Classic Cuts & Reject reboots~ Ghostbusters


GHOSTBUSTERS

The 1984 classic PG Horror Comedy starred

Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, Harold Ramis, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Ernie Hudson

and I believe it was Bill Murray who uttered the famous quotes…

We Came We Saw we kicked its ass

(which I so wanted the button that said that but mom wouldn’t let me get it but then I was still in grade school)

 

 

 

 

This is still a favorite of many I even have the box set in my video library.

Why Ghostbusters is a great classic

  1. The comedy
  2. soundtrack
  3. the fx
  4. fairly quotable
  5. The cast
  6. plot (as silly as it was)
  7. The vehicle

The soundtrack is cool for an 80’s movie not that techno or new age stuff.  The FX still hold up, Slimer looks see through and not done by a computer (or however they did it back then) was he an early form of CGI? Was the Stay Puft marshmallow man a giant puppet?  Hard to tell, and honestly I don’t think I really want to know even if I am right. When in 2016….ahhh I’ll wait to make my statement about that reboot.

Aside from the fashions (80s fashion was a horror story in itself!) and picture quality, you cannot tell when it was made. It was Innocent Horror (or is that more Horror of innocence)

I don’t think you’ll ever be able to get this many good actor/comedians together as this had.

Come on the Ghost mobile was a freaking old hearse! I think the movie is the reason why I have wanted one as a car when I got my license!  You have the car part, then if you are tired just go in the back and sleep! (the question is to add a coffin shaped bed or not.. or maybe a Kiss coffin!

Ghostbusters. . DON' T CROSS THE STREAMS. WE CAME, WE SAW, WE KICKED ITS ASS!

Ghostbusters:

 

 Ghostbusters 2

Who you gonna Call?

1989   starring the original cast and Pete MacNicol

5 years after the original events the guys are out of business at this point doing birthday parties or  like Ray works at a book store, Egon doing studies and Peter some Psychic show.

After an accumulation of pink sludge has taken over the sewers, oozing out of pipes feeding off the hateful anger hostility  and violence of the New Yorkers. It bubbles up when people yell (and frankly looks like the bubbles in a lava lamp)  When you play music it makes the container jump around. If the slime touches you it makes well “Ray this stuff is like pure concentrated evil”

There’s this creepy little dude Yanos who I think is the curator of the museum and some BFD  (Big F**ugly Dude) in a painting named Vigo, who was the scourge of Carpathia from 1505-1610 16th century Carpathia was in a constant state of supernatural turmoil due principally to the despotic rule of Prince Vigo Von Homburg Deutschenforf a tyrant sorcerer and psychotic aristocrat.

Wow seeing the Twin Towers feels so weird now.

We are the Best, beautiful the ONLY Ghostbusters.

The music in this one was not as good as the original and I felt did not fit the tone of it.  THe only cool song was the one done by Bobby Brown. (who also has a cameo)

I always loved the part where the fur coat attacks the lady.

Not as many memorable or shall I say quotable lines aside from Slime time and Slime square.

10 facts you thought you knew about the Ghostbusters

The REAL Ghostbusters

1986 -1991

The characters  are voiced by Frank Welker , Maurice LaMarche, Arsinio Hall, Dave Coolier

In the Animated cartoon series the guys are still busting ghosts but with some friendly help from Slimer!

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In regards to the reboot….

they are saying its mostly guys but any fan of the original movie should have a problem with this new one. First off you have all women and aside from Melissa McCarthy who the hell are they? The trailers are not funny and I’m seeubg ut as a in hopes to save their asses, they had to go get Chris Hemsworth just so they could actually get some buzz for it and women like me to go see it. (My dear hemmi, as much as I love ya, it won’t work with me no matter how much I love my Aussie Thor…or how much if at all his shirt comes off) I’ll be waiting for video or cable! It won’t have the magic of the originals, and likely the CG effects won’t be cool as however they did some of the originals.

