Ghostbusters: Original vs Reboot

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The Green Carbon 2112 movie review team from Brickwall Pictures went to the premier of the Ghostbusters 2016 then watched the original and gave their opinions of both.

Ghostbusters (2016)

Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat. The 2016 version stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones
Directed by: Paul Feig

Writing Credits: Katie DippoldPaul Feig

Based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters” directed by Ivan Reitman

Based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters” written by Dan Aykroyd & Harold Ramis

Ghostbusters (1984)

Three former parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. The 1984 version stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and of course the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Director:

Ivan Reitman

Writers:

Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis

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Movie Music Challenge

In this gameshow style challenge, Tara Hartnett and Sam Kench compete to identify songs that were famously used in movies. Play along at home, there are three points available for each song, song name, artist/band name, and the name of a movie it was used in.

The 13 Best Movies of 2015 That Weren’t Acknowledged by the Oscars

The Academy Award is one of the most prestigious prizes in the filmmaking world but it is not the end all be all of quality. Every year there are dozens of great movies that go by without recognition from the Academy, either because they don’t fit the Academy’s ideal for what is quality or because they are just missed for some reason or another.

This list will briefly go over 13 movies that are worth watching that weren’t given as much award attention. These are all movies that I would highly recommend that did not receive a nomination in any category.

#13)  Legend
Legend was a fun gangster movie that had a few shortcomings but was elevated 10 fold by jaw droppingly good dual performances from Tom Hardy playing real life British Gangster twins, the Krays. Tom Hardy could have easily been nominated for both best lead actor and best supporting actor at the Oscars for this film instead of just supporting actor for The Revenant.

 

 

#12) While We’re Young

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While We’re Young is one of two efforts this year from indie director Noah Baumbach. It is a small scale dramedy that works equally well as a biting social commentary on aging, truth, hipster culture, friendship, and more, and as a very funny comedy. It does suffer from some third act problems where the plot gets a little too lofty for its good which is what keeps this movie from being higher on the list.

#11) People, Places, Things

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People, Places, Things is a very small indie drama that has a good helping of comedy to help it along its way. The drama is very strong, particularly regarding the work done by the lead character as a cartoonist which lead to some genuinely touching and emotional moments. The comedy is less frequent than the drama but is strong when it does show up. The film is helmed by the excellent Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords fame, and has a solid supporting cast as well. The kind of indie movie that knows it won’t be super famous or gross a ton of money and doesn’t care, it just wants to tell its story well.

#10) Call Me Lucky

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A documentary by Bobcat Goldthwait, Call Me Lucky functions as a biopic on Barry Crimmins, a stand up comedian with a tragic past. The less that is known about this story before watching the better. A great documentary that is both funny and tragically sad.

#9) The End of the Tour

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The End of the Tour has an Oscar worthy performance from Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace, but it isn’t at all surprising that he wasn’t even nominated. The only slight against this movie is that it becomes a little bit visually repetitive, since the entire film is mostly just two dudes having a conversation, and there is a lot of horrendous product placement, otherwise The End of the Tour is a great drama with some comedy sprinkled throughout.

#8) It Follows

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It Follows was the best straight up horror film of the year. An 80’s throwback in style but fresh in it’s ideas. Well written, well cast, and well directed. An all around great horror movie.

#7) Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Kingsman got plenty of buzz but no recognition at the oscars, which isn’t surprising at all, it’s not the type of movie the Academy goes for, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t good by any means. Kingsman is a blast, a possible contender for most straight up fun movie of the year. Collin Firth, Mark Strong, and Samuel L. Jackson are all great and there is a real star turning role for Taron Edgerton. The Church scene will likely go down as one of the most memorable actions sequence of the decade.

#6) Beasts of No Nation

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The Netflix made film about the horrors of child soldiering is very well put together. It avoids the melodrama and preachyness that it could have easily had. Idris Elba and Abraham Attah both deserved Oscar nominations for their performances in Beasts of No Nation.

