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In Defence Of... Back to the Future Part III, one of the best trilogy ends ever

11 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

In the run-up to Back to the Future's 30th anniversary on July 3, Digital Spy presents a week of special features celebrating the time-travel classic.

If Back to the Future, with its 30th anniversary this week and much Secret Cinema loving of late, has become one of the most celebrated '80s movies, it's fair to say, ahem, time hasn't been as kind to its second sequel, released at the turn of the '90s.

Back to the Future Part III, wisdom suggests, is where Marty and Doc limped out of their time travels. Filmed at the same time as Back to the Future Part II, and released the following year after a big cinema teaser trailer at the end of the sequel, it's often seen as a cash-in - the original "let's make every franchise a trilogy" misstep.

Just look at those collective review scores: a shabby 55 compared to the first's 86 on Metacritic. »

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Terminator Genisys review: “As average as you’ve been expecting’

1 July 2015 1:47 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Terminator Genisys review: Come with me if you want to see a really average movie. The very average fifth film in the series fails to live up to expectations. Terminator Genisys review

Six years on from the mess that was Terminator Salvation comes the fifth movie in the franchise, Terminator Genisys, the film that sees Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to one of his most iconic roles. ‘Genisys’ kicks off with a voice over from the future, and Jai Courtney’s Kyle Reese. It’s post Judgement Day and Jason Clarke‘s John Connor, now in his mid-thirties, is celebrating another victory against the machines and the infamous Skynet. When the human resistance come upon a time machine, they must send Reese back to 1984 to protect Connor’s mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke) from a vicious Terminator, the classic T-800 from the original movie, which of course is played by Arnold. However, Sarah »

- Paul Heath

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Terminator Genisys review: “As average as you’ve been expecting’

1 July 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Terminator Genisys review: Come with me if you want to see a really average movie. The very average fifth film in the series fails to live up to expectations. Terminator Genisys review

Six years on from the mess that was Terminator Salvation comes the fifth movie in the franchise, Terminator Genisys, the film that sees Arnold Schwarzenegger returning to one of his most iconic roles. ‘Genisys’ kicks off with a voice over from the future, and Jai Courtney’s Kyle Reese. It’s post Judgement Day and Jason Clarke‘s John Connor, now in his mid-thirties, is celebrating another victory against the machines and the infamous Skynet. When the human resistance come upon a time machine, they must send Reese back to 1984 to protect Connor’s mother Sarah (Emilia Clarke) from a vicious Terminator, the classic T-800 from the original movie, which of course is played by Arnold. However, Sarah »

- Paul Heath

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John Maclean interview: Slow West, the dentist

30 June 2015 5:24 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With the release of Slow West, writer John Maclean chats to us about the premiere, and celebrating by getting a dental check up...

One of the finest films of the year thus far is the western Slow West. It's in cinemas now, and we had the chance to chat with its writer and director, John Maclean, about the movie...

Can we talk about what release day is like? That we're talking on the day your movie is finally getting a UK release. What feelings are going through you?

For a start, it feels like a bigger release than I expected. Thanks to Lionsgate, it's really gone out there. You're never really sure. But the posters on the tube, and the Q&As, it felt like it was really building up nicely. It feels great today. Then I've invited a lot of friends to a screening tonight, it feels like an unofficial premiere! »

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A Back To The Future remake "can't happen" says Robert Zemeckis

30 June 2015 2:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Fearful of a Back To The Future remake? "That can't happen until Bob and I are dead," says director Robert Zemeckis...

In an industry increasingly searching for low-risk profits, remakes and reboots have become a naggingly constant presence in modern Hollywood.

You only have to glance through our 2013 list of in-development remakes and reboots to see just how prevalent they've become - and these are all aside from the 142 movie sequels that are currently in the works.

So far, the much-loved Back To The Future series has managed to avoid the fate of such films as RoboCop, Total Recall or Big Trouble In Little China, to name but a few remakes that have either been filmed or are currently in the planning stages.

