Ghostbusters (1984) – re:View

July 12, 2016631 Comments

Rich and Mike chat about the original Ghostbusters on this episode of re:View


Filed in: re:View

  • GriefClownVenom

    Fuck content.

  • We’re here to talk about The REAL Ghostbusters. (See what I did there?)

  • tOmy`

    You couldn’t get women to review this one? How typical.

  • I’m just here sniffing around for MRA trolls.

    On that note: I’d like to address the rumors going around about all these MRA dudes on the internet that have been bashing the new Ghostbusters since it was first announced the lead cast would be all females.

    Yes, it’s true. These men have no dicks.

    Now about the ones with substantially average penile lengths, love you RLM!

  • dollar store cashier wife

    They killed Jessi ages ago afterall.

  • The cartoon!

  • I thought it was “Cuck fontent.”

  • Hey now! Rich is SITTING RIGHT THERE.

  • Ubik

    Just look what they doing. They re:reviewing the All New Feminist Ghostbusters in this re:review! Fraudsters!

  • Adzl33t

    I’m quite suprised of Mike’s reasonable assessment of the female Ghostbusters, which is now why I respect Mike more than James Rolfe

  • I couldn’t understand the articles bashing James Rolfe either. I watched his video. It was as evenhanded as one could be.

  • frankelee

    “They hate this. I like to torture them.”

    -Mike Stoklasa before he includes Rich in a video.

  • Palpatine

    Susan was busy at the moment with a new Vlog.

  • radixius

    I think the line was originally said on the set since it’s clear Bill Murray said it, but lost in all the noise of the scene and had to be ADRed for the mix.

  • Adzl33t

    Trigger warning for whiny fanboys

    I don’t care about Ghostbusters, it’s just a movie get over it, it’s worth being hateful misogynistic whiners

    My generation had M Night Airbender, that was a worse movie adaptation, but I don’t my dick to get sucked off by corporate executive that don’t care about me or any entitled fanboys, and just want money because they are not your parents obligated to tuck people in Ghostbusters sheets

    I’M NEVER GONNA WATCH THE ORIGINAL GHOSTBUSTERS EVER, just to annoy entitled fanboys brats

  • Daniel Brent

    wat. why would you not watch a great film just to make a point…?

  • Ubik

    Actually, there were the third Ghostbusters in a form of “Ghostbusters: The Video Game”. Time to make re: Pre: Rec.

  • Adzl33t

    I seen parts of Ghostbusters before, it’s not my thing anyway

    I also didn’t watch Ender’s game

  • OMNI

    That is an asinine statement.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Go fight win

  • Caruso S.

    The man can barely write and you expect him to watch a whole movie?

  • Adzl33t

    Isn’t that probably what those ranting fanboys deserves from me anyway?

  • OMNI

    Well I hate women and I hate poorly done re-makes. It’s simple really.
    So no I won’t watch the new fake Ghostbusters.

  • Variant

    Fun fact: one scene of Animal House was filmed in my town at the Dexter Lake Club. I haven’t seen the movie, I just know this thing because it’s the only mentionable fact about my town.

  • Adzl33t

    I probably own more movies than you

  • Adzl33t

    James is not misogynistic

    He’s just sheltered straight white male that his pop culture knowledge barely extends after 1998 unless it’s a direct reboot, sequel, or remake of something he likes… he didn’t before knew who Bryan Cranston before the Gojira remake
    He couldhave covered his ass like Mike just did, but I think James’s viewpoint is so limited that he didn’t even know about the misogynistic ranting anyway

    Maybe when his daughter is harassment on an online gamenwould James finally be more socially conscious

  • OMNI

    Maybe. Just don’t sell yourself short. Ghostbusters (the original) is an awesome movie, so give it a watch.

  • tOmy`

    On the scale of poorly done re-makes to women, where would you rate Pre-Rec?

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Deserve from you? Who are you? Who gives a rat’s banana whether or not you, Adzl33t, decide to watch a film?

    I don’t think an abundance of Ghostbusters fans are counting on you.

  • TheAmishDude

    It can’t make money. With Secret Life of Pets doing incredibly well, it probably won’t win its opening weekend and with Star Trek: Beyond opening the following weekend, it will probably drop out of the top 3 in two weeks.

    Plus, the PG-13 is the worst thing for it. Too scary for small kids and too tame for it to go full Feig.

    It’s trading on nostalgia and then shouting back at even well-meaning fans. China won’t let it be shown there. (I’m convinced Sony didn’t know that until like 2 months ago.)

    It’s literally a $180MM movie without an audience.

  • OMNI

    pre-rec gets *** out of ***** chinsey poor substitute for stars asterisks’….

  • TheAmishDude

    Fascism has to have a villain. And we’re living in a Fascist Age these days.

  • Adzl33t

    Only if they watch Steven Universe :p

  • The parts starring Michael J Fox I hope!

  • Adzl33t

    Meh, if they can rant why can’t I

  • tOmy`

    Are you saying he is not the hero we need?

  • Methinks some of these folks are new to RLM’s comment section…

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    ‘lil bit.

  • OMNI

    Mike, the coloquial term for ugly chick in the 80’s was “She’s a Dog, but hey just put a bag over her head.”

  • TheAmishDude

    Ghostbusters is #28 on the American Film Institute’s list of all-time best comedies. Even Groundhog Day (a true classic film if there ever was one) is only #32.

  • Adzl33t

    But there’s isn’t that much live action PG13 movies right now that are very successful

    Even with an ok tomato score within the 70s, the Ghostbusters reboot is sadly one of the best moves of this mediocre summer

  • Robotpals

    Egon was the funniest Ghostbuster. Remarkable considering he told no jokes.

  • I just think kids these days don’t realize everything is being made cynically for loads of money. That’s why they watch reboots and get hit by trains while playing Pokemon Go. I like to keep it real and only watch things that are made for the artistic statement, that aren’t just trying to sell me toys and crap.

    That’s why the only thing I watch is He-Man.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    He is definitely the one we deserve.

  • OMNI

    The new Ghost busters will NEVER get my time or money. We all know why….

  • Because you’re afraid of ghosts? That’s why I’m not seeing it.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Honestly, I was just happy to watch Mike talk about something he gives a shit about.

  • OMNI

    It’s ever-present seriousness, and ultra nerdiness that makes one smile every time he’s on screen.

  • Not surprisingly both films star Phil Murray.

  • cucadandi

    I let out a sigh of relief when I saw that the two biggest sexists of RLM would be re:Viewing Ghostbusters. Thank fuck.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    The “That’s what I heard!” line didn’t seem like (to me anyways) Bill Murray trying to reassure us that he wasn’t gay. It was the punchline to a great joke. He just heard Ray say that peck had no dick. That’s the joke.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Keep Joss Whedon out of my re:Views.

  • cucadandi

    Can’t wait to hear Susan’s opinion on the strong, independent and empowering all female cast reboot!

  • OMNI

    Just hate women, it’s easier…

  • CM Chunk

    I’ve always loved that line. Sometimes great comedy needs good follow through. The guy starts coming at him and a scuffle breaks out and Venkman just sits there calmly and yells “Well, that’s what I heard.” That’s hilarious.

  • cucadandi

    Keep Joss Whedon out of my everything.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    All they do is give birth to men who make amazing things.

  • I, personally, want more human/xenomorph sex scenes in my movies.

  • Adzl33t

    I think that’s a bigger problem with the older generation complaining about reboots in general

    Perhaps the best solution is no more reboots, and remakes, just new stuff that whiny fanboys can’t complain about

  • No mention of Mike’s slime fetish, yet again.

  • tOmy`

    And even for that, they need us.

  • Hack Snyder

    You people whining at the fanboys are more annoying than the whiny fanboys.

  • TheAmishDude

    I love the observation by Rich that GB subverted the expectations of a movie like this. That is, when the supernatural threat is revealed, we expect the heroes to fight back with supernatural weapons. But they did it with (what passes in that universe for) science.

  • Well, I like when I get more of something I love. Force Awakens, etc. But yeah, when it’s mishandled it’s fine to complain and point out what’s wrong with it (Man of Steel, BvS) but at a certain point repeating myself is only going to serve no point other than to dwell on the venom of it all.

  • cucadandi

    Personally I love women. They make the best sandwiches.

  • Especially when I’m the meat!

  • Пётр Семёновч

    Stop it with this nonsense. Just make another album already “expert knob twiddlers” is amazing

  • Definitely lots of knobs hanging about here!

  • Adzl33t

    Thanks :p

  • UnhealthyNutter

    This is actually true, but did you know Jon Belushi was originally meant to be in Ghostbusters. But he died, so Bill Murray was cast in his role instead. Dan Ayckroyd said himself. Just imagine how different Ghostbusters would of been if what originally was planned actually happened. I guess will never know.

  • Mike: “As they say, black do crack.”

    I think I heard that correctly…

  • cucadandi

    Ghostbusters (2016) or How I learned that if I don’t go watch and like this movie I’ll be labled a sexist pig.

  • Ajt

    And the Winston role was supposed to be Eddie Murphy

  • Only if you don’t like it in advance. I forced myself to watch BvS so that I could be justified in how right I was. That’s the least the MRA squad should do here! 😉

  • Well when they stop waving the palm leaves and I start to overheat then why the hell did I pay them to be fanboys?

  • Adzl33t

    I rather watch his Wes Anderson movies :p

  • Adzl33t

    The only recent reboot movie I like and it a worthy movie on it’s own is Mad Max Fury Road

    Star Wars just felt like minor update patches to the original movie, and not a great sequel expanding the franchise like Star Trek Next Gen

    But whatever I didn’t need Star Wars, I had the animated Airbender series as my Joseph Campbell epic of my generation

  • rikkibarnes

    Nah.

  • Brett Triantafillou

    I had an idea for a new Ghostbuster. It could start with the original crew except for Harold Ramis because he is dead. BUT he would be dead in the movie as well but a ghost that the aged team is trying to capture his soul as he requested to put in the containment unit so he could fix something inside and only he could do it. The problem is they lost his spirit when it was taken captive from a big boss type ghost. The living members track Egons ghost to the Museum where after fighting hard and losing the battle all three become ghost but instead of giving up suddenly posses the closest people they could are near. Those being the 3 woman. The fourth woman would be a friend of one of the woman who gets possessed and joins as a bridge to woman and their newly possessed Ghostbusters. The whole movie would be about them finding Egons soul so he can return to the containment unit and fix the vital part that is now overloaded with 30 years of ghost hunting. In the end they find away and solve the problem of the over crowded containment unit by having Egons soul carry them all to heaven. Thus being the thought of as the return of Jesus of sorts. Leaving the Original ghostbusters trapped in the womans bodies. Where that might lead to a sequel to that. Cause you know Hollywood Loves sequels.

  • Loved Fury Road! TFA had a lot of elements from the original trilogy, but then that’s how most sequels usually go I guess? It had enough new elements to the new characters to be thoroughly enjoyable in their own right.

    Interesting thought: when TNG first started all the loyal original fans were annoyed that it was “copying” the original. New stories can be told even in the context of mirroring old plot elements. That being said, the supermegadeathstar annoyed the shit out of me.

  • Adzl33t

    Well my Blu ray collection is slowly down this year as there’s only like 3 movies I watched that I would probably buy on Bluray, Deadpool, Zootopia, and Nice Guys

  • Adzl33t

    Or let’s make a new franchise and let this series die

  • I am a big fan of the movie and cartoons.

    I have always been of the mind that the premise is what makes the movie special. The idea of funny people fighting monsters. IT is a solid premise.

    If they had continued to make Ghostbuster movies with new casts in new cities and never went back to New York and we never saw the original crew again, I would have been fine with it.

    “Ghostbusters: Mardi Gras”, “Ghostbusters: Liberty Bell”, “Ghostbusters: Bambino’s Curse”. Just take a city, and throw comedians at it. Lily Tomlin, Phil Hartman, Jane Curtin, George Carlin, Chris Rock, and anybody else. Seriously, do you think that Bill Murray invented being snide?

  • I got one word for you… Technically it is a proper noun.

    CHINA.

  • Brett Triantafillou

    A funny part would be that Venkman would hit on one of the woman and it would make for some awkward but innocent girl on girl flirting.

