Totally theater-worthy!

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There aren’t many movies that I’ll actually go see at the theater — I’m usually a wait-for-it-on-DVD kinda gal. But last weekend, I took a trip down nostalgia lane and saw the new Ghostbusters and It. Was. Awesome! I loved the references to the original movies which, IMHO, is the best way to do a remake. Check out Inquisitr‘s list of Easter eggs!

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Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies has also been on my desk, waiting for me to read. So after the movie, I wanted to see what Freeman had to say about the original Ghostbusters. While the focus of her Ghostbusters chapter is “How to Be a Man,” I loved the tidbits on how the final cut came to be:

  1. Dan Aykroyd originally envisioned it as a dual project for him and his bestie John Belushi.
  2. Slimer was a direct homage to Belushi.
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  3. Reitman, Aykroyd, & Ramis ended up using a combination of Wizard of Oz archetypes (the lion, the scarecrow & the tin man) and personal character traits when developing the characters.

As for the all-woman reboot, Freeman states “a remake with women feels like a hopeful glimpse into the future, one in which women are trusted with genuine event movies that celebrate friendship as opposed to catfights.” There’s definitely a lot to think about after reading Freeman’s book and now I’m off to re-watch the originals and queue up Ray Parker Jr’s anthem!

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Shannon Eddings

Shannon is movie-obsessed and her infatuation with the silver screen can be traced back to a single event. After helping her move into her first apartment, her mom left her with this parting remark: “Don’t spend all your money at the movies!” From that point on, thanks to her library card, Shannon continues to feed her obsession! She is the library's Database Administrator.