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Buzz and Woody and Slink and Hamm have been in our lives for two decades — Pixar’s “Toy Story” opened 20 years ago today, making animation history as it did. The first feature film from the studio and the first created completely using computer-generated imagery paved the way for movies like “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and, of course, several more films from the acclaimed Pixar. Its 16th feature film, “The Good Dinosaur,” opens in theaters this Wednesday. A third sequel to “Toy Story” will come in 2018. The legacy of “Toy Story” is difficult to overstate: In addition to being a game-changer in the world CG animation, it raised the bar on family films that really appeal to audiences of all ages; Andy’s toys can be seen in Disneyland rides, real-world kids’ toy boxes and in countless Halloween costumes each year; and in 2005 the U.S. Library of Congress declared the movie culturally, »
- Emily Rome
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 wondrous Wednesday? A new video breaks down the most influential directors of all time, Back to the Future Part II gets a "real" 2015 edit and we take a look at movies hidden in popular TV shows. But wait, there's more! Terminator Genisys gets an honest trailer and two fencers create an epic lightsaber duel! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Terminator Genisys Honest Trailer
This week, Screen Junkies' Honest Trailers crew breaks down the summer flop Terminator Genisys, which gleefully skewers how this sequel "ruins" the only good movies in the franchise, recycles numerous lines of dialogue and much more. Despite its box office failure domestically, we reported last month »
Throughout the week of Back to the Future Day, there were tons of tribute videos, mash-ups, parodies and promotions happening to take advantage of the celebration of the fictional importance of October 21st, 2015. And even though we’ve had our last round of Back to the Future Bits to cover as much as we could […]
- Ethan Anderton
The dramatic use of actors playing multiple characters is a bold and rather theatrical device that has its ups and downs. It goes at least as far back as Captain Hook being played by the same actor who plays the Darling children's father in stage productions of Peter Pan, a technique largely adopted in film adaptations of the story, too (hello to Jason Isaacs).
It's used a lot in cinema too. Done well, it's impressive, but when it's bad, it's Jack & Jill. Whether used in comedy or drama or outright horror, there are countless examples of actors delivering terrific performances in more than one role at once, and that's before we even get past Cloud Atlas. Still, we've had a go at totting up 25 of the best. »
The Zygons return! Here's our spoiler-filled review of The Zygon Invasion...
This review contains spoilers. Our spoiler-free review is here.
9.7 The Zygon Invasion
“Did you just call yourself Doctor Disco?”
[Review has been updated to correct two factual errors. Apologies!]
It’s a while since a Doctor Who story needed to start with a bit of an exposition dump, but The Zygon Invasion is as dense an opening chapter of an adventure as we’ve seen in some time.
As the prologue demonstrates, this is a story that picks up from crumbs left behind in the wonderful Day Of The Doctor. And then it jumps, still pre-credits, to explain why Ingrid Oliver’s Osgood is still alive.
After all, we saw her brutally slain by Missy at the end of series 8, and yet it’s been known for some time that Oliver would be back. It is, of course, the ecosystem modern television exists in, whereby secrets »
Like both characters, he's all about solving puzzles. The characters in his movies almost always have tricky problems that require complex solutions. Like Doc, Zemeckis often finds cutting-edge technical solutions for the special effects challenges of his own storytelling, from the early CGI on "Back to the Future Part II" and "Forrest Gump" to the motion-capture animation of many of his recent films. And like Marty, he finds a way to make those complicated solutions relatable to everyone.
The result has been a four-decade career full of populist blockbusters that also awe critics. Here are the must-see movies that define that career.
- Gary Susman
With our arrival, finally, to October 21, 2015 — the date Doc and Marty travel to in “Back to the Future Part II” — celebrations of the beloved trilogy have been in full swing for the past several days. One of the biggest celebrations has been in and around Los Angeles, where fans are getting to partake in all sorts of geektastic festivities with five-day-long event We’re Going Back. It’s the 2015 follow up to We’re Going Back in 2010, which commemorated the 25 anniversary of “Back to the Future.” There is one more day of “Back to the Future” geekery for We’re Going Back — today, fans are gathering at Puente Hills Mall (a.k.a. Twin Pines Mall a.k.a. Lone Pine Mall) in City of Industry, Calif. for Q&As with filmmakers of “Back to the Future” and for a screening of the first film in the trilogy. HitFix visited »
- Emily Rome
It’s two days after Back to the Future Day, and there was so much excitement that we’re still catching up on some of the cool stories and goodies that came out of the woodwork for the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future as well as the iconic day in the future from Back to […]
- Ethan Anderton
Great Scott! Christopher Lloyd is ready to to slip back into Dr. Emmett Brown's threads. The legendary actor reveals to Us Weekly that he hopes a Back to the Future reboot will happen down the line. Lloyd, 77, starred opposite Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly) in the 1985 movie and went on to reprise his role in Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990). He and his former costars commemorated Back to the Future Day on Wednesday, and went [...] »
Back to the Future: 30th Anniversary Trilogy
Directed by Robert Zemeckis.
Raise your hands if you’re middle-aged, with kids, and have bought the Back to the Future movies on home video more times than the number of kids you have. Yeah, that’s a whole lot of you.
The Bttf trilogy has already received a Blu-ray release, but since we’ve not only hit the 30th anniversary of the first movie but have also arrived in the year 2015, where Marty traveled to in Back to the Future Part II, someone in Universal’s marketing department probably would have been fired if this set wasn’t on the calendar this year. And, of course, it was scheduled for release on Oct. 20, just a day before the day on which Marty arrived in the second film. (Since home video releases are always on Tuesdays, »
- Amie Cranswick
Update: If you weren’t able to pick up one of these commemorative USA Today issues at your local newsstand, gas station or wherever you buy newspapers, you can still get your hands on it. USA Today is selling the Back to the Future Part II edition of yesterday’s paper for $4.95 plus shipping and tax. […]
The post USA Today Recreated Their ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Front Page and You Can Still Get One appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
Now playing in UK cinemas is Spectre, the eagerly-awaited 24th James Bond film. It stars Daniel Craig and is directed once again by Sam Mendes. And we had a chance to sit down with Mendes to chat about the film.