  • Brett Triantafillou

    Right but you know that wouldnt happen so this was just an alternative to whatever the 2016 movie has created.

  • JoeAconite

    PreRec should do the Ghostbusters Video Game which to me is Ghostbusters 3.

  • RLMkeepitup

    my angle: the premise makes it interesting but the cast makes it special. the writing sets the tone. there’s a lot of parts that can’t just be recreated as Rich said

  • Adzl33t

    Mike doesn’t care about Winston….. racist? TO TUMBLR

    Doesn’t reboots everything for both genders, such as the Powerpuff girls reboot

    Which speaking of, the GB reboot trailer just remind of old men trying to write millenial humor

  • Adzl33t

    I’m so sick of movie reboots, aside Mad Max

  • Hilary Manfat

    I don’t care that you don’t care about Ghostbusters, and I don’t think
    anyone else does. Even if you do desperately put your point in caps!

  • William Lee Twitch

    He had his fedora on too. That means he’s better than us.

  • Reinaldo Elisei

    Do…
    Re…
    EGONNNNNNNNNN!!!!

  • Hilary Manfat

    I’m a little sad they didn’t talk about Rick Moranis’ character Louis Tully more. He was perfect.

  • Brett Triantafillou

    Im not a fan but if you can expand on it in an interesting way that ties close to the original source and not just take from it. Yeah I think it could work.

  • Hilary Manfat

    The hypocrisy about the whole sexism argument that made me laugh, was when they released a photo of all the women working on the movie, each holding up a sign saying something along the lines of “Girl Power”.

    The hypocrisy being that there was no more than 30-40 women in that production, on a Hollywood movie that generally has a crew of thousands. That’s hardly equal opportunities.

    They were playing along with the whole sexism debate, while at the same time unwittingly exposing the sexist side of Hollywood.

  • William Lee Twitch

    I heard someone say Melissa McCarthy was like the female version of Chris Farley. I don’t see it but I do hope she goes out like him.

  • JD

    Not to forget to mention that the media and critics of… well, the movie critics (feminists? well paid movie staff?) seem to ignore the many female critics of this new movie. Girls hating the new GB movie doesn’t fir their story so they get ignored.

  • Hilary Manfat

    John Candy was also tipped to play Rick Moranis’ role, but they turned him down because Candy wanted to give the character an over the top foreign accent. Much as I love John Candy, they definitely made the right choice to drop him.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    What female Ghostbusters cast would make you want to see a reboot? Kaitlin Olsen, Krysten Ritter, Alison Brie, and Kat Dennings boobs.

  • I don’t want it recreated. I want a knew movie that builds off the initial premise. I don’t want another Egon or another Ray. What I want is more Ghosts and jokes, and don’t really care who is busting those out.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    Make money, not make money? I just wish they didn’t make it looks like Adam Sandler’s Ghostbusters. Maybe it’s just the trailer, but it looks dumb and bad.

  • Ren1

    Love them back-to-back content days!

  • One question that wasn’t properly answered in the film was whether the apparition who blew Ray was aware that she was pleasuring a ghostbuster.

    If she was, then that’s pretty kinky risk-taking behaviour on the part of the ghost.

    For Ray the incident represents a massive conflict of interest on a par with Al Capone blowing Eliot Ness. You can’t establish yourself as a founder of a company that has pledged to rid New York City of hauntings, while also receiving sexual favours from the undead.

    It is never made clear how far the act went. We do not see Ray slime the ghost. We do not know whether the ghost was caught during the act or at a later date. We do not know whether Ray argued successfully that the ghost should be allowed to go free, since she was obviously a friendly ghost.

    Maybe this subplot was explored in greater detail in the novelisation of the film, or perhaps it will be addressed in the new reboot.

  • Brett Triantafillou

    Just Kat Dennings boobs?? HAHA

  • JD

    I really suggest people to read through the IMDb reviews for the new
    movies, its a lot of fun (if you ignore a few raging ones), there are 60
    now

    I would pick out Matthew (from London), Film_o_philiac, and jorian-2 as good examples for reviews there.

  • tOmy`

    My favorite Bill Murray moment is still throwing a shoe at Edward Norton in Moonrise Kingdom.

    #ThanksWes

  • tOmy`

    Check out AV Club review. The comment section is hilarious. In a good way.

  • Lt Hurwitz

    The rest of her is not bad either.

  • bleurgh

    All the speculation about the Ghostbusters reboot not being funny confuses me as I don’t remember the original being funny at all. Keep in mind I haven’t watched it since I was a kid, but my view of it was that it was a quirky sci-fi action film in the vein of Back to the Future, not a comedy. The second one is where they tried to make it a comedy and that is in my opinion, largely why it sucked.

  • dirtside

    It’s pretty obvious that Murray’s mouth is saying “Well that’s what I heard” in that shot. You can see him in the background for the last moment of the shot, and his mouth movements match the words. It’s possible he said something else that looked similar and they ADR’d it in later (or that they ADR’d in that line because of bad audio during shooting) but there’s really no evidence to suggest that it wasn’t said on-set that day.

  • RLMkeepitup

    knowing aykroyd that scene is based on true events

  • Cream-A-Thon

    I love you pandering magnificent bastards!

  • SDG

    I don’t know if they’re right, but the OP already stated, “China won’t let it be shown there.”

  • Joe Syxpac

    You could always refer to my Ghostbusters fanfic for more insight on the BJ ghost.

  • Joe Syxpac

    So does she.

  • bleurgh

    I rewatched Men In Black recently, a movie that was aiming for the same genre as Ghostbusters and which I used to love as a child. Let’s just say that some things are better left in the past. It was really shocking to me how much people believed Will Smith would be a comedy star and that stage of his career and not end up as a black Tom Cruise. All of his line readings are terrible and every comedic thing he tries to do falls flat, but they can’t get enough of it in there. The whole first act is just the Will Smith bad comedy special. Look, his pencil keeps breaking! HAHAHAHA! He’s dragging a table loudly! HAHAHAHAHA! The movie actually also redeems itself in the satirical / surreal sci fi parts, but as comedy it does not hold up.

  • JD

    already did 🙂

  • Joe Syxpac

    My prediction.

    Jay: What did you think of the new Ghostbusters?

    Mike: I kinda loved it!

    Jay: (giggling) Really?

  • Joe Syxpac

    Why the fuck are we pandering to China anyway? If there’s a Warcraft 2 movie it’s gonna be their fault, cuz we did our job here.

  • Markham

    “Do you have any favourite web shows?”
    “I watch Mr. Plinkett Reviews, Half in the Bag and Best of the Worst.”

  • alex doucet

    awesome

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    apparently i met dan aykroyd when i was 3. don’t remember him and i guess i was more interested in his dog anyways.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    Yeah mike, we woulda never had temple of the crystal skull… or the prequels….

  • CarSVernon

    not that I care about this trio, but if they were gonna take a swipe at other youtubers, i’d’ve gone with those that have been at least talking about Ghostbusters.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    who were those guys anyways? the only youtubers i watch are rlm tbh

  • Percy Gryce

    Animal House is the most quotable movie ever.

  • Percy Gryce

    I just realized that Big Trouble in Little China is to me what Ghostbusters is to Mike.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    Looks like he said it and they had to rerecord the line because they didn’t catch it originally.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    I bet the one coming out in 2019 is gonna be great.

  • Percy Gryce

    I think Ghostbusters (2016) is too P.C. I just call it Lady Ghostbusters. You know, like Lady Gillette razors.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Well, he says that all he needs is for it to make him laugh, and according to reviews the movie has a LOT of faults, but it has some funny moments. So, who knows? It’s possible.

  • OMNI

    Well, yeah, actually. I’m afraid of ghosts and imposters.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Who knows how the full version of that scene was supposed to play out. It was meant to be Ray and Winston at Fort Detmerring with civil war ghosts (hence why Ray is wearing, partially, military uniform). In the final movie, it’s supposed to be a dream sequence. I guess they kept it in, because they had already paid for the optical effect.

  • OMNI

    Ok, lets see….Toga? That’s all I got. Oh wait….FOOODFIGHT!!!!

  • ikdks

    Caddyshack by a mile.

  • OMNI

    They’re both like that for me, except the poorly done martial arts scenes.

  • OMNI

    Ghostbitches….

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Mike can’t say if he believes in ghosts or not… but the answer is yes.

  • CarSVernon

    whoops, i actually don’t know if the guy in the middle ever talked about the movie. The other two are Jeremy Jahns and Chris Stuckmann, who are youtube movie reviewers.

  • OMNI

    You must hate womyn like me….

  • ikdks

    Hudson’s role in that movie is underrated. He was the everyman. Kinda fish out of water, maybe? He was the most grounded character and balanced out the group. He also stood in for the audience.

    They originally cast Eddie Murphy for that role, but he turned it down. It could have been cool, but it also could have overloaded the dynamic. Murphy and Murray sharing the stage? Who would be the cool one?

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Even for Mad Max: Fury Road, there were some people complaining, before its release, that Hardy was never going to be on the same level as Gibson (and I think they were right). After the movie was released, I guess some nutcases complained that Furiosa was the real lead, but that’s about it.

    Now, that RoboCop remake, that was unnecessary.

  • ikdks

    I met James Hong at Wizardcon.

  • What the fuck are you talking about?

  • ikdks

    Based on a true account.

  • Adzl33t

    I like Hardy more than Gibson

    To me Max is wild pathetic underdog surviving soley on his determination

    Gibson was too leading man sexy for a post apocalyptic survior, more a like a smooth in control cowboy

  • OMNI

    There is one girl I like. ComicBookGirl19. She has a brain, as she also panned the “Ghostbitches” trailer.

  • Percy Gryce

    “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

    “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”

    “I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part!”

    “Well, as of this moment, they’re on DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION!”

    “My advice to you is to start drinking heavily. ”

    “Well, you can do whatever you want to us, but we’re not going to sit
    here and listen to you badmouth the United States of America. Gentlemen!”

  • ikdks

    The actual reviews aren’t bad.

    Everybody love the snl HRC chick. I forget her name.

  • Jonny Edworthy

    Thing is, I saw Ghostbusters for the first time when I was 15, and thought it was totally overrated and not particularly funny.
    I also saw Escape From New York for the first time when I was 15, and thought it was awesome.

    Perhaps I should watch them both again soon and see how my opinions have changed.

    And Mike is right, Bill Murray goes from sounding like he’s in a spacious room, tired from hanging around shooting the film all day to sounding like he’s in a much smaller, acoustically-treated room, possibly refreshed from having recently had a coffee, or something.

  • ikdks

    Check out How Ghostbusters Became Ghostbusters by
    Lessons from the Screenplay on youtube.

  • Palpatine

    The guy in the middle is The Armoured Skeptic.

  • OMNI

    Actually I liked the new Charlie’s Angels movie. It had three or four female leads AND Bill Murray. So maybe I’m not the bigoted, misogynistic, male chauvinist pyramid I thought I was……#lifechanges….

  • OMNI

    Yep, totally. They don’t make em’ like that anymore.

  • OMNI

    Age ruins the veneer of youth.

  • Mark Bisone

    One of those many small, subtle moments that gets me every time is the scene where Walter Peck first visits the firehouse and asks to see the storage facility. When Atherton asks what the magic word is, the look that crosses Murray’s face is forever burned in my brain. A perfect cocktail of sincerity and bewilderment, delivered through the filter of jaded wiseguy’s contempt for authority. That “Please,” is simultaneously punchline and characterization. It also was proof that we were watching a comic genius coming into his prime.

    I am also a big fan of Ramis’ line near the end: “Sorry, Venkman. I am terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.”

  • OMNI

    Nothing to see here, move along…

  • RedLetterMediumsDotCorn

    Was Dan Akroyd as honest about the ghost fellatio scene with his kids?

  • OMNI

    Probably

  • Mark Bisone

    Then they would have had to make room for five Ghostbusters on the poster: Murray, Ayckroyd, Ramis, Murphy and Murphy’s ego. Wasn’t enough money in the ink fund.

  • disqus_fnwCMQDX7u

    ah. i was hoping one of them was that gilber ghalkdljsdnflsja guy

  • Domo

    I always liked how Egon basically ignored Janine’s romantic advances to focus on saving the world. Despite all her obvious attempts to hook up with him, Egon’s mindset is just “Nope. Gotta figure out this Zuul problem.”

