Wednesday, September 21, 2011

F This Movie! - Gremlins/Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Patrick and Erich Asperschlager share an after-midnight snack as they discuss the Gremlins movies, Joe Dante, sequels and the priorities of time travel.

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Also discussed this episode: Big Trouble in Little China, Flatliners, Monster Camp, Ceremony


  1. Great show (as usual...), though it made me realize that I've somehow never seen Gremlins 2...gotta get on that. And here all this time, I thought Dick Miller really did get it at the hands of his beloved snow plow.

    And Patrick, I know you were going off the top of your head and all, but you left off one of my favorite Dante films in your list: Explorers. I haven't seen it in a while, so it may fall victim to the Goonies phenomenon you've talked about, but I have a lot of positive memories about that film. Among other things, it has one of my all-time favorite Jerry Goldsmith themes, and it's kept alive the dream that all you need to travel to the stars is a Tilt-A-Whirl and an Apple IIgs.

  2. Ack. Can I tell you something? As I was going to sleep the night the podcast was recorded, I realized with horror that I had left out Explorers and I was so mad at myself. Oops. It's a fascinating movie. I didn't grow up with it. The first half is some of the best stuff Joe Dante has ever done, and the second half is, I think, some of the worst. He basically admits as much, too, because the movie was released in a version that he felt was unfinished. It was just kind of taken away from him and put into theaters. There's a lot to like in it, though, and it's obviously a very personal movie for him. Thanks for listening!

    1. I felt the same when I watched Explorers - first half: awesome; second half (I think when the aliens appear and start dancing about, watching the telly, doing impersonations, etc): awful!

  3. I would love to listen to this, but the link must be broken. I can't stream or download it. I'd be awesome if it could get fixed, thanks!