Ghostbusters: the title explains the premise. I love Ghostbusters. When we were little, my brother and I would act out scenes with his friends in our attic. I always had to be Dana explaining how the eggs cooked on the counter and I hated it because I wanted a cooler part. I remember attempting to pull a sheet out from under a bunch of random stuff piled on the dining room table and we couldn’t even get ‘and the flowers are still standing’. I still have our original Slimer toy and as you probably know, I named my cat Gozer (and then bought a Gozer action figure when it came out and made him pose with it for many pictures).
Ghostbusters is a classic story of boy meets girl, girl gets possessed by a demon and turns into a hellhound…okay, so that’s not even close to the entire story, but sometimes I feel a little silly trying to explain the plots of movies that everyone has seen. I will say that I enjoy the fact that when Louis is possessed, he becomes an unkempt, drooling mess and when Dana becomes possessed, she gets a flowing outfit and takes the time to heavily contour her face.
As for the sequel, I really enjoy it but it gets pretty mixed reviews overall. Rick Moranis has been doing interviews for his new album and when someone asked him about Ghostbusters III, he dissed the sequel, which made me sad. All I have to say to you haters is 1. Carpathian Kitten Loss and 2. Peter McNichol. I will say that the baby-on-the-ledge scene is incredibly stupid. I will also say that the DOS game that came out for both movies were really hard and ruined my childhood.
Starring Harold Ramis (who is actually more famous for writing movies like this one, Caddyshack, SCTV, and Animal House), Dan Akroyd (SNL, Blues Brothers), Bill Murray (SNL, Caddyshack, Zombieland), Ernie Hudson (Oz, Law & Order), Sigourney Weaver (Alien(s), The Cabin in the Woods, Copycat), Rick Moranis (Honey I ____ed the Kids, Little Shop of Horrors, retired from acting), and William Atherton (Bio-Dome, Die Hard, has no dick).
Entrees: Take the last of your petty cash and have a Chinese food feast!
Beverage: No matter what you eat or don’t eat the next time you watch Ghostbusters, you absolutely have to make your own Ectocooler. A lot of people on the interwebs say that Hi-C’s Orange Lavaburst is almost identical to the original Ectocooler if you mix it with tangerine juice, but it’s yellow so you still have to tint it green to really get the proper ambiance.