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Coming Soon: Everything to Watch on Netflix, HBO Max and Disney+ and in Theaters in November 2021

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Time flies, and 2021 is almost over. The good news is that fall movie season  is very much underway with lots of big upcoming titles — Eternals   is finally here; so are Ghostbusters: Afterlife  and the Dwayne Johnson spy movie Red Notice . Some of November’s film releases may have more than a few chances of getting trophy nominations. I’m talking about Belfast , Spencer  and King Richard , but if you want to know more about the Oscars don’t miss our story on early predictions and frontrunner contenders .

November is also a great month for watching TV, especially during the long Thanksgiving holiday. John Cho stars in Cowboy Bebop , Hailee Steinfeld doubles in the last season of Dickinson  and the new show Hawkeye , and Michael C. Hall returns to his serial killer roots in Dexter: New Blood.

As usual, here’s our selection of new TV shows, returning series, films on streaming and titles you’ll only be able to watch in cinemas. And if you need even more watching suggestions, you can catch up on previously released titles with our recommendation lists for October  and September .

Some of November’s Most Anticipated New Shows

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The Shrink Next Door  (November 12), Apple TV+: Call this your new excuse to watch Kathryn Hahn in action after WandaVision . This eight-episode limited series is inspired by true events and stars Will Ferrell as Marty Markowitz and Hahn as his sister, Phyllis. The series follows Marty as he starts seeing the psychiatrist Ike Herschkopf (Paul Rudd) and details how the relationship evolves into manipulation and exploitation on the doctor’s part.

The Wheel of Time   (November 19), Prime Video: Based on Robert Jordan’s fantasy series of books , this eight-episode first season stars Rosamund Pike ( Gone Girl ) as Moiraine, a member of the all-women organization Aes Sedai that can channel magic. Moiraine arrives in the small town of Two Rivers and ventures on a journey with five young women and men. According to prophecy, one of them could save humanity — or destroy it.

Cowboy Bebop  (November 19), Netflix: It doesn’t get cooler — or sexier — than John Cho ( Star Trek ) garbed in a bespoke double-breasted indigo blue blazer, slim pants and white shirt with the collar up. In this live-action adaptation of the anime series of the same name , Cho plays a space bounty hunter named Spike who joins forces with Jet Black (Mustafa Shakir) and Faye Valentine (Daniella Pineda) to chase solar system criminals for money. The first season of Cowboy Bebop  has 10 episodes.

Hawkeye   (November 24), Disney+: Set in post-Blip New York City, this new Marvel Cinematic Universe show sees Jeremy Renner returning to his role of former Avenger Clint Barton, a.k.a. Hawkeye. In the six-episode series, Barton is prevented from returning to his family for Christmas due to a threat from his past. He’ll reluctantly join forces with the 22-year-old archer Kate Bishop (Hailee Steinfeld).

The Beatles: Get Back  (November 25, 26 and 27), Disney+: The Lord of the Rings  and The Hobbit  director Peter Jackson isn’t famous for his ability to make short films. That’s probably why this started as a documentary feature and morphed into a six-hour docuseries. Get Back  takes the audience to January 1969 as the Beatles were writing songs ahead of their first live concert in two years. Jackson drew upon 60 hours of unseen Beatles footage that was shot over 21 days, as well as more than 150 hours of unheard audio.

Must-See Returning TV on Streaming

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Dickinson , Season 3 (November 5), Apple TV+: All good things must come to an end, and we’re going to miss seeing Hailee Steinfeld playing poet Emily Dickinson. The 10-episode third and final season of Dickinson  — the show has made our list of the best TV in 2021  — will see Emily facing her most productive time as a writer as the country battles the Civil War and her own family is divided.

Dexter: New Blood  (November 7), Showtime: Technically this isn’t Dexter  season nine but a new and rebooted show. Dexter : New Blood  sees Michael C. Hall returning as our favorite serial killer. The show is set 10 years after the events of Dexter’ s finale when he drove his boat into Hurricane Laura. He’s been living under a false name in the fictional small town of Iron Lake, New York, and rocking the lumberjack look. The 10-episode first season also stars Julia Jones ( The Mandalorian ) as Chief of Police Angela Bishop and Dexter’s girlfriend, Jack Alcott as Dexter ‘s teenage son Harrison, and Jennifer Carpenter returning as Dexter ‘s sister.

