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Real-Life Magnetic Field Hoverboard (No, Really)

12 hours ago | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We’re exactly one year away from the date (10/21/2015) that Marty McFly arrives in the future in Back to the Future Part II, yet we’re still no closer to having flying cars, rehydratable pizza, or 19 Jaws films. However, Bttf's most sought after and hoax-worthy object, the Hoverboard, is now (kind of) a reality. Hendo Hoverboard has launched a Kickstarter campaign for their board that uses four magnetic field inducing engines to levitate. This only gets you about an inch off the ground, but that still counts, right? The other catch is, the board only hovers on non-ferromagnetic surfaces like copper and aluminum. So on top of having to dish out $10,000 for the board itself, you’d have to also build a metal ramp to actually enjoy the thing. If you don’t have 10+ grand lying around, a 5-minute ride will cost you $100, and you can ride it for an »

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30th Anniversary ‘Back to the Future’ Screenings Will Feature Live Orchestra And New Music

17 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Today is October 21, 2014. In exactly one year, we’ll have Hoverboards, flying cars, Jaws 19 and a Cubs World Series victory. At least, that’s what Robert ZemeckisBack to the Future Part II surmised. And while it’s going to end up being totally wrong about all of it, it’s a date everyone is looking […]

The post 30th Anniversary ‘Back to the Future’ Screenings Will Feature Live Orchestra And New Music appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Back to the Future hoverboard sells for £26,000 at auction

21 October 2014 2:04 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marty McFly's iconic hoverboard has sold for £26,000 at a London auction.

The device eventually went for £26,700, nearly doubling its estimate of £15,000 at the Vue cinema in London's Westfield shopping centre.

The pink hoverboard featured in 1989's Back to the Future Part II, after Marty (Michael J Fox) and Doc (Christopher Lloyd) travelled from 1985 to 2015.

Other items that went under the hammer include the biker scout helmet from Return of the Jedi for £20,400 and the Spectre underwater tow sled from Thunderball for £24,000.

The auction collected over £1 million from the selected film props on offer.

The most expensive item sold was Sigourney Weaver's flamethrower from Alien, which sold for £30,000.

On the other end of the spectrum, a 'one sheet' poster from Aliens sold for just £48. »

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Marty McFly’s Hoverboard Sells For £26,000 At UK Auction

21 October 2014 1:18 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Marty McFly’s famous hoverboard, seen in the 1989 movie Back To The Future Part II, has sold for a whopping £26,000 at a UK auction, nearly double what it was expected to fetch.

The  iconic prop actually sold for £26,700 – almost doubling its original estimate of £15,000 while the biker scout helmet from Star Wars, Return Of The Jedi, went for £20,400 and the Spectre underwater tow sled from Thunderball sold for £24,000.

In all the auction, at the Vue cinema in London’s Westfield shopping centre, collected over £1 million from the host of film props on offer. The most expensive item to go under the hammer was Sigourney Weaver’s Flamethrower from Alien which sold for £30,000 but with a catalogue to suit all budgets, the least expensive item sold was a ‘one sheet’ poster from Aliens which went for just £48.

The auction was conduced by respected house Prop Store in association with Vue Cinemas. »

- Paul Heath

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Defending Ghostbusters II

22 September 2014 12:53 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ghostbusters II might not have the esteemed reputation of the 1984 original, but Seb argues that it's well worth another look...

As has been impossible to avoid in geek and movie buff circles, this year represents the 30th anniversary of the release of Ghostbusters. This is obviously, of course, something to be celebrated – but amid all the fuss, it’s quite easy to overlook the fact that as a result, it’s also the 25th anniversary of its sequel.

