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I’m renaming this episode The Two That Got Away.
Both Jack&Mac™ have a hard time moving on from their former flames in MacGyver Season 1 Episode 2.
Jack thinks Mac’s obsession with bringing in Nikki has thrown off his A-game, and he decides to tell him so while Mac is creating IEDs in the front seat during their North Korean adventure. Even with Mac’s B game, they end up in the Dmz unscathed.
Did anyone else think it was weird that Riley and Thornton are basically sitting in a living room watching satellite feeds of a Diy-armored car chase through North Korea as if they are watching football on Sunday afternoon?
Back in L.A., the team barely has enough time for a celebratory drink (and a quick sweep of Nikki’s apartment) before the Phoenix Foundation is deemed “the agency of last resort” for the rescue of »
- Megan King
Angus MacGyver is one smart secret agent, but even he can’t understand how Jack let the girl of his dreams slip away. In this week’s episode, MacGyver (Lucas Till) and the team attempt to rescue Sarah (Amy Acker), Jack’s (George Eads) former CIA partner and ex-girlfriend who went missing in Venezuela after she obtained evidence to take down an international arms dealer. In an exclusive clip of the episode obtained by TheWrap, Sarah takes them to the apartment where she has been hiding out. Before Jack and Mac head in, however, Mac grills Jack about why he can’t take his eyes. »
- Joe Otterson
This fall, CBS revived MacGyver with a TV series reboot starring Lucas Till, and before that they successfully brought back Hawaii Five-o and The Odd Couple. Now they’re reaching back into the 1970s for another series reboot. Swat ran on CBS for just two seasons totaling 37 episodes from February 1975 to April 1976 and […]
- Ethan Anderton
The original MacGyver TV show enjoyed a seven season run back in the 1980s and was a ratings success for ABC. How will this new version perform for CBS? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned to find out.On MacGyver, a twenty-something adventurer named Angus "Mac" MacGyver (Lucas Till) creates a secret organization within the Us government. Mac uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. Co-starring are George Eads, Sandrine Holt, Tristin Mays, and Justin Hires.The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- usually the next day, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest. »
It’s a strange year in terms of networks heading back to long abandoned wells (even going back to spring), but MacGyver may be the most dangerous attempt, and it’s definitely the biggest miss.
Crazy as it may sound, there isn’t actually anything wrong with the show, if you imagine it airing somewhere like DisneyXD, and took out the plethora of moments the show uses to roll its eyes at how stupid you are.
Lucas Till plays a character named MacGyver, and the similarities to the original end there, unless you count his Swiss Army knife. MacGyver is a genius and works as part of a small, ultra-secret division of the government that saves the world daily, doing things that will never make the papers.
You know he’s a genius, because the show keeps saying it at you, and because he uses whatever he has on hand »
- Marc Eastman
It was an honest mistake.
I thought CBS’s new MacGyver series was going to be a continuation of the 80s original, as in the new MacGyver would be the old MacGyver’s son/nephew/other relation. But then I saw that dreaded word: reboot.
A reboot means the original deserves a reexamination, so I watched the 1985 pilot (series available on Netflix) to see how much things have changed in MacGvyer-land in 31 years.
In the MacGyver Season 1 Episode 1 reboot, a much-younger MacGyver (Lucas Till) is in a tux in Lake Como, using his voice-over to describe sex with his girlfriend, who also happens to be the “analyst” in his ear on his latest mission.
Not exactly the way we are accustomed to »
- Megan King
This review is based on the season premiere.
The original MacGyver is such a product of its time that, for those of us who lived through the ’80s (or, in this writer’s case, half of it), it’s a veritable nostalgia cherry bomb. Richard Dean Anderson’s feathery hair remains iconic, and the show’s then fresh, science-driven send-up of the then eminently popular superspy and action-adventure genres is to this day one of the most fun and unabashedly silly concepts to ever hit primetime.
