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Incidentally, I was watching some of the Back To The Future trilogy last night with a friend who had never seen the movies. Shocking, I know! Clearly that was a sign, as today I stumbled across the Macro Lego Universe's iteration of the classic climax to the original film. I've seen the movie dozens of times and whether it be at home or in a theater, I still tense up and enjoy this pivotal scene. If anything, I hope Traveler's Tales will take note for when they're looking at the next »
- Sean Wist
For a story that centers around a woman’s unwitting love for her future son, Back to the Future manages to be admirably non-creepy. Sure, there’s a Wtf factor that kicks in the second we realize Lorraine has the hots for Marty, but Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale manage to keep things on the right side of the funny / awful divide. But […]
The post Wtf: Aren’t You Glad This Homophobic ‘Back to the Future’ Scene Got Cut? appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Fans don’t want to see it. Studios try to avoid it. But sometimes a recast in the midst of a movie franchise is inevitable.
Whether it be a scheduling conflict, salary negotiations gone wrong, or even an unexpected death – we’re taking a look at six times a movie recast was too obvious to ignore.
1. James “Rhodey” Rhodes – The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Terrence Howard played James “Rhodey” Rhodes in 2008’s Iron Man. But a salary conflict stopped Terrence from returning for the sequel. Re-casting Don Cheadle as Rhodey for Iron Man 2 was a bit obvious, so Marvel made a light of it in the 2010 sequel. Cheadle’s first line: “Look, it’s me. I'm here. Deal with it. Let's move on.”
2. The Incredible Hulk – The Marvel Cinematic Universe
The actor, best known for his roles in The Phantom, Titanic and Back to the Future, has been cast as .Master Crane. and will appear alongside cinema great Jack Thompson and the film.s leading man, Jake Ryan.
Directed by Canberra locals Ché Baker and Dallas Bland, Blue World Order follows Jake Slater (Ryan), an ordinary man who accidentally discovers an unknown civilisation called The Order. Believing it may hold the cure for his comatose daughter Molly, he seeks out mad scientist Madcap (Stephen Hunter), only to discover there.s much more at stake than he ever could have predicted.
.This film is a first for Canberra in terms of the scale of production and the calibre of people we.ve attracted,. Baker says.
- Emily Blatchford
We’re currently in the third month of 2015. That puts us three months after all those bad Back to the Future Part II jokes and seven months away from the actual date Marty and Doc arrive in the futuristic year. It’s also only four months from the actual 30-year anniversary of the release of the original Back to […]
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- Germain Lussier
Here it is: the terribly offensive "Back to the Future" deleted scene we're somehow just finding out about. “I can’t believe I’m going to feel up my own mother,” says Marty in the clip, which was uploaded to YouTube back in 2011 and originally featured on the film's DVD release. “This is the kind of thing that could screw me up permanently. What if I go back to the future and I end up being… gay?” No idea why we're just discovering this now, but it's a doozy. [h/t Pink News] Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles. »
- Chris Eggertsen
Since it's the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future and Lego sets are still all the rage right now, there's no better time to check out this awesome recreation of the film's climax made completely with the toy bricks. Macro Lego Universe put together this awesome stop-motion video, using the real audio from the film itself, showcasing the iconic clocktower lightning strike scene. This is an impressive little creation, which doesn't skimp on the shot-for-shot aspect of remaking this classic sequence. There's even a pretty clever use of Lego pieces to recreate the DeLorean dashboard when the car dies. Watch it below! Here's Macro Lego Universe's Back to the Future recreation (via SlashFilm): This short was created at Brick 2014, a convention strictly for Lego fans that's chock full of huge building areas, cool custom sets and tons more cool stuff for building block lovers. As you can see above, »
- Ethan Anderton
A special Back to the Future edition of Monopoly is to be released this summer.
The board game set in Hill Valley has been created to mark the 30th anniversary of the film series - and the year Marty McFly travelled to the future with Doc Brown.
6 tech predictions Back to the Future Part II actually got right
We may not have self-tying Nike trainers or flying cars in 2015, but the board game will give us the chance to explore the world of Hill Valley as predicted by director Robert Zemeckis.
