by Jason Reynolds

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Castle, who nicknames himself "Ghost," is the protagonist and narrator of the novel. At twelve, Castle is a middle-schooler living in the impoverished Glass Manor neighborhood of an unnamed city. Three years before the events of the novel, Castle's father went to prison for shooting at Castle and his mother as they fled their house. This episode taught Castle that he could run fast despite having no formal training as a sprinter. Fond of eating sunflower seeds, Castle has a tight bond with Mr. Charles, the man who runs the local convenience store. Traumatized by his father's abuse and alcoholism, Castle sleeps in the living room near his mother so he can be close enough to protect her. Castle has a "rap sheet" of getting into fights at school. He also impulsively steals a pair of running shoes when he finds that his regular high-tops are unsuited to his level of athleticism. Over the course of the novel, we see Castle begin to shift out of his dysfunctional ways as he learns the importance of discipline, humility, honesty, and camaraderie as a member of the Defenders track team.

Coach Otis Brody

Coach Brody is a former Olympic gold-medal runner who now coaches the Defenders and drives a cab. Coach Brody takes an interest in developing Castle's track skills when he sees how fast Castle runs against Lu. Hoping to instill discipline in Castle, the coach makes sure Castle does his homework every day while he drives him home after track practice. The coach is also tough on Castle during practice, pushing him to his physical limit to teach Castle the importance of humility. Later in the novel, the coach reveals to Castle that he grew up on the same block as him. Like Castle, the coach had to deal with the adversity of having a father who was an abusive addict. When the coach discovers that Castle stole his silver running shoes from Everything Sports, he punishes Castle by making him clean out his cab and by apologizing to the salesperson he deceived. However, Coach Brody pays for the shoes himself and lets Castle keep running in them.

Mr. Charles

Mr. Charles runs the "country store" where Castle buys sunflower seeds. Resembling a white version of James Brown, Mr. Charles is hard of hearing and fond of old cowboy films. Castle and Mr. Charles build a rapport, repeating the same exchange every day for Castle's one-dollar bag of sunflower seeds. When Castle and his mother are running from Castle's father, they take refuge in Mr. Charles's storage room. Later in the book, Castle finds himself trapped in the storage room and has a panic attack. Mr. Charles takes an active interest in Castle's life, building his ego when it comes to his athletic ability and expressing concern when Castle is skipping school.

Ma is Castle's mother. Raising Castle alone because his father is in prison, Ma works in a hospital cafeteria from which she brings home extra food for her and Castle to eat for dinner. In her time off, Ma studies to become a nurse, though she often procrastinates by watching romance films. After her husband's attempting shooting of her and Castle, Ma sleeps in the living room with Castle. Although Ma is suspicious of Coach Brody at first and worries about whether Castle can keep up with homework while training, Ma lets Castle join the track team. At the end of the book, Ma tears up when she sees Castle take part in his first track meet.

Brandon Simmons

Brandon is a student at Castle's school. A bully, Brandon routinely mocks Castle's poverty and neighborhood. One day during lunch, Castle punches Brandon in the face, which results in a one-day suspension for Castle and a longer suspension for Brandon. At the end of the novel, Castle must race against Brandon, who turns out to be a sprinter on a competing team.

Castle's Father

Castle's father is incarcerated during the novel's present-day storyline. An alcoholic with violent tendencies, Castle's father went to prison after firing a handgun in Castle's and his mother's direction when they were leaving the house. Castle says this traumatic event taught him he could run fast. Castle remembers how his father was fond of eating sunflower seeds, a habit Castle inherited.

Lu is a fellow "newbie" sprinter on Castle's track team. While watching the team practice, Castle grows frustrated with Lu's cocky attitude. Despite not being on the team, Castle challenges Lu to a race; it finishes too close to call and impresses Coach Brody enough that he invites Castle to join the team. Lu's and Castle's animosity gradually turns into mutual respect, and Lu encourages Castle when they compete alongside each other at the first track meet. Lu's appearance is notable to Castle because he has albinism, a condition that results in a lack of pigment in the skin, making him appear to Castle to be a white person with Black features. Because of his albinism, Lu was also nicknamed "Ghost." During the newbie dinner, Lu says he wishes he had a brother so he would know what he would look like without albinism.

Aunt Sophie

Aunt Sophie is Castle's mother's sister. Castle and his mother spend almost every weekend visiting with Sophie and her young son. During Castle's first track meet, Sophie boisterously calls out encouragement from the stands.

Tia is a salesperson at Everything Sports. Tia finds Castle a pair of silver running shoes in his size for him to try on. When she is busy with another customer, Castle steals the shoes. Later in the novel, Coach Brody makes Castle apologize to Tia for stealing the shoes and she forgives him.

Patina "Patty" Jones is a "newbie" middle-distance runner on Castle's track team. When Castle trips and falls during an early race against Lu, Patty consoles Castle. During the newbie dinner trust exercise, Patty confides that a white woman adopted her after Patty's biological mother had both feet amputated because of diabetes complications. Castle seems to have a crush on Patty, who is kind to him and openly comments on his good looks.

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Brandon Scott Jones Talks Playing 'Ghost's Fan-Favorite, Closeted Revolutionary War Captain

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As the ghost of Captain Isaac Higgintoot, Jones is getting to explore a new way of telling gay stories.

Ghosts , CBS and Paramount+'s #1 new comedy, is winning fans with its delightfully hilarious ensemble of ghosts from diverse backgrounds and time periods, but one character, in particular, is standing out to us.

The series, based on a British one of the same name, follows a young couple (Rose McIver and Utkarsh Ambudkar) who inherit an old house, and when they try to turn it into a bed and breakfast, they learn that it's haunted by a group of eccentric ghosts that only one of them can see.

One early favorite is a Revolutionary War officer named Captain Isaac Higgintoot, played with a mix of proper period puffing of the chest and deeply relatable queer sensibilities by out actor Brandon Scott Jones.

Jones has played his fair share of gay characters we love in shows like The Other Two and The Good Place , but this is the most time he's got to spend developing one character.

"Doing the show has been great. It's one of those weird anomalies in your professional life, where you just really love every single person you work with. And so that makes going to the job every day, just like the best thing in the entire world," he says. "And when you're doing ensemble comedy what's really fun is that you kind of spend all this time thinking about your character, but then you start to realize you're like, oh, well, my character also has to fit into this larger group and this large group of larger than life characters."

One of the things that makes Isaac so interesting is that even after 250 years of death, and although his sexuality is painfully obvious to most of the rest of the characters, he still hasn't come out, even to himself.

"The thing that has interested me from the get-go is, I remember that feeling. I remember that time in my life when I was somebody that just kind of wished I was somebody else or was struggling with my own identity," Jones says of playing the closeted character. "And I remember thinking like, 'when is this going to be over?'"

"Then to sort of play this character who has held onto that moment for much longer than any human could ever hold onto it for almost two and a half centuries, was so kind of sad, but also really, really exciting to me to play as an actor," he continues.

He's also excited to get to play a character who so plainly represents America and its history, and is also gay. He says one of his favorite parts of playing Higgintoot is knowing that he represents a time when America had an even stricter idea of manhood than it does now. Revolutionary War officers were supposed to be brave leaders who would bring the country into an era of freedom and success.

"It's this thing that Issac wanted, and knows that's what he's supposed to be," Jones says. "And just allowing him to sort of subvert that to constantly be like, yes, he's prancing around the room, but then if anybody watches him, he's obviously very, very still and tries his hardest to be what he is, be the ideal soldier, be the ideal American man."

"I find, especially when you think about something like what's going on in Florida right now , and you think about how the climate for LGBTQ + people has not been the best in the past few years. To get to do this is... the word cathartic keeps coming to my mind. Where I'm just like, it's so fun to just subvert all of that."

Now that he's portraying a gay character with such a fleshed-out journey, Jones also talked about what gay character from his younger years he remembers seeing himself in.

"It was basically Christian from Clueless , and he never comes out though, right?" Jones says. "There was this idea where he was holding onto this secret and he was not really holding onto it, but he was just very aware. Cher had no idea."

"I think to me, that was the first time I really saw a gay character on screen, and I didn't even know he was gay. And then the more I got to... I kept watching that movie over and over and over and over and over again and wore out the VHS, like truly."

Perhaps some viewers are seeing themselves for the first time in Isaac, something that Jones would be honored by. As his story continues to develop, he's only going to resonate more with viewers.

In recent episodes, Isaac has been opening up to another Revolutionary War ghost, but a British one, and one that he killed during the war. This British soldier, Nigel Chessum (John Hartman), and Isaac have been flirting and going on regular walks around the grounds, but Isaac's secret is still holding him back.

In the next episode, airing Thursday, March 3, Isaac has a breakthrough moment, one I won't spoil here, but that you'll want to see. It's a huge moment for the character and a great moment from Jones.

Ghosts airs on CBS on Thursdays at 9 PM ET/PT. You can stream episodes on Paramount+ .

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Ghostbusters star Harold Ramis dies aged 69

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Alistair Leithead reports as tributes have been paid to Harold Ramis

Actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for the films Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day, has died aged 69.

He died of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels, his agent told the BBC.

The star found fame as bespectacled ghost-hunter Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters franchise in 1984.

But he was also a talented writer and director, whose credits included Caddyshack and Animal House.

"His creativity, compassion, intelligence, humour and spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved him," said his family in a statement.

The star had reportedly been quiet about his illness, which dated back to 2010.

'The real deal'

But several friends are said to have visited him recently, including Bill Murray from whom he had been estranged for years, the Chicago Tribune said.

Ramis' death prompted an outpouring of tributes on Twitter.

Billy Crystal, who starred in the director's mobster comedies Analyze This and Analyze That, wrote : "Sad to hear my friend Harold Ramis passed away.

"A brilliant, funny actor and director. A wonderful husband and dad. Big loss to us all."

The star found fame as bespectacled ghost-hunter Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters franchise in 1984

Iron Man director Jon Favreau added : "No, no, not Harold Ramis. Worked for him years ago. He was the real deal. Growing up, his work changed my life. He will be missed."

'Straight man'

Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane wrote : "Harold Ramis was a brilliant, shining example for every comedy writer hoping to achieve excellence [in] the field."

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Born in Chicago to convenience store owners Ruth and Nathan, Ramis studied at Washington University in St Louis and, on graduation, briefly worked in a psychiatric ward.

He started his career as a writer by penning arts stories for his local newspaper and editing Playboy magazine's "party jokes" section.

After leaving the magazine, he joined Chicago's renowned Second City improvised comedy troupe but said he realised his limitations as a performer after encountering John Belushi.

