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MacGyver: Has the CBS TV Series Been Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two?

16 January 2017 8:23 AM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Vulture WatchCan Mac escape the cancellation trap? Has the MacGyver TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is a dedicated place to track the status of MacGyver season two. You can bookmark this page or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's this TV show about?Airing on the television network, MacGyver follows the 20-something year old Angus “Mac” MacGyver (Lucas Till). Young Mac has created a clandestine organization within the U.S. government. There, he uses his scientific knowledge and problem-solving acumen to save lives. MacGyver's team includes maverick former CIA agent Jack Dalton (George Eads); former field agent and current Director of Operations, Patricia Thornton (Sandrine Holt); as well as the mercurial »


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Hidden Figures Wins Box Office Weekend #2 with $20.4M

15 January 2017 12:02 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Often times, if two movies are less than $1 million apart when the box office estimates are released, those movies will swap places when the actual numbers arrive on Monday. Last weekend, it looked like Rogue One would repeat atop the box office with $21.9 million, with the expanding Hidden Figures following just behind with $21.8 million. When the actual figures were released on Monday, Hidden Figures ended up on top with $22.8 million, just ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with $22.06 million. This weekend, Hidden Figures managed to expand even further, repeating atop the box office for the second weekend in a row with $20.4 million, in a weekend where two more expanding movies didn't even crack the top 10.

This weekend, both the true story adaptation Hidden Figures and Rogue One went up against three new movies, Paramount's Monster Trucks, Stx Entertainment's The Bye Bye Man and Open Road Films' Sleepless. There »

- MovieWeb

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Pixar's Cars 3 and CHiPs trailers, A Dog's Purpose featurette and more make our weekly round-up

13 January 2017 1:15 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Pixar's Cars 3 and CHiPs trailers, A Dog's Purpose featurette and more make our weekly round-upPixar's Cars 3 and CHiPs trailers, A Dog's Purpose featurette and more make our weekly round-upGarrett McCormick1/13/2017 4:15:00 Pm

Check out Cineplex's weekly round-up featuring new trailers, clips and movie news!

The Founder

Academy Award nominee Michael Keaton returns to the big screen to tell the story of the mega-franchise McDonald's in The Founder.

Seriously, what can be better than a movie that teaches us the origins of the delicious, oh-so-tasty McDonald's? The film follows the making of the franchise from when it started being a one location burger joint to the biggest fast-food chain in the world.

We can guarantee one may become very hungry while watching the film.

The Founder opens in Cineplex theatres January 20th

The Bye Bye Man

If you say his name, or even think it…he’ll come for you. »

- Garrett McCormick

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20th Century Women, Patriots Day and Monster Trucks make Tanner's What to Watch this week

13 January 2017 12:46 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

20th Century Women, Patriots Day and Monster Trucks make Tanner's What to Watch this week20th Century Women, Patriots Day and Monster Trucks make Tanner's What to Watch this weekTanner Zipchen1/13/2017 3:46:00 Pm

It may be Friday the 13th, but it's anything but an unlucky day at the movies.

This weekend, we're breaking down three great new releases that you can check out in theatres. First off, you're guaranteed to have crazy fun with Lucas Till and Jane Levy in Monster Trucks. This weekend also features Mike Mills' latest, 20th Century Women, starring Annette Bening in an Oscar worthy performance about a mother and son. You can also check out the latest effort from frequent collaborators Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg with their depiction of the Boston marathon bombings in Patriots Day.

Check out my video below and see you at the movies this weekend!

Click here for tickets and showtimes! »

- Tanner Zipchen

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'Monster Trucks' Review: Beasts Meet Pickups in This Stalled Blockbuster

13 January 2017 10:18 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

First, a confession: I was almost rooting for Monster Trucks to be bearable. Why? Because Paramount Pictures, which is releasing the film, took a $115 million write-down against anticipated losses before it even opened. It's like having your parents write off your college tuition because they know you'll never amount to shit. Talk about lack of faith. So what a kick it would be if this family film actually turned out to be fun, right? Dreams can come true, kiddies. Just not this time.

