The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a video essay pinpoints an apparent problem found in the movies of the DC Extended Universe. Plus, a Gremlins fan theory proposes the idea that Gremlins 2: The New Batch actually takes place after some kind of apocalyptic event where Gremlins took over the world, and Johnny Knoxville breaks down some of his most dangerous and painful stunts. Read More »
Now that it’s December, there’s no better time to get Gremlins out for a little holiday viewing. It’s not usually a big part of the array of holiday movies that hit TV like A Christmas Story, Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and so on, but it’s an outstanding Christmas movie for those who don’t need all the faux holiday cheer and would rather see little monsters wreak havoc on a small town.
In honor of Gremlins, the folks over at Mondo have released a couple new collectible prints from Matt Ryan Tobin and Glen Brogan. The two prints pay tribute to both Gremlins and the wacky, unabashed sequel Gremlins 2: The New Batch, and they’re both outstanding. Plus, there’s a batch of Gremlins enamel pins you can add to your collection.
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Let’s get one thing straight: Gremlins 2 is a very funny film with a hell of a lot of energy, and one of the best jokes on the studio idea of sequel creation that has ever been made. I love the movie. You can’t ding Gremlins 2 for being ridiculous and excessive, because it knows it is excessive. That’s the entire point of the film.
That doesn’t mean this Key and Peele sketch about the creation of Gremlins 2 isn’t hilarious, because many of same jokes within could be applied to a lot of films that aren’t nearly as entertaining as Joe Dante’s 1990 sequel to his original 1984 film. Jordan Peele plays “the hollywood sequel doctor,” who goes from observing the Gremlins 2 writer’s room brainstorming session to taking it over and pushing things in absurd directions that will be familiar to anyone who has seen the film. Read More »
In the realm of motion picture effects and make-up, Rick Baker is the name among names. A seven-time Oscar winner, he’s been making us believe the unbelievable for the better part of five decades. From Star Wars to An American Werewolf in London, Thriller, The Rocketeer, Men in Black, Ed Wood, Planet of the Apes, the guy has done it all. And now, you can purchase one-of-a-kind, original props from throughout his career.
On May 29, the Prop Store is hosting a Rick Baker auction featuring props, costumes, make-up effects and more from many of the films mentioned above, along with Hellboy, Gremlins 2, Harry and the Hendersons, Batman and Robin, Batman Forever and others. The stuff is stunning and, below, you can see just a few of our favorite pieces that are part of the auction. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Someone has created a trailer mash-up of Gremlins 2: The New Batch and Where the Wild Things Are and it’s surprisingly A LOT better than you would think. And for that matter, a lot better than the real Gremlins sequel… Watch it after the jump.
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