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New Book Contends Eric Stoltz Was “Difficult” & The Cast Wasn’t Shocked He Was Replaced On ‘Back To The Future’

3 hours ago | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Happy birthday, “Back To The Future” - which was released thirty years ago today. One of the most legendary stories of the now-iconic blockbuster, and perhaps one of the biggest what-ifs in the history of mainstream cinema, is obviously the chronicle of Eric Stoltz and the movies casting. The tale is well storied: while Michael J. Fox ultimately went on to play the seminal role of Marty McFly, it was then up-and-comer Stoltz who was originally cast in the lead part. And it’s not like they suddenly changed their mind. Robert Zemeckis and crew shot for five weeks on “Back To the Future” with Stoltz as Marty McFly, only to make the incredibly tough decision to recast the lead role and reshoot the entire movie over again with Fox (who was the director’s first choice, but they couldn’t get him at the time due to the shooting »

- Edward Davis

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This Kansas Town Loves Back To The Future Way More Than You Do

5 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

So you think you.re a pretty big Back to the Future fan? That.s probably true. It.s a great movie, and maybe you only wear purple Calvin Klein underwear and drive a DeLorean outfitted with a custom-built Mr. Fusion replica. But no matter what, I think the Kansas city of Augusta has you beat as they officially changed their name to Hill Valley, the name of the fictional hometown of Marty McFly. Today, July 3, 2015, marks the 30th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis. beloved sci-fi adventure, and according to The Butler County Times-Gazette, which is a mouthful of a masthead, Augusta chose to rechristen itself as Hill Valley. At least for a time. While the change took effect at 12:01am, the name will revert back to Augusta at the stroke of midnight. Hopefully all 9200 resident superfans, as well as the rest of the world who hears about this awesome »

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Nerd Alert: Batman's Bat Problem, Amy Schumer's Movie Rules and More

7 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? Alfred helps Batman get rid of his bats in a hilarious animated video, CollegeHumor "unveils" Pixar's next seven movies and Conan O'Brien crashes an all-female Magic Mike Xxl party. Plus, learn why movie special effects peaked in the 1990s. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.

Batman has a Bat Problem

Dorkly has put together a clever animated video that shows how Batman's bats wreak havoc for Bruce Wayne's trusted butler Alfred. The video is put together like an 8-bit video game, and it's quite hilarious, with Alfred bringing up a lot of valid points about hordes of bats just hanging around, which apparently contributed to the deaths of several Robins. »

- MovieWeb

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Sos This Week #14: All Remakes Are Not Created Equal

7 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

This week marks the 30th Anniversary of Back to the Future, which seems like a perfect time to wonder if Hollywood has any plans on remaking it. Ask Robert Zemeckis, and the answer is a flat out “no”. We groan about remakes, but your childhood isn’t sacred, and there’s a fine line between a remake that’s worth your time and attention and one that’s just out for your money. We also dig into PTA’s weird new job writing Robert Downey Jr.’s Pinocchio script, as well as look at some anticipated fall trailers.

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Paul Thomas Anderson to write Robert Downey Jr.’s Pinocchio Official trailer released for Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs film Rocky spinoff Creed, with Michael B. Jordan, gets a trailer Secret in Their Eyes, American remake of Oscar winner, gets a trailer New Projects: The Birds remake and Monopoly

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- Brian Welk

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Back To The Future 2 Almost Included An Old West Scene

8 hours ago | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The Back to the Future franchise celebrates a milestone birthday today with the 30th anniversary of the first film.s release. Appropriately enough, some interesting food for thought has surfaced about its sequel, revealing a possible alteration in the timeline of movie history. It seems that the already-packed Back to the Future Part II was supposed to have taken the time-bending action to the old west. Back to the Future franchise co-writer/producer Bob Gale provided HitFix some intriguing historical artifacts previously unseen by the public in the form of his early handwritten notes for the then-upcoming sequel. According to the notes, dated April 1, 1986, besides a visit to the future and a revisit to 1955, Marty McFly.s eventual dilemma in 1990.s Back to the Future Part III of being stuck in the old west without gasoline for the DeLorean was actually planned to occur in the second film. While a »

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Exclusive clip from The Carrier featuring John Cusack and Dominic Purcell

9 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The upcoming action-thriller The Carrier is released in the UK this month on Digital HD and next month on DVD and VOD platforms, and Flickering Myth has an exclusive first-look clip from the film, which you can view below as well as the official trailer!

John Cusack and Robert De Niro star in this action-packed crime thriller about a hit-man named Jack (Cusack), who takes an assignment to deliver a mysterious bag to his crafty boss (De Niro) with strict instructions not to look inside. With the help of an elusive, beautiful woman (Rebecca Da Costa, The Firstling), Jack battles a mess-load of gunfire, a slew of crooked cops and unruly mobsters on a deadly quest to deliver the precious cargo and earn a big pay day. The Carrier also stars Crispin Glover (Back to the Future), Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Rapper Sticky Fingaz.

