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Monday Night Movies at the Iroqouis Amphitheater presents 'Ghostbusters'
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Has it ever struck anyone else that Bill Murray has become something of a weird cultural icon? Perhaps it is too obvious of a question: of course he has. Just look online, there are all sorts of stories about weird, crazy, awesome, or surreal things involving Bill Murray. Who knows how many of them are true. The man is great, there’s no denying that. His cameo is the only thing anyone ever talks about in the movie Zombieland. He’s always funny. Even when he’s playing someone sad and depressed he’s funny – look at what he’s done in every Wes Anderson film he’s been in, or Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers.

Let’s travel back to 1984. I’m sad to say that it has been probably close to a decade since I have seen the film we are about to discuss and I don’t actually recall a great deal of it. This fact tends to make people upset and sad. (Seriously, that’s the general reaction.) Like Bill Murray, the film Ghostbusters has become one of the cult classics of the 1980s, fondly remembered by all and sundry.

Murray stars alongside Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis as the titular busters of ghosts; they are professors of parapsychology who decide to get into the spirit-removal business for fun and profit (profit for them, more fun for us). What ensues is, as you might expect, a series of wacky shenanigans culminating in a giant marshmallow man tromping through the city streets.

Tonight: you – yes, you – have the opportunity to see Ghostbusters tonight, Monday, outside at the Iroquois Amphitheater for the grand cost of zero dollars. It is part of their Monday Night Movie Series, which will run throughout the summer. The show starts at 8:30. The Amphitheater is located at 1080 Amphitheater Road. See the venue’s website for further details and offerings.

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There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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