Cinema: Creature Comforts and Discomforts

Steven Spielberg and Joe Dante make Gremlins a scary summer hit

The parade of celluloid soldiers begins marshaling just before Memorial Day and swells to battalion proportions by the Fourth of July. Their mission: to storm the U.S. box office. Leading this year's assault is that renowned soldier of fortune Indiana Jones; he and his hyperthyroid sequel, Temple of Doom, mounted an early attack on 1,685 movie theaters last week, and in the first two days managed to push up the beach and top the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark. He is...

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