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- Scott J. Davis

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Some of the Best Back to the Future Fan Theories

9 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Robert Zemeckis’ beloved sci-fi-comedy and coming-of-age period-piece, Back to the Future, has spawned a lot of strange speculation from fans over the years. The film, now celebrating its 30th anniversary, seems to come alive again with each new generation, and each generation also seems to find new, bizarre conspiracies skulking in between the figurative lines. The folks at the Av Club have collected a bunch of the most prevalent online theories, and amidst the usual JFK and Illuminati codswallop are some fun, if bonkers, ideas. Here are a few of our favorites:Perhaps the most innocuous theory is that Marty wrote two letters to Doc Brown warning Emmett that he would be killed by the Libyan nationalists on October 21, 1955. The letters are visually different, most likely because the filmmakers didn’t have the same exact prop letter that Doc tore up in 1955, sheets of paper being so easy to »

- Greg Cwik

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‘Back to the Future’: What the critics said in 1985

10 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Back to the Future” has become beloved by people of all generations in the 30 years since its release. It’s a favorite, fun, feel-good movie that we turn to again and again on TV or on DVD. The film has made its way into movie-making history books and into Hollywood legend. Some movies do that slowly over their first three decades or with new popularity thanks to DVD releases. “Back to the Future” isn’t one of those movies. It was a hit from the start. “Back to the Future,” which opened in theaters 30 years ago today, was the blockbuster king of 1985. The movie was #1 at the box office for 11 weekends and went on to make more than any other film in 1985. Audiences loved it. Critics loved it.  At least most of them did. The biggest slam came for the scene at the end of the film in which Marty »

- Emily Rome

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Week in Review: Robert Zemeckis says a ‘Back to the Future’ remake will never happen

11 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Back to the Future is having its 30th Anniversary this month, and the film is on such a high in 2015 as one of simply the most beloved, classic, and near perfect blockbusters so rare today. It has something to do with the fact that the sequel had a portion set in today’s 2015 and even got a few of those predictions correct (still holding out for that Cubs World Series though). But it also has to do with the fact that as we’ve turned every started reading every show and movie as though it were filled with all the little clues and Easter Eggs of Lost, we’ve come to realize just how well constructed a screenplay Back to the Future truly is.

So it seems like now would be a great time to talk remake. Think about it: 2015 movie in which a new Marty McFly with a Justin Bieber »

- Brian Welk

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8 fantastic movie easter eggs you may have missed

11 hours ago | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

For most, the thought of an easter egg automatically brings to mind memories of delicious chocolate, creamy caramel and a bagful of saccharine goodness. However, for the dedicated movie fans among us, there's a joy of a different sort to be had. There's a special thrill that comes from discovering cinematic easter eggs – those purposeful hidden gems and jokes – within the frames of your favourite films.

In celebration of Back to the Future's thirtieth anniversary, we threw together a list of our favourite easter eggs since the 80s. Be warned, however – while running through the "what"s and "why"s, there may be a spoiler or two!

Tickets for Back to the Future: The Fan Event go on sale today! For screening times, participating theatres, and more, head on over to #BTTF2015 homepage, and grab your tickets before they sell out. There's no going back in time once they're gone! »

- Emma Badame

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Town Changes Name to Hill Valley to Celebrate ‘Back to the Future’ 30th Anniversary

13 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Just about everyone in the known world loves Back to the Future, but one town in Kansas may have even the most fervent fans beat. The City of Augusta has decided to officially rename itself “Hill Valley” in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. Granted, it’s a temporary switch. Hill Valley will revert to its original name […]

The post Town Changes Name to Hill Valley to Celebrate ‘Back to the Future’ 30th Anniversary appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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'Back to the Future': 30 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the Time-Travel Classic

16 hours ago | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Since its release 30 years ago this week (on July 3, 1985), "Back to the Future" has been everyone's favorite time-travel movie. It's remained a must-see long enough for Marty McFly's own kids to enjoy it.

Even so, there's much you may not know about the beloved sci-fi comedy, from the unused ideas that popped up in other films, to why there has yet to (thankfully) be a reboot. To celebrate the film's 30th anniversary, we're firing up the flux capacitor and traveling back 30 years to learn the secrets of "Back to the Future."

1. Director Robert Zemeckis and co-screenwriter Bob Gale (pictured above) tried for years to create a time-travel story. The key came in 1980, when Gale was looking over his father's high school yearbook and wondered whether he and his father would have been friends if they'd both been teenagers at the same time.

2. Zemeckis and Gale took their idea to Steven Spielberg, »

- Gary Susman

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What do the cast of Back to the Future look like now? Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, more

17 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.

Great Scott! Has it really been 30 years? Back to the Future celebrates a landmark anniversary this week, so to mark the occasion we take a look back at the film to find out what the cast were doing then and where they are now.

We get all misty-eyed and nostalgic about Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and their Bttf cast-mates below!

