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Old Dec 23rd, 2008, 05:00 AM        Weekly Movie Review: Gremlins
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Old Dec 23rd, 2008, 05:48 AM       
A classic Christmas movie, just the thing to cut through all the seasonal sentiment. Santas stuck, gremlins microwaved, and crossbows used recklessly - great stuff.

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Old Dec 23rd, 2008, 10:04 AM       
"If you don't like this movie then you must be a communist." - Larry King (Washington Post,1984)
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Old Dec 23rd, 2008, 12:15 PM       
Gremlins is so classic that we should screen it instead of playing the national anthem when something important happens. That song sucks anyway, no breaks.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2008, 12:27 PM       
I have never seen this movie before, but I agree with you about employing puppets instead of the goddamned CGI... This techinique is being more and more abused with every movie that comes out.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2008, 12:48 PM       
I liked the smart Gremlin from the sequel. He was fun.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2008, 03:23 PM       
Oooooh this is the best Christmas movie ever made. And I think the Mogwai, while purposefully being the cutest thing to ever exist, is also supposed to be pretty creepy. The Chinese man DID say Mogwai is a demon. So it just makes sense to me that they would look...Off. I noticed the creepiness recently too.
Definately you guys should do a Full review for the sequel!
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Old Dec 23rd, 2008, 08:14 PM       
I'm still a little scared of Gremlins. And I can't even listen to "Do You Hear What I Hear?" without getting the heebie jeebies.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2008, 08:25 PM       
Am I the only one who liked the sequel more? The fouth wall-breaking sequence with Hulk Hogan was fun.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2008, 10:35 PM       
One of my favorites of all time.
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Old Dec 23rd, 2008, 11:41 PM       
Gremlins would be better if it were more dead alive, less leprechaun. I could never go into the WarnerBrothers store at my mall though when I was a kid because they had ceramic gremlins in the rafters. IN THE FUCKING RAFTERS! Who's idea was that?
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Old Dec 24th, 2008, 02:25 AM       
Oh how I love this movie.

The gremlin in the microwave and Stripe's death are cinematic genius.

The one thing that bothers me is that they never explain when it is safe to start feeding your Mogwai again without it mutating into a Gremlin.
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Old Dec 25th, 2008, 01:19 AM       
Gremlins 1 is good, but Gremlins 2 is better. My particular fave is Mohawk the Spider Gremlin.
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Old Dec 25th, 2008, 09:16 PM       
I treat Gremlins 2 in the same way that I treat Ghostbusters 2 and any of the Highlander sequels: they don't exist and anyone who says otherwise is one of the mole people.
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Old Dec 25th, 2008, 11:49 PM       
Gremlins 2 was quite good actually, it just doesn't make any sense to compare the two because the sequel was intentionally shot as a parody of the first one and horror movie sequels in general. It would be like comparing lethal weapon to the naked gun.

Ghostbusters 2 is also pretty good. In no way is it even close to being as good as Ghostbusters, but it is still good by sequel standards.
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Old Dec 26th, 2008, 04:48 PM       
When I was little, 8 or so and saw this movie for the first time, the last line There just might be a gremlin in your house. gave me the worst nightmares imaginable. I used to go to bed and lie with my ear to the mattress trying to listen if there were gremlins under my bed.
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Old Dec 28th, 2008, 09:55 AM       
It's funny you mentioned the ratings. I saw this when a brilliant camp counselor couldn't get us into see the Muppets Take Manhattan. I had nightmares for weeks but absolutely wouldn't admit it to my parents. Everytime I screamed at night and they had to run in, I told them I was afraid that a life size Gonzo was in my closet. Ah, good times.
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Old Dec 29th, 2008, 08:00 AM       
this movie,The original Black Christmas and Silent Night Deadly Night ae the best X-mas movies ever fond memories
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