What happens when you take the classic “boy has a crush on his hot babysitter” trope, add some ritual human sacrifice, a bunch of blood and gore, and a dose of humor? You get The Babysitter. The first trailer for the new film from McG (who hasn’t directed a feature since 2014’s forgettable 3 Days to Kill) looks like his most entertaining project in ages, and it’s coming to Netflix next week.
As if we needed further reason to contemplate Jamie Lee Curtis’ body of work today, True Lies is making its own return. The fan-favorite James Cameron-Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle will get the TV treatment with Arrow boss Marc Guggenheim, and Cameron eyed to produce.
By the power of Greyskull, I have the POWER!
If you ever bellowed those words in the mirror while holding a cardboard tube aloft like a sword shortly after giving yourself a DIY bowl-cut, you were probably a fan of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. That, or a kid with extremely weird hobbies. Either way, the series of comics, cartoons and collectibles remains a cherished part of ’80s nostalgia, and as we have learned time and again over the past few years, no corner of Generation X’s childhood is safe from the plunderers at the major movie studios.
Here are some facts you may not know about the 2001 Owen Wilson-led war thriller Behind Enemy Lines. First, despite overwhelmingly negative reviews, the movie was a box office success, grossing over $90 million worldwide. Second, the film spawned three loosely related direct-to-video sequels: Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil, Behind Enemy Lives: Colombia (starring Joe Manganiello!), and SEAL Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines. And finally, despite nobody anywhere requesting it, Fox is about to give us our very own Behind Enemy Lines television show.
With nearly every Saturday morning cartoon or popular line of toys from the ’80s finding their way to a theater near you, the ones that haven’t quite yet made the leap to the big screen are starting to stand out. Take Masters of the Universe. Our own coverage of the film dates all the way back to 2012, but in that time, Sony has barely made progress on big-screen reboot.
If you did not know that Sony Pictures is working towards the production of a brand new He-Man movie, then you obviously are not one of the 462 supporters of the Change.org petition to have a new Masters of the Universe movie be put into production. The petition also (very helpfully) provides a suggested release date of 2017 or 2018, though I’m sure that the audience would gladly push that back for the right story.
You have to admit, for a character with perhaps the most unoriginal name in the history of fiction, He-Man has had some real staying power.
Invented in the early 1980s by toy manufacturer Mattel, He-Man (and his Masters of the Universe) launched as a line of toys, and an accompanying television show designed to entertain kids on Saturday mornings (and also to sell said line of toys)...
McG has had a pretty bumpy film career, from the highs of Charlie’s Angels (and its underrated sequel) to the lows of Terminator: Salvation and 3 Days to Kill, but his next film project may turn things around. The director has signed on to produce and helm a new horror film titled The Babysitter, based on a Black List screenplay from writer Brian Duffield.
In 2000, former commercials director McG resurrected classic '70s television series 'Charlie's Angels' for a flashy, exciting and totally modern big screen adaptation. Featuring the trio of Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu, the action comedy followed three ass-kicking heroines and private investigators who work for an unseen millionaire named Charlie. With the help of go-between Bosley (B