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Though the HUVr tech hoverboards inspired by Back to the Future Part II turned out to be an obvious hoax, at least Nike's power laces are a real thing coming in 2015. The fact that we're able to talk about these things so commonly, and most of the general population knows what we're talking about, just goes to show you how engrained the Robert Zemeckis' time traveling trilogy has been on pop culture. In fact, the technology "created" to populate the year 2015 in the sequel has been referenced and used as inspiration for real science for decades. Now a new documentary aims to explore just how accurate the film's prediction of future technology turned out to be or how far we are from realizing Zemeckis' film vision of 2015. Read on! Film School Rejects called our attention to a documentary from unknown British director John Plaskett called Back to the Future »
- Ethan Anderton
Back to the Future fans surely know that next year, 2015, is the year Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future Part II. However, when the film was released in 1989, the possibility of flying cars, self-tying shoes and hoverboards seemed within the realm of possibility 25 years down the line. Now that […]
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- Germain Lussier
The greatest thing about motion pictures is that everybody is entitled to their own opinion: one man’s Citizen Kane is another man’s Grown-Ups 2. And the truth with regards to this, really, is that all opinions are subjective – there’s no “right” or “wrong” when it comes to analysing movies. Grown-Ups 2 isn’t technically a worse film than Citizen Kane (if you think that it’s better, though, please consider therapy), because what are we judging it on? What’s the official criteria, except for what we’ve been told makes for a “good” movie? It’s all down to opinion, people.
Which got us thinking about movies that the world collectively seems to have embraced, in a roundabout sort of way. The Shawshank Redemption, Back to the Future, Toy Story; as “invincible” as these films seem to be, they still have their detractors, because if there »
Pretty soon, there’ll be a whole genre of documentaries just about or related to Back to the Future. Among the fandom-based projects that show up on crowdfunding sites, Robert Zemeckis’s time travel trilogy seems to be tied to the most. There are the successfully Kickstarter-funded DeLorean-focused films Back in Time and DeLorean: Living the Dream, and there are the less successful, such as the Indiegogo-hosted The Time Machinists. I’m sure I’ve spotted more out there, and yet we haven’t seen any show up as finished and released yet. Maybe they’re all waiting for 2015? The latest, titled Back to the Future Again,is also aiming for next year, specifically because it’s about the technology “promised” for 2015 by Back to the Future Part II. This one is on Kickstarter with a goal of £403,160 ($675,365.73), which is the highest amount for this lot. More than half of that budget, though »
- Christopher Campbell
We’re back with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes premiere details for Preservation and Hungerford, a trailer for the film Discopath, a chance to win your own copy of a new comic that features zombie cows, the first poster from The Drownsman, and more:
Screening Dates Announced for Preservation: “Actor Christopher Denham takes his second turn in the director’s chair with this finely crafted horror-thriller starring Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange is the New Black), Aaron Staton (Mad Men), and Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire). Brothers Sean and Mike Neary, along with Mike’s wife Wit, head out on a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. But ignoring the “closed” sign and heading deep into an overgrown nature preserve, they soon find their troubles are only beginning. When all of their gear is stolen, »
- Tamika Jones
Slender, soulful and British, Andrew Garfield isn't everyone's idea of an action hero. But he's proving Hollywood cynics wrong as the Amazing Spider-Man, and now Martin Scorsese has come calling. He tells Will Lawrence why he's still a little thin-skinned
There were many "really stupid, brilliant films" played on the VHS player in Andrew Garfield's house when he was young. Teen Wolf, the Wayne's World movies, Back to the Future and Bill and Ted's pair of adventures were favourites. So were boxing stories. A clutch of heroes could be seen swinging their fists on screen Stallone, De Niro, the Garfield brothers themselves
"My dad had this awesome old VHS on-the-shoulder camera that he was very proud of," explains Garfield when we meet on the Sony Pictures studio lot in Los Angeles. "We made a boxing movie once, which was really good fun. Dad was a good director, actually, very »
- Will Lawrence
Looking to get in on the Sharknado phenomenon, Animal Planet has set its own horror film from The Asylum – the same people behind that film, called Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys, set to premiere in the Us on Memorial Day weekend.
“There is absolutely nowhere to run, and no one is safe.”
Starring Shannen Doherty (Beverly Hills 90210), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Jason Brooks (Days of Our Lives), Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys is directed by James Cullen Bressack (Hate Crime, Pernicious) and sees the cast battle lampreys – eel-like fish with huge teeth and funnel-shaped mouths – after they slide their way into the city’s sewer system and start terrorizing the residents of a small Michigan town.
