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2020-06-30 10:06:25 AM  
The one with the girls?
 
2020-06-30 10:34:21 AM  
The cartoon?
 
2020-06-30 10:35:49 AM  

Mugato: The one with the girls?


I thought that one was Best Ghostbusters.

This one?
The Ghost Busters - 1975
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2020-06-30 10:36:46 AM  
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2020-06-30 10:39:16 AM  
The new one isn't coming out until next March? I knew everything's been delayed but damn. I saw the trailer months ago. I think I did anyway, I no longer have any concept of time.
 
2020-06-30 10:41:39 AM  
The one that didn't try to replace a good script with ad-libbing?
 
2020-06-30 10:42:03 AM  
That would be great if they hadn't torn down our drive-in to put up a big box store over a decade ago.

I miss that place. One of my first dates with my partner was there, back when we were teenagers. Ghostbusters II was the movie. I admit I was looking down her shirt almost as much as I was watching the movie.

To this day, I'll defend Ghostbusters II as a great movie.
 
2020-06-30 10:42:25 AM  

Mugato: The new one isn't coming out until next March? I knew everything's been delayed but damn. I saw the trailer months ago. I think I did anyway, I no longer have any concept of time.


Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
 
2020-06-30 10:44:21 AM  
What did you do Ray?!
 
2020-06-30 10:44:27 AM  

Mugato: The new one isn't coming out until next March? I knew everything's been delayed but damn. I saw the trailer months ago. I think I did anyway, I no longer have any concept of time.


I remember seeing the first trailer for The Flintstones what seemed like YEARS before it eventually came out
Boy... was *I* disappointed!

My family and I saw Ghostbusters in theaters when it was re-released a couple years ago (30 years?)  and we were the only ones in the theater.  I assumed it would be packed (nostalgia).
Nope.  No one.
 
2020-06-30 11:05:40 AM  
Nearest theater location for me is a 40-min. drive. Normally, this is the part where I exclaim "ROAD TRIP!" But, my state's kinda blown the whole "COVID Containment" thing.

Reluctant pass. :-(
 
2020-06-30 11:11:06 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Mugato: The new one isn't coming out until next March? I knew everything's been delayed but damn. I saw the trailer months ago. I think I did anyway, I no longer have any concept of time.

Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.


Mostly harmless
 
2020-06-30 11:29:37 AM  
On a mountain of skulls, in a castle of pain, I sat on a throne of blood - what was will be, what is will be no more! Now is the season of evil!
 
2020-06-30 11:32:48 AM  
The *REAL* ghost buster:

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2020-06-30 11:40:25 AM  

Harry Wagstaff: The cartoon?



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2020-06-30 11:41:24 AM  
There was a bad "Ghostbusters" movie?  First I've heard of it....
 
2020-06-30 11:45:43 AM  
This would be cool to go see, My first memory of seeing a movie in person was the Ghostbusters at a drive-in. My kids love the movie to, too bad the drive in is an hour away but its an excuse to get out I guess.
 
2020-06-30 12:06:13 PM  
...and now you have the theme song running in your head...
 
2020-06-30 12:21:34 PM  

Tyrone Slothrop: The one that didn't try to replace a good script with ad-libbing?


I think the original had some ad libs. I think Rick Moranis ad libbed his weird monologue when he was possessed by Vince Glortho and was going on about slors and zuuls.

Thanks to autocorrect it took me three hours to write that post.
 
2020-06-30 1:05:27 PM  
Mother Pus Bucket!
 
2020-06-30 1:09:14 PM  

dittybopper: The *REAL* ghost buster:

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2020-06-30 2:12:39 PM  

MrBonestripper: There was a bad "Ghostbusters" movie?  First I've heard of it....


There were two.
 
2020-06-30 2:24:32 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: MrBonestripper: There was a bad "Ghostbusters" movie?  First I've heard of it....

There were two.


I want to like Ghostbusters 2 and there were a few good parts but it just didn't live up to the original. Bill was definitely not into it and really, there are almost no comedy sequels that work. Even most original comedies peak at about the half way mark (not Ghostbusters, it was great from beginning to end). Take Office Space for example. Hilarious but once they get to the actual heist it sort of fizzles out.

I'd say Christmas Vacation was a good comedy sequel but even it didn't live up to the original and not just because it was a PG-13 and didn't feature Beverley D'Angelo's boobs. Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey....ok. Wayne's World 2....it did have Christopher Walken. But as a rule comedy sequels don't work. I hope Ghostbusters: Afterlife does well.
 
2020-06-30 2:46:21 PM  

Mugato: there are almost no comedy sequels that work


I tend to agree.  I'm thinking off the top of my head, Hot Shots 2 maybe?  Not Naked Gun though.  Those sequels were bad.  Addams Family Value was pretty good.  Fletch Lives?

There really aren't many good comedy sequels!
 
2020-06-30 3:44:57 PM  
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2020-06-30 3:51:52 PM  

Colour_out_of_Space: MrBonestripper: There was a bad "Ghostbusters" movie?  First I've heard of it....

There were two.


How odd.  I've seen them all and didn't notice.
 
2020-06-30 5:44:59 PM  

buntz: Mugato: there are almost no comedy sequels that work

I tend to agree.  I'm thinking off the top of my head, Hot Shots 2 maybe?  Not Naked Gun though.  Those sequels were bad.  Addams Family Value was pretty good.  Fletch Lives?

There really aren't many good comedy sequels!


Even Airplane 2 had a rough go. It has its moments, but they ended up having to be so far fetched that is just didn't really work. It feels much more forced than the original.

The sequels can be enjoyable to watch, but the moment you start comparing them to the original they just start falling apart. Pity.
 
2020-06-30 6:32:58 PM  

buntz: Mugato: there are almost no comedy sequels that work

I tend to agree.  I'm thinking off the top of my head, Hot Shots 2 maybe?  Not Naked Gun though.  Those sequels were bad.  Addams Family Value was pretty good.  Fletch Lives?

There really aren't many good comedy sequels!


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2020-06-30 6:44:04 PM  

Mugato: Tyrone Slothrop: The one that didn't try to replace a good script with ad-libbing?

I think the original had some ad libs. I think Rick Moranis ad libbed his weird monologue when he was possessed by Vince Glortho and was going on about slors and zuuls.

Thanks to autocorrect it took me three hours to write that post.


Bill Murray is 90% ad lib. Tell him where he needs to bring the conversation and let him find a way there himself.

Mugato: I want to like Ghostbusters 2 and there were a few good parts but it just didn't live up to the original. Bill was definitely not into it


Bill was going through a divorce at the time and he let it affect his work. This led to lots of fighting behind the scenes.
 
2020-06-30 7:06:31 PM  

buntz: Addams Family Value was pretty good.


"I'll play the victim!"

"All your life."
 
2020-06-30 8:32:08 PM  
I wish Hi-C would bring back Ecto Cooler again for the occasion.
 
2020-06-30 11:09:18 PM  
I have a drive in just down the road ...I have been planning to go (for just this reason) for a couple weeks now.
 
2020-07-01 1:02:09 AM  
Subby sexist much? Or didn't you appreciate Chris Hemsworth as the dumb blonde secretary?
 
2020-07-01 10:12:50 AM  

beeztreezandthesieze: Subby sexist much? Or didn't you appreciate Chris Hemsworth as the dumb blonde secretary?


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Ahh, yes, the old "You don't like this objectively crappy movie that stars women and was presented as a feminist comedy, therefore you must be a misogynist" ploy.
 
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