Released during the summer but set at Christmas, Joe Dante‘s Gremlins was a massive hit when it came out back in 1984. Despite having a dark tone — i.e. the microwave scene, the attack on Mr. Futterman, Kate’s speech…Read more →
Throwback Thursday: Tell Us About Your Favorite Film Songs!
“You must remember this: A kiss is just a kiss, A sigh is just a sigh. The fundamental things apply As time goes by…” Movies and music. It’s the most joyful symbiotic relationship in pop culture. Just as films have…Read more →
Throwback Thursday: When Wonder Woman Met The Brady Bunch
The 1970s were a wacky time for cartoon crossovers. The highlight of this phenomenon was The New Scooby Doo Movies series in which the Mystery Incorporated gang encountered everyone from Don Knotts to Mama Cass. But long before Shaggy hung…Read more →
The Most Underrated Song from “The Muppet Movie”
“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met. Part heaven, part space, or have I found my place?” As amazing as “The Rainbow Connection” is, The Muppet Movie is full of songs that are equally evocative and…Read more →
What’s Your Favorite ’90s Sitcom?
What’s your favorite situation comedy from the 1990s? From Friends to Frasier, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air to Seinfeld and so many more, the decade was a golden age from television comedy. But which of these comedies was your…Read more →
6 From the ’60s: Favorite Films from the 1960s
My sister and I were first introduced to classic movies through the films of the 1960s since this was the decade that our father loved the most growing up in. He started us off on children’s classics from this time…Read more →
Joan Crawford’s Western Classic: “Johnny Guitar”
Joan Crawford in a western? If that sounds incredulous, Ms.Crawford must have thought so, too, because it was not until 1954 that she starred in her first spurs-and-guns picture – Johnny Guitar. Unlike Barbara Stanwyck, Joan seemed out of place in the…Read more →
Create-A-Caption: The Creature from the Black Lagoon
Even though Halloween is a few weeks away, we just can’t help ourselves by getting ready for the holiday by already starting our annual tradition of rewatching the greatest horror films ever made. We kicked things with another screening of…Read more →
What Was Your Best Moviegoing Experience Ever?
For this week’s Open Thread, we want you to share with us (and your fellow readers) what you consider to be your best moviegoing experience ever. Maybe it was watching Jaws through your fingers at a drive-in with your parents…Read more →
Vintage Video: Siskel and Ebert Talk About 1985’s Worst Films
Lately here on MovieFanFare, we’ve been spending some time looking at the films of 1985 as they celebrate their 35th anniversary this year. While flicks like Back to the Future and even George Romero‘s zombie favorite Day of the Day…Read more →