MacGyver was totally awesome, but fans will agree that he and his improvised spy gadgets belong to the ’80s and early ’90s, so much so that any attempt to pluck him out of that era and plop him into ours would seem a fool’s errand. Proving this theory true is the tinny, sterile pilot of CBS’ 2016 version of MacGyver. It stars Lucas Till as the crafty hero, »
- Bernard Boo
MacGyver is back, still packing his trusty Swiss Army knife and so many paper clips. Will the CBS reboot be able to hack it in 2016?
The freshman drama makes clear quite early on that Lucas Till’s Angus “Mac” MacGyver, as an operative for the Division of External Services, is a bit more physical than Richard Dean Anderson’s original mulleted problem-solver, able to handle himself decently in close0quarters combat, nor thinking twice before holding into an airborne jet’s landing gear for dear life. At »
Looking for the hero with a Swiss Army knife and duct tape? Prepare to be pleased, as the reboot of the 1980s classic MacGyver premieres tonight on CBS. In July we talked to Executive Producers Peter M. Lenkov and James Wan, as well as stars Lucas Till and George Eads, about the new series. They gave us a sneak preview into the re-imagining of MacGyver, as well as how the reboot will differ from the original. Executive Producer Peter M. Lenkov is no stranger to reboots, as he’s the mind who successfully rebooted Hawaii Five-0. Seven seasons later that reboot
MacGyver Reboot Preview: Executive Producers and Stars Sound Off on What to Expect »
- Araceli Aviles
If you're ever stuck somewhere—the wheel well of an airplane, a room where you have to solve puzzles in an hour to "escape"—Lucas Till, a.k.a. TV's new MacGyver, is your man. The 26-year-old actor stars on CBS's updated remake of the classic television show, and, as it turns out, is a man you definitely want on your team the next time you're getting a group together to do an escape room. The night before the show's premiere, Till, his costars George Eads and Justin Hires, and a group of journalists took on what was Till's (and nearly everyone's) very first escape room, the teambuilding activity that puts groups of people in a "locked" room with a time limit to »
“MacGyver” executive producer Peter Lenkov wants viewers to know that a pairing like series leads Lucas Till and George Eads doesn’t come along every day. “This is like lightning in a bottle,” Lenkov told TheWrap. “What you see onscreen is very much like their personalities. I wrote the pilot without having really met them, just having these voices in my head, and it is actually exactly the way they are in their personal lives. They’ve become such good friends, I think Lucas is sleeping on George’s couch most nights now.” “MacGyver” sees Till take over the role originated in the late ’80s. »
- Joe Otterson
James Wan makes his television debut with MacGyver, CBS’s reboot of the classic ’80s action series. With showrunner Peter Lenkov, and after one false start pilot, Wan directed the pilot that will air this week and set the stage for the series going forward. Lucas Till stars as Angus MacGyver, a scientist who uses his […]
- Fred Topel
Fall TV is here whether you're ready for it or not, and MacGyver is just one of several reboots hitting the small screen. CBS's action-adventure series stars Lucas Till as a young version of the character created on the 1985 version of the show; this time he goes by Mac. Though you may not be able to place him, you've definitely seen Till on screen before. Here are five reasons his cute face is so damn familiar. Related Stories:Your Ultimate Guide to Fall's New TV Shows! »
- Maggie Pehanick
My friend and co-author Matt Zoller Seitz would always respond to news of someone remaking a classic movie or TV show with a groan, followed by his familiar but always entertaining treatise on how the smartest thing anyone could choose to remake was something that was mediocre, or worse, but had a great core idea that hadn't been properly exploited. He liked to point to David Cronenberg's '80s version of The Fly, or later the Edward James Olmos incarnation of Battlestar Galactica, as proof that there was more room to maneuver when the original didn't make the most out of what it was about. The original MacGyver doesn't quite qualify for Matt's theory, but it's close. The '80s ABC drama — starring Richard Dean Anderson as a spy of sorts who could solve any problem with a combination of basic science knowledge, his trusted Swiss Army knife, duct tape, »
- Alan Sepinwall
The popular '80s hero is back in a modern-day re-imagining of the iconic show, MacGyver. Angus "Mac" MacGyver, played by X-Men's Lucas Till, joins a U.S. government organization for the "best and brightest" after breaking out of a terrorist holding cell. But how does he manage such a tricky escape? By rigging a Diy bomb on the lock of his prison cell, of course. In true MacGyver fashion, the video below promises scenes of clever craftiness, heart-stopping explosions, and fiery getaways.