Brooks plays Michael, a fish and wildlife expert who moves to the town with his wife, Cate (Doherty), after being summoned by the town mayor, Akerman (Lloyd »
- Phil Wheat
Imagine a twisted world in which Back to the Future, a zany fable starring Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly and John Lithgow as Doc Brown — a mad scientist with a pet chimpanzee — is released by Disney in May 1985. The film ends with Marty traveling to a nuclear test site in Nevada and escaping the past via time-traveling refrigerator.
Not to mix our references, but this would indeed be the darkest timeline.
- Hillary Busis
by Seth Metoyer, MoreHorror.com
There's something in the water, and it isn't just Sharks! First there was Brandon Slagle's Dead Sea. Now there's even more bloody Lamprey action coming in the form of Animal Planet's Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys (Directed by James Cullen Bressack). Read more about the film below.
About Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys:
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. Looking to get in on the campy "Sharknado" phenomenon, Animal Planet has set its own horror film from The Asylum -- the same people behind "Sharknado" -- called "Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys," set to premiere this Memorial Day weekend.
The two-hour scripted movie stars Shannen Doherty ("Beverly Hills, 90210"), Christopher Lloyd ("Back to the Future") and Jason Brooks ("Days of Our Lives"), and is directed by James Cullen Bressack ("Pernicious"). Doherty »
It probably wouldn't surprise you to hear The Asylum has a new nature gone amok flick titled Blood Lake: Attack of the Killer Lampreys starring Shannen Doherty and Christopher Lloyd premiering on TV this Memorial Day weekend.
What might surprise you is where you can see it. Not Syfy! These lampreys are prowling Animal Planet.
If Wil Wheaton and so many others got annoyed about the Discovery Channel airing a fake Megalodon documentary during Shark Week last year you have to wonder if they'll react negatively to Animal Planet suddenly getting in on the schlocky b-movie game with the producers of Sharknado. Maybe not, considering this tale of lethal lampreys on the attack is debuting as part of Animal Planet's third annual "Monster Week" (which really is a monster week given it lasts 9 days). According to the New York Post, this is the same offbeat week Animal Planet will »
Jesse Eisenberg takes on his most challenging role since Mark Zuckerberg in Richard Ayoade's The Double, playing a lonely everyman whose life is gradually destroyed by the arrival of a charismatic doppelgänger.
Inspired by Eisenberg's powerhouse dual performance, Digital Spy has taken a look back over 9 more actors who excelled at doubling up.
Had Duncan Jones not found exactly the right leading man in Sam Rockwell, his remarkable debut feature would likely never have worked. Astronaut Sam Bell is nearing the end of his three-year work contract on the moon, but everything he believed about his mission begins to change when he discovers an unconscious doppelgänger outside his base. It's both a top-notch sci-fi drama and a compelling exploration of loneliness, and Rockwell grounds all of the film's twists in emotional reality.
Jeremy Irons as Beverly Mantle and Elliot Mantle »
Goonies never say die. And neither does "Goonies" director Richard Donner, apparently. After years of rumors about a sequel to the Steven Spielberg-produced 1985 hit about pint-sized treasure hunters, Donner says that it's really happening. Donner -- who hasn't directed a film since the Bruce Willis bomb "16 Blocks" in 2006 -- told TMZ "We're doing a sequel." When asked which cast members will return, he answered, "Hopefully, all of them." Take Donner's claim with a grain of salt, however, as the film's now-grown actors, including "Lord of the Rings" star Sean Astin, have been making similar claims for years now. "Goonies" also starred Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Jonathan Ke Quan, Jeff Cohen, Kerri Green and Martha Plimpton. It grossed $61 million in the U.S., making it one of the 10 biggest box office hits of that year (which also included "Back to the Future," "Rocky IV" and "Rambo: First Blood Part II »
- HitFix Staff
On the day the king of late-night longevity announced his plans to retire, we thought we’d take a look back at some of David Letterman‘s most memorable moments. We’ll start with two unforgettable incidents from his NBC days and work our way up through the CBS era. First, we set the wayback machine to the first Reagan administration … Andy Kaufman vs. the Wrestler, July 1982 The polarizing comic was known at the time for wrestling women and mouthed off until he finally got into the squared circle with a man. He took on pro grappler Jerry “The King” Lawler and lost, falling victim to a piledriver. A few months later, the two faced off on Late Night: Related: Watch David Letterman Announce His Retirement Crispin Glover Gets His Kicks, July 1987 The actor who played George McFly in Back To The Future — but, notably, not in the sequels — came »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Taking successful stage productions and bringing them to the big screen has spawned a variety of accolades and success across the years. Oscar winners ranging from Casablanca, to West Side Story, and from My Fair Lady to The Sound of Music, all the way to Chicago – it’s a common stomping ground for filmmakers to explore.