It’s OK to Not Like Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters Sequel Will ‘No Doubt’ Happen, Says Sony Executive

as for the Reject of a reboot

Ghostbusters 2016

Now the tagline or the sub-title of the movie is ‘Answer the Call’
Easy and simple… if you watched the trailer, that’s all you really need to see. All of what could have been funny (like testing out the ghost puncher.) Some of the jokes even in the trailer fall flat like the one with Patty jumping into the audience at the concert.
So this came on cable (so fast?)  and thought to give it a fair shot and I’m trying but so far I’ve missed  the first half hour to 45 minutes, guess I’ll have to catch it when it re-airs for the beginning.
First off, the girls weren’t funny, anything that might have been funny was ruined by the trailer being shown in every commercial break.  Chris Hemsworth and his stupid idiot of a bad secretary was the only one that was funny.
I will give the green demon  thing cool points, but it still didn’t have the ghostly look like the specters in the original movies.
It’s one thing to remake a movie or reboot (as this is more of) but i still spit on the graves of those who obliterated Billy D. Williams’ Original Song. I can only say as a would be Viking, You should be Blood-eagled, and  Buried alive before you actually die.
Bill Murray cameos as one of those people who de-bunk paranormal events. The chick with the glasses, s the only one I like and it’s because she reminds me of (I thin kit’s Spangler) from the 1980’s Cartoon ‘The real’  Ghostbusters.
Oh! the hearse  is pink in the spots where it should be red. Honestly all this feminism crap you’d think they’d choose something other than stereotypical pink.
Instead of the iconic firehouse, they are in a loft above their Chinese take out where the guy still has a problem getting there in a reasonable amount of time.
I don’t think you’ll have a problem recognizing the secretary from the original movies.
There’s a Jaws joke and Clark Kent Strip-o-gram (which just reading that makes me laugh)
Wait WHY is the ghost cloud green while they are shown close up as blue? How the hell does that work? I can understand the good ghosts being made as blue and the evil ones green maybe to show a difference but i don’t think i would look like a pure green cloud. (Though it is NYC and well… I find the city evil myself)
To me the best cameo was Dan Akroyd!  SO NYC
When Slimer showed up I wanted to cheer in glee but it came out more of a disgusted ewww gag  then a laugh as he tries to drive.
Now there’s a part where there are parade balloons in which Stay Puft now is, and reminds me of one of the characters in Nightmare before christmas. Now I know nothing about 5 nights at freddy’s other than I see small toys it seems in every store’s toy section… well from what I’ve seen of the toys.. Those balloons look like they belong with it, cause they are sort of scary in a maniacal stalker psycho serial killer sort of way.
Wait where’s the ghostbombs.. why not throw one down that whirlpool?  And Possessed Kevin I like more than stupid Kevin.
I get why they have the sub title (or tagline whichever its supposed to be) Answer the call  but
Paul… WHAT THE  Freig?!!!  is more like it!

RPG fans

 

Kong Skull island


2017   PG-13  Action,aDventure, Fantasy

Tom Hiddleston, John Goodman Samuel L. Jackson Toby Kebbell  Brie Larson John C. Riley Shea Whigham,Corey Hawkins

In the March 10th issue of Entertainment weekly measured up the many incarnations of King Kong strating with the
1933 Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedeck’s original, in which the ape’s size fluctuates depending on the scene. So how does Kong measure up in 2017?  read on to find out!

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King Arthur : Legend of the Sword


This poster doesn’t look as nice online as it did in the theater’s holder. Unless maybe the one int he theater was without the jacket

2017   PG-13  2 hr 6min  Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Eric Bana,Astrid Bergès-FrisbeyDjimon Hounsou,Tom Wu,Kingsley Ben-AdirAidan Gillen

Director Guy Ritchie

imdb info 

Planned to be at least a 3 movie series to tell the story of King Arthur, I recently read on the movies IMDB page in the trivia section, that there are a planned 5 more installments.

For years man and madge lived in peace then Mordred  and his giant elephants broke the peace marching on the towns the last being Camelot. Arthur is a young boy who witnesses  his father Uther’s (Eric Bana) sacrifice to save him against his Uncle Mortigan.  The Young Arthur is found in a boat by 3 ladies doing laundry, who raise him in their brothel and growing up learning use his wits and fists  on the streets of London growing up into the face of Charlie Hunnam who is a haunted and cocky man (but then he can back up that cockyness)

Jude Law plays Arthur’s uncle Mortigan (is it just me or are there too many characters in the Arthur legends with Mor- in the name? (Mortigan, Mordredm, Morgana etc.) So Mortigan, oops sorry to me it sounded like an M but nope IMDB has it as VORTIGAN as you will know if you know anything of the Arthur stories is the pain in the butt, to put it nicely and may be turned into an Excalibur kabob!  There’s one part in the movie I’d even call him Hitler! (I think you will know what part I mean when you see it.)

