Ghostbusters 1.0 stars

Ghostbusters movie poster

With their best days residing down memory lane, producers Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd resort to recycling their own garbage. Fanboys were outraged and feminists thrilled over news of an all-girl remake of the alleged comedy classic. Credit the filmmakers with neither group leaving hungry. A pussy fart joke replaces the traditional fart joke and the role of a stereotypical dumb blonde secretary is played by a guy (Chris Hemsworth). Loathe though I am to say anything even remotely positive about the original, at least the boys had chemistry. Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig bicker, leaving ample room for overmodulation from Leslie Jones. The whole shebang, what little there is of it, belongs to Kate McKinnon, and it’s not just the Tank Girl duds and Woody Woodpecker pompadour doing the acting. Her ever-in-the-moment background work, not the impersonal CG slop hack director Paul Feig puts before us, deserves an Oscar for Best Visual Effects. 2016.

Scott Marks

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:15am, 1:15pm, 4:20pm, 7:20pm, 10:20pm

Saturday, July 30

10:15am, 1:15pm, 4:20pm, 7:20pm, 10:20pm

Sunday, July 31

10:15am, 1:15pm, 4:20pm, 7:20pm, 10:20pm

Monday, August 1

10:55am, 1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:25pm, 10:15pm

Tuesday, August 2

10:55am, 1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:25pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, August 3

10:55am, 1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:25pm, 10:15pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:35am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:35pm

Saturday, July 30

10:35am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:35pm

Sunday, July 31

10:35am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:40pm, 10:25pm

Monday, August 1

10:05am, 12:50pm, 3:45pm, 7:25pm, 10:20pm

Tuesday, August 2

10:00am, 12:50pm, 3:45pm, 7:25pm, 10:20pm

Wednesday, August 3

10:05am, 12:50pm, 3:45pm, 7:25pm, 10:20pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:45am, 12:45pm, 3:35pm, 6:30pm, 9:20pm

Saturday, July 30

10:45am, 12:45pm, 3:35pm, 6:30pm, 9:20pm

Sunday, July 31

12:45pm, 3:35pm, 6:30pm, 9:20pm

Monday, August 1

12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:15pm

Tuesday, August 2

12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:15pm

Wednesday, August 3

12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:20pm, 9:15pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, July 29

12:45pm, 4:00pm, 7:05pm, 10:10pm

Saturday, July 30

9:55am, 12:55pm, 4:00pm, 7:05pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, July 31

9:55am, 12:55pm, 4:00pm, 7:05pm, 10:10pm

Monday, August 1

11:00am, 1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, August 2

11:00am, 1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, August 3

11:00am, 1:50pm, 4:35pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Friday, July 29

11:45am, 2:45pm, 5:30pm, 8:15pm, 11:00pm

Saturday, July 30

11:45am, 2:45pm, 5:30pm, 8:15pm, 11:00pm

Sunday, July 31

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10:30am, 1:10pm, 3:50pm, 6:35pm, 9:20pm

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10:30am, 1:10pm, 3:50pm, 6:35pm, 9:20pm

Wednesday, August 3

10:30am, 1:10pm, 3:50pm, 6:35pm, 9:20pm

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-674-6164 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:15am, 12:50pm, 3:15pm, 5:50pm, 8:20pm, 10:45pm

Saturday, July 30

10:15am, 12:50pm, 3:15pm, 5:50pm, 8:20pm, 10:45pm

Sunday, July 31

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Thursday, August 4

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ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:40am, 1:20pm, 3:05pm, 5:00pm, 8:15pm, 9:40pm, 11:45pm

Saturday, July 30

10:40am, 1:20pm, 3:05pm, 5:00pm, 8:15pm, 9:40pm, 11:45pm

Sunday, July 31

10:40am, 1:20pm, 3:05pm, 5:00pm, 8:15pm, 9:40pm

Monday, August 1

11:15am, 1:20pm, 3:35pm, 5:00pm, 8:15pm, 9:40pm

Tuesday, August 2

11:15am, 1:20pm, 3:35pm, 5:00pm, 8:15pm, 9:40pm

Wednesday, August 3

11:15am, 1:20pm, 3:35pm, 5:00pm, 8:15pm, 9:40pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Friday, July 29