Tiger King , Season 2 (November 17), Netflix: When season one of this true-crime docuseries first streamed in March 2020 it became a viral sensation — helped in part by the fact that half the planet was sheltering at home due to the pandemic. Prepare to be entertained by the feline owners again. “Old enemies and frenemies, including Jeff Lowe, Tim Stark, Allen Glover, and James Garretson return for another season of murder, mayhem, and madness. Thought you knew the whole story? Just you wait,” reads Netflix’s synopsis of season two.

Movies on Streaming

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The Harder They Fall (November 3), Netflix (in select theaters October 22): Jay-Z produces and Jeymes Samuel co-writes and directs this stylized western starring Regina King, Idris Elba, LaKeith Stanfield, Jonathan Majors, Delroy Lindo and Zazi Beetz. Majors plays Nat Love, an outlaw who makes justice his last name but is set on revenge against Rufus Buck (Elba). When Buck is released from prison by his gang of professional killers, Love only has one objective in mind: killing his longtime enemy.

Finch   (November 5), Apple TV+: Call this Cast Away  set on a post-apocalyptic Earth. Plus Wilson is now a dog. Tom Hanks plays Finch, a robotics engineer who survives a cataclysmic solar event that leaves Earth uninhabitable. He lives in an underground bunker and creates the robot Jeff (Caleb Landry Jones) to take care of his dog, Goodyear. The three of them embark on a road trip into the American West looking for safety.

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain  (November 5), Prime Video: This story based on real events has the potential to delight many cat people. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Louis Wain, an extravagant artist who popularized the notion of cats as pets with his illustrations of anthropomorphized felines in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The movie is also a beautiful love story between Wain and his wife, Emily Richardson (Claire Foy), who adopted and named him Peter.

Passing   (November 10), Netflix (in select theaters October 27): Actress Rebecca Hall directs and writes this adaptation of Nella Larsen’s novel of the same name . Set in 1929 New York, Tessa Thompson and Ruth Negga play two childhood friends who find each other again later in life. They’re two Black women who can pass as white, but one of them has chosen to live as her true self and the other as white. Both actresses could receive Oscar nominations for their roles here.

Red Notice   (November 12), Netflix: Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds star in this globe-trotting action-comedy. Johnson plays the FBI’s top profiler John Hartley, someone charged with capturing the world’s most wanted art thief, “The Bishop” (Gal Gadot). He partners with the world’s greatest art thief Nolan Booth (Ryan Reynolds), and the three of them end up on a cat-and-mouse chase around the world.

King Richard   (November 19), HBO Max and theaters: Will Smith vies for yet another Oscar nomination with this story directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green where Smith plays Richard Williams, Venus and Serena Williams’ dad. The movie depicts teenage Venus and Serena as they train on abandoned tennis courts in Compton, California, guided by the vision and a 78-page plan their father follows. He’s determined to have his daughters make history.

tick, tick… BOOM!  (November 19), Netflix (in select theaters November 12): Prolific playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with this adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the creator of Rent . The film is set in New York in 1990 when Jon (Andrew Garfield) is juggling his work as a waiter in a diner with that of a theater composer hoping to write the next great American musical.

Bruised   (November 24), Netflix: You may get Million Dollar Baby  vibes from this film starring and helmed by Halle Berry, making her directorial debut. In Bruised  Berry plays Jackie Justice, a mixed martial arts fighter forced to leave the sport. Misguided by her manager and boyfriend (Adan Canto), she ends up in the underground fight circuit and is promised a new way into the fight league by a promoter who sees her talent. Jackie will also have to confront her past when her biological son ​​(Danny Boyd, Jr.) shows up in her life.

And a Few Movies You’ll Only Be Able to Watch in Theaters

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Eternals (November 5): Marvel’s latest big cinematic spectacle is directed by the Oscar-winning Chloé Zhao and stars Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry and the Game of Thrones  alums Kit Harington and Richard Madden. You can read our full review of this story about a group of immortal superheroes who’ve been calling Earth home for thousands of years and protecting humans from the villainous Deviants.

