WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
When one of New York City’s oldest buildings appears to be haunted, two parapsychologists jump at the chance to see an actual ghost, and drag a skeptical friend (Kristen Wiig) along. The folks behind the original franchise long tried to get a third movie made, but instead we got a remake that was maligned by Internet trolls even before cameras started rolling. The reason? Women were cast as ghostbusters. The final results turned out to be an entertaining ride, with intense visual effects in 3D and amusing lead performances. As always with Paul Feig movies though, an uneven barrage of jokes and thrills.
2016-U.S. 116 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Ivan Reitman, Amy Pascal. Directed by Paul Feig. Screenplay: Katie Dippold, Paul Feig. Cast: Melissa McCarthy (Abby Yates), Kristen Wiig (Erin Gilbert), Kate McKinnon (Jillian Holtzmann), Leslie Jones (Patty Tolan), Chris Hemsworth, Cecily Strong… Andy Garcia, Charles Dance, Ed Begley, Jr.. Cameos: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Ernie Hudson, Ozzy Osbourne.
Trivia: Co-executive produced by Aykroyd. Emma Stone was allegedly considered for a part. Also released in a 133-min. cut.
Quote: “I guess he’s going to Queens – he’s going to be the third scariest thing on that train.” (Jones watching a ghost escape on a subway train)