Monster Trucks is a wreck, fueled by »

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Monster Trucks – Review

12 January 2017 9:57 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Even though its several months till the temps rise to signal the start of blockbuster kid-friendly entertainment time, the multiplex chefs are ready to whip up something that will satisfy the appetites of the pre-teen crowds. Here’s a tasty mash-up, much in the vein of other blended concoctions. Several years ago some far-sighted studio marketing exec thought, “Hey, kids love their doggies and they love sports, so how about a pooch that plays basketball?”. Air Bud proved to be quite the franchise, so this new flick should be another “slam dunk”. The tots love their weird creatures (as long as they’re not too scary) and they adore those big-wheeled behemoths that flattened everything in their path. Have some animation veterans sprinkle a bit of magic and slapstick, and you’ve got a candy coated respite from those somber award season contenders. Clear the way for the Monster Trucks. »

- Jim Batts

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The Lrm Interview with Monster Trucks Director Chris Wedge

12 January 2017 12:46 PM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

After years directing animated movies for Blue Sky Films--the original Ice Age, Robots and Epic were three of his movies--Chris Wedge decided to follow the route of many animation directors before him and do a live action movie.

Along came Monster Trucks, possibly one of the simplest high concept premises ever turned into a film, and Wedge somehow found a way to use that idea to put a twist on the “boy and his car” movie that was done so well in Michael Bay’s original Transformers movie.

It stars Lucas Till (MacGyver) as Tripp, an outsider in his North Dakota town, who spends his time at the garage working on a beat-up pick-up truck that just needs an engine. When an explosion at a nearby oil drilling site unleashes a creature that lives under the earth, its quest for life-sustaining oil leads it to Tripp’s garage and »

- Edward Douglas

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Patriot’s Day’ in Tight Race, ‘Monster Trucks,’ ‘Live by Night’ Brace to Flop

12 January 2017 8:58 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A mixture of prestige films, blockbuster hopefuls, and passion projects will hit theaters over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. It promises to be a crowded time at the multiplexes with three new films bowing and several awards hopefuls expanding nationwide.

“They’re going to be lined up like airplanes coming in for landing,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at ComScore. “There’s going to be a lot of moviegoing, but the fragmentation of the audience will impact ticket sales.”

When the dust clears, Fox’s “Hidden Figures” may be able to hold off the new contenders to capture the top slot for the second consecutive weekend. The historical drama about a team of African-American Nasa employees who grappled with prejudice in the early days of the space program is eyeing a $20 million second weekend. It will be a close race for first. CBS Films and Lionsgate’s »

- Brent Lang

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Movie Review: A literal monster truck is far from the stupidest thing about Monster Trucks

11 January 2017 10:00 PM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

It’s a humiliating moment, to be sure. Tripp is riding to school with a bunch of other kids when a classmate pulls up alongside the bus driving a sweet, tricked-out truck, attractive young lady at his side, and shoots Tripp a derisive look. The sting is especially potent because Tripp is a 26-year-old man. Technically speaking, it’s Lucas Till, the actor playing Tripp, who is far too old to be riding a school bus, not his character in Monster Trucks, who is written as a 16-year-old, maybe 17 tops. But Till does not look 16, nor 17, nor even 18. The sight of him riding a school bus does not register the intended pathos (though any comedy, intentional or not, registers loud and clear). It is embarrassing, yes, but not for the reasons the movie wants it to be.

On some level, the filmmakers behind Monster Trucks must ...


- Jesse Hassenger

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TV News Roundup: ‘The Good Wife’ Star Chris Noth and ‘Game of Thrones’ Sand Snake Keisha Castle-Hughes Join ‘Manifesto’

11 January 2017 5:07 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In today’s TV news roundup, “The Good Wife” star Chris Noth and “Game of Thrones” Sand Snake Keisha Castle-Hughes join Discovery Channel’s scripted series “Manifesto,” and more.