"When I saw how far he was willing to go to get a laugh or to make a point on stage, the language he would use, how physical he was, throwing himself literally off the stage, taking big falls, strangling other actors, I thought: 'I'm never going to be this big.'"

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Instead, he played the straight man - acting as a sardonic foil to Bill Murray in the army comedy Stripes, and playing the most straitlaced and scientifically inclined of the Ghostbusters team.

The film, a global smash in 1984, spawned a sequel in 1989 as well as a long-running cartoon series. A third instalment had been in development for several years.

Ramis acknowledged that the spectral comedy was his most memorable work but took pride in its longevity.

"People love Ghostbusters in a really big way," he said in 2009 . "Parents loved it for their kids. Teachers loved it.

The film remains one of the most successful comedy movies of all time, with takings of more than $500m (£300m) adjusted for inflation.

After the sequel, Ramis developed his career behind the camera, directing Bill Murray in Groundhog Day and Robert De Niro in Analyze This.

His other films included The Ice Harvest, Bedazzled and prehistoric comedy Year One, his final movie, in 2009. More recently, he had directed episodes of NBC television's The Office.

Ramis also inspired a new generation of film-makers, including Judd Apatow, who cast the director in his 2007 comedy Knocked Up.

He is survived by his wife, Erica, sons Julian and Daniel, daughter Violet and two grandchildren.

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‘Ghosts’ Cast: What the Stars of the CBS Sitcom Look Like in Real Life

Ghosts Cast What the Stars of the CBS Sitcom Look Like in Real Life

A haunting hoot! Ghosts is not the typical sitcom, but the transformations of the actors on the show are just part of the fun.

The CBS series, which premiered in October 2021, follows married couple Sam ( Rose McIver ) and Jay ( Utkarsh Ambudkar ) after they inherit a country estate. The pair plan to convert the historic home into a bed and breakfast, but their situation grows more complicated when Sam suffers a near-death experience in the house and suddenly acquires the ability to see the ghosts who live there .

The personalities of the spirits range from a Viking to a Prohibition-era singer to a flower child. Their knowledge (and costumes!) span centuries since they all died on the property and failed to move on to the afterlife over the years.

Joe Wiseman explained in October 2021 how he and fellow showrunner Joe Port crafted the ghost characters.

“The first thing we did was look at the macro and we thought of American archetypes and what kind of characters were from what period,” Wiseman told Entertainment Tonight at the time. “We sort of landed on the Northeast, where the Hudson Valley is and where the show is located, because we felt like that had American history baked into it.”

One character, in particular, dictated the background of the show’s entire ensemble, as the executive producers were set on including Thorfinn, played by Devan Chandler Long .

“One thing early on that we decided we wanted was a Viking,” Wiseman recalled. “And we just thought that would be a fun character to have. That sort of forced our hand a little bit in terms of location because we did a lot of research for all the characters. We wanted things to be historically accurate as much as possible because it’s just as easy to be accurate and funny as it is to make things up.”

Following “a lot of research about Vikings,” the creative team discovered that some sailed “down the coast from Canada and did exploratory missions inland,” Wiseman said. “So it rang true that one would be in the Hudson Valley.”

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The key to the show’s charm was to build a diverse cast of undead characters. “The fact that these people who never would have met in real life from all different kinds of people, from all different kinds of places, but also from different eras who literally weren’t even alive at the same time,” Port told the outlet. “It’s a very interesting world where, even though they’re very different, because they’re forced together, they become friends and learn a lot from each other.”

Scroll through the gallery below to see what the stars of Ghosts look like in real life:

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Credit: Cliff Lipson/CBS

A haunting hoot! Ghosts is not the typical sitcom, but the transformations of the actors on the show are just part of the fun. The CBS series, which premiered in October 2021, follows married couple Sam ( Rose McIver ) and Jay ( Utkarsh Ambudkar ) after they inherit a country estate. The pair plan to convert the historic home into a bed and breakfast, but their situation grows more complicated when Sam suffers a near-death experience in the house and suddenly acquires the ability to see the ghosts who live there . The personalities of the spirits range from a Viking to a Prohibition-era singer to a flower child. Their knowledge (and costumes!) span centuries since they all died on the property and failed to move on to the afterlife over the years. Joe Wiseman explained in October 2021 how he and fellow showrunner Joe Port crafted the ghost characters. “The first thing we did was look at the macro and we thought of American archetypes and what kind of characters were from what period,” Wiseman told Entertainment Tonight at the time. “We sort of landed on the Northeast, where the Hudson Valley is and where the show is located, because we felt like that had American history baked into it.” [sendtonews type="float" key="LW00Gz1ZhL-2839793-14453"] One character, in particular, dictated the background of the show’s entire ensemble, as the executive producers were set on including Thorfinn, played by Devan Chandler Long . “One thing early on that we decided we wanted was a Viking,” Wiseman recalled. “And we just thought that would be a fun character to have. That sort of forced our hand a little bit in terms of location because we did a lot of research for all the characters. We wanted things to be historically accurate as much as possible because it’s just as easy to be accurate and funny as it is to make things up.” Following “a lot of research about Vikings,” the creative team discovered that some sailed “down the coast from Canada and did exploratory missions inland,” Wiseman said. “So it rang true that one would be in the Hudson Valley.” The key to the show’s charm was to build a diverse cast of undead characters. “The fact that these people who never would have met in real life from all different kinds of people, from all different kinds of places, but also from different eras who literally weren’t even alive at the same time,” Port told the outlet. “It’s a very interesting world where, even though they’re very different, because they’re forced together, they become friends and learn a lot from each other.” Scroll through the gallery below to see what the stars of Ghosts look like in real life:

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Credit: CBS; Shutterstock

Rebecca Wisocky (Hetty)

The actress plays one of the former owners of Woodstone Manor and an ancestor of Sam’s. The family gained their fortune as robber barons. Outside of Ghosts , Wisocky is best known for her stint on Devious Maids from 2013 to 2016. 

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Brandon Scott Jones (Isaac)

Isaac is a Revolutionary War soldier who continues to struggle with his sexuality in the centuries after his death. His portrayer is a comedian who previously appeared in Isn’t It Romantic , The Other Two and The Good Place . 

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Richie Moriarty (Pete)

Moriarty plays an ‘80s-era scoutmaster who is an eternal optimist despite being killed by a kid who accidentally shot him in the neck with an arrow. Prior to landing his role on Ghosts , the comedian guest-starred on What We Do in the Shadows , Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt , The Last O.G. and Search Party .

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Credit: CBS; Courtesy of Danielle Pinnock/Instagram

Danielle Pinnock (Alberta)

Pinnock is a scene-stealer as sassy 1920s-era jazz singer Alberta. Fans may recognize the comedian from Young Sheldon , A Black Lady Sketch Show , This Is Us and Get Shorty .

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Credit: CBS; Courtesy of Devan Chandler Long/Instagram

Devan Chandler Long (Thorfinn)

Thorfinn is a brute Viking on the series, but his portrayer has shown his range since he began acting in 2011, landing recurring roles on Doom Patrol , The Rookie , Runaways and Bosch .  

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Sheila Carrasco (Flower)

Before embodying hippie Flower, Carrasco appeared on Jane the Virgin , The Good Place , Life in Pieces and The Odd Couple .

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Credit: CBS; Courtesy of Roman Zaragoza/Instagram

Roman Zaragoza (Sasappis)

Zaragoza, who plays a Native American with a gift for storytelling, started acting at a young age. He is a Disney Channel alum who guest-starred on Austin & Ally from 2014 to 2015. For the past 10 years, he has worked with Native Voices at the Autry, the only Native American Equity theatre company in the United States.

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Credit: CBS; Courtesy of Asher Grodman/Instagram

Asher Grodman (Trevor)

The actor portrays a ‘90s-era finance bro on the sitcom. He has guest-starred on Chicago Med , Succession and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and also works as an acting teacher. 

Ghosts airs on CBS Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET. 

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'Ghost' Turns 25: How That Sexy Pottery Scene Became One of the Most Romantic Movie Moments Ever

Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze make some pottery (Everett)

In the middle of the night, a woman sits alone at a pottery wheel. A vintage jukebox in her apartment switches records, and “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers pours into the room. Her boyfriend, shirtless, approaches, sits behind her, and reaches out his hand, accidentally ruining her pot. No matter — they begin a new one together, his hands interlaced with hers, stroking the wet clay. He begins kissing her, and she leaps into his arms, the pottery wheel abandoned in the heat of passion.

Sure, it sounds ridiculous on the page — but on the big screen in 1990, with Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze as the clay-spattered couple, it was pure magic. This is the scene everyone thinks of when they think of Ghost, the supernatural romance that opened in theaters 25 years ago this week. The film starred Moore as artist Molly and Swayze as her banker boyfriend Sam, who dies at the hands of a mugger and must find a way to communicate with Molly from beyond the grave. The pottery scene takes place early in the film, before his death, and it shows the audience everything we need to know about the passion between these two people. Like most great movie moments, the scene came about through a combination of hard work and happy accidents. “We had no idea that was going to turn into the most famous love scene in history,” Patrick Swayze said in a Ghost DVD featurette. “We were just actors trying to do the best job in the world.“ Here’s a brief history of the scene that made millions of people consider, just for a moment, taking up pottery as a hobby.

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When screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin first conceived of the character of Molly, he wrote her as a wood sculptor in the vein of ‘60s artist Marisol . “I envisioned her with these big blocks of wood and with big hammers and really going at it and really powerful,” Rubin recalled in a DVD featurette about the scene. But director Jerry Zucker worried that the idea was “a cliché.” During a scoring session for his 1988 comedy The Naked Gun, Zucker noticed one of the sound editors reading a pottery magazine and had the revelation that Molly should work with clay. Rubin liked the idea, and since his wife was a potter, he had no trouble with the rewrite. (Little did he suspect, however, that he was bringing a lifetime’s worth of dirty jokes on himself. “Now when people come over to my house and see the pottery studio, they wink at me, ‘Oh, now we know what you do at night,’” Rubin told the Chicago Tribune in 1991.) Molly became a clay artist, and the pottery scene emerged.

To prepare for her role, Moore took a few pot-throwing lessons. “I just didn’t want my pot to wobble,” she said in a Ghost featurette. “It was like a sure-fire sign that I was no good, and I was faking it.” Swayze didn’t receive any formal training, but he did sit at the wheel to rehearse the scene with Moore — which was when Zucker got his first inkling of how hot the finished scene could be.