Spencer   (November 5): If you enjoyed season four of The Crown  or if you were a fan of Pablo Larraín’s Jackie , with Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy, you’ll want to check out Spencer . Kristen Stewart stars as Princess Diana and has pretty much secured an Oscar nomination. As he did with Jackie , Larraín doesn’t make conventional biopics but focuses on very particular moments in his characters’ lives. Spencer  follows a Christmas celebration at the Queen’s estate in Sandringham where the full royal family gathers and when Diana and Charles’ (Jack Farthing) marriage has already imploded.

Belfast   (November 12): This could be one of the big titles in terms of Oscars nominations this year. Written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, Belfast  is set in Branagh’s hometown and based on his own experiences growing up in Northern Ireland during the late 1960s. The black and white film stars Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Ciarán Hinds, Caitríona Balfe and the 10-year-old Jude Hill.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife  (November 19): Paul Rudd and Finn Wolfhard from Stranger Things star in this new chapter from the original Ghostbusters  universe. The movie is co-written and directed by Jason Reitman ( Up in the Air ), who happens to be the son of the director of the first and second Ghostbusters  flicks, Ivan Reitman. Ivan Reitman also produces.

House of Gucci  (November 24): After The Last Duel  — which we liked a lot  —, here comes Ridley Scott’s second big movie this year. Inspired by the true story of the family behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci, the film stars Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, Al Pacino and Lady Gaga speaking in delightful Italian-accented English. The story follows the murder of Maurizio Gucci (Driver), head of Gucci. Gaga plays his wife, Patrizia Reggiani.

Licorice Pizza   (November 26): Paul Thomas Anderson does a coming-of-age story in this movie set in the San Fernando Valley, California, in 1973. The film stars Alana Kane (Alana Haim) and Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) as they fall in love. The film also features Bradley Cooper and Anderson’s real-life partner, Maya Rudolph.


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‘Ghostbusters’ Reboot: Cinemassacre YouTube Critic Refuses To See The Film For Dumb Reasons

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In a “staunch” act of “defiance,” YouTube critic for the popular Cinemassacre channel James Rolfe said that he would not review the new “ Ghostbusters ” movie in his latest “non-review” video. In a whopping six-and-a-half minutes, Rolfe outlines exactly why he won’t see the latest Paul Feig film with reasons that include, but surely are not limited to, the following: The trailer “looks awful”; the “Ghostbusters” franchise “officially ended with the death of Harold Ramis”; the name of the film, “Ghostbusters,” implies a connection with the original story and character that supposedly is not present; the fact that the film “takes advantage of the younger generations” who might not have seen the original and may watch the new one without feeling “the prerequisite of having to see the other movies”; and that now whenever you look up the movie, you’ll see “‘Ghostbusters’ 1984” and “‘Ghostbusters 2016.'” Watch the video above if you wish.

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Rolfe runs through more complaints, like that the original cast members only appear in cameo roles and that there’s not enough fan service for those who grew up with the original film, but it’s difficult to take any of his so-called criticisms seriously not just because they’re petulant and childish but mostly because he refuses to actually see the movie. The fact remains that Rolfe has harshly judged the “Ghostbusters” marketing campaign and has unfairly extended that judgment to the finished film. Though he fully admits that the film may be good, and that he sees many bad movies “knowingly and with pleasure,” his ostensibly fixed principles regarding reboots, the original film’s integrity, and awful-looking trailers keep him from spending a dime towards it. He’s waging a war against the new “Ghostbusters” movie by refusing to pay it the slightest attention. Well, except, the video of him saying why he won’t see it.

Of course it’s Rolfe’s prerogative not to see “Ghostbusters”; neither Feig, the film’s cast, nor Columbia Pictures has made the film mandatory for the viewing public. Yet Rolfe’s public refusal to see the film makes it impossible to take him seriously as a critic, if one did so to begin with, because actually seeing the thing you’re purportedly criticizing is a non-negotiable mandate. However, it mostly calls the veracity of his reasoning into question. Considering that many of his complaints aren’t based on the actual text (how does he know the new “Ghostbusters” movie has no connection with the original story if he hasn’t seen it yet?), it doesn’t take a giant leap of logic and faith to presume that his ideological problem with the film stems from the fact that it stars four women in a previously male-dominated franchise. The gendered outcry around the film  has dominated social media and YouTube comments for months now, with fanboys tripping over themselves to defend the original film as if it were a religious text and not a goofy comedy,  and to prove they are in fact  not sexist just because they’re harshly targeting the film sight unseen. Seeing as fan communities have embraced Batman, “Star Trek,” James Bond, and “Planet of the Apes” reboots (just to name a few), it’s very hard to believe that a new “Ghostbusters” movies is somehow the final straw for these male audiences. There could possibly be  no other reason , right?