Golden Globe nominee Chris Noth (“The Good Wife”) and Academy Award nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Whale Rider,” “Game of Thrones”) have both been cast in Discovery Channel’s upcoming scripted series “Manifesto,” set to air later this year. The series will tell the story of how the FBI brought down Ted Kaczynski (Paul Bettany), also known as the “Unabomber,” one of the most infamous criminal masterminds in the world. Noth will play Don Ackerman, the Bay Area Divisional Head of the FBI, who supervised the Unabomber Task Force, while Castle-Hughes will star as Tabby, a street agent who partners with FBI agent Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington), one of the most decorated profilers in the history of the bureau whose radical approach ultimately took Kaczynski down. Production »

- Will Thorne

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Meredith Eaton Joins Cast of MacGyver As New Boss

11 January 2017 3:52 PM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

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There’s a new boss at the Phoenix Foundation.

After the latest departure and sudden arrest of Director Patricia Thornton (Sandrine Holt), Phoenix Foundation has recruited needed a new director.

CBS announced actress Meredith Eaton will fill in those shoes as a series regular on MacGyver. She will play Matt Webber, the new director of operations and boss to Mac.

According to the press announcement, Matty Webber is a legend in the covert ops world. She was Jack’s (George Eads) superior for 18 months while on assignment in South America.

There’s also a little hint that Jack may not be happy to having her as a boss again.

“Matty Webber is a tough cookie and despite her history with Jack, she’ll have no problem finding her place in the Phoenix team. She may even teach Mac a few new tricks,” said executive producer and showrunner Peter Lenkov. »

- Gig Patta

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‘MacGyver’ Casts Meredith Eaton; Bob Jesser Joins ‘Midnight, Texas’

11 January 2017 1:11 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Meredith Eaton (Boston Legal) has joined the cast of CBS’ MacGyver remake as a series regular. Eaton will play Matty Webber, the new director of operations at the Phoenix Foundation. Mac (Lucas Till) and the team, with the exception of Jack (George Eads), are excited to meet their new boss, who is known as a legend in Covert Ops. As Jack's superior for 18 months while on assignment in South America, Matty could make anyone, including the director of the Nsa, cry. Her… »

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Exclusive Video: Behind the Creature Feature 'Monster Trucks'

11 January 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

In Monster Trucks, out in wide release January 13, Lucas Till plays a high school senior named Tripp who is unhappy with his life in a small town and spends his free time building a monster truck out of scrap parts. One night he discovers his rig has been turned into a monster truck of a completely different -- that is, literal -- kind, thanks to an accident at an oil-drilling site near the junkyard that disturbed three creatures deep underground. The villainous oil company has captured two of...

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Meredith Eaton Joins ‘MacGyver’ as New Phoenix Foundation Head

11 January 2017 8:21 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lucas Till will be answering to a new boss on “MacGyver” starting Friday. Following the departure of series regular Sandrine Holt, Meredith Eaton has joined the series as Matty Webber, the new director of operations at the Phoenix Foundation. Holt, who ended her run on the show last Friday, played Patricia Thornton, former head of the same foundation. “We couldn’t be more excited to have Meredith Eaton join the cast,” said executive producer and showrunner Peter Lenkov. “Matty Webber is a tough cookie and, despite her history with Jack, she’ll have no problem finding her place in the Phoenix team. »

- Greg Gilman

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'MacGyver' Taps Meredith Eaton to Replace Sandrine Holt

11 January 2017 7:16 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

There's a change at the top on MacGyver.

Meredith Eaton has joined the cast of the CBS reboot, replacing departed series regular Sandrine Holt, it was announced Wednesday.

Holt played Patricia Thornton, the head of the covert agency named the Phoenix Foundation where Mac (Lucas Till) works. The casting comes on the heels of the Jan. 6 episode, in which Holt exited when Patricia was revealed to be a mole.