“When we did the rehearsal, I just remember that it was sexy enough that it embarrassed Patrick and Demi a little bit when they were doing it,” Zucker said on the Ghost DVD commentary. “They both had all their clothes on… but it was still… even then, there was something about it that was sensual.”

On the day of shooting, the two actors and a small crew filmed on a closed set. Professional potters were on hand, and they started some of the pots in the scene, which Moore then completed on camera. But working with the pottery wheel proved challenging from a technical standpoint. “There’s a lot of footage of things flopping and spattering,” Zucker admitted. Production designer Jane Musky recalled the challenge of achieving “that wetness, so it was sensual, but not that it splattered all over their faces.”

Swayze claimed that he didn’t mind the mess. In Wendy Leigh’s biography Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance, he’s quoted as saying, “Getting all that mud stuff all over my arms — that was pretty sexy. Definitely got my juices going.”

At the same time, Swayze has admitted that he finds shooting love scenes extremely nerve-wracking. “I always felt extra pressure, since I was supposed to be Mr. Sexy, if you believed all the magazines,” Swayze wrote in his autobiography Time of My Life . “Of all the scenes I ever shot, I probably felt least confident about the love scenes. So it’s ironic that the clip of Demi and me at the pottery wheel is one of the best known of my whole career.” In Leigh’s biography, she reveals that Swayze rehearsed the Ghost scene with his wife Lisa Niemi in order to get past his embarrassment. Even so, Demi Moore claimed that "Patrick’s face turned bright red when we would even talk about the [love] scene.”

Moore, too, felt awkward during filming — particularly when the pottery scene transitioned into a full-on make-out session. In a 1991 People interview , she said that doing the scene with Swayze "felt like we were in high school on a first date. And here we had to act like we had known each other and were comfortable with each other. We were all arms. His face was so beet red! I would say, ‘Please don’t let my breast be exposed.’ And he would say, ‘Okay.’ If he noticed my shirt coming up over my rear, he would pull it down. We finally just said, 'I’m really nervous and I hate this.’ Then it was okay.”

‘Ghost’ (Everett)

And yet, it was clear to everyone present that Swayze and Moore were magic onscreen. One of the scene’s most endearing moments — when Swayze reaches over to help with the pot and accidentally collapses it — was unplanned.

“Nobody expected [the pot] to fall,” said Rubin. “Demi recovered so quickly…. She wasn’t angry, she wasn’t disappointed. In a way, the whole nature of their relationship was shown in that moment.”

The heat of the make-out scene was also more intense than anyone anticipated. “It was one of those times in both of our careers when something happened and both of us came alive,” said Swayze. Wrote the star in his autobiography: “Demi was really good in these situations. She was very warm — much warmer than she’d been in the other scenes we shot together. She showed a vulnerability that was very attractive, and that really came through onscreen.” The footage was so sensuous that, after seeing the dailies, Zucker decided not to shoot a more explicit sex scene that was in the script. (During the same sequence, Molly and Sam were supposed to make love under a sheet that covered one of Molly’s sculptures.)

This decision to cut the extended scene led to a continuity error that fans point out to this day: Between the pottery wheel and the groping session, the couple’s clay-covered hands become magically clean. On the DVD commentary, Zucker is unapologetic. “I just assumed that it was a time cut, that they didn’t get up right from the machine and go right to this,” he said. Then he added, “Actually, I just didn’t assume anything. I just wanted their hands to be not all full of clay.”

The other key element to the pottery scene, of course, is the song — a contribution from producer Lisa Weinstein, who brought Zucker a cassette tape of “Unchained Melody” during filming. “The longing of that music, the pain of the music is wonderful,” said Zucker. Coincidentally, Righteous Brothers singer Bill Medley also sang “Time of My Life,” the theme song from Swayze’s biggest hit before Ghost , 1987’s Dirty Dancing. “I think we’re gonna have to do a duet soon or something,” Swayze joked in a 1990 interview .

Medley himself received a major career boost from Ghost. Written for the forgotten 1955 prison film Unchained (hence the title) and recorded by the Righteous Brothers in 1965, “Unchained Melody” became a resurgent hit in 1990, climbing to No. 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. Even more impressive: It made Medley cool again. “My kids were about nine and ten at the time, and all of a sudden I became the hero of the neighborhood,” he told Rolling Stone in 2003 .

Ghost was a massive hit — the highest-grossing film globally of 1990, besting Home Alone and Pretty Woman — and the pottery scene became instantly iconic. Pop culture has since become cluttered with parodies and homages; faux-sensuous pot-throwing scenes have been featured in the film Naked Gun 2 ½ (directed by Jerry Zucker’s brother David), and on Family Guy , Glee , Two and a Half Men , Community , and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon , to name a few. An Iowa reporter made headlines two years ago when he spoofed the scene during a live interview at a Cedar Rapids ceramics studio. Swayze and Moore’s scene is frequently cited as one of the sexiest , most romantic film moments of all time.

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Before his death from pancreatic cancer in 2009, Patrick Swayze spoke proudly of the pottery scene. “I was happy — and relieved — with how it turned out,” he wrote in his autobiography. “Demi and I had managed to capture a moment between these two people that made everything that happened later in the story feel that much more wrenching and emotional.”

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The Subway Ghost is a minor character in the film Ghost . He violently only shared his train with the other passengers instead of other ghosts, which included Sam . Eventually, he taught Sam to move solid objects, and with this power, Sam was able to save Molly from his murderer and Carl .

After teaching Sam how to move objects, they both start to have a conversation and seem to get along until the Subway Ghost suddenly switches back to being delirious and violent towards him. He seemingly forgets all the conversations they just had together, and attacks Sam, causing Sam to flee the scene. This scene reveals how being a ghost for too long eventually runs the risk of deteriorating mental cognition.

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Who Are CBS's Ghosts: A Cast and Character Guide

BBC's original series "Ghosts" is being adapted by CBS for American audiences. How does the cast of characters differ between series?

The US is famous, or infamous depending on who you ask, for the many adaptations of BBC original series. The most recent is CBS' reimagining of BBC's 2019 series,  Ghosts . Now that CBS' new show is a few episodes in, we have plenty of material to compare and contrast the two versions.

At its core, the CBS' Ghosts hasn't deviated too far from the original's story beats. In the pilot episode, we meet a young married couple who randomly inherits a distant relative's large estate. The kicker, the mansion is infested with ghouls from across each country's history.

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Rose McIver as Samantha - Charlotte Ritchie as Alison

The CBS series finds its protagonist in Samantha, portrayed by Rose McIver ( The Lovely Bones, iZombie ), a lucky relative who inherits her great aunt's upstate New York mansion. Samantha has spent the past several years in New York City and is looking for an escape. Much like her BBC counterpart, named Alison, played by Charlotte Ritchie ( Call The Midwife, Doctor Who ), Samantha experiences a traumatic head injury in the pilot. This incident allows her to see and communicate with the ghosts who inhabit her new property.

These characters, save their names, are fairly similar. They both are very ecstatic about their potential new home and encourage their husbands to be open to the idea. Along with that, they both find the ghosts quite terrifying at first, as any sane person would. However, both characters eventually act as a literal medium, making the home a special place for her living family and new dead friends.

Utkarsh Ambudkar as Jay - Kiell Smith-Bynoe as Mike

Samantha's husband, named Jay, is played by familiar face Utkarsh Ambudkar ( Free Guy, Mulan ). Ambudkar brings far more apprehension to the character than his British counterpart, Mike, portrayed by Kiell Smith-Bynoe ( Seth Lets Flats ). Jay loves living in New York City and hates the thought of leaving. Jay's idea of a big move would be finding a place below 14th street.

A noticeable difference between the main character's relationships in the two shows is the conflict they experience prior to acknowledging the presence of the ghosts. Alison and Mike are both excited by the surprise inheritance, whereas Jay feels the best course would be to sell the property. It isn't until after Samantha's accident that Jay feels inclined to go along with renovating the mansion.

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Richie Moriarty as Pete - Jim Howick as Pat

The first ghosts up to compare are CBS' Pete, portrayed by Richie Moriarty ( Search Party, What We Do In the Shadows ), and the BBC's Pat, played by Jim Howick ( Sex Education, Hellboy ). Both play Boy Scout-Esq leaders who met an untimely end during an archery lesson in their respective countrysides.

These characters act as the antithesis to the commonly shared idea of a spooky ghost. Both bring a friendly rapport to the ghosts dynamic, acting as loveable and gentle storytellers who just want everyone to get along. The only thing Pete is missing in comparison to Pat is the most beautiful mountain-man mustache you could imagine.

Brandon Scott Jones as Isaac - Bill Willbond as Captain

The characters of Isaac and Captain are where the differences between the Americans and the Brits really start poking through. Issac, portrayed by the always hysterical Brandon Scott Jones ( The Good Place, Can You Ever Forgive Me ), was a commander during the American Revolution. The Captain, portrayed by the stoic Ben Willbond ( Briget Jones' Baby, The Thick of It ), is an unnamed British military leader from World War Two.

The comedy of these characters is different comedic branches of the control freak. Where Captain is a no-nonsense history buff, Issac leans into Jones' flamboyant comedic style. Jones, a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community as well as an advocate, brings a great sense of representation to the character, often hinting at Issac's hidden sexual orientation. Willbond is a writer on the show, along with several other castmates, which leads to an effective and consistent tone throughout the episodes.

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Dannielle Pinnock as Alberta - Lolly Adefope as Kitty

The characters of Kitty, played by Lolly Adefope ( Shrill, Miracle Workers ), and Alberta ( Young Sheldon ) share many common traits. Kitty is a Georgian era socialite and Alberta is a loveable 1920's, jazz singer. Both are wonderful additions to the ensemble whose comedy is rooted in music and slapstick .  These characters and their actor's performances are very much needed to create the functioning ensembles both shows have.

The largest difference between the characters is the time in which they lived. With Alberta being from the 1920s, she brings a vibrant and progressive tone to her comedy. On the other hand, Kitty is from a far more conservative era and in turn is naïve to certain ideals and perspectives. Kitty's comedy often comes from being out of the loop or having almost a childlike wonder when introduced to various aspects of modern life.

Asher Grodman as Trevor - Simon Farnaby as Julian

No quirky ensemble comedy is complete without a pretentious, self-absorbed, man with a power trip  to make fun of. This role is filled by actor Asher Grodman ( Chicago Med ) playing Trevor and Simon Farnaby ( Paddington 2, Rouge One ) playing Julian. Farnaby, like Ben Willbond, is also a writer on the BCC series. Grodman's Trevor is your classic American frat boy who tragically passed from a diagnosis of partying too hard in the late 90s. Julian, on the other hand, was an MP in the British government who died amidst a career-ending sex scandal. Both have massive, planet-sized egos and no pants.