Michael J Fox

A huge teen idol thanks to his role in sitcom Family Ties, Fox initially wasn't able to play Marty McFly due to a scheduling conflict with his TV show. The part of Marty went to Eric Stoltz, he was fired five weeks into filming, then Fox jumped on board as a last-minute replacement. The schedule was gruelling (10am-6pm on Family Ties, »

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Back to the Future turns 30 today: Celebrate with our special features on the trilogy

17 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Back to the Future celebrates its 30th anniversary today (July 3). To mark the occasion, Digital Spy has assembled a week's worth of special features on the classic time-travel series. If you've missed out, here's the place to find everything you need.

Back to the Future in 88 seconds

Ever wondered what it takes to hydrate a pizza? Or the number of Jaws films that exist in the world of Bttf? We take an in-numbers video look at the trilogy in the highly-appropriate timeframe of 88 seconds.

Why Eric Stoltz was fired from Back to the Future

Most film buffs know that Eric Stoltz was the original Marty McFly before being fired and replaced by Michael J Fox, but Caseen Gaines's new book We Don't Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy sheds new light on one of Hollywood's biggest ever behind-the-scenes controversies.

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A trip to the newest Universal ride has us thinking about the park's big changes

2 July 2015 1:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As I wrote in one of my "25 Years In La" pieces, I was a tour guide at Universal Studios. Technically, we were "studio guides," and in my time at the park, I did many different jobs. I was Leatherface for a full run of Halloween Horror Nights, and I managed to win a nod for "Best Scare" at the end of the event. That doesn't really mean anything, but it felt great at the end of a really tough eleven or twelve straight days. I worked "Backdraft" when it was an attraction that took up a full soundstage, and I made up my own slightly insane tweaks to the script that entertained me, if no one else. My friend and I figured out where we could stand in the "E.T." ride so we could say names to it at the beginning of the ride, since the end of the ride »

- Drew McWeeny

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6 Major Terminator Genisys Questions We Try To Answer

2 July 2015 11:00 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Warning: There are massive spoilers for Terminator: Genisys beyond this point. Proceed with caution, and bookmark this page if you haven.t seen the film already. You don.t need time travel to come back to the beginning of this article. Terminator Genisys is the first in a proposed trilogy of films that undoes pretty much everything the franchise has built up since the first film in 1984. Much like J.J. Abrams. Star Trek, or Robert Zemeckis. Back To The Future: Part II, the idea of tangential timelines is introduced and monkeyed with in the events of Alan Taylor.s new entry into the franchise canon. As any good tangent will do, this has answered old questions and posed new questions in the plan to either defend or conquer humanity. Which means it.s time for a good old fashioned mind bender, as we.re about to ask 5 major questions »

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15 Things We Didn’t Know About The Back To The Future Trilogy

2 July 2015 9:51 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

We read Caseen Gaines' new book about the Back to the Future franchise and we've learned some things. 15, to be exact.

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- Brian Salisbury

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‘Back to the Future’: Bob Gale answers much-debated question about third movie

2 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Most time travel stories tend to be a bit (or extremely) headache-inducing if you think too hard about the science and the mechanics of the thing. “Back to the Future” is no different. The trilogy has spurred unending debate among fans about the series’ version of time travel. One persistent question about “Back to the Future Part III”: In 1885, when Marty tells Doc that they’re out of gas (thanks to the fuel tank getting pierced with a Native American’s arrow), why don’t they just go siphon some gas out of the DeLorean that Doc buried in Delgado Mine? Bob Gale, writer-producer of each movie in the trilogy, told HitFix this “official answer,” as he called it: “There’s two really solid reasons,” he said. “First of all, if you’re going to put a car in storage for a really long time, you drain all the fluids out of the car. »

- Emily Rome

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Raiders of the Lost Ark will make its Royal Albert Hall debut next spring

2 July 2015 5:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Raiders of the Lost Ark will be making its Royal Albert Hall debut, complete with a full orchestra.

The venue will celebrate the movie's 35th anniversary with screenings on Saturday, March 12 next year, as John Williams's score will be performed live and in full.

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"Raiders is one of the most purely enjoyable movies in cinema history, with one of the greatest, most instantly recognisable scores," Royal Albert Hall's director of events Lucy Noble said.

"We've wanted to bring Indy to the Hall for years, and we're delighted to announce that it's finally happening.

"35 years on, this show will allow you to experience the magic of Raiders of the Lost Ark in a totally new way."

The two shows will take place at 2.30pm and 7pm. »

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In Defence Of... Back to the Future Part III, one of the best trilogy ends ever

2 July 2015 3:07 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.

If Back to the Future, with its 30th anniversary this week and much Secret Cinema loving of late, has become one of the most celebrated '80s movies, it's fair to say, ahem, time hasn't been as kind to its second sequel, released at the turn of the '90s.

Back to the Future Part III, wisdom suggests, is where Marty and Doc limped out of their time travels. Filmed at the same time as Back to the Future Part II, and released the following year after a big cinema teaser trailer at the end of the sequel, it's often seen as a cash-in - the original "let's make every franchise a trilogy" misstep.

Just look at those collective review scores: a shabby 55 compared to the first's 86 on Metacritic. »

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