#5) What We Do in the Shadows

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The second appearance by Jemaine Clement and this time he’s also in the writer and director chair as well as acting it it. What We Do in the Shadows is a hilarious movie that puts vampires into extremely mundane contemporary situations. Great comedy.

#4) Bone Tomahawk

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This one I’ve already reviewed: Review on youtube

It’s a brutal western with great characterization that mixes horror into the traditional western action elements.

#3) The Lobster

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The Lobster is a film by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, the man behind Dogtooth and The Alps. It’s wonderfully bizarre and critical of society while also being very funny and dark at the same time. It switches between disturbing drama and whimsical weirdom with ease.

#2) Réalité

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Réalité is the latest film from French filmmaker Quentin Dupieux. It is crazy and surreal. The plot is hard to explain and even to understand which is all intentional. Another film that it’s better to know nothing about going in, I loved every second of it.

#1) Mistress America

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Mistress America was the other film from Noah Baumbach in 2015. In the vain of his earlier film Frances Ha, Mistress America is a study of friendship, but through a much different lens. The film feels very authentic and the emotion is palpable. The film is also hilarious and features fantastic performances particularly from the two leads found in Lola Kirke and Greta Gerwig. One of the best movies of the year, and criminally underseen.

Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #24 “You’re Next”

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you're nextWelcome to the 20th day of our Fourth Annual Macabre Month of Horror. Today’s review is A The Good, the Bad, and the Grindhouse review on “You’re Next

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Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #24 “You’re Next

Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #17 “House of Wax” (Original and Remake)

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house of wax originalWelcome to the 17th day of our Fourth Annual Macabre Month of Horror. Today’s review is on “House of Wax”  both the Vincent Price version and the version starring Paris Hilton.

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Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #17 “House of Wax

Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #16 “Poltergeist”

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poltergeistWelcome to the 16th day of our Fourth Annual Macabre Month of Horror. Today’s review is on the movie “Poltergeist”

Storyline via IMDB “A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorize the family before they “kidnap” the youngest daughter.”

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Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #16 “Poltergeist”

 

Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #13 “13 Sins”

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13 sinsWelcome to the 13th day of our Fourth Annual Macabre Month of Horror. Today’s review is on the obscure b-movie “13 Sins“.

A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.”

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Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #13 “13 Sins

Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #6 “Phantasm”

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phantasmWelcome to the 6th day of our Fourth Annual Macabre Month of Horror. Today’s review is a Jumping Off Point Review on the movie “Phantasm

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Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #6 “Phantasm

Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #5 “The Return of the Living Dead”

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the return of the living deadWelcome to the 5th day of our Fourth Annual Macabre Month of Horror. Today’s review is on the movie “The Return of the Living Dead

Return of the Living Dead” is often confused with being a sequel to “Night of the Living Dead, but it is not. “Night of the Living Dead” was the first true zombie film. It was directed by George A. Romero and written by Romero as well as John A. Russo.

Return of the Living Dead” does not take itself seriously at all. That is my favorite aspect of the movie. The movie is self aware of how ridiculous it is, and has fun with itself. It goes over the top and has a great time. The acting is appropriately over the top to match the style of the film, as well as the special effects.

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Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #5 “The Return of the Living Dead

Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #4 “The Descent”

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the descentWelcome to the 4th day of our Fourth Annual Macabre Month of Horror. Today’s review is on the movie “The Descent”.

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Macabre Month of Horror: Movie Review #4 “The Descent”

Description from Amazon: One year after a tragic accident, six girlfriends meet in a remote part of the Appalachians for their annual caving trip. Deep below the surface of the earth, disaster strikes when a rock falls and blocks their route back to the surface. The group splinters and each push on, praying for another exit. But there is something else lurking under the earth – a race of monstrous humanoid creatures that are adapted perfectly to life in the dark. As the friends realize they are now prey, they are forced to unleash their most primal instincts in an all-out war against an unspeakable horror – one that attacks without warning, again and again and again.