These two characters are pivotal to the plot of the show. In each series' pilot episodes, we learn that these two characters are the only ones who can physically touch objects in the real world. While it takes a lot of time and effort, both shows' forward momentum would come to a screeching halt without their character's ability.

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Devan Long as Thorfinn - Laurence Rickard as Robin the Caveman

Filling in the role of loveable brutes are Devan Long (Bosch, Doom Patrol) as a tidy Viking named Thorfinn and writer/actor Laurence Rickard as Robin the Caveman. These characters largely provide the same function for their respective shows. They're the two ghosts who have been dead the longest and have more opinions than their stature would make you think.

The best parts of these characters are their one-liners and catchphrases. Both actors do an incredible job regarding the physicality of their characters and use it to an advantage when they play both to and against audience expectations.

Rebecca Wisocky as Hetty - Martha Howe-Douglas as Lady Fanny Button

Since the estate fell into Samantha and Alison's laps via the passing of a distant relative, it is necessary to have a representation of their family tree in the haunted mansion (No, not that one). This is where Hetty, played by Rebecca Wisocky ( AHS, For All Mankind ), and Lady Fanny Button, played by Martha Howe-Douglas ( Doctor Foster ), come in.

These two characters are pretty much carbon copies of each other. They are each the respective matriarchs of their groups and are often looking down upon the couples and other ghosts for their undistinguished behavior.

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Hudson Thames as Crash - Laurence Rickard as Headless Humphrey

Finally, we come to Hudson Thames ( What If... ) and Laurence Rickard (Peter Rabbit) playing Crash and Headless Humphrey. Both of these characters are only featured in the first few episodes, as the extent of their character is rather limited. Both fill the role of the Headless Horseman archetype for the ghosts. Where Crash is a greaser whose head was severed in a knife fight, Headless Humphrey lost his most important appendage to the executioner. Sadly, these great actors are underutilized, as their rolling heads are used as a shock-gag for the living characters.

Additions and Omissions

While both shows have a cast featuring eight ghosts, there are two ghosts in the BBC production which have little to no similarities to two ghosts in the CBS production. Most of the changes simply come down to the historical differences between the countries. In the original production the characters of Mary and Thomas Thorne, played by Katy Wix ( The Windsors ) and Mathew Baynton ( Bill ), are very much products of British history. Mary was a Stuart-era servant who was burned at the stake after being accused of participating in witchcraft. Thomas is based on the real-life playwright and performer who has since been forgotten in history.

While the American production could certainly have found parallel characters from the Salem Witch Trials or a Nathanial Hawthorn type, they decided to take the show in a more inclusionary route. The characters they decided to create are Sassapis, a Native American played by Román Zaragoza ( Austin and Ally ), and a 60's hippy named Flower played by Shelia Carrasco ( The Good Place ). These characters embrace the complex history of the United States and allow for the CBS production to go different places than the original.

Ghosts airs Thursdays on CBS.

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'Ghosts': Asher Grodman on the Surprising Answer Behind How Trevor Lost His Pants (Exclusive)

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"Part of me was like, 'Don't ever tell them!' Just keep it going for six years,'" the actor told ET after Thursday's revealing episode.

Spoiler alert! Do not proceed if you have not watched Thursday's episode of  Ghosts .

The mystery behind Trevor's missing pants has been solved!

On Thursday's episode of  Ghosts ,  the real story behind why Trevor ( Asher Grodman ) has been gallivanting in the afterlife without any pants on was finally revealed -- and the answer was unexpected for the former Wall Street bro who has a self-proclaimed reputation for partying and sex. What  actually  happened was Trevor, back in his alive days, lent his trousers to a colleague, Pinkus, who had to somehow make it back into the city on foot with nothing but his shirt and socks -- an initiation of sorts. 

"You're just going to go back in there without any pants on?" Pinkus asked Trevor, who later gives him his boxers too. "I don't want your boys rubbing up against my new suit... Be free." And in classic Trevor fashion, he stormed back into the room telling a white lie to cheers, "Guess who just had sex with a hot limo driver!" When Trevor is told the actual story of what really happened to his pants (because by that point he had downed two pills and was moments away from his heart exploding), Trevor himself was stunned because, like Sam (Rose McIver) and his ghostly friends tell him, he's maybe a good person? 

Still, with his world (and identity) shattered, Trevor -- with the help of his new undead "bros" -- got his own type of revenge on Ari, his former best friend/"bro" who was the one who initially "broke the bro code." As Trevor learned, Ari and his Wall Street "friends" opted not to help Trevor soon after he died, but rather -- after careful consultation with the wealthy lawyer fathers -- dumped his body in the lake. 

"I really liked it," Grodman told ET of the answer to Trevor's pants-less mystery. "Something about the premise of the show that's so interesting is we take this thing that is so inaccessible, being the afterlife... but it's this thing that no one understands or is this mysterious, unknowable thing, and we make it hyper knowable. We basically turn all of these dead people into as though they were our pets and we can have access to every single part of them. They're just like us, and maybe even more childish versions of us. So, for me to be able to have a flashback into his life and figure out, 'Oh, so what is it like when he's with other people from his time? How does that fit?' I thought Joe [Port] and Joe [Wiseman] and our writers' room did a great job with that."

"I thought the simplicity of that was really wonderful and during that scene that [Trevor] has with Pinkus -- I just think it's so unexpected and shows that's the puppy side or a softer side of him," the actor noted. "Because at the end of the day, he's a really loyal dude. For me to read that, it was such a thrill. It's also funny because the way our show works, it's so ensemble-based and you get used to being one of the puzzle pieces. And then when I got to this episode and I saw how much depth and complexity there is to him, I loved the fact that he actually doesn't know what happened. I thought that was such a smart choice because for a guy who often seems like he's in control, it was great for him to also be on the outside looking into his own story. I thought that was such a great choice. And the guys who play Trevor's 'bros,' they're all so good. They're so fantastic. They did a great job."

There was a part of Grodman who secretly wished  Ghosts  never addressed Trevor's missing pants and instead used it as a series-long gag. "I have to tell you, part of me was like, 'Don't ever tell them!'" he recalled. "Just keep it going for like six years. Just keep it going or maybe have him start to tell the story and then he keeps getting interrupted over and over again."

Even so, the actor believes fans will embrace the explanation.

"I hope they're going to love it," he said. "When you're shooting a show, you're very present tense. You're just focusing on what you're shooting and it's long days, but you're focused on what you're doing. You're not focused on the reception of the episode that's out. So, this is the first time that we've had a sense of like, 'Oh wow. People really like this show. They're into this.' I can generally comprehend why people love the show. I think it's the stuff that we all kind of felt when we were shooting the pilot that would resonate, but the individual things or who's going to respond to what character when or what story point, that stuff you never really know."

While it's rare for Grodman to put on pants to play his character, he admitted it felt a bit strange when he did for Thursday's episode. But, he didn't shut down the idea of Trevor being seen with pants sometime down the line.

"When I put on pants for the first time in episode 16, it is very empowering to wear pants. When you compare the no pants to the pants, you feel much more empowered when you have pants on, so it was a lovely luxury. But alas, I will be saying goodbye [to the pants again]," Grodman said. "Who knows what happens in the future? The great thing, and this is something that I noticed when I first read the pilot, this concept and our writers, they can go anywhere. There's truly no saying what's going to happen, which I think is part of the thrill of watching the show, which is any given episode... the world is your oyster. So, there's a chance. Maybe I will have some pants in the future."

But one hope he does have for the second season ? For McIver to channel Trevor.

"My options are limited. I only have Utkarsh [Ambudkar] and Rose [McIver] in terms of the people who are around. But I have to tell you, to see Rose do Trevor? That would be amazing," Grodman forecasted. "Trevor would love it for every reason that is thoroughly inappropriate that you could possibly imagine. And I know Rose would be amazing at it. So, I think if she's going to get possessed, let it be Trevor."

Ghosts   airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. 

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Nameless Ghoul (Sodo)

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Sodo is the moniker currently used by the lead guitarist of Ghost .

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Also known as "Dewdrop", Sodo has many names that fans use for him. All names of current that fans use for Sodo are: Sodo, Dewdrop (Dew), Stompy, Gremlin, Drew, Ember, and Fire.

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Sodo is usually recognized by his Arctic and Olympic White, and also his Ed O'Brien Cream Fender Stratocasters. The neck and head of the guitar is maple with a rosewood fretboard. If seen close enough, you may see 1-3 of his custom white Tortex guitar picks stuck to the bottom right of the guitar body, which have a golden Ghost logo on the front, and a golden grucifix on the back, and they also have grip cut into them for better stability. Sodo is the only ghoul with a completely white guitar, and also the only ghoul who plays Stratocaster electric guitars. For the Pre-IMPERATOUR he switched from a white Hagstrom Fantomen to Fender Stratocasters. This allows him to use a Schaller LockMeister Tremolo which is necessary for the various portions of songs that he and the rest of the band have to perform on-stage. The guitars are also his personal equipment, though modified specifically for the band's performances. Another ghoul, Rain , is mistakenly mixed up with Sodo as they both play a similar shaped and coloured instruments. Rain is the band's bass player. The main difference between these two ghouls' instruments is that Rain's bass guitar is white with a black pickguard, and only has 4 strings as opposed to Sodo's completely light coloured 6 string guitar.

At the end of the show though, all ghouls put away their instruments which is the primary way of differentiating them. This is also a problem with out-of-concert photos, art, and other similar media where instruments are not required. Luckily, there are other small details to tell them apart - such as their masks. All Nameless Ghouls wear Victorian style outfits, with customized steampunk-esque masks. The differences for these helmets are the material on the top sides of the masks - which is a different shape or style for every ghoul. Another difference is the horns - though only two ghouls have different colored horns from the rest of the ghouls, Sodo included. Sodo has white horns - with the left one being slightly discolored with grey colors included - instead of the normal black, and his different material shape on the mask is a long, curved triangle-shape with a notch where the point of the triangle would be. This is only a minor difference and most of the time very difficult to see. A major detail for Sodo is his arms - the usual long-sleeved ghoul outfit is most of the time rolled up to his upper arm, but he wears a tight black undershirt to cover his tattoos.

