One Night Reboot for WarGames

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Amidst the renewed Cold War tensions of the Reagan era, 1983 and 1984 were banner years for both Red Scare and Nuclear Holocaust films, starting with WarGames and ABC telepic The Day After, followed by Red Dawn, and culminating with the one true pants-wetter of the lot, BBC’s Threads. Fast forward 25 years – Red Dawn has been primed for a remake, and with an anniversary DVD release approaching, the original WarGames, starring the Tab chugging, proto-Hacking, rosy-cheeked Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy, will be screened in theaters nationwide for a one-evening event on July 24. The screening will feature interviews with Broderick and Sheedy, and will also include a preview of the completely unwarranted direct-to DVD sequel, WarGames: The Dead Code. (LA Times)

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