The fact that Ghostbusters II isn’t being celebrated in anything like as extensive or affectionate a fashion as its predecessor is reflective of the poor reputation it has among fans of the first film, and indeed the wider film-going public at large. Sequels to a genre classic not being as good – and hence as beloved – as the original is of course not exactly uncommon; but whereas the likes of Back To The Future Part II »

- ryanlambie

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Much Cheaper 'Back to the Future Part II' Shoes Now Available to Buy

16 September 2014 11:06 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Just over three years ago, Nike made the dreams of Back to the Future fans come true by announcing limited edition Nike MAGs, inspired by the futuristic shoes worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II. However, they were exorbitantly expensive since they were very rare and part of a charity auction to benefit The Michael J. Fox Foundation. But the good news is that while we wait for Nike's power laces to become a reality in 2015, you can get ahold of a much cheaper set of official licensed shoes inspired by the time traveling sequel. They're not Nike shoes, but they're likely the best option for us common folk. Look! Officially licensed shoes inspired by Back to the Future Part II from HalloweenCostumes.com: Thanks to GeekTyrant for calling our attention to these. Again, these are officially licensed recreations of the shoes seen in Back to the Future Part II. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Go Back to the Future with Marty McFly's light-up trainers

16 September 2014 10:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

While we eagerly wait for Nike's self-lacing shoes, Back to the Future fans will have to make do with these awesome new light-up trainers.

Popularised by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II, these brand new sneakers are officially licensed by Universal Studios and on sale on the Halloween Costumes website.

With more stock expected on September 30, movie fans can purchase a piece of history (or at least they will be next year) for $98.99 (£60).

The stylish sneakers feature a velcro strap, multi-coloured lights and a Usb cable for recharging.

Earlier this year, Nike's Tinker Hatfield said that power laces similar to those seen in the Back to the Future sequel will soon become a reality.

The company previously auctioned off 1,500 pairs of similar trainers (minus the autolacing) for the Michael J Fox Foundation.

Perhaps fans can wear them to Secret Cinema's Back to the Future La screenings in »

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Looking back at Back To The Future Part III

16 September 2014 1:52 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Back To The Future Part III isn't the most popular film in the trilogy. But Simon argues this sci-fi western deserves more love...

I don't think I'm going out on much of a limb by saying that, in general, Back To The Future Part III is the least talked about film in the trilogy. It shouldn't be, in my personal view, but it's the one that generally puts technology on the back burner, introduces a love story, and visually is the most different.

Personally, I've never thought the labelling of Back To The Future Part III as the least liked film in the series - as some have - is particular fair, though. My 10-year old would go even further. It's his favourite of the lot.

Detractors

So why then do some not warm to it as much? Well, let's deal with that, before I go onto the film in more detail. »

- ryanlambie

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Looking back at Back To The Future Part II

15 September 2014 1:38 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Robert Zemeckis provided a more than worthy follow-up to his 1985 classic. Simon looks back at Back To The Future II...

If you're looking for an utterly independent analysis of Robert Zemeckis' Back To The Future Part II, then it'd be fair to say you're probably in the wrong place. It would be remiss of me from the outset to not acknowledge that, in my youth, I absolutely adored Back To The Future Part II. I wore out two VHS copies of the movie I had (one of them ex-rental, to be fair), and Alan Silvestri's superb score has been resident in my head pretty much ever since (one I seem to have bought four times, across four different formats).

It's only over time that I've come to appreciate the film in any kind of perspective, and the catalyst for that was watching the three films back-to-back in the »

- ryanlambie

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Arcades in Movies Supercut

4 September 2014 11:01 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

This video supercut of "Arcades in Movies" was created by the Huffington Post. It features a lot of movies from mid-70s to the mid-90s, which was the golden age for arcades.

Back when I was a kid I wanted to own an arcade. I thought it would be such a fun job. Oh, how the times have changed. If I wanted to go to and arcade today, odds are I'd have to go to a Dave and Buster's.

Movies in the super cut via /Film:

Rancho Deluxe” (1975) “Jaws” (1975) “Jaws 2″ (1978) “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1978) “Dawn of the Dead” (1978) “Midnight Madness” (1980) “Bustin’ Loose” (1981) “Death Wish II” (1982) “Rocky III” (1982) “Tron” (1982) “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982) “Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again” (1982) “The Toy” (1982) “Joysticks” (1983) “WarGames” (1983) “Twilight Zone: The Movie” (1983) “Strange Brew” (1983) “Nightmares” [segment 'Bishop of Battle'] (1983) “Never Say Never Again” (1983) “High School U.S.A.” (1983) “Rumble Fish” (1983) “Footloose” (1984) “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock »

- Free Reyes

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See Reddit users’ favorite movie from each year

2 September 2014 12:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Throughout the summer, an admin on the r/movies subreddit has been leading Reddit users in a poll of the best movies from every year for the last 100 years called 100 Years of Yearly Cinema. The poll concluded three days ago, and the list of every movie from 1914 to 2013 has been published today.