Sodo is the only ghoul with his balaclava over his nose. All other ghouls - aside from Rain - have their mouths uncovered, as they are backup singers. Rain, Mountain , and Sodo are the only ghouls who do not do any vocals, but Rain's nose is visible, and Mountain does not have any covering at all. Another way to differentiate Sodo is by his bold personality. Sodo is by far the most confident, social, and one of the more energetic ghouls compared to others in the lineup.

Sodo was also formerly known to come over to Aether 's microphone from time to time towards the end of Mary On A Cross to take part in backing vocals, although he would sometimes do the same with one of the multi-ghouls Swiss to sing a lyric or two of Ritual .

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Sodo is one of the most active ghouls in the group. He interacts with fans and the other band members a lot, usually messing with them. He is also known to do many not-so-PG actions, which can include caressing the other ghouls, choking them, licking things (in era 4, where his mouth was uncovered), and sexual gestures. He is known for his famous guitar duels with fellow former ghoul Aether . The duo was seen messing with each other throughout the live performances. In between songs, they did guitar duels with each other, with the two taking turns playing guitar riffs, getting more complex as the duel goes on.

Since the start of IMPERATOUR (Pre-IMPERATOUR to be more specific) the song Ritual ends in Sodo playing a single note which goes on for minutes at a time, using a sustainer Pickup to make the guitar sound like a wailing siren to annoy Aether. Aether then walks to Sodo's platform, and stops the sound himself by pushing down on the whammy bar and manually using the volume knob to turn down the volume, which Sodo becomes visually annoyed - flipping Aether off, throwing picks at him, or simply standing there gesturing disbelief or annoyance at the rhythm guitarist. Sodo is known to throw a lot of picks, whether that be at the ground in frustration, at Aether, or to fans, he always keeps three spare picks on his guitar. As of writing, this is now done by Rain due to Aether's leave from Ghost. However, Sodo is less aggressive towards Rain and usually ends up expressing disbelief or being disappointed, or sometimes his guitar audio feed would be cut entirely by the audio technicians.

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Sodo is very bold and likes to take attention for himself. This another main difference with Rain and Sodo. Rain is very introverted - the complete opposite to the very ambitious Sodo. He is seen confidently strutting around the stage, pushing in front of Papa Emeritus IV , messing with Mountains drums, or just being a chaotic being in general. In the song Square Hammer , Sodo, Aether, and Rain all go to the very front middle of the stage during the beginning guitar intro, and all three of them play their instruments in sync. When the beat comes around, Sodo does his famous stomp which is so loud that it sometimes doesn't even pick up on recorded videos! During the song Mummy Dust , Sodo reaches his hand out to the crowd, as if trying to get a fan to take his hand. Most of the time, the fans are too far away. If fans are within reach, he pulls his hand away before they can take it anyway. He is known to be very rough with his guitar. He has been seen multiple times whacking his guitar on the ground, and he is very rough strumming it as well. So rough, that he injured his pinkie finger during a live concert, and throughout the rest of the show - painted his blood on the guitar. He also smeared his blood on the setlist in an attempt to draw a pentagram and threw it into the crowd.

Era 4 History [ ]

After the court case with the ex-ghouls, Sodo joined the band as the new bassist at the end of 2016. After former lead guitarist Ifrit wasn't contracted to work with Ghost again, Sodo took on the lead guitar role as well as the name Fire, but fans eventually began to call him Dewdrop instead. At the era of Prequelle (era 4), the Nameless Ghouls were given a slight change to their costumes. Instead of the dull grey silver devil masks that the previous ghouls wore, they were swapped out for almost identical silver devil masks, though this time they were more reflective and had mouth cuts to support the backup vocalists. In the Prequelle era, it was common to see Sodo sticking his tongue out. Before tossing picks into the crowd, he would lick them. He also has licked his guitar in multiple occasions. Just like the IMPERA era: Sodo wore a tight undershirt underneath his dress shirt to cover his tattoos.

In Era 4, he played a different guitar: This guitar is mistaken to be Rain's black and white bass, as the instruments are both black and white. The guitar was a white Hagström Fantomen - custom made as a collaboration with Ghost. He played the white variant with a black pickguard, Although, the version that was used on-stage was known to be heavily modified and reinforced for more rougher stage purpose.

During the Prequelle era live performances, he was also seen to be a lot more interactive with a couple of other ghouls due to the stage design: those ghouls being Cirrus , who he would typically come up to during her keytar solo on Mummy Dust and their duo solo on Dance Macabre . Swiss , who he would typically come up to during Square Hammer, or other songs and dance with him.

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  • Sodo is portrayed by Swedish guitarist Per Eriksson.
  • A rumor went around in 2022 that the name Dewdrop made Per uncomfortable, so fans began to use the name Sodo, which is a shortened version of Per's nickname Sodomizer. The rumor turned out to be false, as Per has never come out to say anything about it.
  • Sodo's first show with Ghost was on March 24th, 2017
  • Sodo plays the following guitars: Arctic White & Olympic White Fender Stratocasters & Cream E'OB Fender Sustainer Stratocaster, though, they are all modified
  • Sodo uses four expression pedals, all of which are Mission Engineering EP-1
  • Sodo had an injury towards the end of A Pale Tour Named Death - North America 2018 on December 5, 2018, which caused him to miss out on two live shows. The live guitar audio heard on said two live shows that he missed out on was likely playback from previous performances.
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Were You Ghosted? Learn Why—and How to Respond When It Happens

Uncover 8 reasons for ghosting and what you can do about them..

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Rejection and breakups are hard enough, but being ghosted can be traumatic ; it can leave you with unanswered questions that make it hard to move on. Although ghosting also occurs in friendships, it’s usually associated with dating . More devastating, but less common, is when a spouse disappears after years of marriage . It’s like a sudden death of the person and the marriage. But even the unexplained, unexpected end to a brief romantic relationship can feel like a betrayal and shatter your trust in yourself, in love, and in other people.

It’s a shock to the heart whenever you care about someone who suddenly cuts you off without any explanation.

If you insist on knowing and get a response like, “I just don’t feel it anymore,” it isn’t satisfying. We still want to know why. We are information-seeking animals. Our brain is wired to wonder and search for solutions. Once we pose a question, we look for answers. This is compounded by the fact that we’re also wired to attach and to experience rejection as painful. We try to reconnect—the reason babies cry fiercely when they need their mother. Rejection can cause obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior , like stalking your ex’s social media , which fuels more pain and more questions.

Ghosted in a Romantic Relationship

Breakups are always harder during the early stage of a romantic relationship. It’s devastating to be ghosted during this romantic phase, but that’s usually when it occurs. You don’t know your partner that well and are still in a blissful haze of idealization. Yet without warning, your hopes for the future may be abruptly and inexplicably dashed. Normally, a relationship progresses from the romantic “ideal” stage into the “ordeal” period when couples struggle with ambivalence and conflicts. If that ends the relationship, at least you have an understanding of why it didn’t work and perhaps you agree.

If couples can communicate and accommodate each others’ needs and personalities, they get to the “real deal—a solid relationship based on mutual understanding and acceptance. This takes two people compatible and committed to making the relationship work. They must also have enough self-esteem and autonomy to give without feeling unappreciated or robbed and to receive without feeling unworthy or smothered.

Ghosted While Dating

In dating, often there is less accountability, depending upon various factors: The way you met (a chat room or hookup app), the individual’s maturity and values, the length of the relationship, and the frequency of face-to-face contact. Technology promotes less emotional involvement. If, instead, you met through mutual friends, there’s more incentive to be on your good behavior or your friends will hear about.

Ghosting might start with an unanswered text or call or long silences between replies until there are none. Here are eight reasons why a person might ghost instead of communicating directly:

  • They’re chicken. People who don’t handle conflict well fear confrontation. They expect drama and criticism and want to avoid a breakup conversation. They may rationalize to themselves that they’re sparing your feelings by not admitting that they no longer want to continue the relationship. However, leaving without a word, let alone closure, is more cruel and painful.
  • They’re avoidant. Ghosts are more likely to have intimacy problems, which explains why they leave a relationship that’s getting close. They’re emotionally unavailable and may have an avoidant attachment style.
  • They’re ashamed. People with low self-esteem want to avoid criticism and the shame they anticipate if you get to know them better—one reason for avoiding intimacy. They also expect to feel shame for hurting you. Their lack of boundaries makes them feel responsible for your feelings, though the reverse is true. They’re accountable for how they communicate, but not for your reaction. If they want to end a relationship, you’re entitled to an honest explanation. Thus, in trying to avoid false responsibility, they err by not taking responsibility for their own behavior, causing you the unnecessary pain they were trying to avoid.
  • They’re busy. When you’re not exclusive and acknowledge that dating someone else is okay, your partner may assume the relationship is casual. While dating other people, you and/or your messages might have been overlooked or forgotten. Your date may have already moved on or just not made time to respond. When later realizing this, he or she is too embarrassed to reply and rationalizes that your “thing” wasn’t serious in the first place.
  • They’re game-players. To some daters, particularly narcissists, relationships are solely a means to satisfy their egos and sexual needs. They’re not interested in a commitment or concerned with your feelings, though they may feign they are when they’re seducing you. They’re players, and to them, relationships are a game. They’re not emotionally involved and can act callously once they’re no longer interested, especially if you express needs or expectations.
  • They’re depressed or overwhelmed. Some people can hide depression for a while. The ghost might be too depressed to continue and not want to reveal what’s really going on in his or her life. There may be other life events you don’t know about that take precedence, like a job loss, a personal or family illness, or an emergency.
  • They’re seeking safety. If you’ve raged in the past or are violent or verbally abusive, you may be ghosted in self-protection.
  • They’re setting a boundary. If you’ve annoyed and smothered your friend with frequent texts or calls, especially if they’ve asked you not to, then their silence is sending a message, because you’ve ignored their boundaries. You likely have an anxious attachment style and are attracted to people with avoidant styles. See: “ Breaking the Cycle of Abandonment .”

What to Do if You’ve Been Ghosted

If you’ve been ghosted, the main thing to realize is that in the vast majority of cases, ghosting behavior reflects on the other person, not you. It’s time to let go. Here are some dos and don’ts to follow:

Face reality.

The other person has decided to move on for whatever reason. Accepting that is more important than knowing why. The ghost is also demonstrating that he or she doesn't respect your feelings and lacks the essential communication and conflict-resolution skills that make relationships work. Your feelings aside, consider whether you really want a relationship with this individual.

Allow your feelings.

Realize that you can’t figure out the ghost’s motives in your head. Let go of obsessive thoughts, and allow yourself to feel both sadness and anger , without falling into shame. Give yourself time to grieve. Open your heart to yourself with extra doses of self-love―all you wanted from the other person.

