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

Showtimes

AMC Mission Valley

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

Thursday, August 25

3:40pm

Angelika Film Center

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

Thursday, August 25

3:10pm, 5:45pm, 8:15pm

Friday, August 26

11:55am, 2:35pm, 5:15pm

Saturday, August 27

11:55am, 2:35pm, 5:15pm

Sunday, August 28

11:55am, 2:35pm, 5:15pm

Monday, August 29

11:55am, 2:35pm, 5:15pm

Tuesday, August 30

11:55am, 2:35pm, 5:15pm

Wednesday, August 31

11:55am, 2:35pm, 5:15pm

Thursday, September 1

11:55am, 2:35pm, 5:15pm

ArcLight La Jolla

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

Thursday, August 25

3:25pm

Friday, August 26

10:30am, 12:45pm, 5:35pm, 8:25pm

Saturday, August 27

10:30am, 12:45pm, 5:35pm, 8:25pm

Sunday, August 28

10:30am, 12:45pm, 5:35pm, 8:25pm

Monday, August 29

12:45pm, 5:35pm, 8:25pm

Tuesday, August 30

12:45pm, 5:35pm

Wednesday, August 31

12:45pm, 5:35pm, 8:25pm

Digiplex Mission Marketplace

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

Thursday, August 25

2:05pm, 5:05pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

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

Thursday, August 25

6:25pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

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

Thursday, August 25

3:30pm

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