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Think back to the science fiction cinema of the 1990s, and some of the decade's biggest box-office hits will immediately spring to mind: The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park, Independence Day, Men In Black, Armageddon and Terminator 2 were all in the top 20 most lucrative films of the era.
But what about the sci-fi films of the 1990s that failed to make even close to the same cultural and financial impact of those big hitters? These are the films this list is devoted to - the flops, the straight-to-video releases, the low-budget and critically-derided. We've picked 50 live-action films that fit these criteria, and dug them up to see whether they're still worth watching in the 21st century.
So here's a mix of everything from hidden classics to forgettable dreck, »
The Performer | Missy Peregrym
The Show | Rookie Blue
The Episode | “Perfect Family” (July 2)
The Performance | This Thursday, officer Andy McNally faced a frightening future with her boyfriend Sam: he’s about to start a family, and it’s not with her. As the cop contemplated how to handle the fact that her beau’s ex, Marlo, is pregnant with his baby, Peregrym deftly and vividly brought alive the pathos and conflicting emotions within her character. How does she help raise a child that isn’t hers? Can she even do that? Should she leave Sam so he can be with Marlo? »
San Diego Comic-Con 2015 has released their full schedule for Thursday, July 9. For your convenience, we have pulled out all of the movie, TV and DVD related panels and events below, but you can can visit Comic-Con.org to check out the full schedule including comic book and video game panels. Take a look at all of the movie, TV and DVD events that will take place during the first day of Comic Con.
Thursday, July 9
10:00am - 11:00am - Amazon: Hand of God
Amazon will introduce the Comic-Con audience to Hand of God; a one-hour drama series that stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy, as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The series centers on Harris, a powerful and corrupt judge who comes apart at the seams in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Stricken by grief, and in »
In addition to getting their Blu-ray horror and sci-fi fix from Shout! Factory's booth #4118 at this year's Comic-Con, fans can also experience exciting future Scream Factory title announcements at the "Inside Look" panel taking place Friday, July 10th at 7:30pm in Room 24Abc:
Press Release: "Now a mainstay at San Diego Comic-Con International, Shout! Factory returns to the convention in 2015 with a dynamic line-up sure to delight pop culture enthusiasts of all ages. Shout! Factory is a leading multi-platform entertainment company, and its Comic-Con offerings, which span its popular Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids and Scream Factory™ brands, are sure to please devoted fans of popular home entertainment properties, collectors and pop culture enthusiasts alike. This year, Shout! Factory unveils an exciting panel event, new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusives and engaging booth activities. Fans and attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory »
- Derek Anderson
Phillips will play a Philadelphia detective and former FBI agent suffering from post traumatic stress disorder whose hallucinations get worse from the stress of his wife going missing.
Commissioned by the Us Syfy network, the NBC/Universal Cable Productions' series is based on Whitley Strieber.s novel Alien Hunter, which follows the cop as he uncovers a secret government unit that is hunting a group of ruthless terrorists . shadowy figures that may or may not be from this world.
Last year Phillips had a recurring role in the second series of the FX crime thriller The Bridge alongside Diane Kruger, Demián Bichir, Ted Levine, Matthew Lillard, Emily Rios, Annabeth Gish and Franka Potente.
- Don Groves
Scooby-Doo surprisingly continues to impress, and while further releases stick to the formula, the last few years have seen the gang expand their horizons, and add levels of complexity to their routine. Plus, they play along with the changing times.
Scooby-Doo 13 Spooky Tales: Surf’s Up Scooby-Doo! unfortunately only has one new adventure, but it is a solid collection of old and new. The latest adventure has the gang battling a water monster at a beach resort, and Fred battling a compulsion for nets. But, the collection, all of the episodes having a beach/water/surf theme, isn’t just a new episode with a few throwbacks to reminisce over, it’s a kind of primer on the series spanning decades.
- Marc Eastman
Are you ready to scream — again?
MTV’s television adaptation of the horror movie franchise, “Scream,” is set to premiere June 30 this summer, and the first official trailer is here (watch below).
“Scream” the series will follow the aftermath of a cyber-bullying incident that results in a shocking murder. The brutal event brings back memories from of past killing spree that has haunted some, possibly inspires a new killer and brings together a new group of teens.