Eaton will play Matty Webber, the new director of operations at the Phoenix Foundation and a legend in Covert Ops. Everyone is excited to meet Matty, except for Jack (George »

- Kate Stanhope

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‘Monster Trucks’ Review: This Kid-Friendly Creature Feature Drafts Off A Dozen Better Movies

10 January 2017 9:00 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The story of a hunky high school senior who discovers an oil-guzzling sea beast (think “Sesame Street” meets the Kraken), and then knots its tentacles around the chassis of his custom jalopy in a perverse attempt to pimp his ride, “Monster Trucks” seems like such an impossibly stupid idea for a movie that it’s easy to forget how it derives from a rather proud history of Hollywood entertainment. After all, there have been any number of studio spectacles about a young boy, or a teenage boy, or — in this case — an obviously grown-ass man doing a hilarious job of pretending to be a teenage boy — whose frustrated small town existence is turned upside down when he befriends a strange and unexpectedly sweet creature that teaches him about growing up or whatever. “Monster Trucks,” however aimless and confused it may be, rolls down a road paved by verified hits like “E.T., »

- David Ehrlich

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Will Monster Trucks Finally Dethrone Rogue One at the Box Office?

10 January 2017 9:07 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When the box office estimates were released on Sunday, it looked like Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had won for the fourth weekend in a row with $21.9, just barely beating the drama Hidden Figures, which kicked off its nationwide expansion with $21.8 million. However, when yesterday's actual figures were released, both movies flip-flopped, with Hidden Figures actually winning with $22.8 million, just ahead of Rogue One with $22.06 million. This weekend, both Hidden Figures and Rogue One will go up against three new movies, Paramount's Monster Trucks, Stx Entertainment's The Bye Bye Man and Open Road Films' Sleepless. There are also three movies expanding with Warner Bros.' Live By Night, Lionsgate's Patriots Day and Paramount's Silence all going nationwide as well. While it may certainly be another very close weekend, with six new movies hitting theaters, we're predicting that Monster Trucks comes out on top with $22.6 million, with Patriots Day following closely behind with $20.8 million. »

- MovieWeb

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Review: Monster Trucks

10 January 2017 8:52 AM, PST | | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: A troubled teen (Lucas Till) befriends a strange subterranean creature that’s been displaced from his home by the unethical drilling of a sinister oil company. Learning his new friend has a taste for oil and a talent for manipulating monster trucks, the two team up in an effort to reunite the creature with his lost family and get him home. Review: Just as we fanboys (and critics) can... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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Monster Trucks Review

9 January 2017 2:55 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Monster Trucks is pure, child-first cinema that’s energetically staged to wow younger audiences (and entertain older chaperones). Didn’t see that coming, did ya? We’re talking about a film that Viacom publicly took a $115 million write-down for and buried away with little-to-no hype. As a critic, these scenarios typically spell a 15-car-pile-up kind of disaster – yet Monster Trucks is no such dumpster fire.

As legend tells, former Paramount film president Adam Goodwin fell in love with an idea co-spawned by his four-year-old son. From there, Ice Age/Robots director Chris Wedge was offered his first feature outside animation, with screenplay duties going to Safety Not Guaranteed/Jurassic World writer Derek Connolly (story by Glenn Berger/Jonathan Aibel/Matthew Robinson). No joke. All these people were tasked with making a child’s cinematic dreams come true, and that’s exactly what the film feels like – a wide-eyed, enthusiastic slice of fun-filled kiddie entertainment. »

- Matt Donato

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5 January 2017 8:59 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – In the latest Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new action/adventure “Monster Trucks” starring Lucas Till and Jane Levy!

Monster Trucks,” which opens on Jan. 13, 2017 and is rated “PG,” also stars Rob Lowe, Danny Glover, Amy Ryan, Barry Pepper, Thomas Lennon, Holt McCallany and Frank Whaley from director Chris Wedge and writers Derek Connolly and Matthew Robinson.

To win your free passes to “Monster Trucks” courtesy of, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at 10 a.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

Preferably, use your computer to enter rather than your smartphone.

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