Simon Brew Sep 22, 2016
Paramount is taking a hit on its new Monster Trucks movie - and the film isn't even out until next year...
Here’s an odd one. We’re used to reading the occasional story of how a major studio has had to incorporate a financial writedown when a movie doesn’t hit its expected box office numbers. Whatever you thought of both John Carter and Tomorrowland for instance, Disney had to incorporate writedowns into its posh financial reports on both of those movies following their release.
We’ve not, though, heard of such a writedown even before a film has actually been released. Yet that’s just what’s happened with Paramount Pictures and its upcoming Monster Trucks movie. The film, a mix of live action and computer animation, was originally set to be released last May, before the studio moved it to this coming January. It »
The troubles are continuing to pile up for Paramount Pictures. After a summer that was marred with underperforming, expensive movies for the studio, their parent company has now lowered their projected earnings for the year because of yet another movie that is expected to flop. After a ton of delays and production troubles, the expensive live-action and CGI comedy/action movie Monster Trucks is expected to tank when it finally gets released in January.
The Hollywood Reporter states that Viacom, who owns Paramount, has lowered its earnings forecast for their current quarter. The company has posted a $115 million "programming impairment charge," which is "related to the expected performance of an unreleased film," which is just a nice way of saying that movie is about to bomb in a big way. While Viacom didn't come out and say exactly which movie it was, THR's sources have confirmed to them that it is indeed Monster Trucks, »
Monster Trucks, a $100 million film you probably didn't know existed, is already being viewed as a box-office flop...by the company that's releasing it. Allegedly! Unnamed sources speaking to The Hollywood Reporter claim that the $115 million "programming impairment charge...related to the expected performance of an unreleased film" cited in Viacom's most recent earnings forecast (Viacom being the parent company of Paramount Pictures) is in fact a reference to the Chris Wedge-directed action film, which was originally pegged for release on May 29, 2015 but is now slated for January 13, 2017 -- a release date that doesn't suggest the studio has a lot of confidence in the film's ability to compete. Another unnamed source also told THR that while the film was intended as a "broad-audience title," it ended up being "more of a kids movie," which sounds terrible. For the uninitiated, Monster Trucks is a "3D live-action/computer-animated action comedy" that »
- Chris Eggertsen
Viacom is taking a $115 million writedown to earnings for an unidentified Paramount movie, widely believed to be “Monster Trucks.”
Viacom disclosed Wednesday it was lowering its earnings forecast for the current fourth fiscal quarter ending Sept. 30 and cited “a programming impairment charge of $115 million.” It said the charge was “related to the expected performance of an unreleased film.”
Matthew Harrigan, an analyst with Wunderlich Securities, told Variety that the write-down is probably for “Monster Trucks.”
“Monster Trucks” will open on Jan. 13, and is a live-action and CGI-animation hybrid directed by Chris Wedge. The cast includes Jane Levy, Lucas Till, Tom Lennon, Barry Pepper, Amy Ryan, Danny Glover, Holt McCallany, and Frank Whaley.
The film has been delayed several times. It was originally due to open on Dec. 25, 2015, then pushed back to March 18, 2016, and delayed again until January.
- Dave McNary
Little known fact: One of my favorite ways to unwind is to watch gag reels. While I'm basically an entertainment-consumption machine, when I need a break from movies and TV series I fill the time by watching my favorite casts from my favorite projects make arses of themselves. I always jump at the chance to see the actors cutting loose, having fun, and making light of the often absurd scenarios that they're being charged with bringing to such serious life. Today I'll share with you the newly released gag reel for X-Men: Apocalypse.
In the gag reel below, you'll see nearly all of the stars of X-Men: Apocalypse goof around or botch a seminal moment, and there's some definite gold scattered around. Enjoy!
- Mario-Francisco Robles
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