Tuesday, August 06, 2019

20 Years Ago on AOL.com: August 6, 1999 -- "Mystery Men"

August 6, 1999: I guess the summer movie lineup was light, because we went the whole day leading with Mystery Men, a superhero comedy that was maybe a bit before it's time -- superhero movies weren't the phenomena they are today. In the morning, it anchored a generic summer fun promo:
For the PM update, we actually mentioned the name of the film, using a photo of Janeane Garofalo's character:
[Series note: In the late 1990s, I programmed the content for the AOL.com home page, which relaunched with a new design on July 14, 1998. I printed screencaps and saved them. 20 years later, I'm scanning them in and posting them with a little commentary under the tag #20YearsAgoOnAOLcom.]

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