Ghostbusters (12A)

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ghostbusters

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Time Out says

Mon Oct 27

Thirty years on, bustin’ still makes us feel good. In fact, few movies have the power to make us feel good-er. From pounding drum machine intro to marshmallow apocalypse finale, ‘Ghostbusters’ is a cavalcade of pure joy.

The reasons for this are manifold, but still bear repeating. Bill Murray’s sweetly sardonic performance is a treasure for the ages – that little plaza pirouette when he scores a date with Sigourney Weaver is a moment of transcendental bliss. The script is literally word-perfect, at once crude (‘this man has no dick’), weird (‘many Shuvs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!’) and packed with timeless silly-smart one-liners (‘Listen... do you smell something?’). Ivan Reitman’s direction moves at a clip, the animated effects are unearthly and beautiful, and the soundtrack, stuffed with long-forgotten yacht rock also-rans, somehow manages to be awful and perfect at the same time.

We could go on – at length – but why bother? You know it’s great. Go remind yourself why.

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Rated:

12A

UK release:

Tue Oct 28, 2014

Duration:

105 mins

Cinemas showing Ghostbusters

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Prince Charles Cinema

7 Leicester Place, London, WC2H 7BP Show map/details

  • Address:

    Prince Charles Cinema 7 Leicester Place
    London
    WC2H 7BP

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  • Thu Oct 30:

    • 18:30
    • 21:00

Genesis Cinema Mile End

93-95 Mile End Rd, London, E1 4UJ Show map/details

  • Address:

    Genesis Cinema Mile End 93-95 Mile End Rd
    London
    E1 4UJ

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  • Thu Oct 30:

    • 20:30

Greenwich Picturehouse

180 Greenwich High Rd, London, SE10 8NN Show map/details

  • Address:

    Greenwich Picturehouse 180 Greenwich High Rd
    London
    SE10 8NN

  • Venue phone:

    08717 042 065

  • Venue website:

    www.picturehouses.co.uk

  • Opening hours:

    7.45pm

  • Transport:

    Rail: Greenwich rail/DLR

  • Price:

    £7, concs £5

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  • Sat Nov 1:

    • 21:00

New Wimbledon Theatre

The Broadway, SW19 1QG Show map/details

  • Address:

    New Wimbledon Theatre The Broadway
    SW19 1QG

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  • Fri Oct 31:

    • 20:00

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John Higgins

I have fond memories of seeing the very first teaser trailer on ENTERTAINMENT USA back in the spring of 1984 and was one of the first in the queue to see it on December 1st at a cinema in Birmingham. I have seen it numerous times on DVD and TV and still marvel at the Richard Edlund effects and enjoy the Elmer Bernstein music. Even today, I wonder what the film would have been like if John Belushi had been in the role eventually played by Bill Murray.

John Higgins

I have fond memories of seeing the very first teaser trailer on ENTERTAINMENT USA back in the spring of 1984 and was one of the first in the queue to see it on December 1st at a cinema in Birmingham. I have seen it numerous times on DVD and TV and still marvel at the Richard Edlund effects and enjoy the Elmer Bernstein music. Even today, I wonder what the film would have been like if John Belushi had been in the role eventually played by Bill Murray.

Ian

Brilliant! Go see this. Just seen it and there were two groups of the films target audience 8 to 14 year old lads in the cinemas plus a few families where parents old enough to remember it first tiime out were taking their kids. Haven't seen a group of young lads come out of a film so hyper and loud for many many years. The review is bang on the button. Take your kids. They won't see a better written, acted and directed comedy aimed at kids of all ages for a long time. Go see it and see it now.

Ian

Brilliant! Go see this. Just seen it and there were two groups of the films target audience 8 to 14 year old lads in the cinemas plus a few families where parents old enough to remember it first tiime out were taking their kids. Haven't seen a group of young lads come out of a film so hyper and loud for many many years. The review is bang on the button. Take your kids. They won't see a better written, acted and directed comedy aimed at kids of all ages for a long time. Go see it and see it now.