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 »
Cool Stuff is your geek-a-rific Holiday shopping guide published all year round. In today’s edition, we take a look at a custom “The Cast of Star Wars Rogue One” action figure from Forces of Dorkness, Glen Brogan‘s Gremlins 2 print, Ommegang’s new Game of Thrones beer, Clark Orr‘s Pop Culture Postage screenprints, Medicom’s Spider-Man: Homecoming action figure, Hellboy ReAction Figures from Super 7, Kay Jewelers’ replica of Jyn’s necklace from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story., and Joseph Harrold‘s minimalistic Westworld poster.
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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 »
Gremlins vs. Batman, The Goonies, The Exorcist, Indiana Jones
The Pitch: Sacha Feiner created this incredible alternative fan sequence using the Gremlins 2 Film break scene. Created over two months using computer enhanced puppets. Sacha writes: “I made a new mold out of a hard cast of one of the original sculptures from the production. I created a batch of new foam puppets especially for this project. Their performances are enhanced by computer effects, which makes them able to do nearly anything, from running to jumping or facial expressions. The entire shooting takes place in a bluescreen studio, arranged in my basement, in order to superimpose the gremlins in the chosen movies.” … “This is a fan, non profit project. I did everything alone, from the filming to the compositing. I only had assistants for the puppeteering. The overall budget, including the purchasing of the original sculpture, the HD and studio equipment, the molding and painting of the puppets and the editing, was about US $3000.” Thanks to the Movie Blog for the tip.
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