Al does One Crazy Summer [Savage Steve Holland Week]

One Crazy Summerbox“Hey, Hoops, you ever notice how people die in alphabetical order?”

The Scoop: 1986 PG. Directed by Savage Steve Holland and starring John Cusack, Demi Moore, and Curtis Armstrong.

Tagline: They’re out of school, out on Nantucket, and out of their minds. With this crowd, anything can happen!

Summary Capsule: Teens spend a really crazy summer on an island, fighting against the forces of evil snobs and punks with pink wigs.

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Better Off Dead [Savage Steve Holland Week]

better“Didn’t ask for a dime. Two dollars.”

The Scoop: 1985 PG, directed by Savage Steve Holland and starring John Cusack, Diane Franklin and Scooter Stevens.

Tagline: Teenage life has never been darker or funnier.

Summary Capsule: Boy loses girl, tries to kill himself many times, fails, then Overcomes All Odds to become an 80′s icon. As parodied on South Park.

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Eunice does Safety Not Guaranteed

safety-poster“Listen to me. You come to that launch site at 5:00, you take my hand, and I’ll show you who can’t time travel.”

The Scoop: 2012 R, directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson, Mark Duplass, and Karan Soni

Tagline: N/A

Summary Capsule: A magazine intern gets drug along to get the story on a personal ad about time travel put up by some kook… or is he?

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Just Like Heaven

just-like-heaven-poster“God gave us alcohol as a social lubricant—to make men brave, make women loose.”

The Scoop: 2005 PG-13, directed by Mark Waters and starring Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, and Jon Heder

Tagline: It’s a wonderful afterlife

Summary Capsule: Following a car accident, Dr. Reese Witherspoon finds herself haunting the new tenant in her apartment… but since he’s cute, she refrains from going all Beetlejuice on his ass.

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Ghostbusters timeline

With Ghostbusters 3 filming in 2015, it’s time to look back at the long, strange journey that this franchise has taken over the years!

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1984: Ghostbusters

The quirky “supernatural comedy” of a trio (later a quartet) of scientists who go into the blue-collar field of ghost extermination was a smash hit at the box office and quickly became one of the most popular films of the 80s.  It made $291 million worldwide, got two Oscar nominations, and its theme song spawned a number one hit on Billboard’s Top 40 for three weeks in a row.

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