For all of those who grew up in the 90s, I’m sure you can recall watching a show on Nickelodeon called, All That. This kid version of SNL was very popular. While a lot of the stars on the TV series didn’t go very far in Hollywood, a few did. Amanda Bynes was one of the few All That cast members that continued her career in Hollywood. Many of us were first introduced to Amanda Bynes while watching All That. She was most known for her skit, Ask Ashley. During this skit she would read a letter from a fan in a very sweet and innocent tone, and midway through the letter she would do a 180 and become a very irate character.
Amanda Bynes’ Ask Ashley character is actually quite reminiscent of who she actually is or at least appears to be in the media. Over the past couple of years Amanda Bynes has remained in the spotlight because of her rants and erratic behavior. Once upon a time, Bynes was viewed as a very nice and reserved young lady. That image has been completely tainted. She often goes on Twitter rants attacking other celebrities. She dresses wildly and she’s even been arrested for drinking and driving.
What has happened to our dear Amanda Bynes? I personally think the girl needs serious help. Her erratic behavior cannot be “normal”. In fact, I think she’s bipolar or on drugs. So, why hasn’t she received help? From what I can see, Amanda doesn’t seem to be getting help from anyone or anywhere. She’s been a trending topic week after week for continuously doing something out of line.
While, I can admit that I was amused at first, but now I feel really bad for the girl. Her bad behavior has just gotten to be too much. I’d hate to see something bad or tragic happen to her, especially since I grew up watching her. I hope that she’ll seek the help she needs or that the people around her will realize if they haven’t already that she needs help.
Either way, I think this should be a lesson to everyone. When people act out of character it may not just be because they want attention. Something may be wrong mentally and/or emotionally. If you care about someone, and notice a drastic change in their personality, help them get help.
A lot of my friends may not know this about me, but I have always been a BIG fan of Ghostbusters. Yes, I own both movies and yes, I did own a Proton pack. The Ghostbusters movies have always been in my top favorite movies list. The first movie premiered in 1984, a year before I was born. I can’t remember the first time I watched either movie, but it definitely left a lasting impression.
I absolutely loved every character in both movies. Everyone played their part to the “T”. Even Bobby Brown did a decent job with his cameo in the second movie, which happened to be my introduction to the singer. Funny, huh? The Ghostbusters movies had drama, romance, comedy and action. Just a few qualities that made the movies great. In comparison to what film makers are able to do today, I think Ghostbusters was made quite well for the era it was created. Unlike a lot of movies from the 80s, it has stood the test of time, which is why I consider it a classic.
Well, if you’re into movies as much as I am, you are probably aware that there will be a third installment of Ghostbusters. However, Dan Aykroyd has announced to Metro that the movie will be shot without Bill Murray (Below you’ll find a link to the article). I have watched both Ghostbusters movies what feels like a hundred times. So, I understand how important Dr. Peter Venkman, Billy Murray’s character, is to the Ghostbusters’ franchise. He added the most humor and was an evolving character. I wouldn’t say that he was my favorite character, Dr. Raymond Stantz (Dan Aykroyd) was my favorite actually. While I am disappointed that Murray won’t be returning, I understand his rationale. The Ghostbusters franchise is held with high regard by many. There’s always a risk in making a sequel because there’s a strong possibility that it will be awful. For example, the Little Mermaid Two, Terminator 3, and Alien vs. Predator are all bad sequels. Both Ghostbusters movies are good; to follow-up with a bad movie would be an epic fail. Ultimately, I believe the third movie will be missing something important, but I have faith that the movie will be so good that that detail can be overlooked. Whenever Ghostbusters 3 hits the big screen, I will be in attendance waiting in anticipation.
I took this picture last weekend; it inspired this post.