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Ever since 1989, kids of all ages have dreamed of one day owning a Hoverboard, as seen in the classic sequel Back to the Future Part II. This Mattel toy served as a skateboard that glided on air, hovering above the ground through the use of future technology that didn't quite exist yet. Well, on March 4, star of that movie, Christopher Lloyd, otherwise known as the always trustworthy Doc Brown, stepped out of a DeLorean claiming that the company HUVr had finally achieved the impossible, and that now, Hoverboards were a reality! We could all own one soon...
But not so fast! It was an elaborate hoax set up by the folks at Funny or Die. Christopher Lloyd assures us he was not in on the joke, and has now been forced to apologize for this epic scandal. To make up for it, one lucky winner will be able to take »
Funny or Die has been sorry a lot lately. Now they’re apologizing for a fake hoverboard video. After the weirdness with Jerry O’Connell a few weeks back, the site has admitted the HUVr viral video released on Tuesday was, indeed, a ruse. The mythic Back to the Future Part II prop has been on wish […]
The post Funny Or Die Admits to Fake Hoverboard Video appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Anyone who has visited the Internet in the last year or so will have seen many people joke about how companies are running out of time to make hoverboards a reality. After all, next year marks the (actual) year that Marty McFly arrived in when he traveled into the future in the 1989 classic Back to the Future Part II.
The video shows off the hoverboards, without giving away how they work, and even includes more celebrities like musician Moby who give their thoughts on how great the hoverboard is and how it "really works". HUVr's website claims the hoverboards will be available by December 2014. No word yet on whether they will work on water without power.
Of course, there »
- Luke Owen
Source: Jason Laveris/ Getty Images Matthew McConaughey is releasing his own line of "Alright, Alright, Alright" t-shirts to benefit his charity. Conan O'Brien has been tapped to host the MTV Movie Awards. Homer Simpson reveals the truth behind Elle DeGeneres's Oscar selfie. Oh, Bradley Cooper! Source: Twitter user HomerJSimpson John Travolta has the perfect response to his Idina Menzel/Adele Dazeem flub: "I thought . . . what would Idina Menzel say? She'd say, 'Let it go, let it go!'" Never change, Travolta. By the way, that "Adele Dazeem" Playbill insert that was making the rounds yesterday was a fake. Sorry. In more serious news, Putin says that Russia will only use military force as "a last resort" when it comes to dealing with Ukraine. Remember the couple that found $10 million worth of rare coins in the backyard? It turns out they may have been from a turn-of-the-century bank heist. It's not 2015 yet, »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
The Hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II has to be one of the most sort-after pieces of non-existent technology ever desired by the movie-watching public (see our post on that very thing right here) but as of today, it has become a reality*! Christopher Lloyd has been out with company HUVrTech to promote the new technology with various celebrities including legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk in an La carpark. Originally the device was made by Mattel but evidently the cost of research was too much for the toy company but HUVrTech have taken on the challenge to bring us this!
Don’t believe us, check out the video below! This will change your life and only for the better! Thank you HUVrTech for bringing it into our lives! Find out more at HUVrTech.com
- David Sztypuljak
It's no big secret that the holy trilogy of my childhood was Back to the Future. Yeah I have my special place for the original Star Wars trilogy too, but Bttf still reigns supreme with me. When Back to the Future II "showed" us what 2015 would look like, our 1989 minds were blown. Hovercars, yeah that's great...but hoverboards? They'd never be able to keep up with the demand! huvr_bttf So yesterday a site went live for a company called HUVr that is claiming to have finally created the fully functional board that connects with a smart phone app, which is promoted by the likes of Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawk, Billy Zane, and others. Watch the below two videos and we'll pick up after that: I know-i know, I wanted to believe it was true as well, but there is obviously some deception and visual trickery happening in those videos. »
- Dave Campbell
Ever since the Hoverboard appeared on screen in Back to the Future Part II, kids around the world have wanted one! I remember when I first saw the movie I thought it was a real thing. Unfortunately, it wasn't. It was all just moviemaking magic. That magic continues in a fun video promoting the "real" Hoverboard. Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd introduces the board and pro skater Tony Hawk and several other celebrities try it out.
