Sunday May 31, 2020

Ghostbusters: Old comedy favourite gets a woman’s touch

Not a great movie, but neither was the original

17th July, 2016
Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig and Leslie Jones in Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters, Directed by Paul Feig, Nationwide, 12a, Rating: ***

Mom & Me, Directed by Ken Wardrop, Nationwide, PG, Rating: ****

Early on in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot, the all-female team of paranormal investigators upload a video of a supernatural encounter to the internet. One of the typically inane reactions in the comments section is: “Ain’t no bitches going to hunt no ghosts.”

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