Released in 1995 with the hopes of being the next Jurassic Park, the Michael Crichton adaptation Congo was not quite as well-received as that 1993 classic but it performed better than expected at the box office and has since developed a cult audience that enjoys the more campy aspects of the jungle adventure. You can check out the entire movie, thanks to YouTube, in the latest Everything Action Theater.
Adapting his own novel, Michael Crichton wrote and directed the historical heist movie The Great Train Robbery, where Sean Connery and Donald Sutherland scheme to rob a massive gold shipment from the train that is used to transport it monthly to the soldiers fighting the Crimean War in 1855.
Westworld is the more famous of Michael Crichton’s movies about killer robots but he also directed 1984’s Runaway, featuring Tom Selleck trying to stop a diabolical plot by Gene Simmons to unleash circuit boards that can cause the various domestic robots in use around the world to become deadly weapons.
Chadwick Boseman has tragically died at the age of 43 from cancer, Sam & Max are coming back in VR, Blumhouse is rebooting The Thing, The Powerpuff Girls are coming to live-action on The CW, Disney is attempting another Haunted Mansion movie, Michael Crichton’s Sphere is coming to HBO and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris talk about some of the sights of NYCC 2018, the Universal Soldier franchise, the first look at The CW’s Batwoman, Michael Crichton, Venom, Terminator: Salvation, Mandy and more.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about the casting for Cable, deceptive trailers, the greatness of Charlie Murphy, Dolph joining the DCEU, the first look at Thor: Ragnorak, the return of Better Call Saul, the aimlessness of Live by Night and more.