For director Robert Zemeckis, who co-wrote Back To The Future and its sequels with Bob Gale, the series will remain unsullied - at least for as long »

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Exclusive: Your first look at ‘Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History’

25 June 2015 12:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In the 30 years since its release, countless frames of “Back to the Future” have become iconic images: The time-traveling DeLorean shooting a blaze of fire trails through Doc’s and Marty’s legs. Marty staring, horrified, at his 17-year-old mother as she comes onto him in her bedroom. Doc Brown wearing a mind-reading contraption on his head, a damn thing that doesn’t work at all. Marty doing the duckwalk with a red Gibson guitar. Lightning striking the Hill Valley clock tower with a spectacular burst of sparks and light. So what better way to celebrate 2015 — a big year for “Back to the Future” — than with a big hardcover book packed with large color photos and concept art? That’s HarperCollins’ “Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History.” HitFix has your exclusive first look at “Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History.” The book will be released on October 20 this year, »

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Today in Movie Culture: See the Canceled 'Mad Max' Anime, Plus: Lexus Reveals a Real Hoverboard and More

24 June 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mad Max Anime of the Day: At one point Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller was planning to tell Furiousa's origin story through anime. That didn't happen, but images of what it would've looked like have now arrived online. [via Cbm]   Hoverboard of the Day: Here's yet another real-life hoverboard, just in time for 2015. But this one is by Lexus and looks a bit more like the ones in Back to the Future Part II. Watch an ad for the new hoverboards, which aren't quite available yet, below.   Cosplay of the Day: If you're a fan of both The Big Lebowski and Doctor Who, then "The Dood" is your new favorite cosplay...

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Real Hoverboard Unveiled by Lexus in New Video

24 June 2015 1:09 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

It seems that 1989's Back to the Future Part II is getting closer and closer to reality, with auto maker Lexus unveiling the sci-fi gadget fans have been waiting years to see, an actual, working hoverboard, dubbed Slide. Lexus has teamed with "world leading experts in super conductive technology to create one of the most advanced Hoverboards ever developed" (though Doc Brown isn't mentioned by name). This project came through Lexus' 'Amazing in Motion Campaign," that highlights the "creativity and innovation" of Lexus. But here's the bad news: The Lexus press release reveals that you won't be able to buy this hoverboard at all, since it is just a prototype. Here's what Mark Templin, executive vice president, Lexus International, had to say in a statement.

"At Lexus, we constantly challenge ourselves and our partners to push the boundaries of what is possible. That determination, combined with our passion and expertise for design and innovation, »

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Just in Time for 2015, Lexus Claims to Have Created a Working Hoverboard

24 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Since it’s 2015, there’s been plenty of internet chatter about the future that was envisioned for this year in the time travel sequel Back to the Future Part II. While there have been plenty of technological developments that were once just dreams in the 1989 sequel, fans have still be disappointed that we still don’t […]

The post Just in Time for 2015, Lexus Claims to Have Created a Working Hoverboard appeared first on /Film. »

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Great Scott! Lexus teases a working magnetic hoverboard

24 June 2015 3:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Back to the Future Part II's interpretation of 2015 isn't looking so far-fetched, as Lexus has released a teaser video for what it claims is a working hoverboard.

The Lexus Hoverboard uses powerful magnets to levitate over a metallic track and runs off liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors, according to Gizmodo.

6 tech predictions Back to the Future Part II actually got right

Like other prototype hoverboards, this one cannot leave its specialised track, so don't expect it to cover the same kind of distances as Marty or Griff's boards.

The futuristic gadget is made from one of the automaker's grilles and natural bamboo, and Lexus insists that it is rideable.

This is not the first hoverboard to go to working prototype, with the $10,000 Hendo Hoverboard breaking cover last year in a promo video featuring Tony Hawk.

