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Marty McFly’s Hoverboard Sells For £26,000 At UK Auction

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Marty McFly’s famous hoverboard, seen in the 1989 movie Back To The Future Part II, has sold for a whopping £26,000 at a UK auction, nearly double what it was expected to fetch.

The  iconic prop actually sold for £26,700 – almost doubling its original estimate of £15,000 while the biker scout helmet from Star Wars, Return Of The Jedi, went for £20,400 and the Spectre underwater tow sled from Thunderball sold for £24,000.

In all the auction, at the Vue cinema in London’s Westfield shopping centre, collected over £1 million from the host of film props on offer. The most expensive item to go under the hammer was Sigourney Weaver’s Flamethrower from Alien which sold for £30,000 but with a catalogue to suit all budgets, the least expensive item sold was a ‘one sheet’ poster from Aliens which went for just £48.

The auction was conduced by respected house Prop Store in association with Vue Cinemas. »

- Paul Heath

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Eli Roth Producing ‘Cabin Fever’ Remake – With The Same Script

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Well, this is strange. Just 12 years after the release of Eli Roth’s debut movie Cabin Fever, it seems that it is getting the remake treatment by Intruder director Travis Zariwny. Roth himself is behind the film, and will serve as executive producer.

Cabin Fever was a low budget horror movie set around a group of teenagers who head to a cabin in the woods. While there, they gradually succumb to a mysterious flesh-eating virus. Obviously there are parallels between this and similarly themed efforts including The Evil Dead and even The Last House Of The Left.

It seems that there is some logic behind remaking the film though, as Roth explains.

“Travis had an amazing vision for my original script, and as a scary movie fan I really wanted to see it. I almost see this like re-staging a play, and I’m excited to see what ideas Travis »

- Paul Heath

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Sean Bean Joins Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

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Ridley Scott has obviously figured out a way to kill Sean Bean off in his upcoming adaptation of The Martian as the legendary British actor, known for dying in most of his films, has joined the cast as a ‘Nasa flight director.’ The film, based on Andy Weir’s source novel of the same name, starts shooting soon for a 2015 release.

The story revolves around the first people to land, and potentially die, on Mars.

Here’s the official plot:

Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, »

- Paul Heath

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Key And Peele Get Catnapped With ‘Keanu’

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Comedy Central duo Key and Peele are set to start their first film together at New Line Cinema – and it features a kidnapped feline.

Keanu tells the story of the stolen moggy (called Keanu we assume) who’s swiped by a criminal gang. Friends and family must infiltrate the crime underworld to rescue the purloined puss.

The pair have been thinking about feature films for a while now, with a Police Academy reboot and a Key and Peele spinoff on the table. But it looks like the cat’s the winner.

Peele wrote the script along with Alex Rubens, another show writer. Filming starts in La next April and it looks like Peter Atencio might be lined up to direct.

Both  Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are no strangers to film – Key in The Lego Movie and Let’S Be Cops, and Peele in Wanderlust and Little Fockers, however this »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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How Will Sean Bean Die In Ridley Scott’s Latest?

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Sean Bean has just been cast in Ridley Scott’s latest film, The Martian. He joins an already awesome cast which includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, and Kristin Wiig. Based on an e-book by author Andy Weir, which was published in 2012 and then published in paperback this year, the film will follow the first man on Mars. Bean will play the Nasa flight director.

Of course, all us Bean fans are wondering how the man of many deaths will meet his maker. Research shows that Bean’s film’s box office correlates directly with whether or not he dies, and the more gruesome his death, the higher the box office (*statistics yet to be verified by anybody of any importance). So how will Bean die in this latest offering from the Prometheus and Blade Runner director?

Well, it sounds as though Bean will remain on Earth, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Lff 2014: Snow in Paradise Review

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One of the underdogs of the London Film Festival, Snow In Paradise may have gone unnoticed by many in attendance – though it isn’t for lack of merit. Based on a true story, the film tells the tale of a former criminal who finds Islam and turns away from his old life, but not before being pushed to breaking point by the events and people which surround him.

Newcomer Frederick Schmidt steals the show with an intense and powerful central performance as the renamed ‘Dave’. Set against the London backdrop, Dave’s journey from petty criminal is engrossing as he moves up the criminal ladder and becomes gradually more unhinged, thanks to his ability to convey the many hidden depths of the character. He is strong and intimidating, loyal and eager to please. You both fear for him and care desperately, wanting him to find a new path. It is »

- Amanda Keats

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Wlfcc Cosplay – Our Favourites

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This weekend saw the winter edition of London Film and Comic Con. Guests at the event included Carrie Fisher, Ralph Macchio, Katee Sackhoff and Billy Boyd. Fans flocked in their droves to meet their heroes but for us the true heroes of the show were those that had dressed up for the occasion. The Cosplayers were out in force over the weekend, hours of painstaking hard work, blood, sweat and tears were pumped into some truly magnificent pieces. Here is a round-up of some of our favourites:

Planet Of The Apes

The authenticity on these costumes is ridiculous, so good in fact that we’re not 100% sure they weren’t real. These fans are clearly showing their allegiance to the original Planet Of The Apes films, sorry Andy. »

- Kat Smith

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They Came Together DVD Review

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Director: David Wain

Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hadar, Ellie Kemper, Cobie Smulders, Ed Helms and Jack McBrayer.

