#TBT

I must preface this week’s #TBT post with the following:

Bless me Hollywood, for I have committed a cardinal sin. I went to see the Ghostbusters reboot before seeing the original. I didn’t mean to. I always intended to watch the original first, but it somehow just never happened. How many times should I ask Harold Ramis for forgiveness? How many Bill Murray movies must I watch to be absolved from this sin? Honestly, I’ll watch them all anyways. I don’t believe in admitting my guilt to humans for absolution, but this is a popular cliché, so I went with it.

Anyways this is a two for one post. First off, my pick for your TBT

GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Written by: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis
Starring: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson

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I can easily see why this is a classic. I get it. Also, the above gif might become my new TBT gif.

It has a great core cast.

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I’m a sucker for some 80’s Sigourney Weaver.

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I also want to be biffs with the secretary Janine.

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More importantly, the world needs to remember what an international Canadian treasure Rick Moranis is…

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Also, I want this sweet ride.

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It is a great TBT and due to the popularity of the reboot it is being show on T.V. fairly often as well.  If you’re lucky, it might also be at a theater near you.

but also,

you should check out.

GHOSTBUSTERS (2016)
Directed by: Paul Feig
Written by: Katie Dippold, Paul Feig
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones

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The nice thing about seeing this first, I got to judge it on it’s own and not by how I think it stacks up to the original. We also have to look at the reason that movies like Ghostbusters get reboots and movies like Casablanca don’t. Casablanca is ~art~. Ghostbusters is an enjoyable experience that will honestly benefit from a fresh perspective and advances in technology. People who think that a female cast for the reboot “ruined their childhood”, need to find another blog to read. I’m also a believer that most movies are copy and some variation of the hero’s tale, but that is a post for another day.

Honestly, I liked it. For reasons and gifs listed below.

I thought the characters were complementary and funny.

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Kate McKinnon is bae.

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Christ Hemsworth is golden. The boy can do no wrong.

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There are many  more reasons why, but you should see it and then we can talk. I felt like this movie was able to stand alone and was a solid movie. If you haven’t given it a chance, catch it before it leaves theaters. It’s a good time. Also, if you haven’t seen the original, because you are a movie heathen like me– worry not. You’ll still have a great time.

Happy Thursday! Hope you enjoy a good throw-back with the Ghostbusters.

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