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The Back to the Future legend will be among the stars who will tell naughty tales in the third series of the Dave comedy.
A full list of the show's 12 stars will be announced by Dave in the coming weeks.
Crackanory will air on Dave later this year. Watch a promo for the show below: »
As part of our coverage of the Back To The Future cast reunion at the London Film and Comic Con, I was able to speak with stars Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson, and, of course, I harassed them with Bttf-related questions. Ok, so "harassed" may be too strong of a word to describe it, but considering it's been thirty years since the first movie was released, I'm sure... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
Star Wars famously takes place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, and this week we found out about a parallel universe of casting in the film series. Neil Calloway looks at the actors who didn’t star in films, but could have…
The news that Michael Jackson wanted to play Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels is bizarre, and I can’t quite decide whether he would have improved the character or completely ruined the franchise with his appearance. Perhaps the most interesting part is that Jackson wanted the character to be created with make up and prosthetics – he worked with make up genius Rick Baker on the video for Thriller – rather than the CGI preferred by Lucas. There are many, many issues with the Star Wars prequels, but one of them is the over reliance on computer effects on practical effects. So maybe »
- Neil Calloway
Does Hollywood try to remake/sequelize/franchise-extend every single one of its successful movies? Sometimes it feels that way, but there’s a little more nuance to studio practices than that. If you’re looking for meaning in this summer’s blockbuster season – not always easy – you could call it Dr. JurassicMax or How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Reboot. Rebooting franchises isn’t as common, well-received, or lucrative as you might think. Today let’s look briefly at the history of the reboot – and how this summer changed it.
First, what technically counts as a reboot? One school would say that anytime the cast shuffles, it’s a reboot, meaning we’re now on the second reboot (and third iteration) of Spider-Man films. That’s pretty rare; far more often, duration between films is the deciding factor, and it just doesn’t feel right to slap »
- Daniel Smith-Rowsey
Read More: Review: 'Archer' Season 6 Finale, Episode 13 'Drastic Voyage: Part II' Takes Us Back to the Future Woodhouse, Sterling's mistreated butler, driver and general caretaker on the animated series "Archer," has always had a recognizable and sympathetic tone; one that, from Seasons 1 to 4, was voiced by the late George Coe. In honor of the talented voice actor and in recognition of his contribution to the show, FX has released a video in memoriam of Coe. Compiling memorable scenes with the lovable Woodhouse, the clip is sure to move any "Archer" fans and certainly fans of the late Mr. Coe. Coe was not only the voice of Woodhouse on "Archer," but also was an accomplished actor and producer, having been in "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "Blind Date," and having made appearances on many shows from "Grey's Anatomy" to "Two and a Half Men." He was also notably an original »
- Meredith Mattlin
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis' Back To The Future, and Universal was kind enough to fly me to jolly ol' England to cover the cast reunion (which was also for the Blu-ray box set that will be hitting shelves this fall) at the London Film and Comic Con. The three-day event was held at the Olympia Conference Centre, and although the building was hotter than an overheated flux... Read More »
- Jesse Giroux
The future of Dan Harmon's "Community" remains very much up in the air (at this point, if Yahoo orders another season, it would likely be a "Community: The New Class" approach, with Joel McHale, Jim Rash and a bunch of newbies). The future of Harmon and Justin Roiland's Adult Swim series "Rick and Morty," on the other hand, seems so secure that, in an interview earlier this week, the two creators made several casual references to things they intend to do in season 3. "Rick and Morty" began in Roiland's mind as an R-rated "Back to the Future" parody where Doc Brown relationship with Marty McFly is much darker and crueler. As Harmon explained to me last year, it evolved into its current imaginative sci-fi form where Rick is the drunk super-genius grandfather of Morty (both voiced by Roiland), forever taking his grandson on disturbing adventures across time, space, »
- Alan Sepinwall
It’s 2015, and we have all realised Back to the Future 2 lied to us because a fully working hoverboard is no where to be seen. But thanks to the guys at Diy Prop Shop, we can now make our own, sadly non flying replica to hang on your wall, use as part of your Marty McFly cosplay, or just just wistfully at wishing for better things. Your call really. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
With E4 sci-fi comedy commissions, Tripped and Aliens, and in-development Channel 4 projects, Space Ark and Graham Linehan/Adam Buxton collaboration The Cloud, in the works, a new crop of sci-fi sitcom could be making its way to UK TV.