The Black Legs (I think is what Mortigan’s guards are called) have metal masks that remind me of some metal bands mascot, not sure if it’s iron maiden Nope its the Quiet Riot mask! 

The Thump of the war drum brought a chill over me and I’d swear my heart fell into the Rhythm of it.

CAMEO ALERT! but i won’t ruin it I’ll just let ya know it’s during the part where the guys are trying to pill the sword from the stone. I almost didn’t realize who it was.

The humor in it is a bit different, not a laugh out loud hilarious sort, though it may get a few snorts outta ya. Much is wise-assery and shut the F* up who’s on first sounding type. Of course its the dry English humor but  with a little more to it. For instance one line I actually did laugh out loud the actor who plays Goose Fat (aka Little Finger on Game of thrones…) takes a ring off and Arthur says “Leave the ring on Honey-tits”

Oh so that’s a new twist I think (at least to me) on why or how the sword got in the stone. (Well I have one of the books here to read so I wonder if this is creative license or if it was in the some of the legends)

I’m not sure why but at in the trailers I like the “Doesn’t it make the palace burn well” line, I’m not sure why I think its more Hunnam’s voice and/or accent as seeing it in context, it falls lame.

Wait WHY does Excalibur look like it has wood grain, when it’s metal???

The fight scenes were cool though I could have done without the all the digital crap in them. The stop motion etc. But ignoring the ‘artsy’ part of the fights I enjoyed the action. Also aside from the horses are any of the animals actually live not CGI? Speaking of the animals Talk about River Rats and  sewer rats the size of dogs! (I think this would eat a Rottweiler!) I’m the one that usually makes fun of the people who jump on a chair when they see a mouse… These I think you would need a tree!  but you might find the big cat up there cause I think these could make one its bitch!  And then there’s the ::screams like a girl::: snake not the giant one, but the moment with the small one (No amount of money would have gotten me to let them do that! I don’t care if it isn’t poisonous!)

Oh and if the separated at birth picture on my tribute page for him doesn’t prove that… In the movie he uses the sword at one point and I had to shake my head… I didn’t know if I was watching Season 1 of Vikings or the movie. The way he moved with the sword reminded me of Travis Fimmel’s Ragnar did.

I don’t think there was a boring moment and I enjoyed watching the movie, as if I were watching a Marvel movie!!

It’s just a shame that it came out in May! Of course anything other than a Marvel movie being released in May  (or as I’ve been calling it MAyVEL) would likely flop. So with that, You know I’m saying it was a flop at the box office with an estimated  175,000,000 cost (which I think 1/2 to 75% went to the difital FX) and I think in the states only made 40 something mill back. However I always say, the Box office tells you NOTHING! Just what was most popular, not actually good. I don’t know How a movie get scheduled for release but I could assure you if I had any choice.. I would choose any month nothing is released from Marvel or certain Franchises (basically if I know what’s going to be out If it comes out the beginning of the month at most I would choose the last weekend for my movie to come out)

On IMDB it has a rating for it of 7.4 out of 10  so that’;s the equivalent of a B and Entertainment Weekly gave it a C+

in which their review not only helped with how I wanted to describe the word play (as I couldn’t think of how best to capture it) and some of the babble but   mentioning the “Best moments are the smaller ones_ the scheming and snap-crackle -pop wordplay among its gallery of medieval rogues.  Sadly they make it sound really bad when they say it’s the same franchise quicksand the director stepped into with his Sherlock Holmes reboot (the first one was fine the 2nd one on the other hand was garbage to me) because the ‘mental gymnastics were upstaged by the razzle dazzle and with this he’s just sinking deeper.  When Arthur pulls the sword the reluctant hero is born the film sparks to life  with Arthur’s grifting, wisecracking  Cockney cronies with colorful names like Goosefat bill)

Phony looking special effects sequences of marauding elehants and magical eel creatures. They mention it could have been a rollicking blast if not for those which make it a wannabe blockbuster but has too much flash and not enough soul. But as I said ignoring the digital FX (or at least once I noticed there was going to be an annoying amount) I though I don’t remember sitting back in my seat I ‘sat back’ and relaxed and enjoyed the film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Uther Pendragon IS the stone)

