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The original Back to the Future turns 30 next year, and the creative team behind the trilogy have talked about plans to celebrate the franchise.s legacy. Fan screenings, Q-and-a sessions, anniversary re-releases . tons of ideas are on the table, so long as Robert Zemeckis, screenwriter Bob Gale, executive producer Steven Spielberg, and the cast of the beloved trilogy doesn.t act like a slacker. As part of the lead up, Empire conducted an oral history of Bttf, and crammed in several unknown nuggets of time-travel trivia. So put an egg in your shoe and leave. Then come back and check out this list in incredible Back to the Future facts! The Time Machine Was Going To Be A Car Wash Or something that didn.t move, at the very least. A large structure, similar to a car wash. "It was actually a rather large object, a chamber," executive producer Steven »
The Hollywood News is eleven years old this month. That’s right, we are now well on our way to out teen years and boy have we come a long way since 2003. And it’s not just us, the film industry has gone from strength to strength during the last decade. They finally learned how to make a decent super-hero film for one. As part of our celebrations each of our team has been tasked with writing a piece on one of their favourite films of the last eleven years. This writer’s offering can be nothing other than Looper.
Released in 2012 and directed by the brilliant Rian Johnson, who will be directing Star Wars VIII don’t you know, Looper is a fantastic time-travel movie. Firstly having been a fan of Johnson’s work since Brick I was very excited for the release of Looper, and thankfully I wasn’t disappointed. »
- Kat Smith
Back to the Lorraine Baines days! Lea Thompson left it all out on the dance floor on this season of Dancing With the Stars, notably wowing audiences when she revisited her 1985 role from Back to the Future in week three. During her time on the ABC series (she was eliminated and placed fifth earlier this month), the actress, 53, reflected on her Lorraine Baines role and recalled how she caught a showing of the Michael J. Fox adventure sci-fi with then-fiance Dennis Quaid when it first [...] »
For a while, probably since about the midpoint of Season 2, Once Upon a Time had become a show that I watched out of habit. Sure, I still enjoyed moments from each episode and loved the performances of Lana Parilla as Regina and Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin, but the series had lost the magic (pun intended) that it had back in Season 1. Well, that was the case until last year’s season finale, which essentially was a two-part Back to the Future homage with Emma and Hook sent back in time to Storybrooke and easily the best episode the show had produced since its first season. However, I wondered whether or not Once Upon a Time could continue at such a high quality as it moved into Season 4; had the series once again become appointment viewing for me? For the most part, the answer is yes, as the first half of… »
- Chris King
Let’s Be Cops director Luke Greenfield is set to direct an original sci-fi film project set up at Warner Bros. called Slingshot. He came up with the concept with his producing partner Trevor Sands, and the story is said to be in the same vein as the classic Steven Spielberg Amblin movies.
As of right now, details on the project are slim but it will be a tribute to the classic '80s films that inspired the director to want to make movies for a living. Some of the classic films that inspired him include E.T. and Back To The Future.
Greenfield is the same guy who brought us the hilarious sex comedy The Girl Next Girl. It seems like he’s only worked in the comedy genre, so taking the leap into sci-fi will be a big jump for him, and it’s one I’d love to see pay off. »
- Joey Paur
‘Starry Eyes’: The feel disturbed movie of the year
This film is at its very core a success story. A very demented, gory, horrifying and darkly comical success story – one with tinges of satanic cult horror wrapped in psychological terror. The plot follows a young aspiring actress, Sarah, as she is called back to audition for a horror film that is being produced by a mysterious production company that pushes her to her limits – a dark exchange for fame and fortune… click here to read the article.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I’ is all prologue
In a previous review of the second instalment of The Hunger Games series for this website, I expressed some dismay that Catching Fire didn’t really have a conclusion to speak of, with its cliffhanger ending reminding me less of The Empire Strikes Back and more of The Matrix Reloaded orPirates of »
Months after staging immersive screenings of Back to the Future in London, Secret Cinema has posted a short video taking those who couldn't secure tickets to the popular event back in time to 1955 and to the film's slightly more recent setting of 1985. Secret Cinema completely re-created the film's 1955 version of Hill Valley and had actors dressed as the movie's characters reenact many scenes, including George McFly telling Lorraine he's her "density" and Lorraine being surprised by Marty (aka "Calvin Klein") at school. They even set up an Enchantment Under the Sea dance. Watch more Comic-Con:
- Hilary Lewis
I really, really, really wish that I could have attended this Secret Cinema event screening of Back to the Future. It’s the most epic Back to the Future screening I’ve ever seen. It wasn't just a screening of the classic movie, it was an event that included a live performances and offered a theme park like experience. They rebuilt the town of Hill Valley for crying’ out loud! The video below will show you exactly what I’m talking about.
