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This Gremlins Commentary Track With Zach Galligan Is All You Need For Chirstmas

movies-gremlinsChristmas is tomorrow, and as you might imagine, people out in the world are talking a lot about Christmas movies right now. Frosty the Snowman, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and It’s a Wonderful Life are all well and good, especially if you have kids, but there’s also definitely room for more grown up, bawdy fare, like Bad Santa and Christmas Vacation. Some of our favorite holiday viewing, however, is much less traditional. We consider Die Hard and Lethal Weapon to be Christmas movies, and you may recall the likes of Children of Men, Prometheus, and Brazil are all set during the season, though none of them exactly scream “Happy Holidays,” do they? One of our favorites in this realm is Joe Dante’s Gremlins, and fans are in for a badass holiday treat.

Star Zach Galligan plays Billy Peltzer, the kid who inadvertently unleashes a horrific plague of the titular monsters on his hometown, in Gremlins. Earlier this year, he stopped by the Movie Crypt podcast over at Geek Nation, and contributed to an awesome new commentary track to play along with the movie. Merry Christmas to us all. Check it out below:

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James Gunn Doesn’t Think You Should Worry About Star-Lord’s Walkman

GotGYou’re more than likely well aware of this fact, but music plays a huge part in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Star-Lord’s “Awesome Mix Volume 1” is a key emotional piece of the protagonist’s story, and classic songs are used to great effect throughout the film. But it’s also caused a great deal of controversy among the more nitpicky fans out there. See, Peter Quill frequently listens to the tape his mother gave him on a Walkman, and people question how a set of AA batteries have managed to last 26 years in deep space and apparently show no sign of slowing down. If this gives you pause, don’t worry, director James Gunn has an explanation for you.

Even if that backpack Quill is wearing when he’s taken from Earth was stuffed full of nothing but batteries, with the frequency uses his Walkman, his stockpile would be running low. More than that, I would be more concerned about the integrity of that tape. I’ve found old cassettes of mine that were nowhere near that old or that well worn, and lets just say the sound quality is not quite what it once was. But I feel like Gunn’s answer, provided on his Facebook page, works pretty well for both of these issues.

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Comic(s) Relief: Cronenberg’s The Fly Is Getting Comic Book Sequel

FlyCoverComics have long been a medium to explore further stories of the films, shows, and books we love — sometimes officially, and sometimes in the hazy grey area known as “non-canonical.” IDW Publishing has been in the business of spinning new tales off existing properties for years now, having served up series based on Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, and The X-Files, just to name a few. Now they’re teleporting in a sequel we definitely didn’t see coming: a new miniseries based on David Cronenberg’s ooky cult classic The Fly.

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Syfy’s Space Adventure Dark Matter Announces Cast, Get The Details Here

Dark MatterOf the near endless supply of projects that Syfy is working to bring to the small screen, Dark Matter is one that we haven’t heard too much about in recent days. The upcoming series, which already has an order for a 13-episode first season, hails from Stargate producers Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, who also created the comic book series the show is based on. It also just revealed it’s core cast, a list full of names that you vaguely know, and faces that you will definitely see and recognize from somewhere, though you may not be entirely certain where.

The cast features Broadway actress Melissa O’Neil, Marc Bendavid (Bitten), Alex Mallari Jr. (RoboCop), Anthony Lemke (Lost Girl, Warehouse 13), Jodelle Ferland (Cabin in the Woods), Roger Cross (The Strain), and Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl). Like I said, no one super exciting, but a lot of genre vets, a fair number of relatively recognizable faces, and some folks who have been around the block.

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Comic(s) Relief: Princess Leia Takes The Spotlight In Her Own Comic Series

Leia1Marvel is set to relaunch the Star Wars comics universe with a bang in 2015. The first issue of the new ongoing Star Wars series is set to release on January 14, 2015…and it’s already sold over one million copies, making it the best-selling single issue of a comic in 20 years. But that’s just the beginning. In March 2015 Marvel will be launching a mini-series focused on Princess Leia. Now ComicBookMovie.com has shared a first look at the first issue of Princess Leia #1, written by Mark Waid and with art by Terry Dodson. It’s only a couple of dialog-free pages, but it takes a new look at one of the most iconic scenes in movie history.

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These Pixels Posters Unleash Classic Video Game Characters On Earth

PixelsUsually, when a movie reveals a collection of posters, the featured images involve the human component, or at least the protagonists (we could be talking about an animated movie after all). That, however, is not the case with Sony’s Pixels. Classic video games play a key role in the film, as villains, and it’s the lead characters in those memorable, beloved games that take center stage in this collection of one sheets.

Directed by Chris Columbus, Pixels imagines a world where intergalactic aliens come across videos of classic arcade games and mistake them for a declaration of war (this is reminiscent of how like the aliens in Galaxy Quest mistakenly think the TV episodes they see are real). They then attack the Earth using the archaic, pixelated games as the primary source of their strategy. And who can save the day? Who can stand up against such an unusual, unexpected enemy? Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), that’s who, a video game champion who peaked in the 1980s, and now installs home theaters. The President (Kevin James) enlists his childhood friend’s assistance, but no one man can defeat such a force, so Sam recruits a team that includes old-school gamers (Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage) and a weapons specialist (Michelle Monaghan).

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