Anyway, the new “Ghostbusters” movie opens on July 15th in theaters nationwide. See it before you criticize it, or don’t see it and then don’t criticize it with the expectation for it to be taken seriously. The choice is up to you.

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What a ‘Ghostbusters’ Online Attack Says About the Digital Age

The new “Ghostbusters,” from left, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones.

By Brooks Barnes

  • June 14, 2016

LOS ANGELES — The rage was immediate. As soon as the Hollywood trades reported that Sony Pictures was going to reboot “Ghostbusters” with women in the lead roles, internet trolls tumbled out of their caves to insta-condemn the effort.

As with most online nastiness, the face of the outcry was a blank one. Most of the negative comments and social media posts were anonymous, courtesy of peaches like Grungemaster93, GargoylePhlegm and Neanderthal101. Reinventing their beloved 1980s-era comedy? With women busting the ghosts? Not on their watch!

Then came James Rolfe. And with him arrived a lesson about the digital age.

Mr. Rolfe, whose YouTube channel, Cinemassacre , has 2.1 million subscribers, posted a video last month that takes aim at the new “Ghostbusters,” which is set for release on July 15.

Looking into the camera, he criticizes the visual effects shown in an early trailer, and, with flashes of anger, condemns Sony for sweeping the 1984 original movie “under the rug like it didn’t happen.”

Mr. Rolfe, 35, advised his followers that Cinemassacre, known for movie and video-game reviews, would be sitting this one out.

“I refuse to watch it,” he said, sitting with his rimless glasses amid a gumball machine, “Star Trek” memorabilia and bookcases stacked with old VHS tapes.

With that, the furor around “Ghostbusters” had a focal point. His video racked up 737,000 views in its first day, on its way to 1.7 million. Mr. Rolfe, who sometimes posts videos as a character called Angry Video Game Nerd, became a Nerd King among a certain crowd.

“He will almost certainly be on the right side of history” read a sympathetic article on Heat Street , a libertarian website owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, reflecting the tenor of many of 22,000 comments on the video nonreview.

“This isn’t about feminism,” Danika Lee Massey, a YouTube star known as Comic Book Girl 19 , said in a supportive post. “This is about greed. This is about a bad idea.”

But a lot of people, including a significant number of men, immediately blasted Mr. Rolfe as a jerk, with some of the blowback taking on a very personal tone. “I keep fixating on his wedding ring,” the film critic and humorist Eric D. Snider wrote on Twitter. “Someone MARRIED this man-baby.” (Mr. Snider later deleted his tweet.)

Writing about Mr. Rolfe’s “tantrum” on the website Death and Taxes , part of the SpinMedia empire, Maggie Serota said he looked as if he were “sitting in a wet diaper.”

My swift reaction to Mr. Rolfe’s video was similarly severe. Without so much as pressing play, I decided that his position was garbage and that he represented the worst about geek culture and the internet. I considered leaving a hissy comment on his site: Somebody’s mom apparently forgot to teach the judging-books-by-their-covers lesson.

Instead, I did something very old-fashioned.

First, I watched his six-minute video, which surprised me. While not saying much that I agree with, Mr. Rolfe does express his opinions in a rather calm and articulate way. It’s not overtly sexist — though there are whiffs — and his points are rather tame compared with a lot of the other “Ghostbusters” muck online. (Hard stare toward Reddit.)

Next, I sent him an email. I wanted to know what he made of the furor. His response was astonishing. He was offended by some of the blowback — because, as he wrote in an email, it seemed to him that those angry over his video “have not watched it, or have been misquoting me or twisting my words.”

Mr. Judging Before Seeing was mad because people were judging before seeing.