  • OMNI

    Still, he was Mad Max. I too like Hardy better.

  • OMNI

    ComicBookGirl19

  • TheAmishDude

    Phantom Menacers.

  • Domo

    Spengler’s “I’m always serious” was another one where Ramis’ expression is as important as the quote. It was just so wonderfully deadpan and summed up his character in one fell swoop.

  • ikdks

    I heard a rumor that Sony went through the youtube comments for the GBNU trailer and removed the reasonable constructive criticisms, filtering it down to the most vulgar and misogynistic comments, so it looked like the only reason people panned it Is because girls are smelly and we hate them.

    It sounds like they’re taking the Red Tails approach. Make it your civic duty to see this questionable film.

  • Mark Bisone

    I’m put in mind of a conversation Madam Bisone had with an excitable young lady at a Christmas party. The latter had been ranting about the wretched condition of the weaker sex in America, and offered as evidence the fact that Lady Gillette razors cost more than the version marketed to men. Madam responded, “Why not just buy those?”

    It did not shut her up forever (sadly, nothing ever does). But the moment of speechless shock it bought us set my heart aglow.

  • ikdks

    ..with an annex for his entourage.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Fight Hollywood by supporting Hollywood.

    It makes me think of those newer “not backing down” Anheuser-Busch commercials, in which the the largest beer conglomerate on the planet tries to hustle America into thinking the company is a scrappy underdog.

  • OMNI

    Egon made you feel safe, as opposed to the other guys.
    If Egon was there things felt under control.

  • TheAmishDude

    China does not permit depictions of ghosts in a negative light. It has to do with cultural views of ancestors.

    I am 100% convinced that Sony had no idea this was the case. Even when Pascal was running things, it never would have gotten greenlit if they knew China was out of the equation.

    (Live action) comedies are already rough overseas. Jokes rarely translate…well, except fart jokes. And this budget is not a typical Feig comedy budget. Not anywhere close.

  • OMNI

    Hollywood is so transparent, like a ghost.

  • ikdks

    How exquisitely droll.

  • OMNI

    Girls have COOTIES…get it straight.

  • Even “Robocop” had its redeeming features. That scene where he sees how little is left of him was fucking haunting.

    If I had any complaints it is that the movie lacked teeth. By aiming for a general audience rather than the niche it made itself bland. “Fury Road” by comparison dug deeper into its old look, rather than striping it out it double downed.

  • OMNI

    Ironic considering it’s opening in Europe (Ooops UK) almost a week before it’s opening here in America, where it will fail.
    I think the China ban is hilarious too.

  • ikdks

    That’s a cutthroat world. I just happened to get into The Search for the Worst right before that IHE/DD thing went down.

    And it wasn’t just the drama itself, its the way youtube raged about it. Those guys are serious.

  • ikdks

    I have cooties, so I don’t think about.

    Oh, and hpv.

  • ikdks

    It’s so subversive. Getting rid of the good comments.

    Its diabolical.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    I never got why MIB was so big.

  • kylemz

    I saw it a couple of years ago for the second time, and actually enjoyed it more than my first in the late 90s.

  • OMNI

    It’s a Global market, you know NWO, Globalism…

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Speaking of remakes/reboots/whatever, how was the Poltergeist remake?

  • ikdks

    The Phantom Menses.

  • Sans_Fi

    I have to say, in the new Ghostbusters movie in the first half hour there is already a fart a shit and a vomit joke.

  • ikdks

    Put your phone away. People are trying to watch the movie.

  • Sans_Fi

    Im not in the cinema. Why would you assume I was in the cinema?

  • Mark Bisone

    I guess it’s possible “That’s what I heard!” was added so Venkman would catch a case of the NotGays. I always figured it was ADR due to the audio commotion of the scuffle, possibly just to make it louder.

    I do find Mike’s obsession with it somewhat peculiar, though. The way he puts it, it’s as though the only occasion you’d have to see another guy’s pecker is if you were about to blow him. Haven’t these hackfrauds ever been to a gym?

    Oh.

  • Now I Get It

    You were really feeling it that day, ’cause that was like a nanosecond. Must be that empathy that I’ve heard those things called people talking about.

    CF. “Peck meets Venkman” on the youtubes.

  • tOmy`

    I proposed Ghostbusterettes or Ghostbusters: The Suffragette City.

  • ikdks

    You used the present tense.

  • Mark Bisone

    Are you saying it was a dramaturgical triad, akin to Kirk, Bones and Spook?

  • OMNI

    But if he doesn’t have a penis what’s to worry about?

  • OMNI

    Guess it wasn’t that good. It’s been erased from history.

  • OMNI

    Yes, yes I am.

  • OMNI

    I knew that was coming…

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Maybe, but you can see Murray kinda jump up and move his mouth at that moment. What is possible is that he said it on set, and it still needed to be looped for whatever reason.

  • epigeios

    “Has the Ghostbusters formula worked for anything else?” What formula is this? Finding a small group of people that have a comedy acting chemistry, and putting them in a realistically dark scenario to be comedians when everyone else is playing it straight?
    Yes, the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy is exactly that, though in a darker setting.

  • OMNI

    Which owes a TON to the original Ghostbusters.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Well, there are several movies that have tried to be like Ghosbusters, and failed, including Ghostbusters II. There’s Evolution, The Watch, Pixels, the first half of The Frighteners kinda goes for a ghostbusters vibe. I guess MIB was the most successful one.

    But yeah, Shaun of the Dead might the closest there is to another Ghostbusters, without it being a direct ripoff.

  • Mark Bisone

    Yeah, that’s what I mean. Could have also needed to trim the shot in a certain way that made the sync impossible. There are lots of technical reasons that the line could have been ADR’ed for.

    Yet Mike jumps immediately to a case of the NotGays. Maybe that is his way of telling us that HE has a case of the NotGays. But I’ll only believe it after I blow him.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    At least make the no-ghost logo pink or something.

  • ikdks

    I thought I was being rather clever.

  • Sans_Fi

    Well there is, it is there, in the movie. You also say “Melissa Mccarthy is in the movie” not “Melissa Mccarthy was in the movie”.

  • Sans_Fi

    MIB is a good example.

  • OMNI

    I thought it was funny, and entirely plausible that the dickless remark would be followed up by that kind of a statement. It was also the 80’s and shit was different then.

  • ikdks

    Nah, I don’t buy that.

    “Already” implies that you’re contemporaneous to the action of the sentence.

  • OMNI

    You were.

  • Herbert West

    lol He already was a big comedy star.

  • OMNI

    Mike just has a case of the “nots”

  • OMNI

    What? Because of Fresh Prince of Baltair. Will Smith knows nothing of comedy. Being strictly a smartass gets old quick, like Will Smith.

  • Mark Bisone

    My recall becomes eidetic when certain buttons are pushed. Sarcasm in the face of self-righteous, Lilliputian, paper-shuffling bureaucrats happens to be one of them.

  • Anthony John Agnello

    No way that Venkman line is ADRed. That’s a vintage Murray cornball follow up line to an initial joke. The whole Venkman/Stripes Murray type is always really cutting comment followed by some softener.

  • infernocanuck

    Don’t listen to rumors. Especially on the internet, dipshit.

  • ikdks

    Sheez. Calm down there, fella.

  • Like Icare

    You simply must be honest and respectful to the intelligence of little beings.

    Well… at least if you are Dan Aykroyd.

  • Malevolence

    Why is that guy a prick exactly?

  • bleurgh

    Two theories about Hudsons character.

    1. He originally had more to do but they gave it to Murray and Ackroyd or left it on the cutting room floor.

    2. He was originally envisioned to have a much larger roll in the rest of the series.

  • bleurgh

    Why? Because he was on a famous sitcom? That show was an ensemble held aloft by the guy who played Carlton, the butler and the father. Smith was the straight man. His talents are dramatic and not comedic.

  • fred

    I have mixed feelings on Mr. Robot (pilot) — oh, I guess I better watch the video first to be in sync with the chat.

  • The straight man is the most under appreciated role in comedy.

    If you are ever watching a movie and feel a sense of detachment, it is usually because there is no one there acting as a stabilizing element to the proceedings. Without that anchor everything just gets tossed around without form.

  • DanceOfBirther

    I grew up the TV version where Ray calls Peck “Wally Wick” and Peter says “it’s true, he is some kind of rodent”. Also, the ghost BJ was excised.

  • Domo

    I’m starting to wonder if this Ghostbusters Re:View was made not so much to cover a film RLM loves, but to provide some damage control for their upcoming HiTB.

  • Robotpals

    Someone has to be there to have an entirely reasonable reaction to something. Besides, “I collect molds, spores, and fungus,” is no kind of joke, but it’s HILARIOUS!

  • It does sound ADRed, however.

  • It’s common knowledge they hate women. Why would they care about damage control?

    Wink, wink.

  • AreyouaNazi? Isthatyourelf?

    Rich Evans stars as Sex Pervert: Demolition Expert

  • FishbowlPhenom

    The slam on Jeremy Jahns was the best moment of the video. That guy IS a prick.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    A case of the NotGays would make sense for any of the other Ghostbusters. Venkman is the only one that A) is going after the blond student early in the film. B) is trying to score with Dana Barrett.

  • DanceOfBirther

    There was a Poltergeist remake?

  • Ernest Aquilio

    I agree wholeheartedly with Mike. Almost every moment in that movie is transposed in my mind. One of my most loved films of all time. Great discussion guys!

  • Greg

    Great video guys…

  • CarSVernon

    damage control for which ‘side’?

  • Domo

    Both. Seriously, it’s probably both.

  • CarSVernon

    it could be. after all this is a more contentious topic than Independence Day. And in case he ends up ‘loving’ this, would create a bigger dumb shitstorm. i’ve heard someone just suggest somewhere else that it’s damage control for making too many jokes about the new movie before seeing it, but i doubt it’s that.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Mike is setting the bar very low for the new Ghostbusters. He says he knows he is going to find the technology stupid, and the characters too wacky, but if the movie makes him laugh, it’ll be okay.

    If anyone gets upset for Mike eventually ending up saying he liked GB’2016, it’s their own fault.

  • Caruso S.

    But are you happy?

  • Domo

    I think they’re screwed either way. If they hate the film, one camp will attack. If they love the film, another camp will attack.

    This might be easier to do a video than when Jay tweeted various comments on his twitter feed before the TFA HiTB came out. We’ll just wait and see.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Slimer looked silly, but in the movie he was a true pest. He was trashing the hotel, scaring costumers (in a deleted scene). One could even say he was minding his own business, in the same way rats or roaches are minding their own business, again playing with the idea of infestation/exterminators anal-gy. It wasn’t until the cartoon that Slimer was named Slimer, and became a friendly ghost, and the franchise’s mascot.

    Slimer in the new one is driving around with his wife (?), and apparently is more like Bugs Bunny (?!), and I read Sony is considering a Slimer movie in the vein of Minions (!!!).

  • To be honest, they don’t seem like the type of people that care about all than nonsense. It’s why I’m a fan. They’ve always seemed completely beholden to themselves and they just do them. It’s great!

  • Hank_Henshaw

    The shock of the century!!! RLM revealed to be SJWs!!! Click here to learn more!!!

  • Palpatine

    That’s a good possibility.

  • Gift Card

    No extended discussion for this one?

  • Mark Bisone

    Exactly. If any buster needed a NotGays it was Egon.

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

    (Oh crap, now Ghostbusters 2018 are confirmed for gay.)

  • Kenshiroh

    “What a knockabout of pure fun that was.”

  • fred

    They’re all boring pricks with halfway decent webcams.
    “wweeAAOHGH my thoughts on this FILM are grrrrrrEAT”

  • Kenshiroh

    “I looked at the trap, Ray” (after being told not to look directly at the ghost trap) always makes me laugh.

  • Kenshiroh

    Ernie Hudson has confirmed these “theories” in interviews. He said in the version of the script that he first saw, Winston was introduced at the same time as the other three guys.

    Hudson also auditioned for the role of Winston in The Real Ghostbusters, but lost it to Arsenio Hall. Arsenio had been considered for the role of Winston in the movie, but he didn’t get it because he was too young.

