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Earlier this summer, we highlighted a video that showed you how to make a Back to the Future Part II hoverboard for just $33, which would be the perfect thing to take with you when you head to Los Angeles for the big 30th anniversary celebration happening in October (at least if you’ve got $800 […]
- Ethan Anderton
Simon Columb on the hate for Ghostbusters II…
Off the bat, I’ll admit it’s inferior to Ghostbusters. The combination of Dan Ackroyd, Harold Ramis and Bill Murray, in a family-friendly blockbuster, with a fiendishly spooky-but-fun script is a perfect cocktail of expertise.
With these elements in mind, Ghostbusters II ultimately doesn’t have the innovation calling card. In most cases, this alone is what automatically secures the first of a series as the superior offering. Recently reading Hadley Freeman’s witty and candid reflection, Life Moves Too Fast, on 1980’s American movies, Freeman devoted an entire chapter to Ghostbusters alone – dismissing Ghostbusters II flippantly as ‘Sold out and bloated, something faintly embarrassing from the past that has left an ugly legacy”. Rick Moranis too, has said he was “disappointed with the second one”. Ivan Reitman, the director of both films, argues “We probably waited a little bit too long for Ghostbusters II”. Critics, »
- Simon Columb
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this terrific Thursday? You can check out an inventive Alien: Isolation fan film, get a sneak peek at USA's Megabot Mark II before their robot duel with Japan and one creative couple takes the best Back to The Future engagement photo ever. We also take a look at some bizarre international movie titles, and Pac-Man gets a truly horrific origin story. But first, the upcoming Suicide Squad gets mashed up with The Usual Suspects! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Suicide Squad Meets The Usual Suspects
Youtuber Demon Ape has put together a wonderful mashup of two movies that center on villains: next year's Suicide Squad, and the classic 1995 crime thriller The Usual Suspects. »
Potential awards season contenders Truth from James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams land world premiere slots, while Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will close the festival.
London is the subject of the seventh annual City To City programme that features world premieres of Tom Geens’ Couple In A Hole starring Paul Higgins and Kate Dickie and Michael Caton-Jones’ Urban Hymn with Letitia Wright and Shirley Henderson. Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul gets a North American premiere.
Tiff top brass also unveiled the Contemporary World Cinema section, featuring »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
After getting funding through a successful Kickstarter campaign, Deadline reports that Gravitas Ventures has acquired distribution for the Back to The Future documentary Back in Time. The studio has set an October 21 release date for release in theaters, VOD, Blu-ray and DVD. As Back to The Future fans know, October 21, 2015 is a very important date in franchise history, since it's when Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) arrives in the future in the 1989 sequel Back to the Future Part II. Here's what director Jason Aron and producer Lee Leshen had to say about Gravitas distributing his film.
"As fans of the trilogy and filmmakers, it was extremely important for us to have this documentary seen by as many people as possible. (We) knew within minutes that the team at Gravitas would make that dream a possibility."
What was once a little idea that spawned a tightly-focused documentary has grown into something »
Back to the Future celebrates its 30th birthday this year, and as well as getting a new Blu-Ray release and featuring in Lego Dimensions, we’ve got our first look at the tie-in Monopoly set.
Check out the images below:
Tokens include Doc Brown’s faithful dog Einstein, the DeLorean, the hover board, Marty’s hat from Back to the Future Part III, the town clock and the self-tying shoes from Back to the Future Part II. Of course, the clock tower is the most expensive property on the board (both the 1955 and 1885 versions).
Back to the Future Monopoly will be released in September.
- Luke Owen
Back in June, fans were cautiously optimistic about Lexus introducing a new device called Slide, which they purported to be a working hoverboard, just in time to meet the deadline set in place by Back to the Future Part II. At the time we didn’t know how legitimate this project was, but now we have […]
The post Video: Get a Much Closer Look at the Lexus Hoverboard in Action appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Our childhood dreams-turned-adult fantasies are over; a bona fide hoverboard inventor has just told us that the Back to the Future Part II party piece we've coveted for so long is never going to happen, ever.
Just hours after debuting his latest creation in the Lexus Hoverboard launch video Slide, evico CEO Dr Oliver de Haas told Digital Spy that the Bttf hoverboard of our dreams will always and forever remain just that, a dream.
According to Dr Haas, the hoverboard we've come to expect just isn't scientifically, or physically, possible - damn Marty McFly and his hope-raising ways!
6 tech predictions that Back to the Future II actually got right
"The Back to the Future hoverboards, for me, look like something that we won't see very soon, maybe never at all," Dr Haas told us.
Through shallow sobs we listened as he added: "I'm a bit cautious with this 'never at all', »
Not wanting to prove Back to the Future Part II a liar, Lexus have gone and done it. They’ve built a hoverboard by the year 2015. So, which means we’re all living in the future now, right? Using magnetic levitation, similar to the witchcraft that makes Japanese bullet trains float over their tracks, the Lexus overboard is made up of a ceramic superconductor, cooled by liquid nitrogen, that ‘floats’ 2 cm above a magnetic track buried in the ground. To get into the science of it would likely make you head explode, so just watch the above video again and again, and realise the dream is now a reality. Now, flying cars!!! Make it happen, Lexus!!! »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Robert Zemeckis with the cast of Flight Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
After the New York Film Festival Opening Night Gala screening of Robert Zemeckis’s The Walk in 3D, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit with Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Schwartz had to be rescheduled due to the visit of Pope Francis, the Museum of Modern Art in New York announced today, What Lies Beneath: The Films of Robert Zemeckis.
