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Highly Suspect Reviews: Ghostbusters: Afterlife

Ghostbusters: Afterlife Review


The IP that will keep trying until it gets it right, takes on the next generation of ghostbusters, with the next generation of filmmakers, as Jason Reitman (son of the original director) steps into the chair to direct this nostalgic third film (the last one was a reboot) in the series. The daughter of Egon Spengler (Carrie Coon) because of crushing debt is forced to move into the house her deadbeat of a dad left her, a crumbling and sizable farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. She and her two very different from each other children (Phoebe and Trevor played by Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard respectively) are less than pleased with their situation. When the kids while poking around their grandfather’s things discover he was Egon Spengler, one of the Ghostbusters, and the house is still filled with all the GB ephemera, and possibly what remains of the consciousness of Egon himself, suddenly the middle of nowhere gets a lot more interesting. And, of course, dangerous, as old adversaries poke their heads out for another shot at the apocalypse. With some delightful co-stars, like Paul Rudd as a local teacher/seismologist/love interest for Mom we found that there was a lot to like about this new entry, and that despite all the callbacks to the original film, feels very different to it in tone. Listen to Chris, Marco, and Spider-Mike break down the good and the ‘meh’ in “Ghostbusters: Afterlife”.


DIRECTED BY: Jason Reitman

STARRING: Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon, Paul Rudd, Logan Kim, Celeste O’Connor, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Sigourney Weaver, Annie Potts, Oliver Cooper, Bokeem Woodbine, Marlon Kazadi, Sydney Mae Diaz, Tracy Letts, Josh Gad




Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.



Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)

By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.

“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”




” width=Michael Riojas (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)

The man with the ever-changing nicknames. Born in Austin, Riojas was rocketed to Del Rio, Texas, a literal small ville. In his youth, he was bitten by a radioactive… okay, look. Mike is not very good at this whole “talking about himself” thing. But he has been so obsessed with comics, video games, and anime since childhood- that if one has to choose between listening to Joe Quesada or Mike over any obscure Spider-Man trivia, they go to him (or, at least Martin Thomas once said so). He is also a big fan of “Ghostbusters” (he even owns his own jumpsuit and two, that’s right, TWO proton packs!), collects toys and video games, and will defend “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” if provoked. He lives in Austin with his beloved Dachshund-Maltese and trusted sidekick, Dean. He can also be heard on RageSelect. He can be found on Twitter and Instagram.



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