Avoid self-blame.

Deal with ghosting in a healthy way. Rejection can be painful, but you don’t have to pile on unnecessary suffering. Don’t blame yourself or allow someone else’s bad behavior to diminish your self-esteem. Even if the ghost believes you weren’t what he or she was looking for, that doesn’t mean you’re undesirable to someone else. You cannot make anyone love you. You simply might not have been a good match. He or she is not your last hope for a partner!

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Don't try to make contact.

If you’re tempted to write or call, think about how the conversation will go, how you will feel, and whether you would even get a truthful answer from the person. Often, people ending a relationship won’t be honest about the reasons or may not even be able to articulate them, because they’re just going with their gut feelings . Men tend to do this more than women, who analyze and ruminate more. In addition, the odds are you’ll be rejected a second time. Would that hurt more? To heal faster, experts advise no contact after a breakup, including all social media. Read more tips on how to recover.

If you find it hard to let go and find yourself pursuing a conversation, resist any temptation to lure your ghost back. You may later regret it. Instead, communicate that his or her behavior was hurtful and unacceptable. In other words, be resolved that you’re now doing the rejecting. Then, move on. Beware that if you’re still hurting and vulnerable, contact may prolong your grief . If you don’t feel strong, such a conversation may not help you let go. Also, remember that anger isn’t always a strength. It may be a temporary stage of grief, followed by missing the person more.

Evaluate Your Boundaries.

You gave your heart to someone untrustworthy. It’s wise to evaluate your boundaries when dating. Were you easily seduced? Were you too anxious to fall in love with someone you didn’t know well? Read “To Trust or Mistrust ? Do You Trust Too Much or Too Little?”

Don’t isolate yourself.

Get back into life, and plan activities with friends. You may need a break from dating for a while, but socialize and do other things that you enjoy. Don’t allow yourself to fall into depression, which is distinct from mourning.

If you still have trouble letting go, there may be other issues involved, which are described in Why Can't I Get Over My Ex?

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Ghost Guys (originally known as masked ghosts , [1] [2] [3] Maskboos , [4] or simply Shy Guys [5] ) are ghosts that appear in Luigi's Mansion and its remake . They appear in a multitude of colors, wear eyeless Shy Guy masks, and are equipped with pitchforks resembling those carried by Beezos from Super Mario Bros. 2 and the non- Super Mario game Yume Kōjō: Doki Doki Panic . When Luigi uses the vacuum on them, the masks come off, revealing two yellow eyes and a small black hole for a mouth that are actually set on the hoods that they wear. Removing their masks also allows them to be stunned with the flashlight and vacuumed. They have 20 HP.

There are two types between the colors: red and green Ghost Guys wear plain white masks and will pursue Luigi slowly, with the red type jabbing at him and the green type twirling the spear when close enough. They appear in the Astral Hall . Pink, purple, orange, yellow, and white Ghost Guys wear red and white masks (the same colors as a Phanto ) with drawn on mustaches, and dance in pairs in a circular motion, with one occasionally swinging its spear in a circular motion for the other to duck under. This type is called a dancing masked ghost [3] or, in the remake, Dancing Ghost Guy . If Luigi captures one in a pair, its partner will pursue him like the red and green types, only spinning the spear to attack. A group of dancing Ghost Guys appear in the Ball Room , where The Floating Whirlindas appear after Luigi catches them, and on the Roof near a fire.

Both standard Ghost Guys and dancing Ghost Guys are more widespread enemies in the PAL version's Hidden Mansion .

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  • In-game description (Ghost Guy): " A masked ghost who attacks with a spear. "
  • In-game description (Dancing Ghost Guy): " One of a pair of dancing Ghost Guys who attack as they twirl. "

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Trivia [ edit ].

  • Aside from the colors seen in-game, there are unused models for cyan and blue versions. [6]
  • The noises produced by Ghost Guys, particularly the dancing ones, are recycled as the primary noises for Shy Guys in general in later games.

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  • ^ Loe, Casey. Versus Books Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Page 25.
  • ^ Nintendo GameCube Collection: 4 Guides for the Price of 1 Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Page 51.
  • ^ a b Bogenn, Tim. BradyGAMES Luigi's Mansion Official Strategy Guide. Page 19.
  • ^ Loe, Casey. Versus Books Luigi's Mansion Perfect Guide. Page 46.
  • ^ Sinfield, George. Luigi's Mansion Player's Guide. Page 85.
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No Matter How Hard They Try, There's No Replacing Jason Hawes on 'Ghost Hunters'

What happened to the original cast of 'Ghost Hunters'? Fans worry Grant Wilson and Jason Hawes had a falling out.

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Apr. 20 2020, Updated 2:44 p.m. ET

The 13th season of Ghost Hunters premieres on April 8, marking its second straight year airing on A&E. But once again, only one of the reality series’ original cast members is returning for the latest batch of episodes.

Grant Wilson , co-founder of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (TAPS), serves as lead investigator alongside Ghost Mine alum Kristen Luman. The father of three initially left the show in 2012, but was asked to join the reboot, which debuted last summer. 

However, Grant’s business partner, Jason Hawes , has been noticeably absent from the revival, and fans miss the duo’s friendly banter. Is there bad blood between the former co-stars?

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For eight seasons, Jason and Grant explored haunted buildings together on the supernatural docuseries — so naturally, the latter’s sudden exit eight years ago left viewers rattled.

"It is with mixed emotion that I am announcing my departure from the cast of Ghost Hunters ," Grant, 45, said at the time. "While paranormal investigating has always been and will remain a passion for me… I have made the decision to leave the series in order to focus on other aspects of my personal life."

The Rhode Island native added, "I will deeply miss working with Jason and the rest of the dedicated investigators and crew that have become like family, and I wish them all the best as they continue to follow their passion and realize the vision of TAPS. I will also miss interacting with our wonderful fans worldwide."

In response to Grant’s statement, Jason noted that the pair would remain in each other’s lives. "Grant and I, along with our spouses and children, are all like one big family," he shared. 

"While I fully support his decision to move on from the series, this longtime friendship — as well as our business partnership — will continue off-camera for years to come."

But despite the duo’s assurance that they remained committed to their joint ventures, the colleagues put their shared New Hampshire property, the Spalding Inn, on the market just one year after Grant quit Ghost Hunters .

Jason Hawes now hosts the paranormal show 'Ghost Nation'.

In 2019, the 48-year-old signed on to star in the Travel Channel series, which reunites him with Ghost Hunters ’ old tech managers Steve Gonsalves and Dave Tango. The trio has since formed the United Paranormal Research Organization, or UPRO.

In the three-year hiatus between his two TV gigs, Jason explained that his focus was on his family. "I've been spending a lot of time with the kids, being very involved in their football and in their wrestling," the producer told ComicBook.com in October.  

After rejecting 40-some-odd offers to do another show, Jason said he couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Discovery, Inc., who allowed him to bring Steve and Dave on board. 

"I was the initial person that was asked to do the reboot of Ghost Hunters , and I turned that down because [A&E] wanted to recast the team," Jason revealed. "Steve and Dave, they've been with me forever and we're a big family, and I have the utmost trust and faith in them and their knowledge."

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2000s spider-man, wolverine, hulk & ghost rider unite to save the marvel multiverse through new fan art.

New Marvel Cinematic Universe fan art brings together the 2000s' Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ghost Rider, and Hulk from different film universes.

  • Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine team up with past versions of Ghost Rider and Hulk in Marvel fan art, showcasing the integration of different generations of Marvel content into the MCU.
  • The Multiverse Saga has allowed for crossovers with previous Marvel franchises, including the return of Maguire's Spider-Man and villains from his universe in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
  • Phase 6 of the MCU may further incorporate old Marvel franchises, leading into Avengers: Secret Wars, potentially celebrating and honoring several generations of Marvel films.

Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man and Hugh Jackman's Wolverine join forces with past versions of Ghost Rider and Hulk together in new Marvel Cinematic Universe fan art. The Multiverse Saga is almost halfway through its run, as Phase 5 still has a few more movies and TV shows to release before Phase 6 begins. However, thanks to the Multiverse Saga, other generations of Marvel content have been able to get incorporated into the MCU.

Pitching as a potential crossover for The Multiverse Saga, Art of Time Travel shared a huge Marvel multiverse artwork featuring the Marvel heroes of the 2000s before the MCU timeline was even launched. The MCU multiverse artwork features Jackman's Wolverine, Maguire's Spider-Man, along with Eric Bana's version of Hulk and Nicolas Cage's iteration of Ghost Rider.

Out of the four actors, Bana was the only one who didn't have more than one Marvel movie after his Hulk film came out in 2003. In terms who played their respective role the longest, Jackman is at the top of the list, as he played Wolverine in several X-Men and Wolverine movies.

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Will avengers: secret wars tap into old marvel franchises.

The Multiverse Saga has made it clear that the MCU isn't afraid to tap into previous Marvel franchises. Spider-Man: No Way Home brought back Maguire and Andrew Garfield's Spider-Men, along with villains from their universes. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and The Marvels had Patrick Stewart's Professor X and Kelsey Grammer's Beast show up, respectively. In addition to those films, Deadpool 3 will feature Jackman's Wolverine, along with Jennifer Garner's Elektra, and there will likely be other Marvel movie players that aren't part of the MCU in the Phase 5 installment.

With rumors swirling that Phase 7 will be a soft reboot for the MCU, it wouldn't be shocking if Phase 6 gets even further into old Marvel franchises as they lead into Avengers: Secret Wars . That way, it allows several generations of Marvel films to be celebrated and honored as Marvel Studios prepare to potentially go in a new direction with Phase 7 and beyond. If the reboot doesn't take place, this can also serve to cement the MCU's place in Marvel's movie history even further, as it brings together various prior projects and shows they are also part of the MCU's expansive canon.

While there is a screenwriter attached, Avengers: Secret Wars is still currently missing a director.

Even though the multiverse concept is definitely starting to lose its momentum in the superhero genre, seeing old Marvel properties as part of the Multiverse Saga would be a great way to finish that arc. Deadpool 3 , which is the only MCU movie for 2024, may offer some more hints as to where Marvel Studios is going with the multiverse. Hopefully, as Marvel Studios get further into 2024, they will have some big news to share as they get closer to MCU Phase 6.

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PS5 Exclusive Rise of the Ronin Could Give Ghost of Tsushima a Run for its Money

Team Ninja's Rise of the Ronin might be perfect for PlayStation fans looking for an action-packed follow-up to Ghost of Tsushima.