His feature films, including Romancing The Stone, Forrest Gump, The Polar Express, Contact, Used Cars, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Cast Away, A Christmas Carol, Beowulf and Flight (Closing Night Gala selection of the 2012 New York Film Festival) will be shown. On October 3, screenings of Back To The Future, Back To The Future Part II and Back To The Future Part III in succession celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original film's release.
Kicking off »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
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
Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this terrific Tuesday? Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's new trailer gets mashed up with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Iron Man takes to the streets of Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V and Real Fake History examines Little Mac's legend in Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Not enough for you? Then check out Game of Thrones' 8-bit death scenes and the most beautiful movies in cinematic history. Oh, and we have the Super Mario Bros. honest trailer you've been waiting for since 1993! So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Batman v Superman and It's Always Sunny Mashup
Just a few weeks ago at Comic-Con, Warner Bros. unveiled the »
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 »
Actor and fellow cast members celebrate movie’s 30th anniversary with thousands of fans and draw parallels between its baddie and Donald Trump
The cast of time-travelling adventure Back to the Future have paid tribute to the thousands of fans who turned up – many of them in costume as skateboarding teen Marty McFly and his inventor friend Dr Emmett Brown – at a convention in London to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.
Related: What Back to the Future Part II got right and wrong about 2015 – an A-z
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- Catherine Shoard
We are just a few short months away from that October 2015 date that featured in time-travel classic Back to the Future Part II. The film showed us what people living in the 1980’s thought the world would look like in what, to them, was the future. Sadly, although we don’t have true hoverboards, we do still have a very special occasion to mark.
Way back in the year 1985 Robert Zemeckis, with help from Steven Spielberg, created Back to the Future, a wonderful science fiction movie that featured a time-travelling Delorean. The film captured the imagination of a generation and subsequent generations thanks to its ‘outta time’ feel and tone.
This weekend sees London’s Olympia Hall taken over by comic book and movie fanatics for the annual London Film and Comic Con, »
- Kat Smith
Great Scott! 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 into one of the most beloved trilogies in motion picture history. In 1989, the filmmakers gave us a glimpse of the future in Back to the Future Part II as Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to 2015...or, if our calculations are correct, October 21, 2015, to be exact. "The Future" has finally arrived. Now, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment celebrates this once-in-a-lifetime date, as well as the 30th Anniversary of the groundbreaking first film, with three new releases debuting on October 20, 2015.
Available on Blu-ray & DVD, the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy will include all three movies plus a new bonus disc with more two hours of content. Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series will be »
Need some animated Doc Brown, Marty and Einstein in your life? The upcoming DVD release of “Back to the Future: The Animated Series” will take care of that. The animated TV show will be available on DVD for the first time this October, Universal Studios announced today. All 26 episodes from the two seasons of the show will be available in a DVD set that will be released on October 20, 2015 — one day before the date Doc and Marty travel to in “Back to the Future Part II.” Eighteen episodes of the show were previously available on VHS and laserdisc. The series chronicled the adventures of Doc, Clara, their sons Jules and Verne, Marty, Jennifer, and Doc’s dog Einstein as they traveled through time using both steam train time machines and a DeLorean time machine. Biff Tannen also pops up at various points of the series. Thomas F. Wilson (Biff »
- Emily Rome
In case you didn’t know, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the classic time traveling adventure Back to the Future. And it also just so happens to mark the year that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to when they go to the future in Back to the Future Part II. So this year […]
The post New ‘Back to the Future’ 30th Anniversary Blu-Ray Set Comes Inside a Flux Capacitor appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Universal Pictures has announced a brand-new Blu-ray release for the legendary film series Back to the Future, which will celebrate the original’s 30th anniversary, and will be release on October 20th, 2015 – the exact date that characters Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in Back to the Future: Part II. You can check out all the details, artwork and a special trailer for the release below!
The ground-breaking film was first released in 1985, created by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale under the executive producing tutelage of Steven Spielberg, and was followed up by two back-to-back sequels in 1989 and 1990, making eternal stars of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Thomas F. Wilson.
And to celebrate the influence and impact the film series has had over the last three decades, three new releases will debut this fall on Blu-ray and DVD. The Back to the Future 30th Anniversary »
- Scott J. Davis
"We're descending toward Hill Valley, California, at 4:29 pm, on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015."
We're now just three months away from that momentous date, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will celebrate with a massive treat for Bttf fans.
Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on October 20 will be the Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy, Back to the Future: The Complete Animated Series on DVD for the first time ever and Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures, a combo of the trilogy and animated series with Flux Capacitor packaging.
Further details on each release are below:
Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy (Blu-ray & DVD)
Comprising all three movies, »
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