90s

Curse Of 'The Mummy' - How The Classic Film Nearly Wiped Out Its Cast

If any movie proves that "they just don't make 'em like they used to," it's The Mummy.That's the The Mummy - as in the box office smash of 1999, to avoid any confusion with certain other films bearing the same name.The mystical adventure had action, laughs, and special effects that look amazing to this day - and they should, because they cost $150,000 per shot.While The Mummy gave audiences chills, making the movie was just as frightening for its cast. From the very beginning of the shoot, to the movie's premiere, it seems like the film's

90s

There's No Crying In Baseball - And 11 Other Facts About 'A League Of Their Own'

A comedy film about an all-women baseball league in the 1940s isn't your typical recipe for box office gold.But when A League of Their Own landed in theaters in 1992 it quickly became a hit, and today it ranks among the best sports movies of all time.Even if your family has been playing their VHS tape of this movie nonstop since it came out (like mine have) you'll probably be surprised by these 11 facts about the film.1. The extras in the Hall of Fame scene were actual AAGPBL playersWhen Dottie is touring the AAGPBL exhibit at

90s

The 'Magnum P.I.' Reboot Has Found Its Star, And We're Actually Pretty Impressed

CBS is digging through its closet for old Hawaiian shirts as it prepares for a reboot of Magnum P.I., and we finally know who will play the famous detective in the new series.The network has already found success by remaking their classic TV shows like S.W.A.T., MacGyver, and Hawaii Five-O, and they're hoping one of the most popular shows of the '80s is ripe for a revival.Now, CBS has announced that actor Jay Hernandez will fill Tom Selleck's shoes as Thomas Magnum, the suave private eye from Oahu, Hawaii.But there are some modern

90s

'Legends Of The Hidden Temple' Contestants Say Being On The Show Was Actually Traumatizing

If you grew up in the '90s you probably had two equally important dreams: mastering the devil sticks, and competing on Legends of the Hidden Temple.Whether you rooted for the Blue Barracudas, Red Jaguars, Orange Iguanas, or any of the other teams, this tricky Nickelodeon game show was must-see-TV.But while we loved every minute of the show, the actual contestants say they were stuck in a waking nightmare.As we've told you before, the Nick game shows were pretty rough on their contestants. While Double Dare is the only show to seriously injure a competitor, the kids on

00s

She Was Hollywood's "It Girl," So Why Did Shannyn Sossamon Disappear?

As we've explained before, some actresses just seem to become mega stars one minute before vanishing from Hollywood without a trace.It's not a case of their careers fizzling out, so there must be something to explain their disappearing act.Shannyn Sossamon was one of the biggest names to hit the scene and then leave just a few years later. The actress had moved to L.A. to study dance, and was working as a DJ and model before she was discovered by a casting director.Her breakout role was as Lady Jocelyn, Heath Ledger's love interest in A Knight's

90s

15 Nifty Facts About Pixar - Including Why 'Incredibles 2' Kept Us Waiting So Long

If childhood memories had a "Made in..." stamp on them, a lot of yours would probably say "Emeryville, California."That's where Pixar Animation Studios has their (seriously cool) headquarters.If you were raised on their awesome movies, you'll probably be interested in these facts about the studio.1. They love Easter eggsPixar has so many hidden jokes and eye-catchers they can't fit in one entry, but let's start with that iconic Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story.It pops up in every Pixar film, but you need sharp eyes to spot it. Or you could watch this video that rounds

Celebrities

'Grease' Is Turning 40 So Let's Find Out If The Cast Is Still "Peachy Keen, Jellybean"

Yes, we hate to break it to you, but the movie that will forever symbolize youth and coolness is officially middle aged this year. While we still find the teen romance electrifyin', we wondered what the cast was up to after all these years. Here's what we found:John Travolta - DannyParamount / Just JaredWhile he's not the only successful cast member from the movie, you're probably most familiar with Travolta's career after Grease. He's starred in a long list of hit films, including Pulp Fiction and Get Shorty, and even played Robert Shapiro on the TV show The People Versus

Fads

The Y2K Bug Was Actually Much Worse Than We All Remember

History has a funny way of playing tricks on our memory, and the Y2K bug is a good example.The famous computer glitch was devilishly simple: experts worried that computers and programs using a two-digit date system would flip their lids in the year 2000 - when their systems read "00."You probably remember the almost-hysterical panic some people felt before New Year's Eve 1999. Grocery stores across the country noticed more people buying canned goods and bottled water.These days, if we remember Y2K at all, it's remembered as history's greatest anticlimax. The new year came, things were alright,

Retro

Brace Yourselves: They're Remaking Willy Wonka Again

Yes, it's been 13 short years since Hollywood remade Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, so that must mean it's time for another try.The original film based on the Roald Dahl novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is considered a classic children's film, and the late Gene Wilder's performance as the quirky chocolate maker is remembered as the best role of his career.ParamountOf course, if you grew up watching the original movie, you probably have some strong feelings about the 2005 remake starring Johnny Depp as the famous chocolateer.Warner BrothersWhether you liked the re-imagining, or think the original

Fads

20 Insane Pieces Of Dating Advice From 90s Magazines

If we were ever even close to cracking the mysteries of love, it was back in the '90s.Every teen magazine in the checkout aisle promised to spill the secrets of romance, and for the most part they gave us solid advice about love and life. But sometimes....well, you should see for yourself.1. Is that legal?CosmopolitanI'm guessing Here is "wherever he can smell it."2. Get your hair in shapeSeventeenIf your hair can't bench press 250 pounds, don't expect to get asked out to prom.3. This is a disaster waiting to happen'TeenIf you remember