Friday, May 21, 2010


In my opinion, I believe that movies released in the 1980's were more focused on making money than pleasing critics. But a few managed to do both. One good example is the 1984 sci-fi flick Ghostbusters.

Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) are three scientists at Columbia University in New York City. When their grant expires, the guys are fired and they go into business as a ghost extermination company called "Ghostbusters". Their first customer is orchastra cello player Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver), who was scared out of her apartment on the 22nd floor of a high rise apartment building on Central Park West. It seems that Dana's neighbor Louis Tully (Rick Moranis) is also being affected by the strange happenings in the apartment building. Armed with proton guns, the Ghostbusters become wildly popular and they are joined by Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), who is looking for a job with good pay.

Man, that had to be an awesome movie to see on the big screen. Who would've thought that comedy and sci-fi mixed so well?

My Rating: ****1/2


  1. i have to say there are more 80s romantic comedies of substance than there are ow. they really just dn't make them like they use to. that said, ghostbusters was such a fun movie and also one that doens't fit into the manstream of what is going on in cinema today. very much a gem.

  2. This is definitely a good movie for the family. It's funny and of course with the great Bill Murry and Dan Aykroyd how can you go wrong. It will be one of those to remember.


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