Mr. Rolfe also seemed agitated that the people ripping him apart, some of whom went so far as to threaten his life, had no interest in his complexity as a human being.

Yes, he makes a living through sometimes caustic reviews and rants. (A former wedding videographer, Mr. Rolfe sells ads on Cinemassacre.com and on YouTube, where his videos have a cumulative 858 million views.) But he is also a husband and a father; his daughter, Darcy, now a toddler, was injured at birth.

“My good deeds go largely unknown,” he said in an email. “I just had a charity event, auctioning items/props/memorabilia from my show.” The auction , which concluded on May 6, raised about $20,000 for Shriners Hospitals for Children.

When finally coaxed to the phone, Mr. Rolfe, who works from his East Coast home, did not want to talk about his “Ghostbusters” video, saying he thought it spoke for itself, and he didn’t want to address the fallout. “When people attack me, it’s always about trying to get a reaction,” he said.

But he did talk about his childhood. As a high school student growing up in New Jersey, Mr. Rolfe said, he was “extremely shy and didn’t have too many friends.” Movies, both the Hollywood kind and the homemade variety, got him through.

He used the family camcorder to make horror films, later studying cinema at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where his junior-year movie was called “ Curse of the Cat Lover’s Grave .”

“I wanted to make a really big cult sensation,” he said, with a laugh.

The new “Ghostbusters,” which, by the way, has been generating positive reactions in test screenings, according to Sony executives, finally gave him his wish.

Even the comedian Patton Oswalt weighed in on Mr. Rolfe’s nonreview review. “I really wanted to hate this Cinemassacre Ghostbusters review but I’m such a fan of noisy, thick-saliva swallowing it won my heart,” Mr. Oswalt wrote on Twitter .

Getting serious, he added: “I like @cinemassacre. I’m just tired of pre-emptive criticism. Society imploding. It’s gross.”

Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article misstated the release date of the new “Ghostbusters” movie. It is July 15, not this Wednesday.

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Cinemassacre has seen many films in theaters, good and bad. He announced today in a detailed video that he will not be watching the new Ghostbusters , even to make fun of it. If you're looking for a specific reason, he has a laundry list of them. The high profile Youtuber (2 Million Subscribers) essentially says he is a huge fan of the original film and will not see a movie that he does not truly see as a "remake." He says the film cannot be a remake as it draws no bridges between the original film other than cameos in which the former actors don't play themselves.

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of Ghostbusters in general, but I can see his perspective when it comes to the remake. When I saw the second Total Recall I thought it could've been a great film...had it not been called Total Recall . The film was so far removed that it would've been better to have never connected the two at all. I don't think the new Ghostbusters is THAT far removed from the source, but it's certainly not what a lot of fans wanted apparently.

Like I said, I was never huge into Ghostbusters to begin with, so I wasn't planning on seeing it either way. Are you skipping like Cinemassacre, or will you watch?

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Local YouTuber's refusal to see 'Ghostbusters' reboot sparks internet controversy

'angry video game nerd' gets called sexist by some for criticism of all-female remake.


Local YouTuber James Rolfe explains why he isn't going to see the new "Ghostbusters" film.

Quick backstory: Last year, it was announced that the classic comedy "Ghostbusters" was being rebooted with an all-female cast. This past spring, the first trailer for that reboot — starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones — became the most disliked video in YouTube history. Critics said the trailer suggested an apparent lack of the same humor from the original and an over-reliance on special effects, while others said that criticism stank of sexism.

Enter James Rolfe, aka the "Angry Video Game Nerd," a Haddonfield, New Jersey, native who lives in a Philly suburb. Known for his film reviews and web series published on his YouTube page Cinemassacre , he said in a May video he refused to go see or review the new "Ghostbusters" film because it looked so bad.