Certificate: 15

Synopsis: Joel (Rudd) is an executive at a confectionery corporation that is trying to close down Molly (Poehler)’s small candy shop, not far away from the company. When the unlikely pair meet, they take an instant dislike to each other due to obvious circumstances with their businesses. 

Director David Wain shines a refreshing light on the romantic comedies that have never stopped surfacing, with his spoof film They Came Together. Just like other spoof films before it, Wain’s absurd observations of the romantic genre is vaguely entertaining. The production values, story-line (You’Ve Got Mail), locations and characters are almost exactly the same, but far more exaggerated. In many ways, the film reminds us of the elements we might hate or find cringe worthy in a lot of romantic comedies. »

- Louise Tooth

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Ghostbusters Movie Adaptations In Pop Culture

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Seldom has a movie phenomenon been as long-lasting and as pervasive as the Ghostbusters franchise. Despite having all the makings of a cult classic (witty banter, bizarre special effects, quirky plot), Ghostbusters has become a cornerstone of movie culture. Released in 1984, Ghostbusters was a hit right out of the gate — and it has continued affecting modern culture ever since.

Ghostbusters Casino Games

Yes, Ghostbusters has even come to the casino — and it’s even available in a 3D version and some select venues. The themed game works very similarly to an ordinary slots game, with a twist — every time you hit a bonus or special event, you can choose from a variety of side games that take place in 3D and, of course, in the Ghostbusters’ universe. And, even better, that jazzy Ghostbusters melody plays throughout your game, spurring you ever onward. Can’t wait until your next trip to Vegas? »

- Paul Heath

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Zombeavers & Other Great Movie Animals

20 October 2014 1:25 AM, PDT

Today sees the release of Zombeavers, in which a group of spring breakers are terrorized by a horde of killer beavers. It’s sounds ridiculous (because it is, of course) but these bloodthirsty little buggers continue a long tradition of awesome animals on the big screen. In case you’ve forgotten, here’s a countdown of some of cinema’s greatest ever beasts.

10. Flying Monkeys – The Wizard Of Oz (1939)

What’s more terrifying than an evil pointy-nosed witch? Try an evil pointy-nosed witch with an army of flying monkeys! In the original Oz books, the winged simians were mischievous but intelligent creatures, but by the time they received their big screen debut they’d mutated into the stuff of nightmares.

As Dorothy and her gang find themselves in a darkened forest, the Wicked Witch of the West sends her sinister army to monkey-nap them, and they are returned to the Witch’s castle pronto. »

- David Agnew

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Will Tom Hardy Bring The Apocalypse For ‘X-Men’?

19 October 2014 11:40 PM, PDT

Tom Hardy is probably wanted for most of the roles in the world right now, especially comic franchises. He already played Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and was rumoured last week to be wanted for DC’s Suicide Squad alongside Will Smith. Now it looks as though 20th Century Fox want a piece of the action, as Hardy is rumoured to be the favourite for the role of Apocalypse in the upcoming X-men: Apocalypse. Hardy would play the first ever mutant, who made a brief appearance after the credits in X-men: Days Of Future Past.

It’s doubtful that Hardy could take on roles in both, so perhaps going the way of Marvel would be best considering he’s already danced with DC. I’m still not sure on how accurately a human performance could capture Apocalypse, with perhaps the CG route of Thanos in Guardians Of The Galaxy being more appropriate. »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Lff 2014: The Satellite Girl And Milk Cow Review

19 October 2014 11:00 PM, PDT

Director: Chang Hyung Yun.

Starring: Yoo Ah In, Jung Yu Mi.

Running Time: 81 Minutes

Synopsis: A satellite comes to Earth and takes on the form of a young girl in order to discover the singer of her favourite song. She finds the singer has turned into a cow, and the two team up with a magical toilet roll named Merlin in order to stop a giant incinerator.

I read that synopsis and I can’t quite believe I wrote those words. And yet, I’m bloody glad that I did. As nonsensical as it all sounds, The Satellite Girl And Milk Cow is a wonderfully charming animation from South Korea, that somehow gets away with its absurd little twists and mad characters.

The first of the titular pair starts life as a satellite. With opening narration that isn’t annoyingly expositional, we are introduced to a sentient satellite that has »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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