Lexus has promised to deliver regular updates about the project over the coming weeks, but we »

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What Back To The Future: Part 2 Gets Right About 2015

23 June 2015 9:30 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

No, Marty McFly did not travel to the year 2014. Nor did he go to 2013, or 2012, or any other year in which you’ve seen the false Back to the Future meme flying around. October 21, 2015 is the actual date on which Marty, Doc, and a recast Jennifer went to the future in order to prevent a catastrophic series of events, during which time they accidentally cause a new catastrophic series of events themselves. While the brilliance of Back to the Future was a near impossible act to follow, with Back to the Future Part II, director Robert Zemeckis embraced the idea of time travel wholeheartedly, taking audiences to three very different time periods/timelines throughout the course of the film. It’s a severely underrated movie, but its most striking element is the film’s vision of the year 2015, for which Zemeckis and Co. took the atypical route of striving for fun over accuracy. »

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The Overnight's Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott on Modern Dadhood and Going Full Frontal

17 June 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott's new film, The Overnight, is a relationship comedy about getting older, staying young, and the complications that arise given the fact that those two things don't exactly agree. Jason and Adam play husbands and dads who, after a chance meeting at the playground, have a dinner party with their wives, played by Judith Godrèche and Taylor Schilling, respectively. As the night goes on and the wine flows, things devolve (or evolve, depending on your perspective) to a point that has both couples questioning who they are and what they want. We caught up with Jason and Adam in La to talk about the film, modern parenthood, and their full-frontal scenes. Popsugar: The movie explores the idea that it's tougher to forge new friendships as you get older - especially as couples, when there are four people in the mix. Do you guys find that to be true? »

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The Overnight's Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott on Modern Dadhood and Going Full Frontal

17 June 2015 9:59 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Jason Schwartzman and Adam Scott's new film, The Overnight, is a relationship comedy about getting older, staying young, and the complications that arise given the fact that those two things don't exactly agree. Jason and Adam play husbands and dads who, after a chance meeting at the playground, have a dinner party with their wives, played by Judith Godrèche and Taylor Schilling, respectively. As the night goes on and the wine flows, things devolve (or evolve, depending on your perspective) to a point that has both couples questioning who they are and what they want. We caught up with Jason and Adam in La to talk about the film, modern parenthood, and their full-frontal scenes. Popsugar: The movie explores the idea that it's tougher to forge new friendships as you get older - especially as couples, when there are four people in the mix. Do you guys find that to be true? »

- Lindsay-Miller

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‘Back to the Future’ gets big screen, big sound treatment

12 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Lightning strikes a clock tower at the climax of a high-stakes, high-octane cinematic sequence. Bullies run after our 17-year-old hero in a thrilling skateboard chase scene. A late-night test drive fills us with wonder as we first see a DeLorean travel through time, leaving behind trails of fire. These memorable scenes of “Back to the Future” shine their brightest on the big screen — and with big sound. That’s the thinking behind Film Concerts Live!, a partnership of two music artist agencies that is screening movies accompanied by orchestras performing the film’s score live. After screenings of “Home Alone” and J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” with live music, Film Concerts Live! is joining the 2015 “Back to the Future” festivities with screenings that spotlight the score by Alan Silvestri (whose film music resume also includes “The Avengers” and “Forrest Gump”). Silvestri wrote about 20 minutes of new music for the concert series, »

- Emily Rome

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'Goonies', 'Lethal Weapon' Star Mary Ellen Trainor Dies at 62

10 June 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Mary Ellen Trainor, best known for her performances as Stephanie Woods in the Lethal Weapon movies and Mrs. Walsh in The Goonies, died on May 20 in her Montecito, California home, The New York Times reported yesterday. She was 62. The case of death was due to complications with pancreatic cancer, as confirmed by Trainor's friend Kathleen Kennedy on Monday. In addition to her roles in the movies mentioned above, the actress is also remembered for her acting turns in Die Hard, The Monster Squad, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II. She also had a recurring role in the TV series "Roswell," which ran from 1999-2002. Before her acting career, Trainor served as a producer's assistant, on films such as Big Wednesday, Hardcore and Steven Spielberg's 1941, where she met her future husband Robert Zemeckis. She would go on to have small roles-to-cameos in a number of her husband's movie, including Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future Part II, »

