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CinemaDome: Blues Brothers vs Ghostbusters

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07 Dec 2016 12:30 #240045 by Almalik

charlest wrote:

Michael Barnes wrote: Well this is a cakewalk because The Blues Brothers is awful.

Ghostbusters, nothing but net.


I actually agree. Never got all the love for Blues Brothers.


Gotta agree with this as well. Ghostbusters

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07 Dec 2016 13:06 #240049 by Colorcrayons

Black Barney wrote: The only good scene in Blues Brothers is when the L-trains come by so often that you don't even notice. I laughed longer and harder at that joke than all of the Ghostbusters jokes combined.


It makes you wonder how the holy hell they coordinated that, since that is likely the most coordination the L has ever seen.
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07 Dec 2016 13:21 #240050 by Msample
I think people think of BLUE BROTHERS as a comedy, whereas really its a musical with some car chases in between each musical number. The casting in that movie is insane how many people they got in there. Paul Reubens even has a bit part . The soundtrack runs roughshod over fucking Ray Parker - that theme song got played to death in the 80s and I cringe every time I hear it.

GHOSTBUSTERS is good, but I gotta go with the cop motor, a four hundred and forty cubic inch plant, got cop tires, cop suspensions, and cop shocks.

BLUE BROTHERS.

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07 Dec 2016 13:35 #240052 by Grudunza

Black Barney wrote: The only good scene in Blues Brothers is when the L-trains come by so often that you don't even notice. I laughed longer and harder at that joke than all of the Ghostbusters jokes combined.

But that honestly is the only scene I enjoyed. Ghostbusters is why movies are made. What a total treat, visually.

Not even.close.


You're dead to me, Barney. :P
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07 Dec 2016 13:47 #240053 by Shellhead

Msample wrote: I think people think of BLUE BROTHERS as a comedy, whereas really its a musical with some car chases in between each musical number.


You've put your finger on exactly what I dislike about The Blues Brothers. It is an awkward hybrid of comedy and concert video, and falls short on both counts because of the awkwardness. When I watch a movie, I expect to get a story, not a hodgepodge of random scenes with some music mixed in. I had this same issue with The Secret Policeman's Other Ball.

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07 Dec 2016 13:48 #240054 by Michael Barnes
If that Crown Vic pulled up with the BB theme blasting and Jake and Elwood hopped out dancing, you would see four or five old men wobble over and clap excitedly off-beat while leaning on canes and walkers.

If the Ghostbusters hearse pulled up with their theme blasting and they hopped out, everyone- including beautiful women and children- would be excited and dancing.

That about says it all.
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07 Dec 2016 14:01 #240056 by the_jake_1973
Blues Brothers for the following:
Soundtrack
Ray Charles
Aretha
John Lee Hooker
Both kinds of music, Country and Western.
Crashing through Pier One Imports.
The godfather of soul preaching one hell of a sermon.
Carrie Fisher on a hunt for vengeance
Running down Illinois Nazis
The bluesmobile
Cab Calloway

Ghostbusters, while fun, doesn't stack up.

Verdict: Blues Brothers
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07 Dec 2016 14:06 - 07 Dec 2016 14:06 #240057 by Mr. White

the_jake_1973 wrote: Both kinds of music, Country and Western.


One of my favorite lines.

I should have dropped it in that Quote thread.
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07 Dec 2016 14:17 #240059 by Michael Barnes
All of the music was great already. It didn't need a 2 hour SNL skit to get there.
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07 Dec 2016 14:34 #240061 by Msample

Michael Barnes wrote: All of the music was great already. It didn't need a 2 hour SNL skit to get there.


True, but many people including myself hadn't heard it til they saw the movie. I'd be much more inclined to go search those tracks out than hearing Ray Parker for the first time.

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07 Dec 2016 14:35 - 07 Dec 2016 14:36 #240062 by RobertB
Michael Barnes wrote:

All of the music was great already. It didn't need a 2 hour SNL skit to get there.


I guess being the first SNL skit-to-movie is a plus or minus for Blues Brothers, depending on your opinion of SNL movies as a genre.

I think this is from Roger Ebert, but I could be wrong and I'm not looking it up; if you took the comedy out of Ghostbusters, you'd still have a pretty good horror movie. For me, Blues Brothers was some good-to-great music stuck in a too-long comedy skit, with a decent car chase stuck in there. Belushi and Ackroyd elevate the material, but only by so much. So, Ghostbusters for me.
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07 Dec 2016 14:48 #240063 by Michael Barnes
The next one of these should be On Golden Pond versus Cocoon. I'm sure those old enough to vote Blues Brothers will appreciate something suited to their demographic.
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07 Dec 2016 15:00 #240064 by Mr. White
Blues Brothers - 1980
Ghostbusters - 1984
Truly a generational gulf between the two.

This thread has reminded me of so many great Blues Brothers lines.

What are the big Ghostbusters quotes?
"Who you gonna call?"
"He slimed me."

Embarrassing..._but_ sells cereal and happy meals.
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07 Dec 2016 15:10 #240065 by ChristopherMD
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07 Dec 2016 15:28 #240069 by SebastianBludd
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