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Holiday Viewing: Gremlins
Classic black comedy has the blues
"...Cates during one of her two pivotal scenes in Gremlins, expert and enduring holiday catharsis...."

Dec. 8, 2017 Screens Post by Raoul Hernandez

Small Soldiers
"...lowest common denominators and call it Toy Story meets Gremlins, but this is a Joe Dante film, and nothing's..."

July 10, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

This horror-comedy brings a demon to the holiday gathering
"...on National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and then heads into Gremlins territory before it finally unleashes the titular Germanic Santa..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...of wacky science-project movies including Back to the Future, Gremlins, The Heavenly Kid, Weird Science, and My Science Project...."

April 25, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight
Good performances and lots of blood and gore can't save this illogical TV-to-screen story from itself.
"...Roger Corman's A Bucket of Blood to Joe Dante's Gremlins films, in something other than a one-scene walk-on. Director..."

Jan. 20, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll
"...of a lot to make me flinch.¶Last week computer gremlins awarded this movie 1 star. The reviewer actually awarded..."

Oct. 4, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gremlins Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"...So, it's OK to get this Gremlins collectible wet, or to expose it to sunlight. But..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Roky Erickson
"...Gremlins Have Pictures (Rykodisc/Restless)..."

July 1, 2005 Music Review by Greg Beets

Reissues: Roky Erickson
"...Roky EricksonDon't Slander Me (Light in the Attic) Roky EricksonGremlins Have Pictures (Light in the Attic)..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Music Review by Scott Schinder

Coach's Corner
Coach on the couch: A long, dreary series of bowl games is a lousy way to start the new year, isn't it?
"...two games reminded me of a long ago movie, Gremlins, when the bad, cute little gremlins put the good..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Drac packs some serious SPF sunscreen when the Goth-ish animation goes aquatic
"...via rickety old war plane that is helmed by gremlins. In what is either truth or an instance of..."

July 13, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

What’cha Watchin’?
Get in the spirit of the season with these holiday movie recommendations
"...GremlinsNetflix Zach Galligan grins sweetly at his hapless father, memorably..."

Dec. 22, 2017 Screens Column

The LEGO Ninjago Movie
The LEGO law of diminishing returns
" introduction that’s lifted virtually whole from Joe Dante’s Gremlins, this is the third film entry in the Danish,..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wild Life
An animated spin on Robinson Crusoe
"...a meal. Looking like mangy feline versions of the gremlins in Joe Dante’s 1984 horror comedy, these demonic kitties..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The ever-popular YA novels spring to life with Jack Black
"...The film makes passing nods to horror classics like Gremlins and The Shining, but those homages are half-baked. While..."

Oct. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

DVDanger: Cult Film Corner
Burying the Ex and Patch Town
"...But while they are still A-listers, the director of Gremlins, Innerspace, and Piranha fell into relative obscurity. Honestly, Looney..."

Aug. 18, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ever wish you could pixelate Adam Sandler?
"...Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire and screenwriter of The Goonies and Gremlins) returns with all his fondness for villainous cuties intact...."

July 24, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

There Ain't No Sanity Clause: Nasty Videos for Your Inner Naughty Child
Counter-programming Christmas with bad cheer and body counts
"...5) Gremlins..."

Dec. 19, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Super 8
This throwback to the monster movies of the Seventies evokes the early work of Steven Spielberg.
"...late-Seventies/early Eighties films such as , E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Gremlins, and The Goonies, Super 8 has a sense of..."

June 10, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rock the 'Block'
Joe Cornish on working-class angst and alien invaders
"...thing on the block is a The Warriors vs. Gremlins remix that he has nicknamed "Super 8 Mile." Almost..."

March 18, 2011 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Aliens in the Attic
A group of kids save their vacation home from extraterrestrials while keeping their clueless elders out of the loop.
"...heavily from such earlier, better films as Joe Dante's Gremlins and Small Soldiers, and earlier, marginally worse films such..."

Aug. 7, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

I Love You, Beth Cooper
Hayden Panetierre stars in this coming-of-age comedy about a high school valedictorian who proclaims his love for the school's hottest cheerleader during his graduation speech.
"...for some seriously awesome and/or rad Eighties fare, including Gremlins and its sequel; the edgy, hypercool Aidan Quinn debut,..."

July 17, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bangkok Dangerous
The Pang brothers' remake of their own film is all cock and no bang.
" shepherding Joe Dante's mogwai into existence in the Gremlins films. Generally speaking, Luke and permanent international superbrand Jackie..."

Sept. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Van Helsing
Hugh Jackman's mysterious monster hunter is pittefd against nearly the entire pantheon of Universal’s classic monsters, including Dracula and and the Wolf-Man.
"...from the tomb seems more like a rush of Gremlins. Van Helsing might as well have been called Destroy..."

May 7, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Riotous comedy mixes live-action and animation for a great result.
"...part, to the capably wacky direction of Joe Dante (Gremlins, Small Soldiers), a genuine fan of cartoons with the..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...week on Univision. Remove the virtually all-Latino cast (minus Gremlins' Zach Galligan, of course) and it could just as..."

May 11, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Eye
Confessions of a television columnist; also, strange timing for the 1999 Image Awards, Iron Chef may hit the big screen, and Texas Parks & Wildlife rakes in the kudos.
"...fizzled-out argument, or just plain flabby writing are constant gremlins. When the gremlins win, I toss the column over..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

This film is a fondly humorous look back at the last gasp of America's innocence, being a kid, and, in particular, monster movies.
"...grown suddenly all too hot, Joe Dante's (The Howling, Gremlins) Matinee is a fondly humorous look back at the..."

Jan. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin's 10 queerest highlights of 2018
"...the merriest of holidays with a special screening of Gremlins. Sun., Dec. 30, 8:30-11:30pm. Barrel O' Fun, 1911 Aldrich..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Column by Sarah Marloff

Chronicle Recommends: Seasons Beatings
Our top picks for holiday movies with a twist
"...and performed by co-star Dudley Moore. – Kimberley Jones Gremlins (1984)..."

Dec. 6, 2018 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

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