Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

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If you want a rational, unbiased opinion on this film, mosey on over to one of the 500,000 other movie review podcasts begging you for downloads. This is not it. Be forewarned, this is Jake's third favorite film of all time, any genre. . . maybe even higher now that I type this out. . . oh, I guess now would be a good time to admit that I (Jake) have to write these dumb descriptions in the third person.

There was only one person who would endure Jake bouncing up and down in his chair as his eyes fling apart like atoms in the Hadron Collider, his beautiful, patient, very patient wife: Ciara. That's right, you have begged and pleaded and the pulchritudinous prodigal spouse returns.

Gremlins 2: The New Batch came out in 1990, but instead of its deserved thunderous applause, the more fitting sound effect would be a wet fart. Simply put, this movie may have been ahead of its time. Irreverent, fourth wall breaking, absurdist films were not really mainstream by that point. Jake forgot to mention this on the episode, but do you think Deadpool would exist without Gremlins 2? Also, when Disney inevitably obtains Warner Brothers, let's make that crossover happen.

Directed by Joe Dante (The Howling), who would only come back to the franchise with full creative control. Creature effects by Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London), who is a gilded god of gore and grossout.

Zach Galligan returns as Billy Peltzer and Phoebe Cates reprises her role as Kate Beringer. Their old pal, Murray Futterman, played by Dick Miller, comes to visit them in the big city, from ol' Kingston Falls. John Glover plays industrialist Daniel Clamp. Robert J. Prosky plays Grandpa Fred. Robert Picardo plays head of security, Forster. Finally, the late and great Sir Christopher Lee Plays Dr. Cushing Catheter. The film also features cameos by Hulk Hogan, Dick Butkus, Bubba Smith, Rick Ducommun, Leonard Maltrin, and the indomitable John Astin, who many will remember as Gomez Addams.

Find out about deleted scense, production, conception, literary references, easter eggs, basically everything that Jake has learned from worshiping this film for nearly 30 years, all in one hour!

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