Making funny sci-fi on a small-screen budget is tough enough without the additional pressure of having to attract viewers more traditionally down-to-earth in their sitcom tastes. Sci-fi sets and effects can be seen as prohibitively expensive by comedy commissioners (which is perhaps why the best UK sci-fi sitcoms of recent years has been on BBC Radio), and the genre’s niche status doesn’t scream mainstream hit. Over the years, one or two stand-outs have managed to straddle the sci-fi and comedy TV worlds, but plenty more have stumbled in the attempt. »
Ala: I personally don’t like categorizing films at all, in general. Especially the kinds of films I watch and make. I would say they don’t tend to come off in black and white. I wouldn’t, myself. There can be horror aspects in lots of movies that wouldn’t necessarily be thought of this way. American Beauty, to me, is a horror film. I guess it depends on what upsets you
Vampire films have been around for 100+ years. How hard was it to come up with something so fresh and original?
When you set out to make a »
- Luke Owen
BBC Culture has this week unveiled a new list of the top 100 American films, as voted for by a pool of international film critics from across the globe. The format of the poll was that any film that would make the list had to have recieved funding from a Us source, and the directors of the films did not need to be from the USA, nor did the films voted for need to be filmed in the Us.
Critics were asked to submit their top 10 lists, which would try to find the top 100 American films that while “not necessarily the most important, but the greatest on an emotional level”. The list, as you may have guessed, is very different to the lists curated by say the BFI or AFI over the years, so there are certainly a few surprises on here, with Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave (2013), Terrence Malick »
- Scott J. Davis
Not too long ago, automobile company Lexus teased that they might have a working hoverboard on the way, which is perfect since 2015 is the year Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to the future in Back to the Future Part II. But we’re still waiting for more on the functional hoverboard front. In the […]
The post How to Build Your Own ‘Back to the Future’ Hoverboard appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
First off, let's make one thing clear. We're not scratching our heads at Spike Lee's "Do The Right Thing" making the BBC's 100 greatest American films. That movie, of which an image accompanies this post, not only made the list, but ranked appropriately at no. 25. It's the rest of the selections that have us scratching and, yes, shaking our heads in disbelief. A wonderful page view driver, these sorts of lists make great fodder for passionate movie fans no matter what their age or part of the world they hail from. There is nothing more entertaining than watching two critics from opposite ends of the globe try to debate whether "The Dark Knight" should have been nominated for best picture or make a list like this. Even in this age of short form content where Vines, Shapchats and Instagram videos have captured viewers attention, movies will continue to inspire because »
- Gregory Ellwood
At London’s Comic-Con that’s how much a special selfie-with-the-star package would cost you. (His Back to the Future co-star was a snip at £140)
A couple of weeks ago, Jesse Eisenberg went to Comic-Con – an annual gathering in San Diego at which big stars show ecstatic fanboys new trailers of superhero movies. Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in the new Superman v Batman film, was a first-timer to the event. Asked what he made of it, he said it reminded him of “some kind of genocide”.
