You ever get tired of the remake conversation? Hope not, because we’re having one here this week, though it may not be taking the typical avenue as most remake discussions. GHOSTBUSTERS released recently and both Andrew and Josh got a chance to check it out. While it is a reboot/remake, it seems to stand on its own merits, even though it clearly and obviously has well known shoulders to stand upon.
Ghostbusters 2016 Review
As defenders of many remakes, we here at Idle Chatter sometimes have our opinions challenged. That’s a good problem to have; in fact, it isn’t a problem at all. Craig Layne recently said on the Intermission Podcast that he enjoyed the new GHOSTBUSTERS. When he did, he was asked by a co-host, Guy King, what he would think if someone remade BACK TO THE FUTURE. Andrew has been asked that very same question before and, honestly, it is a tough one to answer. GHOSTBUSTERS is definitely a favorite of Josh’s, and Andrew has always enjoyed it as well. BACK TO THE FUTURE, however, is a completely different story. Andrew has lived and breathed that movie since he was able to sit in front of his television and VCR and see it for the first time. Enjoy his thoughts on why a reboot of GHOSTBUSTERS makes more sense than BTTF, but time travel definitely is a concept that still works in film to this day.
Stranger Things on Netflix
Have you seen STRANGER THINGS on Netflix? Do yourself a favor and see it. The guys won’t spoil anything here on this episode when it comes to the plot of the show, but they definitely delve into the influences and how it is a show that strikes the perfect balance of nostalgia, without lacking originality and a vision all of its own.
Sit back, relax, turn up the volume just a bit…maybe six or seven dots on your phone and enjoy this brand new Idle Chatter.