Users were asked to nominate films from a given year and up-vote their favorite nominees. The full list includes the outright winner along with the first two runners-up from each year. The list is mostly a predictable assortment of IMDb favorites and certified classics, but a few surprise gems have also risen to the top of the crust, including the early experimental documentary Man With a Movie Camera in 1929, Abel Gance’s J’Accuse! in 1919, the Fred Astaire film Top Hat over Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps in 1935, and Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing over John Ford’s »

- Brian Welk

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10 Highest Grossing Time Travel Movies

13 August 2014 2:02 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Making a movie that revolves around time travel instantly creates paradoxes and often plot holes, but managed intelligently, the onscreen logic can make for fun and dangerous storytelling. This is a list is of the highest grossing movies and franchises that use time travel as a main story element (an example of a movie with time travel not as a main story element is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which would have been #4 had it qualified).

I've cheated a bit by grouping franchises together, allowing me to write about more movies. Out of the 18 movies on the list I’ve seen 17, which might mean I really like movies with time travel. All numbers are worldwide box office grosses adjusted for inflation. Box office revenue numbers are from Box Office Mojo and The Numbers. Bits of trivia are from IMDb and Wikipedia. Inflation data comes via the Us Department of Labor. »

- Free Reyes

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The Nostalgia Files: Sequels of the 1980s

10 August 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 1980s were a time in which the science fiction and adventure film genres reigned supreme. Films like Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Ghostbusters (1984), and Back to the Future (1985) are three of strong examples of classic 80s films that expanded their respective universes to further installments. The sequel, while a sometimes surefire way of making money off of an already established and original idea, can at times continue the adventure and prolong the cinematic magic in wonderful ways.

Filmmaker George Lucas popularized the sequel concept in 1980 with a follow-up to 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. He had a vision when starting his space opera at episode #4 and The Empire Strikes Back furthered the adventures of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, R2-D2, and C3P0. It is thought by many to be far superior to its predecessor. A third installment soon followed and so did a prequel trilogy in 1999. These »

- Randall Unger

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‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ Red Band Trailer: Everything’s Like ‘The Terminator’

25 July 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Nobody will ever have the balls to remake Back to the Future or The Terminator. They are the untouchable time travel classics. And without them we couldn’t have a movie like Hot Tub Time Machine, which paid it all back in homage in ways that wouldn’t make a lot of sense for people unfamiliar with those earlier cultural staples (and who’d just be confused now if there were multiples of them). Not a whole lot about the 2010 comedy mirrors Bttf, yet the ending has a similar, albeit more extreme, case of the present being altered for the better thanks to changes made via a trip to the past. The movie concludes with a brilliant joke: Rob Corddry‘s character has used his knowledge of the future (present) to invent Google before Google (he calls it “Lou-gle”). Sorry to spoil that for anyone who hasn’t seen the first Httm already, but »

- Christopher Campbell

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Vote for Awesome 'Back to the Future' Hill Valley Lego Sets Now

17 July 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

All right, you might have that cool Lego set of the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future sitting on your shelf. But don't little Lego Marty McFly and Doc Brown look lonely? Wouldn't it be way better if they had a whole Lego playset built around them? Well, that's what a couple Lego Ideas community members thought, and they're trying to get their custom Lego sets commemorating Marty's California hometown turned into real sets from the Lego Group. The first is a simple clocktower from 1955, but then there's a slew of awesome sets for the 2015 Hill Valley that make for one epic playset. Look now! First up, here's Peter Kambasis 1955 clocktower from the first Back to the Future (vote for it right here): And there's Alex Jones' 2015 clocktower from Back to the Future Part II (vote for it right here): Plus, the 2015 Hill Valley Jaws »