“Scream” also stars Willa Fitzgerald (“Alpha House,” “Royal Pains”), Amy Forsyth (“Torment,” “Reign”), John Karna (“Premature,” “The Neighbors”), Carlson Young (“Key and Peele,” “The Kroll Show”) and Amadeus Serafini. Jamie Travis (MTV’s “Faking It”) directed the pilot, and Jill Blotevogel (“Harper’s Island,” “Ravenswood”) will exec produce. »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
If you are of a certain age (and Thn is definitely of a certain age), five years before teen movie history was made by Mean Girls, a geeky girl’s transformation from ugly to beautiful in ninety minutes was the video you watched at every sleepover possible. Zack Siler (Freddie Prinze Jr.) was the ultimate big screen heartthrob – he was the most popular boy in school And he had a thoughtful side to boot, brought out by soon-to-be-beautiful Laney Boggs (Rachael Leigh Cook). The storyline had universal appeal, the cast was full of future stars (seriously, check out IMDb for the full list but Paul Walker, Matthew Lillard, Anna Paquin, Kieran Culkin, Gabrielle Union…), the soundtrack instantly memorable and the script witty and on point.
Fast forward to 2015 and the death of original filmmaking ideas means that production company Miramax, who released the original in 1999, are teaming up with The »
- Victoria Bull
One of our favorite '90s teen flicks may be getting a major makeover! The Wrap reported on Tuesday that the beloved 1999 romantic comedy, "She's All That" is getting a remake -- one that will allegedly be directed by Spike Lee's wife, Tonya Lewis Lee. The original flick follows the story of a high school jock, Zack Siler, who bets his friends that he can make any girl in the school prom queen material. Zack's friends choose the school's artsy outcast, Laney Boggs, for the wager ... but, Siler ends up actually falling for her in the process. The original "She's All That" film boasted a pretty impressive cast, too -- Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, Matthew Lillard, Usher, Anna Paquin, Lil' Kim and the late Paul Walker all appeared in the teen dramedy. The Weinstein Company and Miramax are reportedly developing the reboot, but have yet to comment on The Wrap's report. »
- tooFab Staff
If She's All That was your jam in 1999, you might not be thrilled to hear that a remake is in the works. Miramax is reviving the now-classic teen comedy. Kenny Leon, who is mostly known for TV movies like Lifetime's remake of Steel Magnolias, is attached to direct. Though a cast hasn't been announced, it's probably fair to assume that original stars Rachael Leigh Cook and Freddie Prinze Jr. won't return. Paul Walker, Matthew Lillard, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Usher Raymond, Lil' Kim, and Gabrielle Union also starred in the first film. See why this is a classic? Stay tuned for more information. Update: Some outlets are reporting that the remake news is just a rumor. »
Is nothing sacred in Hollywood?! "She's All That" will get the reboot treatment!
According to The Wrap, the remake of the 1999 teen comedy – which originally starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cooke and Paul Walker – will reportedly be directed by Kenny Leon and produced by Spike Lee‘s wife, Tonya Lewis Lee.
The original movie, which grossed just over $100 million worldwide at the box office, also starred Anna Paquin, Usher, Matthew Lillard, Kieran Culkin, Gabrielle Union, Dule Hill, Alexis Arquette and Lil' Kim.
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She's All That helped usher in a new era of teen movies, arriving at the tail end of the 90s and preceding American Pie by a couple of months. The film that originally starred Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook is getting the remake it deserves, as a new twist on the tale gears up at the Weinstein Company. Spike Lee's wife Tonya Lewis Lee will produce with acclaimed stage director Kenny Leon directing. It is not stated in the initial report, but it is expected that the main cast will be African-American. The Wrap calls it 'diverse' casting.
The Weinstein Company and Miramax released the original She's All That in January of 1999 after a fairly long drought of teen movies, kicking the popular 80s genre back into gear. The film grossed more than $100 million worldwide. Represenatives at Weinstein Co. did not immediately comment on this new take on the romantic comedy, »
The film starred Freddie Prinze Jr. as a high school jock who makes a bet with his best friend (Paul Walker) that he can turn a shy art student (Rachael Leigh Cooke) into his high school's prom queen. Matthew Lillard, Anna Paquin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Usher Raymond and Lil'Kilm also starred.
