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There are undoubtedly some places from motion pictures that we wish really existed. Whether it's The Grid from Tron or Hill Valley in the year 2015 from Back to the Future Part II or Walley World from National Lampoon's Vacation. Unfortunately, it's just not possible unless you happen to have been able to be on the set of those films. But even then, it's not real. However, a new art show from Gallery 1988 pretends that these locations are real in Postcard Correspondence, which features postcards from various fictional places (some real) from film and television. I would love to get these in the mail. Look! Here's just some of the postcards that will be at Gallery 1988's show (see more at SlashFilm): Postcard Correspondence begins on March 20th at Gallery 1988 West in Los Angeles, CA from 7pm-10pm and will run through April 4th. You can find more information at »
- Ethan Anderton
Lots of time travel movies have that scene where, in an alternate timeline, things are almost exactly the same, but one thing is glaringly different and weird. Someone else became president in 1988. A different guy than Henry Ford invented the automobile. The TV show Sliders was basically this on a weekly basis. And maybe in an alternate timeline, the new Terminator movie actually makes complete sense. Think of the following in those terms. Maybe the writer or director decided they liked their original idea better. Maybe one prop guy was late one day, so an object that’s huge in the movie’s universe was changed to something else at the last minute. In an alternate timeline, we might have seen these famous movies like this… 6. The DeLorean in Back to the Future was almost a refrigerator powered by Coke Hey guys, did you know that the future part in Back to the Future Part II was »
- Ashe Cantrell
You more than likely don't need us to tell you that the original Back To The Future film is celebrating a very special birthday this year. It hits 30 this October, and 2015 is also, of course, the year that Marty McFly jumps forward to in Back To The Future Part II. You knew that too, right?
To help mark the event, the latest part of the celebration will be a fan documentary by the name of Back In Time. So far, so impressive too. It's got the involvement of Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, and the film boasts over 50 interviews. Jason Aron is the man behind the documentary...
Back In Time is set for release on October 21st 2015, and a Kickstarter campaign has launched to get the movie finished. »
We've now reached the year in which the future portions of Back To The Future Part II take place, and it's also the thirtieth anniversary of the original film. To mark both those auspicious landmarks, production of an exhaustive documentary has been underway for a while. As it approaches its home stretch, here's a new trailer for Back In Time to give us a taste of what's been happening.Jason Aron is the director, with Lee Leshen the producer. The pair have assembled an impressive cast of talking heads from the trilogy, including Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Claudia Wells, director Robert Zemeckis, producer Bob Gale, composer Alan Silvestri, and enthusiasts such as Community's Dan Harmon. Sadly there's no sign of Crispin Glover, but that was probably to be expected...Along with the making-of stories, the film also examines the fan culture that's built up around the »
The definitive Back to The Future documentary finally has a release date and a trailer! Back in Time will arrive for fans in October 2015, the exact time Marty McFly traveled to in Back to the Future Part II. Directed by Jason Aron, the film not only delves into the making of this classic sci-fi trilogy, but it also catches up with the stars, crew and a lot of the famous fans the films helped to inspire.
Back in Time delves deep into what these three movies have meant to our culture. It's not a simple "making of" documentary, but rather one which explores the incredible, lasting resonance of the trilogy through the eyes of such important contributors as stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. We also get to hear from co-creator Bob Gale and composer Alan Silvestri. Superfans that contributed to the documentary include Community creator Dan Harmon »
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 […]
The post Cool Stuff: 30th Anniversary ‘Back to the Future’ Art Show appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
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, »
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
In anticipation for Josh Trank’s clean slate of the Fantastic Four (and the nay-sayers that are keen to stain it), four brand new stills from the film have popped up over at Empire, which will be appearing in their next issue. Unfortunately, the images are following the same guidelines as the teaser trailer from last month, giving away naff all other than that Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell will most certainly be appearing in it. Oh, and a bike. Did not know there was going to be a bike in the film. See, there’s news for you.
Pulling its story from the pages of Marvel’s Ultimate take on the Fantastic Four, Trank’s film will tread over a different origin of how Reed Richards and co. were bestowed their nifty gifts that are used to full effect to stop a deadly foe. »
- Nicholas Staniforth
There’s a certain amount of bravery in making a movie like Hot Tub Time Machine 2. Not, you know, actual bravery because making a sequel is usually an admission that the studio would rather take the money than make a clever new film but comedy sequels are almost always terrible. In a sequel you’re selling the promise of the same thing but good comedy comes from being able to surprise your audience. While there are comedy sequels that succeeded in being funny enough (Addams Family Values, 22 Jump Street, and Back to the Future Part II jump out at me) none of them ever rise to the level of their original and are usually, at best, tolerated. Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is, at least, a tolerable movie but if it were five years from now and both were on Netflix I can’t imagine a scenario where I chose it over the original film. »
- Arthur Tebbel
Project Almanac, 2015
Directed by Dean Israelite
A found-footage teen-flick, whereby our college-applying scientists find a clock-rewinding contraption in the basement…
Creating a time travel movie that doesn’t have any leaky gaps in its plot is a very tricky thing to pull off. Similarly creating a found-footage movie that doesn’t feel contrived or forced is also very difficult to get right. Combine the two together and Dean Israelite really had a hard task on his hands to make this found footage time travel movie make sense while never feeling too gimmicky. And to his credit, he mostly succeeds. But some sloppy writing choices and half baked ideas really hold back Project Almanac from what could have been a great sci-fi movie.