  • Kenshiroh

    They actually added the subtitle “Answer the Call” to the new movie’s title at the last minute. I’ve heard that at the beginning of the movie the on-screen title is just “Ghostbusters”, but at the end of the movie it shows it as “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call”.

  • Kenshiroh

    In case you haven’t heard, they’re remaking that movie, too.

  • milky_cereal

    1984 was such a phenomenal year for films. Some of the best movies came out that year. Ghostbusters and Gremlins as mentioned. Let’s not forget The Terminator, Sixteen Candles, The Karate Kid, Temple of Doom, Footloose, Beverly Hills Cop, Spinal Tap. A lot of others too.

  • Michael Collins

    If the movie is shit, and they don’t like it, why should they be attacked by any camp?

  • shmabadu

    Good God! How did the universe not explode from that amount of awesome?

  • Domo

    Because some people genuinely believe that if this movie doesn’t get appropriate fan support, a female lead blockbuster movie won’t be made again anytime soon. It’s the RedTails phenomenon. My take, anyway.

  • NoLookPass

    When my friends and I were little kids in the 80s we would of course use our imaginations and pretend we were the Ghostbusters. It was a constant fight to decide who would be Egon. Even 6/7yr olds knew he was the funniest.

  • IamSithAzagoth

    spoiler alert, Mike isn’t going to laugh when watching 2016 GB

  • IamSithAzagoth

    Ghostbusters and Gremlins came out on the same day. It’s possible that this might have been said in the comments already but I have a life and don’t have time to search through them.

  • Jerome Gorden

    Oh man…there goes Mike complaining about a case of the “not gays” – in Ghostbusters – of all movies, and from Bill Murray – of all people.

    Look, Mike, you’re over-analyzing this stuff, much like black people over-analyse everything for the minutest sign of racism. I heard one black reviewer say that the James Bond series is racist because they’ve never hired a black actor to play Bond (????). You said that Kevin Bacon’s character in Tremors was horny because the script writers did not want anyone to think he was gay. Truly and honestly, I don’t think script writers were thinking about this issue at all, especially in the 80s. Bacon’s character was horny because they wanted to setup for the girlfriend character.

  • NoLookPass

    Oddly the TV version would occasionally leave “let’s show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown” intact.

  • NoLookPass

    One of the great things about Ghostbusters for 80s kids is that it worked on both levels. As a kid I loved it for the ghosts, weapons etc. Once I got older into my teen years, I noticed and appreciated all the adult deadpan humor and the general Bill Murray sarcasm that zoomed over my head as a kid,

  • OMNI

    The Karate Kid, Temple of Doom, Footloose…not so much

  • OMNI

    Egon Not-Gay. Egon Geek-Nerd..

  • OMNI

    Think some people have seen a Gremlins-Ghostbusters matinee double feature….for $2.00.

  • MichaelKz

    Is there also a slime=jizz joke?

  • OMNI

    Think some people have seen a Gremlins-Ghostbusters matinee double feature….for $2.00….

  • Joe333

    This new ghostbusters movie is blowback from the Sony email hack.
    The media ran with a narrative about how women were supposedly underpaid most notably Jennifer Lawrence in American Hustle and Sony wanted feminist friendly PR

    So now 2 years later after everyone forgot about the “scandal” we have female ghostbusters

  • richardwicks

    damage control for their upcoming HiTB.

    What is “HiTB”?

  • Holy fuck. Definitely avoid the Scooby Doo cartoons then.

  • Robotpals

    Hudson’s character works great as just a guy with practical problems. He’s a blue collar type that the existing Ghostbusters can explain everything to and catch the audience up. You know, they could have cast a white guy to the same effect. He’s most certainly not a histrionic black stereotype screaming at the devil to get out of his fellow Ghostbuster.

  • Joe Syxpac

    You know what they should remake? Total Recall.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I’m pretty sure years and years of bad movies is starting to turn Mike into a flyover moo-cow.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Ghostbusters 1984 is a church and Ghostbusters 2016 is the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

  • Phuctifyno

    “Well that’s what I heard!”

    … is funny because Pete is self-deprecating, portaying himself to think it’s a secret rumor when in actuality the only source was the diss Ray had just delivered and everyone in the room heard it.

    I just learned that the comedy in this movie is actually really hard to explain… also why it’ll be impossible to duplicate.

  • C A N C E R

  • Half in the Bag? I a little show they do, you know. Not as good as Pre:Rec, of course.

  • tOmy`

    Starting Season 1 now?

  • Kawaii as Fuck

    It feels wrong in some way that we never got a third Ghostbusters in the 90’s that would have tied together it all together neatly ala Back to The Future 3 and Last Crusade (Crystal Skull notwithstanding)

    I could even tell you what the perfect ending would be, the Ghostbusters, after saving the world one last time, hang up their proton packs for good, but then found Ghostbusters as a national franchise, cue montage of Ghostbusters all across the country, it would have been perfect….

    But it never happened and then eventually Harold Ramis died, now the reboot, fuck man, I try not to get too down on it but in some ways the 2010s is a profoundly depressing decade.

  • Michael Collins

    I believe the movie is bombing because it’s shit, if it stops other shit movies from being made then that can only be a good thing.

  • tOmy`

    You are just in it because they are sexy, admit it!

    That and the RPG vs. truck scene opening. Although that might have been in the second one.

  • I don’t think the story of Ghostbusters really needed tying up. It wasn’t Lord of the Rings. The 2010 game co-written by Aykroyd and Ramis did that in a way, tying Gozer’s appearance to some kind of old cult but it wasn’t just as good as the movie (obviously).

    I fear that what we could have gotten was the Robocop 3 of Ghostbusters. And I’m fine they stopped at two. And for the record I think Ghostbusters 2 doesn’t deserve the flack it gets.

  • Please, whoever visits this webzone just pretends they have a life.

  • Bootsy81

    I always thought The Frighteners was a pretty good movie. Not as good as Ghostbusters by any means but still pretty solid. Peter Jackson would probably have been a good choice to handle a new Ghostbusters movie actually, if he hadn’t disappeared into middle earth.

  • Bootsy81

    I agree, it was just him continuing his wise ass schtick when a fight broke out because of it. At least that’s how I always took it.

  • fred

    Episode WAN — was purrdy good. ‘xept fer when he switched them folders, that made no goddamn sense. Why switch it there ‘n then when everybody kin seem ‘m if yer jus’ gonna draw attention too yourself? Know what I mean? Tony?

  • tOmy`

    I think his original plan was to give them the correct folders. He made up his mind during the meeting.

  • You can see Bill Murray saying “something” in that scene though. It’s possible he said the same line and it didn’t come across clearly enough on the mics or something, and it was ADR’d. But it didn’t come out of nowhere.

  • I really wish that they had eschewed any conversations (other than a brief mention) about the 2016 reboot, and spent more time going into detail about the movie, similar to how they broke down Tremors. To do something “different” on HitB for the remake, I would have liked to see the first half of the episode be filmed BEFORE they see the movie, talking about it as a future thing for 10-15 minutes, and then an awkward scene/wardrobe change seguing into their post-viewing discussion. As it is, the talking about 2016 Ghostbustiers pollutes the episode a bit, much like their Force Awakens talk pollutes the Return of the Jedi commentary.

  • Ofelas

    GB1 is trash. The 80s werent funny.

  • tOmy`

    You know, they said that Ghostbusters is their favorite comedy. Dunno about that, I will always be #TeamInTheLoop

  • fred

    Yeah… … . .

  • fred

    What’s THAT Space Cop?

  • milky_cereal

    I like them. 😉 But I like 80s schlock.

  • milky_cereal

    I loved “the printer is dead” and “I collect spores, mold and fungi”.

  • Now I Get It

    Clearly. And the comment itself was the kind of thing that Anthony Minghella made throughout his commentary for The Talented Mr. Ripley.

    There was a “forensic” level of detail that was more about moments than plot, as I recall, but that would have satisfied the actors he was dealing with. But I repeat myself (F*uck You, It’s January! (2015)).

  • ikdks

    Right, he’s just picking up a paycheck. He’s the regular guy that you can relate to, compared to all these weird nerds. So yeah, he’s a foil for exposition, but he can also comment on the movie the way the audience would. It’s another way they ground the movie in reality to offset all the supernatural stuff.

    The only place where I think race is a factor is the book of revelations speech. He gets a little preachery, his understanding of scripture is practical and part of his daily life, very Baptist.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    What the game did was tie the river of slime from the second to Ivo Shandor and the Gozer worshippers.

  • Oh yeah, I forgot about that.

  • Joe Syxpac

    One thing I never understood about Ghostbusters… was the ghost BJ real or was it just a fevered dream he was having because they were overworked at that point in the movie?

  • ikdks

    I always wondered what the other two were dreaming about. I bet they originally had three dream sequences and cut the other two.

  • Robotpals

    I bought a Blade Runner photo from him somewhere. He wrote some Chinese on it and then wrote, “No autographs. Just eyes.”

  • Kelsie

    I can’t wait for the day when my gender is no longer the media’s first instinct when they think “Hey, we need a gimmick for this next film / video game / comic / etc, what should we do? Hmm…” Alright, getting off my feminist soapbox now.

    As a kid I always thought the reason for the ghosts looking more or less monster-like was tied to how good they were as people when they were still alive. The librarian and jogger were probably nice normal folks, whereas the brothers who got the electric chair were terrible criminals so their ghosts are more grotesque, and Slimer was probably a gluttonous slob of a human, etc. Not based on anything in the film; it was just my personal logic.

  • Nordquist

    Just like ghostbusters MIB ruined all it’s good will with it’s horrible lazy squeals that leave you wishing for the original. What’s that time for a MIB remake with an all female cast?

  • Nordquist

    Before our after Robo Cop?

  • Bubs

    I also can’t wait for that day. Because jesus christ I’m sick of hearing about it.

  • Michael Collins

    BTW, Repo Man is the most quoted movie ever, closely followed by Withnail and I
    carry on

  • *skip-skop

  • CM Chunk

    I wonder if Mike also thinks Elliot’s use of the term “Penis Breath” in E.T. means that Elliot’s brother Michael is gay.

  • Joe333

    Fletch is the most quotable movie of all time

  • Joe333

    There is a lot of scientific research suggesting that attraction to redheads is often times a fetish. So it’s possible mike is gay and compensating

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Heck, the librarian could shapeshift from “human” looking to monstrous at will.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    In the movie it is a dream, but it was shot as part of a longer (deleted) scene in a fort/museum haunted by union and confederate ghosts.

  • infernocanuck

    You know, I normally hate it when people get on soapboxes, feminist or otherwise, but it is incredibly funny that whenever the “genderswap” gimmick is used, it’s always male to female. You don’t see anyone pitching “Hey, let’s make Charlie’s Angles… but with guys!”

  • Kawaii as Fuck

    I would say though that the entire series seemed to be leading up to what I think was the natural conclusion, which is them founding Ghostbusters as a national franchise (the video game you mention even hints at this), no it’s not Lord of the Rings but it would have been very cool to see.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    The 80s were an inside jerb.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Last week in New York City I saw a guy get catcalled by a group of four women.

    Maybe that day you speak of is right around the corner.

  • Spoiled Ants

    Really liked seeing these old men reminiscing about silent movies, only thing what was missing is the the fireplace in the background, but overall this episode was quite entertaining.
    Nice work guys.

  • Robotpals

    “Better luck next time, Lao Che!”

  • Robotpals

    Winner of TV version sweepstakes has got to be The Usual Suspects. “Hand me the keys, you fairy godmother!”

  • William Everett

    Don’t forget the most awesome of all 80s schlock, Red Dawn.

  • Joe Syxpac

    It did, but was quickly bound back together by an equally powerful force. 80s rock and roll.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Before Robocop but after Nightmare on Elm Street.

  • William Everett

    “We’re gonna remake Ghostbusters again! Except this time, we’ll make them all Gay! It’ll be a surefire hit!”

  • Domo

    I also like that the media thinks the 1984 Ghostbusters was “A guy’s film” simply because the main characters were male. I was just as happy to run around the neighborhood as a kid with a homemade proton pack, catching ghosts with a Payless shoebox.

