ghostbusters

Remembering The Great Harold Ramis

The great Harold Ramis would have been 76 years old on 21 November 2020. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 69 from autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. To many he will always be Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters movies but to others he was a damn [...]

November 21, 2020

Notebook Reviews: EVOLUTION

Ivan Reitman – 2001 Director Ivan Reitman attempts to revisit the success of Ghostbusters with this alien themed sci-fi comedy. Evolution might not be quite as good as that 1984 spooktacular, but it’s still great fun. David Duchovny [...]

October 29, 2020

Notebook Reviews: CLUB PARADISE

Harold Ramis – 1986 It’s hard to believe that the great Harold Ramis, the man behind such comedy classics such as Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day and Multiplicity was responsible for Club Paradise. It’s not funny, it’s badly [...]

September 14, 2020

Book Review: FRIGHT FEST GUIDE – GHOST MOVIES

The horror film genre is filled with a variety of different off-shoots, but probably the most important of these is the old-fashioned Ghost Story. It’s an aspect of horror which can be adapted and morphed into whatever type of narrative a [...]

October 1, 2018

GHOSTBUSTERS Reboot Trailer

This looks like Ghostbusters. I don’t know what else to say. It will never replace the original but I’m sure I’ll catch it at some point in the future. No rush. Ghostbusters starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones [...]

March 3, 2016

DVD Review: BAD MILO Is Not A Good Body Horror Comedy

Bad Milo is an body-horror comedy that riffs on the classic creature features of the 1980s. Ken Marino plays Duncan, a stressed-out accountant who grows a creature deep inside his bowls. When the creature is unleashed it begins to murder those who [...]

October 18, 2014

The Passing Of Harold Ramis – A Comedic Genius

Harold Ramis has died. To many he will always be Egon Spengler in the Ghostbusters movies but to others he was a damn fine writer/director, behind some of the most influential comedy films of the last 40 years. Ramis directed Groundhog Day (a film [...]

February 24, 2014

Pondering Movies: The Loss Of The Zeitgeist

The passing of time makes me look fondly at older movies, movies that I saw when I was younger. It is simply getting more and more difficult to find enjoyment in mainstream Hollywood movies. A decade or so ago, films like Cast Away or Vanilla Sky [...]

July 9, 2013

Why I Won’t Be Watching BATTLESHIP

Look, I totally understand that Hollywood’s main aim is to satisfy the needs of teenage boys. I get it. That’s why most movies released by studios are hyper-stylised special effects extravaganzas – trying to compete with the latest video [...]

April 4, 2012