New ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Clip Brings Back Stay-Puft

Ghostbusters Character Reveal
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We were already supposed to have seen the new Ghostbusters movie. But, thanks to the pandemic, it was delayed from last summer to – hopefully – this fall.

If you don’t remember, Ghostbusters: Afterlife is the second Ghostbusters sequel set within the original universe (the all-female reboot was totally outside of it) and is directed by the original director’s son. Jason Reitman is taking the reins from his late father and bringing back some of the original crew for a story that focuses on Egon’s family history.

The new cast includes Carrie Coon as Egon’s daughter, Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things as her son, who move to an old family home in the middle of the country, where they meet everyone’s favorite actor, Paul Rudd, playing a paranormal enthusiast who, based on a new clip, has reasons to believe that something strange is afoot. Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts are all rumored to be reprising their roles from the original movies, and hopes are high that Afterlife will recapture the spirit of the 80s blockbusters.

The first trailers were light on laughs, which is sort of a signature element of the franchise, but the studio seems to be trying to correct that with a new clip that features Rudd and another fan-favorite character from the first movie, albeit in a slightly different form. Love to hear that classic score, too!

Check it out, and get ready for Ghostbusters: Afterlife to hit theaters on November 11:

 

Paul Rudd, ‘Certified Young Person,’ Hands Out Cookies To Voters Waiting in Line

Paul Rudd hands out cookies to voters
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Every four years in the United States, November takes on a whole new meaning. Rather than the age-old fall tradition of frantically pulling down your Halloween decorations the morning, you’re due to host 32 people for Thanksgiving (those weeks in between inexplicably disappear into the abyss), our minds are otherwise occupied. In case you’re just emerging from a coma (welcome back), this is an election year. And folks, it’s been an exhausting one. We’re not going to recap anything that’s happened in the last few months because frankly, we don’t want to. All you need to know is that voting is an extremely important right and responsibility for Americans. Vote for whoever you’re going to vote for, just freaking vote.

Voting this year hasn’t been the easiest task. It’s an important election, one that has many people coming out to vote early even if it isn’t normally a priority for them. Combine that with a pandemic, and you have a recipe for long lines and wait times if you choose to vote in person. Fortunately, ‘Certified Young Person’ Paul Rudd showed up to a New York polling place with a different kind of recipe. Specifically, a recipe of the cookie variety.

While temperatures dropped and rain poured last Thursday in Brooklyn, voters stood patiently outside Barclay’s center to fulfill their civic duty. To lighten the mood and provide some much-needed sustenance, a slightly damp Paul Rudd showed up with an assortment of Milk Bar Cookies to distribute.

And thankfully, several people posted their encounters on Twitter

A rare Wild Rudd sighting

But seriously, he’s the greatest

Since the election is almost over, who knows? Maybe he’ll get around to the line outside the DMV.

Paul Rudd Takes Down Robert Downey Jr. With Next Level Fantasy Football Trash Talk

Paul Rudd Trash Talks Robert Downey Jr.
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Being invited into the exclusive world of Marvel superheroes has more than its fair share of perks. Actors who get to play beloved superheroes are few and far between, so oftentimes, they stick together. It’s like an exclusive club that we don’t get to join, but we do get to enjoy some of the benefits. Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman met while filming the 2009 movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and theirs is just one of many Marvel friendships that keeps on giving. Now, an exclusive fantasy football league founded by Avengers: Endgame director Joe Russo has become a source of joy for even non-sport lovers.

The AGBO Superhero League’s website explains, “All the drama of football, all the fantasy fun of your favorite superheroes, all the star-studded trash talk you could ask for — and all for a great cause! AGBO has recruited some of the biggest superheroes in the world (i.e., the biggest superstars in the real world) to settle their scores. All season long, they’ll compete in fantasy football for their charities of choice, with donations thanks to FanDuel.”

Trash talk is (the most entertaining) part of the FanDuel game, and competitors both take it and dish it out. You know, for a good cause. The participants are donating $1.25 million to the charities of their choice, and with big money comes big talk. Recently, Robert Downey Jr. unleashed his week four fury on Paul Rudd, posting a video to Instagram where the Iron Man star talked trash to a cartoon of Rudd, dressed in jean shorts straight out of Wet Hot American Summer.

As creative as Robert Downey Jr. was with his smack talk, he was no match for Paul Rudd. Rudd is known for his over-the-top humor, fully committing to every bit, and inexplicably never aging. Paul Rudd’s video response to RDJ was exactly what we’ve come to expect from the Ant-Man star – it was excessive, and perfect in every way.

Paul Rudd recreates Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” music video, only he takes on the role of every single band member. In the hilarious music video, Rudd changes the words to (lovingly) take down his very own Iron Man.


“Has he lost his mind, will his team score more than mine?” Rudd sings. “Can he win at all? No, he can’t, his game sucks balls.”

“Now the time is here for Iron Man to disappear,” Rudd continues. The lyrics start off fairly tame, but progressively escalate until Rudd delivers a solid knockout. “I love you 3,000 but you’re going to lose to an ant.”

Finally, Rudd grabs an Iron Man action figure to show that he really loves and supports- oh, never mind. Yeah, he bites the head off and spits it at the camera.

No matter who wins the actual fantasy football league, it’s pretty clear that Paul Rudd is the grand champion of trash talk. I mean, he squashed Tony Stark like a bug. We’re only on week four of the 13-week competition, so perhaps the best is yet to come.