Firstly, you need to have your time travel rules written down so »
- Luke Owen
Bandai has released a Back to the Future Part II-themed case for the iPhone 6.
The cover is a miniature flying DeLorean with neon blue lights and headlamps that flash when the user receives a call.
Shifting the driver's-side front fender and wheel to one side reveals the handset's camera, while the other fender hides its side controls.
Bandai launched the case to coincide with 2015, the year in which the majority of Back to the Future Part II takes place.
The DeLorean case is expected to ship in June, and is available to pre-order online for around $50 (£32).
Elsewhere, Nike previously confirmed that it has plans to release the self-lacing shoes from Back to the Future Part II later this year.
6 tech predictions Back to the Future Part II actually got right
Watch a video introducing the DeLorean iPhone 6 case below: »
Considering this year marks the 30th anniversary of the original Back to the Future, as well as being the year that Doc Brown and Marty McFly traveled to in the future for the sequel, we already know there's going to be plenty of celebration for the time travel franchise. Earlier this year we featured an incredible trio of prints honoring the trilogy, and now we have an awesome case for the iPhone that will turn the Apple mobile device into the DeLorean time machine. No, this isn't just a cheap flat case that puts an image of the DeLorean on the back of your phone, it's a small three-dimensional model of the time machine. Look! Here's Back to the Future Part II case for iPhone 6 from Bandai (via The ShortList): And here's some images with a close look at the phone case too: As you can see, it's a pretty bulky case, »
- Ethan Anderton
Seventh Son is not the only guaranteed box office flop (with an Oscar nominated actor/actress playing the villain) to open next week, there’s also Jupiter Ascending and here are a few clips from the movie. Flying boots, forget the hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II, Jupiter Ascending has frigging flying boots and Channing […]
Read Flying Boots, Dogs, Home and More From Jupiter Ascending on Filmonic.
The teenage time travel movie Project Almanac hits theaters this weekend. It's a "found footage" film about friends who stumble upon schematics for a time machine but find out that there are horrible consequences for messing with the timeline. It's sort of a darker Back to the Future, and it comes out in the very year Marty visited in Back to the Future Part II.
Now we have a question for you: What is the greatest time travel movie ever released? Feel free to vote for a classic like The Time Machine »
What would you do if you could go back in time and change history? Would you try to see your family like in Back To The Future or would you mess with sporting events like in Back To The Future Part II? Would you become a better person like in Groundhog Day or try to make money disposing of bodies like in Looper? The possibilities are endless and that is one of the reasons time travel makes for great movies. Project Almanac hits theaters today and brings to us yet another entry in the time »
- Alex Maidy
No movie future has been dissected more than the version presented in Back To The Future Part II. The promised land where you don’t need roads, Hill Valley 2015 captured audience’s imaginations back in 1989, and as the fabled date of October 21st (don’t listen to the fake viral stories) inches closer, everyone’s keen to figure out just how much director Robert Zemeckis guessed right.
Sure, we don’t have rehydrating food yet and Jaws 19’s penned October release date is looking unlikely, but Back To The Future Part II wasn’t totally off with its predictions. In fact, as this infographic from StaySourced.com proves, it’s a lot more on the money than you might think.
Source: StaySourced.com »
I’ve wanted a live-action movie of The Jetsons for decades. In the late ’80s, when a lot of my favorite cartoons were heading to the big screen in one form or another, the trend was disappointingly more for animated features, basically extended episodes of what we saw on TV. I recall being a peeved kid. Even though the Masters of the Universe movie was terrible, something I knew at 10 years old, and even though I knew some of these projects couldn’t be worked out in live-action — DuckTales, in particular (though back then I might not have minded it using costumes a la Howard the Duck) — the futuristic world of The Jetsons seemed perfectly achievable by the end of that decade. After all, it’d have been kind of like Back to the Future Part II without the time travel, and that arrived in 1989. Now, 25 years later, the effects necessary are even more available, but »
- Christopher Campbell
Back to the Future Part II's depiction of the year 2015 is ridiculed for its flying cars, self-drying jackets and fashion trends we hope will never catch on.
The double-tie look is still unacceptable, and Black & Decker seems unlikely to bring out a Pizza Hydrator anytime soon - but not all of the movie's predictions missed the mark.
With 2015 now in full swing, here's some of the technology from Robert Zemeckis' hit sequel that did become a reality.
1. Video calling and smart TV
Remember that scene where an aged Marty McFly holds a video conversation with his boss via his TV? This was the stuff of science fiction back in 1989, but now it's commonplace and taken for granted.
Skype and its rival video-messaging services are accessible to virtually everyone in 2015, and a smart television is the platform of choice for many households.
Although Zemeckis and his creative team were astute with this prediction, »
As you already know, 2015 is the year that Doc and Marty traveled to in Back to the Future Part II. You know this because it’s a great movie, you love rehydrated pizza, and because the internet will not let you forget it. The constant renewal, not just of the movie, but of the technology from its version of the future is understandable. Retro-futurism is fun, and it plays to a harmless brand of narcissism. It’s us they’re talking about. We get to marvel at how wrong they were, how goofy their predictions. As a comedy, Bttfii fits that bill completely. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale weren’t doing serious prognostication — they were trying to make an audience in 1989 laugh, which is why most of their vision for 2015 is of 1989 on growth hormones. The color-burst clothing, the 19th incarnation of Jaws, Marty getting fired by, not one, but by every fax machine in the house »
- Scott Beggs
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