“Aliens,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Ghostbusters”…. Most blockbuster movies, when you get right down to it, are about invasions: otherworldly creatures arriving on our planet uninvited, ghosts taking over society, futuristic cyborg assassins intent on pursuing its targets to the ends of the earth, etc. And while we usually associate invasion movies with destruction and mayhem, some visitors do exhibit more peaceful intentions. Here are 10 of the best-ever invasion flicks that can all be found in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
We all wish we had answered that want ad to be a Ghostbuster (for $11,500 a year!). But even if we all can’t actually be a Ghostbuster, we can still learn from the best. Here are a couple of career-boosting tips we picked up from Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson), Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd).
With all the hot ghosts haunting around out there, you’ll need to be able to discern the killer ghosts from those that are safe to make out with!
In “Ghostbusters,” the team gets together and become celebrities as they rid New York City of demonic spirits. Ghostbusters II sees our now-down and out heroes investigating an emotion-driven pink slime that can only be defeated with a chorus of “Auld Lang Syne.” So, which is the best?
Who are you going to call? No, really… Which Ghostbuster would you call in your time of need? Peter Venkman (Bill Murray), Ray Stantz (Dan Aykroyd), Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) or Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson)?
The ’80s were a strange time–coupled with the nascent popularity of horror, horror comedy and special effects, ghost stories not only became stranger, but very popular. And, now, iconic even. Here is a list of eight of the most memorable movie ghosts from the ’80s, starting with the one that still lives on in our nightmares… Freedy Kreuger in “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” of course.
“Airplane!”, “Ghostbusters”, “Tootsie.” Whether they trafficked in juvenile humor, whip-smart social satire, wacky hijinks or all points in between, American movies experienced a comedic heyday during the 1980s. As proof, check these 10 funny films from the decade that have earned a spot in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
Ah, Bill Murray. He’s a comedian. He’s a dramatist. He might just drop by your party unannounced and hang out with you and your buds. From misfit ghost exterminator to sourpuss weatherman, Murray’s nailed his each and every role and kept audiences roaring since the ‘70s. Add these quintessential Bill Murray movies, all featured in…
By the looks of this photo posted at Unseen NYC (a nice photoblog of random graffiti and seedier spottings in NYC), it looks like the Ghostbusters’ business shift to animal control isn’t going too well. This car was spotted in my old neighborhood of Park Slope.