Tag: Joe Dante

Film, Popdose Alt-Christmas Film Festival

Popdose Alt-Christmas Film Festival: “Gremlins” (1984)

Have we talked about Hatchimals yet? Now we are. Hatchimals have been crowned the “hot” toy this Christmas. The premise for the...

Film, Revival House

Revival House: Gremlins

A reflection on the 30th anniversary of Gremlins, the summer of 1984 and the passing of a great composer....

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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Trailers from Hell, Vol. 2”

Joe Dante, Guillermo Del Toro, Roger Corman and more share some of their favorite movie trailers in "Trailers from Hell, Vol. 2," and Tony...

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Music, The Composers

The Composers: Jerry Goldsmith

Popdose takes a look at the music of film composer Jerry Goldsmith, and features selections from his best-known scores....

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Farkakte Film Flashback, Film

Farkakte Film Flashback: Off-Kilter Christmas Movie Edition

When I was a kid, every year around this time I would watch Santa Claus Conquers the Martians. I did this despite the fact that critics...

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Film, Revival House

Revival House: “They’re eating the guests, sir.”

With Piranha 3D in theaters now, I thought it might be fun to revisit an old favorite from 1978. Movies like Piranha happened in the good...

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Film, Revival House

Revival House: “Beware the moon …”

From Lon Chaney to Benicio del Toro, werewolves have been a Hollywood tradition for decades -- something Jeff Johnson reminds us of with...

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Film, Soundtrack Saturday

Soundtrack Saturday: “Gremlins”

Here’s the thing — I love holiday-themed horror films. In fact, one of my favorite Christmas movies is the original Black...