John Cusack has never been cooler than he is in Grosse Pointe Blank. Playing a hitman having a mid-life crisis, Cusack manages to balance a neurotic character, who could come across as whiny and annoying but doesn’t, with the random … Continue reading Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Review
Ghostbusters is a complete classic. Before it became the movie that spawned toys, a great cartoon, videogames and sequels which vary in success and quality, it is easy to forget that this was just a simple, paranormal comedy. The fact … Continue reading Ghostbusters (1984) Review
I hate the thought of remakes for no reason than to cash-in on a previous movie’s success. Recent examples would be Point Break, Robocop and although not released yet, you arguably Ghostbusters. These movies didn’t need to be remade or re-imagined … Continue reading Could watching the remake before the original mean you like it more?
Stripes could also be called Ghostbusters do war. It is missing Dan Aykroyd and Ernie Hudson but does star Bill Murray and Harold Ramis, as well as being directed by the same man who helmed the supernatural comedy, Ivan Reitman. What … Continue reading Stripes (1981) Review
It could be argued that Steven Spielberg doesn’t make bad movies. You don’t have to like his films to appreciate what he creates and the legacy that he is responsible for. Unfortunately, even the best directors have their misses and there … Continue reading Spielberg on WW2: 1941 (1979) Review
It’s difficult reviewing a movie that was such a huge and influential part of my childhood without just gushing about it and writing a shining review which doesn’t really do the movie justice or reflect its true quality. I watched Ghostbusters … Continue reading Ghostbusters 2 (1989) Review
About a month ago I caught the end of Ghostbusters 2. It was brilliant. I found myself reciting key lines and getting excited about seeing moments that I don’t think I’d watched since I was at leat a teenager. The Ghostbusters were a huge part of my childhood. I loved both films, the tv show, I had books, toys, bedsheets and wallpaper. I was (and still am) a huge fan. So any news about a new Ghostbusters film should be met with unbridled joy and excitement… but no. I think it is a terrible idea. Here’s why; 1. No Bill … Continue reading Why they shouldn’t make Ghostbusters 3!