11:15am, 2:45pm, 5:45pm, 8:45pm, 11:30pm

Saturday, July 30

11:15am, 2:45pm, 5:45pm, 8:45pm, 11:30pm

Sunday, July 31

11:15am, 2:45pm, 5:45pm, 8:45pm, 11:30pm

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11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

Tuesday, August 2

11:15am, 2:15pm, 4:30pm, 8:15pm, 11:00pm

Wednesday, August 3

11:30am, 2:30pm, 5:30pm, 8:30pm

Digiplex Mission Marketplace

431 College Boulevard, Oceanside, 760-806-1790 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:05am, 12:55pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm

Saturday, July 30

10:05am, 12:55pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm

Sunday, July 31

10:05am, 12:55pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm

Monday, August 1

10:05am, 12:55pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, August 2

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10:05am, 12:55pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm

Thursday, August 4

10:05am, 12:55pm, 3:45pm, 6:45pm, 9:45pm

Digiplex Poway

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-679-3887 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:40am, 1:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 10:00pm

Saturday, July 30

10:40am, 1:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 10:00pm

Sunday, July 31

10:40am, 1:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 10:00pm

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10:40am, 1:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, August 2

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Wednesday, August 3

10:40am, 1:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 10:00pm

Thursday, August 4

10:40am, 1:30pm, 4:20pm, 7:10pm, 10:00pm

Digiplex River Village

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-8784 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:45pm

Saturday, July 30

1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:45pm

Sunday, July 31

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

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10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

Tuesday, August 2

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

Wednesday, August 3

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm

Digiplex Temecula Tower Cinemas

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

Friday, July 29

11:10am, 2:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:40pm, 10:30pm

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Tuesday, August 2

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Wednesday, August 3

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Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Friday, July 29

1:05pm, 4:05pm, 7:10pm, 10:10pm

Saturday, July 30

10:00am, 1:05pm, 4:05pm, 7:10pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, July 31

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Tuesday, August 2

10:35am, 1:00pm, 4:05pm, 7:10pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, August 3

10:35am, 1:00pm, 4:05pm, 7:10pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, August 4

10:35am, 1:00pm, 4:05pm, 7:10pm, 10:10pm

Krikorian Vista Village

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Friday, July 29

9:10am, 11:50am, 5:10pm, 7:50pm, 10:30pm

Saturday, July 30

9:10am, 11:50am, 5:10pm, 7:50pm, 10:30pm

Sunday, July 31

9:10am, 11:50am, 5:10pm, 7:50pm, 10:30pm

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Tuesday, August 2

11:50am, 5:10pm, 7:50pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, August 3

11:50am, 5:10pm, 7:50pm, 10:30pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Friday, July 29

12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:45pm, 11:30pm

Saturday, July 30

12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:45pm, 11:30pm

Sunday, July 31

12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:45pm, 11:30pm

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12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:45pm, 11:30pm

Tuesday, August 2

12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:45pm, 11:30pm

Wednesday, August 3

12:45pm, 3:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:45pm, 11:30pm

Reading Grossmont Center

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 800-326-3264 | Directions

Friday, July 29

11:25am, 2:05pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:10pm

Saturday, July 30

11:25am, 2:05pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, July 31

11:25am, 2:05pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:10pm

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11:25am, 2:05pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, August 2

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Wednesday, August 3

2:05pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, August 4

2:05pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:10pm

Reading Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

Friday, July 29

11:40am, 2:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Saturday, July 30

11:40am, 2:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Sunday, July 31

11:40am, 2:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Monday, August 1

11:40am, 2:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Tuesday, August 2

11:40am, 2:20pm, 4:55pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, August 3

12:05pm, 2:35pm, 5:05pm, 7:35pm, 10:15pm

Thursday, August 4

12:05pm, 2:35pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Friday, July 29

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Saturday, July 30

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Sunday, July 31

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Monday, August 1

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Tuesday, August 2

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, August 3

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:30pm

Thursday, August 4

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Friday, July 29

1:10pm, 4:15pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Saturday, July 30

1:10pm, 4:15pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Sunday, July 31

1:10pm, 4:15pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Monday, August 1

1:10pm, 4:15pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Tuesday, August 2

