Just having someone to cook a meal or two can be a really big deal when you usually have to do it all yourself, and I do worry about the kids not getting enough time to enjoy their lives. It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day stuff and money worries when you're starting out that you forget to just enjoy the life you're living, but I suppose that we are all a little guilty of that from time to time.
In the spirit of alleviating worries and having a few laughs, we all went to the movies on Sunday afternoon to see the new Ghostbusters offering. Craig and I can recall going to see the original when we were around Seth's age, so it was pretty nostalgic for us to go and see the remake. I already had the original (which I really liked a lot) reviewed on my blog, and I have posted it here after the new review as a comparison.
Release Date: 2016
Running Time: 117 mins
After hearing and reading a string of mixed reviews, I wasn't holding out a lot of hope for this reboot of Ghostbusters, so I was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be a fun and entertaining viewing that was just as good as its predecessor and proof that the ladies can bring on the busting just as well as the boys.
Two paranormal enthusiasts, a nuclear engineer and a subway worker team up to try and stop the city of Manhattan from being taken over by otherworldly entities.
With a fresh approach from director Paul Feig and a hilarious new cast that included Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and a raucously funny Chris Hemsworth, this movie offered a number of good belly laughs, some great nods to other horror films and also breathed some much needed life back into the lungs of this 30+ year old franchise.
There are cameos aplenty as the old Ghostbusters cast gets on board to reignite the spectral fuse and I get a sneaky suspicion that this is not going to be the last that we see of these ladies in overalls, especially after what is alluded to after the credits have rolled. Yep there's a little extra hidden footage there to catch, so don't leave the cinema too quickly or you'll miss it.
FINAL SAY: Booyah! Emphasis on the boo.
3.5 Chili Peppers
Release Date: 1984
Running Time: 105 mins
A supernatural-comedy, directed by Ivan Reitman and written by Dan Akyroyd and Harold Ramis, Ghostbusters went onto receive massive critical and commercial success mostly due to it's ground-breaking special effects and intensely fun approach to scary material.
Originally, Aykroyd and Ramis had written roles specifically for John Belushi and John Candy into the script, but had to change them when Belushi died and Candy refused to commit to the project. Clearly, this was a huge blunder on Candy's behalf since the movie grossed over $295 million worldwide and went on to become a massive media franchise, that included a sequel, a television series, an animated series and several video games.
Three unemployed parapsychologists set up shop in an abandoned firestation and pose as 'Ghostbusters,' claiming that they can remove pesky ghosts and spirits from people's homes for money. When Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) calls them out on a routine check, they have no idea that they are actually dealing with a gateway to another dimension, that when opened will release evil upon all of the world.
This is a really enjoyable supernatural comedy, the cast is fabulous, especially Bill Murray whose dead pan performance is insanely amusing. Even though the effects have dated a bit by today's standards, they are still decent and overall just add to the whole funky 80's vibe of the movie.
FINAL SAY: We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!
3.5 Chili Peppers