 

 

Ice Age Collision Course


2016  PG   Via HBO

Snow Skrat, Ice skrat and Skrat’s fortress of solitude??  no we have Space Skrat!~

We open on the mammoth’s father and daughter playing a game of hockey (yea!!!) peaches is all grown up with a boyfriend and ready to marry; of course when you’re happy and the universe knows it it has to drop a steaming pile of poo on you. Here you almost expect to hear ‘the sky is falling but instead we get smarts from a (pirate ?) weasel who is on the lam from some dino birds who like to steal eggs.

I forget how many of these have been made now (previous to this one)  but I do remember a few of them were disappointments, and made me think they weren’t going to do them any more.  This one however was not. I think they got the magic back they had from the original movie. Making a mental note to check out who the writer (or writers) were for each of the movies.

The possums or whatever those are supposed to be gave me a laugh with their cheerleading  especially their Hashtag  “What’s a Hashtag”

I don’t know but it sounds cool

I’m already sick of it

 

 

Kill Your Friends


2016   Not Rated  Nicolas Holt  1:43

 

Netflix’s description

“Without a pop act to keep him afloat, A&R agent Steven Stelfox is slowly sinking beneath the waves of the recording industry. Refusing to drown , Seven adopts a radical and deadly approach to getting ahead in the music business.

So I waited for an hour before writing anything as really there was nothing to write about.. it’s not worth the time unless you are secluded in a cabin with snow half way up your door!

There Is a bit of that dark Brit humor here and there but mainly it’s a bore, even when Nicolas Holt breaks the fourth wall to talk to the watcher as he explains the music industry. (nothing I didn’t know already)

They sign what would make money but not based on actual talent!!!

 

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Hell or High Water


2016  R (for some graphic Violence)  1:42  Chris Pine, Ben Forster, Jeff Bridges   Crime   Drama  DVD rental

With their family farm close to foreclosure Brothers Tanner and Toby decide to rob banks. Of course their plans go south  when a Texas Ranger catches their trail.

I liked the stand-off toward the end and how crazy Foster’s character could be.

Pacing was touch and go.

Best as a rental like if you have a subscription to Netflix streaming or disks. The movie is a one and Done deal (1 watch and that’s all you need) It’s a waste to buy, or rent from amazon (if that’s how you do)

Imaginary Mary


 

The half hour Comedy stars  Jenna Elfman, Stephen Schneider,Nicholas Coombe, Matreya Scarrwener, Erica Tremblay and last but not least the voice of Imaginary Mary… Rachel Dratch.

The coming attractions would have me laughing when Bunny (the youngest daughter) walks into the mail box and Mary yells “You broke it”  and as many times as that came on, it still tickled and made me laugh. 

The premise as you may already know is Alice (Elfman) is dating Ben who decides he wants her to meet the kids. With this her old imaginary friend Mary pops back into her life so she can deal. Imaginary Mary, is cute and funny but I find her to be a little of a bad influence on Alice…but realy… can you be a bad influence on your own self?!

Bunny the little one, is so cute and too sweet she gives me that ate too much candy on Halloween sort of tooth ache. I think you’ll just want to give her a big hug.

At first the kids want nothing to do with Alice, though the son Andy does go to her to ask for advice like in the third episode as he wants to audition for the school play…Grease. His father is concerned as Andy gets really down on himself everytime his expectations are not met. The father eats his feelings worse than some of us women do! I can understand having some icecream after a break up to cool you down (from possibly making an ass of yourself) but why eat your feelings when if you have a shot or just get blitzed with a few drinks you wouldn’t be putting on the calories? (Plus the added incentive of a possible  puke fest afterwards to rid more calories)   and NO i’m not saying you should do this… you should find a ‘healthy’ way to deal like a workout, a punching bag, writing  etc. My ‘therapy’ hobby is usually some form of crafts. Also writing.

The first 1 or 2 episodes I watched one after the other, (on our free on demand channel)  and I’d say its definitely bingeable.  I think I have a few episodes to catch up with as well (I always forget what day or station it’s on) which is ABC

So definitely give  it a chance I think you’ll have a few laughs.