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Lethal Weapon’s Mary Ellen Trainor Has Died

8 June 2015 8:12 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Mary Ellen Trainor, an accomplished feature-film actress best known for appearing in The Goonies as well as all four Lethal Weapon flicks, died on May 20 at her home in Montecito, California, according to Entertainment Weekly. A lifelong friend of Trainor's, Kathleen Kennedy (also president of Lucasfilm), told reporters that the actress died of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 62 and had a career that spanned nearly three decades. Trainor got her acting start in 1983, with a spot on Cheers. She shifted over to the big screen a year later, reportedly at the suggestion of Michael Douglas, for a role in Robert Zemeckis's Romancing the Stone. Trainor had married Zemeckis in 1980, and after Stone, the two would continue to collaborate on such projects as Back to the Future Part II and Forrest Gump. (They divorced in 2000.) Other credits include roles in Die Hard, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, Death »

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Mary Ellen Trainor Dies -- 'Lethal Weapon' Actress Dead at 62

8 June 2015 2:35 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Mary Ellen Trainor, best known for her role as the psychologist in the “Lethal Weapon” films, died from pancreatic cancer at her home in Montecito, Calif. last month. She was 62. Trainor was married to director Robert Zemeckis for 20 years and appeared in several of his films … including “Romancing the Stone” and “Forrest Gump.” They divorced in 2000. Her other notable roles were as Mrs. Walsh in “The Goonies,” as well as small roles in “Scrooged,” “Die Hard, »

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Mary Ellen Trainor, Mom in ‘The Goonies,’ Dead at 62

8 June 2015 2:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Mary Ellen Trainor, the actress known for her role as Mrs. Walsh in the classic film “The Goonies,” died at her home in Montecito, California, on May 20. She was 62. Trainor also appeared in all four “Lethal Weapon” films as police psychiatrist Stephanie Woods, who counseled Det. Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) on how best to handle his off-the-rails partner, Det. Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson). Trainor married writer and director Robert Zemeckis in 1980, appearing in several of his films, including “Back to the Future Part II,” “Death Becomes Her” and “Forrest Gump.” The two divorced in 2000. Also Read: 'Goonies' Star Sean Astin. »

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Mary Ellen Trainor Dies; Lethal Weapon, Goonies Actress Was 62

8 June 2015 2:08 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Mary Ellen Trainor, an actress who appeared in all four Lethal Weapon movies from 1987 to 1998, has died. She was 62. Per Variety, who was first to report the news of the star and philanthropist's passing, Trainor died on May 20 at her home in Montecito, Calif. Per Imbd, Trainor's first onscreen role was a small part on Cheers in 1983. The following year, she starred in Romancing the Stone, and by 1985, she landed a role in The Goonies as Mikey and Brand's mom, Mrs. Walsh. She worked steadily in film and TV for 25 years, with credits including Ghostbusters II, Die Hard and  Back to the Future Part II. From 1999 to 2002 she had a recurring role on Roswell playing the adoptive mother of Katherine »

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Mary Ellen Trainor, ‘Lethal Weapon’ Actress, Dies at 62

8 June 2015 12:44 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Actress and philanthropist Mary Ellen Trainor Zemeckis, who appeared in every “Lethal Weapon” film, died at her home in Montecito, Calif., on May 20. She was 62.

The San Francisco-born Trainor moved in 1980 to Los Angeles, where she married director Zemeckis and discovered her calling as an actress. She began a distinguished career in television and film, beginning with the role of Elaine in “Romancing the Stone” and Mrs. Walsh in “The Goonies.” She also appeared in all four “Lethal Weapon” movies, “Die Hard,” “Scrooged,” “Ghostbusters II,” “Back to the Future Part II,” “Forrest Gump,” and racked up scores of television appearances, including leading roles in “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” and “Relativity.”

While studying broadcast journalism at San Diego State, Mary Ellen was discovered by a radio station manager and asked to be an on-air personality for Ksdo. Her talents soon earned her a position at Kcbs as station editor, paving »

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