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The 20 Best Comedy Movies of All Time

The funniest movies tend to burrow into our brains like no other form of popular entertainment. Through repeated viewings and earworm quotes, they create unconscious templates for life's milestones and stopovers — dating, road trips, the college experience, marriage, the working world — and remind us of moments in time as well as entire eras. They're comfort food and therapy, high art and cultural critique, nestled lovingly amid fart jokes and crotch punches.

The best comedy movies also enjoy a freedom that seems out of place in most other media, with run-times that allow them to develop complicated but self-contained worlds, the full buffet of acting, editing, and musical options, and [...]

Everything We Know About the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

The lead cast of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot was revealed today, and it's an all-star group including Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, and current SNL superstars Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. It's been a long and confusing wait since the rumored Ghostbusters sequel turned into a reboot from Bridesmaids director Feig, so here's a refresher on everything we know about the film so far:

An Alleged 2009 Draft of the 'Ghostbusters III' Script Has Leaked Online

Over the years Ghostbusters III has transformed from a sequel stuck in development hell to a reboot directed by Paul Feig, but for longtime fans who have wondered what the original sequel may have looked like prior to the death of Harold Ramis earlier this year, today is your lucky day. According to Bloody Disgusting, a draft of the original sequel penned by Office writers Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg has leaked online. Its authenticity hasn't been officially confirmed yet, but the script — labeled "Second Draft — 04/08/2009" — is definitely worth the look for Ghostbusters fans. Here's an excerpt from Bloody Disgusting's summary:

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Paul Feig's 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Will Be "Really Scary" And Respect the Original Films

Following yesterday's news that he had teamed up with writer Katie Dippold to make the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig sat down with Entertainment Weekly to shed some light on his vision for the film. Feig put a lot of emphasis on his respect for the original films and the pressure of taking on a Ghostbusters movie especially in the wake of Harold Ramis's death and Bill Murray's lack of interest in continuing the franchise:

I love origin stories. That’s my favorite thing. I love the first one so much I don’t want to do anything to ruin the memory of that. So it just felt like, [...]

Bill Murray Likes the Idea of a Female 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

While promoting his new movie St. Vincent at the Toronto International Film Festival over the weekend, Bill Murray was asked by several reporters about the recent news of a possible Paul Feig-directed all-female Ghostbusters reboot and responded with resounding approval. Here's what he had to say when asked about the idea by Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz:

"It sounds great to me. It sounds as good an idea as any other! There are a lot of women that could scare off any kind of vapor! No, it's a grand idea, I don't know who they're talking about, but it's a good idea, I would watch it! I [...]

Sony Is Developing an All-Male 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

Paul Feig isn't the only director set to bring Ghostbusters back to the big screen. According to Deadline, Sony is currently developing a "male-driven action-centric" Ghostbusters reboot called Ghost Corps from Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, who will reportedly have offices at Sony with the sole task of finding future Ghostbusters "branding opportunities." Captain America: The Winter Soldier duo Joe and Anthony Russo will direct, Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3, Mission: Impossible 5) will write, and according to Deadline, there's a possibility that co-producer Channing Tatum will star in the film as well. Here's what Reitman told Deadline on the project, as well as his plans for the [...]

Here's Your New 'Ghostbusters' Cast: Wiig, McCarthy, Jones, and McKinnon

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Paul Feig's upcoming Ghostbusters reboot has its cast: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon. Negotiations are still ongoing, but it appears that this is pretty close to a done deal, with shooting scheduled to take place this summer in New York.

While McCarthy and Wiig were heavily rumored to be in the cast, other names such as Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence were being thrown around as well. As for the vibe of the movie, which is being written by The Heat writer Katie Dippold, Feig has said that he wants it to be "really [...]