  • Gabeldie2te

    Oh man…there goes some white fuck with a fruity French name complaining about a case of people talking about details in movies – in review show – of all formats, and from Mike Stoklasa – of all people.

    Look, Sherohm, you’re under-thinking this stuff, much like conservative people under-think everything with the minutest relation to politics. I heard one conservative commentator say that Donald Trump is a good idea because he’ll make America great again (????).

  • William Everett

    “You fücked up. You trusted us.”
    “The nëgros stole our dates!”

  • Ghostbusters? Well alright, just in time for sh*BLEEP* 2016. I would also have accepted Weird Science, Tootsie, Mermaids and City Heat starring Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds. WHAT A HIT…………………………………………………………………….

  • cucadandi

    I want to believe….. In ghost fellatio.

  • Hunter Rose

    My favorite part of this is sullen 19 year old Jay posing in the old ghostbusters tourist pics. Especially his hair. That is all.

  • Mischief

    In Dan Akroid’s defense, he never actually said the ghosts in THIS movie were real. I’m sure he is well aware those were special effects created in a studio. I’m also pretty sure he doesn’t believe proton packs exist in real life either… he’s just one among many who believe ghosts are real in general.

    As amusing as it may be to make fun of Dan Akroid, we need to at least be accurate about what he really says – otherwise, we look like the idiots.

    I really do love your content and look forward to the next Half in the Bag!

    -M

  • Hank_Henshaw

    For a second there I thought you were suggesting you would’ve been fine with a gender-swapped remake of Tootsie.

  • Jerome Gorden

    I’m not white, and my views are neither conservative or liberal. You see, if all your views perfectly conform to one side or the other, it probably means you’re not a very deep thinker. You’re just a conformist. Your reply (attack) is an example of that. I didn’t even say anything insulting against gay people. I simply said that Mike is reading his own perspective into these movies, and that was enough to set you off.

  • Bubs

    Someone get Kristin Wiig on the phone!

  • Percy Gryce

    “You mind if we dance wif your dates?”

  • Percy Gryce

    I know. Fuck them.

  • Percy Gryce

    Hmm, that’s the opposite of what Disney did when they shortened John Carter of Mars to the supposedly more female friendly John Carter.

  • Percy Gryce

    New tagline: “I’m a little afraid of some ghosts”?

  • OMNI

    Scooby Doo gives me Nachtmares!

  • Percy Gryce

    Fletch is up there admittedly. But I stand by Animal House and I would throw in Dr. Strangelove and Monty Python and the Holy Grail as runners-up.

  • OMNI

    Just so you and Kelsie know, I don’t hate women, I hate everyone.

  • Percy Gryce

    You were running around as a kid with a homemade proton pack, but you hadn’t seen Star Wars? What crazy Central Asian country did you grow up in again?

  • OMNI

    I’m copying what you said as Eminevidence….

  • Percy Gryce

    Were any Dancing Bears involved?

  • Percy Gryce

    Was that the secret to the quick adoption of SSM? The love that previously dared not speak its name just wouldn’t shut the fuck up?

  • Percy Gryce

    They talked a fair bit about the Tremors sequels and TV series as well.

  • Percy Gryce

    SoundCloud banned Rich Evans. They’re still fighting a class-action lawsuit claiming damages caused by his laughter.

  • Jared Leto (method actor) is on the case.

  • I’m fine with them changing the cast into girls. But why did they have to pick ugly chicks? Geesh what is this, Misery starring Kathy Bates? You humans need to learn to use the gene pool better. I’m thinking, use the Baywatch cast model. It’s not hard to figure out, no one wants to watch tubs of lard jiggle on the silver screen… no wait!

  • OMNI

    I’m suing him for hearing loss. That fucker’s gonna pay….

  • OMNI

    We don’t just LOOK like idiots….

  • “I don’t believe women can catch ghosts, I mean they can’t even drive”

    -Dan Aykroyd

  • RLMkeepitup

    nature so scary

  • RLMkeepitup

    they’re big, average looking, multiracial chicks. kinda like the first cast I guess. #akyroyd booty

  • Palpatine

    “9/11 is the reason why we can’t have a good relationship with aliens.”
    -Dan Aykroyd

  • RLMkeepitup

    that and his reference to playing with our toys in the sand makes me think he got ideas from mr. carlin’s shows

  • That’s what most Americans believe. You know, cus’ they are stupid!!!

    “Never mind Europe’s endless wars, the 3000 year old cast system in India. Stalin? F*ck him, 9/11 was way worse.”

    -The Average American

  • OMNI

    Something tells me they were friends.

  • OMNI

    Does anyone think Caitlyn Jenner will be in the next Ghosbusters?

  • OMNI

    I have seen a ghost and have had several paranormal experiences. So I’m kind of with Dan on that one.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Prolly the only two people in the world that could stand each other.

  • Joe Syxpac

    US history is only taught to us based on the last worst thing that has happened concerning us, using that as a baseline to determine our outrage.

    My father grew up learning about WWII.

    I grew up learning about Vietnam.

    Kids now grow up learning about 9/11.

  • DanceOfBirther

    I’m kind of surprised they didn’t talk about Dan Akroyd’s vodka. I thought it was a joke when a video game reviewer told me about it, but he was not joking.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    For a brief moment, between 1999 and 2001, kids grew up learning about Episode I.

  • Those were existing and completed projects that they had seen and/or were aware of, though. This is a future work that they were speculating on, and (presumably) will later review, akin to Force Awakens discussions during the ROTJ commentary. A year from now, their discussion of the Tremors sequels will still be relevant while much of their “Ghostbustiers is coming up” stuff will fall a little short.

  • fred

    Becuase it’s comedy so they need ugly shicks. Hot chicks aren’t funny. And you can’t have no dumb broads in my ghostbuster movie ya hear.

  • MichaelKz

    The new message in feminist cinema seems to be, “Women can be gross too.”

  • “They loudly amuse themselves by hurling insults and epithets — the words ‘dick,’ ‘balls’ and ‘ass’ being the etymological anchors of their attacks — all for the express purpose of making one another laugh. They seem to be having such a great time that you’d feel like a monster alerting them to this one unfortunate fact: Men just aren’t funny.”

    A direct quote from the director who ended his Ghostbusters remake with the villain getting shot in the nuts.

    Oh wait, I suppose he was a man, so he sure showed us all in the end!

  • MichaelKz

    If anything, women should be offended by Ghostbusters (2016) for having such poorly written characters. You don’t see Ernie Hudson doing any “black schtick” in the original. Bill Murray doesn’t say there is slime in his butt crack after he encounters Slimer. It’s shitty humor for the modern audience.

  • Joe333

    My favorite ghostbusters line is actually in the second film.

    “Let’s see what happens if we take away the puppy”

  • Strelnikov

    Video needed more talk about Gozer, the Gozer worshippers, and Ivo Shandor. Not a word about the tank cell scene and all the jailees watching the Ghostbusters mention how crazy Sigourney Weaver’s building is.

    Peter:…I guess they just don’t make them like they used to.
    Ray: [impatienly] No!
    [Ray slaps Peter on the forehead]
    Ray: Nobody ever made them like this! The architect was either a certified genius, or an authentic wacko.

    Peter: Ray, for a moment, pretend that I don’t know anything about
    metallurgy, engineering or physics, and just tell me what the hell is
    going on.
    Ray: You never studied. The whole building is a huge superconductive
    antenna that was designed and built for the purpose of pulling in and
    concentrating spiritual turbulence. Your girlfriend lives in the corner
    penthouse of spook central.
    Peter: She’s not my girlfriend. I find her interesting because she’s a
    client and sleeps above her covers. Four feet above her covers. She
    barks, she drools, she claws…
    Egon:
    It’s not the girl, Peter, it’s the building. Something terrible is
    about to enter our world, and this building is obviously the door!
    [pause]
    Egon:
    The architect’s name was lvo Shandor. I found it in Tobin’s Spirit
    Guide. He was also a doctor. Performed a lot of unnecessary surgery. And
    then, in 1920, he started a secret society.
    Peter: Let me guess. Gozer worshipers.
    Egon: Right.
    Peter: [to Ray] No studying…
    Egon:
    After the First World War, Shandor decided that society was too sick
    to survive. He wasn’t alone. He had close to a thousand followers when
    he died. They conducted rituals up on the roof, bizarre rituals intended
    to bring about the end of the world. And now it looks like it may
    actually happen!
    [pause. Peter spins around to face another of the inmates, and starts singing]
    Peter: So be good, for goodness sake! Whoa… somebody’s coming!

    (All quotes stolen from IMdB.)

  • Joe333

    Akroyd is contractually obligated to say positive things about the film

  • Joe333

    To be fair there is Caitlyn Jenner

  • Wolvy

    His infamous “Catcher in the Rye” phase.

  • RLMkeepitup

    i am both triggered and offended. just the thought of the film raises my blood pressure

  • Yeah, the original Ghostbusters is made up of the hottest dudes. They could at least make the new Ghostbuters as hot as the first one.

  • Exactly, that is exactly right.

  • Palpatine

    Especially Bill “Crypt Keeper” Murray.

  • Mark Bisone

    This episode got me thinking about what other fictional jobs women would be terrible at.

    Last Starfighter: The interface for the arcade testing module is too phallic, and would constantly force the female pilot’s subconscious to grapple with penis envy. Women tend to excel at games like Centipede and Missile Command, with their clitoral controls and their themes of housekeeping and nuclear annihilation.

    Sith Lord: Secrecy being vital to the success of the Dark Side, women are particularly ill-suited as servants to the cause. For example, a Dorothy Maul would have blabbed the whole plot on Forcebook before the chinamen’s space doughnut even reached Naboo.

    Blade Runner: To administer the Voight-Kampff test properly, the blade runner must be able to discern empathy in his subject’s responses while resisting his own empathic urge to anthropomorphize anything with a human face. But given the female’s inborn attraction to sociopaths, mass murderers and pathological liars, such a runner would be more likely to try to “fix” a rogue android than blow it away.

  • Now I Get It

    If String Theory is a paranormal explanation of the world,
    then celebrity physicist Brian Greene is no wiser than Dan Aykroyd.

    True, and true.

  • frankelee

    Chinese people’s scared of ghosts anyway. What would happen if their whole country saw it and turned white?

  • RLMkeepitup

    what the hell is a poke’man anyways

  • Skewed_View

    I like the “in every crack” line because it reminds me that she has a vagina.

  • fred

    Satan wants to DESTROY your child!! There’s a DEVIL in there and he wants to KILL and ravage your cildren!!!

  • Showbiz Pizza Bear

    If there’s a spider ghost, they’re done for……

  • Cream-A-Thon

    You can just kiss-off any chance at an engaging road movie cos women are always peeing, amirite? Think of how many pee breaks Easy Rider alone would’ve had!

  • Cream-A-Thon

    The original script of GB is online and has Venkman’s original lines, all of which were omitted. When Venkman emerges from the collapsed street he was supposed to say something like “I’ve heard about underground parking but this is ridiculous!”. In retrospect perhaps Eddie Murphy was wise to pass on this,

  • Mark Bisone

    They would’ve had to call it PEEsy Rider. Zing!

    But seriously, riding motorcycles cross-country while wearing football helmets is a real-life occupation. My own momma put food on the plate for seventeen years doing that.

  • Domo

    I hope the RLM ghostgirl shows up in the Ghostbusters HiTB.

    She’s a scarier character than any CGI ghost could be.

  • Jay Wyatt

    Rich said in the Pokemon Go episode that he wasn’t taking shots at anyone. It was an impromptu joke he and Mike made for the intro to the episode and they just picked reviewers at random based on Rich’s comment about a red background.

    He said he has nothing against Jeremy Jahns.

  • Like Icare

    If they could get her to work… She could like sweep floors and stuff…You know… like what women do.

  • Like Icare

    You don’t know Leon Kowalski like they do. He just needs love and positive memories.

  • Now I Get It

    There was that all-female American Buffalo at the Edmonton Fringe a decade or so back. …(Achem-achem)…did not attend.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Further things women suck at:

    1. Being dilettantes who get their baby’s picture in the paper. They can’t even be trusted to not get their baby kidnapped by a fruity fake photographer who makes a comment about fucking their baby, then abducts it with 2 other idiots. Better yet, these 3 morons still come out looking smarter than Mrs. Bink

    2. Teenage witch/wizard. Despite them being know it alls who spend all day lecturing their male counterparts and peers, fem wizards aren’t terribly smart. They often have time travel necklaces they could use to spare us of four unwanted sequels.