The event took place this last summer and I’m so, so sad that I missed out on it. Luckily for me and anyone else that lives in Los Angeles, Secret Cinema is coming to town sometime in 2015! To see some of the other events that they've put on, click here. Now check out the video, and see what we all missed.
- Joey Paur
Back to the Future is one of the most beloved films of the last several decades, and an arguably perfect Hollywood film, but it’s a wonder that the film hasn’t gotten the same cult treatment as say, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. No one would bat an eye at performers acting out scenes in front of a live screening of that film, but now one group called Secret Cinema has gone the extra mile and done the same for Robert Zemeckis’s film. And they’ve spared no expense, completely recreating the old ’50s town of Hill Valley, California in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Take a look:
/Film shared the video Thursday after first reporting on the event back in June. They point out that another secret screening of Back to the Future may arrive in Los Angeles at some point. But in the mean time, »
- Brian Welk
If you’ve ever had a fantasy about time travel, chances are it’s been sparked by Back To The Future. Even if the scenario in your head is in no way related to hitting on your mother’s younger self or fighting cowboys, then the mechanics of you how you get back to that point (you sicko) have been the same as they are in Robert Zemeckis’s classic trilogy of blockbuster sci-fi films. The rules of time travel as they exist in Back To The Future are by no means watertight or foolproof, but they were never meant to be. They’re just fun films. That’s why they can be applied to day dreams so easily.
It’s also why said day dreams and, consequently, the films can be torn down so easily. Give even the slightest amount of serious thought to all of the timeline-altering, »
- Tom Baker
The first day of the Paris International Fantastic Film Festival kicked off with a cult classic and three first-time feature films that are a promising debut for their respective directors: Time Lapse, Housebound and Nightcrawler kept the audience on the edge of their seats, while Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street, programmed in the Retro category, still manages to scare us witless for 90 minutes some 30 years after its release. Hit the jump for my reviews. Bradley King’s Time Lapse, the first film in competition, could be an extended episode of The Twilight Zone. The banal existence of three roommates -- a young couple, Callie (Danielle Panabaker) and Finn (Matt O’Leary), and their friend Jasper (George Finn) -- changes when they discover a photographic time machine in their missing neighbor's apartment, located right across their home. The mysterious machine, invented by their missing scientist neighbor, photographs events 24 hours in advance. »
- Talia Soghomonian
If you're a fan of immersive moviegoing experiences, Secret Cinema is like your Mecca. Secret Cinema began in London and is now spreading to other cities including Los Angeles and New York, and it's basically this monthly gathering of movie nerds who not only screen a movie at a secret location somewhere in the designated city, but they also turn the screening into this fantastical immersive experience. What does that mean, exactly? Check out what the group did for Back to the Future recently, and you'll see. You'll also want to invent time travel so you can go back and experience it for yourself. If a movie screening can make you drool... yeah, you better go grab a napkin. How great does that look? Wanna get in on one of these? Hit up their official site to...
