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Ghostbusters (1984)

Director: Ivan Reitman
Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis

Not to get all lecture-y about new comedies and what's wrong with movies, but Ghostbusters still works better than most high-concept comedies. Ghostbusters is the reason we have good stuff like This Is the End, and shitty stuff like The Adventures of Pluto Nash. It's a ludicrous movie with wild special effects and a budget that goes way beyond what's necessary for writing some jokes—but it's grounded by characters and performances. Bill Murray distributing snark like a disgruntled postal worker. Rick Moranis nailing the nerd character forever. Sigourney Weaver cutting these '80s men down to size. Dan Aykroyd with his rubber face and priceless expressions. Motherfucking Ernie Hudson!

If you have it revisited in a while, you owe it to yourself. You ain't afraid of no childhood nostalgia warping your memories of movies to make them seem better than they actually are.

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