    3.Girl terminators. Even when a T1000 pretends to be John Connor’s mom, it is easily duped by an Austrian T8000 pretending to be a kid. There is also the highly dangerous “Terminatrix” which fails spectacularly at everything it tries to do and is outwitted by yet another Austrian T800 male bot.

    4. Run Barter Town. Women leaders and schemers are tricked by a midget and giant retard.

    5. Virgin suicides. A bunch of women kill themselves because women reasons.

    6. Female Highlanders. Exactly.

    7. Elen Ripley. Draws a bunch of marines hindered by a lesbian marine to their deaths to help some dome girl who got her family killed.

  • Eucratides_Megas

    I see a weird connection to Elves in this:
    Dick stabbing nazi elves—
    Ghost proton packed in his dick—-
    It’s like poetry, it rhymes

  • CarSVernon

    he wishes he was 19 in 2009

  • CarSVernon

    so now everything is schlock?

  • fred

    String Theory is wishful thinking which is wasting the minds of people like Brian Greene. “Wouldn’t it be cool if everything was little rubbery strings?!!” uhh sure maybe, is there ANY evidence for that? No? Better leave that idea alone then until there is.

  • Thanatos

    …Or maybe that’s where his kids came from….

  • Joe Syxpac

    9/11 was an inside Hollywood job!

    Palpa…. I mean… George Lucas is behind it all!

  • Gavin Moris

    lkjlkj

  • Gavin Moris

    Please don’t review the new one, take a page out of James Rolfe’s book and don’t review it. We already know it’s gonna suck we don’t need you to tell us.

  • Colby Grimes

    A. Dean Yeager. As in Assistant Dean Yeager

  • Now I Get It

    Pencils to do the math, a shit-ton of CGI animation to make all those extra dimensions seem real, and “gobs of physical charisma” to convince Charlie Rose that you’re just like Newton.

    String Theory: the dimensioning, it’s gonna be great.

  • Now I Get It

    Does singing count as quoting? ‘Cuz then I’d have to go with any hit musical, American or Euro.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    I just want to know if there’s a talking pizza roll in the new movie. I wan’t to know, but don’t care enough to check it out myself.

  • Joe Syxpac

    No. No! NO!

    I will not have you badmouth Ellen Ripley. The woman who taught me how to be the man I am today.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    No pages should ever be taken out of James Rolfe’s book.

    Because I suspect it would be mostly lies.

  • RLMkeepitup

    my body is ready for my mind to be blown

  • Dylan A-C

    the name of this series is wrong. I get that it’s a pun on “review” meaning “viewing again.” but it’s written “re:View,” as if the whole series were a responce to something called “View.” Maybe “the View?” It’s almost as if they came up with the first pun and then we’re like “re-view? hmm, that sounds kind of obvious, I dunno, maybe we could spell it weird. you ever seen an email?”

    Plinket needs to look into this.

  • Dylan A-C

    also it’s only debatably a pun, since “viewing again” is just part of the etymology of “review”–giving a second inspection, more critically, going beyond initial impressions, a new appraisal, a double take…

    the more I think about it the more wrong this is

  • James Ridge

    Bets that Mike likes the new Ghostbusters shtipile. Takers?

  • Bubs

    I’ll take that bet. I mean sure, he liked Jurassic World which is one of the worst movies ever made by a human, but I’m going to guess he was overcome with nostalgia. Everybody gets one. He’s too smart to get suckered in by this new Ghostbusters “”””””””””””””””comedy””””””””””””””””.

  • Palpatine

    Mike: “The proton packs gave me a nostalgia boner.”

  • Bubs

    You put more thought into this than Mike and Jay did.

  • Jinx Murphy

    You thought right past it. The video is re(garding their) view(ing) (of the film) (.)

    A review that is a re-view that is re: their view of the film.

    (‘)

  • RLMkeepitup

    pulling direct quotes from the future? only a sith Lord…

  • Showbiz Pizza Bear

    I find that offensive.

  • RLMkeepitup

    all female jaws remake in the works? I’ll let you decide, but the answer is Yeeeaass

  • Ren1

    I can’t keep up with this crazy place called earth anymore guys. Anyone got a movie that might help?

  • Ren1

    All female Ocean’s Eleven re-re-boot. There is no limit to what a group sexy sluts can get away with.

  • Hank_Henshaw

    What happened with the Expendabelles spinoff? That’s one that no one will complain about, since the Expendables trilogy is total crap.

  • Ren1

    Wow, that’s real…

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Well, not yet. Just like the potential fourth in the Expendables saga. Fortunately.

  • Ren1

    I feel like instead of two shitty ass action franchises they should smoosh them into one. Men and women, together, in the same movie! How novel! How genius!

  • ikdks

    Lessons from the Screenplay reviewed it on youtube.

  • RLMkeepitup

    risky has never been so risque

  • RLMkeepitup

    4 milfs vs zombies looks good

  • MichaelKz

    I like James a lot, but the new Ghostbusters movie would have been far from the worst thing he has seen. I suspect fans were pestering him about whether or not he would see and decided to just make a statement. It’s certainly far better than constantly bitching.

  • Ren1

    looks better than GB16 anyway…

  • Janie Olsen

    Jinx Murphy is right. It’s a common misconception that “re:” indicates a response to something, since that’s almost the only context in which we use it. However, it’s actually short for “regarding.”

  • If you’re in the mood for gorgeous hand-drawn animation and a sober story that isn’t over-the-top and cartoonish, I’d recommend The Garden of Words.

  • Mike Schwartz

    Silly Stoklasa. Sometimes lines are ADR’d just for clarity.

  • Red Skeleton

    Fun fact, right now, Ghostbusters 2016 has a higher rating on Rotten Tomatoes than Steven Spielberg’s new Welsh film.
    STEVEN. FUCKING. SPIELBERG. Take that haters.
    (The same is not true of metacritic, though…)

  • dollar store cashier wife

    when was the last time he made a good movie? Catch Me if You Can?

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    Munich.

  • The Wicker Man (BWF)

    The deaths of those colonial space marines are on your head too! MONSTER.

  • Percy Gryce

    So Frozen is the most quotable movie of all time?

  • Now I Get It

    In homes reporting Princesses below the age of pierced ears and hooker make-up, the answer is “strongly agree.”

  • fred

    Mike: I liked the set pieces…I liked the car…A+

  • Henriquedematos

    Lincoln and Bridge of Spies were pretty good.

  • Ben

    These guys are so smug. This guys videos are way too long. These guys think they’re the edgiest Internet film critics. Guess what! NO THERE NOT!!!! This guys think there geniuses because they’re aware there jokes are so bad. They think they’re on the same level as comedy bang bang or The Eric Andre show. NO THEY ARE NOT!!! There just like ever other alternative critic out there. So they should stop thinking they’re way better than most.

  • Klingon is spelt using K L I not C L I if you know what I mean el’o’el. We don’t want no gurl ghostbusters.

  • feiler tnatsni

    Worst channel of all time! EVER!

  • Like Icare

    No.

  • netcrave

    Never heard of that other stuff you talked about. 🙂

  • netcrave

    And on imdb it has a lower rating than Star Wars The Phantom Menace. 🙂

  • netcrave

    Sure, but you don’t know the reason. Your guess is as good as anybody’s.

  • netcrave

    Given how much he likes the original, I doubt it.

  • netcrave

    Admit it, you just wanna be slimed by her! 😛

  • netcrave

    Without Ripley this bunch of losers would have died even faster. 😛

  • netcrave

    BEST CHAN EVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

  • netcrave

    Because Goza the destroyer can be man or woman?

  • feiler tnatsni

    LOL! #megafail

  • Mike Schwartz

    Nope. But my guess at 1080p is that the lip sync on the actual line looks pretty spot on. Not a professional lip-reader, mind you…just a professional editor. 😀

  • Mike Schwartz

    When I first moved to NYC and visited spook central, I had the exact same reaction as Mike and Jay did. It’s still one of my favorite spots to take friends.

  • netcrave

    #Glad #you #agree! #BEST CHAN EVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!

  • Wolvy

    DUEL.

  • BYH

    I think Soylent Green did the worst job of ADR that I’ve ever seen. PS, that idea needs a remake.

  • LameSame

    There’s one idea that could use one. Let’s give the forgotten, slightly-imperfect ideas a remake. Let’s leave the Ghostbusters-tier stuff alone.

  • LameSame

    By my own logic: we may have needed a GHOSTBUSTERS 2 remake before anything(??????? !!!)

  • feiler tnatsni

    OMFG LOLOL KEKEKEKEKKEKE HAHAHHAHA HAI FIVE AMIRITE YAKNOWHWAIMTSAYING OMFG VOTE BUSH IN YOUR PANTSA

  • feiler tnatsni

    Awwwwwww, hell nawwwwwwwwww.

  • feiler tnatsni

    B A N N E D !!!!

  • feiler tnatsni

    Hook.

  • Ren1

    Will do!

  • fred

    We. Are never ever ever. Getting back together.
    We. Are never ever ever. Getting back together.

  • feiler tnatsni

    🙁 )

  • fred

    Big studios should make porno moopies. With super hot actors in high quality well scripted fuck situations. I’d watch that shit.

  • Yes, they should release the official porn parody of current feature films with the same actors!

  • Adam Baldwin

    I upped your post because I thought you were being totally sarcastic and stupid.

  • Adam Baldwin

    Steven Spielberg? What has he done lately that was good? A fucking shit in a shoe? That’s about it.

  • Adam Baldwin

    Shut up. Please. Do us all a favor.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Hurry up and review Ghostcuntsters, you hacks!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Who shits in a shoe anymore? That’s sooooooo March 2016.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Tintin. I think it got an Oskin for Most Movie.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Armageddon.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    When is the all-female remake of “Saving Private Ryan” coming out?

  • Wolvy

    Surf II (1984)

  • fred

    Private Jennifaaaaaaa rr

  • fred

    Just have a normal movie going and then cut to hardcore fucking 30 minutes in.

  • MichaelKz

    When was the last time he made a movie that didn’t make you fall asleep or want to kill yourself?

  • Whiskey Jack: Lord of Pith

    The problem with the whole Expendabelles idea is a lack of well known action-movie starlets. Most modern action-movie heroines are waifish 90 pound women who always have magic powers to explain why they can fight without crumpling instantly,
    and they’re all played by Milla Jovovich anyway.

    The concept might have worked if tried back in the early 90’s, though it’d have been a Ripley/Sarah Connor flick. But that would’ve been worth watching.

  • Wolvy

    He helped the Blues Brothers save the orphanage at the end of the movie.

  • Peter Gorman

    Just saw the new film. Loved it. Just thought I’d throw a little reality on here.

  • SUPERMAD

    wait….

    …I though Eddie Murphy was actually considered for one of the main three guys – possibly the Murray character…?

    Am I wrong?

  • dollar store cashier wife

    reality? you mean being condescending with zero arguments?

  • netcrave

    Yes, you seem like a Bush voter alright. 😀

  • ikdks

    That’s funny, sometimes I think things without questioning them then I find out years later I had been wrong all the time, so I checked it out.

    This is what I got from Screencrush…

    “Dan Aykroyd originally wrote ‘Ghostbusters’ with stars John Belushi, John Candy, and Eddie Murphy in mind for the roles of Peter Venkman, Louis Tully, and Winston Zeddemore, respectively. But Belushi passed away before they could make the film, and Candy couldn’t commit to his role — as for Eddie Murphy, he chose to star in ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ instead.”

    Though I found this in the US of A Today…

    “Eddie Murphy was never set to star: Somehow pre-Internet rumors (continued on the Internet) claim Murphy was meant to star in Ghostbusters. Not true says Reitman. ” I don’t ever remember Eddie Murphy coming up in the casting process,” he says. ” I think this is something that happened or started after the release of the movie, after it was a big hit.”

  • Like Icare

    No, no, no – Jane FRANCINE Ryan!