- Erik Davis
Nowadays when people proclaim something as "the greatest of all-time," it's usually unsubstantiated hyperbole. But when I say what you're about to see looks like the undeniably greatest screening of Back to the Future of all-time, I mean it when every fiber of my being. You may remember over the summer that we heard about Secret Cinema's plans to rebuild Hill Valley in London for an outdoor screening of the time travel classic. Well, that event has come and gone, and now an incredible video of the event has surfaced showing off just how truly amazing and wondrous this screening was. Prepare to be amazed! Here's the amazing video recounting Secret Cinema's Back to the Future event (via SlashFilm): From the the fact that the movie itself is screened on the front of the clocktower to all of the recreation happening just below the film itself (something that frequently »
- Ethan Anderton
Outdoor movie screenings are so much fun. They’re not usually the ideal place to first see a movie, of course, but as a communal experience, where everyone knows the movie, it’s the best. Secret Cinema, however, is so much more than an outdoor screening series. It’s an outdoor screening coupled with a live performance and […]
The post Must Watch: The Greatest ‘Back to the Future’ Screening Of All “Time” appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Everyday we inch closer to the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future. Next year we’ll also be living in the future year depicted in Back to the Future Part II. So it’s no wonder why we’ve seen an influx of Bttf-themed items modeled after the Flux Capacitor, from a Usb charger to an extremely accurate replica that you can use as a keychain. We’ve also seen concept art for a Flux Capacitor watch and a parody video that imagined that the then unreleased iPhone 6 came equipped with a working version of Doc Brown’s invention. We didn’t get a time traveling phone, but Think Geek made the Flux Capacitor watch a reality — or, at least, a watch modeled after the look of the Flux Capacitor. Here’s a breakdown of how to read the time using the flashing »
- Eli Reyes
Secret Cinema has unveiled a short film about its ambitious Back to the Future event earlier this year.
In August, the immersive movie production team created its own version of Hill Valley from the 1985 movie, complete with shops, restaurants and hundreds of actors.
Post by Secret Cinema.
The video shows how actors portrayed Marty McFly and Emmett Brown and carried out stunts while the movie played, while a DeLorean and other drove around the audience members.
Secret Cinema also hint at a potential sequel to the project, as the video ends with a 'To Be Continued...' statement in the style of the original films.
The Back to the Future event will be staged in Los Angeles in 2015. »
Back to the Future II promised us much, but what we all dearly wanted was a hoverboard. Well, the video below suggests that the wait is almost over. The mighty steed you see legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk mount is a real, working hoverboard. Yes, it hovers. Off the ground. For real. Created by Hendo, the hoverboard is self-propelled by using four disc-shaped magnets that create an electromagnetic field, which generates the one-inch lift. Hendo recently started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $250,000 to manufacture the first few hoverboards. The company has already raised almost half
- Abid Rahman
In the limited edition poster game, you pretty much know the drill. You’re going to get really nice art for the same few dozen movies. It just so happens that movies like Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Jaws, etc. are the ones that most influenced the current crop of professional artists. In fact, […]
The post Cool Stuff: Limited Edition Posters For ‘The Bicycle Thief’ appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Paramount Pictures has unveiled a brand new trailer for director Dean Israelite’s thriller, Project Almanac. Tying together two distinct genres; found footage and time travel, it might come as a surprise to learn that the long-gestating movie was produced by none other than Michael Bay.
Bay’s Platinum Dunes label picked up the film back in 2012, switched its name to Welcome To Yesterday and began shooting in 2013. Aiming for a Winter 2014 release, at the last minute the studio pulled the pic from the cinematic calendar. After reinstating the original title, the finished product debuted at Comic-Con last year, receiving a most encouraging response from critics.
With its release date edging ever closer, a new rebranded trailer has arrived to further stoke our curiosity. It comes across like a sorta-sequel to Chronicle, borrowing the same style and similar thematic emblem of meddlesome teens. Focusing on a group of high schoolers »
- Gem Seddon
Taking a little spirit of Chronicle and undoubtedly The Butterfly Effect, not to mention the thoughts behind Back To The Future and many other time-travel adventures, this first trailer for Project Almanac does offer an exciting vibe with interesting looking occurances but maybe tries to show off too much, too quickly.
However, we can never truly judge a film before we see it and with a fresh new cast, this does look full of promise and will bring something fresh to 2015 among the old remakes as it follows a brilliant high school student and his friends, who uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, and (of course) inadvertently put lives in danger.
Project Almanac opens in 2015. »
- Dan Bullock
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