An unfortunate comparison. Yet as someone who’s also recently popped their Comic-Con cherry, you can sort of see his point. First, there’s the heat: a product of excited crowds, many in full-body rubber (dressing as Predator is de rigueur), crammed into a convention centre with easily defeated air-conditioning. And there’s the endless screaming – though reports suggest the decibel level in »
- Catherine Shoard
Leave it to the Brits to compile a list of the best American films of all-time. BBC Culture has published a list of what it calls "The 100 Greatest American Films", as selected by 62 international film critics in order to "get a global perspective on American film." As BBC Culture notes, the critics polled represent a combination of broadcasters, book authors and reviewers at various newspapers and magazines across the world. As for what makes an American filmc "Any movie that received funding from a U.S. source," BBC Culture's publication states, which is to say the terminology was quite loose, but the list contains a majority of the staples you'd expect to see. Citizen Kane -- what elsec -- comes in at #1, and in typical fashion The Godfather follows at #2. Vertigo, which in 2012 topped Sight & Sound's list of the greatest films of all-time, comes in at #3 on BBC Culture's list. »
- Jordan Benesh
Every now and then a major publication or news organisation comes up with a top fifty or one hundred films of all time list - a list which always stirs up debate, discussion and often interesting arguments about the justifications of the list's inclusions, ordering and notable exclusions.
Today it's the turn of BBC Culture who consulted sixty-two international film critics including print reviews, bloggers, broadcasters and film academics to come up with what they consider the one-hundred greatest American films of all time. To qualify, the film had to be made by a U.S. studio or mostly funded by American money.
Usually when a list of this type is done it is by institutes or publications within the United States asking American critics their favourites. This time it's non-American critics born outside the culture what they think are the best representations of that culture. Specifically they were asked »
- Garth Franklin
When it comes to geeking out, nothing comes close to Star Wars and an opportunity to immerse yourself in a galaxy far, far away, is one that cannot be missed.
UK events company Future Cinema specialises in secret, interactive film screenings, the majority of which take place in Londo. With experiences ranging from recreating 1920s Beaumont for Miller’s Crossing to sudden incarceration for Shawshank Redemption, the organisation has created a series of visually memorable events that raises a normal trip to the cinema to a multi-sensory level.
Last summer, the company held their first ‘Secret Cinema Presents’ event, hosting Back to the Future in a recreation of 1950’s Hill Valley. Despite initial cancellations, the run was an overwhelming success, so much so that not only did it put Robert Zemeckis’ hit back in the UK box office but has also inspired a similar event to be hosted in Los Angeles later this year. »
- Katie Wong
What's the real reason why lead actor Michael J Fox won't return to Back to the Future? Surely it can't be the super-cool time-travelling DeLorean...
Well, apparently not everyone loved the classic car.
Speaking at the Back to the Future 30th anniversary reunion at London Film and Comic Con, Fox revealed the (literally) painstaking job of working with the DeLorean.
"It was the worst thing to drive," the Radio Times quotes the actor as saying.
"It had two gears and I slammed the door, and my hand would smash into the flux capacitor. My hand would be bleeding, my head would be bleeding.
He continued: "I wish I had a video, a gag reel of how many times I was hit by that freakin' door, the DeLorean door.
"Take after take, it would go, »
While it's not quite as big as San Diego Comic-Con, London did hold it's own Film and Comic-Con this past weekend. And they manages to nab a special Q&A panel reunion that the States missed out on. Yes, over the weekend, over 2,000 fans gathered to celebrate the Back to The Future 30th Anniversary with a Cast Reunion that included both Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, along with leading lady Lea Thompson. The iconic Marvin Berry (Harry Waters Jr.) of Marvin Berry and the Starlighters was also on hand to sing a few verses of Earth Angel. Universal has promised video of the panel is coming later in the week. Today, we have photos from the cast reunion.
In 1985 Director Robert Zemeckis, Executive Producer Steven Spielberg and Producer/Screenwriter Bob Gale embarked on a three-part journey through time that broke box-office records worldwide and catapulted Back to The Future »
Admit it. You all wanted your own DeLoreon after watching Back to the Future. It’s alright, you’re not alone. Everyone did. Well, thanks to this neat instructional video from Dave Hax, you can now have your own model of the iconic movie car quickly and cheaply, and all you really need is a couple of empty cans of Marty McFly’s drink of choice, Pepsi. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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