  • Rise of the Ronin may surpass Ghost of Tsushima as PlayStation's leading game in the samurai action category due to its distinct setting and gameplay features.
  • Rise of the Ronin takes place in the 1800s and introduces firearms and other technologies, providing a different gameplay experience compared to Ghost of Tsushima's more medieval combat.
  • While Rise of the Ronin has potential, it may not prioritize narrative polish and environment design in the same way as Ghost of Tsushima, making both games unique in their own right.

Ghost of Tsushima is one of the most well-received PS4-era Sony exclusives—a major accomplishment, considering its competition. While Sucker Punch and Sony have not been forthcoming about a Ghost of Tsushima sequel , there's a clear demand for samurai action games, and this year's Rise of the Ronin might just top Ghost as PlayStation's leading game in the category.

Samurai-centric video games have seen a major resurgence in recent years, with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Trek to Yomi , and Team Ninja's own Nioh series being notable, contemporary examples of action-packed titles starring East Asian warriors. Ghost of Tsushima managed to pull off something special, however, offering mass appeal through its stunning visuals, polished cinematics and voice acting, and fluid, satisfying gameplay. These strengths, plus the game's AAA budget and light RPG elements, have led many to compare it to the best-selling historical action series Assassin's Creed , and not in a way that does Ubisoft any favors. Indeed, when it comes to mainstream, accessible, story-driven samurai action games, Ghost of Tsushima seems to wear the crown.

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Why rise of the ronin might take ghost of tsushima's throne, rise of the ronin & ghost of tsushima's key differences.

While they are both action-adventure games inspired by real history, there's a lot that Rise of the Ronin does that will set it apart from Ghost of Tsushima , and these differences could work to the former's benefit. Perhaps the most immediately apparent distinction between the two games is setting: Ronin takes place several centuries after Ghost of Tsushima , in the mid-1800s, and this has a major impact on both narrative and gameplay. Like fellow samurai game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice , Rise of the Ronin features firearms and other technologies that were missing in Ghost of Tsushima . The player will be able to use these tools themselves, leveraging guns, grapple hooks, and gliding devices to get the upper hand in gameplay. The world design of Rise of the Ronin also looks a bit more varied than Ghost of Tsushima , owing to this setting.

Team Ninja's approach to game development will undoubtedly separate Rise of the Ronin from Ghost of Tsushima as well. Ronin looks to be iterating on the intense third-person action found in the Nioh games and Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty. Although Rise of the Ronin aims to evolve the studio's signature gameplay fundamentals, its focus on relentless, high-paced combat will likely be present to some degree. This style of gameplay would stand in stark contrast to Ghost of Tsushima 's more grounded, methodical approach to combat and exploration.

Ghost of Tsushima's Strengths

Rise of the Ronin certainly seems to have a great deal of potential, and many PlayStation owners are eagerly awaiting its release on March 22 of this year. Having said that, it's not guaranteed to be a perfect replacement for Ghost of Tsushima , let alone a superior version of it. At the end of the day, Ghost of Tsushima exhibits certain strengths that Rise of the Ronin likely won't be focusing on.

For one thing, the cinematic approach to storytelling, inherent to so many of Sony's first-party titles, is prevalent in Ghost of Tsushima , with the game putting a premium on graphical fidelity, character animations, and voice acting. Rise of the Ronin could prove to be different, but these elements of narrative polish have never been prioritized by Team Ninja. Additionally, Ghost of Tsushima excels at environment design, which is something that Team Ninja has struggled with in the post- Nioh era.

It may be best not to think of Rise of the Ronin as a Ghost of Tsushima successor , clone, or competitor. Ultimately, each franchise is aiming at a different target, and it's likely that Ronin will simply be a different sort of game than Ghost of Tsushima , not one that is inherently better or worse.

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Ghost of Tsushima follows Jin Sakai as he tries to protect his island home from the invading Mongol armies. The open-world action release features some stellar combat mechanics and some absolutely stunning visuals.

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8 John Wick Replacement Movies That Are Currently In The Works

  • The John Wick franchise is developing John Wick: Chapter 5, but there are other action movies coming soon to fill the void.
  • Den of Thieves 2: Pantera is set for release in 2024 and follows Gerard Butler's character as he tracks down a double-crossing team member.
  • The Beekeeper, The Fall Guy, and Nobody 2 are other exciting action movies to look forward to, featuring Jason Statham, Ryan Gosling, and Bob Odenkirk.

Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers for John Wick: Chapter 4, Den of Thieves, and Nobody.

While the producers of the John Wick franchise are currently developing John Wick: Chapter 5 , a string of interesting action movies are set for release either in 2024 or sometime in the near future, thus providing action movie enthusiasts with plenty of options to fill their John Wick void. Among many things, the John Wick franchise timeline is full of spectacular fight choreography, in-depth worldbuilding via the Continental and the universe's many interesting characters, and for its bloody displays of violence. With the recent success of John Wick: Chapter 4 , audiences can rest assured that they'll see Keanu Reeves' skilled assassin character take to the big screen eventually.

In the meantime, John Wick director Chad Stahelski and other prominent action movie auteurs are attached to a plethora of interesting action movies slated for release sometime in the near future. While the release dates for some of the more notable action movies are currently unknown, what is known is that each of them is supported by a dedicated team of action movie filmmakers interested in pushing the action genre's envelope as displayed in their previous projects. While John Wick: Chapter 4 and the franchise as a whole have set a high bar for action movie filmmakers to surpass, the upcoming action movies still have the potential to succeed .

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Den of thieves 2: pantera, christian gudegast's sequel to his 2018 thriller den of thieves is slated for release sometime in 2024.

Den of Thieves follows an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department clashing with one of the county's most notorious and organized bank robbers in writer-director Christian Gudegast's tense, high-octane action thriller. Notable for its strong acting performances, gritty depiction of Los Angeles County, and tense shootouts, Den of Thieves ends on a cliffhanger when it is revealed that O' Shea Jackson Jr.'s Donnie Wilson intended to double-cross his team from the very beginning. While there isn't an ironclad release date yet, Den of Thieves 2: Pantera is slated for a 2024 release , and its premise centers on Gerard Butler's Big Nick tracking Donnie down .

The Beekeeper

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Jason Statham's upcoming The Beekeeper sees the action star as Mr. Clay, a highly-skilled individual formerly of the secret organization known as the Beekeepers, as he embarks on a one-man quest for vengeance against an evil corporation responsible for the deaths of his neighbors. The Beekeeper looks to make up for The Expendables 4 's failure with its tongue-in-cheek trailer that plays into many of Statham's greatest strengths and meme-worthy tropes as seen in his more recent fare. With a January 12, 2024 release , and Jason Statham already teasing The Beekeeper 2 , The Beekeeper looks to be a fun and enjoyable addition to Statham's prolific action movie library.

The Fall Guy

David leitch's action movie sees ryan gosling on an action-packed adventure to find a missing a-list actor.

The Fall Guy sees Ryan Gosling as a retired stuntman named Colt Seavers who's pulled back into the world of Hollywood after an A-list star goes missing from a blockbuster movie that his ex-girlfriend is directing. Coming hot off the heels of Barbie 's success, The Fall Guy looks to be a self-reflexive action adventure journey that boasts just as much action as it does thought-provoking themes such as mental health and boundaries in a romantic relationship. Hitting theaters on May 3, 2024 , The Fall Guy is also positioned to carry the momentum from director David Leitch's 2023 action-packed adventure, Bullet Train , thus ensuring a similar quality as the action flick.

Nobody sees Bob Odenkirk star as Hutch Mansell, a docile and meek family man living an ordinary life whose true character as a government assassin known as Nobody, is revealed after his house is burglarized by petty thieves. Despite Odenkirk's reputation as one of Hollywood's best comedic actors, Nobody sees the Better Call Saul star shed his humorous image in a movie rife with violence and break-neck action that rivals contemporary action movies like the John Wick and The Expendables franchises. Although details are tightly sealed, Nobody is positioned for a sequel after enjoying new life on Netflix in 2023 .

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Rainbow six, rainbow six will be a continuation of 2021's without remorse starring michael b. jordan.

Although Lionsgate is still deciding John Wick 's franchise future, the perfect John Wick replacement movie has already been made in 2021 with the Michael B. Jordan-starring Without Remorse . Based on the Tom Clancy novel of the same name, Without Remorse sees Jordan as John Kelly, an elite Navy SEAL who finds himself as part of a larger political conspiracy while on a quest to avenge his wife's murder. While the details surrounding an official release date aren't available , Rainbow Six will be directed by Chad Stahelski , and will see Jordan reprise his role as Kelly as he leads an elite team of military personnel against an international conspiracy.

Ghost of Tsushima

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Set in 18th century Japan, Jin Sakai must master the Way of the Ghost fighting style to defend Tsushima Island from invading Mongol forces. The critically acclaimed 2020 game received near-universal praise for its cinematic approach to video game storytelling, well-written characters, and bloody gameplay, thus ensuring a bright future for the action-adventure video game. Chad Stahelski will direct the Ghost of Tsushima movie as he's confirmed the script is complete, but with his Rainbow Six plans among many other projects, it is uncertain when it will hit theaters . Nevertheless, Stahelski's familiarity with the source material and his visual style are already great news for the adaptation.

The Highlander Reboot

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Highlander sees Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod, an immortal Scottish swordsman on a quest to defeat his fellow immortal opponents and claim what is known as "The Prize." With minimal details available regarding the movie's plot details, the Highlander reboots will star Henry Cavill , and is yet another one of Stahelski's projects under his belt. Despite the lack of details regarding the Highlander reboot's future , Stahelski's already proven to be the best director for the new franchise with his work on the John Wick movies. Furthermore, Cavill's affinity for swordsman characters and love of the original series confirm the Highlander reboot is in good hands.

Ballerina will be the first John Wick spin-off and is slated for a July 7, 2024 release

Perhaps the most promising movie to make up for John Wick 5 's absence is the John Wick spin-off, Ballerina . Starring Ana de Armas as the titular Ballerina, the movie follows a similar plot to John Wick's, with the Ballerina avenging her murdered family, set against the gritty and unique world of its predecessors. With a July 7, 2024 release date , Ballerina is set to be one of the summer's biggest action-packed thrillers, and with Anjelica Huston and Reeves reprising their roles from John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum , the movie already seems to be taking great strides to expand the lore that Stahelski's John Wick started.

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What makes a man? Andre Dubus III looks for answers in ’Ghost Dogs’

  • Colette Bancroft Times staff

The gun, the fist, the tender heart — which is the greatest peril?

