Film and TV

Ghostbusters Is 30, and 5 Reasons It's Still the Best Movie Ever

In case you didn't think you were old, Ghostbusters is about to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Yes. 3-0. If you are like me and you saw it 30 years ago when it was first released, rather than examining how little you've accomplished in your life since then, acknowledge that even after 30 years, it is still one of the funniest movies ever made. I may be so bold and say that it is the funniest, smartest, most perfect movie ever made. There, I said it:Ghostbusters is the best movie of all time.

To celebrate the movie's special day, a new trailer has been released, and on August 29, the movie will find its way back onto the big screen. There is also a new website complete with cast photos, limited edition prints and a moving Slimer.

In the 30 years since it's been released, I think that I've seen it more than 100 times. That number is not hyperbole. Not only have I owned the movie in multiple formats (VHS taped off the TV complete with old-school commercials), but anytime I catch it on air I will stop everything I am doing and watch. Despite knowing every word, I always laugh my ass off. And on several occasions I have come across lines that I either forgot or never heard before. It is a brilliant film.

Here's why...

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Abby Koenig
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