Unfortunately coming out the same summer as the juggernaut that was Independence Day, Mars Attacks! got overshadowed and was considered a box office bomb upon its release but it’s gotten more positive reception and a cult following in the years since 1996. Check out the entire movie in the latest Everything Action Theater.
After the release of Jumanji in 1995, UPN developed an animated series based on the movie for their UPN Kids block of programming starting in 1996 as Peter and Judy Shepherd entered the world of Jumanji to join Alan Parrish on various adventures and figure out a way to get Alan out of the game and back into the real world.
The directorial debut of Tom Hanks, That Thing You Do tells the story of the fictional 60s one-hit wonder band The Wonders, who have a hit song called “That Thing You Do”. The actual single from the movie, while not quite as big a hit as it’s fictional counterpart, still hit pretty high on various Billboard charts and was nominated for Best Original Song.
Michael Jackson, Stephen King, Mick Garris and Stan Winston came together in 1996 to deliver the 39-minute long music video epic that was Michael Jackson’s Ghosts, which King and Garris co-wrote while Winston directed and created the many special effects.