Bestselling novelist and memoirist Andre Dubus III tackles that question in his moving essay collection, “Ghost Dogs: On Killers and Kin.” The book will be published March 5, but Dubus might well be talking about it next week in St. Petersburg. He’s a longtime faculty member at Eckerd College’s Writers in Paradise conference, and he’ll be appearing Jan. 15 in the conference’s free reading series. (See schedule below.)

Dubus wrote about his harrowing childhood in his 2012 memoir, “ Townie .” His father, the acclaimed short story writer and writing teacher Andre Dubus, left his young family when the son was 10 years old. His mother struggled with four kids, little support and, often, multiple jobs. In the memoir, Dubus wrote of the poverty and street violence that shaped his childhood.

In “Ghost Dogs,” he continues his examination of his family, but expands it to write about the much happier family he formed with his wife, Fontaine, and three kids. He’s in his 60s now, his kids grown, and in this book he reflects on the very different notions of manhood he has struggled to reconcile.

One big element of those models of manhood is fatherhood. While he was growing up, his own father was distant both physically and emotionally, and he made his living doing something his young son found mysterious, especially contrasted with his maternal grandfather, called Pappy. Dubus and his siblings spent summers with their grandparents in rural Louisiana, where Pappy put his soft-handed grandsons to work running a tiller and chainsawing trees. In Pappy’s world, a man was defined by the work of his hands.

In addition to those two models — the creative artist and the practical workman — the young Dubus grappled with another idea of masculinity, the street fighter. Bullied as a kid, he lifted weights and boxed so he could defend himself. But he also learned to love the fights he got into.

Those three aspects of male identity follow him into adulthood. He writes of making a living as a bartender and carpenter, and in “The Golden Zone,” an essay that reads like a thriller, he recounts one sketchier stretch when he worked for a bounty hunter, chasing an assassin in Mexico. At first he sees it as an opportunity to gather material for his writing, but what happens leads him to vow “I would not be coming back here, not like this, a tourist of other people’s misery, a consumer of it.”

Dubus and his father reconciled as the son began following in the father’s footsteps. “Carver and Dubus, New York City, 1988″ is a lovely reminiscence of an awards ceremony where the elder Dubus was honored and met one of his own heroes, writer Raymond Carver.

Money (and its relationship to masculinity) is another theme that runs through the essays. In “The Land of No,” Dubus writes about a relationship in his 20s with a woman who is beautiful, kind and supportive. But it crumbles because she’s also from a wealthy family, and his resentment, “the pride of the sufferer,” comes between them.

Years later, as he recounts in “High Life,” his third book, “House of Sand and Fog,” becomes a bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award. When he sells the movie rights (the film was Oscar-nominated), he gets an amount of money so large it seems unreal. He takes his wife, kids, mother and aunt to New York for an extravagant vacation, staying at the Plaza and taking limos to Michelin-starred restaurants. He spends more in a weekend than he’s ever made in a year. “For three days,” he writes, “I have tasted luxury, and I have had enough.” He uses some of the money for a new house, which he and his brother build themselves.

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”If I Owned a Gun” examines his changing attitudes toward firearms, from boyhood to maturity. Dubus grew up around guns; his father had been a Marine, and they were common among his Louisiana relatives. But an encounter as a young man teaches him how easily they lead to unnecessary violence: “the mere presence of my loaded and illegal rifle had called me to it.”

The impulse to violence, for him, diminishes as he ages, except in one kind of situation: defending his family. His joy and pride in his wife and children runs throughout the book, although opening himself to that love can be difficult.

The book’s title essay is a heart-wrenching explanation for that. As a kid, Dubus loved his family’s dogs. But as an adult, he’s indifferent to them, and when Fontaine gets a dog for the kids, he barely tolerates the animal. Even he doesn’t quite understand why, until he unearths a memory about what we risk when we love a dog, or a person: everything.

Ghost Dogs: On Killers and Kin

By Andre Dubus III

W.W. Norton, 288 pages, $28.99

The Writers in Paradise evening reading series features readings and book signings by conference faculty and guest speakers. All readings take place in Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg. They are free and open to the public. Book sales take place half an hour before each start time, and book signings follow the readings. For information, go to writersinparadise.com/readings/ .

Saturday, Jan. 13, 8 p.m.: Keynote by Morgan Jerkins (”This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America”) followed by an on-stage Q&A with conference director Les Standiford

Jan. 14, 7 p.m.: Ana Menéndez (” The Apartment ”), Stewart O’Nan (”Ocean State”), Luis Alberto Urrea (” Good Night, Irene ”)

Jan. 15, 7 p.m.: Madeleine Blais (”To the New Owners”), Andre Dubus III (”Such Kindness”), Helen Pruitt Wallace (”Pink Streets”)

Jan. 16, 7 p.m.: Ann Hood (“Kitchen Yarns”), Jennifer Maritza McCauley (”When Trying to Return Home”)

Jan. 18, 7 p.m.: Laura Lippman (” Prom Mom ”), Gloria Muñoz (” Danzirly ”), Sterling Watson (” Night Letter ”)

Jan. 19, 7 p.m.: Denise Duhamel (”Second Story”), Michael Koryta (” An Honest Man ”), Les Standiford (” Palm Beach, Mar-a-Lago, and the Rise of America’s Xanadu ”)

Jan. 20: Jonathan Escoffery (” If I Survive You ”), followed by an on-stage Q&A with Standiford

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Aliens at a Miami mall? Police say ‘lol’

Police respond at the Bayside Marketplace in Miami on Jan. 1, 2024.

Teens running, police converging and a grey splotch that appears to be moving: Videos from an outdoor mall in Miami stoked wild claims this week on social media that aliens had landed on Earth. But the truth is far more terrestrial.

On Monday, a group of roughly 50 teenagers caused a riot at Bayside Marketplace, an outdoor mall roughly 5 miles from South Beach, according to the Miami Police Department.

The teens were setting off fireworks, which led to a panic as some assumed there was a shooting, said Miami Police Department public information officer Michael Vega. Four teens were arrested.

Police were dispatched “for crowd control due to the juveniles refusing to leave,” Vega said in an email to NBC News. “Some businesses were temporarily closed to allow us to clear the area.”

In the days after the incident, users on social media launched a speculation frenzy, homing in on what they described as “Miami Mall Aliens.” Some suggested police were responding to aliens, not teenagers. Several people reviewed video of the incident circulating online and claimed they could see an alien figure in the grainy footage. Others quickly posted memes.

While many of the responses online appeared lighthearted, the posts show just how quickly and easily misinformation can spread on social media. The response also underscores an uptick in interest in extraterrestrial activity, from hearings in Congress last summer about “unidentified aerial phenomena” or “UAPs” to Mexico’s Congress showing off what it claimed were “nonhuman” aliens. Both of those events also became prime meme fodder.

However, Vega said aliens had nothing to do with Monday’s incident.

“There were no aliens,” he wrote in the email. “No airports were closed. Nothing is being withheld from the public. LOL.”

Still, by Friday afternoon, “Miami Mall Alien” was trending on the social media site X.

“10ft Aliens/Creatures (caught on camera?) fired at inside and outside Miami Mall, media silent, cops are covering it up saying kids were fighting with fireworks, yet all these cop cars, & air traffic stopped that night except for black military choppers…and no media coverage,” claimed one post on X, which on Friday appeared to trigger a slew of conspiracy theories and memes.

One person posted what appeared to be an AI image of a generic alien holding shopping bags, and joked it was “The Miami Mall Alien.”

Another person shared an image of golfer Tiger Woods holding out his hand, as if to shake another person’s hand, with the caption: “Me to the aliens if I’d been at the Miami mall.”

Others remarked that the new year was bound to be wild if aliens had been spotted mere days into January.

“5th day into the New Year now people spotting Aliens in the Miami Mall 2024 is in for one hell of a ride,” the person wrote.

There were, of course, some who wondered: If there was an alien sighting, where’s the proof?

“Everybody have cell phones, but nobody have an up close video of the 8-10 foot alien by the Miami mall?” wrote one X user .

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Kalhan Rosenblatt is a reporter covering youth and internet culture for NBC News, based in New York.

'Ghost gun' bust: North Canton man accused of having 55 untraceable semi-automatic rifles

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  • Christopher Machamer was arrested by an FBI task force Thursday.
  • Machamer is a former Ohio Gatorade player of the year in baseball.
  • No bond has been set and he's to make an initial appearance in Canton Municipal Court at 9 a.m. Monday.

NORTH CANTON ‒ A former local baseball standout was arrested Thursday after authorities alleged he had 55 untraceable AR-15 semi-automatic rifles at a home on Clinton Avenue SE.

Christopher J. Machamer, 26, is charged with unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance — illegally manufacturing or processing explosives, a felony.

Machamer remained in the Stark County Jail on Friday. No bond has been set and he's to make an initial appearance in Canton Municipal Court at 9 a.m. Monday.

There was no attorney listed for him on court paperwork Friday and no one answered the cellphone listed for Machamer.

A criminal complaint from a member of the FBI Safe Streets Task Force accuses Machamer of making and selling "ghost" AR-15s to "known and unknown subjects." Such weapons have no serial numbers, which prevents tracing their owners.

National news: Supreme Court backs Biden's tougher federal rules on untraceable 'ghost guns' for now

Susan Licate, an FBI spokesman in Cleveland, said she'd work to provide more details. North Canton Police Chief Frank Kemp Jr., said his department was made aware the FBI would be at two locations within the city, but North Canton did not participate in the searches.

The FBI operates 160 Safe Streets units across the country.

"These task forces pursue violent gangs through sustained, proactive, coordinated investigations to obtain prosecutions on violations such as racketeering, drug conspiracy, and firearms violations," according to the agency's website.

Last year, the l ocal task force seized a large amount of cocaine, fentanyl and marijuana and $1 million in cash at a home near Meyers Lake and arrested a man on drug charges.

The Clinton Avenue address listed as Machamer's home is owned by a limited liability corporation he created in 2022, according to Ohio secretary of state records.

Machamer once was a star pitcher for Massillon Washington High.

As a senior in 2016 the right-handed pitcher was named Gatorade's Ohio player of the year. He posted a 5-1 record, with an 0.19 earned-run-average and 60 strikeouts in 36.1 innings pitched.

Machamer went on to star at the University of Kentucky. In 2018, he was drafted in the 18th round by the Boston Red Sox.

He played two seasons of Class A minor league ball, compiling a 5-10 record. He was released in 2020 , according to the official minor league baseball website.

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