TV & Film
Resurrecting a blockbuster for a One-Year Anniversary Show is a no-brainer. It’s time to go in-depth into the cultural impact that was GHOSTBUSTERS (1984). Though it’s a film that barely needs an introduction, there’s still a lot to unpack in this sensational story created by long-time creative friends. Indeed, this is a Season One celebration of Don’t Push Pause, but also a deep dive into the GHOSTBUSTERS sci-fi, dark comedy world which grew into a worldwide phenomenon.
▶️ Justin and Lindsay reflect on a year of Don’t Push Pause, discuss why Picks of the Week stray from format, why the MurrayMoment will return in Episode 30 and a brief podcast gag reel of muff-ups over the past year.
▶️ (00:12:22) GHOSTBUSTERS:
Four men team up to battle an ever-expanding ghost problem taking over New York City, centering around a demonically-possessed woman and culminating in fight to stop an apocalypse.
▶️ Justin and Lindsay uncover the GHOSTBUSTERS’ origin story and the working-relationship timeline between director Ivan Reitman, writers/actors Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray. Why the Ghostbusters’ reality is so easily digestible and the significance of the film will be deconstructed, along with a special spotlight on Ernie Hudson’s role and his complicated feelings about the film. The strength of the supporting cast, including Sigourney Weaver, Rick Moranis and Annie Potts, will be discussed, as well as the giant marketing campaign and still very-active franchise and sequels. And don’t worry, countless fun facts about the film will be sprinkled all throughout.
▶️ (01:00:40) PICKS OF THE WEEK:
Lindsay goes for her favorite rainy day, action/adventure film, Robert Zemeckis’ ROMANCING THE STONE (1984). Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito star in this swashbuckling story about a woman who sets out to save her sister, then gets mixed up in hunting down a treasure with a charmingly gruff grifter in South America. Justin finally gets to confess his love for his favorite Jean-Claude Van Damme film, LIONHEART (1991). After his brother is murdered, a solider abandons his assignment to financially assist his widowed sister-in-law by entering a high-stakes, yet high-paying, underground society of hand-to-hand combat fighting.
▶️ (01:22:05) Final thoughts:
The special effects and artistry of GHOSTBUSTERS, along with personal reflections and a few more behind-the-scenes stories.
▶️ Thank you to everyone listening, subscribing, liking, following, all the things that keep this podcast flowing! Thank you to our Announcer-Mary Timmel, Musicman-Matt Pace, Artist-Beau Shoulders and Film Contributor-Justin Hayward, for all your assistance and support! We’re looking forward to Season 2, debuting on June 4th with REPO MAN!
Episode 47 : Misery
Episode 46 : I Shot Andy Warhol
Episode 45 : The Thing (1982)
Episode 44 : Thelma & Louise
Episode 43 : The Warriors
Episode 42 : Uncle Buck
Episode 41 : 80's vs 90's Slashers
Episode 40 : The Blob (1988)
Episode 39 : Candyman
Episode 38 : The Burbs
Episode 37 : Eraserhead
Episode 36 : Coming To America
Episode 35 : Deliverance
Episode 34 : Magnolia
Episode 33 : RE-ANIMATOR
Episode 32 : New Jack City
Episode 31 : But I'm A Cheerleader
Episode 30 : Repo Man
Episode 28 : A Fish Called Wanda
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