The video comes from a company which claims to have made one, called HUVr. The company's website says “Our team consists of materials science, electricity & magnetism experts who’ve solved an important part of one of science’s mysteries: the key to antigravity.”
If I created an antigravity device, I know the first thing I would do is build a Hoverboard! I just want to make sure you understand that this isn't real, »
- Joey Paur
It's almost 2015, which means science needs to move fast if we're going to get hoverboards by the time Back to the Future Part II said we were going to have them. However, a comedy called HUVr Tech claims to have discovered the key to anti-gravity. And while that would normally be something so important in the world of science that all news outlets would be reporting it around the world, the first we're hearing of this advancement comes from a commercial promoting the first real hoverboard, and Christopher Lloyd was on hand to present Tony Hawk with one of the first. We can't believe we're seeing this in our lifetime. Here's the commercial for HUVr Tech's hoverboard from YouTube: (via SlashFilm): All right, so it's not a real hoverboard, but this skateboarding-esque commercial for the fake HUVr Tech board is pretty damn cool. Someone spent a lot of money to gather Lloyd, »
- Ethan Anderton
According to a report over at Moviehole, the story will reportedly be akin to the back half of "Back to the Future Part II" in that we'll return to and revisit some of the more iconic moments from the first two "Terminator" films.
As this plays with time and alternate timelines though, don't expect events to unfold in the same way. The report says the action will jump between the future, 1984, 1991 and other influential time periods in the life of the Connor family.
This will include everything from the Terminator attacking some punks in the opening scenes of the first, to the death of John Connor's foster parents in the second. In fact, the report claims that many of the supporting »
- Garth Franklin
Get ready to McFly like an eagle. Nike is making the power lace Mag sneakers from ""Back to the Future Part II," according to famed Nike designer Tinker Hatfield (who also happens to have the best name ever). "Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say Yes!" confirmed Hatfield to Sole Collector. We know, we know. They promised the Mag sneakers before, with a viral marketing campaign back in 2011 that ...
By Craig Flaster »
Ok so version one of these were pretty cool but they weren’t exact replicas of Marty McFly’s awesome Back To The Future Part II Air Mags. The laces didn’t tie themselves, which is really the only reason you’d buy them.
However, Nike has just announced that we Will be seeing power laces in 2015- that fateful year that Marty traveled back to. Or forward to. You get my drift.
Are you going to buy a pair? Would you rather have something else from the Back To The Future films, like a hover board? Let us know!
The post Nike Promises ‘Back To The Future Part II’ Inspired Power Laces! appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Ellen Daniels
Back in 2011, some lucky fans had the chance to buy some extremely limited edition shoes called Nike Air Mags, inspired by the shoes from Back to the Future Part II. However, the only down side was that those shows didn't have power laces as they appeared in the sci-fi sequel. But the good news is that it's not the year 2015 yet, so there's still time. And while it doesn't look like we'll have flying cars or hoverboards by then, Sole Collector (via Gizmodo) says Nike designer Tinker Hatfield was recently asked about the prospect of actual power laces hitting shelves sometime soon, and his response was way more than positive. When asked about power laces arriving, Hatfield enthusiastically said: "Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say Yes!" He didn't specify when power laces would be released, but it would be fitting if Nike unveiled them for »
- Ethan Anderton
Back in 2011, Nike unveiled a new pair of sneakers that are inspired by Nike MAGs, the shoes worn by Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) in the 1989 film "Back to the Future Part II." Only 1,500 pairs were released, which made the sneakers very popular on eBay where the shoes were being re-sold for as much as several thousand dollars. But despite a limited amount and a high price, the shoes were missing the "power laces" function that made them so interesting in the movie. Since "Back to the Future Part II" take place in the year 2015, Sole Collector reached out to Nike designer Tinker Hatfield if the company is planning to release the shoes again next year, but this time with the "power laces." "To that, I say Yes!," replied Hatfield. »
Fans of Back to the Future Part II have something to look forward to next year. Nike designer Tinker Hatfield has confirmed that the shoe company will release power laces inspired by the 1989 sequel next year. Here's what he had to say, during an appearance at Jordan Brand's Flight Lab space in New Orleans over the weekend.
"Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say Yes!"