But how about the other way around? To see many of our favourite films re-imagined on the stage is becoming something of a regularity – and with the quite brilliant adaptation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, which has just opened in London’s West End – it seems to be an enlightening, triumphant process, which could well pave the way for many others to appear.
- Stefan Pape
Improv Anywhere has been taking to the streets of New York City to recreate famous movies in public places. In the past, we’ve posted their Back To The Future and Jurassic Park videos. For their latest mission, they attempt to bring Spider-Man to life by having a stunt performer in costume jump off a 20-story building in Midtown Manhattan […]
The post Votd: ‘Spider-Man’ Recreated in Real Life With Dive Off 20-Story Building appeared first on /Film. »
- Peter Sciretta
One of my very earliest memories is of me and my friend Paul — I don’t even remember his last name — running around the schoolyard of Ps 119 in the Bronx, the top button of our sweaters fastened around our necks to form awesome capes, playing superheroes. I’m not sure where we had gotten the idea of superheroes from. This would have been in 1974 or 1975, when I was in first or second grade (my family moved after that, and this memory is definitely from that school), so it was before 1978’s Superman reignited Hollywood’s love affair with comic books. There was Wonder Woman and The Six Million Dollar Man on TV, but they didn’t wear capes. Super Grover made his debut on Sesame Street in 1974, so maybe that was our inspiration. Or Saturday morning cartoons, but I don’t recall any specific examples of them.
Whatever it was, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Echo of the Mountain also scoops a top prize at the film festival in Mexico.Scroll down for full list of winners
Matias Lucchesi’s debut feature Natural Sciences (Ciencias naturales) scooped a top prize, the Golden Mayahuel and €14,700 ($20,000) in cash, in the Ibero-American competition of the 29th Guadalajara Film Festival (Ficg), March 21-30.
The Argentinian production follows an adolescent girl’s quest to reconnect with her estranged father and was launched last month at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Generation Kplus Grand Prix.
Sold by Urban Distribution, it beat competition from 18 other titles to take the top prize and also received the best screenplay award and the Feisal (Latin American Film Schools) trophy.
Lead stars Paula Herzog and Paola Barrientos shared the best actress prize.
Echo of the Mountain (Eco de la Montana), a documentary directed by veteran Nicolas Echevarria, won the prize for best Mexican film, which included »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Alexis Grivas)
Who wouldn't want to be Kevin Feige for a day?
As the president of Marvel Studios, he's likely the only guy who knows absolutely everything that's going to happen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or the McU, if you want to sound cool). After a string of hits -- "Iron Man," "Thor," "Captain America: The First Avenger" and, of course, "The Avengers" -- that interconnect like one giant armor-clad, cape-donning soap opera, it's Feige's job to make sure they all make sense -- and make money.
Marvel's latest, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," takes the titular super soldier (played by Chris Evans) and the shady security agency he works for (S.H.I.E.L.D.) and shakes them up in a way that has serious implications for the McU, including next year's "The Avengers: Age of Ultron." But Feige wants to shake things up in other ways, too. In August, »
- Don Kaye
It’s a rare occasion to specifically call out a single day’s Teefury t-shirt, but it’s a rare occasion for one to be this awesome. Popular Mondo artist Tom Whalen is behind the Wednesday March 26 design and it’s called “Back to the Future Past.” The image blends the characters of the X-Men with Back to the […]
The post Cool Stuff: Back to the Future Past T-Shirt Mash Up appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Luke Owen reviews Ghostbusters #14
The embodiment of chaos has taken an interest in earth, and the physical laws of the universe are beginning to come apart at the seams. When Newtonian physics falter in New York City and weirdness is on the rise, you know who's gonna get called...
Mass Hysteria continues as more seeds are planted for what is sure to be one of the biggest story arcs in Ghostbusters comic history.
We're now two issues into Mass Hysteria and "slow burn" seems to be the best word to use to describe it so far. The last issue served to bring anyone who was new to the Idw Ghostbusters world up to speed (who the New Ghostbusters are, Winston's wedding etc) while this issue feels like the true first part to the story. Dana contacts Janine about her disturbance and requests the Ghostbusters help - without letting Venkman know »
- Luke Owen
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