  • ikdks

    I want the all female version of To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. I think it would play better in the sticks.

  • ikdks

    I’ve heard it isn’t bad. The biggest problem is it’s called Ghostbusters.

    I’ve been following Leslie Jones for ten years, I thing she’s great. And Kate McKinnon is an up and coming talent.

    And Helmsworth’s comic acting is the best thing in Thor.

  • ikdks

    SG has a good gimmick, but as a watch its grim and dull.

  • ikdks

    I’ll bet they play Taylor Swift at Guantanamo.

  • ikdks

    These guys invented this genre.

  • ikdks

    I hate Hook. Goddamn boomer yuppies. Everything has to be about them. Usurping their children’s childhood. Should have Logan’s Ran the lot of them.

  • ikdks

    Things to Come (1936) might hit the spot.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Can you turn water into wine next?

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Or the all-male “Showgirls”

    Unless you count “The Full Monty” as having already nailed that one.

  • Sheriff Mitchell

    Bridge of Spies was like staring into pure boredom.

  • ikdks

    I kinda pulled a phantom menace when I watched s2e1. I watched it over and over hoping I would like it more.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Just re-watched the original and I gotta say, Peter Venkman is rapey enough to warrant an all-female remake.

  • “I’m Spartacus”

    -Melissa McCarthy, Spartacus part II: Women Can Be Slaves Too

  • Ragged Gypsy

    Well that’s offensive, you know, asking them to hurry.

  • fred

    I watched the opening scene s1e2. It’s trying too hard to the point that it’s just hammy. Overrated — 5/10. Some parts are interesting, others — not so much.

  • fred

    I can be a Private Ryan too! Just because I’m a woman doesn’t mean I can’t be a ww2 vet.

  • fred

    Jay…you’re gonna hate me for this…

  • Peter Gorman

    I assume you haven’t seen it yet.

  • Like Icare

    Well… if princess Anne can be the Colonel-in-chief of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps…

    Unless it requires special princess powers (talking to animals, ruling the peasants and such…) I see no reason why a woman can’t be a WW2 veterinarian.

  • dollar store cashier wife

    what a cop out answer. you’re the one who wants to imply the hate for it is unjustified. so go ahead. enlighten us on the artistic merits of ghostbusters 2K16

  • Duhad

    Lincoln was very solid, BoS was kinda eh, but that’s not a terrible track record for the last few years. The thing is, he just does not make many films these days. BFG, Ready Player 1 and Indiana Jones 5 are the only other projects he has a directing or writing credit on for the foreseeable future and they are years out still. Aside from BFG, obviously.

  • “You always were an a**hole Gorman”

    -Pvt. Vasquez

  • Skewed_View

    I read how the new Ghostbusters is sexist against men, talking about the dummy Chris Hemsworth as an example, while Janine was intelligent and witty and treated with respect.
    Janine was a trope, love sick for her employer with little to know reciprocated feelings, and when she tells Venkman that she needs help his response is that she has the qualifications to find a job in the food service or house cleaning industries.
    Yeah, Annie Potts is great and funny, but her character was shit all over.

  • ikdks

    I didn’t find the first episode terribly engaging, but I’m not gonna give up on it.

    The first season was amazing, I wouldn’t begrudge them a sophomore slump.

  • RLMkeepitup

    i’m watching the ghost of shepherdstown until the review.. Destination America is gotta be Mikes fav channel. Pure supernatural schlock. Then again my AC is out and I’ve been seeing apparitions lately

  • Thanatos

    With a 56% audience score?

  • Thanatos

    If James Rofle is doing something, they should do the opposite. So you’re saying they should review it.

  • fred

    Saw a Trump supporter at Mcdonalds with the red hat on. Never seen one of them until right then. Yessir ….well, that was my day.

  • Sully

    Saving Private Rihanna

  • Sully

    Challenge: Cast a better all female Ghostbusters film.

    Required roles to fill:

    1.) The Brain (i.e. “The Egon”)

    2.) The Out There One (i.e. “The Ray”)

    3.) The Quip Master (i.e. “The Peter”)

    4.) The Everyman (i.e. “The Minority Winston”)

  • Hank_Henshaw

    But Venkman apologized about the bug-eyes thing.

  • You meant holes to fill?

    #cosby

  • fred

    Enya
    Mia Malkova
    Susan
    Nicki Minaj

  • Ben

    You are a sheep person.

  • Ben

    These guys are fucking hypocritis. These guys were making fun of the Star Wars hype,but still weren’t against riding that hype to get more and more hits.

  • Garland

    Lady Ghostbusters was okay actually!

  • CapedBaldy

    FF was 122+ ADs and made about 30 Million it’s opening weekend

    GB was 150 + MANY MORE Ads and made 46 million it’s opening weekend.

    Plus GB will not be shown in China.

    How is this anything other than a failure? about 15 Million more and
    Critics slamming it down peoples throats? With the carpet bombing ad’s
    they did for the last 3 weeks I wouldn’t be amazed if it’s further in
    the hole than FF.

    Star Trek is coming next weekend so it has no hope to recover.

  • CapedBaldy

    Only if you like being fucked in the ass with a strapon.

  • CapedBaldy

    Your bad taste isn’t reality. It’s just bad taste.

  • CapedBaldy

    You should stop thinking you can think at all.

  • CapedBaldy

    It’s still bombing terribly. It was a 155 Million plus probably at least 50-100 Million in ads and it will not be shown in china. Plus, Star Trek is next weekend.

    This film is failing and bombing hard but the critics won’t voice it.

    It’s going to fall off hard next weekend and barely scrape half it’s budget.

  • CapedBaldy

    I can’t wait for the day when Feminism stops claiming that women are a victim class while having their cake and eating it too. In reality they just want power from men, not equality.

  • Quantum

    Disagree on Holy Grail.
    Many rhymes are quite unsingable.

  • Quantum

    It has women, duh!!

  • Quantum

    Those 10 years sound like a pending harassment charge.

  • Quantum

    Seven Samurettes sounds like fun… defending an all-female village from the evils of patriarchy.

  • Joe Syxpac

    No movies with women in them are allowed in China. The government is keeping the existence of them a secret from the people.

    Meh… that’s too obvious.

    Nothing like Captain Kirk ass reaming four ugly chicks at once.

    Psh… seen it before.

    I got nothin’.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Harold Ramis, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Ernie Hudson…

    …in drag.

  • Joe Syxpac

    There is a “Saving Ryan’s Privates” movie that features a lot of women.

  • Joe Syxpac

    It came in second place to a cartoon.

  • Peter Gorman

    Boy you sure showed me. Anyway try watching it sometime, if ever you can put down your torch and pitchfork. Hating new things is for old people anyway.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Only if I really like her. Seriously though, Venkman comes off as a womanizing douche while 100% of Egon’s lines are solid gold.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    We should have an Apollo 13 remake with Melissa McCarthy.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Oh my GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Whoa, it got deleted. Now no one will know of my amazingly bad pun of the Ghostbusters title … which I somewhat stole from Mike when he made fun of Kirsten Dunst’s last name.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I guess it didn’t sit pretty with someone since it got deleted. Are there new rules here I’m not aware of?

  • Quantum

    I don’t believe it would fly.
    The spaceship.
    Get it? Cuz she’s fat.

  • Quantum

    Man, if RLM starts to get PC, we’re fucked.

  • Quantum

    Also, now you got me curious…
    Which word did you use?
    Blunt?
    Stunt?
    Khant?

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    I thought it was a setup for women drivers.

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Starts with a the third letter of the alphabet and rhymes with punt.

  • Quantum

    In other words, slang for vagugu, vajayjay, vagino, vajini, vagini, vajona?

    In your defense, though, in the latin alphabet “hunt” begins with a “C”.

  • Quantum

    That’s racist.

  • Quantum

    I would like the new ghostbusters to fail only (and only) because it’s a gimmick.

    A political tool used by an infiltrated minority, who want to ride the easy wave of already established brand names.

    Let people be what they want, screw whoever they want (as long as there’s consent) and please, stop shoving shit down people’s throat and trying to make them guilty for having normal reactions.

    Nobody in the media adresses this, with fear of being burned on the internet by a couple of loudmouth pricks (and prickettes) who think the world owes them a free pass in life.

    “Triggered” my ass.
    Go to poverty stricken countries and learn what “triggering” really means.

    Meanwhile, get your dirty fingers out of my entertainment.
    It is not your tool of power and dominance.

    PS: Fuck you, Feig.

  • CapedBaldy

    No he doesn’t.. It’s called being charming neckbeard.

  • CapedBaldy

    No thanks.

  • Wolvy

    ‘The Godmother part II’:
    “Freida is smart! Freida can do things!!!”

  • Wolvy

    ‘The Godmother Part II’:
    “Freida is smart! Freida can do things!!!”

  • ikdks

    Are you kidding? Leslie Jones would kick my ass.

  • ikdks

    They made their name on the Phantom Menace review. Of course they were going to comment on the new stuff. The fan base expected it.

    Look, I follow a lot of movie analysis on youtube. YMS, IHE, Fanboyficks, Sam’s Reviews, and they all acknowledged at one point or another that they got their inspiriting from RLM. Nobody does a Neil Breen review without mentioning the Max Landis episode.

    If you want to troll there much better places to do it. Find a feminist site or a right wing site, they’ll give you a good fight to quiet the accusatory voices of their fathers in their heads. You can devolve into a puddle of name calling and buzz killing to your hearts content.

    But this group is all thoughtful insight and dick jokes. Its no place to be a doosh.

  • bruce wayne

    Well the ticket sales seem to be gig G you what you want so far, and I say good because you’re right. As comic ok girl 19 said, this movie shouldn’t have happened. And reboots in general need to go the fuck away.

  • Joe Syxpac

    I’d watch an all male “Jem and the Holograms”.

  • bruce wayne

    But OG Ghostbusters was a classic, and that’s the problem. An okay remake/reboot/retread is a pretty useless thing. If it’s not going to exceed the original why bother? Well we know the answer to that, $.

  • bruce wayne

    You seem to have run outta steam Gorman, what happened? Wait let me guess, “I have a life looser. I don’t spend all day online.” Just enough time to insist your perspective is the reality all should embrace, yet fail to defend your views. I saw a torrent of this shit show, and no it’s not good. It’s not the worst thing ever either. But it’s not worth seeing even for free, it’s a lot of rip o… Homages to the original with a LOT of anti male hate sprinkled in for seasoning. The jokes aren’t jokes they’re mean spirited jibes at best, lame ass poo culture references at worse. This is simply another 21st century cynical attempt to make a classic edgy. And another example of why Hollywood needs to stop with reboots/remakes. This hour and 1/2 queef joke will go the way of Pixles and the rediculous six.

  • $46m opening weekend? Could we just let men do things from now on?

  • jhonny_appleseed

    That doesn’t even cover Jenny McCarthy’s daily donut budget!

  • I’ve heard she only eats lard.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    I can’t say I’m surprised that this fell along the lines it did, given the stupid polarization of the world. But as a smart person (I understood “Finnegan’s Wake”! It was about animal husbandry) I’m dismayed that we are at this point.

    Why would someone remake a beloved movie with all women, just to remake it with all women?
    Why would they then fill the movie with a bunch of lame gross-woman jokes, which don’t appeal to women or men?
    Why would they replace a competent, smart female secretary figure with a dumb, airhead male figure?

    Why would they throw Bill Murray out the window?

    Why would there be such seething anger beneath the surface towards all things male?
    Why is it unheard of for the government to be the bad guy now?

    And why are 73% of critics giving this pile of garbage a positive (or semi-positive) review?

    Seems like the world has been taken over by stupid petulant children and anybody with taste or logic or reason is just dismissed as being an MRA, Trump fan, whatever. Maybe we just like good stories and smart dialogue and no political agenda in our movies?

  • jhonny_appleseed

    What’s the weather like in San Francisco today?

  • jhonny_appleseed

    A trope? Because there was romance? Or you’re a useless neckbeard jumping at chances to white knight?

  • jhonny_appleseed

    … which is undoubtedly the source of your attraction.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    No, remaking a female-lead movie with a man is sexist. Remaking a male-lead movie with a woman is just common sense. Women are BETTER than men!