It was hoped the board game would have been released in 2014 ready for the 30th anniversary year, but delays put it back
The game will be released in Us stores in May priced at $39.99, while a UK release date and price have yet to be confirmed.
A Game of Thrones edition of Monopoly was announced last month, with Assassin's Creed, »
It was only a matter of the time before 1985's Back to the Future received a Lego tribute, and the maker of this video has chosen an iconic scene to recreate.
Macro Lego Universe recreated the famous clocktower scene in brick form, and none of the original's drama gets lost in the process.
The scene shows Lego Marty and Doc up against the clock as they try to use the lightning to get back to the future.
The Lego tribute was filmed at Brick 2014, a fan convention for the building toy.
Watch the original scene below: »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Watch an exact reenactment of the climactic clock tower scene from Back to the Future using Lego bricks (via Slashfilm): Now watch an exact reenactment of a scene from The Grand Budapest Hotel using Lego bricks (via Screen Crush): An English Iron Man fan made this replica armor with his 3D printer (via Yahoo! Movies): Honest Trailers takes on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, hilariously as always: A makeup artist draws cartoon characters around her mouth for images like the Lion King one below. See others at Design Taxi: This video compares Birdman to Black Swan with side by side scenes (via Film School...
- Christopher Campbell
Fans disappointed that they missed out on collecting Lego's DeLorean Time Machine set from Back to The Future can still enjoy the Doc Brown and Marty McFly minifigs as they set out to send Marty back home! The Macro Lego Universe has recreated the iconic Clock Tower scene from the first movie brick by brick. And it finds the pair literally trying to capture lightening in a bottle deep in the heart of a beautifully reconstructed Hill Valley!
The Lego Back to The Future short was shot at Brick 2014 in London, the giant Lego extravaganza that pulls in collectors and kids from all around the world. Utilized in the short is the DeLorean time machine set with fold-up wheels, flux capacitor and more, as chosen by Lego Cuusoo members. You can see the toy in detail: clickHere Sadly, it is no longer available at the moment. And if you want »
Is there anything Legos can’t make better? If this Lego Back to the Future short is any indication, apparently not. Even one of the most iconic scenes from one of the most beloved movies of all time looks ever-so-slightly more charming when rendered in stop-motion with little plastic bricks. Watch the Lego Back to the Future short […]
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- Angie Han
Christopher Lloyd (Back To The Future), Max Records (Where The Wild Things Are) and Laura Fraser (Breaking Bad) star in the feature, which charts the story of a teenage boy hunting for a supernatural serial killer in his snowbound mid-western town.
Production started on February 28, with Nick Ryan, Robbie Ryan and Billy O’Brien of Floodland Pictures (The Summit) producing alongside The Tea Shop and Film Company’s (Tower Block) James Harris and Mark Lane.
The Irish Film Board, Quickfire Films and The Fyzz Facility provide finance while post-production will be handled by Egg in Ireland and London-based sales outfit Independent handles international sales.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
There are things in which horny teenaged boys were not meant to meddle. Like we needed the warning. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m a big science fiction geek
I’m “biast” (con): so tired of found footage
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Of all the great time-travel paradoxes, perhaps the most mysterious is this one: Those who dare to tamper with temporal physics never seem to heed the warnings of every piece of time-travel fiction ever, to just not try it, because really bad things will happen for sure. We know for certain that the three high-school guys who are goofing around with time are aware of the potential problems, because Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Doctor Who, Back to the Future, and the Terminator franchise all get a name- or visual-check here. But they forge ahead anyway, and it all goes wrong. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Since it's not only the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, but also the actual year in which Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to the future in Back to the Future Part II, we're in store for a lot of celebrating in honor of the time travel franchise. We've already featured a cool time machine iPhone case, an awesome trilogy of fantastic prints, and there's supposed to be some kind of huge anniversary screening this year too in Los Angeles. But just like Ghostbusters had last year, it appears there's much more merchandising in store as well. At the Toy Fair earlier this month, some new products were unveiled, including Back to the Future versions of popular games like Monopoly and Yahtzee, and more. Look! Here's a sneak peek at the Back to the Future versions of Monopoly and Yahtzee (via Blastr): Some Vinyl Idolz figures coming »
- Ethan Anderton
The World Soundtrack Awards will celebrate its 15th anniversary by feteing one of the most brilliant film composers of his generation, also known for his scores of Back To The Future and Forrest Gump.
