Listen… do you smell something? The latest Film Junk premium podcast is here and it’s kind of like all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light. In honour of the release of the new Ghostbusters reboot, we went back to the original films to explore why they continue to resonate over thirty years later. In addition to Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters II, we also round out the discussion with two more Dan Aykroyd movies: The Blues Brothers, and his first and only directorial credit, Nothing But Trouble (a notorious flop that also happens to be one of Frank’s favourite movies of all time). Talking points include the comedic abilities and career trajectories of the various cast members, the special effects, the soundtracks, and the influence of both SNL and New York City on the movie. So is Nothing But Trouble a comedic misfire or a horror comedy that was way ahead of its time? Is the Ecto-1 an ambulance or a hearse? Is Ghostbusters II a worthy sequel or a shameless cash grab? Heat ‘em up, make ‘em hard and download this month’s premium podcast below.
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