“Ghostbusters: Afterlife”, the new future of the franchise

Among the premieres of the week we see the return of an emblematic franchise of the 80s with the arrival of “Ghostbusters: AfterlifeDirected by filmmaker Jason Reitman, which stars Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Mckenna Grace, Sigourney Weaver, Paul Rudd, Celeste O’Connor, Logan Kim, Annie Potts, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson. In this story we will see what happens when a single mother and her two children are forced to move to a small town in Summerville, Oklahoma, to live on the old farm that their late grandfather left them.Once there they begin to discover the connection of his family with the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy his grandfather left behind.

This film is part of the original Ghostbusters universe, meaning that the events of “Ghostbusters” (1984) and “Ghostbusters 2” (1989) are part of this continuity, although the 2016 reboot will not be part of this world and currently there are no plans to produce any more sequels related to that continuity. Also, Jason Reitman is the son of director Ivan Reitman, who directed the first two installments of this franchise. By the way, Jason has another connection to the Ghostbusters, as he also appeared in “Ghostbusters 2” as the boy who tells Doctor Raymond “Ray” Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) that, according to his father, the Ghostbusters are “full of excrement. ”. On the other hand, it should be noted that this is the first film in the franchise that does not take place in New York City.

The French Dispatch

This is the latest film work written and directed by Wes Anderson with a cast that includes Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson. More than a movie, it is a love letter to journalists set in the editorial office of an American newspaper in Ennui-sur-Blasé, a fictional 20th-century French city. The plot centers on three stories that are published in “The French Dispatch Magazine”. This is Anderson’s ninth collaboration with Bill Murray, his eighth collaboration with Owen Wilson, and his seventh collaboration with Jason Schwartzman, plus two shorts.

Show me the Father

Directed by Rick Altizer and starring Jim Daly, Jonathan Evans and Tony Evans, this documentary features compelling stories interwoven with inspiring truths about God as a father figure. According to the synopsis of this production, everyone has a unique paternal story, be it positive or painful, but it is always personal and can profoundly affect the core of a person’s identity and the direction of their life. By providing a new perspective on the roles of parents in today’s society, this documentary invites each individual to think differently about how they view their father and also how they personally relate to God. It is the fifth documentary directed by Rick Altizer.