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Hollywood used to love Joe Dante, but now they seem to be just friends with him. Which is a shame, because if they have any hopes of ever seeing the Gremlins make their way to the big screen again, they need to go through him.
Earlier this month, Gremlins celebrated its 30th anniversary, so the timing couldn't be more perfect for this great little easter egg. Take a look at the poster for the 1984 film, which shows someone carrying a box full of Gizmo. See if you can spot a very subtle nod to Steven Spielberg's production logo...
Zach Galligan reveals how the 28-year-old special effects guys had zero confidence in Gizmo or Spike actually working. “He was very self-deprecating and unsure of himself but he was, of course, proved incredibly wrong,” Galligan said. And he shared great stories about being 19, shooting a movie, working with Phoebe Cates, and being able to play all of the arcade games in Steven Spielberg’s private offices.
The original film – about a father who gives his son a mystical creature as a Christmas gift, only to have things, go terribly wrong – was entertainingly creepy, with plenty of black humor laced throughout. But the premise could use a technological polish. Imagine how cute little Gizmo could be with the right CGI, or a motion-capture performance?
For the seasoned holiday celebrator, there are many vital Christmas lessons that will eventually be learned over the years. Like not to wait until Christmas Eve to do your shopping, remember to keep the tree watered and if you have a cat, put the shiniest and most delicate ornaments out of paw’s reach, if possible. Also avoid tinsel. If you have a cat, you know why. As it happens, movies are also chock full of learning lessons, especially Christmas movies...
Yesterday word hit that Warner Bros is in talks with Steven Spielberg's Amblin about relaunching Gremlins, which has spurred both cheers and outrage from fans of Gizmo and the gang. Here at Cinema Blend we're divided on the issue. Sean's already exhausted from the recent rash of '80s remakes, and Kristy is optimistic about its possibilities.
The idea of rebooting Gremlins is not a new one and Vulture says that what's really been holding up another movie is the idea of getting Spielberg involved, which has "always proved too daunting a financial prospect." While that very well could end up being the same issue that occurs with this effort, people close to the situation say it could work out this time.
The last one, which pretends to be for the corpse-dragging comedy Weekend at Bernie’s, is the absolute “WTF?” of the entire group. I can’t even begin to pretend that the two eyeballs on Peter Parker’s Web-shooting hand have to do with Ted Kotcheff’s 1989 movie.
We all may think that we’re beautiful and unique snowflakes, but one thing that unites us all is tradition and never is tradition stronger than around Christmas time. From gift-giving and tree lightings in Christian households to Chinese food and trips to the movies for our Jewish friends, you can typically set a clock to what people will do every year when December 25 rolls around.
Remember when you heard a few weeks ago that there might be a Gremlins 3 in 3D, and you reflexively curled up in a ball and cried for hours? Chris Columbus, the writer of the original film, was right there with you
There may be a brand new Gremlins film in the works and on its way to as many 3D compatible screens as it can get its furry mogwai hands on. The rumor of an impending Gremlins 3 in 3D comes incredibly early on in the process