Of course, the year 2015 is when the beloved sequel was set, making it the perfect time for these power laces to debut. However, it isn't known if Nike is releasing the Mag shoe that they designed for the movie, which were worn by Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), or if the power laces will be used on other shoes.
Back in 2011, Nike created 1,500 pairs of the Mag shoes with the self-lacing feature that contours the shoe to each individual's feet, for a ten-day eBay auction, »
In the 2015-set scenes in the film, the shoes featured 'power laces' that automatically did themselves up. Those 2011 real life models? They did not.
Now though, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield tells Sole Collector that they're about to take another look at those shoes and says "Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say Yes!."
Will it be the same shoes? Or a new model that self-laces? They're not saying just yet. »
- Garth Franklin
Back in 1989, Robert Zemeckis unleashed Back to the Future Part II, and with it a bunch of aspirations for kids and inventors alike, ranging from hoverboards, to Jaws 19, and self-lacing sneakers. A couple of years back, Nike played into the fandom of Back to the Future by releasing Nike Air Mags, modeled after the shoes Marty McFly sports in the sequel. But with 2015--the setting of McFly's Part II adventure--right around the corner, Nike is promising to up their game with MAGs that actually have power-lacing! Gizmodo reports that Nike designer Tinker Hatfield--let's all pause in appreciation of the charming absurdity of the name Tinker Hatfield.okay--told those gathered at New Orlean's Jordan Brand's Flight Lab space on Friday: "Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say Yes!" To get technical, Tinker Hatfield did not specify if these power-laces will appear on a new model of Nike »
The year 2015 is upon us. The future of Back to the Future Part II is almost here, and the world is no where near the future they envisioned. There are no hover boards, flying cars, futuristic-looking '80s clothes, or people wearing their clothes inside out. But, it looks like Nike plans on having power laces! Nike designer Tinker Hatfield showed up at the Jordan Brand's Flight Lab space in New Orleans recently, and when he was asked about power laces this is what he said,
"Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say Yes!"
Hatfield didn't go into any details on whether the power laces will show up on the Nike Mag or some other product, but does it really matter?! Power laces are coming! That's enough to get me excited. 2015 just got even more awesome.
I wonder how long Nike has been holding on to this power laces technology. »
- Joey Paur
Back in 2011 , Nike revealed a limited run of Back to the Future Part II -inspired sneakers. The edition, set at 1500 pairs, replicated the future 2015 Nike MAGs worn by Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly in the 1989 film, although lacked the movie's "power laces" function. The whole lot went directly on eBay as part of a charity effort on the part of the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Today, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield has revealed to Sole Collector (via Gizmodo ) that the company is getting ready to take another look at Marty's shoes and will release functioning power laces next year! "Are we gonna see power laces in 2015?" were Hatfield's exact words. "To that, I say Yes!" Of course there's no word yet or how limited a production run Nike »
This is heavy, Doc! Hey, remember those Nike sneakers Michael J. Fox's character Marty McFly wore that automatically laced-up in the 1989 sequel Back to the Future Part II? Of course you do. I now have good news. The wait is finally over. Yesterday at the Jordan Brand's Flight Lab space in New Orleans, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield was asked about the chances of Nike producing a power-lacing sneaker soon. "Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say Yes!" said Hatfield. There you have it, we'll finally have the opportunity to wear the sneakers that we could only dream of. We did get our hopes up several years ago, when in 2011 Nike Mag were produced which were replicas of Marty McFly's futuristic sneakers but they did not feature the ability to auto-lace. Also, those shoes were only available in limited supply. If you wanted to get your »
Feature Simon Brew 11 Feb 2014 - 06:32
How do we decide what's a four star movie? Are all five star movies made equal? Simon explains the issues with star ratings
A pair of reviews went up on this site last week, for films that - for differing reasons - we rated at four stars apiece. Above the four stars, in both cases, were many hundreds of words discussing the films in question. Yet both, in different ways, continued to fuel the ongoing, interesting debate about the star rating system, and its suitability.
Because in the comments below our reviews of both RoboCop (2014) and The Lego Movie were some pertinent, constructive questions. We're not going to name the commenters, as the aim isn't to expose them to flaming or such like. Yet they raise some interesting questions and points - which we've quoted directly - that in many ways frame the ongoing star rating debate. »
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