The Brussels Philharmonic will perform the compelling scores by Alan Silvestri, conducted by Dirk Brossé and accompanied by film fragments on the big screen. The traditional film music concert will be held during the second part of the World Soundtrack Awards. The WSAwards will once again be the festive closing event of the 42nd Film Fest Gent.
With his percussion driven scores and arrangements one can only compare with roller coasters, Alan Silvestri has emerged as one of the major Hollywood composers that broke through in the eighties. Although Silvestri has succeeded in writing successful scores »
- Michelle McCue
Film composer Alan Silvestri — best known for his work with director Robert Zemeckis on such films as “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Forrest Gump” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy — will be the central honoree at the 15th Annual World Soundtrack Awards, which will close the 42nd edition of Film Fest Gent on Oct. 24 in Belgium.
As is custom, the work of Silvestri — following in the footsteps of previous Wsa honorees Angelo Badalamenti, John Barry and Cliff Martinez — will be performed by the Brussels Philharmonic, conducted by Dirk Brossé.
Silvestri first teamed with Zemeckis on their breakthrough feature, “Romancing the Stone” (1984) and subsequently collaborated on 10 additional releases, including “Death Becomes Her” (1992), “Cast Away” (2000) and “The Polar Express” (2004).
The prolific and rangy composer’s credits also include the rom-coms “Father of the Bride” (1991), “What Women Want” (2000) and “Maid in Manhattan” (2002); action blockbusters “Predator” (1987) and “The Avengers” (2012); neo-westerns “Young Guns 2” (1990) and »
- Steve Chagollan
This year's edition of Oscar madness is finally dying down, and now that the winners have been crowned, it seems like there is only one final, Oscars-related question to ask (for this column, at least). How did the Oscars treat geeky movies this year? While my gut reaction is to write off the latest Academy Awards ceremony as yet another blanket dismissal of science-fiction, fantasy, and superhero fare by the antiquated powers that be (and it wouldn't be too far off), there was actually a lot that happened in this year's show that should be of interest to fans of Hollywood's nerd-positive projects. On the overt side of things, it was nice to see a mix of geeky classics (i.e., Back to the Future and Star Wars) and modern films like The Avengers get ample...
- Rick Marshall
This article contains a spoiler for the ending of Interstellar.
In case you missed it, the Oscars were this past weekend and Birdman was the big winner. The Academy’s choice to award Alejandro González Iñárritu's fever dream was a genuine shock, with Boyhood the running favourite for many months. Nonetheless, some things never change, and in that vein it's certainly a non-surprise the Academy also hardly noticed the most ambitious blockbuster of 2014: the Christopher Nolan space epic, Interstellar. Indeed, I use the phrase "non-surprise", because how could it be a winner when it was only nominated for the bare minimum of five Oscars in technical categories that are reserved as consolation prizes?
This is by all means par for the course with a film that has »
Neil Patrick Harris opened the 2015 Oscars with a tongue-in-cheek song and dance number, managing to get in the now obligatory awards show joke about Kanye West’s penchant for rushing the stage before taking a trip through some of cinema’s most memorable scenes, from “Back to the Future’s” journey to the past to Sharon Stone’s revealing “Basic Instinct” leg lift.
Harris even ventured into some of film’s finest moments, including “Ghost” and “The Avengers,” before “Into the Woods” star Anna Kendrick popped out of the screen to duet with the host about the magic of the movies — right up until Jack Black decided to intervene and point out that the film biz just ain’t what it used to be, what with its obsession with superhero movies and “formulaic scripts — and after ‘Fifty Shades,’ they’ll all have leather whips!”
Luckily, Harris and Kendrick soon put Black back in his place, »
- Variety Staff
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