We decided to avoid the questions about if he’s doing another Bond film, if it’s all the same with your good selves. And instead, we asked him to take us through, in detail, the difficulties of one sequence in his new film. We’re thrilled he obliged.
One spoiler note: the scene we’re going to discuss all takes place before Sam Smith starts singing…
I figure we’ve got ten minutes here, so if it’s okay with you, I want to do something that’s not clickbait-y.
We’re movie nerds, »
The past, present and future collided on October 21, 2015 when cast and filmmakers of the Academy Award-winning, blockbuster franchise Back to The Future reunited for a special one-night-only screening and Q&A with fans at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 in New York, NY. Talent in attendance included Michael J. Fox (Marty McFly), Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines), Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown), Huey Lewis, Donald Fullilove (Goldie Wilson), Claudia Wells (Jennifer Parker), Back to the Future co-creator and executive producer Bob Gale and composer Alan Silvestri. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have provided us with videos and photos from last night's big event in New York City.
In 1989, Back to the Future Part II gave the world a glimpse of the future as Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled to 2015 . . . or, if our calculations are correct, October 21, 2015, to be exact. The cast reunited to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime date, as well as to commemorate »
Read More: Watch: Time Travel With Siskel & Ebert's Reviews Of The 'Back To The Future' Trilogy Hey, did you know that yesterday was the day that Marty McFly flew back to the future in that movie that came out a while ago called "Back to The Future Part II"? So, as of the present, "Back to the Future" takes place entirely in the past! Wild! But, what if you were sitting in a movie theater in the past and watching a trailer for the future release of "Back to the Future," as opposed to living in the present and watching a trailer for the release of "Back To the Future" which took place in the past? Now, imagine if you can, being in the present and watching the trailer for a movie that came out 25 years in the past about traveling to a future that is now the past, »
- Jon Fusco
While we were busy whining on Twitter about the sad lack of hoverboards and flying cars in the real 2015, Tinker Hatfield was hard at work making sure at least one of Back to the Future Part II‘s predictions came true. The shoe designer promised last year that self-tying Nike Mags would become a reality in 2015, […]
The post Nike Announces ‘Back to the Future’ Sneakers (1985 and 2015 Versions) appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Well, their future is now our past, and some of the things that “Back to the Future Part II” predicted have not come to pass. Most Americans didn’t take a flying car to work this morning, teenagers are not enjoying the pleasures of the hoverboard, families don’t warm up dehydrated pizzas, “Jaws” mercifully never made it to chapter 19 and the World Series remains frustratingly out of grasp for the Chicago Cubs.
That didn’t matter to lovers of Robert Zemeckis’ time-bending trilogy. A theatrical re-release of the three “Back to the Future” films grossed an estimated $1.65 million from 1,815 North American theaters that offered up a helping of nostalgia. They returned to theaters to mark “Back to the Future Day. »
- Brent Lang
Oct. 21 marked the official “Back to the Future Day,” and with that, fans turned out in big numbers for a theatrical re-release of the time-travel trilogy. The re-release generated an estimated $1.65 million in 1,815 North American theaters on Wednesday and a total of $4.8 million worldwide, Universal reported. The original trilogy grossed more than $416 million over the three films, which included 1985’s “Back to the Future,” 1989’s “Back to the Future Part II” and 1990’s “Back to the Future Part III.” See Video: 'Back to the Future' Reunion: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd Tell Jimmy Kimmel '2015 Kinda Sucks' Internationally, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Michael J. Fox stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday and showed off his Back to the Future-inspired shoes. The actor, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, sported a pair of self-lacing Nike shoes that were featured in Back to the Future Part II. To make his appearance even more special, Wednesday also happened to be Oct. 21, 2015, which is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in the classic film's sequel. Michael explained to Jimmy that the futuristic shoes will be available through auction and all the proceeds will benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation. "It's fun being me," Michael joked. Watch the cute video above, and then check out the cast reuniting on the red carpet for the special anniversary. »
- Caitlin Hacker
While we've seen the actors come together to talk about the futuristic Mirai car that guzzles garbage, something even crazier happened late last night. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd reprised their iconic characters from Back to The Future for a very special appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! It was a once in a lifetime event that brought the teenage rock star and his scientist companion to the real 2015, where things just have not turned out the way they imagined. Sure, Marty McFly's no longer an asshole. But there are no flying cars. No Hoverboards. And what happened to the Cubbies?
Jimmy Kimmel had to drop some heavy truths about 2015 on Marty McFly and Doc Brown. Neither of the pair had heard about the Internet. The talk show host was quick to correct any misconceptions about flying vehicles. But, as Jimmy Kimmel points out, we do have a lot to celebrate in this current 2015 timeline. »
Not only does Back to the Future celebrate its 30th anniversary today, but it's also the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel to in Back to the Future Part II. And since the movie has remained a classic after all these years, we dug up a few unknown facts about the first movie from the book Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History that will surprise even the biggest of fans. From the original title of the movie to a star's unexpected haircut to on-set feuds, Hill Valley was definitely more scandalous than you originally thought. Keep reading to dust off your DeLorean knowledge, then check out the cast reuniting on the Today show and Doc Brown's amazing message about the future. »
- Caitlin Hacker
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