1:10pm, 4:15pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Wednesday, August 3

1:10pm, 4:15pm, 7:40pm, 10:20pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Friday, July 29

12:40pm, 3:55pm, 7:05pm, 10:00pm

Saturday, July 30

12:40pm, 3:55pm, 7:05pm, 10:00pm

Sunday, July 31

12:40pm, 3:55pm, 7:05pm, 10:00pm

Monday, August 1

12:40pm, 3:55pm, 7:05pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, August 2

12:40pm, 3:55pm, 7:05pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, August 3

12:40pm, 3:55pm, 7:05pm, 10:00pm

Thursday, August 4

12:40pm, 3:55pm, 7:05pm, 10:00pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:35am, 1:35pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm, 10:35pm

Saturday, July 30

10:35am, 1:35pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm, 10:35pm

Sunday, July 31

10:35am, 1:35pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm, 10:35pm

Monday, August 1

10:35am, 1:35pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm, 10:35pm

Tuesday, August 2

10:35am, 1:35pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm, 10:35pm

Wednesday, August 3

10:35am, 1:35pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm, 10:35pm

Thursday, August 4

10:35am, 1:35pm, 4:35pm, 7:35pm, 10:35pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:00am, 12:55pm, 4:05pm, 7:15pm, 10:25pm

Saturday, July 30

10:00am, 12:55pm, 4:05pm, 7:15pm, 10:25pm

Sunday, July 31

10:00am, 12:55pm, 4:05pm, 7:15pm, 10:25pm

Monday, August 1

10:00am, 12:55pm, 4:05pm, 7:15pm, 10:25pm

Tuesday, August 2

10:00am, 12:55pm, 4:05pm, 7:15pm, 10:25pm

Wednesday, August 3

10:00am, 12:55pm, 4:05pm, 7:15pm, 10:25pm

Thursday, August 4

10:00am, 12:55pm, 4:05pm, 7:15pm, 10:25pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Friday, July 29

11:15am, 2:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:35pm, 10:25pm

Saturday, July 30

11:15am, 2:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:35pm, 10:25pm

Sunday, July 31

11:15am, 2:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:35pm, 10:25pm

Monday, August 1

11:15am, 2:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:35pm, 10:25pm

Tuesday, August 2

11:15am, 2:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:35pm, 10:25pm

Wednesday, August 3

11:15am, 2:00pm, 4:50pm, 7:35pm, 10:25pm

Thursday, August 4

11:15am, 2:00pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Friday, July 29

9:45am, 12:40pm, 3:35pm, 6:30pm, 9:25pm

Saturday, July 30

9:45am, 12:40pm, 3:35pm, 6:30pm, 9:25pm

Sunday, July 31

9:45am, 12:40pm, 3:35pm, 6:30pm, 9:25pm

Monday, August 1

9:45am, 12:40pm, 3:35pm, 6:30pm, 9:25pm

Tuesday, August 2

12:40pm, 3:35pm, 6:30pm, 9:25pm

Wednesday, August 3

12:40pm, 3:35pm, 6:30pm, 9:25pm

Thursday, August 4

9:45am, 12:40pm, 3:35pm, 6:30pm, 9:25pm

South Bay Drive In

2170 Coronado Avenue, San Diego, 619-423-2727 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:30pm

Saturday, July 30

10:30pm

Sunday, July 31

10:30pm

Wednesday, August 3

10:30pm

Thursday, August 4

10:30pm

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:45pm

Saturday, July 30

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:45pm

Sunday, July 31

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:45pm

Monday, August 1

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:45pm

Tuesday, August 2

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:45pm

Wednesday, August 3

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:45pm

Thursday, August 4

10:45am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 7:45pm, 10:45pm

United Artists Horton Plaza

475 Horton Plaza, San Diego, 800-326-3264 | Directions

Friday, July 29

10:40am, 4:15pm, 7:10pm

Saturday, July 30

10:40am, 4:15pm, 7:10pm

Sunday, July 31

10:40am, 4:15pm, 7:10pm

Monday, August 1

4:15pm, 7:10pm

Tuesday, August 2

4:15pm, 7:10pm

Wednesday, August 3

4:15pm, 7:10pm

Thursday, August 4

4:15pm

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