30 January 2009

Radar Blips - Gremlins


The Year: 1984

The Players: One of Corey Feldmans first roles (oddly Corey Haim is no where to be found) and Howie Mandel as the voice of Gizmo.

The Take: $148 Million

How does one care for a Mogwai?: Three simple rules: 1) Keep them away from bright light, especially sunlight; 2) Don't get them wet; 3) NEVER feed them after midnight (wait, isnt it always after midnight?)

Why you should see it: How many kinds of awesome is this movie? First off, its a Christmas movie, the Mogwai are maybe the cutest creatures ever, and the Gremlins are hilarious. On top of that, they are brutal and they get disposed of in awesome ways. You get microwaves, juices, swords, and skylights. The movie masterfully balances comedy with horror and is a real gem worthy of being dusted off and enjoyed 25 years later.

2 comments:

j said...

Yeah, I've always had that question. Don't feed them after midnight...until when? Kind of like when people would say that the Holy Ghost goes to bed at midnight. What time does he get up? Sometimes I had to go to work really early.

"Bye Beely"

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Superb film !!!