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Gremlins

Released: 07/12/2012 Released in Key Cities
There are only thee rules. No water, no bright lights and do not feed after midnight. This 80s horror-comedy classic is back for the holidays, and we’re excited. This childhood staple, which may not be as age-appropriate as you recall, is a must-see. You’ll never look at a furby the same way again. For more information visit: http://www.parkcircus.com/in_cinemas/upcoming_releases/517_gremlins Buy: http://www.cineworld.co.uk/whatson/5760?tif Watch:
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Evening Standard“Here’s a re-issue to make modern-day Scrooges smile...” Racist paranoia. Economic depression. A scary mansion with cats. And, to top it all, the deputy sheriff is played by Jonathan Banks, now more famous as Breaking Bad’s grumpy gangster, Mike...
 
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The Telegraph“A welcome reissue...” ...of the 1984 creature feature in which a Capra-esque idyll is besieged by ravening beasties....
 
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The Independent“Here’s a re-issue to make modern-day Scrooges smile...” Racist paranoia. Economic depression. A scary mansion with cats. And, to top it all, the deputy sheriff is played by Jonathan Banks, now more famous as Breaking Bad’s grumpy gangster, Mike...
 
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The Observer“The final message.. is perhaps even more arresting today... ” This postmodern, endlessly referential, utterly ruthless film is an ingenious, delightfully scary fairytale horror flick in which the gift of a lovable creature by an eccentric inventor to his son (Zach Galligan) leads to panic in the streets...
 
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Guardian“Even more arresting today...” At the time, some cultural observers thought it a reactionary work, invoking US paranoia. It struck me as preaching a lesson in moral and social conduct, warning against dealing irresponsibly with dangerous matters, whether sexual or nuclear...
 
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Radio Times“Wonderfully anarchic...” There's no doubt whose side director Joe Dante is on and he gleefully trashes the view of small-town America portrayed by feel-good movies such as It's a Wonderful Life...
 
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Little White Lies“An extraordinarily entertaining and scathingly critical genre film...” That razor-sharp subtext and social awareness lies beneath a smart, sassy and at times brutal horror-comedy is a testament to Dante’s skill at slyly meshing substantial thematic heft and witty, engaging storytelling...
 
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Empire“Hilariously overblown comedy horror...” Critters-run-amok-in-snowbound-Spielberg-suburbia satire that takes the Christmas milieu of It’s A Wonderful Life and splatters it with cartoony carnage, anarchic comedy and a stripe of gleeful subversion a mile wide...
 
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Total Film “An antidote to small-town Americana and Yuletide sentimentality...” It’s a treat for movie buffs, Dante peppering it with filmmaker cameos, cartoonish slapstick and satirical swipes at Hollywood classics from yesteryear...
 
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