The remake will follow a similar premise and is expected to be developed with more diverse leads in mind. The original film grossed more than $100 million worldwide.
Source: The Wrap »
- Garth Franklin
It's time to party—or get a makeover—like it's 1999! The Weinstein Company and Miramax are developing a remake of She's All That! According to The Wrap, the hit teen comedy, which starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cooke and Paul Walker, will be directed by Spike Lee's wife, Tonya Lewis Lee. She's All That followed Prinze and Walker's characters as they follow through on a bet that Prinze, the high school all-star, can turn any student into a high school prom queen. The remake will follow a similar premise. The original cast included Kevin Pollak, Matthew Lillard, Anna Paquin, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Usher Raymond, Lil' Kim, Gabrielle Union, Dule Hill, Kieran Culkin, Elden »
Hit 1999 teen flick "She's All That" is getting a makeover, with reports suggesting that a remake starring a more diverse cast is in the works.
The Tracking Board writes that Miramax and The Weinstein Company are teaming up to remake the property, with director Kenny Leon attached. Leon is also directing NBC's upcoming live staging of "The Wiz," and has helmed several updates on classic films and plays, including the 2012 Lifetime version of "Steel Magnolias."
In addition to Leon, the creative team also reportedly includes Tonya Lewis Lee (wife of Spike Lee), who's producing the project. TheWrap reports that filmmakers are looking to cast more diverse leads this time around.
"She's All That" -- a take on the "Pygmalion" tale that inspired "My Fair Lady" -- starred Freddie Prinze Jr. as a jock who makes a bet that he can turn an ugly duckling (Rachael Leigh Cook) into prom queen. »
- Katie Roberts
A remake for She's All That is in development.
Kenny Leon is attached to direct the project.
It followed high school jock Zack (Prinze Jr), who bets his friend Dean (Walker) that he can turn the dorky and unpopular Daney (Cook) into the prom queen.
Directed by Robert Iscove, the movie made more than $100 million worldwide.
Watch a trailer for She's All That below: »
The Weinstein Company and Miramax are developing a remake of the 1999 teen comedy She’s All That, which is set to be produced by Spike Lee’s wife Tonya Lewis Lee under her Tonik Productions banner, with Kenny Leon (Steel Magnolias) directing.
Grossing over $100 million upon release, She’s All That followed Freddie Reeves Jr.’s high school jock in his efforts to turn shy girl Rachael Leigh Cooke into the prom queen. Also featuring in the cast were Paul Walker, Matthew Lillard, Anna Paquin, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Usher Raymond, Lil’ Kim, Gabrielle Union, Dule Hill, Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Clea DuVall, Tim Matheson and Alexis Arquette.
Further details are scarce, but it’s said that “the remake will follow a similar premise and is expected to be developed with diverse leads in mind.”
Source: The Tracking Board, The Wrap
- Gary Collinson
Fresh off Eli Roth’s Sundance premiere “Knock Knock,” an update of 1977’s “Death Game” for which she generated heat thanks to her performance as a sexual temptress-turned-home invader, sought-after Chile-born Lorenza Izzo has signed with Paradigm Talent Agency for representation.
In addition to starring in “Knock Knock,” an upcoming wide release from Lionsgate, which purchased the film at the Sundance Festival for a reported $3 million in one of the biggest deals of this year’s fest, Izzo will also be seen in the lead role, alongside Daryl Sahara and Sky Ferreira, in Roth’s awaited “Green Inferno,” an Amazon-set cannibal horror-thriller. In it, Izzo maintains much of the audience empathy as a well-meaning and plucky student activist who keeps her cool when captured by the same natives she’s come to protect.
- John Hopewell
NBC's version is under consideration for a series pick-up alongside other comedy pilots including People Are Talking starring Saved By The Bell's Mark-Paul Gosselaar and a remake of 1990 film Problem Child with Matthew Lillard.
Remakes, reboots and revamps: Has Us television run out of ideas? »
The Bridge actor has been cast in the Peacock network’s comedy pilot, playing the titular brat’s father, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Based on the 1990 film starring John Ritter, the single-camera project follows two parents struggling to raise one hellion of a child. Erinn Hayes (Childrens Hospital) previously was cast as the boy’s mother.
In addition to The Bridge, Lillard’s recent TV credits include an arc on »
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