- Ethan Anderton

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Hollywood Helping Us Army Create 'Iron Man' Inspired Tactical Suit

9 July 2014 9:35 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

There's been plenty of instances where sci-fi on film has informed technology in real life. Even though we may not be getting hoverboards in 2015, Back to the Future Part II still has inspired Nike to unveil power laces sometime next year. Now it's Iron Man that has inspired the United States military to build a tactical suit that is inspired by the work of Tony Stark and the high-tech suit that makes him a superhero. The Wall Street Journal (via The Verge) just unveiled a report about government plans for a project called Talos, a suit that will be weaponized and bulletproof, not to mention increasing strength and perception. Read on! The companies involved in the project are names you might expect like Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and Raytheon along with some smaller unnamed companies. But one of the somewhat surprising inclusions is that of Legacy Effects, the company who »

- Ethan Anderton

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Marty McFly’s Hoverboard, Batmobile and more go under the hammer

9 July 2014 7:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With over 300 movie props estimated at £1 million, wouldn’t you like to own a piece of film history? Then get yourself down to London for a huge auction with props including Marty McFly’s Hoverboard from Back to the Future Part II.

Here’s the press release:

Marty McFly’s Hoverboard and one of Willy Wonka’s Golden Tickets are set to feature in the most exciting sale of its kind in London this autumn – and you won’t need to own a golden ticket to grab a glimpse of the blockbuster props up for grabs.

The live Vue Entertainment and Prop Store auction will see over 300 items and more than £1 million worth of original film memorabilia going under the hammer in October. Members of the public will be able to get up close and personal with some of the most valuable and iconic pieces on offer via a free »

- Luke Owen

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Back To The Future 2 - Biff Tannen's Pleasure Paradise Poker Set

5 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Diamond Select Toys has released some great officially licensed products from Back to the Future 2. Most of them are connected to Biff Tannen's Pleasure Paradise Casino and Hotel. There is a poker set, a pint glass, a shot glass, and a zippo lighter. I've included details for each one under their photo. I've also include a pint glass from Cafe 80s! As a fan of the Back to the Future franchise I would love to own the poker set. You can pre-order any of these here.

Back to the Future 2 Biff Tannen's Pleasure Paradise Poker Set / Srp: $99.99

Betting on sporting events is how Biff Tannen made all his money in Back to the Future Part II, so why not make your own luck at the poker tables of Biff Tannen's Pleasure Paradise? This stylish carrying case contains a full set of poker chips featuring the Btpp logo, plus a similarly decorated deck of playing cards. »

- Joey Paur

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Back To The Future 'Biff Tannen's Pleasure Paradise' Officially Licensed Poker Set, Glassware & More

4 June 2014 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Summer's here, and the time is right for a whole bunch of new product announcements from Diamond Select Toys! These items are all in the June issue of Previews, the monthly catalog of Diamond Comic Distributors, and most will be released sometime in the fall, but you can pre-order them all today at your local comic shop or your favorite online retailer. From Academy Award-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis, "Back To The Future Part II" proves true excitement is timeless. Getting back was only the beginning as the most spectacular time-travel adventure ever continues. 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 »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Early 22 Jump Street Reviews Praise the Film’s Meta Commentary on Sequels and Consistent Laughs

3 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Comedy sequels are incredibly difficult to pull off.  For every Back to the Future Part II, there are a hundred Caddyshack II’s.  It’s almost impossible to recapture the lightning in a bottle that made Airplane! or Ghostbusters so fantastic, but if anyone can pull off a successful comedy follow-up, it’s directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.  They’ve made a habit of wildly surpassing expectations, and early reviews for their 21 Jump Street sequel 22 Jump Street are incredibly positive, praising the film’s self-referential nature, emotional backbone, and a standout end credits sequence sequences in addition to another pair of solid performances by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.  Though the film is still over a week from release, we’ve rounded up a few of the reviews and reactions to give you an overview of the response thus far. Hit the jump to take a look.  22 Jump Street »

- Adam Chitwood

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