Joe Dante

The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: Gremlins • Gremlins 2: The New Batch

Gremlins 2: The New Batch • Member Bonus

October 31, 2022

We return to the world of Gizmo and the Mogwai with our October 2022 member bonus episode discussing Joe Dante’s wacky 1990 movie, Gremlins 2: The New Batch. It’s a crazy sequel. Does that make it better or worse? Certainly a lot to discuss!

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October 29, 2020

Does this film work better than last week’s Tentacles? How well does Joe Dante’s trademark horror-comedy come through in this early film of his? What’s more terrifying – piranhas or octopuses – and should we really be afraid of them in real life? Tune in to this week’s show to get answers to these questions and more!

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December 24, 2015

‘Tis the holiday season, which means it’s time for another Next Reel Christmas movie, and how better to share in the joy and festivities of the Christmas season than with some wacky laughs and slimy gore from Joe Dante’s 1984 horror comedy “Gremlins.” Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we celebrate another end of the year with some holiday cheer (and mayhem), this time with Gizmo, Stripe, Billy, Kate, Mrs. Deagle, Barney and the rest of the residents of Kingston Falls (aka Universal’s backlot).

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