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Though the HUVr tech hoverboards inspired by Back to the Future Part II turned out to be an obvious hoax, at least Nike's power laces are a real thing coming in 2015. The fact that we're able to talk about these things so commonly, and most of the general population knows what we're talking about, just goes to show you how engrained the Robert Zemeckis' time traveling trilogy has been on pop culture. In fact, the technology "created" to populate the year 2015 in the sequel has been referenced and used as inspiration for real science for decades. Now a new documentary aims to explore just how accurate the film's prediction of future technology turned out to be or how far we are from realizing Zemeckis' film vision of 2015. Read on! Film School Rejects called our attention to a documentary from unknown British director John Plaskett called Back to the Future »
- Ethan Anderton
Back to the Future fans surely know that next year, 2015, is the year Marty McFly travels to in Back to the Future Part II. However, when the film was released in 1989, the possibility of flying cars, self-tying shoes and hoverboards seemed within the realm of possibility 25 years down the line. Now that […]
The post ‘Back to the Future Part II’ Documentary Focuses on 2015 Future Technology appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
Pretty soon, there’ll be a whole genre of documentaries just about or related to Back to the Future. Among the fandom-based projects that show up on crowdfunding sites, Robert Zemeckis’s time travel trilogy seems to be tied to the most. There are the successfully Kickstarter-funded DeLorean-focused films Back in Time and DeLorean: Living the Dream, and there are the less successful, such as the Indiegogo-hosted The Time Machinists. I’m sure I’ve spotted more out there, and yet we haven’t seen any show up as finished and released yet. Maybe they’re all waiting for 2015? The latest, titled Back to the Future Again,is also aiming for next year, specifically because it’s about the technology “promised” for 2015 by Back to the Future Part II. This one is on Kickstarter with a goal of £403,160 ($675,365.73), which is the highest amount for this lot. More than half of that budget, though »
- Christopher Campbell
Imagine a twisted world in which Back to the Future, a zany fable starring Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly and John Lithgow as Doc Brown — a mad scientist with a pet chimpanzee — is released by Disney in May 1985. The film ends with Marty traveling to a nuclear test site in Nevada and escaping the past via time-traveling refrigerator.
Not to mix our references, but this would indeed be the darkest timeline.
- Hillary Busis
Feature Mark Harrison 7 Apr 2014 - 07:00
Now that it's left our screens, Mark details what How I Met Your Mother did right...
This article contains major spoilers for How I Met Your Mother, especially the finale - if you're watching at E4 pace, you'll probably want to come back later in the year.
Last year, we made the case for CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother's geek credentials, and came to the conclusion that while the leads are all cool, good-looking people in that sitcom way, they also have geeky interests in common as they grow into their thirties together.
For people who don't watch the series, or have maybe seen an episode or a clip while channel-hopping past E4, this show is essentially Friends warmed up. Whenever you hear that comparison, it never seems to come across in a flattering way, but that's reductive to both Friends, »
Jesse Eisenberg takes on his most challenging role since Mark Zuckerberg in Richard Ayoade's The Double, playing a lonely everyman whose life is gradually destroyed by the arrival of a charismatic doppelgänger.
Inspired by Eisenberg's powerhouse dual performance, Digital Spy has taken a look back over 9 more actors who excelled at doubling up.
Had Duncan Jones not found exactly the right leading man in Sam Rockwell, his remarkable debut feature would likely never have worked. Astronaut Sam Bell is nearing the end of his three-year work contract on the moon, but everything he believed about his mission begins to change when he discovers an unconscious doppelgänger outside his base. It's both a top-notch sci-fi drama and a compelling exploration of loneliness, and Rockwell grounds all of the film's twists in emotional reality.
Jeremy Irons as Beverly Mantle and Elliot Mantle »
It’s easy to forget it, but post-credit scenes existed long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Its been a mainstay of superhero movies since the genre boomed in the early noughties, while Back To The Future Part II went as blatant as including a not-so-hidden trailer for its sequel.
What Marvel did was popularise them with audiences. Sticking around through the whole of the credits used to be reserved for obsessive cinephiles who must… see… everything. Now there’s less of a grab-your-bag-and-run mentality; take your time and you may catch something cool. Whether it’s a mindless blockbuster or kids animation, there’s been an greater number of films sneaking in little extra nuggets at the end because, well, people are actually going to see them.
But back to Marvel. It’s expected the majority of the audience will stick around if it is indeed a Marvel »
- Alex Leadbeater
In 1989's Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is chased by Biff's grandson, Griff Tannen, and his gang. In order to getaway Marty borrows a pink-colored hoverboard (Mattel) from a young girl. The scene plays out in similar fashion to the 1950's skateboard scene from the original film. Concept Art by John Bell, via Film Sketchr Getting back was only the beginning as the most spectacular time-travel adventure ever continues in Back to the Future Part II - the sequel that proves that lightning can strike twice! Picking up precisely where they left off, Marty and Doc (Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd) launch themselves to the year 2015 to fine-tune the future and inadvertently disrupt the space time continuum. Now, their only chance to fix the present is by going back to 1955 all over again before it is too late. From the Academy Award-winning filmmakers »
There's plenty of things from movies that unfortunately we can't really have. The hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II, the lightsaber from the Star Wars saga, or any of the spaceships, weapons and devices from countless sci-fi films just aren't a reality (yet). However, if you want to have a certain delicious pastry from Wes Anderson's latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel, you just need to follow the instructions in this fun little video. The treat in question is a Courtesan au Chocolat, a favorite of Ralph Fiennes character in the film, and this video from Anderson himself shows how you can make them yourself. Watch! Here's "How To Make a Courtesan au Chocolat" by Wes Anderson from Fox Searchlight: The Grand Budapest Hotel is written and directed by Wes Anderson (The Royal Tenenbaums, Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore) and tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European »
- Ethan Anderton
Marty McFly's rucksack is spring/summer's It bag, and his double denim, checked shirt and high-tops are already beloved by the style set. Sleeveless parkas at the ready …
That the film Back to the Future is being cited as a key fashion inspiration this season, just shy of 29 years since it was released, will come as no surprise to any fans of the film or, indeed, of fashion. The fashion industry has always been fond of rehashing – sorry, I mean paying homage to – a huge variety films, from Roman Holiday to The Addams Family.
While Heathers might seem a more obvious teen film for the fashion world to plunder, Back to the Future is, surprisingly, an easier sell. Not even Miu Miu has convinced many people to give coloured tights a spin this season, and only the boldest of 80s fashion diehards would try Heather's shoulder-padded tartan blazer, or even Veronica's rah-rah skirt. »
- Hadley Freeman
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 »
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