He argued the title was misleading as it doesn't link to the original plotline, that the effects looked contrived, and that it doesn't seem to take lessons from other successful reboots; this, of course, was all based off the trailers. You can watch the video below:

Then, the backlash began. The accusation from many was that his refusal was based in misogyny, even though he never mentioned gender. Blogs and websites both subtly and explicitly accused him of such. Comedians Patton Oswalt and Dane Cook, along with many others, weighed in on Twitter:

This moron at cinemassacre James Rolfe apparently hates that Ghostbusters is being updated with… https://t.co/hzvEWitL6v — Dane Cook (@DaneCook) May 18, 2016
I really wanted to hate this Cinemassacre GHOSTBUSTERS review but I'm such a fan of noisy, thick-saliva swallowing it won my heart. — Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 17, 2016
Finally forced myself to watch that AVGN/Ghostbusters vid and it's more insufferable, misguided and illogical than I feared. — Jamie Smart (@jamiesmart) May 20, 2016
I decided to watch the AVGN's vid on Ghostbusters and I can't finish this. Oof. Kinda want to go see it in theaters just because of this. — Σlyxim Φ Watson (@WillHeroX) May 19, 2016

Others, however, came to Rolfe's defense, saying they thought it unfair to accuse Wolfe of sexism just because he doesn't want to see the movie:

I don't agree with AVGN's opinion regarding the new Ghostbusters, but I certainly don't think his opinion is sexist. — Kid Chameleon (@Gewgs) May 19, 2016
Hmm, did the people upset about the AVGN Ghostbusters video actually watch it? There's literally nothing sexist there. — Pam (@Jasyla_) May 19, 2016
wait are people legit upset that AVGN doesn't want to see the new Ghostbusters? — Hank★Hill (@VirtualPlazaMax) May 19, 2016

The fallout over Rolfe's video has now made it all the way to The New York Times . In an interview published Tuesday, Rolfe, 35, said the backlash made him angry because he felt that many critics hadn't even watched his video. But The Times' Hollywood writer, Brooks Barnes, was quick to point out that seems hypocritical, considering Rolfe's "Ghostbusters" stance:

He was offended by some of the blowback — because, as he wrote in an email, it seemed to him that those angry over his video “have not watched it, or have been misquoting me or twisting my words.” Mr. Judging Before Seeing was mad because people were judging before seeing. Mr. Rolfe also seemed agitated that the people ripping him apart, some of whom went so far as to threaten his life, had no interest in his complexity as a human being.

Barnes, for his part, admitted he took a preemptive stance on Rolfe's video before watching it and noted it wasn't as bad as he determined it was before seeing it.

"It’s not overtly sexist — though there are whiffs — and his points are rather tame compared with a lot of the other 'Ghostbusters' muck online," Barnes wrote.

"Ghostbusters" is out July 15, by the way, for those not refusing to see it.


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Back in 2016, James Rolfe, better known as the Angry Video Game Nerd, refused to review Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot , which in turn caused an uproar online. Rolfe, who denounced the film after seeing the first trailer , posted a “non-review,” saying, “If you already know you’re going to hate it, why give them your money?”

Given that last year’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife is deemed such a love letter to fans, followers of Rolfe’s popular Cinemassacre YouTube channel have been curious what the Nerd thought about it, and if this new take, set within the original Ghostbusters universe, would eventually see a review.

With Afterlife’s recent 4k Ultra HD , Blu-ray , and DVD release, Rolfe has finally posted his thoughts on the film, acknowledging the performances of Mckenna Grace and Paul Rudd, Director Jason Reitman honoring the original films, “nostalgia overriding all logic” when the original Ghostbusters show up, and the tribute to Harold Ramis.

Give the full review a watch below.

You asked for it, so here is my review of “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”! After over 30 years, we finally have a sequel to the 1984 and 1989 Ghostbusters, with Jason Reitman (the son of the first two films’ director Ivan Reitman) taking the reins. Starring a new cast of characters including McKenna Grace as Egon Spengler’s granddaughter, Finn Wolfhard of “Stranger Things” fame, and Paul Rudd from “Halloween 6”, the follow-up has a lot to live up to. And the big question, would Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver and the rest of the old cast appear in it? This all got me to thinking about this new Nostalgia film genre where old franchises are brought back, with the original actors passing the torch to a younger generation, much like the “Karate Kid” Netflix series “Cobra Kai” and many other series recently.

If you’ve yet to purchase  Ghostbusters: Afterlife , be sure to grab your copy on  4K Ultra HD ,  Blu-ray , or  DVD  now!

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Part 1 of 3. If there’s something bad, and you don’t like it, then you need the Nerd. He’s soon tackling something worse than ghosts, when he reviews Ghostbusters for the NES.

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