I (Think) I Finally Understand The Ghostbusters Brouhaha

When I heard all the brouhaha over Paul Feig’s reboot of Ivan Reitman’s 1984 Ghostbusters I didn’t quite understand what it was all about; beyond the obvious, such as recasting the leads as women. You see, because while I enjoyed the original movie, it didn’t make much of an impression on me. And Brendan Mertans Ghostheads didn’t […]

Ghostbusters Reviews Are Filtering In And…

Ghostbusters reviews are filtering in, and they’re…decidedly mixed. Which is problematic, especially when you take into account that there are apparently a lot of people that take issue with the whole gender swap at the heart of the movie. Another is that its budget is somewhere in the ballpark of  $150 million.  That’s not a […]

Ghostbusters (2016) – Trailer

I have to admit that I was feeling a bit lukewarm about the new Ghostbusters. My biggest issue was that the casting of an all-female team seemed like a less than organic move by the filmmakers than one apparently designed to placate people who believe that movies should be more diverse. And movies should be more diverse, of […]

‘The Heat’ Review

“Paul Feig’s “The Heat” is often amusing, though it doesn’t work as a buddy movie because Sandra Bullock’s character is so bland that Melissa McCarthy has to do all the heavy lifting.” Part of me was wondering if the reason I didn’t enjoy “The Heat” as nearly as much as I would have liked to – there […]