Friday Link Roundup – Ghostbusters Edition


It’s been two years since the all-female reboot of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters was announced and today the movie finally hits theatres. It’s the film that everyone’s got an opinion about and until today most of these opinions were completely based on speculation. Now that people are finally able to actually see the movie (and maybe judge it on its merits rather than the gender of its cast) the internet has exploded with think pieces, articles, and click-bait. Here’s some of the best links we’ve found:

  • We here at The Pop Culture Reference saw Ghostbusters last night and LOVED it. And we all agreed that the standout performance of the movie belongs to Kate McKinnon. Slate has a great post breaking down when people first fell in love with her (for me it was her take on Cecilia Gimenez on Weekend Update). The post does a really good job of paying tribute to the queer lady fans she’s had for a (relatively) long time.Ghostbusters Kate McKinnon
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Peggy Carter’s Avengers

There are so many reasons to be upset about the loss of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Maybe you really liked the way the show handled its characters’ post-war trauma and wanted to see where that would go. Maybe you were captivated by the budding romance between Peggy and that-guy-who-isn’t-Captain-America. Or maybe you appreciated the lessons on […]

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How To Watch Old Musicals

Old Musicals Shipoopi

Classic musicals are pretty damn great. The music is moving, the lyrics are sharp, the dancing is impressive, and the costumes are swoon-worthy. Theatre is built on tradition and many (most?) of the great stories told there are retellings and adaptations of very old stories. This traditionalism adds a heaping dose of nostalgia to the […]

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