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    30 Years Later: Ranking The Movies Of Summer 1984

    Friday, June 8th, 1984 was quite a day. Homosexuality was decriminalized in New South Wales, Australia; an F5 tornado struck the town of Barnevald, Wisconsin, USA, destroying 90% of it; President Ronald Reagan attended a summit in London; the Celtics beat the Lakers 121-103 to take a 3-2 lead in the...

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    30 Years Of 'Gremlins': How Steven Spielberg Ushered In The Era Of PG-13 Blockbuster Entertainment

    30 years ago, Steven Spielberg—still some way from his 38th birthday—was at the height of his power. He had invented the modern blockbuster in “Jaws,” re-invented the old-school adventure in “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” perfected the family movie in “E.T.,” united all these things for “Close Encounter...

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    Watch: 12-Minute Tribute To The Projection Booth Using Film Excerpts By Photographer Joseph O. Holmes

    Especially as projection booths worldwide are being ported over to humming boxes of digital data, it may hold some value to remember that there were once live people up there calling the shots. New York photographer Joseph O. Holmes has been tracking this shift closely, and in 2012 he finished a pho...

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    Watch: Vintage Behind-The-Scenes Featurette For 'Gremlins' Featuring Joe Dante, Steven Spielberg & More

    1984 was a pretty insane year for movies with "Beverly Hills Cop," "Ghostbusters," "Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom," "Police Academy" and more all landing in theaters. But few matched the pure zaniness of Joe Dante's "Gremlins." It took the idea of getting a new pet and turned it into somethin...

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    That 'Gremlins' Reboot Is Still Happening & The Guy Behind 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Is Producing

    You might have forgotten or blocked it from your memory, but earlier this year news surfaced that Warner Bros. was in negotiations with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment to reboot "Gremlins." Why? Just because and probably because it's a property that people know and has yet to be scorched and...

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    Warner Bros. Looking To Reboot 'Gremlins'

    Oh please, let's not pretend be shocked anymore. Yet another beloved childhood movie that many grew up with and was near and dear to our hearts is being tossed into the possible reboot/remake mill. Just don't feed it after midnight.

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    5 Things You Might Not Know About Joe Dante's 'Gremlins'

    June 8th, 1984 was a great day for movie nerds, particularly those with an affection for special effects, scares and belly laughs. Not only did they get "Ghostbusters" in theaters that day (as we've already looked at, but they also got "Gremlins," the subversive PG-rated horror-comedy from the A-lis...

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    What You Can Get Away With: The Collegial Cutting Room Collaborators of Joe Dante, Part 1

    Like so many children of the eighties, I grew up with Joe Dante’s films, and knew even the less heralded ones—like "Explorers" (1985) or "Innerspace" (1987)—by heart. When I decided to write about his work, I spent a long time searching for an angle or hook before I asked myself a very simple questi...

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