Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ghostbusters Selected as Entertainment Weekly's Funniest Movie in Last 25 Years

Entertainment Weekly's website runs numerous ranks and countdowns of a variety of things: television shows, movies, and moments from each. In their "The Comedy 25: The Funniest Movies of the Past 25 Years", they selected Ghostbusters as the king of comedy. It is hard to argue against. The movie is routinely rated as one of the best comedies in history and ranks in the Top 50 in adjusted box office gross. The movie was a blockbuster in times when they were few and far between.
In the summer of 1984, the only pop-culture question more common than ''Where's the beef?'' was ''Who you gonna call?'' The dream trio of Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, and Harold Ramis was the epitome of sarcastic comedy cool, battling slimy ghosts, the nosy Environmental Protection Agency, and a giant Stay-Puft marshmallow man.
Ghostbusters has always been a cult icon and retro wear has been a big hit for the last 5+ years. Allusions and satire of the film percolates through our every day life, whether it be from a t-shirt or a web comic. Luckily, for us ghost heads, in the near future we will be getting even more Ghostbusters stuff. The video game, though delayed, will debut within the next year and 2009 is the 25th Anniversary of the movie (could we see a rerelease in theaters?). The movies will be released on Blu-Ray soon and we are finally getting the entire The Real Ghostbusters cartoon series on DVD. Rumors also swirl as to a 3rd movie as well as new toys. Some officially licensed prop replicas may be on their way too. It is absolutely wonderful to see Ghostbusters still sticks in the minds of the media, as well as fans.

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