REVIEW: Ghostbusters (2016)

Theatrical Release Poster - Sony Pictures Releasing
Theatrical Release Poster – Sony Pictures Releasing

The following is a review of Ghostbusters (2016) – Directed by Paul Feig.

A few months ago, I went back and rewatched the first two original Ghostbusters films and reviewed them both. I still loved the original film, but I absolutely hated rewatching the sequel. Now, I did all of this to prepare for the remake that came out this year. Unfortunately, I missed it when it was in theaters. Now, however, I’ve had the chance to see it on Blu-Ray and here’s my knee-jerk reaction: it’s fine.
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Box Office Predictions – August 2016

Box Office Prediction

NORTH AMERICAN OPENING WEEKEND PREDICTIONS:

  • Suicide Squad – Warner Bros. – August 5th, 2016 – $120-130 million
  • Pete’s Dragon – Buena Vista – August 12th, 2016 – $32-37 million
  • Sausage Party – Sony/Columbia – August 12th, 2016 – $25-30 million
  • Ben-Hur – Paramount – August 19th, 2016 – $15-18 million

Why Suicide Squad will make more money in its opening weekend than Guardians of the Galaxy did:

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RETRO REVIEW: Ghostbusters 2 (1989)

Theatrical Release Poster – Columbia Pictures

The following is a retro review of Ghostbusters 2 (1989).

In preparation for the release of Paul Feig’s new rebooted Ghostbusters, I’ve been rewatching the two original Ivan Reitman-films. I’ve always liked the franchise and the characters, but I’ve never been a real Ghostbusters-fanboy. Just the other day, I rewatched and reviewed the original Ghostbusters, which is still an amazing comedy.

Now, I hadn’t actually seen Ghostbusters 2 in, maybe, around ten or eleven years. I couldn’t really remember it that well, and, when I sat down to watch the sequel today, I found out why: Ghostbusters 2 is a terrible comedy sequel.  Continue reading “RETRO REVIEW: Ghostbusters 2 (1989)”

CLASSIC REVIEW: Ghostbusters (1984)

Theatrical Release Poster – Columbia Pictures

The following is a classic review of Ghostbusters (1984).

Ghostbusters takes place in New York City and follows a team of scientists that focus on the supernatural, who, after getting their team name out to the public, are contacted by a woman named Dana Barrett (played by Sigourney Weaver). Barrett reports of a monster or spirit in her refrigerator by the name of Zuul. One of the scientists, Dr. Peter Venkman (played by Bill Murray), takes lead on the investigation, but he is more interested in Dana than the case.  Continue reading “CLASSIC REVIEW: Ghostbusters (1984)”

Box Office Predictions – July 2016

Box Office Prediction

NORTH AMERICAN OPENING WEEKEND PREDICTIONS:

  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – Fox – July 8th, 2016 – $10-15 million
  • The Secret Life of Pets – Universal – July 8th, 2016 – $70-75 million
  • Ghostbusters – Sony/Columbia – July 15th, 2016 – $40-50 million
  • Star Trek Beyond – Paramount – July 22nd, 2016 – $55-60 million
  • Jason Bourne – Universal – July 29th, 2016 – $70-75 million

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