Thursday, July 21, 2016
Last night, my daughter walked up to me and asked, "Daddy, when are we going to see the new Ghostbusters movie?" That's when it dawned on me... I had absolutely no plans or ambition to see the new movie. It had nothing to do with the fact that it was a new, female cast replacing Bill Murray and the crew. It had nothing to do with the fact that I was against this movie being made either. It was just that I have been so busy with things going on that I never gave it much of a thought. Needless to say, we jumped in the car and went to catch the 7:15pm showing.
One thing I want to say about this film right off the bat is that I think they made a mistake on releasing this film during the summer. It seems like it would have been more fun around October. You know.. Halloween. That spooky time of the year. That being said, let's move on to the meat and potatoes of this review.
Did I like the film? I actually enjoyed it more than I thought I would have, I think of myself as being middle of the road when it comes to films. I like all sorts of genres. Comedies, horror, drama, etc. I think what aided me in my approval for this film was that my wife and daughter loved it. Sitting next to them and hearing them bust out laughing was the best part of the movie for me. I caught myself quite a bit of times laughing out loud myself which only proved that the film was a hit for me as well.
Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy are great in this. I liked them together when they were in the 2011 movie Bridesmaids, and it was no different for the new Ghostbusters. Leslie Jones was great as well. She knows how to bring the funny when it requires it and is fearless when it comes to acting. However, the actress that stole the show and made me root for her character was Kate McKinnon. The movie left me wanting to know more about this insane, mad scientist and what other crazy things she could invent. She geeked out with 100% confidence and it showed flawlessly.
The cameos were pretty cool as well. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, Ozzy Osbourne, and Slimer were all awesome and surprising to see. I also love the fact that they dedicated the film to Harold Ramis. RIP Egon.
So, what would I give this movie score wise? I would say 8 out of 10 seems fair. I will most likely add it to my Halloween watch list every year as well. Ghostbusters is worthy to see on the big screen and I will definitely watch it again when I have the time to do so.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
The above image is your first look at Negan from the AMC TV show the Walking Dead. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan was the lucky bastard to get the role. The photo is not much to go on, but in a few days, Negan will be making his debut on the show. Needless to say, it's about time he showed up.
>> Possible spoilers ahead! You've been warned! <<
If you know anything about the comics, Negan is a wicked son-of-a-bitch that kills without mercy. He carries a baseball bat which he named "Lucille" to bash peoples heads in. His dialogue is extremely colorful in the comic, which is most likely going to be toned down for the TV show. In The Walking Dead comic book, Glenn is the one that meets his demise from Negan and changes the tone of the series.
The big question that is on most fans minds at this time is: Who is Negan going to kill? Are they going to stay true to the comic book? Or have him take out another character? Only time will tell... but my bet is still on Glenn getting the intimate end of Lucille.
This is a 90 minute special on Sunday night that is a must see for all fans of the show. I know I will be watching! Can't wait!