Ernie Hudson Still Has Mixed Feelings About Playing Winston in 'Ghostbusters'

"The sad part is the thing that I thought that Ghostbusters would do, which is really kickstart my career into high gear. It never really materialized. I’ve never been told that I’ve gotten a job because of Ghostbusters; I think there have been a few jobs that I’ve lost [because of it]. Since [the movie], I’ve been given and taken advantage of the opportunity to perform a myriad of challenging roles, so what am I complaining about?"

- Fourth Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson — who called the all-female Ghostbusters reboot a "bad idea" last month — explains how Winston went from a fleshed out main character to more of a [...]

Katie Dippold Is Writing the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot for Paul Feig

It looks like the all-lady Ghostbusters reboot is moving forward. Following August's report that Bridesmaids and The Heat director Paul Feig was in talks with Sony to direct the long in-the-works sequel-turned-reboot, THR reports today that Feig's collaborator Katie Dippold — who penned the script for The Heat and has also written for MADtv and Parks and Recreation — has officially signed on to co-write the reboot with Feig. Dippold also recently finished writing the script for The Heat 2. No cast has been announced yet for the film, but hopefully someone involved considers some of Bill Murray's suggestions. Feig also gave an update on [...]

Paul Feig Might Direct a 'Ghostbusters' Reboot with Female Leads

Here's a new twist in the ongoing saga that is Ghostbusters III: According to Variety, Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is currently in talks with Sony to direct an all-female Ghostbusters reboot with a brand new script. It's not clear yet whether the Feig reboot will replace the long in-the-works sequel, which original Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman left in March after the death of Harold Ramis. In any case, Feig already has his next project lined up directing Melissa McCarthy in Spy, so there's plenty of time to either get angry about unnecessary reboots or assemble your lady Ghostbusters dream team.

Dan Aykroyd Still Wants to Make a "Conventional" 'Ghostbusters' Sequel

Dan Aykroyd is absolutely determined to make his own Ghostbusters sequel. Aykroyd did a round of interviews this week on The Howard Stern Show and Unmasked with Ron Bennington, and during both interviews he addressed the in-the-works Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig as well as his intention to move forward with a more "conventional" sequel to the original films.

"I've got three daughters, so I’m all for female empowerment," he said on Feig's all-women reboot, admitting that the franchise needed "a new engine, new exhaust, new steering." That won't, however, stop Aykroyd from making his dream "Ghostbusters universe" become a reality, especially in the form of [...]

Amy Schumer, Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Lawrence, and More Reportedly Want in on the 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

One of the newer finds in the recently leaked Sony documents is an update on the in-the-works Ghostbusters reboot by Paul Feig. According to The Wrap, an October 8 email exchange between Ivan Reitman and Sony exec Amy Pascal reveals some of the actors who have already expressed interest in starring in Feig's all-women reboot:

Agree that everyone is way too nervous about how this issue and how we. present it but it's isn't a sequel to the 80s movies and it is gonna be totally original with completely different characters and our job is to find a clever way to connect the movie to the original franchise [...]

Ernie Hudson Hates the Idea of an All-Women 'Ghostbusters' Reboot (Unless It's Sexy)

"I love females. I hope that if they go that way at least they'll be funny, and if they're not funny at least hopefully it'll be sexy. I love the idea of including women, I think that's great. But all-female I think would be a bad idea. I don't think the fans want to see that."

- Fourth Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson gives his ridiculously sexist two cents on Paul Feig's in-the-works reboot in an interview with The Telegraph.

Oh Lord, Dan Aykroyd Wants to Create a Marvel-Style 'Ghostbusters' Universe

The most recent update on the long-rumored Ghostbusters sequel was the news of a possible all-female reboot directed by Paul Feig, but according to Dan Aykroyd, the future of Ghostbusters – or as he calls it, the Ghostbusters "brand" — is now much more than just a movie. According to THR, Aykroyd was asked at an event in London for an update on the movie and said he's shifted his focus from a sequel to a Marvel-style universe: "It’s beyond just another sequel, a prequel, another TV show. I'm thinking what does the whole brand mean to Sony? What does Pixar and Star Wars mean to Disney? [...]