  • Peter Gorman

    The cast is great, there’s no discernable weak link in the
    team (at least acting-wise). Kristen Wig, Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones all do fine work, though Kate McKinnon is the standout performance in the film as Holtzman. The story moves along pretty well, the script has a pretty high jokes-per-minute ratio, and only a few fall flat. There are multiple tech presentation scenes where increasingly crazy gear is invented and then later fully utilized. The villain, though a little weak, is actually better explained than Evo Shandor from the original Ghostbusters. The entire original cast still living are given cameos, giving some tacit approval of the proceedings. My only real gripe is that the ghosts could be from the Scooby Doo movie. They aren’t generally scary. The movie is better than Ghostbusters II, but not as good as the original Ghostbusters. So yeah the internet hate is generally unjustified.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    Ladies and gentlemen, the world’s biggest fan of ‘queef’ jokes.

  • Peter Gorman

    Are you telling me that you, sir, are *against* queef jokes?

  • Skewed_View

    Probably useless, but jokes on you because I don’t have a neckbeard, I keep my face and neck cleanly shaved.

  • Brian Levine

    I’m trying to brace myself for Mike saying that he loves the new version. I’m smashing pizza rolls with a hammer. Ow! I hit my thumb.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    being charming, neckbeard.*

    being a charming neckbeard*

    ???

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Keeping in mind that a Ghostbusters remake is completely unnecessary and is clearly being done as quick way to make boatloads of money, I find it funny how irritated some dudes are getting because Hollywood is pandering to women on this particular shitty remake. How dare Hollywood pander to anybody but males 100% of the time! It’s now the 21st century, which means that there are more groups to pander to than just dudes, who are just going to have to learn to settle for 95% of all the pandering. You’re all just going to have to suck it up and let your friends go see the bravest, strongest, most progressive film of the year, featuring three white scientist Ghostbusters and one sassy black street-smart Ghostbuster.

  • fred

    About 70 – 80 degrees. Pretty nice considering the endless heatwave in the midwest. I’m so glad I don’t live in Kansas where it’s 90 to 100 every fucking day.

  • Skewed_View

    I just want to make sure that there are only two options, and that’s Janine is a trope, or I’m a useless neckbeard. It can’t be both and it can’t be neither?
    If you can show me how she was anything other than a generic secretary then please do, I’m open to changing my opinion. But having just watched the movie I don’t see anything there, and I think the wittiest thing she said was “it’s a sign all right, we’re going out of business.”

  • Quantum

    As in you don’t get irritated by a complete unnecessary and quick cashgrab just because it has women?
    Just curious.

  • Robotpals

    A “C word!” joke got deleted… from the RLM message board? My world doesn’t make sense anymore.

  • Robotpals

    It’s a twist that everyone knows.

  • Quantum

    I’ve seen that too, smart girl.
    Doesn’t need political protection to be awesome.

  • Quantum

    Just saying…

    PS: I believe you, she would mop the floor with me, too.

  • Quantum

    Same here.

    Who would delete “chunt” from a message board, anyway?!?!

  • RiverboatGrambler

    It’s not that. I generally don’t get irritated by any remakes in general because they can never take away what I like about the originals. I haven’t seen the new Ghostbusters; the only thoughts I have concerning its quality are that the humor looks considerably more low-brow and it also looks like it’s going to go through many of the same motions as the first movie (library scene, Stay Puft) in a rather shameless cash-grabby manner. This gives me an overall negative impression, but the “all female” part doesn’t really bother me at all; if they’re going to do an unnecessary remake of Ghostbusters, I don’t mind them putting some kind of new twist on it.

  • Quantum

    I’m blind to race, color, gender, sexuality.
    I really am, couldn’t care less.

    Liberty and justice for all, whoever they are and what they believe.
    I’m not American, by the way, but that’s a motto that translate well to every language.

    Anyhoo, and paraphrasing George Carlin, I’m strongly opposed to people or groups who want to tell others how to think, how to act, how to feel.

    That’s my bone of contention with this movie.
    It’s been clear from the beginning, by the words of the director, that it would be a movie to “show men how things are done”.

    And that was it!

    No respect for the source material, nothing. Just picking a big enough franchise so they could make money and replace men.

    Is that what women want to achieve, replace men?
    Be men?

    Bah.

    Groups that want to control people’s language, acts and thoughts are nothing new. They’re a dime a dozen and even more so they were in the XXth Century.

    There was a big one of its kind, which is still lurking, with a swastika on the flag.

    Lastly, and apologizing for the big text, they are pandering to an agenda. They don’t give a shit about women.

    They just care about their little lobby and it’s friends, and disguise their plainly open message of hate by saying it’s “empowering women”.

    Yeah, right. 😐

  • Hank_Henshaw

    Still better than RoboCop (2014). Then again that one was a “Fuck You, it’s now February!” release, while this is a summer movie… that, and Robocop, as a brand, is not of the same stature as Ghostbusters.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Huh. I dunno man, as a straight white male I don’t feel particularly persecuted by Feig’s Ghostbusters, and I definitely don’t see any parallels to the friggin Nazis. It’s just a big dumb blockbuster remake with vocal parties of people on either side of the gender politics debate damning you if you like it and damning you if you don’t. The whole “Girl Power” theme has always been interpreted as being anti-men by certain people, maybe it’s a valid complaint for this movie. I haven’t seen it. And if it is a valid complaint, well shit. That’s one movie trashing men out of hundreds of thousands of other mainstream films that demean and/or objectify women? I’m pretty sure we’re still on top.

    I have noticed that pandering to men is generally seen as normal and desirable while pandering to women is insidious and awful for some reason. One thing I know for sure: nobody is going to round you up and send you to the gulag because you didn’t like the Ghostbusters remake. Pissy people on Twitter and Tumblr simply don’t have that much power in society. There’s no need to go full Godwin on the Ghostbusters 2016 movie.

  • Why are you defending women mister?

  • Ren1

    My anticipation for this Half in the Bag is too much….GIVE IT NAOW!

  • Quantum

    Well, there’s what either side says about it, and there is thinking for ourselves.

    And to be clear, that wasn’t a jab directed at you, I can totally see what you are saying.

    The parallels… The type of speech.

    You, as a white straight man, are a dangerous individual to some people. Give those people power and see what becomes of you.

    Yes, i also highly doubt it will happen, but just think “what if”.
    And yes, it’s a silly movie, but also a starting point for these kind of debates.

    Who really -really – lost was the creative and artistic process, once more, in favour of pandering and political bullshit.

  • Quantum

    This is a reference made in heaven.

  • RiverboatGrambler

    Yeah, I really don’t think that Girl Power movies are the tipping point of a fascistic Amazon uprising so much as they are reliable clickbait moneymakers in a polarized society, but I’m with you on the last line for sure.

  • Quantum

    I’m aware of the ridiculous in that, and “fascistic Amazon uprising” was funny.
    😀
    Thanks 😉

  • fred

    Serves you right. Goddamned sexists. You come in here with your shined shoes and combed hair and try to pass yourselves off as decent Americans. I despise your masquerade, the dishonest way you pose yourself. You and your whole fucking family.

  • fred

    So I guess Jay is really on the PC side of the spectrum huh…too bad.

  • Joe Syxpac

    Use a power saw. It’s faster.

  • Kawaii as Fuck

    HAYDEN LEARNER!

  • Mitchell Taco Nash

    Maybe he hates puns?

  • jhonny_appleseed

    I’m not a Trump fan, but I’ll share a story: probably the weirdest Trump paraphernalia I’ve sighted was in Laredo Texas. A Mexican restaurant, full of Mexicans, had Fox news on (in Spanish) with Trump speaking and Trump stickers on the doors. You just can’t judge what people are into.

    Unless, of course, they live in San Francisco 😛

  • fred

    That could actually be it — but he punned in the last hitb (probing). Goddammit nothing makes sense anymore I hate lyfe.

  • sigaba

    So like the “That’s what I heard!” Line from Venkman. That’s not an added line because you can see Murray in the shot shouting the line right behind Atherton.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    Mike seems to have a real need to make arguments against homophobia only he perceives.

  • sigaba

    Makes you wonder what happened to Jessie.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    If you don’t find ‘social justice’ so tiresome and irritating that every example of it makes you want to scream in anger, you just haven’t experienced enough of it yet.

    And, for the record, I don’t want anybody pandering to me either. For example, Dinesh D’Souza’s movies suck on their own merits.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    But why are we a polarized society? Because people like you rise up to defend stupidity. If we just called stupidity stupid, regardless of who was doing it, society would get smarter.

  • jhonny_appleseed

    I actually liked both Jessie and the girl who tried so hard to defend her passion for stupid rom-coms. They seemed like legit geek girls actually involved in the process. But their circus, their monkeys I guess.

  • OMNI

    I forgot about that episode

  • Andy James

    Here’s the thing. Pandering like this HURTS the cause of women headlining comedies if it is endorsed. By playing up mediocrities or worse as “brave, strong and progressive”, you’re sending the message that women are to be rewarded simply for participation. It is patronization in the guise of enlightened thought. And it only feeds the beliefs of the assholes who immediately dismissed the idea of women as Ghostbusters.

  • Percy Gryce

    I fart in your general direction.

    Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberries.

    Go away or I will taunt you a second time.

  • Quantum

    I’ve had worse.

  • Duhad

    1.) The Brain (i.e. “The Egon”)

    Sigourney Weaver (Sifi cred, proven comedy chops, was in Ghost Busters)

    2.) The Out There One (i.e. “The Ray”)

    Kristen Wiig (She is good in most movies and has played odd, but relatable characters well before, one covered on an ep of HITB)

    3.) The Quip Master (i.e. “The Peter”)

    Kaitlin Olson (Dee from Its Always Sunny. She is less quipy, but she is funny as hell and can play against Wiig and Weaver for a slightly darker remake)

    4.) The Everyman (i.e. “The Minority Winston”)

    Zoe Saldana (She is in everything and very rarely is not at least reasonably good in every role. Not as funny, but neither was Winston. Michelle Rodriguez also works if you want to stick to a more shlubby, less hot young stars team look)

    Not that this would make the BEST GB remake. Honestly I would have preferred to see the film with both men and woman in the roles and just ignoring the Sony marketing gimmick of, “We have the girls Ghost Busters now and then we have the Ghost Busters with two guys later and then we make a Ghost Busters MCU!” Bullshit, but you know…

    Now perfect world… Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Sigourney Weaver with Edgar Wright as the writer/director! That would put my ass in a chair!

  • Now I Get It

    So, you finally finished tying that shoe.

    That’s not a quote. I’m just noting that you’re back in the race. Hope you’re well.

  • Quantum

    Hello, good Sir!
    Yeah, I’ve been away… Life stuff and fluff, the usual.

    How are you doing, everything allright?
    How’s the play you’re writing, going well?

    Hope everything is good with you, too!

  • Now I Get It

    The Dude abides.

  • King

    New things are cool yes. I’m also not against bringing people to Mars. I just say the Mars One mission will horrible go wrong and we should wait until we have the technology to bring them there and back again. Alive.

  • Red Skeleton

    *Checks* Close enough. Why do you ask?

  • Red Skeleton

    How is it failing and bombing hard, exactly, besides not being shown in China? I thought it was performing more or less to expectations.

  • ikdks

    I wonder if they had to cast Casey Kasem’s giant I dream of Jennie wife in the party scene to get him to do that voice over.

  • ImThink

    It came out after a period of shit films. So back then even a mildly good film was seen as absolutely great.

  • Sully

    I’d thought of Weaver and Olson as well. I’ll allow it.

  • One thing that always seemed out of place to me was Dan Akroyd’s stagger at the bottom of the firepole on their first mission. It always seemed too pantomine “wacky” for the rest of the film.

  • Seth

    you seem out of place to me

  • CapedBaldy

    If you can’t do math.

  • CapedBaldy

    You’re a brainwashed beta pos.

  • ChaoticEnigma

    yeeah, fuck you guys for that red curtain prick thing. Just… fuck you.

  • Jack Hagerty

    I can’t say if this is in the 600 + comments below, but “Don’t cross the streams” is second only to “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtains” in tech companies when trying to get a demo to work.

    – Jack

  • Joe Syxpac

    I think that was because he was wearing roller skates for some reason.

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