Movies About Ghosts

Dog’s Movie House: “Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire Delightful Continuation Of Original Film!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here and I must acknowledge the fact that 1984’s classic “Ghostbusters” captured lightening in a bottle with it’s combination of scares and big-time (mostly adult) laughs. It was also a product of the 1980s, when you could go a lot farther with a PG rating. The subsequent sequels couldn’t capture that same lightening (“Ghostbusters 2” with all of the original players, both in front and behind the camera, could only produce a pale copy of the first film, and the female-led 2016 film couldn’t quite get the chemistry right despite a game cast.) The two legacy sequels that have come in the last couple of years have taken a different tack: They lean into the nostalgia of the first film without aping it’s style. The technique is quite clever as you feel like you’re watching a “Ghostbusters” movie without ever thinking you’re watching a cash-grab copy!

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Dog’s Movie House: “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”, “King Richard” Hit Theaters This Weekend!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at two big movies opening up this weekend. For you nostalgia buffs, Jason Reitman’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” opens with a direct sequel to the original 1984 film. For you biopic buffs we’ve got “King Richard,” a highly moving an entertaining look at how the incredible Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, were shaped into two of the best tennis players on the planet by their force-of-nature father Richard (Will Smith in search of some more Oscar love). Both films are tremendously entertiaining for different reasons and are meant to be seen at the theater, although “King Richard” is currently streaming simultaneously on HBO Max.

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