‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘The Infiltrator’ Opening in Theaters This Weekend

The long anticipated Ghostbusters reboot with Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, Spy), Kristen Wiig (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Martian), Kate McKinnon (Ted 2, Finding Dory), and Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live, Trainwreck) is now playing in theaters nationwide. Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) has faced some harsh opposition to rebooting the series, but the film is still expected to earn a large haul at this weekend’s box office. Picking up 30 years after the last installment, a new female crew of ‘busters reopens the original location and works to rid New York of its paranormal residents. Original actors Bill Murray (Caddyshack, Stripes), Dan Aykroyd (The Blue Brothers, Tommy Boy), Ernie Hudson (Joy of Sex, The Crow), Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Avatar), and Annie Potts (Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Toy Story) are all expected to make cameo appearances throughout the film, so it should be a pretty fun summer blockbuster. Also opening in theaters this weekend is a new drama from director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner) called The Infiltrator.

Bryan Cranston (Godzilla, Trumbo) stars opposite John Leguizamo (Ice Age, The Happening), Diane Kruger (National Treasure, Inglorious Basterds), and Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone, Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) as a US Customs agent who discovers a money laundering scheme involving Pablo Escobar’s Medellín cartel. Although some concern has been going around the web regarding concern about Cranston taking on a Walter White-like character, but Furman’s directorial work is reportedly excellent. The film is based on the book by Robert Mazur, and adapted by Ellen Sue Brown (credited as Ellen Sue Furman). If you’ve been waiting to see the new Ghostbusters movie, by all means check it out on the big screen, but watching Bryan Cranston take on Pablo Escobar will definitely be worth watching, so if you can, or if it’s raining, consider catching both!

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