollar budget. (Sorry, I don’t count tax incentives and rebates at the last minute like the rest of the media is now doing all of the sudden for some odd reason.)

 

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“Fiction can be fun Sony, but I find the reference section much more enlightening. “

 

On a related note, it’s quite entertaining watching Sony and the press twist themselves into mini-pretzels selling this as a success. It should be pretty telling when a film called Alvin and the Chipmunks 2: The Squeakquel was able to do more business in one weekend than the Ghostbusters remake by capturing $48 million of its $70 million dollar production in the same amount of time. On the subject of nuts, just listen to Sony describe this opening as the second coming.

 

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Hey at least you don’t have to put up with annoying sounds from the audience like laughing and clapping.

 

Add in the hundreds of millions spent on advertising and marketing, and Feig himself said the film would need to turn $500 million globally to turn a profit. Without the help of the number 2 box office in the world – China graciously passed because they wisely decided their folk wouldn’t like the flick and because they don’t like ghosts in general – it looks as though Feig is going to be washing dishes on the Sony Studio lot for several years to come. It’s sad when ponder what could have been though. If done right, this could have and should have been a $100 million plus weekend for a Ghostbusters film… had it been made with care and respect to the original.

 

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Why do I have the sudden urge to buy things made in China again?

 

How so you ask? Well you’ll have to listen in as Spunky Destructor and I breakdown why Feig’s Ghostbusters remake will forever haunt Sony, and where exactly the wheels fell off. (Hint: Pretty much everywhere.)

In this extra special bonus edition of the Wild Wild Podcast, we’ll also talk about the Game of Thrones sixth season in its entirety, as well as discuss the Outlaw’s plans for San Diego Comic-Con 2016! I’ll be (attempting) to video live stream every evening from Nerdi-Gras, so if you like watching live train wrecks, make sure to tune in to the calamity via the links below!

Until then, see you on the other side Outlaws…

 

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Hide the women, children, pets and small appliances… the Outlaw is going Live!

 

It’s Mass hysteria as we tackle the controversy over the Ghostbusters reboot, give our thoughts on the roller-coaster sixth season of Game of Thrones, and preview Geek Outlaw’s plans for Nerdi-Gras (aka San Diego Comic-Con 2016)

(WARNING: Spoilers for Game of Thrones are abound within.)

 

LISTEN HERE! —>  Wild Wild Podcast #41

 

SDCC 2016 LIVE VIDEO LINKS (Starting every evening at Approx) 6:30pm:

Tuesday July 19th

Wednesday July 20th:
Thursday July 21st:
Friday July 22nd:
Saturday July 23rd:
Sunday July 24th:

(If the individual time slots don;t work, try the following link: http://www.youtube.com/c/GEEKOUTlaw/live)

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